Author Archives: Karen Lint

General Motors Makes Investment for 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon

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General Motors is investing $133 million into its Wentzville, Missouri assembly and stamping plant this week. The additional investment will create or retain 55 jobs and will help the facility prepare to build the upcoming 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon midsize pickups. The new investment will go toward the addition of a third stamping ...

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Heavier Than C6

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Despite early reports that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray would be lighter than the outgoing C6 Corvette, it actually appears that its estimated curb weight has gone up. Chevrolet tells us that, according to an early estimate, the new Corvette Stingray weighs about 90 pounds more than the old model. The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s new aluminum ...

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 ...

Chevy Volt ad ‘Silent Anthem’ brings back friendly deer, robot dogs

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With a great soundtrack – Patty Griffin's Heavenly Day – Chevy is once again using robot dogs and real deer to tell us how eco-friendly the Volt is. The new Volt commercial, called 'Silent Anthem,' is basically an expanded version of the Volt's snippets from the Find New Roads commercial from February, but this time ...

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Gets 46 MPG Highway

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The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel has been officially tested by the EPA, and the agency says the new sedan will return fuel economy of 27/33/46 mpg (city/combined/highway). That makes the Cruze Diesel more efficient on the highway than its main rival, the Volkswagen Jetta TDI. The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel uses a 2.0-liter inline-four turbodiesel engine with ...

Next-gen Chevy Volt could be $10,000 cheaper

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A sub-$30,000 Chevrolet Volt? General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says that could be in the making within a year, Car and Driver reports. Akerson, speaking recently at a green-technology conference in California, said the company may be able to shave as much as $10,000 off the sticker price of the next-generation version of the extended-range plug-in. ...

2014 Chevy Impala production commences

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Production of the tenth-generation Chevrolet Impala began today, with the first 2014 model rolling of the line at the company's Ontario's Oshawa Assembly plant. The new Impala, which will be produced at General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck plant in addition to the Canadian location, is expected to make an appearance in showrooms later this month. Impala assembly ...

Feature Flick: Hot Rod Celebrates its 65th Anniversary with Homecoming 2013

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America’s love affair with the car goes back many years, and few publications are a better example of this than Hot Rod magazine. With a history that goes back to just after World War II, Hot Rod has featured hundreds, if not thousands of custom performance cars over the years. But rather than just sit ...
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