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Recall Central: Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Honda Accord, Honda Fit

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado, 2014 GMC Sierra The Problem: The passenger airbag in crew cab models of the trucks may not inflate in a crash, potentially causing more injuries to the passenger. General Motors says it doesn’t have any reports of crashes or injuries resulting from this problem, however. The Fix: GM will inspect affected 2014 Chevrolet Silverado ...

Treasury Selling More GM Stock, Cadillac Plans China Plant

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The U.S. Treasury announced plans to sell more of its remaining stock in General Motors, as the government seeks to divest itself of shares purchased during the auto industry bailout of 2009. In today’s announcement, the Treasury says it will publicly sell the 241.7 million shares it still holds in GM. That comes after earlier reports ...

GM April 2013 Sales Rise 11 Percent

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General Motors posted an 11.4-percent sales gain in April, selling 237,646 vehicles. All four of the GM brands saw car sales increase last month compared to April 2012. Winner: Chevrolet Silverado — 39,395 sales, up 28.1 percent Even though buyers know that the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado goes on sale later this year, they still snapped up ...

Spied: 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Apes The Sonic

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Our spy photographers once again caught the next-generation 2015 Chevrolet Cruze out testing. As with the previous prototype we spotted, the new car will crib several design cues from the Sonic. The next Chevrolet Cruze clearly takes cues from the Sonic sedan and hatchback, adopting that car’s tapered nose, descending hood, narrow headlights, and deep vertical ...

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Rated at 460 HP

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When General Motors unveiled the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray earlier this year, it left out one piece of information: the car’s power ratings. Now, the automaker says the C7 Corvette will officially be good for 455 hp at 6000 rpm and 460 lb-ft of torque at 4600 rpm, or 460 hp at 6000 rpm and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Recall Central: Toyota FJ Cruiser Headlights, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Seatbelts

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2007-2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser The Problem: Models equipped with the optional Toyota Auxiliary Driving Lamp kit are brighter than allowed by federal law. Because of the way the 55-watt, add-on driving lights are angled, they are too bright when combined with the output from the FJ Cruiser’s factory headlights. That could dazzle oncoming drivers, potentially causing ...

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 Goes 0-60 MPH in 3.8 Seconds

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We learned last week that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray with the Z51 package will be good for up to 460 hp, but what is power without knowing how quickly you can use it? Now we know just how rapidly the new Corvette Stingray will make the dash from 0 to 60 mph: 3.8 seconds. Chevrolet ...

2014 Corvette Coupe Order Guide Revealed

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The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe hasn’t yet reached dealerships, but now we’ve seen what appears to be the official dealer order guide. Keep reading to get a preview of some 2014 Corvette Stingray features and options. Though pricing remains a question mark, what appears to be the order guide details standard and optional equipment. The ...