GM to be more youth oriented?

Is this the future design of the fabled Corvette? Word has it GM wants a more “youth oriented” appeal with a smaller design for the next gen C-7. Whichever direction or market that they are targeting that is one smooth looking ride!

From AutoGuide.com:

General Motors sees rough waters ahead for the Corvette unless changes are made to the vehicle now. So in an effort to solve any potential issues before they actually become problems, Chevy has decided to look outside America for help.

So what would sort of problems could the incredibly capable American icon have? Well, according to a report in AutoWeek, GM saw a 48 percent sales decline for the Corvette over the last year, while the bigger issue might be that the average age of Corvette buyers continues to rise. Last year, the average age was 54. Chevy believes that in order to combat this issue and make the Vette more attractive to a younger demographic it needs a design change. After all, the car’s performance certainly can’t be in question.

Read the full article here.


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New GM saving General Motors?

GM is going all out to find their next leader.

This article brings up a good point that the new GM has shed debt and restructured manufacturing to the point that the savings per vehicle is in the 5k range. The new CEO has a real chance to save GM from itself and I keep thinking Ford’s Jim Farley or Mark Fields might be the right person!

From the Detroit News:

Ask people in Washington or on Wall Street who they want to see running General Motors Co. and the answer is the same: another Alan Mulally.

In the three years since Bill Ford Jr. hired him away from Boeing Co. to lead Ford Motor Co.’s turnaround, Mulally has transformed the Dearborn automaker from the then most troubled of Detroit’s Big Three to the strongest. Without any experience in the auto industry, he ended Ford’s decade-long decline in U.S. market share, changed its notoriously careerist corporate culture and secured enough financing to allow it to weather the economic crisis without resorting to a government bailout.

But while Mulally may have been an outsider, experts say he was an outsider with skills and experience that qualified him to lead an American automobile company.

Read the entire article here.

  

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