Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has an ax to grind regarding the way the Obama administration handled the automotive bailout, Automotive News reports. The former Pennsylvania senator told a Detroit, Mich., audience that he wouldn’t have floated taxpayer money to General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC because he believes “too big to fail” means Read on! →

General Motors is facing a class-action lawsuit from owners of 2007 and 2008 Impalas. The suit alleges that a rear end defect is causing tires to wear out prematurely. In 2008, GM addressed the issue for Impalas sold as police cars but not to consumer motorists. The lawsuit could cost the company millions. Faulty spindle Read on! →

Among U.S. automakers, no company has as large a market share in China as General Motors. Automotive News reports that GM’s market position in China is very solid, buoyed by a 9.4 percent share of all passenger vehicles sold there over the first 11 months of 2010. That figure reflects a 9 percent increase over Read on! →

September auto sales are up from a year ago. September of 2009 had dismal sales figures. Just like home sales slumping after the expiration of the tax credit, the end of Cash for Clunkers saw car sales drop off slightly. However, modest gains have been realized since that time. However, September sales were only a Read on! →

Ally Financial (formerly GMAC Financial Services) is preparing to originate auto loans that should please any car buyer who has suffered through an upside down loan. The Detroit Free Press reports that Ally will offer car loans in America’s five most highly populated states that will enable borrowers to sell their cars back to Ally Read on! →

Automotive News reports that after voting down a proposed 50 percent worker pay cut, United Auto Workers (UAW) employees have declined to sign a contract with General Motors. This could close down a major sheet metal stamping plant in Indianapolis, as GM had previously stated their intention of closing the plant unless the facility was Read on! →

Certain things such as oil and water, Klingons and Tribbles, Michael Bay and movies, and so on, are never supposed to mix. Another is General Motors and Ford, but the two companies have paired up to joint-develop nine- and 10-speed transmissions. Huge rivals teaming up for nine and 10-speed transmissions Some things aren’t meant to Read on! →

Business rental vehicles are a vital part of everyday commerce in the U.S., and General Motors believes that this is more than enough reason to simplify the rental process. The Detroit News reports that 6 million GM OnStar subscribers will soon be able to rent GM vehicles through the San Francisco-based car sharing business RelayRides. Read on! →

The U.S. auto industry is in for a real shot in the arm by 2015, reports the Center for Automotive Research. According to recent research, the Detroit Big Three are poised to hire as many as 30,000 additional workers over the next four years. Rebounding car and truck sales and new labor contracts made this Read on! →

After the end of the brand was announced last year, Pontiac has officially ceased to exist. The brand was jettisoned along with other under-performing brands under the GM banner. Other casualties included Hummer and Saturn, among others. Pontiac had more than 70 years of history.  The brand was especially well known for delivering classic muscle Read on! →