December 18, 1996 |
Eight years after creating the Geo nameplate to attract import buyers, Chevrolet said Tuesday that it will eliminate the Geo name and start selling its Metros, Prizms and Trackers as Chevys, beginning next fall. The three Geo vehicles, whose sales through Chevrolet-Geo dealerships are up nearly 8% this year, will continue to be produced in the U.S. and Canada by joint ventures between General Motors and Japanese partners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1993 |
When Mark Lautherboren bought a new Chevrolet pickup from a Westminster dealership in 1988, he said he thought he was buying the truck of his dreams. But what he got was a lemon. As soon as he got it home, Lautherboren said, he noticed paint blisters and bubbles, scratches, pockmarks, runs and drips, along with fire damage in the engine compartment and torn and deformed seats and door panels.
November 14, 1992 |
Chevrolet, once the stalwart among General Motors Corp.'s car divisions, announced a restructuring Friday that will cut about 350 white-collar jobs in the next year. The announcement was the latest in a succession of steps GM is taking to cut its bloated work force and reverse staggering losses in profits and market share. The 17% cut in personnel at GM's largest division will come through early retirements and attrition, spokesman Dave Hudgens said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1991 |
The city will be receiving free vehicles for its lifeguard beach patrol fleet--but there's a catch. In exchange for use of new Geo Trackers, the city will help Chevrolet promote the jeeplike vehicle in what a city official described as a "precedent-setting case." Chevrolet will give Huntington Beach eight new vehicles a year for the next three years, starting this summer.
April 12, 1991 |
Chevrolet is starting a "roadside assistance" program covering all 38 million owners of Chevy and Geo cars and trucks. But don't expect General Motors' top-selling division to make it easy for motorists to find the toll-free number to call for help. The program takes effect next week. For now, though, the only owners who will be told directly of the 800 number are buyers of the 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier, Chevy's most popular model.