GM's Tesla-Fighting 'Moon Shot' Is A 200-Mile… Sonic?

GM is building an EV. That's a given. And when former CEO Dan Akerson said the automaker assembled a team to investigate how Tesla could upend the auto industry, there was an assumption that GM's next full-fledged EV would compete with Tesla's volume sedan, the Model 3. Now comes word that it's a Sonic EV. » 7/24/14 6:55pm 7/24/14 6:55pm

Does This Mean We're Getting A New Diesel Tahoe And (Or) Suburban?

Since we heard a diesel Cadillac Escalade might be in the pipeline, folks have been sniffing around for clues as to wether we might get an oil-burning Tahoe or Suburban. Motor Authority's Joel Feder noticed this sticker under the hood of a Tahoe, which opens a little more opportunity for speculation. » 7/17/14 12:09pm 7/17/14 12:09pm

GM Will Pay All Ignition Switch Claims Out Of Its Own Pocket

We've been fairly hard on GM about everything concerning their recall that killed at least 13 people, but hey, the company made cars that were directly responsible for the deaths of at least 13 people. But they have made some good moves, and now they're adding their settlement structure to that list. » 7/09/14 4:06pm 7/09/14 4:06pm

GM Somehow Posts Best Sales Since 2007

Remember that time that GM recalled every single car in the world because faulty ignition switches killed a bunch of people and past experience said that they would suffer, at least somewhat, in the sales figures? It turns out that nobody remembered that time, because GM just posted its best June sales since 2007. » 7/01/14 10:11am 7/01/14 10:11am

Who Were the 15 Employees Fired By General Motors Today?

General Motors, reeling from millions of recalls and an ensuing scandal, fired 15 employees today. That's just two more than the number of people killed by a defect in the company's cars. In announcing the firings, CEO Mary Barra refused to name those who were axed. That is where you come in. » 6/05/14 9:21pm 6/05/14 9:21pm

GM May Be Calling Full-Stop On Truck, Big SUV Sales Over A New Fault

GM issued an official order for dealerships to stop sales on the 2015 Cadillac Escalades last week over malfunctioning airbags, and rumor has it they've ordered dealers to stop selling the whole line of trucks and large SUVs until a new undisclosed issue is investigated. » 5/23/14 3:32pm 5/23/14 3:32pm

Kevorkianesque: Macabre Phrases GM Had To Ban From Vehicle Evaluations

Today we learned that GM has a list of phrases that are not allowed to be used during vehicle evaluations after hearing about their $35 million fine for delayed recalls. Phrases like Corvair-like and Hindenburg are banned. And probably because they were used at some point in the development process. » 5/16/14 12:42pm 5/16/14 12:42pm

13 Concept Cars From the Past That Still Feel Like the Future

When I was a kid, I always loved it when auto show season came around, and the concept cars hit the stage. Looking at those uncommon curves felt like looking into the future, where roads twisted through the heavens and The Jetsons read like a historical document. It's funny how that feeling survives. » 5/05/14 12:56pm 5/05/14 12:56pm

The Ivey Memo: The Original Cold Document That Made GM Squirm

GM CEO Mary Barra faced hostile questions from members of Congress this week, wanting to find a smoking gun into their current recall fiasco. But while no smoking gun exists for the company's current troubles, one definitely did exist for another problem, more than 40 years ago. And it was cold, cruel, and heartless. » 4/05/14 1:15pm 4/05/14 1:15pm