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Brands related to this company: Chevrolet, Opel, Vauxhall

Latest insights


PSA eyes Opel - the week

17 February 2017

It would be fair to say la merde a frappé le ventilateur when news broke - on Valentines Day, no less, that Opel was on the block. Again. With the French automaker PSA in the frame this time. We have been here before.


With PSA in frame, FCA-GM merger still no sense

16 February 2017

Since before the bailouts of 2009, industry and financial mavens have been calling for the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General Motors or, failing that, the acquisition of FCA by GM.


Has GM finally lost patience with Europe?

14 February 2017

PSA Peugeot Citroen has confirmed that it is in talks over the possible acquisition of General Motors' European business unit that operates under the Opel and Vauxhall brand names. Why might GM want to offload and why might PSA be interested?


Multiple Opel-Vauxhall SUVs to follow new Mokka X

8 February 2017

Volkswagen and General Motors Europe took different paths to the same place. Opel and Vauxhall were in the B-SUV segment years before almost all others with the Mokka. Meanwhile, VW still has no small SUV but dominates several larger classes in EU markets. Soon, GM Europe will begin adding three more SUVs in an attempt to take on Europe's number one brand.

Latest interviews


GENEVA - Interview with Opel CEO Neumann

2 March 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.


Interview with Vauxhall MD Tim Tozer

17 September 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

19 January 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.


Nexteer president and COO Laurent Bresson

19 January 2015

Nexteer, the former GM Saginaw steering division, has flourished under the ownership of China-based Pacific Century Motors its owner since 2011. Calum MacRae caught up with Nexteer’s president and COO Laurent Bresson at the recent NAIAS.

Latest news


GM CEO wants Opel independent after sale to PSA

17 February 2017

Opel should remain an independent company with current management in place after a possible sale to PSA Peugeot Citroën, GM CEO Mary Barra has insisted in negotiations with the French company.


UK union requests ugent PSA CEO talks

17 February 2017

British union leaders are requesting urgent talks with the CEO of PSA Groupe as speculation grows any new Franco-German alliance could be at the expense of future UK commitments.


Geneva show debuts list - Hyundai i30 Wagon

17 February 2017

The i30 estate will make its world debut at the Geneva motor show, Hyundai has announced.


Yet another facelift for nine-year old Citroën C5

17 February 2017

Another world premiere for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 has been been added to just-auto.com's debuts list. Astonishingly, the poor selling Citroën C5 is to be given yet another facelift.


just-auto Plus only Redesigned Buick LaCrosse earns IIHS safety rating

17 February 2017

The redesigned Buick LaCrosse earns a good rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's challenging small overlap front crash test and qualifies for a Top Safety Pick award. The large car held up well in the test, which replicates what happens...


just-auto Plus only GMC reveals new 2018 Terrain at the Canadian show

17 February 2017

GMC on 16 February 2017 revealed the all-new 2018 Terrain at the Canadian International Auto Show. Representing the next chapter of GMC design, the boldly styled and intelligently engineered successor to the brand’s popular compact SUV, it offers greater...


just-auto Plus only Chevrolet Canada introduces 2018 Traverse/Equinox

17 February 2017

Chevrolet on 16 February 2017 introduced the all-new 2018 Traverse and next-generation Equinox Turbo-Diesel at the Canadian International Auto Show.  “One of the hottest segments in Canada continues to be crossovers and SUVs. With the addition of...


GM downplays factory closures if PSA deal seals

16 February 2017

General Motors has downplayed the possibility of large-scale factory closures in Germany and Britain following any deal to sell its European brands to Peugeot maker PSA Group, officials in both countries have said.


Barra says GM-PSA merger would benefit both

16 February 2017

General Motors chief executive Mary Barra has told employees combining GM's European Opel and Vauxhall business with Peugeot would be beneficial for both companies.


What now for Neumann's electro-Opel plan?

15 February 2017

Opel's board was completely surprised by news of negotiations with PSA Groupe, according to Germany's Manager Magazin, learning only from a phone call on Tuesday morning, though CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann had been informed a little earlier.


English union digs in heels over Vauxhall and PSA

15 February 2017

Following his meeting with Greg Clark, the secretary of state for business and industrial strategy, the leader of the UK union, Unite said General Motors had a moral duty to stand by the UK workforce – and repeated his call for the backing given by government to Nissan, to ensure that it maintains its UK car production when the UK leaves the European Union, is offered to the rest of the UK car industry.


PSA mulls Opel purchase from GM

14 February 2017

PSA Groupe is confirming it is in talks with General Motors for the potential purchase of Opel.


PSA urges caution as it mulls Opel purchase

14 February 2017

PSA Groupe is warning there is "no certainty" at this stage its potential acquisition of General Motors subsidiary, Opel, will go ahead.


just-auto Plus only New Cruze Diesel Sedan receives best EPA ratings

14 February 2017

Chevrolet announces that the 2017 Cruze Diesel Sedan has achieved a US EPA-estimated 52 mpg highway rating - the highest highway fuel economy rating of any non-hybrid/non-EV in America – is a clear indication about the future for diesel passenger...


