General Motors News and Reviews

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.

The Chevrolet Volt

The Chevy Volt pounds the Nissan Leaf one last time in December 2012, claims sales title

The Chevrolet Volt did in December 2012 what it did in 9 of the first 11 months of the year – soundly pummeling the Nissan Leaf in monthly sales en route to what amounted to a massive landslide victory in the 2012 electric vehicle segment sales battle after the Leaf claimed the title in 2011.
Beyonce Knowles

Giving Beyonce a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette at the Super Bowl would be GM's worst idea ever

There is a rumor floating around the internet that General Motors plans to feature the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette during the halftime show of Super Bowl XLVII alongside star-of-the-show Beyonce Knowles and as the show draws to a close, GM will give the car to the R&B superstar – a move that I would find to be one of the dumbest marketing moves by General Motors in many moons.
The Chevrolet Volt

Dealerships dropping the Chevrolet Volt over increased costs

While the Chevrolet Volt has quickly become the bestselling electric vehicle in America, some Chevrolet dealerships plan to stop selling the Volt over an increase in the cost of required tools needed to service the high tech sedan – claiming that with their low volume sales of the GM electric vehicle it just doesn’t make good business sense to make the hefty investment in new tools.
The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro VIN Sheet

The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro to pack the mighty 427 cubic inch LS7

A document dug up by the Chevy lovers at Camaro5 suggests that the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro will feature the LS7 V8 that is currently only available in the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 but considering that the same document makes no mention of a new trimline that would use this new engine – we are left wondering just what GM has in store for the Camaro for the 2014 model year.
The 1995 Ford Mustang Cobra R in Forza Horizon

The Forza Horizon January Car Pack features the Lexus LFA, Mustang Cobra R, GMC Vandura

The folks at Turn 10 have recently announced the details on the January 2013 Recaro Car Pack and as is the case with many of the downloadable content (DLC) for the new open world racing game – the January Car Pack features a unique spread of vehicles that ranges from the 1983 GMC Vandura to the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition plus a special gift for those Horizon racers who purchased the Season Pass.
The new rear end of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette

2014 Chevrolet Corvette service manual drawings leaked

General Motors has done a great job of making sure that no one sees any pictures of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette ahead of the big debut next month at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit but thanks to what appears to be artwork leaked from a service manual that were posted on an enthusiast forum – today we get our best look yet at the upcoming C7 Corvette.
The 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

GM recalls almost 150,000 trucks due to a missing hood latch

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new recall for select General Motors midsized pickup trucks over a concern that these vehicles may have not had the secondary hood latch installed during assembly – possibly allowing the hood to come up while the vehicle is being driven.
The 2013 Corvette ZR1 and the 2013 SRT Viper

The Corvette ZR1 beats the 2013 Viper GTS in Motor Trend test - SRT blames the driver

The folks at Motor Trend recently took the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the 2013 SRT Viper GTS to Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway with the bowtie-clad supercar coming away the winner – but it comes with a bit of controversy due to their driver choice according to the people at Chrysler.
The GM Logo

GM repurchasing 200 million shares of stock from the US Government

General Motors announced this morning a plan to buy back 200 million shares of the stock issued as repayment for the 2008 bailout loans – a move that will put $5.5 billion US dollars back into the US Treasury – as the Feds prepare to unload all of their ownership in the automaker within the next 12 to 15 months.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette drawing

2014 Chevrolet Corvette front end drawing revealed on Facebook

Yesterday we had a look at the third official GM teaser video of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette that focuses on the interior of the new American supercar and today, we get a look at some basic line drawings of the new Corvette front end from the Facebook page of well known automotive paparazzi Chris Doane.
The first official teaser of the 2014 Cadillac ELR

GM teases the Chevy Volt based Cadillac ELR ahead of Detroit debut

The 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next January will bring about the debut of the Cadillac ELR – a luxury electric vehicle based on the drivetrain and chassis architecture of the Chevrolet Volt – and with about a month until the big debut, General Motors has offered up the first teaser shot of the new electric Caddy.
2013 Cadillac Escalade Platinum

A review of the 2013 Cadillac Escalade Platinum: the icon of American opulence

When you look at the traditions of American luxury it is all about being the biggest and having the best of everything - two qualities that are well represented in the 2013 Cadillac Escalade Platinum and while the top of the line Escalade might carry a big price tag, there is no question that this is truly a premium American luxury vehicle.
2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra debut on Facebook

At 9:30am this morning, General Motors used the social networking site Facebook to unveil the next generation of their topselling full sized pickups with the introduction of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra – with a refined cabin, new engine options and what looks to be a light refresh to the exterior.
The 2013 Ram 1500

2013 North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists announced

The 50 jurors from the North American Car and Truck of the Year panel have announced the finalists for the 2013 award with a pair of trios that are as interesting as ever with the new Ford C-Max hybrid in the running for Truck/Utility of the Year while Car of the Year has three sedans that could stand to benefit greatly from the major award.
2014 Chevrolet Silverado

2014 Chevrolet Silverado teased, will debut tomorrow on Facebook (Updated)

The Chevrolet Facebook page with play host to the official debut of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado on Thursday December 13th (that’s tomorrow) – finally giving the world a look at the next generation of the popular Chevy pickup and bringing the full details on the new General Motors truck lineup.
The Forgiato-modified Chevrolet Camaro

Forgiato hides the headlights of the Chevrolet Camaro (Video)

Forgiato is best known in the automotive world for their massive wheels with a distinctly modern design but the company is making news now thanks to their new “retractable hidden headlight grille” for the Chevrolet Camaro – a new accessory for the American muscle car that is making its internet debut in the video below.
The Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf leads the EV segment as the Chevy Volt stumbles in November

All good things must come to an end and for the folks at General Motors, November 2012 brought about an end to the 9 month long beating that the Chevrolet Volt has handed the Nissan Leaf in the battle of the mainstream electric vehicles – although the electric Chevy still has a massive lead in overall 2012 sales.
The speedometer and tachometer of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette

New 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 video teases new digital gauge cluster

General Motors has just released what is technically the third teaser of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette with this newest video offering us a look at just a bit of the high tech gadgetry that will be found in the new C7 when it debuts on January 13th 2013 including a 200 mile per hour speedometer and a massive tachometer – both of which are located on a new digital readout cluster.
Tony Stewart's 2013 Chevrolet SS Sprint Cup car

The 2013 Chevrolet SS debuts in NASCAR form

We have known for months that General Motors will be debuting a new model for the 2013 model year that would serve as a new performance car in showrooms around the country as well as a new name in NASCAR and today, the new 2013 Chevrolet SS debuted in stock car form – giving us our first hints as to what the upcoming road car should look like.

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