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Brands related to this company: Chevrolet, Opel, Vauxhall

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Interior design and technology - Vauxhall Astra

12 January 2017

Inspired by the Monza concept, the seventh-generation Vauxhall Astra made its global debut at the 2015 IAA. As one of the UK’s best-sellers, Astra is a household name for British car buyers with almost three million sold in the country over the last 38 years. Built at the carmaker’s Ellesmere Port factory, the mid-size hatchback is based on a lightweight vehicle architecture with a new design, punchy powertrains and novel technologies. Continuing just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we borrowed one to take a closer look.


Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile, offers a sneak preview of the confirmed and likely world debut cars and concept vehicles.


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.

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


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).


Former GM CFO heads for White House

18 January 2017

A former GM CFO has been appointed assistant to the president and director of strategic initiatives in the incoming Trump administration. Chris Liddell earlier joined GM early in 2010 and quit 15 months later, reportedly in part because he was passed over for the CEO role at the automaker post-bankruptcy.


GM China to launch 18 new/refreshed models in 2017

18 January 2017

General Motors will launch 18 new and refreshed models this year in China to achieve continued growth in the company’s largest retail market.


GM announces $1bn spend on US manufacturing

17 January 2017

General Motors has announced an additional US$1bn spend on its US manufacturing operations, as heralded by earlier media reports.


GM bringing forward $1bn US spend announcement

17 January 2017

US media overnight reported General Motors will today announce around US$1bn in factory investment and job retention plans but the plans have long been in the works, would have been announced regardless of political pressure and come after several thousand jobs were axed recently.


Geneva show debut - BMW, Jaguar & Opel premieres

17 January 2017

The Opel Crossland X and Jaguar XF estate will have their motor show debuts in Geneva, as will facelifts for all variants in the BMW 4 Series range.


just-auto Plus only Henkel upgrades SAIC-GM’s car coating line

17 January 2017

Henkel Asia-Pacific announced that its automotive team had used Bonderite M-NT 1820 surface pretreatment technology to help SAIC-GM upgrade its car coating line. The paint shop at SAIC-GM’s Jinqiao South plant, opened in 2003, used to employ...


China Cadillac chief sees 2017 growth but slower

17 January 2017

Cadillac expects slower growth in China this year after a 2016 spike spurred by the opening of a dedicated factory.


GM ignition switch crisis changed culture - exec

12 January 2017

The crisis that erupted over faulty ignition switches in 2014 changed General Motors' culture more than its bankruptcy five years earlier did, GM product development chief Mark Reuss said.


2017 Detroit auto show - world debuts list

11 January 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 North American International Auto Show are listed below. The most important models this year were of course the ninth generation Toyota Camry, which will also be the first vehicle using the (TN)GA-K architecture to be manufactured in the US; and the updated Ford F-150 which gains fresh engines, including a diesel.


just-auto Plus only GM US sales surge 10% in December 2016

11 January 2017

General Motors sold 249,983 vehicles in December to individual or “retail” customers in the US, up more than 3% from last year. Based on initial estimates, GM was the fastest growing full-line automaker in December and in 2016, led by strong retail...


just-auto Plus only GM China sales rise 7.1% in 2016

11 January 2017

General Motors and its joint ventures delivered a record 3,870,587 vehicles in China in 2016, which was an increase of 7.1% from the previous high in 2015. China remained GM’s largest market in terms of retail sales for the fifth consecutive year,...


