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Plus: Diesel Facts You Probably Didn't Know

The true story of the diesel engine is stranger than fiction, and the VW scandal isn't the beginning (or end) of the story.


Also Launches Car-Sharing Program In New York

GM will be getting a lot more autonomous vehicle data from its employees, as they'll start using driverless Volts to get around the Warren, MI, tech center.


GM Says This Won't Affect Market Launch

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.


Tim Tozer is leaving his positions as chairman and managing director of Vauxhall and CEO of Opel Ireland. In his place, GM has named Opel exec Rory Harvey to the posts with immediate effect.


$575 Million in Civil Settlements

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.


Will Michigan Citizens Raid Ontario?

The Great White North will get the 2016 Chevy Volt before 39 US states do.


After getting through a tough first year at the helm of General Motors, CEO Mary Barra is being named Fortune's Most Powerful Woman.


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.


Sergio Marchionne is very publicly seeking a merger between FCA and GM. It may work out well for him, but is it the right choice for the long haul?


An Automotive News article lays out reasons why a leaner, more focused, more disciplined General Motors has no desire to merge with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.


Any real work on FCA's attempted merger with GM is likely to come after the Ferrari spinoff early next year.


The one-millionth Corvette looked like a pancake when it emerged from the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum. After 1,200 man-hours of hard work, the convertible is perfect again.


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.


GM powered the original Humvee, and now the company is chipping in to motivate its successor, with Oshkosh picking the Duramax diesel to power the new JLTV, or Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.


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 recalling 5,700 Chevy Impala sedans due to a manufacturing error that could cause a fault in the Automatic Occupant Sensing system.


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.


General Motors is undertaking a multimillion-dollar project to renovate the old Durant-Dort carriage factory in Flint into an archive and research facility.


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.

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