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  • GM Resolves SEC Investigation on Ignition Switch Defect
    Jan 18 2017 04:02 PM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    1-18-2017

    General Motors announced today that it has resolved a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation related to the on-going ignition switch defect debacle. The GM relaese is as follows:

     

    "General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced today that it has resolved a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation arising from the company’s 2014 ignition switch recalls by consenting to an administrative SEC Cease and Desist Order, without admitting or denying any wrongdoing.

     

    The SEC settlement does not call into question any of GM’s current or prior financial statements or its disclosures.  Also, no material weakness or significant deficiency was found by the SEC.

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  • GM Reports U.S.-Based Investments and Job Increases
    Jan 17 2017 04:18 PM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    1-17-2017

    Media coverage of the auto industry, and where jobs are moving to and from, is all the rage these days. Even editors that don't know Windsor from Orion have made room in publications for the sudden surge of announcements from Ford, FCA, and now most recently, GM. We've covered the ebb and flow of jobs in and out of the GM sphere for many years as a quick search for the word "Jobs" in our top right corner will prove. With that, GM has just announced a whole bunch of stuff that seems to indicate it is all about building the cars and trucks its sells in the U.S.A. right here inside the U.S.A.

     

    First the last bit. GM says that one of its suppliers "...has committed to make component...
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  • EPA Hits FCA With Diesel Clean Air Act Violations
    Jan 13 2017 09:49 AM

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    Zane Merva

    Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com

    1/13/2017

     

    Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has found itself in the crosshairs of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On January 12th (yesterday), the EPA delivered a "Notice of Violation" to the company for "Failing to disclose engine management software in light-duty model year 2014, 2015 and 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram 1500 trucks with 3.0 liter diesel engines sold in the United States."

     

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  • Chevy Traverse Winning Fans With New Styling - Images
    Jan 11 2017 01:54 PM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    1-11-2017

    Family and other commitments/conflicts kept the GM-Trucks.com staff away from the North American International Auto Show this year, an event we rarely miss. However, we do have friends, (well, one anyway), and he put eyeballs on the new Chevy Traverse for us and was kind enough to send us these images.  

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  • GM's Perfect Response To Critical Investors
    Jan 10 2017 04:30 PM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    1-10-2017

    General Motors has a perfect response to both silence and assuage large investors that the Detroit Free Press says have been critical of GM's stock price, saying it is undervalued. The company is buying up billions of its own stock. The ongoing and expanding buyback has two effects. First, it shows GM has confidence in its future earnings. By betting on itself GM shows that it thinks it can and will improve its position financially as time goes on.  Second, buying back stock after having been criticized about the stock being undervalued, raises the value of the stock!

     

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  • Chevy Bolt wins 2017 North American Car of the Year
    Jan 09 2017 01:28 PM

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    Zane Merva

    Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com

    1/9/17

     

    The Chevrolet Bolt has taken home the coveted title of 2017 North American Car of the Year. 

     

    Early this morning in Detroit at the 2017 North American International Auto Show, the NACTOY Group announced the award's winner. The Bolt marks the fourth time in 4 years that Chevrolet has won either the Car or Truck of the year award. 

     

    Other media organizations have also bestowed their awards on the Bolt this year. Motor Trend named it Car of the Year and made a place on Car & Driver's 10-Best list. It also was named Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal and the Best New Car to Buy by Green Car Reports. 

     

    The Bolt is entirely electric and has a range of approximately 236-miles on a single charge. Currently on sale, it ret...
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  • Chevy Launches All-new 2018 Traverse 3-Row Crossover
    Jan 09 2017 09:53 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    1-9-2017

    Chevrolet launched the all-new 2018 Traverse today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.  The major themes of this full redesign are more cargo room, more third-row space, and safety technology improvements. Available D-Optic LED headlamps will be a welcome improvement and may help the Traverse earn a Top Safety Pick Plus rating from IIHS.  

    Chevy claims the new Traverse will have the most passenger and cargo volume (98.5 cubic feet) in its class. The second-row Smart Slide® seats have been improved. These seats now split and fold, and the outboard two seats...
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  • Ford Ranger Returns in 2019, Bronco in 2020
    Jan 09 2017 09:42 AM

    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    1-9-2017

    Ford announced today that the Ranger midsize pickup truck will return for model year 2019. That means that the Ranger is about two full years away from being available for sale.  Along with this news, Ford announced a rugged new Broco midsize SUV.  Ford made this statement on the Bronco:

     - “We’ve heard our customers loud and clear. They want a new generation of vehicles that are incredibly capable yet fun to drive,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of The Americas. “Ranger is for truck buyers who want an affordable, functional, rugged and maneuverable pickup that’s Built Ford Tough. Bronco will be a no-compromise midsize 4x4 utility for thrill seekers who want to venture way beyond the city.” Interestingly, Ford also had a lot to say about the exact opposite; vehicle and transportation solutions for people who want to be driven about in autonomous EVs.  

     

    Ford was very clear that its Bronco and Ranger would all be built in the U.S. at its plants in Wayne, Michigan.

     

    We are presently searching for official images of the Ranger and Bronco and will add them to the story as they are available.  


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  • Ford Announces 2018 F-150 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel & More
    Jan 09 2017 09:27 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    1-9-2017

    Ford surprised many by announcing that the 2018 F-150 will join Ram in offering a 3.0-Liter turbo diesel option. Ford's Power Stroke diesel will be available with a 10-speed automatic. Look for Ford to surpass Ram in class-leading fuel economy.  Ford revealed the new model year vehicle during the Pregame show of the NFL Wildcard game at 4 pm yesterday (Jan 8th).  

     

    Other highlights of the 2018 F-150, which goes on sale this fall (of 2017) include:

     - Adaptive cruise control that can manage speeds in traffic all the way to a full stop

    - Lane keeping technology - coupled with above will move the F-150 closer to semi-autonomous driving

    - Forward collision prevention with class-first pedestrian detection

     - All-new 3.3L base engine (non-turbo) with 282 horsepower and 253...
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  • GMC Shows Off All-New 2018 Terrain
    Jan 08 2017 09:55 PM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    1-8-2017

    GMC showed off its all-new 2018 Terrain today in Detroit. From the images and information, it appears that GMC is sticking with a two-row desing, rather than follow the Nissan Rogue and offer a compact third-row option.

     

    The new Terrain follows the recently revealed 2018 Chevy Equinox' lead mechanically, with the same engine choices. Those choices are the 1.5L turbocharged base engine, a 2.0L turbocharged higher performance option, and an intriguing 1.6L turbo diesel. The new nine-speed automatic transmission will feature a new gear-shift-less operation.


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