Archives for October 2nd, 2013

General Motors Full-Size Trucks To Be On Ongoing Lightening Program

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After years of small, incremental changes to full-size trucks, the segment is suddenly white-hot with competitive fervor, with each of the Detroit Three trying to one-up their cross-town rivals. Despite just now rolling into showrooms from coast-to-coast, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks are already feeling the pressure to improve fuel economy from ...

Rumors Video Roundup: Justin Bell Flogs Camaro ZL1, SLS AMG, Vettel Visits Us, Holden Tips Hat to Chevy

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Whether you’re a fan of American muscle or high-dollar European machinery, this week’s video roundup has something for everyone. Ace driver Justin Bell takes both the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG to the track, and offers his impressions of the two high-horse rides, and Formula One Star and Infiniti engineering consultant Sebastian ...

Car sales in Europe up for first time in 19 months

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Automotive News reports the European automotive market has posted first gain in 19 months. Germany and Spain helped push the swell thanks to higher-than-average consumer confidence, though the EU saw registrations jump two percent overall compared to the prior year. In April, buyers took home 1.08 million new vehicles, up from 1.06 million during the ...

2013 Chevy Spark

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Chevy's More Manageable Micro Machine Minicars have yet to really catch on in the US, and while the reason for that is probably at least partially because of our addiction to big crossovers and SUVs, we have a feeling that some of the indifference toward these tiny cars is the lack of functional practicality and efficiency ...

GM planning to put its fullsize pickups on a big diet, too

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General Motors is just coming off a complete redesign of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra for 2014, but in the US fullsize truck market, there is no rest for the weary. According to Reuters, plans are already unfurling for both trucks to drop pounds from their curb weight over the next few years, but ...