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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 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 ...

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 ...

2014 Chevrolet Impala Four-Cylinder Begins Production

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After introducing the 2014 Impala at last year’s New York auto show, Chevrolet is now ramping up production of the all-new full-size sedan. Initially, only the V-6 engine was being produced, but a new report says that the automaker has now begun production of Impalas with the 2.5-liter I-4. The smaller four-cylinder is rated for 196 ...

We Hear: GM May Expand ATS/CTS Plant for Next-Gen Camaro

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A new report from The Detroit News reveals that General Motors will invest up to $38 million to expand its Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant. The expansion would allow the plant to build the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro. GM has reportedly already asked the city of Lansing, Michigan, for a tax abatement for its expansion. GM announced ...

Average Vehicle Age in U.S. Hits 11 Years, Ford Models Most Abundant on Roads

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More and more people are holding onto their old cars, as a new report from data experts Experian reveals the number of older vehicles on the road has increased by more than 17 million since 2009. Cars seven years and older account for 17.3 million cars on the road, reports Experian Automotive in its Q1 2012 ...

Depleted: Tony Posawatz, Key Developer for Chevy Volt, Retires from GM

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Tony Posawatz, a key developer of the Chevy Volt who first thought of the car as a “science-fair project,” is retiring from General Motors, Automotive News reports. He has served as the Volt’s vehicle line director since 2006. Posawatz told Automotive News he hopes to continue working in the automotive industry, but has “decided to take ...

CAW Tentatively Strikes Deal With Ford; GM, Chrysler Not Out of the Water Yet

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As of last night, the labor contracts between the Canadian Auto Wokers union and Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler expired. Ford and the CAW have tentatively struck a new deal, but GM and Chrysler have yet to come to an agreement with the union. Ford is currently in the best shape – as of yesterday afternoon, ...

Lexus Leads J.D. Power’s 2012 Initial Quality Study – Jaguar, Porsche Not Far Behind

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For the second consecutive year, Lexus is the highest-ranked brand in J.D. Power and Associates’ annual Initial Quality Survey (IQS). The automaker scored an average of 73 problems per 100 vehicles (73 PP100). The report also showed that initial quality increased by 5 percent across the industry, though audio, entertainment, ...

Chevrolet Volt and Audi A8 Lauded in 2012 J.D. Power APEAL Study

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Chevrolet and Audi should take a victory lap or two around the nearest track: J.D. Power has released the results of its yearly APEAL automotive study, and both automakers pulled ahead of their competitors in initial owner satisfaction. J.D. Power’s yearly Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout Study — dubbed APEAL — surveyed more than 74,000 people ...
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