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.

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S&P upgrades GM credit rating, places Ford on upgrade watch, and GM responds

In an update, GM responded to the rating agency, Standard & Poor's of General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) credit rating in direct response to the company's new four-year-labor deal with the UAW. Question still remains, though: Will it make much of a difference to the present stock price in light of overwhelming economic conditions affecting the entire auto stock sector?
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The Chevrolet Camaro could get a track-only Mustang Cobra Jet fighter

Rumors around the high performance muscle car world are indicating that when the 2011 SEMA Show opens, GM Performance Parts (GMPP) will unveil their new Stock Eliminator Chevrolet Camaro – a purpose built drag car that will help GM racers keep up with the likes of the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet and the Dodge Challenger V10 Drag Pak.

GM is adding Front Center Airbag to Buick, GMC and Chevrolet

GM is front and center with innovation as it introduces the industry’s first front center airbag on 2013 models. The front center air bag will be introduced on the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, and Chevrolet Traverse midsize crossovers in the 2013 model year. This new safety feature will be standard on Acadia and Traverse with power seats and all Enclaves.
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It's official: UAW ratifies new 4-year labor contract with General Motors

Earlier today we brought you the news that the UAW announced that most of the Local union branches who had voted to ratify the new General Motors labor contract have voted in favor of the new deal and now, the move is official as the United Auto Workers have voted to ratify the new GM 4-year labor contract.
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GM-UAW contract nears union approval, Ford and Chrysler talks continue

The final step of the full approval of the new labor agreement between General Motors and the UAW is voting for ratification by the Local union branches around the country and with 31 of the 50 or so Locals in the US, it looks like the new 4 year GM-UAW contract will be approved sometime today.
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The Cadillac Escalade blows away Mercedes Benz C300 – then tows it away

If you were to picture an epic drag race between the Mercedes Benz C300 sport sedan and a Cadillac model you would probably expect the Caddy to be a new CTS or perhaps something in the V-Series for emphasis but General Motors has offered up a new video of the Mercedes being ripped up in a drag race by the new Cadillac Escalade – followed by the Escalade towing the Mercedes away on a trailer.
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The C7 Corvette to get 7-speed manual transmission

General Motors hasn’t offered much official information on the 7th generation of the Chevrolet Corvette but with the C7 expected to hit sometime around 2014, Inside Line is reporting that the next gen Corvette will come with a 7-speed manual transmission, allowing the Corvette to keep up with the Jones’ – with the Jones’ being the new Porsche 911.

Forza 4 to offer first playable demo on October 3rd

Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios has announced that the first playable demo for the upcoming Forza Motorsports 4 will be available on October 3rd for Xbox Live Gold members (October 7th for everyone else) and when the game is launched in the US on October 11th, Forza aficionados will have a chance to snag a ton of extra content with the Season Pass.
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Chicago goes green, buys 80 natural gas Chevrolets for city fleet

The city of Chicago has ordered 80 natural gas-powered vans and trucks from Advantage Chevrolet in Hodgkins, Ill. The contract awarded by the city asks Advantage to supply one of America's largest urban centers with up to 40 compressed natural gas-powered Chevrolet Express vans and up to 40 CNG-powered Chevy Silverado pickup trucks.
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UAW-GM contract lets General Motors axe truck plant after 30-year run

The UAW-General Motors contract has most of the rank and file optimistic about the state of GM, but their jubilance is tempered by the official shutdown of a factory in Shreveport, La. Closing Shreveport Operations for good was the "saddest part" of negotiations, UAW negotiator Joe Ashton told reporters today.

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