Can a truck make you more appealing? Chevrolet’s new “You Know You Want a Truck” web videos suggest that perhaps it can, if the truck is the all-new midsize Chevrolet Colorado, which comes standard with a lot of “technology and stuff.”
The all-new 2015 Chevy Colorado is redefining the midsize truck market with its ability to fit a variety of active lifestyles. Now, Chevrolet is launching a new digital experience to help customers choose available accessories to meet their specific needs.
General Motors will start construction on a $63-million expansion of the Lansing Delta Township facility, part of the nearly $300 million in Michigan-based investments that GM CEO Mary Barra referenced in a speech Tuesday at the Detroit Economic Club.
If your car gets swarmed by zombies, would you know what to do? While that question may seem far-fetched, car safety is an integral part of ensuring every little vampire and mummy gets home safely after trick-or-treating.
An adhesive used in production of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray may help preserve a threatened bat species in North America.
When the next-generation Chevrolet Volt debuts at the North American International Auto Show in January, it will feature an all-new Voltec extended range electric vehicle (EREV) propulsion system substantially developed from Volt owners including data collected on their driving behaviors.
The U.S. Army, General Motors (NYSE: GM) and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) hosted a graduation ceremony Tuesday for the first Shifting Gears: Automotive Technician Training Program class.
Today at the Detroit Economic Club, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) CEO Mary Barra will confirm that the company’s Warren Transmission Plant will build the electric drive unit for the second-generation Chevrolet Volt. That means most major Volt powertrain components – from its battery cells to its range-extender – will be made in Michigan...
Although initially discouraged from pursuing engineering by a teacher, a young high school student pursued her curiosity and love of math and science. That former teenager is now General Motors Senior Vice President of Global Quality and Customer Experience.
General Motors has updated its list of 2014 recalls through Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.
In 18 months, the durability team at General Motors’ Milford Proving Ground can put a vehicle through an entire lifecycle. Durability tests are long, repetitive and physically demanding.
General Motors launched its watershed education program in seven new communities across Canada this year, the largest international expansion in the initiative’s 25-year history. The GM Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN) now comprises 53 GM facilities, including all of the company’s U.S. and Canadian manufacturing plants.
General Motors today revealed that the development of one of the largest active automotive safety testing areas in North America is nearly complete at its Milford Proving Ground campus.
Chevrolet’s all-new 2015 City Express cargo van, with a starting price of $22,950, began shipping to dealerships today.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced third quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $1.4 billion, or $0.81 per diluted share. A net loss from special items reduced net income by $0.3 billion, or $(0.16) per diluted share.
Even after the driver’s education, the practice runs and the road test, watching a child get behind the wheel – or being driven by another teen– can be a harrowing moment in a parent’s life.
Thirteen-year-old Mo’ne Davis and her 70-mile per hour fastball wowed America this summer. Many people know about her on-field accomplishments, but her story off the field celebrates life’s possibilities not only for herself, but also for millions of girls like her.
Even the best, most defensive drivers can end up in an unexpected crash. Chevrolet’s 2015 lineup provides key features that help protect drivers and passengers before, during or after a crash, but the focus is on new technologies aimed at helping avoid the crash in the first place.
General Motors’ new 2.2 megawatt ground-mounted solar array will be complete by the end of 2014 at its Lordstown Complex, home of the Chevrolet Cruze. When the last of more than 8,500 solar panels are in place, it will be GM’s largest solar installation in the Western Hemisphere.
Trash to fuel, the stuff of the 1980s sci-fi comedy movie trilogy “Back to the Future,” is now a reality. The 2015 Bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala – not a tricked-out DeLorean – really can run on leftovers, table scraps and, oh, yeah, grains from brewing beer.
General Motors Co. today announced the execution of an unsecured $12.5 billion revolving credit facility consisting of a $5 billion three-year facility and a $7.5 billion five-year facility. The facility amends and extends GM’s existing $11 billion credit facility.
General Motors today announced that General Counsel Michael Millikin informed the company of his decision to retire in early 2015. The company will immediately begin an external search for his replacement.
Chevrolet today previewed several performance-oriented concepts of some of the brand’s most popular passenger cars, including the SS Sport, Sonic, Impala and Cruze. They will debut Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas at the SEMA Show, the world’s largest convention of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories.
Eleven more General Motors facilities have achieved landfill-free status. The running total is 122 manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations spanning Asia, Europe, and South and North America that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) sold 2,449,595 vehicles around the world in the third quarter of 2014, up 2 percent compared with a year ago. It was the company’s best third quarter since 1980. In the first nine months of 2014, GM sold 7,371,743 vehicles, up 2 percent.
How tough are heavy-duty trucks? A recent frame-twisting test found that the use of roll-formed steel in its bed allowed the tailgate of the 2015 Silverado 2500HD pickup to be lowered on uneven terrain while greater twisting of one competitor's frame kept its tailgate from being lowered.
The refined ride quality and quiet cabin in the 2015 Buick Verano start closer to the ground than extensive insulation and a well-tuned chassis. Down where the rubber meets the road, engineers tuned and refined the Verano’s tires for reduced noise and a comfortable ride.
A 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will become a canvas on wheels when three General Motors automotive designers transform it into a “performance art car” during the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) Gala Fundraiser on Friday.
Three finalists have been named in the Make Your Mark short film competition sponsored by the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and Cadillac. The competition, launched in April, offers producers the opportunity of a lifetime. Each finalist will produce a three-to-five minute short film, collaborating with one of the Make Your Mark short film competition mentors...
DETROIT – Chevrolet has reached a big number in mini cars, surpassing 1 million sales worldwide of the Spark and Beat.
More than 125 Chevrolet and GMC dealer representatives came to the new home of the Colorado and Canyon midsize pickup trucks today to personally take delivery of their first orders.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) Board of Directors today declared a fourth quarter 2014 dividend of 30 cents per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 to all common stockholders of record as of Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014.
General Motors has updated its list of 2014 recalls through Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.
Michael Morgan of Seattle has a very simple rule when it comes to travel: If his dog Myles, a 25-pound Puggle, isn’t welcome, neither is he.
For the fourth consecutive October, Chevrolet and General Motors’ employees, dealers and customers are uniting to battle breast cancer. They hope to exceed the $1.1 million raised by the American Cancer Society in 2013 through Chevrolet’s nationwide grassroots support for the society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks and other activities.
Great Minds in STEM™, the gateway for Hispanics in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, recognized Grace Lieblein, General Motors vice president Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, as the 2014 Engineer of the Year during the 26th Annual HENAAC Conference, “The Quest for Competitive Greatness.”
American Airlines and Cadillac have formed a partnership to offer a broad series of exclusive benefits to travelers, ranging from luxury, on-site airport transfers to AAdvantage miles earning opportunities to Cadillac exhibits at major airports.
General Motors has updated its list of 2014 recalls through Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.
Seven General Motors facilities are being recognized by the State of Michigan for ongoing efforts to improve the environment and quality of life in their communities.
General Motors’ Kokomo Operations is now a member of the Indiana Environmental Stewardship Program. The voluntary, leadership-based organization honors companies for going above and beyond Indiana’s environmental regulations.
