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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...

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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...


2019 Chevrolet Cruze revealed
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2019 Chevrolet Cruze revealed

The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze has been revealed for the North American market, featuring a revised design, upgraded infotainment for base models, and new interior colours. Available in both hatchback and sedan bodies, the Cruze – sold here as the Astra sedan – continues to be available with both 114kW/239Nm 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol and 102kW/240Nm 1...


Buick Enspire concept headed for Beijing
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Buick Enspire concept headed for Beijing

Buick will use the an event before the Beijing motor show to reveal an all-electric crossover concept, dubbed the Enspire. It's just a teaser at the moment, but the Enspire looks to be a slinky, smooth-edged continuation of the formula laid out by the Avenir (2015) and Avista (2016)...


2007/08 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra join Takata recall
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2007/08 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra join Takata recall

Overseas Vehicle Sales has recalled the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, adding them to the list of vehicles included in the Takata airbag inflator drama. According to the company, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can make the airbag propellant degrade over time. If the airbag is deployed in an accident, the metal inflator housing could explode or rupture...


Corvette ZR1: 0-60mph in 2.85 seconds
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Corvette ZR1: 0-60mph in 2.85 seconds

Chevrolet has touted the 2019 Corvette ZR1 has the "fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever" – but we didn't realise just how much faster it is than previous iterations. According to a new report, Harlan Charles, product manager for Corvette, confirmed with CorvetteBlogger the ZR1 is capable of some serious acceleration times...


2018 Cadillac XT4 revealed in New York
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2018 Cadillac XT4 revealed in New York

Cadillac has unveiled its new XT4 mid-size crossover in New York, aimed at shaking the Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X3's establishment in North America. With turbo power, a choice of front- or all-wheel drive and a premium interior, it doesn't exactly break the mould, but that's not really the point here. Power in the edgy Cadillac crossover comes from a 2...


Holden launches online sales pilot
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Holden launches online sales pilot

A Holden pilot will allow Melbourne metro buyers to research, spec and buy cars online, removing the need to visit a showroom. The company's research indicates 30 per cent of consumers would consider buying a car online...


Bob Lutz: "I suggest buying a Model S while they're still available"
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Bob Lutz: "I suggest buying a Model S while they're still available"

Outspoken auto-industry veteran, Bob Lutz, has called on vehicle collectors to buy a Tesla Model S "while they're still available", insinuating the Silicon Valley startup isn't far from its demise. An article in the Los Angeles Times quotes a speech from the former General Motors vice chairman in Scottsdale, Arizona last week, saying in 25 years time people will be looking back thinking "too bad [Tesla] went broke"...


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"...


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...