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GM: Another Painful Sales Year in China

General Motors reports its sales in China skidded 15% to 3.09 million cars and trucks. The company expects further erosion in 2020.

Canadian Union Won’t Give Up on Closed GM Plant

Canada’s Unifor union is hoping to somehow resurrect the Canadian assembly plant General Motors closed this week in Oshawa, Ont., after 112 years of operation.

Looks Like Another 17-Million-Car Market for U.S.

The naysayers are changing their tune about U.S. car sales for 2019. Now it looks like sales once again will reach at least 17 million units.

Buick to Drop Regal Sedan in U.S.

Buick will drop the Regal, the only conventional sedan in its U.S. lineup, at the end of the 2020 model year to focus exclusively on SUV/crossovers.

Nissan Design Founder Jerry Hirshberg Dies at 80

Jerry Hirshberg, the multi-talented founder of Nissan Design International in southern California, has died at age 80.

GM Names New Chiefs for Dealer Ops, Chevrolet

General Motors Co. has promoted the head of its Chevrolet brand to a newly created position as vice president of dealer operations and innovation.

GM Adds Capabilities to OnStar Fleet Tool

General Motors Co. has renamed and added capabilities to its OnStar-based fleet management tool.

GM Sales in China Drop 18% in Third Quarter

General Motors Co. reports it sold 689,500 cars and light trucks in China in July-September, down 18% from the same period in 2018.

GM Cars to Get Amazon’s Alexa Digital Assistant

Next year General Motors Co. will begin offering Amazon.com Inc.’s Alexa digital assistant directly through a vehicle’s infotainment system.

UAW Strike Idles GM’s Oshawa Plant in Canada

General Motors Co. is suspending all assembly operations at its factory in Oshawa, Ontario, today because of the United Auto Workers union’s nationwide strike in the U.S.

GM Names Global Chief Marketing Officer

General Motors Co. has promoted Deborah Wahl, previously head of marketing for the Cadillac brand, to be GM’s first global chief marketing officer since 2012.

GM Infotainment Gets Enhanced Google Power

General Motors Co. will begin using Google Inc.’s updated Android Automotive operating system in vehicle infotainment systems in 2021.

GMC Drops Plans for Small Crossover

General Motors Co.’s GMC unit no longer is considering a subcompact crossover vehicle positioned below the Terrain.

Chevy Readies China-Market EV

General Motors Co. plans to introduce an all-electric crossover vehicle based on the Chevrolt Bolt platform later this year in China.

Mahindra Eyes Former Buick Plant Site in Mich.

India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. says it might build a manufacturing plant on a 364-acre site in Flint, Mich., that was once part of General Motors Co.’s “Buick City” complex.

Does Quality Matter?

Sometimes, high scores in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study don’t result in big sales.

2020 Corvette Engine Production

This factory in Buffalo, New York, is really getting it done for General Motors

Designs Through Time and the C8 Corvette

We get a top car designer on this edition of “Autoline After Hours”

MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop Knights Edition

A special edition of what is arguably a special car because this is a vehicle for people who like to drive and it seems most people now just like to carry stuff in their vehicles and the driving is but a means to an end.

The Telluride Arrives

Big, bold and boxy—Kia is building a midsize crossover in Georgia that combines style with technology.

Lasers in Parma

To say that the GM Parma Metal Center is instrumental in the production of assembly and stampings for the OEM would be a huge understatement: at the 2.3-million ft2 facility the team processes over 1,000 tons of steel per day.

U.S. Denies GM Tariff Waiver on Buicks from China

General Motors Co. has been denied an exemption from the Trump administration’s 25% import tariff on Buick Envision small crossover vehicles imported from China.

GM’s First Great Design Chief

William Knoedelseder’s Fins is a remarkable look at a remarkable designer, Harley Earl.

GM Unveils a GEM for Emerging Markets

This week General Motors Co. is presenting the first models developed under its new Global Emerging Market strategy.