DETROIT – Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, home of Delta Leasing LLC, is located 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle and is not a typical job site. With an average annual temperature of 11 degrees Fahrenheit and winter highs deep on the negative side of zero, Polar Vortex isn’t a phenomenon, it’s simply another day.
JOINVILLE, Brazil – General Motors’ engine plant in Joinville, Brazil has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first automotive plant in South America to become LEED Gold certified, the result of investments in sustainability when construction began two years ago.
DETROIT – General Motors’ brands took home six awards in the 2014 Best Cars for Families from U.S. News & World Report. Ranging from small cars to SUVs, GM’s award winners have the best combination of quality, safety, features and space for families...
DETROIT – Proving there is more than one way shed pounds, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado uses engineering techniques and lightweight materials to create true pickup capability in a mass-efficient midsize package.
DETROIT – The first retail production 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, the most track-capable Corvette in the brand’s history, will be auctioned to benefit the Karmanos Cancer Institute. The Barrett-Jackson auction house will offer the supercar during its Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach, Fla., on April 12.
AUSTIN, Texas – South by Southwest® Music attendees can turn up the volume beginning Wednesday, March 12 with three consecutive nights of official music festival showcases highlighting 18 exclusive performances at Chevrolet Courtyard at Cedar Street located at 208 W. 4th Street.
AUSTIN, Texas – Chevrolet today announced at South by Southwest that it will expand its in-vehicle entertainment offerings by integrating the new Beats Music streaming service into the Chevrolet AppShop, which will be available on select models later this year.
DETROIT –Largely because of the strength and refinement of the new EcoTec3 V-6, sales of V-6 Silverados account for 20 percent of light-duty pickup sales, up from about 5 percent for the previous model.
INDIANAPOLIS – General Motors is partnering with Telogis, Inc. to provide fleet customers a one-of-a-kind telematics solution that provides actionable data to help control costs, increase safety and enhance fleet operations.
DETROIT – Chevrolet is looking to continue its full-size utility leadership position with the introduction of the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban. Combined Chevrolet and GMC share almost 74 percent market share of the large utility segment, with Tahoe the segment leader.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Three of eight historic Corvettes that fell into a sinkhole under the National Corvette Museum last month are back on solid ground following delicate removal techniques on Monday and Tuesday.
DETROIT – In developing the 2014 Camaro Z/28, the team scrutinized every component looking for ways to improve track performance, lap after lap. Even the iconic Chevrolet bowtie faced audit.
PARMA, Ohio – General Motors will invest $14 million at the Parma Metal Center in Northeast Ohio to support the installation of a progressive press that can eventually be used for both die tryout and regular parts production.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The recovery of eight historic Corvettes that fell into a sinkhole under the National Corvette Museum last month began Monday with the successful extraction of the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 "Blue Devil." The car was able to be driven 20 feet to the doorway of the museum’s Skydome.
DETROIT – Cadillac is being recognized as a 2014 Customer Champion by J.D. Power, the third time the brand has earned this distinction. It is one of 50 companies across multiple industries to be recognized.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) dealers delivered 222,104 vehicles in the United States in February 2014. Total sales were down 1 percent compared with a year ago, beating outside expectations. Retail and fleet sales were both down 1 percent. GM increased its sales from January 2014 by 30 percent, more than 10 percentage points better than the industry as a whole.
DETROIT– Closing its first full year, the Encore became the Buick lineup’s fifth model and second crossover, ringing up sales success in one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.
DETROIT – “Masterpiece,” a film submitted by South Korean independent filmmaker Jude Chun, will air during The Oscars ceremony on ABC on Sunday, March 2 at 7 p.m. EST.
DETROIT – General Motors today announced that the GM Card from Capital One, an automotive rewards credit card, has passed the seven-million mark in Cardmember vehicle redemptions. GM Cardmembers accumulate earnings with each purchase, which can be redeemed to buy or lease a new GM vehicle.
DETROIT – Engineers call it “flying car” logic. On the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, the Performance Traction Management system delivers faster lap times on an undulating race track by helping maintain the car’s full power and momentum even if the tires briefly lose contact with the ground, in certain track conditions.
DETROIT – The new 2015 full-size SUVs from Chevrolet and GMC go farther on a tank of gas than outgoing models, raising highway fuel economy by nearly 10 percent.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation today announced that General Motors would receive its Corporate Leadership Award this summer.
AUSTIN, Texas – Chevrolet returns to South by Southwest® as a Super Sponsor for the fifth consecutive year on March 7-16 and will feature speakers, advanced technologies and music showcases for festivalgoers and music-lovers alike. Attendees will also be among the first to experience Chevrolet’s all-new in-vehicle 4G LTE technology powered by OnStar.
DETROIT – Along with the technology, safety, and styling enhancements offered on the redesigned Buick Regal and Regal GS, is the newly available advanced all-wheel-drive.
DETROIT – The General Motors Foundation is donating $1 million among three Detroit charities in honor of GM’s former Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson and his wife Karin. The donations to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity Detroit and the Coalition On Temporary Shelter, or COTS, further the GM Foundation’s and the Akersons’ commitment to making a difference in GM’s headquarters city.
DETROIT – Lightweight, nimble and incredibly powerful, the original Z/28 was designed for road racing. The 2014 Z/28 carries the same spirit, with every detail engineered specifically to create the ultimate track-capable Camaro.
In a quest to find the vehicles best suited for families, Kelley Blue Book editors collaborated with real families to test an array of vehicles including anything from sedans to minivans.
Much has changed since the first car – a four-door black Pontiac Chieftain – rolled off its production line in 1954, but the General Motors Arlington Assembly Plant continues to stand the test of time, contributing economically to its community, the State of Texas and GM.
VALENCIA, Calif. – Driving a Chevrolet Sonic, television star and former professional skateboarder, Rob Dyrdek successfully set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record today for the Farthest Reverse Ramp Jump by a Car with a total of 89 feet 3¼ inches.
DETROIT – To help the National Corvette Museum recover from the massive sinkhole that opened under the facility this week, Chevrolet will oversee restoration of the Corvettes damaged. General Motors Design in Warren, Mich., will lead the project.
DETROIT – Celebrating Black History Month, Buick and Samaritan’s Feet hosted a foot-washing event Thursday at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
DETROIT – Chevrolet is investing in clean energy efficiency initiatives of U.S. colleges and universities through its voluntary carbon-reduction initiative. The brand helped develop a formula where campuses can earn money for certain upgrades that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
DETROIT – General Motors has more segment award recipients than any other automaker in the J.D Power 2014 Vehicle Dependability Study, doubling last year’s segment awards from four to eight across its four brands.
DETROIT – General Motors has more segment award recipients than any other automaker in the J.D Power 2014 Vehicle Dependability Study, doubling last year’s segment awards from four to eight across its four brands.
The all-new 2015 Cadillac Escalade’s exterior design uses architecture-influenced approaches to take its unmistakable appearance to a new level of sophistication while the brand’s heritage and the powerful appearance of modern urban buildings inspired a bold new interpretation of Cadillac’s vertical light signature.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – General Motors North America Manufacturing Vice President Gerald Johnson received the Black Engineer of the Year Award at the organization’s science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, conference.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced 2013 calendar-year net income attributable to common stockholders of $3.8 billion, or $2.38 per fully diluted share, down from $4.9 billion, or $2.92 per fully diluted share in 2012. Operating performance improved during the year, but was more than offset by a net loss from special items and incremental tax expense.
CHICAGO – Chevrolet’s all-new 2015 City Express matches maneuverability and cargo-hauling flexibility with efficiency, giving urban business owners and fleet managers value-driven capability with low operating costs.
CHICAGO – Chevrolet’s expanded availability of bi-fuel versions of the new 2015 Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD trucks give customers and fleet managers more choices for cleaner-burning compressed natural gas-powered models – and savings at the pump.
MORAINE, Ohio – DMAX, Ltd., will invest $60 million to make design changes that meet future emissions requirements. The investment retains approximately 500 jobs at the joint venture between General Motors and Isuzu.
DETROIT – More than 1 million people have purpled their profiles in support of World Cancer Day, making Chevrolet’s $1 million contribution to the American Cancer Society a reality. The contribution will help ensure cancer patients and their families have access to needed services like transportation to and from cancer treatment or a free place to stay while receiving treatment away from home.
DETROIT – General Motors today announced that Brian Sweeney, currently U.S. vice president, Buick-GMC Sales and Service, has been named U.S. vice president, Chevrolet. Sweeney will be responsible for Chevrolet sales, service and marketing in the U.S. effective March 1.
NEW YORK – Chevrolet presented Super Bowl XLVIII Most Valuable Player Malcolm Smith with a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country, the Official MVP Vehicle of Super Bowl XLVIII, recognizing his tremendous effort on the field in the Seattle Seahawks’ 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) dealers delivered 171,486 vehicles in the United States in January 2014. Retail sales were down 10 percent year over year, although retail deliveries of passenger cars were up slightly. Fleet deliveries declined 18 percent, due to a planned reduction in rental vehicle sales. Total sales were down 12 percent.
DETROIT – The General Motors Foundation is donating $400,000 to support cancer research conducted by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. The grant celebrates Karmanos’ 32nd Annual Dinner and brings to nearly $7.3 million the combined contributions from the GM Foundation and GM over the last 17 years.
DETROIT – In an emotional 60-second spot aired during the first quarter of Super Bowl XLVIII, Chevrolet highlighted World Cancer Day and celebrated the disease’s survivors and those who support them.
DETROIT – Engineers behind the Chevrolet Corvette, Cadillac CTS, GMC Sierra and Buick Enclave are learning on dealership sales floors and in service bays what customers like and dislike about the cars and trucks they helped create.
DETROIT – The new 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD makes a bullish first impression in its new commercial that will air during the Super Bowl XLVIII broadcast on FOX on Sunday, Feb. 2.
DETROIT – Defining the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups comes down to four words: Strong, smart, capable and comfortable.
DETROIT – Cadillac is offering a complimentary 240-volt home charging station and installation to early buyers of the all-new 2014 ELR electrified luxury coupe.
DETROIT – Chevrolet today announced it would donate $1 – up to a total of $1 million – for each Facebook and Twitter user who changes his or her profile to purple, the color of cancer survival, in time for World Cancer Day on Feb. 4.
NEW ORLEANS – Senior Vice President of General Motors Global Quality and Customer Experience Alicia Boler-Davis spoke to the J.D. Power & Associates Roundtable at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention on Friday. Her prepared remarks are below.
DETROIT – The National Football League postseason is in full swing and so is GMC’s support as the Official Vehicle of the NFL. Along with providing vehicles in and around New York City for the Super Bowl XLVIII, GMC will host U.S. military and their families for the 2014 Pro Bowl, where each of the game’s most valuable players will be awarded a new GMC vehicle.
DETROIT – Jim DeLuca will become Executive Vice President of General Motors Global Manufacturing on February 1, succeeding Tim Lee, who is retiring April 1 after a nearly 45-year career that included key positions in manufacturing, manufacturing engineering and global operations.
DETROIT – More than a third of GM’s 4,300 U.S. dealers are now offering or enrolling in “Shop-Click-Drive,” the online shopping tool that enables Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers to combine the convenience of the Internet with personal customer service.
DETROIT – The General Motors Foundation will become a founding donor of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture through a $1 million grant.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Green Car Journal today awarded the Cadillac ELR electrified luxury coupe its 2014 Green Car Technology Award for the Regen on Demand system, which allows the driver to use paddle shifters on the steering wheel to temporarily regenerate energy and store it as electricity in the battery pack for later use.
DETROIT – The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan has received the highest possible 5-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.
The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 returns to its racing roots this week when the all-new Camaro Z/28.R race car debuts in a 2.5-hour endurance race ahead of the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona.
DETROIT -- General Motors today filed a form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission outlining a portion of the 2014 compensation for newly appointed CEO Mary Barra and President Dan Ammann.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Chevrolet will auction the rights to purchase the first retail-production 2014 Camaro Z/28 and the first limited-production 2014 COPO Camaro this week at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction with proceeds going to education and veteran empowerment groups.
General Motors today announced that Steve Hill, 53, currently North America vice president, Customer Care and Aftersales, has been named vice president, U.S. Sales and Service. He will lead U.S. Sales Operations, Chevrolet, Buick and GMC Sales and Service, and Fleet and Commercial Sales. Tim Turvey, 51, currently executive director, Customer Care and Aftersales sales and marketing, will succeed Hill as North America vice president, Customer Care and Aftersales, effective immediately.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) forecasts modest global industry growth in 2014 driven by the United States, China and Europe.
DETROIT – Cars.com picked all-new models from Chevrolet – the Impala sedan and the Silverado full-size pickup – as its Best Car and Best Truck of 2014, awards presented each January during the North American International Auto Show.
DETROIT – General Motors today named Chuck Stevens as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective Jan. 15. He replaces Dan Ammann, who becomes company president on Jan. 15. Stevens was previously CFO of GM North America.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable March 28, 2014 to all common stockholders of record as of March 18, 2014.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) dealers delivered 9,714,652 vehicles around the world in the 2013, up 4 percent compared with 2012.
DETROIT – Cadillac today introduced the all-new 2015 ATS Coupe, a quicker and more personal addition to the award-winning ATS product line. Designed to be lighter, more agile and more engaging than its competitors, it extends Cadillac’s product-driven growth and the brand’s tradition of dynamic luxury Coupes.
DETROIT – Cadillac is introducing an evolution of the historic Cadillac Crest, a revision in synch with new products such as the award-winning 2014 CTS and 2015 ATS Coupe.
DETROIT – The all-new 2015 ATS Coupe will be one of the first Cadillac models equipped with new OnStar 4G LTE – a faster and more reliable connection for in-vehicle applications, plus a new built-in Wi-Fi hot spot that can connect up to seven devices at once.
DETROIT – General Motors North America President Mark Reuss and GM President-elect Dan Ammann revealed the new Corvette Z06 and C7.R race car on Monday at the North American International Auto Show. Here are their prepared remarks. As always, the spoken word is definitive.
DETROIT – Chevrolet sold a record 4,984,126 vehicles around the world in 2013.
DETROIT – Chevrolet today introduced the most track-capable Corvette in the brand’s history – the 2015 Corvette Z06. It stretches the performance envelope for Corvette with unprecedented levels of aerodynamic downforce, at least 625 horsepower from an all-new supercharged engine, and an all-new, high-performance eight-speed automatic transmission – all building on the advanced driver technologies introduced on the Corvette Stingray.
DETROIT – The interconnection of Chevrolet Corvette and motorsports stretches nearly six decades, beginning with the Corvette’s competitive debut in at the 12 Hours of Sebring, in 1956.
DETROIT – The all-new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is the most capable in the history of the track-oriented model. The Z06 was first offered as an option package in 1963, directed at those who intended to use their Corvettes on a track.
DETROIT – Chevrolet today unveiled the Corvette C7.R race car, which was co-developed with the all-new 2015 Corvette Z06.
The all-new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado 1500 are the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year. It is the first time Chevrolet has won both awards in the same year. The Silverado was last named Truck of the Year in 2007 and the Corvette was last named Car of the Year in 1998.
DETROIT – GMC revealed the 2015 Canyon today, an all-new midsize truck that redefines the segment and raises the bar for everything from horsepower and efficiency to quietness and refinement.
DETROIT – A patent for an industry-first aluminum welding process used on the 2014 Corvette Stingray is one example of how General Motors is driving more of its inventions into making and equipping cars and trucks on the road.
DETROIT – Cadillac and Uber are teaming up to provide on-demand private driver services in and around Detroit during the media, industry and charity previews of the 2014 North American International Auto Show.
DETROIT – Ace Metrix has recognized Buick as a 2013 Brand of the Year for its creative advertising campaign last year.
DETROIT – The regular and double cab versions of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra 1500 have received the highest possible 5-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.
DETROIT– Buick delivered 1,032,056 vehicles in China, the United States, Canada and Mexico in 2013, the most Buicks sold in a single year in the brand’s 110-year history. The previous record was 1,003,345 sold in 1984.
DETROIT – Chevrolet today announced the appointment of Paul Edwards as U. S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. He will report to Chevrolet Global Chief Marketing Officer Tim Mahoney, effective immediately.
DETROIT – The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, will accept applications for 2014 scholarships from Monday, Jan. 6, through 5 p.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 28.
LAS VEGAS – Starting this summer, Chevrolet will have some of the fastest vehicles on the roads, and that has nothing to do with horsepower. Chevrolet drivers will be enjoying high-speed data - made possible by a new OnStar 4G LTE connection in the vehicle, running on AT&T’s network, the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network.
LAS VEGAS – Chevrolet is adding a new level of infotainment personalization with Chevrolet AppShop, demonstrated today at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. AppShop will be available this summer on select 2015 models in the U.S. and Canada with MyLink technology, including the Corvette, Equinox, Impala, Malibu, Volt, Silverado and Silverado HD.
LAS VEGAS – Chevrolet announced at the Consumer Electronics Show today an industry-first Performance Data Recorder for the 2015 Corvette Stingray.
DETROIT – Cadillac’s 2013 total U.S. sales increased 22 percent, the best total sales year for Cadillac since 2007. December total sales increased 12 percent month over month led by a 20 percent increase in retail sales.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) dealers delivered 2.8 million vehicles in the United States in 2013. Retail sales increased 11 percent and total sales were up 7 percent compared with 2012.
DETROIT – Chevrolet today announced the 2014 Camaro Z/28 will go on sale this spring with a suggested retail price of $75,000, including a $995 destination charge, but excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees.
DETROIT – From making kimchee in South Korea to collecting toys in Texas, General Motors’ Global Manufacturing, Warehousing & Distribution teams and union partners are helping meet critical needs and brighten holidays in the communities where they live and work.
DETROIT – Precision not patriotism is the focus of red, white and blue light scanning used by General Motors’ Competitive Benchmarking team to surgically dissect competitor vehicles.
BOULDER, Colo. – The first Cadillac CTS Vsport produced was delivered today to the high bidder in an auction to benefit the SAE Foundation’s support of science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, education programs.
DETROIT – Starting on Christmas Eve, families traveling in General Motors’ vehicles with OnStar services will be able to learn Santa’s whereabouts by simply pressing the blue OnStar button in the U.S., Canada and now in Mexico.
DETROIT – The 2014 Chevrolet Spark is a Top Safety Pick and is the only vehicle in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety minicar segment to earn the rating in 2014 model year testing.
DETROIT – Customers of the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe will get a vehicle that offers a new level of security and one designed to deter thieves who target vehicle parts.
General Motors is joining the voluntary U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Partnership, which will drive benchmarking of fuel consumption and reduction of emissions by its freight shippers and carriers with the goal of further shrinking the company’s carbon footprint.
