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2020 Chevrolet Tracker leaked, is this the new Holden Trax?

The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Tracker has been leaked alongside the 2020 Buick Encore in a series of images out of China, giving us a first look at GM's new compact crossover...

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Cadillac CT5 revealed for the US
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Cadillac CT5 revealed for the US

Cadillac has revealed the all-new CT5 sedan, which will replace the ageing CTS in the brand's line-up. Scheduled to make its public debut at the New York motor show next month, the CT5 sports a mini-me design drawing upon the larger CT6 – which will be retired at the end of the year – and will compete with the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class...


Cadillac goes metric... for its drivetrain badging
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Cadillac goes metric... for its drivetrain badging

Cadillac will soon begin phasing out engine displacement-based badges, such as 2.0T, 3.6 and 3.0TT, in favour of new ones denoting the maximum amount of torque the drivetrain produces. “We’re not talking about displacements anymore,” Steve Carlisle, head of Cadillac brand, told industry journal Automotive News...


2020 Buick LaCrosse revealed for China
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2020 Buick LaCrosse revealed for China

General Motors (GM) has taken the covers off its updated Buick LaCrosse sedan for the Chinese market, which sports a far more upmarket design than the vehicle it replaces. After being leaked in November last year, we get a clearer look at the final design of the large sedan, which looks like a mix of the smaller Buick Regal (sold here as the Holden Commodore) and the Mazda 6...


Opel returns healthy profit for 2018
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Opel returns healthy profit for 2018

Opel has returned a €859 million profit for 2018, ahead of the schedule laid out by PSA Group in a remarkable turnaround from decades of losses under General Motors. The profit, equivalent to around $1.376 billion, comes on the back of losses over the last five months of 2017. PSA Group bought the automaker from General Motors in August 2017...


2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS coming to Australia with manual option
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2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS coming to Australia with manual option

HSV has confirmed it'll bring the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro to Australia, complete with the option of a manual transmission and a higher $86,990 starting price before on-road costs. Headline news is the addition of a six-speed manual option to the Camaro, which now becomes the standard transmission. A 10-speed automatic is an option ($2200) and brings customisable launch control and line-lock...


Waymo leads autonomous vehicle industry on disengagements
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Waymo leads autonomous vehicle industry on disengagements

Google's self-driving cars, operating under the Waymo name, required human intervention just once every 11,154mi (17,950km) in 2018, comfortably making it the industry leader for disengagements. Waymo vehicles drove a whopping 1.2 million miles (1...


GM considering proposal to shut Holden office and switch to independent importer - report
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GM considering proposal to shut Holden office and switch to independent importer - report

Holden's head office could be closed by its parent company General Motors and switch to importing cars via an independent distributor, according to a confidential proposal revealed by the Australian Financial Review newspaper. UK-based firm Inchcape – the distributor of Subaru, Peugeot and Citroen cars in Australia – has reportedly approached General Motors to take over the distribution of Holden cars...


Cadillac to lead GM's electric car push
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Cadillac to lead GM's electric car push

General Motors (GM) has confirmed Cadillac will become its "lead electric vehicle brand", and be the first to offer a vehicle based on its new EV platform. In a shareholder statement declaring its outlook for 2019, the company said Cadillac will "introduce the first model from the company’s all-new battery electric vehicle architecture"...


2020 Holden Trax possibly teased during presentation
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2020 Holden Trax possibly teased during presentation

A vehicle we believe is the next-generation Chevrolet Trax was briefly teased during General Motors' financial presentation for 2019. Although the automaker didn't name the crossover, it does look to be significantly smaller than the Equinox and has many styling cues from the recently-revealed Blazer, especially its surfacing, side treatment and grille design...


Mark Reuss, former Holden chief, becomes president of GM
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Mark Reuss, former Holden chief, becomes president of GM

Mark Reuss, who was once the managing director of Holden, has been appointed as the president of General Motors, effectively immediately. He replaces Dan Ammann, who has been president since 2014. Ammann has stepped down to take control of Cruise, the company's autonomous driving division...


2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD revealed
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2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD revealed

Chevrolet has pulled back what must have been a very, very big sheet on its 2020 Silverado 2500HD, with a new look designed to better separate it from the 'regular duty' Silverado 1500 launched earlier this year. It's huge, folks. There's a bit going on here, but we're going to start with the styling...


Trump threatens fresh tariffs in wake of GM plant closures
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Trump threatens fresh tariffs in wake of GM plant closures

US president Donald Trump has threatened to raise tariffs on imported cars, in the wake of General Motors' announcement that it would close up to five manufacturing plants in the USA. In a series of tweets, Trump said that plans to introduce car tariffs are currently being studied...


PSA to cut 240 jobs at Vauxhall factory
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PSA to cut 240 jobs at Vauxhall factory

The PSA Group has announced another round of job cuts, this time at Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port facility in northwest England. As reported by industry journal Automotive News Europe, it's the third round of cuts for the former GM-owned British brand, after it announced 400 axings at the site in October last year, and a further 250 in January – at the time of the first announcement, there were around 1900 people employed at the Ellesmere factory...


GM to close up to five factories in the US, slash jobs
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GM to close up to five factories in the US, slash jobs

General Motors has announced plans to reduce salaried staff in the US by 15 per cent, and could close up to five factories there. The company has "unallocated" production from three car factories (Oshawa, Detroit-Hamtramck and Lordstown), and two engine and transmission plants (Baltimore and Warren) after 2019...


2020 Buick LaCrosse leaked
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2020 Buick LaCrosse leaked

The facelifted Buick LaCrosse has surfaced online through a listing on China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, giving us a first look at the updated sedan ahead of a potential debut at the Los Angeles motor show this week...


Cadillac CT6 PHEV canned in North America
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Cadillac CT6 PHEV canned in North America

Cadillac has pulled the plug on its flagship CT6 plug-in hybrid, having debuted the car at the 2015 Shanghai motor show. Speaking with GM Authority, the company said it would focus on "the launch of the comprehensive 2019 mid-cycle and the first-ever V-Series variant of the top-of-range sedan" for 2019. "Cadillac remains committed to electrified systems for our vehicles...


Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 race parts revealed
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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 race parts revealed

Chevrolet has revealed its answer to the Ford F-150 Raptor, with a raft of race-ready upgrades for its Colorado ZR2 pickup truck. Developed by Chevrolet Performance engineering, as part of a collaboration with Multimatic and Hall Racing, the parts are designed to make the ZR2 ready to tackle the Baja 1000 desert race...


General Motors not keen on electric or autonomous pickups
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General Motors not keen on electric or autonomous pickups

General Motors is planning to introduce 20 new electric cars over the next five years, but an electric pickup truck isn't part of the plan. Mike Abelson, GM vice president of global strategy, told The Detroit Free Press the company believes it will "lead the industry" in electric vehicles at some point in the next decade...


GM to launch a new brand for electric bikes
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GM to launch a new brand for electric bikes

General Motors has developed two electric bikes, which will go on sale in 2019, and is launching a public competition to come up with a brand to market the two-wheelers. The company is calling on the public to come up with a new brand to encompass both its two new bikes: one a compact model, and the other foldable...