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How Did Mighty Chevrolet Become NASCAR's Slowpoke?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Just before the 2019 NASCAR season, I talked to the seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson about having a new crew chief and a new corporate sponsor. I asked Johnson, who is 43 and is in his 18th Cup season, if the changes left him feeling invigorated, refreshed.

Family SUV Comparison Test: 2019 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2019 Subaru Ascent vs. 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - For 2019, three of the newest family-sized crossover SUVs you can buy are the Chevrolet Traverse (redesigned for 2018), Subaru Ascent (new for 2019), and the Volkswagen Atlas (new for 2018). For this comparison test, we grabbed top-trim examples of each and spent the day driving them back-to-back, assessing their layout and design, comfort and utility, safety and technology, and driving dynamics.

Fiat 500 will go all-electric next year, report says

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The next generation of the Fiat 500 will take a big step toward a greener future by becoming the Italian automaker's battery-electric luxury hatchback, Auto Express reports. Fiat showed off an electric Centoventi concept at the Geneva auto show this month as a preview of the replacement for the current-generation Panda hatch, but the electric drivetrain of the concept also gave the automotive world a taste of the next-gen Cinquecento."Premium is the way we will go with the EV 500," Fiat and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Marketing Officer Olivier Francois told Auto Express."A new 500, totall

Tech investor Ann Winblad talks Uber's Careem acquisition, Apple's streaming service

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Legendary tech investor Ann Winblad, founder and managing partner at Hummer Windblad Venture Partners, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss the latest tech ventures and anticipated IPOs including Apple TV+ and Uber's acquisition of its Middle Eastern rival Careem.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500's Diesel Engine Puts Up Impressive Numbers

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Chevrolet Silverado 1500's new turbo-diesel 3.0-liter inline-six makes 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Those numbers beat the Ford F-150 diesel's 3.0-liter V-6 by 27 horsepower and 20 lb-ft of torque.