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

Feb 18, 2015 - 1:31 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
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Chicago: No Camaro, But 20 Minutes With David Leone.

Feb 12, 2015 - 6:47 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 - 2:48 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.
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Chevrolet Silverado Custom Puts Value First

Feb 12, 2015 - 2:34 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
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OpEd Cadillac Escalade Sub-Brand

Feb 12, 2015 - 11:19 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 12, 2015 - 12:13 AM - 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 - 9:12 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 - 11:22 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 - 10:53 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.
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2016 Camaro

Jan 31, 2015 - 11:54 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 - 11:04 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.

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Top 10 Safest Affordable Midsize Cars of 2015

Jan 23, 2015 - 2:14 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.
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GM Issues Stop-Sale on Crossovers Over Faulty Goodyear Tires

Jan 22, 2015 - 3:02 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
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GMI Drives: Holden MY14 Trax LTZ 1.4iTi

Jan 21, 2015 - 6:32 PM - by mikmak
Orange Whip

Michael McWilliams
Australia Correspondent

22 January 2015

The focus group has spoken... and Holden have answered with a nice turbo cherry on top of their tech packed sub-compact SUV.

Yes people, the SUV is very close to being THE default body style on the market despite the definition being diluted with each new iteration. But as Charles Darwin said, "It is not the strongest or most intelligent who survive but those who can best manage change."

When the Trax first arrived on Australian shores, it brought with it a superbly capable version of MyLink which enabled use of smart phone apps to "outsource" some of the more expensive functions you would normally pay for on a vehicles options... [Read More]
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6 Year Old Asks Mary Barra For An El Camino with Online Petition.

Jan 20, 2015 - 2:04 PM - by Z284ever

Umm, what the hell. Crazier things have happened. Feel free to sign it here.

Petition just went live. As of this moment, he's got 4 signatures.
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OpEd Meet 2017 (Buick) Commodore and 2019 Monaro

Jan 20, 2015 - 1:53 PM - by MonaroSS
Doom and Gloom for Holden? No.
January 21st, 2015
by MonaroSS

Here is How Holden
Fights Back to Victory

So we all love Buick's Avenir. People hope it may foretell the next Commodore, but no, the Commodore will be a FWD Opel that most mainstream buyers will love and not care about driven wheels. For those who like performance there will likely be a rear wheel torque biased AWD and 450hp 450 lb-ft TTV6.

All of the mainly Aussie members here who say, and many hope,... [Read More]
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Top 10 Cars of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Jan 15, 2015 - 6:02 PM - by

Top 10 Detroit Debuts

You might have heard that the Detroit economy is on the upswing and so is the North American International Auto Show.

You could say the COBO Center just got a mid-cycle refresh and as you can guess it’s bigger, better and more efficient (sort of) than ever before. But time is short and what you really care about is inside, so what are you waiting for?
See the Top 10 Cars... [Read More]
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OpEd Do we call it Buick Riviera?

Jan 13, 2015 - 8:08 AM - by MonaroSS
A Couple of Omega Coupes?
January 13th, 2015
by MonaroSS

Should Buick
Bring Back Riviera?

So we all love Buick's Avenir. People asked me to do a Coupe so here is my take.

People may not realize but the Avenir does not have a traditional Buick sweepspear - it has a coke-bottle-hip and as a Coupe with that hip looks a little Camaro wanna-be with that hip, and also a little old-manish. So to make it look fresher I smoothed out the hip to more flowing curves. But as a tip to the mid 70's Riv's I added a dip in the window-line and a deep dip in the side sculpting -... [Read More]
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Buick Explores Future with Avenir Concept

Jan 11, 2015 - 7:07 PM - by Envoy4Life
New design proportion, device integration, rejuvenating interior push brand forward.
January 11, 2015

DETROIT – Buick introduced the Avenir concept today in advance of the North American International Auto Show – a flagship sedan exploring progressive design with new levels of passenger well-being and technology integration.

