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Five Drive Units, Three Motors Combine for Ultium Drive from GM

GM will make Ultium Drive systems in-house Alongside gas drivelines at existing plants Five interchangeable drive units and a trio of electric motors will power the next generation of General Motors EVs all known as Ultium Drive. A GM exec says that drivelines are,...

General Motors Introduces New 350 Cubic-Inch V8 Service Engine

350 cubic-inch V8
GM is offering a new 350 cubic-inch V8 engine for older GM trucks. Backed by a transferable 3-year or 100,000-mile warranty. These new engines are designed, engineered and built in the United States. There’s a new original-equipment, 350 cubic-inch V8 engine available from General...

Could Small Cars Make A Comeback As Commuters Shy Away From Public Transit?

2020 Chevrolet Spark
Public transit ridership dropped by up to 90 percent in some metropolitan areas. Polled commuters said they won’t take public transit ever again. Could there be a revitalized interest in small, affordable cars in the U.S. and Canada? Needless to say, the COVID-19 pandemic...

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 At a Glance

2020 GMC Sierra 1500
2020 GMC Sierra starts at $32,190 before freight and delivery charges. Wide choice of trim levels and engines, class-exclusive MultiPro Tailgate and CarbonPro bed. Underwhelming diesel engine towing capacity, payload capacity far from class-leading. After its major redesign for the 2019 model year, the...

Cadillac Escalade EV in the Works

2021 Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Escalade EV to be built on GM’s new BT1 electric-vehicle platform. Could offer up to 400 miles (640 kilometres) of driving range. Part of GM’s EV product offensive that includes the Cadillac Lyriq and Celestiq. A fully redesigned Cadillac Escalade will arrive for...

Honda Shuts Down Factories In US, Canada And Mexico – The First To Do So

2020 Acura TLX PMC Edition
Many factories from other carmakers have slowed output but it may not be enough. Production at Honda will be suspended for six days. All 27,600 Honda workers affected by the decision will continue to be paid. This is another case of not if the...

Considerable Drops In New Auto Sales Will Cause Serious Harm To The Economy

New car sales may drop between 9% and 14% in 2020 in the US. The original forecast, based on a projected slowdown in deliveries, was of 1-2%. The cost is tens of thousands of jobs and billions in lost earnings. Already, factories and dealerships...

GMC HUMMER EV Officially Breaks Cover

GMC HUMMER EV
GMC HUMMER EV will boast 1,000 hp and 11,500 lb.-ft. Zero to 60 mph in three seconds The new HUMMER EV will be officially revealed in May 20, 2020 The resurrection of the HUMMER nameplate has been the subject of rumours for a few...

Cruise Origin: GM and Honda’s Vision of a Self-Driving and Ride-Sharing Future

Cruise Origin
Cruise Origin is engineered to last more than a million miles No driver, no pedals, no rearview mirrors, with seating for up to six passengers Cruise has yet to announce when the Origin will go into production As is the case with several other...

Hummer Returns as GM Plans New EV Pickup

Hummer electric SUV
New Hummer expected to go on sale in 2022 Reports suggest it will be a small pickup with off-road chops Electric powertrain expected Hummer, a brand universally hated by tree-huggers for years, will apparently return as a new fully electric pickup. Oh the irony. The...

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