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  • 2012 Tata Nano

    Following a crackdown by the Chinese government on carmakers allegedly violating anti-monopoly laws, India is slapping companies with fines too. Just like in China, Indian regulators say carmakers are fixing prices on spare parts, Bloomberg reports, and recently fined 14 companies a combined 25.4 billion rupees (about $420 million at current exchange rates). The fines were equivalent to 2 percent of the carmakers' three-year average revenue in the country, a Competition Commission of India order said. The regulator in charge of enforcing anti-monopoly laws also ordered the companies involved...

  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible
    2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Order Guide Leaked

    The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will enter its second model year with some minor changes, according to a leaked order guide. The guide--via Autoblog--shows that the 2015 Corvette Stingray's biggest mechanical update will be the addition of an eight-speed automatic transmission option, which...

  • GM Performance and Racing Center rendering
    GM Begins Work On New Performance And Racing Center

    General Motors announced that it has begun work on a new Performance and Racing Center in Pontiac, Michigan. The new facility will focus on race-engine design and development, and will also include an electric motor laboratory and gear center. The focus will be on engineering work for General...

  • 2014 Buick Verano Turbo
    GM Sales Rise 4 Percent In 2013 To 9.7 Million Vehicles

    General Motors has confirmed it sold 9,714,652 vehicles in 2013, a rise of 4 percent on the 9.29 million it sold the previous year. That puts it about equal with the Volkswagen Group, although the German auto giant hasn’t revealed an exact figure for its own sales, stating only that it sold...

  • GM and PSA Peugeot Citroen alliance
    GM Sells Stake In PSA Peugeot Citroën, Gives Update On Alliance

    Despite its significant restructuring moves of the past week, General Motors remains committed to its alliance with France’s PSA Peugeot Citroën and plans to expand somewhat on the original deal. The alliance primarily concerns models destined to be sold outside the U.S., though some...

  • Alleged supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V8 for C7 Z06 - Photo by American Velocity Performance
    2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 LT4 Supercharged V-8 Spied

    The new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 isn't scheduled to debut until the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January, but here's a peek at its engine. American Velocity Performance posted a photo on Instagram this morning of what it says is a supercharged V-8 slated to power the Z06. Unlike the supercharged...

  • 2014 Buick Regal

    It must be 1987, because Buick is going turbo-crazy. The 2014 Buick Regal will get a major upgrade in the form of a new standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new engine is taken from the Cadillac ATS, and produces 259 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. That's more than the 2.0-liter turbo in the BMW 320i (180 hp, 184 lb-ft) or the naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter V-6 in the Lexus IS 250 (204 hp, 185 lb-ft). MUST SEE: Jean-Claude Van Damme In Best Ad Ever For Volvo Trucks Equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, the 2014 Regal is...

  • 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
    Fiat Buys Remaining Half Of Diesel Supplier VM Motori From GM

    Fiat is now the sole owner of diesel engine supplier VM Motori after it acquired a remaining 50 percent stake in the fellow Italian firm from General Motors. VM Motori supplies diesel engines for vehicles like the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel, Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and previously some Cadillac models...

  • 2013 Opel Insignia
    GM Integrates Russian Operations With European Unit In Boon To Opel

    Opel has been thrown a lifeline in the form of greater access to the growing Russian car market, with parent company General Motors integrating its Russian operations with its European unit, which is headed by Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, who also happens to be CEO of Opel. Currently, the Russian...

  • Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco receives a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
    GM To Return To Super Bowl Advertising In 2014

    Ads from General Motors were noticeably absent from the Super Bowl this year, although the American auto giant was not completely invisible, as its 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was awarded to the game’s MVP, quarterback Joe Flacco, who was decisive in the Ravens win over the 49ers...

  • Stefan Jacoby
    GM Forms Dedicated China Unit, Hires Ex-Volvo CEO To Lead International Operations

    The past week has seen a number of major shakeups within the General Motors empire, with most of the changes aimed at improving the automaker’s international standing. The biggest surprise was General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] decision to hire former Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby as its new...

  • GM's Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Milestones
    GM And Honda The Latest To Partner On Fuel Cell Development

    Despite fuel cell technology’s lack of traction in the auto industry, most major automakers are committed to furthering the technology and eventually selling a car powered by the advanced propulsion system. The main reason given is that the car of tomorrow could be one of several main types...

