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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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2017 GUANGZHOU SHOW - Kia NP world debut

17 November 2017

AutoGuangzhou 2017 has hosted a variety of concept and production model world debuts. The press preview day was Friday 17 November.


World premieres at 2017 Dubai motor show

14 November 2017

The public world premieres of vehicles from Chevrolet, Land Rover and Infiniti took place at the 2017 Dubai International Motor show.


GM sets sales records in China

8 November 2017

General Motors and its local joint ventures delivered an October record 382,723 vehicles in China. Retail sales were up 11% year on year, marking the highest monthly sales growth in 2017.


Cadillac gets China sales boost

8 November 2017

Cadillac sales are surging this year, boosted by strong sales in its largest market - China


To Brazil from Mexico - a competitive Chevy SUV

3 November 2017

SUVs' share of the Brazilian market has soared to 17.4% in 2017 from just 6.8% in 2012.


South Korean domestic sales fall 11% in October

2 November 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined fell by 11% to 112,729 units in October from 126,660 units a year earlier, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


just-auto Plus only GM US sells 252,813 vehicles in October 2017

2 November 2017

General Motors reported 252,813 deliveries in the US in October. Pickup deliveries totalled 84,902 units, up 9% year over year, led by the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Crossover deliveries totalled 82,235 units, up 12% year over year, driven by...


Opel/Vauxhall sale sends GM into Q3 loss

24 October 2017

Although General Motors has posted a third quarter loss of almost US$3bn due to charges related to the sale of its European operations, its underlying performance showed it is in profit.


just-auto Plus only Chevrolet expands its 2018 Colorado lineup

19 October 2017

As the brand celebrates 100 years of building trucks, Chevrolet is expanding its midsize truck lineup with Colorado ZR2 Midnight Edition and Dusk Edition models. They were shown ahead of their public debut at the SEMA Show, from 31 October- 3 November, in...


GM to test self driving cars in NY in early 2018

18 October 2017

General Motors plans to test vehicles in fully autonomous mode in New York state in early 2018, according to governor Andrew Cuomo.


GM appoints Global Electric Vehicle Programmes VP

13 October 2017

General Motors has appointed Pamela Fletcher, who launched the Chevrolet Bolt EV to the newly-created position of vice president, Global Electric Vehicle Programmes


Unions eye new GM Korea CEO as hatchet man

12 October 2017

Kaher Kazem, former managing director of the now gutted GM India and the new CEO of GM Korea, reportedly has assured employees the parent company has no plans to quit Korea but heads of the GM branch of the Korean Metal Workers Union reportedly are not so sure.


South Korean domestic sales jump 20% in September

11 October 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea's five mainstream automakers combined jumped by over 20% to 133,551 units in September from weak year earlier volume of 111,159 units, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


GM to launch OnStar in Asia Pacific markets

10 October 2017

Holden, which ends local manufacture on 20 October, is to introduce General Motors' OnStar service in 2019 and become the regional hub for OnStar in Asia Pacific.


GM acquires LIDAR specialist Strobe

9 October 2017

General Motors announced on Monday (9 October) it had acquired LIDAR technology company Strobe.


just-auto Plus only Cadillac global sales rise 16.5% in September 2017

9 October 2017

Cadillac globally sold 35,020 units in September 2017, maintaining a 16-month run of consecutive growth. With these latest results, the brand remains on pace to surpass last year’s total of 308,718 vehicles sold. Year-to-date, sales are up 44,336 units...


GM's Holden selling Elizabeth factory

6 October 2017

A purchaser for General Motors Holden's Elizabeth manufacturing site in Adelaide, South Australia state, has been selected following a six-month expression of interest process – paving the way for the development of one of Australia’s largest strategically positioned business hubs, the automaker announced.


GM combines Asian, South American, operations

5 October 2017

General Motors plans to bring its 'downsized' international operations under a single management structure from the beginning of next year, according to a company statement.


just-auto Plus only General Motors US sales up 12% in September 2017

4 October 2017

General Motors reported a 12% year-over-year increase in total sales in September to 279,397 units, driven by a 17% increase at Chevrolet and an 9% increase at GMC. Crossover deliveries were up 43%, trucks were up 10% and passenger cars were down...


GM announces plan for more electric vehicles

3 October 2017

General Motors plans to launch two new electric vehicles in the next 18 months 'based off learnings from the Chevrolet Bolt EV'. They will be the first of at least 20 new all-electric vehicles that the company says it will launch by 2023.


Lear breaks ground for new seat facility in Flint

3 October 2017

Lear has broken ground on a new seat manufacturing facility on the former site of the Buick City complex in Flint, Michigan.


GM Brazil details latest spending plans

29 September 2017

A spend of BRL3.1bn/US$1bn will complete investment previously announced by General Motors in its Brazilian manufacturing units.


just-auto Plus only Chevrolet names new medium-duty truck Silverado

29 September 2017

At the State Fair of Texas, Chevrolet confirmed that its all-new Class 4 and 5 trucks launching in late 2018 will be branded Silverado. The announcement came during Chevrolet’s Truck Centennial event, which kicked off a 100-day celebration of the first...


GM ahead of the pack on autonomous - analyst

27 September 2017

An analyst note from Deutsche Bank has raised its rating for General Motors shares to buy from hold, saying the company is ahead in the race to deploy autonomous vehicles and will gain a large market share of the autonomous driving market.


Opel marketing chief moves ship back to cosmetics

26 September 2017

German perfume and cosmetics retailer Douglas reportedly has appointed former GM Europe Opel marketing head Tina Mueller as chief executive, replacing Isabelle Parize who is stepping down.


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.

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2017 GUANGZHOU SHOW - Kia NP world debut

17 November 2017

AutoGuangzhou 2017 has hosted a variety of concept and production model world debuts. The press p...


World premieres at 2017 Dubai motor show

14 November 2017

The public world premieres of vehicles from Chevrolet, Land Rover and Infiniti took place at the...


GM sets sales records in China

8 November 2017

General Motors and its local joint ventures delivered an October record 382,723 vehicles in China...


Cadillac gets China sales boost

8 November 2017

Cadillac sales are surging this year, boosted by strong sales in its largest market - China. C...


To Brazil from Mexico - a competitive Chevy SUV

3 November 2017

SUVs' share of the Brazilian market has soared to 17.4% in 2017 from just 6.8% in 2012. Wi...


South Korean domestic sales fall 11% in October

2 November 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined fell by 11% to 112,729 units in...



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