GM Seeing Uptick In Truck, SUV Sales According To Lutz

Bloomberg » 8/29/08 10:40am 8/29/08 10:40am today reports that GM product czar Bob Lutz, referencing a handful of GM dealerships, is saying that the decline in pickup sales may be "bottoming out." Lutz apparently commented that dealers are seeing "some resurgence in demand for full-size SUVs and pickups," though he declined to mention specific figures…

Bob Lutz Talks Future GM Vehicles, Powertrains

Following GM's morning expectations-management conference, product czar "Maximum" Bob Lutz answered questions about how the future of GM vehicles would be impacted by the announcements. In particular, we were wondering how the General planned to respond to Ford's Eco-Boost turbo four (and in what form that response… » 7/15/08 11:20am 7/15/08 11:20am

Volt To Get Twice The Batteries, GM Wants Twice The Tax Credit

General Motors is lobbying for a $7,000 tax credit for buyers of the $30,000 $40,000 2011 Chevy Volt — more than double that originally offered for Prius buyers. The automaker's arguing the credit should be based on battery capacity. "What we favor is actually a sliding scale depending on how much battery you have on… » 6/23/08 10:40am 6/23/08 10:40am

2009 Corvette ZR1 Police Package: Bob Lutz Is A Small Child

Don't worry, don't worry, this isn't real. Somebody at GM let Vice Chairman Bob Lutz loose with a pack of Crayolas and this is the result, a fictional Michigan State Police edition of the 2009 Corvette ZR1. Or, as it's known internally, the Hot Wheels car Maximum Bob would most like to take to bed with him tonight.… » 1/29/08 3:30pm 1/29/08 3:30pm

Report: Lutz Confirms Holden Ute-Based GMC Concept At NY Auto Show, Is…

It looks as though Maximum Bob Lutz has confirmed to Australian website GoAuto that a four door truck concept based on the Zeta platform will be appearing at the New York Auto Show as a GMC. While we can't be sure this is the precursor to the new El Camino we keep asking about, what we're picturing in our head is… » 1/22/08 5:45pm 1/22/08 5:45pm

Bob Lutz: CAFE 35 will increase price of GMs $6,000

Speaking at the Detroit Auto Show, Bob Lutz, Vice Chairman of GM, said, "This is going to be a net average of cost of $6,000 per vehicle which will have to be passed onto the consumer. The good news is it won't come all at once, because 35 mpg doesn't kick in all at once." Lutz goes on to claim that the average… » 1/14/08 3:30pm 1/14/08 3:30pm