General Motors moves over 1,350 temporary employees to full-time jobs

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General Motors stated on Wednesday that over 1,350 hourly workers at its assembly plants in the United States will move into full-time jobs in the first quarter of 2020. The employees are from 14 General Motors production facilities located in Michigan, Indiana, New York, Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas and Kentucky, the company stated. “We are […]

General Motors sales dropped in China sales for another year

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General Motors’s vehicle sales in China dropped for a second year as total auto sales decreased amid a sluggish economy and due to the competition in the major mid-priced sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment. Sales in 2019 dropped 15% from a year previously to 3.09 million vehicles, GM, China’s second-biggest foreign automaker, stated. GM delivered […]

Ford quarterly sales fall on the downturn in passenger cars demand

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Ford Motor on Monday reported a 1.3% decline in fourth-quarter vehicle sales as soft demand for passenger cars exceeded higher sales of pick-up trucks. Ford’s figures rounded off U.S. automakers’ sales for last year, with passenger cars dropping out of favor with buyers amid lower oil prices and as automakers concentrated on SUVs and pick-ups […]

General Motors issues two recalls for over 900,000 new vehicles

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General Motors stated on Thursday it is issuing recalls for over 900,000 vehicles globally in two separate campaigns to address brake software issues and fire risks. The largest American automaker is recalling over 550,000 2019 light-duty Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Cadillac CT6 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles because of a potential software glitch that could disable […]

U.S. agency upgrades investigation into 1.7 million GM vehicles

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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated Tuesday that it is upgrading an investigation into 1.7 million General Motors vehicles for windshield wiper failures. The auto safety agency started the investigation in November 2018 to see if the automaker needed to expand a 2016 recall of 2013 model year Chevrolet Equinox and GMC […]

General Motors unveils Chevy Tahoe, Suburban

2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban

General Motors could expand the lineup of automobiles using its large truck and sport utility vehicle platform and observe big opportunities in over-the-air software updates, President Mark Reuss informed Reuters on Tuesday. The automaker controls about 70% of the large sport utility market in North America with six models has revealed the redesigned Chevrolet Tahoe […]

General Motors exits Russian car assembly business with Avtovaz deal

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Russia’s biggest automaker Avtovaz stated on Monday it would purchase out General Motors from their joint venture producing automobile in Russia under the Chevrolet brand, effectively finishing GM’s presence in car assembling in the country. Russia’s auto market was among Europe’s lead performers prior to the imposition of western sanctions in 2014 which, coupled with […]

GM and LG Chem to build $2.3 billion electric vehicle battery plant

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General Motors and South Korea’s LG Chem stated on Thursday they will invest $2.3 billion to construct an electric vehicle battery cell joint venture plant in Ohio, forming one of the world’s largest battery facilities. The plant, to be constructed near GM’s closed assembly plant located in Lordstown in northeast Ohio, will employ over 1,100 […]

Electric cars won’t go mainstream until we fix these problems, says GM president

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Mark Reuss is president of General Motors, who has written the following lines ins his recent article: The automotive industry is hurtling toward a future that will modify the transportation just like the electricity changed how we light the world. Electric and self-driving vehicles will modify the automotive landscape forever — it’s only a question […]

Fiat Chrysler turns down General Motors lawsuit, sees Peugeot deal by year-end

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Thursday turned down a lawsuit from General Motors and stated it was sure about reaching a binding merger deal with Peugeot owner PSA Group by the end of 2019 to create the world’s fourth-largest automaker. General Motors submitted the lawsuit in the United States on Wednesday, accusing FCA of having […]

GM not liable for punitive damages in ignition switch cases says U.S. appeals court

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A federal appeals court stated General Motors is not liable for punitive damages concerning accidents that took place after its 2009 bankruptcy and involved vehicles it produced previously, including vehicles with defective ignition switches. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan stated on Tuesday that GM did not accept to contractually assume liability […]

California to halt purchasing GM, Toyota and Chrysler vehicles over emissions fight

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California stated on Monday it will stop all purchases of new vehicles for state government fleets from General Motors, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and other automakers supporting U.S. President Donald Trump in a fight to strip the state of authority to regulate tailpipe emissions. Between 2016 and 2018, California bought $58.6 million in vehicles from General […]

General Motors recalls 638,000 U.S. SUVs

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General Motors is recalling an estimated 638,000 U.S. sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks as a wheel-speed sensor could fail and cause unintended braking, it stated Thursday. The recall concerns 2015-2020 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, and Yukon and 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles geared up with a 5.3-liter engine, a 3.08-ratio rear […]