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2016 Chevy Cruze Revealed in Spy Photos

May 06, 2015 - 11:44 AM - by

Brand new 2016 Chevy Cruze spy photos are in, showing the car’s updated styling.

Chevy’s compact car has adopted new looks from the recently redesigned Malibu, taking on a more aggressive, angular appearance. That’s not all that the Cruze will take from the Malibu either.

A new 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, which was introduced with the updated Malibu, is expected to be available with the 2016 Cruze. Significant weight loss is also expected for Chevy’s compact car, along with the addition of a new dual-clutch seven-speed transmission, although which
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GMI Poll: What Is the Best Vehicle General Motors Makes for North America?

May 05, 2015 - 4:31 PM - by Diego
"Best" can have several interpretations - does it have the best balance of design, styling, and engineering? Is best the most durable vehicle in the GM lineup? Is it the vehicle that stacks against the competition better than any other GM product? Perhaps it’s just your favorite car because it presses all the right buttons?

Whatever the case, we have come up with a variety of what we think are GM’s most impressive products in the U.S. In brand order:

- Buick Regal GS
- Cadillac ATS/ATS-V
- Chevrolet Impala
- Chevrolet SS
- Chevrolet Volt
- Chevrolet Corvette
- Silverado/Sierra
- Colorado/Canyon
- Other
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2016 Chevrolet Volt Pricing Announced

May 04, 2015 - 4:09 PM - by Diego

With Volt 2.0 ramping up to hit the streets for the 2016 model year, Chevrolet has officially announced pricing for the venerable plug-in, which promises to be a better value than the current iteration of the model. Of course, buyers can take advantage of a government tax credit up to $7,500.

DETROIT – The Chevrolet Volt is poised to continue to bring new owners to the electric plug-in family. Pricing will be as low as $26,495 after the full federal tax credit of $7,500. (Federal tax credit can range from $0 up to $7,500.) In California, the vehicle’s largest market, residents of the state will be able to purchase the all-new Volt for as low as $24,995 after state and federal incentives.

The 2016 model will start at $33,995 MSRP, including an $825 destination fee (excluding tax, title, license and dealer
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OpEd Pontiac GTO by Cadillac

May 04, 2015 - 9:43 AM - by MonaroSS
How GM can revive dead brand names
May 4th, 2015
by MonaroSS

Model Grafting
Mix & Match GM's Core Brands
with specialist and defunct models

In horticulture you can graft desirable fruit onto another tree. You can for example have an Orange tree that also grows you a few Lemons for cooking. You can have an Apple tree that also provides some nice juicy Pears.

So why not graft some of GM's most famous and desirable models from dead brands into current brands? All you need do is tell the public that is what you are doing and the Branding words you need use can be as simple as these...

Pontiac GTO by... [Read More]
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GMI Feature: What Would Pontiac Look Like Today?

Apr 30, 2015 - 4:00 PM - by Diego

Image courtesy of Jill Reger/

On April 27, 2009, General Motors announced that Pontiac would be heading to the gallows. Depending on your age, Pontiac may never have been relevant in the American automotive landscape; to others, Pontiac was the embodiment of everything an American automotive enthusiast would want.

Six years later, GM is in much better shape. What would Pontiac look like in today’s world? We have ideas, but first let’s look back on yesterday’s world and Pontiac’s profound impact on the industry:

My first exposure to Pontiac was in 1977 when neighbors bought a brand-new Bonneville Brougham from their family’s dealership across the bridge in Elmer, NJ. This full-size Pontiac was significant for being among the new downsized... [Read More]
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Special MIDNIGHT EDITION trim package to give Impala "sinister, dramatic style"

Apr 29, 2015 - 11:37 AM - by Diego

DETROIT – Chevrolet announced today it will sell a special edition blacked-out package for the Chevrolet Impala based on a concept shown at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Arriving in dealerships early this summer, the Impala Midnight Edition is outfitted to give the full-size sedan a more dramatic, sinister look.

“Since its introduction in 2014, Impala has become a benchmark for Chevrolet car design,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet director of car marketing. “The Midnight Edition further strengthens the Impala’s dramatic, head-turning styling.”

The Midnight Edition includes:

Jet Black exterior, including body color mirrors
19-inch machine-faced aluminum wheels with black accents
Black grille and surround
Front and rear black... [Read More]
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GMI Review: 2015 GMC Canyon All Terrain

Apr 17, 2015 - 8:37 PM - by MarkStevenson
Functional fun in a more frugal package
April 17, 2015
By: Mark Stevenson

Even with all the hoopla over Cadillac’s newest toys, this is by far my most anticipated press vehicle of the year: the 2015 GMC Canyon. Not because it’s over-the-moon impressive or blows the old Canyon and its competitors out of the water. No. It’s that GM bothered to build it at all.

Manufactured for the eight years spanning 2004 to 2012 in Shreveport, Louisiana (Go Knockers!), the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon were never particularly brilliant trucks. If you wanted a pickup and couldn’t afford a Silverado/Sierra or didn’t have room to park it, the Colorado and Canyon were your penalty box twins —... [Read More]
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OpEd 2017 Malibu (+Coupe) Americana - does Chevy need it?

