General Motors

  • 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

    If you’ve got 5w 30 coursing through your veins like we do, that question posed in the title may be along the lines of “would you like to keep breathing?” Of course the answer is going to be yes, and General Motors is giving you the opportunity to win the ultimate car enthusiast and race fan prize package, but you’ve only got a few days left to enter. It starts with a 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible, with an approximate retail value of $62,715. You don’t get to pick the included packages (unless you want to pay extra for them), and you don’t...

  • Opel Astra Cabrio teaser
    Opel Astra Cabrio Teased, U.S. Launch Rumored

    We’ve been reporting about a convertible version of the latest-generation Opel Astra sold in Europe since 2009 but news concerning the car never really heated up until last month when reports emerged suggesting that the car, along with the recently revealed Opel Astra GTC sports hatch, could...

  • 2009 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Edition
    GM Commits To New Cadillac Escalade, Prices Expected To Rise Significantly

    With GM’s announcement that it will be investing more than $331 million in its Arlington assembly plant in Texas, home of its ‘GMT900’ full-size SUVS such as the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and the Cadillac Escalade, the General has essentially secured the future of...

  • Thermoelectric Chevy Suburban
    Thermoelectrics Could Harness Exhaust Heat, Improve MPG

    In an internal combustion engine, fuel is burned to power the engine, but as a result a lot of heat is also produced. Most of that heat in ordinary vehicles is wasted; but what if you could catch the energy from the heat, turn it into electricity, and use it to increase your fuel efficiency? Well...

  • Astronaut Alan Shepard (center) with GM reps and his 1962 Corvette
    This Saturday, Chevrolet Celebrates Corvettes & Astronauts

    Most of the past week's headlines have been dominated by news about disastrous storms in the Deep South, flooding in the Midwest, and of course, the death of Osama bin Laden. But in the middle of all that, there's another important story that's been overlooked by many media outlets: yesterday...

  • Li Chao, Executive Deputy General Manager of Shanghai OnStar Telematics
    OnStar Is China's First Automotive App

    General Motors has made huge inroads in China, and now, those inroads have grown a bit wider: yesterday at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show, GM launched its smartphone app for China's OnStar subscribers. The OnStar app for Chinese drivers is nearly identical to the one that subscribers in North America...

  • 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon Black Diamond Edition

    General Motors is being clear about positioning of its upmarket Buick and Cadillac brands, explaining that Buick is designed more for drivers who want understated luxury whereas Cadillac is more about dynamic performance and style. Speaking with Automotive News, GM marketing chief Chris Perry explained that the luxury segment can be divided into two main categories--those who want to be noticed and those who don’t. He went on to explain that Cadillac lines up more towards the German brands, such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, whereas Buick fits in more with the likes of Lexus, Acura...

  • VW's use of Terminal Mode
    GM, Honda, And Others Launch Car Connectivity Consortium To Set Standards For In-Car Apps

    New technology is exciting, but like most exciting things it's also fraught with peril -- and that's doubly true for developers. Think of all the tsoris caused by the great VHS vs. Beta battles of the 1980s, or the far more recent Blu-ray vs. HD DVD war, both of which cost manufacturers billions of...

  • Chevrolet Cruze 2.0 VCDi turbodiesel (Europe)
    Chevrolet Cruzes To SXSW To Hype MyLink And New Models

    Whip out your backpack and groom your mustache: it's time for America's favorite festival for interactive, film, and music, South by Southwest. And just like last year, Chevrolet will be tagging along with lots of new goods, including Chevy MyLink. The company will also host a shuttle service, a...

  • Print ad for GM's Inside the Vault TV show
    Video: General Motors Launches A Manly New TV Show

    To the casual observer, it might seem that there are plenty of TV shows for Manly Men to watch. Need explosions? Try any of CSI's 31 flavors. Detective sleuthing? There's an entire Law and Order franchise waiting. Hunting and sports are featured on dozens of cable channels (plus the new The Drivers...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf
    2011 Nissan LEAF And Others 'Connected To The Cloud'

    Cloud computing is very much a feature of 'Web 2.0'. Rather than using a location-dependent center of resources such as a server, cloud computing uses shared servers, all of which can be used to provide resources, software and data. For Average Joe, this might mean using web-based word processing...

  • GM, Purdue University Working On Thermoelectric Energy Regeneration

    Thermoelectric energy regeneration sounds like a complicated topic, but it's really pretty straightforward: recapturing energy that would otherwise be wasted as heat and using it to power something. In the case of GM and Purdue University, that something is a car's electrical system. The benefits?...

