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Ed Welburn, vice president of General Motors Global Design, stands with the Buick Riviera concept as it makes its North American debut at the North American International Auto Show in 2008 in Detroit. John F. Martin/Courtesy of General Motors hide caption

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From 'No Way,' To Global Success: The Inspired Journey Of GM's Design Chief

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A Buick Avista concept car is exhibited in Beijing in April. Buick, which sells a large percentage of its cars in China, is No. 3 in Consumer Reports' latest reliability rankings. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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A Lyft "glowstache" rests on a dashboard of a car at the company's San Francisco headquarters. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Lyft, GM Teaming Up To Create Fleet Of Driverless Cars

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has asked his counterpart at General Motors to consider a merger. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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Fiat Chrysler Eyes GM For An Unlikely Merger

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Ford's F-150 truck beat the Chevrolet Colorado and Lincoln MKC as the Detroit auto show's 2015 North American Truck of the Year. He Xianfeng/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Winning The Truck Battle Isn't Just About Smack Talk. It's Everything

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Wendi Kunkel points out the key in the ignition on her 2010 Chevy Cobalt in Rockwall, Texas, in April. GM recalled millions of cars over a flaw in ignition switches that could cause the vehicles to shut off unexpectedly. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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In Fixing Recalled Cars, GM Dealers Hope To Wow Customers

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GM has released details about its compensation fund for victims of a fatal safety flaw in its ignition switches. The Chevrolet Cobalt is one of several GM models that were recalled over the flaw. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra (center), Executive Vice President Mark Reuss (right) and President Dan Ammann discuss a review of the company's handling of a recall for a deadly ignition switch problem. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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A Ford Motor assembly employee works on a 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid vehicle at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich., on Nov. 8, 2012. Rebecca Cook/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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General Motors executive Mary Barra, seen here in January, will become the automaker's first female CEO. She will replace Dan Akerson, 65, who is retiring. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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