Author Archives: Brent Salvatore

Dubai Cops Roll In Chevy Camaro SS Style

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It’s been nearly 11 years since Chevrolet offered an actual police equipment package for the Camaro, but that apparently hasn’t deterred the Dubai Police force, as they’re now rocking a brand new 2013 Camaro SS coupe. Like Dubai’s other patrol cars, the Camaro wears white paint along with green bodyside and hood striping – the latter ...

Opel director Sedran to succeed Docherty as Chevy Europe boss

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When longtime General Motors executive Susan Docherty announced she would be stepping down from her post as the head of Chevrolet and Cadillac in Europe, there was some idle chatter that plans for the creation of a new global overseer position for the Bowtie brand was behind the move. And while US sales chief Alan ...

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 ...

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV: 119 MPGe Combined

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The Chevrolet Spark EV is officially a small car with big numbers: the electric minicar was just rated at 119 MPGe combined, making it the most efficient electric cars available to the public today. Chevrolet announced this morning that the Environmental Protection Agency had just completed its testing of the new EV and found the Spark ...

Spied: 2015 GM SUVs

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Our spy photographer managed to catch all three versions of General Motors’ large SUVs out testing together. The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban, GMC Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade SUVs seen here appear to be complete vehicles with production-ready bodywork. GM announced in February 2012 that a stamping plant in Arlington, Texas, would work in tandem with an assembly ...

Spark Ranger: 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV EPA Range, Efficiency Announced

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General Motors will launch its first all-electric car in 14 years this summer. The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV, an electrified version of the company’s subcompact Spark hatchback, is a welcome sequel to the two-door GM EV1 that retired in 1999–and by the numbers, its overall performance isn’t far off the earlier car's.  However, the Spark EV ...

2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Other GMT 360 SUVs Recalled for Electrical Short

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193,652 2006 and 2007 model year General Motors SUVs are being recalled for a short in the driver’s side electrical panel module caused by a potential water leak in the driver’s side door. The recall affects the Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, and related GMT 360 SUV models Buick Rainier, Saab 9-7x and Isuzu Ascender. Owners of ...

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 ...
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