General Motors reveals new engine range; confirms late-2014 debut for new Cruze
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General Motors reveals new engine range; confirms late-2014 debut for new Cruze

General Motors has unveiled an all-new range of small-capacity engines that will power a number of global vehicles - including the next-generation Cruze small car. The new modular Ecotec engine range will see 11 variations offered - the smallest of which will be a 1.0-litre three-cylinder, and the largest a 1.5-litre four-cylinder...


General Motors recalls another 1.76m vehicles after prioritising safety issues
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General Motors recalls another 1.76m vehicles after prioritising safety issues

General Motors – facing intense scrutiny over its handling of an ignition switch recall – has recalled a further 1.76 million vehicles overnight to address three new unrelated defects...


Cadillac could "easily flourish" in Australia, says marketing boss
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Cadillac could "easily flourish" in Australia, says marketing boss

Cadillac’s global marketing boss has shed more light on his aspirations to sell cars in Australia. Following his admission in January that General Motors’ luxury division was once again eyeing our market, Cadillac chief marketing officer Uwe Ellinghaus told CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show a local introduction remains some years off, but believes the iconic American brand could “easily flourish” in our crowded market in the future...


Holden appoints Gerry Dorizas new chairman and managing director
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Holden appoints Gerry Dorizas new chairman and managing director

Gerry Dorizas has been appointed the new chairman and managing director of GM Holden. A 22-year veteran of the global automotive industry, Dorizas will be charged with the task of overseeing the shutdown of Holden’s South Australian and Victorian manufacturing operations and guiding its transition from vehicle producer to full-line importer by the end of 2017...


Chevrolet Adra concept : Holden designers play crucial role in new mini SUV
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Chevrolet Adra concept : Holden designers play crucial role in new mini SUV

Holden played a crucial role in the new Chevrolet Adra concept SUV that has been revealed ahead of the Delhi auto show. The new model has been designed as a global concept, with GM India initiating the conception, design and development of the car while Holden supported the development of the Adra concept, and also built the showcar in Australia...


Holden exit "won't crash" South Australian economy, says Deloitte
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Holden exit "won't crash" South Australian economy, says Deloitte

The planned closure of Holden's manufacturing operations in 2017 will slow but "won't crash" South Australia's economy, according to a new economic report. Despite the local car maker's impending exit, Deloitte Access Economics' quarterly Business Outlook report predicts continued annual economic growth in the state of around one per cent for the next four years – about half that of the rest of the country...


Industry minister dismisses SA premier's post-Holden plan as pre-election stunt
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Industry minister dismisses SA premier's post-Holden plan as pre-election stunt

Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane has dismissed South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill's post-Holden plan for the state as a pre-election stunt with no substance. Weatherill yesterday announced his rescue plan for workers displaced by Holden's decision to cease production by the end of 2017, proposing 14 initiatives targeted at re-skilling and re-employing workers and supporting the diversification of industries and employment opportunities in South Australia...


South Australia reveals post-Holden job plan
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South Australia reveals post-Holden job plan

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has announced his rescue plan for workers displaced by Holden's decision to cease production by the end of 2017. Dubbed 'Our Jobs Plan', the proposal includes a four-year, $60 million state government commitment to 14 initiatives designed to prepare South Australia for Holden’s manufacturing exit, and asks for an additional $330 million commitment from the Federal Government...


Cadillac keen to share rear-drive platforms, could spawn Chevrolet SS successor
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Cadillac keen to share rear-drive platforms, could spawn Chevrolet SS successor

A rear-wheel-drive platform from Cadillac could be used for a next-generation Chevrolet SS and Holden Commodore twin, with a General Motors senior executive confirming the door is wide open to future platform-sharing between global brands. Speaking at the Detroit auto show, Cadillac chief marketing officer Uwe Ellinghaus said that platform sharing needs to be a priority, but first rejected the suggestion that Holden could simply rebadge a Cadillac...


