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We Hear: High Customer Loyalty Means Higher Bonuses for GM Employees

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General Motors has been tweaking its compensation and bonus packages since emerging from bankruptcy in 2009. The latest addition? GM employees are being encouraged by a company-wide bonus to create more loyal customers. According to Automotive News, GM North American president Mark Reuss wants the General’s customers to keep coming back for more. The better the overall ...

2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Top 10 Improvements We Want on the New Full-Size Truck

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Trucks may not be sexy, but they’re an inescapable and integral part of the American automotive landscape – and the Detroit Three’s balance sheets — so the introduction of an all-new model from anyone is a momentous occasion. With Ford and Ram fielding all-new models that have already undergone extensive refreshes since the debut of ...

Recalled: 250,000 Chevy Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, and Saab 9-7X SUVs

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General Motors is recalling nearly 250,000 midsize SUVs from five brands – 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazers, GMC Envoys, Buick Rainiers, Isuzu Ascenders, and Saab 9-7Xs are all affected. Also, BMW will recall about 600 coupes and sedans while Suzuki will recall about 100,000 Forenza and Reno vehicles, all for possible electrical short circuits. 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC ...

Thread of the Day: Should GM Make More Niche Vehicles Like the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon?

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We had loads of fun with our long-term Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon, which took us on an epic beer run through the midwest and even lapped the Nürburgring during its tenure in our fleet. It was both a unicorn for its scarcity, and a sleeper thanks to the brutal horsepower hidden beneath its unassuming wagon ...

GM’s June Sales Drop 6.4 Percent, Cadillac Jumps 20.7 Percent

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General Motors is happy with this month’s flat sales numbers – the company’s overall sales were down just six percent. The drop is attributed to 41 percent less sales to fleet companies than last year, meaning that more of the 201,237 vehicles sold went to more consumers than before. It may be a decrease of ...

Report: Auto Industry Bailout Could Cost $3.4 Billion More Than Last Estimate

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The U.S. Treasury Department’s estimated cost to taxpayers of the 2009 auto industry bailout has just taken a $3.4 billion jump. While the $21.7 billion estimate at the end of May was lower than the earlier $23.8 billion figure, now the treasury department told congress it expects to lose $25.1 billion – up $3.4 billion ...

Keep ‘em Coming: GM Adds Third Shift, 800 Workers to Full-Size SUV Plant

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General Motors will add about 800 workers to the Arlington, Tex. production lines that make full-size SUVs like the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, and GMC Yukon. It’s been a good year so far for the Arlington plant: even with the price of gas fairly high, sales of full-size GM SUVs like the Suburban and ...

Thread of the Day: FWD Ram ProMaster or RWD Ford Transit Commercial Van?

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American vans are getting more European. With the exception of the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana, the American-style van with its snub-nose and single roof height is going extinct. The 2014 Ford Transit and recently revealed 2014 Ram ProMaster are the new Euro vans from American automakers, and in this Thread of the Day, we’re ...

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 ...

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 ...