Archives for August, 2013 - Page 2

Feature Flick: 2014 Chevrolet SS Makes Cameo in Holden Commodore Ad

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In case you’ve forgotten, the 2014 Chevrolet SS is the American-spec version of Australia’s new Holden Commodore. As part of a triumphant new ad for the Commodore, Holden reminds us that, “when shipped to the States, new Commodore becomes our new top-of-the-line Chevrolet sedan.” The 96-second ad regales viewers with the amount of testing and ...

GM to sell rebranded Peugeot vans in US?

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According to a report by France's La Tribune cited by Reuters, General Motors and Peugeot are discussing the possibility of selling PSA Peugeot-Citroën commercial vans in the US through The General's dealership network. While specific models and what brand they may sell under stateside are not immediately clear, the move isn't entirely out of the ...

Hyundai Elantra Leads March Compact Sales

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Honda, Hyundai is knocking at your door. March 2013 sales saw a few major changes in the compact segment, with the Hyundai Elantra moving up to third place, right behind the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. A new model might be just around the corner, but that isn’t stopping Toyota from selling Corollas by the bundle; ...

Ward’s 10 Best Interiors released, Asian automakers take 7 of 10 spots

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Step inside just about any new car these days and you'll quickly see that vehicle interiors have become a pretty nice place to spend some time in. For the third consecutive year, WardsAuto sat in each and every new vehicle that had received redesigned or updated interiors, and it has now named its 10 Best ...

Chevy’s famed Bowtie still looking dapper at 100 years

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The Chevrolet Bowtie, that iconic badge that's adorned an estimated 215 million cars and trucks, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The Bowtie originally debuted on the 1914 Chevrolet H-2 Royal Mail and H-4 Baby Grand. Rumors have long surrounded the Bowtie logo's origins, with some claiming it was borrowed from the wallpaper of a ...

2014 Chevy Spark ditching four-speed automatic for CVT

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According to Green Car Reports, a few minor changes are on deck for the littlest Chevrolet. Christi Landy, Chevy's small car marketing director, confirmed to GCR that the 2014 model year Spark will lose its four-speed automatic transmission in favor of a continuously variable unit. The new CVT will be offered alongside the Spark's five-speed manual ...

GM ‘thanked’ by biodiesel groups for making the Cruze Diesel B20-ready

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As if one of the world's largest automakers needed additional advertisement, General Motors now is getting big-time support from biodiesel advocates for being the first US automaker to have made one of its light-duty models be able to run on diesel with a 20 percent biodiesel mix, i.e. B20. The National Biodiesel Board calls GM ...

GM reportedly recalling select 2014 Silverado, Sierra pickups over airbag issue

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General Motors is recalling 843 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Crew Cab pickups, due to a fault with the vehicle's airbags. According to GM, the airbags may not inflate properly in the event of a crash. There haven't been any crashes or injuries associated with this recall, which is always good. Naturally, repairs will ...