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GM unveils autonomous car for 2019 with no steering wheel, pedals

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GM unveils autonomous car for 2019 with no steering wheel, pedals

General Motors has unveiled the fourth-generation Cruise AV self-driving car, which it is planning on having on the road by 2019. The company claims it is the "first production-ready vehicle built from the start to operate safely on its own, with no driver, steering wheel, pedals or manual controls"...

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GM open to leaving more markets, returning to Europe
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GM open to leaving more markets, returning to Europe

General Motors is open to retreating from expensive markets and re-entering the crowded European market. At a question-and-answer session at the Detroit Automotive Press Association, Mary Barra, GM CEO, told The Detroit Bureau and other outlets the automaker would not hesitate in withdrawing from markets offering little in the way of growth potential...


2018 Holden Commodore pricing and specs
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2018 Holden Commodore pricing and specs

Holden has announced pricing and specifications for the the all-new Commodore, offering strong equipment levels and a lower starting price than the Aussie-built model it replaces. The range will start with the LT 2.0-litre turbo with 191kW/350Nm, priced from $33,690 before on-road costs...


GM planning to use carbon-fibre in truck beds - report
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GM planning to use carbon-fibre in truck beds - report

General Motors is reportedly planning to use carbon-fibre in the beds of future full-size pickup trucks. According to sources close to Automotive News, the next Chevrolet Silverado will make use of carbon-fibre-reinforced thermoplastic in its bed. The material has reportedly been developed as part of a collaboration with Japanese materials company Teijin, initially announced in 2011...


PSA Group wants refund from GM for Opel purchase - report
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PSA Group wants refund from GM for Opel purchase - report

The PSA Group, parent company of Peugeot and Citroen, is reportedly seeking a refund from General Motors for half the purchase price of Opel. According to Reuters' sources, PSA understands Opel will significantly exceed the European Union's 2021 CO2 emissions target for passenger vehicles of 95 grams of CO2 per kilometre — equivalent to 3...


2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon LS+ review
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2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon LS+ review

Wagons are an increasingly rare breed these days, but the Holden Astra Sportwagon proves that you don't really 'need' an SUV.

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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 revealed
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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 revealed

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has been revealed overnight, representing a supercharged last hurrah for the iconic American supercar. At the heart of General Motors' (GM) performance flagship is a supercharged 'LT5' 6.2-litre supercharged V8, which pumps out a massive 563kW (755hp) of power and 969Nm of torque...


2018 Chevrolet Traverse SUP Concept revealed for SEMA
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2018 Chevrolet Traverse SUP Concept revealed for SEMA

Chevrolet has treated the 2018 Traverse to a surf-oriented makeover ahead of the 2017 SEMA show in Las Vegas later this month. Designed to showcase what owners can create using the GM accessories catalogue, the 'Traverse SUP' is an SUV dedicated to stand-up paddleboarding. On the outside, it rides on 20-inch alloy wheels finished in black to match the new grille and badges...


Holden pays tribute to 69 years of Australian vehicle manufacturing
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Holden pays tribute to 69 years of Australian vehicle manufacturing

Holden has paid tribute to its local manufacturing history, as the Elizabeth Plant in South Australia closes its doors for good. The final Commodore – a VF II SS V Redline – rolled off the production line at 10:45 this morning, ending 69 years worth of locally-built GM products for the Australian market...


Holden ends manufacturing: 161 years of local production draws to a close
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Holden ends manufacturing: 161 years of local production draws to a close

Today marks an incredibly sad day, in the history of Australian automotive manufacturing. With Ford and Toyota both ceasing local manufacturing operations last year and this year respectively, Holden is the 'last man standing', today closing the doors at Elizabeth...


GM CEO shares concerns about China's planned petrol and diesel car ban
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GM CEO shares concerns about China's planned petrol and diesel car ban

Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, has voiced concerns about China's plan to ban cars powered by petrol and diesel engines. Speaking at an event to mark her inclusion in Most Powerful Women list by Fortune in Washington DC last week, she clarified earlier comments about plans to accelerate the adoption of electric and partially electric cars in China...


GM expert: Elon Musk is ‘full of crap’ on Tesla’s autonomous driving capability
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GM expert: Elon Musk is ‘full of crap’ on Tesla’s autonomous driving capability

The director of autonomous integration at General Motors says claims by Tesla of its cars being able to conduct full level five SAE-certified autonomous driving are entirely false. Speaking to the Australian media in Detroit today, Scott Miller, GM's director of autonomous vehicle integration, said Elon Musk is "full of crap" when it comes to claims of the level five capability of current and upcoming Tesla vehicles...


General Motors says ride-sharing economy unlikely to affect sales
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General Motors says ride-sharing economy unlikely to affect sales

General Motors says the rise of the ride-sharing economy is unlikely to have a negative impact on its long-term business, not only because the brand is involved with helping power that automotive shift directly, but also because it believes ride-sharing will cap out in due time...


GM: Millennial disinterest in cars is a ‘myth’
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GM: Millennial disinterest in cars is a ‘myth’

  General Motors says the popular conception that millennials are not interested in owning a car, or have no desire to get their driver's licence, is a media myth that holds little relevance when put up against its own internal data...


GM’s autonomous cars to take responsibility in driverless crashes?
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GM’s autonomous cars to take responsibility in driverless crashes?

Update: A GM spokesperson later told CarAdvice that the liability space is very complex and the company has not made any official comments or position on liability General Motors says it will take full responsibility if its vehicles crash during an autonomous driving trip, alleviating fears that owners would be held responsible by their vehicle’s artificial intelligence system...


GM’s commitment to Holden is strong and for the long-term
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GM’s commitment to Holden is strong and for the long-term

General Motors (GM) says that despite the continued sales challenge and the shutting down of its local Holden manufacturing plant, the American brand remains highly committed to its Australian operation going forward...


GM launching 20 electric vehicles by 2023; Holden to lead Australian charge
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GM launching 20 electric vehicles by 2023; Holden to lead Australian charge

General Motors has announced plans to launch 20 electric vehicles by 2023, the first two of which are expected in the next 18 months alone. According to Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president of product development, GM believes in an electric future but is realistic about its rollout and timeframe...


2018 Holden Captiva updates announced
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2018 Holden Captiva updates announced

The lightly revised 2018 Holden Captiva range has arrived, bringing minor specification changes across the line-up. Seven seats are now standard across the range, with the outgoing model's five-seat option now dropped. That also means the two entry-level five-seat LS variants have been axed from the range, bringing the starting price for the Captiva to $30,490 before on-road costs for the seven-seat LS automatic...


Holden launches Maven Gig ride-sharing brand with Uber
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Holden launches Maven Gig ride-sharing brand with Uber

General Motors (GM), parent of Holden, has this week launched its car-sharing sub-brand Maven in Australia. Dubbed 'Maven Gig', the service allows drivers to get on the road quickly and join the rising gig economy - which includes various ride-sharing and food delivery services such as UberX and UberEats...


Opel 'Monza' luxury SUV on ice after PSA takeover - report
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Opel 'Monza' luxury SUV on ice after PSA takeover - report

The recent PSA Group takeover of the Opel and Vauxhall brands has forced the former General Motors (GM) subsidiaries to shelve plans for a flagship SUV, according to a new report out of the UK...