DETROIT – General Motors recently renewed its five-year agreement with research partner Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh to continue developing technologies that could allow future production vehicles to drive autonomously.
DETROIT – General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly today began shipping 2014 Cadillac ELR electric luxury vehicles to dealerships.
The 2014 Buick LaCrosse has received the highest possible 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson addressed the National Press Club on Monday on the state of the company from which he will retire in January. His prepared remarks are below. As always, the speaker’s words are definitive.
FLINT, Mich. – General Motors will invest nearly $1.3 billion in five manufacturing sites in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana to produce new fuel-efficient engines and transmissions, enhance vehicle quality and streamline logistics. The investments combined will create or retain about 1,000 jobs.
General Motors Co. today announced it has completed the sale of its entire 7 percent stake in PSA Peugeot Citroen through a private placement to institutional investors. The private placement of 24,839,429 shares generated gross proceeds of €0.25 billion.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. today announced it is selling its entire 7 percent stake of 24,839,429 shares in PSA Peugeot Citroen (PSA) through a private placement to institutional investors. GM acquired the stake in PSA when it entered into its strategic alliance in March 2012.
PHILADELPHIA – During Saturday’s 114th Army-Navy Game, GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson will present a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country 1500 crew cab pickup truck to the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans.
DETROIT – The all-new, high-tech Small Block 6.2L V8 powering the 2014 Corvette Stingray and the 2.0L turbo diesel for the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze are among Ward’s 10 Best Engines.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced it has completed the sale of its 8.5 percent common equity ownership in Ally Financial Inc. for total proceeds of approximately $0.9 billion.
DETROIT – The 2014 Silverado 1500 is Automotive and Business Fleet magazines’ 2013 Fleet Truck of the Year, an award determined by qualified fleet managers reflecting all industry segments and fleet sizes.
PARIS/RUSSELSHEIM -- PSA Peugeot Citroen and General Motors today announced further steps in their strategic Alliance. The Alliance remains structured around the main pillars of joint programs – purchasing and logistics ...
DETROIT – Chevrolet was the most successful name in professional motorsports in the United States this year, capturing 14 manufacturer, driver and team championships in NASCAR, IndyCar, ALMS, GRAND-AM and the Pirelli World Challenge series.
DETROIT – As part of its ongoing actions to decisively address the performance of its global operations, General Motors today announced it would transition to a national sales company in Australia and New Zealand.
DETROIT – Three General Motors vehicles – the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Silverado full-size pickup and Cadillac CTS sedan – were named finalists today for the prestigious North American Car and Truck of the Year awards, jurors announced at an Automotive Press Association luncheon.
DETROIT – The General Motors Renaissance Center – the six-tower office complex that dominates the city’s skyline and has its own ZIP code – now recycles, reuses or converts all its daily waste to energy, diverting 5 million pounds of trash annually from landfill.
DETROIT – The following statement is attributable to General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson: “The U.S. Treasury’s ownership exit closes just one chapter in GM’s ongoing turnaround story.
General Motors is insourcing its call center operations and will manage them as a core part of the business, bringing hundreds of jobs to the United States.
The U.S. government bailout of General Motors spared 1.2 million jobs in 2009 and preserved$39.4 billion in personal and social insurance tax collections in 2009 and 2010, according to a Center for Automotive Research study released Monday.
FLINT, Mich. – Building on recent announcements to increase investments in the Flint area, General Motors will boost its support of the annual Back to the Bricks car show and cruise.
DETROIT – General Motors today announced plans to accelerate its progress in Europe by bolstering its brands in the mainstream and premium segments.
DETROIT – Chevrolet will introduce the 2015 Corvette Z06 next month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It will be the most track-capable Corvette ever, designed to deliver supercar levels of performance through unique powertrain, chassis and aerodynamic features.
DETROIT – General Motors announced today a $24-million investment in electrical generation equipment that will allow the company to use more landfill gas at its Fort Wayne, Ind., and Orion, Mich., assembly plants.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) dealers delivered 212,060 vehicles in the United States in November, up 14 percent versus a year ago and the highest November sales in six years. Retail sales were up 19 percent and fleet sales were down 3 percent.
DETROIT – In a video walk-around, Chevrolet exterior designer Alexandre Henriques discusses how the design of the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe exterior is more refined and precisely sculpted. Not a single exterior sheet metal panel or lighting element is shared with Chevrolet's full-size pickups.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Perseverance and creativity enabled a 75-year old General Motors manufacturing facility here to go landfill-free. The journey took four years and included seven attempts to recycle a challenging oily filter sludge generated from a machining operation.
DETROIT – The General Motors Foundation is making a quality preschool education possible for 256 children in Detroit’s most challenged neighborhoods through a $500,000 grant in support of the Education Achievement Authority (EAA) of Michigan.
DETROIT – General Motors China President Bob Socia today announced he will retire on Jan. 1, 2014 after nearly four decades at the company managing a wide range of important positions around the globe.
DETROIT – On Thanksgiving Day, as we celebrate a longstanding tradition of sharing a meal with family and loved ones, another tradition will march down the streets of Manhattan in New York City. Celebrating its 87th year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® will again be hauled by GMC, the official truck of the parade, for the 33rd straight year.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced today that all of the outstanding shares of its 4.75% Series B mandatory convertible junior preferred stock (“Preferred Stock”) will convert to shares of GM Common Stock (“Common Stock”). The conversion will be effective Dec. 1, 2013 (“Mandatory Conversion Date”).
DETROIT – From a scale model to the real car, there are many ways to give America’s iconic sports car, the Corvette, this holiday season. This Top 10 list, with prices from $12 to $77,450, should make it easier to find the perfect gift for any Corvette enthusiast.
DETROIT – The General Motors Foundation today announced grants totaling $2.9 million to support 26 leading universities and partnering organizations across the country this year through its University/Organization Partner Program.
DETROIT – When it comes to keeping its tail on the track, the 2014 Camaro Z/28 manages airflow like few other production vehicles, generating downforce like a race car to press the tires against the track for high-speed stability and greater cornering capability.
DETROIT – Structured-light 3-D scanning, an advanced measuring technology often used for fine art restoration and reproduction, helped create a “work of art” in the Cadillac Elmiraj concept car – appearing at the Los Angeles International Auto Show through Dec. 1.
NEW YORK – Whether hitting the stores before dawn on Black Friday or scrambling to find that final gift on December 24, the Buick Encore offers a balance of parcel-packing efficiency and safe navigation of the ins-and-outs of mall parking spaces.
LOS ANGELES – Chevrolet today announced two new sedan options to the Sonic lineup in 2014 – the performance-inspired RS and the stylish Dusk – further demonstrating the brand’s commitment to the subcompact segment and to offering younger buyers expressive options at affordable prices.
LOS ANGELES – The 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan is again one of Car and Driver magazine’s 10 Best cars, the sixth time a CTS model has made the list.
LOS ANGELES – Chevrolet today unveiled the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, which will redefine the midsize truck and offer real truck capability and versatility to customers who don’t require a full-size truck.
DETROIT – The UAW-GM Center for Human Resources, in partnership with the Michigan Chapter of the March of Dimes, today drew the winning raffle ticket for a new 2014 Buick LaCrosse, awarded in the March of Dimes Annual Campaign.
DETROIT – The Cadillac ELR will be Smart Grid ready as soon as it comes off the production line. Using the luxury coupe’s extended range electric vehicle technology combined with OnStar’s cloud-based connection, the ELR will be able to communicate with the electric grid and potentially save energy.
LOS ANGELES – Electric vehicles, well known for silent driving, also are muting the ding of gas pumps. In less than three years, Chevrolet Volt owners in California have driven more than 130 million all-electric miles, avoiding use of an estimated 7 million gallons of gas – enough to mute gas pumps across the state for nearly eight hours.
DETROIT – General Motors and Detroit Renewable Energy today announced a renewable energy project to turn solid municipal waste from Metro Detroit into process steam that will be used to heat and cool portions of GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.
LOS ANGELES – Sixty percent of the Chevrolet vehicles on display at this year’s LA Auto Show will be making their first appearance at the show, wrapping up one of the brand’s most significant years with 13 new or significantly redesigned products launching in 2013 in the United States.
DETROIT – When it comes to pickup trucks, the usability of the back end is just as important as the power under the hood. Customer-focused innovations to the cargo box of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado were designed to make it easier to see, secure and access what’s back there.
BALTIMORE, Md. – Among the features of a wildlife habitat behind the General Motors Canada Limited headquarters building is a 4½-mile trail designed to help the visually impaired better experience the preserve’s natural beauty.
DETROIT – The revamped 2014 Buick Regal now arriving in dealerships features the sport sedan’s most powerful standard engine ever – and increased fuel efficiency.
DETROIT – The differences in the Standard GT seat and the Competition Sport seat offered in the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette are similar to the everyday comfort of a well-tailored suit vs. the support offered by compression apparel athletes wear.
DETROIT – In less than a year, Chevrolet has reengineered its entire full-sized truck portfolio with an all-new Silverado 1500, 2500 and 3500. On November 20 during media days at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the final piece of Chevrolet’s pickup truck portfolio will be revealed.
DETROIT – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is headed south for the winter thanks to a $400,000 grant from the GM Foundation.
DETROIT – Like athletes who burn fat and build muscle to become more competitive, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 strategically replaced traditional steel with lightweight, high-strength steels for improved capability, safety and fuel efficiency.
LAS VEGAS – Chevrolet today announced a police patrol vehicle, or PPV, version of the all-new 2015 Tahoe. The Tahoe lineup will expand with the addition of an automatic 4WD pursuit vehicle to the existing 2WD pursuit and 4WD special service models. The new Tahoe PPV offers more power, greater efficiency and enhanced features developed for law enforcement.
Motor Trend announced today that the 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan is its Car of the Year for 2014.
Motor Trend announced today that the 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan is its Car of the Year for 2014.
DETROIT – Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers in the U.S. now have a new online retailing tool available for the growing number of new car buyers who want to use the Internet to shop for their next vehicle.
DETROIT – Cadillac today announced the addition of Uwe Ellinghaus in the new position of Chief Marketing Officer, Global Cadillac.
LAS VEGAS – Chevrolet today revealed six new concept trucks and SUVs on the eve of the SEMA Show, the annual convention of automotive performance parts and styling accessories. The uniquely styled vehicles represent performance and personalization variations of the 2014 Silverado 1500, as well as the all-new 2015 Silverado HD, Tahoe and Suburban.
LAS VEGAS – Chevrolet provided the first look at nine high-performance concept cars today at the SEMA Show. The horsepower-infused range includes stylized versions the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray, SS sports sedan and a variety of restyled 2014 Camaros – including the all-new Z/28.
LAS VEGAS – The Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne concept vehicle to be unveiled at the SEMA Show on Monday, Nov. 4, embraces the adage that less is more.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) dealers delivered 226,402 vehicles in the United States in October, up 16 percent versus a year ago. Retail sales were also up 16 percent and fleet sales were up 14 percent.
DETROIT – With Daylight Saving Time ending this Sunday, many people will drive in the dark more often. For those uneasy with night driving, the 2014 Chevrolet Impala can help brighten the task.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced third quarter net income to common stockholders of $0.7 billion or $0.45 per fully diluted share, down from $1.5 billion or $0.89 per fully diluted share a year ago. Improvement in operating performance during the quarter was more than offset by a net loss from special items and incremental tax expense.
DETROIT – John Calabrese began his career with General Motors as an intern in 1979 and now serves as one of the leading advocates for GM’s science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, educational outreach. With responsibility for global vehicle engineering and global technology operations, he takes personally the pursuit of the best and brightest of tomorrow’s technology leaders.
PASADENA, Calif. – In addition to more than 30 years of designing some of General Motors’ most memorable vehicles, Tom Peters led the exterior studio teams that produced two of GM’s most important product introductions this year – the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and 2014 Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup.
DETROIT – Chevrolet today previewed several performance-oriented concepts of some of the brand’s most popular passenger cars, including the Sonic and all-new Impala. The cars will debut at the SEMA Show, Nov. 5-8, in Las Vegas. It’s the world’s largest convention of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories.
DETROIT – The General Motors Foundation is donating $150,000 to Mothers Against Drunk Driving to expand prevention education initiatives and provide support services to victims of drunk driving crashes and their families.
DETROIT – Each of those shiny new Silverados in Chevrolet dealerships benefits from 12.5 million miles of durability testing before the first customer ever receives the keys.
DETROIT – General Motors announced today that a 1.8-megawatt rooftop solar array at its Toledo Transmission plant in Ohio would be completed next month.
DETROIT – The addition of the Regal nameplate to the Buick family goes back more than 40 years, but even today, the Regal’s heritage as a sporty, mid-size luxury vehicle is strong as ever.
DETROIT – One of General Motors’ fuel cell research vehicles recently passed a milestone for a hydrogen-powered vehicle, topping 100,000 miles of real-world driving. By using renewable hydrogen, this vehicle has saved 5,260 gallons of gasoline. At $3.50 per gallon, that’s more than $18,000 in fuel cost savings.
DETROIT – A year after Michigan Technological University engineering students designed a more durable and comfortable hand cycle for wounded athletes, Chevrolet – the project’s sponsor – will test the cycle for the first time in Sunday’s Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank International Marathon.
DETROIT – Chevrolet sold a record 1.25 million vehicles around the world in the third quarter of 2013, up 0.6 percent over the same period in 2012, and the brand achieved its 12th straight quarter of year-over-year increased sales.
The all-new 2014 Cadillac ELR’s interior is so quiet when running on battery power that the electrified luxury coupe’s development team took care to keep it that way when the on-board gas-powered electric generator turns on for extended-range driving.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – General Motors will build a Chevrolet Impala sedan for retail and fleet customers that operates on either gasoline or compressed natural gas (CNG), GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson announced today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson addressed the Securing America’s Energy Future summit Wednesday on the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo. His prepared remarks follow. As always, the speaker’s words are definitive.
NEW YORK – General Motors, along with Capital One and Master Card, is introducing a new GM Card that offers consumers 5 percent earnings toward a new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac on their first $5,000 worth of net card purchases annually and an unlimited 2 percent on all other purchases. The card has no annual fee, no limit on rewards consumers can accumulate, and the rewards don’t expire.
DETROIT – Chevrolet today revealed a video of the all-new, 2014 Camaro Z/28 lapping Germany’s challenging Nürburgring road course in 7:37.40, a time comparable with some of the world’s most prestigious sports cars.
DETROIT – Chevrolet today announced additional vehicles with Chevrolet MyLink will be available with Siri, Apple’s intelligent assistant that helps get things done just by asking. Siri Eyes Free Integration will be available on the 2014 Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, SS and Volt.
DETROIT – For more than 85 years Veit, a heavy industrial construction company, has relied on Chevrolet trucks to help it do the tough jobs that not many other companies can do
DETROIT -- Tim Lee is General Motors Executive Vice President Global Manufacturing and Chairman of GM China. His responsibilities include manufacturing, labor and manufacturing engineering across GM’s global operations, including 171 plants in more than 30 countries on six continents. He also oversees GM’s presence in China, the world’s largest auto market.
ARLINGTON, Tex. – The first of three mammoth stamping presses is up and running at General Motors’ newest stamping facility here. The $200 million contiguous stamping plant announced in 2012 adds 180 jobs to GM’s Arlington manufacturing complex and is one of 10 contiguous stamping operations globally that started production in the last five years.
DETROIT – Popular Mechanics today named General Motors’ Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving technology for Cadillac a winner of its ninth annual Breakthrough Awards that recognize innovators and products that advance the fields of technology, medicine, space exploration, automotive design, and more.
DETROIT – Initial sales of the 2014 Cadillac ELR electrified luxury coupe will begin in January in all major U.S. metropolitan areas featuring provocative design and extended range electric vehicle technology.
DETROIT – General Motors (NYSE: GM) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.59375 per share on its Series B mandatory convertible junior preferred stock. The dividend is payable December 2, 2013 to Series B holders of record as of November 15, 2013.
DETROIT – Nearly 250 times in the last five years, a signal to an OnStar-equipped stolen vehicle has helped stop a car thief in the act, gradually and safely slowing the vehicle to avoid a high-speed chase.
DETROIT – The GM Foundation is donating $50,000 to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, also known as MOCAD, to make possible new art education programs for area middle and high school students.
DETROIT – New technologies help the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu deliver greater efficiency and connectivity, two of the most important considerations for customers of midsize sedans.
DETROIT – Enhancements to General Motors’ vehicle discount program for active and reserve military members can make owning a new Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC car or truck more affordable.
LOS ANGELES – General Motors Senior Vice President of Global Quality and Customer Experience spoke Tuesday to the Motor Press Guild in Los Angeles. Here are her prepared remarks. As always, the speaker’s words are definitive.
NEW YORK – Cadillac today revealed the all-new 2015 Escalade luxury SUV along with a series of photographs by indie artist Autumn de Wilde.
NEW YORK – Cadillac today introduced the all-new 2015 Escalade, a sophisticated luxury SUV designed to establish new benchmarks for hand-tailored craftsmanship and technology.
DETROIT – Crafting comfortable car seats takes more than high-tech tools like seat pressure mapping systems and a multi-part mannequin that feeds data into a comfort dimensioning system.
DETROIT – Chevrolet Performance has released a comprehensive collection of factory-engineered performance parts and accessories for fifth-generation Camaros, 2010 model year and newer. Many of the parts preserve the vehicle warranty when installed by a Chevrolet dealer – an advantage aftermarket installers cannot provide.
DETROIT – Chevrolet and General Motors employees, dealers and customers will unite for the third consecutive year in the fight against breast cancer. Together with the American Cancer Society, Chevrolet provides nationwide grassroots support of the Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® walks and other activities.
In 1964, a gallon of gas cost 30 cents and a movie ticket cost $1.25. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the year at 874 and The Beatles made their historic appearance on the Ed Sullivan show. It was also the year Chevrolet introduced the Malibu.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – General Motors’ $131 million investment in technology at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant, such as the first production use of a GM-patented process allowing aluminum to be spot welded to aluminum, is resulting in the strongest and most precisely built Corvette in its six-decade history.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Chevrolet announced today that public plant tours at the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant will resume on Monday, October 14, giving enthusiasts a personal look at the production of the all-new, seventh-generation sports car.
DETROIT – General Motors is recognizing 801 suppliers who have demonstrated the highest levels of quality performance over the past 12 months.
PHOENIX – Chevrolet and GMC will offer new bi-fuel versions of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks and all-new dedicated compressed natural gas versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size passenger vans next year.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) dealers delivered 187,195 vehicles in the United States in September, down 11 percent compared year over year. Retail sales were down 6 percent versus a year ago and fleet sales were down 27 percent. Retail sales were up 2 percent on a selling day-adjusted basis.
