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  1. GMI Commentaries
    Night vision. It's something I think about quite a lot behind the wheel especially this time of year, because, and I'm sorry to bring it up, the clocks have just fallen back. Meaning that every drive home is now going to happen in the dark for a long time. Trip to the grocery store? Dark. Hockey...
  2. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Mary Barra will be announcing plans to deepen investments in GM's electric cars on Thursday, according to a report from Reuters. The plan would see GM adding to the $20 billion investment it has already made in electric cars. Although GM has declined to comment, the automaker has been accused...
  3. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Although the automotive world is divided on developing EV-only chassis, GM says its Ultium platform will allow for the very rapid development of further EVs. According to Mary Barra, GM CEO, what the company learned developing the Hummer and the Lyriq will allow it to develop more cars faster...
  4. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM has revealed that its Ultium battery technology will cut down on battery management wiring by up to 90% as compared to standard EV battery systems. The technology should allow GM to increase range and aid scalability. The wireless battery management system has been developed by GM supplier...
  5. Global Cadillac News
    Here at TTAC World Headquarters, we're all in lockstep agreement that Cadillac's electric vehicle naming strategy is both awesome and timeless. Names like Lyriq and Celestiq defy any and all attempts at derision and joke-making. With that lie out of the way, let's move on to the next addition...
  6. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The decision to saddle the first all-electric Cadillac model with a name like "Lyriq" was made all the more eyebrow-raising when the second-in-line EV Caddy's name cropped up: Celestiq. Stop it already! What's going on here, many asked. While eager for a break from the de Nysschen days of...
  7. Automotive Industry & GM News
    If you've visited an airport recently, you probably heard on CNN that cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in jurisdictions that largely escaped the earlier wave. Against this backdrop, General Motors came under pressure this week to cease operations at its Arlington, Texas assembly plant. Home to...
  8. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors announced Wednesday that it would lay off 630 hourly workers at its Spring Hill factory in Tennessee. The plant previously employed around 3,700 people. In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, GM brought the first and second shifts back online, saying it would examine market...
  9. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Although pictures of it haven't been published yet, Cadillac plans to shoot the moon with a hand-built luxury sedan called the Celestiq. The car takes the Escala-style design and updates it again. Speaking to Automobile Magazine, Cadillac's Design Director Brian Smith revealed that when work on...
  10. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Super Cruise may never get you off the highway. Instead, that will be Ultra Cruise's domain, GM's Executive VP of Global Product Development, Doug Park, told CNBC this week. The next-gen system will be the next phase in the development of Super Cruise, which currently allows drivers to take...
  11. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors' largest manufacturing facility in North America will soon be powered entirely by the sun, the company announced today. The Spring Hill, Tennessee facility will use 100% solar power by 2022, according to the company. The power will be supplied by the Tennessee Valley Authority...
  12. Global Chevrolet News
    If ever you needed a demonstration of why Chevy went mid-engine for the latest Corvette, this is it. This video shows a C8 Corvette drag racing and roll racing against a CTS-V. The Cadillac, sometimes referred to as the four-door Vette, is powered by the C7 Corvette's V8, so not a far cry from...
  13. Automotive Industry & GM News
    What a difference a week makes. On March 3rd, organizers of the New York International Auto Show insisted the show would go on, declaring it had "no plans" to kibosh the event out of concern for the coronavirus. Late Tuesday, it relented, bowing to pressure both of the medical and perhaps...
  14. Global Chevrolet News
    Given the disparity between the U.S. and Canadian auto industries, it's not surprising that Friday started with news of a shift dropped at Fiat Chrysler's Windsor, Ontario minivan plant and ends with two more added at General Motors facilities just across the border. GM said today that a shift...
  15. Automotive Industry & GM News
    With a brace of sedans not arriving until later in the year, Cadillac's big attention-getter last January was a gas-free, unnamed crossover… as well as a conventional one with little charisma in the tank. The concept EV heralded an electrified product surge from General Motors as well as...
  16. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM's premium Cadillac brand has announced pricing for the Cadillac CT5-V performance sedan, and anyone concerned with the car's less-than-exceptional projected power output ought to be relieved. The car will have a base MSRP of just $48,690 in RWD spec, with AWD available as a $2,600 option...
  17. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Cadillac's subscription service will return, after roughly a year on hiatus. The revamped service will provide more convenience, flexibility, and value, according to Deborah Wahl, GM's Chief Marketing Officer. Book by Cadillac was among the first subscription models tested in the automotive...
  18. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The Society of Automotive Engineers (the SAE, to you and me) has rated the CT5's power at 5 hp and 5 lb-ft of torque higher than was initially estimated by Cadillac. When the CT5 was announced, Cadillac estimated power figures of 355 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. According to information...
  19. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The ATS and CTS were examples of Cadillac squaring its sights on Germany's mighty sedans. And although we can agree that they did a great job, Cadillac did miss one trick: convertibles. That oversight has now been blessedly redressed by Convertible Builders, which, as is right and proper, is...
  20. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Coming in from the Great White North, General Motors has had several of its technology innovations make the shortlist for the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada's 2020 Automotive Innovation Awards. The awards are given out in three categories reflecting three different areas where...
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