These are the Corvairs of our dreams!

We all know that the Chevrolet Corvair, when introduced in 1960, was a car that was loved by some and laughed about by many others. But there had been three ultra-cool Concept Cars shown in 1962 that should definitely have been built. So sad… » 3/30/15 2:19pm Monday 2:19pm

Lawyers Allege GM 'Cover-Up' Of Deadly Ignition Switch Fiasco

At the height of General Motors' ignition switch fiasco last year, the company commissioned former U.S. Attorney Anton R. Valukas to review what happened. His 325-page report may have been brutal, but now lawyers suing GM say they've found new documents that contradict that report and prove the existence of a… » 3/17/15 2:31pm 3/17/15 2:31pm

GM Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit In Case That Prompted Ignition Recalls

Attorneys for the family of 29-year-old Brooke Melton announced Friday that they reached an out-of-court settlement agreement with General Motors, ending a second wrongful death lawsuit in a case that exposed the ignition switch defect in the first place. » 3/13/15 2:20pm 3/13/15 2:20pm

GM Dumps 100,000 Mile Powertrain Warranty Because It Didn't Sell Cars

If you recently purchased a new General Motors vehicle, were you lured in by their five year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty? If the answer is "Not really," you aren't alone. GM switched to that warranty plan in 2007, but it's being downgraded because it apparently wasn't helping to move cars. » 3/12/15 3:09pm 3/12/15 3:09pm

Why wanna have a Chevy Impala when you can have the Chevy Opala?

There are over 50 million cars cruising and crashing on Brazilian streets at the moment. Most are looking boring, some look promising. In 2010 the General Motors Corporation had a market share in Brazil of about 20 percent, as much as Volkswagen. As one of the largest manufacturers on this earth with a broad range of… » 3/10/15 8:29am 3/10/15 8:29am

These Are The 10 Biggest Automotive Recalls Ever

The number of automotive recalls last year broke records. Every week it seemed like another automaker was pulling back cars by the millions to fix defects ranging from minor to potentially deadly. But while 2014 led to big recalls becoming the new normal, it pales in comparison to some of the biggest recalls in the… » 3/03/15 8:20pm 3/03/15 8:20pm

​DARPA Hacks GM's OnStar To Remote Control A Chevrolet Impala

In a broad-reaching report by 60 Minutes about DARPA and the Internet of Things, the Department of Defense has shown that it can hack General Motors' OnStar system to remote control a last-gen Chevrolet Impala. » 2/08/15 10:30pm 2/08/15 10:30pm

The Phantom of General Motors

When thinking about concept cars in general, not just referring to General Motors, you often see the hottest and wildest thoughts put on wheels for the motor show floor – but when it comes to the final product the designers lose their courage it is the bean counters that destroy these visions. In the end we finally… » 1/19/15 9:46am 1/19/15 9:46am

Once upon a time… Station Wagon-Corvette

As promised I will go on with my new Jalopnik-section talking about the most beautiful concept cars built by General Motors a long time ago. Today we want to look at some cool stuff based on the 1st Gen-Corvette. Ladies and Gentlemen – the Corvette Station Wagon. » 1/16/15 7:36am 1/16/15 7:36am

Be tough, Chevy guys - Look who really invented the El Camino moniker

Years ago I wrote a coffeetable book about the most beautiful concept cars built by General Motors between 1933 and the 2000's. It was available only in german language, but still can be found somewhere on the internet, like here: » 1/13/15 7:51am 1/13/15 7:51am

Chevrolet Vehicles Will Soon Predict Breakdowns Before They Happen

Through the use of in-vehicle sensors and the OnStar system, General Motors' customers already get monthly updates on the health of their vehicles and alerts to potential problems. But the company is now looking to take preventative vehicle maintenance even further with a new system that promises to pinpoint potential… » 1/05/15 12:11am 1/05/15 12:11am

OnStar Can Now Assess Your Driving For Cheaper Insurance Rates

Starting this summer, OnStar will become the electronic version of nervous parents in the back seat of a teenager's car, providing drivers with an opt-in program that will evaluate their driving over a 90-day period. Once complete, it will not only give drivers an objective assessment of their skills behind the… » 1/05/15 12:10am 1/05/15 12:10am

Three Marvelous Missed Opportunities From GM

While the Pontiac Trans Sport could possibly be one of General Motors' greatest letdowns, there have been plenty of other botched products in its checkered history. Some of them could've been truly special — even revolutionary — had GM done a better job of doing its job. Let's take a look at three of them. » 12/04/14 9:48am 12/04/14 9:48am

If GM Wants To Sell More Sport Sedans, They Should Listen To This Guy

The Chevrolet SS (that's for Sport Sedan, don't get it confused with something else like a Camaro) could be a real seller for General Motors... If only they weren't so inept at actually telling us why we want to buy one. Reader Logansteno, somehow still a GM fan, tells it like it is. » 11/30/14 9:31am 11/30/14 9:31am

Uber and Its Shady Partners Are Pushing Drivers into Subprime Loans

The subprime lending market that plunged America into the Great Recession is back and as unscrupulous as ever. Instead of mortgages, this time a bubble has formed around auto loans, and reliably ruthless Uber is in the thick of it. Two "partners" in Uber's vehicle financing program are under federal investigation,… » 11/04/14 2:22pm 11/04/14 2:22pm

GM Has Basically Been Testing Cars The Same Way Since The 1920's

General Motors has been running their vehicles through physical tests at the Milford Proving Grounds for 90 years. The company's obviously made R&D improvements in that time, but today's Chevys are running through some of the same torture tracks their great-great-...-"grandfathers" were vetted on. » 10/26/14 1:32pm 10/26/14 1:32pm

The Very First Camaro Was Apparently Birthed From The Earth's Core

The very first Chevrolet Camaro SS 350 advertisement looks like it should have been part of the scenery for the 1960s production of HG Wells' classic novel The Time Machine. It seems to appear, fully formed, from the very magma underneath the Earth's crust. » 10/25/14 9:00am 10/25/14 9:00am

Get Your Airbags Fixed Now If You Own One Of These Cars (Updated!)

It's been a banner year for recalls. We're now up to 52 million cars recalled so far in 2014 in the U.S., about one in five on the road. One of the scarier defects involves those exploding Takata airbags, so America's auto safety regulator today urged owners to get their cars fixed. » 10/20/14 4:44pm 10/20/14 4:44pm

GM Just Can't Catch A Break, Recalls Chevy Caprices And Pontiac G8s

General Motors really might as well just recall ALL the cars at this rate. This current round of recalls is for over 60,000 vehicles across North America, the largest group includes 46,873 vehicles. » 10/04/14 1:00pm 10/04/14 1:00pm