DETROIT – The 2015 Escalade will advance to a higher level in all aspects, but the greatest changes to Cadillac’s flagship SUV are on the inside.
SAN DIEGO – The SAE International DC “Combo” Fast Charge station installation at the Fashion Valley Mall here is a milestone for plug-in electric vehicles – the first public installation in the U.S. of an industry-coordinated standard for fast charging of plug-in electric vehicles.
WARREN, Mich. – General Motors and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center are expanding their collaboration in the development of hydrogen fuel cell technology.
DALLAS – With input from the National Volunteer Fire Council, Chevrolet developed the Silverado Z71 Volunteer Firefighter concept to honor the service of grassroots first responders and share a vision of how the all-new, more capable 2014 Silverado can be pressed into duty.
DALLAS – Whether it’s a hurricane the likes of which only Hollywood special effects artists could dream up or other unforeseen emergency, the Chevrolet Silverado Black Ops concept is ready for anything.
The Chevrolet Tahoe accounted for 30 percent, or three of 10, full-size SUVs sold in Texas so far this year and its larger Suburban sibling accounted for 15 percent of full-size SUV sales in the Lone Star State year to date.
DALLAS – Chevrolet is using the 2014 Silverado full-size pickup to explore the extremes of preparedness with the Volunteer Firefighter and Black Ops concepts shown publicly for the first time Friday at the State Fair of Texas.
DETROIT – Chevrolet and GMC today revealed the all-new 2015 models of the Silverado HD and Sierra HD full-size pickups, featuring segment-leading capabilities across the range including the highest payload – 7,374 pounds – and the highest conventional trailering rating – 19,600 pounds.
DETROIT – September marks the three-year anniversary of the Chevrolet Cruze in the U.S., a hallmark for the global compact that is Chevrolet’s best-selling nameplate with more than 2 million units sold around the world.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced today the pricing of three series of senior unsecured notes for a total of $4.5 billion. These notes include $1.5 billion of 3.5 percent notes due in 2018, $1.5 billion of 4.875 percent notes due in 2023 and $1.5 billion of 6.25 percent notes due in 2043. The offering is expected to settle on Sept. 27, 2013.
DETROIT – Cadillac will unveil the all-new 2015 Escalade luxury SUV on October 7 with indie rock photographer and director Autumn de Wilde, who produced a series of portraits and a film highlighting the Escalade design process.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) reported today that Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the company to investment grade rating, from Ba1 to Baa3, with a stable outlook.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced today it has reached an agreement to repurchase 120 million shares of its Series A Preferred Stock from the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (UAW VEBA) for a total cash consideration of approximately $3.2 billion or $27 per share.
DALLAS – Like a finely crafted saddle or pair of custom-fitted boots, the 2014 Silverado High Country embodies rugged luxury – craftsmanship, authenticity and functionality rolled into a truck that’s stronger, smarter and more capable than ever.
DETROIT – Among 2014 model year vehicles, Chevrolet offers seven with 5-Star Overall Vehicle Scores for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – more than any other brand and more than Ford and Toyota combined.
LANSING, Mich. – General Motors and seven of its facilities are being recognized by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for longtime support of environment-focused community collaboration. GM remains the leader for most Neighborhood Environmental Partner awards granted since the program began in 2005.
DETROIT – The techniques meteorologists use to create weather reports also help ensure optimal performance from Cadillac’s new Twin-Turbo V-6 engine.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Chevrolet today began shipping the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe to dealers.
DETROIT – Car reviewers describe the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV as “fun,” “spunky” and a “hoot to drive.” With 140hp and 400 lb-ft of instant torque, the all-electric mini-car can go from 0 to 60 in less than 7.6 seconds.
DETROIT – Five years ago Cadillac designers and engineers started with a blank slate in designing a new user experience for its vehicles. Fast forward to today, where Cadillac CUE allows new levels of user customization and function while embodying the art and science look of the brand.
WARREN, Mich. – General Motors has nearly tripled the size of its Global Battery Systems Laboratory, cementing the lab’s stature as the largest battery lab in North America owned and operated by a major auto manufacturer.
LANSING, Mich. – The millionth Cadillac built at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant rolled off the line today. Fittingly, the milestone vehicle is an early model of the redesigned 2014 CTS sedan, which goes on sale in October.
DETROIT – One in four parents and caregivers responding to a Safe Kids Worldwide survey said they have driven without making sure their children are safely secured in vehicles.
WARREN, Mich. – A flywheel for battery-free backup power and in-row cooling that reduces the need for electricity contribute to a 70 percent reduction in energy use at General Motors’ world-class Enterprise Data Center, which has earned Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, program.
DETROIT – Full-speed-range adaptive cruise control, available on the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, can help reduce the number of repeated stops and starts during every day commuting, which can be stressful for drivers.
DETROIT – Chevrolet and GMC today revealed all-new versions of their segment-leading full-size SUVs – the Tahoe and Suburban and Yukon and Yukon XL. Thanks to a new family of advanced EcoTec3 engines, the four new SUVS are expected to deliver the segment’s best V-8 fuel economy.
DENVER – GM will donate a Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended range to the nonprofit Colorado Conservation Trust for the group to auction off in support of its “Q for Conservation” event, which has generated more than $1.5 million for conservation projects statewide in its seven-year history.
DETROIT – General Motors achieved a leadership position for its climate change data submitted to CDP, the world’s only global environmental disclosure system. GM earned a score of 100/A-, ranking among the top 10 percent of companies reporting in the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013.
DETROIT – Cadillac engineers applied the principles of psychoacoustics, the science of sound perception, and car-guy instinct to create powerful and pleasant exhaust notes for the all-new 2014 CTS midsize luxury sedan and CTS Vsport.
DETROIT – The GM Foundation is donating $100,000 to aid the Central Park Conservancy’s “Keeping it Green” service learning program to introduce pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students to the importance of preserving and caring for New York City’s Central Park.
DETROIT – The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and High Country and the GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali 1500, available this fall, with a 6.2L V-8 produces an SAE-certified 420 horsepower (at 5600 rpm) and 460 lb-ft of torque (at 4100 rpm), the most power of any pickup engine and torque of any light duty pickup truck engine.
DETROIT – The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic is available with even more advanced-safety features, including a rear-vision camera, Forward Collision Alert, and Lane Departure Warning.
DETROIT – The 2014 Buick Regal goes on sale later this year with a suggested retail price of $30,615, including a $925 destination charge.
DETROIT – Communities and nonprofits across the country will receive a helping hand from General Motors’ employee volunteers from September 9-13 as part of the company’s second annual “teamGM Cares Week.” From packing food and building homes to cleaning up beaches and neighborhoods, approximately 75 projects will be undertaken.
DETROIT – Eric Peterson has been named U.S. vice president, Diversity Dealer Relations, at General Motors Co., effective immediately.
DETROIT – More than half of light-duty pick-up trucks on the road are now 11 years or older. To help build on the Chevrolet Silverado’s reputation as the most dependable, longest lasting full-size pickup, engineers designed the 2014 Silverado to be the most corrosion resistant Chevrolet truck ever.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Some of General Motors’ advanced manufacturing techniques to produce the all-new, Gen 5 Small Block engine family are microscopic, but they have a huge impact on the 75-year-old Tonawanda Engine Plant, where about 1,500 jobs have been created and retained since 2009.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) dealers delivered 275,847 vehicles in the United States in August, up 15 percent compared with a year ago. Retail sales increased 22 percent while fleet sales were down 8 percent.
DETROIT – General Motors is turning 100 steel crates used for shipping engines to Orion Assembly into raised urban garden in vacant parking lots throughout Detroit, building on an earlier donation of 250 crates that enabled Cadillac Urban Gardens to bloom in Southwest Detroit.
DETROIT – GMC owners can pull off their next trailering chore without a hitch – at least figuratively – thanks to a new trailering guide app available today at the iTunes store. The free app is designed to give GMC customers a better understanding of trailering techniques and capabilities. It, even helps identify the appropriate GMC model for specific trailering needs.
DETROIT – The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu arriving in dealerships this fall will be the first midsize sedan sold in the U.S. to offer fuel-saving stop/start technology standard on its 2.5L base model.
DETROIT – Cadillac validated its all-new 2014 CTS midsize luxury sedan and power-packed CTS Vsport at the world’s most-demanding test track – Germany’s Nürburgring – and recorded lap times to enhance the nameplate’s reputation as a driver’s car.
DETROIT – The General Motors Foundation donated $50,000 to the National Park Foundation to help fund the 50th anniversary commemoration of the historic 1963 March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
DETROIT – Painting a new vehicle is not just part of the manufacturing process - it is an intricate chemical operation requiring constant scientific monitoring. Trained experts, members of General Motors’ “Blue Suit Crew” follow elaborate precautions to ensure that final vehicle paint finishes are pristine.
AUSTIN, Texas – Chevrolet, the University of Texas Athletics program, IMG College and the Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas (the Texas Exes) announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement today, designating Silverado as the Official Truck of the Texas Longhorns and of the Texas Exes. Silverado also is now the Official Truck of Bevo, the Texas Longhorns’ live mascot.
DETROIT – Chevrolet’s small and compact car sales are up 229 percent year over year, from the second quarter of 2010 to the same quarter this year, evidence of the brand’s continuing success in attracting buyers of all ages including millennials, whose purchase priorities include advanced technology, fuel economy, functionality and affordability.
DETROIT – Nine more General Motors facilities have achieved the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® voluntary Challenge for Industry, bringing the company’s total to 63, more facilities than any organization worldwide.
DETROIT – The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and High Country and the GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali 1500 are the first pickup trucks to receive the highest possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year.
DETROIT – When the OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App launched, it was the first app from an automaker to offer drivers remote access to their vehicle. Now RemoteLink can claim the distinction of being the first remote telemetry app from an automaker to work on all four primary smartphone platforms – iPhone, Android, Blackberry and now Microsoft Windows phones.
DETROIT – General Motors today announced that Steve Kiefer will join the company effective Sept.1, 2013 to lead its global powertrain operations.
CARMEL, Calif. – Cadillac today revealed the Elmiraj Concept, a grand coupe expressing the pure enjoyment of driving and exploring new dimensions for Cadillac’s ongoing expansion. The Elmiraj Concept showcases a new vision for luxury driving and the top of the brand’s expanding range.
DETROIT – General Motors executives, University of Detroit Mercy administrators and GM Student Corps members today gathered at UDM’s McNichols campus to celebrate the conclusion of the GM Student Corps internship program.
DETROIT – Chevrolet Performance is back at the Woodward Dream Cruise this weekend at Memorial Park in Royal Oak, where it will display a collection of performance vehicles – including the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – parts and accessories, and host autograph sessions with automotive personalities...
DETROIT – The General Motors Foundation is granting $100,000 to Leadership America, the longest-running, national women’s development program of its kind in the U.S.
DETROIT – A new Cadillac design concept will debut this weekend in California as part of a new public exhibit that includes the brand’s newest production models and some of its most influential historic cars.
DETROIT – The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, today announced scholarships totaling approximately $4.2 million to 1,100 recipients pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM, information technology and other fields important to the automotive industry.
DETROIT – The advanced cluster display in the 2014 Corvette Stingray can provide up to 69 unique sources of information, ranging from an interactive performance timer to a tire tread temperature display.
DETROIT – The Chevrolet Certified Service Rescue Squad will be cruising Woodward Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 17 to help keep things moving by lending an assist to beautiful classic cruisers that stall, overheat or run out of gas.
DETROIT – Sapele, a sustainable, fast-growing wood known for giving acoustic guitars a little extra zing is one of several veneers making beautiful music with leather and other surface materials in the current lineup of Cadillac cars.
ACME, Mich. – At the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars today, General Motors Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Dan Ammann provided the first look at the next-generation Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, designed to be capable, versatile and fuel-efficient alternatives to full-size pickups.
DETROIT – The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV, an all-electric mini car, can save its owners approximately $9,000 in fuel over five years compared to the average new vehicle – that’s $150 per month that can be spent on something else.
DETROIT - General Motors Co. today announced that the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (UAW VEBA) has priced a secondary public offering of 45,454,545 warrants to purchase GM common stock. The offering was priced at $3.85 per warrant through a modified Dutch auction that took place on August 6.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Disinterest in new cars by young people is hard to prove, but they are buying fewer cars than their generation has in previous economic recoveries, General Motors Chief Economist Mustafa Mohatarem said Tuesday.
SPRING HILL, Tenn. – General Motors today increased to $350 million planned spending for new vehicles to be produced at its Spring Hill assembly plant. The new investment adds $167 million to a previously announced $183 million pledge and is expected to create or retain about 1,800 jobs.
DETROIT – The Chevrolet Volt, already recognized for having the most satisfied owners will soon come with another people pleaser: a lower price. The 2014 model will start at $34,995, including an $810 destination fee (excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees).
YPSILANTI, Mich. – John Calabrese, General Motors vice president, Global Vehicle Engineering, announced Friday at Eastern Michigan University, a $300,000, three-year renewable grant for Project Lead The Way programs in Michigan.
DETROIT – General Motors Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Dan Ammann leads a group of four GM speakers at the annual Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars beginning Monday in Traverse City.
DETROIT – Ultrasonic welding, a high-tech manufacturing process used in the aerospace and medical industries, is helping ensure high quality for the new Cadillac ELR extended-range electric luxury coupe that goes on sale in North America in early 2014.
DETROIT – General Motors today announced it is strengthening its International Operations management team in order to build on the company’s leadership position in China, the world’s largest auto market.
DETROIT – GMC retail sales were up 23 percent year over year in July, closing at the highest sales volume since 2006. Total sales, up 14 percent, were the best since 2007. Sierra, Acadia and Terrain all posted July sales gains as the brand had its best seven-month start in six years.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) dealers delivered 234,071 vehicles in the United States in July, up 16 percent compared with a year ago. Retail sales increased 23 percent while fleet sales declined 6 percent.
DETROIT – The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan is making a clean sweep of top safety rankings around the world, most recently receiving a maximum five-star rating from the China New Car Assessment Program.
DETROIT – The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel’s advanced 2.0L engine uses a variable-swirl intake system to create a “perfect storm” of air and fuel that helps enhance performance while reducing emissions.
DETROIT – As summer temperatures continue to climb, so does the risk of child injuries and deaths due to heatstroke. To help raise awareness of this issue, the General Motors Foundation is providing $200,000 to Safe Kids Worldwide to support the organization’s Never Leave Your Child Alone in a Car campaign.
DETROIT – General Motors’ Rayong engine plant in Thailand and Cheongna proving ground in Korea are now landfill-free, bringing the company’s total to 33 sites throughout Asia that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all of their daily waste.
DETROIT – Turbocharging increases power and performance with efficiency, but the delay in the delivery of power – known as “turbo lag” – has historically been its key limitation. That’s about to change.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced second quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $1.2 billion, or $0.75 per fully diluted share. These results include a net loss from special items that reduced net income by $0.2 billion, or $0.09 per fully diluted share.
DETROIT – For a second year in a row, Chevrolet has three segment award recipients - more than any other brand - in the 2013 J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study. The Chevrolet Volt ranks highest in its segment three years in a row, along with Sonic and Avalanche which both received awards for the second consecutive time.
WASHINGTON – An OnStar subscriber was honored by The Wireless Foundation for using her vehicle’s telematics system as a temporary command center to help campers injured during violent thunderstorms at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2012.
DETROIT – Many people sing in their cars, but few sound as good doing it as Frankie Turner, lead singer of Detroit-based blues-rock band The Gentlemen Mutineers. Frankie, as his fans know him, recently sang in the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, using the full-size sedan as a “mobile studio” to record an “Impala Mix” of their party anthem “Detroit Throttle.”
DETROIT – The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic will be available in two limited-edition colors as the brand continues to scour design products seeking the “individualist” consumer. A chromatic plum called Deep Magenta Metallic is the first in the series and will be available August through October.
DETROIT – The 2014 Chevrolet Impala has received the highest possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.
DETROIT – Chevrolet’s globally recognized bowtie celebrates its 100th anniversary this year with 25 product launches helping the symbol find new roads around the world despite an origin that is still uncertain.
DETROIT – The idea was so simple that even the judges in a hackathon couldn’t believe no one had thought of it before: Why not have a built-in vehicle application with two buttons – one reading Personal and one Business – that a driver could choose from when starting a trip?
DETROIT – GMC returns as the official vehicle of the ESPY Awards, and will air two new television ads for the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra. The ESPYs provide a springboard for the Sierra advertising campaign, which will showcase the technology available in the all-new Sierra.
DETROIT – General Motors received eight Vincentric 2013 Best Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Value in America™ awards, with no manufacturer earning more awards. In addition to vehicle awards, GMC was honored as the best truck brand.
DETROIT – Chevrolet sold a record 2.5 million vehicles around the world in the first six months of 2013, up 1.4 percent over the same period in 2012, and achieved its 11th straight quarter of increased sales on the strength of new products like the Onix subcompact car in Brazil, Impala full-size sedan in the U.S. and Colorado midsize pickup in Southeast Asia.
DETROIT – GMC, the Official Vehicle of the NFL, will become the official vehicle of EA SPORTS Madden NFL 25 on August 27 when the 25th anniversary edition of the Madden NFL franchise arrives in stores with GMC vehicles integrated into the gaming experience for the first time.
DETROIT – A special long-form ad for the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, featuring an original song by Grammy-nominated recording artist Will Hoge, will air near the final round of the Chevrolet Home Run Derby on Monday, July 15 on ESPN. “Strong,” which debuted July 4 in Texas, and a new spot, “Her Horse” will be shown during the Major League Baseball® All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 16 on FOX.
DETROIT – General Motors today reaffirmed its commitment to further reduce the energy used and the environmental impacts of building and operating an automobile, detailing product goals and tracking progress toward its 2020 manufacturing priorities in its 2012 Sustainability Report.
DETROIT – OnStar announced today a project with TimberRock Energy Solutions, Inc. that uses aggregation software and solar charging canopies with integrated storage to manage the flow of solar power to benefit the electric grid. It will be the first “real-world” use of OnStar’s Smart Grid solutions.
DETROIT – The 2014 Corvette Stingray will deliver up to an EPA-estimated 17 miles per gallon in the city, and 29 mpg on the highway, making the new Stingray the most fuel efficient sports car on the market as no other car offers more than 455 horsepower and greater than 29 mpg highway.
LORDSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors Lordstown assembly and stamping complex, where the Chevrolet Cruze is built, is switching to LED lighting with a built-in, fully integrated wireless control system, GM’s largest such conversion in North America.
DETROIT – The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, re-engineered to be stronger, smarter and more capable, is the perfect pickup for hitting the road this summer.
