GM requires Buick, GMC buyers to buy $1,500 OnStar subscription

DETROIT — General Motors has begun requiring all Buick and GMC buyers to pay $1,500 for a subscription service that previously had been optional. The mandatory upcharge provides a three-year subscription to OnStar, GM’s long-standing in-vehicle safety, security and connectivity service. It’s included in the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of all Buicks and GMCs ordered

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More routes for GM’s Super Cruise coming soon

DETROIT — General Motors plans to double its hands-free driving network to cover 400,000 miles in the U.S. and Canada starting later this year. Super Cruise, GM’s hands-free driver assist technology, soon will be available on 400,000 miles of interstates and non-divided highways — typically state and federal routes — across the U.S. and Canada.

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Cadillac EV borrows from Lyriq but has unique look

DETROIT — Cadillac’s electric compact crossover will take styling cues from the Lyriq midsize crossover, but it appears to have a shorter wheelbase and smaller, more upright interior than its larger sibling. The side profiles and layouts are similar, but there are some scale and design differences, according to spy photos of the compact crossover

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GM, Ford, Stellantis see profits despite challenges

The uncertainty of the global microchip shortage continued to eat away at many automakers’ profits in the second quarter, though some companies managed sizable increases in production and earnings. Most automakers that reported earnings last week said they expect better chip supplies in the second half of the year and remained profitable despite stubbornly low

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