Chevrolet Silverado is from the family of the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road. That durability is derived from strength in everything from the foundation on which the truck is built to the engine that pulls it down the road.
General Motors President Dan Ammann and Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen, the newest member of the GM executive leadership team, toured the exhibits of European luxury competitors at Mondial l'Automobile 2014 Paris on Thursday.
Truckloads of customers drove new Chevrolet Silverados home last month. As a result, September U.S. sales soared 54 percent compared with a year ago, making it the current-generation Silverado’s best sales month since its launch.
Chevrolet announced today that its newest U.S. model, the Trax, will start at $20,995.
Cadillac achieved its best September U.S. sales since 2007, led by the next generation 2015 Escalade SUV and 2014 SRX crossover.
The performance of the all-new, 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 establishes it as one of the most capable vehicles on the market – and one of the few to achieve sub-3-second 0-60 performance and a sub-11-second quarter-mile time.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) CEO Mary Barra and her executive leadership team outlined the company’s customer-focused strategic plan to become the most valued automotive company at a conference for investors and financial analysts today at the company’s Milford Proving Ground.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) dealers delivered 223,437 vehicles in the United States in September. Total deliveries were up 19 percent compared with a year ago. Retail deliveries, which are sales to individual consumers, were up 17 percent. Fleet deliveries were up 30 percent, including the 11th consecutive monthly increase in commercial sales.
Cadillac is the only full-line automaker constructing all of its models’ interiors via Cut-and-Sew, a technique combining the precision of advanced technology with the care of handcraftsmanship in which materials for major interior components are literally joined by hand stitching.
On the occasion of the third year of the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award, here’s a by-the-numbers look at progress in quality parts delivered by GM suppliers
The General Motors Foundation donated $50,000 to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to help build specialized, adapted homes for injured U.S. military veterans. GM’s Customer Care and Aftersales Veterans Group also gave $126,000 toward the cause during a recent event in New York City.
DETROIT – The numbers speak for themselves. The all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado midsize truck delivers the most horsepower and best highway efficiency of any midsize truck as well as the highest available trailering rating and higher payload ratings than the competition.
The styling of the next-generation Chevrolet Volt is one of the automotive world’s best-kept secrets. Keeping customers and media eager to see the successor to the groundbreaking original at bay until the new Volt debuts at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January is tricky business.
General Motors’ manufacturing team is looking to college students to develop practical applications for the latest crazes of the techno-elite like 3D-printed gnomes and glasses that will go beyond providing the wearer directions to the nearest coffee shop.
General Motors today announced the immediate appointment of John K. Blanchard, director of Local Government Relations for the U.S. since 2011, as lead executive for all GM’s initiatives and projects within the City of Detroit and communities throughout Southeast Michigan.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) said today that Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) has upgraded the credit ratings of both GM and GM Financial to investment grade with a stable outlook.
With a pair of mountain bikes mounted and a weekend’s worth of gear stowed, Chevrolet’s Colorado Sport concept is ready for adventure. It was unveiled today at the State Fair of Texas, demonstrating the lifestyle-oriented versatility of Chevy’s all-new midsize pickup.
High-strength steel makes the Chevrolet Silverado lighter, stronger and more efficient than the conventional carbon steel used in most vehicles. Those attributes are highlighted in the simulated raw steel appearance of the new Silverado Toughnology concept.
DETROIT –Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is Motor Trend’s 2014 Best Driver’s Car. It’s the first American-brand car to win the 7-year-old award.
DETROIT – Cadillac announced today that its new, high-technology car positioned at the top of its range will be called Cadillac CT6.
General Motors and several of its suppliers are expanding their buying-and-selling relationship to benefit Habitat for Humanity Detroit through financial contributions and side-by-side volunteer efforts as part of its newly formed initiative called Supplying Communities Together.
This chart has been updated to include General Motors’ recalls announced as of Sept. 23, 2014.
As part of the continued expansion of Cadillac, General Motors today announced a strategic realignment that will establish the flagship brand as a separate business unit. In addition, the new Cadillac organization will expand to New York with a new global headquarters opening in 2015.
General Motors for the first time achieved perfect scores on both climate change data disclosure and performance submitted to CDP, the world’s only global environmental disclosure system.
DETROIT – Cadillac today announced the appointment of James (Jim) Bunnell as U.S. Vice President of Sales, effective October 1. He will report to Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen.
The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will offer segment-leading highway fuel efficiency for four-cylinder midsize pickup trucks, according to EPA fuel economy estimates. The Canyon will also offer segment-leading payload ratings. No competitor in the segment offers more payload capacity than the Colorado or Canyon.
DETROIT – The new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab helps address a trend of allowing children to stop using a booster seat too soon by combining the midsize pickup’s removable head rest with a rear passenger side seat cushion to better accommodate today’s larger child restraints and booster seats.
DETROIT – GMC today introduced the 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition, a new entry to the sport pickup truck market. The Elevation Edition, which goes on sale later this year, offers a combination of style and content unavailable from competitors in the sport truck segment.
Cadillac announced today it will elevate its growing portfolio with a new, top-end, high-technology car. The as-yet unnamed Cadillac will go into production in the fourth quarter of 2015 at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.
The two newest entries in the midsize truck segment are one step closer to being on the road, with the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon shipping to dealers today.
General Motors’ Toledo Transmission plant today received a national pollution prevention award for successful efforts to reduce its impact on the environment.
General Motors will add a third shift at its Wentzville Assembly plant, creating an estimated 750 new jobs, to build the all-new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups and Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans.
As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 14-20), Safe Kids Worldwide today released a study that finds nine out of 10 parents take children out of car booster seats before they are tall enough.
To inspire children and demonstrate that through play all things are possible, Chevrolet today revealed a completely revitalized football pitch for the Mabu-a-tlou Primary School in the village of Hammanskraal in South Africa.
Chevrolet, in partnership with One World Futbol Project and in an effort to demonstrate all things are possible through play, has reached a milestone with delivery of the 1 millionth One World Futbol donated by the brand.
DETROIT – The 2015 GMC Sierra already offers an unparalleled blend of style and strength, but the new 2015 Sierra Carbon Edition, which will be available at dealers this fall, adds distinctive style to the mix.
NEW DELHI – General Motors CEO Mary Barra concluded a three-day fact-finding visit to India on Thursday, where she met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and key stakeholders throughout the country.
Buick hopes to help 100 communities across the country offset the rising costs of after-school programs and reduce local deficits with “Drive For Your Students” – a test-drive initiative that partners Buick dealerships with public high schools.
For the second year in a row, the General Motors Foundation is donating $100,000 to aid Central Park Conservancy’s “Keeping it Green” program designed to introduce pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students to the importance of preserving and caring for New York City’s Central Park.
NEW YORK – Chevrolet is celebrating National Teddy Bear Day and teamGM Cares Week by donating 48 small and one very large teddy bear to the Sunshine on Wheels program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.
Cadillac will begin offering advanced “intelligent and connected” vehicle technologies on certain 2017 model year vehicles, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Sunday during her keynote address at the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) World Congress in Detroit.
Communities and nonprofits across the country will receive a helping hand from General Motors’ employee volunteers next week as part of the company’s third annual “teamGM Cares Week.” From delivering Teddy Bears to cancer patients to cleaning up beaches and neighborhoods, countless projects will take place from Sept. 8-12.
