Filed under: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM, GMC, Earnings/Financials As the last of the Detroit automakers to check in with its first-quarter earnings in 2013, General Motors has announced that it saw a net income of $0.9 billion, which, according to Automotive News, is rounded up from $865 million, to go with Q1 revenue of $36.9 billion and a pre-tax profit of $1.8 billion. These numbers are all slightly lower than Q1 2012 in which GM posted a $1 billion net income, $37.8 billion in revenue and a pre-tax profit of $2.2 billion.
Filed under: Minivan/Van, Sedan, Government/Legal, Recalls, Crossover, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued recalls for the 2013 Buick LaCrosse and 2013 Cadillac SRX due to a problem with the software for the transmission controller. On about 27,000 SRX and LaCrosse models, the transmission could accidentally be shifted to Sport mode, which would reduce the amount of engine braking drivers experience
Filed under: Marketing/Advertising, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM, GMC One of the things that dogs the full comeback of General Motors is the instability of its marketing. That part of the automaker got yet another big shakeup today when GM confirmed what I have been tweeting for a few days – strong rumors that the Chevrolet and Cadillac ad accounts are walking to new ad agencies. Cadillac, GM’s luxury brand, is going into review from Fallon Worldwide, Minneapolis and the indications are that Campbell-Ewald, Chevy’s old ad shop, will end up with most or all of it.
Filed under: Technology, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM, GMC, Infotainment General Motors isn’t the first automaker to deliver in-car Internet access, but a proposed plan announced today could make the technology more widespread than any of its competitors have offered. By the 2015 model year, most Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac and GMC products in the US and Canada will offer 4G LTE mobile broadband access
Filed under: Classics, Etc., Cadillac, Chevrolet, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz The wheel ranks right up there with the telescope and four-slice toaster in the pantheon of inventions that have moved humankind forward.
Filed under: Detroit Auto Show, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, Nissan, Design/Style This year’s annual Eyes on Design awards were presented at the end of press days for the Detroit Auto Show on Tuesday. Given out for the best production and concept car designs that debuted at the show, and voted on by an esteemed panel of actual car designers, this year’s award for best production vehicle design went to the 2014 Cadillac ELR. The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, which was the show favorite among Autoblog editors, apparently did not impress the Eyes on Design judges enough with its all-new vent-festooned design
Filed under: Minivan/Van, SUV, Truck, Recalls, Safety, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM, GMC Twelve different General Motors vehicles from the 2013 model year, up to 54,686 units in total, are being recalled over two potential issues with their steering columns.