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GM Opens New State-of-the-Art Brake Facility in Michigan

GM has made an announcement about their new brake chassis dynamometer that makes it easier for them to ensure that the brakes are working correctly in their new vehicles. The new braking technology will offer better options to the engineers working at the GM brake testing facility as they can test the brakes in an efficient way in the future. The new brake chassis dynamometer can simulate braking in all weather conditions ranging from Alaska to any tropical island around the world. The new technology will also allow engineers to take up to 1,900 stops in short period of time. The new brake chassis dynamometer was developed along with supplier Link Engineering. This new state of the art braking facility can run 24 hours and simulate underbody flow and humidity and air temperature. ...

GM Puts 2013 Silverado through Tough Water Test

There is no doubt that Silverado is among the toughest cars that General Motors produce and the company has now made an announcement that they are almost ready with the next generation Silverado which will have much improved features. The company said that they are in the final phase to launch the Silverado which is stronger, better and much more efficient that the previous versions. However, they are currently doing the water test which is an important part of product validation program and will make Silverado one of the best pickup trucks in the world. The company said that once they are through with the water test they will start the production of the new 2013 Silverado. General Motors said that they are working on the Silverado in their water grounds in Yuma, Arizona where th...

2013 Terrain’s New V-6 Proves Itself on Test Track

All eyes are on for the 2013 Terrain, expected to go on sale this year. After complete and final testing by the engineers, the new engine is all set to go on the roads in the real conditions, delivering 0-60 mph acceleration in just 6.7 seconds.  But there is much deeper benefits of the engine than the straight-line acceleration to 60 in just under 7 seconds. Lead development engineer for the Terrain, Essy Ipakchian believes that the owners will be impressed with the enhanced passing power with lesser downshifts, along with the powerful towing performance. Terrain’s all-wheel drive system supported by 3.6L 301-horsepower engine, certified by the SAE- and is based on technologies like direct injection and continuously variable valve timing. What the owner enjoys is power and to...

OnStar Still Counting their Interactions

There is no doubt that automobile companies today are more interested in providing better driving experience to the consumers rather than just thinking about the design and performance of the car. This is what OnStar, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors does. The company provides safety, security and better mobility solutions that General Motors normally incorporated in their vehicles. OnStar has now announced that they have received more than 439 million interactions for their new apps and services that they have launched. The company said that in the last 16 years they have managed to take 191,000 Automatic Crash Response calls. The company also claimed that they have assisted more than 94 million turn-by-turn routes, more than 1 million Emergency Services delivered. OnStar...

Camaro ZL1 Gets Best Aerodynamics of All

Great cars do not only need speed that can take them faster, but they also need better aerodynamics that can keep them firmly planted on the road. Chevrolet is really proud to showcase their new Camaro ZL1 that combined the latest technology and performance. The car has the ability to produce 580 horsepower and can reach the top speed of 170 mph or 273 kmph. However, to keep the car under control at such top speeds Chevrolet came up with better aerodynamics that can help the car to stay in control and maintain stability to generate more downforce. Al Oppenheiser, Chief Engineer for Camaro ZL1 said that the car has already lapped the Nurburgring race track in just 7:41:27 seconds which is hard to achieve is improved aerodynamics is not incorporated in the car. He said that the new des...

GM and Hot Wheels Make Custom Camaro

Getting a Chevrolet is not only a dream for elders who can have the money to buy and drive real Chevrolet Camaro but also for kids who are too young for it.  However, Chevrolet and Hot Wheels are now joining hands together to make this dream possible for kids who love to have their own Chevrolet Camaro. Kids love to play with Hot Wheels cars and therefore Hot Wheels have decided that they will come up with the Hot Wheels Camaro Concept which debuted at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Hot Wheels is inspired by the Custom Camaro that was available at the show and therefore they have decided to come up with Hot Wheels Camaro Concept toy model. This project will be a collaborative team work between General Motors Design studio in Michigan and Hot Wheels Design studio in California. Eac...