Consumers can customize their brand-new, 2015 Chevrolet Colorado – available at dealers this fall – with a “Build Your Own” tool.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) and General Motors Financial Company, Inc., (GM Financial) announced today they have entered into a support agreement, reaffirming the critical role GM Financial plays in GM’s success. The agreement provides for leverage limits and liquidity support to GM Financial if needed, as well as other general terms of support.
The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will offer segment-leading fuel economy for V-6 midsize pickups, based on EPA fuel economy estimates released today.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) dealers delivered 272,423 vehicles in the United States in August, led by an 18 percent increase in truck sales compared to a year ago, a 10 percent increase in GMC deliveries and a 30 percent increase in commercial sales.
General Motors’ Women’s Retail Network has awarded a record nine scholarships totaling $24,000 for 2014 to women seeking automotive retailing careers as part of its “Drive to Succeed” program.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Chevrolet and the National Corvette Museum will restore three of the Corvettes damaged earlier this year when they tumbled into a sinkhole that developed beneath the floor of the Museum.
That sand gets in everything, even the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado that takes the stage this weekend at the 2015 U.S. Sand Sculpting Championships. One of the trucks on display this weekend is a Colorado sculpted (mostly) out of sand. It’s mesmerizing to watch it materialize, but even more so more to watch it in about a minute.
DETROIT – Building on the early success of the all-new 2015 Tahoe and Suburban launch, Chevrolet will continue to offer features and variants to meet the needs of its customers. Chevrolet announced today it will offer a Z71 package for the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban.
DETROIT – Eleven plants. One-hundred and eighteen countries. Eighty-eight awards. And now, 3 million sales for the Chevrolet Cruze.
DETROIT – When OnStar launched its mobile application in 2010, it was the auto industry’s first smartphone application to give owners a remote connection to their vehicles and control of certain vehicle functions. This week, OnStar RemoteLink passes the 1 million active users milestone.
General Motors will invest $185 million to make small gas engines at its Spring Hill manufacturing complex, retaining 390 jobs. GM also identified the next-generation Cadillac SRX as a future mid-size vehicle to be produced at Spring Hill.
New connectivity and convenience features are coming this fall to the recently launched 2015 Tahoe and Suburban, enhancing the redesigned SUVs and adding to the momentum of one of Chevrolet’s most successful launches this year.
WARREN, Mich. – General Motors’ Warren Technical Center is implementing a bike share program – the first of its kind from any U.S. automaker – that will enable its 19,000 employees to commute more easily both on and off campus.
Greg Stahl, president of Bob Johnson Chevrolet in Rochester, N.Y., has a pleasant problem. He cannot keep the Equinox compact SUV in stock.
General Motors is adding to its roster of Information Technology Innovation Centers with today’s grand opening of a facility in the Phoenix area.
General Motors fourth Information Technology innovation center held its grand opening today in Chandler, Ariz. GM Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Randy Mott discussed the ongoing makeover of the company’s IT operations and the 9,000 salaried employees globally insourced as part of the transformation.
DETROIT – The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 – the most powerful and technologically advanced model in the iconic car’s 62-year history – will be offered at a suggested retail price of $78,995 while the convertible model will start at $83,995, Chevrolet announced today.
DETROIT – Chevrolet Silverado Rally Editions bring a sharp new appearance to 1500 double-cab and crew-cab pickups.
The all-new, paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission makes the 2015 Corvette Stingray faster and more fuel efficient, with 0-60 acceleration of only 3.7 seconds and an EPA-estimated 29 mpg on the highway.
The second GM Student Corps ended today as General Motors executives, GM retiree mentors and GM student interns gathered to celebrate their summer of community revitalization. For many students and retirees, though, it’s only the beginning of new relationships aimed at helping students develop the teamwork and leadership skills to continue their success.
If a comfortable ride is your thing, KBB.com says the 2014 Impala is your top choice under $30,000.
CHICAGO – The 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 HD won the overall title in the 2014 Ultimate Heavy Duty Challenge 1-ton diesel category following testing by truck experts from Cars.com, PickupTrucks.com and Mrtruck.com, Cars.com said today.
Owners of 2015 Chevrolet Corvettes will feel better about handing over the keys to their car, thanks to the new Valet Mode with Performance Data Recorder.
DETROIT – General Motors’ Global Headquarters, a multi-office tower complex that sends no waste to landfills, now composts food preparation scraps from its various Renaissance Center restaurant kitchens for use in urban farming initiatives throughout the city.
Chevrolet announced today the fuel economy for the 2015 City Express cargo van. The company’s first entry into the small van segment will offer an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, resulting in 25 mpg combined.
General Motors will start construction of a $174-million stamping facility that will create or retain about 145 jobs, the company said today.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) Board of Directors today declared a third-quarter 2014 dividend of 30 cents per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 to all common stockholders of record as of Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.
DETROIT – For the fourth year in a row, Chevrolet will be the presenting sponsor of the Woodward Dream Cruise, the world’s largest single-day car enthusiast event, drawing more than 1.5 million enthusiasts annually from all over the world.
Chevrolet today announced it is hosting 11 children from around the world in Manchester, England this week to serve as mascots for Manchester United’s Premier League season opener on Saturday at Old Trafford.
Cadillac today announced numerous enhancements to the just-launched 2015 Escalade, including the new range-topping Platinum Collection model launching in the fourth quarter this year.
The Chevrolet Certified Service Rescue Squad will cruise Woodward Avenue on Saturday to help keep things moving by lending an assist to beautiful classic cruisers that stall, overheat or run out of gas.
DETROIT – General Motors announced the following recalls today
The Chevrolet Sonic, the only subcompact car made in America, is again one of the 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2014 chosen by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com.
The next generation Chevrolet Volt will debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Global Chevrolet Chief Marketing Officer Tim Mahoney said today.
DETROIT – Pricing for the all-new 2015 GMC Canyon mid-size pickup will start at $21,880, including a $925 dealer freight charge, GMC announced today.
Suggested retail prices for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado extended-cab pickup will start at $20,995, including an $895 dealer freight charge, Chevrolet announced today.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) dealers delivered 256,160 vehicles in the United States in July, for the company’s highest July sales since 2007. Total sales were up 9 percent compared with a year ago. Retail sales – those to individual customers – were up 4 percent. Commercial deliveries were up 69 percent and all other fleet deliveries were up 21 percent.
When the General Motors Milford Proving Ground opened in 1924 – 90 years ago this October – engineers lacked advanced tools and technology for safety testing. Judging from this video, some might say the only crash test dummies back then were human.
The BuyPower Card from Capital One, the rewards credit card that enables consumers to accumulate earnings toward the purchase of a new General Motors vehicle, will launch a new promotional campaign beginning August 4 with digital, print and television advertising.
The SS Sedan is Chevrolet’s first and only vehicle to offer standard Automatic Parking Assist. The technology uses sensors on the front and rear bumpers to detect the width and depth of parallel and reverse right-angle parking spaces to provide hands-free parking help.
