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2014 Chevrolet Impala Production Starts

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The lines at General Motors’ Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant are in motion today: the carmaker says that it’s produced the first 2014 Chevrolet Impala and will begin selling the new model this month. It’s been almost one year to the day since we first saw the 2014 Impala, at the 2012 New York Auto Show, and ...

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 ...

GM Suggests Shorter Oil Change Schedules for 779,000 Cars

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General Motors is revising in-car oil change warnings for 778,956 vehicles. The change affects vehicles sold with the company’s 2.4-liter I-4, including the 2010-2012 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, Buick Regal, and Buick LaCrosse models. Late last year, GM decided to update the software to shorten oil change interval warnings after noticing warranty claims for worn-out chains ...

2014 Mazda 6, 2013 Toyota Avalon Named Ward’s 10 Best Interiors

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WardsAuto has released its 2013 rankings of the 10 best interiors. Seven of the top interiors came from Asian automakers, while the remaining three all came from General Motors and Chrysler. Notably missing from this year’s list are any European automakers – last year, Audi, Land Rover, and Volkswagen all took home honors. However, this year, ...

2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country Revealed

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Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn, Ford F-150 King Ranch, Toyota Tundra 1794. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a fad. Automakers are cashing in on cowboy kitsch and increasing demand for luxury pickup trucks. Now Chevrolet wants in on this lucrative niche. Late this year, it will offer the 2014 Silverado High Country. “We see that portion ...

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 ...

Recall Roundup: 87,000 Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h Hybrids

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2010 Toyota Prius and 2010 Lexus HS 250h The Problem: Due to vibration, the brake pressure accumulator could develop a fatigue crack on an internal part. Toyota has yet to disclose what could happen if the accumulator cracks, but has stated that there have been no reported injuries or accidents related to the problem. The Fix: Owners ...

ZL1-Engined Chevrolet SS – Should It Happen?

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A new report suggests that a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1-powered Holden VF Commodore is coming to dealers. Dubbed the HSV GTS “Gen F,” the super sedan will be powered by the ZL1’s LSA V-8 engine, making it the most powerful car built in Australia, according to Carsguide. Should Chevrolet consider a supercharged SS sedan for the U.S.? With ...