GM delivered 274,483 vehicles last month, compared with 230,157 units year-ago, according to WardsAuto data. The automaker sold a total 2.9 million vehicles last year, up 5.3% over 2.8 million in 2013....More
The newly redesigned Chevy Silverado saw sales rise 10.1% to 46,966, and deliveries of the GMC Sierra increased 12.5% to 18,564. However, GM’s stable of large SUVs witnessed a surprisingly bumpy month....More
The redesigned '15 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon are a pair of finely engineered and sharply styled trucks almost certain to draw buyers back into the midsize-pickup segment. (See related story: Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Bold Move in Moribund Segment)
Model-year changeovers in the truck business these days bring with them more updates than in the recent past. Competitive pressures are too intense to let a product go untouched, GM marketers say....More
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.
Some European automakers have set up manufacturing plants in Brazil to get around the country’s steep taxes on imported cars. Thus a WTO ruling demanding an end to the taxes might not be wholly to the liking of everybody in the EU....More
The classic image of a V-8 is big and thirsty. Engineers set out to dispel that notion by making the small-block Gen V engines extremely efficient. Along the way, some dynamometers also got toasted....More
Electric cars simply are more convenient than gasoline cars and will only become more so. My electric car is always full. This is because I plug it in every night. I almost never have to take it to the garage, because upgrades/fixes are downloaded overnight....More
Today’s auto-industry executives must connect Silicon Valley and Detroit, as well as address entirely new dimensions of safety concerns, such as how to protect their customers’ privacy and data....More