General Motors

  • CCI imposes Rs 2,545 crore penalty on 14 car makers August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In the first major order against auto players, the Competition Commission on Monday slapped a penalty of Rs 2,545 crore on 14 car makers, including Maruti Suzuki and Tata Motors, for violating trade norms in the spare parts and after services market. Honda Siel Cars India, Volkswagen India, Fiat...
  • General Motors launches limited edition Chevrolet Spark in India at Rs 3.44 lakh onwards June 7, 2014

    General Motors has launched the limited edition Chevy spark that falls in the range of Rs 3.44 and 3.99 lakh. Facing stiff competition from Hyundai Eon, Nissan Micra and Maruti Alto K10, Chevrolet decided to inject a new lease of life into its ageing hatchback. The updates are mere cosmetic changes...
  • GM launches Spark limited edition at Rs 3.44 lakh onwards June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: General Motors India launched a limited edition of its entry level compact car Chevrolet Spark priced up to Rs 3.99 lakh (exshowroom Delhi). The new edition, having additional features such as outside rearview mirrors with integrated turn signals, will be priced between Rs 3.44 and 3.99 lakh (exshowroom Delhi),...
  • GM recalls another 2.6 million vehicles globally May 21, 2014

    Detroit: General Motors Co on Tuesday said that it is recalling another 2.6 million vehicles globally, raising the number of vehicles it has recalled so far this year to almost 15.4 million. The four recalls are the latest announced by the largest US automaker, the highest profile of which is the...
  • Ford unveils the all new Figo concept sedan in India February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Ford has unveiled the global Figo concept sedan two days before Auto Expo 2014 kicks off. It is a sub 4m sedan which is based on the Ka concept which was showcased in Brazil a few months back. The car has an aggressive face which is keeping in...
  • Auto Expo 2014: Chevrolet Beat facelift teased February 1, 2014

    Chevrolet India has teased the Beat facelift on its official website by way of a silhouette of the popular supermini. We have already spotted the Beat facelift test mules several times and as we reported last week, the updated Beat is slated for an Auto Expo launch. The tag line for the...
  • Android coming to cars this year; Google joins hands with Audi, Honda, Hyundai January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Extending the success of the Android ecosystem, a group of auto and technology companies announced a new industry alliance aimed at bringing the Android platform to cars. Audi, GM, Google, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia have joined together to form the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), a global alliance of...
  • General Motors to hike vehicle prices by up to Rs 10,000 December 20, 2013

    New Delhi: General Motors India said it will hike prices of its entire range of vehicles by up to Rs 10,000 from next month in order to partially offset impact of rising input costs. "We plan to hike prices across our entire product portfolio by up to Rs 10,000 from January....
  • GM names Mary Barra CEO, 1st woman to head co December 11, 2013

    Detroit: General Motors picked Mary Barra, its product development chief and a 33year company veteran, as its next CEO. She will become the first woman to head any major car company. GM said on Tuesday that Barra, 51, will replace Dan Akerson on January 15. Akerson, 65, chairman and CEO, moved...
  • General Motors names Mary Barra as first woman CEO December 10, 2013

    New York: US car maker General Motors on Tuesday said that Mary Barra will take over as the company's Chief Executive Officer, becoming the first woman to lead a major automobile corporation. In a major restructuring of its top executive brass, General Motors said Barra, 51, will succeed Dan Akerson who...
  • General Motors guilty of corporate fraud, says government panel October 22, 2013

    New Delhi: General Motors has been found guilty of corporate fraud by a government appointed panel. The panel says that General Motors had violated engine testing norms for 1.26 lakh MPV vehicle Tavera between 2005 and 2011. The government of India is likely to take action on this shortly. (More updates...
  • General Motors fires several employees after probe into Tavera recall July 27, 2013

    Detroit: General Motors Co fired several employees after an internal probe into a recent recall of its Chevrolet Tavera sportutility vehicle in India uncovered "violations of company policy", the US automaker said on Friday. "We take these matters very seriously and hold our leaders and employees to high standards," GM said...
  • Overdrive: All you need to know about Jeep Wrangler Rubicon July 27, 2013

    On this episode of Overdrive, we review the all new 2013 Mercedes Benz BClass, all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • General Motors India recalls 1.14 lakh units of Tavera July 24, 2013

    New Delhi: In one of the largest vehicle recalls in India, General Motors India today said it is recalling 1.14 lakh units of its multipurpose vehicle Chevrolet Tavera, manufactured between 2005 and 2013, to address emissions and specification issues. The company said it has informed the Indian...
  • General Motors, Honda to develop hydrogen fuelcell vehicles by 2020 July 3, 2013

