Diesel models of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are the first to get extra scrutiny by the EPA and CARB, but they're expected to pass. The added testing shouldn't effect when they hit dealers, either.
GM is paying a $900-million settlement to the US government and agreeing to three years of oversight to deal with a criminal investigation into the automaker's handling of the ignition switch recall. The company is also spending $575 million to deal with two civil cases.
GM and the UAW are working to poach skilled workers from Nissan's Smyrna, TN, plant for the General's Spring Hill factory. The location is gearing up to assemble the Cadillac XT5, which is replacing the SRX.
The Big Three and UAW are negotiating on a way to reduce ballooning healthcare costs by possibly creating a pool among the active workers at Ford, GM, and FCA US. UAW President Dennis Williams came up with the idea.
And No, We're Not Talking About A New Escalade EXT
While Cadillac spends money on building an international stable of cars, the American market and its thirst for fancy pickups is being ignored. We argue that it's time for a better effort than the Escalade EXT.
Sergio Marchionne is hinting that a hostile takeover attempt could be in the cards to get GM at least to consider a merger with FCA. He believes the combined companies could have earnings of $30 billion annually.
A lawsuit in US District Court alleges that vehicles with keyless ignitions are dangerous because people inadvertently leave their vehicles running. The owners are then at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning.
GM is expanding a headlight module recall from 2014 to include 180,504 North American examples of the 2005 Buick LaCrosse and 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. If the part fails, the vehicles' low-beam lights no longer work.
Despite Opel Ampera's Failure, Some Europeans Want Next-Gen Volt
A group of French fans of the range-extended EV is asking GM to bring the second-gen Chevrolet Volt to Europe. They acknowledge the failure of the Opel Ampera there but think a second chance might work.