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 |  Jul 03 2014, 9:03 AM

The Workhorse Not-So-Minivan


Vehicle Overview

After a decade on the market, General Motor’s “mid-size” vans received their one and only update for the 1996 model year. The short wheelbase version of the van was dropped this year and styling was modified to better resemble the larger full-size GM vans. Base model Astros/Safaris featured a utilitarian front end complete with sealed beam headlights while higher trim models featured a more modern look with stacked horizontal headlights.

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 |  Jul 02 2014, 6:51 AM


General Motors‘ woes continue as a chemical explosion at one of its plants has killed one person and injured eight others.

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 |  Jul 01 2014, 1:00 PM

Building a Better Sports Sedan

2014 Cadillac CTS Five-Point Inspection

Cadillac’s CTS sports sedan is new for 2014. The car gains expressive new design, cutting-edge technology and a luxurious cabin with all the latest features.

 |  Jun 30 2014, 2:59 PM


Nearly 8.5-million vehicles have been recalled by General Motors globally.

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 |  Jun 30 2014, 12:02 PM


General Motors will pay out millions in compensation to victims and their families of crashes related to faulty ignition switches.

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 |  Jun 30 2014, 7:07 AM


So much for more recalls from GM being just a possibility. The American automaker has announced four more recalls that affects 428,211 vehicles in the U.S.

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 |  Jun 26 2014, 4:31 PM


The light at the end of the tunnel for General Motors still isn’t in sight when it comes to recalls. 

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 |  Jun 25 2014, 5:49 PM


General Motors has ordered a stop-delivery order on the 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze.

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 |  Jun 20 2014, 4:20 PM


GM is hoping incentives and bonuses will inspire its dealerships to speed up the repair of cars recalled for faulty ignition switches.

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 |  Jun 18 2014, 2:09 PM


A new class-action lawsuit has been filed against General Motors alleging that the recent recall crisis has tarnished the brand’s reputation enough to degrade the value of all new GM vehicles. 

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 |  Jun 17 2014, 8:26 AM


General Motors has only repaired a small fraction of the 2.59-million vehicles that are part of the massive ignition switch recall.

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 |  Jun 15 2014, 3:45 PM


The Ford F-150 is the most patented truck in the American automaker’s history, so how will its competition catch up?

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 |  Jun 15 2014, 2:32 PM


Smartphone apps can be social and helpful, but GM China is working on one that’s just plain creepy.

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 |  Jun 13 2014, 11:01 AM


Saab as we used to know it is gone, but its vehicles can still come under a recall and that’s exactly what’s happening today.

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 |  Jun 13 2014, 7:45 AM


General Motors CEO Mary Barra is looking to avoid another embarrassment when she takes the stand next week to testify before Congress.

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 |  Jun 11 2014, 10:03 AM

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General Motors is no longer being fined $7,000 per day by federal safety regulators for failing to provide adequate information in the controversial ignition switch recall and subsequent investigation.

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 |  Jun 10 2014, 2:31 PM


There was a time when American automakers needed bailing out, and now those same automakers are giving back.

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 |  Jun 10 2014, 2:00 PM

Car Wars Main Art

The analysts and number crunchers at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch released the findings of their latest Car Wars study, a report that tracks industry product trends. The results are surprising; market-share fluctuations are expected to remain small. But Ford and Honda are both projected to gain in the coming years with Nissan on track to lose share.

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 |  Jun 09 2014, 2:28 PM

GM Bondholders

GM is facing lawsuits over the damaged value of cars with faulty ignition switches, and today a federal judicial panel ruled that they will be heard in Manhattan.

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 |  Jun 07 2014, 10:44 AM

2015 GMC Yukon XL SLT

General Motors continues to add to its record-setting total of recalls for 2014.

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 |  Jun 06 2014, 11:47 AM


General Motors released the results of an internal investigation into its recall practices yesterday shortly after ending a press conference where reporters were told to refer to the yet-unreleased report. This is why.

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 |  Jun 05 2014, 10:19 AM


Results from an internal investigation looking into the untimely ignition switch recall at GM have been released, finding that incompetence and misdiagnosis, not a conspiracy, were the root causes.

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 |  Jun 05 2014, 9:32 AM

Telematics Super Panel

Where is in-car connectivity going in the future? A group of high-level industry experts weighed in on this pressing question yesterday at Telematics Update Detroit.

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 |  Jun 04 2014, 10:02 AM


General Motors is apologizing to the families of victims of fatal crashes linked to the ignition switch recall who received recall notices for the crashed vehicles.

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