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GM shifts into 2016 at record sales pace

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The public can see GM's Chevrolet Bolt EV concept vehicle this month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

General Motors is back in the high life again. 2015 may prove to be the automaker’s best sales year ever. The company has rebounded well in the six plus years since emerging from bankruptcy. Will GM’s success last in the new year? We talk with David Muller, automotive reporter for MLive.

These are heady days for General Motors. Six and a half years after emerging from a historic bankruptcy, GM is on the brink of what may be its best sales year ever. The automaker sold more than 3-million vehicles in 2015.

Some of that success can be linked to the 2016 Chevy Camaro. This week, the Lansing Grand River Assembly plant announced it would add 500 new jobs to meet demand for the Camaro. Tonight, GM will unveil its latest electric vehicle. The Chevy Bolt will make its debut at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas.

While most of the news is good, GM is also facing legal troubles. A trial due to start in New York next week will determine GM’s liability in a series of incidents tied to faulty ignition switches the company knew about for years.

Current State talks about the ups and downs on GM’s road to the future with David Muller, an automotive reporter for MLive.

Kevin Lavery served as a general assignment reporter and occasional local host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered before retiring in 2023.
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