GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky shares his view on GM’s global strategy amid fluctuating fuel economy and emissions regulations, as well as the automaker’s outlook on Europe and new emerging markets such as Mexico....More
True to its history of rise, fall and rise again, Brazil’s auto industry has no intention of fading away, despite a stagnant economy that remains unaffected by the postponement of the government’s IPI tax increase on vehicles....More
Some suppliers are investing in additional facilities because they are confident current production levels will be sustained and because they have exhausted most of their avenues to stretch available capacity....More
“It’s becoming a bigger go-to-market strategy in automotive, more consistent with other industries,” GM sales-operation head Kurt McNeil says of Black Friday sales promotions. “We think we did a nice job of going to market with a clear message.”...More
GM would like to think there’s room for both brands in Europe, with Chevrolet appealing to more cost-conscious buyers and Opel chasing customers with higher aspirations. And there would be, if Opel could transform itself into a near-luxury marque. But that’s a tough task....More
The pickup leverages a vehicle platform already underpinning a midsize pickup with same name in Asia, but receives significant tweaks for the North American market and also borrows bits from the ’14 Chevy Silverado....More
GM says the new Colorado will lead the segment in terms of power, payload and trailering capability at a maximum of 6,700 lbs. (3,039 kg), relying on a standard 2.5L 4-cyl. engine or an optional 3.6L V-6. It will also feature for the ’16 model year a new diesel engine for North America in the form of 2.8L turbocharged I-4.
GM Asia-Pacific head Stefan Jacoby was in Australia to review Holden’s model lineup, but did not accept invitations to meet with government officials, a slight Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane says shows a “lack of sensitivity.”...More
The new LT1 6.2L is one of four all-new, ground-up re-engineered small-block engines from GM that we’re driving this year, from trucks to sports cars, and it’s safe to assume more variants will be coming in the future....More
The impeccably crafted and smartly engineered Cadillac CTS now deserves a place at the table alongside the Mercedes E-Class and BMW 5-Series. In fact, the CTS might be the one slicing the turkey this year....More
The third-generation CTS deserves five Michelin stars. It gets bigger. It’s more powerful and perhaps most of all, the sport sedan boasts interior styling, technology and functionality superior to any other in its class.
GM’s new midsize pickups will be significantly different than their predecessors, offering greater fuel economy, capability, accessory choices and more attractive styling. “We think we will bring a lot of interest to the segment,” he says....More
Some suppliers are investing in additional facilities because they are confident current production levels will be sustained and because they have exhausted most of their avenues to stretch available...
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