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  • Corvette ZR-1

    When General Motors disbanded its High Performance Vehicles unit in February, a ripple of fear shot through the automotive press over the future of the Corvette. GM was quick to quell the concerns, however, and today GM's CEO Fritz Henderson has again spoken directly on Corvette's secure future. "Corvette pays its rent," said Henderson in an interview with AutoWeek. The next-generation C7 Corvette had been put on indefinite hold as the global market entered its tailspin last October, but Henderson says plans for the car's development are in place and moving forward. Interestingly, Henderson...

  • Opel Astra
    Report: GM to move Astra to Buick with Saturn out of picture

    Many have wondered what will happen to all the new Opel products being brought to the U.S. now that Saturn is facing sale or termination in the next few months. The answer may lie in a new report that the Astra - built by Opel, sold in the U.S. as a Saturn - may be branded as a Buick in North...

  • Saab 9-3X
    Saab open to Fiat takeover

    The last thing we heard about Saab was that the struggling General Motors division had up to 20 interested buyers and a May 20 deadline to restructure under the guidance of Swedish courts. Now it’s been revealed that Saab is open to talks with Fiat, which is currently eyeing a takeover of...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
    2010 Chevy Equinox to get 32mpg highway rating, beats Honda and Toyota

    Chevrolet revealed pricing for its all-new Equinox crossover earlier this month, and now it has released the expected fuel efficiency rating for its four-cylinder model. Set to go on sale across the U.S. this June at prices starting from $23,185 (including a $745 destination charge) for the...

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    Ford's image improves by staying above the fray, says study

    It wasn't so long ago that people were deriding Ford for mortgaging the Blue Oval itself, key investors were dumping shares into the open market and the company was forced to sell off its stake in Mazda. But now a study is saying things have turned around, with Ford's image improving in relation to...

  • Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat
    Fiat wants to form new company to combine Chrysler and GM Europe

    Fiat has confirmed that it wants to acquire General Motors' European operations and to do so the Italian auto giant may form a new company to combine its Fiat car brands (Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo) along with Chrysler and any acquired GM entities. The information was revealed in a statement issued...

  • Hennessey Cadillac CTS-V

    Texas-based tuning firm Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) has announced plans for several highly modified Cadillac CTS-V sedans that the company plans to launch later this year. Dubbed the ‘V’ series, the uprated cars will offer outputs from 610hp (455kW) all the way up to 800hp (595kW) and joins other mega-power custom cars like the recently launched ‘Godzilla 700’ Nissan GT-R and a string of ‘Venom’ Dodge Vipers. At the heart of tuned Cadillacs is GM's new 6.2L LSA supercharged V8, which in standard trim already outputs a healthy 556hp (414kW). Add...

  • VE Holden Commodore police car
    Pontiac G8 may live on as police squad car

    General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson has confirmed that the Holden-sourced G8 will die out along with its adopted Pontiac brand at the end of 2010, but the sporty sedan may live on in the U.S. at the hands of local police squads around the country. The G8 is essentially a rebadged Holden Commodore...

  • 2007 Cadillac BLS
    Cadillac to replace BLS with global model based on Epsilon II platform

    Cadillac knows its future lies in small cars, especially if it wants to be considered a global player, but GM’s financial woes means the company has had to pare back some of its more ambitious plans. In the latest viability plan, GM CEO Fritz Henderson revealed that Cadillac would have to...

  • 2009 Chevrolet Malibu
    Poll: most Americans will buy a new American car within two years

    Despite the troubles in Detroit and Washington for U.S. carmakers, almost three-quarters of the buying public say they'd buy American - and over half of U.S. consumers are in the market for a new car within two years, according to a recent survey. The news is a glimpse of silver lining in the cloud...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
    Chevrolet releases more details on Corvette Grand Sport

    The Corvette Grand Sport is back. Set to roll in later this year as a 2010 model in both coupe and convertible bodystyles, the new Grand Sport combines the standard Corvette LS3-based powertrain with widebody styling and a race-bred suspension, and gives Corvette fans a new performance option...

  • 2009 Pontiac Vibe
    GM in talks with Toyota to source replacement for Pontiac Vibe

    General Motors revealed in its latest viability plan that it will cut more than 21,000 jobs and reduce its total number of assembly, powertrain, and stamping plants in the U.S. from 47 last year to just 31 by 2012, but the company is still in talks with Toyota about sourcing a new model to replace...

