• Jay Leno

    Updated: see below During an interview with Elon Musk in May of 2009, David Letterman dissed the Chevrolet Volt. Shortly thereafter, Letterman remembered where his ad dollars come from and apologized, inviting spunky GM spokesmodel Bob Lutz to talk about the much-hyped hybrid on the show. In the end, though, Letterman's mea culpa seemed pretty half-hearted, and the Volt came off looking a little stodgy. Now, Letterman's late-night rival, Jay Leno, has dropped kicked the Volt too, saying that he's not going to be first in line to get one because it doesn't really excite him: "It's not like...

  • 2009 Cadillac Converj
    Report: Growing Support Within GM For Production Cadillac Converj

    If given the green light the Converj wouldn’t appear in showrooms until 2014.

  • Koenigsegg CCX supercar
    Official: GM And Koenigsegg Reach Agreement Over Saab

    The sale is expected to close by the end of the third quarter.

  • 2009 Cadillac Escalade
    GM returns to luxury leasing

    General Motors announced a new leasing program today with enhanced lease deals on select 2009 and 2010 Cadillac and Buick models as well as several GMC and Chevrolet models. The leases, offered by U.S. Bank, are part of a pilot program that includes select GM vehicles sold in New York, New Jersey...

  • 2009 Chevrolet Lumina SS
    Bob Lutz kills rumors of Pontiac G8 becoming Chevy Caprice

    Pontiac may be dead in the water but some enthusiasts - and until today, Bob Lutz among them - have been clamoring for at least one of the brand’s cars to be rebadged and sold under another GM brand - the Australian-built Pontiac G8. Designed and constructed by GM's Holden subsidiary Down...

  • Cadillac CTS Coupe
    Bob Lutz confirms Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, hints at Sport Wagon

    A rebadged Pontiac G8 isn’t the only new model General Motors’ new marketing czar Bob Lutz is shouting about. During a Web-chat held on GM’s own FastLane blog, Lutz was open to a number of questions about the company’s future plans and went as far as confirming a couple. One...

  • Bob Lutz

    Bob Lutz, the iconic and often polemic Vice Chairman of General Motors' global product development team, announced back in February that he would be retiring from the company at the end of the year. With GM emerging from bankruptcy protection earlier this week as a leaner and more focused company, 77-year old Lutz waived his plan to retire in order to return to his marketing roots. Lutz has been at GM for almost eight years and is widely credited for bringing a new emphasis on style and quality back to the company. He is also one of the key men behind the development of the upcoming Chevrolet...

  • Koenigsegg CCX supercar
    Saab buyer to be revealed this week, most likely Koenigsegg

    The ongoing tale of Saab's sale may be drawing to a close, as early reports out of Sweden today have General Motors and Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg, along with a group of Norwegian investors, agreeing to the deal in a letter of intent. GM confirmed in its February viability plan that it would...

  • Bob Lutz
    Bob Lutz: GM won't abandon sports cars, pickups and SUVs

    General Motors' vice-chairman Bob Lutz has revealed what the future holds for the struggling carmaker, reassuring the press that despite an impending bankruptcy the firm will emerge as a "powerhouse" in the auto industry and that it will still produce the types of vehicles that are largely blamed...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
    Lutz gives $32,500 ballpark price for Volt

    The epic development period of the Volt has been unique in many ways, not least of which because it was announced about three years ahead of its actual debut - which is still more than a year out. But this week Bob Lutz told David Letterman one key detail of the upcoming plug-in hybrid from General...

  • 2009 Saab 9X Air Concept
    GM ties with Saab will remain in future models

    The future of Saab is starting to look much brighter, thanks in part to important concessions from General Motors to help it build and design its own range of cars in the future, as well as a likely extension from Swedish courts for its restructuring deadline. For a while it looked as though Saab...

  • GM vice chairman Bob Lutz
    Bob Lutz: Saab and Volvo should merge

    Swedish carmakers Saab and Volvo are in a similar predicament. One is owned by struggling Detroit carmaker General Motors and the other by Ford, and both are being spun-off from their respective parent companies in light of significant losses over the past couple of years. For Saab, GM simply cut...

  • GM's troubled Saturn brand is emblematic of the struggle with inventory

    General Motors ambitious viability plan announced a fortnight ago called for up to $16.6 billion in additional aid and the reduction of more than 47,000 jobs across the company’s global resources, but there was another major announcement in the plan that went largely unnoticed. GM also pledged to increase the number of hybrid vehicles it sells from the current eight to 26 by 2014. Unfortunately for GM, while it may have the technology ready, potential parts shortages, especially for the all-important battery arrays, may end up causing delays. That’s the biggest worry according to...

  • Bob Lutz
    Bob Lutz to retire from GM at end of 2009

    Bob Lutz, the iconic and often polemic Vice Chairman of General Motors' global product development team, has announced he will be retiring from the company at the end of 2009. Until then, Lutz will adopt a new role as Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor starting April 1. During his 46 year career in...

  • 2009 Saab 9-3
    Report: GM has no plans for non-core brands

    General Motors has made it clear that it intends to focus most of its resources on just four core brands in North America but has left much doubt about the long-term viability of its other brands. The Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC brands accounted for 83% of GM's total sales volume in the U.S...

  • GM CEO Fritz Henderson
    GM will shrink to four core brands in North America

    One of General Motors’ biggest criticisms is the number of different brands under its roof, which ends up seeing it sell similar models that often compete with one another in the same segments. In its efforts to secure its share of a federal bailout, GM said it now intends to focus its U.S...

  • Cadillac's Converj Concept
    GM money woes kill hopes of production Converj

    One of the most exciting cars from last week’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 vice...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Zeta RWD powertrain
    G8 and Camaro will be last Zeta-based cars sold in U.S.

    There have been all manner of reports about General Motors’ future RWD plans over the past 12 months, with everything from the carmaker merging its Zeta and Sigma architectures for a new super platform to the introduction of a new compact RWD design to be called Alpha. According to latest...

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