The most profitable vehicles don’t sell by accident. According to Max Warburton of London-based Bernstein Research, the most profitable vehicles of modern times stand out for a variety of reasons. The greatest successes can help an automaker ride the wave in boom times and stay alive during bust times. Profit allows for more growth Warburton’s 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! →


This year is the beginning of a resurgent General Motors. The company has begun posting profits again, after it had to take billions in loans from the U.S. and Canadian governments. While in the midst of a brief period of bankruptcy protection, General Motors has begun shedding the under erforming brands. There is also a Read on! →


Sagging automotive sales in the European market have led General Motors’ Opel unit and PSA Peugeot Citroën into an alliance, reports Automotive News. The automakers expect the partnership to save them $2 billion annually within five years, while increasing sales numbers. Officials representing General Motors told analysts Wednesday that the deal with Peugeot is expected Read on! →


Washington state has introduced legislation proposing a $100 annual fee for owners of electric vehicles. The surtax is being proposed to compensate the state for lost gas tax revenue. However, General Motors has asked the state to shelve the bill. State bill passed this week Washington state Senate Bill 6455 passed earlier this week. The 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! →


The threat of identity theft among General Motors employees has run amok, reports the Detroit Free Press. The automaker has signaled a fraud alert, warning 883 active and retired employees that they should take steps to shield themselves against identity theft. Sources indicate a GM employee downloaded employee records before retiring from the company in Read on! →


General Motors is so convinced that auto buyers will like their new Chevrolet car or truck that the automaker is willing to back it up with cash. If a Chevy owner is unsatisfied with their vehicle purchase within the first two months, General Motors will buy it back, as part of its new “Chevy Confidence” Read on! →


General Motors has announced plans for a $1 billion-plus expansion of its automotive production plant in St. Petersburg, Russia. The five-year project will reportedly boost production from 98,000 annually all the way up to 230,000. Ground on the project was reportedly broken today. ‘A new era in Russia’ As many as 4,000 additional jobs will Read on! →


General Motors has responded strongly to the Chevy Volt catching fire after crash testing and the subsequent investigation. GM is contacting Volt owners and giving them the option of a loaner vehicle if they are concerned about safety. New crash tests create sparks It was recently revealed that a Chevrolet Volt had caught fire weeks Read on! →