James M. Amend

M. Amend
Associate Editor,

James covers General Motors and environmental and safety issues.

Trump Extends Carrot to Detroit Three for New Plants 1
The sit-down with Ford, General Motors and FCA US comes on the heels of a campaign where Trump criticized the automakers for importing vehicles from plants outside of the U.S.
Detroit Three Chiefs, President Trump to Meet
An agenda for the sit-down was not released, although it likely will center on creating jobs in the U.S.
GM Plots Rosier Reception for Diesel Redux  2
Chevy marketers expect to have plenty of blocking and tackling ahead, as they work to get diesel back into the conversation after a sullying by the VW emissions-cheating scandal.
Chevy Bolt Joins Maven Fleet
Availability likely will be tight, given shipments began just weeks ago, but the cars will be ready by Feb. 1, GM says.
GM’s Barra Bullish Amid China Maturing, Brexit Woes
The evolving dynamic in China will see GM pursue additional revenue opportunities beyond car sales to sources such as financing and connected-vehicle services.
GM ‘Hungry, Humble’ Heading Into 2017, Batey Says
Last year, GM’s product push focused on its car lineup. This year, the automaker turns its attention to red-hot CUVs.
Barra, Michigan Pols Answer Trump Tweet
Michigan lawmakers visiting Detroit Three auto show stands here reiterate Barra remarks. “Good business decisions are done over time and not in a tweet,” U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow tells WardsAuto.
Redesigned ’18 Chevy Traverse Takes Stage at NAIAS
Since it first launched in 2008, the family-favorite has accounted for 837,067 sales. GM expects a similar, if not warmer reception, for the redesigned model.
New GMC Terrain Tip of CUV Iceberg, Reuss Says
“There are some cool slots people in the U.S. have not embraced yet, and we will be there,” GM Executive Vice President Mark Reuss says.
Cadillac Starts Up ‘White-Glove’ Car-Sharing
BOOK by Cadillac will charge a monthly fee of $1,500 for access to Cadillac vehicles without the obligation of leasing, financing or buying.
GM Delivers December Flourish Amid Cooling Demand
GM’s daily sales last month rose 13.9% to 318,904 from 290,230 in like-2015 and surpassed analysts’ expectations by as much as 10,000 units, according to WardsAuto data.
GM Uses Virtual World to Perfect Future Vehicles
The visualizations are so realistic GM often can skip building expensive, time-consuming design prototypes such as interior bucks.
U.S. Regulators Propose Spending Billions on V2V
There are some sticky issues to be ironed out, most notably whether the 5.9 GHz band set aside by Congress in 1999 for V2V transmissions still will have room.
GM Preps Holiday Deliveries of Chevy Bolt 7
Exactly how many of the 5-passenger CUVs will be made available is unclear. It takes three days for the assembly plant's 1-shift crew to build a Bolt from start to finish.
Chevy Bolt At Orion Assembly
Production of the Chevy Bolt, a potentially revolutionary battery-electric vehicle, ramps up at GM assembly plant north of Detroit.

Feb 10, 2017

Volvo V60 Polestar 2.0L Turbo/Supercharged DOHC 4-cyl. -- 2017 Award Acceptance

Stefan Hermelin, general manager-Monitoring & Concept Center, accepts Volvo Cars' award at the 2017 Wards 10 Best Engines ceremony....More


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