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.

A 2012 Chevrolet Camaro pace car

The Chevrolet Camaro battles beat in August 2012, beating Mustang, Challenger

The Chevrolet Camaro did what it has not been able to do since April of this year, posting higher sales than the Ford Mustang and the Dodge Challenger in a month where the Mustang has been as close as it has been all year in passing the Camaro for the top spot in muscle car sales.
The Chevrolet Volt

The great year continues for Chevy Volt, crushing the Nissan Leaf in August 2012 sales

General Motors predicted that the Chevrolet Volt would have its best month ever with more than 2,500 units sold and as the August 2012 sales statement has been issued, the Volt has vastly exceeded that number - moving a whopping 2,831 units and continuing the landslide beating of the Nissan Leaf.
The Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt on pace to set new monthly sales record in August 2012

While we likely not have the official August 2012 sales figures from around the American auto industry until early next week, a GM representative has stated that the Chevrolet Volt is on pace to sell over 2,500 units – marking the best ever sales month for the electric Chevy along with the best sales month for a single EV in the US.
The Chevrolet Camaro pace car in bright pink

Chevrolet supports breast cancer research with a pink Camaro SS Pace Car

This weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series arrive at Atlanta Motor Speedway they will be joined by a specially painted pink 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe that will serve as the official pace car for Sunday’s Advocare 500 – lapping the field under caution while also donating money to the American Cancer Society.
The Chevrolet Volt

GM to idle Chevy Volt plant for 4 weeks in September, October

While GM has not confirmed the news, unnamed sources have indicated that the General Motors Hamtramck Assembly Plant that builds the Chevrolet Volt will take four weeks off starting in September and running through October – marking the second time this year where GM has paused production of the hot selling electric Chevy.
A customized Chevrolet Sonic Sedan at SEMA 2011

GM recalls 44k+ 2012 Chevy Sonic over windshield washer issues

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and General Motors have announced a recall of select 2012 Chevrolet Sonic sedans and hatchbacks over a concern that the windshield wiper washer system may not function as expected, which could decrease visibility and increase the chances of an accident.

The 2012 Chevrolet Equinox AWD LTZ: affordable luxury in a compact SUV

The 2012 Chevrolet Equinox AWD LTZ is the top of the line trim package for the smallest of the Chevy sport utility vehicles and the level of detail inside allows this compact SUV to offer luxury comforts with a price well below comparably equipped models around the industry.
Circles of communication between connected cars

Traffic accidents may cease due to connected vehicle research in Ann Arbor MI

GM and other automakers are working with U of Michigan researchers on connected vehicle research aimed to collect data on vehicle-to-vehicle communication, which could reduce or eliminate traffic jams, traffic accidents, increase the efficiency of driving, reducing fuel use, and usher in a wave of robotically driven cars.
The COPO Camaro in action

2012 COPO Camaro production #3 runs a stock 8 second quarter mile (video)

Yesterday we brought you the news that the first group of 2012 Chevrolet COPO Camaro drag cars had left the factory en route to the private owners around the country and today we have our first look at the new COPO Camaro in action – with stunning results of an 8.88 quarter mile with a trap speed of 142.9 miles per hour.

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