Archives for April 26th, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible is a Swiss hit

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We've just received an early peek at the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible here at the Geneva Motor Show. General Motors was kind enough to let us attend the final dress-rehearsal for its press conference scheduled for tomorrow's opening media day, and we've come away with a good look at the droptop C7 in person. In ...

GM claims it’s first to sell million 30+ mpg vehicles

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As we continue to put together all the data for the year-end edition of By The Numbers, General Motors has announced that it sold more than a million vehicles in the US last year that achieved at least 30 miles per gallon on the highway. More impressively, GM managed this feat using multiple strategies including ...

2012 In Review: Six Takeaways from the Mid-Size Melee

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The humble mid-size sedan doesn’t have a lot of thrills going for it–most are powered by four-cylinder engines and engineered for maximum comfort for mom or dad as they commute. Behind the scenes, however, the battle for four-door hegemony is fierce as manufacturers use every advantage to bring in new customers. With 2011′s mid-size market ...

Thread of the Day: What Car Did You Drive to Prom?

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It’s prom season, and you know what that means: Hummer limos packed with rowdy high school kids are hitting the road. Although massive stretch limos are a popular choice among some teens, others take the more traditional route and pick their hot dates up in a hot — or not so hot — ride. Since ...

Thread of the Day: Chevy Malibu Turbo, Ford Fusion EcoBoost, or Kia Optima Turbo?

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The midsize sedan segment is becoming increasingly competitive. We’ve already driven the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, but now that it’s available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, it’s right on par with other midsizers that have replaced V-6s with turbo-fours, like  the Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, and Kia Optima. While we weren’t so impressed with the ...

Review: 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 goes to Hell and back

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2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 – Click above for high-res image gallery Torque is good. More torque is better. And when you have more than 600 lb-ft of the stuff at your disposal with just a tip of your right toe, life is fantastic. Now, if it would just stop raining, things would be perfect. Such is ...

Chevrolet, Barrett-Jackson Auctioning First 2014 Corvette Stingray This Weekend

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Want to be the first to own a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette? Be prepared to pony up a pretty penny – and be prepared to do so at this weekend’s Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. General Motors announced late yesterday that the first salable 2014 Corvette Stingray will be auctioned this coming weekend at Barrett-Jackson’s annual Scottsdale ...

Chevrolet C7 Corvette Spied Wearing Stripes—It Could Be Anything, Or Nothing

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We bring you a fun game of Name That Corvette, in the form of a Chevrolet C7 Corvette caught testing wearing a dapper yellow paint job with silver stripes. Our spy photographers seem to think they stumbled onto something more than a regular-grade C7 test mule, either the next Z06 or even a resurrected Grand ...

2013 Nissan Altima Earns Five-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA

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The 2013 Nissan Altima is the latest midsize sedan to earn from the NHTSA a five-star safety rating in New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing. The previous-generation Altima only earned four stars from the NHTSA’s NCAP test, which has a five-star maximum rating. Inside, the 2013 Altima has driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact air bags, roof-mounted ...