Michigan and Ohio are both battleground states in the current presidential campaign. And the success of the post-bailout auto industry remains a hot topic on the campaign trail. However, both GM and Chrysler have forbidden any candidates from entering their facilities until after November 6. City election and presidential campaign The ban includes all campaigning 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! →


Various auto manufacturers become known for a particular motor and no one does the small-block V-8 quite like General Motors. The company has been making them for more than 50 years and number 100 million just rolled off the assembly line. The engine that could Various auto manufacturers come to be identified with a motor Read on! →


When a corporation is looking to improve its public image, one way to go about it is to ally with a great partner. According to the Detroit Free Press, General Motors has struck up a five-year global marketing deal with British Premier League soccer powerhouse Manchester United. The Man U Red Devils are the most Read on! →


“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! →


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! →


On May 15, General Motors decided that its return on investment for Facebook ads – a $10 million annual cash outlay – wasn’t floating its boat, so it killed its Facebook advertising campaign. This news came down mere days before Facebook’s IPO, which began with high expectations but ended rather flat. Now, the Huffington Post 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! →