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Chevrolet Malibu, Buick LaCrosse Production Idled Again to Reduce Inventory

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The plant that builds the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu and 2013 Buick LaCrosse sedans is being idled again, Automotive News reports. To reduce inventory, production at GM’s Fairfax plant in Kansas City will be suspended for two weeks to better match supply with demand. After production goes on pause for the next two weeks, it is ...

CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with GM, Deal Matches Ford’s

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Following Ford’s deal earlier this week, General Motors has reached a tentative agreement with the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW). Talks ended after nearly three days of negotiation, The Detroit News reports, and the deal mirrors the one struck with Ford. The tentative agreement will create or maintain 1750 Canadian jobs over the contract’s four-year span, ...

General Motors Pledges $7.3 Billion Investment in Korean Operations

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Highlighting Asia’s strategic importance in the global automotive business, General Motors has pledged a $7.3 billion investment in its South Korean operations over the next five years. This follows an announcement earlier in 2012 in which GM announced an expansion of its Incheon design center in the country, reports Reuters. GM’s previous announcement that it was ...

2014 Chevrolet Colorado Plant Expansions Begin This Week in Missouri

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The 2014 Chevrolet Colorado is inching towards production this week, as GM will break ground today on a plant expansion in Wentzville, Missouri that will allow the plant to produce the new midsize truck. We should note first that the pickup in question is the new Chevrolet Colorado, an all-new model that will replace the current ...

SUV Sales Stars: GM Produces One Millionth Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain Crossover

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GM is celebrating a milestone this week, as a very special 2013 GMC Terrain Denali rolled off the line at the automaker’s CAMI plant. The quicksilver metallic Denali is the one millionth vehicle to be produced on the small SUV platform that also underpins the Chevrolet Equinox. Both the Equinox and Terrain are strong contenders in ...

How Many Stolen V-8s, Trannys Can Fit into a Holden Ute? $2.5 Million Worth

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So how many stolen V-8s can you fit into the back of your Holden Ute? Over $2.5 million worth, according to Australian newspaper Adelaide Now. Possibly due to the lack of an effective tracking system, many V-8 engines as well as automatic and manual transmissions have been stolen from a GM Holden plant in Australia, ...

We Hear: No Chevrolet Silverado Diesel, But Colorado Diesel Possible

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Despite a promising warning sticker spotted under the hood of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, we don’t expect to see a diesel engine option anytime soon. A peek behind the fuel-filler door reveals no provision or space for a Diesel Exhaust Fluid fill port. The Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon, on the other hand, might eventually offer a ...

GM to Invest $200 Million to Expand Global Powertrain Engineering Headquarters, Consolidate Facilities

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General Motors will invest $200 million to build a new test wing at its Global Powertrain Engineering Headquarters in Pontiac, Michigan. The 138,000-sq-ft expansion will allow the automaker to decrease developmental time and reduce costs associated with bringing new propulsion technologies to market by consolidating work from four other locations to the Pontiac campus. Engineering work ...

End Of Road For Holden Commodore, Ford Falcon By 2016

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Large, rear-wheel-drive, V-8-powered cars are as much a part of the historic Australian automotive identity as they have been in the U.S. But the once-ubiquitous Australian archetype is selling at record low numbers, even as the overall Australian car market is setting new sales records. The situation was inadvertently confirmed by Holden boss Mike Devereux ...

GM Fights Akerson Pay Allegations, Hires New Chief Marketing Officer from VW

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It’s been an interesting few days at the Renaissance Center: GM bosses hired a new Chief Marketing Officer from Volkswagen, and then quickly fired back against allegations about increasing CEO Dan Akerson’s executive pay. The Detroit News reported this week that General Motors was planning to up CEO Dan Akerson’s compensation from $9 million to $11.1 ...