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New, 52-Acre GM Active Safety Test Area Opens Its Doors

New, 52-Acre GM Active Safety Test Area Opens Its Doors

General Motors opened the doors to its all-new Active Safety Test Area on Friday, July 24th. The $14 million facility provides a consolidated space in which the auto manufacturer can test all 22 of its active safety technologies like front pedestrian braking and night vision. “Our comprehensive safety strategy of helping customers before, during and after a crash continues,” said Jeff Boyer, vice president of Global Vehicle Safety for General Motors. “GM historically has been a leader in the development…

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A $300 Million Retooling Makes the New Cadillac CT6 Almost Invincible

A $300 Million Retooling Makes the New Cadillac CT6 Almost Invincible

Anything worth doing is worth doing right. That’s especially true when you are talking about a flagship vehicle. It better have all of the latest bells and whistles. The car should give consumers the distinct impression that it so advanced, it might in fact be from another planet. Or maybe that’s just how Cadillac does it. The new Cadillac CT6 is from Earth, as far as we know, but it’s got a long list of features that are awfully futuristic….

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Vintage 1956 Corvette Racecar is Found: A Tribute to Chevy Engineering

Vintage 1956 Corvette Racecar is Found: A Tribute to Chevy Engineering

The Corvette has always been an iconic American car, combining high-speed performance and classic styling. That’s why when we heard a vintage 1956 Corvette Racecar was for sale, we knew we had to check it out. According to Fox News, the Corvette SR-2 is currently on sale for nearly $6.9 million. You heard right. So what makes this model so special? Well, for starters there are only three in the world. This model was specially modified by the GM director…

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Two GM Michigan Plants Receive $200 Million Investment

Two GM Michigan Plants Receive $200 Million Investment

In October at the Detroit Economic Club, General Motors CEO Mary Barra discussed the future of GM, promising a $300 million investment that will help further the American carmaker’s future. Now, we know where a large part of that investment will be going. GM recently made the announcement that two GM Michigan plants—Orion Assembly and Pontiac Metal Center— will be receiving a $200 million investment to prepare for a future vehicle program. “Today’s announcement is a shot in the arm…

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Cadillac in New York City: A New Headquarters

Cadillac in New York City: A New Headquarters

Cadillac has been making a lot of big changes the past few years and has another one in store for next year. In 2015, Cadillac will open a new global headquarters in New York City, and will become a separate business unit from General Motors. With Cadillac acting independently in New York City, this will allow the brand to make bold moves and move forward in the luxury automotive market. “With the relentless upward repositioning of successive new-generation Cadillac products,…

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2015 Corvette Stingray Gets Improved Valet Mode

2015 Corvette Stingray Gets Improved Valet Mode

When you own a car like the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, handing your keys over to the valet will undoubtedly make you a little bit nervous. Just think about this scene from the 1986 movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and you get the idea. To help curb some of that nervousness, General Motors came up with an ingenious setting for the Corvette, called Valet Mode, and now the 2015 Corvette gets an available improved Valet Mode that will let owners…

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GM Building New Cadillac Stamping Plant in Michigan

GM Building New Cadillac Stamping Plant in Michigan

This fall, General Motors will start building a new Cadillac stamping plant in Lansing, Michigan. It will supply parts for the nearby Lansing Grand River Assembly plant. The new facility will create about 145 jobs and will produce components, such as hoods and door panels, for the Cadillac ATS, CTS, and a future unannounced model. It represents a $174 million investment in the area. “Lansing Grand River Assembly is known for the high quality of its work and the flexible…

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