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General Motors Makes Investment for 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon

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General Motors is investing $133 million into its Wentzville, Missouri assembly and stamping plant this week. The additional investment will create or retain 55 jobs and will help the facility prepare to build the upcoming 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon midsize pickups. The new investment will go toward the addition of a third stamping ...

Chevrolet To Sell Small Cargo Van Based On Nissan NV200

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Chevrolet announced that it will introduce a small cargo van called the City Express, but it won’t be a General Motors design. The new City Express will be based on the Nissan NV200, but rebadged and sold at Chevrolet dealers in the U.S. and Canada. Chevrolet says its customers have asked for an urban-sized cargo van, ...

Treasury Selling More GM Stock, Cadillac Plans China Plant

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The U.S. Treasury announced plans to sell more of its remaining stock in General Motors, as the government seeks to divest itself of shares purchased during the auto industry bailout of 2009. In today’s announcement, the Treasury says it will publicly sell the 241.7 million shares it still holds in GM. That comes after earlier reports ...

GM April 2013 Sales Rise 11 Percent

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General Motors posted an 11.4-percent sales gain in April, selling 237,646 vehicles. All four of the GM brands saw car sales increase last month compared to April 2012. Winner: Chevrolet Silverado — 39,395 sales, up 28.1 percent Even though buyers know that the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado goes on sale later this year, they still snapped up ...

General Motors Full-Size Trucks To Be On Ongoing Lightening Program

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After years of small, incremental changes to full-size trucks, the segment is suddenly white-hot with competitive fervor, with each of the Detroit Three trying to one-up their cross-town rivals. Despite just now rolling into showrooms from coast-to-coast, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks are already feeling the pressure to improve fuel economy from ...

Recall Central: Toyota FJ Cruiser Headlights, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Seatbelts

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2007-2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser The Problem: Models equipped with the optional Toyota Auxiliary Driving Lamp kit are brighter than allowed by federal law. Because of the way the 55-watt, add-on driving lights are angled, they are too bright when combined with the output from the FJ Cruiser’s factory headlights. That could dazzle oncoming drivers, potentially causing ...

GM March Sales Up 6.4 Percent Despite Model Changeovers

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Model changeovers were the name of the game for General Motors’ March 2013 sales results. While the company was up 6.4 percent over last March, a number of the company’s flagship models saw big percentage drops due to changeovers to all-new models. GM’s March sales totaled 245,950 and all four of the automaker’s brands were ...

Spied: 2015 GM SUVs

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Our spy photographer managed to catch all three versions of General Motors’ large SUVs out testing together. The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban, GMC Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade SUVs seen here appear to be complete vehicles with production-ready bodywork. GM announced in February 2012 that a stamping plant in Arlington, Texas, would work in tandem with an assembly ...

U.S. Treasury, UAW Selling 50 Million Shares of GM Stock

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Fifty million shares of GM stock are being offered by the U.S. Treasury Department and the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust. The 30 million shares from the Treasury and 20 million from the UAW come just as GM prepares to reenter the Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) Index this week. Currently, GM stock is ...

General Motors Committed To Making Opel Premium Brand In Europe

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Turning a once-regional brand into a global one comes with a great deal of risk, especially when you have a pre-existing, well-recognized brand in the same market, with similar market positioning. That’s what General Motors has run into in its campaign to make Chevrolet the company’s global volume brand. Opel had long been GM’s mainstream ...
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