By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - The Chevrolet Malibu has been a symbol of General Motors Co’s competitive woes for nearly 20 years due to designs that critics often lambasted as boring. Now, the No. 1 U.S. automaker is telling suppliers a redesigned version of the midsize sedan will deliver a long-awaited sales jolt. Show More Summary
Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Ford Motor Co. opened its $1 billion plant in India this week. The car maker plans to triple its exports from the country. And, PetroChina Co. is cutting its spending plans by 8.8% this year, following a 17% drop in 2014 profits due to falling oil prices. Show More Summary
A General Motors spokesperson confirmed today that the ad business for its Chevrolet Silverado truck line will move from Leo Burnett Detroit to Commonwealth//McCann. Burnett took over creative duties from McCann in December 2012 in order...Show More Summary
General Motors’ and South Korean SsangYong’s recently announced scaling down of their activities in the Russian Federation proved to not be entirely true as they now say they are staying on and even launching new production lines.
While the UAW wants to “bridge the gap” between Tier 1 and Tier 2 employees, Ford and General Motors want to have a Tier 3. Bloomberg reports the two automakers are considering the issue before its talks with the union in September,Show More Summary
What’s better than power? More power, obviously. And in a nice little surprise, it turns out the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V has even more power than General Motors initially thought it would. It’s faster, too. Read more...
In the latest tally released by the General Motors Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility, the number of cases offered compensation for fatalities has risen to 74 people. There have also been 126 injuries linked to the automaker's faulty part. Show More Summary
(Reuters) - U.S. automakers General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co are considering asking the United Auto Workers union to create a new tier of lower-paid union workers in their U.S. factories, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter. Show More Summary
General Motors CEO Mary Barra will be among those called to depose over the automaker’s February 2014 ignition switch recall by lawyers. The Detroit News reports Barra will join over three dozen former and current GM employees and execs...Show More Summary
Not even a year ago, General Motors was hesitant to confirm that 13 deaths had been tied to a long-ignored ignition switch defect in the Chevy Cobalt, Saturn Ion and other vehicles. Now the carmaker is acknowledging that many times that number of people were killed as a result of their negligence, with the latest death toll rising to 74.… [More]
General Motors is re-jigging its assembly footprint for the Chevrolet Cruze, adding assembly at a Mexican facility as other plants, like Australia, wave goodbye to GM’s global small car. According to Reuters, GM’s facility in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico joins Lordstown, Ohio and China as the third plant that will build the next-generation Cruze. Show More Summary
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - General Motors will make its next-generation Chevrolet Cruze small car in Mexico, the company said on Monday. General Motors will invest $350 million to produce the Chevrolet Cruze at its plant in Coahuila, part of the company's $5 billion investment into its plants in Mexico that was announced last year. Show More Summary
By Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. General Motors Co auto workers make on average 21 percent more than their counterparts at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, a study of 2014 labor costs by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) shows. Show More Summary
Cadillac will introduce a new 3.0-liter V-6 with the upcoming luxury CT6 sedan, the firm announced Friday. The turbocharged unit is part of a new generation of V-6 engines that will eventually make it into various General Motors vehicles. Show More Summary
(Reuters) - General Motors Co has seven more claims eligible for compensation for deaths due to accidents caused by faulty ignition switches, taking the total to 74, according to the official administering the company's compensation program. Show More Summary
General Motors CEO Mary Barra will be among those deposed by lawyers based on new findings linked to the automaker’s February 2014 ignition switch recall. The Detroit News reports Barra will join over three dozen former and current GM...Show More Summary
The latest GM recall drama: Two people were injured by carbon monoxide fumes from Chevy Volts.
We curate the week's events with a focus on General Motors' dramatic scale back in Russia. Plus, other news and notes from around the car world. Continue reading Weekly Recap: GM scales back as Russian auto market teeters Weekly Recap: GM scales back as Russian auto market teeters originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 11:01:00 EST. Show More Summary
General Motors is trying something different with the upcoming Cadillac CT6. It makes liberal use of aluminum to keep weight down and boost fuel economy, and it will spearhead a new generation of V6 engines for Cadillac. Read more.....