General Motors http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53596/more en GM Expects Big Things From New Small Pickups http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-expects-big-things-new-small-pickups <div class="node-body article-body">The all-new ’15 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups enter a segment where the top competition is outdated, marketing manager says. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-expects-big-things-new-small-pickups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/gm-expects-big-things-new-small-pickups#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet GMC Automatic Future Products Gasoline Manual Sales Results Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:13:00 +0000 1071991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 GMC Canyon expected to account for little over 30% of GM&rsquo;s midsize pickup mix.</strong></p> Suppliers Wild Card in North American Output Surge http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/suppliers-wild-card-north-american-output-surge <div class="node-body article-body">“The industry is in good shape. We’re not over our skis,” Visteon CEO Tim Leuliette says. “Not just Visteon, but as an industry we are all running pretty good balance sheets and being very conservative.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/suppliers-wild-card-north-american-output-surge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/suppliers-wild-card-north-american-output-surge#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Suppliers North America North America - Regional Bosch Chrysler Continental Faurecia Ford General Motors JCI Lear TRW Visteon Volkswagen ZF Capacity Utilization Production Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:49:00 +0000 1068141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM Arlington assembly plant employee Mark Magallon shines Chevy Tahoe badge.</strong></p> Violence, Economic Crisis Hit Ukraine Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/politics/violence-economic-crisis-hit-ukraine-auto-industry <div class="node-body article-body">ZAZ, the country’s only full-cycle automaker, manufactured only 10,622 cars in first-half 2014, compared with 252,476 in 2008, and may halt production in September because of parts shortages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/violence-economic-crisis-hit-ukraine-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/violence-economic-crisis-hit-ukraine-auto-industry#comments Public Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Supply Chain Europe Egypt Russia Ukraine Chery Chevrolet Daewoo Hyundai Lada Skoda Logistics Production Sales Results Stamping Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:19:00 +0000 1070281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Re-badged Chevrolet Aveo sold as ZAZ Vida.</strong></p> EPA Says Industry Ahead of CAFE Curve http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve <div class="node-body article-body">“What we are finding is manufacturers are not only bringing technology in faster than we thought they would, they are also bringing different technology to fruition than what we anticipated,” says the EPA’s Michael Olechiw.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/epa-says-industry-ahead-cafe-curve#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Germany Acura BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Ford Jeep Mercedes Volkswagen Automatic Continuously Variable (CVT) Diesel Dual Clutch (DCT) Electric Vehicles Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel Economy Future Products Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Turbocharger 10-speed transmission CAFE Environmental Protection Agency Light-Duty Vehicle Center Michael Olechiw midterm assessment TDI University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Volkswagen Jetta TDI Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1067381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Michael Olechiw, director of EPA&rsquo;s Light-Duty Vehicle Center in Ann Arbor, MI, spoke this week at CAFE conference.</strong></p> GM Expects Profit-Busting Recalls to Slow; $400M Set Aside for Victims http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-expects-profit-busting-recalls-slow-400m-set-aside-victims <div class="node-body article-body">The earnings swoon also reflected difficulties in international markets, specifically South America, where economic headwinds are affecting sales, and in Europe, where GM continues to book losses as it restructures its business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-expects-profit-busting-recalls-slow-400m-set-aside-victims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/gm-expects-profit-busting-recalls-slow-400m-set-aside-victims#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers North America U.S. General Motors Finance Restructuring Chevrolet Cobalt Chuck Stevens ignition switch recall Mary Barra Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:55:00 +0000 1067121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM says 550,000 recalled small-car ignition switches replaced, on target for October completion of safety campaign.</strong></p> Second Korean Automaker Offers Wage Concession http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/second-korean-automaker-offers-wage-concession <div class="node-body article-body">Ssangyong’s offer would substantially hike payments for overtime, holiday work and severance packages at retirement. But analysts say the low-volume automaker is on the threshold of a turnaround and a strike would destroy the momentum.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/second-korean-automaker-offers-wage-concession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/second-korean-automaker-offers-wage-concession#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Hyundai Kia Samsung Ssangyong Labor & Human Resources Production Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:45:00 +0000 1066221 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Smallest of country&rsquo;s five automakers follows GM&rsquo;s lead in contract talks.</strong></p> Chevy Cruze Diesel Caught in Game of Catch Up http://wardsauto.com/blog/chevy-cruze-diesel-caught-game-catch <div class="node-body blog-body">According to WardsAuto data, the Cruze diesel has accounted for 5,974 deliveries since its launch one year ago. That’s a scant 2.0% of the compact sedan’s powertrain mix.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/chevy-cruze-diesel-caught-game-catch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/chevy-cruze-diesel-caught-game-catch#comments Blog Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chevrolet Diesel Sales Results Allen Schaeffer Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel Diesel Technology Forum Rick Kwiecien Volkswagen Jetta TDI Final Inspection Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:45:00 +0000 1065131 at http://wardsauto.com Cruze Diesel Impressive Effort Against Germany’s Best http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cruze-diesel-impressive-effort-against-germany-s-best <div class="field-deck"> Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Clearly it will take time to find a following like VW has developed over decades in the U.S. But as far as the engine itself is concerned, the GM 2.0L turbodiesel is a strong start.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cruze-diesel-impressive-effort-against-germany-s-best" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/cruze-diesel-impressive-effort-against-germany-s-best#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Bosch Chevrolet Diesel Globalization Product Development Story Behind 2014 10 Best Engines Turbocharger Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1064261 at http://wardsauto.com New for ’20: The HALcat http://wardsauto.com/blog/new-20-halcat <div class="node-body blog-body">Engines are becoming more potent as the self-driving car keeps evolving. Will the smart cars of the future use their horsepower for good and not evil? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/new-20-halcat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/new-20-halcat#comments Blog Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. United Kingdom Chevrolet Dodge Ford Jaguar Land Rover Autonomous Vehicles Engines Road Ahead Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1063461 at http://wardsauto.com Customer-Conscious GM Shows Its Social Side http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/customer-conscious-gm-shows-its-social-side <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker gets much social-media feedback, such as a Texan complaining his truck’s steering wheel is too hot. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/customer-conscious-gm-shows-its-social-side" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/customer-conscious-gm-shows-its-social-side#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. General Motors Information Technology Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:49:00 +0000 1057931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM Customer Engagement Center advisers assist car owners with issues.</strong></p>