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  • Introduced to market this year, the XT4 is a new luxury compact crossover from Cadillac. It's aimed at being an affordable entry option, and is clearly a Caddy inside and out. Like the larger Escalade that sets the tone for Cadillac's SUVs though, there are some odd misses in its design.
  • ​Though it has dabbled in hybrids and concepts before, a fully electric production car is yet to bear the celebrated Cadillac badge, but that is set to soon change with the reveal of a clean-burning crossover in Detroit.
  • ​There's no shortage of electric bicycles already available, so newcomers to the space need to offer something special before they get noticed. Unless you're already a household name. Automaker General Motors is planning to ride into this crowded arena with two e-bikes – a compact and a folder.​
  • Nodding at the past while looking into the future, Chevy presents the eCOPO Camaro at SEMA 2018. Fifty years after the introduction of the original COPO Camaro, it takes the high-performance Camaro electric, dropping in a plug-and-play motor for more than 700 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque.
  • Imagine hailing a ride through your ride-sharing app, and when it arrives to pick you up, there's nobody inside. Would you get inside? GM hopes that you will, and the company wants you to try it out next year with the Cruise AV.
  • GM has unveiled Marketplace, the automotive industry's first in-car e-commerce platform. Customers with eligible GM-branded vehicles can now use Marketplace to pay for fuel, pre-order food as well as make reservations at their chosen restaurant, all from the comfort of their vehicle.
  • As battery technology continues to advance at a rapid rate, big (and traditionally conservative) automakers are starting to outline their plans for electrification. The latest is General Motors, which wants to have two new pure electric vehicles on the market within the next 18 months.
  • At a relatively low price of US$37,495 before rebates, and with a range of 238 miles, the Bolt certainly has the potential to become one of the more popular EVs. With that in mind, GM recently invited us out to Detroit, to put the speedy little car through its paces on an autocross course.
  • ​Much noise has been made about the Tesla Model 3, but it looks pricey compared to the latest electric car from GM. Dubbed the Baojun B100, it has about 100 miles of range and costs less than the average motorbike when subsidies are taken into account.
  • Australia will be saying farewell to Holden this year, spelling the death of locally developed rear-drive performance cars Down Under – and in the UK. The Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R will be the last Aussie muscle car sold in the UK, but its 600 hp engine means it won't be going quietly into the night.
  • GM has come under fire for allegedly installing defeat devices on over 700,000 vehicles with Duramax engines. A class action lawsuit argues GM and Bosch knowingly sold cars tuned to emit illegal amounts of nitrogen oxide when outside the test environment.
  • GM Holden will close its manufacturing plant on October 20, but won't be going gently into that good night. Instead, the team at Holden Special Vehicles has created the GTS-R W1. It's powered by an LS9 V8, and just 300 examples will be built, providing a fitting farewell to the classic Aussie V8.