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  • 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe

    Just as Chrysler previewed its next-gen 300 sedan and Jeep Grand Cherokee in its viability plan submitted to the U.S. Treasury today, General Motors, too, in its own plan, revealed the final design of the upcoming Cadillac CTS Coupe. Apart from this official image, the only other details revealed were that the CTS Coupe would enter production at the start of next year at the company’s Lansing plant in Michigan. The viability plan also revealed that the CTS Coupe would be available with a 3.6L V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. As expected, the production CTS Coupe is almost...

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    GM viability plan calls for $16.6 billion in additional aid, 47,000 job cuts

    Chrysler’s request for an additional $2 billion in government funded loans in its latest viability proposal looks trivial compared to the $16.6 billion requested by General Motors today in front of the U.S. Treasury. Without this funding GM says it could run out of money as early as next...

  • Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli
    Chrysler's viability plan requires additional $2 billion in loans

    Building a foundation for the reconstruction of the industry, General Motors and Chrysler are required to submit new plans for viability today as part of the loan agreement established late last year. GM has yet to unveil their reworked plan, but Chrysler has just released the key details of its...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Tacuma MPV spy shots
    Spy shots: Seven-seater Chevrolet Tacuma MPV

    Chevrolet is planning to expand into the seven-seater MPV market with an all-new model designed as a replacement for the Tacuma (a Daewoo model that was later rebadged a Chevy). Unlike the previous Tacuma, the new model is tipped to be manufactured in the U.S. and may be offered with a hybrid...

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    GM planning quick upgrades for Volt thanks to high-tech platform

    One of the harder things about designing a new car is making it sufficiently futuristic that it's actually current when it finally makes it to market. Then the struggle becomes keeping it fresh and relevant - in terms of not just design, but capability and features. Chevrolet thinks it has a winner...

  • Vauxhall VXR8 Bathurst Edition
    Vauxhall unveils 560hp VXR8 Bathurst Editions

    General Motors has already cast doubt on next-generation hopes for the Pontiac G8 in the U.S., but the current generation of the car is still slated to get its GXP variant, equivalent to Vauxhall's VXR8 in the UK. But the lucky drivers in Great Britain have a hotter car yet headed their way with...

  • GM Detroit headquarters

    General Motors has notified its employees that it will reduce salaried employment globally from a current level of 73,000 to approximately 63,000 - a reduction of 14% - over the course of the year. The company will also slash compensation and benefits for its remaining salaried employees as it attempts to turnaround its losses in the lead-up to the February 17 U.S. Treasury viability presentation. In the United States, approximately 3,400 of GM's 29,500 salaried employees will be impacted. These reductions will be made using GM separation programs and policies, which provide for severance...

  • 2011 Saab 9-4X crossover spy shots
    Spy shots: 2010 Saab 9-4X up close

    Saab is close to completing development work on a new midsized crossover based around GM’s Theta platform and expected to be revealed for the first time in production late this year for sale in early 2010. To spread development costs, most of the 9-4X’s design has been shared with the...

  • Bob Lutz
    Bob Lutz to retire from GM at end of 2009

    Bob Lutz, the iconic and often polemic Vice Chairman of General Motors' global product development team, has announced he will be retiring from the company at the end of 2009. Until then, Lutz will adopt a new role as Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor starting April 1. During his 46 year career in...

  • 2009 Opel Ampera teaser
    Video: Technology behind the Opel Ampera explained

    General Motors recently gave us a preview of a new plug-in hybrid vehicle based on the Chevrolet Volt that the company plans to sell in Europe under its Opel division. The car is the new Opel Ampera and it is set to make its world debut at March’s Geneva Motor Show. GM has now released a...

  • Chevrolet Volt
    First Chevrolet Volt engines will come from Austria

    General Motors has confirmed that the first batch of its upcoming Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids will feature an internal combustion ‘back-up’ engine sourced from Aspern, Austria, and not from Flint, Michigan, as originally planned. The announcement comes just a week after it was...

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    Pre-production Camaro assembly line photos released by GM

    General Motors announced it would delay production of the new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro by a month in mid-January, but photos released today reveal cars being built on an assembly line in Oshawa, where production will eventually take place. The full-scale production run isn't expected to start until...

