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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.

Latest interviews


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).

Latest news


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.


GM Korea seeks union backing with relocation offer

19 April 2018

GM Korea this week offered to relocate some of the remaining workers at its Gunsan vehicle assembly plant to other facilities in the country to gain support of labour unions for its restructuring plan.


KDB puts a date on possible GM aid

17 April 2018

Korea Development Bank (KDB)'s chairman has told Reuters the bank may sign a preliminary agreement by 27 April to prop up ailing General Motors Korea provided interim due diligence on the unit is satisfactory.


Help for GM Korea only if long term sound

16 April 2018

South Korea's finance minister has said public funds could only be used to support General Motors Korea if it was clear that the business could survive on its own long term.


just-auto Plus only EVgo/Maven to build dedicated charging network

13 April 2018

EVgo, the nation's largest network of public electric vehicle (EV) DC Fast charging stations, announced an agreement with Maven, General Motors' car sharing brand, to construct a dedicated DC fast charging network available to Maven Gig Chevrolet Bolt...


KDB progressing due diligence on GM Korea

12 April 2018

South Korea's government is aiming to complete a due diligence process on GM's Korean operations by early May as it weighs up financial support for GM Korea's ailing operations.


GM Korea facing liquidity crisis

11 April 2018

GM Korea is facing an increasingly urgent liquidity crisis after it failed to convince labour unions to support its restructuring plan by the end of last month.


GM Korea may replace Spark car with crossover

9 April 2018

General Motors South Korean unit has said it might discontinue the Spark mini car and replace it with a crossover, due to falling demand in the key US market.


AAM/Liuzhou to produce driveline systems in China

6 April 2018

American Axle and Manufacturing (AAM) and Liuzhou Wuling Automobile Industry, a subsidiary of Guangxi Automobile Group, have entered into a joint venture agreement to manufacture driveline systems, the companies announced.


just-auto Plus only Cadillac global sales surges 25.6% in March 2018

6 April 2018

Cadillac sold 34,404 units globally in March 2018 – an increase of 25.6% from the same month last year – marking the brand’s 22nd consecutive month of global sales growth. The March sales increase was spurred largely by continued consumer...


German owned plants may be hit by US-China tariffs

5 April 2018

The escalating tariff tensions between the US and China may hit production of German SUVs made in the US South and shipped to China with exports by Tesla and Ford also vulnerable, a media report said.


South Korean sales fall over 4% in March

4 April 2018

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five largest automakers combined continued to fall in March, by 4.4% to 139,432 units from 145,903 units a year earlier, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers. 


GM, Ford, axing car models - reports

4 April 2018

General Motors will stop production of its subcompact Chevrolet Sonic by as early as this year, Reuters cited the Wall Street Journal as reporting.


just-auto Plus only GM US sales surge 16% in March 2018

4 April 2018

General Motors reported 296,341 car, crossover and truck deliveries in the US in March. Sales were up 16% year over year, driven by Buick’s best March since 2004, Chevrolet’s best March since 2007 and Cadillac’s best March since 2014. It was...


NEW YORK AUTO SHOW - world premieres

29 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 New York International Auto Show are named below.


GM Korea needs wage agreement by end of March

29 March 2018

GM Korea’s CEO Kaher Kazim is calling on labour unions to reach a wage agreement by the end of March to help the company secure funding and put in place a recovery plan, according to local reports.

General Motors news

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 pr...


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 t...


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...


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 th...


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...


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press...



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