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2007-14 Cadillac Escalade added to Takata recall

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2007-14 Cadillac Escalade added to Takata recall

Overseas Vehicle Sales has added the 2007-2014 Cadillac Escalade to the ever-growing list of vehicles on the Takata airbag recall. As affected vehicles age, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can make the airbag inflator propellant degrade...

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GM names first female Chief Financial Officer
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GM names first female Chief Financial Officer

Dhivya Suryadevara has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for General Motors (GM), becoming the first woman in the role since the company's foundation in 1908. Suryadevara has been vice president of corporate finance at GM for the past 11 months, having first joined the US giant in 2005, and replaces Chuck Stevens in the role of CFO...


GM and Honda pair up on next-gen batteries
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GM and Honda pair up on next-gen batteries

General Motors and Honda have announced a partnership to develop advanced battery components, in an attempt to speed up the rollout of electric cars that are attractive to consumers. The agreement will see the two companies collaborate on development of GM's next-generation battery systems, with Honda to source its battery modules from the American giant...


Opel Astra facelift spied
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Opel Astra facelift spied

A development prototype believed to be an upcoming facelift for the Opel Astra has been spied in Europe during hot weather testing. Black camouflage conceals the front bumper and grille, suggesting the most noticeable changes will be in these areas, and it looks like the headlights may get revisions too...


Opel Insignia gets infotainment upgrade, not confirmed for Commodore
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Opel Insignia gets infotainment upgrade, not confirmed for Commodore

Opel has announced a new infotainment system for the Insignia, complete with a wider range of connected services for the in-built satellite navigation. Two tiers will be offered: Multimedia and Multimedia Navi Pro, both of which rely on the same 8.0-inch touchscreen offered in the current Commodore/Insignia...


Holden bringing GM Financial to Australia
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Holden bringing GM Financial to Australia

Holden has announced plans to introduce GM Financial services to Australia in early 2019. The company is expecting 'Guaranteed Future Value' (GFV) financing to play a key role in the introduction, slated to bring 30 jobs to Melbourne. It'll operate under the Holden Financial Services banner when it touches down, with the expectation (or hope) being new customers will lease cars using the service, trade them in and upgrade to a new Holden...


ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall
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ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has added around 1.1 million vehicles to the Takata airbag recall, publishing a new list of vehicles previously not known to have been affected. While these models aren't under active recall just yet, the ACCC has identified them as subject to future recalls by their respective manufacturers as part of the compulsory campaign that requires affected makes to replace all defective airbags before the end of 2020...


Time Machine Tuesday: 22 May, 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 22 May, 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of May 22 in years past...


HSV Camaro to be auto-only
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HSV Camaro to be auto-only

Initial specifications for the HSV Chevrolet Camaro have been revealed, and spoiler alert – there's no manual version. The Camaro will be imported and converted in only one spec: outgoing MY18 2SS trim, rather than the facelifted MY19 version. And, according to HSV's website, the V8 sports car will only be available locally with an eight-speed automatic transmission...


GM files patent for shape-shifting car
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GM files patent for shape-shifting car

General Motors is investigating how to make future autonomous vehicles more aerodynamic, especially when there's no-one or very few people on-board. GM Inside News has uncovered a patent filing for "Method and Systems for Reconfiguring a Vehicle Geometry". In short, the filing details how vehicles, most likely autonomous, could reconfigure themselves to handle various use cases...


Cadillac ATS to be axed
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Cadillac ATS to be axed

The Cadillac ATS sedan looks set to be discontinued after this year, just six years after being introduced as a competitor to the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News, Cadillac spokesperson, Donny Nordlicht, said: "Production of the ATS sedan is ending due to extensive plant upgrades, expansion and re-tooling to prepare for the next generation of Cadillac sedans"...


Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 drags Dodge Demon - video
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Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 drags Dodge Demon - video

Ever wondered who would win out of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and Dodge Challenger SRT Demon at a drag strip? This video could have the answer. Posted by Farmer Machine Co Racing, the new clip shows the two wild muscle cars settling the score once and for all at Richmond Dragway in Virginia, USA...


Holden Equinox diesel touches down from $35,990
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Holden Equinox diesel touches down from $35,990

Holden has announced the arrival of the Equinox diesel, priced from $35,990 before on-road costs. Power comes from a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel making 100kW and 320Nm, with a claimed fuel figure of just 5.6L/100km on the combined cycle. It'll be paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, and offered in both front- and all-wheel drive forms...


HSV Silverado pricing and specs
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HSV Silverado pricing and specs

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has announced pricing and specifications for the Chevrolet Silverado range, with the re-engineered American pick-up truck to start at $114,990 before on-road costs. Five variants will be offered locally, though all versions feature the same 6...


GM Korea reaches deal with unions, avoids bankruptcy
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GM Korea reaches deal with unions, avoids bankruptcy

GM Korea and its trade unions have reached a preliminary agreement to keep the South Korean automaker alive, agreeing on significant concessions during last-ditch negotiations. The Yonhap news agency says the union has agreed to key demands from GM, including a wage freeze, reduced benefits, and a stop to bonuses for this financial year...


Cadillac boss dumped, replaced by GM Canada boss
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Cadillac boss dumped, replaced by GM Canada boss

Johan de Nysschen has been suddenly deposed as president of Cadillac, with his place being taken by Steve Carlisle with immediate effect. Carlisle steps up from his previous role as head of GM Canada. Between 2010 and 2014 Carlisle was the head of global product planning, and prior to this he served as head of GM's south-east Asian operations and, briefly, head of sales in the US...


South Korean government may save GM Korea from bankruptcy
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South Korean government may save GM Korea from bankruptcy

GM Korea has been thrown a lifeline, with the Korea Development Bank (KDB) indicating it will help fund the company's restructuring and investment. Lee Dong-gull, CEO of the state-owned KDB, has told Reuters it could inject 500 billion won ($609 million) into GM Korea. He said an agreement could be reached as early as April 27, but is subject to due diligence being completed...


2006-11 Saab 9-3, 9-5 added to Takata recall
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2006-11 Saab 9-3, 9-5 added to Takata recall

General Motors has issued a recall for the 2006-2011 model-year Saab 9-3 and 9-5 as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. Affected vehicles are fitted with potentially faulty driver-side front airbags that are susceptible to degradation as a result of moisture intrusion...


GM cuts 1500 jobs in Ohio
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GM cuts 1500 jobs in Ohio

General Motors has announced job cuts at its manufacturing facility in Lordstown, Ohio, with as many of 1500 workers being laid off. The Lordstown factory is a main producer of the Chevrolet Cruze, which posted a sales decline of over 30 per cent between 2014 and 2017...


2019 Chevrolet Malibu revealed
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2019 Chevrolet Malibu revealed

The facelifted 2019 Chevrolet Malibu has been revealed for North America, boasting an array of cosmetic, equipment and technology upgrades over its predecessor. For the US-market 2019 model year, Chevrolet has given its mid-size sedan a new front fascia, grille, and headlights, along with a new rear treatment and dual-element tail-lights – which are also available with LED internals on high-spec models...