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    California Chevrolet dealer unhappy with arbitration, sues for franchise
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    When General Motors announced a couple of weeks ago that it had completed the arbitration process with all of its discontinued dealers, the automaker no doubt hoped that its painful retail shrinkage process was over. But sadly, it was not to be – Rally Auto Group of Palmdale, CA, is ...

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    Cadillac stores make up bulk of reinstated GM dealerships
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    When General Motors entered bankruptcy last spring, the automaker announced the closure of 1,350 dealers and another 650 dealerships that had more than one brand. Recently, The General announced that it planned to reinstate 661 dealers of the 1,161 that applied for a stay of execution, though GM ...

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    Report: GM launching pair of low-pressure 'test' dealerships that offer competitor car drives
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    A[nother] different kind of car company. A[nother] different kind of car. Apparently, as it once did with its Saturn division, General Motors is again fiddling with the tried-and-true dealership sales model by creating two separate new test programs that would potentially offer a low-pressure car ...

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    Cadillac distancing itself from parent GM to elude bankruptcy stigma?
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    Cadillac XTS Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's no way to misunderstand Cadillac spokesman Nick Twork on this: "The Cadillac brand is best communicated as Cadillac without GM." For proof of his intent all you'll need to do is swing by a Cadillac showroom where soon ...

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    Hope on the horizon? General Motors reportedly to reinstate more than 580 dealers
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    According to Automotive News (which is citing four separate yet unknown sources), General Motors is preparing to reinstate more than 580 dealers that had applied for government-mediated arbitration to keep their franchises in the United States. For those keeping track, 580 represents exactly half ...

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    Sears coming to the rescue of disenfranchised Chrysler and GM dealers?
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    General Motors and Chrysler dealers unsuccessful in government-mediated arbitration to save their franchises from closure are being thrown a potential life saver. This one, however, doesn't say U.S.S. Government on it, but rather, U.S.S. Sears Auto Center. The nationwide retailer want to expands ...

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    Here's the Plan: GM reveals how it will deal with shuttered dealers' complaints
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    Back in May, General Motors announced plans to close down a large portion of its dealership network. Since then, a number of those franchisees have lodged complaints to both the automaker itself and appropriate policymakers, leading to possible legislation on how GM is allowed to handle the ...

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    REPORT: Rejected GM, Chrysler dealers telling their story on YouTube [w/VIDEO]
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    Holdiman Motor terminated dealer plea - click above image to watch the video
    Since government money washed in to pump out General Motors' and Chrysler's swamped and nearly sunken businesses, there's been little mention of the cuts to the dealer base that both automakers have made as part of their ...

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    Opposite World: GM dealers reportedly fretting over too tight crossover and truck inventories
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    Buick Enclave - Click above for high-res image gallery
    In these dark days of bankruptcy proceedings, ever-dwindling sales figures and decades of receding market share, General Motors' base of dealerships certainly has plenty of things to keep it up at night. You may be surprised to hear, though, ...

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    Under Fire: GM targeting metropolitan Cadillac dealers for closure?
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    Cadillac is one of the core brands that will form the new General Motors, but the dealership network can't continue in its current guise, according to GM sales head Mark LaNeve. There are 1,422 Cadillac dealers nationwide, more than four times the number of Mercedes-Benz dealers and more than six ...

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    REPORT: GM preparing to give more dealerships the axe
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    On top of the 1,124 General Motors dealers that will be closed next year, the ailing automaker is reportedly going to announce another round of dealer closings on Monday when its bankruptcy declaration is expected. According to two Automotive News sources, 450 dealers will not see their dealer ...

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    GM dealer downsizing could lead to barrage of lawsuits
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    Rock, meet hard place. With General Motors handed a directive from the White House to be ultra-aggressive in its restructuring in order to secure more government loans, the automaker is making cuts everywhere and dealers are far from immune. As reported previously, GM's plan to shrink its retailers ...

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    GM plans to trim 400 dealers per year until 2012
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    Dealership rationalization was something General Motors was looking at well before the economy went pear-shaped. GM still has more than 6,300 dealerships in the U.S., and it is even more important now to start shedding some of that financial burden. That is why The General told dealers at the NADA ...

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    GM to delay dealer incentive payments
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    From November 28 to December 11, GM is holding back incentive payments to dealers, including dealer cash and customer cash. Why? in the words of Mark LaNeve, GM's VP of North American sales, because "Anytime you can delay any kind of a payment, it helps cash flow" And cash is probably the most ...

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    GM working to shrink its dealer network
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    At the end of World War II, GM "put a dealership in every little hamlet" to keep up with the postwar boom. Sixty years later, in 2005, long after that boom had ended and every domestic maker was losing market share, GM had 15,094 dealerships. By 2007 GM had reduced that to 14,118 dealers. But if GM ...

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