February 6, 2014
- Fortune magazine named General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra the “Most Powerful Woman in Business” today. She beat out Ginni Rometty, chairwoman, CEO and president of IBM, who finished No. 2, and Indra Nooyi, chair and CEO of Pepsi, who came in third. For more, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
- General Motors Co. officially unveiled the 2015 Chevrolet City Express van alongside the new bi-fuel compressed natural gas version of the 2015 Silverado heavy-duty pickups today at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show
- Friends, brace yourselves. The awesome level just went to 12. This 1977 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz would be a rather impressive car of the Land Yacht era in its own right, but thanks to extensive (and apparently very well done) modifications, it has become a true masterpiece. DO NOT MISS: Audi S5 Snow Drift Goes Very, Very Wrong: Video Packing...
- Autocross is all about handling and finesse, about getting a car around the tight confines of a given track in the fastest way possible. Like any other form of motorsport, it's spawned its share of highly-specialized cars. The second-generation Chevrolet Camaro of Ron and Sonya Ver Mulm is one of them. In fact, it's been so heavily modified that...
- The company said improved operating results were more than offset by a net loss from “special items and incremental tax expense.”
- General Motors Co. is driving into the 2014 Chicago Auto Show with three new vehicles designed for business and commercial customers. Prior to their unveilings at the show later today, the Detroit-based automaker announced the introductions of the 2015 Chevrolet City Express van and the bi-fuel versions of the 2015 Silverado 2500 Heavy-Duty and 3500HD.
- Opel engineers are out testing some new hardware in the shell of a current-generation Insignia Sports Tourer, and according to our source that hardware is the mechanicals for the next-gen Insignia, due out in 2016. The Insignia is a crucial model for General Motors as it’s not only sold in Europe but also in the U.S. and China, where it's...
- Chevrolet’s stand at this week’s 2014 Chicago Auto Show has been graced by one very special Corvette, a black-on-black 2014 Corvette Stingray used by S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Black Widow in the upcoming movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier. For those unfamiliar with the franchise, S.H.I.E.L.D. is a fictitious government agency whose...
February 5, 2014
- The people have spoke and Toyota’s the best. At least, that’s what “people” think according to Consumer Reports' Car-Brand Perception Survey. Ford, Honda, Chevy and Tesla rounded out the top five spots. To see where your favorite brand finished, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
- General Motors and its Japanese partner Isuzu are betting on a surge in demand for heavy-duty diesels with a major investment in a joint venture engine plant in Ohio. TheDetroitBureau.com has the details.
- General Motors Co. is attempting to squash reports of pay inequality between new CEO Mary Barra and her predecessor, Dan Akerson. In a statement posted on the company’s media website Tuesday, the Detroit-based automaker called the discussion, which has escalated since Barra was featured in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, ''premature and flawed.''
February 4, 2014
- Two members of the General Motors Co. board of directors are leaving the panel in June. The company says in a regulatory filing that David Bonderman won't seek election at the company's annual meeting. Krebs plans to retire.
- Attention Australia, please just give us a moment here. We know that you are the undisputed brake stand and burnout kings of the planet. We're not going to argue with you. Instead, we want to share this fine tire-shredding clip produced by the folks at Hennessey Performance Engineering. The subject is the HPE700, which is a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette...
February 3, 2014
- General Motors Co. today reported a 12 percent decrease in January sales compared to a year ago. The Detroit-based automaker sold 171,486 vehicles last month, with each of GM’s brands reporting sales declines. Buick was the only brand even close to breaking even, with sales down 1.4 percent compared to January 2013. GMC, Chevrolet and Cadillac were all down at least 10 percent.
February 2, 2014
- GM aired a one-minute ad called “Life” highlighting Chevrolet’s support of the American Cancer Society’s “Purple Road” initiative that helps raise awareness for its Road to Recovery program, which provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer and do not have a ride.