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One last look back

January 10, 2019 David Zatz 0

Since we’re right here in the United States, we’re going to look at the “Detroit” automakers first. FCA was arguably the best performing company last year, with strong year-end finishes from Ram, Dodge, and Jeep. One factor in FCA’s results is that it is close to becoming a pure-play light […]

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Tomorrow’s Chevy Silverados and GMC Sierra 2500, today

December 17, 2018 David Zatz 1

Real Fast Fotography caught two Chevy 2020 Silverado 2500s and one GMC Sierra 2500 running around the Detroit area. The entry-level LT shows the basic pickup, while the High Country it a bit higher up; and the Sierra Denali is essentially the Cadillac of pickups (in that it shares a […]

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GM pitching in with direct hurricane aid

September 14, 2018 David Zatz 0

Sometimes, General Motors doesn’t get quite the credit it deserves for innovation — such as when the company quietly pioneered building emergency services into every car it made. GM pioneered the idea of instantly connecting drivers to emergency services or concierges with OnStar two decades ago, and made it standard […]

Woodward’s walk through GM history

August 23, 2018 David Zatz 0

General Motors cars and trucks were everywhere at this year’s Woodward Cruise; here are a few fine (and other) examples, pulled at semi-random from photos by Real Fast Fotography. We’re taking responsibility for the captions. Let’s start with the Chevrolet Bel Air; the name was used from 1950 to (in […]

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Making sense of the GM brands

July 10, 2018 David Zatz 0

Some people may be baffled by changes in General Motors branding, especially if they’re relying on old memories of what they used to be. That’s no surprise; brands change over time, sometimes radically, as Pontiac did when John DeLorean decided being grand-dad’s car was less profitable than selling higher-performance Chevys. […]

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Big March boosts Detroit three

April 4, 2018 Bill Cawthon 0

Double-digit gains reported by FCA and General Motors added nearly two percentage points to the Detroit automakers’ share of the U.S. light vehicle market. GM delivered the largest increase of any major car company with total sales up 16%, followed closely by FCA’s Jeep-fueled 14% growth. Ford sales rose about […]

General Motors to report sales only quarterly

April 3, 2018 Bill Cawthon 0

In a surprise late announcement today, General Motors said it would stop providing monthly sales figures for the U.S. market. GM will continue reporting monthly sales for the Canadian market, where it currently trails FCA and Ford in year-to-date deliveries. The company said the move is due to monthly sales […]

A new Caddy V8 — with twin turbos

March 21, 2018 David Zatz 0

General Motors showed it’s serious about Cadillac today, unveiling a brand new twin-turbo V8 engine pushing out 550 horsepower. It’s no match for the Dodge Hellcat V8, which has707 horsepower in normal form and 840 in the Demon, but the new engine— prosaically named “4.2L Twin Turbo V-8” — is […]

GM’s ironic loss and actual gain

February 6, 2018 David Zatz 0

The United States’ 2018 tax laws will dramatically favor corporations and the wealthy, and a handful of companies announced that they would share their benefits with employees for the first year. On the other side stands General Motors, which will have to take a $7.3 billion charge based on changes […]