The Trax takes aims at two sets of buyers, empty-nesters looking to downsize and young people buying their first new car. It is an approach that has played to varying degrees of success over the years.
GM’s weakness in Europe comes against an otherwise outstanding fourth-quarter financial report from the automaker. The period marked GM’s 20th consecutive quarter of profitability since its 2009 bankruptcy.
While Cadillac’s president sees a need to address a product gap below the ATS compact sports sedan with a vehicles the size of the Audi A3 or BMW 1-Series, he suggests the top of the market will draw attention first.
The added all-electric range pushes the new Volt’s combined traveling distance to 420 miles from 380 miles currently. Fuel economy from the 1.5L gasoline range-extender engine rises to 41 mpg from 37 mpg.
The classic image of a V-8 is big and thirsty. Engineers set out to dispel that notion by making the small-block Gen V engines extremely efficient. Along the way, some dynamometers also got toasted....More
Today’s auto-industry executives must connect Silicon Valley and Detroit, as well as address entirely new dimensions of safety concerns, such as how to protect their customers’ privacy and data....More