Bob Lutz: General Motors "In Good Hands" After Restructuring, Regrets Death of Pontiac

Outspoken curmudgeon and former GM badass-in-charge Bob Lutz has been popping up from retirement, serving as a consultant to General Motors and Lotus. And his former company’s bankruptcy restructuring left the company “in good hands,” he said.

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Chevrolet Captiva Released For Fleet Sales Only

The Saturn Vue is back, but you won’t be able to buy one. That’s because the Chevrolet Captiva Sport, essentially a rebadged Vue, will only be available to fleet customers.

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General Motors Recalling 207,000 Crossovers Over Faulty Trim Piece

GM is recalling 200,000 crossovers, among them the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook due to a piece of trim in the vehicle’s second row of seats.

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Consumers Reports Released List Of 10 Best Cars For Teen Drivers

Just like the title says, the venerable magazine Consumers Reports has released its list of cars suitable for teen drivers, and absolutely none of them will make the budding enthusiast glow with delight.

Of course, Consumers Reports is primarly concerned with safety when it comes to cars for first time drivers, so their choices are swayed by features like Electronic Stability Control, curtain airbags and the like.  The choices are split between pedestrian fare like the Toyota Camry and Saturn Aura, and older luxury cars like the Acura RL or the BMW 3 and 5 Series. As the magazine astutely points out, older luxury cars will be a little nicer and come with a wide array of safety gear, but repairs will certainly be costly.

Hit the jump to see the full list of Consumers Reports’ Top 10 Cars For Teen Drivers

[Source: Consumers Reports]

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GM Re-Recalls 1.5 Million Vehicles for Heated Washer Fluid System That May Catch Fire

General Motors has announced a massive recall of 1.5 million vehicles over concern that their heated windshield washer fluid system could catch fire. No solution for the problem is available and so GM will give owners a $100 rebate (yup, $150 million in total) for the loss of the feature on their vehicle.

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Report: GM CEO Fritz Henderson Resigns

Frederick “Fritz” Henderson has resigned as General Motors chief executive officer.

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Breaking: Penske Cancels Plan to Buy Saturn

Penske’s deal to buy the Saturn arm of General Motors has reportedly fallen through. Back in June the Penske Automotive Group (PAG) had announced it would buy the brand from GM, along with its dealer network.

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Breaking: Penske to Close Canadian Saturn Dealers

According to a recent report on CBC Radio’s French website Radio Canada, the Penske Automotive Group plans to close all the Saturn dealers in Canada once its deal to buy the brand from General Motors is complete.

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Report: Penske In Talks With Renault to Sell French Cars As Saturns

If all goes as planned the Penske-owned Saturn brand could be selling rebadged vehicles from French automaker Renault in the U.S. Thought to be a wild rumor at first, Renault has now confirmed that Penske has in fact approached the automaker to supply both parts and cars.

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Report: Last Pontiac Solstice Rolls Off Assembly Line as GM Closes Another Plant

Earlier this week General Motors officially turned off the lights and locked the doors at its Boxwood Road assembly plant for the last time, marking the end of the line for the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky.

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Kia Asking Saturn Dealers To Consider Selling Korean Cars

While GM has reached a deal with Penske to sell off its Saturn brand, the future for dealers is anything but certain and Korean automaker Kia is hoping to capitalize on that.

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GM's Next Volt-Style Plug-In Hybrid Could Be a Buick Crossover

The next General Motors product to get a plug-in hybrid powertrain, like the one that will be introduced in the Chevy Volt, may be a Buick.

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Pontiac To Offer the Vibe (and Nothing Else) in 2010

The 2010 model lineup for the soon-to-be-terminated Pontiac brand will consist of just one model – the Vibe.

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General Motors Agrees to Sell Saturn Brand to Penske

General Motors has reached an agreement with the Penske Automotive Group on the sale of its Saturn brand. An official announcement is expected to be made by both parties later today.

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GM Says It Has 16 Different Buyers For Saturn, Three for Saab

With news of a tentative deal to sell off Hummer coming yesterday, GM still hasn’t made any decisions about its Saturn or Saab brands – but apparently it has plenty of offers to entertain.

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