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Brands related to this company: Chevrolet, Opel, Vauxhall

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THE WEEK - PSA, GM Europe, Geneva

10 March 2017

Yes, of course, Geneva this week, with lots of shiny new metal to get the consumer media all a-Twitter (other social media platforms are available), but the big story, looking all but inevitable a week ago, was the first-thing-Monday announcement PSA would acquire GM Europe's Opel/Vauxhall operations. Or, as some pundits put it, GM (with some large pension liability support) will pay PSA to take it away.


Scale drives PSA's Opel ambitions - COMMENT

7 March 2017

The deal is all but done, scheduled to complete this year. Opel/Vauxhall is to become part of the PSA Group. When the news broke last month that the two were in talks for a sale, my thoughts could be summed up in a simple question: Why would PSA want to take that on?


European auto workers await fate - the week

3 March 2017

This was not a good week to be a worker in certain auto or engine making plants owned by GM, PSA or Ford in the UK and Spain. Especially for those of nervous disposition.


Europe’s squeezed middle feels race to the bottom

28 February 2017

There’s been a lot of talk recently about globalisation and the race to the bottom it engenders. Once costs have been ratcheted down so much through process improvement or a shift to the newest low-cost country, where do you go next? The whole globalisation rationale had been questioned recently, not least by the populist protectionism that helped get Donald Trump elected as US president.

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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.

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GM reports Q1 net income up by a third

28 April 2017

Boosted by higher profitability in North America, General Motors has reported first quarter net income up by 33.5% to USD2.6bn.


GM and Toyota to boost Brazil exports

28 April 2017

The 70% year on year growth in exports from Brazilian auto plants in the first quarter of 2017 delighted the automakers and has prompted something of a rush to get more cars out to foreign markets amidst only a slight domestic recovery so far. Toyota and GM have just confirmed they're doing just that.


GM steps up China electric/hybrid launch plan

24 April 2017

General Motors plans to launch at least 10 electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle models in China by 2020, company officials told reporters at the Shanghai motor show.


GM loses ignition switch bankruptcy appeal

24 April 2017

The US Supreme Court has turned down GM's request to review the second circuit's ruling striking down the bankruptcy shield for the car company as it relates to hundreds of victims of the ignition switch defect in GM vehicles.


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


Venezuela seizes GM factory

20 April 2017

General Motors reportedly said Venezuelan authorities had illegally seized its factory in the industrial hub of Valencia and vowed to "take all legal actions" to defend its rights.


IAA world debuts - Opel Grandland X

19 April 2017

Opel has revealed details of the Grandland X well in advance of its world premiere at the Frankfurt IAA in September.


GKN supplies Opel Insignia AWD system

18 April 2017

GKN Driveline said its Twinster torque vectoring all-wheel drive (AWD) system has entered series production with another major car manufacturer.


GM taking out 10 weeks' US production - report

13 April 2017

General Motors will close some US plants for a combined total of 10 weeks of production time in the second half of the year, a move that will help balance swelling stock levels, the automaker's North America president has said.


2017 New York motor show - global debuts list

13 April 2017

There was no stand-out star at this year's New York International Auto Show, though for sheer novelty value, FCA's 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon could be rightly thought of as the biggest attraction.


GM adding 1,163 jobs in San Francisco

13 April 2017

Information posted by the California Governor's Office of Business and Development indicates that General Motors is adding 1,163 jobs in the San Francisco region through its Cruise Automation property, the investor website Seeking Alpha reported.


just-auto Plus only Cadillac CT6 to featurehands-free driving tech

11 April 2017

The 2018 Cadillac CT6 will feature Super Cruise, the industry’s first true hands-free driving technology for the highway. Unlike other driver assistance systems, Super Cruise utilises two advanced technology systems - a driver attention system and...


Tesla becomes more valuable than GM

10 April 2017

Elon Musk's Tesla has passed General Motors to become America’s most valuable carmaker, according to reports.


