General Motors

  • The large SUV shrinking and softening into a smaller, more efficient CUV is a story that the automotive industry has become quite used to telling. Chevrolet goes the other way with the all-new 2018 Traverse.
  • When it introduced the ZH2 fuel cell truck a month ago, Chevy dazzled the world with pictures of its impressive Colorado reconstruction, but it withheld most of the juicy details - power, torque, full dimensions, performance figures, etc. It's filled in the blanks at SEMA 2016.
  • Last week Artcurial held a D-Day sale where the entire contents of a World War II museum went up for auction – every aspect of perhaps the most important single military confrontation in history and a fascinating insight into the technologies of WWII and the evolution of warfare.
  • GM and the US Army's TARDEC are preparing to show a Chevy Colorado-based fuel cell vehicle built for tough off-road, off-grid military service. Judging by the teaser photo of the truck released Tuesday, it should definitely be a big, bruising battlefield beast.
  • ​It may not happen often, but it's tragic when it does – parents forget that their baby is in their car, so they leave them in there when they park, and the infant subsequently succumbs to heat stroke. To help minimize the chances of this happening, GM is introducing its Rear Seat Reminder.
  • Cylinder deactivation is nothing new, it’s been used in automotive for decades. A new system called Dynamic Skiip Fire from Tula Technologies takes this idea to a new level with significant fuel economy gains as a result – especially in heavy-duty applications.
  • Back at the start of the year, General Motors (GM) and ride-sharing service Lyft announced a partnership to develop a network of on-demand autonomous vehicles. The first fruit of that partnership is not focused on autonomy, but allows Lyft drivers to hire GM cars at affordable rates.
  • Buick has been quietly filling its lineup with cars designed to get folks excited and reaching for adjectives like "sporty" and "sleek." The all-new Avista concept is its best effort yet, showing how a Buick can move right past sporty to become downright "sexy" and "seductive."
  • With the likes of Google moving into the auto industry by way of autonomous driving tech, General Motors (GM) has bet big on Lyft. The carmaker will invest US$500 million to help grow the ride-sharing service. The "long-term strategic alliance" will include the development of autonomous vehicles.
  • General Motors and the US Army are joining forces to put hydrogen fuel cell technology to the test in extreme military environments. The Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center will test on a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck modified to run on a hydrogen fuel cell.
  • The US EPA's ratings on the new Chevy Volt are in and they're a bit better than Chevy announced when it introduced the second-generation plug-in at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. The car travels for 53 miles (85 km) on battery power before requiring assistance from its 1.5-liter gas engine generator.
  • When Cadillac introduced its all-new CT6 sedan at the New York Auto Show several weeks ago, it detailed 265-hp four-cylinder turbo and 400-hp twin-turbo V6 engine options. At the Shanghai auto show last week, it announced another powertrain option: a 335-hp plug-in hybrid powertrain.