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    The General Motors Orion Township plant in Michigan will be home to a new Chevrolet electric car, the automaker announced Friday. GM will invest $300 million in the facility, to build the new Chevy electric vehicle and bring 400 new jobs to the plant. The announcement did not address specifics on the new electric car, but GM shared it will be based on an "advanced version" of the current Chevrolet Bolt EV platform. It's widely suspected to be the boxier, Bolt-based crossover that GM has teased on its product map. The Bolt EV is the only current vehicle to ride on GM's BEV2 platform, which can...

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    GM cuts 4,000 jobs in North America in latest round of layoffs

    General Motors on Monday began the process of cutting 4,000 jobs currently held at its operations in the United States and Canada. It follows the automaker's announcement last November that it would idle three vehicle plants (plus two component plants) in North America due to slowing sales of sedan...

  • Cadillac electric crossover SUV based on GM BEV3 modular platform
    Electric or bust: Cadillac's electric car push is brand's last shot

    For nearly two decades, General Motors' luxury division, Cadillac, has been under repair. The latest strategy shift to make Cadillac GM's electric car leader is its last chance at success, according to a senior GM executive. Mark Reuss, GM's newly minited president who also has oversight over the...

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    GM Cruise and DoorDash partner for self-driving food deliveries

    General Motors and its Cruise self-driving car division announced a new partnership with popular food delivery service DoorDash that will employ autonomous vehicles to deliver food this March. Both companies announced the new pilot program on Thursday days after former GM President Dan Ammann took...

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    GM trademarks "Enspire" name, likely for new Buick crossover

    General Motors has once again filed to trademark the "Enspire" name, which points to the possibility we'll soon see a new Buick crossover by that name. According to a GM Authority report on Sunday, the automaker received approval for the trademark on Dec. 11. It's the second time GM has filed to...

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    GM president takes over Cruise self-driving car business

    As a sign of the growing importance of its Cruise self-driving business, General Motors President Dan Ammann is taking over as CEO of the San Francisco-based startup. GM announced Thursday that Ammann will take over from current Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt on January 1, 2019. Vogt founded Cruise...

  • Maven

    General Motors' Maven mobility brand recently launched its foray into the peer-to-peer car sharing business via Peer Cars. But, next year, it won't be just GM vehicles. Vice president of GM Urban Mobility and Maven, Julia Steyn, said Monday the brand's Peer Cars car-sharing service will add non-GM vehicles in mid-2019, Automotive News (subscription required) reported. Peer Cars allows GM vehicles owners and eligible lessees to rent out their cars when they're not in use. Like rival services, GM splits profits from the rentals 60/40. The move to include brands outside of Chevrolet, GMC, Buick...

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    GM now offers extended bumper-to-bumper limited warranty

    General Motors on Monday said that it will now offer extended, full-coverage warranties for its Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac brands. Unlike other extended warranties, the new GM plans are a true extension of the factory warranty with no deductibles or limited coverage. For Chevrolet and GMC...

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    Hummer maker AM General reportedly up for sale, GM and FCA interested

    AM General, best known for bringing the Hummer brand into the world, has reportedly hung up a "for sale" sign. The company is allegedly seeking potential bidders, which may include both General Motors and Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles. Reuters reported Monday the list of potential buyers includes GM...

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    Honda will invest $2.75B in GM's Cruise self-driving car business

    In the race to develop the world's first safe, reliable and robust driverless ride-hailing service, General Motors and its Cruise self-driving car unit just received major backing from rival automaker Honda. The companies announced Wednesday that Honda will invest $2.75 billion in the Cruise unit...

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    GM files trademark for "Sport Control AWD" name

    General Motors has something brewing involving an all-wheel-drive system. GM Authority first discovered on Wednesday a trademark filing for the name "Sport Control AWD." The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted the filing on September 20 and noted the name will be associated with...

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    GM trademarks DriveScription, potential name for subscription service

    General Motors may be preparing to dive further into the car-subscription segment. The automaker filed to trademark the DriveScription name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on August 27. GM Authority first discovered the trademark filing on Tuesday, which was filed to the goods...

