December 11, 2013
- DETROIT – As part of its ongoing actions to decisively address the performance of its global operations, General Motors today announced it would transition to a national sales company in Australia and New Zealand.
- Holden informed the Australian federal and state level governments that it will cease car production in Australia by 2017, citing a “perfect storm" of unfavorable exchange rates, high production costs and a small but competitive car market that has seen sales of traditional Australian-made rear-drive sedans and Utes plummet in recent years. An estimated 3000 […]
December 10, 2013
- General Motors announces Mary Barra will take over as CEO of the company from January General Motors’ Mary Barra will become the automotive industry’s first female chief executive officer when she succeeds current GM boss Dan Akerson next month.Current CEO Akerson, 65, has pulled forward his plans to retire after his wife was diagnosed with advanced stages of cancer, a GM statement confirmed.His successor Barra, 51, is GM’s current product development chief, a role she has held for just under...
- In order to boost sales from its Opel and Vauxhall divisions, General Motors will stop selling most of its Chevrolet vehicles in Europe starting in 2016. However, “select iconic” models, such as the Corvette Stingray, will remain on sale across the Atlantic. “Vette and some other iconic Chevrolets (to be named later) will still be sold thru Opel or Cadillac dealers. They will be marketed as Chevrolets,” assured Mike Albano, Chevrolet's chief spokesman in the U.S....
December 9, 2013
- On the heels of General Motors announcing its decision to effectively pull Chevrolet from Europe, a new report suggests Fiat is planning to pour nine billion Euros ($12.3 USD) into its European operations to boost sales. Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is searching for a way to revive Alfa Romeo, the company’s premium Italian marque, from... more
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December 8, 2013
- A promotion between General Motors and Costco's auto sales arm has the warehouse club's members kicking the tires on GM's full-sized pickups far more than in the past.
December 6, 2013
- UP FOR DISCUSSION: - The much-hyped, all-new Ford Mustang rolls out on a brand new platform, but is it worth the wait? - John McElroy drives Chevy's new rear-wheel performance cars back-to-back, including the SS - The numbers are in, which automakers are thankful for November sales? SPECIAL GUEST: Jeff Bracken, Group Vice President and General Manager, Lexus Division, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. - What does Lexus make of increasing competition on their luxury turf, from the likes of Mercedes...
- With what will likely turn out to be a brief decline in utility vehicles at the Ford Motor Company, sales of SUVs and crossovers at the Chrysler Group were stronger in November 2013 than they were at Ford and Lincoln. How’d they do it? The Dodge Durango’s 36% increase – its lowest year-over-year improvement since […]
- Executives at General Motors have announced that the company will cease distribution of Chevrolet models in European markets starting in 2016. This is a wise decision by the U.S. auto giant which will allow it to focus its energy on the Opel and Vauxhall brands, whose sales have not met …