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General Motors

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 February 21, 2024 - 9:45AM
GM has found a solution to a software glitch that forced the automaker to stop selling its midsize trucks.
By Mary Conway on February 19, 2024 - 5:15PM
Formula One turned down the team's application last month. Both Andretti and Cadillac want another opportunity to plead their case.
By Mary Conway on February 12, 2024 - 10:11PM
GM is stopping the sales of new HD Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras with the electric tailgates. The automaker is also recalling trucks from 2020-2024. What you need to do if you have one.
By Justin Hart on February 10, 2024 - 4:23AM
Recently, General Motors backtracked on its stance regarding plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles. Back in 2019 GM ended production of its only PHEV model, the Chevy Volt, claiming that full EVs were its path forward. But oh how things have changed!
By Mary Conway on February 4, 2024 - 8:06PM
GM is making OnStar standard equipment on all vehicles as it fights to beat the competition. See when it starts and what is included.
By Tinsae Aregay on February 3, 2024 - 5:35AM
A new video pits an electrified version of the original military Humvee against a Foundation Series Tesla Cybertruck. A bizarre twist sees the two off-road vehicles competing to see which vehicles can bake cookies the fastest.
By Mary Conway on January 31, 2024 - 7:34PM
Cadillac's hopes of jumping into F1 were put on hold today. F1 says that Andretti Cadillac Team wouldn't be ready to compete.
By Mary Conway on January 27, 2024 - 2:59PM
What a way to debut a new model! The impressive 2025 CT5-V Blackwing is taking laps at the famed Daytona track.
By Armen Hareyan on January 27, 2024 - 12:10AM
38,000 miles of Super Cruise: GM promises bliss, I got blinky brake lights. Here is why.
By Mary Conway on January 25, 2024 - 10:01PM

Chevrolet is giving its best-selling SUV a tougher look and better tech to compete in the hotly contested compact SUV segment.

By Mary Conway on January 21, 2024 - 3:10PM
After a superb year growing its market share in North America, GMC is venturing into China, Australia and New Zealand.
By Justin Hart on January 6, 2024 - 2:09PM
Hyundai, Kia and Genesis form the Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), a conglomeration akin to General Motors. In the US, HMG’s EV sales were higher than all other manufacturers, save Tesla. HMG will likely further increase its US sales lead in 2024.
By Mary Conway on December 30, 2023 - 11:51PM
The redesigned Chevrolet Colorado has already won MotorTrend truck of the year and various other awards. This latest award highlights its broad appeal and great performance.
By Mary Conway on December 28, 2023 - 9:34PM
The 2023 Chevrolet Colorado has already won MotorTrend Truck of the Year and is up for North American Truck of the Year. This latest award is purely about adventure.
By Mary Conway on December 25, 2023 - 10:42PM
We'll find out January 4th, 2024, who wins the coveted title of North American Truck of the Year. One highly anticipated EV is duking it out with a mid-size and a super duty. Why the mid-size truck might win.
By Justin Hart on December 24, 2023 - 12:45PM
If you pay as much attention as I do to electric vehicle (EV) news, you may have seen a lot of recent headlines about how EV sales are tanking, or are slower than expected and automakers like Ford and GM are slowing production or postponing releases.
By Marc Stern on December 21, 2023 - 8:52PM
Since 2021, Ford has had the dubious distinction of being the leader in vehicle recalls. It continued this year, as well.
By John Goreham on December 21, 2023 - 12:58PM
Two separate outlets testing GM’s new infotainment system that eliminates AppleCarPlay and Android Auto have reported the system failed in their testing. Here’s what the reports say.
By Justin Hart on December 16, 2023 - 1:47PM
The Chevy Bolt is one of the best selling EVs in the US and it will end production on December 18th. General Motors plans to bring it back on the newer Ultium EV platform in 2025, but for now Chevy is canceling its most popular and affordable EV.
By Mary Conway on December 15, 2023 - 9:19PM
The all-new VISTIQ will be just below the Escalade IQ in size.
By Mary Conway on December 14, 2023 - 10:01AM
GM Defense is teaming up with a British company to grow its business internationally.
By Mary Conway on December 6, 2023 - 10:58AM
There are only a few major awards that make a difference in vehicle sales. This is one of them.
By Mary Conway on December 4, 2023 - 10:38PM
GM Defense won a $300 million dollar contract to build agile, armor-plated vehicles. We look at how the vehicle will be built to withstand dangerous situations.
By Tinsae Aregay on December 1, 2023 - 11:51AM
A Tesla Cybertruck in “Beast Mode” has taken on the Rivian R1T and Hammer EV in the first quarter mile race. The Cybertruck leaves both vehicles behind and only a day after deliveries officially becomes the fastest pickup truck in the world.
By Mary Conway on November 29, 2023 - 8:41PM
The Chevy Tahoe and Suburbans already are the top sellers in the large SUV market. Chevrolet is adding a huge infotainment screen and more engine choices to stay ahead of competitors.
By Mary Conway on November 28, 2023 - 10:25PM
Neiman Marcus is known for its extraordinary holiday adventures. This year, one fantasy trip involves a hand built Cadillac luxury vehicle.
By Mary Conway on November 28, 2023 - 9:48PM
GM is recalling 60,000 2024 Chevy Trax, 2024 Buick Encore GX and 2024 Buick Envista because their instrument panels can go blank while the vehicles are being driven.
By Mary Conway on November 23, 2023 - 10:44AM
As people prepare for the holidays, Chevrolet reminds us that their vehicles, old and new, are part of nearly everyone's best memories.
By Mary Conway on November 14, 2023 - 8:10PM
Cadillac is trying to get into F1 partnering with Andretti. GM announced today that it will be its own race engines.
By Mary Conway on November 12, 2023 - 2:56PM
A new company has caught GM's eye for using different, more affordable compounds.