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    GM beginning to backpedal on Lutz' G8-turning-Caprice comments?
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    2009 Chevy Caprice SS (Middle East) - Click above for high-res photo gallery
    When General Motors' Bob Lutz talks, we listen. The reason, of course, is that he always gives us something good to write. Over the weekend, we told you about an interview Lutz had with Automobile Magazine where the ...

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    Lutz confirms Cadillac CTS-V coupe is coming, sport wagon... doubtful
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    Cadillac CTS Coupe Concept - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    During a Web-chat held on General Motors' FastLane blog, GM's former product head and newly appointed Vice Chairman, Bob Lutz, sat down with the unwashed throngs to take questions and a deliver a few tender morsels to the ...

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    BREAKING: Lutz says Pontiac G8 to survive as Chevy Caprice in U.S.; Camaro Z28 reportedly dead
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    2009 Chevy Caprice SS (Middle East) - Click above for a high-res photo gallery
    Bob Lutz is back, and after what seems like five minutes into his job as GM's new marketing kingpin, he's doing what he does best: making headlines. Rest assured that this is a good thing, as El Generalissimo Roberto ...

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    Just Kidding! Bob Lutz apparently isn't walking away from GM just yet
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    As General Motors was stumbling toward insolvency earlier this year and it became clear that the presidential task force was going to require some heads to roll, Bob Lutz announced his retirement at the end of this year. Now that the "New" General Motors has emerged from bankruptcy, it appears Lutz ...

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    VIDEO: Letterman gives ground on Volt, asks Lutz for first production model
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    Last night, General Motors' outgoing Car Czar, Bob Lutz, went to New York City to rebut the thrashing David Letterman gave the Chevy Volt a few weeks ago during an interview. That comedian's criticism came during the an "interview" with Tesla Motors CEO ...

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    Bob Lutz will appear on Letterman next week to refute Volt claims
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    Two weeks after late night comedian David Letterman lashed out at the Chevy Volt's 40-mile EV range during an interview with Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, General Motors is counter-attacking with former Vice Chairman Bob Lutz. Next Wednesday night, Lutz will appear on Letterman's Late Show with the ...

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    Who are Chrysler's top ten creditors? The answer may surprise you
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    Chrysler's top ten creditors are owed about $400 million, and the top two creditors account for nearly $130 million of that. The company first in line for payment is Ohio Module, which is a subsidiary of Hyundai Mobis, which is in turn a publicly traded subsidiary of Hyundai. Ohio Module makes ...

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    Bob Lutz: Auto exec, fighter pilot, Marine... master thespian?!
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    Admittedly, we've always known that Bob Lutz has a flair for the dramatic. The from-the-gut talkin', hard-drivin', fast-flyin,' General Motors vice chairman has always been good for a juicy quote, and although he is retiring soon, that doesn't mean Lutz is stepping out of the limelight completely. ...

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    Lutz: Volvo and Saab could save themselves by merging
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    Saab and Volvo have been down this road before, back in the 1970s. In fact, the two Swedish automakers were a hair away from merging 240s and 900s back in the day, but instead followed separate paths. Now, with both brands facing difficult sales numbers and uncertain futures, Bob Lutz thinks a ...

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    Bob Lutz speaks on retirement, Volt development
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    Bob Lutz has published a post on General Motors' Fast Lane blog in the wake of this morning's announcement that he will step down as Vice Chairman – Global Product Development on April 1. Lutz will be replaced by Tom Stephens and spend the remainder of the year facilitating that transition ...

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    Bob Lutz moves to senior advisor role, will retire at end of '09
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    Shucks, things are bound to be a heck of a lot less interesting without Bob Lutz around. According to General Motors, the automaker's own Car Czar will transition from his current role as Vice Chairman – Global Product Development to the position of Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor on April 1 ...

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    Limited cash to keep GM from green-lighting Cadillac Converj?
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    Click image above for a gallery of Cadillac Converj live shots
    General Motors' increasingly empty coffers could consign the Cadillac Converj show car to 'concept only' status. The Detroit Auto Show coupe has been the subject of production rumors since before it rolled onto the stage in Cobo ...

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    Official: GM shrinking to four brands; Pontiac to four models
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    In an interview Sunday with Automotive News (sub. req'd), Troy Clarke, GM's North American president, said that General Motors will be able to make good on its promise to Congress to drastically cut costs. Clarke said that GM will now focus its "product and marketing resources" on Buick, Chevrolet, ...

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    The World According to Lutz: fewer brands, more marketing
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    In a moment that makes us want to put on our most pensive face and say "Yes... that's profound...", Bob Lutz has said "It's really much better to have fewer brands, do it well and then market the hell out of them." Specifically, he's talking about the fact that a car like the Saturn Aura -- ...

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    Bob Lutz would fall on sword for Wagoner
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    Bob Lutz has been eerily silent of late. One would expect the Vice Chairman of General Motors might have something to say about the recent trips taken by GM, Ford and Chrysler to Congress, but he left the talking to his boss, CEO Rick Wagoner. When it comes to members of Congress suggesting Wagoner ...

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    Lutz Update: Volt moves from Malibu to Cruze mules
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    Things are moving along quite nicely with the development of the Chevy Volt. According to Bob Lutz, test mules of the extended-range electric vehicle are now being built atop the soon-to-be-released Chevy Cruze. This is a logical progression since the production Volt will share its Delta ...

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    NYT columnist calls on Steve Jobs to fix Detroit
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    In 2001, General Motors needed a revival and Bob Lutz was anointed The One. It was widely accepted that if anyone could breathe life into a struggling car company, it was him.Fast-forward seven years, and GM is in the midst of a possible government bailout while its stock price sinks faster than a ...

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    VIDEO: Bob Lutz on the Colbert Report
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    Click above to watch the video Apple pie, baseball and Bob Lutz. It doesn't get much more American than that. So why did it take this long for Maximum Bob to appear on the Colbert Report, the most Lincolnishly patriotic show on television? Well the GM vice-chairman pulled up onto the set for last ...

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    Bob Lutz on The Colbert Report tonight!
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    We just got word from GM PR that Bob Lutz will be a guest on The Colbert Report on Comedy Central at 11:30 PM EST tonight. As with all episodes of The Colbert Report, it will also be replayed several times tomorrow and we expect the segment to appear on Comedy Central's website, as well. We'll be ...

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    Lutz: Saturn Astra too expensive, not profitable
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2008 Saturn Astra XRCar buyers here in the States are clamoring for fuel efficient transportation, but so far the Saturn Astra hasn't been on the top of buyers lists. The Astra is a smash hit in Europe and we liked it during its short stay in the Autoblog ...

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