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GM Adds 5 Years of Free Onstar Remotelink Service to 2014 Vehicles

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Want to lock, unlock, or start your new General Motors car from your smartphone? There’s an app for that. Actually, there has been for some time now, but GM announced today it will include that functionality – dubbed OnStar Remotelink Key Fob – free for five years with most new 2014 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and ...

GM Earns $0.9 Billion in Q1 2013

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The good news is this: sales of General Motors vehicles were up in the U.S. last month (as we reported yesterday), and GM made nearly a billion dollars of profit in the first quarter of this year. But here’s the not-so-good news: that’s slightly lower than the $1 billion it made in the first quarter ...

GM June Sales Up 6.5 Percent Thanks to Cruze, Silverado

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General Motors sold 264,843 vehicles in the U.S. in June 2013, representing its highest monthly sales numbers since September 2008. This result is a 6.5 percent increase over June of last year. Year-to-date sales now total 1,420,346, up eight percent from last year. Winner: Chevrolet Cruze – 32,871 sales, up 73.2 percent The Cruze had a huge ...

GM Sales Led by Chevrolet Silverado, Cruze, Equinox; Up 3.1 Percent

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General Motors has reported its May 2013 sales, and the numbers paint a rosy picture for the Detroit, Michigan-based automaker. GM sold a total of 252,894 vehicles last month from its Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC brands, representing a year-over-year increase of just 3.1 percent. Year-to-date sales for 2013 now total 1,155,503. Winners: Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra ...

Garage-Built GM LS-based V-12 Built for Airplane, Suburban, Next Bound for 280 Z

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Few have accused the GM LS-series third and fourth-generation small-block V-8s of being underpowered or not big enough. The engine’s near-universal ubiquity as the engine swap of choice for just about anything on four wheels (and some on two) is a testament to the engine’s popularity as a relatively compact and lightweight powerhouse. But for ...

J.D. Power Releases 2013 Survey Results

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J.D. Power announced the results of its annual Initial Quality Survey (IQS) for 2013. Big winners include General Motors, which racked up eight individual model wins, and Porsche, which led all automakers with 80 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100). Although it may seem that industry quality is down as a whole because of an increase in ...

Ford Escape Rules June Compact Crossover Sales

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June was a tough month for the Honda CR-V, as the Japanese CUV couldn’t keep up to the Ford Escape. The Escape sold 28,694 units, leaving the CR-V in second yet again with 26,562 units. Locked in third is the Chevrolet Equinox with 23,645 units, while Toyota’s RAV4 couldn’t quite catch up with 20,540 units, even ...

Caught Again! 2014 Chevrolet Corvette’s Cockpit Looks More Driver-Oriented

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On the same day GM confirms that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette will debut on January 13, we’ve got new photos of the C7 Corvette out testing yet again. This time, however, it gave our spy photographers another preview of the interior, revealing a more driver-oriented command center. Chevrolet has revealed that everything about the C7 will ...

We Hear: GM May Expand ATS/CTS Plant for Next-Gen Camaro

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A new report from The Detroit News reveals that General Motors will invest up to $38 million to expand its Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant. The expansion would allow the plant to build the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro. GM has reportedly already asked the city of Lansing, Michigan, for a tax abatement for its expansion. GM announced ...

Production Starts on Bi-Fuel Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Trucks

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With domestic natural gas production at an all-time high, the fuel is an increasingly attractive alternative to gasoline and diesel. All of the Detroit Three have an entry in the market, and GM kicked off production of its bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra models at its Fort Wayne, Indiana plant last week. Powered by ...