30 March 2009, 10:40 AM
Cadillac has launched the 2009 Escalade Platinum Hybrid, the most technically advanced large luxury SUV yet, blending the exclusive features of the Platinum model with the fuel-saving powertrain of the Escalade Hybrid. It delivers 20 mpg in city driving – a 50-percent city mileage improvement over non-hybrid models.
“This is the ultimate Escalade, combining the luxury features of the Platinum with the world’s first hybrid on a large luxury SUV,” said Mark McNabb, North America vice president,
26 March 2009, 01:49 PM
In celebration of the 40th year of the UK’s Royal College of Art (RCA) Vehicle Design course, Opel is sponsoring a competition for students. Their task: Design what the future of Opel mobility might look like in 40 years.
Some 19 students from 11 countries, including Germany, the UK, France, the Czech Republic, India and China are participating in the challenge. Students must identify the potential customer of tomorrow and use their profile to develop a vision of future mobility. Finally, th
16 March 2009, 10:49 AM
The Opel Insignia has been recognized once again by an international expert jury for its outstanding design, winning the prestigious “red dot” award for product design.
The international red dot design award – allotted since 1955 under the aegis of the Design Zentrum North Rhine Westphalia in Essen, Germany – ranks among the largest and most renowned design prizes in the world. It is granted to products by an international panel of design experts who base their criteria on degree of innovatio
03 March 2009, 11:49 AM
Geneva – In 2009, Chevrolet will further expand its LPG product range throughout Europe. Switzerland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain will offer LPG-versions in addition to the regular gasoline and diesel range.
It is Chevrolet’s strategy to offer LPG versions for its entire product line-up. This will include the brand-new Chevrolet Cruze, which will hit the European dealer showrooms in May 2009. An LPG version of the Cruze will be launched
03 March 2009, 11:34 AM
The revolutionary Opel Ampera today celebrated its world premiere at the 79th Geneva Motor Show. General Motors Europe president, Carl-Peter Forster, unveiled the extended-range electric vehicle and announced plans to put the car into production in late 2011.
The Ampera will also be offered with right-hand drive in the United Kingdom by Opel's sister-brand, Vauxhall.
"The Opel Ampera further demonstrates GM's leadership in the electrification of the automobile," said Carl-Peter Forster. "I
27 February 2009, 02:12 PM
The all-new Holden Cruze made its Australian debut at the Melbourne International Motor Show today signalling the company’s latest entrant in the competitive small car segment.
Cruze is the first of General Motors’ new wave of global products and enters Australia’s small car segment equipped with striking road presence, advanced interior comfort and high levels of safety features.
Powered by a 1.8 litre 4-cylinder ECOTEC petrol engine or optional 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged common ra
20 February 2009, 02:11 PM
The new RR99, is unique in the world and combines the aggressive look of the GT and high prostrations to the comfort of a luxury car with the ability of a off road.
The longer wheel base increases enormously the conform respect to the RR600 while the performance is the same. The impressive dimensions shows the exclusive character of the vehicle is address to a elite of passionate.
The car's skeleton consists of a special steel piping chassis in molybdenum-chrome that means a
05 February 2009, 10:05 AM
General Motors today outlined a comprehensive plan of action to help communities get ready for plug-in electric vehicles such as the upcoming Chevrolet Volt. GM announced details of the plan at the Washington Auto Show.
"Collaborating with communities such as San Francisco and metropolitan areas such as Washington, D.C. - where there's already an interest in plug-in vehicles - is another important step toward raising customer awareness of the environmental and economic benefits of vehicles su
04 February 2009, 05:32 PM
On the “Day of the Yellow Angel,” an annual meeting of the German automobile club (ADAC), GM/Opel has presented the group with a HydroGen4 car they will use for roadside assistance service in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. The hydrogen-powered HydroGen4 will be the first fuel-cell vehicle in the world to be put through the daily rigor of the extremely demanding breakdown service.
The use of the HydroGen4 vehicle is an important element of the European part of GM’s worldwide fuel cell testing
27 January 2009, 11:39 AM
Opel has announced Ampera as the name of its revolutionary extended-range electric car. The five-door, four-seat Opel Ampera will be revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show (March 5-15).
“With the Ampera, Opel will be the first European automobile manufacturer to provide customers several hundred kilometers of non-stop electric driving,” said Alain Visser, GM Europe Chief Marketing Officer.
GM’s ground-breaking electric propulsion technology, called Voltec, operates differently from other a
12 January 2009, 08:55 AM
It’s called the Spark, and it’s set to light up the Geneva Motor Show when it debuts there in March this year.
The first picture of Chevrolet’s new global entry into the lively mini car market was unveiled by GM’s North American president Troy Clarke at the Detroit Auto Show on January 11, 2009, at the same time as the announcement that the model would also form part of the brand’s North American range.
“The Spark will add great style, roominess and versatility to the segment of extremely
22 December 2008, 11:22 AM
GM Holden will build an all-new small car in Australia alongside the country's best-selling Commodorerange. The second carline will start in the third quarter of 2010 with support from the Federal and South Australian Governments.
The vehicle will be based on General Motors' global Delta small car platform and feature new technologies to increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse emissions. The new front-wheel-drive vehicle will be built as a sedan and hatch at GM Holden's Elizabeth manuf