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Chevrolet aims for tech 'punch' with redesigned Malibu

11:45 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1
General Motors is laying a bet that technology will help the redesigned Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan break through in a core but crowded segment. ...

Cadillac to refocus incentives for dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30
Cadillac is drafting a new retail incentive program that could significantly boost factory payments to dealers who invest in facilities, new technology and other elements ...

GM may boot vans to boost pickup output at Mo. plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30
GM is considering a contract with AM General to offload some commercial van production, which would free up capacity for GM's hot-selling Colorado and Canyon pickups. ...

Mini wind tunnel fine-tunes GM designs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30
General Motors is counting on four core strategies to meet rising fuel-economy standards: weight reduction, advanced powertrain technologies, more efficient integration o ...

Cadillac wants its new vehicles to earn prices

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28
Cadillac's decision to price the soon-to-launch CT6 sedan well below competing vehicles says a lot about the cutthroat state of the market for big luxury sedans, brand bo ...

Can GM build on OnStar advantage?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23
Phil Abram is leading GM's effort to stake a leadership position in connected cars that GM execs believe is critical to its future. ...

Cadillac's plug-in play: Hybrids first, then EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23
Cadillac plans to equip most of its vehicles in coming years with plug-in hybrid versions to meet tightening regulations, especially in China, brand boss Johan de Nyssche ...

Reuss: More GM diesels coming in cars, trucks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23
General Motors will move forward with diesel engines in cars and light trucks despite the potential chilling effect from Volkswagen's emissions scandal, GM's product chie ...

Next Caddy crossover due in '18

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21
Cadillac is billing the XT5 as the first of four new crossovers planned for its lineup. But the next one is more than two years away. ...

Buick eagerly awaits fresh product

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16
Buick is finally about to get some fresh sheet metal to go along with that catchy advertising jingle. ...

GM gives Shop-Click-Drive a big push

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9
General Motors is rolling out the first marketing effort for its 2-year-old online shopping tool, Shop-Click-Drive, citing its success in attracting customers who want to ...

Redesigned Chevy Camaro revs up U.S. sports car race

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31
The race for the title of top-selling U.S. sports car is about to kick into overdrive. ...

GM's Barra: 'We can lead and disrupt others'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26
In her first year as CEO, Mary Barra battled the demons of General Motors' past. In the second, she has been trying to predict far into the future. ...

GM, UAW reach tentative labor pact with 'significant' wage gains

UPDATED: 10/26/15 5:54 am ET - adds details
The UAW and GM reached a tentative agreement late Sunday on a four-year labor contract just before a union-imposed midnight deadline, wrapping up a short but intense barg ...

Trucks lift GM's third-quarter results to post-bankruptcy records

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26
Stout truck sales in North America in the third quarter and a soft landing from economic concerns in China helped General Motors to its best financial performance since b ...

GMC preps Denali version of Canyon

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26
GMC has been testing a Denali version of its Canyon midsize pickup. ...

A strike at GM would potentially cost $1.1 billion a week

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 25
A UAW strike of General Motors, perhaps as early as midnight tonight, could potentially cost the automaker at least $1.1 billion a week in lost revenue and exacerbate sho ...

UAW sets midnight Sunday deadline for GM contract

UPDATED: 10/25/15 6:29 am ET - adds details
The UAW has given General Motors a late Sunday deadline to reach a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract, the union said. The union notified GM of an 11:59 p.m. ...

GM's product plans create bargaining chips for UAW talks

8:52 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24
Product commitments are valuable bargaining chips in UAW contract talks. And General Motors has a lot of them -- most imprinted with a Cadillac badge. ...

GM to eliminate shift at small-car plant in Michigan

1:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23
General Motors will lay off about 500 workers at the assembly plant where the Chevrolet Sonic is built, the latest symptom of sagging demand for small cars as consumers b ...

GM will be next negotiating target for the UAW, union says

3:07 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 22
The UAW said it will pivot to General Motors for its next round of bargaining following Fiat Chrysler Automobiles workers' ratification today of a new four-year contract. ...

GM to add second shift, 1,200 jobs at Detroit-Hamtramck plant

UPDATED: 10/22/15 8:43 am ET - links to GM statement
General Motors is adding a second shift -- about 1,200 workers -- at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant to meet future demand for the five vehicles made there, including the red ...

GM's Q3 operating profit jumps 37% to $3.1 billion on truck gains

UPDATED: 10/21/15 4:15 pm ET - adds stock close
General Motors' surging truck sales delivered heavy-duty profits during the third quarter, leading the automaker to its best financial performance since before its 2009 b ...

GM appoints outside lawyers to top litigation, federal oversight posts

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 20
GM appointed two more outsiders to top leadership posts within its legal department, after last year's firing of several high-ranking lawyers implicated in the company's ...

GM, LG form broad partnership for Bolt EV

3:43 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 20
General Motors has forged a broad partnership with LG for the development of the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle, sourcing everything from battery cells and electric moto ...