Cadillac "absolutely a chance" to return to Australia
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Cadillac "absolutely a chance" to return to Australia

Cadillac is back on the cards for Australia, likely to arrive in the mid-term future as a premium-performance rear-wheel-drive replacement for a locally built Holden large car...


GM president backs Holden, rules out Chevrolet takeover
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GM president backs Holden, rules out Chevrolet takeover

General Motors president Dan Ammann has commited to Holden in the long term, with the possibility of Chevrolet replacing the brand locally completely ruled out. "As someone who grew up in New Zealand it [Holden] means a lot to me," Ammann began. "We see the brand and its presence in New Zealand and Australia as critically important and we're going to continue to support the brand with all the right products...


Holden Astra set to return to Australia alongside new Euro line-up
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Holden Astra set to return to Australia alongside new Euro line-up

Holden will switch its import line-up from the current US-based, South Korean-built cars back to European-based Opel models in time for a next-generation model renewal, a General Motors executive has revealed...


Holden Commodore will still be designed for Australia from 2017
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Holden Commodore will still be designed for Australia from 2017

General Motors' Australian design centre will still have a hand in styling the next Holden Commodore despite last year's announcement that the large car will no longer be made locally from 2017. General Motors executive vice president of design Ed Welburn told CarAdvice at this week's 2014 Detroit motor show that future Holden product can still be designed locally if it isn’t produced locally...


Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Silverado sweep 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards
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Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Silverado sweep 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards

The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado have swept the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACOTY) awards. The double win is a first for the bowtie brand, and the first clean sweep for General Motors since the Saturn Aura and the previous-generation Silverado were victorious in 2007...


Holden Camaro a chance as GM plans right-hand drive for future models
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Holden Camaro a chance as GM plans right-hand drive for future models

Holden may follow Ford Australia's lead in offering right-hand-drive versions of its parent company's iconic US-built muscle cars, including the Camaro and Corvette, to fill the hole created by the loss of its homegrown sports models when local production ceases in 2017...


GMC Canyon : Colorado-based mid-size pick-up revealed
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GMC Canyon : Colorado-based mid-size pick-up revealed

The all-new GMC Canyon has been revealed a day ahead of its official Detroit auto show debut, aiming to set new standards for refinement in the US market's mid-size truck segment. Based on the new Chevrolet Colorado that debuted at November’s LA auto show – a car related to our own Holden Colorado ute and Colorado 7, albeit with a different front end borrowed from the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado – the Canyon completes GMC’s three-truck family alongside the Sierra 1500 and Sierra HD...


Google automotive alliance targets Android-compatible cars in 2014
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Google automotive alliance targets Android-compatible cars in 2014

Google has formed a new industry alliance committed to bringing the tech giant's Android operating platform to cars by the end of 2014. Dubbed the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) and comprising Audi, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai and US technology company Nvidia, the group says it is dedicated to driving innovation and vehicle safety via a more intuitive common platform...


GM to cut South Korean workforce ahead of European Chevrolet exit
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GM to cut South Korean workforce ahead of European Chevrolet exit

General Motors will axe thousands of workers in South Korea from next year ahead of Chevrolet's exit from the European market in 2015. US media reports GM Korea CEO Sergio Rocha has said the manufacturer plans to open up a "voluntary retirement" scheme to 6000 salaried office workers by March, however, it does not plan to cut any of its 10,000 factory jobs...


Prime Minister announces $100m fund for displaced Holden workers
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Prime Minister announces $100m fund for displaced Holden workers

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced a $100 million fund to help displaced automotive manufacturing industry workers find new jobs in South Australia and Victoria following Holden's decision to stop production in 2017. Abbott told reporters the $100 million fund would be used to "invest in potential employment-generating projects in South Australia and in Victoria"...


GM to invest $1.45 billion in US manufacturing
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GM to invest $1.45 billion in US manufacturing

General Motors will invest just shy of US$1.3 billion ($1.45 billion) across five of its US manufacturing sites, with funding going towards production of a new V6 engine, an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission and an existing six-speed automatic transmission...