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    Autoblog Podcast #214: Ferrari FF, GM personnel shuffle, Barrett-Jackson 2011
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    Episode #214 of the Autoblog Podcast is here and Chris, Dan and Zach talk about the Ferrari FF, personnel changes at General Motors and give our thoughts about what we saw at Barrett-Jackson in 2011. Your feedback and questions ...

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    How Bob Lutz made four auto journalists his "Secret Weapons" at GM
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    Can His Arsenal Survive New Management? When Bob Lutz ran General Motors' product development efforts, he did something that no other car company has done in the history of making cars. He hired four automotive journalists to assess all of GM's new vehicles before they were OK'd for production. ...

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    Report: GM will sell diesel passenger car in the U.S.
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    Sources (i.e., email tips and a Tweet from Ward's Auto) are telling us that General Motors Vice Chairman Tom Stephens told attendees at the Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) conference in Detroit today that a diesel-engined passenger car is coming to the U.S. sometime in ...

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    Report: GM to launch compact van in several markets... is it the Chevy Orlando?
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    2009 Chevrolet Orlando concept - Click above for high-res gallery
    During a marathon presentation on Tuesday, General Motors Vice Chairman Tom Stephens showed off slides of a new family van based on the company's compact car platform. The van and other vehicles were shown as part of the session ...

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    Report: Top GM execs awarded millions in stock ahead of IPO
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    It pays to be an executive for General Motors. Actually, scratch that... it will soon pay to be an executive with General Motors, assuming that the automaker's upcoming Initial Public Offering takes place according to plan. According to our friends at TheDetroitBureau.com, a dozen top officials at ...

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    Latest GM management shuffle puts Whitacre in charge of product planning
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    A year after entering bankruptcy protection, the executive shuffling is still ongoing down at General Motors. The latest moves come in the wake of the creation of GM's new venture capital unit, which will be headed up by Jon Laukner, whose previous job was vice president in charge of product ...

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    GM to engineer RWD hybrid powertrain for future Cadillacs?
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    General Motors' two-mode hybrid system hasn't exactly been a commercial success. GM has had a hard time finding customers willing to part ways with $10,000 or more for a fully capable SUV with sedan-like city fuel economy, but that reportedly isn't stopping the Detroit, MI-based automaker from ...

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    REPORT: GM willing to investigate hybrid tech, low-rolling resistance tires if Corvette's survival depends on it
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    Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept - Is a hybrid powertrain in the Corvette's future?
    Is GM really considering a hybrid Corvette? Tom Stephens, GM's vice chairman of global product development, says it's a possibility. However, Stephens' comments are based on the new CAFE standards -- 35.5 mpg ...

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    Autoline Detroit LIVE with special guest Tom Stephens, GM VC of Global Product Development
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    Join John McElroy and his journalist colleagues for an all-new LIVE webcast discussion with Tom Stephens, GM Vice Chairman of Global Product Development. First, you'll get to see a LIVE taping of Autoline Detroit starting at 10AM EST, then we will hand the mic over to the audience, and Tom Stephens ...

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    GM pledges to use plug-in hybrid tech in only one brand
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    The Saturn Vue was supposed to be GM's first plug-in hybrid, but the pending loss of Saturn leaves the General's upcoming plug-in tech without a vehicle or brand. The Vue plug-in was originally going to arrive in 2011 in a cooperative demonstration test fleet with the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) and ...

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