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Music to Certain Ears: Cadillac Explains the Lyriq

The decision to saddle the first all-electric Cadillac model with a name like “Lyriq” was made all the more eyebrow-raising when the second-in-line EV Caddy’s name cropped up: Celestiq. Stop it already! What’s going on here, many asked. While eager for a break from the de Nysschen days of alphanumeric gobbledygook, some were not ready […] The post Music to Certain Ears: Cadillac Explains the Lyriq appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, EVs, Cadillac, Naming, News Blog, Future Models, Cadillac Lyriq, Lyriq, Cadillac Explains the Lyriq


Carlisle Jumps From Cadillac Prez to GM North America Boss

Cadillac President Steve Carlisle just got a promotion. Following the announced departure of General Motors North America President Barry Engle, GM tapped the 58-year-old Canadian for the spot. Arriving at Cadillac in 2018 after the ouster of former brand boss Johan de Nysschen, Carlisle has overseen the introduction of new product and the development of […] The post Carlisle Jumps From Cadillac Prez to GM North America Boss appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Cadillac, Barry Engle, News Blog, Executive Shuffle, Steve Carlisle, Carlisle Jumps From Cadillac Prez, GM North America Boss, Johan de Nysschen Carlisle


Game Over: Judge Tosses GM Lawsuit Against Fiat Chrysler

General Motors’ racketeering lawsuit against rival Fiat Chrysler is dead in the water after a federal judge dismissed the case on Wednesday. The move comes after GM appealed U.S. District Court Judge Paul Borman’s order that the CEOs of the battling automakers should meet in private and hash out a resolution themselves. The General won half […] The post Game Over: Judge Tosses GM Lawsuit Against Fiat Chrysler appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Fca, Gm, Lawsuits, Autos, Law And Order, Fiat Chrysler, Crime And Punishment, U S District Court, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Racketeering, Paul Borman, GM Lawsuit Against Fiat Chrysler


Better Year Ahead? The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette, Maintaining Its Base Pricing, Sure Hope So

The seemingly cursed mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette, aka the C8, probably spends its nights dreaming of clear skies and a vaccine. Early development problems, a lengthy strike, a deferred production start, then a pandemic-prompted production shutdown all conspired to make for a hellish entry into the world for the new-generation 2020 ‘Vette. For 2021, the entry-level […] The post Better Year Ahead? The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette, Maintaining Its Base Pricing, Sure Hope So appeared first on The Trut...
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Pricing, Corvette, Chevrolet Corvette, News Blog, Product Planning, C8


So Long, Sonic: Another GM Car Bites the Dust

This was a long time coming. In fact, Wednesday’s announcement of the discontinuation of the Chevrolet Sonic subcompact was expected to arrive by the end of last year, not halfway through the present one. Regardless, the small hatchback and sedan that greeted buyers near the outset of the 2010s will not last more than a […] The post So Long, Sonic: Another GM Car Bites the Dust appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Sonic, News Blog, Sonic, Product Planning, Orion Assembly, Subcompact Cars, Discontinuation


The Chevy HHR, Cobalt Might Not Be Entirely Safe

Better clean up that spilled drink. It’s a safety hazard. Yes, two low-end, Recession-era Chevrolets have been singled out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for an investigation, this one pertaining not to faulty ignition switches (that’s all in the past), but the pooling of flammable liquid in areas where such things should not […] The post The Chevy HHR, Cobalt Might Not Be Entirely Safe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, General Motors, Quality, Gm, Autos, Investigation, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet HHR, News Blog


Barra Gets Half: Appeals Court Nixes Make-Nice Meeting Between GM, Fiat Chrysler

General Motors saw half of its wishes granted this week, after an appeals court overturned an order by U.S. District Judge Paul Borman for the CEOs of GM and Fiat Chrysler to meet and settle their differences in person. GM is suing FCA, accusing its crosstown rival of racketeering and claiming it lost billions of dollars via […] The post Barra Gets Half: Appeals Court Nixes Make-Nice Meeting Between GM, Fiat Chrysler appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Mary Barra, Fca, Gm, Lawsuits, Autos, Law And Order, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mike Manley, News Blog, Paul Borman


