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.

GM Powertrain Engineering Development Center in Turin, Italy

2013 Chevy Cruise Diesel roots run deep with Euro connections

Diesel engines, first invented in Europe, have long been known for their fuel efficiency and power. So, when General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) opted to add the engine to its 2013 Chevy Cruze, its Euro roots and connections at the GM Powertrain Engineering Development Center in Turin, Italy became the obvious choice.
Day chart late morning snapshot of GM stock

GM stock positive, but not overly reactive to first full-year report

In its first full year as a public company, General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) reported growth in the top and bottom lines, advanced global market share and made strategic investments in brands around the world, but traders know the reaction via the stock’s price dynamics is what counts.
Volt versus Prius

Toyota Prius Plug-in versus the Chevy Volt, which wins?

The other day we noted that some are comparing sales between the Toyota Prius V vs Chevy Volt, and deciding the Volt is coming up short even though there are a ream of differences between the Prius V and the Volt. The Prius that's most similar to the Volt is the Toyota Prius Plug-in, but that car has yet to go on sale meaning we don't know how it will fare in the public versus the Volt.
The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Carbon

Production begins for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Yesterday morning, General Motors’ Camaro Marketing Manager John Fitzpatrick sent a note to Chevrolet dealerships around the country notifying them that production had officially begun for the incredible new 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at their Oshawa production facility – with the first retail units hitting showrooms around the country as soon as March 2012.
The 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca

Ford announces bonuses, raises for salaried workers while GM and Chrysler wait

Ford Motor Company’s President of the Americas, Mark Fields, sent a notice out to roughly 20,000 salaried workers in the United States and Canada last week announcing that these employees would be receiving bonuses and merit based raises later this year – marking the first time that the company has done this since before the auto industry meltdown in 2008.
The 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector’s Edition

GM offering most powerful Corvette Convertible ever for 2013

The 2013 model year will mark the 60th anniversary of the fabled Chevrolet Corvette and to mark the occasion, General Motors will offer the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector’s Edition – the most capable, most powerful and most likely the fastest droptop Corvette built in the 60 year history of the ultimate American performance car.

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