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.

Mary Barra and Dan Akerson

Mary Barra Becomes the Most Powerful Woman in the Auto Industry - Ever

General Motors announced this morning that Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson will step down from his position atop the company on January 15th 2014 and when he does Mary Barra will take his place as the CEO of GM – making her the most powerful woman in the history of the automobile industry.
General Motors

Good News: The US Government Might Only Lose $10 Billion on GM Bailout Loans

Reports have surfaced that indicate that the US Department of Treasury expects to sell off the remaining portion of General Motors stock by the end of this year and with the current price of GM stock sitting roughly $4 per share above the issue price, the government will technically make money on the sale of these finals shares.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Sets a Blistering Nürburgring Time - in the Rain (Video)

General Motors has just announced the results of their team’s testing session with the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 at the Nürburgring and with a time of 7:37.47 – making the new Z/28 the fastest American muscle car around the famous German track and what makes this time even more impressive is the fact that this record lap was achieved in the rain.
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country

2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Recalled Due to Potentially Dangerous Seats

Just months after the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra half ton pickups began hitting dealerships around the country; General Motors has announced a voluntary recall of some 21,721 new trucks because the front seats could move in the event of a hard rear end collision.
The 2014 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf Beats Chevy Volt in September 2013 Sales but Still Trails on the Year

The Nissan Leaf outsold the Chevrolet Volt in September 2013, giving the all electric Nissan the monthly EV sales title for the 5th time in the first nine months of the year but due to some record numbers by the Volt last month – the extended range electric Chevy still leads the annual EV sales race.
2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country

GM's Top of the Line 6.2L V8 Gives 2014 Chevy and GMC Trucks Best in Class Towing and 21mpg

General Motors announced earlier that the new 6.2L V8 powering the top of the line 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra will offer best in class horsepower and best in segment torque so it should come as no surprise that these new half ton trucks can tow more than any of the competition – but what is impressive is that fact that the 6.2L V8 can also deliver 21 miles per gallon.
2015 Cadillac Escalade interior

GM Teases the 2015 Cadillac Escalade Interior

General Motors has offered up the first glimpse of the interior of the upcoming 2015 Cadillac Escalade and while we can only see a small portion of the front seats and a angled shot of the dash – this one image shows that the next generation Escalade will offer new levels of luxury with a design similar to that found in the rest of the premium vehicle lineup.
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Debut

The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray May Soon Get a Dual Clutch Transmission

There have long been rumors that the new C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray would soon be getting an 8-speed automatic to replace the current 6-speed gearbox but a new GM Trademark filing hints that perhaps the new Vette will be getting a dual clutch automatic in the near future – adding one more piece of supercar technology to the most powerful Corvette ever.
The entryway to the Wixom Performance Build Center

GM Closing Wixom Performance Engine Facility, Build-Your-Own-Engine Program Ends

After building over 40,000 high performance engines, the General Motors will close the Wixom Performance Build Center – forcing them to temporarily suspend the popular Corvette Build Your Own Engine program until the Bowling Green Kentucky Corvette plant has been adapted to house the program.

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