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  • Jay Leno

    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. Sure, he's got a huge collection of cars and the dough to grab dozens more, but somehow he avoids the douchiness to which most guys in that position would succumb. In fact, Jay seems completely down-to-earth. He's inquisitive and smart, and despite his love of a good V8, he's also very...

  • 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...

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    2011 Camaro Convertible Previewed To Dealers This Week, Coming 'Soon'

    The muscle car showdown is in full swing, with the Camaro, Mustang and Challenger all back in retro-modern form, and so far, the Camaro has won every round if retail sales are the scorecard. Expanding the Camaro's appeal with a convertible could do even more to keep it ahead of the Ford and Dodge...

  • Susan Docherty
    Susan Docherty Replaces Mark LaNeve As Vice President U.S. Sales At GM

    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...

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    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...

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    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 Buick LaCrosse
    Buick LaCrosse for 2010 North American Car of the Year. But not for the reasons you'd expect.

    Looking at the list of nominees for the 2010 NACOTY, there's a lot of exciting stuff.  The ravenous new X4.  The CTS, taking Caddy's edgy shape to its next level.  Ford's new Taurus, the best thing to happen to large American cars in a long time.  Soul, Kia's low cost statement.  Porsche's...

  • 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...

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    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...

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    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...

  • 2009 Cadillac Converj

    One of the most exciting cars from January’s Detroit Auto Show was the Cadillac Converj concept car, which General Motors used to showcase its plug-in hybrid technology in a luxury platform. Despite the concept featuring one of the most striking designs we’ve seen in a while, GM's then vice chairman Bob Lutz said it was designed so that any eventual production version would look “exactly like” the show car, hinting that we may eventually see such a car in showrooms. The company’s financial state, however, says the opposite, but there remains a chance the Converj may make it out of...

  • California Car Design Exhibition at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles

    When we speak about Californian School in design, we mean designers, developers, style centers working in Los Angeles area, and right the Los Angeles Petersen Automotive Museum hosts, until next February, the "California Car Design: local style, global influence exhibition, showing several cars...

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    Video: Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Launch Control In Action

    Chevrolet has unveiled series of updates for the Corvette for the 2010 model year, with changes affecting the entire lineup, from the base model all the way up to the scorching ZR1 supercar. First and foremost is the introduction of the Grand Sport Model, which returns for 2010 with widebody...

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    Report: Buick Cancels Vue-Based Plug-in Hybrid Crossover

    When General Motors sells Saturn later this year it will lose more than a quarter of its sales of hybrid vehicles. Saturn, with no V8 models, full-size SUVs or pickups, is GM’s most fuel-efficient brand and is second only to Chevrolet for overall hybrid sales with its Vue and Aura mild-hybrid...

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    New Details On Cadillac's Upcoming ATS Mid-Size Sedan

    Rear-wheel drive is a defining element of a luxury car for many buyers, endowing a car with superior handling and dynamics despite somewhat more expensive and marginally less efficient packaging. So it's with relief that Cadillac fans heard the news last week that the upcoming 'baby' sedan, dubbed...

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    Official: GM And Koenigsegg Reach Agreement Over Saab

    General Motors and Koenigsegg Group AB, a consortium led by supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg, have officially reached an agreement over the sale of Saab after nearly two decades of American ownership. GM has confirmed today that it has signed a stock purchase agreement with Koenigsegg Group AB...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Transformers Special Edition

    The epic battle between the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons ensued in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the sequel to 2007s blockbuster movie, Transformers. As the robots battled on screen for Sams life and mankinds survival, the movies major sponsor GM was fighting for its life in the real world. Just like Bumblebee came to the rescue in the actioner, the real world Bee a.k.a the Chevrolet Camaro saved GMs face. With sales beating those of the Ford Mustang for two straight months, Camaro is gently but consistently resurrecting the auto major back to its heydays. Coming back to...

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    Buick Reveals New Details On Near-Future Plans

    Criticism of General Motors' choice to can the Pontiac brand while keeping Buick ran rampant in the days following the announcement earlier this summer, but as the brand's new image becomes clearer, it makes more and more sense. New details released today on the vehicles coming over the next...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Camaro V6
    Texas tuner building turbocharged Camaro to topple Nissan’s GT-R Nurburgring lap time

    A performance vehicle tuner based in Texas is stirring up some controversy, with claims that the now renowned Nissan GT-R supercar "wasn't running street tires at the 'Ring". On top of this, the turning firm, East Texas Muscle Cars, is going further by declaring that it will be developing a new...

  • 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
    May 2010 launch confirmed for new Cadillac CTS Coupe

    General Motors' Cadillac brand has long aspired to be 'The Standard of the World,' and for a period, it was. Over the last four decades, however, innovation, consistency and quality haven't been hallmarks of the brand. Now, as the auto industry faces some of its bleakest times ever, Cadillac is...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Cruze-based Buick sedan spy shots
    GM Chairman wants to see models on sale ahead of schedule

    In a market where only about 10 million cars are expected to be sold annually - down from 16 million last year - every tenth of a percent of market share counts. That's why Board of Directors Chairman Ed Whitacre sees a strong need to act quickly to prevent further market share erosion. Despite the...

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    Buick Hanging Up its Golf Clubs After 50 Years

    After fifty years of swinging together, the long-running marriage of Buick and the PGA pro golf tour is coming to an end. Partly a victim of GM's restructuring--and also partly Buick's desire to sell more cars to younger buyers--the end of the PGA sponsorship follows on the heels of GM's split with...

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