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FCA Boss Sergio Ready To Force GM to Partner

Aug 31 2015 01:44 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
8/31/2015
The GM-FCA merger talk we though had died down has picked up again.  In our story of June 18th we explained that Sergio Marchionne had asked General Motors to discuss merging.  GM was reportedly "abrupt" with their reply declining the invitation.  Now Marchionne says that GM won't answer his calls.  Normally, that might be the end of the issue, but Marchionne thinks that he has the ability to pressure GM by working with GM investors.  A hostile takeover is one way to say it, but Marchionne doesn't seem to want that.  What he wants is to have a discussion.



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BFGoodrich recalls 104,000 light duty truck tires

Aug 31 2015 10:17 AM | Zane in News

Zane Merva
Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
8/31/2015
 
Michelin North America, producer of the BFGoodrich brand has announced a recall of approximately 104,000 light duty pickup tires. These non-original replacement tires (aka the vehicle did not come from the factory with them) are used on commercial light trucks, small RVs, heavy-duty vans, and some 3/4 & 1-ton trucks.



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GM Duramax 6.6L Diesel to power Army's HMMW...

Aug 27 2015 10:11 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
8/27/2015
Oshkosh defense has been awarded the contract for the new "HUM-V" replacement the Marines and U.S. Army will use going forward.  The new vehicle is much beefier than the outgoing HMMWV and was designed to be more mine-resistant, and offer better troop protection than the HMMWV.  Called the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, JLTV, the new vehicle form Oshkosh Defense has 20" of wheel travel.



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Handicapped-Accessible Silverado and GM's M...

Aug 27 2015 09:35 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
8/27/2015
The 2015 and 2016 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra make excellent handicapped-accessible conversion vehicles.  This according to James Limoges, of Ride-Away in Norwood, MA.  James says that the truck in the 2014 video attached is not a one-off vehicle.  In fact, the company has one being delivered this week to a customer.  According to Limoges, the Silverado and Sierra lend themselves to easy conversion and the shop engineers and technicians love to do the modifications, being fans of the trucks themselves. 



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Four Out of Five Police Dogs Surveyed Prefer th...

Aug 26 2015 11:59 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
8/26/2015
GM-trucks could not let National Dog Day go unrecognized.  In preparation for the day, we conducted an intensive survey of the five dogs we know, asking them, "You love the Tahoe, don't yah, don't yah!" while holding up a Beggin' Strip.  80% responded in a very positive way.  Only Brian from Family Guy said he preferred the Toyota Prius. 



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2018 Ford Ranger for U.S. Market- Rumors or Real?

Aug 26 2015 11:33 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
8/26/2015
The blogosphere is abuzz again today with rumors of a new Ford Ranger.  The Detroit News has reported "(Ford)...plans to bring the Ranger to the plant in Wayne in 2018, said the sources, who couldn’t speak publicly because of the sensitive nature of the talks. They said the final decision is up for discussion in the talks now underway, and must be agreed to with the union and then Ford’s board of directors."  The news apparently leaked out during UAW talks.



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Polaris' special forces ATV is insane

Aug 26 2015 09:28 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
8/26/2015
The U.S. Government announced this week that its replacement for the Hummer won't be a large, flat Jeep-sort of vehicle, but rather more of an MRAP (mine resistant armored personnel vehicle).  We all know that Hummer was fantastic at meeting its design parameters, but that those were way off base for warfare in urban areas strewn with IEDs.  That leaves a gap.  The military needs a smaller, lighter, faster, more nimble vehicle for fast action on any terrain it calls a light tactical all-terrain vehicle (LTATV).  The Polaris MRZR2 and MRZR4 two and four passenger off-road military vehicles fill that LTATV need.



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Chevy's surprising new crate engine

Aug 25 2015 08:36 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
8/25/2015
Looking for a crate engine from Chevy with a broad, flat torque curve with peak torque low in the rev-band?  Chevy has an engine for you.  Unlike most crate engines this one is not a small block V8.  Rather it is the LTG four-cylinder turbo used in the new 2016 Camaro. 



