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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 Frank Sherosky on January 9, 2011 - 12:18AM
In years past, the general public was not given the same access that the media has had at auto shows. This year, that has changed; at least with GM, where the company has made web casts available for on-demand replay.
By Frank Sherosky on January 8, 2011 - 10:16PM
After a six-month run as main attractions at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, General Motors’ EN-V concepts made their North American public debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
By Keith Griffin on January 7, 2011 - 3:53PM
The Smithsonian Institution, or as some lovingly call it “America’s Attic,” has put out the call to classic car fans to vote on an exhibit called ‘Race to the Museum.” The winning cars will be out on display Jan. 22 to Feb. 21 at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
By Patrick Rall on January 7, 2011 - 3:49PM
The final numbers from 2010 are in from around the auto industry and the one good thing about the terrible year that was 2009 is that 2010 numbers show strong growth for everyone – except for Toyota.
By Frank Sherosky on January 7, 2011 - 10:53AM
General Motors and Powermat, a pioneer in inductive-based, wireless charging technology, announced a commercial agreement today that will eliminate the need for charging cords for personal electronic devices in many future Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac products beginning mid-2012.
By Patrick Rall on January 6, 2011 - 4:58PM
Since the new Chevrolet Camaro was introduced, the people have been clamoring for a droptop and we are now one step closer to the hitting the market as the 2011 Camaro Convertible configurator is now live on the Chevrolet website.
By Frank Sherosky on January 6, 2011 - 2:23PM
Just as the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and LG Chem, Ltd. announced reaching a licensing agreement to make and use Argonne's patented cathode material technology in lithium-ion battery cells, GM announced its own agreement with Argonne.
By Patrick Rall on January 6, 2011 - 1:11PM
General Motors announced in mid-December that Cadillac would be returning to racing with a pair of teams competing in the SCCA Challenge GT class in Pratt & Miller-prepped CTS-V Coupe race cars and today, GM rolled out a spread of pictures showing off the sexy Caddy race cars.
By Patrick Rall on January 5, 2011 - 2:15PM
Annual sales reports from around the American auto industry are in and with them, we have a clear picture of the Top 10 best-selling vehicles in the US market with the Ford F-Series taking the top spot once again.
By Patrick Rall on January 5, 2011 - 10:45AM
General Motors capped off a strong rebound year in 2010 as leading the nation in corporate sales in December with 224,185 units sold – an improvement of 7.5% over 2009.
By Patrick Rall on January 4, 2011 - 2:35PM
The Chevrolet Camaro saw a 26% decline in sales last month compared to December of 2009 but thanks to steady sales throughout the year, 2010 marked the first time since 1985 where the Chevrolet Camaro outsold the Ford Mustang in annual sales.
By Patrick Rall on January 4, 2011 - 11:48AM
The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze effectively replaces the Chevy Cobalt and the Cavalier before it, so the new C-segment sedan has big sales shoes to fill and a fairly bad reputation to battle.
By Frank Sherosky on January 2, 2011 - 12:31PM
There was a time when collaboration between automakers implied suspicion of collusion and potential price fixing; not anymore, and not with the government. The U.S. DOE's mission to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States has made cooperation between American automakers much easier.
By Patrick Rall on December 28, 2010 - 2:40PM
General Motors has announced a recall of 1,262 2011 model year light duty trucks from Cadillac, GMC and Chevrolet due to a concern over the reliability of an improperly manufactured cross pin in the rear axle assembly.
By Frank Sherosky on December 26, 2010 - 9:16PM
As far as rivals go, Ford grabbed the social-media lead from GM some time ago. So, in an unprecedented move at GM, marketing chief Joel Ewanick brought on Big Fuel this past summer to handle social media for all four of GM's U.S. brands.
By Patrick Rall on December 20, 2010 - 3:26PM
During college football’s Rose Bowl Game on January 1st, 2011, Cadillac’s new “red-blooded luxury” advertising campaign will begin and when it does, the luxury arm of General Motors will use Hollywood star Laurence Fishburne for voiceovers.
By Frank Sherosky on December 19, 2010 - 8:35PM
In an unusual move, GM has preempted media days by revealing its GMC concept weeks before the start of this year’s North American International Auto Show. Its news release of the GMC Sierra All Terrain HD concept says it is an exploration of heavy-duty truck capability combined with greater off-road versatility.
By Patrick Rall on December 17, 2010 - 2:43PM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a voluntary recall of almost 98,000 General Motors crossovers from the 2011 model year, including the Chevrolet Equinox, the GMC Terrain and the popular Cadillac SRX over concerns of safety belt failure in the event of an accident.
By Patrick Rall on December 16, 2010 - 5:02PM
General Motors announced today that they have completed a $2.1 billion purchase of the GM 9% Series A Preferred Stock formerly held by the US Treasure Department as a result of the “government bailout” and the recent initial public offering (IPO).