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  1. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Gone are the days when we walked into a truck dealership to buy a basic truck with a basic V8 engine, a basic cloth laden interior, a basic truck bed and tailgate, and, you guessed it, a basicsuspension system. "Basic" is so the 1990s. These days (aka the days of the half-ton truck that can...
  2. Automotive Industry & GM News
    A General Motors exec has just said that the Tripower name that was synonymous with Pontiac performance in 1966 is coming back for the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. So let's take a look at what Tripower was, and how it worked. The new system was revealed by GM exec Mike...
  3. Automotive Industry & GM News
    It's a running joke in auto journalist and car enthusiasts circles that wagons are the ultimate body type, as well as the cure for the crossover crave that seems to bother us  (myself included) in ways that aren't necessarily logical or rational. Wagons are better than crossovers because they...
  4. GMI Drives
    An empty holiday Monday in the summer means one thing. Time to get some work done around the house. Especially if I happen to have the handyman's best friend: a compact pickup. But just when I was ready to get to the yard work, a wrench was thrown in the works. It's sunny and hot, which are two...
  5. Automotive Industry & GM News
    LiDAR. Automakers are buying into it with huge sums of cash, Telsa is shunning it, GM just bought LiDAR specialists Strobe, and it's generally considered to be one of the more important parts of the self-driving car picture. But what the h*ck is it? And how does it work? If you've ever been on...
  6. Automotive Industry & GM News
    More gears means better fuel economy, and the potential for more performance. But more gears adds weight, complexity, and shift times. What if you could make a gearbox that wasn't. One that had all the ratios instead of just a handful. Some sort of continuously variable transmission? That's the...
  7. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The 2020 Cadillac CT5, which is expected to replace both the ATS and CTS sedans, has been spotted testing not far from GM's proving grounds in Milford, Michigan. Like previous CT5 prototypes we've seen, the vehicle pictured here is trying its hardest to convince us it's actually...
  8. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The half-ton segment is getting its first turbo-four in 2019 thanks to the new Chevrolet Silverado. Standard on the LT and the RST models, the 2.7-liter inline four will churn out a respectable 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque. That's not an insignificant step up over the 4.3-liter V6, which only...
  9. Global Chevrolet News
    Shock absorbers are cheap to build, can last tens of thousands of miles under your vehicle, and does a decent job of absorbing shocks. But they aren't perfect. They wear out quickly, losing performance as they wear. They also aren't the most tunable part of the suspension. It's difficult to make...
  10. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GMC unveiled the 2019 GMC Sierra amid great pomp and circumstance on March 1st. Much of the buzz surrounding the new truck focused on new features like a multi-function tailgate and comprehensive towing suite. One of the new features, CarbonPro, is the industry's first carbon fiber pickup box...
  11. GMI Drives
    Dinosaurs no longer rule the Earth and, as a result, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade has had to evolve. Whereas truck-based, body-on-frame SUVs were once the pinnacle of the full-size SUV segment, the algal bloom of utility vehicles has spread across the industry and produced big haulers that...
  12. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The Chevrolet Silverado will now be available as a medium-duty chassis cab truck, General Motors announced today at The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The class 4, 5 and 6 Silverados were designed using input from fleet managers, truck drivers and vehicle upfitters. Chevy addressed multiple...
  13. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Ever since the launch of the Silverado in Detroit we've been eagerly anticipating the reveal of its sister truck, the Sierra. The brand promised a visually distinct and technologically separate truck and have followed through. Although it comes with the same range of engines (a 6.2-liter, a...
  14. Motorsports & Racing News
    There's no way of saying this nicely, but if you weren't running under the Chevy banner during the 2017 North American racing season, you didn't really stand a chance. Last year brought an embarrassment of riches to the bowtie brand - Chevrolet propelled Josef Newgarden to the IndyCar Driver's...
  15. Global Chevrolet News
    The myth is real. Moving the Corvette's motor to the middle has been an idea General Motors has hung onto ever since Zora Arkus-Duntov almost made it happen in 1960. His mad brilliance has left behind behind a long legacy of dreamy concepts both from his time at GM and after, but the idea was...
  16. Global Chevrolet News
    Team Camaro just went ballistic. Literally. With ride and handling engineer Bill Wise at the wheel, the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE ate the 12.9-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife for breakfast, devouring the Teutonic track in an absurd 7:16.04, making it the fastest production Camaro, ever. It might even...
  17. Global Cadillac News
    Does stature ever come back? We're watching the slow-motion rebirth of one of the oldest automotive brands on the planet--once the standard of the world, Cadillac suffered a serious fall from the throne into a shambolic pit of depression and aging demographics. Enter the Cadillac CT6-a lithe...
  18. Global Chevrolet News
    Those of us gathered at the foot of the San Gabriel mountains just north of Los Angeles know our time here will be exquisite, eviscerating and excessive all at once - we are children of the liberated cortex and it is our duty to inform you of the haunting pleasures baked into the 2017 Chevrolet...
  19. Global Chevrolet News
    I want one, bad... It's fall in the Mojave Desert, morning greets us with a cool and blinding brightness at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada. Several of us mill about like the speed freaks we are, anxiously awaiting our next fix, sipping coffee, smoking cigarettes, pacing in...
  20. Global Chevrolet News
    We woke this morning to a pleasant announcement from the Chevrolet PR Machine, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 had just lapped the Nurburgring in an eye melting 7:29.60. Chevy boasts the current, 650-hp, supercharged ZL1 is nearly 12 seconds quicker around the vaunted German track than its predecessor, but...
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