    Detroit: General Motors Co and Honda Motor Co will jointly develop hydrogen fuelcell vehicle systems over the next seven years, the latest alliance in an industrywide effort to cut the cost of the new technology while meeting stricter global emissions rules. The two automakers, which announced the partnership on Tuesday, will...
  • 'The car is the next major technology platform' June 14, 2013

    Boston: The car is the next great proving ground for communications technology, General Motors Chief Executive Dan Akerson said on Thursday. The automobile will become a major platform for tech "and one with far better battery life than an iPhone," he said in prepared remarks to the Chief Executives' Club of...
  • GM recalls more than 27,000 Cadillac crossover vehicles May 23, 2013

    New York: General Motors Co is recalling worldwide more than 27,000 Cadillac crossover vehicles whose wheels could fall off due to potentially loose wheel nuts. GM said on Wednesday it knows of no crashes or injuries due to the issue and that no wheels have separated from the sport utility...
  • Chevrolet Enjoy review: Excels in space, ride quality, driving ease May 9, 2013

    Mumbai: The Chevrolet Enjoy is the third model from the GM SAIC partnership and will be available in both petrol and diesel variants. We drove both the models and came back with mixed reactions. The Enjoy isn't the best looking MPV out there but is a smart design. It looks best...
  • Will electric vehicles finally take off in India? March 18, 2013

    Over the past five years, the clamour about electric vehicles (EVs) becoming a feasible transport option has become loud. "It has all come together", is the refrain. "It" means four things: The battery has evolved to a point where it is cheap and reliable; governments recognise the need to move...
  • Hyundai India raises vehicle prices February 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Hyundai Motor Co's India unit, the country's second biggest carmaker, said it raised vehicle prices by up to Rs 20,878 due to an increase in input costs and currency fluctuations. Many companies in India, including No.1 carmaker Maruti Suzuki Ltd and the local unit of General Motors Co, have hiked...
  • Toyota dethrones General Motors, becomes world's #1 automaker January 29, 2013

    Tokyo: It's official: Toyota is once again the world's top automaker. Toyota Motor Corp. released its tally for global vehicle sales for last year Monday at a record 9.748 million vehicles more than last month's estimate of about 9.7 million vehicles. It was already clear Toyota had dethroned General...
  • Toyota regains world's top auto sales crown from GM January 28, 2013

    Tokyo: Toyota Motor Corp regained the crown as the world's top selling automaker in 2012, posting recordhigh sales and beating rivals General Motors and Volkswagen. Toyota said on Monday it sold 9.75 million vehicles groupwide around the world in 2012, a record for the 75yearold Japanese automaker and up 22.6 per...
  • Overdrive: Review of Chevrolet Sail December 15, 2012

    General Motors has launched the Aveo UVA replacement the Sail hatchback in India. Will the new Sail make waves in India. Find out. ...
  • General Motors to make 5,00,000 electric vehicles by 2017 November 16, 2012

    Chicago: General Motors Co. plans to build 500,000 electric vehicles a year by 2017, a company official said. GM plans to meet that goal through a variety of technology including plugin electrics, pure electrics and hybrids that use the company's eAssist technology, said Mary Barra, GM's senior vice president of...
  • General Motors to launch hatchback Sail in India soon October 9, 2012

    Pune: General Motors is pinning hopes on the upcoming car Sail from the stable of its Chinese partner, SAIC to expand volumes in India and expects it to be its best selling model in the country. Still a fringe player 16 years after it entered the country, the company's Indian...
  • A 'supercruise' driverless car for accidentfree ride September 27, 2012

    Washington: Ever dreamed of riding a car that drives by itself? The fantasy may turn into a reality by 2015. American auto maker General Motors (GM) is in the final stages of developing a semiautonomous car that can stay in its lane, steer away from danger, apply breaks when needed,...
  • Overdrive: Road drive of Chevrolet Captiva, Cruze August 4, 2012

    This week on Overdrive, know all about the all new Chevrolet Captiva and Chevrolet Cruze. ...
  • General Motors to launch two new cars this year July 11, 2012

    Kochi: General Motors India will launch two new vehicles this year despite a "sluggish" market, a top company official said today. Even though the market is sluggish due to high interest rates and soaring petrol prices, GM will launch a new Chevrolet during SeptemberOctober, and a new multipurpose vehicle by...