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Assembly

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.

Former Chevy Boss Bob Burger Dies

Longtime General Motors Co. executive Bob Burger died late last month at the age of 93.

Production

GM Debuts Its Refurbished Birthplace

General Motors Co. has opened the plant where the company was created 109 years ago: the Durant-Dort Factory One in Flint, Mich.

Propulsion

Cruze-Based Caddy in the Works?

General Motors Co.’s premium Cadillac marque is developing a new entry-level model that will share GM’s front-wheel-drive “Delta” D2XX platform with the all-new Chevrolet Cruze small car and Volt hybrid, according to a report by GMInsideNews.com.

Batmobile Designer George Barris Dies

Legendary custom car designer George Barris died in his sleep Thursday. He was 89.

Regulations

GM Plans Another Recall to Fix Engine Fire Threat

General Motors Co. plans to recall another 1.4 million older models to address an underhood problem that could cause a fire.

Marketing

The Dodge Brothers

Despite the remarkable exterior designs, interior innovations and potent powertrains, Dodge sales are not doing particularly well.

Holy Batman!

The oldest known Batmobile will be auctioned on Dec. 6 by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions.

Regulations

NHTSA Urges “Immediate Action” on Takata Airbag Recalls

Owners of 4.7 million vehicles in the U.S. are being urged by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to respond immediately to recalls to fix defective airbags in their cars and trucks.

Business

GM Vehicle Recall Total Hits 29 Million Units

General Motors Co. is launching six new global recalls covering 8.4 million vehicles produced between 1997 and 2014 most of them to remedy ignition switches that can be jolted out of the "run" position.

Ex-GM Executive Bill Hoglund Dies

Bill Hoglund, who headed five General Motors brands during his 36-year career with the company, died last weekend at age 79.

Sales

Paranoia

The industry has recovered quite well. Not even the Polar Vortex could put an on-going chill on auto sales, which showed strength as March closed.

Design

Design, He Said

Do you like the designs of the current CTS-V sedan, CTS-V Coupe and/or CTS-V Wagon?* Or maybe your taste runs in a different direction and you’re more taken with the U.S.

Edsel Designer Roy Brown Dies at 96

Roy Brown, a longtime auto designer at Ford Motor Co. best known for penning the infamous Edsel 57 years ago, died on Feb. 24.

Roy Brown, Designer of Ford’s Edsel, Dies

Longtime Ford Motor Co. designer Roy Brown died on Feb. 24 at age 96.

Hybrid

Volt Named 2011’s Collectible Car of Future

Years from now General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Volt extended-range hybrid sedan will be the most desirable North American-made model from the 2011 model year, according to the Friends of the National Automotive History Collection in Detroit.

Business

A Word About Bob Stempel’s Passing

Bob Stempel died on May 7.

Former GM CEO Bob Stempel Dies

Robert Stempel, who was chairman and CEO of General Motors Corp. from 1990 to 1992, died Saturday in West Palm Beach, Fla., at the age of 77.

Former GM CEO Bob Stempel Dies

Robert Stempel, who headed General Motors in the early 1990s, died Saturday in Florida at the age of 77.

Business

Hyundai Hires GM Veteran as U.S. Marketing Chief

Hyundai Motor Co. has hired Steve Shannon, a 15-year General Motors Co. veteran, to become vice president of marketing at its U.S. unit on April 18.

Saturn Re-emerges

If a vehicle can be considered a "coming out" party for a brand, then that's exactly what the Saturn Relay is.

Design

Former GM Design Chief Jordan Dies

Chuck Jordan, General Motors Co.'s design chief from 1986 to 1992, died last Thursday at the age of 83.

GM Confirms Return to Indy

General Motors Co. will supply Chevrolet-badged engines to the IndyCar Series again, starting in the 2012 season.

GM May Power Up New Indy Partnership

General Motors Co. will return to the IndyCar circuit in 2012 with a Chevrolet-branded twin-turbo V-6 engine, according to Autoextremist.com.