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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 ...

Toyota, GM, Ford, Ram Argue Over Tow Ratings

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Toyota isn’t too happy with GM, Ford, or Ram. The automakers have been going back and forth for years determining an SAE-standardized test for their trucks’ tow ratings, and while Toyota is using the numbers with the refreshed Tundra, the Detroit Three aren’t playing ball, reports Automotive News. The standardized SAE testing procedure, named J2807, is ...

2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Pricing, Power Announced

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General Motors officially unwrapped the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra full-size pickups back in December, but shied away from talking numbers when it came to power, fuel consumption, or pricing. That’s no longer the case, as the General began to feed us some firm specifications earlier this morning. Let’s start with powertrain. As we ...

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 ...

Transformers’ Bumblebee Camaro and Optimus Prime Spied Near Movie Studios

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California may have earthquakes, high unemployment, suffocating taxes and onerous environmental and business regulations, but the state enjoys some of the best weather in the country, and is the center of the country’s, if not the world’s entertainment industry. Those that work in “the biz” see it as just a job, and some things that ...

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, ...

GM March Sales Up 6.4 Percent Despite Model Changeovers

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Model changeovers were the name of the game for General Motors’ March 2013 sales results. While the company was up 6.4 percent over last March, a number of the company’s flagship models saw big percentage drops due to changeovers to all-new models. GM’s March sales totaled 245,950 and all four of the automaker’s brands were ...

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 ...

2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Spied

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Our spy shooters once again caught the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon truck twins testing, and this time they caught a glance under the trucks’ hoods. The new photos reveal that at a V-6 with variable valve timing and direct injection will be available for the new Colorado and Canyon. Although the 2015 Chevrolet ...

2014 Chevrolet Silverado Claims Best-in-Class Standard V-6 Torque

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As the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra inch closer to production, we’re learning more about the pair. One big win for the duo: they will claim best-in-class torque figures with their base, V-6 engines. The 2014 Sierra/Silverado’s base engine is a 4.3-liter V-6 from GM’s EcoTec3 family. It’s rated at 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of ...
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