General Motors

  • 2010 Lotus Evora

    Similar to many other racing automakers, Lotus didn’t start off to make loads of money. It was started to fuel the racing needs of someone who wanted to defy what was accepted as normal. Colin Chapman altered his first Austin Seven in 1949 after graduating engineering school. This was the start of his auto-making career.That same year, after continuously modifying the Austin Seven, Chapman eventually named the car the Mark I. In 1952, he finally identified his creations by creating the Lotus Engineering Company. Moving forward with his initial passion, Chapman entered his brand into the...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Corvette 2-door Convertible w/3LT Engine
    Direct Injection And E85 Capability Coming To Corvette, CTS-V

    General Motors’ LS series of V-8 engines currently enjoy the status of being one of the most popular powerplant designs in history, appearing in models all across the globe and available in several different variations. To ensure the engine's viability in a world of tighter fuel economy and...

  • GM and NASA's Robonaut 2 droid
    GM And NASA To Launch R2 Robonaut Into Space

    Two days, two carmaker tie-ups with NASA. It looks like the government is looking to get the most out of its bailout money, as recent cutbacks at NASA have put manned missions in jeopardy. The answer? Have GM build a robot that can go instead. Sort of. So it's not really that simple. The Robonaut...

  • General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan
    GM Posts $4.3 Billion Loss In First Six Months Post Bankruptcy

    General Motors has announced that it posted a $4.3 billion loss for its first six months out of bankruptcy, which essentially covers the period from July 10 to December 31 2009. As you may recall, July 10 of last year was the date the ‘new’ GM was formed through the acquisition of substantially...

  • GM yet to hold talks over Hummer sale
    GM Will Shut HUMMER Brand Down

    Despite hopes that a new buyer for Hummer would be found after an original sale deal with China’s Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machines Co., Ltd. (Tengzhong) fell through, General Motors will now shut the brand down for good. GM originally said that it had several parties still interested...

  • GM's laser-based HUD system
    Video: GM's Laser-Based Heads-Up Display In Action

    We're still years off from the truly sci-fi heads-up displays (HUD) that we see in so many movies, but we're not that many years off. GM's latest advance in the field shows what can be done with the entire windshield as a screen using transparent phosphors and ultra-violet lasers together with...

  • GM's laser-based HUD system

    Two years ago we brought you a preview of GM's latest innovation in heads-up display technology: a full-windshield, laser-based system that displays the path of the road ahead, even when it's not visible due to fog, snow, heavy rain or other conditions. Today, GM unveiled the technology, and it says it's not far from production. Improving visibility of the roadway in adverse conditions could have a big impact on safety, helping drivers to stay on the road even when it's near-impossible to see with the unaided eye. The system uses a combination of sensors and cameras to gather information that...

  • Theta-based plug-in hybrid crossover prototype spy shots
    Spy Shots: GM Testing Theta-Based Plug-In Hybrid Crossover Prototype

    When General Motors shut down Saturn late last year, it lost more than a quarter of its sales of hybrid vehicles. Saturn, with no V-8 models, full-size SUVs or pickups, was GM’s most fuel-efficient brand and was second only to Chevrolet for overall hybrid sales with its Vue and Aura...

  • Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept
    Cadillac Distancing Itself From GM

    Cadillac is the shining star in General Motors’ North American portfolio and one of the few brands in the world where it’s safe to say that all its products are generally pretty good. Not surprisingly Cadillac doesn’t want to tarnish its image by being banded together with GM...

  • Bob Lutz
    GM: Bob Lutz To Retire May 1

    Bob Lutz's retirement has gone in and out of consideration more times than the Cadillac Converj has received the red light-green light treatment, but this time, it looks like it might be for real. GM confirmed today that Lutz is planning to step down from his role as GM adviser by this May. At a...

  • Hummer H2
    Official: HUMMER Sale Ends, Brand To Be Wound Down

    General Motors has announced that the proposed deal with China’s Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machines Co., Ltd. (Tengzhong) over the sale of HUMMER cannot be completed and as a result the brand will be wound down. The deal with Tengzhong was expected to secure more than 3,000 U.S. jobs...

  • Cadillac grille
    Report: GM Planning Rear-Wheel Drive Hybrid Cars, Starting With Cadillac ATS

    Last month General Motors announced it was expanding its in-house electric vehicle development capabilities by becoming the first major automaker in the U.S. to design and manufacture its own electric motors for future hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. The electric motors, which are 25 percent...

