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SEMA: 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Midnight and Dusk Editions

Automakers are pretty obsessed with black-out packages these days, including Chevrolet. The brand is continuing the trend at this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas with the introduction of the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Midnight and Dusk Editions.  Carrying on the theme of Chevrolet's other Midnight Edition products, such as the Silverado and Impala, the Colorado ZR2 is much the…

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Workers Ratify New Contract at GM CAMI Plant

Workers at General Motors' CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, Ontario are going back to work. Represented by Unifor Local 88, the workers voted earlier today to ratify a new contract with GM, successfully ending a month-long strike.  CAMI workers took to the picket lines on Sept. 17th after their collective bargaining agreement with GM expired with no new deal. Subsequently,…

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Buick Presents the 2nd Generation Excelle in China

After the the Suzuki Forenza-based Buick Excelle ended production last year after an all-new (and cheaper) Excelle GT debuted, most thought the "Excelle" would not return. Well Buick had different plans. During a press event today in China, Buick presented the second generation Excelle. Though it is not clear what platform the all-new Excelle rides on, it could be the…

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Cadillac Backs Off Virtual Reality Showroom

Cadillac has been keen on upgrading its dealership base to better compete with the distribution networks of the German luxury brands. Part of the brand's plans originally included transitioning small dealerships to boutiques with virtual reality showrooms, but thus far small dealerships are balking at the idea.  Leveraging VR technology is part of Cadillac's Project Pinnacle, a new program that…

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GM Idling Detroit-Hamtramck Plant 6 Weeks

General Motors plans to idle its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant for six weeks, according to a new report. The cut comes as demand for passenger cars continues to fall as consumers shift to crossovers, SUVs and trucks.  Detroit-Hamtramck produces only passenger cars, including all of GM's larger sedans, such as the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Impala. Large sedan sales…

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GM Advances Self-Driving Tech With Strobe Acquisition

General Motors has announced this morning it has acquired LIDAR start-up Strobe. The company will fold Strobe's operations into that of Cruise Automation, which is wholly-owned by GM. The combination is expected to speed up GM's development of self-driving vehicles.  Strobe is a three year old company based in Pasadena, Calif. that focuses on the development of LIDAR technology. LIDAR…

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GM Establishing New Defense Division

General Motors is planning to establish a new military defense division to grow its defense industry business. The new division will focus its efforts on expanding GM's business relationship with the U.S. military, which has not been a focus for the company in recent years.  Automotive News has learned GM Defense, LLC will be formed as a new subsidiary under GM's…

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