Sales of midsize trucks are heating up, and General Motors doesn’t want its slice of the pie to grow stale. Changes are coming to the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado by way a host of powertrain updates aimed at squeezing better performance and fuel economy out of its volume model. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON ? The White House announced Friday that 29 new private sector companies ? including Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Target, Visa and General Motors ? have signed a pledge committing to closing the gender pay gap for their employees. “Women employees at Apple earn one dollar for every dollar male employees earn,” Apple said in a statement. Show More Summary
general motors’ european has launched its great green hope, the 2017 opel ampera-e, with the electric hatch to make its official debut at the upcoming paris motor show. the ampera-e is little more than a badge-engineered derivative of...Show More Summary
General Motors has won its third of six “bellwether” cases, with a Texas jury finding that there wasn’t enough evidence to prove a recalled faulty ignition switch caused the death of a driver involved in a crash with a Saturn Sky in 2011. Read more...
General Motors’ 2016 Chevrolet Spark LS does not have power locks. Correction: as shown in the high-production-quality video embedded below, the 2016 Chevrolet Spark LS has a mysterious power lock, singular. For an advertised Canadian...Show More Summary
By Jessica Dye NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Motors Co said Tuesday a Texas judge had denied its bid to throw out a lawsuit over a fatal 2011 crash blamed on a faulty ignition switch, after the company accused a car driver and his lawyers of fabricating evidence about the vehicle’s key. Show More Summary
A July 2016 surge to 22,960 sales produced the best month of U.S. sales for General Motors’ Buick brand in nearly three years. “Year to date, Buick retail deliveries have grown 6 percent,” General Motors claimed in its monthly release, “and Buick has gained 0.1 percentage points of retail share.” GM also said 2016, with 114,105 […] The post U.S. Show More Summary
Apparently, the 10-speed automatic transmission co-developed by Ford and General Motors doesn’t impress Honda, because it wants a gearbox with more cogs. The Japanese automaker recently filed a patent for an 11-speed, triple-clutch transmission, AutoGuide reports. Show More Summary
The second largest ride-hailing service in the U.S., Lyft, has reportedly been trying to find relief from its fierce competition by approaching Apple and other top tech companies regarding a possible acquisition. General Motors, Apple,...Show More Summary
Lyft may have attempted to sell itself to Apple, Google, Amazon, General Motors and Uber.
Lyft tried to sell itself to several companies but came up short, according to the New York Times. Lyft reportedly approached General Motors, Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber, and Didi Chuxing about selling the ride-hailing company. The most...Show More Summary
Anticipating virtually nonexistent demand, General Motors will ship 15 copies of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro coupe to the United Kingdom for deliveries in September. Another three Camaro convertibles are expected to find homes one month later. Show More Summary
Two U.S. automakers were the most profitable mass vehicle makers in the first half of 2016, with Ford Motor just edging out General Motors, and the winner demonstrating that volume is not crucial for making real money in the auto business. Looking to the future, Japanese manufacturers like Honda and Toyota might slip back, while the Americans accelerate.
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In an interesting and somewhat surprising bit of news, General Motors recently approached the ridesharing firm Lyft about acquiring it … but was declined. General Motors, of course, already owns a 9% stake in Lyft, following an investment of $500 million last January. Show More Summary
Partners General Motors and Lyft may have almost become one, according to tech news site The Information, which says GM recently tried throwing an undisclosed enormous wad of bills on the table to buy the ride-hailing company. Read more...
By Jessica Dye NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Texas judge has thrown out a lawsuit against General Motors from a woman who blamed a 2012 car crash on a faulty ignition switch that later prompted the company to recall 2.6 million vehicles. The Aug. Show More Summary
The No. 2 U.S. ride-hailing service recently rebuffed takeover interest from its 9 pct owner. There are good reasons for Lyft to steer clear of Detroit, despite a shared vision for autonomous cars. But cash-flush rivals could yet force the Silicon Valley upstart into GM's lane.
PETA’s Innovator for Animals Award is on its way to automobile giant General Motors for the company’s revolutionary new “Rear Seat Reminder” technology that prevents children and dogs from... The post General Motors Wins PETA Award for Preventing Kids and Dogs From Being Left in Hot Cars appeared first on PETA.
More than two dozen kids and three dozen dogs have died in hot cars so far this summer. An innovation by General Motors could have prevented those deaths. The post This Invention Could Save the Lives of Hundreds of Kids and Dogs appeared first on PETA.