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General Motors Backs Nikola Electric Trucks With $2 Billon

General Motors feels confident about partnering with Nikola because they spent $2 billion to build a strategic partnership. With this deal, GM gets 11% of the ownership of this electric truck start-up business.  General Motors partners with Nikola  Nikola electric trucks just got pretty serious by merging with General Motors to secure lower battery and …

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Report: Are GM and Honda Merging?

Today Honda and General Motors signed a memo of understanding forming an alliance for a number of goals. The memo states it is an understanding to develop a range of vehicles, share purchasing, research and development, and platforms. That sounds more like the cusp of a merger than an alliance. So, are GM and Honda …

Chevrolet reveals the new Colorado to the media at the 2015 North American International Auto Show
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Why Is GM Making a Big Deal About Chevy Sales in South Korea?

At the beginning of August, Chevy launched a new e-quotation consulting service for its South Korean customers. This timely, contactless shopping method is in large part GM’s response to high South Korean demand for three Chevy vehicles: the Chevrolet Colorado, the Trailblazer, and the Traverse. GM Authority reports on exactly what we can expect from …

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2023 Chevy Silverado ZR2 To Battle Ram TRX And Ford Raptor

Every enthusiast has been waiting for Chevy to get onto the Raptor bandwagon. Now the bell has been answered and it has revealed the 2023 Silverado ZR2. As Chevy has had success with the Colorado ZR2 it plans to apply that same recipe around its full-size Silverado. Though it may not be on the same …

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Australia Is Really Mad At Chevy Over This

The Holden brand was GM’s Australian manufacturing arm forever. But GM has been retracting for years. First, it sold its Opel brand in Europe, and then it killed the Holden brand last February. But now it has done a partial reversal and started another company. It’s called GMSV (General Motors Specialty Vehicles). And the Aussies …

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Chevy Will Offer A New 2021 Silverado Feature Nobody Needs

Let’s celebrate the lengths GM will go for a bit of hype. What we all want from the upcoming refreshed 2021 Chevy Silverado is a new fascia. Oh, and a better interior. What we’ll get is something that serves little purpose that no one wants. That would be a six-position tailgate with a secret seventh …

2021 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV
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Ever Wonder How Much Profit GM Makes On Tahoe/Suburban? A Lot!

GM’s Chevy Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs are just now trickling into dealerships. The coronavirus pushed back GM’s schedules but it is full steam ahead right now. The GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade are soon to follow. These are the real moneymakers for GM. combined with the Silverado and Sierra they are funding all of …

The 2021 Toyota Avalon features a new a bold Nightshade Edition trim.
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Sedan Sales: Toyota Laughing At Ford and GM

When GM and Ford first announced they were abandoning sedans to double down on pickup trucks and SUVs, you knew it was a bad idea. All you needed to know was that the Japanese, Korean, and European car companies did not follow suit. That was two years ago. Now that it has happened only Chrysler …

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Report: GM Considering Splitting Up GM

It’s no secret that Tesla’s valuation and the ease at which it can gain investors have GM and Ford mad. GM went so far as to hold a dog and pony show preview of the next three year’s products to a select group of finance and Wall Street shakers. Now GM CEO Mary Barra is …

The new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, affected by the GM recall, makes its official debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show
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GM Recall: Truck Hoods Are Still Flying Up 3 Months Later

It would be really scary to have the hood of your truck open up while you’re driving. You wouldn’t be able to see in front of you at all, and it would increase the risk of crashing. That’s exactly what some General Motors truck owners have been dealing with recently. Two recalls issued by the …

2020 Ram 1500 Built to Serve Special Editions | FCA-00 -Excellent used truck option
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Will Ford Truck Sales Continue to Dominate RAM?

Ford has long been the industry leader in truck sales. The F-Series trucks are still the most sold trucks of all time. But, in 2019, the competition starting heating up big time. It was huge when RAM sales overtook Chevrolet, hot on Ford’s heels. Truck sales were already set to be exciting for 2020. Now, …

GM-produced Ventec ventilator
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The First GM Ventilators Are Being Delivered

Automakers have started responding to the COVID-19 outbreak in earnest. Mazda is offering free auto service to healthcare workers, regardless of what car they drive. Daytona International Speedway has been repurposed as a drive-up testing facility. And instead of factory production lines sitting idle, several automakers have been repurposing them to make medical equipment instead. …

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What The Top Three 2020 Presidential Candidates Drive

Every four years, United States presidential candidates try to get the attention of the media as much as possible to pontificate. Their speaking engagements, television interviews, town halls, and bus tours are all arranged so that the voters for the next election can get a better sense of who the candidates are and the direction …

1966 Oldsmobile Toronado | GM
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Why Are So Many Cars Front Wheel Drive?

There are many reasons why there are so many front-wheel-drive cars. We’ll try to knock out what most of those reasons are. First some background. Front-wheel-drive has been around forever. It came into prominence in the US for racing with Harry Miller’s Indy 500 efforts in the early-1920s. In Europe, there were a number of …

2016 GMC Sierra at Miami Beach International Auto Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center
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Will GM’s New System Really Make Towing Safer?

Safety features are one of the most important features consumers consider when looking for a new car. Consumers want a vehicle that will hold up in a crash, get them from point A to Z safely, brake well in an emergency, and provide the convenience and comfort of knowing that the car is equipped with …

Mark Reuss, President of General Motors, announces that GMs Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant will build the all-electric Cruise Origin self-driving shuttle
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Why Are Safety Experts Mad at GM and Its Recall Fix?

Buyers hope to trust the auto manufacturer that sells them a vehicle. Recalls and fraud undermine this faith. With two recalls right in a row for General Motors’ light-duty trucks, owners should check to make sure their 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks are safe. Since both issues involve the braking systems, these are …

Tesla Model 3 with Autopilot vs Cadillac CT6 with Super Cruise
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Which Cars Have Self-Driving Features for 2020?

As we’ve seen with Tesla’s buggy Smart Summon feature, autonomous cars aren’t quite ready yet. Although, with the recent rise of features like lane-keeping assist, collision warning, and emergency braking, it may seem like we’re only a short time away from self-driving vehicles. But is that really the case? Self-driving vs. advanced driver-assistance It’s vital …

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US Manufacturers Sinking Like A Stone In China

China is the largest vehicle market in the world. It’s one of the reasons GM pulled out of Europe, India, Australia, Russia, and Indonesia. It wanted to concentrate its efforts in the biggest market with the most profitable outlook in the world; China. So how is GM doing there? “GM’s profitability is sinking like a …