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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...

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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...


Chevrolet Camaro eCOPO: Electric drag racer unveiled
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Chevrolet Camaro eCOPO: Electric drag racer unveiled

Developed in conjunction with Hancock and Lane Racing, a team specialising electric drag racing, the Chevrolet Camaro eCOPO concept has an electric motor making over 522kW (700hp) of power, and 813Nm of torque. Chevrolet estimates the eCOPO can blast through the quarter mile (400m) in around 9.0 seconds, although the company admits testing is still ongoing...


Chevrolet Camaro hybrids could be on the cards - report
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Chevrolet Camaro hybrids could be on the cards - report

Earlier this week, a Ford advertising campaign teased a Mustang hybrid of some sort. Now, it looks like there could be electrified competition coming from Chevrolet. According to a report from Motor Authority, which cites a forum post, a group of current Camaro owners were recently surveyed by Chevrolet about how they'd receive a hybrid, turbocharged four-cylinder or a hybrid V8 powertrain...


Chevrolet Camaro 'Shock' revealed for SEMA
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Chevrolet Camaro 'Shock' revealed for SEMA

Chevrolet has revealed a special example of its 2019 Camaro for this year's SEMA show, which kicks off on October 30. Finished in an eye-catching bright yellow dubbed 'Shock', the Camaro show car is based on the 2019 model-year SS and features new accessories and performance parts that will soon be available from US Chevrolet dealers...


Opel probed by German authorities over diesel emissions
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Opel probed by German authorities over diesel emissions

German manufacturer Opel has had its Russelsheim and Kaiserslautern operations searched by German prosecutors this week, as part of an investigation into potential emissions cheating with diesel vehicles...


China: Car sales fall 11.6 per cent, manufacturers feel the pinch
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China: Car sales fall 11.6 per cent, manufacturers feel the pinch

China has posted a 11.6 per cent decline in new vehicle sales for the month of September – with a sales figure of 2.4 million units – marking the third month in a row the market has fallen year-on-year. A new report by BBC News attributes the decline to a slowing Chinese economy, something being felt by vehicle manufacturers around the world...


HSV Silverado 3500 specs confirmed
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HSV Silverado 3500 specs confirmed

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has confirmed specifications of the new Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LTZ pick-up truck, which commences conversion production in Clayton, Victoria, later this month. Priced from $147,990 before on-road costs, the heavy-duty Silverado offers a payload of 2.2 tonnes, and a braked towing capacity of a whopping 9.0 tonnes...


Holden Time Attack Concept Racer revealed - UPDATE: Video added!
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Holden Time Attack Concept Racer revealed - UPDATE: Video added!

Holden has revealed its Time Attack Concept Racer, a virtual track weapon designed in-house by the brand's design and engineering teams, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first win at Mount Panorama. Think of it as a Vision Gran Turismo sort of vehicle, with futuristic and spaceship-like design elements, along with a wild all-electric powertrain...


Humvee maker heading for sale - report
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Humvee maker heading for sale - report

AM General, the company which makes the iconic Humvee military vehicle, is reportedly up for sale. Sources have told Reuters the owners of AM General have engaged the services of Australia's own Macquarie Group to seek out bidders for a potential auction-style sale. The private equity firms in control of the military vehicle maker are reportedly looking to sell for around US$2 billion ($2...


Honda invests $3.8 billion in GM's autonomous car division
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Honda invests $3.8 billion in GM's autonomous car division

Honda will help General Motors and Cruise, its self-driving car unit, fund and engineer a next-generation autonomous vehicle to be sold throughout the world. Honda will plow roughly US$2 billion ($2.8 billion) into Cruise over the next 12 years, and is also investing US$750 million ($1 billion) upfront for a 5.7 per cent share in the self-driving unit...


Cadillac nixes diesel development in favour of electrification - report
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Cadillac nixes diesel development in favour of electrification - report

Cadillac has put the development of diesel engines on hold, as the wider industry pushes toward hybrid and pure-electric vehicles. According to a report by Automotive News, Steve Carlisle, president of Cadillac, said "markets may be changing more quickly" than the company first anticipated. "Going forward, we will focus on electrification," he told the industry journal...


Holden Barina axed in Australia
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Holden Barina axed in Australia

The Holden Barina will soon be dropped from the Australian line-up, the company has confirmed this week. Speaking with CarAdvice, a Holden spokesperson said the Barina "will not continue as part of Holden line-up". "Our Barina customers will continue to have the highest quality service from our Holden dealers," she added...