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The Age of Ultium?

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

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.

Hybrid

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.

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.

Regulations

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

What Makes a "Best Designed" Car? | AutoLine After Hours

Do you like the designs of the current CTS-V sedan, CTS-V Coupe and/or CTS-V Wagon?* Or maybe the U.S. Presidential Limo

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.

Mazda Keeps Zooming Through the Years

While car brands are disappearing with some alarming regularity of late—Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Saturn, soon-to-be Mercury*—it comes with some surprise to us that Mazda is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year.

2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon

This is by far the best-looking Cadillac in the showroom today.

Design

The 10 Hottest Designers: Why The Auto Industry Will Come Back Strong

Never underestimate the power of a good design(er) to get them back in the showroom.

Design

Creative Expressions

Kip Wasenko's career moved him from Europe and Australia to Saturn, placed him at the leading edge of one of GM's most controversial design programs, and finds him in charge of its specialty and high-performance designs.

Design

Automotive Design Takes Cues from Nature and Culture: A Matter of Perspective

The annual Canadian International Auto Show Design Forum brings designers together from around the world to present their work and ideas to students and the media. This year, two presenters showed how nature and culture affect the way we perceive and respond to a design.

Design

Car Design: It's All In Your Head

The annual Canadian International Auto Show Design Forum brings designers together from around the world to present their work and ideas to students and the media. This year, two presenters showed how nature and culture affect the way we perceive and respond to a design.

Assembly

World Class Vehicle Launch Timing: General Motors (Part 2 of 6)

The World Class Vehicle Launch series is investigating the launch performance of five leading vehicle assembly firms operating in North America, and examining their past, and future launch strategies. The companies in our analysis include Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Toyota and Honda. We have collected monthly production data on vehicles (30 launches) launched by these companies in North America between 1992 and 1996. Although there were more than 30 launches during this period, our initial investigation focuses on single product-single plant launches. This article focuses on General Motors. It is important to note that there are many measures of a successful launch. This series analyzes a launch event in only the most basic form: the time it takes a facility to return to capacity in terms of production. This series is not meant to be an exhaustive study on launch performance, but instead it is meant to further the better understanding of the vehicle launch process.