The key here is the globaliztion of GM. Lutz and Wagnoner did leave GM in good shape when it comes to their engineering and production of products. GM right now can build and produce nearly any car in any maket it needs to. GM no longer has to build a Cruze at one plant and send them everywhere.
Just look at the Regal it started in Europe and was easily moved to Canada. It also is being built in China.
GM is on he road to recovery but they have yet to complete the full road. There for sure is plenty to do but for once they are makeing progress in many areas that they never have before.
We will see a continued effort to revamp the entire line up of products and better placment of product to move Buick and Cadillac where they need to be. The ATS is the first of the all new product we have seen as the other cars were product they had ready before the chapter 11.
GM is moving to he 401 K system to stem the bleeding in the pensions.
They are working to update the dealer networks and customer service. I have seen more GM people on the forums than I have ever seen. They are offering help to those who have issues and questions. That was not how the old GM did it.
There is still more to come.
The only thing I worry about is the economy. RIght now the Euro issue is far from over and the chance of a attack in the middle east is not a matter of if but when. How will that effect oil prices long term and will it impact truck sales. GM does not need to get a new truck out and have oil prices spike again. We know how that went the last time.
And as pointed out above the union question remains. I suspect as long as the Democrates are in charge the unions will hold back on the companies. They know they can't make the elected officals that they paid to get elected look bad as they will get little in return if they lose their office.
A lot can happen but as of right now GM is doing what they needs and lets hope their luck holds out.