“I love you; I’m just not in love with you.” That appears to be General Motors’ stance when it comes to Facebook, reports Automotive News. On the eve of Facebook’s initial public offering, GM announced Tuesday that it will no longer buy Facebook ads, an advertising channel through which the automaker spent $10 million last Read on! →


Automotive News reports that BMW has pulled out of talks with General Motors that were intended to lead to a cooperative partnership for producing fuel cell technology to power future vehicles. BMW has voiced its intention to partner with Toyota. According to BMW AG spokesman Alexander Bilgeri, GM is still in talks with BMW, but Read on! →


More retail lease offers from GM Financial may be headed to a dealer near you, reports Automotive News. After a third quarter that was less than satisfactory for lease penetration, General Motors has committed itself to making leasing an auto a more attractive option for consumers. Returning to optimal levels GM Financial CEO Dan Berce, Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has concluded its safety investigation into the Chevy Volt, giving the car a relatively clean bill of health. However, the Volt is still struggling to make it in the marketplace. Many Chevy dealers are refusing to take the plug-in hybrid cars off of GM’s hands. Safety issues investigated GM Read on! →


New jobs are good jobs when it comes to Detroit and the U.S. auto industry. The Detroit Free Press reports that General Motors is bringing approximately 200 new jobs to the insolvent city by partnering with local media-buying company Carat. Carat, which is owned by the London-headquartered Aegis Group, will open a new office on Read on! →


Return business is gold for any retailer. For automotive dealers, it’s a diamond chariot. General Motors realizes this, which is why the automaker will be dishing out employee bonuses based upon owner loyalty. These customer loyalty rewards will apply to at GM North America salaried employees from engineers to field representatives. Keep them coming back Read on! →


Detroit’s image has been taking a pounding for decades. Michael Moore’s 1989 documentary film “Roger and Me” was less than complimentary of then-GM chair Roger Smith, and the public image of the “Big 3” automakers (Ford, General Motors and Chrysler) certainly wasn’t helped by the automotive bailout. That image needs to be repaired if Detroit Read on! →


General Motors has delayed the delivery or sales of around 60,000 vehicles already on dealer’s lots due to a glitch in the OnStar crash notification system. The proactive move may have saved it a more expensive recall campaign, if left unattended until the future. OnStar glitch won’t report some crashes General Motors says that, unless 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! →


A General Motors production plant in Spring Hill, Tenn., is planning to begin hiring new workers early next year. The plant is gearing up to produce the Chevrolet Equinox. The catch? New workers can expect to make about half of the industry standard wage. Saturn plant re-tooled The plant opened officially with the pushing of Read on! →