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GM's foreign investment in India and China...

Aug 24 2015 09:33 AM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
8/24/2015
General Motors is investing $1 Billion in India to make the region its "Global Export Hub."  This according reports in Financial Times.  GM is hoping to boost its tiny two-percent market share in that country's auto market and to also build cars inexpensively for export from India to other markets.  GM plans to locally produce Chevy models specific to the needs of the region. 



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Video: Check out the 2017 Ford Raptor in off-ro...

Aug 21 2015 02:23 PM | Gorehamj in News

John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
8/21/2015
The next Ford Raptor will be the first with a mainly aluminum body.  Some composite parts will be even lighter than aluminum.  The Raptor is also going to go with the second-generation 3.5-Liter EcoBoost turbocharged V6 rather than a V8.  Predictions are 450 hp and a huge boost in torque compared to prior Raptors.  Ford released the following video to get folks thinking about what this truck will be capable of.  The Colorado ZR2 cannot come fast enough. 



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Recently Posted Forum Topics

Escalade Interior swap?

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications Today, 01:46 AM
I remember on the nnbs trucks, some would swap out the whole dash,and door panels for an escalade. Looked amazing! Epically on a regular cab. I know it's crazy,but would the 15' escalade interior even fit in the 14 on up trucks? Assuming I had all the necessary parts, and money, cause that is VERY expensive. It looks like the pillars line up perfect and doors as well.? Is it possible?
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2015 Sierra headlights etc. vs 2016

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 12:00 AM
I currently have a 2010 Sierra CC 6.2L 6Sp and this truck has been great. Ordered a 2015 Sierra SLT 6.2L and dealer didn't think it would process as too late in the year and that I would have to order a 2016. Just got a surprise call from dealer 2015 has arrived!   Are people having problems with poor visibility with the 2015 Sierra headlights? I seem to be led to believe the lights are poor but haven't seen anything concrete. Looks like the 2016's have LED lights which may be good or may be bad since it is the first year with them.   Any other concerns with the 2015's?   Power locking tailgate would be nice on the 2016 but it is not a deal breaker   Not sure on the Android Auto also, if that is a great feature in the 2016 or if it is more a problem since it doesn't appear to be a fully finished product. Definitely I want the best phone integration as possible.   Anyone else on the fence for a 2016? thoughts? Thanks Doug
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A/C doesn't work, fans operate

Ask the GM Technician Yesterday, 09:38 PM
Hey guys, I'm having some problems with my A/C.  I searched for the better part of 2 hours, but couldn't find a similar thread to my issue.  I replaced the compressor, accumulator, drier tube and all associated fittings/gaskets/o-rings about 2 years ago.  I haven't driven the truck recently, and even those few times I didn't use the A/C until recently.   The A/C doesn't blow cold, but all of the dash items do work as normal.  When I push the snowflake, the compressor doesn't kick on.  I checked the freon level, which apparently was empty.  I ran a vacuum on the system, and then attempted to add freon.  I was trying to put in the recommended 1.8lbs, but I was only able to put in 0.3.  Here are the questions that I have:   - How do I test the HPS to make sure that the compressor will turn on when it's suppose to?   - What would cause me not being able to add more than 0.3lbs into the system?   - Is it possible that the malfunction is in the dash switch?  How would I test that if so?   - Is there anything else that I am overlooking?     Please don't post "take it to a shop".  I posted in the section because it said to ask only questions that I wou...
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Memory Seats - Fob Controlled?

