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.

Presidents want auto capital Detroit on their side

When President Obama came and left my hometown of Detroit, the hub of the auto world, this Labor Day, it reminded me that when a president visits, there is no such thing as freedom of the press. The president's minions make sure of that. They set limits and rules, and we capitulate. Most journalists consider it a privilege to cover the president, no matter what the story is. It is a privilege. But it's also a pain in the butt.

Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition shatters production car ‘Ring record

There has been no official word yet but according to multiple sources, the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition has shown that its name is more than a marketing scheme as this specially tuned Lexus supercar has reportedly set the new production car record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife course with a stunning lap of just 7:14.

The Chevrolet Volt reaching new areas, attracting new consumers

General Motors expected that when the new electric powered Chevrolet Volt began hitting dealerships around the country, it would attract new buyers and as the Volt hits more and more regions of the US – dealerships are reporting that this innovative electric sedan is indeed bringing in new faces the their dealerships.

GM shooting for 50mpg from Chevy Cruze Diesel

General Motors confirmed in late July that they will offer a diesel powered Chevrolet Cruze for the 2013 model year and thanks to some insider information, we have learned that GM is shooting for the diesel Cruze to hit 50 miles per gallon on the highway – offering comparable fuel economy to some of the popular (and pricey) hybrids on the market.

2011 Woodward Dream Cruise revs early with Chevrolet events

Throngs of car enthusiasts gathered late Wednesday to celebrate the preliminary events of the 2011 Woodward Dream Cruise, most notable at the corner of 13 Mile Road, where Chevrolet’s Centennial celebration featured personal vehicles owned by members of the GM Design team, along with live musical performances.

GM confirms Chevy Volt-based Cadillac ELR with videos and pictures

Since General Motors unveiled the Cadillac Converj at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, there have been rumors of a luxury model based on the Chevrolet Volt but last night the General confirmed that there is officially a production version of the Converj Concept coming - the Cadillac ELR.

General Motors claims the strongest HD pickup title

Over the past year, the American automakers have been locked in a battle to see whose heavy duty pickup could hold the title of being the most capable and today, General Motors has announced revised specifications that make the GMC Sierra HD the most capable heavy duty pickup on the market with a towing capacity of 23,000 pounds.

Woodward Avenue: GM’s testing ground for manual transmissions

Woodward Avenue was the first concrete paved boulevard in the world in 1909 and where the first electric traffic light was installed – now it is home to GM’s Woodward Test, which makes sure the manual transmissions in their Camaros and Corvettes will stand up to everything the street racers who buy them can dish out.

General Motors stock rises on more than reductions in global vehicle platforms

Investors in General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) stock wondered whether the price appreciation on Tuesday (08/08) was from the general market or the news from the 2011 Global Business Conference that the company would reduce vehicle platforms from 30 in 2010 to 14 by 2018.

GM confirms the Cadillac XTS and ATS for 2012

The automotive world has known for some time now that General Motors is planning on rolling out two all new Cadillac sedans and yesterday while speaking at the 2011 Center for Automotive Research's Management Briefing Seminars, GM’s North American President Mark Reuss confirmed that 2012 will bring about the new Cadillac XTS and Cadillac ATS.

CAR MBS 2011 reveals auto industry still uncertain on next IC Engine choices

As the Center for Automotive’s Management Briefing Seminar for 2011 is now officially closed, few analysts will peer into the words that were not said as much as what was stated. One area is the Advanced Powertrains, and the uncertainty of auto management teams to choose a best technical direction when it comes to the IC engine.

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