General Motors (NYSE: GM ) is still one of the world's biggest automakers -- but lately, its profits have been far behind those of rivals. GM outsold every automaker but Toyota (NYSE: TM ) last year -- but Volkswagen (NASDAQOTH: VLKAY ) and Ford (NYSE: F ) , among others, earned more money.
What's the problem with GM? In this video, Fool.com contributor John Rosevear explains why GM's profits have lagged. He also points out what GM needs to change in order to close the gap -- and looks at whether those changes are likely to happen.
General Motors leads China's auto market -- but is GM the stock to buy to play the China auto boom? A recent Motley Fool report, "2 Automakers to Buy for a Surging Chinese Market", names two other global giants that could be poised to reap even bigger gains as China's auto market shifts into high gear. This report is free to Fool readers -- you can click here now for instant access.