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GM 2012 Sales: Chevrolet Silverado, Volt End Strong – GM Sells One Million 30-MPG Cars

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General Motors reported that it sold just shy of 2.6 million vehicles in 2012, beating its 2011 total volume by 3.7 percent. The automaker finished the year by posting a December 2012 sales gain of 4.9 percent, pushing the automaker to its strongest December sales tally since 2007. GM also noted that it sold one million ...

WOT Four Years Ago: 157-MPG Hungarian Hyper-Miler Uses Solar and Pedal Power, GM Postpones Big SUV Redesign

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June 19, 2008 – Four years ago today, General Motors was worried about gas-guzzling SUVs, Suzuki celebrated one million sales of the Swift hatchback after just four years since a redesign, , Hungary-based Antro showed a 157-mpg hyper-miler, and Ferrari bought the ultimate driving simulator. Check out the stories WOT covered four years ago in ...

We Hear: GM Retools Mexican Plants for Silverado/Sierra, Trax Production

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General Motors is stepping up its Mexican operations with some $420 million in investments that will bring production of three new models to the country. The models, the Chevrolet Trax compact utility vehicle, and Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, will go into production over the next year. Automotive News reports that GM will invest ...

Former GM CEO Ed Whitacre Says Government Should Sell GM Shares Now

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Ed Whitacre, former CEO of General Motors, urges the Obama administration to sell its remaining GM shares in an opinion piece from The Wall Street Journal. The U.S. government currently retains a 26.5-percent stake in the automaker, and at current prices, would lose around $14 billion if the shares were sold now. “The Treasury Department should ...

Chevrolet, Barrett-Jackson Auctioning First 2014 Corvette Stingray This Weekend

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Want to be the first to own a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette? Be prepared to pony up a pretty penny – and be prepared to do so at this weekend’s Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. General Motors announced late yesterday that the first salable 2014 Corvette Stingray will be auctioned this coming weekend at Barrett-Jackson’s annual Scottsdale ...

2013 Nissan Altima Earns Five-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA

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The 2013 Nissan Altima is the latest midsize sedan to earn from the NHTSA a five-star safety rating in New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing. The previous-generation Altima only earned four stars from the NHTSA’s NCAP test, which has a five-star maximum rating. Inside, the 2013 Altima has driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact air bags, roof-mounted ...