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The Age of Ultium?

GM’s plans for an electric future don’t include a name change…yet

GM Readies New EVs

Rollout includes full-size Chevy pickup with 400-mile range

Marketing

Subaru, Lexus Head J.D. Power Loyalty Ratings

But repurchase rates don’t always match long-term vehicle performance

Hybrid

GM’s Barra Says EV Switch Will Take Decades

GM sets its own pace for an all-electric future

GM Readies “Ultra” Super Cruise Tech

Upgraded system will enable hands-free driving on and off the highway

Electronics

GM Unveils Its Commitment to EVs: What Does This Mean?

GM, no stranger to electric vehicles, is getting ready for an extensive build—and will start next year

Interiors & Electronics

‘Consumer Reports’ and the State of the U.S. OEMs

Plenty of the vehicles on the list of the top 10 are made in the U.S. But not by the traditional companies.

Hybrid

New Chevy EV Bows in China

The first in a wave of new EVs GM plans to launch worldwide in coming years

Marketing

Cars Keep Getting More Reliable

The J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study proves cars are more dependable than ever, even though they also keep getting more complicated.

Marketing

World’s Top Auto Brands Defend Their Rankings

Brands are forever jockeying for superiority over their rivals.

Propulsion

GM Dials Down 3-Cylinder Push in China

NVH issues outweigh fuel efficiency gains for some customers

Batteries

Will There Be an Electric Hummer & How Would It Affect GM?

The rumor is that General Motors is going to bring back the Hummer.

Economics

China and U.S. Manufacturing Job Losses

The EPI finds there have been millions of people put out of work in the U.S. due to competition with China—most in manufacturing

Autonomous Vehicles

ZF Makes a Case for Affordable Autonomy

Production applications for Level 2+ highway systems to start this year in Asia

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.

Labor

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.

Sales

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.

Business

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.

Design

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.

Business

GM Adds Capabilities to OnStar Fleet Tool

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

Car/Ride Sharing

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.

Sales

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.

Connectivity

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.