SUV Plant to Remain Open After GM Rebuffs UAW Request

If you’ve visited an airport recently, you probably heard on CNN that cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in jurisdictions that largely escaped the earlier wave. Against this backdrop, General Motors came under pressure this week to cease operations at its Arlington, Texas assembly plant. Home to four full-size SUV models currently undergoing a […] The post SUV Plant to Remain Open After GM Rebuffs UAW Request appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Texas, General Motors, Cnn, Production, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, ARLINGTON Texas, UAW, Arlington Assembly, News Blog, Coroanvirus


GM Is Building A Chinook-Friendly, Colorado ZR2-Based Troop Carrier

General Motors has just won a $214 million contract to provide this Colorado-based 'Infantry Squad Vehicle' to the US Army
Tags: Colorado, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Infantry Squad Vehicle


Chilly Visit: Court-ordered Manley-Barra Meeting Now Includes Lawyers

The coronavirus pandemic and waves of protests may have captured much of the nation’s attention, but holdovers from the Before Times remain. Among them, General Motors’s racketeering lawsuit against rival Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Remember that? GM claims FCA, with the help of corrupt UAW officials, hammered out mutually beneficial labor deals that gave the Italian-American […] The post Chilly Visit: Court-ordered Manley-Barra Meeting Now Includes Lawyers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lawsuit, General Motors, Fca, Gm, Autos, Law And Order, Fiat Chrysler, Crime And Punishment, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, UAW, News Blog, Racketeering, Before Times, UAW union news, Manley Barra


Dig That Diesel? GMC Claims New Oil-burner Gets ’em In the Door

Compared to the clattery, soot-spewing 350 diesel that helped sink General Motors’ reputation in the 1980s, the 3.0-liter Duramax inline-six introduced in the automaker’s full-size pickups late last year is a refined affair. It’s also making something of a reputation for itself, drawing buyers to the company’s truck-only brand who might otherwise have looked elsewhere […] The post Dig That Diesel? GMC Claims New Oil-burner Gets ’em In the Door appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Sales, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Engines, Diesel, Gmc, News Blog, Full-size Pickups, Durmax


Prelude to a Preview: Cadillac Lyriq Continues Its Long March to Reality

“Lear-ick” or “lear-eek”? That’s the first question the Cadillac Lyriq brings to mind, the second being who, exactly, was behind the naming of this future electric crossover. Names matter, and if they don’t roll off the tongue easily, that’s a problem. At least for non-Italian brands… But this writer digresses. On Thursday, which proved quite […] The post Prelude to a Preview: Cadillac Lyriq Continues Its Long March to Reality appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Green, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Cadillac, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Cadillac Lyriq, Lyriq


Rare Rides: A 1986 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport Cabriolet – Ultimate Rarity Assured

Today’s Rare Ride is quite possibly the rarest Chevrolet Celebrity ever made. And it’s also, possibly, one of those cases where rare does not equal desirable. First things first: the car you see here was a very special aftermarket conversion, and was not produced by General Motors proper. Regular Celebrities were built in coupe, sedan, and wagon varieties, […] The post Rare Rides: A 1986 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport Cabriolet – Ultimate Rarity Assured appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Autos, Chevrolet Celebrity


Endurance, by Lordstown: The Electric Pickup That’s Not for Everyone

Rivian wants to dazzle you with excessive range and dirt-flinging tank turns. Ford wants you to feel virtuous while behind the wheel of an F-150. General Motors wants to crush things beneath the wheels of the monstrous GMC Hummer EV. Lordstown Motors’s electric pickup, on the other hand, doesn’t want to be everyone’s best friend. […] The post Endurance, by Lordstown: The Electric Pickup That’s Not for Everyone appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Trucks, EVs, New Cars, Lordstown, Endurance, News Blog, Product Planning, Rivian, Lordstown Motors, Lordstown Endurance, GMC Hummer EV Lordstown Motors


Big on Base Models? The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Is Not the Truck for You

The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon gain visual refreshes for 2021, but the updates foisted upon General Motors’ midsize twins won’t win over those who enjoy keeping their pickup expenditures to a bare minimum. For the vast majority of the buying public, however, the revamped trucks might be viewed as an improvement over what came […] The post Big on Base Models? The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Is Not the Truck for You appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Trucks, New Cars, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Pickups, 2021 Chevrolet Colorado


