ARTICLES RELATING TO GENERAL MOTORS

China gears up for massive auto show

2014-04-17 14:42

As automakers will flock to Bejing for the 2014 Chinese auto show, environmental concerns and the slowing Chinese economic growth mean the road ahead could be bumpy.

China gears up for massive auto show

2014-04-17 11:15

As automakers will flock to Bejing for the 2014 Chinese auto show, environmental concerns and the slowing Chinese economic growth mean the road ahead could be bumpy.

Hilux, Yaris in giant Toyota recall

2014-04-09 15:26

Toyota will recall 6.39-million vehicles for faults ranging from steering issues to seats in the automaker's second-largest recall yet.

Angry families want GM prosecuted

2014-04-08 08:19

Families of those killed in General Motors' cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after those responsible but, legally, it's unlikely anybody will be charged.

GM's Barra 'apologises' for 13 deaths

2014-04-02 12:59

General Motors’ Mary Barra apologised to the families of 13 victims, who were killed due to allegedly faulty ignition switches.

GM sued over fatal teen crash

2014-03-25 14:27

General Motors has been hit with what is believed to be its first wrongful death lawsuit over ignition problems.

GM sued over fatal teen crash

2014-03-25 08:32

General Motors has been hit with what is believed to be its first wrongful death lawsuit over ignition problems since it recalled 1.6-million vehicles in February. Two girls were killed and another severely injured during a crash in 2006 involving one of the vehicles GM recalled!

Tiny engines on way from giant GM

2014-03-20 12:24

General Motors is the latest automaker to announce engine downsizing - the company says it will roll out 11 smaller engines from now through 2017. Now that's shrinkage...

GM facing billions payout for crashes

2014-03-12 08:56

General Motors new CEO Mary Barra is having her first crisis - answering why it's taken nearly a decade to recall 1.6-million defective vehicles that have been tied to 13 deaths.

Chev Sonic leaps into record books

2014-02-17 17:49

TV star Rob Dyrdek launched himself and a Chevrolet Sonic into the Guinness Book of World Records... and he did so going backwards.

Massive sinkhole swallows classic cars

2014-02-13 10:57

A gaping sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, USA and swallowed eight iconic cars. What's more, security footage captured the moment the classic cars tumble into the massive hole!

Oz crisis: 50 000 jobs to be axed?

2014-02-11 15:09

Ford, Mitsubishi, Holden, Toyota... Australia could be facing an economic crisis the likes of which haven't been seen 'since the Great Depression' with 50 000 jobs on the line.

Australia's last car maker calls it quits

2014-02-10 10:24

Toyota says it will stop making cars in Australia in 2017, as the car maker presses on with a R1bn investment at its Prospecton plant in Durban.

Toyota keeps world No 1 title

2014-01-23 14:32

Toyota has record 9.98 million vehicle sales, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen to maintain its title of world's biggest automaker.

Want to bid for first Camaros?

2014-01-17 10:52

Chevrolet will auction its first 2014 Camaro Z/28 and COPO Camaro, a race version with a serial number 1 of 69, to the public. Proceeds will be donated to charities.

GM: Refinement lures bakkie-buyers

2014-01-13 14:47

General Motors is banking on refinement to win back buyers of its bakkies as the it launches a new Canyon at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

GM Holden to pull out of Oz

2013-12-11 09:52

Holden, the Australian arm of General Motors that’s been operating there since 1925, is to quit the country by 2017.

GM to pull out of Australia

2013-12-11 07:29

General Motors says it would stop making cars in Australia within four years over high costs and a cripplingly strong currency, fuelling fears that Toyota will follow.

Oz gov: 'Holden in or out?'

2013-12-10 11:31

The Australian government has ordered struggling automaker GM Holden to reveal whether it plans to quit the country.

Bakkies 'out the box' at Jims

2013-10-17 12:42

Creativity is vital at any auto show - so is out-of-the-box thinking. Isuzu has plenty of both at the 2013 Jozi motor show to show off its new range of SA-built KB bakkies.

Jozi auto show - are you ready?

2013-10-10 12:16

The 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show is just a few days away at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec with automakers pulling out all the stops with latest models and awesome stands.

Auto industry loses R20bn over strike

2013-09-10 19:31

The three week strike in the motor sector cost manufacturers 50 000 cars in lost production, says the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA.

Long haul for driverless cars

2013-09-05 13:09

Cars that drive themselves could be on the road by the end of the twentyteens, says DEE-ANN DURBIN, but don’t take your foot off the pedal just yet.

Gold wage talks stuck, strike risk rises

2013-08-21 19:30

Weeks of wage talks between gold producers and unions have failed to bridge the chasm between their positions, increasing the prospect of crippling strikes.

It is now or never for car makers - NUM

2013-08-19 22:51

The National Union of Mineworkers says it's time for auto giants to deliver to the working class after strike action brought the industry to the brink of collapse.

