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General Motors' platform strategy decoded

In the past, General Motors never seemed able to have all its divisions acting in sync. Costs skyrocketed as platforms were re-engineered fo...

New Tucson helps Hyundai to outsell GM Holden

How often do we hear of GM being humbled by Hyundai? That’s what’s been happening in Australia in recent weeks, as the Korean brand has over...

Fernando Calmon | 8 Mar 2016

The perennial rivalry between the optimistic and the pessimistic about what the Brazilian market will be like this year has hit a peak in the last few weeks.

Graeme Roberts | 4 Mar 2016

A fair number of interesting stories came out of Geneva this week. We learned, for example, that Jeep almost got yanked from the UK market in 2012. And has apparently been saved by the (Fiat-built) Renegade. Volkswagen's little diesel difficulty isn't worrying GM Europe - Opel's boss wants to increase the diesel mix as he also adds a little electrification to the bowl. Even better, after years of losses and not a little restructuring pain (RIP Bochum and Antwerp plants), breakeven is on the cards this year.

Matthew Beecham | 18 Jan 2016

Among those traditional automakers taking space at this year’s consumer electronics show (CES) – and stealing much of the limelight - were Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Hyundai-Kia and VW. Presentations from new names such as Faraday Future and potential disrupters Google and Apple gave the show an extra buzz. The accent was on personalisation of the driver experience via cloud connectivity, shared autonomous vehicles and even drone technology. In this month’s management briefing – the first of two parts – we draw on automakers’ plans for partial- and fully-autonomous cars to see what we can learn from it all. Our second part turns the spotlight on supplier ADAS innovations - from Autoliv to ZF TRW - that caught our eye in Vegas and Detroit over the past few weeks.

Graeme Roberts | 27 Nov 2015

I'm not long back from a fascinating week in Ontario, home to all of Canada's car assembly plants, major suppliers such as Magna and Linamar and a bunch of clever companies and academic boffins all working in what we might term the connected and automated car space.

Latest Interviews

Dave Leggett | 2 Mar 2016

General Motors Europe boss has told just-auto that the company is off to a strong sales start as it looks to hit breakeven in 2016. In a wide-ranging interview in Geneva, he also said that Opel is looking to address its weakness in SUVs, is concerned about the UK’s currency movements and believes that Opel should focus on efficiency gains for combustion engines - rather than go for hybrids - in meeting tighter CO2 emission rules.

Dave Leggett | 17 Sep 2015

General Motors' UK operations' chief is Vauxhall MD Tim Tozer. He tells just-auto about the brand's high hopes for the new Astra and the resurgence of the UK manufacturing plant that makes it (one of two in Europe).

Latest News

Graeme Roberts | 25 Jul 2016

General Motors officials have said the automaker is re-evaluating its planned US$1bn spend to date in India and has put on hold moves to bring a new car platform to the country.

Graeme Roberts | 22 Jul 2016

General Motors reportedly has said US regulators may force it to recall another 4.3m vehicles due to potentially defective Takata air bag inflators, at a cost of US $550m.

Graeme Roberts | 21 Jul 2016

General Motors has substantially beaten expectations with second quarter 2016 results including record earnings per share (EPS) of US$1.86 (up 44% year on year and ahead of forecast by $0.35) on revenue up 11.1% to $42.4bn ($3.47bn better than expected) and net income up 157% to $2.9bn. GM Europe finally moved back into profit for the first time in five years.

Graeme Roberts | 19 Jul 2016

General Motors will not have to face some recall-related claims from vehicle owners following a recent court ruling in the United States.

Dave Leggett | 13 Jul 2016

Reports in the US suggest that a supplier to General Motors that filed for bankruptcy protection last week could lead to widespread disruption of production at GM plants in North America.

Dave Leggett | 13 Jul 2016

Rideshare firm Lyft and General Motors have announced the expansion of their ‘Express Drive’ short-term vehicle access programme to California and Colorado, to include the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV.

Graeme Roberts | 8 Jul 2016

Robotic glove technology developed out of a partnership between General Motors and NASA for use on the International Space Station is finding new life on earth in health care, manufacturing and other industrial applications though a licensing agreement between GM and Bioservo Technologies AB, a Swedish medical technology company.

Graeme Roberts | 7 Jul 2016

General Motors and its joint ventures enjoyed record June deliveries in China of 273,563 units, up 11.2% year on year. The Buick, Cadillac and Baojun brands had their best June ever.

Tony Pugliese | 4 Jul 2016

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers jumped by 28.7% to 161,061 units in June, from 125,173 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country’s vehicle manufacturers.

Simon Warburton | 28 Jun 2016

Inteva Products is expanding its global manufacturing capabilities with a new 300,000-square-foot facility in Guanajuato, Silao, Mexico.

Fernando Calmon | 24 Jun 2016

Following BMW, which will begin X1 SUV exports from its Brazilian assembly plant to the US next month, three other automakers have decided to hire temporary workers to help fill new orders from overseas due to increased competitiveness following devaluation of the Brazilian real versus the US dollar.

Simon Warburton | 20 Jun 2016

Kongsberg Automotive has appointed current chairman, Henning Jensen as CEO of the company and will consequently resign from the board.

Graeme Roberts | 14 Jun 2016

Navistar will make the cutaway version of General Motors' G Van at its Springfield, Ohio plant starting in the first half of 2017. The multi-year contract will require at least 300 workers and enable the truck maker to recommission the second line at the plant.

Fernando Calmon | 13 Jun 2016

Chevrolet Brazil's second generation Cruze sedan, on sale at the end of June, is now built in Argentina, instead of locally, and is similar to the latest generation US model launched earlier in 2016.

Graeme Roberts | 10 Jun 2016

General Motors said it had chosen the province of Ontario to "significantly" expand its engineering and software development work in Canada. It expects to create more than 700 jobs.

Simon Warburton | 8 Jun 2016

General Motors insists individual purchases will still dominate for some time to come despite the advent of new ways of acquiring the use of automobiles.

Graeme Roberts | 7 Jun 2016

No cars in stock, just virtual reality headsets and service bays, a few demonstrator/service loan vehicles. That is the possible Cadillac dealership of the future, at least at a certain level, and is an idea division president Johan de Nysschen has been floating for months.

Graeme Roberts | 6 Jun 2016

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers jumped by 20% to 145,815 units in May, from 121,497 units in the same month of last year, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.

Bill Cawthon | 3 Jun 2016

As we warned last month, year-on-year comparisons of US light vehicle sales are likely to be disappointing even though the industry is still on track for another 17m unit year.

Dave Leggett | 27 May 2016

General Motors has announced the execution of an unsecured US$14.5bn revolving credit facility consisting of a US$10.5bn five-year facility and a US$4bn three-year facility.  The facility amends and extends GM’s existing US$12.5bn revolving credit facility.

Fernando Calmon | 24 May 2016

The market for medium size pickups here in Brazil may be small but it keeps growing largely thanks to sales in medium-size and small cities, especially those where agribusiness is strong. In 2015 the sector accounted for 4.5% of all vehicle sales, rising to 5.9% in the first quarter of 2016.

Chris Wright | 20 May 2016

In less than four months, General Motors’ personal mobility brand Maven has expanded into five US markets with Boston, Chicago and Washington DC added this week to New York City and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Latest blogs

Dave Leggett | 8 Jun 2015

I have come across some interesting food for thought on the subject of Tesla and how disruptive its innovative e-tech really is in an article in the Harvard Business Review.

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jun 2015

What to do with an old vehicle plant site once last units have been shipped and the buildings bowled?

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