GM updates its trucks for '15 to include special edition models and new content such as an available 8-speed automatic transmission, OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless smartphone charging and a hands-free lift gate for the automaker's large SUVs.
Duncan Allred, vice president-Sales and Marketing at GMC, hopes a Canyon Denali will be in the cards. An upscale treatment to the pickup in the future would provide a boost against fresher competition....More
While pricing always plays a key role in marketing, it will be particularly important to hit the sweet spot with the Colorado and Canyon: too steep and it risks overlapping GM’s large pickups, too cheaply and it saps profitability....More
Highlights from the Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Ceremony held during the WardsAuto Interiors Conference on May 21, 2014 in Dearborn, MI. WardsAuto World Editor-in-Chief Drew Winter announces the winners and calls auto maker representatives to the stage to accept their honors....More
GM interiors also have been boosted by investments in the automaker’s global design organization, the executive says, citing a groundbreaking global concept car created for the recent New Delhi auto show....More
The automaker also doubles a charge it planned to take in the second quarter related to earlier recalls to $400 million. It took a $1.3 billion reduction to its first-quarter earnings related to recall costs....More
On the large-pickup side of business, marketing exec Rick Scheidt says the automaker is “over the hump” in terms of building an inventory with a sufficient selection of body styles and powertrain options....More
WardsAuto highlights some of the disappointing features identified in vehicles evaluated for 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors. Problems range from fit-and-finish and ergonomics to comfort and overall layout. These are the types of issues that result in lower scores for vehicles in the competition.
A concise summation of all 41 interiors evaluated as part of the 2014 competition. Many of these comments are taken directly from score sheets submitted by WardsAuto editors. Prices listed are sticker....More
WardsAuto editors gather for the final two roundtable discussions announcing the winners for the 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors. Vehicles discussed include: Chevy Corvette, Chrysler 200C, GMC Sierra Denali, Hyundai Equus Ultimate and Jeep Cherokee Limited....More
GM delivered 254,076 cars, trucks and CUVs last month, compared with 237,646 in like-2013, according to WardsAuto data. The automaker likely saw its market share bump back over 18% from 16.7% in March....More
The latest installment in our series on 2014 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors highlights the GMC Sierra Denali, a truck that survived the Polar Vortex and promises to make job sites a lot less like work....More
Mahle’s Energy Management Control system uses GPS data to “read” a known route and coordinate electric and ICE power so most of the EREV’s battery charge has been depleted when it arrives at its destination....More
Nissan’s VQ V-6, lauded since it came to the U.S. in 1994, has been heavily revised for the all-new Maxima sedan arriving now in showrooms. The automaker calls the VQ all-new as well, but many of the key specs carry over....More
CEO Mark Fields tells reporters at Ford’s new Silicon Valley R&D facility that an autonomous vehicle or driverless car will fit within the company's century-old tradition of offering affordable transportation....More
Regulators are granting Volvo, Mitsubishi, Mazda, JLR and Subaru an added hybrid option and a later compliance date of Jan. 1, 2018, by which time each company will be expected to have an approved pure ZEV or hybrid transitional ZEV on the market....More