Vauxhall union absent at PSA/IG Metall Berlin meet

5 April 2017

Germany's Economic Affairs Minister says a meeting today (5 April) in Berlin between unions, PSA and numerous high-ranking politicians to discuss the French automaker's proposed acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall showed "progress," although British labour body, Unite, was conspicuous by its absence.


just-auto Plus only GM US sales up 1.9% in Q1 2017

5 April 2017

General Motors, which grew its retail sales faster than any other full-line automaker in 2016, outpaced the industry once again in March. The company also gained retail share in the first quarter of 2017. “The economy is strong and we see more growth...


just-auto Plus only Cadillac global sales up 22.1% in March 2017

5 April 2017

Cadillac sold 27,406 vehicles in March 2017 globally, an increase of 22.1%. March was the 10th consecutive month of double-digit percentage growth. Cadillac sales in the rapidly expanding midsize luxury crossover segment grew 65% in March and 54.4% so far...


South Korean domestic sales fall 2% in March

4 April 2017

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers fell by 2% to 145,903 units in March 2017, from 148,848 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 Canada March 2017 sales up 22.9%

4 April 2017

Based on initial estimates, GM Canada led the automotive industry in March, driven by strong retail sales gains of 27.2% year-over-year. Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers delivered 30,115 total vehicles in the month, an increase of 22.9%...


GM rejects new share proposal and board nominees

29 March 2017

General Motors has rejected a non-binding proposal that Greenlight Capital intends to submit for a vote at the automaker's 2017 annual meeting of shareholders.


GM India signs three year wage deal for Talegaon

27 March 2017

General Motors India (GMI) said a new three-year wage agreement, good till 31 March, 2020, just signed with the General Motors Employees union would support further advances in vehicle manufacturing quality, efficiency and an improved work environment.


GM to phase out Cruze production in Thailand

22 March 2017

General Motors has said it plans to phase out sales and production of passenger cars in Thailand, choosing instead to focus on its more popular pickup trucks and SUVs in this market.


GM Brazil to refurbish plant after union deal

21 March 2017

Following negotiations with a key union, GM will refurbish its oldest plant in Brazil (inaugurated 1930).


France Opel diesel probe closed

20 March 2017

France's anti-fraud office has closed its investigations concerning Opel's diesel vehicles.


Magneti Marelli announces supply deals

17 March 2017

Magneti Marelli has announced supply deals under which its Automotive Lighting and Powertrain Technology divisions supply key components to new vehicle models, many of which were launched at this month's Geneva motor show.


GM firms up 900 jobs in Michigan

16 March 2017

General Motors has announced it will add or retain approximately 900 jobs across three Michigan facilities during the next 12 months.


Trump to eye Obama's last-minute CAFE rules

13 March 2017

US president Donald Trump is expected to roll back another Obama administration policy with an announcement of a review of fuel economy rules on Wednesday (15 March).


PSA teams with BNP Paribas for Opel financing

10 March 2017

PSA Group and BNP Paribas have announced a long-term partnership in automotive finance as the French automaker looks to take over the joint acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall’s financing activities.


just-auto Plus only Cadillac introduces V2V solution standard on CTS

10 March 2017

Cadillac introduces Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications this month in the CTS performance sedan, beginning with 2017 interim model year cars in production now. V2V-equipped vehicles share information that can be used to alert drivers to upcoming potential...


GM/Honda FCV JV names executive team

8 March 2017

General Motors and Honda have announced the executive structure for their recently established joint venture company, Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC.


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.

General Motors news

GM reports Q1 net income up by a third

28 April 2017

Boosted by higher profitability in North America, General Motors has reported first quarter net i...


GM and Toyota to boost Brazil exports

28 April 2017

The 70% year on year growth in exports from Brazilian auto plants in the first quarter of 2017 de...


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...


GM steps up China electric/hybrid launch plan

24 April 2017

General Motors plans to launch at least 10 electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle models in Chi...


GM loses ignition switch bankruptcy appeal

24 April 2017

The US Supreme Court has turned down GM's request to review the second circuit's ruling s...


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production mo...



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