January 20, 2015
- Since taking over the reins at Cadillac last year, Johan de Nysschen has been dropping plenty of hints about the brand’s future. While the hints have tended to focus on new high-end product from Cadillac, of more importance to the brand’s sales performance is the need to fill some gaping holes in more mainstream segments...
January 14, 2015
- General Motors said Wednesday its global vehicle deliveries in 2014 rose 2 percent year-over-year to 9,924,880 units, marking a second straight year of record sales for the Detroit automaker.
January 8, 2015
- It’s looking like 2014 was a bumper year for luxury automakers, with many reporting record sales for the period. One of these was Bentley, which reported sales of 11,020 cars during the past year, a 9 percent increase on the 10,120 it sold in 2013. MUST SEE: Mid-Engined Chevrolet Corvette Spy Shots By comparison, main rival Rolls-Royce...
- Despite Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen as recently as September saying he wouldn’t reduce prices or offer huge incentives, even in the face of slowing sales, the price of certain CTS trim levels have been reduced, in some cases by as much as $3,000. To help rebuild its image as a premier luxury brand, Cadillac recently embarked on a...
- Hoping to reverse a sharp slump in sales of an otherwise well-reviewed new model, Cadillac is slashing the price of its midsize CTS sedan by as much as $3,000, while also adding more standard features. CTS sales were down 3.8%. Go to TheDetroitBureau for the rest of the story.
- Former General Motors marketing exec Mark LaNeve has been named the new vice president of U.S. sales, service and marketing at rival Ford Motor Co. LaNeve has previously run GM's sales and marketing efforts and prior to that headed up Cadillac. For more, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
January 6, 2015
- A new sales record for General Motors in China wasn't enough to push it past Volkswagen to regain the sales crown there for 2014. Volkswagen's sales were up 18% last year while GM was up 12%. Toyota finished third missing it's target of 1.1 million units, according to TheDetroitBureau.com.
January 5, 2015
- General Motors' U.S. vehicle sales increased 19 percent in 2014, compared with 2013.
December 9, 2014
- GM is expanding a previously announced layoff at its Lansing Grand River plant by 100 people to a total of 450 employees. The layoffs, however, will be temporary. The cuts, which are expected to come in January, are due to sluggish sales of the Cadillac ATS and CTS, according to TheDetroitBureau.com.
December 2, 2014
- A strong November appears to have propelled Mercedes-Benz to a second consecutive U.S. sales title; however, the month saw shoppers flooding dealer showrooms as sales rose more than 4%. Luxury brands fared well, but they weren't alone. To find out who else was rewarded, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
- General Motors reported a 6 percent rise in sales on an annual basis last month, marking its best November since 2007.
- There was a time when Holden and Ford dominated the Australian touring car series known as V8 Supercars, with their respective Commodore- and Falcon-based race cars going head to head each round and legions of fans turning up to support their favorite teams and drivers. Unfortunately, the popularity of the sport never really translated into sales...
November 12, 2014
- The low gas prices that have benefitted sales of full-size pickups and SUVs has also cut demand for small cars and as a result forced General Motors to lay off 510 hourly workers at two plants in Michigan that produce small cars. However, 350 of those may be temporary. To find out why, go to The DetroitBureau.com.
November 10, 2014
- Chevrolet’s current Malibu was all-new for the 2013 model year but after lacklustre sales some updates were rushed for 2014. Unfortunately, one of the car’s most prominent drawbacks, a lack of room in the rear, will have to wait until a full redesign. A prototype for a new Malibu has now been spotted, ahead of a likely reveal late next...
- General Motors routinely sell more cars in China than it does in the United States and October was no exception as GM and its joint ventures delivered 291,371 vehicles to customers in China last month, setting a new October record. Additionally, Lincoln will open eight stores in China by year's end. For details, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.