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Sales

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.

Five Red Cars for Christmas

Things you probably wished you got for Christmas, not under your tree, but in the driveway. . .

Production

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.

Interiors & Electronics

GM Recalls Target Fire, Braking Problems

General Motors is calling back roughly 900,000 fullsize pickup trucks and luxury sedans worldwide to fix a fire risk and/or eliminate a software glitch that could knock out a vehicle’s antilock braking and stability control systems.

Business

U.S. Steps Up Probe on GM Wiper Failures

U.S. regulators may order General Motors to more than quadruple a 2-year-old recall of SUVs with windshield wiper systems that could stop working.

Production

GM Goes All In for Trucks

General Motors will spend more than $7 billion in four years to defend its booming lead in U.S. truck sales.

Design

Everything You Need to Know about the C8 Corvette

When you have the chief engineer talking about the Stingray, you truly learn everything

Regulations

Ford Recalls Pickups for Carpet Fire Hazard

Ford is following General Motors in recalling late model large pickup trucks that could set fire to their floor carpet in a crash.

Production

GM Loans Lordstown Plant Buyer $40 Million

General Motors has extended an open-ended, mortgage-like $40 million loan to the buyer of its sprawling auto plant in Lordstown, Ohio. The deal includes an option for GM to buy back the entire facility.

Economics

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.

Propulsion

Corvette ZR1 to Get 900-hp Hybrid Power?

The ZR1 performance variant of General Motors Co.’s all-new Chevrolet Corvette will be powered by a hybrid-electric system that produces 900 hp, company sources tell Motor Trend.

Production

GM, Isuzu JV to Add Diesel Parts Plant in Ohio

Dmax Ltd., General Motors Co.’s diesel engine joint venture with Isuzu Motors Co. in Morain, Ohio, is constructing a components plant in nearby Brookville.

Business

GM Recalls Pickups for Carpet Fire Hazard

General Motors Co. is recalling 556,400 late-model fullsize pickup trucks in the U.S. whose carpets could catch fire in a crash.

Domestics, Hyundai/Kia Dominate N. American Vehicle Finalists

U.S. nameplates account for five of the nine finalists vying for the 2020 North American Car, Truck and Utility vehicles of the year awards.

New ’Vette, Ram HD, Kia Telluride Win Motor Trend Awards

Motor Trend has named the Chevrolet Corvette, Ram Heavy Duty pickup and Kia Telluride SUV/crossover vehicle as its Car, Truck and SUV of the year, respectively.

Economics

Great Wall Poised for $1 Billion Push into India

China’s Great Wall Motor Co. is preparing to enter the Indian car market with a plan that is likely to include a $1 billion assembly plant in the country.

Chevy Readies 3-Row Blazer for China

General Motors Co. has released images of the Chinese-market Chevrolet Blazer SUV ahead of the vehicle’s public introduction later this month at the Guangzhou auto show.

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.

Propulsion

GM Sells Lordstown Factory to EV Maker

General Motors Co. has sold its shuttered auto plant in Lordstown, Ohio, to electric truck startup Lordstown Motors Corp. Terms were not disclosed.

Business

GM Adds Capabilities to OnStar Fleet Tool

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

Production

VinFast and Digital Speed

When you’re talking about a 21-month development from design to production, you’re talking about blistering speed. And that’s what a startup has accomplished.

Production

Starting in 2020 new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles will include Alexa integration as a feature in the infotainment system.

Starting in 2020 new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles will include Alexa integration as a feature in the infotainment system.

Regulations

GM Recalls Trucks, SUVs for Spontaneous Braking

General Motors Co. is recalling some 638,100 large pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S. with a flaw that could suddenly cause one wheel to brake.

Hybrid

Fisker Names Upcoming EV “Ocean”

California-based electric vehicle maker Fisker Inc. has christened its first model, which will be unveiled in January, the Ocean.