GM would like to think there’s room for both brands in Europe, with Chevrolet appealing to more cost-conscious buyers and Opel chasing customers with higher aspirations. And there would be, if Opel could transform itself into a near-luxury marque. But that’s a tough task....More
The pickup leverages a vehicle platform already underpinning a midsize pickup with same name in Asia, but receives significant tweaks for the North American market and also borrows bits from the ’14 Chevy Silverado....More
GM says the new Colorado will lead the segment in terms of power, payload and trailering capability at a maximum of 6,700 lbs. (3,039 kg), relying on a standard 2.5L 4-cyl. engine or an optional 3.6L V-6. It will also feature for the ’16 model year a new diesel engine for North America in the form of 2.8L turbocharged I-4.
The new LT1 6.2L is one of four all-new, ground-up re-engineered small-block engines from GM that we’re driving this year, from trucks to sports cars, and it’s safe to assume more variants will be coming in the future....More
GM’s new midsize pickups will be significantly different than their predecessors, offering greater fuel economy, capability, accessory choices and more attractive styling. “We think we will bring a lot of interest to the segment,” he says....More
A record six diesels are in this year’s competition. WardsAuto editors are driving 45 vehicles with all-new or redesigned engines or propulsion systems. Among the nominees, 20 are turbocharged and three are supercharged....More
This year’s flood of new diesels (from Audi, BMW, Chrysler, General Motors and Mercedes-Benz) illustrates the need for automakers to take unconventional steps to comply with pending fuel-economy mandates in the U.S. while meeting continued heavy demand for diesels in Europe.
General Motors unveils this week at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Assn. show in Las Vegas a total of 39 vehicles from Chevrolet. The all-new Silverado pickup and Tahoe SUV are the focus, but a number of performance-oriented cars carrying the Camaro, Corvette, Sonic, Cruze, SS, Spark and Impala nameplates also make the trip to Sin City.
Despite limited availability, the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra posted strong sales in October, combining for 59,163 deliveries. GM’s overall sales last month rose 11.4% to 226,402 units, according to WardsAuto data....More
The Chevy Camaro Z/28 turned an eye-popping lap of 7:37.40 at Germany’s famous Nurburgring road course earlier this year. If that track weren’t menacing enough, the world-class time was posted in the rain....More
Deliveries through nine months were 3.4% ahead of like-2012, but recent flooding in large areas of the country and the end of tax breaks for first-time car buyers helped drop September sales 28.4%....More
GM expects the new Z/28 to take the Camaro’s track credentials to new levels. Mass reduction took center stage in its development, and the automaker spared no cost in pursuing the lightest, highest-performing parts....More
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