The 2014 Chevrolet Volt with available Forward Collision Alert was the only vehicle out of 12 small cars tested to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s 2014 Top Safety Pick + award. It also received an acceptable overall score in IIHS’ challenging small overlap front crash test.
SAN DIEGO – General Motors is bringing its OnStar-enabled Smart Grid solutions, to one of the largest electric vehicle collaborations to take place within the industry.
General Motors, the U.S. Army and Raytheon Company today announced they are teaming up to provide eligible transitioning Army soldiers with skills to become service technicians at GM dealerships after they return to civilian life.
In a new video featured on the FastLane blog, General Motors CEO Mary Barra explains the approach the company is taking to a record number of product recalls.
Reducing clutter and adding function, Cadillac will add wireless charging of smartphones in the 2015 model ATS sport sedan and coupe launching this fall. Compatible with Powermat and other in-phone wireless charging technologies, the feature eliminates the need for cords on board.
Chevrolet is providing 12 extended-range electric Volts to help expand a unique program that matches local entrepreneurs and MBA students committed to revitalizing small businesses across America.
Greater torque output in the 2015 ATS Coupe and ATS Sedan equipped with the 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine, and available safety-enhancing lane-changing and lane-keeping technologies, highlight the new model year for the luxury sport models.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced second quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $0.2 billion, or $0.11 per diluted share. Strong core operating performance during the quarter was offset by a pre-tax net loss from special items of $1.3 billion, or $(0.47) per diluted share, and costs of $1.2 billion pre-tax primarily for recall-related repairs, or $(0.44) per diluted share.
DETROIT – A 1918 Cadillac Type 57 that earned its place in history during World War I received an honor of its own today. It is the fourth vehicle added to the Historic Vehicle Association’s new National Historic Vehicle Register and U.S. Department of the Interior Historic American Engineering Record.
General Motors today announced six safety recalls covering 717,949 recent model vehicles in the U.S.
The 2014 GMC Yukon ranked highest in its segment in the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout StudySM released today. Yukon was also recently recognized by J.D. Power in both the Initial Quality and Vehicle Dependability Studies.
In the blink of an eye, the 2014 and 2015 Chevrolet Malibu is leading the way in bringing fuel-saving standard start/stop technology to the mainstream sedan market.
Manchester United will wear its new Chevrolet-branded shirt for the first time during the club’s Chevrolet Cup match against the L.A. Galaxy on Wednesday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. To celebrate, Chevrolet today said it would offer a free livestream of the match to fans around the world at www.ChevroletFC.com.
The growing popularity of smaller vehicles applies to pickups as well, and customers say maneuverability is a top reason for choosing a midsize pickup. The 2015 GMC Canyon delivers the right size vehicle for consumers who are looking for a more agile pickup.
Chevrolet and GMC have confirmed a new eight-speed automatic transmission will be standard on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL Denali models equipped with the 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8.
Actor Chris Pratt – star of the soon-to-be-released movie “Guardians of the Galaxy” – will serve as honorary pace car driver in a 2014 red and silver Chevrolet SS pace car for the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com on Sunday, July 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra testified Thursday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance. Her prepared opening remarks are below. As always, the speaker’s words are definitive.
General Motors Chief Counsel and Executive Vice President Mike Millikin testified Thursday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance. His prepared opening remarks are below. As always, the speaker’s words are definitive.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) sold 2,505,889 vehicles around the world in the second quarter of 2014, with year-over-year sales in the United States and China up 7 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Total sales were up one-half percent in the second quarter. In the first half, GM sold 4,921,928 vehicles, up 1.4 percent.
The 2014 Ted Williams MLB All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, Mike Trout, chose a Corvette Stingray, the 2014 North American Car of the Year, during the MVP award ceremony presented by Chevrolet.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety today named 12 models from current and former GM brands to its first-ever list of recommended used vehicles for teen drivers.
Being able to stay connected, even while in the car, is a high priority for many drivers and passengers on the road today. That’s why every 2015 Buick model will come standard with Apple Siri Eyes Free and Text Message Alerts. Most 2015 Buick models will also come standard with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, powered by OnStar with 4G LTE.
DETROIT – The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, today announced new scholarships totaling up to $2.5 million to 100 recipients pursuing careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM, information technology and other fields related to the automotive industry.
General Motors today announced the appointment of Johan de Nysschen as President – Cadillac. de Nysschen will be responsible for all aspects of Cadillac globally including sales, pricing and network development, strategic brand development and marketing and product portfolio planning, including critical input for product engineering and design.
General Motors today appointed Robert E. Ferguson to Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy. Ferguson will report directly to GM CEO Mary Barra and is responsible for GM's federal, state and international government relations and public policy activities in the U.S. and its markets around the globe. The appointment is effective immediately.
DETROIT – Chevrolet and Manchester United fans worldwide today are celebrating Chevrolet’s debut on the football club’s 2014-15 season shirt. Fans are invited to upload photos of themselves wearing a digital version of the new shirt at www.chevroletfc.com, and share it via their social channels.
DETROIT – Chevrolet will offer six exclusive ticket packages for auction, including a once-in-a-lifetime “Ultimate Manchester United Fan Experience” for the highly anticipated match against Real Madrid at Michigan Stadium as part of the Guinness International Champions Cup (ICC).
DETROIT – Versatility and value are helping make compact crossovers and SUVs among the hottest vehicles in the country. Chevrolet is helping meet the demand with its strongest lineup in history, including the Equinox and – early next year – the new Trax.
DETROIT – Engineers at General Motors’ new brake testing facility know the differences between moans, squeals, grinds, groans and grunts – annoying noises common to their work. Now, with a new brake chassis dynamometer, they can simulate braking in weather conditions that range from Alaska to a tropical island.
DETROIT – Chevrolet is rolling out the largest deployment of vehicles with built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi in the market this summer and the campaign to introduce these vehicles celebrates the freedom this connection brings with a timely push around the Fourth of July.
DETROIT – Chevrolet today invited Manchester United fans worldwide to help celebrate Chevrolet’s debut on the club’s new home shirt by participating in a unique digital experience at www.ChevroletFC.com starting July 7.
DETROIT – Cadillac and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH, a leading supplier of automotive steering systems, have teamed to create world-class dynamic handling and steering for all models of the 2015 ATS.
DETROIT – Paper maps, disposable cameras and a stockpile of car toys once were essential for any family road trip.
Beginning today through Jan. 2, 2015, current employees of a public or private school, university or college are eligible to participate in the new GM Educator Discount program and receive a significant discount on the purchase or lease of a new 2015 or 2014 Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicle.
DETROIT – George Talley and his prized ’79 Chevrolet Corvette were reunited at General Motors’ world headquarters today, just three miles from where the car was stolen from him 33 years ago.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) dealers delivered 267,461 vehicles in the United States in June. Total sales were up 1 percent compared to a year ago. Retail sales were up 1 percent and fleet sales were up 2 percent.
DETROIT – General Motors announced today it will conduct six new safety recalls in the United States involving about 7.6 million vehicles from the 1997 to 2014 model years.
DETROIT – General Motors (GM: NYSE) today announced four safety recalls covering 428,211 vehicles in the United States.
DETROIT – Four Chevrolet vehicles earned top honors in the 2014 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, which measure customer satisfaction in 50 categories.
