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

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ANALYSIS - Vauxhall muscle ute era ends with Maloo

6 September 2017

The last rear-wheel drive vehicle to be manufactured in Australia will be produced on 20 October. This also means the end of an era for a vehicle which Vauxhall, but never Opel, has sold in tiny numbers: the V8-engined Maloo pick-up.


New Crossland X and future Opel-Vauxhall SUVs

23 August 2017

At first sight, the new Crossland X, which steps in for the Meriva, appears to make no sense for Opel and Vauxhall. Isn't it the same size as the Mokka X? The now Groupe PSA divisions believe there is room below their existing B-SUV for a slightly shorter, narrower and lower crossover, but is there?


New Insignia and Opel-Vauxhall's future under PSA

3 August 2017

It's August, once the month during which the northern hemisphere's automotive industry would quieten down. This being an odd-numbered year there's no chance of that, what with preparations for the Frankfurt IAA well underway. And now, Groupe PSA completing the acquisition of Opel and Vauxhall. The perfect time then to look at how those brands' newest car measures up.


ANALYSIS - future Chevrolet SUVs & pick-ups

26 July 2017

The final instalment in a series which has looked at the current and future vehicles of General Motors now goes under the skin of Chevrolet division's light trucks.

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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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Canadian plant strike threatens GM SUV supply

20 September 2017

Workers at General Motors CAMI assembly plant in Ontario, Canada, want a resolution to the contract impasse that has them on the picket line this week while a looming shortage of a popular SUV the plant makes - in parallel with a Mexican factory - gives GM an incentive to make this a short-term stoppage.


GM factories plan 100% renewable energy sources

20 September 2017

All GM’s Ohio and Indiana manufacturing facilities, including those building the Chevrolet Cruze, Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty pickup trucks, are to meet their electricity needs through 100% renewable energy.


General Motors to recall 2.5m cars in China

18 September 2017

General Motors' local joint ventures in China are to recall around 2.51m vehicles from the end of October to replace faulty airbag inflators produced by troubled Japanese supplier Takata.


Role of Chinese State vital for NEVs - GM CEO

15 September 2017

China’s push towards new-energy vehicles (NEVs) will require government backing to win over consumers according to GM CEO Mary Barra.


2017 Frankfurt motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important production models making their motor show debuts were the Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen T-Roc, Porsche Cayenne, Opel Grandland X, Škoda Karoq and SEAT Arona.


just-auto Plus only Cadillac global sales up 13.5% in August 2017

8 September 2017

Cadillac globally sold 32,084 units in August 2017, maintaining a 15-month run of consecutive growth. The brand is on pace to surpass last year’s total of 308,718 vehicles sold. Year-to-date, sales are up 39,354 units compared to August 2016, totalling...


just-auto Plus only GM US sales up 7.5% in August 2017

4 September 2017

General Motors reported US August deliveries of 275,552 vehicles, up 7.5% from a year ago. Retail deliveries were up 4%, and the company estimates that it gained more than one-half point of retail market share. US Commercial fleet deliveries were up 19%,...


2017 CHENGDU SHOW - world premieres [updated]

30 August 2017

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at CDMS 2017, the 20th Chengdu motor show. This list has now been updated with Qoros' premieres.


Lear to build new seat factory in Michigan

24 August 2017

Lear has confirmed plans to construct a new seat manufacturing facility in Flint, Michigan at the former site of the Buick City administration building, eventually creating 600 jobs.


just-auto Plus only GM appoints new vehicle safety chief

21 August 2017

General Motors announced that Jeffrey Massimilla will soon become the company’s new leader for global vehicle safety, following the retirement of Jeffrey Boyer, who departs the company effective 1 September 2017, following 43 years of dedicated...


GM confirms investment in southern Brazil

18 August 2017

General Motors will spend BRL1.4bn/US$430m on its Gravataí plant in state of Rio Grande do Sul.


CFO moves to head GM India

17 August 2017

GM India announced president and managing director Kaher Kazem would hand over the reins of the company to chief financial officer Sanjiv Gupta from 1 September.


