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Chevy Malibu sheds weight, gains room with sculpted 2016 makeover
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 1
The next-generation Chevrolet Malibu will be larger, lighter, packed with new safety gear and wrapped in sheet metal that signals Chevy's ambition to turn the heads of mi ...


Cadillac touts big CT6 as driver's car, answer to Germans
8:30 pm U.S. ET | March 31
Cadillac continued its comeback quest by introducing the CT6, a rear-wheel-drive sedan rivaling the Mercedes S class in size while being touted for the driving performanc ...


New Chevy ads elevate 'focus groups'
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30 | UPDATED: 3/30/15 10:22 am ET - adds correction
Chevrolet this week will roll out a major advertising campaign, doubling down on the spoofy "focus group" imagery it has used in its rollout of the Colorado pickup. ...


Caddy previews top-down strategy
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30
Here's a question that will hang over Cadillac's unveiling of the CT6 sedan in New York this week: Why is a brand so badly in need of a sales boost fixated on all that l ...


Chevy plans hybrid version of '16 Malibu
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30
Chevrolet will offer a full-hybrid version of the redesigned Malibu that debuts this week at the New York auto show. ...


Chevy revives Malibu hybrid with 2016 redesign
9:00 am U.S. ET | March 25
Chevrolet will offer a hybrid version of the next-generation Malibu sedan that will exceed 45 mpg in combined highway and city driving, marking GM's first full-hybrid pas ...


Cadillac looks to exploit mismatches vs. Germans with CT6
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23
Cadillac is taking a decidedly different approach to the full-size luxury sedan category with the upcoming CT6. ...


Is high-paying Tier 1 at risk in UAW talks?
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22
The slogan "No More Tiers" will be on the lips of thousands of UAW delegates trekking to the union's bargaining convention this week. ...


As GM trims warranties, will buyers even notice?
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16
One dealer said "it really didn't work." An analyst called it a useful enticement to draw consumers to Chevrolet and GMC. ...


Chevy to reveal next-gen Camaro on May 16
1:41 pm U.S. ET | March 16
Chevrolet plans to unveil the sixth-generation Camaro sports car at a fan event here on May 16, General Motors said today. ...


Leases grease pickup sales
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16
Pickups are beginning to emulate luxury vehicles, with their exclusive-sounding model names, fancy features such as vented seats, and $50,000 price tags. Here's another s ...


GM steps up supplier courtship
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14
GM purchasing chief Steve Kiefer’s courtship of suppliers at an awards ceremony underscores how heavily General Motors and its rivals are leaning on their supply ba ...


GM to cut Chevy, GMC powertrain warranty to 60,000 miles from 100,000
9:16 am U.S. ET | March 12 | UPDATED: 3/12/15 2:26 pm ET -- adds details
General Motors plans to cut its powertrain warranty on Chevrolet and GMC vehicles for the 2016 model year, concluding that its standout offer of 100,000-mile coverage -- ...


GM recalls 64,000 Volts over carbon monoxide risk
4:08 pm U.S. ET | March 12
General Motors is recalling about 64,000 Chevrolet Volts from the 2011-13 model years for a software update to limit how long the car can be left idling, a move to preven ...


GM drops more hints about 2016 Chevy Malibu
11:54 am U.S. ET | March 11
General Motors released a teaser video of the redesigned, yet-to-be-unveiled 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, showing the midsize sedan being put through the paces at GM's test fac ...


Barra's management style signaled in Wilson negotiations
4:03 pm U.S. ET | March 9
General Motors' swift, tidy resolution of Harry Wilson's advance on its board and balance sheet has GM CEO Mary Barra's fingerprints all over it. ...


Death toll from defective GM ignition switches rises by 7 to 64
4:45 pm U.S. ET | March 9
The death toll from GM's defective ignition switch has risen by seven fatalities from a week earlier to 64, the administrator of the company's compensation fund said Mond ...


GM strikes a deal with Harry Wilson
7:30 am U.S. ET | March 9 | UPDATED: 3/9/15 4:15 pm ET - adds stock close
GM will buy back $5 billion in shares by the end of 2016 and return "all available" free cash flow to shareholders, a move that sidesteps a proxy battle with activist inv ...


GM spends big to raise GMC profile
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9
General Motors plans to roughly double its investment in GMC, which until now has largely flown under the radar despite being GM's No. 2 volume brand and a big money make ...


GMC ads: 'This is precision'
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9
You won't see GMC trucks clambering over rocks in new commercials that are part of the brand's broadest advertising campaign in 15 years, ...


Can UAW fix Tier 2 disparity?
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8
Fiat Chrysler enjoys a labor-cost advantage over Ford after breaking a tradition of pattern deals with the UAW during its 2009 bankruptcy. ...


Next Malibu tackles weight, space challenges
9:49 am U.S. ET | March 4
The next-generation Chevrolet Malibu will have more interior space and weigh 300 pounds less than the current car, General Motors said today. ...


GM's sales up 4.2% as trucks soar, cars dive
12:00 pm U.S. ET | March 3
Booming demand for General Motors' pickups and SUVs in February helped ease the sting of a 21 percent drop in car sales. Overall, GM sold 231,378 light vehicles last mont ...


Caddy works on twin-turbo, V-8-powered CT6
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2
The Cadillac CT6 sedan eventually will get a performance model with a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. ...


GMC doubles down with 10-year plan to boost U.S. share to 5%
12:30 pm U.S. ET | March 2 | UPDATED: 3/2/15 4:25 pm ET - adds details
General Motors plans to roughly double its total spending on its GMC truck brand over the next decade with the goal of boosting its U.S. market share by two-thirds, the b ...


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