DETROIT – Chevrolet makes its debut on Interbrand's 2014 Best Global Green Brands report, ranking No. 32. The report, produced by the world's leading brand consultancy...
DETROIT – Chevrolet’s full-size Suburban SUV has ample space and comfort to carry up to nine passengers and their gear on long hauls – and brings cutting-edge technology along for the ride.
BOSTON – General Motors is increasing its renewable energy use with 3 acres of new solar arrays at two Michigan facilities.
DETROIT – Last year, users of MapMyFitness apps ran more than 500 million miles in the United States. In a recent survey, 71 percent of those users said they drove to a specific location to start their workouts, which means Americans are constantly looking for new, challenging and more scenic routes.
DETROIT – General Motors today appointed Cathy Clegg as North America Manufacturing vice president, effective July 1. She will lead a team of more than 74,000 employees with responsibility for 55 facilities including assembly, stamping, powertrain and component operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
DETROIT – Magnetic ride control is an all-new, exclusive feature on the 2015 GMC Sierra Denali, advancing its position as the most refined and technologically advanced truck on the market.
DETROIT – A Chevrolet Camaro that converts into the iconic Bumblebee returns to the big screen in Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” in theaters June 27.
DETROIT – Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty pickups will maintain a 12,000-pound maximum available trailer weight rating as they transition to new ratings for 2015 based on SAE J2807 Recommended Practices.
DETROIT – General Motors continues its strong performance in the J.D. Power Initial Quality StudySM taking more initial quality awards than any other automaker for the second year in a row. GM also has the most models ranked in the top three in their respective segments.
DETROIT – Whether you are heading to the beach or the backwoods this summer, protecting your skin with sunscreen or bug spray is essential.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – General Motors CEO Mary Barra appeared Wednesday before the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Her prepared oral remarks are below. As always, the spoken word is definitive.
DETROIT – The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will have the most horsepower in the midsized truck segment when they go on sale this fall.
DETROIT – Since its launch in late 2010, Chevrolet Volt owners have accumulated more than half a billion all-electric miles.
DETROIT – General Motors will rework or replace the ignition keys on about 3.16 million 2000 to 2014 model year cars in the U.S. because the ignition switch may inadvertently move out of the “run” position if the key is carrying extra weight and experiences some jarring event.
General Motors will recall all current generation Chevrolet Camaros because a driver’s knee can bump the key FOB and cause the key to inadvertently move out of the “run” position, with a corresponding reduction or loss of power.
The General Motors Korea Design Center here has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first automotive facility in South Korea and GM’s seventh worldwide to achieve LEED certification.
DETROIT – General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) today announced at its annual meeting of stockholders the preliminary voting results representing 82.3 percent of eligible votes.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) CEO Mary Barra addressed stockholders at the company’s 2014 Annual Meeting today, telling them the company is in the best position to meet and exceed competitive challenges.
DETROIT – General Motors and the General Motors Foundation, along with Chrysler Group LLC and Ford Motor Company, today announced a collective pledge of $26 million toward the “Grand Bargain” campaign to help both the Detroit Institute of Art (DIA) and the City of Detroit.
Nearly 8,000 U.S. military veterans have purchased a new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac by taking advantage of General Motors’ enhanced Military Discount Program, which runs through June 30. All active-duty military, reservists, retirees and veterans – regardless of separation date – are eligible.
DETROIT – General Motors today announced three safety recalls and one non-compliance recall, all of which were reported to the NHTSA on Thursday, June 5, 2014.
DETROIT – The all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 is the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of a few production cars available in the United States that delivers more than 600 horsepower.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said today that GM has received the findings of an investigation by former U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas into the Cobalt ignition switch recall and plans to act on all of its recommendations.
DETROIT – General Motors today announced it will implement a compensation program for those who have lost loved ones or who have suffered serious physical injuries as the result of an ignition switch failure in recently recalled vehicles.
SHANGHAI – General Motors and its joint ventures sold a May record 276,109 vehicles in China.
DETROIT – Chevrolet Traverse is one of the 10 best family cars of 2014, according to Edmunds.com and Parents magazine. It is the second consecutive year Traverse made the list in the SUV category.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) dealers delivered 284,694 vehicles in the United States in May, up 13 percent compared to a year ago, marking the company’s best May in seven years and its best total sales since August 2008. Retail sales – vehicles sold to individual buyers – were up 10 percent while fleet sales were up 21 percent. GM expects to increase its total market share year over year.
More teens die in motor vehicle crashes than from any other cause of death, about 2,500 per year. Fatalities are split between teen drivers (56 percent) and passengers (44 percent).
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade features a new yet instantly recognizable design that maintains the vehicle's signature quality and elegance. The styling cues combine sculpted surfaces with high technology embellishments to give Escalade an unmistakable stand-out appearance.
DETROIT – General Motors earned half of the superior ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s rating program on front crash prevention. The Buick Regal, Cadillac CTS, Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala are all considered industry leaders when purchased with GM’s available Front Automatic Braking system.
ATLANTA – Chevrolet Performance today introduced the all-new DR525 drag racing crate engine, designed as the spec engine for National Muscle Car Association’s new LS Stock racing class in the LSX Showdown Challenge Series.
DETROIT – Buick is continuing to build on its more than 110 years of innovation and design by encouraging young and aspiring designers to challenge the boundaries of convention in automotive design.
DETROIT – As the 2014 U.S. Atlantic hurricane season approaches, OnStar is offering Crisis Assist services to all customers, regardless of subscription plan, in the event of an extreme weather emergency.
Dreaming up ideas that benefit drivers is interesting; commercializing those ideas into real product features is when customers take notice.
General Motors and the University of Michigan today announced an agreement to extend their collaborative automotive research efforts through 2017.
Stop/start technology will be standard on the 2015 Impala base 2.5-liter ECOTEC® engine, an addition that improves the vehicle’s city fuel economy by nearly 5 percent, or one mile per gallon.
DETROIT – GMC today introduced the 2015 Sierra All Terrain HD, a refined, off-road-inspired execution of the brand’s capability that blends exclusive design features with the versatility of 4WD. It goes on sale this fall.
INDIANAPOLIS – Based on growing employee demand, General Motors today announced that it has installed 401 electric vehicle charging stations at its U.S. production and business facilities. More than 20 percent of the stations use electricity generated from solar canopies to help charge employee vehicles.
DETROIT – In a continuing effort to quickly address emerging safety issues, General Motors announced today it is recalling about 2.42 million vehicles in four separate U.S. recalls.
DETROIT – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s ‘Click it or Ticket’ public safety campaign opens this year amid the first increase in fatalities in five years for unrestrained passenger vehicle occupants.
DETROIT – Facing an automotive industry that is unsustainable in its current form, General Motors is restructuring its global vehicle portfolio, rethinking manufacturing and collaborating with unlikely partners to advance the industry.
General Motors today named Tony Cervone senior vice president of GM global communications, effective immediately. He will report to CEO Mary Barra and rejoins GM from Volkswagen where he served as executive vice president of group communications for Volkswagen Group of America.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) has come to an agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for failing to report in a timely manner the ignition switch defect. As part of this agreement, GM will pay a $35 million fine.
