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Brands related to this company: Chevrolet, Opel (GM), Vauxhall (GM)

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BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show has just closed its doors to the public.


GM Korea on the brink - the future models fall-out

18 April 2018

GM Korea is teetering, its March sales crashing by 58% and the Chevrolet brand even falling below Mercedes-Benz in the domestic market. Exports of fully built models are faring better, although shipments of SKD and CKD kits are fading. Time to take a look at what the fall-out of a bankruptcy would be for greater General Motors.


ANALYSIS - GM Korea’s future in the balance

21 March 2018

GM Korea (GMK) faces two crucial months of talks with the South Korean government, creditors including state-owned Korea Development Bank and major shareholders, as management look to rebuild the company’s bombed-out balance sheet and meet upcoming obligations including debt repayment schedules.


Korean auto industry slumps at end of 2017

9 January 2018

As sluggish sales in China and the US hit export volumes, Korean automakers are also suffering the adverse domestic market impacts of industrial action impacting Hyundai and resultant intensified competitive conditions.

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PSA's Tavares sees need to raise Opel efficiency

12 September 2017

In an interview with just-auto at the Frankfurt Motor Show, PSA chief Carlos Tavares warns of productivity gaps across the Opel manufacturing network that will require work to bring plants into line with PSA efficiency levels. He also says the company is planning several post-Brexit scenarios in the absence of any guidance from the UK government and European Commission.


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).

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just-auto Plus only GM breaks ground on new parts processing centre

21 June 2018

General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales (CCA) broke ground on an all-new US$65m ACDelco and Genuine GM parts processing centre on a vacant 141-acre lot near the intersection of Genesee and Davison roads in the City of Burton. It is the company’s...


GM plans $175m Lansing plant retool for Cadillacs

18 June 2018

General Motors has said it would will spend $175m to modernise and retool a plant in Lansing, Michigan, to build the next generation of luxury Cadillac sedans.


GM’s CFO to retire

13 June 2018

General Motors has announced that Chuck Stevens, GM executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer, will retire effective March 1, 2019.


GM has no projects with Lyft - CEO

13 June 2018

General Motors currently has no projects underway with ride-sharing company Lyft, in which it has a 9% stake, CEO Mary Barra has said.


General Motors CFO retires

12 June 2018

General Motors said Chuck Stevens, an executive vice president and chief financial officer, will retire after more than 40 years with the company on 1 March, 2019.


GM raises China new-energy vehicle target

8 June 2018

General Motors reportedly is speeding up the rate of electric vehicle launches in China as policymakers there continue to promote EVs as an alternative to petrol-powered vehicles.


GM and Honda to jointly develop next-gen batteries

8 June 2018

General Motors and Honda announced an agreement for new advanced chemistry battery components, including the cell and module, to accelerate both companies' plans for all electric vehicles.


just-auto Plus only AAM driveline technology selected for Cadillac XT4

8 June 2018

When the Cadillac XT4 goes on sale later this year, driveline technology from American Axle and Manufacturing will help provide exceptional vehicle efficiency while still allowing for the added functionality of all-wheel drive (AWD). The vehicle’s...


GM's Ammann leaves Lyft board

7 June 2018

General Motors President Dan Ammann is stepping down from the board of directors at ride-hail firm Lyft.


GM opens 2nd EV battery plant in China

7 June 2018

General Motors opened a new lithium-ion battery assembly plant in Shanghai as the US carmaker looks to aggressively expand its new-energy vehicle line-up in the world’s largest market over the next five years.


All Cadillac models to get Super Cruise

7 June 2018

Cadillac plans to expand the rollout of Super Cruise which it claims is "the world's first true hands-free driver assistance feature for the freeway".


South Korean sales down 1.3% in May

4 June 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined fell by 1.3% to 133,663 vehicles in May from 135,443 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


GM Korea shuts down its Gunsan plant

31 May 2018

General Motors officially closed its Gunsan car assembly plant in South Korea on Thursday, as part of a restructuring plan first announced in February which aims to return its loss-making local subsidiary to profitability.


SoftBank to invest US$2.25bn in GM AV unit

31 May 2018

General Motors has announced that the SoftBank Vision Fund will invest US$2.25 billion in GM Cruise Holdings LLC (GM Cruise), further 'strengthening the company's plans to commercialise AV technology at large scale', GM said. GM will also invest US$1.1bn in GM Cruise upon closing of the transaction.


