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General Motors

General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is a linchpin of the U.S. automotive industry, selling millions of vehicles every year - 8.3 million in 2018, to be precise – and employing more than 170,000 workers. More familiarly known as GM, the auto company counts iconic brands Buick and Cadillac under its corporate umbrella, as well the more utilitarian GMC brand and the budget-conscious Chevrolet badge.

Formed in 1908 in Flint, Michigan, General Motors has a long history with the Great Lakes State. Alongside the Ford Motor Company, GM’s presence in the region and its creation of popular cars under various brands are some of the main reasons that Detroit is so widely known as Motor City. GM is a Fortune 500 company and frequently appears in the top 25 of that list as one of the largest U.S. corporations by revenue.

Here at Torque News, we cover a wide variety of stories involving General Motors, from new models and announcements to the company’s latest technology developments and electric vehicle initiatives. GM plans to release more than 20 new electric models across its major brands by 2023 and you’ll hear about all of them on this site, as well as the latest and greatest from GM’s existing models.

By Mary Conway on June 30, 2021 - 11:11PM
GM is recalling 380,000 2010-2016 Cadillac SRX and 2011-2012 Saab 9-4X vehicles because of problems with the rear suspension.
By Mary Conway on June 21, 2021 - 10:31PM
GM is calling back 135,000 2021-2022 Chevrolet Trailblazers and 2020-2022 Buick Encore GX models because the plastic jacks can break.
By Mary Conway on June 17, 2021 - 10:11PM
GM Announces huge investments in future EVs and AVs. GM will leverage its new Ultium battery platform for semi trucks. It will also sell its HYDROTEC hydrogen fuel cells for use in planes and trains.
By John Goreham on June 16, 2021 - 9:40AM
A quick peek at the most recent news on Lordstown Motors makes the company's future look bleak.
By Mary Conway on June 15, 2021 - 9:33PM
GM will use its decades of hi-tech research to help transform rail lines and make them greener.
By Frank DiMuccio on June 7, 2021 - 4:54PM
With its classic Jeep architecture and design, the Wrangler 4xe is easily the most off-road capable electric vehicle currently available. This hasn’t stopped vehicles like the Tesla Model S or Volkswagen ID.4 from having fun in the dirt, but GM has decided to weigh in on off-roading with the up-coming HUMMER EV. Can it out-off-road a Jeep?
By Frank DiMuccio on May 3, 2021 - 11:58AM
With Electric Vehicles like the Volkswagen ID.4, Tesla Model S, GMC HUMMER EV, and the Mustang Mach E starting their takeover of the motorsports arena, the age of electric muscle may soon be upon us. Chevrolet teased a sporty looking silhouette with an EV drivetrain- many sources believe it to be the next Camaro. But something that is sorely lacking from the EV automotive sector, is customization.
By Marc Stern on April 30, 2021 - 3:43AM
Ford and Stellantis were the two big names this week as the total number of vehicles dropped from production due to the semiconductor shortages were tallied. General Motors was a distant third.
By Frank DiMuccio on April 22, 2021 - 11:48AM
With offerings like the Dodge Charger and Challenger, the Chevrolet Camaro, and the Ford Mustang all being so near and dear to the hearts of automotive enthusiasts, it’s sometimes strange to think about where these icons of vehicular performance will wind up in the near future due to the changing demands of environmental protection.
By Samuel Kricsfeld on April 21, 2021 - 1:10PM
One of the world’s most distinctive microcars, the Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV, was launched in July of 2020. Built by SAIC Motor and General Motors, it looks like toddler’s shoe and is a big seller in China. Wulling MINI EV is Tesla's biggest and least costly rival in China.
By Samuel Kricsfeld on April 20, 2021 - 8:21PM
Toyota recently announced a new electric SUV, the bZ4X, as the first in a new “bZ” series of electric vehicles. Toyota developed the SUV jointly with Subaru and plans on releasing the bZ4X in 2022. General Motors is releasing its own electric SUV for 2022: the Bolt EUV. Both vehicles enter a rapidly developing segment - how do they compare?
By Samuel Kricsfeld on April 19, 2021 - 2:08PM
More people would consider buying a Tesla Cybertruck than the GMC Hummer EV, according to a recent study. Over 30% of the 1,097 people polled would consider the Cybertruck, while only 16% would consider the Hummer EV.
