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General Motors is dropping corporate logo from all vehicles

Tue, 25 Aug 2009

General Motors is dropping the GM logo on its cars and trucks.

The badge is a small silver square with "GM" embossed on it. It's usually on the lower edge of the front fenders.

"With the focus really turning toward our four core brands, the feeling was, let's gradually get away from the GM logo," GM spokesman Pat Morrissey says. The logos will be removed gradually, but GM provided no timetable.

In April 2005, the Pontiac G6 was the first vehicle of the current lineup to get the GM logo. Since then, the badge has gone on most GM products.

But those inside GM say another reason to eliminate the badge is to distance GM's stronger brands, such as Chevrolet and Cadillac, from GM's image as a taxpayer-supported company just out of bankruptcy.

By Jame LaReau- Automotive News