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Brands related to this company: Chevrolet, Opel, Vauxhall

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Will GM regret the shrinking of Chevrolet?

18 July 2017

GM has consolidated operations and withdrawn its Chevrolet brand from a number of markets as part of a strategy to focus activity where it turns a profit. There's a clear short-term benefit to the bottom line, but will it be regretted in the long-term as rivals are left to exploit new opportunities in emerging markets?


ANALYSIS - what the future holds for Chevrolet

13 July 2017

Following a major expansion in the 2000s, Chevrolet is now shrinking. Fast. GM has pulled its largest brand from all European markets (though the Corvette and Camaro remain available), and a withdrawal from India and South Africa has now begun too. Meanwhile, in the US, China and South Korea, sales of Chevy car models are falling, leaving Brazil as the world's only large market where things are improving.


ANALYSIS - Holden's future under GM and Groupe PSA

5 July 2017

Over the last five years, GM has slipped from second place in Australia to its current fourth position. General Motors Holden fears that with the closure of only car plant near Adelaide in October, the brand could slide further.


ANALYSIS - current and future GMC trucks and SUVs

30 June 2017

GMC is General Motors' second largest division by sales volume in North America. While traditionally a truck brand, it continues to evolve, with smaller and more fuel efficient SUVs and crossovers added in recent years. That strategy is working well, with sales for the year to the end of May reaching 221,741 units, a year on year gain of five per cent.

Latest interviews


Opel chief interior designer on the new Insignia

27 April 2017

Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and technology trends, we borrowed the new Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport to take a closer look and got the inside story from Stefan Arndt, Adam Opel AG's chief interior designer.


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.

Latest news


IAA world debuts - Jaguar XJR575

24 July 2017

Suzuki has issued one image but no other details of the Swift Sport. The new car will have its motor show debut at the Frankfurt IAA.


just-auto Plus only GM launches Dev Client for in-vehicle app testing

24 July 2017

General Motors has launched GM Dev Client, an industry-first app that gives approved developers who have created in-vehicle applications the ability to test them in a real GM vehicle. In-vehicle app testing is the next step for app developers who have already...


Kia, GM Korea workers vote for strike action

21 July 2017

Workers at Kia Motors in South Korea this week voted in favour of strike action after wage negotiations with the company broke down.


Automakers invest in autonomous vehicle data firm

19 July 2017

Autonomous vehicle technology company Nauto said it had raised US$159m of financing led by Softbank and venture capital firm Greylock Partners. BMW iVentures, General Motors Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, the venture unit of Allianz Group, Playground Global and Draper Nexus have previously invested in the firm.


just-auto Plus only GM US recalls Buick Envision vehicles

18 July 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V412000 Manufacturer: General Motors Components: Structure Potential number of units affected: 10 Summary General Motors (GM) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Buick Envision vehicles. The affected vehicles received a replacement...


just-auto Plus only myChevrolet App available on Apple watch

14 July 2017

Chevrolet is giving its owners another option to use their myChevrolet app by making it available on Apple Watch. Chevrolet owners can now remote start and stop their vehicle, lock and unlock the doors, activate and cancel the horn and lights, locate their...


Faurecia/Liuzhou Wuling establish seating JV

7 July 2017

Faurecia has announced its new joint-venture with Liuzhou Wuling Industry, named Faurecia Liuzhou Automotive Seating.


just-auto Plus only Cadillac global sales surge 7.2% in June 2017

7 July 2017

Cadillac globally sold 27,636 units in June 2017, an increase of 7.2%. Growth in Asia helped to fuel global sales. China sales were up by 34.9%, accompanied by gains in South Korea and Japan. For the year to date, Cadillac sales in China are up...


just-auto Plus only IIHS announces ratings for six large cars

6 July 2017

The Lincoln Continental, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Toyota Avalon come out at the top of a group of six large cars recently evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The three cars qualify for Top Safety Pick+, the Institutes highest...


EU antitrust authorities approve PSA Opel buy

5 July 2017

EU antitrust authorities have approved PSA group's proposed acquisition of General Motors' Opel/Vauxhall automotive business.


just-auto Plus only GM Canada sales up 4.2% in June 2017

5 July 2017

Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers delivered 27,151 vehicles in June, an increase of 4.2% year-over-year - the company’s best June since 2011. “The first half of the year has been filled with bests, and that momentum continued through...


South Korean domestic sales fall 13% in June

4 July 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers declined by 13% to 139,842 units in June from 161,062 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


GM Korea CEO quits, will be an adviser

4 July 2017

GM Korea CEO James Kim will depart 31 August to become the full-time president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Seoul, according to a local media report.


just-auto Plus only General Motors US sales down 5% in June 2017

4 July 2017

General Motors reported June US retail sales of 202,908 vehicles, down about 3% from the same period last year. However, in the fastest growing US retail market segment, GM’s crossover retail sales were up 23%, due largely to the strength of Chevrolet...


