GM changing for the better?

Whatever happens with GM in the future you can’t say they aren’t trying everything they can think of to drive sales now. This new idea appears to be a sound one and I say keep reinventing yourself GM and good things may follow. I can’t help but get the feeling that GM is really changing for the better!

The trucks left Friday for a 40-factory road show to bring some of General Motors’ newest vehicles to the company’s workers across the country.

It’s part of GM’s effort to give more workers a chance to test-drive the company’s cars and trucks, and possibly lead to new sales for the automaker.

GM sales were up 14% in January, but the company is still rebuilding after emerging from bankruptcy in July.

Vehicles — such as the Chevrolet Equinox midsize SUV and Buick LaCrosse sedan — should arrive Monday at the first stops: GM plants in Arlington, Texas; Shreveport, La.; Defiance, Ohio, and Tonawanda, N.Y.

Read the full article at the Detroit Free Press.


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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