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Briefing: Active safety systems

Driver assistance systems use a combination of warnings and some degree of active intervention to help steer the driver away from trouble. A...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Chop Alfa or Sergio?

Time for Alfa or Sergio to go? That was the title of a Comment piece by our US sales analyst Bill Cawthon which attracted plenty of looks on...

COMMENT: Hyundai's Aslan premium sedan bombs

Glenn Brooks | 9 Jun 2015

It was launched with great fanfare only last year but sales of the Aslan, Hyundai's import-fighter, continue to disappoint. This is worrying news for HMG in its home market.

COMMENT: Europe's auto sector nervous

Dave Leggett | 8 Jun 2015

Europe's economy faces a number of risks, but there are signs the Greek crisis is now nearing a crunch point. Already low economic growth could be adversely effected, something that could endanger Europe's car market recovery, says Dave Leggett

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 'viving the Vauxhall Viva

Graeme Roberts | 3 Jun 2015

In advance of the media launch of a 'revived' or 'retro' model line I usually coat myself liberally with sweetened cynicism based on what has gone before. Ford Mustang (which never really went away but went smaller for a while), Fiat 500, Volkswagen Beetle - they've all worked, more or less. But Pontiac Le Mans, oh dear, oh dear.

COMMENT: GM's new Camaro to join a surging segment

Glenn Brooks | 18 May 2015

The new 2016 Camaro looks good, has a far better interior than the old shape model and promises better economy. But will it be good enough to match the Ford Mustang?

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Libertine FPE

Matthew Beecham | 19 May 2015

A new technology called Digital Piston Motion Control eliminates the crankshaft of a conventional engine and controls the piston movement using an ECU. To understand more about this novel approach and its potential benefits, Matthew Beecham spoke to Sam Cockerill, CEO of Libertine FPE.

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

SUVs continue driving US sales growth

Bill Cawthon | 2 Jul 2015

June was another good month for the auto industry as US light vehicle sales continued to grow.

GM Thailand to export engines to North America

Tony Pugliese | 2 Jul 2015

General Motors Thailand plans to begin exports of diesel engines to North America from its factory in Rayong.

GM India announces management changes

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jul 2015

General Motors India has announced organisational changes, creating new management positions as part of its "long-term growth commitment to the Indian market", according to president and managing director Arvind Saxena.

GM pleased judge tosses out 'ignition switch' suit

Graeme Roberts | 1 Jul 2015

General Motors announced this week a judge in Delaware had dismissed a lawsuit by shareholders seeking to recoup losses stemming from the recall of millions of vehicles with an ignition switch defect linked to deaths.

Hyundai US inks NFL sponsorship, replaces GM

Graeme Roberts | 29 Jun 2015

Hyundai Motor's US unit is now an official automotive sponsor of the National Football League, replacing General Motors as the 'preferred marketing partner' of the football league.

GAZ looks to Tier 3 and beyond in supplier focus

Simon Warburton | 25 Jun 2015

Russian producer, GAZ Group says it has "supplier visibility" down to Tier 3 level and even further as it looks to leverage the possibly short-lived advantage of a rouble under pressure.

FCA long way off making GM offer

Graeme Roberts | 25 Jun 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is a long way from making any offer to GM shareholders, FCA chief executive Sergio Marchionne has said.

Chevy eyes more profit from new Cruze

Graeme Roberts | 25 Jun 2015

General Motors redesigned 2016 Cruze, on sale in the US early next year, will generate US$1,500 more profit per car than the old model, GM has estimated.

OnStar arrives in Brazil with Chevrolet Cruze

Graeme Roberts | 25 Jun 2015

General Motors' OnStar service will continue its global expansion with the launch of its emergency, security, navigation, diagnostics and connectivity services in Brazil in the Chevrolet Cruze later this year.

Nexteer forecasts EPS growth for small cars

Dave Leggett | 24 Jun 2015

Steering systems supplier Nexteer has said that its Electric Power Steering (EPS) systems are in higher demand as its customers seek efficiency gains and the technology becomes suitable for smaller cars.

GM appoints managing director of Saudi Arabia

Graeme Roberts | 23 Jun 2015

General Motors has appointed a managing director specifically to lead the company's operations and strategy for Saudi Arabia.

GM to spend $245m at Orion assembly plant

Graeme Roberts | 22 Jun 2015

General Motors on Monday said it would spend US$245m and add 300 new jobs at its Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan to support launching a new vehicle programme "unlike any in the plant’s 32-year history".

GM compensation fund pays out for 117 deaths

Graeme Roberts | 22 Jun 2015

General Motors' ignition switch related claims programme appears to be headed into its final stages.

GAZ looks to drive RUB5bn cost savings this year

Simon Warburton | 19 Jun 2015

GAZ Group says it aims to achieve RUB5bn (US$93m) in cost savings this year as it prepares to launch its new full metal van based on the Gazelle Next chassis.

UAW wants FCA labour cost advantage nixed

Graeme Roberts | 19 Jun 2015

Labour costs for union workers are much lower for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles than Detroit rivals Ford and General Motors, a disparity United Auto Workers president Dennis Williams has said he wants to fix.

UAW calls for worker pool to lower health costs

Graeme Roberts | 19 Jun 2015

United Auto Workers president Dennis Williams has said he wants to enter talks with the three major US automakers to pool active union and nonunion workers and UAW retirees to bargain for lower healthcare costs.

GM and FCA seek bank advice over merger bid

Graeme Roberts | 18 Jun 2015

General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have turned to investment banks for help to deal with a stand-off as FCA seeks to force a merger with its Detroit-based rival, according to a news agency report.

GM and Isuzu confirm collaboration in CVs

Dave Leggett | 16 Jun 2015

As reported earlier on just-auto General Motors and Isuzu Motors have reached an agreement on a US commercial vehicle collaboration, allowing Isuzu to strengthen its product line-up and GM to expand its commercial vehicle portfolio.

Chevrolet to offer low cab forward trucks

Dave Leggett | 16 Jun 2015

Under its new deal with Isuzu, Chevrolet has announced it will offer low cab forward medium-duty trucks in the US in 2016, returning the brand to a growing segment of the commercial vehicle market and expanding choices for fleet and commercial truck customers.

GM India hosts free pollution checks

Dave Leggett | 16 Jun 2015

As an environmentally conscious corporate citizen, General Motors India celebrated World Environment Day on 5 June by organising free Pollution Check-Up Camps across its dealerships and facilities including the Talegaon and Halol manufacturing facilities and General Motors Technical Centre India (GMTC-I).

GM to re-enter medium trucks with rebadged Isuzu

Graeme Roberts | 15 Jun 2015

General Motors is reviving a partnership with Isuzu to re-enter the US medium duty truck market.

GM to cut production, lay off workers at Orion

Graeme Roberts | 15 Jun 2015

General Motors plans to manufacture fewer Buick Veranos and Chevrolet Sonics at its Orion Township assembly plant.

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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