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 Ford Solar EV Charging

Not to be outdone by GM, Ford unveils plans for massive solar canopy for EV charging

GM has backed up its stated commitment to electric vehicles by leading the industry in workplace charging, particularly the solar-powered variety. Ford has responded with plans for a solar canopy of epic proportions, partly to charge its own electric vehicles.
Chevy Yukon

5 Reasons GM Needs to Offer a Diesel-Powered Yukon/Tahoe

For years, GM’s Yukon and Tahoe have been the large SUV of choice for families looking to go camping, boating, or taking a long trip. An incredibly useful transporter and hauler, the Yukon and Tahoe's only real downside is their relatively poor gas mileage. In all other respects - utility, durability, style, and comfort - these large SUVs are top-notch.
General Motors

GM Fires 15 for Ignition Recall Blunders, America Deserves to Know Who

General Motors boss Mary Barra announced yesterday that 15 company employees have been fired as a result of the failure to recall the vehicles with the ignition problems and although America deserves to know what positions have been vacated – the company has only named one name thus far.
GM ignition recall diagram

GM Recalls 2.2 Million of the Same Small Cars for Another Ignition Related Issue

General Motors has announced a new ignition recall that is technically separate of the previous ignition recall – although the 2.2 million cars included in this “new” recall are included in the previous recall so the total number of recalled vehicles won’t increase.
Mary Barra

GM's Boy's Club has Thrown Mary Barra to the Government Wolves

There was much jubilation when it was announced that Mary Barra was named the first female CEO of a major global automaker – making her the most powerful woman in the world – but as Barra has become the face of the GM ignition cylinder recalls, it looks more and more each day like the “boy’s club” at GM has offered her up to be sacrificed for the mistakes of past company leaders.
2013 gmc acadia

GM Recalls 1.3 Million SUVs Because Consumers Don't Pay Attention to Warning Lights

General Motors issued another massive recall this morning, this time calling back roughly 1.3 million units of their popular large sport utility vehicles because of a wiring issue that could cause the seat mounted airbags not to open – but there is an interesting catch with this recall.
GM's CEO Barra and former CEO Akerson

GM’s Ignition Recall Lapse - Fines, Investigation and Congressional Probes Oh My!

For the last few years, GM has been on the comeback train by building better quality products and shaking up their product mix. This positive momentum has just been derailed by a huge failure to report a decades old problem and to conduct a timely recall. The recall lapse has all the markings of a train wreck. Here is what you need to know.
Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt to receive much-needed upgrade for 2016

The Chevrolet Volt has been the gold standard among plug-in hybrid electric vehicles since its much-hyped debut in 2010, but the vehicle has remained largely unchanged since and appears to be due for a refresh as sales have stalled in recent months. GM hopes the second generation of the Volt will rejuvenate its flagship plug-in.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

GM is the Odds-On Favorite to Take North American "of the Year" Honors

The jurors from the North American Car and Truck/SUV of the Year awards have announced their finalists for each category and with three of the six vehicles in the running for the top honors – General Motors finds themselves the odds-on favorite to win at least one of the awards.

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