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Brands related to this company: Chevrolet, Opel, Vauxhall

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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.


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.

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 New Cadillac XT5 earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

23 September 2016

The 2017 Cadillac XT5, a new midsize luxury SUV, qualifies for the top award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The XT5 earns good ratings in all five of the institute's crashworthiness evaluations. When equipped with optional front crash...


just-auto Plus only Chevrolet reveals new 2018 Equinox compact SUV

23 September 2016

On the autumnal equinox on 22 September, 2016, Chevrolet introduced the all-new 2018 Equinox, a fresh and modern SUV sized and designed to meet the needs of the compact SUV customer. “We’ve got the strongest truck business in the industry and...


Paris show world debuts list - Ferrari GTC4Lusso T

22 September 2016

Ferrari will reveal an additional version of the four-wheel drive, four-seat GTC4Lusso at the Paris motor show. The GTC4Lusso T retains the four-wheel steering system of the existing V12-engined car but is powered by a 449kW/610CV 3,855cc turbocharged V8 and has rear-wheel drive.


just-auto Plus only Sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro debuts in China

21 September 2016

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro sports car made its China debut on 20 September, 2016 at an event in Shanghai. Born in 1966, the Camaro has evolved over the past half century. More than a million Camaros have been sold around the world. The all-new...


GM Canada strike averted after union agrees deal

20 September 2016

Canadian auto workers union Unifor said a strike at General Motors plants had been averted, after around the clock negotiations, as Unifor "reached a framework with General Motors that sets a pattern in Detroit Three negotiations".


Holden sources new Astra from Poland

20 September 2016

The first new-generation, RHD, Holden-badged Opel Astra five-door hatchback destined for Australia and New Zealand was built in Poland at General Motors' Gliwice plant rather than Ellesmere Port in England.


Chevrolet prices Bolt for US and Canada

20 September 2016

Chevrolet has set a US price for the new Bolt EV of US$37,495 including destination charge. Customers might receive an available federal tax credit of up to $7,500, reducing the cost to $29,995.


just-auto Plus only Latin NCAP scores Chevrolet Spark GT zero stars

20 September 2016

The Chevrolet Spark GT scores no stars for adult and child occupant protection. The latest crash test result of the New Car Assessment Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean (Latin NCAP), continue to disappoint with a zero star result for both adult...


just-auto Plus only Chevrolet Canada reveals OnStar 4G LTE data plans

20 September 2016

Chevrolet Canada customers now have access to more data for their money with new OnStar 4G LTE data plan prices as the brand continues to expand its connectivity leadership with the broad deployment of the myChevrolet mobile app. As the first automaker to...


just-auto Plus only Chevrolet Canada announces 2017 Bolt EV prices

20 September 2016

The Chevrolet Bolt EV set the range benchmark for an affordable EV capable of going the distance by delivering an US EPA-rated 383 kilometres (238 miles) on a full charge. Now, Chevrolet is keeping its promise to offer the Bolt EV at an affordable price by...


Canadian union "encouraged" as GM deadline looms

19 September 2016

"The bottom line is I'm feeling encouraged by the way talks are going," the union leader in talks with GM Canada over a new contract said on Monday.


GM eyes 100% renewable energy by 2050

15 September 2016

General Motors plans to generate or source all electrical power for its 350 operations in 59 countries with 100% renewable energy — such as wind, sun and landfill gas — by 2050.


just-auto Plus only GM joins RE100 aiming 100% renewable energy goal

15 September 2016

General Motors plans to generate or source all electrical power for its 350 operations in 59 countries with 100% renewable energy, such as wind, sun and landfill gas, by 2050. “Establishing a 100% renewable energy goal helps us better serve society by...


Chevrolet announces Bolt EV range 238 miles

13 September 2016

Chevrolet has announced the upcoming 2017 Bolt EV, on sale later this year, will have an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles, well up on rivals such as the Nissan Leaf which are now good for about 125 miles.


just-auto Plus only SAIC-GM launches all new Baojun 310 in China

13 September 2016

SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW), on 8 September, 2016, celebrated the launch into the Chinese market of the newest product in the portfolio of the fast-growing Baojun brand, the 310 hatchback. Featuring a youthful and modern appearance, the Baojun 310 offers...


just-auto Plus only GM launches Chevrolet Malibu XL Hybrid in China

13 September 2016

Chevrolet, on 9 September, 2016, introduced in China the Malibu XL Hybrid, an efficient mid-size sedan with uncompromising comfort, connectivity and driving dynamics. Pricing was announced at between CNY239,900 (US$35,903) and CNY269,900. The Malibu XL...


