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Buick Regal GS Concept Photos from Detroit

Buick Regal GS Concept Photos from Detroit

It looks like Buick is planning to use the Regal GS to inject some excitement into its lineup.  GM will give the Opel Insignia-based sedan sportier looks and some performance boosts. On the outside, the GS gets some unique body work and 20″ wheels.  It’s also lowered 0.4 inches thanks to a sport suspension with an adaptive shock system.  The […]

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Image Gallery: Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Image Gallery: Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

The CTS-V coupe will be premiering early this year on the show circuit.  The performance/luxury two-door has been spiffed up with a mesh grill, widened race tires, new chrome exhaust, heavy-duty Brembo brakes, and GM’s stabilizing ride control.  556 hp is provided thanks to a supercharged 6.2 L V-8, attached to either a 6-spd. manual or automatic transmission. 1959 cadillac for sale

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Inside Line’s Wacky Predictions for 2010

Inside Line’s Wacky Predictions for 2010

We don’t consider Inside Line as the highpoint for automotive journalism–any site that runs a comparo between an old Ferrari 308 GTB and a Korean minivan is likely a waste.  But the refreshed (and overdone) Edmunds spin-off has run an oddball list of ten events it sees happening in 2010. The article was done by someone going under the creative […]

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“The End of Saab…” by Richard Johnson

“The End of Saab…” by Richard Johnson

If this truly is the end of Saab, maybe it’s just as well Bob Sinclair isn’t around to see it. Sinclair, who died in May at age 77, made Saab a success in the United States. As head of U.S. operations in the 1980s, he pushed his reluctant Swedish bosses to add content and luxury to their cars. We forget […]

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This Week’s Loser: Saab

This Week’s Loser: Saab

GM failed to sell it, and now Saab’s going the way on Saturn and Pontiac. No matter what diehards say, Saab never stood a chance.  It was never a hot brand, its vehicles were overpriced, and its name’s barely recognizable to the masses.  Spyker, the small Dutch exotic carmaker, could not reach an accord with GM over a buyout.  Saabs […]

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The Ten Best Concepts of the Decade #6: Hummer HX

The Ten Best Concepts of the Decade #6: Hummer HX

GM’s always wanted the Hummer to be America’s twenty-first-century Jeep.  After all, didn’t the military derivative, the Humvee, replace the old Willys icon?  In the midst of an SUV boom in the early 2000s, General Motors finally went all-out.  A smaller, more public-friendly “H2″ was launched, alongside an entire Hummer division. Then it all fizzled.  Sky-high gas prices and greenie […]

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This Week’s Loser: General Motors

This Week’s Loser: General Motors

Can’t GM keep an exec?  The General has lost how many people in the past three weeks?  CEO Fritz Henderson bailed right out of nowhere.  Then came word Chevy head Brent Dewar flew the coop.  Right after the Dewar break came the shock that the Buick-GMC chief, Michael Richards, jumped ship after nine days on the job. We contend Buick-GMC […]

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GM’s Decapitated Leadership Creates Waves of Unrest

GM’s Decapitated Leadership Creates Waves of Unrest

A lot has been happening with the General.  The blogosphere went into a hoot over Frederick “Fritz” Henderson’s resignation as CEO,as the move was unexpected even by his colleagues.  As Vice-Chair Bob Lutz put it, “None of us had any hint this was coming.”  Ed Whitacre, GM’s board chair, will step in temporarily to fill the CEO slot. Henderson’s departure […]

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GM Takes Another Blow in Earnings; Sales Bonanza to be Announced

GM Takes Another Blow in Earnings; Sales Bonanza to be Announced

General Motors reports it lost approximately $1,500,000,000 in the third fiscal quarter of 2009. CEO Fritz Henderson remained positive with the announcement, saying “today’s results provide evidence of the solid foundation we’re building for the new GM.”  Total revenue was up from the preceding quarter and Henderson also announced the company was ready to begin paying back taxpayer loans. The […]

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“Why the Reorganization of the US Auto Industry was Handled the Way It was” by Eddie Alterman

“Why the Reorganization of the US Auto Industry was Handled the Way It was” by Eddie Alterman

Earlier this summer, after GM had run through bankruptcy like a greased pig, our John Phillips threw a page of questions onto my desk. The queries sought to make sense of the rearranged domestic car industry. There were a lot of them, but they demanded answers. Here are the most pressing five:

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GM Considering Performance Volt and Converj Hybrids

GM Considering Performance Volt and Converj Hybrids

Buzz has spread on the Web about GM vice-chair Bob Lutz’s statements regarding his company’s two upcoming hybrid-electric vehicles.  Lutz has mentioned performance variants of the Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac Converj are possible in order to appeal to a wider demographic.  Gas-electric cars aren’t noted for their speed, but that is changing with the oncoming of the Honda CR-Z and […]

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Cadillac’s New CTS Sport Wagon TV Spot

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzbkxNxdGs8] GM has recast actress Kate Walsh for its Cadillac pitch–this time for the CTS sport wagon.  The visual theme is identical to the one used in the 2008 sedan.  If it ain’t broke, why fix it?

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2010 LaCrosse: Buick’s Game-Changer?

2010 LaCrosse: Buick’s Game-Changer?

The 2010 LaCrosse can be seen as the second step in GM’s effort to save the Buick name.  The Enclave, the first, was able to impress reviewers with its quality cabin, smooth ride, and conservatively handsome looks.  In a way, the General is restoring Buick to its heralded past.  The LaCrosse is meant to bring those same qualities into sedan […]

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The Pontiac G8 is Dead…for Good

The Pontiac G8 is Dead…for Good

GM CEO Fritz Henderson has shot down Bob Lutz’s hoped-for G8 continuation.  The highly-acclaimed Pontiac sedan was said to be coming back as the Chevrolet Caprice. It’s official: the G8 is dead. Henderson  wasn’t convinced of the profits that would come from a rebadged Pontiac G8, which was itself a rebadged Holden.  A shame really–the G8 was the best Pontiac […]

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GM Out of Bankruptcy, Lutz Stays, and a New Logo?

GM Out of Bankruptcy, Lutz Stays, and a New Logo?

GM will announce later today that it’s emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy after just forty days.  That’s a big feat and important step in a full recovery.  There will still be further cuts from company: four thousand employees will be dropped and sixteen plants will be idled or closed.  GM will run on just four brands here in North America: […]

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