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.

GM stock sell-off despite earning 3.2 billion in Q1

Despite announcing first quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $3.2 billion, or $1.77 per fully-diluted share, marking the company’s fifth consecutive profitable quarter, General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) stock started dropping with the pre-market opening trade. Update: By the close of trading in New York, GM stock was down $1.02

The future of hydrogen-fueled vehicles not burning so bright

Just a few years ago auto manufacturers, scientists, engineers and even energy authorities were all talking about the promise of hydrogen and fuel cell propelled vehicles. It was an idyllic idea to keep combustion engines and simply burn something in them that would only emit pure clean, potable water right out of the tailpipe. However the application of what seemed a promising technology may have hit a snag.

Spyker may join forces with Chinese to save Saab, GM approves Russian investor

Saab has seen its Trollhattan, Sweden production facility shuttered for most of April due to inability to pay suppliers for the components needed to produce vehicles and with the parent company Spyker desperate for funding, the company is looking to Russian investor Vladimir Antonov along with a variety of Chinese automakers to save the Saab brand.

TorqueNews review of the 2011 Cadillac SRX Turbo AWD Premium - part 1

In the early days of the sport utility vehicle, the companies who built them focused so much on utility that there was never any suggestion of luxury but even those with the means to purchase a high end vehicle can desire the roominess and capability of a SUV – enter the 2011 Cadillac SRX Turbo AWD Premium.

GM stock shrugs off Akerman comments of streamlined dealer network enjoying higher throughput and profitability

In remarks prepared for delivery, Dan Akerson, Chairman and CEO of General Motors Company (NYSE: GM), delivered the keynote address at the National Automotive Dealers Association/IHS Automotive Forum in New York. Among his many statements, he noted GM’s higher throughput and profits from the streamlined dealer network, but GM stock still traded lower and closed at 29.59.

The 2012 Cadillac CTS 3.6L V6 gets more power, loses the manual trans

General Motors has released information on the 2012 Cadillac CTS Sport Sedan, Sport Wagon and Coupe with the big news being the addition of some extra power in the 3.6L V6 without compromising fuel economy – although this powerful V6 will not be offered with a manual transmission to go with the new power.
2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette

Introducing the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette

2011 marks the 100th birthday of the Chevrolet brand and to celebrate the company’s centennial the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette has been introduced – with the first Centennial Edition Corvette Z06 to be auctioned for charity this Saturday at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in West Palm Beach Florida.

Chevrolet Volt wins gold, OnStar wins silver in 2011 Edison Awards

While the Edison Gold Medal for the Chevrolet Volt highlights the innovative engineering that resulted in the production of the world’s first electric vehicle with extended range capability, the OnStar Mobile App won the silver award as the 2011 Best New Product in the Transportation in the Remote Driving Aids Segment.

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