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What Our Car-Shopping Survey Revealed About Enthusiasts vs. Non-Enthusiasts

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Lawyers never ask questions without knowing the answers. We as journalists subscribe to the opposite view, but conducting a reader survey falls in between.

2016 Detroit Auto Show Highlights

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - We've wrapped up two days at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit seeing all the new vehicles and listening to many presentations, and we're exhausted. Although there wasn't a ton of pickup truck news, we did hear that both Jeep and Hyundai have been given the go-ahead to produce a midsize pickup.

Honda, GM To Build Factory For Fuel-Cell Production By 2025

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The cost of developing advanced zero-emission powertrains for future vehicles is substantial, even for the world's largest carmakers. Especially in hydrogen fuel-cell research, the biggest auto companies are doubling and tripling up to share the costs.

Some Automakers Thriving in Slower China Economy

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - A huge drop in the value of Chinese stocks has unsettled the global economy and led to predictions of slower growth around the world and intense pressure on the energy sector where an oil glut has developed in face of falling demand. Nonetheless, automakers remain surprisingly upbeat about sales in China, which has become by far the world’s largest market for new vehicles despite the prospects for only modest growth of the Chinese economy overall.

Extra, Extra: Which Vehicle Models Get Fitted With the Most Options?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - When Mercedes-Benz brought out the CLA compact sedan for 2014, the company made a lot of fuss about how buyers could now get a sparkly new Mercedes for less than $30,000! But nobody was buying CLAs for even the $30,825 that a base model really cost. Which other cars were also carrying big upcharges?

2016 Cadillac CTS: We're Driving It This Week

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - This week The Car Guide is in Los Angeles, California to drive the 2016 Cadillac CT6. This all-new full-size sedan from Detroit's leading luxury brand is intended to take over from the current Cadillac XTS when that model leaves the line-up in the near future - but more importantly, it also showcases Cadillac's new trends in technology and design in a bid to pull even with its European competitors.

Cadillac to import CT6 plug-in hybrid from China

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The plug-in CT6 will be the second GM product imported from China. Cadillac chief marketing officer Uwe Ellinghaus explained the plug-in hybrid version of the CT6 will be a hot seller in China because the local government provides particularly generous incentives to shoppers who buy an eco-friendly car. The executive predicts that U.S. sales will be low at best, so it doesn't make sense for Cadillac to build the plug-in CT6 alongside the regular model in General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck factory.

Obama to speak at UAW-GM center during Detroit trip

Posted By Charlie on Articles - President Barack Obama will speak at the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources during his visit to the Detroit auto show Wednesday, the White House said Sunday. Obama plans to highlight the revival of the city and the 640,000 auto-industry jobs created since the $85 billion bailout.

Safety Watchlist Finds Stalling Complaints About Fixed GM Cars

Posted By Charlie on Articles - As General Motors contests its first civil case in consolidated litigation related to a deadly ignition switch defect, a safety watchlist funded by the parents of a woman who died in a Chevrolet Cobalt has identified complaints about stalling in GM vehicles already repaired as part of the recall. GM said it has found no evidence that the recalled part is to blame. But some customers are asking: What is?