DETROIT – Mary Chan joined General Motors 13 months ago in the newly created role of President of Global Connected Consumer. She has responsibility over global infotainment as well as OnStar’s global business operations, reporting to GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) sold 264,843 vehicles in the United States in June, up 6 percent compared with a year ago. Deliveries to retail customers increased 14 percent while fleet sales declined 9 percent due to the timing of customer deliveries.
NEW YORK – General Motors (NYSE: GM) and Honda (NYSE: HMC) announced today a long-term, definitive master agreement to co-develop next-generation fuel cell system and hydrogen storage technologies, aiming for the 2020 time frame. The collaboration expects to succeed by sharing expertise, economies of scale and common sourcing strategies.
DETROIT – Chevrolet Performance has signed a multi-year deal to become the title rights sponsor of the largest and most prestigious event on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series circuit: the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
DETROIT – The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado will be celebrated in a marketing campaign created to speak to the heart of the full-size pickup market.
DETROIT – This week, Americans will celebrate the 237th anniversary of independence. Buick has built and sold vehicles in America for almost half of the time – 110 years – since the historic day of July 4, 1776.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Chevrolet today marked its 60th anniversary of the Corvette, an iconic American sports car. The first Corvette went into production in Flint, Mich. on June 30, 1953. Since then, Corvette has become an American icon that continues to offer the best in today’s technology and performance.
DETROIT – The creative use of metal finishes and styling cues in luxury watches helped inspire the chrome accents in the award-winning interior of the 2013 Cadillac XTS luxury sedan.
DETROIT – General Motors is participating in a U.S. Department of Energy program to reduce energy costs, per unit of production, at 25 of its U.S. facilities. The result is an anticipated 25-percent or greater combined reduction in energy use at the plants by 2018.
DETROIT – Drivers expect hybrid and electric cars to have advanced battery and drive systems that make smart use of energy. Cadillac’s upcoming electrified luxury coupe, the 2014 ELR, is designed to exceed those expectations by also providing engaging, responsive driving dynamics enabled by advanced suspension and steering systems.
WARREN, Mich. – GM Design today announced several changes to its global leadership team designed to increase the emphasis on the company’s vehicle brands, including Opel and Buick.
MEXICO CITY – General Motors today announced it will invest $691 million for its manufacturing operations in Silao, San Luis Potosi and Toluca to build higher performing, more fuel-efficient powertrains. Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto and other senior government officials were on hand to mark the importance of the investment to the country, GM and its customers.
WENTZVILLE, Mo. – General Motors will invest $133 million to add a third stamping press to its Wentzville Assembly and Stamping plant, with the potential for creating or retaining approximately 55 jobs.
DETROIT – General Motors today announced the appointment of Alicia Boler-Davis to senior vice president, Global Quality and Global Customer Experience, expanding her customer experience role from a U.S. position to oversee the rest of the world where GM does business.
DETROIT – General Motors today announced the appointment of Alan Batey as senior vice president, Global Chevrolet, which accounts for more than half of GM’s sales worldwide.
MILFORD, Mich. – A nearly 37,000-square-foot facility at General Motors’ Milford Proving Ground is now certified by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
DETROIT – Cadillac will add a new option to its XTS luxury sedan: More power and torque. Starting in August, the all-new Cadillac Twin Turbo V6 will go into production as an optional engine for the 2014 XTS.
ZURICH – Susan Docherty, president and managing director of Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe, has announced her intention to leave General Motors to spend time with her family, effective September 30. A successor for Docherty will be named at a later date.
DETROIT – Remaining in business for 11 decades requires constant innovation, so choosing one model to represent a decade of significance can be a catalyst for debate. Among the hundreds of models designed and engineered for Buick, the 11 below stand out as the most significant for their respective decades since May 17, 1903. Let the debate begin.
DETROIT – Nine-time Grammy Award-winning musician John Legend’s new single, “Made to Love,” is featured in a new Chevrolet Impala marketing campaign which debuts during Game 7 of the NBA Finals on ABC tonight. “Made to Love” is Legend’s newest single from his highly anticipated album, “Love in the Future,” available September 3.
DETROIT – Chevrolet released official performance estimates today for the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the most capable standard Corvette ever. Equipped with the available Z51 Performance Package, the new Stingray is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, braking from 60 to 0 in 107 feet, and sustaining 1.03 g in cornering.
SHANGHAI – General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson spoke Tuesday at the groundbreaking of a new plant in China where GM will build Cadillac models for the Chinese market. Remarks prepared for the event follow. As always, the speaker’s words are definitive.
DETROIT – General Motors built on a strong performance in last year's J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study, placing about 50 percent of its vehicles in the top three of their respective segments with a company-best eight segment awards.
DETROIT – The all-new 4.3L EcoTec3 V-6 powering the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra will be the most capable standard V-6 in any full-size pickup truck – leading the segment in city fuel economy and helping customers save money through a host of fuel-saving technologies.
DETROIT – Every year, tens of millions of viewers in the United States watch The Oscars. For the next five years, Chevrolet will advertise its award-winning vehicles as part of this night of stars.
DETROIT – Chevrolet, the “Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball” since 2005, is now swinging for the fences as title sponsor of the 2013 Chevrolet Home Run Derby. Major League Baseball Properties and Chevrolet announced the sponsorship on Monday.
DETROIT – The 2014 Buick LaCrosse luxury sedan goes on sale later this year with a suggested retail price of $34,060, including a $925 destination charge. Standard equipment includes next-generation IntelliLink connectivity, an eight-inch reconfigurable color cluster display, eight air bags and an eAssist powertrain that offers an EPA-estimated 36 highway mpg.
DETROIT – General Motors today appointed Gerald Johnson as North America Manufacturing Vice President effective July 1. He will lead a team of more than 74,000 employees who work in 56 facilities including assembly, stamping, powertrain and component operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
DETROIT – When the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan arrives in dealerships this fall, it will offer more interior space, power and technology with more than 20 new standard features compared with the current model.
DETROIT – Imagine quick off-the-line acceleration reminiscent of a classic muscle car combined with the efficiency of a fuel-sipping compact sedan. Dream on? Believe it.
DETROIT – Cadillac selected a new agency called Rogue as its creative agency of record, following a review process. Cadillac expects this move to further enable its growth.
WARREN, Mich. – Following several days of joint testing, General Motors and BMW AG engineers are confident that DC “Combo” Fast Charge stations from several suppliers will consistently allow an electric vehicle to take on an 80 percent charge in about 20 minutes.
SEATTLE – Chevrolet and the United States Soccer Federation announced a three-year sponsorship deal today that makes Chevrolet the Official Partner of U.S. Soccer and helps the brand leverage the sport’s surging popularity in the U.S., where a soccer player lives in 30 percent of households.
DETROIT – General Motors today announced an all-new Global Business Services group that will streamline back-office processes to improve service quality, reduce complexity and achieve cost efficiencies. Diana Tremblay is named Global Business Services vice president and will report to Dan Ammann, GM senior vice president and chief financial officer.
DETROIT – General Motors (NYSE: GM) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.59375 per share on its Series B mandatory convertible junior preferred stock. The dividend is payable Sept. 3, 2013 to Series B holders of record as of Aug. 15, 2013. The dividend is cumulative. The total amount of the dividend is approximately $59.4 million.
DETROIT – Every 2014 Buick model – Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Encore and Enclave – will be offered with a suite of available active safety systems that watch the front, side and rear of the vehicle to help prevent crashes.
DETROIT – When Chevrolet set out to refresh the Malibu’s interior and exterior for 2014, designers used one of the most cost-effective and time-saving methods in its high-tech tool box: rapid prototyping, also known as 3-D printing.
DETROIT – General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) today announced at its annual meeting of stockholders the preliminary voting results representing 87.4 percent of eligible votes.
DETROIT – Here are General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson’s prepared remarks to the annual meeting of stockholders on Thursday, June 6. As always, the speaker’s words are definitive.
DETROIT – Customers who purchase or lease an eligible new 2014 Chevrolet, Buick or GMC car, truck or crossover in the U.S. will be covered by a new maintenance program that includes certain scheduled services for two years or 24,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
ROSARIO, Argentina – General Motors’ Rosario Automotive Complex is the first GM plant in the Americas to obtain 50001 certification from the International Organization for Standardization.
DETROIT – Remotely unlocking doors, activating horn and lights and remote start for factory-equipped vehicles are among services General Motors will make standard via smartphone for five years through the OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App.
SHANGHAI – General Motors and its joint ventures sold a May record 252,942 vehicles in China. Sales increased 9.4 percent from the same month last year. Shanghai GM and SAIC-GM-Wuling as well as all of their brands also had all-time sales highs for the month.
FLINT, Mich. – General Motors Co. employees around the country have so far raised approximately $28,500 to help people in tornado-ravaged Oklahoma.
DETROIT – The suggested retail price for the 2014 Chevrolet SS sports sedan is $44,470, including a $995 destination charge, Chevrolet announced today. Title and license fees are extra. The SS goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2013.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) sold 252,894 vehicles in the United States in May, up 3 percent compared with a year ago. Retail sales increased 9 percent, fleet sales were down 10 percent and the fleet mix was 26 percent of total sales.
DETROIT – The 2013 Encore luxury small crossover brings a smaller footprint and high efficiency to the Buick showroom, but the brand’s newest model maintains the commitment to safety, joining all other current Buicks as an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2013 Top Safety Pick.
DETROIT – Cadillac’s year-to-date sales increase of 38 percent will be the brand’s largest since 1976, making the 110-year old brand the fastest growing major automotive brand in the U.S.
LANSING, Mich. – The former Oldsmobile headquarters, known as Building 70, received a dramatic facelift recently. It is now wrapped with a banner of the Cadillac ATS – 2013 North America Car of the Year – built at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant located on the site.
DETROIT – General Motors North America President Mark Reuss, a lifelong racing enthusiast, will drive the 2014 Corvette Stingray Pace Car in the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit, presented by Quicken Loans. this Saturday and Sunday (June 1-2).
DETROIT – Chevrolet today unveiled the 2014 Malibu – a roomier, more refined and more efficient execution of its midsize sedan. Updated styling, a revised interior, a new 2.5L standard engine and suspension enhancements highlight the changes. It goes on sale this fall.
DETROIT – Six in 10 full-size pickup owners use their trucks for trailering, according to General Motors’ survey data. Along with class-leading trailing capacities, the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 offers that majority of customers a full suite of trailering technologies that aid everything from acceleration to safety and braking.
DETROIT – An all-new 2014 Sierra 1500 Denali full-size pickup arrives this fall with an available 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 that will produce an estimated 420 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque, the most power and torque of any light duty truck engine.
DETROIT – A caravan of Chevrolet high-performance production and concept vehicles will be led by the Hot Wheels® 1967 Camaro Concept at the start of the Hot Rod Power Tour® – the weeklong road trip that kicks off the summer cruising season for thousands of car enthusiasts.
DETROIT – The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s all-new LT1 6.2L V-8 engine is SAE-certified at 460 horsepower (343 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 465 lb-ft of torque (630 Nm) at 4,600 rpm, with the available performance exhaust system, Chevrolet announced today.
DETROIT – Blending timeless automotive design and leading contemporary fashion, Bergdorf Goodman Magazine will feature a series of classic Cadillac models on the cover and inside its June issue. It is the first time the iconic fashion magazine has collaborated with a non-fashion partner on a fashion story.
DETROIT– Amid high-tech robots, miles of conveyers and multiple assembly lines, a number of inconspicuous hand-held “tools” and their skilled operators are helping General Motors ensure highest levels of vehicle quality before they leave assembly plants.
Tony Kanaan, No. 11 Hydroxycut KV Racing Technology SH Racing Chevrolet, had been denied a trip to victory lane many times at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), but as fate would have it this year, he was in the right place at the right time to capture his first Indianapolis 500 win, and the first IMS win for the Chevrolet V6 2.2 liter direct injected twin turbo charged engine.
MILFORD, Mich. – General Motors poured the first concrete Friday on a $100 million companion to its new Enterprise Data Center in Warren, Mich. The two replace a network of 23 data centers operated by GM and three information technology suppliers around the world.
DETROIT – From the first roll of steel all the way to the first time a car is started and drives off the assembly line, auto plant tours can be fun, educational – and free.
DETROIT – Chevrolet will help power a little snail named Turbo in the upcoming DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) feature film bearing his name.
DETROIT – Drivers of the new 2014 Chevrolet Impala will enjoy sweet sound and sweeter savings at the pump thanks to precision noise reduction and a new advanced valvetrain technology on the Ecotec 2.5L four-cylinder engine, arriving in dealerships this month.
DETROIT. – Chevrolet announced today a low mileage lease on the new 2014 Spark EV 1LT for as low as $199 per month* for 36 months, with $999 due at lease signing including security deposit (tax, title, license dealer fees extra), making the vehicle one of the most affordable EVs on the market.
WARREN, Mich. – Mary Barra, General Motors senior vice president, Global Product Development, was honored Wednesday evening with the Society of Automotive Engineering Foundation’s 2013 Industry Leadership Award.
DETROIT – The 2013 Cadillac XTS offers the first look at the next generation of interior design for the brand. Yet, designers of the large luxury sedan looked to the fast-paced and often-changing fashion and home furnishings industries for inspiration when conceptualizing the car’s interior finishes.
INDIANAPOLIS – Jim Harbaugh, head coach of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, will drive the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Pace Car to lead the pack of 33 racers to the start of the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500, this Sunday.
SHANGHAI – The GM China Advanced Technical Center (ATC) in Shanghai has been awarded Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
DETROIT – The General Motors Foundation is pledging $50,000, and Chevrolet is donating a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup to Forgotten Harvest to assist with the organization’s “Help 4 Oklahoma” campaign to get supplies to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and help those impacted by this week’s devastating tornadoes.
LANSING, Mich. – General Motors today announced a $44.5 million investment to build a Logistics Optimization Center at its Lansing Grand River Assembly plant, creating 200 new jobs.
DETROIT – A group of 110 Detroit-area high school students are about to begin paid summer internships as members of the brand-new GM Student Corps, a program introduced today by General Motors North America President Mark Reuss that combines service, education and mentoring.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson told graduates of the Mendoza School of Business at Notre Dame on Saturday that authentic leadership is the greatest need in the world where they will work and live.
PALO ALTO, Calif. – General Motors is joining the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford University, its latest effort to mine the best and brightest ideas and recruit top students studying toward careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
DETROIT – The Buick brand celebrates its 110th birthday this weekend. After a few years of experimenting with automobiles built at his home in Detroit, David Dunbar Buick – a former plumbing inventor and businessman – incorporated the Buick Motor Company on May 19, 1903.
DETROIT – The General Motors Foundation is pledging $500,000 to Habitat for Humanity to help victims of the recent tornadoes in five Texas counties. The funds will be used to help restore neighborhoods devastated by Wednesday’s storms.
DETROIT – The all-new 2014 Sierra full-size pickup truck spent more development time in a wind tunnel than any GMC pickup before it, resulting in design changes that benefit both fuel efficiency and interior quietness.
DETROIT and NASHVILLE, Tenn. – General Motors Co. and Nissan announced today the companies have signed an agreement for Nissan to produce a small cargo vehicle that GM will sell in the United States and Canada.
WARREN, Mich. – General Motors today unveiled a state-of-the-art $130-million enterprise data center that will serve as the computing backbone for the automaker’s vast global operations.
DETROIT – Three General Motors’ buildings are being recognized for superior performance in the EPA’s 2012 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings.
DETROIT – Greater use of structural adhesive and aluminum is helping Cadillac reduce overall weight of the ATS and all-new CTS sedans, contributing to better ride and handling and reduced cabin noise in both models.
DETROIT – Buick production lines have been rolling for 110 consecutive years but for a short period during World War II, the vehicles produced looked decidedly different.
DETROIT – Cadillac is blending fashion and automotive design with the launch of “Style Driven,” a four-part video vignette offering an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the life of fashion stylist Erin Walsh, as she curates outfits for guests attending the famous Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
DUBAI – The Chevrolet Camaro SS has joined the Dubai Police fleet of vehicles – the first Camaro to be used by a police force in the Middle East.
DETROIT – Cadillac today announced enhancements to one of the most comprehensive certified pre-owned vehicle programs in the luxury vehicle industry, including higher levels of warranty coverage and benefits for owners and shoppers.
DETROIT – When the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra full-size pickup arrives this summer, its standard 4.3L EcoTec V-6 it will offer the most torque of any standard V-6 in the segment – 305 lb-ft (413 Nm).
SAN ANTONIO – The 2014 Silverado Texas Edition, which recognizes the strong bonds between Texans and their trucks, debuts May 6 as part of the 2014 Silverado media drive in San Antonio and Spring Branch, Texas.
SAN ANTONIO – The 2014 Silverado High Country will further broaden Chevrolet’s portfolio in the premium pickup segment when it joins the LTZ and Z71 models in the Silverado lineup this fall.
FLINT, Mich. – Two days after announcing plans to purchase the first Durant-Dort Carriage Company factory in Flint, the automaker presented Flint city leaders with $10,000 to purchase and plant trees this spring on the nearby Chevy in the Hole manufacturing site.
INDIANAPOLIS – The all-new, seventh-generation 2014 Corvette Stingray will serve as the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car, leading the field to green at the start of the 97th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” on Sunday, May 26, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
DETROIT – General Motors won nine Vincentric 2013 Best Fleet Value in America™ awards, the most of any manufacturer. Vincentric recognized 13 GM vehicles, including the Chevrolet Express cargo van, winner of the Best Fleet Value award for six consecutive years.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced first quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $0.9 billion, or $0.58 per fully diluted share. These results include a net loss from special items that reduced net income by $0.2 billion, or $0.09 per fully diluted share.
DETROIT – General Motors is the first automaker among 40 major U.S. companies to sign a “Climate Declaration,” collectively asserting that responding to climate change is good business.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) sold 237,646 vehicles in the United States in April, up 11 percent compared with a year ago. Retail sales increased 10 percent, fleet sales were up 16 percent and the fleet mix was 28 percent of total sales.
DETROIT – The all-new 2014 Sierra arrives this summer with available advanced active safety features never offered to full-size pickup truck owners, including Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning. The manner by which alerts from the system are delivered to the driver is equally innovative, thanks to GMC’s optional Safety Alert Seat.
DETROIT – Development of “Super Cruise,” Cadillac’s semi-automated driving system, is advancing to the next stage of development, including real-world driving assessment and trials. Cadillac projects this technology could make its way into production models later this decade.
DETROIT – The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu sedan equipped with four-door passive entry makes life a little easier for those frantically searching for keys in the bottom of a deep purse or fumbling to find them when carrying a child or bags of groceries.
DETROIT -- General Motors Co. today announced it has filed a selling shareholders shelf registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission registering GM common stock and warrants.
DETROIT – The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe will have a suggested starting retail price of $51,995, and the Corvette Stingray Convertible will start at $56,995.