GM’s Barra to Head New Inclusion Advisory Board

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has appointed a new board to address racism and discrimination that may be lurking within the company. The automaker has taken a vocal stance against racism following widespread protests spurred by the killing of George Floyd and wants to be clear as day that it’s committed to diversity and inclusion. While […] The post GM’s Barra to Head New Inclusion Advisory Board appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Diversity, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, Automotive Industry, Social Justice, Industry News, Inclusion, Barra, News Blog, Mary Bara, George Floyd, Empty Corporate Promises, Head New Inclusion Advisory Board


C8 Corvette Production Seems Cursed

Thanks to last year’s prolonged UAW strike and this year’s global pandemic, production of Chevrolet’s new Corvette is way behind schedule. As reported previously, GM had already dialed back the expected number of 2020 C8s headed to dealers by roughly 20 percent before the coronavirus touched down in North America. Unfortunately, reopening factories hasn’t magically […] The post C8 Corvette Production Seems Cursed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, North America, Chevrolet, Corvette, UAW, Chevrolet Corvette, News Blog, C8, Production Delays, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette, Factory Closures, Vehicle Launch


Editorial Rant: GM CEO Says Automaker Will Still Lead Electrification, Autonomy

After saying that it will take “years and decades” before General Motors can effectively transition into a company focused primarily on electric vehicles, plenty of outlets (including ours) accused CEO Marry Barra of lowering expectations. She held another press conference this week to set everyone straight, letting the world know GM will perpetually be at […] The post Editorial Rant: GM CEO Says Automaker Will Still Lead Electrification, Autonomy appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, General Motors, Corporate Strategy, Rants, Electric Vehicles, Editorials, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, EVs, Electrification, News Blog, Product Planning, RIP Mark Fields


Calling Collect: Ohio Wants Its Money Back From GM

If you weren’t aware, the sprawling General Motors assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio is no longer cranking out Chevy Cruzes. No plant is. And there’s now a strange “Lordstown Motors” sign adorning the complex, with some sort of crazy promise about building electric pickups? Wild. The state of Ohio certainly took notice, recalling the economic […] The post Calling Collect: Ohio Wants Its Money Back From GM appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Ohio, Incentives, Lordstown Ohio, News Blog, Lordstown Assembly, Chevy Cruzes, Lordstown Motors


Rare Rides: A 1990 Oldsmobile Troféo – Last of Personal Luxury

Today’s Rare Ride is one of those last-of moments for a historical nameplate. For nearly 40 years, Toronado was the luxurious coupe flagship of the Oldsmobile brand. But changing consumer tastes and a thinning of the herd at General Motors meant that, by 1990, the Toronado name was not long for the world. Let’s talk […] The post Rare Rides: A 1990 Oldsmobile Troféo – Last of Personal Luxury appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Classic Cars, Luxury cars, Editorials, Gm, Used Cars, Autos, 1990s, 1980s, PLC, Oldsmobile, News Blog, Toronado, Oldsmobile Toronado, American cars, Personal Luxury Coupe


Chevrolet Corvette Holds the Line on Entry-level Pricing

Few models can boast of a debut year as dysfunctional as that of the C8 Corvette’s. Chevrolet’s newly mid-engined sports car saw production delayed by a lengthy strike, then kiboshed by a strange virus, leading to no shortage of frustration for those seeking to get their hands on a 2020 model. Production is again underway, […] The post Chevrolet Corvette Holds the Line on Entry-level Pricing appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, Pricing, Corvette, Chevrolet Corvette, News Blog, C8


Scent of a Brand: Cadillac Wants to Be Ahead by a Nose?

Hoo-ah. While some readers might argue that Cadillac still has a long way to go to recapture the prestige it once enjoyed, maybe they’d feel differently if their house — or body — emitted the rich scent of the crested marque. Whatever that might be… According to a U.S. trademark application, it would seem that […] The post Scent of a Brand: Cadillac Wants to Be Ahead by a Nose? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Cadillac, Hoo, Trademark Application, News Blog, Automotive Lifestyle Products, Cadillac Wants


General Motors: Electrification Will Take ‘Years and Decades’

Since the dawn of the new century, the automotive industry has been forced to revise electrification timelines for a cavalcade of reasons. Development programs have proven costly, the economy has taken a turn (or turns) for the worse, customers haven’t responded in great numbers, and the materials necessary for battery have been in short supply […] The post General Motors: Electrification Will Take ‘Years and Decades’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Corporate Strategy, Electric Vehicles, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, EVs, Electrification, News Blog, Product Planning, Hummer EV


