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Apr 5, 2017

GM expands Maven car-sharing service to Baltimore

General Motors’ Maven car-sharing service debuted in Baltimore on Wednesday, bringing a fleet of cars available for hourly or daily rentals to the city. The service launched with a fleet of 40 vehicles at 20 locations in and near downtown, including Mount Vernon, Fell’s Point, Federal Hill, Station North, Bolton Hill and the Inner Harbor. […]

Jun 25, 2013

General Motors appoints new global Chevrolet chief

DETROIT — General Motors Co. has promoted veteran executive Alan Batey to the new position of global head of the Chevrolet brand, which accounts for more than half of the company’s worldwide sales. Batey also will keep much of his current position, staying on as head of U.S. sales, service and marketing for Chevy, Buick […]

Sep 4, 2012

Pickups drive auto sales in August

DETROIT — Big pickups carried U.S. auto sales to their highest level in three years. Demand for full-size pickups jumped 16 percent in August, helping to make it the strongest sales month since August 2009. Overall auto sales increased 20 percent from a year earlier to nearly 1.3 million, according to Autodata corp. The rising […]

Jul 3, 2012

Carmakers report strong June sales, easing worries

DETROIT — From mini cars to monster pickups, sales of vehicles charged higher in June and eased concerns that Americans would be turned off by slower hiring and other scary headlines. Automakers reported big gains over June of last year. Chrysler posted its best June in five years. Sales surged at Volkswagen, which is on […]

Apr 3, 2012

Auto sales surge in March, led by small cars

DETROIT — The recovery in the American auto industry has moved into the fast lane. With gas prices at nearly $4, smaller cars like the Ford Focus, Nissan Versa and Fiat 500 flew off dealer lots in March and gave U.S. car makers their best monthly sales in almost five years. Larger vehicles sold well, […]

Nov 9, 2010

General Motors sends Mr. Goodwrench to sidelines

DETROIT — General Motors is asking Mr. Goodwrench to pack up his toolbox. The mechanic who served as the symbol of GM’s dealer service brand for 37 years will be scrapped as of Feb. 1 in favor of “certified service” brands for each of GM’s remaining four remaining nameplates, the company said Tuesday. GM dumped […]

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