The Opel GT: A History

It's okay if you don't think about the Opel GT a whole lot. While a pretty popular sporty car in its heyday, almost 40 years have gone by since the last ones were made in 1973 after a five-year production run. Most people probably see one in a backyard, labeled as a project car. » 9/16/12 1:00pm 9/16/12 1:00pm

GM Isn't Really Losing All That Cash With Each Volt

Yesterday we reported on a Reuters story that suggested that GM was losing about $40,000 on every Volt sold. But that number is pretty deceptive, and doesn't take into account the overall picture. » 9/11/12 4:20pm 9/11/12 4:20pm

GM Is Losing Thousands Of Dollars On Every Volt Built

The Chevy Volt is a pioneering car, but it has also received a lot of flack. It hasn't helped that it has caught on fire a couple times and been scapegoated by the media as the poster child of the automotive bailouts. » 9/10/12 12:30pm 9/10/12 12:30pm

How GM Kills Innovation

When GM canned its chief marketing exec Joel Ewanick, there was much buzz about his controversial sponsorship deal with the Manchester United soccer team and its $560 million price tag. » 8/09/12 10:00am 8/09/12 10:00am

Why American Taxpayers Are Paying For The Big Mess In Europe

If you've only been paying casual attention to the problems General Motors is wrestling with at Opel, this might make you sit up and pay attention. » 8/06/12 10:00am 8/06/12 10:00am

Camaro 1LE Sets A 2:58.34 Lap At VIR, But Does Anyone Care?

Earlier today, Chevrolet announced that the new Camaro 1LE can do a lap around the Grand Course at Virginia International Raceway in 2:58.34. » 7/30/12 5:30pm 7/30/12 5:30pm

Did $600 Million Man U Soccer Jerseys Get A GM Executive Fired?

Yesterday, General Motors fired its chief marketing officer, Joel Ewanick, saying he failed to live up to the company's "expectations." Those expectations seem to be related to GM's recent deal to sponsor Manchester United, the world's richest sports team. » 7/30/12 4:00pm 7/30/12 4:00pm

Joel Ewanick Out As GM's Global Marketing Chief

General Motors is parting ways with its Chief Marketing Officer Joel Ewanick, sources tell Automotive News, ending the approximately two-year tenure of the sometimes controversial exec's term. » 7/29/12 5:00pm 7/29/12 5:00pm

Why GM Is To Blame For All The Mid-Engined Corvette Hype

If insanity is repeating the same action over and over again and expecting different results, are we insane for always asking if the "next Corvette" will be mid-engined? » 7/29/12 1:30pm 7/29/12 1:30pm

Which Automaker Should Step In And Save The Nurburgring?

As we reported yesterday, it was revealed that the Nurburgring, which has been in financial trouble for quite a long time, is going to have to enter bankruptcy proceedings. Ill advised investments in a large shopping complex and a dangerous roller coaster are the culprits for the precarious situation. » 7/18/12 3:20pm 7/18/12 3:20pm

Bob Lutz Calls BS On BS Article

Oh Bob Lutz, our man crush on you borders on the weird and this isn't going to help. We get a little tired of having to call out the media for their ridiculous articles about Tesla, so we're glad you could carry the load for a bit in calling out this nonsense with a simple response like this. » 7/14/12 2:00pm 7/14/12 2:00pm

GM About To Find Out If An Auto Analyst Can Run A Car Company

You could see this one coming for months, but today, General Motors made it official. Karl-Friedrich Stracke, who had the thankless job of trying to lead GM Europe and Opel/Vauxhall, is stepping aside to take on "special assignments" for GM CEO Dan Akerson. » 7/12/12 12:20pm 7/12/12 12:20pm

Delphi Built A Gas Engine That's More Efficient Than Hybrids

Delphi Automotive is trying to develop a gasoline engine that runs like a diesel. That raises the question, why not just use diesel? According to engineers, gasoline burns cleaner, requiring less expensive emissions devices than those currently required on diesel engines. » 5/22/12 10:00am 5/22/12 10:00am

Chevy SS Sedan Is The New Road-Going Rear Wheel Drive NASCAR Hotness

America has been without a GM rear wheel drive performance sedan since the General tomahawked the Pontiac G8 in 2009. If you've been waiting for another to come along, your prayers have been answered: GM will bring a Chevrolet version of the Australia-built Zeta platform to North America next year, reviving the… » 5/17/12 1:45pm 5/17/12 1:45pm

GM Will Remove $10 Million Worth Of Ads From Facebook

Mere days before Facebook goes public, General Motors announced that it will pull $10 million in advertising from the social media site. GM execs told the Wall Street Journal they're not getting appropriate bang for their buck from Facebook's paid ad content. » 5/17/12 9:00am 5/17/12 9:00am

2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1, 'Never Say Never' To Lotus Sale, And Tesla Loses…

This is the Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parcel it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 5/10/12 9:00am 5/10/12 9:00am

What Is Your Favorite One Year Only Car Design?

Although with each passing year automakers are finding new ways to stretch a maximum amount of life from each automotive redesign, there was once a time when a new model year likely meant a new car—at least for the companies that could afford it. » 5/05/12 5:00pm 5/05/12 5:00pm

GM Pays No Federal Income Tax, Jeep Wrangler Sales Boom, And BMW,…

This is the Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parcel it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 5/04/12 9:00am 5/04/12 9:00am

The Real Story Behind The Chevrolet Bow Tie

You may have heard the legend of how Chevrolet's co-founder Billy Durant came up with its famous bow-tie logo when he saw the design on wallpaper in a Paris hotel. Except the legend isn't true. Here's the real story. » 5/02/12 12:00pm 5/02/12 12:00pm