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  1. Global Buick News
    I don't normally say things like this, but I didn't originally expect to like the Buick Encore GX. At all. A confusing name, designed for a different market, and with a pair of tiny three-cylinder engines? On paper, it felt more like a return to the days of the J-Body Skyhawk. Instead, in a feat...
  2. Automotive Industry & GM News
    "It's solid, it's planted, it's got amazingly sharp steering." It's safe to say that Matt Farah, of The Smoking Tire and Road & Track, was impressed by his first track experience of the C8 Corvette. In one of the first videos published on the car, the reviews are good. It feels, says Farah...
  3. GMI Drives
    The Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty family of trucks is brand new for 2020. Longer, wider and taller than the preceding generation, these rigs offer more features and capability than ever before along with plenty of in-your-face style, though the overall design certainly isn't for everyone...
  4. GMI Drives
    If we were to have told you a few short years ago that The General would soon be producing mass copies of a rear-drive vehicle powered by a turbocharged straight six diesel, you'd have had us committed to the nearest madhouse. After all, such a bumf reads like sport European sedan from the...
  5. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Fully electric cars keep popping up, from startups and legacy automakers alike. They are likely the future. But I'm not ready for them, and likely neither are you. Until nationwide infrastructure and car charging technologies allow for both a 300-mile range (typically the range of a kid's...
  6. 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...
  7. GMI Drives
    Buick occupies an odd place in General Motors' brand portfolio. It's more premium than Chevrolet, but not nearly as luxurious as Cadillac. This middle ground can be a difficult space to operate in, as you end up with a vehicle that's not very affordable nor very luxurious. Buick's high-end...
  8. GMI Drives
    Looking through the comments on our Buick Regal Sportback review, it's hard not to notice one in particular. That's the one that calls the Regal, a car that is factually bigger inside than some good-sized SUVs, "not big enough to be more than a compact." So what is big enough to be considered...
  9. Global Buick News
    Oh great. Another sleek-looking sedan that's trying to disguise itself as a coupe. That means no headroom and lousy visibility. Then you get to the trunk, if it's even big enough to call it that. But hold on a minute. This one's a hatchback. Maybe things are a little different in here. If...
  10. GMI Drives
    There was once a time, just after the turn of the Millennium, when Cadillac's performance credentials were buried so far in its past that the chance of its core group of customers listing 'driving thrills' as the reason why they bought their car was next to zero. That was all about to change...
  11. GMI Drives
    Striving to expand and revitalize its lineup, Cadillac is poised to launch a new or redesigned model every six months through 2020. At the tip of this dagger is the fresh-faced XT4 compact crossover, which will be thrust into showrooms before the month is out. Sized, equipped and priced to...
  12. Global Cadillac News
    Think back to your youth - no matter your age - and picture a proper luxury car from that era. Unless you're a precocious teen stumbling upon this site, I'm certain you imagined some sort of plush sedan. Whether a powerful yet reserved Mercedes-Benz, a Broughamtastic Cadillac Sedan DeVille, or a...
  13. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The word Camaro, depending on who you ask, is either French slang meaning "friend" or a Spanish word for shrimp. But GM PR reps, when the name was unveiled in 1966, had a carefully crafted definition for the inevitable question from gullible, likely gin-soaked journalists: "A Camaro is a small...
  14. GMI Drives
    The hyper-accelerated growth of luxury trucks aimed at well-heeled utility-focused buyers and status seekers looking to live large has been properly exploited by almost every automaker with a finger in the pickup pie. For GMC, however, the stakes are somewhat higher: its Denali premium brand...
  15. Global Cadillac News
    Let's not go too deep into history here. Until a decade and a half ago, Cadillac's efforts at competing with European sports sedans have been lackluster at best, and positively shameful at worst. But in 2004, the wreath division of General Motors discovered the alphabet's 22nd letter, and...
  16. GMI Drives
    Not long ago, an auto journo logged on to Twitter with a confession. Having just spent time testing a common-as-crabgrass crossover, this journo discovered, much to his horror (or at least confusion), that the experience didn't leave him hating the world, himself, or the auto industry. It just...
  17. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado offers world-class ride and handling characteristics. But how did GM engineers deliver this refinement without sacrificing durability or capability? Well, let's start from square one. The truck features a brand-new, fully boxed steel frame that's about 88 pounds (40...
  18. GMI Drives
    Brand new for 2019, the totally redesigned Chevrolet Silverado is all about more, except when it isn't. The latest Motown full-size truck to get a ground-up rework, following the comprehensively retooled Ram 1500, which debuted a few months ago and Ford's aluminum-bodied F-150, which has been...
  19. 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...
  20. Automotive Industry & GM News
    I could have told the guy "71 extra pounds." Then again, maybe "$5,400 more" would have been a better response. Both of these figures are correct, but it's the latter that best answers the question, "What's an Avenir?" The passer-by who accosted me - in a friendly manner, thankfully - outside...
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