Tag: general motors

President Trump Shares His Thoughts on GM … Again

<img data-attachment-id="920082" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/GM-Renaissance-Center.jpg" data-orig-size="627,417" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4","credit":"GM","camera":"NIKON D3","caption":"The General Motors headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan following the close of trading on the new GM's first day as a public company Thursday, November 18, 2010. (Photo by Steve Fecht for General Motors)","created_timestamp":"1290100109","copyright":"\u00a9 2010 Steve Fecht\/General Motors. This image is protected by copyright but […]

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Some Enthusiasts Are Hot Under the Collar for a Chevrolet Blazer SS

Indeed, so jazzed are these enthusiasts, they’ve created a rendering of a hypothetical Blazer SS to compete with the very real Ford Edge ST. If you’re already thinking this vehicle boasts canary yellow paint with wide, black striping, fear not — your assumptions were bang-on. It’s an interesting idea, given that Ford’s Edge blows the […]

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Cadillac Doesn’t Want to Share Its Blackwing V8

<img data-attachment-id="1665970" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Image-4-Cadillac-V8-engine.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,1147" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"Cadillac CT6 V-Sport 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Cadillac CT6 V-Sport 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Cadillac blackwing v8 CT6 V-Sport 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Image-4-Cadillac-V8-engine-391×350.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Image-4-Cadillac-V8-engine-610×547.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1665970″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Image-4-Cadillac-V8-engine-610×547.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”547″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Image-4-Cadillac-V8-engine-610×547.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Image-4-Cadillac-V8-engine-75×67.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Image-4-Cadillac-V8-engine-391×350.jpg 391w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Image-4-Cadillac-V8-engine-768×688.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Image-4-Cadillac-V8-engine-120×108.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Image-4-Cadillac-V8-engine.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, […]

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Rare Rides: The Saab 9-4x – One Last Gasp From 2011

<img data-attachment-id="1665204" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01414_a0ZHdp5uyK4_1200x900.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,675" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2011 Saab 9-4x" data-image-description=" https://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/cto/d/holiday-2011-saab-9-4x-aero-68k-miles/6828514304.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01414_a0ZHdp5uyK4_1200x900-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01414_a0ZHdp5uyK4_1200x900-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1665204 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01414_a0ZHdp5uyK4_1200x900-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01414_a0ZHdp5uyK4_1200x900-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01414_a0ZHdp5uyK4_1200x900-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01414_a0ZHdp5uyK4_1200x900-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01414_a0ZHdp5uyK4_1200x900-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01414_a0ZHdp5uyK4_1200x900-120×68.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01414_a0ZHdp5uyK4_1200x900.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Would you like a luxury CUV that’s based on a Cadillac, but contains many unique and unobtainium parts? […]

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Unifor Head Says Labor Board Ruling Won’t Stop a Future Strike

<img data-attachment-id="1665540" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_1171081807.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="jerry dias unifor" data-image-description=" BobNoah/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_1171081807-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_1171081807-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1665540″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_1171081807-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_1171081807-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_1171081807-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_1171081807-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_1171081807-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_1171081807-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_1171081807.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Ontario Labor Relations Board Chairman Bernard Fishbein recently ruled that Unifor’s actions over the winter were illegal […]

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Report: Mid-engine Corvette Prone to Getting Bent Out of Shape

<img data-attachment-id="1602214" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2019-Chevrolet-Corvette-ZR1-009.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,959" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"14","credit":"","camera":"IQ3 60MP","caption":"The fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever \u2013 the 755-horsepower 2019 ZR1.","created_timestamp":"1506565134","copyright":"","focal_length":"28","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"10","title":"The fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever \u2013 the 755-","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 Corvette ZR1" data-image-description=" Image: General Motors ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2019-Chevrolet-Corvette-ZR1-009-450×337.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2019-Chevrolet-Corvette-ZR1-009-610×457.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1602214 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2019-Chevrolet-Corvette-ZR1-009-610×457.jpg” alt=”2019 Corvette ZR1″ width=”610″ height=”457″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2019-Chevrolet-Corvette-ZR1-009-610×457.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2019-Chevrolet-Corvette-ZR1-009-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2019-Chevrolet-Corvette-ZR1-009-450×337.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2019-Chevrolet-Corvette-ZR1-009-768×575.jpg 768w, […]

