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    Ontario ready to aid GM, FCA with plant spending

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    Tony Faria, the co-director of automotive and vehicle research at the University of Windsor, believes FCA will approach Ontario for aid. “In the past, Ontario has been very cooperative with the automakers,” Faria said. He said government support in Canada usually equates to 20 per cent of the total investment announced by the automaker, usually […] More

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    GM to move GMC Terrain production to Mexico from Canada, report says

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    General Motors Co. will move production of its revamped GMC Terrain to Mexico from Canada and expand production of the Ingersoll, Ont., plant’s Chevrolet Equinox, reflecting the growing popularity of compact sport utility vehicles. The automaker currently makes both vehicles at the Ingersoll plant. GM showed the new upscale Terrain for the first time Sunday […] More

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    New Canadian GMC truck ad campaign touts ‘Like a Pro’ lifestyle

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    General Motors Canada has followed its United States counterpart and launched its own GMC “Like a Pro” line of video advertising, which informalizes the brand’s long-running “We Are Professional Grade” tag line. GMC established the “Professional Grade” branding nearly 20 years ago. Now, it’s trying to make a more emotional appeal to consumers by launching […] More

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    GM Canada recalls nearly 80,000 Silverado, Sierra trucks

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    General Motors Canada is recalling 79,369 pickups because of a power steering problem. Some 2014 models of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra might experience a temporary loss of electric power steering (EPS) assist, followed by a sudden return of that assist, particularly during low-speed turns. The problem is due to an electrical/software issue, according […] More

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    Unifor says there’s a Silver(ado) lining for Oshawa assembly plant

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    Union leaders at the General Motors Oshawa assembly plant east of Toronto are optimistic that GM’s commitment to finishing full-size pickups there will lead to eventual full production of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra in Canada. It could lead to bigger and greater things, said Local 222 President Colin James in an interview. James […] More

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    GMC Sierra gets new sculpted grille, headlights for 2019

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    The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 will receive a more sculpted grille, smoother body and the brand’s new signature LED running lights. Spy photographers caught the redesigned pickup testing on public streets with very little camouflage, providing the best look yet at the truck. The new grille is similar to the shape of the face on […] More

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    GM to use carbon fibre in redesigned pickup beds

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    DETROIT — General Motors plans to use carbon fibre for the beds of its redesigned full-size pickups to improve performance and reduce weight, Automobile News | tomobile.org in Detroit has learned. Two sources familiar with the company’s plans confirmed the use of the high-strength material, which has primarily been reserved for luxury vehicles and sports cars because […] More

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    GMC hints at face of 2019 Sierra

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    DETROIT — The face of the redesigned 2019 GMC Sierra will feature evolutionary signature U-shaped LED headlights and more prominent taillights, according to teaser images the brand released Monday on social media. The two images feature illuminated lights on the next-gen pickup, which is set to make its global debut Thursday in Detroit. Most notably, […] More

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    GMC launches off-road AT4 brand with Sierra

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    NEW YORK — GMC is launching a new off-road brand — AT4 — with the redesigned Sierra pickup. Just as the Denali subbrand has helped GMC lure more upscale buyers, the brand is counting on the new AT4 subbrand to draw off-road enthusiasts who might not consider GMC or defect to another light-truck brand, such […] More

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    Downsized engines a test for GM pickups

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    DETROIT — The new four-cylinder engine option for General Motors’ 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups will test the loyalty and perceptions of pickup buyers who associate inline-fours with compact cars. A four-cylinder engine in a full-size pickup was unimaginable a decade ago. But advancements in engineering as well as Ford Motor Co.’s […] More

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