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More Trouble for GM’s Orion Plant, Loses $245M Investment to Kansas

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Bad break after bad break has been the story of GM’s Lake Orion, Michigan, plant as of late, and the hits just keep on coming. Things were looking up last June when GM announced a $245 million investment in Orion Assembly, which builds the Buick Verano and Chevrolet Sonic, but according to Automotive News the investment will instead shift to the company’s Fairfax, Kansas facility.

Welburn's legacy: Transforming Chevrolet

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Forget about the Cadillac Sixteen and Elmiraj, and Buick's Avenir and Avista. Here's what Ed Welburn's greatest accomplishment as General Motors' vice president of global design is: He made Chevrolet look great again.

GM Orion Township plant loses small crossover to Kansas

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - A $245 million investment planned for the Orion Township assembly plant will go to the Fairfax, Kansas plant instead. GM executives never identified the new crossover by name, but industry analysts who are privy to future product planning said it most likely will be sold as a Cadillac.

Cadillac Won't Kill Its Superluxury Car, It'll Make A Truck

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - We have long been waiting for a $100,000-and-up Cadillac super luxury car to take on the Mercedes S Class and the like. One report suggests that won’t happen. Another believes we should expect even more.

Ford, GM Report Better-Than-Expect March Sales in China

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - GM and Ford succeeded in posting better-than-expect March sales in China in the face of some major headwinds with help of strong showings by their luxury brands, Cadillac and Lincoln.

Pioneering GM Design Legend Ed Welburn Retires After 44 Years 

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Ed Welburn, General Motors’ top designer who oversaw the automaker’s modern rebirth with cars like the Chevrolet Camaro and Cadillac CTS, is retiring after 44 years with the company.

Cadillac Changing Course (with video)

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Once not too long ago it was king of the luxury hill. But having lost that title to the Germans years back, Cadillac has sputtered on every end. By the time the product was fixed much of the customer base had defected. But now Cadillac has turned to the luxury brands’ Mr. Fix It, Johan de Nysschen. Responsible for transforming Audi into the U.S. sales powerhouse it is today and was on his way to attempting the same for Infiniti before Cadillac came calling. On this week’s show, Mr. de Nysschen talks about his strategy for Cadillac to regain the luster, and more importantly, sales it has lost

GM’s Renaissance Design Chief Ed Welburn Retiring

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - He got his inspiration at an early age, just 10 and visiting the Philadelphia Auto Show. There, Ed Welburn got a look at a 1961 General Motors concept car, the jet-like Cadillac Cyclone. He was hooked and dreamed of becoming an automotive designer. As an African-American growing up in the years before the Civil Rights Act was passed, it might have seemed the impossible dream, yet Welburn broke through all sorts of barriers in a 44-year career that will come to an end on July 1st as he cedes the reins as GM’s global design chief to 33-year veteran Michael Simcoe.