Archives for September 1st, 2013

Feature Flick: 2014 Chevrolet Impala Teams Up with John Legend

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Chevrolet announced a new marketing campaign for the 2014 Impala that features Grammy-award winning musician John Legend. Legend’s new single, “Made to Love,” is the basis for this first clip which debuted nationally during Game 7 of the NBA Finals on ABC. Legend says his first car was a Chevrolet and, growing up in the Midwest, ...

General Motors and Ford Jointly Developing 9- and 10-Speed Automatic Transmissions

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Long having lagged behind the foreign competition in transmission gear count, it was a big deal when General Motors and Ford announced their first partnership to develop a six-speed automatic transmission together in the mid-2000s. Alas, technology rarely stays still, and General Motors ...

2014 Toyota Corolla Versus Rivals: By The Numbers

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The Toyota Corolla has long been one of the bestselling models in its class, but how will the new car stack up in the crowded compact sedan segment? To see, we pitted the 2014 Toyota Corolla sedan’s specifications against those of its closest rivals. As the chart below reveals, the segment is relatively homogenous. Four-cylinder engines ...

Malaise Era All-Stars

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A few weeks ago, we bid a fond happy 40th anniversary to the automotive dark ages of 1973-84 that have come to be known as 'The Malaise Era' – the performance ice-age when 160 horsepower was a lot and a 0-60 time of under 10 seconds was remarkable. Like music in the 1980s, everything in ...