By Samuel Kricsfeld on April 19, 2021 - 6:46AM
The Chevrolet Trax has been around in the United States since 2015 and is now entering its sixth year on the market, only mildly updated since its debut. Its job is simple: be an inoffensive subcompact crossover. Unfortunately, in such a competitive field, it is starting to lag.
By Marc Stern on April 19, 2021 - 2:28AM
In a story today, longtime Torque News reporter Marc Stern studies the reasons that the auto industry is facing rolling shutdowns and slowdowns and finds the root causes.
By Samuel Kricsfeld on April 17, 2021 - 6:01PM
General Motors continues its investments in electric vehicles with the recently announced Spring Hill, TN, battery cell manufacturing facility.
By Tinsae Aregay on April 7, 2021 - 3:38AM
A note to clients out by Morgan Stanley says auto investors can't afford to not have Tesla in their portfolio. The note also discusses how the $174 billion Biden EV tax incentive will disproportionately benefit Tesla.
By Jimmy Dinsmore on April 6, 2021 - 3:52PM
General Motors takes aim at Ford with announcement of all-electric Silverado. Much publicized Hummer EV could rival Mustang Mach-E and soon-to-be-released Ford Bronco.
By Jimmy Dinsmore on March 18, 2021 - 1:08PM
Those who modify vehicles for the purpose of racing them are currently in jeopardy of not being allowed to do so, under current interpretation of the Clean Air Act. The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act (RPM) of 2019 has been reintroduced into Congress for vote and consideration. SEMA and others have started a petition to have their voices heard.
By Jimmy Dinsmore on February 27, 2021 - 4:24PM
As rumors swirl of major automakers shifting gears from internal combustion technology to electrification, many consumers seem frustrated and voice concern about the uncertain future of the car and truck. Truck owners especially can be counted in the skeptical category when it comes to electric vehicles, despite some biased surveys.
By Marc Stern on February 17, 2021 - 7:53PM
As we enter the second month of 2021 it becomes more and more obvious that the Takata airbag scandal will be with us for some time to come.
By Tinsae Aregay on February 16, 2021 - 2:09AM
GM has unveiled their new Chevy Bolt EUV. The SUV has a better EPA estimated range and comes in $9000 cheaper than the Model Y.
By Jimmy Dinsmore on January 15, 2021 - 1:53PM
An electrified Corvette is on the horizon, and according to rumors and a teased video from the Consumer Electronics Show a Corvette-inspired SUV could be coming by 2025. All this is reaction to the hype generated by the Ford Mustang Mach-E. Meanwhile, some early expected deliveries of Mach-E are already delayed.
By Mary Conway on January 10, 2021 - 9:34PM
With products like the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Supertruck heading to market, GM is trying to look more modern. They are transforming their logo to reflect how the automaker is transforming.
By Mary Conway on January 4, 2021 - 10:49PM
General Motors is focusing on building more 2021 trucks and like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and HD versions. The automaker announcing it is making 650 temp workers full time to crank out trucks, large SUVs and mid-size trucks.
By Jimmy Dinsmore on December 3, 2020 - 3:55PM
With nameplates like Hummer and Supra returning, could we see the return of other discontinued vehicles? Some may not be classics or even iconic, but are still missed for a variety of reasons.
By John Goreham on November 19, 2020 - 10:52AM
Digital cameras that show you the view in your rear mirror are becoming more and more common. So too are head-up displays. Here is how you can adjust them so they work best for you.
By Mary Conway on October 28, 2020 - 10:33PM
General Motors Defense is using GM's midsize truck chassis and transforming it into a troop carrier. Why the new vehicle should keep soldiers safer.
By Tinsae Aregay on October 22, 2020 - 6:13AM
General Motors has unveiled its latest electric pickup truck the GMC Hummer EV. How does this compare with Tesla Cybertruck?
By Jimmy Dinsmore on September 11, 2020 - 1:04PM
Car insurance aggregating company renders mashed up, wacky versions of classic cars. The end result is interesting and at times appalling.
By Mary Conway on September 9, 2020 - 10:08PM
GM and EV upstart Nikola are joining forces to accelerate the EV programs for both companies. GM will even build Nikola's Badger electric truck for them.