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Chevy resurrects Blazer as tech-savvy, sporty crossover

7:00 pm U.S. ET | June 21, 2018
General Motors, aiming for more gains in the booming American market for utility vehicles, is resurrecting the venerable Chevrolet Blazer nameplate as a tech-savvy, yet sporty, crossover.

GM adjusts executive roles for Ammann, Reuss

11:13 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2018
General Motors is realigning responsibilities of two of its top executives, allowing GM President Dan Ammann to better concentrate on the automaker's development and deployment of autonomous vehicles. Ammann, who was already overseeing the operations, is relinquishing responsibilities for Cadillac and GM's global portfolio planning to product chief Mark Reuss.

Nearly 500 Corvette ZR1s recalled over airbag issues, GM says

11:52 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2018
Nearly 500 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1s from the 2019 model year are being recalled because of airbag deployment issues "under certain conditions."

GM starts work on $65 million parts distribution operation

4:27 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
GM is expanding its ACDelco and Genuine GM Parts operations with a $65 million processing center. The project represents GM's largest outlay for a U.S. warehousing and logistics operation in nearly 40 years.

GM steps up 3D printing efforts to find new plant efficiencies

9:08 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
General Motors is increasing the use of 3D printing at its plants to streamline operations, which has the potential to save millions of dollars in annual production costs.

Colorado moves to adopt Calif. emissions standards

5:01 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2018
Colorado plans to join 12 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting California's low vehicle-emission standards, escalating the political and economic stakes for the auto industry.

GM, Honda endorse policy accord for EV infrastructure

12:06 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2018
General Motors, Honda and others endorsed principles meant to guide local, state and federal policymakers on how to develop energy infrastructure for electrified vehicles.

5 minutes with John Eck, collision manager, customer care and aftersales, General Motors

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
When General Motors launches its certified collision repair program for dealerships and independent shops this summer, it will use the lessons learned from the Cadillac Aluminum Repair Network it rolled out two years ago.

How aerospace could be a key to GM's future in fuel cells

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
GM has entered an exclusive deal with Liebherr-Aerospace to develop a hydrogen fuel cell-powered auxiliary power unit for aircraft applications.

GM investing $175M to build next-gen Cadillac sedans

12:30 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
General Motors is investing $175 million in a mid-Michigan plant to build two of Cadillac's next-generation sedans.

Cadillac's CT5 takes cues from Escala

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
It may resemble a Dodge Charger or Dart but look closely and you'll see styling cues from the Escala concept in what is expected to be the 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, a replacement for the ATS and CTS sedans.

GM's new CFO embodies change

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
GM's pick for its next CFO is a 39-year-old native of India who has been in the thick of change at the automaker.

Cadillac House caught in campaign crossfire

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Cadillac and General Motors are catching some flak in a tabloid-fueled feud between New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican challenger Marc Molinaro.

Dealer tells GM: Stop interfering with fixed ops

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
A prominent New Jersey dealer has accused GM of "nanny state" interference in dealership fixed ops marketing and purchasing; GM says it's building service customer loyalty.

ON THE TABLE

GM exploring strategic options, possible spin-off of Cruise unit

3:07 pm U.S. ET | June 15, 2018
GM has begun researching strategic options for Cruise Automation that include a public sale of shares, listing a separate tracking stock, or spinning off the unit, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. GM won't make a decision until Cruise is further along in development and may not take any action for a couple of years, if at all.

A Buick crossover may cost an extra $8,000 after tariffs

2:52 pm U.S. ET | June 15, 2018
Some Buick buyers may be in for some sticker shock after President Donald Trump's tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports.

Opel will develop PSA's 4-cylinder engines for Europe, China, N.A.

June 15, 2018 06:01 CET
Opel's engineering center in Ruesselsheim will develop PSA's new 4-cylinder gasoline engines for use in Europe, China and North America.

Suryadevara makes GM the first automaker with female CEO-CFO pair

3:21 pm U.S. ET | June 13, 2018
The appointment of Dhivya Suryadevara as General Motors CFO makes the automaker one of two Fortune 500 companies with women as CEO and CFO.

GM names Dhivya Suryadevara CFO to replace retiring Chuck Stevens

9:54 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2018
GM CFO Chuck Stevens is retiring and will be succeeded by Dhivya Suryadevara, a 39-year-old Harvard Business School graduate who has been a fast-rising star in the company's financial operations.

Opel will save up to 50% in development costs thanks to PSA platforms

June 11, 2018 18:32 CET
Opel is set to save up to half the development costs for new vehicles by sharing platforms, electronics, chassis and powertrains with parent company PSA.

GM finally finds friends on Wall Street

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2018
A series of major tech deals covering electrified and autonomous vehicles in the last year have GM finally gaining traction on Wall Street, in terms of price and perception.

GM and Tesla diverge on autonomous paths

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2018
Autopilot and Super Cruise: The two brand names reflect the diverging visions of autonomy that Tesla and General Motors are offering today's consumers.

2018 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

GM powertrain exec says diesels can be saved

June 7, 2018 06:01 CET
Tumbling diesel sales in Europe do not signal a grim future for the technology, a senior GM powertrain executive said, citing new evidence suggesting nitrogen oxide emissions can be cut to an absolute minimum.

GM, Honda team up on next-gen EV batteries

8:34 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2018
General Motors and Honda are partnering again -- this time on the development of advanced batteries for electric vehicles. Under the deal, Honda will buy battery modules based on the next generation of GM's battery system.

GM plans to expand Super Cruise beyond Cadillac to entire U.S. lineup

9:00 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2018
General Motors will eventually expand its Super Cruise semiautonomous highway driving system found in Cadillac models to all of GM's vehicles in the U.S., product chief Mark Reuss said.

 
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VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis


5:30 am U.S. ET | June 20 2018

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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel cris ...
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has plenty on his plate, but he should consider these three words ...
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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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IAC names former Magna exec Manfred Gingl as CEO
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PSA finance boss de Chatillon quits to join pharmaceutical company
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Apple poaches senior self-driving engineer from Waymo
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