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GM Announces Plans to Resell Nissan Van

GM Announces Plans to Resell Nissan Van

May 14 2013, 3:00pm CDT | by

GM and Nissan team up on new van project

General Motors has announced that it has entered the competition in the small van market with a new version of a commercial vehicle produced by Nissan. Chevrolet will call the van the City Express...

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GM Announces Plans to Resell Nissan Van

May 14 2013, 3:00pm CDT | by

GM and Nissan team up on new van project

General Motors has announced that it has entered the competition in the small van market with a new version of a commercial vehicle produced by Nissan. Chevrolet will call the van the City Express and it's a revised Nissan NV200 van. The Nissan and Chevrolet tie up will help the two companies compete against Ford with the success of its smaller Transit Connect van used by businesses around the country.

Chevrolet will sell the van to individual customers and fleet buyers. Individual customers who use these vehicles typically own businesses doing things such as delivering flowers, plumbers, or contractors. This is a new segment for GM to compete with Nissan and Ford.

USA Today reports that Ford created the segment with its popular Transit Connect that is sort of like a combination between a car and a truck. The Chevrolet version of Nissan van gets an entirely new front end design and a five-year 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

 
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GM supports bill banning Tesla direct sales in Michigan

Oct 21 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

According to this report by Jalopnik, GM wasn’t about to let people buy Teslas in Michigan without a fight. Tesla is unlike most automakers in that you can buy a Tesla directly from the manufacturer, without the need for a dealer. You simply pick the one you like, pay the price without any haggling, and your car is delivered to your door. You can even buy a Tesla over the phone. Naturally, this seems like a more desirable option than haggling with a dealer for ho ...
Source: Driving Canada   Full article at: Driving Canada
 

 
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1 day ago

Bringing Pony Back: 2015 Ford Mustang Recalled

Oct 20 2014 1:55pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Continuing the recall parade that’s marked this automotive year—including dozens of GM recalls, the Takata airbag fiasco, and many more—Ford has issued an action for the brand-spankin’-new 2015 Mustang. The good news (if there can be any concerning a recall) is that just 50 ponies the U.S. and three in Canada are affected by the issue, which concerns the passenger seatbelt. The manufacturer says the Mustangs in questio ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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NHTSA urges owners of recalled Takata airbag vehicles to take immediate action

Oct 20 2014 12:46pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Acura, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM, GMC, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan, Pontiac, Toyota The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation are taking the unusual step of issuing a followup press release urging owners of certain recalled vehicles "to act immediately" to fix their cars and trucks. The problem in question concerns the repair campaigns for rupturing Takata airbag inf ...
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Recall Alert: 2002-2005 Lexus, Toyota and Pontiac Cars, Pickup Trucks, SUVs

Oct 20 2014 10:31am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Vehicles Affected: Nearly 250,000 model-year 2002-05 Lexus SC luxury coupes and Toyota Sequoia SUVs, and 2003-05 Tundra pickup trucks, Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks, and Pontiac Vibe hatchbacks, all originally sold or currently registered in high-humidity areas of southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa The Problem: The front passenger airbag inflators are susceptible to rupture in a crash, necessitating th ...
Source: Cars.com   Full article at: Cars.com
 

 
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Deaths linked to GM ignition-switch defect rise to 29

Oct 20 2014 10:25am CDT | Source: Automotive News

The program to compensate victims of a faulty ignition switch in GM vehicles has approved two new death claims, bringing the total number of deaths linked so far to the switch to 29, according to a report released on M ...
Source: Automotive News   Full article at: Automotive News
 

 
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1 day ago

Late-model vehicles stretch GM's recall rolls

Oct 20 2014 12:01am CDT | Source: Automotive News

An Automotive News analysis of documents filed with federal regulators shows that GM is moving faster to identify and fix problems but that many defects, especially in newer vehicles, are still reaching customers ...
Source: Automotive News   Full article at: Automotive News
 

 
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GM ignition-switch recall death toll rises to 27

Oct 14 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Recalls, GM, Earnings/Financials When General Motors began addressing the ignition switch debacle earlier this year, it estimated that 13 people had died due to its negligence in replacing the faulty component. That figure, however, has more than doubled by now. According to Bloomberg, Kenneth Feinberg - the attorney whom GM appointed to oversee its compensation fund, much as he had done for 9/11 and BP Deepwa ...
Source: Autoblog   Full article at: Autoblog
 

 
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2015 Cadillac ATS Review

Oct 13 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Cars.com

"The 2015 Cadillac ATS sedan remains as compelling a sport sedan as GM has ever made, but issues with the interior diminish its appeal versus the heavy-hitting German competition," said Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays. Check out Mays' review for more. 2015 C ...
Source: Cars.com   Full article at: Cars.com
 

 
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Cadillac Has Big Plans Between Now and 2020

Oct 13 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

It’s been less than three months since Johan de Nysschen left Infiniti to join Cadillac, and it seems the South African-born executive is already elbows deep trying to resurrect GM’s struggling premium brand. Speaking to Reuters on the sidelines of the Paris Auto Show, de Nysschen revealed Cadillac’s future strategy includes a product expansion that could see the introduction of at least five brand-new models over the next six years.The first in that line is the CT6 ...
Source: Top Speed   Full article at: Top Speed
 

 
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“Complete Acquiesence”: Bob Lutz Reveals How the Pontiac Aztek Happened

Oct 10 2014 3:40pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

How do bad cars happen? How, for instance, did Pontiac’s Aztek—the greatest failed model in recent history—get all the way from flawed design to ugly product? We asked Bob Lutz, our industry expert and man-about-town, if he knew anything. Turns out, he knows quite a bit. I kind of got hired [as GM's vice chairman of product development] because of the Aztek. I was getting an award, and [then-GM chairman] Rick Wagoner introduced me and took a couple of fun ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 

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