Lordstown Motors Aims for Late June Pickup Debut

It’s the smallest player in the nascent electric pickup segment, but it wants to be among the first — if not the first — to field such a product. That would be Lordstown Motors Corp., the fledgling automaker that took ownership of General Motors’ sprawling assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio last November. From that 6.2 […] The post Lordstown Motors Aims for Late June Pickup Debut appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Trucks, EVs, Lordstown Ohio, Endurance, News Blog, Product Planning, LMC, Future Models, Lordstown Motors, Lordstown Endurance, Lordstown Motors Corp


Lordstown Motors Aims for June 22 Pickup Debut

It’s the smallest player in the nascent electric pickup segment, but it wants to be among the first — if not the first — to field such a product. That would be Lordstown Motors Corp., the fledgling automaker that took ownership of General Motors’ sprawling assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio last November. From that 6.2 […] The post Lordstown Motors Aims for June 22 Pickup Debut appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Trucks, EVs, Lordstown Ohio, Endurance, News Blog, Product Planning, LMC, Future Models, Lordstown Motors, Lordstown Endurance, Lordstown Motors Corp, Lordstown Motors Aims


Good News for the Not-Quite-Eco Crowd: The Jeep Wagoneer Lives

We’ve talked an awful lot about fuel-sipping hybrids and virtuous electric vehicles in recent days; so much so, one could forget that a great number of buyers want nothing more than to take home the biggest, most spacious SUV on the road today. Ford sells plenty of Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators, and General Motors decided […] The post Good News for the Not-Quite-Eco Crowd: The Jeep Wagoneer Lives appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, SUV, Ford, Fca, Autos, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Product Planning, Lincoln Navigators, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Future Models, Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer, Wagoneer


A Break From the Fam: As the Detroit Three White-collar Crowd Cools Its Heels At Home, Fiat Chrysler Has a Plan

You read yesterday how Ford Motor Company plans to keep its salaried workforce working from homes presumably overflowing with baking flour and yeast until September — a measure designed to combat spread of the novel coronavirus. Ford’s Detroit rivals have shown themselves to be pretty much on the same page in terms of pandemic response, though […] The post A Break From the Fam: As the Detroit Three White-collar Crowd Cools Its Heels At Home, Fiat Chrysler Has a Plan appeared first on The Truth A...
Tags: General Motors, Remote Work, Ford, Fca, Gm, Autos, Detroit, Ford Motor Company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Detroit Three, Health And Safety, News Blog, Coronavirus


Ford Follows GM’s Financing Lead, but Not Entirely

We told you earlier this week how the month of June brought changes to General Motors’ pandemic-era financing offers. No longer is the automaker tempting buyers with zero-percent, 84-month loans on nearly everything in its lineup. Over at Ford, it seems the same strategy is underway… with one very notable exception. Whether or not you […] The post Ford Follows GM’s Financing Lead, but Not Entirely appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Autos, F-150, Financing, Ranger, Ford Ranger, News Blog, Ford F-150, Auto Loans, Coronavirus, Ford Follows GM


Report: GM adds electric van to its upcoming EV fleet in a bid to rival Tesla

Cars and vans are all slowly shifting to electric power as governments around the world tighten emissions regulations. I know it, you know it, and General Motors knows it too. In an exclusive interview with Reuters, employees from the US car making titan revealed that the company is working on a whole host of electric vehicles — at least 20 of them — for release over the next three years. [Read: Germany orders all fuel stations to provide electric charging points] The lineup also reportedly incl...
Tags: Startups, Germany, Cars, US, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, World, Gm, Shift, Reuters


Report: More Glitz Inbound to GM’s Biggest

All-new for 2020, the heavy-duty versions of Chevrolet’s Silverado and GMC’s Sierra arrived with front-end styling just as controversial as that of their light-duty siblings. Pricier, more potent (in gas V8 form), more capable, and boasting more gears, the new HDs made it easy for buyers to spend ever more bundles of cash outfitting them […] The post Report: More Glitz Inbound to GM’s Biggest appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet, Sierra, Gmc, Off-road, Silverado, News Blog, Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD, Appearance Packages, HD pickups



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