The Avenir – French for future – is distinguished by its premium sports proportions and all-new interpretations of traditional Buick cues. It is the creation of a global team of Buick designers and sculptors who were inspired by historic Buick concepts, which pushed traditional... [Read More]
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OpEd Cadillac-V Mid-Engined Exotic Should be Radical

Jan 11, 2015 - 8:51 AM - by MonaroSS
A Mid-Engined Corvette means a Caddy Too
January 11th, 2015
by MonaroSS

Cadillac-V & Cadillac-VR
Make it Wild
Make a Bold Statement

If the test mule of a new GM mid-engined sports car as seen becomes a Corvette, it will almost certainly become a Cadillac. My opinion is that Corvette owners are both much older and more conservative than the wealthier customers Cadillac is now seeking to bring into their showrooms. Wealthy luxury buyers may like a heritage Old World country home but often have a modern glass and chrome office if not town house. Equally they may have a dark metallic grey town car but their... [Read More]
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Buick Goes Topless With 2016 Cascada

Jan 11, 2015 - 12:04 AM - by nsap
Drop-top coupe shares many aspects with Opel sibling
January 11, 2015
By: Nick Saporito

After a break from major product reveals for Buick, the brand is back in play with the reveal of the 2016 Cascada convertible. The Opel-derived vehicle will come stateside in 2016, confirming long-standing rumors that the car was headed to U.S. shores.

Cascada marks the first Buick drop-top since the Reatta convertible’s short stint nearly 25 years ago. The car also strengthens ties between Buick and Opel. In fact, Buick even borrows the Cascada moniker from Opel in this case. This shared aspect foreshadows the rest of the convertible as well.

Like the... [Read More]
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2015 Detroit Auto Show Preview

Jan 09, 2015 - 2:18 PM - by

This year’s Detroit Auto Show is shaping up to be one of the largest in recent memory in terms of product reveals.

Major debuts include the new Chevy Volt, Nissan Titan, Toyota Tacoma, Cadillac CTS-V, Acura NSX, Honda FCV Concept, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Infiniti Q60 concept, Lexus GS-F, Audi Q7, Mercedes GLE and two new products from Buick including a crossover and a convertible. Some other reveals are still a mystery, but we expect to see a huge performance announcement from Ford, including the introduction of the Focus RS to North America, as well as a possible Raptor successor and even a new flagship sports car!
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OpEd Corvette Mid Z1 or Trad C7?

Jan 08, 2015 - 3:20 PM - by MonaroSS
Maybe we get both, but if not, which one?
January 9th, 2015
by MonaroSS

Front or Mid?
Where is Corvette's Future?

So we have now seen the test mule of a new GM mid-engined sports car. It could be a new Cadillac, but in all likelihood it would be both a Corvette and a Cadillac to increase production numbers and amortize the cost of what is likely to be a carbon fiber tub.

We all love the front V8 powered Corvette but there are finite limitations to getting power to the ground. Move the weight over those rear wheels though and you get both traction benefits and sharper turn responses for track work.

We don't know if this would be an add to the Corvette... [Read More]
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OpEd Cadillac CT6 Rolling By?

Jan 07, 2015 - 9:20 AM - by MonaroSS
My take on the Cadillac CT6
January 8th, 2015
by MonaroSS

Caddy CT6
Rolling Past in the Street?

So we are getting close to seeing it this year. What will it look like? We don't yet know, but we do know a lot. We actually know it's basic shape and features from the body-in-white CAD drawing GM released and which I previously did a chop from. We also know from camo cars it will have a shallow but wide grille more like Elmiraj.

But that chop I did previously was devoid of the character and features only a polished dark color can really bring to life. I believe this is getting close...

What do you think, tell us and come back to comment on what others... [Read More]
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Is The Opel Adam Too Edgy For Buick?

Jan 03, 2015 - 1:04 PM - by Z284ever
There are more than just passing rumors that the Opel Adam is coming here as a Buick. First, let me say that Opel is doing a great job at marketing and positioning the Adam. Far better than anything I've seen from GMNA in a long time, if ever.

Before we go any further, I'm going to ask you guys to click Opel's Adam site. and spend some time there and familiarize yourselves, that way we can all be on the same page.

Okay, see what I mean? How is Buick going to possibly market this car without having to neuter that marketing or radically change it's stodgy image? And if their goal is to tone the Adam down, well then, what's the point? I do think that GM needs the Adam in the US desperately.

The question is, does Buick have the stones to sell it here without watering it down?

... [Read More]
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