Archives for April 28th, 2013

More Corvette Stingray Factoids: Vanishing panel gaps and 26-mpg LT1

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During January's Detroit Auto Show, we managed a longer than expected wandering tag-team interview with C7 Corvette chief engineering exec Tadge Juechter (pictured above), and LT1 engine boss Jordan Lee (pictured below). They are, quite honestly, two of the very nicest bigshot lads to ever walk the engineering corridors of an American manufacturer. Both are ...

Vauxhall Ampera gets ‘love it or return it’ offer in UK

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General Motors' Vauxhall division in the UK is looking to spur sales of the Chevrolet Volt sister vehicle by giving prospective buyers a chance to drive the extended-range plug-in for 30 days – then return it if they don't like it. Vauxhall is offering a 30-day holiday-themed 'satisfaction guarantee' on the Ampera. Within that time period, ...

GM 2012 Sales: Chevrolet Silverado, Volt End Strong – GM Sells One Million 30-MPG Cars

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General Motors reported that it sold just shy of 2.6 million vehicles in 2012, beating its 2011 total volume by 3.7 percent. The automaker finished the year by posting a December 2012 sales gain of 4.9 percent, pushing the automaker to its strongest December sales tally since 2007. GM also noted that it sold one million ...

Spied! Cadillac ELR Range-Extended Electric Coupe Caught in the Wild

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If you find the Chevrolet Volt too common or practical, Cadillac may soon have a solution in the form of the ELR range-extended electric coupe. The company has been busy developing the upcoming two-door, as these spy shots show a Cadillac ELR tester out on the open road. The model will be based on the Cadillac ...

WOT Four Years Ago: 157-MPG Hungarian Hyper-Miler Uses Solar and Pedal Power, GM Postpones Big SUV Redesign

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June 19, 2008 – Four years ago today, General Motors was worried about gas-guzzling SUVs, Suzuki celebrated one million sales of the Swift hatchback after just four years since a redesign, , Hungary-based Antro showed a 157-mpg hyper-miler, and Ferrari bought the ultimate driving simulator. Check out the stories WOT covered four years ago in ...