Apr 11, 2015 - 10:19 AM - by MonaroSS
Does 2016 Malibu offer what you want?
April 12th, 2015
by MonaroSS

2017 Malibu Americana
2016 Malibu's tough brother

In some markets Honda once offered two Accords, the regular Accord and the European Accord. That is what I thought about while reading how GM got the weight out of Malibu. Basically they made it lighter by never considering a V6 or AWD, even though it's competitors offer such options.

I thought, great,... [Read More]
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2016 Chevy Camaro is 28 Percent Stiffer

Apr 09, 2015 - 9:28 AM - by

The slow drip of information on the 2016 Chevy Camaro continues.

GM says that the new Camaro is 28 percent stiffer than the current car and we already know that it will be about 200 lbs lighter than its predecessor. Chevy says that the more rigid body along with the weight loss has allowed them to better tune the car’s steering and has allowed them to reduce unsprung weight.

Along with this info, Chevrolet has released two new photos of the car, revealing both the wheels and brakes. “The modeling abilities of computer aided engineering are advancing at incredible rates,” said Jim Karlavage, Camaro program engineering manager. “Today, we can accurately
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GMI Commentary: Commuting by the Numbers Ep 2

Apr 08, 2015 - 5:15 PM - by mikmak
Commentary: Commuting By The Numbers

Mick McWilliams
Australia Correspondent

09 April 2015

Have you ever wondered how much it was worth to achieve better fuel economy? Does the advantage of diesel fuel economy get lost in the cost of maintenance?

Holden have given us a few vehicles to have a closer look. In this episode, I take the 2014 Holden Barina RS on my daily commute.

In this episode we look at the Barina RS. Future episodes will close out the comparison between the Malibu CDX Diesel, Barina RS and Cruze Sportwagon.

Now we have added a few more vehicles into the mix including the Camry Hybrid.

Refresh on Episode... [Read More]
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GMI Interview: Johan de Nysschen, President, Cadillac and GM Executive VP

Apr 07, 2015 - 5:14 PM - by MarkStevenson
Full interview, completely uncut
April 7, 2015
By: Mark Stevenson

As is normal with interviews, we tend to pick out the interesting bits and provide them to you -- the reader -- without all the unnecessary bits in the middle. However, with other automotive journalists jumping on the bandwagon to refute claims made by Cadillac president, Johan de Nysschen, we thought it pertinent to post the entire interview without cutting out the in-between parts.

Shortly after the private reveal of the 2016 Cadillac CT6, I was able to catch up with de Nysschen and ask him some questions about Cadillac's newest model, the new naming scheme, and the future of the XTS.

Mark Stevenson: What’s difference between CT6 and CTS other than... [Read More]
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Cadillac ELR to be Axed

Apr 06, 2015 - 8:25 PM - by

Cadillac’s slow-selling plug-in hybrid coupe won’t be a part of the brand’s future.

Speaking to at the New York International Auto Show, brand president Johan de Nysschen confirmed that the ELR will stick around in the short term, but not beyond.

“The ELR will continue through its lifecycle,” he said, however, “I don’t’ think we will create a next-generation, compact, two-door, gorgeously styled alternative powertrain successor to ELR.”

That doesn’t mean the end of green cars for Cadillac, which, says de Nysschen, “will continue to offer alternative powertrain... [Read More]
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Photos: 2016 Chevrolet Spark live from New York

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:17 PM - by MarkStevenson

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Photos: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu live from New York

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:13 PM - by MarkStevenson

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Photos: 2016 Cadillac CT6 live from New York

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:09 PM - by MarkStevenson

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GMI Exclusive: XTS will not be replaced at end of lifecycle

Apr 01, 2015 - 7:06 AM - by MarkStevenson
No direct successor to ATS, CTS when those models are renamed
April 1, 2015
By: Mark Stevenson

Cadillac will not replace the XTS when it reaches the end of its lifecycle in 2019 signalling the end of the funeral and stretch limousine business for GM's luxury brand, GMInsideNews can report.

With the introduction of the new range-topping -- for now -- CT6 revealed last night, Cadillac will realign their products to better take on its German competition.

"As we move into the future refining our sedan portfolio, there will be no direct successor to the CTS. There will be no direct successor to the ATS. There is no point to renaming those cars because in the future those cars will disappear," said Johan de Nysschen... [Read More]
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GM Reveals 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Mar 31, 2015 - 11:07 PM - by FenwickHockey65
All-New Malibu is Larger, More Technological and Efficient
GM estimates combined fuel economy ratings to exceed 45 mpg
General Motors

April 1, 2015

DETROIT – Chevrolet today introduced the all-new 2016 Malibu – a completely restyled midsize sedan engineered to offer more efficiency, connectivity and advanced safety features than ever.

An all-new hybrid powertrain, which leverages technology from the Chevrolet Volt, will offer an estimated combined fuel economy rating exceeding 45 mpg. The Malibu’s standard 1.5L turbo powertrain is projected to offer 37 mpg highway.