DETROIT – General Motors has won bronze and silver Edison Awards for two corporate initiatives, its global landfill-free program and OnStar Family Link service, respectively. The competition honors game-changing products, services and processes.
DETROIT – General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) today filed its definitive proxy statement for its 2013 annual meeting of stockholders with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 6, in Detroit at General Motors Global Headquarters at the Renaissance Center, beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT.
DETROIT – A deep look into the next generation of Cadillac models reveals new approaches to how designers are streamlining the form and function of headlamps, what designers call the “eyes” of a car.
NEW YORK – The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV is the industry benchmark in retail electric vehicle efficiency with a combined city/highway EPA estimated range of 82 miles when fully charged and an EPA-estimated combined city/highway 119 MPGe fuel economy equivalent.
PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Information technology leaders from General Motors, Ford and Chrysler are collaborating on the best practices to attract and retain women to careers in IT. In a rare gathering of the three CIOs from the automakers, they shared tactics to increase the number of women choosing science and technology fields.
PHILADELPHIA – PACE, a multi-company/university alliance which engages college students to engineer practical solutions to global issues, is being recognized with the longest-running and most prestigious award from CorpU’s Learning Excellence and Innovation Council.
DETROIT – General Motors is transforming corporate lands at its global facilities into tailored areas for wildlife habitats. Together with the Wildlife Habitat Council, dozens of companies, including GM, are foregoing cement buildings for a different sort of structure: the kind that house animals.
DETROIT – The General Motors Foundation is providing a $100,000 grant to the American Red Cross to aid emergency management officials with relief efforts, to help provide shelter and meals to those in need and help the organization prepare for and respond to disasters in Texas.
DETROIT – General Motors’ demonstrated commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and mitigating climate impact is being recognized by the nonprofit American Carbon Registry.
DETROIT – The United Way Worldwide on Thursday honored General Motors with its Summit Award for making a difference in Metro Detroit and communities across the United States, particularly in the area of education.
DETROIT – The new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, delivers an industry best EPA-estimated 46 MPG on the highway – better than any non-hybrid passenger car in America. It will be available in certain cities this spring and nationwide and in Canada in early fall.
DETROIT – Buick vehicles today are built in state-of-the-art facilities around the world. The Enclave luxury crossover’s Lansing Delta Township plant was the industry’s first LEED Gold-certified manufacturing facility. The brand has evolved in many ways since 1903, when the first Buick was hand-built in a small barn behind David Dunbar Buick’s Detroit home.
SALT LAKE CITY – Helping deliver a baby is not listed in an OnStar advisor’s job description, but within the past year an emergency advisor has helped coach a woman through labor, while others administered CPR instruction to a young child and instructed how to stop excessive bleeding – all while the caller waited for help to arrive.
WHITE MARSH, Md. – Until now, electric motors and drive units – the heart and soul of electric vehicles – have been mostly imports. General Motors today commemorated becoming the first U.S.-based automaker to manufacture these key parts in America for the new Chevrolet Spark EV at its Baltimore Operations plant in White Marsh, Md.
DETROIT – Chevrolet will make a special delivery later this month of 1,350 virtually indestructible One World Futbols, bringing the “power of play” to children in Detroit with the help of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit.
DETROIT – The General Motors Foundation and Cadillac will help pave the way from Motown to Manhattan for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra this May as it prepares to perform at Carnegie Hall for the first time in 17 years.
DETROIT – Chevrolet sold more than 1.18 million vehicles around the world in the first quarter of 2013 achieving its 10th consecutive quarter of record global sales on the strength of products like the Cruze compact car which recently surpassed the 2 million mark in total global sales since its launch in 2009.
DETROIT -- Editors at Ward’sAuto named the 2013 Cadillac XTS luxury sedan and Chevrolet Spark mini car among its 10 Best Interiors of 2013 from a field of 46 new or refreshed nominees.
DETROIT – Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. have signed an agreement under which both companies will jointly develop an all-new generation of advanced technology 9- and 10-speed automatic transmissions for cars, crossovers, SUVs and trucks.
DETROIT – As part of its ongoing global growth, Cadillac today enhanced its leadership team with two new executive appointments aimed at extending the brand’s momentum.
DETROIT – Paddle shifters take on new meaning in the Cadillac ELR, the brand’s first electric vehicle with extended range capability that goes on sale in early 2014.
DETROIT – General Motors (NYSE: GM) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.59375 per share on its Series B mandatory convertible junior preferred stock. The dividend is payable June 3, 2013 to Series B holders of record as of May 15, 2013.
DETROIT – When professional basketball players and other big-and-tall customers asked Chevrolet for more space and a more comfortable ride in the all-new 2014 Impala, engineers used the latest high-tech tools to create more leg and head room and larger storage areas.
DETROIT – GMC’s ongoing push to create a modern and customer-focused dealer network includes updated facilities and new business approaches like Pro Grade Protection, which offers two years of included maintenance for Sierra full-size pickup owners. Now, GMC is adding mobility with a new SalesAssistant tablet app.
DETROIT – Football star Peyton Manning returns to TV screens across the country during this weekend’s NCAA® Men’s Basketball Final Four®. The spot, called “Blindsided,” is Manning’s second contribution to the “Experience Buick” campaign. It focuses on safety features of the 2013 Verano compact luxury sedan.
DETROIT – The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program today announced the first five of 100 U.S. high school and undergraduate college students that will receive up to $25,000 in annual scholarships for demonstrating excellence in the classroom and in the community.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. will invest nearly $332 million in four manufacturing sites to produce more fuel-efficient engines and transmissions, demonstrating GM's commitment to deliver what customers want: technology-driven performance and fewer trips to the pump.
DETROIT – Chevrolet Volt owners are consistently achieving the published EPA-estimated mileage of 98 MPGe gasoline-free miles, and many are even exceeding it. Their experience contributes to an out worldly total of 150 million electric-powered Volt driving miles – roughly the distance from Earth to Mars.
SHANGHAI – General Motors and its joint ventures reached all-time highs for sales in China during March and the first quarter of 2013. Sales in March increased 12.6 percent on an annual basis to 290,538 units. It was the second-highest monthly sales total in GM’s history in China. This helped domestic sales in the first quarter grow to 816,373 units, an increase of 9.6 percent from the same period last year.
NEW YORK – Working Mother magazine today named General Motors one of the dozen “Best Companies for Hourly Workers” for 2013, its annual recognition of employers that have the best policies and programs for promoting women and a dynamic work life culture.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) sold 245,950 vehicles in the United States in March, up 6 percent compared with a year ago. Retail sales increased 4 percent, fleet sales were up 12 percent and the fleet mix was 27 percent of total sales.
FORT WORTH, Texas – General Motors Financial Company, Inc., (GM Financial) a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM), announced today that it has acquired the equity interests in the top-level holding companies that comprise substantially all of Ally Financial, Inc.'s automotive finance and financial services businesses in Latin America and Europe.
DETROIT – When the American League Champion Detroit Tigers take the field for their home opener on Friday, two of Chevrolet’s newest players – the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup truck and the 2014 Impala full-size sedan – will overlook the action.
DETROIT – Chevrolet today announced initial pricing, performance data, and EPA fuel efficiency estimates for the 2014 Silverado 1500, raising the bar in the fiercely competitive light-duty pickup segment.
DETROIT – The all-new 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup truck arrives at dealers later this spring with the best V-8 pickup fuel economy in the industry. Sierra’s new 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 uses direct injection, cylinder deactivation and variable valve timing to achieve EPA estimates of 16 mpg city and 23 highway with two-wheel drive or 16/22 with four-wheel drive.
OSHAWA, Ontario – The all-new 2014 Impala, Chevrolet’s flagship sedan, began driving off the line at Oshawa Assembly today. The Impala will begin arriving in Chevrolet showrooms this month.
DETROIT – General Motors has been recognized for its environmental leadership by the Society of Plastic Engineers with an award acknowledging the company’s successful zero-waste program.
DETROIT – The redesigned 2013 Buick Enclave luxury crossover is the brand’s best-selling model through the first quarter with retail sales up almost 40 percent. And it is a second-time-around choice for nearly four in 10 owners trading in a first-generation Enclave.
NEW YORK– Mark Reuss, president, General Motors North America, addressed news media, March 27, as he revealed the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro at the New York International Auto Show, Jacob Javits Center.
NEW YORK – Chevrolet today introduced the restyled 2014 Camaro line at the New York Auto Show, including the return of the Z/28, the most iconic model in Camaro history.
DETROIT – The racing-proven LS7 7.0L V-8 powers the all-new 2014 Camaro Z/28 – the most track-focused production model in the car’s history. It’s matched with a TREMEC TR6060 six-speed manual transmission with unique gearing tailored to the LS7’s performance characteristics for optimal track performance.
NEW YORK – Reinforcing the brand’s success on the street and track, Chevrolet today showcased its new line of performance cars – including the all-new Camaro Z28, Corvette Stingray and SS Performance Sedan – at the New York International Auto Show.
NEW YORK -- Mark Adams, executive director, Cadillac Global Design, and Bob Ferguson, vice president, global Cadillac, addressed news media, March 26, at the reveal of the 2014 Cadillac CTS at the Rose Theater, Lincoln Center, for the New York International Auto Show.
NEW YORK – Cadillac today introduced the all-new 2014 CTS sedan, which ascends into the heart of the midsize luxury market with expanded performance, elevated luxury and sophisticated technology.
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NEW YORK – The all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan brings a renewed spirit of driver engagement and exceptional refinement to the midsize luxury segment, rooted in a lightweight, rigid structure that fosters class-challenging performance and quietness.
DETROIT – The 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan evolves Cadillac’s Art & Science design philosophy, with new a proportion that resizes the brand’s signature sport sedan, giving it a longer, leaner aesthetic reflective of its lightweight, driver-focused ethos.
NEW YORK – Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president - marketing, Buick and GMC, addressed news media, March 26, as Buick revealed the 2014 LaCrosse and Regal at Highline Stages for the New York International Auto Show.
NEW YORK – Buick revealed the new 2014 Regal today, designed to be a sportier and smarter evolution of the brand’s dynamic midsize sedan. New purposeful technologies enhance safety and the driving experience with a more refined turbo engine – along with the introduction of all-wheel drive.
DETROIT – General Motors earned the highest recognition a corporation can receive from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – its 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence award for energy management.
DUBAI, U.A.E. – As part of its ongoing support for humanitarian work in emerging markets, General Motors announced today at the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference that it will offer two new specialized products to Non-Governmental Organizations to assist them in carrying out their projects.
DETROIT – Chevrolet will produce a limited number of Camaro NHRA-certified rolling chassis designed for drag racing that provides racers with a professionally assembled, painted body and chassis ready to be finished. Consumers add their engine, transmission and other drivetrain components.
NEW YORK – Buick today introduced the new 2014 LaCrosse, the evolution of the landmark luxury sedan that established the brand’s modern sedan lineup with design leadership and technological innovation.
DETROIT – Like many of today’s smart phones and tablets, a deep dive into Cadillac’s CUE in-vehicle user experience reveals customized conveniences and advanced features that enable user-created shortcuts to their favorite infotainment features.
DETROIT – The redesigned 2014 Camaro SS will debut at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, March 27 at 12:45 p.m., EDT.
DETROIT – To underscore its commitment to improving education in America, the General Motors Foundation will be a lead sponsor of the Detroit stop of the NBC News’ “Education Nation On-The-Road” that begins March 22.
DETROIT – Cadillac today announced details of a new Twin-Turbo V-6 engine and eight-speed transmission – firsts for the brand and signature features of the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS midsize luxury sedan debuting next week at the New York Auto Show.
DETROIT – Experience Buick leasing -- a two-year term with a single monthly payment that includes entertainment, safety and maintenance features – has led Buick to double its leasing business as a share of total sales over the last 12 months.
DETROIT – Team Cadillac is ready to carry forward its championship-winning effort from 2012 into the new season of the Pirelli World Challenge Series.
DETROIT – General Motors recognized 83 of its best global automotive suppliers Wednesday evening during its 21st annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony. The event was held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
DETROIT – General Motors hosted more than 100 Detroit high school science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, students at an event Wednesday featuring a “Women in Electrification” panel celebrating National Women's History Month.
ATLANTA – When 68 NCAA men’s basketball teams claim their places on the Championship bracket this weekend, all will be aiming for a trip to the 2013 Final Four in Atlanta.
DETROIT – When the Buick Encore hits the airwaves with its first TV spot, it will make a big statement about being small. The new luxury small crossover commercial, called “Dinosaur,” debuts this weekend on ESPN.
AUSTIN, Texas – Chevrolet, one of the world’s largest car brands, and Myspace (new.myspace.com), a place where creative people come to connect, discover and share, will join forces on a music initiative that kicks off Thursday at the South by Southwest festival and runs through Saturday.
DETROIT – Have you ever noticed a stranded vehicle or witnessed a vehicle crash? How did you react – did you stop to help?
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – General Motors broke ground and began construction today on an all-new, 450,000-square-foot, bi-level paint shop at the Fairfax Assembly and Stamping Plant.
DETROIT – The 2013 Buick Enclave, equipped with a standard front center air bag, has received the highest possible five-star overall vehicle score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.
AUSTIN, Texas – Chevrolet is doubling its investment in the General Motors Connected Customer Specialists team by adding 25 young, tech savvy technology experts, bringing to 50 the number of individuals working with dealers and customers across the United States.
TORONTO – General Motors will invest $250 million in the CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, to install flexible body shop equipment and tooling for future vehicle production.
DETROIT – The 2013 GMC Terrain’s IntelliLink connectivity system offers features like a Pandora internet radio interface, Bluetooth hands-free calling and voice recognition. Now, it comes standard with David. Or Melissa. Or Adam.
DETROIT– In another effort to provide the best customer experience in the industry, General Motors is changing the way its customer call centers operate, staffing Customer Engagement Centers with expert advisors who reach out to new owners to answer questions and are empowered to resolve most issues on the spot.
DETROIT – Chevrolet today announced that customers for the limited run of 2013 COPO Camaro factory drag-racing cars will be identified starting Monday, March 11. Only 69 of the cars will be constructed this year.
HOUSTON – General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson spoke to the HIS CERAWeek energy conference on Wednesday.
NEW YORK – Chevrolet will showcase a new lineup of performance cars for the 2014 model year at the New York International Auto Show, including the all-new Corvette Stingray coupe and convertible, all-new SS performance sedan and refreshed Camaro.
HOUSTON – The United States is on the cusp of achieving long-term energy security because of the rise of fuel-efficient vehicles, more energy-efficient homes and factories, and the revolution in domestic oil and gas production, GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson said today, adding that the time is now for a consumer-driven national energy policy.
CHANDLER, Ariz. – General Motors is hiring 1,000 high-tech employees to staff an Information Technology Innovation Center in this Phoenix suburb, joining Austin, Texas; Roswell, Ga., and Warren, Mich., as the centerpieces of GM’s strategy to bring high-value IT work in house in support of the business transformation underway.
DETROIT –The 2013 Cadillac ATS luxury sport sedan offers visibility from the driver’s seat that inspires the same confidence as the North American Car of the Year’s acclaimed road-hugging performance.
DETROIT – The 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup has a hydroformed steel frame designed to withstand years of abuse. But how does it withstand the force of four heavy-duty dock winches – the kind that moor massive cargo ships – tugging the truck in opposite directions?
SHANGHAI – General Motors and its joint ventures sold 215,070 vehicles in China during February. Sales were down 10.6 percent from the same month last year due to the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday falling in February this year.
GENEVA – Chevrolet revealed the 2014 Corvette Stingray convertible today at the Geneva Motor Show, featuring an all-new, fully electronic top that can be lowered remotely using the car’s key fob. The top can also be opened or closed on the go, at speeds of up to 30 mph (50 km/h).
AUSTIN, Texas – Fostering creative and professional growth alike, South by Southwest® is a premier destination for discovery, and Chevrolet plans to help festival-goers ‘Find New Roads’ that impassion them while they interact with thought leaders in technology, music and film.
DETROIT –More than six of 10 Cadillac customers in February traded in something other than a prior model Cadillac, evidence the luxury brand is attracting new customers with its expanding product line.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced today that it sold 224,314 vehicles in the United States in February, up 7 percent compared with a year ago. Retail sales and fleet sales were both up 7 percent. The fleet mix was 25 percent of total sales, equal to a year ago.
DETROIT – Shaquille O’Neal returns to TV screens across the country this weekend in a new Buick TV spot titled “More Than I Expected,” the latest in the “You Don’t Know Buick” campaign. In his second ad for the LaCrosse, the basketball legend discovers it offers more than a typical luxury sedan.
DETROIT – Chevrolet and GMC are introducing a new commercial dealer program – Business Elite – at 469 dealerships nationwide today.
DETROIT – Most Chevrolet Malibu customers say they want to know just how green their car is, regardless of its exterior color. Now they can find out what was done to reduce its environmental impact from an at-a-glance EcologicTM window label.
DETROIT – Chevrolet is donating up to 300 cars, crossovers and SUVs rendered unsalable during Hurricane Sandy to help train first responders at Guardian Centers in Perry, Ga.
PORT OF HOUSTON, Texas – The first shipment of massive equipment to stamp out components for General Motors’ new full-size SUVs arrives at the Arlington Stamping Plant this week.
DETROIT – Cadillac is packaging safety technologies to help ease the rigors of the daily commute from the driveway to crowded parking structures and congested freeways.
DETROIT – Cadillac this week began production of the new XTS luxury sedan in China, the latest and most important milestone in the brand’s growth in the world’s largest auto market.
DETROIT – General Motors today named Tim Mahoney as Chief Marketing Officer Global Chevrolet and Global GM Marketing Operations Leader, effective April 1.
BARCELONA – General Motors Vice Chairman Steve Girsky spoke Monday to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Mark Reuss, General Motors North America president, who was instrumental in bringing the new Chevrolet SS to NASCAR, will be the honorary pace car driver Sunday for the 55th running of the Daytona 500.
DAYTONA, Fla. – Chevrolet kicked off Speedweeks with outstanding performances from Team Chevy race teams and the all-new Chevrolet SS race car. Seven of the top nine starters for the Daytona 500 will be Chevrolet SS race cars. On the track and behind the scenes, women passionate about cars and racing are key in driving this success.
DETROIT – When General Motors speech recognition engineer Robert Sims worked to develop one of the industry’s first in-car hands-free calling systems years ago, his goal was to make the call quality clear enough that his wife wouldn’t hang up on him.
DETROIT – The Detroit Audubon Society today recognized General Motors for its continued participation in a program that helps birds avoid crashing into illuminated buildings during migratory night flights.
SPRING HILL, Tenn. – General Motors is taking a regional approach to boosting recycling infrastructure – looking first to the Southeast United States.