  • Chuck Jordan and Tom Walkinshaw

    It’s been a sad week in automotive world, with two of its legends, from very different fields, have passed away. Charles M. “Chuck” Jordan, one of GM’s most influential designers, died late on Thursday at the age of 83. Tom Walkinshaw, the founder of the TWR motorsports and engineering group, also died, passing away today at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer. Chuck Jordan was the fourth man elected to the position of vice president of the General Motors Design, taking up the job in 1986 and holding it until retirement just six years later. He originally...

  • 2011 Lexus IS 350 F Sport
    Lexus Chats Up Car Shoppers In Virtual Lunch

    Lexus has been on the top of the luxury sales totem pole for quite some time now, and despite recent recalls, remains the benchmark in many consumers' minds. Recently they have been backed into a corner by both old and new competition, and with changing times Lexus has decided to reach out to their...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt Z-Spec
    GM May Revive High Performance Vehicle Operations

    In what we’re sure came as a major surprise to many, General Motors decided to disband its High Performance Vehicle Operations (HPVO) back in February 2009 in order to reduce costs and focus on mainstream products. If the HPVO doesn’t ring a bell, the go-fast center was basically a...

  • GM logo, with cash
    GM Officially Announces IPO: Plans To Raise Up To $13 Billion

    General Motors will begin public sale of 365 million shares of common stock at $26 to $29 per share as it commences its post-bankruptcy and reformation initial public offering (IPO). In addition to the common stock, GM also plans to issue 60 million shares of Series B preferred stock at $50 per...

  • Alexandra Paul
    Drop Everything: Baywatch's Alexandra Paul Wants To Hear Your Questions About The Volt NOW

    This is actress Alexandra Paul. Perhaps you remember her from such films as Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534, Murder Dot Com, or her star turn on Baywatch. We don't. We remember her from the documentary Who Killed The Electric Car?** Alexandra has a long history with EVs -- such a long history, in...

  • 2012 Buick Verano teaser
    GM Promises 2012 Buick Verano Won’t Be Chevy Cruze Clone

    Despite vowing to end the practice of badge engineering following its bankruptcy process and streamlining of brands, GM is on the verge of launching a new compact sedan under its Buick label that will essentially be a reskinned Chevrolet Cruze. The car is the upcoming 2012 Buick Verano, a teaser of...

  • GM Zeta rear-wheel drive platform

    General Motors’ rear-wheel drive Zeta platform was pioneered in Australia for the locally built Holden Commodore sedan but right from the start Detroit had global intentions for the design. Today, Zeta running gear can be found in models sold in China, South Korea, the UK, and in North America (Pontiac G8 and Chevrolet Camaro), but GM has much more ambitious plans for the platform, going right up until 2020. Last year we reported that the platform would be modified to be smaller and more fuel-efficient, and that the first car to ride on this ‘Zeta II’ design would be the...

  • 2012 Holden Cruze hatchback
    Not Coming Soon: Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

    Sometimes it just isn't fair. Europe always seems to get the cooler stuff. All their Ford's use the crisp Kinetic design style. They have a massive amount of super-efficient diesel engines to choose from. They got the new Fiat 500 years ago. Their Triumph TR-6s were fuel-injected. Their...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Aveo (RS Concept, 2010 Detroit Auto Show)
    GM Reviving Performance Focusing On Small Cars

     General Motors has a large stable of performance cars, from the Top-of-the-heap Chevrolet Corvette to the affordable Cobalt SS.  However, the economy isn’t what it used to be, causing some people to skip the Camaro and getting something more compact, fuel efficient and lighter on the insurance...

  • 2010 Lotus Evora
    Lotus To Offer Evora Chassis To Other Companies

     It is one thing to offer amazing sports cars for sale, but it’s another to do that and offer engineering services to other companies. Lotus is one of the few that does this, doing chassis and engine work for companies like General Motors with the famous Carlton or the LT5 engine in the C4...

  • 2013 Chevrolet C7 Corvette preview rendering
    Rendered: 2013 Chevrolet Corvette (C7)

    There are all manner of rumors concerning the next-generation C7 Chevrolet Corvette, with stories ranging from the possibility of a mid-engined platform to AWD powertrains and even the arrival of a dual-clutch version. Although there isn’t much substance to any of these rumors, an inside source...

  • GM's OnStar smartphone app technology
    GM Boosts OnStar With Apps Tech For Smartphones

    Ford's SYNC system is perhaps the best in-vehicle information and entertainment platform in the industry, but GM's OnStar is striving to keep pace with a new smartphone app technology. Unlike the SYNC system, which allows users to access social media and entertainment apps from their phones through...

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