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Brands related to this company: Chevrolet, Opel, Vauxhall

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THE WEEK THAT WAS - VW and GM back in the news

26 August 2016

Two of the world's largest automakers - Volkswagen and General Motors - have been in the news again this week, neither for entirely good reasons. Let's start with VW and its supplier row.


New Astra Sports Tourer & future Opel/Vauxhalls

27 July 2016

Vauxhall can’t seem to catch the Focus and Golf but the addition of the new estate is giving the griffin logo brand a strong sales boost, the Astra pulling past the VW Polo in June to become the UK’s sixth best selling model.


Recalls redux - the week that was

22 July 2016

The auto industry's current roster of infamous, recall-related scandals remained in the just-auto news this week as further revelations unfolded. Example: this article, confirming an aspect of the saga already well scrutinised by both regulators and media - air bag supplier Takata routinely manipulated results of inflator tests supplied to Honda. Just today, we learned US regulators, aka NHTSA, want GM to recall another 4.3m Takata inflator-equipped vehicles. To use an old media biz term, this story 'has legs' and it sure will run awhile yet.


Rise of the manufacturing ‘bots - Comment

19 July 2016

Thoughts this week are with the clever technology that is gradually changing the world of manufacturing.

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


Texas jury rules GM ignition switch not to blame

26 August 2016

A Texas jury has ruled an ignition switch in a General Motors car was not to blame for a fatal 2011 crash, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only General Motors to accelerate EV market in China

26 August 2016

General Motors executive director for electrification Larry Nitz on 25 August 2016, shared in Shanghai the company’s technical strength and roadmap in the area of electrification. GM is accelerating the launch of electrified vehicles (EVs) in China....


Opel Ampera-e to make global debut at Paris show

25 August 2016

Opel said this week it would "revolutionise electromobility at the up-coming Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris as its latest Ampera-e electric car makes its world debut".


GM recycles 2m water bottles into fleece

25 August 2016

General Motors is adding 2m water bottles from Flint, Michigan residents into its Do Your Part water bottle recycling initiative.


Holden's Colorado no longer 'beaut ute' down under

24 August 2016

General Motors' Australian unit Holden has dropped the decades-old Antipodean term for pick up truck - 'ute' (for 'utility') - and has adopted instead the US term to call its redesigned, Thai-built midsize Colorado a 'truck'.


Opel Russelsheim starts updated Zafira production

24 August 2016

The first updated Opel Zafira has been built in Opel’s Rüsselsheim plant. Production started with a red unit with OPC line package, equipped with AFL LED technology (adaptive forward lighting) and radar-based adaptive cruise control.


GM asks Texas court to reject 'ignition key' claim

23 August 2016

General Motors this week reportedly asked a Texas judge to throw out a lawsuit over a fatal 2011 crash blamed on a faulty ignition switch, accusing plaintiffs and their lawyers of fabricating evidence about the vehicle's key during the ongoing trial.


Citing Brexit, GM's Opel reduces working hours

22 August 2016

General Motors' European unit Opel/Vauxhall is scaling back working hours at two German plants due to lower demand for the Corsa and Insignia models, citing Britain's recent 'Brexit' vote to leave the European Union.


2016 Pebble Beach Concours - world debuts

22 August 2016

The 65th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and associated events took place on California's Monterey Peninsula between 16 and 21 August. The following is a list of concept and new model world premieres.


just-auto Plus only Cadillac debuts Escala Cocept in California

19 August 2016

The Escala Concept debuted in California on 18 August 2016, introducing the next evolution of Cadillac design and previewing the craftsmanship and technology being developed for many future models. Following a series of private previews, Escala will be...


Chevrolet launching Cavalier nameplate in China

18 August 2016

Chevrolet China said it would launch a new compact midsize family sedan called the Cavalier at the Chengdu Auto Show next month.


just-auto Plus only GM US recalls 2016 Buick Verano to fix fuel lines

18 August 2016

NHTSA campaign number: 16V595000 Component(s): Fuel system, gasoline Potential number of units affected: 189 units Summary: General Motors is recalling certain model year 2016 Buick Verano vehicles manufactured 16 February 2016, to 12 May 2016,...


Texas judge dismisses GM ignition switch lawsuit

16 August 2016

A Texas judge has dismissed a lawsuit against General Motors from a woman who blamed a 2012 car crash on a faulty ignition switch that later prompted the company the recall of 2.6m vehicles.


Unifor opens with tough gambit on Canada talks

12 August 2016

Canadian labour body, Unifor, is insisting there will be no contract deals with the three Detroit automakers unless they agree to new investments in the country.


just-auto Plus only Tenneco to open new clean air plant in Tennessee

12 August 2016

Tenneco, on 11 August 2016, announced plans to open a new clean air manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, to support programmes for General Motors. The 117,000-square foot facility, located near GM’s Spring Hill assembly plant, is scheduled...


just-auto Plus only Strattec posts sales of US$108.3m in Q4 2016

12 August 2016

Strattec Security Corporation on 11 August 2016, reported operating results for the fiscal fourth quarter and year ended 3 July 2016. Fourth quarter Net sales for the fourth quarter ended 3 July 2016 were US$108.3m, compared to net sales of $98.4m for the...


just-auto Plus only GM vehicles in China ready to take the heat

12 August 2016

 It is now “furnace season” in many parts of China, with daily temperatures often exceeding 40 degrees Celsius. On such days, heat gets trapped inside vehicles, causing cabin temperatures to become much higher than outside temperatures....


