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GM recalls a further 7 million cars

Published by on Jul 1st, 2014, No Comments

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As you may have heard over the past month or two, General Motors have landed themselves in some serious hot water. The company has recalled a staggering number of cars lately, making it into the record books as the biggest recall in history.

To date, the crumbling company has recalled more than 29 million cars over the past few months. Most of the cars being recalled are US-based, with a few others being from Canada and other parts of the world.

Yesterday, the company – no doubt with their heads hanging in shame – announced that they are recalling a further 7.6 million cars in the US and roughly 800 000 cars elsewhere. Some of the cars they are recalling in this new batch, dates back as far as 1997.

Including the cars being recalled elsewhere in the world with the US recalls today, it brings the total number of fresh recalls to 8.4 million. (more…)

GM Buick Regal with e-Assist to be Showcased at Chicago

Published by on Feb 8th, 2011, No Comments

Chevrolet will be bringing two new cars at the Chicago Auto Show. Although very little is known as to what those cars would be, one of them would be based on the Camaro model – Camaro Z28 is great possibility.

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2012 Buick Verano Construction Locale Revealed

Published by on Oct 11th, 2010, No Comments

The 2012 Buick Verano will be built at Michigan’s Lake Orion, says General Motors. There are not too many details about the vehicle, just a confirmation about the location it would be built at. It has been understood from earlier reports that the vehicle is based on the Chevrolet Cruze, with style inputs from a GM vehicle that is out in China – Excelle GT.

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General Motors Lifts Wraps Off 5-door Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

Published by on Sep 3rd, 2010, No Comments

General Motors has revealed the 5-door Chevrolet Cruze hatchback and the car will be officially introduced at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. With the introduction of the new car, customers have an alternative body style to the traditional sedan.

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Saab Gears Up For WRC Come Back

Published by on Aug 10th, 2010, No Comments

Swedish manufacturer Saab has hinted coming back into the World Rally Championships. The last year in which Saab had participated in the championships was in the year 1979. Reports suggest that Saab is looking for a possible return to the series in 2012. The news comes after a comeback announcement by MINI.

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No Confirmed Deal for Saab Thus Far, Shut Down Continues

Published by on Jan 4th, 2010, No Comments

2010 Saab 9-5

GM saw its worst time ever last year and the year changing has done the once great brand no favor with GM having to extend the deadline for sale of its Swedish brand Saab. The earlier deadline was December 31 but since nothing could be finalized until then, GM has extended the offer till January 7. Spyker, the Dutch supercar manufacturer is the best bidder after its updated bid as the initial talks between the two brands failed.

There is no clue about the exact number of bidders and even Spyker has struggled to find a financer which it requires desperately to seal the deal. The Russian Convers Group is Spyker’s main financer and it is still unclear whether the group is backing the deal although Spyker has insisted that it is confident about the negotiations with GM. As far as the future production for Saab is concerned, the production will resume tentatively for the 9-5, 9-3 and a few other models to meet the current demand.

GM Chevrolet Orlando May Come with the Chevy Volt Delta Platform

Published by on Aug 4th, 2009, 1 Comment

Chevrolet Orlando concept

The wagon shape isn’t a popular iteration for a commuter to chose but when the same bears a GM Moniker and promises to incorporate the Delta Platform from the Chevy Volt, we sure know we are in for something. The Orlando-a seven passenger multi-purpose vehicle which adorns the wagon shape was on track for a 2011 production but then bankruptcy changed everything for GM. Now the stalled Chevrolet model that was first seen at the Paris Motor Show is moving forward if Bob Lutz is to be believed. It hasn’t been confirmed but as per Lutz, GM is studying the adaptation of Volt technology to the upcoming Orlando. It may therefore be produced as an electric family commuter with an extended range based on the Delta platform of course. [via  ]

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GM and Segway unveil Project P.U.M.A: Urban commuter of the future

Published by on Apr 7th, 2009, No Comments

With flying cars and pod-like vehicles already in test phases across the planet, it seems that the world is racing towards that uber-cool and ultra-futuristic Jetsons-styled tomorrow with ease. Here is another addition to that list as both General Motors and Segway decided to bring the urban commuter of tomorrow into the New York Auto Show of this year. Dubbed as Project PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility), this is a two-seater, two-wheel electric vehicle that is designed to transport people around an urban space quickly, safely, quietly and cleanly. With a top speed of 35 mph and a range of 35 miles on a single charge, PUMA comes with integrated Dynamic Stabilization for balance and a Smart Battery management system for the lithium-ion power pack. Glorified and doubled-up Segway or cool commuting alternate. We’ll let you decide!

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