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Integrated Canadian test cells impress OEMs

It takes a fair bit to impress engineers from a major OEM but the boffins from a major Canadian university reckon they achieved that recentl...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Q3s and a longer range Leaf

A highlight for me in the last week was a go in what Nissan UK bills its third generation Leaf - the 2016 update with an optional longer ran...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Redesigned Vauxhall (Opel) Astra

Graeme Roberts | 6 Oct 2015

Executives' pride in Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant having secured the contract to be the lead factory for the new generation Astra was palpable at the UK media launch. It was clear that union flexibility was the key to the British plant getting the nod over the Germans - securing 2,000 automaker and supplier jobs until at least 2020 - and led to Bochum, instead of Ellesmere Port, facing the axe. No more British built Astras would also have meant no more British Vauxhall cars (the former Luton car plant is now a development site) and no more Ellesmere Port.

September management briefing: Frankfurt review

Glenn Brooks | 23 Sep 2015

In the second and final part of this month's management briefing, we take a look at the stand out concepts, production cars and trends seen at the 2015 Frankfurt IAA motor show.

THE WEEK THAT WAS: BMW presser to remember

Graeme Roberts | 18 Sep 2015

Frankfurt. Lots of new cars to read about. Lots of industry news to be told. So what did you ghouls read most? Natch, the report about the poor old BMW chief keeling over at their press conference, of course.


Graeme Roberts | 11 Sep 2015

Lots happening in the autobiz this week and the excitement building as we head into Frankfurt show media week is palpable. Hence full pictures - at last - of Jaguar's F-Pace SUV, a story that attracted lots of attentions from just-auto readers this week.

Latest Interviews

Interview with Vauxhall MD Tim Tozer

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).

Q&A: Philip Abram, Chief Infotainment Officer, GM

Cat Dow | 19 Jan 2015

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, just-auto's Cat Dow caught up with GM's Chief Infotainment Office Philip Abram to learn more about the OEM's plans for connected vehicles.

Latest News

Ford vote completes UAW bargaining round

Graeme Roberts | 23 Nov 2015

A narrow 'approve' vote at Ford over the weekend means the latest round of UAW labour talks is complete and new four-year agreements are in place at all three Detroit-based automakers.

GM Canada experts have connected car mandate

Graeme Roberts | 18 Nov 2015

General Motors' Canadian Engineering Centre is, as GM Canada government relations manager Mathew Bertin puts it, “expert in Canada” but now has a new “connected car mandate”.

GM to sell Chinese made Buick SUV in US - reports

Graeme Roberts | 13 Nov 2015

General Motors, soon after agreeing to a new union contract that is expected to drive up its US labour costs, reportedly plans to become the first major automaker to sell Chinese-made cars in the US.

Tax cut lifts China passenger vehicle sales 13%

Tony Pugliese | 12 Nov 2015

Sales of new passenger vehicles in China jumped by over 13% year on year to 1.94m units in October, lifted by a sales tax cut at the end of September, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. The data covers sales of passenger cars, SUVs and MPVs but not commercial vehicles.

Cadillac & Fiat world premieres at Dubai show

Glenn Brooks | 10 Nov 2015

The world premieres of several vehicles from FCA and GM took place at the 2015 Dubai International Motor show.

GM China sales increase in October

Graeme Roberts | 9 Nov 2015

General Motors and its joint ventures' retail deliveries rose 15% year on year to a record 327,037 vehicles in China in October, with Buick posting record monthly sales.

GM builds 250,000th South African Chevrolet ute

Graeme Roberts | 9 Nov 2015

General Motors South Africa has built its 250,000th Chevrolet Utility at the Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth. The unit, a 1.8 Sport, marked 17 years of production of one of the country's most popular light commercial vehicles, now in its third generation.

Workers at key GM truck plant approve UAW pact

Graeme Roberts | 6 Nov 2015

United Auto Workers (UAW) members at a key General Motors truck plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana, have approved a new four-year labour contract by a wide margin, joining momentum in favour of the deal as voting continued this week.

