Archives for July 19th, 2013

Video Find: Chevrolet Finds New Roads in Ad With 2014 Corvette, Impala

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Whether you love it or hate it, Chevrolet’s “Find New Roads” ad campaign is in full swing with a new 90-second video featuring the all-new 2014 Corvette and 2014 Impala. Also starring in the ad is the Volt plug-in hybrid, Sonic hatchback, Spark city car, and a robotic dog. First we see the robotic dog chasing ...

Report: U.S. Treasury Sold 3.5 Percent Of GM Shares Last Month

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As it moves to fully divest itself of General Motors, the U.S. Department of the Treasury sold $490 million of GM stock last month. According to The Detroit News, that represents approximately 17.2 to 18.1 million shares. The U.S. Treasury previously held 500 million shares in GM after the 2008-2009 bailout that helped keep the ...

GM says young people like Chevy Spark because it’s efficient, cheap

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General Motors is touting some numbers it has, showing that its venture into the low-priced, high mileage mini-car segment seems to be paying off by bringing in young and female buyers who've never owned a Chevrolet before. Since launching in the summer of 2012, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark has sold more than 12,000 units. GM's ...

GM To Repurchase 200 Million Shares From U.S. Treasury

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General Motors announced that it will start to buy 200 million shares currently owned by the U.S. Treasury. The move is part of the government’s efforts to shed all its holdings in GM over the next 12 to 15 months. In 2009, the U.S. Treasury purchased 500 million shares of GM as part of its ...

Chevrolet Previews 2014 Silverado Pickup on Facebook

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Chevrolet has announced that it will be revealing the all-new, 2014 Silverado pickup on Thursday. Of course, the bulletin also included inspirational language describing the new truck as stronger, smarter, and more capable—because a weaker, dumber, and less-capable Silverado obviously makes very little sense. Comparison Test: Chevrolet Silverado 2500 vs. Ford F-250 Super Duty, Ram 2500 ...

Thread of the Day: 2014 Chevrolet Impala or 2013 Buick LaCrosse?

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In our recent 2014 Chevrolet Impala First Drive, Frank Markus found the large front-drive sedan to be “big, strong, smooth, and stylish,” much like family sedans of the 1960s. The 2014 Impala impressed with its quiet interior and surprisingly good handling, which makes us wonder whether the new Impala will make prove trouble for the ...

Feature Flick: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Explored in Three Videos from GM

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It’s now been more than two weeks since the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was revealed, but the excitement hasn’t subsided. To keep the C7 fresh in enthusiasts’ minds, GM has released a few new videos revealing more on the Corvette’s styling, interior design, and more. In the first video, we see the Corvette in its ...

Top 5 Geneva Oddballs: An Italian Corvette, a Spanish Viper, and Amphibious Cars

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The 2013 Geneva Motor Show might be most notable for unleashing the new Ferrari LaFerrari, Lamborghini Veneno, and production-ready McLaren P1 on the world, but there were also quite a few obscure, oddball, and plain weird cars shown at the show, including an Italian interpretation of the C6 Chevrolet Corvette, a Spanish take on the ...

GM Testing New Magnesium Forming Process, Could Be Used on 2014 Silverado

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The race to meet new CAFE standards is on, and one area automakers are exploring to gain an edge is weight reduction. General Motors is testing a thermal-forming process and proprietary treatment to help prevent corrosion of lightweight magnesium, a high-strength future alternative to aluminum and steel. We previously reported GM may employ magnesium and ...

Chevrolet Sonic Dusk Sedan Gets Green Light, Heading to SEMA

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The Chevrolet Sonic Dusk sedan concept from last year’s SEMA show will be returning to the Las Vegas this year, but this time ready for production. The Chevrolet Sonic Dusk, a more “sophisticated” take on the Sonic, was given the green light after a positive reception at last year’s SEMA show. Available only as a four-door ...