Archives for Rumors - Page 22

Vette Engineering Manager Explains C7 Chassis

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Detroit – Chevrolet’s glitzy Detroit show premiere of the C7 Corvette Stingray stands as the car debut of this very young year. Exterior and interior design reviews are overwhelmingly positive, and the enthusiast media are anxious to test the 450-plus-horsepower small-block that gets more than 26 mpg on the highway. The Corvette’s ride and ...

Detroit 2013 Hits and Misses – Amy Skogstrom

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HITS  Hyundai HCD-14 This luxury Hyundai has all the trappings of a concept car — dramatic styling, forward-looking technology, wide-opening suicide doors, a sleek interior, oversize wheels. The grille is too prominent and the beltline a bit too high for my tastes, but I’d be happy to see some of the styling elements, especially the ...

Detroit 2013 Hits And Misses — Jake Holmes

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Hit: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. Yes, everybody loves the new Chevrolet Corvette, and the stand was absolutely packed on both days of the Detroit show. I am very impressed with how the futuristic the new design looks, and how much the production Corvette resembles some racy concept car. Moreover, it should be an absolute riot ...

Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla End 2012 Leading Compact Segment Sales

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Compared to 2011, the Honda Civic dethroned the Toyota Corolla as the best-selling compact for 2012, while the Chevrolet Cruze finished in fourth behind the Ford Focus. Honda sold 317,909 Civics in 2012 – an increase of nearly 97,000 units from 2011 – which was enough for it to take compact sales crown. Although ...

Epic Drives: 2012 Year In Review

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It’s an unfortunately common scenario. Supremely capable cars relegated to a mundane slog in upscale neighborhoods, or through the nouveau riche suburbs, never realizing their full potential except for some brief stoplight or freeway sprints. So when envisioning some compelling content for the new Motor Trend Channel on YouTube, the combination of great cars ...

Cocktail Chatter: February 22, 2013

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What cocktails go best with all this car chatter? Automobilemag.com is here to help with weekly recipes. Remember, this is for talking about cars, not driving — always designate a driver. This week’s cocktail comes by way of Automobile Magazine contributor Bob Merlis, who served The Christie at his Palm Springs pool party this ...

2012 In Review: Six Takeaways from the Mid-Size Melee

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The humble mid-size sedan doesn’t have a lot of thrills going for it–most are powered by four-cylinder engines and engineered for maximum comfort for mom or dad as they commute. Behind the scenes, however, the battle for four-door hegemony is fierce as manufacturers use every advantage to bring in new customers. With 2011′s mid-size market ...

Recall Central: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Suspension; 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze, Sonic, Buick Verano Airbags

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu The Problem: Some nuts in the rear suspension of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu may not have been torqued correctly. Initially this could cause suspension noise and some wayward handling; as the bolts become looser over time, they could eventually give way and cause what General Motors terms “sudden changes in vehicle handling” ...