General Motors

Mary Barra (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

GM names Mary Barra CEO, 1st woman to head car company

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors picked Mary Barra, its product development chief and a 33-year company veteran, as its next CEO. Barra will become the first female head of a major U.S. car company. GM […]

12/10/2013

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Government sells remaining stake in GM

  DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion on its bailout of General Motors, but still says the alternative would have been much worse. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced Tuesday that […]

12/09/2013

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Holiday weekend gives a boost to auto sales

DETROIT (AP) — The holiday weekend was good to U.S. automakers, as sales reports indicate the auto industry is on track to beat strong numbers from a year ago. Chrysler’s U.S. sales rose a surprising […]

12/03/2013

Cars are lined-up in a dealership lot. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

AUTO SALES LIVE: Industry momentum rolls on

The holiday weekend and an ongoing shift from cars to small SUVs boosted the auto industry in November. Buyers took advantage of Black Friday deals, and analysts say the late-month surge likely boosted November sales […]

12/03/2013

Reporters look at the first production Nevs (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) Saab 9-3 Aero at the Trollhattan factory in Sweden, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/TT, Bjorn Larsson Rosvall)

Saab is back: First cars produced under new owners

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two and a half years after Saab shut down production due to financial trouble, the Swedish car rolled a new sedan off its assembly lines in Trollhattan, in south-west Sweden, on Monday. […]

12/02/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

2014 Automobile of the Year

Automobile Magazine has announced its 2014 “Automobile of the Year” and the editor says this model will melt barriers that have kept driving enthusiasts away in the past. Jean Jennings, the president and editor of […]

11/18/2013

Chevy trucks line the lot of a dealer in Murrysville, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Shutdown slows — but doesn’t halt — US car demand

DETROIT (AP) — The government shutdown dampened — but didn’t stall — Americans’ demand for new cars and trucks. The 16-day shutdown slowed U.S. auto sales in the first two weeks of October, but they […]

11/01/2013

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

GM boosts prices as pickup truck battle rages

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is adding a twist to the fight for supremacy in the red-hot U.S. pickup truck market: It’s raising prices. GM is adding almost $2,100 to the sticker price of the […]

10/16/2013

GM working on 200-mile electric car, exec says

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — As automakers race to make cheaper electric cars with greater battery range, General Motors is working on one that can go 200 miles per charge at a cost of about $30,000, […]

09/16/2013

Scott Garberding, senior vice president of manufacturing for Chrysler Group LLC stands between a 1992 Grand Cherokee, right, and the automaker's 5,000,000th vehicle produced at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Automakers report sales up double-digits in August

DETROIT (AP) — The major U.S. and Japanese automakers all posted double-digit U.S. sales gains last month as car buyers snapped up pickup trucks and small cars to lead the industry toward its best month […]

09/04/2013

GM gets back in the Super Bowl game

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is bringing its ads back to football’s biggest game. The automaker says its Chevrolet brand is returning to next year’s Super Bowl because the game falls in the middle of […]

08/23/2013

Ford Focus charging

GM cuts price of Volt electric car by 13 percent

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is knocking 13 percent off the sticker price of the Chevrolet Volt electric car as it tries to keep pace with rivals in the market for plug-in vehicles. The automaker […]

08/06/2013

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