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores updated Holden Colorado five stars

11 August 2016

The Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) on 11 August 2016, published a 5-star ANCAP safety rating for the Holden Colorado utility noting its impressive pedestrian protection score. All variants of the updated Holden Colorado - scheduled to...


just-auto Plus only GM Canada updates on Unifor contract negotiations

11 August 2016

Steve Carlisle, president and MD, GM Canada stated, “There has been a lot of public comment about Unifor auto contract negotiations that open this week, particularly regarding their importance for future investments in Canadian auto manufacturing....


just-auto Plus only General Motors Canada posts fact sheet

10 August 2016

GM Canada / Unifor Bargaining (2016) The current GM Canada/Unifor contract expires at 11:59 p.m. on 19 September, 2016 for the national master agreement, which covers approximately 3,860 hourly employees, 2,400 at the Oshawa Assembly Plant, 1,400 at St....


just-auto Plus only Cadillac July 2016 global sales surge 20.9%

9 August 2016

In July Cadillac sold 24,769 new vehicles globally, an increase of 20.9%. The sharp increase was driven by the brand’s newest models, the CT6 prestige sedan and XT5 luxury crossover, as well as the ATS product line supported by continued strong growth in...


Tenneco unveils clean air plant in Lansing

8 August 2016

Tenneco says it has opened a new clean air manufacturing plant in Lansing, Michigan, to support General Motors and its crossover vehicle platform.


just-auto Plus only Tenneco opens new facility in Lansing

5 August 2016

Tenneco announced on 4 August 2016, the opening of a new clean air manufacturing plant in Lansing, Michigan, to support General Motors and its crossover vehicle platform. The 70,000-square foot facility, which opened 5 June 2016, is responsible for...


South Korean domestic sales fall 11% in July

4 August 2016

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers declined 10.6% to 121,144 units in July, from 135,516 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country’s vehicle manufacturers.


just-auto Plus only GM China sales up 18% in July 2016

4 August 2016

General Motors and its joint ventures delivered a July record 270,529 vehicles in China, taking deliveries for 2016 past 2m vehicles. July deliveries advanced 18% year over year, with the Buick, Cadillac and Baojun brands reaching all-time highs for the...


just-auto Plus only GM Canada sales dip 6% in July 2016

4 August 2016

Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers delivered 21,255 vehicles in July 2016 versus 22,826 in July 2015. John Roth, vice president, sales, service and marketing for GM Canada said, “While July sales slowed slightly after a strong June, we...


just-auto Plus only New Opel Astra features Borbet BS5 wheels

3 August 2016

The new Opel Astra and the Borbet BS5 create a particularly beautiful combination, the classic Y-spoke wheel and the dynamic compact car are true soulmates when it comes to presentation. The newest edition of the Opel Astra is fresher, sportier and more...


just-auto Plus only GM US July sales climb 5%

3 August 2016

General Motors sold 236,235 vehicles to individual or “retail” customers in July, up 5% year-over-year, driven by across the board increases at Chevrolet, GMC, Buick and Cadillac. GM’s brands collectively had their best July retail sales...


just-auto Plus only Chevrolet sells 100,000 Volts in the US

3 August 2016

Chevrolet Volt sold 100,000 units in the US, a landmark achievement and a no-compromise driving experience for the owners with an estimated 53 miles of electric range and a total range of 420 miles between gasoline fill-ups or full recharges. So why is this...


LG supplying key components for Chevrolet Bolt

2 August 2016

LG Electronics has been named as the supplier of major electrical system parts for the Chevrolet Bolt. Production of this plug-in crossover is due to commence in October.

General Motors news

THE WEEK THAT WAS - VW and GM back in the news

26 August 2016

Two of the world's largest automakers - Volkswagen and General Motors - have been in the news aga...


Texas jury rules GM ignition switch not to blame

26 August 2016

A Texas jury has ruled an ignition switch in a General Motors car was not to blame for a fatal 20...


just-auto Plus only General Motors to accelerate EV market in China

26 August 2016

General Motors executive director for electrification Larry Nitz on 25 August 2016, shared in Sha...


Opel Ampera-e to make global debut at Paris show

25 August 2016

Opel said this week it would "revolutionise electromobility at the up-coming Mondial de l'Automob...


GM recycles 2m water bottles into fleece

25 August 2016

General Motors is adding 2m water bottles from Flint, Michigan residents into its Do Your Part wa...


Holden's Colorado no longer 'beaut ute' down under

24 August 2016

General Motors' Australian unit Holden has dropped the decades-old Antipodean term for pick up tr...



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