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Design

Buick Previews Future EVs

“Potential energy” takes shape with space-age design

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

GM Readies “Ultra” Super Cruise Tech

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

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Bob Boniface’s Italian Beauties

Third in our series of what auto people have in their garages. Here’s what Bob Boniface has inside

Propulsion

On the 2021 Kia Seltos: Small Crossover with Big Presence

Kia grows its lineup of crossovers with a subcompact and provides it with tech so that it isn’t a vehicle that people buy wishing that they could afford something better. 

Business

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.

Batteries

New Chevy EV Bows in China

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

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

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.

Business

GM Adds Capabilities to OnStar Fleet Tool

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

Additive Manufacturing

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.

Autonomous Vehicles

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.

Assembly

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.

Marketing

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.

Connectivity

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.

Hybrid

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.

Production

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.

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