Mike Colias

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GM operating profits fall 14% in Q3 on flat revenue
7:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23 | UPDATED: 10/23/14 4:20 pm ET - adds closing share price
GM's record transaction prices in North America and booming sales in China weren't enough to offset weakness in just about every other region, as the company's third-quar ...


Cadillac dealers feel the heat
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20
Many Cadillac retailers say they've bought into the vision of Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen, who along with other top General Motors executives sold that vision du ...


GM used flawed system to yank N.Y. franchise, judge rules
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19
The owners of a small dealership near New York City have won a legal challenge stymieing General Motors' bid to terminate his franchise, a ruling that could help other de ...


Top GM lawyer Michael Millikin, blasted during Congress' recall hearings, to retire
12:20 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 17 | UPDATED: 10/17/14 3:49 pm ET - adds background, video
GM's top lawyer, Michael Millikin, 66, is retiring three months after he withstood withering criticism by lawmakers for his department's handling of GM's deadly ignition ...


A shared mission, a shared reward
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15
Staff meetings can be a drag -- unless you get paid for attending. At George Matick Chevrolet in Redford Township, Mich. ...


Chevy to get another EV
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13
Chevrolet will broaden its green-vehicle offerings by adding an electric model to a lineup that includes the Volt plug-in hybrid and the Spark EV minicar. ...


Cadillac to offer plug-in hybrid version of CT6 big sedan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13
Cadillac will offer a plug-in hybrid version of the CT6 large sedan scheduled to debut late next year. ...


Chevy's marketing push for Colorado calls for precision
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13
The strategy for a Chevrolet Silverado marketing launch is pretty straightforward: Target current owners in the loyalty-heavy segment. ...


GM extends 'speak up' safety message to dealers
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13
General Motors' heightened focus on safety in the wake of its recall crisis is spilling over to its 4,300 dealerships. In a Sept. ...


GMC will take its turn in the spotlight
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11
GMC is planning a broad advertising campaign next year, an effort by General Motors to raise the profile of its successful, under-the-radar truck brand. ...


GM recalls 7,601 Chevrolet Caprice police cars
12:14 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7
General Motors is recalling 7,601 Chevrolet Caprice police vehicles from the 2011-13 model years for a problem with the gear shifter that could allow the car to roll away ...


Cadillac preps plug-in hybrid CT6 rated at 70 mpg or more
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7
Cadillac will offer a plug-in hybrid version of the CT6 large sedan scheduled to debut late next year. GM global product chief Mark Reuss said the plug-in hybrid would ge ...


GM to expand Chevy’s green-model lineup
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7
GM plans to broaden Chevrolet's green-vehicle offerings by adding an electric model to a lineup that includes the Volt plug-in hybrid and the Spark EV minicar. ...


Small engines could power a big GM change
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6
Not long ago, the smallest engine in one of General Motors' smallest European cars wouldn't have stood a chance of showing up under hoods in U.S. showrooms. ...


Airbag flaw snags GM pickups
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6
The high-profile launch of General Motors' new midsize pickup trucks hit an early snag last week as GM told dealers to halt deliveries because of a pending safety recall ...


Monza to set tone for next Buick Regal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 4
The next-generation Opel Insignia -- which will be rebadged as the next Buick Regal sedan for the U.S. -- will be more premium and take styling cues from the lithe Monza ...


GM halts 2015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon deliveries to fix airbag flaw
10:19 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3
GM instructed dealers to halt deliveries of the new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups because of a pending safety recall to fix an airbag defect, just two we ...


GM to recall 117,651 vehicles for chassis-control flaw
2:18 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2
GM is recalling 117,651 2013-14 model-year trucks, crossovers and sedans across all four of its North America brands to fix a potentially faulty chassis-control system th ...


Opel chief Neumann vows to make good on Barra's profit promise
11:23 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2
A day after his boss assured investors of a return to profitability in Europe by 2016, Opel chief Karl-Thomas Neumann outlined the reasons he believes he can deliver. ...


Samardzich on the big screen
6:44 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2

Ford of Europe chief Barb Samardzich appears via video on the Ford stand to poke fun at the typical happy talk from execs during vehicle reveals. ...



What the new Opel Corsa and next-gen Chevy Volt have in common
1:33 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1 | UPDATED: 10/2/14 4:44 pm ET - corrected
It wasn't long ago when the smallest engine in one of General Motors' smallest European cars wouldn't have stood a chance of showing up under hoods in the United States. ...


Cadillac prepares dealers for a jolt
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29
New Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen’s philosophy of creating some scarcity for a product that often has been the focus of discount sales will come as a blow to some ...


GMC boss pushing for Denali version of new Canyon pickup
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29
None of the new GMC Canyon midsize pickups that began shipping to dealerships this month wears a Denali badge signifying the truck brand's high-end trim line. ...


GM midsize pickups carry heavy load
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28
The Chevrolet Colorado can haul 7,000 pounds. But it also must carry the weight of General Motors' entire truck strategy. GM's three-truck approach is among the biggest w ...


Cadillac flagship sedan to be named CT6
4:16 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 24 | UPDATED: 9/24/14 6:04 pm ET - adds details
Cadillac will name its new, lineup-topping sedan the CT6, marking the start of a top-to-bottom overhaul of the luxury brand's nomenclature. ...


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