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Michael Wayland

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Cadillac holds off on virtual showrooms

Cadillac plans to hold off on a key pillar of its Project Pinnacle dealer incentive program and shift its strategy for virtual reality technology in showrooms to larger dealers.

GM to idle Detroit-Hamtramck car plant for 6 weeks, cut output

UPDATED: 10/12/17 2:07 pm ET - adds details

General Motors plans to scale back production and temporarily shutter an assembly plant in Detroit through the end of the year amid a slump in car demand across the industry.

Capitol Chevrolet-Cadillac succession plan keeps employees No. 1

Scott Casebeer is going out on top. The owner of Capitol Chevrolet-Cadillac of Salem, No. 1 among large stores, is retiring.

Finbarr O'Neill to retire as CEO of J.D. Power; search for successor underway

Finbarr O'Neill plans to retire as CEO of JD Power in March 2018.

Cadillac's Melody Lee to lead Book vehicle subscription expansion

Melody Lee, director of brand marketing, will be global director of Book by Cadillac, effective Nov. 1. She will oversee the car service program as it enters its "next phase of growth," according to Cadillac.

Unifor strike could drive U.S. Chevy Equinox inventory to 5-year low

U.S. inventory of the Equinox dropped to 43,453 vehicles, or a 41-day supply, at the beginning of October. Estimated inventory stood at an all-time high of 74,400 units, or a 66-day supply, in June.

GM acquires lidar company Strobe

UPDATED: 10/9/17 4:16 pm ET - adds stock close

GM has acquired lidar company Strobe, a move expected to help boost self-driving vehicle production and cut costs.

General Motors establishing new military defense division

GM Defense LLC is expected to be operational as early as 2018 as part of the automaker's Global Product Development organization.

Chevy Equinox inventory could hit 5-year low due to union strike

U.S. inventory of the Equinox dropped to 43,453 vehicles, or a 41-day supply, at the beginning of October. Estimated inventory stood at an all-time high of 74,400 units, or a 66-day supply, in June.

Wall Street warms to Detroit's EV vision

GM's and Ford's visions for competing against Silicon Valley are starting to come into focus — and Wall Street finally may be taking notice.

GM in talks with U.S. military for new fuel cell platform

The automaker is developing a new fuel cell-powered platform called SURUS, or Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure, with a range of more than 400 miles.

Unifor strike puts dent in Chevrolet Equinox inventories

UPDATED: 10/5/17 2:16 pm ET

A strike by workers at a General Motors factory in Canada could begin to impact consumer choice and dealer stocks of the Chevrolet Equinox -- one of the top-10 selling vehicles in the U.S.

Unifor strike puts dent in Chevrolet Equinox inventories in U.S.

UPDATED: 10/05/2017 1:45 pm ET -- Adds details

Unifor's strike at a General Motors factory in Ingersoll, Ont., could begin to impact consumer choice and dealer stocks of the Chevrolet Equinox in the U.S., where it's one of the top-10 selling vehicles.

GM: Up 12%, thanks to Chevy trucks

General Motors generated its best September sales in nine years on strong demand for its Chevrolet pickups and crossovers.

GM stealing Hackett's thunder before big date with Wall Street? Seems like it

UPDATED: 10/3/17 4:24 pm ET - adds stock close

General Motors appears to be using Ford CEO Jim Hackett's first time addressing Wall Street to reaffirm its own agenda.

Riding along with Cadillac's Super Cruise

Super Cruise worked as advertised for most of a two-day, nearly 900-mile road trip. But the system has some unexpected limitations.

GM plans at least 20 new electric, fuel cell vehicles globally by 2023

UPDATED: 10/2/17 4:15 pm ET - adds details, GM stock close

GM said it plans to launch a mix of at least 20 new all-electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles globally by 2023, including two in the next 18 months.

GM plans at least 20 new electric, fuel cell vehicles globally by 2023

UPDATED: 10/2/17 4:15 pm ET - adds details, GM stock close

GM said it plans to launch a mix of at least 20 new all-electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles globally by 2023, including two in the next 18 months.

Hands-off training for Cadillac dealers

Dozens of Super Cruise trainers will travel to Cadillac's more than 900 dealerships over the next several months to educate employees on the capabilities of the system and how to pitch it to consumers.

Randy Mott built GM's IT engine

General Motors has accomplished more with its information technology transformation in the last five years than many thought was possible.

2018 Corvette likely to feature convertible, automatic transmission, spy photos suggest

Spy photos indicate the seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette will include a convertible version and be offered with an automatic transmission.

Barra supports Trump STEM education initiative

GM's CEO is voicing support for a new initiative by the Trump administration to support STEM education. However, she will not attend an event announcing details of the program Tuesday in Detroit.

Why Dan Akerson reversed GM's course on IT

Former CEO Dan Akerson says GM's operations were in such disarray when he arrived in 2010 that he recommended delaying its public stock offering.

Chevy dealers brace for Unifor strike impact

U.S. dealers are hopeful a strike at a Canadian plant that produces the Chevrolet Equinox can be resolved before low inventories of the top-selling crossover impact business.

U.S. Chevy dealers brace for Unifor strike impact

U.S. dealers are hopeful a strike at GM Canada's Ingersoll, Ont., plant that produces the Chevrolet Equinox can be resolved before low inventories of the top-selling crossover impact business.

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