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.

Lithium-ion battery of a Chevy Volt in a lab setting

TorqueNews Exclusive: Fred Fresard, attorney for Dykema, addresses Chevy Volt fire

Since his presentation at the DRI Strictly Automotive Seminar, Fred Fresard, a partner in law firm Dykema’s automotive practice, spoke on the phone with TorqueNews regarding the post-test, single Chevy Volt fire as the result of a NHTSA crash test, and the how plaintiffs are getting in line over energy storage systems for EVs and HEVs.
Chevy Volt

GM techs zeroing in on Volt fire cause, solution

The glycol solution used to cool the batteries in the Chevrolet Volt’s is the most likely cause of the fires that broke out in the cars after government crash tests, an informed yet unnamed source has reported. Apparently the coolant crystallized over time, causing an electrical short that sparked the fires, based on preliminary reports.
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe

The 2012 Camaro ZL1 could be the best muscle there ever will be

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 packs a supercharged V8 engine first offered in the Cadillac V-Series models along with a high tech suspension system that has made its rounds in General Motors’ Corvette ZR1 and Z06 supercars. These are two features of many that help make the 2012 Camaro ZL1 one of the most amazing performance cars of all time but is the new super Camaro one of the best muscle cars of all time - or is it the best muscle car there will ever be?
Ndamukong Suh is shown here on the right

Detroit Lions superstar Ndamukong Suh crashes his 1970 Chevelle SS

It seems like young Detroit Lions superstar defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh has been in the news lately for all of the wrong reasons and after being suspended for two games after an alleged stomping incident in the Lions Thanksgiving Day loss to division rival Green Bay, Suh is back in the news for crashing his vintage Chevy muscle car.
GM stock daily chart as of 11-28-2011 by Frank Sherosky, AuthorFrank.com

GM stock trading reveals uncertainty to details of Volt investigation by NHTSA

Perhaps investors in General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) stock realized the company isn’t hiding like Toyota did a few years ago, but is taking on the negative press of the NHTSA investigation into a fire with a Chevy Volt after it was compromised by a NHTSA crash test.
Jay Leno talks about the Volt while Richard Petty listens.

Jay Leno drives his Chevy Volt 11,000 miles without buying gas

Well known TV personality and automotive collector Jay Leno originally stated that he wasn’t interested in buying the very first 2011 Chevrolet Volt but Leno is among the celebs who was quick to grab up the new electric Chevy - which after 11,000 miles still hasn’t made a trip to the gas station.
The new 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype

GM unveils the new 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype

Today, General Motors took the wraps off of the Corvette that many believed offered some insight into the next generation of the American performance car but in reality this sleek new sports car is the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype – the vehicle that GM expects will help the company return to Grand Am racing greatness beginning with the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway next January.
The 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Third Chevrolet Volt fire could bring about new EV regulations

We brought you the news last week that the NHTSA had stepped up an investigation into the safety of the high voltage lithium ion batteries and today, it looks as though the feds could introduce new legislation pertaining to electric or hybrid vehicles after those vehicles have been wrecked.
The wrecked 2012 Chevrolet Camaro

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro stakes its claim as the safest car in the US

The new Chevrolet Camaro is impressive on a variety of levels focusing mostly on performance but it looks as though General Motors can now market the Camaro as one of the safest cars sold in the US after becoming the first car to receive a perfect score in every section of the NHTSA crash testing procedures.
The Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Concept

GM rolls out a life sized Camaro Hot Wheels model at the 2011 SEMA Show

While General Motors devoted a huge portion of their 2011 SEMA Show display to their sporty new compact Chevy Sonic. The Chevrolet Camaro was also out in full force with one of the most impressive versions being the gorgeous green-chrome unit shown on the right - designed in the style of a vintage Hot Wheels racer.
The official photo from med.gm.com of SEMA Hottest Car, Camaro

GM pride beams as SEMA Show awards Chevrolet Camaro hottest car status

With Torque News’ senior editor, Patrick Rall, having a great time in Las Vegas already covering the SEMA Show, it's time to see what the OEMs are reporting from their end here in Detroit area. Well, it looks like the Chevrolet Camaro as "hottest car" now makes the brand even more proud as General Motors’ poster boy.
The new Chevy Camaro COPO Concept

GM introduces the Chevrolet Camaro COPO Concept ahead of SEMA

Today, the folks at General Motors invited members of the media to attend a preview of their 2011 SEMA Show concept vehicles including the modified Camaros, Corvettes and Sonics that we brought you last week but after the GM execs were done talking about those concepts, the newest Camaro Concept roared to life in the form of the new Chevrolet Camaro COPO Concept.

A sneak peak at the Chevrolet Camaros coming to the 2011 SEMA Show

General Motors announced earlier this week that their small cars will have a major presence at the 2011 SEMA Show but the bread and butter of GM’s performance history is their V8 powered performance cars – some of which we get a preview of today in the form of the four Chevrolet Camaro models below.

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