 

China gears up for massive auto show

2014-04-17 14:01

As automakers will flock to Bejing for the 2014 Chinese auto show to showcase all the latest concepts and new models.

GM engineers 'on leave' in recall case

2014-04-10 14:56

GM has reportedly placed two of its engineers on paid leave while a lawyer has been hired to determine why the automaker was so slow in recalling 1.6-million cars in the US that have been tied to 13 deaths.

Hilux, Yaris in giant Toyota recall

2014-04-09 11:19

Toyota will recall 6.39-million vehicles for faults ranging from steering issues to seats in the automaker's second-largest recall yet. South Africa is affected!

GM's Barra 'apologises' for 13 deaths

2014-04-02 13:00

General Motors’ Mary Barra apologised to the families of 13 victims, who were killed due to allegedly faulty ignition switches in their vehicles, and said the automaker had a "civic responsibility to make things right”.

GM's Barra 'apologises' for 13 deaths

2014-04-02 08:47

General Motors’ Mary Barra apologised to the families of 13 victims, who were killed due to allegedly faulty ignition switches in their vehicles, and said the automaker had a "civic responsibility to make things right”.

GM sued over fatal teen crash

2014-03-25 11:45

General Motors has been hit with what is believed to be its first wrongful death lawsuit over ignition problems since it recalled 1.6-million vehicles in February. Two girls were killed and another severely injured during a crash in 2006 involving one of the vehicles GM recalled!

Tiny engines on way from giant GM

2014-03-20 15:22

General Motors is the latest automaker to announce engine downsizing - the company says it will roll out 11 smaller engines.

GM under fire to compensate victims

2014-03-14 14:42

General Motors is facing increasing pressure to compensate victims for an ignition defect that prompted the recall of 1.6 million vehicles.

Opel's hottest hatch yet revealed

2014-02-26 11:27

The Astra VXR Extreme, with more than 225kW, will be the most powerful front-wheel drive Opel yet . We have the specs - and take a look at the GALLERY.

Massive sinkhole swallows classic cars

2014-02-13 14:15

A gaping sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, USA and swallowed eight iconic cars. What's more, security footage captured the moment the classic cars tumble into the massive hole!

Massive sinkhole swallows classic cars

2014-02-13 08:04

A gaping sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, USA and swallowed eight iconic cars. What's more, security footage captured the moment the classic cars tumble into the massive hole!

Toyota ends 50 years in Oz

2014-02-10 10:22

Toyota is to close its vehicle production plant in Australia despite appeals by prime minister Tony Abbott - a move that will leave the country with no auto manufacturing .

Want to bid for first Camaros?

2014-01-18 10:00

Chevrolet will auction its first 2014 Camaro Z/28 and COPO Camaro, a race version with a serial number 1 of 69, to the public. Proceeds will be donated to charities.

Detroit show highlights: Day 1

2014-01-14 11:51

GM won the Car and Truck of the Year titles but Ford using aluminum in its F150 caused a bigger stir at the 2014 Detroit auto show. Dig through the avalanche of new models. Check out new models launched at the show!

More Corvettes for Detroit show

2014-01-08 08:23

General Motors will reveal its 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and C7.R Corvette race car at the upcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Mary Barra first woman CEO at GM

2013-12-11 08:29

The next chief executive officer of auto giant General Motors will be a double first - a very multi-skilled woman who's been with the US automaker for three decades.

GM CEO Akerson to step down in January

2013-12-10 19:30

General Motors says chief executive Dan Akerson will step down next month, pulling ahead his planned departure by several months.

GM pulling Chevy out of Europe

2013-12-06 08:00

General Motors will drop the Chevrolet brand in Europe by the end of 2015 because it failed to build significant market share - the focus will be on Opel.

Chev's Siri for SA - at last

2013-10-15 11:36

iPhone and Android users will be able to connect to Chevrolet's MyLink with Siri eyes-free in South Africa as early as 2014 - though six months later than expected.

343kW Corvette rocks the 'Ring

2013-09-16 08:29

Chevrolet has been putting its Corvette Stingray through its paces in Nurburgring, Germany ahead of the coupe’s launch in Europe. Watch the 343kW/630Nm beast in action!

GM announces new sales VP

2013-09-06 15:05

General Motors SA has announced the appointment of Brian Olson as its new vice-president for vehicle sales, service and marketing.

Car workers to take to the streets

2013-09-02 17:57

About 11 000 automobile workers will march in Pretoria in demand of higher wages, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA says.

Caddy Elmiraj: Seeing's believing

2013-08-21 09:11

Cadillac has revealed the Elmiraj Concept, what it calls "a new vision for luxury driving". Nice?

Chev reveals hot new trucks

2013-08-19 11:23

General Motors has taken off the wraps of the new Chevrolet Colorado bakkie and the GMC Canyon.

 
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