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Australian Mike Simcoe to become GM's global design chief on May 1

Australian designer Michael Simcoe will take over from Ed Welburn as the vice president of General Motors Global Design on May 1. In the process, Simcoe will become the seventh global design leader at GM, following in the footsteps of Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell, Irvin Rybicki, Chuck Jordan, Wayne Cherry, and the soon-to-depart Ed Welburn...

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Buick Avista the new Holden Monaro? Possibly, but don't hold your breath
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Buick Avista the new Holden Monaro? Possibly, but don't hold your breath

When the covers came off the stunning Buick Avista coupe concept at this week’s 2016 Detroit motor show, many Australians understandably started asking — could this preview a potential new ‘Holden Monaro’? It’s understandable why the idea is a tantalising one...


Buick Envision SUV hits Detroit, could preview new Holden Captiva
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Buick Envision SUV hits Detroit, could preview new Holden Captiva

As Holden rolls out what is likely to be the final update to its now streamlined Captiva range, the SUV that may be its replacement has debuted at the 2016 Detroit auto show. That model is the 2017 Buick Envision, revealed for the Chinese market early last year and confirmed for an American debut in just months later...


Buick Avista concept could preview new Holden Monaro
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Buick Avista concept could preview new Holden Monaro

Buick Avista: new Holden Coupe previewed in Detroit? This week’s Detroit auto show has brought GM fans their first look at the most exciting new Buick in decades - but it could also be a preview of what’s to come for Holden fans in Australia. It was this time last year when GM’s chief of international operations, Stefan Jacoby, confirmed that Holden has a V8-powered sports coupe in its future...


New Buick LaCrosse debuts in Los Angeles
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New Buick LaCrosse debuts in Los Angeles

The third-generation Buick LaCrosse has made its full debut at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show. Although it's unlikely that the new near-luxury sedan will ever be sold in Australia, it might shed some light on the look of the next-generation Commodore. That's because the fully imported 2017/2018 Commodore is believed to be a lightly reworked version of the next-gen Opel Insignia...


Canada sells its GM shares, Government Motors tag no longer true
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Canada sells its GM shares, Government Motors tag no longer true

Canada has sold its last remaining shares in General Motors, ending a period of government investment in the American automaker. The move was announced earlier this week, as the federal government sold 73.4 million shares in GM to Goldman Sachs. The Canadian government's block of shares represent around 4.6 percent of GM's outstanding stock...


Australian designers claim top two awards at 2015 Detroit motor show
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Australian designers claim top two awards at 2015 Detroit motor show

Australians have cleaned up at the 2015 Detroit motor show, claiming the top two design awards for their work on the Buick Avenir and the Ford GT. The Buick Avenir concept was named the best-designed concept vehicle of the show by the EyesOn Design jury, while the judges voted the Ford GT the best-designed production vehicle...


Buick Avenir ready for rear-drive platform sharing, Australian team to be involved
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Buick Avenir ready for rear-drive platform sharing, Australian team to be involved

At the Detroit motor show this time last year, Cadillac chief marketing officer Uwe Ellinghaus spelled out the future of his rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan platforms in no uncertain terms. “[Future] platform and component sharing is the name of the game to reduce costs,” the German-born ex-BMW executive told CarAdvice...


Buick Avenir : Holden-designed Caprice-sized sedan debuts
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Buick Avenir : Holden-designed Caprice-sized sedan debuts

Designed and built in Australia by local Holden designers, the Buick Avenir concept has been revealed the night before the official opening of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Designed to be a proper Buick of the traditional fashion, the large coupe-like four-door sedan has the same 5...


Next-generation GM infotainment system to run on Android OS
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Next-generation GM infotainment system to run on Android OS

GM's next-generation entertainment and navigation system will be built on the Android OS, although it's not clear when, or even if, the next-gen units will begin to appear in Holden cars. Dinesh Paliwal, Harman CEO, spoke to Automotive News about the next-generation entertainment and navigation system that his company is building for GM as part of a US$900 million ($1...


GM to slash platforms to four by 2025
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GM to slash platforms to four by 2025

General Motors CEO, Mary Barra, has committed the company to reducing its number of platforms to just four. While the eyes of the world were on Paris, over in Detroit Barra and her executive team were the headline act at an investor briefing session in Detroit. There she told Reuters, among others, that the company would slash its number of platforms from today's 26 to four by the year 2025...


Staggering GM North America recall list now tops 20 million vehicles
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Staggering GM North America recall list now tops 20 million vehicles

Beleaguered US car-making giant General Motors has now recalled more than 20 million vehicles across North America since the beginning of 2014, with 17.8 million in the United States alone. The company last night announced a further six separate recall campaigns on a vast range of models sold almost entirely in the US, Canada and Mexico, bringing the total number of separate campaigns to 44 since January 13 this year...


Opel to exit China; start building Buicks for US
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Opel to exit China; start building Buicks for US

Opel will cease sales in China from January 2015 and begin production of two new models in the second half of the decade, one confirmed as a future US-bound Buick-branded vehicle. In a statement, the General Motors-owned German brand said: “Opel has decided to change the export strategy for the Chinese market. As of January 2015, sales of the Opel brand in China will cease...


2014 J.D. Power vehicle dependability study: problems increase for first time in 15 years
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2014 J.D. Power vehicle dependability study: problems increase for first time in 15 years

The average number of problems experienced by US vehicle owners has increased for the first time since 1998, the latest J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study has found. According to the 2014 survey of more than 41,000 original 2011 model-year vehicle owners, those with three-year-old vehicles reported more problems with their cars than owners of three-year-old 2010 model-year vehicles did in last year’s survey...


Buick Riviera: plug-in concept previews future design language
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Buick Riviera: plug-in concept previews future design language

The Buick Riviera concept has debuted at the Shanghai auto show, previewing the 110-year-old automaker's future design direction. Developed jointly by General Motors' China-based Pan Asia Technical Automotive Centre (PATAC) and Shanghai GM joint ventures, Buick says the sleek, gullwinged Riviera concept combines "avant-garde aesthetics [with] advanced technology"...


Toyota retains top spot in US brand perception survey
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Toyota retains top spot in US brand perception survey

Toyota has claimed top spot in the US Consumer Reports' Car Brand Perception Survey for another year, despite a 2012 dotted with recalls. Conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Centre, the Car Brand Perception Survey is based on how consumers perceive each brand over seven different categories: quality, safety, value, performance, design/style, technology/innovation, and environmentally friendly/green...


Buick LaCrosse GL Concept set for LA Show
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Buick LaCrosse GL Concept set for LA Show

Buick has revealed a special Buick LaCrosse GL Concept that will debut at the 2011 Los Angles Auto Show next week. The concept showcases various luxury highlights all centred around style and elegance. The exterior colour of the Buick LaCrosse GL Concept, Cabernet Red, is influenced by fine red wine, while the front end features lots of chrome, matching the trim around the doors, door handles and sections of the boot lid...