GM’s November Sales Record in China

By  On December 3, 2010 | Filed Under Auto News, General Motors

GM’s November Sales Record in China

It’s certainly a time for rejoice for General Motors and Chevrolet in China as their domestic sales in China goes all time high in November 2010. General Motors China and its joint ventures together celebrated the success as they were able to sell 196, 990 units in this annual year which means that their annual sales figures went up by 11.2% for the month of November. General Motors China and its joint ventures have been working diligently on their sales figures but so far they were not able to achieve this success. However, this year General Motors figures went up by 32.7% for this annual year and they were able to sell 2,172, 395 units. General Motors also became the first automobile company in China to reach the 2 million mark in a single year. In Shanghai the sales figure o...

GM Proved that the Vibe Brakes Can Stop Accidental Acceleration

The General Motors has designed latest equipment to bring to a standstill the car if accelerated not deliberately, tested them on 2 Pontiac Vibe small SUVs, and their trial become thriving when the vehicle’s pace goes at 60 miles/hr and it stopped the Pontiac in less than 169 meters. Which is the dependable brake act based on the systems prerequisite. If you stuck with the throttle, which happens rarely than the brakes should be pushed lightly and slowly until it stand still. If you force the brakes quickly, it will take out the entire space boost from the brakes. It will help the most when the pedals got trapped or the floor matt interrupts with your feet. So the new brake system ‘Vibes’ was planned and engineered by Toyota Motors and produced in August 2009 at New United ...

General Motors to off-load Saab Manufacture

The official spokeswoman Gunilla Gustavs confirmed the news that circulated in the market about General Motors closing down manufacturing of Swedish car brand Saab from December 18. She further said General Motors is welcoming offers from prospecting buyers still they are in no hurry to close the deal immediately. They can wait till something real matures. Independent information confirmed that the automaker is refusing to comment on any deadline fixed for proposals. The possibility seems obvious that the date is, reportedly extended to January 7. The various proposals in the pipeline include, selling Saab to an exotic car Dutch manufacturer Spyker Cars. The other serious sale proposal for the brand under discussion was pointing to a consortium in lead of Swedish sports car...

Amidst Restructuring, Corvettes Still Popular

If there's one thing GM is selling, it's Corvettes. Even with the recent major restructuring as a result of the recent bankruptcy, Corvettes are still a hot item, and GM knows it. Many speculated that bankruptcy would mean the 'Vette would go the way of the Sky or other marques that GM has done away with in recent years - not so, according to CEO Henderson on June 5th, after the filing. It is still profitable and will remain "the V8 engineering rear wheel drive icon we all love," according to a question asked by a participant during the live chat session. According to Henderson, the brand will continue as part of a slimmed down, leaner and meaner GM. And recent word on the street has it that GM won't be doing away with the company's racing programs, including Corvette Racing - another b...

BREAKING: Supreme Court Stays Sales of Chrysler to Fiat

The sale of the Chrysler to Fiat has been hindered by the Supreme Court stay. Earlier three Indiana state pension funds had filed a lawsuit in New York because they got 45$ million holding in Chrysler’s secured loans. This case went in the favor of Chrysler and they lost it in the high court. Following this they have filed another lawsuit in the Supreme Court asking for holding the sales of Chrysler to Fiat. Based on the lawsuit filed, the Supreme Court jury Ruth Bader Ginsburg has given a decision that the sale would be temporarily delayed until further order is issued. The Chryslers lawyers fear that this stay would affect the deal with Fiat that is scheduled to go under in a few days. Thus its been tough times for Chryslers and the lawyers are trying hard to break th...

2010 Cadillac SRX gets remake to fight off foreign crossovers

We know GM is struggling these days and making their utmost efforts to recover from this so-called financial gloom. It’s leaving no stone unturned to give a better fight off its foreign competitors and the efforts to re size and re purpose the 2010 Cadillac SRX is enough to tell every story about that. You need not to reckon it a confused auto transport wagon any more, as it’s going to be replaced with a nice looking and pure crossover. It is leaner this time with a fitted and distinctive engine lineup that is being considered the first ever turbo of a Cadillac in North America. Most of GM’s critics are reckoning the model as a true competitor for luxury crossover brand leader Lexus. Now you will soon see it flying with edgy lines, smooth sheetmatel, eye-catching head...

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