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Buick Named in the Top 10 Consumer Reports

 

This year is the first year that Buick joins the top 10 of Consumer Reports? annual Car Brand Report  Card. This new accolade comes in a time when Buick has decided to target new and younger buyers. For the first two months of 2015, 42% of Buick buyers either traded in a non-GM model or didn?t own another Buick, according to spokesman Nick Richards ? that is up from 35% in 2009. "For years domestic…

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2016 Chevrolet Volt is Sleek & Offers More Electric Range

 

The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt will offer a higher gas mileage, a fifth seat and should be both faster and quieter on the road. The new 2016 Volt is considered to be  a conventional plug-in hybrid, with engine torque now being sent to the wheels through a mechanical connection whenever the engine is on. The new model will continue to operate exclusively in all-electric mode up to its range of 50 miles or so on…

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Chevrolet Unveils Aero Kit

 

Chevrolet unveiled the new IndyCar aero kits earlier this week and will all feature the automaker?s aero packages. The new road course/short oval body design was showcased at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and is distinguished from the previous racecar with new front wiring elements, sculpted side pods and a new rear wing. Jim Campbell, General Motors U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, said: ?This is an important milestone in Chevrolet?

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Evolution of American Performance: Camaro Engines Through the Years

 

The Chevrolet Camaro has been around for nearly fifty years ? since its 1967 introduction, the Camaro?s engine output has ranged from a low of 88 horsepower to a peak of 580 horsepower, as the pony car rode the highs and the muscle car era in the late 1960s and the oil embargo-influenced 1970s to the emergence of modern technologies in the 1980s and the unprecedented power and efficiency offered today. Dean Guard, General Motors?

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Chevrolet to Announce New Electric Vehicle at Chicago Auto Show

 

General Motors announced that Chevrolet is expected to reveal its latest electric vehicle at the Chicago Auto Show. The new EV will be built at the automaker?s Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township. The new vehicle will be known as the Bolt ? not to be confused with the Volt. The automaker revealed that the new EV could get return up to $30,000 pure electric car after rebates that would get 200 miles-plus of…

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Chevrolet Hints at New Equinox SUV

 

Chevrolet recently hinted at a new Equinox SUV model through an uploaded image from the manufacturer. Although we can only see a fender and headlight, it does signal big changes are coming to the popular Chevrolet crossover. The new model will debut at this year?s Chicago Auto Show ? the 2015 Chicago Auto Show will focus largely on crossovers; in fact, the new Chevrolet Pilot and Acura RDX will also be unveiled. This model is?

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Buick Considering Other Engine Option for Encore Model

 

Buick is considering a more powerful engine option for the Encore model as it looks to increase sales. The Encore originally launched two years ago and is available with a turbocharged 1.4 ?liter, four cylinder engine that delivers 138 horsepower. Adding more power under the hood could drive incremental sales and help Buick compete with its long list of competitors. Duncan Aldred, U.S. Vice President of Buick-GMC, said: ?I?d be lyingif I…

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Elvis Presley’s 1972 Cadillac Deville Station Wagon Headed to Auction

 

The famous custom made 1972 Cadillac Deville station wagon that once belonged to Elvis Presley is going to live auction. This vehicle is known as the singer?s favorite car in his later years. General Motors and ASC built the vehicle specifically for Mr. Presley. He would take this car from his shows in Las Vegas, Nevada to his home in Los Angeles, California pretty often. Once Presley finished his time in Vegas, he drove…

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Cadillac Chief Asks for Support from Dealers

 

Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen recently attempted to sooth anxiety among the brand?s 900 dealers who have expressed concern regarding their ranks during two appearances last week. Several dealers seemed to have been worried that they were next in line for a major overhaul overhaul in which Cadillac would sell through fewer ?boutique-type? showrooms, which de Nysschen had proposed at the end of 2014. Moreover, the General Motors board of directors has recently approved?

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Chevrolet to Showcase the Equinox at the Chicago Auto Show


Last year, speculations regarding the new Chevy Equinox surfaced. The American automaker revealed that the midsize SUV will receive some updates and styling changes just in time for a 2016 model year. The new model will showcase at the Chicago Auto Show on February 12th. President of GM North America, Alan Batey, said: ?Chevrolet is embarking on a truly remarkable product transformation in 2015 that will showcase the ingenuity that has been the driving…

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