General Motors to Eliminate Pontiac Brand on Monday

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General Motors to Eliminate Pontiac Brand on Monday
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As the saying goes, “It’s all over but the crying.” Edmunds is reporting that its source inside General Motors has let slip that the Pontiac brand will officially be eliminated. The announcement is expected to be made next Monday as a part of a more thorough reorganization of the struggling automaker. General Motors PR rep… Continue Reading...

General Motors To Idle Plants for Two Months This Summer

General Motors To Idle Plants for Two Months This Summer
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Several major news outlets are reporting that General Motors is planning extended shutdowns of its U.S. plants this summer. The plants would be idled for as much as nine weeks from mid-May through July. While it is common practice for plants to idle for a “summer break” during the sunny season, that period has traditionally… Continue Reading...

General Motors May Cut Pontiac and GMC After All

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General Motors May Cut Pontiac and GMC After All
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When General Motor’s first submitted it’s viability plan to the Obama Administration, Saab, Hummer and Saturn were put on notice, while other brands like Pontiac and GMC (as well as Chevy, Buick and Cadillac) were guaranteed to stay on. There are no guarantees in an economy like this, however, and so both Pontiac and GMC… Continue Reading...

Obama Gives GM/Chrysler Bankruptcy Deadlines

Obama Gives GM/Chrysler Bankruptcy Deadlines
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Just ahead of the Obama Administration’s press conference today, some of the most important details are already out. General Motors is to be given 60 more days to complete its restructuring plan, while Chrysler is being given just 30 days to finalize a partnership with Fiat. This news comes as both fumbling U.S. automakers are… Continue Reading...

General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner Quits: Restructuring FAIL

General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner Quits: Restructuring FAIL
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General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner will be stepping down as the head of the deeply troubled American auto giant by the end of the month – this according to several reports including CNBC and GMInsideNews. Wagoner apparently did not come to the decision on his own and while he was not “forced” he was apparently… Continue Reading...

Obama Will Set Bankruptcy Deadline for GM and Chrysler on Monday

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Obama Will Set Bankruptcy Deadline for GM and Chrysler on Monday
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According to the reliable folks over at GMInsideNews, on Monday the Obama Administration will announce a bankruptcy deadline for both General Motors and Chrysler.  It has been rumored that the government will release more details about its aid for the U.S. auto industry on Monday, but now it appears the announcement will include this strong-arm… Continue Reading...

GM Delays New 25 MPG Diesel Engine for Silverado and Sierra

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GM Delays New 25 MPG Diesel Engine for Silverado and Sierra
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General Motors has announced that it is putting a hold on a plan to bring a new 4.5-liter V8 diesel engine to market. The new engine would have been used in the light-duty Silverado and Sierra pickup trucks and estimates have it rated at anywhere from the mid-20s to the high-20s in miles per gallon…. Continue Reading...