DETROIT – General Motors today appointed Melissa Howell as Vice President, Global Human Resources, effective immediately.
DETROIT – Anyone who has ever felt trepidation about handing their car keys to a valet will appreciate the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. The redesigned flagship sedan offers a “valet mode” that lets someone unknown take the wheel but shields personal items and information from prying eyes.
DETROIT – Cadillac is now selling more than nine of 10 all-new XTS models to individual luxury buyers, but the new luxury sedan is also outfitted with a special package that redefines how fleet and car service operators transport their more than 400 million customers.
DAYTONA, Fla. – As Chevrolet’s first V-8, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan since 1996, the new Chevrolet SS is designed to deliver performance on the street and on the track.
DETROIT – When the 250-hp Buick Verano Turbo luxury sedan was introduced late last year, engineers knew an aggressive exhaust note was essential for a car capable of 0-60 mph acceleration in an estimated 6.2 seconds.
DETROIT – A pair of new performance-inspired, limited-edition models featuring custom paint will join the Cadillac CTS Coupe and V-Series product lines this year.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced 2012 calendar-year net income attributable to common stockholders of $4.9 billion, or $2.92 per fully diluted share, down from $7.6 billion, or $4.58 per fully diluted share in 2011, due primarily to unfavorable special items.
DETROIT – On Valentine’s Day, people around the world celebrate the ones they love. The word ‘love’ has been used on Twitter to describe Chevrolets over 55,000 times in the past year giving Chevrolet the highest percentage of tweets that mention the word love of any automaker.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. today announced that Nick Cyprus, vice president, chief accounting officer and controller, has elected to retire after a 36-year career effective July 15. Thomas S. Timko will replace Cyprus effective March 18.
DETROIT – Today, 2013 Chevrolet Sonic and Spark vehicles with Chevrolet MyLink will be available with Siri, an intelligent assistant that helps get things done just by asking.
DETROIT – J.D. Power and Associates ranked the Chevrolet Camaro the industry’s most dependable midsize sporty car and the Chevrolet Tahoe as the most dependable large crossover/SUV in its 2013 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study.
DETROIT – General Motors ranked highest in four segments in the J.D Power and Associates 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study.
MANCHESTER, England – It was a day of anticipation and excitement at the Manchester United training ground as players and staff received the keys to their new Chevrolets as part of the sponsorship deal with the club.
DETROIT – When ESPN Winter X Games course designer Chris “Gunny” Gunnarson and award-winning television producer Jason Carbone set out to create a behind-the-scenes series of action sports competitions, they knew they needed to team up with Chevrolet.
DETROIT – Fresh off its award-winning world debut at the North American International Auto Show, the Cadillac ELR is undergoing the real-world extreme testing required to take the extended-range electric luxury coupe from auto show stage to Cadillac showrooms in early 2014.
DETROIT – From its fiberglass body in 1953 to its aluminum chassis for 2014, Chevrolet Corvette has a six-decade track record for introducing lightweight materials that improve vehicle performance. With the 2014 Corvette’s aluminum frame weighing in 99 pounds lighter than its predecessor, that trend continues.
AUSTIN, Texas – Chevrolet will seek to ‘Find New Roads’ at South by Southwest® (SXSW®) as the brand travels for the fourth straight year to the Austin-based convergence of original music, independent films and emerging technologies.
DETROIT – With increasing numbers of Chevrolet’s small cars on the road as the weather turns for the worse, owners can drive confidently in conditions from tropical storms in Florida to the icy streets of Minnesota.
DETROIT – Fresh from being crowned North American Car of the Year, the Cadillac ATS luxury sport sedan today received the 2013 “Best of the Year” Drivers’ Choice award by PBS’ MotorWeek, the longest-running automotive program on television.
ZURICH – The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible will make its world debut on March 5 at the Geneva Motor Show.
CHICAGO – The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel features an advanced 2.0L clean diesel engine that will offer an estimated 42 mpg highway with an automatic transmission and expected best-in-segment range based on GM testing.
CHICAGO – Chevrolet is entering the U.S. and Canadian diesel car markets this summer with a 2.0L turbo-diesel version of its hottest-selling sedan, the Cruze, featuring the cleanest diesel passenger car engine General Motors has ever produced.
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel Preliminary Specifications
PHOENIX – A multi-company effort to help university students understand the need for global collaboration is being recognized with the highest honor by the Corporate Membership Council of the American Society for Engineering Education.
To kick off its third year supporting Samaritan’s Feet, Buick, an Official Corporate Partner of the NCAA®, will donate new shoes to 300 young women from Girls in the Game, a Chicago-area organization that promotes sports and fitness among female youth in urban areas. Buick will be part of an effort to provide 75,000 pairs of shoes to needy children this year.
DETROIT – General Motors is now a member of the Solar Energy Industries Association, joining other renewable energy advocates supporting a strong U.S. solar industry.
DETROIT – Early buyer data for the Chevrolet Spark shows that 29 percent of buyers are under 35, more than half are coming from non-General Motors’ brands, and price is a big selling point.
DETROIT – General Motors today appointed Jim Glynn as GM North America Labor Relations Vice President, effective immediately. He will be responsible for union-management partnerships, leading joint programs and negotiations, and other key matters involving union-represented workers.
NEW ORLEANS – The honor of awarding the Super Bowl XLVII MVP Award was given to Rick Flick of New Orleans’ Banner Chevrolet, who knows a thing or two about comebacks. Banner Chevrolet, a part of Flick’s family for 40 years, was wiped out by Hurricane Katrina and was the first business to reopen in New Orleans East after the devastating 2005 storm.
DETROIT – Driven by the new ATS sport sedan, the North American Car of the Year, Cadillac U.S. sales increased 47 percent in January. Growing demand by individual buyers made January the best month for Cadillac domestic retail sales in 23 years.
DETROIT – Buick’s January retail sales were the highest in nine years and were up 30 percent year over year. Total sales, including those sold to executive fleets and other commercial customers, were up 32 percent, ending the month at a level unmatched since 2006.
DETROIT – GMC pickups are engineered to last, and now, 2013 Sierra 1500 ½-ton pickup truck owners will receive a higher level of coverage that includes standard scheduled maintenance. It’s known as Pro Grade Protection.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced today that it sold 194,699 vehicles in the United States in January, up 16 percent compared with a year ago. Retail sales were up 24 percent. Fleet sales were down 2 percent.
WASHINGTON – General Motors, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, is joining 12 other companies as founding Partners of the DOE’s Workplace Charging Challenge. The goal is to increase the number of employers with workplace charging tenfold within five years.
WASHINGTON – The General Motors Foundation is providing a $1 million grant to Habitat for Humanity International to help with neighborhood revitalization efforts in 12 U.S. cities.
RUESSELSHEIM, Germany – The Opel Supervisory Board today named Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann chairman of the Management Board of Adam Opel AG, effective March 1.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. today announced the election of retired Adm. Michael Mullen to its board of directors effective February 1.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – General Motors will relocate its Performance Build Center, which allows engine aficionados to build their own specialty engines, from Michigan to the Bowling Green Assembly Plant, home of the Chevrolet Corvette.
PONTIAC, Mich. – General Motors will invest $200 million into its Global Powertrain Engineering Headquarters to build a new 138,000 sq.-ft. test wing, which is expected to be completed during the second half of 2014.
DETROIT – Chevrolet is supporting a project to help long-haul truckers avoid idling during rest breaks at truck stops through a technology that maintains a comfortable cabin temperature and powers a TV, laptop or microwave without emitting the carbon dioxide emissions that come from engine idling.
DETROIT – GMC will have more than 450 vehicles on display and driving around New Orleans during its activities throughout Super Bowl XLVII Week.
DETROIT – This month marked the public opening of the Cadillac V-Series Academy at Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club, where enthusiasts can register for one- and two-day immersions to learn the finer points of high performance driving in the Cadillac CTS-V.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – General Motors continues to make advances in passive safety technology with the introduction of two new industry-first air bags on four of its best-selling 2013 cars and crossovers.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson spoke to workers and government leaders at the Fairfax Assembly Center on Monday, announcing a $600 million investment to expand and upgrade the plant where the Chevrolet Malibu and Buick LaCrosse are produced. Here are his prepared remarks.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – General Motors today announced a $600-million investment in the Fairfax Assembly and Stamping Plant, including the construction of a new 450,000 square-foot paint shop, the installation of a new stamping press and other upgrades.
SÃO CAETANO DO SUL – General Motors will add a third shift at the Gravataí Industrial Complex, creating 1,450 new jobs at the assembly plant and another 1,000 at supplier plants located at the facility in the South of Brazil.
DETROIT – GDC, Inc., a Tier One component supplier based in Goshen, Ind., is being recognized with the General Motors Environmental Excellence Award for its consistent collaboration in supplying recycled-content parts and contributing to community-based stewardship and recycling initiatives.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Five Chevrolet performance cars, including the first retail production model of the 2014 Corvette Stingray, raised a combined $2.14 million at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auctions that concluded Sunday.
DETROIT – The Buick Encore passed a milestone today as shipments began to dealers. Within the next few weeks, test drives will be available at Buick dealers around the country allowing prospective customers to experience the first luxury small crossover from Buick.
DETROIT – General Motors North America President Mark Reuss spoke to the Automotive News World Congress on Wednesday evening. Here are his prepared remarks.
DETROIT – Chevrolet is redefining modern performance with today’s debut of the all-new Corvette Stingray. And only a Corvette with the perfect balance of technology, design and performance can wear the iconic Stingray designation.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Chevrolet will offer the first retail production model of the 2014 Corvette Stingray – with the Vehicle Identification Number ending in 0001 – at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction this weekend. Proceeds will benefit the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, renowned for its automotive design program.
NEW YORK – Sixty years ago tomorrow, spectators lined New York City’s posh Park Avenue, waiting to get a glimpse of the ground-breaking Chevrolet Corvette on display at the General Motors’ Motorama show. On Thursday, the Corvette will be back in The Big Apple, marking the historic milestone with the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) forecasts modest global industry growth in 2013 driven by the United States and China, while Europe is expected to experience further contraction.
DETROIT – General Motors (NYSE: GM) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.59375 per share on its Series B mandatory convertible junior preferred stock.
DETROIT – Mark Adams, executive director, Cadillac Global Design, and Bob Ferguson, vice president, Global Cadillac, addressed news media at the reveal of the 2014 Cadillac ELR extended-range electric vehicle on Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show.
2014 Cadillac ELR Preliminary Specifications
DETROIT – With its distinctively sleek and striking profile, the 2014 Cadillac ELR luxury touring coupe delivers an electrifying presence even without its extended range electric propulsion system.
DETROIT – The 2014 Cadillac ELR electrified compact luxury coupe drives with the performance-bred DNA of all the brand’s vehicles, connecting the driver to the road with responsive driving dynamics expected from a Cadillac.
DETROIT – Cadillac unveils the 2014 ELR today at the North American International Auto Show. The sleek luxury coupe features the first application of Extended Range Electric Vehicle technology by a full-line luxury automotive brand.
Remarks by Mary Barra (Senior Vice President, Global Product Development) and Mark Reuss (Reuss, President, GM North America) at the 2013 North American International Auto Show.
DETROIT – Chevrolet, the world’s-fastest growing major automotive brand, sold more than 4.95 million vehicles in 2012, setting a global sales record and driving General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) global sales to more than 9.2 million vehicles, a 2.9 percent gain compared with 2011.
DETROIT – As Chevrolet takes the wraps off the all-new Corvette Stingray, fans of Sony Computer Entertainment’s PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system will have the first chance to push the car to the limits in the critically acclaimed Gran Turismo®5 racing game.
DETROIT – The 2013 Cadillac ATS luxury sport sedan today was named the winner of the North American Car of the Year award.
SHANGHAI – Supported by unprecedented demand for all of their major brands, General Motors and its joint ventures sold a record 2,836,128 vehicles in China in 2012. Sales increased 11.3 percent from 2011.
DETROIT – The all-new 2014 Corvette rolls into Chevrolet dealerships later this year, building on a six-decade legacy of design, performance and technology. It is also the world’s longest-running continuously produced sports car and the best-selling sports car in America, commanding 33 percent of the segment.
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Preliminary Specifications
2014 Corvette Reveal Remarks by Mark Reuss (President, GM North America) and Ed Welburn (GM Vice President of Global Design), January 13, 2013
LAS VEGAS – Citing its easy-to-use, smartphone-inspired interface, tech news provider CNET chose Chevrolet’s next-generation MyLink infotainment system as its 2013 Best-of-CES Award in the Car Tech category, beating in-vehicle app frameworks from Ford and Garmin.
LAS VEGAS – Citing its easy-to-use, smartphone-inspired interface, tech news provider CNET chose Chevrolet’s next-generation MyLink infotainment system as its 2013 Best-of-CES Award in the Car Tech category, beating in-vehicle app frameworks from Ford and Garmin.
DETROIT – General Motors is expanding its DEXRON® driveline lubricant products beyond transmission fluid and gear oil to include a comprehensive family of fluids designed to protect and prolong the life of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.
DETROIT – Beyond getting a first look at the all-new 2014 Corvette and Silverado, the anticipated 800,000 visitors to the 2013 North American International Auto Show will have their choice of interactive fun – from testing their soccer skills to driving skills – in the 42,000-sq.-ft. display.
ROSWELL, Ga. – General Motors will hire approximately 1,000 high-tech workers to staff a new Information Technology Innovation Center near Atlanta. The automaker needs software developers, project managers, database experts, business analysts and other IT professionals for the third of four centers in the United States.
DETROIT – Full-size pickups are unique. Their owners routinely use them in ways that would horrify most car owners. They pull heavy trailers through the mountains, haul tools & supplies down washboard gravel roads, & slog through mud & muck on farms & construction sites.
DETROIT – Chevrolet will showcase its global portfolio offered in 140 countries during the North American International Auto Show next week. For the first time, the Onix, Spin, Trax, Sail and Orlando – five models developed and sold outside the United States – will be included.
DETROIT – Chevrolet is the world’s fastest-growing major automotive brand and as it continues to expand its global operations it is aligning its engineering, design and retail operations behind a single vision and communications platform – Find New Roads.
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – General Motors is consolidating its Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa operations into a new unit, GM Africa, effective immediately.
LAS VEGAS – General Motors is announcing a new flexible application framework at the Consumer Electronics Show that will allow drivers to add apps and features to their vehicles after the initial purchase, allowing vehicle infotainment systems to improve over time.
DETROIT – The Cadillac ELR electric vehicle with extended range, to be revealed January 15 at the North American International Auto Show, was photographed driving through the mountains of Southern California during development testing.
DETROIT – The Detroit People Mover is taking on the persona of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado during the 2013 North American International Auto Show.
TOLEDO, Ohio – Just 21 months after building the 1 millionth rear-wheel-drive six-speed transmission, Toledo Transmission Operations produced the 2 millionth unit.
LAS VEGAS – They may be small cars, but future Chevrolet Sparks and Sonics will pack a world of infotainment choices with the addition of streaming audio powerhouse TuneIn and its global network of 70,000 stations. Today for the first time, Chevrolet will demonstrate TuneIn capability – in a 2014 Spark EV – at the Consumer Electronics Show.
DETROIT – Increased demand from retail luxury buyers drove Cadillac U.S. sales in December 12 percent higher compared with December 2011and 26 percent above November 2012.
DETROIT – GMC closed the 2012 calendar year with 413,881 total sales for a year-over-year gain of 4 percent. With retail sales up 2 percent, the brand recorded its third consecutive year of sales growth and its highest sales in five years.
DETROIT – General Motors Fleet and Commercial Sales announced today that the GM Business Choice program, designed specifically for business customers, now includes an industry-first two-year, 30,000-mile Business Maintenance Plan, in addition to a cash allowance for vehicle accessories or upfits.
DETROIT – General Motors Co.’s (NYSE: GM) U.S. dealers delivered the company’s highest December sales in five years, with deliveries up 5 percent year over year to 245,733 vehicles.
DETROIT – The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, will accept applications for 2013 scholarships beginning Monday, Jan. 7 through 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 28.
DETROIT – Engineers on the Cadillac ATS took a chemistry-lab approach to deliver the brand's first entry into the compact luxury sedan segment. Metals such as Martensitic alloys and ultra-high strength steel, among other materials, help make ATS one of the lightest vehicles in the class.
DETROIT – The new Cadillac ATS’s sport-tuned dynamics come to life with a performance-oriented component that improves acceleration control and handling through curves during spirited driving.
GM announced today the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro will be assembled at the Lansing Grand River (LGR) Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan. This decision is based on a comprehensive business case.
DETROIT - General Motors today said it will purchase 200 million shares of GM common stock held by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for $5.5 billion, or $27.50 per share. The share buyback is part of the Treasury’s plan, also announced today, to fully exit its entire holdings of GM stock within 12 to 15 months, subject to market conditions.
DETROIT – General Motors has named Grace Lieblein vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, effective immediately. In her new role, Lieblein will be responsible for GM’s purchasing activities and supply chain and logistics operations worldwide.
DETROIT – The all-new 2014 Cadillac ELR extended-range electric luxury coupe will make its world debut January 15 at the North American International Auto Show.
DETROIT– OnStar will help preserve the magic of this holiday season by enabling children everywhere to learn Santa’s whereabouts on Christmas Eve with a simple press of the OnStar button...
DETROIT – The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze introduces an industry-first driver-side air bag that uses a flexible venting technology designed to deploy more efficiently while providing equivalent crash protection to more expensive and complex air bag systems.
ATLANTA – Two dozen Express vans donated by Chevrolet to Habitat for Humanity depart Atlanta today en route to storm-ravaged New York and New Jersey, where the vans and scores of tools donated by Lowe’s and the Robert Bosch Tool Co. will be put to work helping communities recover from Hurricane Sandy.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – A few of General Motors’ 25,000 manufacturing robots are taking a break from their daily welding, fastening and painting chores to spread some holiday cheer.
DETROIT – Chevrolet and GMC today unveiled the all-new Silverado and Sierra 1500 pickups, designed to be the most refined, best engineered full-size pickups in the market. Among the many updates for 2014 are dramatic new designs inside and out for each brand; a trio of powerful, efficient EcoTec3 engines that seamlessly switch to four-cylinder mode to improve efficiency; and quieter, more comfortable, more functional cabs.
DETROIT – The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 will deliver more power, more torque and improved fuel efficiency, thanks in part to a trio of all-new EcoTec3 engines designed specifically for the needs of full-size truck customers.
DETROIT – The all-new 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup is the most powerful, most advanced and most refined truck in the brand’s 110-year history. Sierra’s bold new exterior houses one of three all-new EcoTec3 engines, a fully updated cabin with available next-generation IntelliLink connectivity and other features designed for the most discerning truck owners.
