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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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Impressions of the undisguised 2016 Camaro.

Mar 30, 2015 - 12:10 PM - by Z284ever
I'll summarize what I've heard from my sources, who have now seen the undisguised preproduction cars:

- similar in design concept to the current car but is modernized with stronger lines and a very aggressive front end.

- it has a very masculine look.

- definitely smaller than the current car.

- similar in size to the ATS, but a bit smaller.

That's all for now. I'll be traveling today. I'll post if I get 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.

... [Read More]
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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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GM Announces 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Reveal - May 16, 2015

Mar 15, 2015 - 11:08 PM - by FenwickHockey65
2016 Camaro Drops Cover on May 16 in Detroit
General Motors

March 16, 2015

DETROIT – Chevrolet is inviting fans to see the all-new 2016 Camaro on Saturday, May 16, in Detroit. The sixth-generation Camaro will cap a day-long celebration on Belle Isle, the 982-acre island park that is home to the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix May 29-31.

“This will be an event Camaro fans will not want to miss,” said Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager. “This is only the sixth time we have introduced an all-new Camaro. We wanted to share the moment with the customers and fans who have helped make Camaro both America’s... [Read More]
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What Will "Six" Do?

Mar 13, 2015 - 7:14 AM - by derek77
March 11, 2015
By: Z284ever

What Will Six Do? That's what GM asks us at the end of their latest teaser, as it celebrates its 500,000th 5th generation Camaro sale in the US, and also shows us a glimpse of the 6th generation Camaro, albeit in camo.

It's safe to call the 5th gen a sales success. The pencil pushers at GM are very pleased. It's great when internal politics don't have your car marked for death and you can just seamlessly go on to the next generation. Those half million 5th generation units secured that right for the upcoming 6th generation car.

So, what will "Six" do? The 6th generation Camaro has the potential to reach new segments and buyers who might never had... [Read More]
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Why Buick is becoming the Cadillac of GM – not Cadillac

Mar 12, 2015 - 9:11 AM - by Tone

Jeremy Cato | Globe and Mail | March 11, 2015

Somewhere in this universe or beyond, the Scottish inventor of the pushrod engine and founder of Buick Motor Co., David Dunbar Buick, is having the last laugh at the expense of the remnants of the old Henry Ford company, which eventually became General Motor’s Cadillac brand.

Buick is becoming the premium brand GM has dreamed of for Cadillac since … forever. Buick has done this quietly, without hype or empty promises. Last year, Buick delivered nearly 1.2 million vehicles in China, the United States, Canada and Mexico, a second straight sales record. Buick’s luscious Avenir... [Read More]
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GMI Review: 2015 Buick LaCrosse AWD

Mar 11, 2015 - 12:50 PM - by MarkStevenson
Full-size tri-shield sedan is traditional Buick to and for the core
March 11, 2015
By: Mark Stevenson

With General Motors pushing the Buick brand in a more youthful direction, the LaCrosse goes against the modern grain. Models like the Regal, Verano, and Encore are enticing younger and younger buyers to the Buick brand, which is absolutely necessary, but it’s important not to forget core customers in the process. That’s where the LaCrosse comes in.

Solidly at the latter half of its second generation, post-refresh, the current LaCrosse is getting to the end of its life and will be due for a complete redesign in the near future. Riding atop the same Epsilon II platform as the... [Read More]
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Jewels of GM Design

Mar 10, 2015 - 1:40 PM - by supraracer
Programming alert: On The Velocity Channel - Jewels of GM Design

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2015 GMC Canyon Long-Term Review: the ‘Enthusiast’ Test

Feb 18, 2015 - 12:31 PM - by

Welcome back to our 2015 GMC Canyon long-term test. To read previous updates in the series, click here.

General Motors has not been shy about proclaiming its new midsize pickup truck twins, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, as the perfect vehicles for outdoor enthusiasts and it just so happens that I am one.

My particular method of escaping the city
... [Read More]
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Chicago: No Camaro, But 20 Minutes With David Leone.

Feb 12, 2015 - 5:47 PM - by Z284ever

I figured there might have been some small chance, that GM might have surprised us with a 6th gen Camaro reveal today. When I got to the Chevy press conference a few minutes early, it was obvious that the two vehicles under the covers on stage, were not Camaros. Arggghh....I would have slept in later had I been 100% sure.

One was the new Equinox. I guess it's got some new features, like fancy lights or whatever. There's a whole thread on it elsewhere on the site, if that's what floats your boat. Chevy also revealed the Silverado Custom. Basically a crew cab Silvy, with cloth seats, 20" wheels, a 5.3L and a $33K starting price tag. Essentially a truck like people used to buy before... [Read More]
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Chevrolet Bolt Production Confirmed for Detroit

Feb 12, 2015 - 1:48 PM - by

Chevrolet has confirmed will add another electric vehicle to its lineup.

The American automaker announced plans to produce the Bolt at its Orion Assembly facility near Detroit. Introduced in concept form at the Detroit Auto Show and according to GM North America President Alan Batey, the overwhelming response was to 'build it.' As a result, the company is moving quickly 'because of its potential to completely shake up the status quo for electric vehicles,' Batey said.
Read more about the ... [Read More]
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Chevrolet Silverado Custom Puts Value First

Feb 12, 2015 - 1:34 PM - by

Chevrolet debuted a new trim package for its Silverado half-ton pickup truck today at the Chicago Auto Show.

