Archives for July 22nd, 2013

Ford Escape King of June Crossover Sales, Honda CR-V Leads Year-to-Date

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June was a good month for compact crossovers, as all automakers reported CUV sales gains. Crossovers from the home team were the most popular, with the Ford Escape taking the title for best sales in June. The Honda CR-V followed closely behind, while the Chevrolet Equinox rounded out the top three. With a combination of 2012 ...

GM recalling nearly 4,000 vehicles over airbag concerns

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Four different General Motors vehicles from the 2012 model year are being recalled over a potential airbag issue. The driver's side airbag shorting bar in the 2012 Buick Verano and 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze and Sonic might make contact with the airbag terminals, even during a crash. If so, the airbag won't deploy when it ...

Average Vehicle Age in U.S. Hits 11 Years, Ford Models Most Abundant on Roads

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More and more people are holding onto their old cars, as a new report from data experts Experian reveals the number of older vehicles on the road has increased by more than 17 million since 2009. Cars seven years and older account for 17.3 million cars on the road, reports Experian Automotive in its Q1 2012 ...

2014 Chevrolet Silverado Preview – Detroit Auto Show

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Why the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Matters: The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is without question a cornerstone product at General Motors, and as the Silverado goes, so goes its mechanical twin, the GMC Sierra. This full-size pickup has lagged behind important competitors like the RAM 1500 and the Ford F-150 in recent years, giving up technological sophistication as ...

Chevrolet Volt, Sonic, Cruze, and Spark Post Record Sales in August

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While sales superstars like the Chevrolet Volt stand out in General Motors’ August sales report, the same can’t be said for full-size SUVs like the GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Traverse. For the month of August, the Chevrolet Volt, Sonic, Cruze, and Spark all posted record sales. The Chevrolet Volt may finally be getting traction in the ...

GM June 2012 Sales Rise 15.5 Percent, Highest Month Since September 2008

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General Motors enjoyed its strongest sales month since September 2008, with a 15.5-percent year-over-year gain pushing the automaker to a total of 248,750 vehicles sold last month. The automaker says its sales boom, buoyed by all four brands posting double-digit gains, was due in part to the increased availability of credit; GM offered strong incentive ...

WOT Four Years Ago: Corvette ZR1 Runs the ‘Ring, Shell Opens Another Hydrogen Fueling Station

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June 27, 2008 – On this day four years ago, the then-new Corvette ZR1 beat the Nissan GT-R around the Nürburgring, an exotic-tuner boosted the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera to LP560-4 levels, a London tailor added their unique touch to the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, and Shell opened another hydrogen refueling station is California. Check out ...

Post Office Celebrates Muscle Cars With GT500, GTO, Charger Daytona Stamps

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Two nostalgic groups have finally banded together: The U.S. Postal Service and muscle cars. As NASCAR prepares to kick off another season down in Daytona, Fla., the post office used seven-time NASCAR champ Richard Petty to unveil the five muscle cars being honored. Small and big blocks were well represented in the collection of cars that ...

CES 2012: General Motors Adds TuneIn Internet Radio to Select MyLink Systems

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If you’re wondering what the theme resonating through the automotive booths at the Consumer Electronics Show is, we have an answer: smartphone applications. This morning, Ford announced new ways for Sync to improve your love life; Chrysler followed with a gaggle of internet radio streaming services. This afternoon, General Motors added another radio service ...