GM Hamtramck Assembly Plant
Trucks & SUVs

All-Electric Sierra and Escalade Ready For 2023

GM has just announced four different electric pickups and vans will be built at its storied Hamtramck assembly plant in Poletown Detroit. They include an electric GMC Sierra pickup truck and Cadillac Escalade SUV. Production at Hamtramck will begin in 2021. Located in Detroit’s “Poletown” Polish community, Hamtramck was slated to stop vehicle assembly this …

American made car
Cars

UAW Strikes, Potentially Crippling GM

General Motors first United Auto Workers strike in 12 years started this morning, with 46,000 workers set to man picket lines. Additionally, the Teamsters have said they’ll honor the strike in solidarity with their UAW workers and not deliver vehicles to dealerships. So, not only are the plants shut down, nothing will get delivered, which …

Deadly car accident
Cars

Could GM Survive if Ordered to Leave China?

Could General Motors survive if 43% of its business ceased to exist? Could any business survive that kind of hit? It’s a question everyone in the car industry is asking after a series of tweets from President Trump “ordering” American companies to look for alternatives to doing business in and with China.  Then Saturday Trump …

Hybrids & Electrics

GM, VW Say “No Future” in Hybrids

Model cancellations, consolidations, and a march toward electrification are leading car manufacturers to make drastic decisions. Today, the Wall Street Journal announced that both General Motors and Volkswagen are killing off their Hybrid models. For them, it’s either conventional engines or electric — no middle ground. What they’re saying “Our strong preference is to go …

2020 GMC Sierra 2500 HD parked in gravel
Trucks & SUVs

GM Makes Almost All of Its Money on Truck Sales

Loaded Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, SUVs, crossovers, and a 10.7% profit margin in North American have General Motors executives dancing in the halls of Detroit’s silver silos. The news helped spike GM shares 3.3% to over a one-year high according to Reuters.  “The alarm may be softly ringing for GM to finally reawaken …