DETROIT – The all-new Cadillac ATS luxury sport sedan is a finalist for 2013 North American Car of the Year. The winner, based on the votes of a panel of 49 journalists, will be announced on Jan. 14, 2013 during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
DETROIT – The 2.0L turbo I-4 engine that powers the all-new Cadillac ATS is one of WardsAuto.com 2013 “10 Best Engines” for North America.
DETROIT – The all-new 2014 GMC Sierra fullsize pickup will be the latest in a bloodline that stretches back over a century. The first truck to wear a GMC badge debuted in 1912, while a predecessor from the Max Grabowsky’s Rapid Motor Vehicle Co. was the first commercial truck operated in the City of Detroit 10 years earlier.
DETROIT – An interior designer and blogger who owns a bed and breakfast in Pennsylvania was chosen this week by lifestyle editors of major publications to have his Buick Encore “Pinboard to Dashboard” design showcased during the 2013 New York Auto Show.
DETROIT – Veterans receiving care at U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals and facilities across the country may soon have a new way of getting around. UAW-GM, General Motors and Chevrolet will donate full-size Chevrolet Express vans to five hospitals for transporting veterans to medical appointments and other activities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In advance of Saturday’s 113th Army-Navy Game, Chevrolet and students from Michigan Technological University revealed a new hand cycle designed to make it easier for wounded veterans to compete in racing events.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The efforts of Chevrolet designers and Walt Disney Imagineers are now on display at Walt Disney World Resort where Test Track presented by Chevrolet opened to the public today.
SHANGHAI – With a month of sales remaining, General Motors and its joint ventures set an annual sales record in China. With domestic sales of 260,018 vehicles in November, GM’s sales in 2012 reached 2,593,642 units in the first 11 months compared with 2,547,171 vehicles sold in China for all of 2011.
DETROIT – Chevrolet Volt owners collectively have driven more than 100 million all-electric miles since the vehicle went on sale two years ago this month. The average Volt owner travels more than 65 percent of the time in pure electric mode as the car was designed – only using the gasoline-powered generator for longer trips.
DETROIT – General Motors now has 54 facilities meeting a voluntary energy reduction challenge set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – more than any company worldwide. GM saves $90 million in energy costs as a result.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today reported its highest November sales in the United States since 2007, with deliveries up 3 percent versus a year ago to 186,505 vehicles. Year-over-year sales to retail customers were essentially equal to a year ago and sales to fleet customers were up 16 percent.
DETROIT – When the 2013 Encore luxury small crossover arrives in early 2013, it will feature the same quiet, comfortable, refined characteristics that define larger Buicks – the result of advanced acoustic technology and attention to detail.
DETROIT – Cadillac’s new XTS lets drivers decide the design and theme for the luxury sedan’s gauge cluster, an industry-exclusive feature that allows the choice of four layouts from simplistic and minimal to ultra-informative.
SHANGHAI – General Motors China hosted its second annual “Tech Day” event in conjunction with the opening of the second phase of the GM China Advanced Technical Center.
LAS VEGAS – Chevrolet today opened a new chapter in its storied racing history, unveiling its eagerly anticipated 2013 NASCAR Chevrolet SS race car. Powered by the legendary small block V-8 engine, the rear-wheel drive performance sedan will be Chevrolet’s newest entry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series...
LOCKPORT, N.Y. – General Motors’ Components Holdings Lockport plant is the automaker’s 103rd facility to achieve landfill-free status, reusing, recycling or converting to energy all waste from its daily operations.
DETROIT – When fans fire up their PlayStation®3 (PS3™) systems today they’ll have a chance to become part of Corvette history. Chevrolet and Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC (SCEA) are giving gamers a first-of-its-kind driving experience by offering a camouflaged Corvette C7 Test Prototype as a vehicle download in the critically acclaimed PS3™ racing game Gran Turismo®5.
SHANGHAI – SAIC-GM-Wuling announced today that it will build a third manufacturing base in Chongqing Municipality to keep pace with the rising demand for its vehicles.
DETROIT – The Buick Verano compact luxury sedan recently received a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
BEIJING – General Motors is accelerating the development of electrified vehicles in China, the company’s senior technology leader said today.
DETROIT –The all-new Cadillac ATS today was named 2013 Urban Car of the Year by Decisive magazine. This award is part of the Urban Wheel Awards held annually each January at the North American International Auto Show.
ORLANDO, Fla. – Chevrolet Performance has taken factory-engineered performance for the Camaro to the next level, with new, race-ready parts to help owners build more competitive cars with greater capabilities on road courses and autocross tracks.
ORLANDO, Fla. – Chevrolet Performance has released the “COPO Camaro Build Book” – an insider’s look at the assembly of the 2012 production models that provides racers with a detailed overview of how to build their own Camaro Stock Eliminator race car.
ORLANDO, Fla. – A revised version of Chevrolet Performance’s LSX™ Bowtie cylinder block is the foundation for new, boost-capable LSX376 crate engines designed to support up to 1,000 horsepower. The new LSX376-B15 crate engine features a durable, all-forged rotating assembly that supports engines making up to 15 pounds of boost – or up to about 1,000 horses.
ORLANDO, Fla. – Acclaimed for its balanced handling and sporty driving experience, Chevrolet Sonic has been transformed by Chevrolet Performance for the track as a B-Spec race car concept. It previews a competition kit for racers to help them convert a street-going Sonic into a dedicated race car.
ORLANDO, Fla. – The last 2012 COPO Camaro is ready to rock the drag strip – but not before it hits the auction block. Chevrolet will sell the Inferno Orange Metallic convertible race car at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, in January, to benefit the American Heart Association.
ORLANDO, Fla. – Chevrolet Performance has released their all-new 2013 catalog, which features a host of production-based performance and suspension parts for Camaros, offering enthusiasts factory-engineered components to enhance their driving experience on the street and quicken their performance on the track.
LOS ANGELES – Early next year, the Chevrolet Spark (1LT, 2LT) and Sonic LTZ and RS will integrate Siri, the intelligent assistant that helps get things done just by asking. Chevrolet made the announcement today at the Los Angeles International Auto Show.
LOS ANGELES – When the 2014 Chevrolet Impala goes on sale next spring, it will do much more than reinvent the brand’s flagship sedan. It will be the first with Chevrolet’s next-generation MyLink infotainment system, designed to be easy to use, highly customizable and capable of linking up to 10 devices.
LOS ANGELES – The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV, introduced today ahead of the Los Angeles International Auto Show, packs smart performance and connectivity technologies into an affordable five-door urban mini car designed to make the trip as electrifying as the destination. It will be priced under $25,000 with tax incentives.
LOS ANGELES – Feeling a bit suburban soccer mom, urban hipster, fast and furious or something in between? The 2014 Chevrolet Impala’s next-generation MyLink system gives owners the ability to change the personality of the Impala’s interior by reconfiguring the instrument cluster and center stack graphics with a single button push.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) will hold a conference call for securities analysts and media to review its U.S. sales results on Monday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. EST.
DETROIT – In an industry first, General Motors is deploying a team of 25 young and tech-savvy Connected Customer Specialists to dealerships nationwide to help owners understand how to get the most out of their Chevrolet MyLink, Cadillac CUE and Buick and GMC IntelliLink infotainment systems.
BROWNSTOWN, Mich. – Valerie Myaard, Tony Lamentola, Brett Powell & Shannon Pearson weren’t born when their plant manager Jeff Lamarche entered his first General Motors facility in 1981. Three decades later, they are united in a Brownstown plant that is one of the industry’s newest & most high-tech facilities.
DETROIT – The all-new 2014 Impala, Chevrolet’s flagship sedan, will go on sale this spring with a starting price of $27,535, including an $810 destination charge.
DETROIT – General Motors Financial Company, Inc., (GM Financial) a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM), announced today that it is acquiring automotive financing operations in Latin America, Europe and China from Ally Financial Inc. (Ally).
DETROIT – On Thanksgiving morning, an estimated 50 million viewers will tune in to watch the 86th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® in New York City. Among the larger-than-life balloons and marching bands, more than 50 GMC trucks, SUVs and crossovers will tow the towering floats for the 32nd straight year the official truck of the parade.
DETROIT – General Motors’ drive to improve vehicle fuel economy is expected to gain traction in January when GM engineers and scientists begin work with research partners to accelerate the development of tire technology at the new National Tire Research Center in Halifax County, Va.
LOS ANGELES –The all-new Cadillac ATS has been named the 2013 Car of the Year by the Motor Press Guild, the largest automotive media association in North America. The ATS was chosen from a field of six finalists in part for its safety, quality, performance and technology.
DETROIT – A new home for a classic American car will soon help pave the way for several new homes for families throughout metro Detroit.
DETROIT – When snow inevitably starts falling over the General Motors Proving Ground in Michigan this winter, Buick engineers will use the conditions to put the finishing touches on the Encore luxury small crossover.
DETROIT – Nearly every full-size pickup owner has a unique use for his or her truck. And considering the GMC Sierra’s 19 different cab and box combinations, the veritable alphabet soup of models practically has its own language of acronyms.
DETROIT– The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado is now better equipped to help prevent drivers and their trailers from uncontrolled trailer swinging with the advanced StabiliTrak® electronic stability control system with integrated trailer sway control.
General Motors traces its roots back to 1908. GM has 12 joint ventures, two wholly owned foreign enterprises and more than 35,000 employees in China. GM and its joint ventures offer the broadest lineup of vehicles and brands among automakers in China.
MORAINE, Ohio – General Motors announced today the production of its 1,500,000th Duramax 6.6L diesel engine at its DMAX Ltd. Joint venture with Isuzu Motors Ltd.
SAN FRANCISCO – At the GM Electrification Experience, OnStar is showing two new apps to address the possible range anxiety of electric vehicles and the cost of public charging.
SAN FRANCISCO – The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV will set a benchmark for urban electric vehicles when it arrives in California dealer showrooms next summer by offering industry-leading EV power, outstanding driving range, and exceptional fast-charge capability.
DETROIT – The precisely sculpted design of the all-new 2014 Corvette delivers more than just stunning good looks – every line, vent, inlet and surface has been optimized for performance.
DETROIT – General Motors will have up to 500,000 vehicles on the road with some form of electrification by 2017 with a focus on plug-in technology, the company’s top product development executive said Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO – General Motors and ABB today showed the next stage in battery reuse, the repackaging of five used Chevrolet Volt batteries into a modular unit capable of providing two hours of electricity needed by three to five average American homes.
DETROIT – General Motors released an interim update to its inaugural sustainability report, including updates and analysis, along with regional metrics for environmental commitments, product quality, material issues and disclosure.
DETROIT – The General Motors Foundation today unveiled a new float it is sponsoring during America’s Thanksgiving Parade®, An 86 Year Tradition, on Thursday, Nov. 22. With a theme of “Education Fuels Tomorrow’s Innovators,” the float showcases the Foundation’s commitment to investing in America’s youth – the next generation of innovators.
DETROIT – Chevrolet will unveil the plug-in electric version of the brand’s popular new Spark mini car at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. The Spark EV is one of 13 new or significantly redesigned products that Chevrolet will be launching in 2013.
DETROIT – The 2013 Chevrolet Spark mini car comes up big when it comes to regularly scheduled maintenance, saving owners time and money, which could help ease some of the target consumer’s resistance to new car ownership.
DETROIT – The designers of the 2013 GMC Acadia crossover SUV had a lot of things to account for in developing a comfy interior – including as many as 16 pointy, sensitive elbow bones that would be part of a fully loaded eight-passenger vehicle.
DETROIT – General Motors now manages nearly 2,500 acres of wildlife habitat across 25 of its global sites, four of which are newly certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council. GM has more such certifications than any other automaker.
DETROIT – Chevrolet designers and Walt Disney Imagineers have joined forces to give Walt Disney World Resort guests a deep look inside a professional design studio creating a first-of-its-kind multi-sensory virtual experience in automotive design.
DETROIT – To commemorate Veterans Day, General Motors is expanding its military discount and welcoming a retired member of the Tuskegee Airmen to Friday’s joint UAW Local 160 Veterans Committee and GM Veterans Affinity Group ceremonies at the GM Technical Center in Warren, Mich.
DETROIT – Production of the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD bi-fuel pickup trucks is underway in Fort Wayne, Ind., and the pickups are available for order by fleet and retail customers through Chevrolet and GMC dealers.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. today announced a new $11 billion revolving credit facility consisting of a $5.5 billion three-year facility and a $5.5 billion five-year facility. The new facility replaces GM’s existing $5.0 billion credit facility maturing in 2015.
SHANGHAI – General Motors and its joint ventures sold an October-record 251,812 vehicles in China. Sales were up 14.3 percent on an annual basis, as GM’s major brands in China reached new highs for the month.
DETROIT – The Chevrolet Silverado has the lowest total cost of ownership of any full-size pickup in the U.S. retail market, according to the automotive data compilation and analysis firm Vincentric.
DETROIT – The all-new Cadillac ATS sport sedan employs high-tech electronics to manage interior noise, following a simple piece of parental advice – “Listen!”
DETROIT – Two all-new models and momentum in key markets like the West Coast drove a 37 percent increase in U.S. sales for Cadillac’s rebuilt car lineup in October.
DETROIT – Buick’s October retail sales were the highest since 2006, putting the brand on track for its best retail sales year since that year. Year-over-year sales to individual customers increased for the sixth straight month, up 15 percent. Total Buick sales, including those sold to executive fleets and other commercial customers, also grew by 15 percent.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today reported its highest October sales in the United States since 2007, with deliveries up 5 percent versus a year ago to 195,764 vehicles. Year-over-year sales to retail customers were up 7 percent and sales to fleet customers were down 2 percent.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced third quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $1.5 billion, or $0.89 per fully diluted share including the impact of special items, which reduced net income by $0.1 billion and diluted earnings per share by $0.04. In the third quarter a year ago, GM’s net income attributable to common stockholders was $1.7 billion, or $1.03 per fully diluted share.
DETROIT – Chevrolet is donating 50 Express cargo vans, Traverse crossover utilities and Tahoe full-size SUVs to the American Red Cross for use in relief and recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy and other storms that buffeted the Eastern U.S. seaboard and nearby states.
DETROIT – With an estimated 41 million trick-or-treaters on the candy trail this Halloween, some of them will be driven to the neighborhoods with the best treats in the new 2013 Buick Enclave luxury crossover SUV.
INGERSOLL, Ontario – A quicksilver metallic 2013 GMC Terrain Denali drove off the assembly line at GM’s CAMI plant this week, marking 1 million vehicles produced on the architecture that underpins the GMC small SUV and the Chevrolet Equinox.
LAS VEGAS – With models including the Camaro ZL1, Camaro SS with track-ready 1LE package and the Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition, 2013 is shaping up to landmark year for performance at Chevrolet.
LAS VEGAS – The dream of millions of Hot Wheels® fans of all ages will come when the Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition arrives at Chevrolet dealerships early next year. It’s the first time a full-size, production Hot Wheels® car has been offered for sale by any manufacturer.
DETROIT – Hurricane Sandy is threatening to bring heavy rainfall and extreme winds to the East Coast of the United States by early next week with North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Rhode Island as areas of prime concern.
ST. LOUIS – As it continues its efforts to provide young people with the chance to play on professional-quality baseball fields, Chevrolet, the official vehicle of Major League Baseball, celebrates a field makeover Saturday at Penrose Park as part of the Chevrolet Diamonds and Dreams program.
LAS VEGAS – Chevrolet today announced production of the Sonic Dusk sedan, designed to bring a higher degree of sophistication and refinement to the subcompact segment. The production intent Sonic Dusk will be displayed at the SEMA Show, opening Oct. 30 in Las Vegas and leads a diverse range of stylized Chevy small cars.
BUENOS ARIES, Argentina – General Motors will invest $450 million between 2013 and 2015 to expand its Rosario Automotive Complex to build an all-new global Chevrolet vehicle, Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson said Wednesday.
DETROIT – When the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette arrives late next year, it will be powered by a technologically advanced, racing-proven 6.2L V-8 delivering an estimated 450 horsepower and helping produce 0-60 times in less than four seconds.
DETROIT/ PARIS/ RUSSELSHEIM – PSA Peugeot Citroen and General Motors today confirmed important steps toward the execution of their Global Strategic Alliance. Consistent with terms of the Master Agreement signed Feb. 29, the Alliance partners have selected four vehicle projects and confirmed the next steps in joint purchasing organization
DETROIT – General Motors is testing an industry-first thermal-forming process and proprietary corrosion resistance treatment for lightweight magnesium sheet metal that will allow increased use of the high-strength alternative to steel and aluminum.
DETROIT – Chevrolet will take the wraps off the all-new Silverado 1500 full-size pickup on Dec. 13 at a special event in the Detroit area. The bold exterior design of the new Silverado reflects the enhanced capabilities of the truck while features such as jewel-like, projector beam headlamps showcase the careful attention given to every detail.
DETROIT – From stylized mini cars to drag strip-conquering muscle cars, Chevrolet will show its broadest-ever range of performance and personalization choices at the 2012 SEMA Show. The annual automotive aftermarket extravaganza kicks off Oct. 30.
DETROIT – Chevrolet’s small cars are racking up big sales in 2012 and the bowtie brand will explore their wilder sides at the SEMA Show this year with a stable of stylized Spark, Sonic and Cruze concepts. The cars demonstrate the possibilities for customers who want a more personalized driving experience.
DETROIT – With support from GM, Chevrolet and the GM Military Discount Program, 16 members of the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans will participate in Sunday’s 35th annual Detroit Free Press / Talmer Bank Marathon.
DETROIT – General Motors is offering a downloadable blueprint that summarizes its process for making its plants and facilities landfill-free, meaning all production waste generated is reused, recycled or used to create energy. The document is intended to help companies of all sizes and industries reduce waste and create efficiencies.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo took a ride Wednesday in the new Cadillac ATS, all the way from East Lansing to his keynote address at the 2012 SAE Convergence conference in Detroit.
DETROIT and PALO ALTO, Calif. – General Motors and Hewlett-Packard Co. announced today new multi-year project services and software contracts that will accelerate GM’s ongoing IT transformation efforts and deliver seamless, global services and products throughout the automaker’s operations. These agreements provide GM a cost-neutral solution in which 3,000 HP employees already working on GM’s business will transition to the auto company’s employment rolls.
BRASELTON, Ga. – Chevrolet today confirmed the seventh-generation Corvette will debut on Sunday evening, Jan. 13, 2013, in Detroit. To start the countdown to 1.13.13, Chevrolet is showing the new Crossed Flags logo for the new 2014 Corvette.
DETROIT – Preparations will soon be under way at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant to build the Cadillac ELR, a luxury coupe featuring extended-range electric technology, General Motors North America President Mark Reuss said Tuesday.
