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GM on pickup mpg: 'Don't look at the label'

GM argues that EPA fuel economy ratings for its 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine don't tell the whole story.

Maven to allow non-GM vehicles on car-sharing platform

Maven plans to open its peer-to-peer car-sharing program to non-General Motors vehicles in mid-2019.

Revived credit business helps GM finance its future

GM Financial is expected to serve as a fount of profits for General Motors to fund investments in emerging technologies.

Lawnmower sharing? GM's Maven eager to diversify

Maven's current "car sharing marketplace" is the first product in a potential line of shared products for the emerging consumer platform.

Chevy Silverado packs fuel cell in ZH2 concept

GM Defense recently posted a video rendering on its website of the Chevrolet Silverado ZH2, which appears to be a heavy-duty version of the pickup powered by a "next generation" fuel cell power system and advanced lithium ion battery.

GM sounds the alarm, in advance

GM's actions and tone were typical for a time of operational and financial chaos. But this time, they're being framed as proactive steps for the automaker to weather a downturn without shortchanging its future.

Cadillac suspends vehicle subscription service

Cadillac plans to temporarily halt its Book by Cadillac vehicle subscription service on Dec. 1 ahead of a planned relaunch of the program early next year.

GM to launch ebike brand in 2019

General Motors plans to launch a new brand and lineup of electrified bicycles beginning in 2019.

GM halts renovation projects as Barra makes case for cost cuts

General Motors is postponing renovations to its famed design studios and halting a project to transform its global propulsion headquarters in an effort to reduce costs.

GM to end output of outgoing Silverado, Sierra in 2019

GM CFO Dhivya Suryadevara says the company will start winding down production of the outgoing K2 crew cab models early next year. The automaker won't say what it means for its Oshawa, Ont., plant, where the vehicles are finished.

GM to build outgoing Silverado, Sierra deep into 2019

GM CFO Dhivya Suryadevara on Wednesday said the company will begin winding down production of the outgoing K2 crew cab models early next year.

GM posts $2.5 billion Q3 profit on strong results in key markets

UPDATED: 10/31/2018 8:47 am ET - adds details

Stronger-than-expected results in China and North America propelled General Motors to a 25 percent increase in pretax profit in the third quarter and net income of $2.5 billion.

GM offers buyouts to 18,000 salaried employees in North America

GM said the plan — which doesn't offer details about how Canada is affected — is a "proactive" measure to address future headwinds that the company expects as it invests in autonomous and electrified vehicles and as auto sales in North America and China slow.

GM offers buyouts to 18,000 salaried employees in North America

UPDATED: 10/31/2018 11:44 am ET - add details

General Motors said the plan is a "proactive" measure to address future headwinds that the company expects as it invests in autonomous and electrified vehicles and as auto sales in North America and China — its largest markets — slow.

GM posts US$2.5 billion Q3 profit on strong results in key markets

UPDATED: 10/31/2018 8:47 am ET - adds details

Stronger-than-expected results in China and North America propelled General Motors to a 25 per cent increase in pretax profit in the third quarter and net income of US$2.5 billion.

GM, future-minded, has nagging near-term challenges

GM's third-quarter earnings report, set for release Wednesday, could shed more light on operational challenges and how the company plans to navigate them.

GM turns the tables in EV proposal

The proposal puts GM directly at odds with the Trump administration's anti-regulatory stance on environmental issues and out ahead of its competitors in pushing electric vehicles on a reluctant public.

GM, Ford incentive programs put premium on loyalty

As U.S. auto sales slow, some automakers are increasing efforts to retain current customers rather than conquesting new ones.

GM expanding Maven peer-to-peer car-sharing program

General Motors plans to expand its Maven peer-to-peer car sharing initiative to 10 cities by the end of the year.

GM offers its own add-on warranties

General Motors will begin offering extended bumper-to-bumper limited warranties on new vehicles, an offer that has some franchised dealers uneasy.

UAW health care trust forfeits GM board seat with stock sale

The UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust has forfeited its right to designate a nominee to GM's board of directors after divesting 40 million shares in the company in February.

AutoNation Chevrolet Coral Gables' many events help the store recruit and retain talent

A monthly pig roast is among the special events that AutoNation Chevrolet Coral Gables conducts to promote a family and team atmosphere in Miami.

Chevy's 2019 Silverado with 4-cylinder engine rated at 21 mpg combined

UPDATED: 10/10/2018 9:06 am ET

The redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado equipped with a new four-cylinder engine will achieve an EPA-estimated 21 mpg combined, which is close to entry-level pickup V-6 offerings from Ford and Fiat Chrysler that are rated 22 mpg combined.

GM adds geopolitical consulting exec Jami Miscik to board

The election of Miscik, 60, makes the board a 50/50 split between men and women for the third time in the company's 110-year-old history

Chevy's 2019 Silverado with 4-cylinder engine rated at 21 mpg combined

The redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado equipped with a new four-cylinder engine will achieve an EPA-estimated 21 mpg combined — about 11 L/100 km — which is close to entry-level pickup V-6 offerings from Ford and Fiat Chrysler.


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