2007-2016 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave, & Saturn Outlook Yesterday, 09:04 PM
Hi, All.   Just picked up a 2016 Traverse 2LT AWD tonight. Has the seat memory option.   On the trucks, there's a setting in the MyLink system to enable the seat recall and then the fobs will individually be tied to setting 1 or 2 depending. Is this how it works with the Traverse? There doesn't seem to be anywhere in the MyLink system for "Vehicle Settings" where I would enable this. And the fobs definitely do not have a tie to one position or the other.   I'm kind of surprised that the MyLink system is so different from what it is in the trucks.
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What year rim is this ?

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 08:58 PM
I just bought these 265/70 R17 to replace my 275/55? R20 for my 2014 Sierra in the winter months. Guy I bought them from didn't know what they came off. Will I have issues with rotor clearance? My speedo shouldn't be too far off hopefully :-/
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Most Tire Wear in the front or rear?

Wheels, Tires, & TPMS Yesterday, 08:56 PM
My truck is 5 years and 9 months old with 54,000 miles on it. The tires are the stock original tires. 20" rims.   I don't haul anything, and don't race around on it. I am real easy on the brakes also.   Both the rear tire depth is 9/32, while the front has 7/32 and the other is 6/32. Now these measurements were not taken at the wear bars, but just at random areas on the tires.   I rotate them every oil change but was wondering, does the front or the rear get the most wear.   i wanted to have the rear tires that now have the most tread where it will cause the tread wear to even out among the four.
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Hellwig Sway Bars

Transmission, Suspension, Transfer Case, & Axles Yesterday, 08:47 PM
Does anyone know if the rear sway bar kit 7735 will fit without interference with the Magna Flow cat back. I tried to email them but no response. The website does state that the bar kit is made for OEM exhaust.The truck is a 2015 4x4 CC 6.2L and the cat back uses a 4 inch pipe. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Replacement Grille Questions

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 07:41 PM
I bought a new 2015 Silverado. It is a LT (not a Z71) with a Sport package. I have been trying to put in an aftermarket grille. I have ordered a Carriage Works Billet. I currently have a crome factory so I wanted to get a replacement and not the bolt over. The problem is that Chevy must have made a change. In 2014 it appears you would need to cut out the old one. On mine it has clips and the chrome hatched part can be removed. The people at Carriage Works can't seem to get this figured out. the options they have are:   2014-15 Silverado 1500 LT & LTZ only, 2 piece - Bolt-Over   47271 47272 47273 Bolt-Over 1   2014-15 Silverado 1500 LT & LTZ only, Cut-Out Replacement   47281 47282 47283 A 2   2014-15 Silverado 1500 Z71 only, 2 piece - Bolt-Over - Main Grille Only   47221 47222 47223 Bolt-Over 1   2014-15 Silverado 1500 Z71 only, 2 piece - No-Cut Replacement Grille   47231 47232 47233 C 3     2014-15 S...
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My vans

Photography Yesterday, 06:38 PM
These are a couple of our Vans.
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EGR bolt on style fender flares. Anyone interested in them?

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 06:27 PM
So i have no clue where i should put this, just feel like i should put this out there!  i purchased my set of EGR bolt on style fender flares slapped them on my truck and just loved them. Today i took them off because i was going to give them a nice gloss paint job on them. They are currently matte black. as they were off my truck i have mixed feelings and liked how it looked with them off...and loved how they looked with them on! I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO! so i came to the conclusion of just selling them. they are about 2 months old. still good condition nothing wrong with them.    price was 625$ canadian./Canada.   if anyone wants these for 480$ they are yours. ill even toss in the paint i bought for them. just msg me if your interested!    and like i said! i didn't know if im allowed to post this stuff...but all im doing is helping someone that wants more mods done!       the pic below if what they look like.      
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Newest 2014+ Silverado/Sierra/Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon Topics