  • 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP

    It’s official. Pontiac will be phased out from General Motors’ portfolio by 2010 as revealed today in the carmaker’s updated Viability Plan, designed to speed the restructuring of its operations in the U.S. into a leaner, more customer-focused, and more cost-competitive unit. The latest Viability Plan was included in an exchange offer whereby GM is also offering certain bondholders shares of GM common stock and accrued interest in exchange for certain outstanding notes that total some $27 billion. One of those bondholders is the U.S. Treasury, which, under the plan offered...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
    Chevrolet Corvette gets launch control for 2010

    Chevrolet is planning a series of updates for the Corvette for the 2010 model year, with changes affecting the entire lineup, from the base model all the way up to the scorching ZR1 supercar. First and foremost is the introduction of the Grand Sport Model, which returns for 2010 with widebody...

  • Fesler Moss 2010 Chevrolet Camaro
    Fesler-Moss accessories line for Chevrolet Camaro announced

    Fesler-Moss may be relatively unknown in tuner scene but its two individual constituents, Chris Fesler and Jon Moss have been involved in the aftermarket segment for quite some time. For those who don’t know, Chris Fesler is the man behind Fesler Built, a vehicle customizer and manufacturer...

  • 2009 Buick Business concept
    Buick reveals Business MPV concept in Shanghai

    We've seen some amazing concepts from Buick unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show in previous years, and this year was no different with the release of the Buick Business concept. Unlike the handsome Buick Riviera Concept we saw at Shanghai a couple of years ago that was built in collaboration with...

  • GM American flag
    Obama's task force orders GM to convert all of its debt to equity

    The U.S. government may soon become a substantial shareholder in General Motors if a new plan to convert all of GM's debt to equity goes forward. On Friday, President Obama's task force on the industry ordered GM to prepare a plan to convert all of its debt - about $48 billion in total - to equity...

  • Corvette Racing GT1
    Last hurrah for Corvette GT1 race car

    This Saturday at Long Beach, Corvette Racing will mark the end of an era with the final U.S. appearance by the Corvette C6.Rs in the GT1 category for the American Le Mans Series. The series will give a send-off to the GT1 Corvettes in a special post-qualifying ceremony in the Long Beach winner's...

  • 2010 GMC Terrain

    General Motors is currently seeking a buyer for Hummer, is looking to sell a stake in Opel, plans to cut its ties with Saab, and is open to almost anything with Saturn, but despite the drastic moves the auto industry task force established by President Obama is still seeking more. After rejecting the second round of viability plans from GM at the end of last month, the carmaker was given just 60 days to restructure or face paying back all its government funded loans. Facing a new June 1 deadline to restructure, GM will need to make more cuts to appease the task force and recent reports have...

  • GM American flag
    Bondholders consider increased debt-for-equity-swap as GM bankruptcy looms

    GM's decline over the course of this year wasn't enough to convince bondholders and the UAW to grant any concessions, but recent reports that the carmaker was in precautionary preparations for filing a Chapter 11 may have galvanized action on the part of the bondholders. Allowing GM to go to...

  • 2009 Holden Commodore SS-V
    Expert predicts next GM subsidiary to fall will be Holden

    The continuing downfall of General Motors in recent months has led to some serious scrambling at the carmaker’s subsidiary brands as each struggles to keep its head above water as the ship goes down. We saw it first with Hummer, which GM decided to offload as far back as the middle of last...

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    Docherty: Pontiac decision may have to wait until next year

    As General Motors prepares for its June 1 bankruptcy-or-viability deadline, the decision on what to do with Pontiac is sitting on the back burner. In fact, dealers may have to wait until next year to find out what the General has in store. Or so says Susan Docherty, vice president of GM's...

  • 2009 Cadillac STS
    Cadillac exec confirms sub-CTS model and STS/DTS replacement

    In late 2007 Cadillac general manager Jim Taylor revealed that the current STS and DTS models would be dropped at the end of their respective product cycles in favor of a single luxury sedan. While General Motors’ financial woes led many to believe that the new Caddy flagship model had been...

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    Opel's next-gen Zafira previewed in new sketch

    Future may be the F-word at General Motors' Opel, Vauxhall and Saturn brands, but that's not stopping development work from continuing on core vehicles like the Zafira seven-seater. Prepping for release in 2011 or 2012, the new car wears a brand identity that was first previewed with the Flextreme...

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