With parts production running seven days a week on multiple shifts, General Motors plans to produce enough repair parts by October to have the ability to repair the majority of the vehicles impacted by the ignition switch and ignition cylinder recalls.
For the 2015 ATS Coupe, Cadillac engineers and designers made a number of changes from the award-winning ATS Sedan to deliver the performance and styling traits luxury coupe buyers expect. When the ATS Coupe goes on sale at the end of this summer, it will start at $38,990, including a $995 destination charge.
General Motors said Thursday it has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of five safety recalls covering about 2.7 million vehicles in the United States.
Active safety technologies, simple access to OnStar services and more spacious cabins are among the approaches General Motors is taking to serving aging drivers.
General Motors will bring all its electric vehicle battery building capabilities in-house with production of battery systems for the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV at its battery assembly plant in Brownstown, Mich.
DETROIT – Safety and technology top the lists of important considerations for Buick customers. That’s why every 2015 Buick model will come standard with a rearview camera.
Chevrolet Traverse customers list its family-friendly third-row seat as one of their favorite features – and it’s a reason the midsize SUV was named by Kelley Blue Book as one of KBB.com’s 12 Best Family Cars of 2014.
DETROIT – OnStar ushers in a new generation of connected vehicles next month with in-vehicle 4G LTE, which launches with a trial period of three months or three gigabytes, whichever comes first.
Cadillac today announced production of a limited, special-edition 2015 CTS-V Coupe, marking the last chapter of the current model before the next generation of the V-Series debuts next year.
DETROIT – General Motors is joining the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge, pledging to reduce the energy intensity of its manufacturing plants and facilities by 25 percent in 10 years.
DETROIT – GMC is extending a special discount to all veterans of the U.S. military in time for May’s Military Appreciation Month.
DETROIT – “The Extra Mile,” a film by Jake Viramontez of Los Angeles will air on television this weekend in honor of Mother’s Day. The 30-second film, featuring the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox, was one of 13 finalists for the Chevrolet and MOFILM film program announced last year.
DETROIT – General Motors conducted more than 80 different tests over extremely challenging road conditions on vehicles subject to the ignition switch recall and found the vehicles are safe to drive with only a single key on the key ring and the key fob removed.
DETROIT – For Detroit resident Evetta Osborne, every day is Mother’s Day. That’s because she literally works side by side with her daughter, Monique Watson, at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. They have installed the lithium-ion battery pack on nearly every Chevrolet Volt, Opel Ampera, Holden Volt, and Cadillac ELR since production began.
DETROIT – General Motors’ fleet of fuel cell vehicles recently passed 3 million miles of hydrogen-powered, real-world driving. Some individual vehicles have accumulated more than 120,000 miles. By GM’s estimate, using hydrogen to power these vehicles, the fleet has avoided 157,894 gallons of gasoline consumption.
DETROIT – The all-new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban are once again proving why they are the segment leaders with demand for the updated SUVs outpacing expectations.
NEW YORK – A luxury vehicle like a Cadillac Escalade can often be a reward for achievement. For former University of Louisville star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, about to embark on a pro football career, a new Escalade is even more than that. It’s a Mother’s Day dream come true for his mom, Rose Murphy, a breast cancer survivor.
The 2015 bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala, the industry’s only manufacturer-produced full-size sedan in North America that can run on both compressed natural gas (CNG) and gasoline, will have a starting price of $38,210...
DETROIT – Chevrolet’s redesigned 2014 Impala sedan has gained nearly 8 percentage points of retail market share since launch – measuring 14.7 percent at the end of the first quarter compared to 6.9 percent a year earlier when the cars first arrived in dealerships.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – General Motors CEO Mary Barra delivered the spring commencement address Saturday at the University of Michigan. Her prepared remarks follow. As always, the speaker’s words take precedence.
LORDSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors is investing $50 million for a new flexible Trim Shop and upgrades to the Press Room at the Lordstown Complex for the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan.
DETROIT – From today until June 30, all active, reserve, retired and veteran military – regardless of separation date – can receive the General Motors military discount on Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) dealers delivered 254,076 vehicles in the United States in April 2014. Total sales were up 7 percent compared with a year ago. Fleet sales were up 5 percent and retail sales – vehicles sold to individual buyers – were up 8 percent. GM expects to increase its retail market share from March.
PONTIAC, Mich. – General Motors today began construction of a state-of-the-art facility for race engine design and development, as well as an electric motor laboratory and gear center.
DETROIT – General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is collaborating with Detroit nonprofit Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) to help build the city’s first occupied shipping container homestead.
ORLANDO, Fla. “Honk once for ‘yes’ and twice for ‘no.’” Those were Bryan Anta’s quick-thinking instructions to a woman who couldn’t speak because she was having a serious Asthma attack on the side of the road.
DETROIT – General Motors CEO Mary Barra accepted the “Women of Achievement and Courage” Award from the Michigan Women’s Foundation on Tuesday evening.
The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Special Service Vehicle (SSV) joins the brand’s growing police vehicle portfolio. It goes on sale this summer, offering the same capabilities, efficiency and durability as the award-winning Silverado 1500, with special features designed for police use.
DETROIT – Demand for the flexibility of an SUV in a small package could grow by 2 million units in the next few years. Chevrolet is getting ready by introducing the Trax small-SUV in its two largest markets – the U.S. and China.
When the all-new 2015 GMC Canyon launches this fall, it will not only bring a full payload of midsize truck segment-leading capabilities, but segment safety firsts including a patent-pending child safety feature.
The 2015 Chevrolet City Express LS – the brand’s first entry in the small cargo van segment – will have a starting price of $22,950, including a $995 destination charge but excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Chevrolet announced today the 2015 Corvette Stingray will be available in two new Design Packages: the Atlantic luxury convertible and the Pacific performance coupe. They go on sale later this year with the rest of the 2015 Corvette Stingray lineup.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today filed the proxy statement for its 2014 annual meeting of stockholders with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and announced the nomination of UAW Vice President Joe Ashton to its board of directors.
Design statements with staying power are key in the automotive landscape, and Buick’s global network of designers make them by continuously monitoring and interpreting trends in high-end fashion, furnishings, architecture and product design.
DETROIT – You probably won’t recall the number of the road trips when one of your passengers didn’t get car sick while watching the rear DVD entertainment system, like the one in the Buick Enclave. Some credit for that goes to General Motors’ Human Factors group for properly placing the screen outside “the puke zone.”
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced first quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $0.1 billion, or $0.06 per diluted share. Strong core operating performance during the quarter was more than offset by a net loss from special items of $0.4 billion, or $(0.23) per diluted share, and a $1.3 billion pre-tax charge primarily for the cost of recall-related repairs, or $(0.48) per diluted share.
SPRING HILL, Tenn. - General Motors Spring Hill powertrain plant today produced its 4-millionth Ecotec engine just two years after the 3-millionth engine was assembled.
The votes are in, and the winner of the Chevrolet Corvette Student Showcase Challenge is Dan Wang from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Wang received the most votes for his images on the Corvette Facebook page, earning him the $5,000 grand prize.
Each spring, General Motors employees around the world engage in a program that combines the excitement of a Grand Prix race, the spectacle of Carnival, and the intellectual heft of a TED conference.
