GM In Talks To Buy Out Hummer Dealerships

Automotive News reports that General Motors is bribing incentivizing moribund Hummer dealers by prepaying them second- and third-quarter bonuses based upon 2007 sales. The company is also reportedly talking to many dealer principals behind-the-scenes about buyout options, attempting to smooth the transition to a brand… » 7/28/08 10:20am 7/28/08 10:20am

Jalopnik Guide To GM Global Platforms And College Greek Organizations

As a proud graduate of the University of Texas, there was a time when I knew all the letters of the Greek alphabet and all the fraternities and sororities that corresponded to them. There was also a time when I thought I knew all of the GM platforms and their associated Greek letters. Recently I've noticed that I'm… » 1/23/08 2:00pm 1/23/08 2:00pm

Cadillac to Get Smaller, Rear-Drive Sedan, Confound BMW

Shades of Cimarron, or a new 3-Series rival? That's the question on the blackboard today, considering a report from Automotive News. Apparently, Cadillac's building a smaller, rear-wheel-drive model to slot below the CTS. The new model will ride on the company's coming Alpha platform, offering a lower point of entry… » 10/08/07 7:25am 10/08/07 7:25am

GM, UAW Agreement Details Out In Open: GM Alpha RWD Platform Confirmed!

We'd already heard the speculation GM's been looking to take little pieces of the Kappa and Zeta platforms to create a new small-to-medium size rear-wheel-drive platform called Alpha. Now we've got confirmation by way of the product plan leakiness that is the UAW contract "highlights" book. The "product commitments"… » 9/29/07 11:15am 9/29/07 11:15am

Frankenstein Continues To Go Greek: GM's New RWD Platform To Be Named…

According to the Road which bends in a Winding manner, the General's set to debut a new small-to-medium-size vehicle platform that the automaker's calling "Alpha." They're claiming the new franken-platform's going to incorporate pieces of the Kappa architecture and the Zeta architecture to create a brand new… » 3/22/07 2:00pm 3/22/07 2:00pm