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Arriving Soon At Dealers, The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon

Sep 18 2014 12:30 PM | GM News
Starting today, General Motors is beginning to ship their new midsize trucks to dealers across the U.S. GM says demand for the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon is very high, with 30,000 orders alone for the Colorado. GM has claimed that over 100,000 configurations of the two models have been created since the the "build your own" features went live on September 3rd.

To help cope with this initial demand, GM has added 750 employees at their Wentzville, Mo. assembly plant to accommodate a third shift of production.

Source: General Motors

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

GM's Compensation Fund So Far Approves 31 Claims

Sep 15 2014 02:05 PM | GM News
When we last checked in on General Motors' Ignition Switch Compensation Fund, almost 300 claims were filed by families due because they were effected by the ignition switch problem. Now according to the Detroit Free Press, some of the claimants are starting to see settlements.

The Detroit Free Press reports that Compensation Fund Administrator, Kenneth Feinberg has approved nineteen claims made by families who said the ignition switch caused the death of a loved one. This up from the thirteen deaths that General Motors and federal safety regulators have identified.

Feinberg has also approved four claims of those who were seriously injured and eight claims of those who were slightly injured by the ignition switch pro...

300 Claims Have Been Filed To GM's Ignition Switch Compensation Fund

Aug 27 2014 07:35 AM | GM News
It has been almost two months since General Motors announced a compensation fund for families who either lost a loved one or who were injured because of a problem due to the ignition switch. According to the Detroit Free Press, almost 300 people have filed a claim.

100 people who have filed a claim said their loved ones were killed because of defect, while 184 people said their injuries come as a result of the problem. These numbers come from Amy Weiss, a spokeswoman for fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg.

The Detroit Free Press says each person who has filed a claim has to provide evidence that it was the defective switch that was the cause of the injury/fatality. If the person is able to prove this, Feinberg will...

General Motors Says More Diesels Are Coming To The U.S.

Aug 06 2014 07:35 AM | William Maley in GM News

General Motors took a surprising step a few years ago when they introduced a Cruze with a diesel engine for the U.S. The model gets 46 MPG on the highway and is meeting the sales expectations the company has set. Well according to Steve Kiefer, GM’s vi...

Rumorpile: GM Puts Next-Generation Pickups On Rush

Jul 29 2014 09:25 AM | William Maley in GM News

General Motors has put a rush on the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra to counter Ford's F-150. According to Reuters, GM has pushed up the launch date of their next-generation pickups, codenamed T1XX, by nine months to the fall of 2018...

GM Issues Six Recalls, Covers 717,950 Vehicles

Jul 23 2014 01:55 PM | William Maley in GM News

General Motors has announced another set of recalls that will cover 717,949 vehicles. Unlike the previous set of recalls, this set doesn't include any dealing with the ignition switch. Here are the recalls: 414,333 vehicles equipped with the power hei...

GM's Top Lawyer, Delphi Exec Get Grilled By Senate

Jul 17 2014 01:35 PM | William Maley in GM News

Another day, another senate hearing into the General Motors ignition switch recall. Today, two new people were grilled by the committee about their knowledge in this mess. First up was Michael Millikin, GM's General Counsel. Millikin testified that he...

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