UK sales dip for first time in years

Graeme Roberts | 5 Nov 2015

Data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed UK new car registrations dropped for the first time in more than three and a half years as market growth levelled off in October 2015. 177,664 new cars were registered in the month, a dip of 1.1% on last year’s figure and following a record 43 consecutive months of growth. Year to date data showed the new car market is up 6.4% to 2,274,550 cars -  the best YTS result on record.

GM re-recalls over 1m vehicles due to fire risk

Graeme Roberts | 2 Nov 2015

General Motors has recalled 1,003,556 model year 1998-1999 Chevrolet Lumina and Oldsmobile Intrigue, 1997-2004 Buick Regal and Pontiac Grand Prix, 2000-2004 Chevrolet Impala, and 1998-2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vehicles.

GUANGZHOU SHOW: SAIC, GM & Wuling's Baojun 330

Glenn Brooks | 2 Nov 2015

The SAIC GM Wuling joint venture will reveal a new small sedan, the Baojun 330, at the Guangzhou motor show later this month.

GM will invest to add 3,300 union jobs - UAW

Dave Leggett | 30 Oct 2015

The UAW says that under a tentative agreement General Motors has agreed to invest another US$1.9bn in US plants to secure or create an additional 3,300 union jobs.

GM Oshawa to run Saturday overtime for Equinox

Graeme Roberts | 23 Oct 2015

GM Canada has confirmed that the Oshawa Assembly Plant will be running Saturday overtime on the consolidated line to the end of December 2015 to meet increased demand for the Chevrolet Equinox.

GM adds second shift at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly

Graeme Roberts | 23 Oct 2015

General Motors is nearly doubling its workforce at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly by adding a second shift and more than 1,200 hourly and salaried jobs.

GM Q3 net profit flat after ignition recall costs

Graeme Roberts | 21 Oct 2015

General Motors said on Wednesday (21 October) it booked third-quarter net income of $1.4bn or $0.84 per share, compared with $1.4bn and $0.81 per diluted a year ago after operating improvements were offset by one-off costs associated primarily with the ongoing ignition switch recall.

GM and LG partner on Bolt EV

Dave Leggett | 21 Oct 2015

General Motors says it set aside traditional vehicle development in selecting LG Electronics as its partner in developing the upcoming series production Chevrolet Bolt EV, which it claims will travel more than 200 miles on a single electric charge.

General Motors builds Warren solar array

Graeme Roberts | 20 Oct 2015

General Motors and DTE Energy are building a new 800-kilowatt solar array at the Warren Transmission plant that will be the automaker's largest solar installation in Michigan.

GM global sales down 1% to 7.2m so far this year

Dave Leggett | 16 Oct 2015

General Motors sold 7.2m vehicles globally in the first nine months of 2015, down 1.3% on last year's tally for the same period. The overall slight decline came in spite of increases in four of its five largest markets, with record sales in China and strong retail sales gains in the US.

GM-AvtoVAZ builds 600,000th Chevrolet Niva

Dave Leggett | 15 Oct 2015

On 13 October, GM-AvtoVAZ built the six hundred thousandth silver-coloured Chevrolet Niva LC. The first Niva off-roader rolled off the line on 23 October 2002.

GM China sales falter in September

Graeme Roberts | 14 Oct 2015

September sales by GM and its joint ventures in China declined 3.9% year over year to 295,236 vehicles. But sales were up 18.7% last month versus August, the second month on month increase in a row.

GM ships first batch of LHD Beat to Mexico

Graeme Roberts | 13 Oct 2015

General Motors India has shipped the first 3,000 left hand drive Chevrolet Beats to Mexico. The vehicles have left Mumbai and are expected to arrive in Mexico within eight weeks with sales commencing in December 2015.

30 GM China car lines eligible for vehicle tax cut

Graeme Roberts | 1 Oct 2015

A total of 30 car lines sold by GM's joint ventures in China were eligible for the 50% vehicle purchase tax cut from October 1 through the end of 2016. The government reduced the tax levied on new passenger vehicles with engines of 1.6 litres and under to 5% from the previous 10%. GM and its joint ventures have a total 128 trim levels that will benefit from this incentive policy, the automaker said.

Latest blogs

Is Tesla really disruptive?

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.

GM Luton plant site redevelopment slow

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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