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Mysterious white powder discovered at GM Orion Assembly

Parts of the factory were closed off for two days, a worker said.

One worker reported seeing drug-sniffing dogs and men in hazardous material suits investigating the areas the powder was found in.

Recalls
Chevy recalls 317k Sonic, Trax, and Spark over key chime

Don't forget to take your key out of the ignition... duh.

317,572 examples of the Chevy Sonic, Trax, and Spark may fail to warn the driver that the key's still in the ignition ten minutes after parking, increasing the risk of theft – and prompting a recall.

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2017 Chevy Sonic downsizes Camaro styling in New York

We're not sure it's necessarily an improvement, but Chevy has rolled into the 2016 New York Auto Show with a refreshed Sonic hatchback and sedan that draws inspiration from the Camaro.

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2017 Chevrolet Sonic gets Camaro-inspired facelift for NY debut

Chevrolet has added a dose of Camaro to the facelifted Sonic, but the change seems to rob the sub-compact of its visual charm.

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2018 Chevy Sonic caught testing in The Motor City

Engineers have been spotted testing the 2018 Chevy Sonic, built atop the latest version of GM's Gamma platform.

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GM laying off 500 workers to slow Chevy Sonic production

General Motors is laying off a shift of 500 workers at its Orion Township plant to trim production of the slow-selling Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano.

Recalls
GM recalls 200k Hummer H3s for fire risk

Secondary Recall Affects 50,000 Sparks, Sonics

In two separate campaigns, General Motors is recalling nearly 200k Hummers after fires erupted in 42 vehicles, and another 50,000 Chevrolet Sparks and Sonics for a glitch with the OnStar system.

These are the cars owners regret buying the most

Buyer's remorse is a big problem if it's a car you regret buying. Find out which cars owners can't wait to get rid of after just one year of ownership.

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GM cutting Chevy Sonic, Buick Verano production by more than 20%

General Motors is announcing further cuts in production of the Chevy Sonic and Buick Verano at the Orion Assembly plant. Sales of both vehicles are down through May 2015. The plant is also laying off about 100 workers in phases starting in July.

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GM cutting Chevy Sonic, Buick Verano production [UPDATE]

GM will be shutting down its Orion, MI factory for seven weeks, starting February 16, as it attempts to move over 35,000 unsold vehicles built last year.

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This SEMA special drag race is absurdly awesome

The SEMA show came and went last month, and it showed us a ton of heavily modded goodies to dream about during the long, cold winter. The Motor Trend Channel on YouTube is keeping the party rolling a little longer, though, with a drag race inspired by the aftermarket event.

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GM laying off 510 amidst slow Cadillac, small car sales

General Motors is laying off about 510 workers from two factories beginning in January, and it could be months before the automaker needs some of that latent capacity to come back on line. A combination of poor sales and high dealer inventories are prompting the cutbacks, according to Automotive News.

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Chevrolet gives us a Sonic for show and one for go

Amongst the treasure trove of tuning that Chevrolet has brought to SEMA this year, this pair of Sonic hatches is perhaps the most accessible. With one car tweaked for show and the other go, both halves of the SEMA ethos are nicely represented.

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Chevy bringing party of five to SEMA

Chevrolet has a seriously packed booth ready for this year's SEMA show. Not only does the company already have the Camaro SS Special Edition, Silverado Toughnology and Chris Bruce

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GM starting to talk seriously about 200-mile EV

Based On Chevy Sonic, Sources Say

We've been hearing word of a 200-mile EV from Chevrolet for a while now. First, there was General Motors then-CEO Dan Akerson hinting at a $30,000, 200-mile EV that would take the competition by surprise. Then Akerson John Beltz Snyder

Recalls
GM recalls 61k more vehicles in three campaigns

Following a stop-delivery order for its new midsize t

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GM recalling 8.4M cars, 8.2M related to ignition problems [UPDATE]

Recall Covers Equivalent Populations Of Nine US States And District Of Columbia Combined

General Motors today announced a truly massive recall covering some 8.4 million vehicles in North America. Most significantly, 8.2 million examples of the affected vehicles a

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Chevy outpacing Toyota, Honda, Ford in subcompact sales

Years ago, the subcompact car market was mostly made up of under-powered, poorly featured

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