  • 2010 Saab 9-5

    The long-winded story of Saab's sale finally came to a close last month, with the brand born from jets adding a propeller to the mix in the form of Dutch sports car company Spyker, which reached a deal to purchase the struggling Swedish automaker from GM. Once the dust settles, one of the first tasks for Saab’s new owner will be to reposition the brand towards a performance-oriented niche car company with an industry-leading environmental strategy. It will do so by implementing a business plan developed by Saab’s own management team over the past ten months. Saab is to become a...

  • Tiger Woods
    General Motors Tanks Tiger

    Hey, you. Yes, you: the guy who's been in a coma and living under a hubcap since November? You might be surprised to know that General Motors has ended its (purely platonic) relationship with Tiger Woods -- the one whereby Woods received free GM vehicles on loan. It appears the romance officially...

  • 2010 Saab 9-5
    Breaking: Saab Board Votes For Liquidation, GM Still Considering Bids

    It looks as if Saab is done. The board of the company voted today in Sweden to shut the company down and liquidate its assets. GM is still evaluating bids, according to the report, but with the liquidation decision and GM's hiring of AlixPartners to handle the wind-down, barring some truly...

  • Hennessey HPE700 Camaro
    Video: Hennessey's LS9-Powered HPE700 Camaro Takes To The Track

    Exactly one year ago Texas-based tuning firm Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) first announced plans for a highly modified 2010 Chevrolet Camaro that the company plans to launch very soon. Called the HPE700, the limited edition Camaro boasts a 724-horsepower output and joins other mega-power...

  • 2010 Cadillac concept teaser
    Report: Cadillac XTS Production To Start In 2012 At Oshawa Plant

    Reports of a single replacement for Cadillac's aging DTS and STS sedans have circulated the web for ages now, with news that the car would be called the XTS and could even share a front-wheel drive platform with the Buick LaCrosse all making the rounds. Then, late last month, Cadillac revealed a...

  • 2009 Opel Insignia Sedan
    GM Working On Ultra-Efficient Diesel Hybrids

    Modern turbodiesel powertrains already match gasoline-electric hybrids in fuel-economy and often outmatches them when it comes to driveability and performance, but a combination of the two separate technologies could provide a perfect blend of performance and economy. The idea of a diesel-electric...

  • 2010 Opel Meriva leak

    General Motors’ next-generation Opel Meriva compact MPV has finally been revealed. Looking very much like the Meriva concept car unveiled at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, the actual production version picks up the funky suicide style rear-opening doors and adjustable seats we had all been hoping for. Note that unlike other rear-hinged door applications (Rolls Royce Phantom/Ghost and Mazda RX8), the Meriva benefits from front and rear doors that open independently, and does not require rear passengers to sit behind the door opening. Engine outputs will range from 75 to 140 horsepower, with...

  • GM's Renaissance Center and Tim Cook, Apple COO
    Apple COO Tim Cook Up For GM CEO Position?

    Anyone that can fill in for an icon like Apple's Steve Jobs in a pinch is a person that knows how to get things done right. And now the Internet is abuzz with talk that Apple COO Tim Cook might be the next CEO at General Motors. The news is still utterly unofficial and speculative, but as Silicon...

  • 2010 Cadillac concept teaser
    Cadillac Confirms XTS Concept & CTS-V Coupe For 2010 Detroit Auto Show

    The 2010 Detroit Auto Show is now just about two weeks away and we've already learned that Cadillac will be unveiling a brand new concept car at the upcoming event. Today, GM North America's new president Chris Preuss confirmed via Twitter that the XTS Concept is the mystery Cadillac. This teaser...

  • Gear Shift
    2009: The Year In Reverse

    We're just a couple of days away from rear-ending 2010, so like all major media outlets, we thought we'd take a break from real reporting (don't worry: nothing's happening) and look back at some of 2009's notable moments. It was an...interesting year for the auto industry to say the least, and...

  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse 4-door Sedan CX 3.0L Front Exterior View
    Attracting Younger Buyers Is Buick’s Greatest Challenge

    General Motors appointed a new chief for its Buick and GMC lines earlier this month in the form of Brian Sweeney, a former sales and marketing executive. Now in his second week in the job, 42-year-old Sweeney admits that improving the performance of Buick in particular will be his greatest...

  • 2009 Saab 9-7X AWD 4-door Aero Front Exterior View
    Saab Cars, 1944-2009, After a Long Illness

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