General Motors

  • Susan Docherty, GM VP of Sales, Service and Marketing

    With the reshaping of the top ranks at General Motors still underway, it's reassuring to see some familiar faces rising: Susan Docherty, former head of the Buick-Pontiac-GMC group is now the corporate vice president for sales, service and marketing. Just six days into her new job, she sat down today for a chat on the web to discuss topics ranging from sporty Buicks to sales to GM's emerging new corporate atmosphere. The much-talked-about Buick Regal just debuted at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show and already the performance-minded among us are looking for a Regal Grand Sport, or better yet, a...

  • Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Concept
    GM's Mark Reuss Talks About Priorities, RWD And Hints At Z28

    With the ongoing executive shakeup at General Motors, it's all the more important for the new executives to get their message out and their priorities straight. Today, new GM North America president Mark Reuss hosted a live webchat to share his outlook on the job he just took on. The first thing he...

  • Cadillac CTS Coupe Concept Grile
    Report: No Cadillac CTS Convertible Planned

    With the planned introduction of the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe next year, we’re sure there would be legions of fans out there waiting for news of a convertible version of the luxurious sports coupe. Sadly, the chances of Cadillac launching a drop-top CTS are next to nil, despite the new CTS...

  • 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
    L.A. Auto Show: Is the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe Just the Pontiac Fiero Re-born?

    Cadillac has, without question, the most dynamic and relevant lineup of cars in all of General Motors. But that is like saying Lindsay Lohan is the most talented of the Lohan clan. It's still a mess but that mess has obviously been granted a modicum of talent - just look at the CTS sedan which is...

  • Fritz Henderson, GM CEO
    GM CEO Fritz Henderson Resigns

    At its monthly meeting in Detroit today, the General Motors board of directors accepted the resignation of Fritz Henderson as director, president and CEO of the company. Replacing him temporarily until a successor can be found will be Ed Whitacre, the current chairman of the board. Henderson had...

  • General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan
    GM Releases First Post Bankruptcy Financial Results

    General Motors has released today its first financial results since emerging from bankruptcy on July 10 as a ‘new’ company. The results are for the first 83 days of operation and from an initial inspection things are looking much better for GM. Excluding special items, GM has posted an...

  • 2011 Buick Regal

    General Motors may have offloaded its Saturn brand but a replacement for one of its more popular models, the Aura mid-size sedan, will soon be arriving in North America--only it will be wearing a Buick badge. The stylish Opel Insignia sedan was destined to serve as the replacement for the Saturn Aura but with the brand’s sale, GM executives have decided to sell it as the 2011 Buick Regal in the second quarter of 2010. The new car will be revealed for the first time, however, this Thursday at a special presentation in Los Angeles. Armed with turbocharged horsepower, a driver-selectable...

  • Opel Insignia-based Chinese-market Buick Regal
    Opel Boss Carl-Peter Forster Calls It Quits

    Carl-Peter Forster, GM group vice president and president of Opel, will be leaving his role as head of the European operation and will advise the company during the transition to find a new CEO, it was announced today. With the departure of Forster, GM will initiate an immediate external search for...

  • Jay Leno
    Video: Jay Leno's Custom-Built Chevy Camaro

    We haven't always been fans of Jay Leno. On The Tonight Show, he seemed like a nice enough guy, but not a real standout. In fact, he struck many of us as run-of-the-mill and ordinary. Then came Jay Leno's Garage, and we learned that in fact, Jay's "ordinary" vibe is EXACTLY what we like about him...

  • 2009 Opel Insignia Sedan
    GM to keep Opel, sale to Magna off

    Late last month reports emerged that GM's sale of Opel to a consortium of buyers led by Magna International and Russia's Sberbank could be done as early within weeks. Since then, the deal hasn't quite come to completion, undergoing scrutiny from the EU for fairness in the bidding process. Today, GM...

  • 2009 Hummer H3
    HUMMER And Tengzhong Sign Sale Agreement

    Back in June we brought you the lowdown on HUMMER's talks with Chinese firm Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co., and since then the updates on the deal's progress have been steady. Yesterday a report from a source briefed on the deal said Sichuan Tengzhong and GM could sign a deal by...

  • Save on a Luxury Crossover With a 2009 Saab SportCombi

    Price: starting at $31,790) Engine: 2.0-liter turbo with 210-hp/ 2.8 turbo V6 with 280 horsepower Saab may no longer be under the corporate cockles of task-master General Motors but that doesn't mean it is without any highly attractive vehicles. The SportCombi is a small, spacious and high...

