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GM, Costco Team Up on Holiday Sales Event

SAN DIEGO, CA — General Motors has once again partnered with the Costco Auto Program on a Holiday Sales Event, which kicked off on Oct. 1 for Costco members. This year’s event will feature models from Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, including models not offered last year like the Chevrolet Colorado, Buick Cascada, Cadillac XT5 and ... Read More »

October 5, 2016

General Motors Names New Vice President of Global Quality

DETROIT — General Motors Co. has named Tony Francavilla as vice president of global quality, according to a company announcement. In his new role, he will be responsible or leading the company’s global quality efforts, aimed at providing customers with the highest quality vehicles. “We intend to earn customers for life by delivering exceptional quality,” ... Read More »

June 20, 2016

Tesla-Friendly Bill Resurrected in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association, along with General Motors and Alliance Auto Manufacturers, held a joint press conference on Tuesday to speak out against proposed legislation that would allow electric carmakers to circumvent state franchise laws and sell directly to consumers. A public hearing was scheduled for today to discuss Senate Bill 3, ... Read More »

March 8, 2016

GM Unveils Technology to Help Avoid Child Heatstroke Deaths

General Motors Co said on Tuesday it will introduce a new safety system to remind drivers to check for children in the rear seats, and that it could eventually develop features to detect forgotten children, reports Reuters. The Detroit automaker showed off its 2017 Acadia SUV that includes what it says is an industry-first feature ... Read More »

January 12, 2016

Mary Barra Named New Chairman of GM

DETROIT — The General Motors Board of Directors unanimously elected Mary Barra as its next chairman, effective immediately. She succeeds Theodore Solso, who will serve as the Board’s Lead Independent Director. “At a time of unprecedented industry change, the board concluded it is in the best interests of the company to combine the roles of ... Read More »

January 6, 2016

Detroit Three, UAW Will Square Off Over Wages, U.S. Jobs

The Big Three U.S. automakers and the United Auto Workers union will kick off bargaining Monday for new contracts that would set how much more robust, post-recession profits the industry shares with workers, and determine union costs to win more U.S. jobs, reports Reuters. UAW leaders said they will insist on raises for 139,000 blue-collar ... Read More »

July 12, 2015

G.M. Chief Flatly Dismisses a Merger Overture From Fiat Chrysler

DETROIT — Mary T. Barra, the chief executive of General Motors, on Tuesday firmly rejected the idea that the company could benefit from a combination with a rival automaker like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which tried in March to start merger talks with G.M., reports The New York Times. In remarks made before G.M.’s annual shareholders meeting ... Read More »

June 15, 2015

NHTSA Admits Faults in GM Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration admitted Friday it made a series of errors in its handling of General Motors Co.’s delayed recall of 2.6 million cars with faulty ignition switches linked to 109 deaths and more than 200 injuries, reports The Detroit News. The federal agency pledged to make significant reforms. NHTSA is bracing ... Read More »

June 9, 2015

Strong Sales Could Shift Ford, GM to Higher Gear

Shares of U.S. automakers may finally be able to accelerate, reports Reuters. Investors are closely awaiting next week’s May sales data, expected to come in near record levels. Meeting those forecasts could be enough to lift the sector – among the cheapest in the market – putting the sting of product recalls and tepid recent ... Read More »

June 2, 2015

GM Recalls Heavy Duty Trucks with Takata Air Bags

General Motors Co is recalling about 375,000 heavy duty pickup trucks equipped with passenger-side air bag inflators made by Takata Corp, the U.S. automaker said, reported Reuters. The trucks are 2007 and 2008 model Chevrolet Silverados and GM Sierras. Subaru will expand its recall of 2004 and 2005 model Impreza compact cars with Takata air bags ... Read More »

June 2, 2015

Will Auto Dealers Become an Endangered Species?

It’s been the best of times for auto dealers since the recession. Those that survived picked up business from those that didn’t. They reorganized their operations to be leaner and more efficient. Auto sales soared 59 percent to 16.5 million last year from the 2010 low point, reports The Detroit News. But reports from two ... Read More »

June 2, 2015

Takata Air Bag Recall Expands to Record 34 Million Vehicles

As part of an agreement with Takata, federal regulators expanded the recall of vehicles equipped with the company’s air bags to 33.8 million in the U.S., making it the largest safety recall in the nation’s history, reports Detroit Free Press. The move essentially doubles the number of vehicles being recalled to replace potentially lethal air ... Read More »

May 20, 2015

Toyota, Honda Have Best Supplier Relations in U.S.

For the fifth straight year, Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) and Honda Motor Co (7267.T) topped a study of automakers with U.S. plants in supplier relations, helping them get the best parts at the lowest cost, reported Reuters. Toyota was the tops in supplier relations, followed closely by Honda. Ford Motor Co (F.N) was a distant third, followed by Nissan ... Read More »

May 20, 2015

GM Expects to Fall Short of 2017 Electric Vehicles Target

General Motors Co said it will fall short of its goal of having 500,000 GM vehicles on U.S. roads by 2017 that are powered by some form of electricity, reported Reuters. The No. 1 U.S. automaker said in its annual sustainability report that lower gasoline prices and a “surge” in model offerings from all automakers ... Read More »

May 12, 2015

GM CEO Barra Confident About Value of Company’s Stock

General Motors Co’s chief executive said on Monday she is confident the company will convince investors of the value of holding on to GM’s stock, which has dropped nearly 9 percent since mid-March despite a $5 billion share buyback plan, reported Reuters. The automaker’s shares have declined as investors are concerned the U.S. auto cycle ... Read More »

May 5, 2015