GM names Hyundai Mobis as top supplier

31 May 2018

Hyundai Mobis has been selected as one of General Motors’ Suppliers of the Year. It is the first time the company has received the award since it began supplying GM in 2010 and the recognition clearly means a lot to the supplier as it seeks to diversify its customer base and win more business around the world.


GM shuts Gunsan but Opel deal continues

18 May 2018

General Motors Korea has confirmed to just-auto.com that the company's Gunsan plant has ceased production and will close by the end of this month.


GM Korea outlines plan for profitability by 2019

14 May 2018

GM Korea has announced what it describes as 'a robust business plan' that is intended to return the company to profitability by 2019.


GM Korea cancels press conference after temps hit

14 May 2018

General Motors Korea cancelled a news conference on Monday after a dozen temporary workers forced their way into the event venue minutes before, chanting slogans that called on the automaker to hire them full time.


NAFTA proposals unlikely to see much output moved

14 May 2018

Trump administration demands in NAFTA trade negotiations meant to push automotive jobs back to the US may not be enough to spark a shift in where automakers build cars and trucks, a Reuters investigation has concluded.


Finance deal seen keeping GM in Korea a decade

9 May 2018

The South Korean government has said a pending deal to refinance General Motors Korea should keep the automaker in the country for at least 10 years because its rights to sell shares and assets would be limited.


South Korean sales rise fractionally in April

3 May 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined increased by 1.2% to 134,197 units in April from 132,675 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


GM's new tech with Autodesk includes 3D printing

3 May 2018

General Motors is using new, advanced software design technology to introduce the next generation of vehicle light weighting. It said the technology was key to developing efficient and lighter alternative propulsion and zero emission vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Buick's global sales up 9% in Q1 2018

1 May 2018

Coming off a strong 2017, Buick momentum continued into 2018's first quarter with global sales up 9% year over year. This growth comes as new products such as the LaCrosse Avenir and updated Envision have begun arriving to customers globally, and amid the...


New funding deal to return GM Korea to profit

30 April 2018

GM Korea’s main shareholders, General Motors (GM) of the USA and the local state-run Korea Development Bank (KDB), signed a conditional agreement at the end of last week to provide fresh funds to the insolvent carmaker.


Korea costs hit GM first quarter profits

26 April 2018

A US$0.9bn pre-tax charge related to GM Korea restructuring has reduced General Motors' first quarter 2018 operating income by 58.7% year on year to $1.1bn.


GM adds third shift for crossovers at US plant

26 April 2018

As a result of increased market demand for the GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5 crossovers, General Motors has announced it will add a third production shift at its Spring Hill manufacturing plant. The third shift is expected to begin production in September 2018.


GM Korea creditors to provide new funds this week

24 April 2018

GM Korea's main shareholders and creditors are to sign a new funding agreement this week to support the ailing General Motors South Korean unit, according to local reports.


Overnight talks avert GM Korea bankruptcy

23 April 2018

Bankruptcy of General Motors' South Korean operation appears to have been averted at the last minute after the automaker agreed a deal with its labour union.


just-auto Plus only GM appoints eBay CEO to its board

20 April 2018

General Motors announced the election of eBay president and CEO Devin Wenig to its board of directors. “Devin brings significant expertise in technology, global operations and strategic planning to our board,” said GM chairman and CEO Mary...


GM replaces Cadillac chief

19 April 2018

General Motors has named former GM Canada chief Steve Carlisle as senior vice president and president, Cadillac, replacing Johan de Nysschen, who is leaving the company immediately.

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just-auto Plus only GM breaks ground on new parts processing centre

21 June 2018

General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales (CCA) broke ground on an all-new US$65m ACDelco and G...


GM plans $175m Lansing plant retool for Cadillacs

18 June 2018

General Motors has said it would will spend $175m to modernise and retool a plant in Lansing, Mic...


GM’s CFO to retire

13 June 2018

General Motors has announced that Chuck Stevens, GM executive vice president and Chief Financial...


GM has no projects with Lyft - CEO

13 June 2018

General Motors currently has no projects underway with ride-sharing company Lyft, in which it has...


General Motors CFO retires

12 June 2018

General Motors said Chuck Stevens, an executive vice president and chief financial officer, will...


GM raises China new-energy vehicle target

8 June 2018

General Motors reportedly is speeding up the rate of electric vehicle launches in China as policy...



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