GM Inside News Forum banner

homepage feature

  1. Automotive Industry & GM News
    A new badge to differentiate high-performance GM vehicles sold in Australia may have been discovered. GM Inside News has found a trademark application filed with Australia's intellectual property office that may help sate Australia's appetite for donuts. The trademark shows a simple badge...
  2. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The Hummer name is set to be revived and the announcement will come at the Super Bowl. LeBron James will reportedly deliver the actual message that an electric Hummer will be sold under the GMC badge. The report indicates that the vehicles will be built at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck plant, starting...
  3. GMI Drives
    If we were to have told you a few short years ago that The General would soon be producing mass copies of a rear-drive vehicle powered by a turbocharged straight six diesel, you'd have had us committed to the nearest madhouse. After all, such a bumf reads like sport European sedan from the...
  4. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Cadillac does it. Porsche does it. Audi does it. Even Mercedes and BMW. It's a Hot Vee turbocharger. Why go against the norm when it comes to snail placement? This is why, and how it works. With a conventional turbo, or pair of turbos, the turbocharger is hung off the side of the engine...
  5. Automotive Industry & GM News
    When I was a wee lad, a four-cylinder full-size pickup was an unheard of idea. Truck buyers looked askance at any gas engine that wasn't a V8. That's obviously changed in recent years. While I've already had a crack at the redesigned Silverado in Wyoming earlier this year, that drive focused on...
  6. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Traction control. For most drivers, it's great in the snow, great in the rain, and great on the pavement. For enthusiasts, it's terrible pretty much everywhere. Or at least it used to be until automakers started taking it seriously. Back in the old days, traction control meant a sensitive right...
  7. GMI Drives
    There was once a time, just after the turn of the Millennium, when Cadillac's performance credentials were buried so far in its past that the chance of its core group of customers listing 'driving thrills' as the reason why they bought their car was next to zero. That was all about to change...
  8. GMI Drives
    Striving to expand and revitalize its lineup, Cadillac is poised to launch a new or redesigned model every six months through 2020. At the tip of this dagger is the fresh-faced XT4 compact crossover, which will be thrust into showrooms before the month is out. Sized, equipped and priced to...
  9. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Gotta get a tune. Get that tune dialed in! You need to tune it! It's not ready yet, the tune's off. If you've walked through a car show parking lot, you've heard the word "tune" tossed around like it's going out of style. But what does it mean? And how does it work? Back in the days of ignition...
  10. GMI Drives
    The hyper-accelerated growth of luxury trucks aimed at well-heeled utility-focused buyers and status seekers looking to live large has been properly exploited by almost every automaker with a finger in the pickup pie. For GMC, however, the stakes are somewhat higher: its Denali premium brand...
  11. Automotive Industry & GM News
    LiDAR. Automakers are buying into it with huge sums of cash, Telsa is shunning it, GM just bought LiDAR specialists Strobe, and it's generally considered to be one of the more important parts of the self-driving car picture. But what the h*ck is it? And how does it work? If you've ever been on...
  12. Automotive Industry & GM News
    More gears means better fuel economy, and the potential for more performance. But more gears adds weight, complexity, and shift times. What if you could make a gearbox that wasn't. One that had all the ratios instead of just a handful. Some sort of continuously variable transmission? That's the...
  13. Global Buick News
    The quiet debut of the Buick Avista during the 2016 Detroit Auto Show continues to reverberate in a big way for the brand. The slick sheet metal of the Avista received the 2016 Concept Car of the Year and the Most Significant Concept Vehicle of the Year awards at the Concours d'Elegance of...
  14. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Reports indicate GM is the most likely of all manufacturers building cars in the UK to shuffle operations off to mainland Europe in the Brexit's wake. GM currently builds the Astra hatch in Ellesmere Port and Vivaro vans in Luton-- but LMC Automotive indicates there is a "high risk" the company...
  15. Global Cadillac News
    Cadillac aims to dip its toes into European sales waters to the tune of 1000 sales, targeting buyers who "prefer to be different." The brand is preparing to launch the new CT6 sedan and XT5 crossover in Europe across 45 dealers in 12 countries; with the goal of doubling that network before...
Top