A General Motors production plant in Spring Hill, Tenn., is planning to begin hiring new workers early next year. The plant is gearing up to produce the Chevrolet Equinox. The catch? New workers can expect to make about half of the industry standard wage. Saturn plant re-tooled The plant opened officially with the pushing of Read on! →

Critics of green and hybrid vehicles have noted that the technology is still too expensive to consumers for it to take off. General Motors would like to change that, reports Automotive News. The automaker has announced very competitive pricing on the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco. The sticker price for the GM electric vehicle when it Read on! →

Shared parts purchasing is sure to save General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroen money as their partnership moves forward. But as Automotive News points out, neither member of the partnership has defined how it will cut costs of new model development. Many details of partnership still unknown Reports indicate that GM already had a plan Read on! →

A motorist in England suffered a minor crash last fall that caused his air bag to deploy. However, the bag punctured in the accident, leading to the man’s death from inhaling the poisonous fumes. Air bag deployed, punctured Ronald Smith, of Mardsen, South Shields, was driving his Vauxhall Insignia home from work in Hartlepool, England, Read on! →

“A Different Kind of Car” Now Just a Dead GM Brand It appeared that General Motors was going to find a way to make a deal with Penske Automotive Group. It appeared that Saturn, which used to market itself as “a different kind of company” with more of a grassroots American appeal, was going to Read on! →

Chevy Volt reviews are beginning to come out. There is mixed sentiment about the car. The Chevy Volt is the first entry by General Motors into the hybrid and electric car field. It has been hotly anticipated. Critics contend that the car is too reliant on its gas engine to truly compete with other hybrids. Read on! →

General Motors has responded strongly to the Chevy Volt catching fire after crash testing and the subsequent investigation. GM is contacting Volt owners and giving them the option of a loaner vehicle if they are concerned about safety. New crash tests create sparks It was recently revealed that a Chevrolet Volt had caught fire weeks Read on! →

The U.S. credit downgrade and its impact on the Dow Jones and S&P 500 have scarred numerous major U.S. auto makers and dealers, reports Automotive News. As investors have dumped shares, an auto stock crash of significant proportions has occurred. General Motors, Ford Motor Co. and others have lost as much as 8.5 percent in Read on! →

Michigan and Ohio are both battleground states in the current presidential campaign. And the success of the post-bailout auto industry remains a hot topic on the campaign trail. However, both GM and Chrysler have forbidden any candidates from entering their facilities until after November 6. City election and presidential campaign The ban includes all campaigning Read on! →

Many researcher teams around the world are working at perfecting a driverless car. Cars that drive themselves could have many advantages. Google’s Lab X — one of the places the technology is being explored — may be planning to manufacture just such a vehicle as early as next year. Google’s Lab X Although engineer Sebastian Read on! →