GM recalling 3.6m vehicles for airbag software

12 September 2016

General Motors is recalling model year 2015-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 3500 HD, Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV vehicles and 2014-2017 Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500, Trax, Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle, GMC Sierra 1500, Buick Encore, and 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse, Chevrolet Spark EV and SS vehicles for an airbag software problem.


just-auto Plus only GM Canada recalls certain 2014-17 models

12 September 2016

GM is voluntarily recalling approximately 362,000 2014-17 model year vehicles in Canada. The sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) in these vehicles, which controls airbag and pretensioners deployment, contains a software defect that may prevent the deployment...


just-auto Plus only GM China produces 500,000 Buick Excelle GT

8 September 2016

The 500,000th Buick Excelle GT sedan rolled off the production line on 6 September 2016, at SAIC-GM’s Wuhan plant. The model is driving Buick's leadership in the important mid-range sedan segment in China. The Excelle GT was launched on 2 March...


2016 CHENGDU SHOW - world premieres

7 September 2016

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at CDMS 2016, the 19th Chengdu motor show.


just-auto Plus only GM's Green Supply Chain Project a success

7 September 2016

General Motors China’s Green Supply Chain project recently concluded. The year long pilot programme was created to improve the energy consumption and environmental protection of the automaker’s China-based parts and components suppliers. The...


just-auto Plus only GM China to import sixth generation Camaro

7 September 2016

Chevrolet announced on 1 September, 2016, that the newest generation of the Camaro, its iconic muscle car, will be imported to China. Camaro has been one of America’s favourite performance cars, attracting both long-term fans and new buyers to the...


just-auto Plus only GM China aims for car seats with optimal comfort

7 September 2016

Workers in Beijing are known to endure the longest daily commute among drivers in China, at an average of 54 minutes and 18 kilometres, according to data collected by Didi this year. Their commute can be even longer if they drop off their children at...


just-auto Plus only Chevrolet launches Cavalier at Chengdu show

7 September 2016

Chevrolet, on 2 September, 2016, launched the Cavalier, an all-new compact midsize family sedan at the Chengdu Motor Show. Available in five variants, it will be priced between CNY79,900 (US$11,962.19) and CNY109,900 and will be available at dealers across...


just-auto Plus only Cadillac August global sales rise 23.7%

7 September 2016

Cadillac sold 28,228 new vehicles globally in August, an increase of 23.7%. August marked the second consecutive month in which Cadillac global growth exceeded 20%, driven by the new XT5 crossover. In August Cadillac’s US sales rose 3.9%, while sales...


Unifor selects GM as target company for talks

6 September 2016

Unifor has picked General Motors as the target company to set the pattern agreement in the current round of negotiations with the Detroit Three automakers.


GM settles two ignition switch 'bellwether cases'

6 September 2016

General Motors has settled the final two ignition-switch cases slated for trial in a New York federal court this year which, the Wall Street Journal said, moved the auto maker closer to clearing remaining legal hurdles resulting from a defect linked to 124 deaths.


just-auto Plus only GM US August 2016 sales drop 5%

6 September 2016

Despite very tight dealer inventories, General Motors (GM) sold 212,915 vehicles to individual or “retail” customers in August, down about 5% from last year, but in line with the industry’s retail performance for the month. Based on...


just-auto Plus only GM China August 2016 sales surge 18%

6 September 2016

General Motors and its joint ventures delivered an August record 293,537 vehicles in China, which was up 18% year over year. The Cadillac, Buick, Chevrolet and Baojun brands reached all-time highs for the month. “Our mainstream passenger car entries...


South Korean domestic sales fall 11% in August

5 September 2016

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers declined by 10.6% to 107,677 units in August, from 120,400 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country’s vehicle manufacturers.

General Motors news

Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l'Automob...


just-auto Plus only New Cadillac XT5 earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

23 September 2016

The 2017 Cadillac XT5, a new midsize luxury SUV, qualifies for the top award from the Insurance I...


just-auto Plus only Chevrolet reveals new 2018 Equinox compact SUV

23 September 2016

On the autumnal equinox on 22 September, 2016, Chevrolet introduced the all-new 2018 Equinox, a f...


Paris show world debuts list - Ferrari GTC4Lusso T

22 September 2016

Ferrari will reveal an additional version of the four-wheel drive, four-seat GTC4Lusso at the Par...


just-auto Plus only Sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro debuts in China

21 September 2016

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro sports car made its China debut on 20 September, 2016 at an...


GM Canada strike averted after union agrees deal

20 September 2016

Canadian auto workers union Unifor said a strike at General Motors plants had been averted, after...



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