General Motors has shipped thousands of kits consisting of ignition switches, ignition cylinders and key sets for older model small cars subject to a safety recall.
DETROIT - General Motors today announced the restructuring of its Global Vehicle Engineering organization to improve cross-system integration, deliver more consistent performance across vehicle programs and address functional safety and compliance in its vehicles.
DETROIT – Four General Motors plants have met the ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry voluntary energy reduction challenge for a second time, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced.
GM has asked the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York to rule on whether the growing number of lawsuits alleging purely economic damages resulting from the ignition switch recall may proceed.
DETROIT – Lightning-fast refreshing of visuals inside General Motors’ Research Driving Simulator are helping advanced technology developers study how drivers interact with Super Cruise, the semi-automated driving system that could be in Cadillac models later this decade.
DETROIT – Chevrolet and a Camaro that converts into the iconic Bumblebee will once again turn heads when the Transformers movie franchise returns to screens around the globe in the upcoming “Transformers: Age of Extinction” from director Michael Bay, in theaters June 27.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. dealers delivered 2,416,028 vehicles around the world in the first quarter of 2014, up 2 percent compared with a year ago.
FLINT, Mich. – Fussy tailors spend years honing their skills, learning how fabric draped on a body could be pinned, cut and sewn to protect the wearer and make a high-quality fashion statement.
DETROIT – For the second year in a row, General Motors dominates the “Made in America” Automotive Index produced by American University’s Kogod School of Business. GM’s Chevrolet Corvette Stingray tied for No. 1 and 17 other GM vehicles tied for places in the Top 10.
NEW YORK – Cadillac today announced a partnership with ChargePoint, the largest and most open electric vehicle-charging network in the world. The collaboration brings Cadillac ELR drivers immediate access to more than 16,500 charging locations on the ChargePoint network.
NEW YORK – Diesel enthusiasts around the world have determined the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is the top diesel car of the year and Chevrolet is the top diesel manufacturer of 2014.
NEW YORK – To help introduce the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible, Chevrolet gave three New York-based college students the rare opportunity to shoot an all-new vehicle before its reveal. The students – none of whom had ever photographed a vehicle – had one day to create four dramatic images of the supercar.
NEW YORK – At the New York International Auto Show today, Chevrolet announced it will add the Trax, a new small SUV, to its portfolio. The 2015 Trax will offer versatility, connectivity and turbocharged performance in an efficient package.
NEW YORK – Edmunds.com has recognized seven Chevrolet models with nine awards for 2014. The Corvette Stingray and Traverse were named Top Rated Vehicles, while the Corvette Stingray, Traverse, Colorado, Camaro, Impala, Silverado 1500, and Tahoe were named Most Popular for their segment.
NEW YORK – General Motors CEO Mary Barra spoke to the J.D. Power/NADA Automotive Forum before the opening of press days at the New York International Auto Show on Tuesday. Her prepared remarks are below. As always, the spoken word takes precedence.
DETROIT – Bi-fuel options, allowing either compressed natural gas or gasoline to power the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD pickups, will start at $9,500.
General Motors this year celebrates a milestone anniversary of its signature watershed education program, GM Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN). For the 25th year, company employees will wade into waterways across the U.S. and Canada this spring and fall with about 9,000 students.
NEW YORK – Ever since the days of the Hatfields and the McCoys, rivalries have been a cornerstone of American culture. Some become endlessly bitter feuds. Others, like the healthy competition between the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang, become a driving force for constant improvement.
DETROIT – General Motors today named John J. Quattrone as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources. Quattrone, currently executive director of Human Resources for Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain organizations, succeeds Melissa A. Howell who is leaving GM to pursue other interests. ...
DETROIT – Continuing Buick’s global growth, the brand will begin exporting the latest edition of its award-winning Enclave luxury crossover to China.
NEW YORK – With the introduction of the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible, Chevrolet offers enthusiasts 14 distinct performance-car models – including nine Camaro models, the SS performance sedan and four Corvette models. Output ranges from 323 to an estimated 625 horsepower.
NEW YORK – Chevrolet announced today the 2015 Cruze will debut at the New York International Auto Show with revised exterior styling, enhanced interior convenience and greater connectivity – including new Text Message Alerts, Apple Siri integration and OnStar 4G LTE with available Wi-Fi hotspot.
Chevrolet today introduced one of the most capable drop-tops on the market: the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible. With at least 625 horsepower, and 635 pound-feet of torque, the Z06 is also the most powerful convertible ever produced by Chevrolet.
DETROIT – While the testing facilities at General Motors’ multiple proving grounds around the world are state of the art, getting a test vehicle out into the real world is just as important as navigating simulated challenges. Three engineers assigned to Chevrolet products recently took that to the extreme.
The inside of the 2014 Chevrolet Stingray is one of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors. The yearly award considers all cars that are either all-new, or have had considerable interior refreshment for that model year.
General Motors informed the NHTSA today that it is adding ignition lock cylinders to its safety recall of 2.2 million older model cars in the United States. The cylinders can allow removal of the ignition key while the engine is running, leading to a possible rollaway, crash and occupant or pedestrian injuries.
DETROIT – The new 2014 GMC Sierra Denali pickup truck is a cut above the rest. In addition to being the most powerful, most advanced and most refined truck in the brand’s 111-year history, today it was named to Ward’s 10 Best Interiors of 2014.
Chevrolet will show off its strongest lineup of vehicles in the brand’s history at this year’s New York Auto Show. Next week, Chevrolet will also introduce three new vehicles, including a new addition to Chevrolet’s small-vehicle portfolio, an updated Chevrolet Cruze and a new variant of the seventh-generation Corvette.
In the year following the Climate Declaration signing, General Motors continues to prove there is economic opportunity in tackling climate change.
General Motors is creating a Speak Up for Safety program to recognize employees for ideas that make vehicles safer, and for speaking up when they see something that could impact customer safety, CEO Mary Barra said today.
DETROIT – When it comes to dealer service satisfaction, GM’s Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands rank in the top five of all automotive brands in the U.S.
DETROIT – When you spend long days on the worksite or long nights towing a heavy trailer, comfort and capability are hardly a luxury.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) Board of Directors today declared a second quarter 2014 dividend of 30 cents per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable Thursday, June 26, 2014 to all common stockholders of record as of Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
DETROIT – Chevrolet today announced Manchester United will play the L.A. Galaxy of Major League Soccer in the Chevrolet FC Cup, July 23 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
DETROIT – In preparation for the next generation of electric vehicles and advanced battery technologies, General Motors will invest $449 million to upgrade manufacturing processes at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown Battery Assembly plants.
DETROIT – General Motors received an Innovation Partnership Award along with BorgWarner for collaboration in a newly developed solenoid valve that is part of a stop/start system for a 2015 GM vehicle that will be announced later.
DETROIT – General Motors won eight Vincentric 2014 Best Fleet Value in America™ awards, the second consecutive year GM has topped the list. GM leads all automakers in number of vehicles recognized since the awards program’s launch in 2006.
DETROIT – The 2014 Cadillac CTS today was named to the prestigious Automobile Magazine 2014 All-Stars list. Automobile Magazine editors used a combination of factors to determine the list of 10 All-Stars, including results from performance testing, feature evaluation and overall value.
