General Motors Canada will likely hire fewer people than originally thought at its Oshawa, Ont., assembly plant as a result of cutbacks in car production, a local Unifor official said.
General Motors' Maven vehicle rental service joins Daimler AG's Car2Go, Enterprise CarShare and Zipcar in Toronto. Maven is a keyless on-demand service where members access vehicles with smartphones.
General Motors achieved a record operating profit for the fourth quarter while posting a loss of US$4.9 billion because of a charge related to U.S. tax reform.
GM Canada President Steve Carlisle, who opened a new 700-employee software development centre north of Toronto, says a renegotiated NAFTA needs to reflect changing technology.
General Motors of Canada sees Ontario's strength in advanced technologies as strategically important for its plans for creating safe, driverless vehicles in the near future, its CEO says.
Industry-first engine technology, significant weight savings and a new inline-six diesel offering are among the enhancements General Motors is counting on to boost Chevrolet Silverado sales in Canada and bolster its position as the second-best-selling vehicle in America.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra expressed optimism on Saturday that the North American Free Trade Agreement would survive.
GM Canada will spend $1.8 million on educational programs to encourage students to choose careers in science, technology, engineering and math. President Steve Carlisle made the announcement while opening the Canadian Technical Centre.
General Motors has been granted a U.S. patent for an exterior airbag designed to protect pedestrians during a crash.
GM Canada will indeed assemble the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado at its Oshawa plant, but they won't be the redesigned 2019 models. Instead, it will produce the current models into 2018.
The Chevrolet Silverado will be sleeker, more aerodynamic and available in more trim lines, with expanded powertrain options and functionality, for 2019. GM introduced the 2019 Silverado LT Trailboss on Saturday in Texas.
GM Canada is proposing to build a 6.4 megawatt power plant that will use renewable landfill gas as fuel to generate electricity for its St. Catharines factory and offset rising energy costs in Ontario.