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GM Takes on VW, Expects Double Sales in China
GM Takes on VW, Expects Double Sales in China

9 Apr 2009, 13:09 UTC / Even if the current economic situation brought it close to bankruptcy, General Motors expects to double the company's car sales by 2013 and take on Volkswagen Group, its main rival in this part...

 
GM Upgrades Direct Injection Engines for Better Fuel Efficiency
GM Upgrades Direct Injection Engines for Better Fuel Efficiency

8 Apr 2009, 07:58 UTC / Improving fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions as much as possible is one of the main tasks for the struggling American automaker General Motors who is currently facing a 60-day deadline to re...

 
VW Likely to Snatch GM's World's 2nd Largest Automaker Rank
VW Likely to Snatch GM's World's 2nd Largest Automaker Rank

7 Apr 2009, 14:33 UTC / Under the strong pressure of the economic turmoil, General Motors might lose the world's second largest automaker spot, automotive industry analysts at market research company R.L. Polk Germany...

 
General Motors Cuts Hungarian Production
General Motors Cuts Hungarian Production

7 Apr 2009, 14:04 UTC / Things are getting worse for American car manufacturer General Motors, even after the departure of CEO Rick Wagoner, as sales around the world show only slight signs of recovery. Furthermore, GM tod...

 
GM and Segway Join Forces for Two-Wheel Urban Transportation
GM and Segway Join Forces for Two-Wheel Urban Transportation

7 Apr 2009, 07:13 UTC / We already knew that General Motors is so desperate that it tries to take advantage of every single possible chance to stay in business. Nevertheless, today's news shows a different face of the...

 
General Motors Sales Down 45 Percent in March
General Motors Sales Down 45 Percent in March

2 Apr 2009, 14:03 UTC / As if the economic recession and the desperate situation the company currently experiences weren't enough, General Motors is continuously recording very low sales, especially in the United Stat...

 
Bankruptcy Still Possible, Says GM's New CEO
Bankruptcy Still Possible, Says GM's New CEO

1 Apr 2009, 21:05 UTC / Fritz Henderson, the new General Motors CEO, says bankruptcy is still an option for the American car manufacturer especially if the company cannot meet the government 60-window for restructuring ope...

 
Canada Rejects GM, Chrysler Plans, Refuses to Provide Support
Canada Rejects GM, Chrysler Plans, Refuses to Provide Support

31 Mar 2009, 08:03 UTC / What could possible be worse than this? General Motors and Chrysler are already on thin ice, with bankruptcy knocking on their doors ever since the fourth quarter of 2008, so they are desperately lo...

 
Rick Wagoner "Steps Aside" as CEO of GM
Rick Wagoner "Steps Aside" as CEO of GM

30 Mar 2009, 06:17 UTC / Shocking news just ahead of the March 31 deadline when the United States government must decide whether to provide more funding to General Motors: Rick Wagoner, chairman and CEO, leaves the company ...

 
Nearly 7,500 Employees Agree to Voluntarily Leave General Motors
Nearly 7,500 Employees Agree to Voluntarily Leave General Motors

27 Mar 2009, 08:05 UTC / Following this week's announcement that General Motors will debut a job cutting schedule to reduce workforce and get back on track, nearly 7,500 employees agreed to voluntarily leave the compan...

 
GM's Lutz to Perform in A.R. Gurney's "Ancestral Voices"
GM's Lutz to Perform in A.R. Gurney's "Ancestral Voices"

26 Mar 2009, 11:56 UTC / Repairing the company's image and proving Americans that you're indeed working for them just like you said in the past is extremely important nowadays, especially for economic recession-hi...

 
Germany Still Not Planning to Take a Stake in Opel
Germany Still Not Planning to Take a Stake in Opel

23 Mar 2009, 12:13 UTC / Even if Opel every once in a while warns that the brand may bite the dust unless it gets financial support, Germany is still not willing to buy a stake into the company, Chancellor Angela Merkel sai...

 
GM's Rick Wagoner Wants Higher Fuel Prices
GM's Rick Wagoner Wants Higher Fuel Prices

19 Mar 2009, 11:53 UTC / In a flip-flop twist worthy of a Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner ending, Rick Wagoner is suddenly in favor of a major increase in gasoline prices. The General Motors big kahuna said that increasing t...

 
GM Europe Hires Berger to Help Save Opel
GM Europe Hires Berger to Help Save Opel

19 Mar 2009, 09:31 UTC / The European unit of General Motors hired consultancy Roland Berger to help parent company establish a better survival plant for Opel. More specifically, Roland Berger will assist General Motors in ...

 
SAAB: Dead Brand Walking...
SAAB: Dead Brand Walking...

18 Mar 2009, 17:54 UTC / ... A few decades ago - let's not go too far and say only three or four - Saab was the epitome of Swedish quirkiness on four wheels. No, it wasn't Volvo, whose sole original trait was (and...

 
Six to Eight "Very Large" Companies Interested in Buying Saab
Six to Eight "Very Large" Companies Interested in Buying Saab

17 Mar 2009, 16:17 UTC / GM's Swedish unit Saab is again making the headlines after Sweden's Industry Minister Maud Olofsson said that six to eight "very large" companies have expressed their intention t...

 
Opel's Fate Depends on Detroit 3
Opel's Fate Depends on Detroit 3

11 Mar 2009, 09:32 UTC / Speaking about Opel's future and about the chances to help the German brand cope with the economic recession, German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted state aid will only be approved after the ...

 
Opel Says It May Close German Factories After All
Opel Says It May Close German Factories After All

10 Mar 2009, 14:26 UTC / Even though several officials clearly stated that Opel does not intend to close any of its production facilities, it may seem like the German brand may actually shut down some plants after all. Acco...

 
GM Pleased with Obama's Task Force's Visit to Michigan
GM Pleased with Obama's Task Force's Visit to Michigan

10 Mar 2009, 09:08 UTC / Just like we told you yesterday, Obama's Task Force formed to supervise the auto industry and bring ailing automakers on the floating line is going to test-drive Chevrolet Volt and visit GM...

 
DeLorean Biopic by David Permut Coming Soon
DeLorean Biopic by David Permut Coming Soon

10 Mar 2009, 08:14 UTC / John Zachary DeLorean is probably one of the most controversial personalities in the entire auto industry since Karl Benz invented the automobile. And now his life story will be turned into a biopic...