12 December 2008, 10:03 AM
General Motors Europe and Iberdrola have signed an agreement to jointly perform a feasibility study which, ultimately, will analyze the technical requirements of a recharging infrastructure for the integrated marketing and viability of plug-in electric cars. The agreement has been signed by Javier Villalba, Director of Spain Network Business, and Jamal El-Hout, Vice President, Product Planning from General Motors Europe.
This cooperation reflects the interest of both companies, worldwide lead
03 December 2008, 10:19 AM
GM Holden has introduced a rear-view camera option for all Sportwagon models, continuing to reinforce the popular Sportwagon as the smart new choice for families.
A first for a locally built Holden, the significant safety feature helps eliminate blind spots when reversing and works in conjunction with rear park assist which is standard across the Sportwagon range.
The option is available as a full colour screen on Calais, Calais V-Series and SS V-Series Sportwagon and a rear-view mirr
10 October 2008, 09:01 AM
The much-anticipated Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle has made one of its first global appearances at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney.
Volt, to be launched in the US in 2010, uses electricity to move the wheels at all times and speeds in a significant advance from conventional hybrids.
When operating solely on its battery, Volt can drive up to 64 kilometres without petrol or producing exhaust pipe emissions. Once the battery's energy is depleted, a small pet
03 October 2008, 01:20 PM
GM executives are calling their new four-door sedan “the most important car in our history.” But which four-door sedan do they mean? Not the electric Volt, for all the importance attached to its eco-friendly credentials.
GM is in fact referring to the Chevrolet Cruze, its new C-segment saloon. And while the car has nothing like the hi-tech content of the Volt, GM believes it’s the car that can help steer the company through the Credit Crunch.
It’s a truly global car – designed and engineere
17 September 2008, 09:49 AM
General Motors launched its next 100 years today by unveiling the much-anticipated production version of the Chevrolet Volt - a vehicle that delivers up to 40 miles of gasoline- and emissions-free electric driving, with the extended-range capability of hundreds of additional miles.
"Revealing the production version of the Chevy Volt is a great way to open our second century," said Rick Wagoner, GM Chairman and CEO. "The Volt is symbolic of GM's strong commitment to the future ... just the
05 September 2008, 01:47 PM
Seoul – GM Daewoo Auto & Technology (GM Daewoo) launched today its all new luxurious large sedan, the Veritas.
“Veritas” is Latin for “truth.” “The truth about the Veritas is it reflects GM Daewoo’s determination to take Korea’s large sedan segment to an entirely new level,” said GM Daewoo President and CEO Michael Grimaldi. “This luxurious rear-wheel-drive sedan offers excellent driving performance while ensuring unmatched interior comfort, spaciousness and safety.”
The Veritas is based
25 August 2008, 10:17 AM
GM Daewoo Auto & Technology (GM Daewoo) has introduced the 2009 model year Winstorm. The latest version of its popular SUV, which includes additional convenience and safety features, goes on sale nationwide beginning August 25.
Among the new features that come standard on all models are a roof rail, self levelizer and rear parking.
Reflecting the opinion of customers, GM Daewoo also has expanded the number of standard and optional features on each of the Winstorm’s trim levels. Based
18 August 2008, 09:58 AM
GM Holden’s seven millionth vehicle rolled off the production line today creating a record manufacturing achievement in Australia’s automotive history.
The milestone vehicle was a 60th Anniversary Commodore sedan, identified for dual fuel LPG fitment, delivering family car benefits at small car fuel costs.
The car highlighted GM Holden’s strategy to develop and offer a wide range of fuel saving and environmental technologies to Australian and overseas buyers.
The celebration to mark th
06 August 2008, 11:26 AM
The all-new 2009 Cadillac CTS luxury saloon arrives in UK showrooms from 1 September 2008. With a dramatic coupe-like profile, the new right-hand drive CTS has a lavish specification as standard. Prices will start at £26,995 for the 211 ps 2.8 V6 model and at £32,995 for the 311 ps 3.6 V6 model. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. An advanced 2.9 litre V6 diesel engine will join the new CTS line-up in 2009.
When it made its debut in 2002, the first CTS helped chan
31 July 2008, 10:13 AM
Four months after the Pontiac G8 went on sale in the United States, GM Holden has expanded its G8 exports to Canada, the first time that the company has undertaken a major export program to the country.
On sale now through dealers nationwide, the rear wheel drive performance sedan is available as either a V6-powered G8 model or V8-equipped G8 GT model with a host of standard features which include 18” alloy flangeless wheels, remote start, six airbags and XM Satellite Radio.
The G8 sedan
28 July 2008, 10:48 AM
Discerning vehicle buyers in China are another step closer to experiencing what their U.S. counterparts have been raving about for the past year: the hot-selling Buick Enclave luxury crossover. Chinese officials visited the Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant Thursday and Friday to observe operations in preparation for the manufacture of U.S.-built Enclaves crossovers for export to China. Pending approval, China-bound Enclaves could begin rolling off the assembly line as early as next month.
08 July 2008, 09:59 AM
General Motors is rushing to finish the production version of its Chevy Volt and plans to unveil a showroom-ready model of the heavily touted electric car in September, people familiar with the project say.
Battered by a deepening slump in sales and concerns about whether it can ride out the downturn, GM is counting on the Volt to break its costly association with high-mpg vehicles at a time when truck sales are tumbling and gas prices are near record levels.
GM is likely to complete the p