  • Peugeot RCZ R

    PSA Peugeot Citroën, led by the Peugeot family, may see control ceded to General Motors, according to the latest reports. The struggling French automaker has been crippled by shrinking sales in its home market of Europe, a problem compounded by its lack of exports. Citing inside sources, Reuters reports that the Peugeot family has offered to give control of PSA to General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] in return for fresh capital needed to maintain operations through to the end of the year. The same sources said that PSA’s Chinese partner Dongfeng was also a possibility. Spokespeople for...

  • Mark Adams
    Major Shakeup At GM Design, Single Designer To Lead Buick And Opel

    General Motors has announced several key changes affecting its design operations, most of which are aimed at improving cohesion across the automaker’s global design studios and strengthening the attributes of its individual brand identities. Crucially, the automaker states that the changes...

  • Spyker B6 Venator concept car, 2013 Geneva Motor Show
    Spyker Will Appeal Dismissal Of $3 Billion Lawsuit Against GM

    Spyker will appeal last week’s court decision to dismiss the Dutch sports car manufacturer's $3 billion lawsuit originally filed against General Motors almost a year ago. In August of 2012, Spyker filed the $3 billion lawsuit against General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] in a U.S. District Court...

  • 2011 Saab 9-5 and 2011 Saab 9-4X
    Judge Sides With GM In Dismissal Of Spyker’s $3 Billion Lawsuit

    In August of 2012, Spyker filed a $3 billion lawsuit against General Motors in a U.S. District Court in Michigan, alleging that the American auto giant deliberately forced Spyker-owned Saab into bankruptcy by blocking a planned asset purchase by Chinese investor Youngman Lotus. General Motors...

  • 2013 Tokyo Motor Show logo
    Detroit 3 Will Be Absent From Tokyo Motor Show, Again

    The Detroit 3 automakers, made up of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, will be absent from the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, making this the third time in a row that the American brands have skipped the event. The first was in 2009, during the height of the financial crisis and ensuing bankruptcy of two...

  • Six-speed automatic previously developed by Ford and GM
    Ford And GM To Jointly Develop Nine- And Ten-Speed Automatics

    Ford and General Motors will jointly develop new nine- and ten-speed automatic transmissions, marking the third time this decade that the two auto giants have collaborated on such a project. Previous developments included six- and eight-speed automatics used across dozens of vehicles from Ford...

  • From left to right: Steve Girsky, Dan Akerson and Karl-Thomas Neumann

    General Motors has given another sign of its commitment to turning around the sales performance at Opel by announcing today it will invest a further 4 billion euros (approximately $5.2 billion) in the struggling European automaker. The investment, which will span the next four years, is designed to strengthen Opel’s 10-year DRIVE!2022 strategy, which aims to see the automaker return to profitability by the middle of the decade. Opel has lost $18 billion since 1999, including $1.8 billion last year alone. DRIVE!2022, which has been instigated by Opel Supervisory Board Chairman Steve...

  • Most GM models will offer 4G LTE mobile broadband from 2014 onwards
    Most GM Models To Offer High-Speed 4G LTE Broadband From 2014

    It was just two years ago that we brought you details about a prototype version of General Motors’ OnStar connectivity system with full 4G LTE support, which at the time we said could potentially offer services like Skype video chat, voice-to-text, vehicle and home monitoring, and more...

  • 2013 Toyota Camry
    Toyota Regains Global Sales Crown From GM In 2012

    After its sales were hampered in 2011 by an earthquake in Japan and flooding in Thailand, not to mention ongoing unintended acceleration claims, Toyota rebounded in 2012 to reclaim the title of world’s largest automaker which it had lost to General Motors the preceding year. The Japanese...

  • 2013 Opel Adam
    Opel Gives Update On Restructuring Plans

    Despite facing some of the slowest sales in decades in its home market, Opel remains committed to ending its money-losing ways, primarily by forming alliances and launching new models and technology. Today, at the start of production for its new Adam minicar, the General Motors Company [NYSE:GM]...

  • VE Commodore production line at Holden plant
    Holden Starts Work On Body Shop For Next-Generation Cars

    General Motors’ Australian subsidiary Holden has started work on a new body shop that will be used to build two future models, the first of which, the next-generation Cruze compact car, will enter production in 2015. The second model will enter production in 2018 when the upcoming VF...

  • 2013 Cadillac Escalade
    2013 Cadillac Escalade, Other GM SUVs Recalled For Roll-Away Issue

    General Motors has issued a recall on its 2013 Cadillac Escalade, plus several other of its top-selling SUVs and pickups. The cause of the recall is due to a potential fault with the vehicles' ignition system. The recall affects 2013 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, and Escalade EXT models, as well...

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