UAW hails US$12,000 bonus after GM record revenue

8 February 2017

America's UAW union says its members "deserve every penny" of the US$12,000 maximum bonus to be paid by General Motors as its staff share in record 2016 revenue of US$166bn unveiled this week.


GM reports 2016 net income over $9bn

7 February 2017

Although the result was slightly down on the previous year, General Motors has reported another bumper bottom line with 2016 net income at $9.43bn (2.7% down on 2015).


South Korean domestic sales flat in January

3 February 2017

Domestic sales among South Korea's five main automakers were flat at 106,210 units in January, compared with 106,281 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country's vehicle manufacturers.


China’s JAC plans SUV JV in Mexico

3 February 2017

Chinese automaker Jianghuai Automobile Co Ltd (JAC) and Mexico’s Giant Motors Latino America plan to jointly assemble SUVs at a plant near Mexico City, according to local sources.


just-auto Plus only GM US sales down 3.8% in January 2017

3 February 2017

General Motors US dealers delivered 195,909 cars, trucks and crossovers in January, down 3.8% year over year. Retail sales totalled 155,010 units, down 4.9%, and the company set a new January record for average transaction prices. “In early January,...


just-auto Plus only Cadillac global sales up 44.2% in January 2017

3 February 2017

Cadillac sold 29,764 vehicles in January, a 44.2% increase. This is the eighth consecutive month of double-digit percentage increases for Cadillac. Driven by the new XT5, Cadillac sales in the midsize luxury crossover category – the industry’s...


just-auto Plus only GM Canada January 2017 sales grow 1.5%

2 February 2017

Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers delivered 14,605 total vehicles in January, an increase of 1.5% year over year. This builds on the strong close to 2016, when GM Canada crossed the 200,000 threshold for retail sales with only four...


just-auto Plus only Tesla and BMW EVs fail to earn IIHS rating

1 February 2017

Two all-electric vehicles fall short of meeting the Institute's awards criteria, but consumers who want to minimise gas consumption while also prioritising safety can choose from two plug-in hybrids that earn the 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award. The two...


GM and Honda establish fuel cell manufacturing JV

31 January 2017

General Motors and Honda have announced the establishment of the auto industry's first manufacturing joint venture to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company. 


just-auto Plus only GM opens new Canadian Technical Centre

31 January 2017

Over 70 members of the Business Council of Canada joined General Motors at the new Canadian Technical Centre - Markham Campus on 30 January 2017, where GM will develop new autonomous vehicle software and controls, active safety and vehicle dynamics systems,...


just-auto Plus only GM launches new SDK for in-vehicle applications

27 January 2017

General Motors on 26 January 2017 launched a next generation infotainment software development kit (NGI SDK) that allows software developers around the world to develop and test in-vehicle applications for GM’s infotainment systems. With the NGI SDK,...


Trump tells Big 3 CEOs: more US plants and jobs

24 January 2017

As expected, president Donald Trump encouraged chief executives of General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler at a Tuesday (24 January) breakfast meeting to increase production in the US and boost employment there, media reports said.


GM India halts new product spend for review

23 January 2017

General Motors has halted spending on new models for India while it reviews its future product line, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only Buick Avista concept premiered at Montreal show

20 January 2017

On 19 January 2017, at the Montreal International Auto Show the award-winning Buick Avista concept made its Canadian premier on the heels of a record sales year and continued portfolio transformation at Buick Canada. “The Avista is a modern expression...


GM resolves US SEC ignition switch investigation

19 January 2017

General Motors said it had resolved a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation arising from the company’s 2014 ignition switch recalls by consenting to an administrative SEC Cease and Desist Order, without admitting or denying any wrong doing. 


First glimpse of GM Europe's new small SUV

18 January 2017

General Motors Europe's Opel and Vauxhall brands took a while, some rebadged Korean interlopers excepted, to get into SUVs so this year, comparatively speaking, they're going nuts. On top of the freshened Mokka, now appended with an X, comes the Crossland (plus X) and, soon, the Grandland (plus X).

General Motors news

PSA eyes Opel - the week

17 February 2017

It would be fair to say la merde a frappé le ventilateur when news broke - on Valentines D...


GM CEO wants Opel independent after sale to PSA

17 February 2017

Opel should remain an independent company with current management in place after a possible sale...


UK union requests ugent PSA CEO talks

17 February 2017

British union leaders are requesting urgent talks with the CEO of PSA Groupe as speculation swirl...


Geneva show debuts list - Hyundai i30 Wagon

17 February 2017

The i30 estate will make its world debut at the Geneva motor show, Hyundai has announced. Info...


Yet another facelift for nine-year old Citroën C5

17 February 2017

Another world premiere for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 has been been added to just-auto.com's debu...


just-auto Plus only Redesigned Buick LaCrosse earns IIHS safety rating

17 February 2017

The redesigned Buick LaCrosse earns a good rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety&#...



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