DETROIT – The Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain with available forward collision alert technology, earned 2014 Top Safety Pick+ ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the only midsize SUVs of nine evaluated to earn Good ratings in the Institute’s small overlap front crash test.
DETROIT – Buick Achievers Scholarship recipient and Spelman College senior Nartezya Dykes will be honored during the United Negro College Fund 35th annual An Evening of Stars broadcast on April 13, celebrating student excellence and rising graduation rates among minorities.
DETROIT – An eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission will be offered in the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray for 2015, enhancing the performance and efficiency of the 2014 North American Car of the Year.
DETROIT – Chevrolet today announced its sponsorship of Manchester United’s first‑ever match in Michigan – August 2 vs. Real Madrid at the University of Michigan’s “Big House” in Ann Arbor.
For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized General Motors with a 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy management.
DETROIT – We’ve all experienced that startling moment when a passing vehicle splashes a flood of water onto your windshield and suddenly, your visibility is seriously compromised. Instinctively, you start to reach for the windshield wiper stalk, but the wipers have already begun to swoop. Relieved, you wonder, ‘How does my Buick know the windshield needs to be cleared?’
General Motors CEO Mary Barra today testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance investigating the GM ignition switch recall.
FLINT, Mich. – The GM Student Corps kicked off its second year today, expanding the summer internship program to include a new team of 10 students from Flint Southwestern Classical Academy high school.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra today said the company has retained Kenneth Feinberg as a consultant to explore and evaluate options in its response to families of accident victims whose vehicles are being recalled for possible ignition switch defects.
DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) dealers delivered 256,047 vehicles in the United States in March 2014. Total sales were up 4 percent compared with a year ago. Retail sales were up 7 percent and GM gained retail market share.
General Motors Co.’s (NYSE: GM) March U.S. sales, originally scheduled to be released at 9:30 a.m. EDT today, will be delayed several hours due to a computer systems issue that impacted dealer sales reporting. The company expects to report its sales this afternoon before the close of business.
DETROIT – From its introduction in 1999, the Cadillac Escalade quickly became the standard among luxury SUVs with a formula of bold design, powerful capability and luxurious accommodations. The all-new 2015 Escalade takes design and technical elements from Cadillac’s product expansion to elevate the brand’s signature SUV.
DETROIT – General Motors informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today that it would recall more than 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. that may experience a sudden loss of electric power steering assist.
GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra’s written testimony was submitted today to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Her testimony addresses the GM Ignition Switch Recall and answers the question: “Why Did It Take So Long?” Barra is scheduled to give oral testimony on Capitol Hill tomorrow afternoon, April 1 and on April 2.
DETROIT – It’s only natural that when we speak, we want to be heard and when the volume around us goes up, so do our voices. Just ask those on road trips or parents of young children how tiresome this can become over time.
DETROIT – The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety today named the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu with available Forward Collision Alert a Top Safety Pick+. The distinction requires cars to receive high marks in crash worthiness and achieve a basic, advanced or superior rating for frontal crash prevention.
DETROIT – General Motors today said it will replace the ignition switch in all model years of its Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR, Pontiac G5, Solstice and Saturn Ion and Sky in the U.S. since faulty switches may have been used to repair the vehicles.
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade luxury utility vehicle is defined by a hand-crafted interior. High-end furniture provided the inspiration for Cadillac’s design team and their utilization of authentic cut-and-sew materials.
DETROIT – It is a rite of spring even if the weather is only beginning to cooperate.
DETROIT – Chevrolet is the Best Value Truck Brand in America, according to data analysis firm Vincentric, which also named the Silverado 2500HD a Best Value in America while finding the Silverado family has the lowest cost to own of any full-size pickups.
PAHRUMP, Nev. – Chevrolet is helping owners get the most from their new Corvette Stingray through the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School. The two-day program is available to 2014 Corvette Stingray owners for $1,000 – a $1,500 reduction from the standard rate.
DETROIT – General Motors has named Niharika Taskar Ramdev, 44, GM vice president, Finance and Treasurer, effective April 1. Prior to this appointment, she was chief financial officer for GM’s Global Purchasing and Supply Chain operation, a position she has held since August, 2011.
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will drive a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 to pace the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 25.
Starting this summer, owners of most 2015 Buick models can be connected by the high-speed data of OnStar 4G LTE. A built-in Wi-Fi hotspot will keep passengers connected on the go, allowing them to browse the Internet, download movies, play games or send email on up to seven devices at once.
DETROIT – Cadillac enhances the dynamic performance and design of the 2014 ATS sedan with a new, limited-edition Crimson Sport special edition.
DETROIT – A new generation of Ecotec small-displacement engines streamlines General Motors’ global powertrain portfolio with a modular architecture that broadens its adaptability to global markets and reduces manufacturing complexity – while offering customers leading-edge efficiency, refinement and durability.
DETROIT – General Motors grew its Business Elite program by 16 percent in its first year, adding 74 dealers to its network of dealerships equipped to meet the unique needs of commercial customers.
DALLAS – Every year, March Madness® inspires a new chapter of surprising team and student-athlete performances that defy expectations and beliefs of what is possible, much like the redesigned-for-2014 Buick Regal and Regal GS.
DETROIT – General Motors CEO Mary Barra today named a new vehicle safety leader whose first priority will be to quickly identify and resolve product safety issues.
DETROIT – The General Motors Foundation is donating more than $1.45 million to Habitat for Humanity to fund at least 10 new-home builds and 15 neighborhood revitalization projects across the United States, as well as a special veterans’ program in partnership with up to 50 Habitat affiliates.
As a result of Mary Barra’s request for a comprehensive internal safety review following the ignition switch recall, General Motors today announced three separate recalls...
DETROIT – Cadillac will add enhanced in-vehicle connectivity with the addition of OnStar 4G LTE and the CUE Collection suite of applications. The 2015 ATS Coupe will be among the first Cadillac models equipped with both advanced technologies when it goes on sale this summer.
MANCHESTER, England – Chevrolet today launched “What Do You #PlayFor?” a new social and digital global campaign to inspire and bring football fans closer to the sport than ever. The brand also will be unveiling a new initiative to make lasting impacts in developing areas where play is most needed.
WARREN, Mich. – General Motors broke ground today on a new $30 million reduced-scale wind tunnel to expand its aerodynamic testing facility on its Warren Technical Center campus.
DETROIT – Spring hasn’t arrived, but the potholes have. While no one plans to hit them, they are inevitable and in many cases unavoidable. More than an uncomfortable nuisance, they can damage tires, wheels and suspension components.
DETROIT – While running fast laps at several of the country’s most challenging tracks, Camaro Z/28 engineers noticed the tires were providing so much traction and the brakes so much stopping force that the wheels rotated inside the tire – an unexpected challenge that required fast thinking.
DETROIT – General Motors recognized 68 of its best global automotive suppliers Wednesday evening during its 22nd annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony.
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...
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 – 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 unveiled the Corvette C7.R race car, which was co-developed with the all-new 2015 Corvette Z06.
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 – 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 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.
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.
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.
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 – 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.
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.