  • Susan Docherty

    Fritz Henderson, GM president and CEO, today named Susan Docherty, 46, currently general manager, Buick-GMC, to the position of vice president of the company’s U.S. Sales. Docherty replaces Mark LaNeve, who announced his departure to a non-automotive company earlier today. Previously, Docherty had been named to lead the Buick-Pontiac-GMC Channel in June 2008. Before this assignment she had been general manager for the Western Region division, taking the position in September 2006. GM will now look outside to fill the Buick-GMC general manager position, with the company hoping to infuse...

  • Saab 9-5
    Saab Sale To Koenigsegg Gets $610 Million Backing From Sweden

    Koenigsegg's purchase of Saab had been rumored to be in trouble due to financing issues, but the Swedish government's decision to guarantee the $610 million loan sought from the European Investment Bank today shores up the purchase. General Motors and Koenigsegg reached an agreement for the sale of...

  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse
    Why the 2010 Buick LaCrosse Should Be North American Car of the Year

    It seems these days that whenever General Motors enters a discussion you get responses from 2 main groups: those who absolutely love GM and those who absolutely hate GM. All I know is, whether you love GM or hate GM, if you have any passion for cars you should love the all new 2010 Buick LaCrosse...

  • 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview
    2009 Los Angeles Auto Show To Host 30 Debuts

    With the industry clawing its way back out of the pit of 2009, the Los Angeles Auto Show provides an early look at the cars that will hit the streets in 2010--cars the manufacturers hope will help jump-start the market back into growth. There won't be any shortage of new vehicles, either, with...

  • General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan
    General Motors IPO Coming In 2010

    It’s been a while since we last heard about the financial state of the newly formed General Motors Company and the bankruptcy of the automaker’s former state. A Treasury official overseeing the government’s bailout of the struggling automaker has now revealed that an initial...

  • 2009 Hummer H2
    Report: Hummer HQ To Be Located In Detroit

     Since GM entered bankruptcy, talk of Hummer's impending sale to Chinese firm Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery (Tengzhong) has included hints that the brand would remain U.S.-based, but today the company confirmed that the Hummer brand's headquarters will be located in Detroit. The...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Camaro V-6

    When General Motors' financial situation turned from serious to bankruptcy-bound, two of the first models to get pushed back or canceled were the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible and the high-performance Z28 variant. Just a couple of months ago, talk of the Z28's revival was looking grim, but a new report has GM's Vice President for global design, Ed Welburn, talking positively about it. According to Welburn, the Z28 is back in the product plan and is set for production. He went on to explain that the modified Camaro body is complete but that there was still some calibration work needed on...

  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse First Drive
    Lutz: Buick To Become 'The New Class Of World Class'

    Bob Lutz's return from retirement to the vice chairman of marketing position at General Motors was looked at by many pundits and observers as a mistake--he's a prototypical Detroit fossil. But his attitude contradicts his 77-year age, and the latest ad slogan from Buick, "The new class of world...

  • 2009 Opel Insignia Sedan
    GM Approves Opel Majority Sale to Magna International And Sberbank

    General Motors today announced that its Board of Directors supports a bid from the consortium of automotive parts supplier Magna International and Russian bank Sberbank to buy a majority stake in its European Opel (Vauxhall) operations. Several key issues will be finalized over the next few weeks...

  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse First Drive
    GM Holds 2010 Buick LaCrosse Rollout Over Quality Concerns

    Among automotive journalists and other obsessive car types, the concept of the "public beta" form of vehicle release is a common one. Rather than testing a car to completion, manufacturers sometimes let a car loose that's only about 85% finished, letting the public find the rest of the flaws and...

  • Mark Wahlberg
    Mark Wahlberg Gives It To Us Both Ways In His Escalade

    Mark Wahlberg has straddled many things over the years: motorcycles, Jessica Alba, the law. But never has he straddled anything quite so well as the line between "boring" and "role model". As evidence, we submit this photo. See, on the one hand, he's driving an Escalade. A black Escalade. Like...

  • 2009 Opel Insignia
    GM Considering Plan To Keep Opel

    General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson has previously stated that a new buyer for Opel would be picked this year and that at least three different companies were still in the bidding. Those three companies included auto parts supplier Magna International, private equity group Ripplewood Holdings and...

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