James M. Amend

James
M. Amend
Associate Editor,
WardsAuto

James covers General Motors and environmental and safety issues.

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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.
2017 10 Best Engines: High-Tech V-6s Wear Versatility Crown
High-tech V-6s power vehicles from multiple market segments.
New 9-Speed Pushes Tech Limit, GM Says
The new 9-speed yielded GM 60 new patents and required 800 prototypes. The most unique element of the unit is an industry-first deployment of a selectable 1-way clutch.
Cadillac Plans to Steer Clear of Driverless Cars 2
Fully autonomous, “transportation modules” will be left to another automaker, executives for the GM luxury brand say.
Trucks Drive GM’s U.S. November Sales Up
GM sold 252,644 light vehicles last month, compared with 229,296 in the same period last year, according to WardsAuto data.
Hyundai Ioniq Unlimited Plan Targets New Buyer
It’s the sort of convenience, pricing transparency and online experience Millennial consumers demand, the automaker says.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Giulia Cash Machines for FCA US
The Stelvio arrives at a time when FCA US is trimming back its car offerings to focus more on the growing pickup, CUV and SUV market.
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