6.0 vs Dmax General Performance

2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD 10 Aug 2014
New here and about to upgrade my DD work truck.  Since there is no more 8 foot bed on a half ton platform (unless reg cab, not good for me) I'm replacing this one with a 2500HD (which I like better and have another one of anyway).  Going crew cab, 8 foot, 4WD with all the works.  Last thing to decide on is engine.  Cost not being an issue, and towing not being an issue, what do you guys feel about the "all around" performance of these two engines?  I mean stop light to stop light, highway on ramps etc.  I really don't need the Dmax, but the 6.0 does not really seem to put up impressive numbers in the low end.  My truck wont really see heavy loads, more large loads like plywood, 2x4s etc., but it usually gets driven home empty.   For comparison, right now Ive been driving a half/ton 2WD ext cab with a 5.3 (2003), which I never really liked, but came out of my fleet and ended up in my hands.  The only thing this truck has going for it is its pretty quick (about 4500 lbs curb).   My other 2500HD is a '98 with the good old 454.  Nothing like off the line torque.  I have various other trucks in my fleet but these are the ones I drive most often.   Any opinions greatly appreciated.
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Escalade Interior swap?

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications Today, 01:46 AM
I remember on the nnbs trucks, some would swap out the whole dash,and door panels for an escalade. Looked amazing! Epically on a regular cab. I know it's crazy,but would the 15' escalade interior even fit in the 14 on up trucks? Assuming I had all the necessary parts, and money, cause that is VERY expensive. It looks like the pillars line up perfect and doors as well.? Is it possible?
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Does your front Cooled Seat option cool the seat back ?

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Yesterday, 05:22 PM
My base seat gets ice cold quick ... but the seat back can hold the the heat from sitting in the sun for ... too long ... for me,, never really gets cold like the bootom half. Not the end of the world ... just inquiring.
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Sonoma Red Paint Fans

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 02 Sep 2014
Well I figured since there were a couple of other color fan clubs we should have one for Sonoma Red. Chevy guys feel free to post up the dark red version of your truck, not sure the color name. 
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LED light mounting

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 30 Sep 2014
I recentley bought a 2014 GMC Sierra All Terrain. I can't seem to fing anyone who makes mounting brackets for the front bumper or grill. Can anyone help ?  
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BFG AT KO2

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 20 Nov 2014
Hey guys I just got a new set of BFG AT KO2 275-60-20 on my 2014 Crew Cab. What do you think?
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2014+ Leveling Kits

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 14 Aug 2013
For those of you that have already installed a leveling kit... Which did you go with and why? Do the new aluminum suspension parts impact the install? I hope to get one on my truck in the next couple weeks but want some insights first.
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2015 Sierra headlights etc. vs 2016

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra 1500 Today, 12:00 AM
I currently have a 2010 Sierra CC 6.2L 6Sp and this truck has been great. Ordered a 2015 Sierra SLT 6.2L and dealer didn't think it would process as too late in the year and that I would have to order a 2016. Just got a surprise call from dealer 2015 has arrived!   Are people having problems with poor visibility with the 2015 Sierra headlights? I seem to be led to believe the lights are poor but haven't seen anything concrete. Looks like the 2016's have LED lights which may be good or may be bad since it is the first year with them.   Any other concerns with the 2015's?   Power locking tailgate would be nice on the 2016 but it is not a deal breaker   Not sure on the Android Auto also, if that is a great feature in the 2016 or if it is more a problem since it doesn't appear to be a fully finished product. Definitely I want the best phone integration as possible.   Anyone else on the fence for a 2016? thoughts? Thanks Doug
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Seat Movement Issues

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Issues, Troubleshooting, & Recalls/Service Bulletins 01 Oct 2013
I had my truck into the dealership a few weeks ago for seat movement issues and it seems they added two small clips to fasten the seat cushion to the frame. At first it seemed it may be better (I think it was psychological), but I now have movement in the seat again. I see the clips are still there, but I get seat movement (lateral and forwards/backwards, not up and down) in turns and braking. It definitely feels like the bracket to me as the movement is small but sudden and clunks, not smooth like the cushion is sliding. Every time I get in the seat clicks/clunks a little in a manner that makes it seem as if it is taking up the slack in the bracket bushings or pivot points.   Anyone who has had the actual seat bracket replaced have any better luck fixing the issue?   is it the same bracket without a fix to address the slop in the bracket?   This is ridiculous to have this happen on such an expensive vehicle. I know it is a new model blah blah blah, but things like this fall under the basic fundamentals. Figure out how to make a seat!!! Venting over....Thanks for the help and otherwise I love the truck so far, but get frustrated over such elementary things going wrong.
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Halogen & LED Headlight Bulb Upgrades