Lobby group welcomes new Ford and GM diesels

10 January 2017

A lobby group has welcomed two major announcements from leading global manufacturers for new diesel options in light-duty vehicles at the Detroit show. Ford introduced a new three-litre diesel engine option for the 2018 F-150 pickup truck and GMC revealed a new (Opel) 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine option for its new 2018 GMC Terrain SUV.


just-auto Plus only Holden Australia expands its small-car lineup

10 January 2017

Holden has announced the next step in its rejuvenated small-car strategy, with confirmation the all-new Astra sedan will launch in 2017. Astra sedan joins Astra hatch and Astra coupe siblings to expand Holden’s world class small-car line-up, giving...


just-auto Plus only Buick’s five new 2017 models earn NHTSA five star

10 January 2017

Buick’s all-new 2017 LaCrosse flagship sedan has earned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) highest five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety rating, giving Buick a NHTSA five-star sweep across its entire tested lineup of...


just-auto Plus only Cadillac global sales up 15.5% in December 2016

10 January 2017

Cadillac sold 37,310 vehicles globally in December, bringing its total for 2016 to 308,692, the most since 1986. The year-end total marked an increase of 11.1% from the previous year. In December 2016, the seventh consecutive month of double-digit...


just-auto Plus only GM Canada 2016 sales up 3.8%

6 January 2017

Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers delivered 267,341 vehicles in 2016, an increase of 1.5% and 4,006 more vehicles than in 2015. GM Canada’s retail sales for 2016, were 201,514, an increase of 3.8%, marking the first time GM Canada has exceeded...


Trump targets GM for Mexico trade

3 January 2017

US president-elect Donald Trump has targeted General Motors for criticism over tariff-free imports to the US of cars made in low-cost Mexico.


just-auto Plus only GM China launches Cadillac CT6 Plug-in

3 January 2017

SAIC-GM, on 30 December, 2016, officially launched the newest member of the Cadillac CT6 American luxury sedan family, the CT6 Plug-in, in China. It is available in two variants priced at CNY558,800 (US$80,360) and CNY658,800. The CT6 marks Cadillac’s...


WiTricity/GM to test wireless charging prototype

21 December 2016

WiTricity says it is working with General Motors to test a wireless charging system prototype for electric vehicles.


just-auto Plus only GM China broadens technology over fuel efficiency

19 December 2016

General Motors China, on 8 December, 2016, showcased a variety of its industry-leading technologies for fuel efficiency at its Green in Motion 2016 event while reiterating its commitment to provide more advanced global technologies in this area. GM is...


just-auto Plus only GM to begin autonomous vehicle testing/production

16 December 2016

On the heels of the signing of the SAVE Act legislation to support autonomous vehicle testing and deployment in Michigan, General Motors will immediately begin testing autonomous vehicles on public roads. GM also announced it will produce the next generation...


China launches GM anti-trust probe

15 December 2016

The Chinese government has launched an investigation into possible anti-competitive practices among GM’s dealers in the country, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only GM announces further investment in US facilities

15 December 2016

General Motors on 14 December 2016 announced investments of US$552m for key US manufacturing facilities located in Tonawanda, Lockport and Rochester, New York and Parma, Ohio. GMNA Manufacturing and Labour Relations vice president Cathy Clegg...


China sales jump 17% in November

14 December 2016

New vehicle sales in China jumped by 16.6% to a record 2.96m units in November, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). 


GM delivers first Bolts to Tesla's back yard

14 December 2016

General Motors has delivered its first Chevrolet Bolt electric cars to three customers in Fremont, California, home to rival electric automaker Tesla Motors' assembly plant.


Chevrolet opens Bolt EV order book in Canada

12 December 2016

Sales of the new Chevrolet Bolt 'long range' EV have begun in Canada.


SKF supplies hub bearing units for Cadillac CT6

9 December 2016

SKF is supplying General Motors with front and rear wheel hub bearing units for the new 2016 Cadillac CT6 sedan.

General Motors news

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 concep...


GM resolves US SEC ignition switch investigation

19 January 2017

General Motors said it had resolved a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation a...


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 e...


Former GM CFO heads for White House

18 January 2017

A former GM CFO has been appointed assistant to the president and director of strategic initiativ...


GM China to launch 18 new/refreshed models in 2017

18 January 2017

General Motors will launch 18 new and refreshed models this year in China to achieve continued gr...


GM announces $1bn spend on US manufacturing

17 January 2017

General Motors has announced an additional US$1bn spend on its US manufacturing operations, as he...



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