Archives for July 23rd, 2013

2013 Chevrolet Cruze Simplifies the Airbag with Flexible Venting Technology

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Nearly every frontal airbag in use today has a complicated two-stage igniter to protect occupants of all shapes and sizes without harming those on the extreme ends of the size and weight spectrum. New technology debuting in the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze with the driver airbag, however, aims to make the two-stage igniter a thing of ...

GM recalls Chevy Express, GMC Savana over rollaway concern

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall notice for a small number of General Motors fullsize vans due to possible rollaway concerns. On certain 2013 Chevrolet Express and 2013 GMC Savana models, it is possible to remove the key from the ignition without the shifter being in park. Only 980 total units are ...

Thread of the Day: 2013 SRT Viper or 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1? – With Poll

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When the Dodge Viper slithered its way from concept car to production car in the early 1990s, it was Chrysler’s first serious attempt to dethrone the Chevrolet Corvette as America’s unofficial sports car. Since then, both cars have evolved into legitimate supercars. With the all-new 2013 SRT Viper, the automaker claims to have made the ...

First production 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray draws $1.1 million bid for charity at Barrett-Jackson [UPDATE: w/video]

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Barrett-Jackson has a long and storied history with the Chevrolet Corvette. For instance, back in 2008, Chevrolet auctioned off the very first of its new Corvette ZR1, earning a cool million bucks, and just last year the first 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible crossed the auction block for $600,000. For the 2013 event, Chevrolet brought along the ...

Refreshing or Revolting: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

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The truck we’ve been anticipating for the better part of a year is finally here: Behold the new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup. Due to the slow drip leak of spy photos from both freelance shooters, as well as GM itself, the final shape and style is not a huge surprise, but we now can ...

Out of Juice: Electric Version of Opel Adam Cancelled for Cost Reasons

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Plans for an electric version of the Opel Adam have been axed, according to Automotive News. High costs have reportedly forced Opel executives to abandon the EV subcompact, which made it to the prototype stage using tech from the upcoming Chevrolet Spark EV. “It was a business decision,” said Dieter Metz, the Adam’s chief engineer, to ...

Top 10 Vehicles that Deserve Two-Door Coupe Variants

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Not as many two-door coupes are available today as there once were, and we think that’s a shame. From a subcompact four-door hatchback to a pricey and powerful luxury SUV, we’ve found 10 gaps in the new car market where we’d like to see two-door variants of four-door sedans, hatchbacks, and SUVs. While a handful ...

GM CEO promises RHD Corvette, international operations boss says otherwise

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Affirmation, clarification, smack-down refutation – that was the order of responses when the issue of a right-hand0drive C7 Corvette came up at the Detroit Auto Show. When an Australian news outlet asked General Motors CEO Dan Akerson whether the new Stingray would get an RHD version, he answered 'yes' and 'soon.' That same question was put ...

Price Cuts Aim to Boost Sales for 2013 Chevy Malibu

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Let’s face it: The 2013 Chevy Malibu, for all its many benefits, came into the year struggling to keep up with the segment’s sales leaders. December saw Malibu deliveries decline by 10.8 percent, and while demand rebounded slightly in January, when the car lifted its volume by 7.8 percent, that still underperformed the industry as ...

Production Starts on Bi-Fuel Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Trucks

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With domestic natural gas production at an all-time high, the fuel is an increasingly attractive alternative to gasoline and diesel. All of the Detroit Three have an entry in the market, and GM kicked off production of its bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra models at its Fort Wayne, Indiana plant last week. Powered by ...