2014 / 2015 / 2016 Silverado & Sierra Accessories & Modifications 08 Oct 2013
Can anyone tell me which bulbs to buy to just get more light in a GMC SLT?  I had GE nighthawks in my old truck and apparently got spoiled because these lights are very dim in comparison.  After reading through all the threads I don't know if a 9006 or a 9012 bulb is the answer.  Can I just go get some Nighthawks and drop them in?  Thanks!
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FCA Boss Sergio Ready To Force GM to Partner

The Newsroom Yesterday, 01:44 PM
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 8/31/2015 The GM-FCA merger talk we though had died down has picked up again.  In our story of June 18th we explained that Sergio Marchionne had asked General Motors to discuss merging.  GM was reportedly "abrupt" with their reply d...
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UAW prepares strike vote during contract talks with GM

The Newsroom 17 Aug 2015
John GorehamContributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 8/17/2015 Not being expert in all things United Auto Workers, we will report without too much speculation that the UAW has begun to prepare for a strike against General Motors if the contract negotiations don't go to the union's liking.  Multi...
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The Newsroom 21 Aug 2015
John GorehamContributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 8/21/2015 Today Chevrolet released prices of the all-new, made-in-the-U.S.A. (soon) 2016 Camaro.  The base Camaro 1LT with no options, which will be a rare sight at any dealership, starts at just $26,695 MSRP.  The  mo...
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BFGoodrich recalls 104,000 light duty truck tires

The Newsroom Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 8/31/2015   Michelin North America, producer of the BFGoodrich brand has announced a recall of approximately 104,000 light duty pickup tires. These non-original replacement tires (aka the vehicle did not come from the factory with them) are used o...
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GM Duramax 6.6L Diesel to power Army's HMMWV replacement

The Newsroom 27 Aug 2015
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 8/27/2015 Oshkosh defense has been awarded the contract for the new "HUM-V" replacement the Marines and U.S. Army will use going forward.  The new vehicle is much beefier than the outgoing HMMWV and was designed to be more mine-resistant, and...
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2016 GMC Sierra Denali Gets New Bling

The Newsroom 13 Aug 2015
  John GorehamContributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 8/13/2015 The 2016 GMC Sierra Denali has not yet been revealed, but GMC has listed the changes.  Here is the breakdown:         2016 GMC Sierra Denali Changes: (SDA) Chrome Recovery hooks are an available option....
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Four Out of Five Police Dogs Surveyed Prefer the Chevy Tahoe

The Newsroom 26 Aug 2015
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The Newsroom 19 Aug 2015
John GorehamContributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 8/19/2015 The all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma was revealed officially this week.  The new truck can tow 300 pounds more than the outgoing truck.  It can now tow 6,800 pounds (per the SAE J2807 tow standard) with its towing package. ...
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Chevy's surprising new crate engine

The Newsroom 25 Aug 2015
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 8/25/2015 Looking for a crate engine from Chevy with a broad, flat torque curve with peak torque low in the rev-band?  Chevy has an engine for you.  Unlike most crate engines this one is not a small block V8.  Rather it is the LTG f...
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GM's foreign investment in India and China staggering

The Newsroom 24 Aug 2015
John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 8/24/2015 General Motors is investing $1 Billion in India to make the region its "Global Export Hub."  This according reports in Financial Times.  GM is hoping to boost its tiny two-percent market share in that country's auto market and...
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