DETROIT – Chevrolet sold more than 1.25 million vehicles worldwide in the third quarter of 2012, a 3.1 percent increase over last year’s record-setting third quarter and the eighth consecutive quarter of record sales. Chevrolet’s growth around the world continues to outpace other mainstream automotive brands.
DETROIT – Neither snow nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night kept product development engineers from swift completion of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo, arriving this month. The location for all of this torture testing? General Motors’ Climatic Wind Tunnel in Warren, Mich., where all Chevrolet vehicles take on the elements.
DETROIT – General Motors (NYSE: GM) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.59375 per share on its Series B mandatory convertible junior preferred stock.
ROANOKE, Ind. – Sometimes good news can be a double-edged sword. Such was the case when General Motors’ Fort Wayne Assembly plant learned it would be inheriting the assembly of heavy-duty pickup trucks being transferred from the Pontiac (Mich.) Assembly Plant.
DETROIT – Iconic fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi today revealed the result of his latest project: the six-piece Malibu Collection, inspired by the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan.
DETROIT — General Motors today appointed senior executive Robert E. Ferguson to lead the global growth and development of the company’s iconic Cadillac brand.
DETROIT – The refreshed 2013 Cadillac SRX will offer an entertainment package featuring a Blu-Ray DVD player that extends Cadillac’s signature CUE system for connectivity to the rear seats along with a redesigned kid-tested gaming-style remote control that allows each of the 8” flip-up rear screens to play unique media.
DETROIT – General Motors is opening an Information Technology Innovation Center in Warren, Mich., and expects to hire up to 1,500 high-tech employees over the next several years to support the company’s new approach to IT services.
SHANGHAI – General Motors and its joint ventures sold a September record 244,266 vehicles in China, up 1.7 percent from September 2011 and 10.5 percent from August.
DETROIT – Look, up in the sky. General Motors this weekend is adding three panels to its rotating LED sign atop its Renaissance Center headquarters to salute Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera’s winning the American League Triple Crown.
AUSTIN, Texas – OnStar is testing an app capable of telling Chevrolet Volt owners how much it costs to charge their battery – and compare the Volt’s energy use with the total energy consumed in their home by day, month or year.
DETROIT – The Enclave luxury crossover SUV was a harbinger of a new era of design for Buick when it arrived in 2007. By the end of this year, owners of the new 2013 Enclave will experience the next generation Enclave with advanced exterior lighting, including an industry-first taillight technology.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today reported its highest September U.S. sales since 2008: 210,245 vehicles, up 1.5 percent compared with a year ago. New products helped drive a 29 percent increase in passenger car sales. Sales of GM’s mini, small and compact cars alone were up a combined 97 percent, and all GM brands increased their retail sales.
DETROIT – GM engineers are conducting the final validation of the next generation Silverado light-duty pickups. In addition to torture testing, the team is paying attention to delivering a comfortable, well-balanced ride, which is being refined on a variety of track surfaces at GM’s Milford Proving Ground. The new Silverado will start production in 2013.
FLINT, Mich. – It’s hard to make a check-passing ceremony unique, but give credit to the General Motors Foundation and Kettering University for the old college try.
DETROIT – When the 2014 Chevrolet Impala arrives next year it will put to rest a fixture of automobiles since the days of the horseless carriage – the front bench seat. The outgoing Impala is the last passenger car in production in North America to offer three-across front seating, an option that that ends with the introduction of Chevy’s redesigned flagship sedan.
DETROIT – It started with a simple idea – a few car chassis fitted with hand-built beds to help carry materials around a booming car factory. Before long, millions of Chevrolet pickups were woven into the fabric of a fast-growing country.
DETROIT – Chevrolet and General Motors employees, dealers and customers are again uniting against breast cancer, hoping to exceed the nearly $1.1 million raised by the American Cancer Society in 2011 through Chevrolet’s nationwide grassroots support of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks and other activities.
DETROIT – General Motors is adding a quality performance award for its top product suppliers. The GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award joins the 20-year-old Supplier of the Year Award and will recognize about 7 percent of product suppliers – those who have demonstrated the highest levels of quality performance over the previous 12 months.
DETROIT – Cadillac’s award-winning 2013 ATS sport sedan with the new 272 horsepower 2.0L Turbocharged engine today received an EPA fuel economy rating of 21 city and 31 highway mpg, evidence that its lightweight and aerodynamic design marries high performance and fuel efficiency.
SHANGHAI – General Motors and its joint ventures sold their 2-millionth vehicle in China this year on Sept. 21, the earliest date in the calendar year they have reached the milestone and the third time in GM’s history in China.
NEW YORK – The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, today announced scholarships totaling approximately $4.2 million to 1,100 recipients during the NBC News Education Nation Summit in New York City.
DETROIT – General Motors Research & Development has invented an industry-first aluminum welding technology expected to enable more use of the lightweight metal on future vehicles, which can help improve fuel economy and driving performance.
DETROIT – Chevrolet Volt owners from across United States gathered at nine Chevrolet dealerships Saturday to celebrate going electric.
SHANGHAI – General Motors, SAIC, Shanghai GM and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) have opened China’s largest proving ground, capable of conducting 67 driving conditions over 60 kilometers (37 miles) of test roads.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Four million, one hundred and forty-nine thousand. That is the final count of Ecotec 2.4L 4-cylinder engines that ended production this week at the General Motors Tonawanda Engine Plant with the lowest warranty costs in all of GM.
DETROIT – Buick and GMC told dealers today that it will introduce nine new or significantly updated models in the next 12 months, starting with the new Buick Enclave luxury crossover SUV and GMC Acadia crossover SUV this fall.
DETROIT – The new 2013 Buick Encore small luxury crossover will arrive at dealers in the first quarter of 2013 with a suggested retail price of $24,950, including a $750 destination charge. Standard features include QuietTuning with Bose Active Noise Cancellation, 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera and a seven-inch, high-resolution, full-color display radio with IntelliLink connectivity.
DETROIT – A new, direct-injected Ecotec 2.0L turbocharged engine is available in the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. It is rated at 259 horsepower (193 kW), making it one of the most power-dense automotive engines in the industry.
DETROIT – Throughout its history, Chevrolet has offered stylish, affordable and dependable family cars with a little something extra. In the case of the 2013 Malibu, that something extra is an all-new 2.0L turbocharged engine designed to infuse the new Malibu midsize sedan with real Chevrolet spirit.
LANSING, Mich. – General Motors continues to lead all Michigan organizations in Neighborhood Environmental Partner awards, receiving six more acknowledgements of superior community environmental projects and partnerships from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
DETROIT – General Motors is posting its strongest quality performance ever based on outside surveys and studies, but the company is aggressively moving to improve further while providing the best customer experience possible.
DETROIT – Mini cars have been populating international streets for decades, and are now building a solid presence in the United States. The segment is characterized by some misconceptions that the newest entries, like Chevrolet’s all-new Spark, can confidently refute.
DETROIT – Three new Cadillac models, including the ATS sport sedan, have a new advanced safety system that can automatically stop the vehicle in low-speed conditions to help avoid crashes.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The General Motors Foundation, General Motors and Safe Kids Worldwide this week celebrate 15 years of the Buckle Up program that has helped reach millions of parents and caregivers and their young passengers during a rapid evolution in auto safety technology.
DETROIT – The first 2013 Cadillac ATS produced for a customer will be auctioned with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Team Joseph, a non-profit organization that funds Duchenne muscular dystrophy research.
DETROIT – Drivers of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala coming early next year can get improved fuel economy over the competition due in part to a new advanced valvetrain technology on the Ecotec 2.5L four-cylinder engine.
SHANGHAI – SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) sold its 1 millionth vehicle this year in China for the fourth consecutive year. It is the earliest the General Motors China joint venture has reached the milestone. In 2011, SGMW sold its 1 millionth vehicle in October.
DETROIT – Earth Force and the General Motors Foundation recognized 10 environmental educators with the Chevrolet GREEN Educator Award.
DETROIT – For 58 of its 60 years, the Chevrolet Corvette has been powered by the legendary Chevrolet V-8 engine. Technological advancements have increased output threefold – from 195 hp in 1955 to 638 hp today – as well as reliability, refinement and efficiency.
DETROIT – The Buick Enclave – the top-selling three-row luxury crossover SUV in the U.S. market – gets updated for 2013 with new styling, more standard equipment, added safety technologies and IntelliLink connectivity for a suggested retail price of $39,270 including an $825 destination charge.
ORLANDO – General Motors was named a Green Corporate Citizen Wednesday for its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint. The recognition by Waste & Recycling News and Republic Services in the large company category came at the annual Corporate Recycling & Waste Conference.
DETROIT – As a leader in vehicle connectivity, OnStar provides valuable services to not only owners of new General Motors vehicles, but to owners of used vehicles as well.
ORLANDO – The Solar Energy Industries Association says General Motors is the No. 1 automotive user of solar power in the United States. It also ranks No. 13 of the top 20 solar-powered companies in the United States.
SHANGHAI – Kevin Wale, president, GM China, and chief country operations officer, China, India and ASEAN, has announced that he will retire Oct. 31. Bob Socia, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, will succeed Wale, effective Oct. 1.
DETROIT – The 2013 GMC Acadia three-row crossover SUV launches this fall with a suggested retail price of $34,875, including a destination charge of $825. The upscale Denali trim – originally added to Acadia for the 2011 model year – will return with a long list of standard equipment for $46,770, including destination.
NEW YORK – The all-new Cadillac ATS is the 2012 Esquire Car of the Year, editors of the men’s fashion and culture magazine announced today. The award is featured at Esquire.com and in the October print and digital editions to be released September 18.
LOS ANGELES – The Chevrolet Spark, on sale in more than 100 countries, became a bit more worldly today with the announcement that early next year, Spark’s MyLink Radio will add the capability of a free smartphone app that can connect Spark owners with streaming audio powerhouse TuneIn and its global network of more than 70,000 stations.
DETROIT – Leftover sound absorbing material from production of Chevrolet Malibu and Buick Verano sedans is being used by the homeless to create their own self-heated, waterproof coats that transform into sleeping bags.
DETROIT – Some 4,250 General Motors employees nationwide will take on 110 community service projects – from building houses to cleaning up rivers to bagging and distributing groceries – as part of the first teamGM Cares volunteer week from Sept.10-15.
AUSTIN, Texas – General Motors is hiring software developers, project managers, database experts, business analysts and other information technology professionals to staff the first of several new IT Innovation Centers in the United States intended to drive breakthrough ideas into GM vehicles and business processes globally.
DETROIT – OnStar is expanding to offer its integrated safety, security and navigation services in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles sold in Mexico sometime in 2013, joining the United States, Canada and China as countries where the services will be available.
DETROIT – Ambient interior lighting, which uses discreet LED light guides to accent interior design cues and set a mood in a vehicle’s cabin, is increasingly popular. Buick has been a trend-setter in this space since the LaCrosse luxury sedan introduced the technology to its segment in 2009.
SHANGHAI – General Motors and its joint ventures set a new August sales mark in China. Sales rose 7.3 percent from the previous August and 10.8 percent from July to 220,996 units.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today reported August sales of 240,520 vehicles in the United States, up 10 percent compared with a year ago. GM increased its sales to retail customers by 11 percent, making August its best retail month of the year. Sales to fleet customers were up 6 percent compared with a year ago. All four GM brands posted higher total and retail sales.
DETROIT – The 2012 NFL regular season arrives this week and GMC will be at the ready as the “Official Vehicle of the NFL.” At the NFL Kick-off event in New York City today, the brand arrived in Times Square with a fleet of 33 GMC Sierra fullsize pickups, each featuring logos of the NFL and its 32 teams.
DETROIT – In the aftermath of July wildfires that burned 97,000 acres in the Western United States, disaster relief volunteer Dave Fagan traversed 3,500 miles of bulldozed fire lines and mountain trails across Colorado and Wyoming in a GMC Terrain. He experienced first-hand the small SUV’s capability.
DETROIT – It’s been said that racing improves the breed, and when it comes to the Chevrolet Corvette, nearly six decades of checkered flags are the proof. As Corvette marks its 60th anniversary in 2013, the design of the chassis, suspension and other drivetrain features are rooted in the rigors of competition.
DETROIT – The 2013 Buick Regal luxury sport sedan arrives at dealerships this fall with a standard advanced eAssist powertrain and 36 highway mpg. Two powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engines give Regal one of the most technologically advanced engine ranges in the brand’s history.
DETROIT – Chevrolet Racing will renew the brand’s fight against breast cancer this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway where every lap run under the caution flag will lead to a $200 contribution by Chevrolet to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative.
DETROIT – The 2013 Buick Encore luxury crossover is rated at an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and a combined 28 mpg fuel economy with a standard six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. It will save an estimated $2,100 in fuel costs over five years of ownership compared to the average new vehicle.
DETROIT – General Motors and Chevrolet are gearing up for Detroit’s War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration Sept. 5-9, with many free, public events in and around GM’s Renaissance Center World Headquarters.
DETROIT – As Tropical Storm Isaac approaches the southeastern coast of the United States and threatens to reach Hurricane status, all OnStar subscribers and travelers driving OnStar-equipped rental vehicles are reminded to use the company’s Crisis Assist services if severe weather strikes.
DETROIT – Cadillac, which celebrates its 110th birthday this month, will be the subject of a new limited edition Assouline luxury book. When it debuts later this fall, Cadillac will be the renowned publisher’s first project dedicated to a single automotive brand.
DETROIT – General Motors, which has a long history of crash test dummy design, is leading research on the potential for global auto industry use of a new dummy that would help automakers and safety experts better understand how crash victims are hurt in rear impacts.
DETROIT – Chevrolet Corvette will be the featured marque next August at the 2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, where historic race cars annually come to the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca track to relive the sights, sounds and smells of racing days gone by.
DETROIT – General Motors will invest $220 million for tooling and equipment to build the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze in two northeast Ohio plants retaining more than 5,000 jobs at facilities in Lordstown and Parma.
DETROIT – The suggested retail price of the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS with a six-speed manual transmission begins at $20,995, including destination. Sonic RS with the available six-speed automatic transmission starts at $22,280.
NEW YORK – The all-new 2013 Chevrolet Spark, a city car offered in bold hues such as Jalapeno, Salsa Red, Lemonade, Denim Blue and Techno Pink, will pace nearly 10,000 runners in The Color Run™ this Saturday and Sunday at the Aviator Sports Center in Brooklyn, the first of numerous Spark-paced races across the country.
MOSCOW - Chevrolet will give motoring enthusiasts a taste of the present and the future when the 2012 Moscow International Motor Show – Russia’s leading automotive exhibition – opens on Aug. 29.
DETROIT – The GM Foundation today announced a $50,000 grant to the National Kidney Foundation for its continued efforts to prevent kidney disease and educate the public about risk factors and early detection.
DETROIT – With all the new features inside 2013 General Motors models, new OnStar buttons may not be the first thing drivers notice. However, the first OnStar redesign of what customers have seen in years will reflect more than just new logos.
RṺSSELSHEIM, Germany – General Motors is moving closer to doubling its global solar output with the addition of an 8.15-megawatt solar array on the rooftop of the Opel Rüsselsheim facility in Germany. The array – one of the largest in Europe – is equivalent to the area of 32 soccer fields.
DETROIT – Technologies like advanced turbodiesel V-8 engines or hydroformed steel frames have advanced the 2013 GMC Sierra to unprecedented levels of capability for fullsize pickups. In just the decade since the 2003 model debuted, maximum towing capacity for a Sierra HD has risen 43 percent, from 16,100 pounds to an industry-leading 23,100 pounds.
DETROIT – One of America’s classic sports cars is going to help pave the way for rebirth in a renowned Detroit neighborhood.
DETROIT – It’s a scientific fact: Low weight plus high horsepower equal exhilarating performance. That combination has defined the Corvette for six decades, as increasing power output matches the use of advanced materials to minimize curb weight.
SHANGHAI – General Motors China is fabricating and testing prototype battery cells and complete systems at its Advanced Technical Center in Shanghai, enabling GM researchers and engineers to gain critical knowledge in the development of next-generation vehicle battery systems.
DETROIT – Full-size pickups are unique, both in the jobs their owners ask of them and how long customers expect them to last. So for the Chevrolet Silverado and other full-size trucks, General Motors improves the fuel efficiency of its mainstream 5.3-liter V-8 engine by switching off four of the cylinders when they aren’t needed.
DETROIT – A pair of one-of-a-kind Cadillac Fleetwood V-16s that were available but never ordered by customers during the Great Depression will be among the cars on display at the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Carmel, Calif., this week.
DETROIT – On August 18, more than a million fans are expected to crowd Detroit’s legendary Woodward Avenue for the world’s largest one-day automotive event.
DETROIT – General Motors safety engineers are helping to advance crash test methods by getting out of the lab and into University of Michigan Hospital to witness surgeries and other medical procedures resulting from crash-related injuries.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment awarded General Motors Fairfax Assembly & Stamping – home of the Chevrolet Malibu and Buick Lacrosse – with a 2012 Pollution Prevention Award, citing plant-wide efforts to reduce energy use and actively recycle waste.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – General Motors definition of customer experience is expanding to include what happens before, during, and after the sale – instead of just what happens in the dealership, U.S. Vice President of Customer Experience and Vice President of Global Quality Alicia Boler-Davis said Thursday.
DETROIT – Renowned women’s fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi is creating a limited edition “Malibu Collection” inspired by the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan. The new fashion collection will be revealed later this fall and sold in limited quantities exclusively on LivingSocial’s Shop, LivingSocial’s first foray into physical products featuring themed collections of unique, curated merchandise.
SPRING HILL, Tenn. – General Motors literally started from the ground up in building its new $460 million engine plant where the Ecotec 2.5L engine that debuts in the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu will be assembled. It is the latest milestone in the plant’s 23-year history of 4-cylinder engine production.
DETROIT – The 2013 Buick Verano Turbo luxury sedan will be priced at $29,990, including a destination charge of $885. The turbocharged Verano uses an Ecotec 2.0L four-cylinder engine with direct injection and continuously variable valve timing to produce an SAE-certified 250 horsepower (187 kW) at 5300 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. (353 Nm) of torque at 2000 rpm.
DETROIT – The Chevrolet Sonic is one of KBB.com’s top picks for its 10 Best Back-to-School Cars, placing third on the list. The Chevrolet Cruze was a top pick in 2011.
DETROIT – General Motors Ventures LLC has invested in The NanoSteel® Company, a leader in nano-structured steel materials design.
SHANGHAI – General Motors and its joint ventures sold a July record 199,503 vehicles in China, a 15.1 percent increase from last year’s previous high for the month.
DETROIT – Alicia Boler-Davis, recently appointed U.S. vice president of Customer Experience and vice president of Global Quality, heads a roster of four General Motors speakers at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars Aug. 6-9 in Traverse City.