The 2016 Malibu is also longer and lighter, with more interior space and... [Read More]
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Cadillac Extends the Top of its Range with CT6

Mar 31, 2015 - 7:28 PM - by Envoy4Life
New design proportion, device integration, rejuvenating interior push brand forward.
March 31, 2015
By: GMI Staff

NEW YORK – Cadillac tonight held the world premiere of the 2016 CT6, elevating it to the top of its range and creating a new formula for the prestige sedan through the integration of new technologies developed to achieve dynamic performance, efficiency and agility previously unseen in large luxury cars.

CT6 marks Cadillac’s long-awaited return to the global prestige luxury segment, and is one of eight all-new vehicles the brand will launch by the end of the decade as part of its $12-billion product investment to expand and elevate.

“The CT6 is nothing less than an entirely new approach to... [Read More]
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2015 New York Auto Show

Mar 31, 2015 - 10:08 AM - by

It’s time to head to the big apple to get the juiciest new car news from the 2015 New York Auto Show.

Confirmed debuts include Cadillac’s new CT6 flagship sedan and a production version of the Scion iM compact hatchback as well as the Scion iA small sedan. Expect an updated Lexus RX, Lincoln Continental Concept, 2016 Kia Optima and a production version of the 2016 Jaguar XF, as well as the exciting new McLaren 570S.

Be sure to check in with AutoGuide for all the latest 2015 New York Auto Show news, and the best auto show video coverage on the net.
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NYIAS: 2016 GMC Terrain

Mar 30, 2015 - 11:00 PM - by NoStopN
GMC Introduces 2016 Terrain
March 31, 2015
By: GMI Staff

Press Release

New appearance, features build on success in growing compact SUV segment

NEW YORK – Distinguished by a new, more contemporary front-end appearance, the 2016 GMC Terrain and Terrain Denali were introduced today, ahead of their public debut at the New York International Auto Show.

The 2016 Terrain lineup features new front and rear fascias, new grille designs, a power dome hood,... [Read More]
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GMI NYIAS Preview: A New Home for Cadillac

Mar 27, 2015 - 10:53 AM - by MarkStevenson
As Cadillac settles into its new digs, Chevrolet looks to up its midsize game
March 27, 2015
By: Mark Stevenson

This year will mark many firsts for Cadillac as it looks to extend its reach beyond North American luxury. It will be the first year they call New York their “home” auto show…or any auto show outside of Detroit, for that matter. It will also be the first time Cadillac has introduced a new nameplate since January 2012 when it debuted the then-new ATS.

It isn’t just Cadillac showing off new wares in the Big Apple. Chevrolet has confirmed at least two models for the show while Buick could be set to reveal something as well.

GMInsideNews will be covering the Cadillac CT6 launch event and the... [Read More]
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OpEd In the year 2025, if Cadillac is still alive.

Mar 25, 2015 - 10:02 AM - by MonaroSS
Post Current Art & Science Cadillac Styling?
March 26th, 2015
by MonaroSS

In the year 2025,
if Cadillac is still alive.

It's a simple proposition really. Where to after the current Cadillac styling theme has run it's course?

I have chosen inspiration from 1965-1975 Cadillac styling. I then took that slab-sided angular rectangular look and went modern minimalist with it. I hope by 2025 some the German over-wrought styling has calmed back down to a stately elegance again as well.

So, no door handles,... [Read More]
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Press Release: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Derives Technology from Volt

Mar 25, 2015 - 8:30 AM - by EJD1984
Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Derives Technology from Volt
GM estimates combined fuel economy ratings to exceed 45 mpg
General Motors

DETROIT – Chevrolet’s recent production announcement of its all-electric vehicle based on the Bolt EV concept, as well as the introduction of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, will be joined by a strong hybrid version of the next-generation Malibu.

Using technology from the 2016 Chevrolet Volt propulsion system, Malibu Hybrid will offer an estimated combined fuel economy rating exceeding... [Read More]
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GMI Speed Read: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro

Mar 19, 2015 - 10:39 AM - by MarkStevenson
Sixth generation Camaro biggest change since model's reintroduction
March 19, 2015
By: Mark Stevenson

Image: Bill Howell

With the impending release of the sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro confirmed for May at Belle Isle, we've brought together all the facts, thoughts, and speculation into one place to try to piece together GM’s newest pony car.

During almost the entirety of the fifth generation Camaro, it topped the sales charts in comparison to Mustang and Challenger. GM plans to keep that crown with an all-new platform for the model, signaling the biggest change since its reintroduction on the Zeta platform.

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OpEd Buick Avenir CUV a better bet?

Mar 17, 2015 - 8:43 AM - by MonaroSS
Luxury CUV would be a more profitable Buick
March 18th, 2015
by MonaroSS

We love the Buick Avenir
Would we love it as a CUV?

It's a simple proposition really. Would the Avenir do better as a luxury CUV rather than a Luxury sedan?

We know the market in large sedans has been falling for a long time, while CUV crossover type vehicles are the big growth market. So while we love the Australian Holden Designed Avenir as a gorgeous looking large sedan, we should ask - is there a profitable market for such a car?

With the German luxury... [Read More]
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