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2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Previewed

Perhaps in an effort to pivot the conversation away from plant closures and job losses, General Motors has decided to show us the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD in advanced of a planned February reveal.  As recent spy shots suggested, the 2020 Silverado HD is going to pack an all-new design that is an even bolder iteration of the 2019 Silverado…

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GM CEO Mary Barra Meeting With U.S. Lawmakers This Week

General Motors CEO Mary Barra will reportedly meet with U.S lawmakers this week to discuss the company's recent announcement it will close five plants and shed about 15,000 workers. The meeting will take place at Capital Hill. According to Reuters Barra will meet with lawmakers from Michigan and Ohio, two states impacted the most by GM's recent announcement it will no longer…

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Politicians Blast General Motors Over Lordstown Plant Closure

General Motors has become a hot-button for politicians after announcing multiple plant closures yesterday. One of the more vocal political jurisdictions has been Ohio, where GM is idling its massive Lordstown assembly plant. The political fallout started with President Donald Trump, who reportedly talked with GM CEO Mary Barra on the phone regarding the Ohio plant. According to transcripts of…

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The Assembly Plants GM is Closing

Earlier today General Motors announced a significant restructuring, including the idling of five manufacturing facilities in North America. In addition to the plant closures, the company is also announcing a reduction of its workforce by about 15 percent, including a reduction of its executive ranks by 25 percent.  While GM's formal announcement was vague on details, we've compiled a detailed…

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GM Oshawa Employees Walk Out Protesting Plant Closure

Workers at General Motors' Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant have walked out today in protest of the plant's closure. Earlier today GM confirmed it will not allocate any new products to Oshawa and four other North American plans after 2019.  Part of the Unifor Trade Union, the workers have walked out "in protest" of the announcement according to a Unifor spokesperson.…

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GM Killing Off Six Models, Including Cadillac CT6

General Motors will end production of six vehicles in 2019 as part of a broader restructuring plan. The Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Cruze; stalwarts of their respective lineups, are included among the list of car deaths. According to a Jalopnik report, production of the Chevrolet Volt and Buick LaCrosse sedans will end on March 1, 2019 at the company's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly…

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GM Unplugging Chevrolet Volt Next Year

Housed within the slew of General Motors news this morning is the confirmation the company is killing off the Chevrolet Volt. The car that launched GM into the world of electrification back in 2011 will end production in early 2019.  According to both Reuters and Jalopnik a GM spokesperson has confirmed that production of the Volt will end on March 1, 2019. The Volt…

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GM Announces Restructuring, Idling of Several Assembly Plants

General Motors has announced a massive restructuring plan to accelerate its transformation, according to the automaker. The announcement includes the idling of several assembly plants in North America along with other structural changes.  Through a realignment of the company's manufacturing capacity and reduction of salaried workforce, GM says it will increase annual adjusted automotive free cash flow by $6 billion by…

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