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

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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.


Will GM regret the shrinking of Chevrolet?

18 July 2017

GM has consolidated operations and withdrawn its Chevrolet brand from a number of markets as part of a strategy to focus activity where it turns a profit. There's a clear short-term benefit to the bottom line, but will it be regretted in the long-term as rivals are left to exploit new opportunities in emerging markets?


ANALYSIS - what the future holds for Chevrolet

13 July 2017

Following a major expansion in the 2000s, Chevrolet is now shrinking. Fast. GM has pulled its largest brand from all European markets (though the Corvette and Camaro remain available), and a withdrawal from India and South Africa has now begun too. Meanwhile, in the US, China and South Korea, sales of Chevy car models are falling, leaving Brazil as the world's only large market where things are improving.

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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 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.


IAA world debuts - Chery M31T prototype

16 August 2017

The IAA might be missing Alfa Romeo, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot and Volvo, but one new brand will be making an appearance: Chery Auto will reveal an SUV prototype.


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.


just-auto Plus only GM launches Dev Client for in-vehicle app testing

24 July 2017

General Motors has launched GM Dev Client, an industry-first app that gives approved developers who have created in-vehicle applications the ability to test them in a real GM vehicle. In-vehicle app testing is the next step for app developers who have already...


Kia, GM Korea workers vote for strike action

21 July 2017

Workers at Kia Motors in South Korea this week voted in favour of strike action after wage negotiations with the company broke down.


Automakers invest in autonomous vehicle data firm

19 July 2017

Autonomous vehicle technology company Nauto said it had raised US$159m of financing led by Softbank and venture capital firm Greylock Partners. BMW iVentures, General Motors Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, the venture unit of Allianz Group, Playground Global and Draper Nexus have previously invested in the firm.


just-auto Plus only GM US recalls Buick Envision vehicles

18 July 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V412000 Manufacturer: General Motors Components: Structure Potential number of units affected: 10 Summary General Motors (GM) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Buick Envision vehicles. The affected vehicles received a replacement...


just-auto Plus only myChevrolet App available on Apple watch

14 July 2017

Chevrolet is giving its owners another option to use their myChevrolet app by making it available on Apple Watch. Chevrolet owners can now remote start and stop their vehicle, lock and unlock the doors, activate and cancel the horn and lights, locate their...


Faurecia/Liuzhou Wuling establish seating JV

7 July 2017

Faurecia has announced its new joint-venture with Liuzhou Wuling Industry, named Faurecia Liuzhou Automotive Seating.


just-auto Plus only Cadillac global sales surge 7.2% in June 2017

7 July 2017

Cadillac globally sold 27,636 units in June 2017, an increase of 7.2%. Growth in Asia helped to fuel global sales. China sales were up by 34.9%, accompanied by gains in South Korea and Japan. For the year to date, Cadillac sales in China are up...


just-auto Plus only IIHS announces ratings for six large cars

6 July 2017

The Lincoln Continental, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Toyota Avalon come out at the top of a group of six large cars recently evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The three cars qualify for Top Safety Pick+, the Institutes highest...


EU antitrust authorities approve PSA Opel buy

5 July 2017

EU antitrust authorities have approved PSA group's proposed acquisition of General Motors' Opel/Vauxhall automotive business.

General Motors news

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...


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 c...


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 t...


IAA world debuts - Chery M31T prototype

16 August 2017

The IAA might be missing Alfa Romeo, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot and Vo...


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 Cust...


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...



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