It’s a classic if not altogether common set of circumstances in the dog-eat-dog big-pickup segment: One automaker wants to dump its stock of old trucks ahead of a redesigned model coming to market, using discounts to clear the lots, while the other has a brand new model in the showroom....More
Combined with affordable and renewable energy, a robust public transit system, a closely populated citizenry and an open-minded consumer, the Chevy Spark EV make for a genuine alternative to the internal-combustion engine.
Tweaks to the underpinnings of the pickups raise maximum payload to an industry-best 7,374 lbs. (3,212 kg) from 7,222 lbs. (3,146 kg) on the ’14 models. Maximum conventional towing power grows to 19,600 (8,538 kg) and 18,000 lbs. (7,841 kg).
The program had indeed been in flux at GM. More intriguing, however, is the fact that the automatic will not appear in the large pickups, SUVs and beefy sports cars as originally, and perhaps wrongly, assumed....More
Fold-flat second- and third-row seating arguably ranks as the most significant new interior item in the Chevy and GMC versions of the light trucks. Both rows include an available power-folding option....More
In addition to first-time availability of second- and third-row fold-flat seats, GM sought greater differentiation to the exterior and interior designs of the Chevrolet and GMC large SUVs. The trucks are more fuel efficient , too.
Prospects for hybrids in India look good for two reasons: The cars may offer relief from rapidly rising costs of conventional fuels, and government subsidies may help offset relatively high ownership and operation costs....More
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