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    OnStar expands smartphone control to most 2011 General Motors vehicles [w/Video]
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    OnStar mobile applications – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Early this year, General Motors' OnStar telematics unit unveiled a smartphone application it had developed for the Chevrolet Volt that allows drivers to remotely manage the charging, locking and unlocking of their vehicle ...

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    BREAKING: GM to buy AmeriCredit Corp for $3.5B
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    General Motors has just announced its intent to acquire AmeriCredit Corp. According to the automaker, the move should give dealers an added finance option when it comes to putting car shoppers into a new vehicle. Since GM and GMAC parted ways back in 2006, buyers looking to purchase a car or truck ...

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    GM discovers flaw with HD pickup hill-hold assist, fast-tracks fix
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    Last week, PickupTrucks.com held one of its periodic load lugger shootouts where it brings together the heavy haulers from General Motors, Ford and Chrysler to see which pickup truck is the top dog. After running acceleration tests at Milan dragway, editor Mike Levine and the crew moved the fleet ...

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    GM launches new low-cost brand in China and it's a 'treasured horse'
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    While the German automakers – and Buick – mop up outrageous demand for their wares in China's major metropolitan and coastal cities, General Motors wants to be the nameplate of choice in the secondary cities and the interior. And now in conjunction with its joint-venture partners SAIC ...

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    General Motors asks IPO banks to take cars instead of fees
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    At some point in the not too distant future, General Motors will return to being a publicly traded company, with the timing likely to be based in part on both business and politics. In May, the automaker began soliciting investment banks to handle the sale of its stock. With what will likely be one ...

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    Video: First 2011 Buick Regal commercials plays up its German roots
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    2011 Buick Regal television ad spot – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    The 2011 Buick Regal has had a lot of premature exposure ahead of its on-sale date in the U.S. In fact, we've driven it not once, not twice, but thrice, and we're fairly confident that General Motors has ...

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    GM crash test dummy donated to Smithsonian after 15 years of whiplash
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    GM's H50-1 ATD in action – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors has made an unusual donation to the Smithsonian: a crash test dummy. Well, not just any crash test dummy. The company handed over its H50-1 anthromorphic testing device, or ATD, to the museum to help catalog ...

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    GMAC changing name to Ally in North America
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    Come August 23, GMAC's auto lending business will be brought under the Ally Financial banner. While GMAC had already rebranded its other financial divisions, the auto business still went by GMAC. The move continues GMAC's distancing itself from its General Motors mothership, and if we read more ...

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    Report: Detroit Three's average transaction prices better than Japan, Korea
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    Hyundai has had the largest jump in transaction prices so far this year, but the Detroit Three have made the kinds of gains they haven't seen in years. Overall, according to Edmunds.com data, consumers spent an average of $29,217 on a car through the first five months of this year, with the ...

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    Report: GM decides not to create its own finance unit, will investigate teaming with banks
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    Another piece of General Motors' IPO puzzle has been solved: in spite of CEO Ed Whitacre's desire to add a captive finance arm to GM's operations, the company looks set to go without. Acquiring in-house financing always stuck out in Whitacre's aggressive battle plan for getting an IPO done later ...

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    GM eliminates 2,000 dealers, will end year with 4,500 showrooms
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    A little more than a year ago, General Motors had in excess of 6,000 dealerships across the country. In the viability plan GM submitted to Congress the automaker stated it would shut down 400 dealerships every year, shedding 1,600 of them by 2012. The General said it eventually wanted to get down ...

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    2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe headed to dealers ahead of schedule
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    2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When we had our first shot at the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe, we described it as "audacity in motion." After all, the new Caddy coupe is indeed one of the most attractive designs to come out of General Motors in quite some ...

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    PSA: Chevy owns 94% of Uzbekistan car market for make benefit glorious nation
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    General Motors has been the largest automaker in the United States since before many of your parents were born. And The General managed to keep its sales lead in spite of a very public government-assisted bankruptcy and the loss of four brands. But while GM's 20 percent market share remains ...

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    Spyker Cars pays off GM for Saab purchase ahead of schedule
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    Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder at Galpin Spyker – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Spyker has announced that the Dutch supercar manufacturer has completely paid General Motors for the purchase of Saab. The purchase was split into two payments, the last of which was due on July 15, but ...

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    Report: GM pushes IPO filing back to August due to financial issues
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    General Motors – or perhaps it was all those sources 'in the know' – had their drums beating about a possible IPO filing as early as last week. Here we are a week later and there's still no firm sign of a stock offering. Reuters, quoting a "source familiar with the situation," now ...

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    Report: GM gives $6.66M in stock to 14 top execs
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    Soon-to-depart pay czar Kenneth Feinberg limited the cash remuneration available to General Motors executives, making stock options a go-to supplement for company leaders. It was reported last month that GM would hand out enough shares to top brass to create a $13 million payday for those on the ...

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    Rumormill: GM considering flagship dealer in Mahattan to bolster IPO cause
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    Citing "three people who know about the discussions," BusinessWeek reports that General Motors is ruminating whether or not to build a high-zoot showroom in Manhattan to gain favor among "high-fashion New Yorkers, tourists and high-rolling investors." The stated aim would be to raise awareness ...

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    Chevrolet UK launches Cruze CS aero kit with contrasting wheels - Will it come here?
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    2011 Chevrolet Cruze CS – Click above for high-res image
    Well, now – look who got themselves a set of fancy new dancing shoes. Chevrolet Cruze buyers in the UK can now outfit their thrifty little sedans with a trick lowered suspension, rear spoiler and contrasting wheels, straight ...

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    Report: Next Chevrolet Corvette to get 440-hp 5.5-liter small-block V8
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    Chevrolet 50th Anniversary Corvette Stingray Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to Motor Trend, which is citing unnamed sources within General Motors, the next-generation Corvette will come with a brand-new engine. Despite rumors to the contrary, it seems that ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #184 - IPOs, Manly Minivans, City Cars and Hemi horsepower
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    Click above for the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes, RSS or listen now!
    Chris Shunk rejoins Sam, Alex and Dan for Episode #184 of the Autoblog Podcast. Topics we mull are Tesla's actual IPO and General Motors' apparently impending public offering. Gordon Murray's T.25 city car makes the cut before we ...

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