  • GM's Maven Peer Cars car sharing service

    General Motors' Maven mobility brand will now let owners rent out their personal car. Maven announced on Tuesday that Peer Cars will launch in a handful of U.S. cities for a beta ahead of a larger rollout this fall. Peer-to-peer car sharing is best known via Turo, which allows owners to rent out their personal cars to other app members. Peer Cars will be built into the existing Maven smartphone app for all GM-vehicle owners and eligible lessees. GM and Maven said the car must be a 2015 model or newer to qualify for Peer Cars, and all brands are included: Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac...

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    GM and Honda partner on next-gen batteries

    General Motors and Honda on Thursday announced plans to work together on next-generation batteries for electric cars to fast-track their development for both automakers. The batteries are said to deliver higher energy density, smaller packaging and faster charging than current designs. They will be...

  • GM 3D-printed seat bracket concept part
    GM banks on 3D printed parts for lower costs, vehicle weights

    Future automotive components could look less like rigid pieces and more like organic shapes. General Motors announced on Thursday that the automaker has worked with Bay-area software company Autodesk to create a 3D-printed component to preview future manufacturing processes. The part is a seat...

  • GM 9-speed automatic transmission
    Ford says no thanks to GM's 9-speed automatic

    After General Motors and Ford committed to co-developing new 9- and 10-speed automatic transmissions, Ford has passed on the former. Per the agreement, Ford took on work for the 10-speed automatic, used for rear-wheel-drive vehicles, and GM undertook the 9-speed automatic for front-wheel-drive...

  • Amazon In-Car Delivery Option
    Amazon will now deliver packages to your car

    Select Amazon shoppers now have a new option for delivery of their purchases: the trunk of their car. Amazon announced the new service on Tuesday and it will roll out for owners of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, and Volvo vehicles. The process is relatively straightforward and requires an active...

  • GM launches personal mobility brand: Maven
    GM to test AirBnB-style program for cars

    General Motors is positioning itself for a subscription-based future with its Maven personal mobility and car-sharing service, and its next step may set its sights on the Turo service, which is an AirBnB for cars. The automaker will reportedly launch a pilot peer-to-peer car rental service this...

  • GM patent for twin-charged high-compression hybrid powertrain

    The latest General Motors patent underscores how busy the automaker's powertrain engineers have been. The automaker received a patent approval for a high-compression, twin-charged hybrid powertrain in October, AutoGuide reported Wednesday. And when we say "high compression," we're talking ridiculously high compression. At the powertrain's core is an internal-combustion engine paired with a low-flow supercharger and a high-flow turbocharger. The supercharger takes care of low-end power, while a turbocharger would spool up after 3,000 rpm. The traditional mechanicals would connect to one or...

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    GM to use carbon fiber in next-generation pickup beds?

    General Motors has made efforts to slash weight from its vehicles, and its next-generation full-size pickup trucks might get the most surprising lightweight solution yet. They might be in line for a carbon-fiber-induced diet. The automaker might use the strong, lightweight material in the beds of...

  • GM Marketplace to allow drivers to shop and order food in-car
    You can now order coffee, donuts, or GM products right from a GM vehicle

    General Motors wants to make it easier to order your Starbucks coffee, find the nearest Shell station, or even reserve a table at the local TGI Fridays. On Tuesday, the automaker announced GM Marketplace, a commerce platform for on-demand reservations and purchases run through your infortainment...

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    2019 GMC Sierra 1500 spy shots

    Earlier this week we brought you spy shots of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Today we have the first shots of the pickup’s corporate cousin, the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500. The current Sierra was introduced in 2014 and updated in 2016. The Sierra seen here testing is more of an extensive update...

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    Service, not protectionism, is why American car brands suffer in Japan

    It's something that has bothered numerous U.S. leaders for decades: Why do American automakers struggle to gain a foothold in the world's third-largest auto market, Japan? Recently, President Donald Trump opened up this conversation yet again on his 12-day-long Asia-Pacific trip. He referenced the...

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    Elon Musk is "full of crap" with self-driving car promises, says GM exec

    Automakers and technology companies from around the world continue to press forward with their autonomous-driving technologies, but a handful remain standouts. Arguably, Tesla arrived on the scene first with its Autopilot system. However, despite its name, the technology is far from capable of...

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