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GM Opens Most Technologically Advanced Automotive Battery Lab in The U.S.

General Motors expanded its significant battery research and development capabilities today by opening the largest and most technologically advanced battery lab in the United States on its Technical Center campus here. The new Global Battery Systems Lab will lead GM's global advanced battery engineering resources and expedite the introduction of electrically driven vehicles, including the Chevrolet Volt, as well as plug-in hybrid and hybrid-electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles. "The ne

GM reaches deal to sell Hummer

General Motors Corp., announced it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a buyer for HUMMER, its premium off-road brand. This transaction is the result of GM's strategic review of the HUMMER brand and the company’s ongoing restructuring efforts. The sale is expected to close by the end of third quarter of this year and is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of applicable regulatory approvals. The deal is expected to secure more than 3,000 U.S. job

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Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS

Presented at the only live supercar show in the world - Top Marques Monaco 2009 the Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS magnetize us with very aggressive front cab design stance with a dramatic side view. Inspired by the world of movies, carchases and violent atmospheres the Savage acquire high design-contrast in its form. The materials used in the interior scream for your attention, high finish carbon fibre, machined aluminium, alcantara leather, and wood. The car is based on Corvette C6 equipped

Why Crooks Should Fear The Car Of The Year…

Following its crowning glory as 2009 European Car of the Year and the recent launch of the all-new Sports Tourer, it may seem there's no getting away from the Vauxhall Insignia. And now, there really isn't! GM UK Special Vehicles has pulled the wraps off the all-new Police specification version of the car, which can be supplied to order to Police fleets throughout the UK. Three versions are available. A high-speed pursuit car featuring either 2.0-litre 220PS turbo or a 2.8-litre 260PS petr

Real world testing proves GM/Opel HydroGen4 fuel cell vehicles viable

Six months into road testing of HydroGen4 vehicles in Berlin has shown the fourth generation of GM/Opel fuel cell cars are reliable and that the future of hydrogen mobility is viable, an Opel engineer told an audience of academic, government and industry professionals at the Electric Vehicle Symposium 24 (EVS 24). EVS 24, the world's premier conference on electric drive technologies, is being held in Stavanger, Norway. "The feedback from drivers about the HydroGen4 and its refueling has be

Buick New Regal 2.0 Turbo Premieres at Auto Shanghai 2009

The Buick New Regal 2.0 Turbo, GM’s first product built in China that will be available with a turbocharged engine, is making its world premiere at Auto Shanghai 2009.  The new powertrain gives New Regal buyers a choice of three engines. “Rolling out models with turbocharged engines is part of our commitment to improving the choices for our customers in China,” said Kevin Wale, President and Managing Director of the GM China Group.  “Our turbo powertrain offers higher power and fuel efficienc

buick business concept vehicle unveiled in shanghai

Buick Business Concept Vehicle Unveiled in Shanghai

The Buick Business Concept, a new concept vehicle designed to showcase Buick’s future vision of “business class on the road,” made its global debut today at Auto Shanghai 2009.  The multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) was developed in China by the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), a design and engineering joint venture between General Motors and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), with global design input. The Business Concept Vehicle captures the essence of the Buick for

Opel Insignia OPC

The high performance version of the Car of the Year 2009 will be unveiled on May 7, when the Opel Insignia OPC premieres at the Barcelona Motor Show, ten years after the launch of the first OPC model (Opel Performance Center). The heart of the Insignia OPC is its 2.8 V6 Turbo engine. Derived from the powerful gasoline engine already available on the top-of-the-line Insignia, this version reaches an output of 239 kW/325 hp. The increase in power was obtained by a special engine development and

Project P.U.M.A.

General Motors Corp. and Segway today demonstrated a new type of vehicle that could change the way we move around in cities. Dubbed Project P.U.M.A. (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility), GM and Segway are developing an electrically powered, two-seat prototype vehicle that has only two wheels. It could allow people to travel around cities more quickly, safely, quietly and cleanly - and at a lower total cost. The vehicle also enables design creativity, fashion, fun and social networking.

GM Holden EcoLine Badge Highlights Alternative Range

GM Holden dealerships are now receiving their first deliveries of Holden EcoLine-badged vehicles. EcoLine is the GM Holden brand designed to highlight the company’s broad range of vehicles that use an alternative fuel or fuel saving technology. The Holden EcoLine range offers consumers affordable solutions to tackle fuel efficiency and highlights Holden’s commitment to a range of energy diverse vehicles. GM Holden Director of Energy and Environment, Richard Marshall, said the Holden EcoLin

2010 Chevrolet Equinox Pricing

Chevrolet announced the 2010 Equinox crossover will carry a MSRP of $23,185, including a $745 destination charge, for the FWD LS model. It goes on sale this June. "Offering the fuel economy of a sedan with the functionality of a crossover, the Equinox is a superior value for our customers," said Ed Peper, GM North America vice president, Chevrolet. Chevy expects its Equinox to have best-in-class fuel economy at 30 MPG with its advanced 4-cylinder, direct injected engine. It is available in

GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid

GMC’s all-new 2009 Yukon Denali Hybrid makes its world debut at the 2009 New York International Auto Show. It is a luxurious, full-size SUV that seats eight, tows up to 5,800 pounds (2,636 kg) and achieves an estimated 21 miles per gallon in city driving, thanks to the engineering excellence of the Yukon’s patented 2-mode hybrid system. The GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid arrives in May at Buick-Pontiac-GMC dealer showrooms. It joins the Yukon Hybrid and Sierra Hybrid pickup truck in the GMC hybrid l