  • Chevrolet Volt

    General Motors today outlined a comprehensive plan of action at the Washington Auto Show to help communities get ready for plug-in hybrid vehicles such as its upcoming Chevrolet Volt. The carmaker revealed that it plans to collaborate with communities such as San Francisco and Washington, D.C., where it has already received strong interest for plug-in hybrid vehicles. The plan is to develop policies and enablers to accelerate the transition to plug-in hybrid vehicles, working closely with local governments, electric utilities, universities, and city planners. One of the first hurdles is to...

  • GM's OnStar system
    GM in talks to offer OnStar to other carmakers

    Telematics services are expanding even as the global car market contracts, with Toyota/Lexus the latest to join the arena with its recently-announced Enform system. Now General Motors' OnStar system is looking to expand by partering with other carmakers, according to the latest reports. Talks...

  • 2009 Saab 9-3
    Report: GM has no plans for non-core brands

    General Motors has made it clear that it intends to focus most of its resources on just four core brands in North America but has left much doubt about the long-term viability of its other brands. The Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC brands accounted for 83% of GM's total sales volume in the U.S...

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    Next-gen Buick small sedan could be built by Opel

    A next-generation Buick small sedan, headed for sale in the U.S. and China, could be built around the FWD Delta II platform in Opel's Russelsheim, Germany plant, according to sources inside Opel. The move would displace some Saab production, but the next-generation 9-3 is already expected to be...

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    AM General layoffs could spell end for Hummer H2

    General Motors yesterday announced it would be laying off 2,000 workers and reducing production at 10 North American plants over the coming months. At the same time, AM General, producer of the Hummer H2, laid off 200 workers from its Mishawaka, Indiana plant. Now GM's extended production halts...

  • GM Detroit headquarters
    GM receives additional $5.4 billion in federal funding

    The $17.4 billion bridge loan package signed into action by President Bush late in December has begun disbursement, with General Motors receiving $4 billion earlier this month and now the second instalment of $5.4 billion as well. This additional funding comes at a crucial time for the General...

  • 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

    GM has announced today that its global sales tally for 2008 has come in at 8.35 million vehicles, which represents a 10.8% decline on 2007’s levels and a substantial 616,000 units short of Toyota’s tally over the same period. Toyota also experienced a sales decline over 2008, with its total dropping 4% over the course of the year to end at 8.97 million units. In 2008, GM sold 5.37 million vehicles outside the U.S., accounting for 64% of total global sales volume compared with 59% a year ago. This represents a 22.7% decline in sales for GM in the U.S., its single biggest market...

  • GM CEO Fritz Henderson
    GM will shrink to four core brands in North America

    One of General Motors’ biggest criticisms is the number of different brands under its roof, which ends up seeing it sell similar models that often compete with one another in the same segments. In its efforts to secure its share of a federal bailout, GM said it now intends to focus its U.S...

  • Cadillac's Converj Concept
    GM money woes kill hopes of production Converj

    One of the most exciting cars from last week’s Detroit Auto Show was the Cadillac Converj concept car, which General Motors used to showcase its plug-in hybrid technology in a luxury platform. Despite the concept featuring one of the most striking designs we’ve seen in a while, GM vice...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Zeta RWD powertrain
    G8 and Camaro will be last Zeta-based cars sold in U.S.

    There have been all manner of reports about General Motors’ future RWD plans over the past 12 months, with everything from the carmaker merging its Zeta and Sigma architectures for a new super platform to the introduction of a new compact RWD design to be called Alpha. According to latest...

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    Corvette ZR1 rolling chassis pulled from GM Heritage Collection auction

    The rolling Corvette ZR1 chassis that was originally scheduled to be sold at this year's Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction has reportedly been pulled from the auction without any reason given. One possibility is that the chassis may have already been sold or donated by General Motors. The...

  • 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Chrysler's LaSorda denies sale of brands

    One of the biggest criticisms for struggling Detroit carmakers General Motors and Chrysler is the number of brands they have under the one roof and the associated problem of selling models that often compete with one another in the same segments. In its efforts to secure its share of a federal...

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