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  • GM and PSA Peugeot Citroen 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 shared technologies may make it into vehicles sold locally. In a statement, General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] and PSA confirmed continued cooperation for a handful of products based on existing PSA platforms, a pair of subcompact MPVs and a pair of compact crossovers. Additionally, the two firms will...

  • 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
    2014 Buick Regal Gets Standard Turbo, Better Fuel Economy

    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...

  • 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

    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 head of International Operations. Jacoby, who left Volvo for unknown reasons, will oversee GM’s operations in more than 100 countries and territories in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. One area where he won’t have much say in, however, is China, which now has a...

  • 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
    Control Of PSA Peugeot Citroën May Be Handed Over To GM: Report

    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...

  • 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

    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 of the Detroit 3 automakers. Speaking with Automotive News (subscription required), Yoshiyasu Nao, the head of the Tokyo Motor Show’s organizing body, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), said he asked the Detroit 3 to attend but said they had declined. Considering the best...

  • 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
    GM Commits Further $5.2 Billion To Opel Turnaround

    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...

  • 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

    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 Commodore is scheduled to end its run. Holden is yet to confirm what the second model will be, though some in the Australian media, such as GoAuto, are speculating that it won’t be a direct successor to the Commodore but a new crossover instead. Holden has confirmed that the two new models will be...

  • 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...

  • 2011 Saab 9-5
    Saab Parts Division Reaches Agreement With GM On Warranties

    After emerging out of the ashes of bankrupt automaker Saab and its local distribution arm Saab Cars North America last June, Saab Automobile Parts North America (SPNA), the exclusive provider of genuine Saab parts and accessories in the U.S. and Canada, has reached an agreement with General Motors...

  • GM and PSA Peugeot Citroen alliance
    GM And Peugeot Revise Alliance Deal, Plan New Engines

    In March of this year, General Motors and France’s PSA Peugeot Citroen Group, two companies faced with overcapacity issues in Europe, surprised the automotive world by forming a strategic alliance, with GM even buying a 7 percent stake in the struggling French automaker. In October, they...

  • The National Tire Research Center's Flat-Trac LTRe - image: GM
    To Boost Fuel Economy, GM Turns To Tire Technology

    When it comes to increasing fuel economy, the obvious steps are decreasing engine size (and, often, performance), shaving pounds, refining aerodynamics and possibly implementing hybrid technology. Significant gains, however, can also be found in other areas. Tire design can contribute up to...

  • GM and PSA Peugeot Citroen alliance
    GM And PSA Peugeot Citroen Announce New Vehicle Projects

    Following their initial alliance announcement made in March of this year, the heads of General Motors and France’s PSA Peugeot Citroen have announced an update on the deal, which included the confirmation of the joint development of four new vehicle projects. The four new vehicle projects are...

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