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 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe by Livernois Motorsports

Livernois Motorsports builds the first 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in the 9 second club

While there is no doubt that the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is far more than just a drag car, General Motors is aware that there will be plenty of ZL1 owners who frequent the drag strip and after running in the 11s with a stock 2012 Camaro ZL1, Livernois Motorsports has laid claim as the first people to put the ZL1 into the 9 second quarter mile range.
The front end of the 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 runs stock 11s (video)

The world of drag racing is packed full of speculation as to what cars can run what numbers but when General Motors recently took a pair of 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 super muscle cars to Milan Dragway in Michigan, their cameras were rolling to capture both the automatic and manual versions of the ZL1 turning in 11 second quarter mile times in bone stock form.
The driver's side profile of the Chevy Volt

Chevy Volt continues to thrash Nissan Leaf in April 2012

While the Chevrolet Volt failed to hit the same impressive sales figures as it did in March, April 2012 brought about another month where the electric Chevy vastly outsold the Nissan Leaf – this time by a margin of almost 3 to 1 – helping the Volt to continue to pull away from the Leaf in sales for the 2012 calendar year.
The Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

GM to begin selling Chevrolet Corvette in South Korea

General Motors has announced that they will begin selling the fabled Chevrolet Corvette at dealerships in South Korea starting this Friday (May 4th) in an effort to improve sales of the long lived high performance car - although Korean buyers will have to pay a hefty price to cruise the streets of Seoul in the 2013 Corvette.
The GM Logo

Update: GM lab explosion didn’t involve Chevy Volt battery

This past Wednesday morning there was an explosion at General Motors’ Warren Technical Center that was originally blamed in part on the battery system in the Chevrolet Volt but more information has become available – highlighting the facts that this wasn’t a production battery, the battery itself didn’t explode and all of the GM employees involved are safe and sound.

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