General Motors is reducing staff and closing factories in a major cost-cutting plan meant to fund tech such as electric powertrains. GM will kill off the Chevrolet Impala, Volt, and Cruze, as well as the Buick LaCrosse, as part of the plan.
In an aggressive bid to improve fuel economy, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will be offered with a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Chevy claims comparable performance to other Detroit automakers' V6 trucks.
How does an established automaker like General Motors adapt to new tech trends? By looking for people and solutions outside the mainstream, says Ken Kelzer, GM VP of global vehicle components and subsystems.
The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer revives a classic SUV name in a very different form. The new Blazer eschews off-road capability for car-like road manners and styling. Will SUV shoppers approve of the Blazer's transformation?
Delta Electronics will develop a prototype charging station that the company claims can charge at a much faster rate than current stations. The project is backed by GM, Virginia Tech, and several other entities.
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 aims to catch up to its rival, the Ford F-150, by adding more towing tech. The Silverado will be available with towing-related apps and an array of four cameras to make pulling a trailer easier.
All Cadillac models will add Super Cruise autonomous driving as an option by 2020, with other GM brands to follow. Super Cruise includes precision-mapped roads, driver monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assistance.
General Motors unexpectedly announced that Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen is leaving, effective immediately. He is being succeeded by Steve Carlisle, who had been GM Canada's president and managing director.
A self-driving car operated by GM-owned Cruise was ticketed by a traffic cop in San Francisco this week, though the company insists it did nothing wrong. The vehicle had a test driver behind the wheel at the time.