Mike Colias

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Cadillac styling won't take sharp turn with flagship CT6
11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16
Cadillac's forthcoming CT6 sedan is supposed to be trailblazing for the brand. But don't expect a radical new design direction. ...

Chevy's next-gen cars will get Corvette styling cues
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15
Subtle design elements of the Corvette will be recognizable in many of Chevrolet's upcoming cars. ...

GM dealers take on more loaners
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 13
Dealers are seeing a huge expansion of General Motors' Courtesy Transportation Program, a bid to create better loyalty via the service lane and by getting more people to ...

GM offers fix on small-car ignitions to prevent stuck keys
6:15 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 11 | UPDATED: 12/11/14 6:56 pm ET - adds details
General Motors is offering to repair customers' Chevrolet Cobalts and other older small cars to prevent keys from getting stuck in the ignition, but the company said it i ...

What the big fuss over small crossovers is all about
10:45 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9
The Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Jeep Renegade and other small crossovers aim to unlock the practicality and cachet of “SUV” driving for a group of ...

Will Chevrolet's tiny Trax spark a sibling rivalry?
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6
Given that GMC's entire product lineup is shared with Chevrolet, it begs the question: Will GMC get a version of the new Chevy Trax small crossover? ...

GM replacing keys on 2014-15 trucks to prevent ignition shutoff
1:07 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5
GM is replacing ignition keys on its newest trucks because of a design problem that can cause the shift lever to bump the key and shut off the engine. ...

Chevy Colorado edges Ford F-150 for Motor Trend Truck of the Year honor
7:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 3 | UPDATED: 12/3/14 1:40 pm ET - adds details
Motor Trend named the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado pickup its Truck of the Year, edging out Ford's aluminum-bodied F-150. ...

GM’s revamped truck lineup fuels 6% advance
1:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2
General Motors rode red-hot truck sales and a big month from its Buick-GMC channel to a 6 percent sales increase in November. ...

Longing for the days of Hummer?
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1
Cheap gasoline, Jeep's rise and surging demand for pricey SUVs have some Hummer dealers and loyalists thinking about what might have been, and have rekindled talk about a ...

GM recalls more than 300,000 SUVs, sedans for headlamps that go dark
2:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1
General Motors is recalling 316,357 older-model SUVs and sedans for a problem with malfunctioning headlamps. ...

No letup in pickup wars among Big 3
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1
Officially, Ford's two fiercest truck competitors had little to say about the fuel economy ratings for the new aluminum-body F-150 that underwhelmed some pundits. But beh ...

Chevy Colorado, in ZR2 gear, is ready to hit the rocky trails
7:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19
Chevrolet's off-road Colorado concept is its boldest effort yet to position the midsize pickup as a versatile truck for active, outdoorsy types. ...

GM pickup production forecast bumped up by 6% for 2015
3:37 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18 | UPDATED: 11/18/14 4:03 pm ET - adds details
IHS Automotive raised its 2015 production forecast for General Motors' full-sized pickups by 6 percent over previous estimates -- betting that tamer gasoline prices will ...

Cadillac rolls out V series versions of ATS sedan, coupe
10:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18 | UPDATED: 11/19/14 9:37 am ET
Cadillac is seeking some much-needed momentum for its entry-level ATS nameplate with the launch next spring of V series track-ready versions of the sedan and coupe. ...

Chevy eyes Buick's regional ad style
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15
Chevy's approach to its so-called Tier 2 advertising, under which regional dealer groups pool money to buy ads, is in something of a transition. ...

Former GM engineer at center of recall crisis says 'I did my job the best I could'
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14
The General Motors engineer often identified as responsible for a faulty ignition switch that has been linked to 32 deaths said "I did my job the best I could" in his fir ...

Barra to sit out award ceremony following protests
10:17 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12 | UPDATED: 11/13/14 1:42 pm ET - adds details
General Motors said Wednesday that CEO Mary Barra will sit out an award ceremony in her honor next week following protests from a group of family and friends of people ki ...

GM drops shift at Michigan Cadillac plant to match car supply, demand
6:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11
GM is eliminating one production shift at the Michigan plant where the Cadillac ATS and CTS are made, a reflection of new brand chief Johan de Nysschen's vow to fix exces ...

GM to cut 160 jobs at small-car plant near Detroit
11:38 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11
General Motors is laying off 160 workers and trimming production at the assembly plant where it makes the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano amid weaker-than-expected deman ...

Barra pinning GM's transformation on small changes that add up
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10
Instead of a broad culture shift, General Motors CEO Mary Barra is pressing employees for small changes — singular moments of candor and more-decisive action — ...

After 'stuff' happens, Chevy team scrambles
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 8
Chevy's swift response in converting an awkward World Series award presentation from a punch line to a marketing coup became a case study on the real-time power of social ...

Chevy retires 'technology and stuff' after reaping publicity windfall
3:44 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 7 | UPDATED: 11/7/14 4:44 pm ET - corrected
Chevrolet is sending #ChevyGuy and his #TechnologyAndStuff pitch to the showers -- but not before recording about $5 million in free media exposure. ...

GM axes U.S. version of Chevy Captiva Sport -- a fleet staple
11:45 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4
GM has discontinued the U.S. version of the Chevrolet Captiva Sport, ending a three-year run for the fleet-only small crossover. ...

GM offers gift cards as bait for owners to get recalled cars fixed
12:04 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4
General Motors is dangling $25 gift cards to Starbucks, Bass Pro Shops and other retailers to persuade nearly 1 million owners of recalled cars with faulty ignition switc ...

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At Bay King Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram in Hamilton, Ontario, 5th-generation dealer Jamie Richter, acting on his dad's advice, has taken luxury-hotel touches and applied them to his newly built showroom. Mon., December 15
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