GM voluntarily delists from Toronto stock exchange

17 August 2017

General Motors said it had received approval for a voluntary delisting of its common stock from the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) in Canada.


just-auto Plus only Chevrolet introduces new 2018 Tahoe Custom

16 August 2017

Chevrolet announced the new Tahoe Custom special edition for the 2018 model year. Like other Custom models, the Tahoe Custom is intended for buyers who want the uncompromised capability of Chevrolet trucks and SUVs in a great looking package at an outstanding...


just-auto Plus only New turbo-charged Equinox offers propulsion choice

15 August 2017

Get ready to ghost your gas station. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox offers an EPA-certified 39 mpg on the highway (FWD model) with the available 1.6L turbo-diesel engine. That number is expected to top the segment in highway fuel economy, with greater highway...


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.


Will GM pull out of Korea?

14 August 2017

Rumors are spreading that General Motors is planning to pull out of Korea, according to a local media report.


GM unhappy with latest ignition switch development

14 August 2017

Plaintiffs suing General Motors over faulty ignition switches and other alleged vehicle defects have reached a US$1bn settlement requiring the automaker to turn over that amount of stock, a lawyer for the plaintiffs said in a court hearing on Friday, according to a media report.


just-auto Plus only Maven Gig expands car rental service across the US

10 August 2017

Maven Gig now provides vehicles for freelance drivers in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Future cities include Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix and Washington, DC. HopSkipDrive is added as a new partner, along with existing partners GrubHub,...


just-auto Plus only GM recalls 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra

8 August 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V414000 Manufacturer General Motors  Components Steering Potential number of units affected 690,685 Summary General Motors (GM) is recalling certain 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles. The vehicles...


just-auto Plus only Cadillac global sales up 23.1% in July 2017

7 August 2017

Cadillac globally sold 25,231 units in July 2017, maintaining a 14 month run of year over year growth. China sales were up by 37.1%, accompanied by significant gains in Canada and South Korea.  The XT5 luxury crossover continues to lead sales for the...


South Korean domestic sales rise 8% in July

3 August 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers rose by 7.8% to 130,611 units in July from 121,144 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


German automakers to upgrade 5m diesels

2 August 2017

Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW have agreed to upgrade around 5m newer diesel cars in Germany and offer trade-in rebates on older models, avoiding more costly remedies in a bid to salvage diesel technology and avoid driving bans in cities, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only GM US sales down 14% in July 2017

2 August 2017

General Motors reported July US retail sales of 202,220 vehicles, down about 14% from strong sales in July 2016. In July, GM’s crossovers and trucks account for 80% of sales for the company’s best monthly mix ever. While the US market continues...


just-auto Plus only Latin NCAP scores Chevrolet N300 zero stars

2 August 2017

Latin NCAP’s fourth round of results for 2017 were released with a disappointing zero stars result for the passengers version of the Chevrolet N300, one star for the A segment Fiat Mobi and two stars for the Kia New Rio Sedan. The Chinese made minivan...


Opel/Vauxhall sale to PSA completed

1 August 2017

PSA and GM have announced the completion of the planned sale of Opel Automobile GmbH with its brands Opel and Vauxhall by General Motors to Groupe PSA. PSA has also announced senior management changes.


Opel tackles synergies on 'Day 1' of PSA tutelage

1 August 2017

Opel/Vauxhall says its formal integration today (1 August) into the PSA stable will trigger concrete moves towards purchasing synergies now it can formally discuss them with its previous competitor.


Opel supply chain command to be separate - PSA

1 August 2017

PSA Group says the Opel and Vauxhall management announcements unveiled this morning (1 August) will continue to see its supply chain command hierarchy remain unaltered.


just-auto Plus only GM to launch collision certification program

26 July 2017

General Motors’ Customer Care and Aftersales division announced at NACE automechanika Chicago, the largest US trade show dedicated to high-end technical and management-related training for automotive collision and service repair shops, it will launch a...


GM profit down 42% in Q2

25 July 2017

General Motors has reported a 42% decline to second quarter profits as it was impacted by a declining US vehicle market and restructuring charges related to the sale of its European division and withdrawal from the Indian and South African markets.

General Motors news

Canadian plant strike threatens GM SUV supply

20 September 2017

Workers at General Motors CAMI assembly plant in Ontario, Canada, want a resolution to the contra...


GM factories plan 100% renewable energy sources

20 September 2017

US$5m GM saves US$5m annually from using renewable energy Source: QUBE...


General Motors to recall 2.5m cars in China

18 September 2017

General Motors' local joint ventures in China are to recall around 2.51m vehicles from the end of...


Role of Chinese State vital for NEVs - GM CEO

15 September 2017

China's push towards new-energy vehicles (NEVs) will require government backing to win over c...


2017 Frankfurt motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important producti...


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 pro...



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