Former GM Canada President Steve Carlisle's sudden ascent to the head of Cadillac is being met with congratulations and some uneasiness about the future of GM Canada: A Canadian will no longer be at the helm.
Ford's success with its V-6 EcoBoost engines has proved that V-8 engines aren't necessarily the default choice for pickup buyers. The question now is: How low can you go?
None of GM Canada's manufacturing facilities send waste to landfills, a policy the company said has helped it save money and become more efficient.
GM is doubling the number of engines available on the retooled 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, including a new four-cylinder turbocharged engine that can run on two cylinders to increase fuel economy. The 2.7-litre I-4 turbo engine is a major milestone for the company.
For people in the market for an electric vehicle in Canada, patience is a virtue. Yearlong waits for delivery are not unusual, and the scarce availability means few are even on lots for test drives.
A flurry of new and redesigned full-size pickups entering the Canadian market, combined with more midsize trucks and offerings from Japan-based automakers, will widen the battlefront for market share in one of the industry's hottest, most profitable segments.
General Motors is reorienting its OnStar business to generate more revenue from connectivity services and better position its core auto brands as technological showcases that can compete against innovative brands such as Tesla.
GM is asking owners of 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EVs to take the vehicles to dealerships for a software update that will sooner detect a potential battery issue that could lead to a reduction or loss of acceleration.
General Motors is suing Grossinger Auto Group of Illinois, alleging it breached an exclusive-use agreement in the sale of its Chevrolet and Cadillac dealership assets to AutoCanada.
In ousting Johan de Nysschen and replacing him with Canadian Steve Carlisle, a company loyalist in the vein of CEO Mary Barra, GM appears to be signalling its desire to bring Cadillac back into the fold under a single, unified corporate vision that emphasizes speed and measurable return on investment.
General Motors' net income and operating profit significantly fell in the first quarter due to planned downtime in its full-size pickup production, a restructuring in Korea and other costs. GM's earnings before interest and taxes declined 27 per cent.
The decline of Canada's auto assembly might feel familiar to Travis Hester. He spent his early years with GM at Holden, the Australian unit that ceased production last year, ending mass auto assembly there.