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 Cadillac ATS

The new Cadillac ATS will debut online this Sunday

We have expected for some time now that the new Cadillac ATS, the Caddy slated to be General Motors’ new BMW 3-Series fighter, would be coming to the 2012 Detroit Auto Show but we have now learned that the new midsized sedan will actually make its grand debut online on Sunday, the night before the Motor City show opens to the media.
The 2011 Chevrolet Volt

GM announces battery fire fix for the Chevrolet Volt

This morning, General Motors announced the changes that will be made to the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle battery coolant system in an effort to lower the risk of fires after severe accidents after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a preliminary investigation into the design of the Volt’s battery system.
The Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec Concept

GM issues 2012 Chevy Sonic recall for missing brake pads

General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced a fresh recall of select 2012 Chevrolet Sonic models because they may have been assembled without the proper number of brake pads – which could potentially lead to more damage to the braking system and decreased braking abilities.
The 2011 Cadillac SRX

GM recalls 2010 and 2011 Cadillac SRX over rollaway risks

General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced a recall of select 2010 and 2011 model year Cadillac SRX crossovers due to a risk of the transmission cables coming unattached from the transmission – making it impossible to shift and possibly leading to a rollaway accident if the vehicle is left in a drive gear or neutral.
The Chevrolet Suburban

GM announces 2012 downtime for three US truck plants

Each year, auto plants around the United States deal with planned downtime as various maintenance and retooling tasks are handled and as 2012 nears, General Motors has announced planned downtime for their three American truck plants in Michigan, Texas and Indiana – with a total of 21 weeks of downtime across the three facilities.
Saab

GM gets Bailout, Why not Saab

It was recently announced that Saab, the venerable Swedish automaker, filed for bankruptcy protection. Saab did not need to do this though, as it had a chance with two Chinese firms to pull itself out from the dire financial situation it found itself in. However, General Motors (GM), blocked the deal. This begs the question... why can't Saab get a bailout?
A scene from Happy Grad, submitted by Zachary Bors to the Route 66 contest.

You could win $10,000 by sharing your favorite Chevrolet Route 66 video

Filmmakers from around the world have created video spots for the Chevrolet Route 66 contest in an effort to have theirs aired by GM during SuperBowl XLVI. Now fans have the chance to win $10,000 by sharing their favorite 30-second spot from the 35 finalists selected from over 197 entries and 32 different countries.
The Chevrolet COPO Camaro Concept

GM drops video of the Chevrolet COPO Camaro Concept on the drag strip

The day before the 2011 SEMA Show opened in Las Vegas, the folks from General Motors invited a select group of media to meet just outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center for the debut of a new product that turned out to be the new Chevrolet COPO Camaro Concept – and now GM has offered up a video of this new drag strip monster on the track.
The Saab 9-5

Saab suspends all warranty coverage indefinitely - GM comes to the rescue

The Saab brand officially appears to be dead with government aided bankruptcy and liquidation processes well under way, but things have just gotten worse for current owners and Saab dealerships as the Swedish automaker has announced that all standing warranties on privately owned vehicles will no longer be honored and new vehicles sold from now on will not come with any of the warranties previously offered.
The 2013 Cadillac ATS

GM announces 270 horsepower turbo 4-cylinder for Cadillac ATS

We have seen teaser pictures and videos of the camouflaged 2013 Cadillac ATS but thanks to a new General Motors announcement, we know that there will be three engine options for the new compact sports sedan including a new turbocharged 2.0 4-cylinder packing 270 horsepower and 260lb-ft of torque.
The first teaser of the 2013 Buick Encore

General Motors teases the new 2013 Buick Encore CUV

Teasing new models through social media venues is all the rage this year and General Motors got in on the “striptease” act yesterday when they posted a close up picture of the new 2013 Buick Encore CUV on the official Buick Facebook page – promising to offer more pictures as they near the 2012 Detroit Auto Show debut of the new Buick crossover.

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