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UAW Increases Strike Pay Ahead of Summer Negotiations

United Auto Workers President Gary Jones announced Monday that worker strike pay has increased from $200 to $250 a week, signaling the possibility of walkouts just a few months before U.S. worker contracts expire. While it would appear the UAW is preparing to strike, President Gary Jones said it’s not the union’s intent. “No one goes to […]

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Premium Price War: 2020 Cadillac XT6 Starts Above Rival Lincoln Aviator

Americans gain two new domestic midsizers for the 2020 model year, and both of the premium crossover rivals take a different approach in how they propel their human cargo. The Cadillac XT6, which debuted in Detroit in January and hits dealers this summer, adopts front-drive architecture; the 2020 Lincoln Aviator goes a different route, donning […]

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Wheels: Locking More Than the Doors as Cars Become Computers on Wheels

Going back at least a decade, cars have been targeted by hackers, some who ended up working with the industry, others acting maliciously. But vehicles now carry far more electronic equipment, and autonomous driving, relying on sensors, cameras and radar, is on the horizon, with all kinds of ripe new targets. Concern that cars could […]

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Ford Taurus Enters Extinction As the Last Chevrolet Cruze Trundles Down the Assembly Line

Much like in the pre-1985 era and a short spell from 2006-2007, every last one of you woke up this morning in a world without the Ford Taurus. The historic nameplate met its end on Friday at Ford’s Chicago assembly plant, with the automaker choosing to honor the model’s service through a media release. At […]

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Chinese Auto Market Not As Hot As Everyone Thought

China might not be the kind of market everyone thought it was — one without a ceiling, boasting unlimited potential for growth. One by one, automakers find themselves having to confront economic reality. Despite amassing a network of factories that could theoretically outproduce the rest of the world, the Asian country’s automotive sector only operates at […]

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GM North America Prez Alan Batey Hangs Up His Boots

A familiar face in General Motors’ executive ranks is heading into retirement, the company has announced. Alan S. Batey, president of GM’s North American operations, plans to retire effective April 1st — four decades after joining the automaker. Stepping into Batey’s shoes, albeit with a different title, is GM International President Barry Engle, a relative newcomer to […]

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China Shifts, and Detroit’s Big Bet Goes Sour

ImageA Chevrolet dealership in Chongqing, China. American automakers have bet billions of dollars on the Chinese market and are now being hit by a slowdown.CreditGilles Sabrié for The New York Times CHONGQING, China — For Detroit, China once meant opportunity. The country’s growing ranks of drivers bought cars by the millions. Its cheap labor gave […]

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UAW Slaps GM With Lawsuit Over Plant Closures

Canada’s autoworker union Unifor brought out the guy from Dune to protest a General Motors plant closure, but UAW went a few steps further. The American auto union hit GM with a lawsuit Tuesday, claiming the company’s decision to shutter three plants violates its 2015 collective bargaining agreement. However, GM may have an out. In […]

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Fiat Chrysler Plans Michigan Investment With 6,500 Jobs

As General Motors and Ford are cutting jobs and production, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is heading in the opposite direction. On Tuesday, the Italian-American automaker said it planned to spend $4.5 billion over the next three years to update several Detroit plants and retool an engine plant to make Jeeps, an effort the company said would […]

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GM Finds a New Boss for Maven

Rather than look outside the company for some Silicon Valley-reared go-getter, General Motors sourced its new Maven boss from within. The automaker’s mobility brand was left leaderless following the unexpected January departure of Julia Steyn, who led the brand since its 2016 inception. Into Steyn’s shoes steps Sigal Cordeiro, a 19-year GM veteran who most recently […]

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With CT6-V Sold Out, Cadillac Poised to Drop a Second V8 Shoe

We’ve hinted at this before, but now there’s order guides and pricing to share. While Cadillac’s CT6 flagship sedan will soon be without a home, General Motors hasn’t said anything about dropping the model. Once Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly shuts off the lights, GM would like to source its full-size sedan from some other place, be it […]

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