Back in July 1981, Detroit resident George Talley's 1979 Chevy Corvette was stolen. Thirty-three years later, the C3 was found and one of GM's top executives has offered to help bring it home.
"Transformers: Age Of Extinction" will likely beat "Roger & Me" as the most GM movie ever made. With an onslaught of product placement, scenes shot at actual GM workplaces and employees making cameos, it seems designed to help get the troubled automaker some temporary goodwill as it slogs through an inescapable public…
One of the criticisms lobbied at GM — and really, almost any car company — is what it chooses to share publicly. So despite indications from top brass that the automaker would be more communicative, why are there still measures to keep media from disseminating information to the public?
A few weeks back, we wondered aloud if the Detroit automakers would throw some change in the collection plate for the Detroit Institute of Arts, which was in trouble due to the city's bankruptcy. They have, donating enough to buttress an already strong safeguard against liquidating the museum's assets.
There are probably some helpful tips in Mashable's post on "10 times when staying quiet at work is your best option." We wonder how they mined that sort of information — perhaps by asking GM employees, who have essentially done the same thing?
As someone who's been inside a fair number of hotels, I do wonder about living in tiny-yet-functional spaces long-term. I'm intrigued by the idea of shipping-container workspaces and living spaces, and it looks like General Motors has been, too.
A little bit of good news from GM, which is harder to come by lately. The automaker's OnStar division is partnering with the Detroit Police Department to make it easier to track down stolen cars with the service. Great news for that narrow population of people that actually have it!
We're about to see a lot more Opel — kinda — in the U.S. and a lot less Opel in China. After years of unimpressive sales, GM is pulling Opel out of China. On the flip, GM will rebadge two more Opel products in the U.S. for Buicks — one of which is most likely the Adam we've been curious about.
It's not like General Motors needs to worry about any more of its products catching fire or anything, but we'll withhold judgment before we know the full circumstances on how a brand-new SUV suddenly caught fire while a potential customer was testing it.
In the next three years, more than 2.5 million drivers will be using one of General Motors' Ecotec engines, a family of 11 three- or four-cylinder gas engines between 1.0L and 1.5L. Diesel isn't dead, they say, but overseas markets where diesel is king are an increased focus.
So, I just left General Motors' powertrain headquarters, where almost every Detroit-area autojourno (key word: almost) is scrambling to write something about GM's new small engines. But I'm not as concerned with that. I'm wondering why GM mentioned the Opel Adam a bunch of times today.
General Motors has temporarily shut down its Flint Assembly Plant after an employee there committed suicide earlier today.
"Hey, you know what young people like? Trucker hats! iPads! Techno! Skirts!" — GM's millennial-chasing PR department, possibly high, when thinking of how to unveil the Chevrolet Sonic at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.
Among the news of Mary Barra's appointment to CEO and a clearer explanation of his earlier-than-expected exit, retiring General Motors CEO Dan Akerson told reporters today that without government oversight, the automaker's pursestrings are a little looser.
Last month, the Detroit Free Press offered a superb explanation of how exactly Detroit went bankrupt. Today, The Detroit News is up to bat, and although their analysis is sadly lacking in .GIFs, it does share more insight on how the industry that drove the Motor City to success also drove it to failure.
A site created by two editors of a site famously critical of General Motors now claims that a good chunk of bizarre, pro-GM comments at their old site came from PR staff at the company and that they've got the IP addresses to back up their claims.
So, it's come to this. Some big corporations, including Roger Penske and the Detroit Three, have donated $8 million to the city of Detroit to fund new police cars and ambulances because the city is just that broke.
China is the world's largest car market, yet it's taken some American car brands almost forever to establish a presence there. The Chinese are notorious for loving Buicks, but you'd be surprised that GM's other luxury brand — here in 'Murrica we call them Cadillacs — has only been in the country since 2006.