April 15, 2014
- General Motors’ Chief Executive Mary Barra today defended the automaker's response to the recall of more than 2.6 million vehicles and her own handling of a safety-related problem that had festered inside GM for more than a decade. Barra swept aside to top executives this week as well. For details, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
- Jensen has produced some of Britain's best and best-loved sports cars, but save for a brief revival over a decade ago, the company hasn't produced a car since its bankruptcy in 1976. At this time, Jensen was building one of its most famous models, the Buick V-8-engined Interceptor. The four-seat grand tourer featured coachwork by Carrozzeria...
- A high-ranking Cadillac executive says he sees Tesla more as a learning experience than a threat. Global Cadillac Chief Marketing Officer Uwe Ellinghaus said the California-based electric vehicle manufacturer, which many have pitted against is helping traditional automotive luxury brands, such as Cadillac, look at their future vehicles differently.
- One of General Motors’ most controversial marketing endeavors will be on full display in the U.S. this summer as Manchester United barnstorms across the U.S., wearing their new jerseys, featuring the Chevrolet brand logo in distinctive colors. To get all of the background on the deal, please go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
- The new Dodge “Double-Up” deal is offering Charger and Challenger customers a chance to get two vehicles out of one lease. The move may give some momentum to the two Detroit muscle cars which have been struggling to gain ground against Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. For more, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
- The industry’s eyes will be on the 2014 Automotive Forum taking place today in New York City, where more than 25 officials from the industry are expected to speak. Headlining this year’s annual conference – hosted by J.D. Power and the National Automobile Dealers Association – are a number of high-ranking executives, including General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra and Ford Motor Co. Executive Vice President and President of The Americas Joe Hinrichs.
- It's GM's best-selling U.S. model, so the automaker has a lot riding on this week's launch of the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze refresh at the NY Auto Show. The new model gets some modest exterior tweaks and plenty of new tech, including a 4G WiFi hotspot, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.
April 14, 2014
- Several key executives have handed in their resignations at General Motors, a move that comes at a particularly difficult time for the automaker as it struggles to handle the ignition switch recall scandal, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.
- Amid a turbulent time period of recalls and investigations, General Motors Co. today announced two senior vice presidents have left the company. The Detroit-based automaker said Selim Bingol, senior vice president of global communications and public policy, and Melissa Howell, senior vice president for human resources, are leaving ''to pursue other interests.''
- General Motors offered up the first retail 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 to the highest bidder during a Barrett-Jackson event at the Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach, Florida over the weekend. The winning bidder, NASCAR team owner and avid Corvette collector Rick Hendrick, ending up bidding $1 million for the car, the same amount he paid for the...
April 13, 2014
- Documents released by a House subcommittee show that managers and employees at General Motors were often slow to react to safety problems — and that one part of GM often didn't know what another was doing.
- With upgraded technologies and updated looks, General Motors Co. is hoping the Chevrolet Cruze will remain the cornerstone of its U.S. small car market. The Detroit-based automaker, which showed off its 2015 Cruze earlier today, designed the vehicle to help continue GM's growth in the market, which has significantly increased domestically.
- General Motors CEO Mary Barra has had to deal with the controversy over the defective ignition switches linked to 13 deaths. The switches were in installed when GM was in severe cost-cutting mode.
- Chevrolet is working on a new generation of its Cruze compact for the 2016 model year, a car that has already been revealed in its Chinese market specification and is due locally sometime next year. But going on sale this fall as a 2015 model will be an updated version of the current Cruze, which has been revealed ahead of its world debut at the...
- If you could take out the incessant left turns and spectacular crashes, a typical NASCAR race is essentially a four-hour commercial for at least 43 different companies, but these sponsorships keep cars on the track and the shop lights on. So if you’re going to pander to your corporate sponsors, why not have fun with it. This is exactly what...