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    Official: Ex-Volvo boss Stefan Jacoby to head GM's international operations
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    He was too talented not to surface somewhere, we just didn't know where and when. Nine months ago, Stefan Jacoby stepped down from his post as Volvo CEO, a move that caught many off guard. At the time, the separation was called "amicable," but word is that the strong-willed executive clashed with ...

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    Report: China takes lead as GM's No. 1 market
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    It's happened. General Motors' biggest vehicle market – at least in terms of new model sales – is China. According to TheDetroitBureau.com, GM and its various Chinese joint venture operations enjoyed a 10.6-percent sales increase in the first half of 2013, selling almost 1.6 million ...

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    Shanghai: Cadillac still planning for big things in China
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    Despite some hiccups, China remains the auto industry's great hope for new vehicle sales, with significant sales gains and a huge upside. Nowhere is that hope more fervent than at General Motors, which offers eight different marques in the Asian nation. China has been GM's single biggest market ...

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    Exclusive: GM China President says automaker could export vehicles from China to US
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    At a press conference on Saturday at the Shanghai Motor Show, General Motors announced plans to further expand its presence in the Chinese market. Among those commitments are plans to build four new plants by the end of 2015, giving the automaker the capacity to produce around five million ...

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    Official: Bob Socia to replace retiring Kevin Wale as head of GM China
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    Kevin Wale, President of General Motors in China, has announced that he is stepping down at the end of this month. Wale (inset) will be succeeded by the man shown above, Bob Socia, who is currently vice president of the company's purchasing and supply chain. The transition will take effect ...

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    Official: Cadillac expanding XTS production to China
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    Cadillac's new XTS isn't just headed to China, it will be built there. The forthcoming full-size luxury cruiser had already been earmarked for production in General Motors' Oshawa, Ontario Assembly Plant, but the automaker has just announced in Beijing that it will also be built in China with its ...

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    Official: GM and Chinese automaker SAIC sign EV deal
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    General Motors has announced that it will partner with China's SAIC Motor Corporation on the development of an all-new electric vehicle. The final product will be sold in China under the SAIC brand, but GM will benefit from the deal by having a new electric vehicle platform which can be used to ...

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    Official: GM celebrates launch of new small pickup - for China
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    General Motors has launched its new Kuncheng pickup at the Changchun International Automobile Fair in Changchun, Jilin, China. The first model from FAW-GM's new manufacturing facility in Changchun, the Kuncheng (best translated as 'Earth Journey') promises a better interior, more cargo capacity, ...

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    Report: GM looking to double China sales to five million units
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    The Chinese auto market is the biggest in the world, and thanks the country's population of 1.6 billion people, nobody knows just how big this market will end up being. General Motors has been a major force in the success of this emerging market, with 2.35 million sales in 2010, and the ...

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    More Buick Envision CUV concept renderings trickle out ahead of Shanghai
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    Back in 2007, General Motors unveiled the Buick Riviera concept at the Shanghai Auto Show. The handsome concept featured a lot of the design cues that we now see every day in the LaCrosse. At the same time, the Riviera showed that The General's sometimes dowdy Buick brand could rock a coupe as ...

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    GM shows off first model from new Baojun brand in China
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    Baojun 630 Passenger Car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors, through its joint venture with SAIC and Wuling, has produced the first model for its new entry-level brand Baojun. The name means "treasured horse" and its first model is evocatively called the 630 Passenger ...

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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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    Report: Chinese-market Cadillac SLS to get 2.0L DI turbo four-cylinder
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    According to a report out of China, Cadillac is planning to add the 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injected Ecotec in-line four-cylinder as an option in the SLS sedan. The SLS, you'll recall, is an extended-wheelbase version of the STS built only for the Chinese market. The SLS will likely use ...

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    GM: Big(ger) in China
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    2010 Chevrolet Sail – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In 2007 General Motors broke Chinese sales records with over one million vehicles sold. That sounded pretty impressive at the time, but just three years later GM's sales have come so far so fast that the General is now officially ...

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    Buick Excelle GT sedan debuts in China, U.S. version expected next year
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    Buick Excelle GT - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Later this month, the all-new 2011 Buick Excelle GT sedan will hit dealer lots over in China. Ramping up for the release, Shanghai GM, a joint venture between General Motors and China's SAIC Motor Corp., released these pics for us. We had ...

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    REPORT: GM to give China dedicated vehicle, launch up to 30 models there in five years
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    According to Automotive News China, at least one new inexpensive model from Buick or Chevrolet will be dedicated to the Chinese and other emerging markets. The undisclosed model will arrive before 2011. In addition, two more Buick-badged vehicles, and four more wearing Chevrolet logos, will roll ...

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    GM hits two million Buick sales in China
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    2009 Buick Regal (China Spec) - click above for high-res image gallery
    It took General Motors eight years to sell one million Buicks in China, but the second million came in only three. Brisk auto sales in the land of the Great Wall are part of the reason for the increase, but the General has also ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #127
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    Click above for the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes, RSS or listen now!
    Chris, Sam, and Dan kick it for Episode #127 of the Autoblog Podcast. Of course, there are the usual tangents around the topics, which this week include BMW's new Z4, a poll about Hybrids, Chrysler's bankruptcy, Toyota's losses, ...

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    Shanghai 2009: Buick's handsome new MPV concept is all business
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    Buick "Business" MPV concept - Click above for a hi-res gallery
    General Motors has unveiled its new Buick "Business" MPV concept in Shanghai, and while details remain scarce as we try to practice our Chinese, we can tell you that while the idea of another Buick minivan may be hard for U.S. ...

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    GM looking to double sales in China by 2013?
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    General Motors sold 1.09 million vehicles in China in 2008, and the automaker wants to nearly double that figure to two million by 2013. A GM spokeswoman in China said they'll do that by introducing thirty -- that's right, 30 – "new or upgraded models" over the next five years. The company's ...

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