Archives for July 13th, 2013

Who sold the most heavy-duty pickups in 2012? PickupTrucks.com investigates

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Domestic manufacturers enjoyed a good year for heavy-duty pickup sales in 2012. PickupTrucks.com has taken a close look at exactly how those sales broke down between each manufacturer and between three-quarter and one-ton pickups. Ford sold some 67,786 F-250 Super Duty models last year with the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD falling just behind at 56,359 ...

Watch NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon put one over on a used car dealer… sorta

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Full Disclosure: in my younger days, I loved nothing more than tormenting passengers with my behind-the-wheel hijinks. Once, after a particularly artful handbrake turn on a two-lane at around 50 miles per hour, I left one backseat occupant crying in their own lap. This isn't necessarily something to be proud of, but it gives you ...

Autoblog Podcast #319

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Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Hagerty's Future Classics, Consumer Reports Brand Perception Survey Episode #319 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Jeff Ross talk about a team from Jeep visiting Wagonmaster for ideas to use on the upcoming Grand Wagoneer revival, Hagerty Insurance's predictions for future collectible classics, and ...

Chevrolet Volt and Audi A8 Lauded in 2012 J.D. Power APEAL Study

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Chevrolet and Audi should take a victory lap or two around the nearest track: J.D. Power has released the results of its yearly APEAL automotive study, and both automakers pulled ahead of their competitors in initial owner satisfaction. J.D. Power’s yearly Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout Study — dubbed APEAL — surveyed more than 74,000 people ...

“World’s greenest” Chevy Silverado now ready to order

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Doesn't the idea of a big truck that doesn't use gas, is biodegradable and is 100-percent recyclable sound appealing? The group trying to get you to own one even says, 'You can tell all your environmentalist friends that you just happen to have the world's greenest Chevy Silverado.' Except, well, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado in ...

January Compact Sales: Toyota Corolla Passes Civic for Top Spot, Focus is Third

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After winning the crown for best-selling compact car during 2012, the Honda Civic finished second during January, with 21,881 units sold. The Toyota Corolla had a better start to 2013, with 23,822 copies going home to customers, good enough for a first-place finish in its segment. The Ford Focus didn’t crest the 20,000 mark, but still ...

‘Need for Speed World’ Adds Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, More Supercars Coming

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“Need for Speed World” is entering the Terrible Twos, but there’s nothing terrible about distributing a free Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to gamers. NFSW’s second-year anniversary is this week and, thanks to constant updates, the free-to-play PC game is bigger and badder than could have been predicted in 2010. Publisher Electronic Arts claims NFSW is now adding ...

New Bright creating exclusive 1:8 scale radio-controlled C7 Corvette

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If you want a new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette but can't quite save up enough pennies for the monthly payment, we have good news for you. Toymaker New Bright has pulled the covers off of its 1:8 scale remote-controlled version of the American sports car. Complete with a very detailed interior and LED headlights, this large-scale ...

Chevrolet’s New Tagline: Find New Roads Replaces Chevy Runs Deep – With Poll

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GM’s controversial “Chevy Runs Deep” tagline attempted to capture the nostalgia of the brand’s roots, but now Chevrolet will “Find New Roads.” With the Chevrolet brand making recent strides in global growth – the automaker says sales have increased 38 percent since the Cruze’s launch in 2009 – leading to the bow-tie brand’s new slogan: ...

GM Responds to Negative Reuters Report on Chevy Volt Costs

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Though the Chevy Volt is already entering its third year on the market, the extended-range electric vehicle remains the target of controversial media reports, including a new Reuters report. The piece, titled “GM’s Volt: The Ugly Math of Low Sales, High Costs,” focuses on the Volt’s high development and production costs and General Motors’ inability ...