GM first announced the 'Custom' trim in early January ahead of its debut here in the Midwest. Making its in-person debut today, the pickup is based on the Silverado LS, but adds 20-inch aluminum wheels, chrome bumpers, mirror caps, chrome door handles and a body-colored top cap above the front bumper.

It also comes with a 40/20/40 cloth front seat, cruise control, power locks and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel along with a 4G LTE WiFi
... [Read More]
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OpEd Cadillac Escalade Sub-Brand

Feb 12, 2015 - 10:19 AM - by MonaroSS
A More American Cadillac
February 13th, 2015
by MonaroSS

Escalade Sub-Brand
The American Version of Cadillac

Escalation Coupe and Sedan and Escalation-X

I've been reading how Cadillac can't give away it's Euro-style sedans and can't make enough Escalades. I would submit that Escalade is the most American of all Cadillac vehicles in purpose, presence and style. It has cachet and perceived luxury, yet is still a value... [Read More]
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GM Reveals 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Feb 11, 2015 - 11:13 PM - by FenwickHockey65
Fresh Face: Chevrolet Introduces Restyled 2016 Equinox
Premium cues, new safety features enhance Chevy’s record-selling compact SUV
General Motors

February 12, 2015

CHICAGO – Chevrolet today introduced the 2016 Equinox – a contemporized version of the popular compact SUV. Updates include new styling with premium accents, new wheel designs and new available safety features, as well as a larger color touchscreen radio and a standard rear-vision camera for entry-level models.

The enhanced Equinox goes on sale this fall, building on five years of record sales in the highly competitive compact SUV segment and strengthening Chevrolet’s broad sport utility lineup,... [Read More]
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OpEd Cadillac Ciana (Convertible) - More Elegant?

Feb 08, 2015 - 8:12 AM - by MonaroSS
An Alternate Mid-Engined Caddy
February 9th, 2015
by MonaroSS

Cadillac Ciana
A Conservative Statement

Most of you did not care much for my radical Cadillac-V Mid-Engined effort, so I thought I would do a more conservative version based on the styling cues from the Elmiraj.

In order to make this a practical car to use daily I would use a transverse TTV6 only with the "hot inside V" configuration - with exhaust and turbochargers inside the cylinder banks like Benz on the AMG GT. I would vent the exhaust gases into catalysts and... [Read More]
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Ahead of Chicago, Chevy Teases Refreshed Equinox

Feb 06, 2015 - 10:22 AM - by ChevyRules
GM tries to keep Equinox sales strong while the next generations looms
February 6, 2015
By: Mark Bono

The second generation Chevrolet Equinox was introduced back in 2009 as a 2010 model year. Since then, the Equinox has been a huge hit for GM. Despite being on the market for close to six years now, its sales have remained strong. Just last month Equinox sales improved 34% over January 2014 sales making it the highest number of sales for the model in the month of January. It was the second best selling model in Chevy's portfolio( only behind the Silverado). Chevy is currently preparing the third-generation ( and rumored to be smaller) Equinox. In order to keep the current model fresh while we... [Read More]
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Chevrolet Bolt to Arrive in Late 2016: Report

Feb 06, 2015 - 9:53 AM - by

The Chevrolet Bolt is bound for production late next year.

According to a recent report from Reuters, the Bolt will be produced at an underused small-car plant north of Detroit in a planned run of 25,000 to 30,000 cars per year. The all-electric Bolt is expected to be priced around $30,000 and will have a range of over 200 miles. It is believed that the Bolt will be produced at the same factory as the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano, which has been operating below capacity.
Read more about the ... [Read More]
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2016 Camaro

Jan 31, 2015 - 10:54 PM - by Z284ever

This is an image GM showed to the press at the NAIAS.

I figured this belonged on the front page after the thread it was originally posted in, vanished for a while.
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GMC May Get An SUV That Looks Like A Hummer To Rival Jeep Wrangler

Jan 28, 2015 - 10:04 AM - by darkangel
GMC May Get An SUV That Looks Like A Hummer To Rival Jeep Wrangler
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Posted by Zac Estrada

General Motors might finally be serious about giving GMC some distinctive product, and one that would give the hot-selling Jeep Wrangler some competition.

GM is asking for feedback from GMC dealers about a new model that would go head-to-head with the Jeep and sport some cues from the defunct Hummer brand, sources close to matter told the Wall Street Journal.

Those Hummer styling cues mean this rumored GMC could bear some resemblance to the Hummer Hx concept from the 2008 Detroit Auto Show – or at least share it's open-topped spirit. That concept was also powered by a 3.6-liter V6 like the current Wrangler and within two inches of the four-door Wrangler Unlimited's length.

... [Read More]
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Top 10 Safest Affordable Midsize Cars of 2015

Jan 23, 2015 - 1:14 PM - by

Safety should be an important consideration for anyone buying a new car, but it’s probably your top priority with a family to haul around.

According to IIHS, there are six midsize cars that are moderately priced and have earned Top Safety Pick+ awards, while nine others have earned Top Safety Pick honors. But just because they’ve all earned accolades from IIHS doesn’t mean they’re all equally safe – some performed better than others in certain crash tests.
Read more about the Top 10 Safest Affordable Midsize... [Read More]
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GM Issues Stop-Sale on Crossovers Over Faulty Goodyear Tires

Jan 22, 2015 - 2:02 PM - by

General Motors has issues an immediate stop-sale order on three of its crossovers due to faulty tires.

About 6,500 units of the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave are covered by the stop-sale because they all use 18-inch Goodyear Fortera HL tires. Goodyear has announced a recall of 48,500 of these tires because 'very small' cracks have been found in the tread during regular
... [Read More]
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