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712015 Chevy Colorado takes Motor Trend Truck of the Year calipers [w/videos]

The final winner of Motor Trend's prestigious Golden Calipers has been named, with the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado taking the title of 2015 Truck of the Year, likely shocking those who thought Ford's all-aluminum, next-generation F-150 would take the crown.

13GM execs keeping eye on social media to find vehicle flaws

Complain loudly enough online about quality problems in your General Motors vehicle, and it might be noted by the automaker. Or you might get a call from CEO Mary Barra for feedback on the company. The strategy is part of a new initiative from the automaker to be more proactive about fixing small issues before they grow into a year like 2014, with over 26-million recalled autos from GM in the US.

52Amid protests, GM's Mary Barra steps back from award ceremony [UPDATE]

National Women's History Museum Had Intended To Honor CEO

UPDATE: Earlier today, it was unclear whether Mary Barra had recused herself from the upcoming National Women's History Museum awards ceremony or if museum officials had rescinded her invitation. Both General Motors and a museum spokesperson now say the decision was made by Barra and GM.

25GM outlines strategy for new products, growth in China

Plans To Be Supported By 'Fortress Balance Sheet'

"Our strategic plan is a pathway to earn customers for life and create significant shareholder value in the process." – Mary Barra

20Five key takeaways from today's GM hearing on Capitol Hill

At times, the proceedings took a more conciliatory tone than previous hearings.

5GM lawyer, Delphi exec face Senate scrutiny

Investigations into the General Motors ignition switch recall continue on Capitol Hill this week, as two of the central figures in the legal nightmare testified before a congressional hearing for the first time.

14Ken Feinberg details General Motors' ignition switch recall compensation plan [UPDATE]

Kenneth Feinberg and General Motors have announced the long-awaited compensation plan for victims of the Detroit-based manufacturer's botched ignition switch recall.

54Probe shows current GM VP Parks aware of ignition problem in 2005

New documents have revealed that a current General Motors vice president, Doug Parks, was aware of the ignition switch problems on the Chevrolet Cobalt as early as 2005. At the time, Parks, whom Bloomberg called a "confidante" of CEO Mary Barra and an integral part of GM's product development team, was the chief engineer on the Cobalt and Saturn Ion. Congressional investigators uncovered the documents, which include an email from Parks and meeting attendance lists for the ignition switch problem

38Congressional probe of GM's ignition switch recall continues

Congresswoman Says Up To 100 May Have Died Due To Faulty Cars

"We're hearing there may be up to 100 deaths linked to this." – Rep. Diana DeGette

8Barra and Valukas called back for new round of House questioning

The first time time General Motors CEO Mary Barra went to Washington to answer Congress' questions about the Chevrolet Cobalt ignition switch situation, everyone walked away light on answers and heavy on parody, more parody and yet more parody. Barra explained that she was waiting for the results of a months-long internal GM investigation headed by ex-US Attorney Anton Valukas before going into more detail. Now that the report is out – and already being assailed – Barra will head bac

52US Senator: General Motors has yet to 'come clean'

Critical questions weren't answered in Valukas report, Blumenthal says

The report, "amounts to circling the wagons to marshal a legal defense," – Sen. Richard Blumenthal

26GM's Barra heads back to Washington

Embattled General Motors CEO Mary Barra is back in Washington, DC today, briefing congressional lawmakers on why it took the company ten years to recall cars with defective ignition switches.

57John Oliver takes GM to task over recalls

Have you heard of HBO's newest news show, Last Week Tonight? It stars The Daily Show veteran John Oliver, who, every Sunday night, skewers the previous week's events. If you haven't yet, it really is worth a watch.

31GM agrees to $35M fine over ignition switch recall delay

Automaker Also Agrees To 'Unprecedented Oversight' By NHTSA

General Motors has agreed to a $35-million fine levied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration following its delayed reporting of the deadly ignition switch problem that has affected millions of the company's vehicles.

14Warren Buffett praises Barra's handling of GM 'hotseat' [w/video]

When Warren Buffett, one of the richest and most successful men on the planet, endorses the work you're doing, well, praise doesn't get much higher than that. In the case of embattled General Motors' CEO Mary Barra, we're sure Buffett's approval of her handling of the ignition switch recall is a nice change from the public criticism she's received since the scandal erupted.

27GM's Mary Barra nets cover of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people [w/video]

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has undergone an uneviable trial by fire in her first months leading the company. Even before she officially took over, she was under scrutiny for being the first woman ever to head a Detroit automaker. Then the ignition switch recall debacle began rolling out that eventually led to a Congressional hearing and multiple lawsuits against the business. Time Magazine is acknowledging Barra by naming her one of its "100 Most Influential People" for 2014, and Barra is eve

16GM reorganizes engineering department

The ignition-switch recall that has re-focused us on the alleged sins of the Old General Motors continues to reshape the New GM. Company CEO Mary Barra recently announced the creation of the Global Product Integrity Organization, headed by Mark Reuss and charged with taking the lead on safety issues concerning new product. Now, effective immediately, GM has split its vehicle engineering division into a Global Product Integrity side and a Global Components and Subsystems side that will "improve q

35Documents show GM rejected better ignition switch in 2001

Drawings Of Two Options Given To Investigators

Documents do not shed light on what motivated the decision to eschew use of the first switch.

32General Motors creates new safety organization in wake of recall

Barra announced that she's creating another group within the company that will monitor new products for safety issues.

27Emails show NHTSA official felt GM often lagged on safety

Government Finds Automaker "Slow To Communicate" With Issues

Federal safety regulators had grown frustrated with what they felt was the company's indifferent attitude toward safety issues.

60Investigation reveals GM's Mary Barra knew of trouble in 2011

Congressional Committee Releases Some Documents, Email

Mary Barra received a letter warning of steering problems associated with certain models of the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion.

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