Outlook Congratulations to Mary Barra, who has become the first female boss of a big US car maker by taking over General Motors just as it stopped being unofficially known as Government Motors.
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Friday 09 July 2010
Chevrolet is now offering what it describes as the best ever warranty and after-sales package provided with a UK-sold car. It includes a five-year warranty, free servicing and roadside assistance cover, as well as free annual vehicle health checks and free MoT test cover.
Thursday 01 July 2010
Contracts worth a total of £100 million to UK car suppliers were awarded today by Vauxhall's parent company, General Motors.
Thursday 17 June 2010
General Motors yesterday withdrew a request for loan guarantees from European governments, saying it now had the firepower to finance a restructuring of the company without outside support.
Sunday 13 June 2010
Thursday 10 June 2010
New doubt last night surrounded the future of GM Europe, the European arm of the US car manufacturer, after the German government turned down its appeal for more than €1bn of state aid. Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, bowed to pressure from the Free Democrats, her coalition partners, who have argued that the business should be expected to stand on its own two feet, particularly now that its US parent company has emerged from bankruptcy and repaid some $8bn in loans received from the American and Canadian governments.
Tuesday 18 May 2010
General Motors, the largest US car maker, is back in profit thanks to its restructuring in bankruptcy last year, but the US taxpayer is still sitting on huge losses on its investment in the company.
Wednesday 05 May 2010
Chevrolet has added a new top-of-the-range variant to its Captiva SUV range, the LTZ. This has a long list of standard equipment that includes full leather upholstery, climate control, a reverse parking camera and touch-screen sat-nav.
Saturday 13 March 2010
The government yesterday announced £270m of loan guarantees for Vauxhall as part of GM Europe's huge restructuring plans.
Tuesday 02 March 2010
General Motors has become the latest company forced into a recall after uncovering power steering problems potentially affecting over a million cars, with bosses saying Toyota was partly to blame.
Tuesday 02 March 2010
Good news, again for Vauxhall and Opel, GM’s European makes
Tuesday 02 March 2010
General Motors today announced a major investment in its European car making operations, including Vauxhall in the UK.
Friday 26 February 2010
As one of the few people in this country to have driven a Hummer, I do feel a little bit sorry to see them go. I'm all in favour of choice and automotive variety – why not? – and there really was nothing quite as outrageous as a Hummer. The big one was a glorious piece of kit: big, bad and dangerous for any planet to know. It was defiant, indefensible, a symbol of excess.
Wednesday 24 February 2010
Saturday 13 February 2010
The decision on Government funding to help to rescue Vauxhall could be completed within weeks, according to Lord Mandelson, the Secretary of State for Business.
Thursday 28 January 2010
Saab has apparently been rescued – in the nick of time. General Motors had already started to wind down the activities of its Swedish subsidiary, a process that will now be halted. Saab is to be bought by the Dutch sports-car manufacturer Spyker for US$74 million.
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