Jalopnik Guide To GM Global Platforms And College Greek Organizations

As a proud graduate of the University of Texas, there was a time when I knew all the letters of the Greek alphabet and all the fraternities and sororities that corresponded to them. There was also a time when I thought I knew all of the GM platforms and their associated Greek letters. Recently I've noticed that I'm… » 1/23/08 2:00pm 1/23/08 2:00pm

Spy Photos: 2008 Opel Vectra An Insignia?

Way back in 2003, the folks at the General brought a concept car to the Frankfurt Auto Show called the Opel Insignia. Built on the Fiat-shared "Premium" platform, the Insignia was billed as "an ambassador of Opel's new confidence." Yup, it ended up as an ambassador they never ended up using on a platform receiving a… » 6/18/07 2:15pm 6/18/07 2:15pm

Saab Looks to GM for Saaburu Replacement

With GM unloading its share of Subaru, Saab's upcoming lineup is short exactly one crossover SUV. The Subaru Tribeca-based 9-6x that was planned for release in 2007 has been shelved indefinitely, leaving the Trollhattan bunch to raid the GM library for a replacement. According to AutoWeek, the deed is already done —… » 10/14/05 9:35am 10/14/05 9:35am

GM's Next Epsilon Platform to be Truly Global

The next generation of the architecture underpinning GM's front-drive midsize cars, like the Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac C6 and Saab 9-3, will be able to accept engines from the company's divisions around the world, Opel chief Hans Demant said at the Frankfurt show. That means the platform, known as Epsilon 2, will be… » 9/20/05 8:27am 9/20/05 8:27am