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 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

The 2013 diesel powered Chevy Cruze will be built in Lordstown, Ohio

General Motors will become the first American automaker to offer a diesel powered passenger vehicle when the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze debuts with the new diesel engine option and when those new oil-burning Cruze sedans reach dealerships, they will all be built in the company’s Lordstown, Ohio Assembly Plant.
GM Heritage Center photo by Frank Sherosky

Detroit auto industry still suffering from lack of CAD designer skill portability

Imagine if you had five more computer operating systems than just Windows, and in order to get a new job, you had to be fluent in all of them, not to mention proficient. Then you get the scope of the problem still plaguing many within Detroit's unemployed engineering and design community, while the auto industry cries that it cannot find skilled designers.
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Chip Foose and WD40 to unveil new charity car at SEMA 2011

The folks at WD40 have worked with the SEMA Cares group each of the last two years to build show cars-turned-Barrett Jackson Auto Auction vehicles, raising over $275,000 for children’s charities and this year, WD40 has worked once again with the companies of SEMA Cares along with automotive design legend Chip Foose to create an ultimate sports car.
The 2011 Chevrolet Volt in silver

TorqueNews review of the 2011 Chevy Volt: 109mpg and endless range

Since it was announced that the Chevrolet Volt would be making it to production, I have eagerly awaited my chance to review the first electric vehicle from an American automaker. Having spent a week cruising the streets of Detroit in the Volt, I was amazed both at the incredible fuel economy levels but also the fact that this electric vehicle can very easily serve as a long-distance daily driver.
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GM developing mobile tech to warn of potholes, slippery roads, other motorists

New mobile technology in development by GM researchers could alert drivers of potentially dangerous driving circumstances well in advance using embedded devices or smartphone apps to create a wireless safety network. Such devices are designed to gather data from other vehicles and infrastructure to alert drivers to slowing traffic, stalled vehicles, hard-braking drivers, slippery roads, sharp curves and upcoming construction or other impediments.
Chevrolet Spark 2013

Chevy Spark to follow Volt and Malibu Eco in 2013, but for select drivers

General Motors (Public, NYSE:GM) this morning announced its new all electric urban minicar 2013 Chevy Spark. This electric car, coming to US market, will be for sale only in limited quantity and only for select types of drivers. The stock market welcomed today's announcement, sending GM stock up 3.33 percent at the time of this writing.

Video of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 tearing up the Nürburgring

General Motors announced yesterday that they had taken the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to the famed Nürburgring through the world of social media and today, we have our first look at the ZL1 roaring around the massive road course – offering us a virtual ride along in the new super Camaro as it ran a time that puts it on par with some very exotic company.
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Auto workers want prosperity delivered in new UAW-Ford Motor contract

The UAW will call a news conference today after presidents and chairs of its Ford Council review and then vote on a tentative four-year contract that is expected to be offered by Ford Motor Co. Bargainers are mum on all of the details going into the morning meeting in downtown Detroit because they don't want to jinx anything and nothing is signed yet.

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