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SUV Smackdown, Acadia vs. CX-9

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Behold the 2017 GMC Acadia and 2016 Mazda CX-9: They are wolves in sheep’s clothing, sporty midsize SUVs (that is not an oxymoron) on stiffened spines. I came up fast on the Audi S7 near Hume, Virginia, the big GMC Denali grille filling his mirrors. When traffic cleared, the Audi took my bait. He leaped forward to shake my shadow. But this isn’t your average, hulking SUV. Or even the first-generation, hulking Acadia.

2017 GMC Acadia first drive: A lighter shade of crossover

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - GMC added what the Acadia needs most: lightness. GMC claims the 2017 Acadia will tip the scales, in I4 FWD trim, at 3,956 pounds -- a whopping 700 pounds lighter. Some of the weight savings comes from dropping the base V6 in lieu of a lighter, naturally aspirated 2.5-liter I4, but even V6 models are more than 600 pounds lighter.

Can good looks save the Buick Cascada from mediocrity?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - First Buick convertible in 25 years. But is "good enough" really "good enough?" General Motors has been on a bona fide roll lately. Releasing good products like the latest Corvette, Camaro, the revitalized Volt. Waking up the dormant mid-size truck segment. Genuine leaders like Cadillac's ATS have shown the world that there's life aboard the S.S. GM and that the once-beleaguered giant has learned and refocused after staring death in the face. Which brings us to the Buick Cascada convertible.

Five Pending 200-Mile Range EVs That Won’t Break The Bank

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - To everyone holding out for more electric car range for your money, it appears the industry has heard you. Just two years ago $35,000 could pay for a nicely equipped EV with 84 EPA-rated miles range, and while that’s still the case, on the horizon are five EVs that could deliver 200 miles for nearly the same outlay.

Chevy's Camaro SS can wirelessly charge a phone... while doing donuts

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Camaro nameplate is about a synonymous with American muscle as NASA is with space travel and the Twinkie is with indestructibility. With the sixth-generation Camaro, though, Chevy has massaged more into the iconic pony car than just burliness. Chevy furnished it with lots of technology, too.

Cosworth To Build V8-Manufacturing Plant In Suburban Detroit

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - High-performance engineering company Cosworth, known among gearheads for specializing in engines and electronics dedicated to motorsport, will open a $30 million plant in suburban Detroit.

Zipcar customers are becoming disillusioned for one troubling reason

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Zipcar was once considered a glimmer of hope in the notoriously cumbersome rental car business. But the Boston-based car sharing service can't shake a constant stream of online criticism from customers who feel poorly treated.

2016 Cadillac CT6 2.0T Instrumented Test: Defying the Status Quo at the Club

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Four or five decades ago, the country-club parking lot would have been considered the natural habitat for any vehicle wearing Cadillac’s wreath and crest. But things changed somewhere in the latter half of the 20th century, when the idle rich and the aspirational merely wealthy moved on to European, and later Japanese, marques in search of the exclusivity and status that the domestic offerings seemed to have lost.