World premieres at the 2017 Goodwood FoS

3 July 2017

The 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed took place between 29 June and 2 July inclusive. The list of vehicle world premieres is published below.


just-auto Plus only GM's human resources chief to retire

30 June 2017

General Motors on 29 June 2017 announced John Quattrone, GM’s senior vice president of Global Human Resources, has elected to retire effective 1 September 2017, after more than 41 years with the company.  In addition, GM announced today the...


GM India expands Beat range exports

28 June 2017

GM in India has commenced shipments of the sedan version of its Chevrolet Beat to Latin America markets.


just-auto Plus only Chevrolet Bolt earns IIHS top safety ratings

21 June 2017

The Chevrolet Bolt is the first all-electric vehicle to earn a 2017 award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The small car is new for the 2017 model year. Unlike the Chevrolet Volt, it has no back-up gas engine. The Bolt earns good ratings...


IAC opens India engineering centre

20 June 2017

IAC has opened an engineering centre in Pune, India as well as holding the groundbreaking ceremony for a manufacturing site within General Motors' new supplier park in Arlington, Texas.


GM opens new supplier park at Arlington facility

19 June 2017

General Motors has unveiled plans to open a new supplier park to support future vehicle production at its Arlington Assembly, with a start-date at some point next year.


just-auto Plus only Magna introduces new D-Optic LED headlamps

14 June 2017

D-Optic lighting is unique for automotive applications because it is scalable and is custom-developed for a vehicle's specific shape and styling. LEDs and lenses can be added or subtracted to suit each unique design. The innovative headlamps make their...


GM Orion plant builds 130 self-driving Bolt EV's

14 June 2017

General Motors has completed production of 130 Chevrolet Bolt EV test vehicles equipped with its next generation self-driving technology at its Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township, Michigan.


just-auto Plus only PPG supplies colour solutions for Chevrolet FNR-X

13 June 2017

The Chevrolet FNR-X, the first all-purpose sports concept vehicle from SAIC General Motors, made its world premiere at Auto Shanghai 2017. Its stylised and sophisticated appearance impressed the audience, including brilliant metallic colour care of the PPG...


Opel chief's exit confirmed

12 June 2017

Opel CEO Dr Karl-Thomas Neumann has stepped down as the Speaker of the Management Board and CEO of Opel/Vauxhall.


Opel sale to PSA could close early

9 June 2017

General Motors could close the deal selling Opel to PSA by the end of July rather than the end of the year, media reports said.


Automakers slow on standardising AEB

9 June 2017

Automakers are moving slowly on widespread fitment of crash prevention technology that regulators say could prevent thousands of deaths and injuries every year, a media report said.


GM India dealers eye US class action compo suit

9 June 2017

General Motors dealers in India reportedly are exploring options of filing a class action suit in the US over what they say is inadequate compensation for their point of sale (PoS) investments by the carmaker planning to exit the local market by the end of this year.


just-auto Plus only GM to launch Commercial Link services in Canada

7 June 2017

General Motors plans to expand its Commercial Link service to Canada this fall.  This platform is specifically designed for small businesses to access key vehicle information such as location, fuel level, miles driven and maintenance needs at any time....


GM shareholders reject Greenlight proposal

6 June 2017

General Motors has announced that, based on the preliminary vote count at its  2017 Annual Meeting, shareholders rejected Greenlight's proposal to create a dual-class common stock structure. Shareholders also elected all eleven of GM's Board nominees.


just-auto Plus only Cadillac global sales up 33.8% in May 2017

6 June 2017

Cadillac globally sold 29,738 units in May 2017, an increase of 33.8% – driven by strong year-over-year growth in all markets. May marked the 12th consecutive month of double-digit growth for Cadillac, and continued execution of the brand’s...

General Motors news

IAA world debuts - Jaguar XJR575

24 July 2017

Suzuki has issued one image but no other details of the Swift Sport. The new car will have its mo...


just-auto Plus only GM launches Dev Client for in-vehicle app testing

24 July 2017

General Motors has launched GM Dev Client, an industry-first app that gives approved developers w...


Kia, GM Korea workers vote for strike action

21 July 2017

Workers at Kia Motors in South Korea this week voted in favour of strike action after wage negoti...


Automakers invest in autonomous vehicle data firm

19 July 2017

Autonomous vehicle technology company Nauto said it had raised US$159m of financing led by Softba...


Will GM regret the shrinking of Chevrolet?

18 July 2017

GM has consolidated operations and withdrawn its Chevrolet brand from a number of markets as part...


just-auto Plus only GM US recalls Buick Envision vehicles

18 July 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V412000 Manufacturer: General Motors Components: Structure Potential...



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