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John Force Debuts 2016 Camaro SS Funny Car

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Today Chevrolet and 16-time NHRA champion John Force introduced the all-new 2016 Camaro SS Funny Car that he’ll race this weekend at the NHRA Kansas Nationals, in Topeka, Kansas. The new Funny Car body is the first based on the sixth-generation Camaro SS. Force’s teammates Courtney Force and Robert Hight will introduce new Camaro SS Funny Cars later this season.

Bob Lutz Critiques Tesla Motors in TV Interview

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Former GM vice chair and Chevrolet Volt protagonist Bob Lutz had more statements to make about the future of Tesla Motors and its products to CBS MoneyWatch. “I’m certainly a great fan of the Model S. The Model X isn’t working too well because it doesn’t have enough roof structure, so those doors are never going to work. The Model 3 — we’ll see what happens with that. I think it’s going to be delayed again,” Lutz said.

Chevrolet Adds High Desert Special Edition to Silverado 1500 Lineup

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The 2016 High Desert trim package is an option on Silverado LT, LTZ and top-of-the-line High Country models. The upgrade adds a lockable, flexible bed storage system consisting of two side storage bins along the bed sides, flip-up/down dividers in the bed floor and a three-piece hard tonneau cover. The weatherproof system installs over the truck's steel bed, essentially turning the bed into a multifunction, lockable toolbox.

2013-2016 Chevrolet Sonic, Trax, 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark recalled for software glitch

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - General Motors has announced a recall of nearly 318,000 Sonic, Spark, and Trax vehicles from the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those cars may have a software glitch that could make them more susceptible to theft.

2017 GMC Acadia first drive review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - When GMC released the Acadia for the 2007 model year, it showed that the automaker was starting to get it. Instead of limiting families to large truck-based SUVs like the Yukon that could double as tow vehicles and break the family fuel budget, GMC, along with Saturn, Buick, and eventually Chevrolet, was finally offering a crossover that drove.

Maverick "car guy" Bob Lutz still pulls no punches

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The retired auto exec says Tesla is a "cult stock," self-driving cars are a buzzkill and more in a revealing interview. Even people who have never heard of Bob Lutz have no doubt seen the cars the 84-year-old has had a hand in developing. They range from luxury models such as the BMW 3 Series and the Cadillac CTS to SUVs such as the Ford Explorer and even electric cars like the Chevrolet Volt. During his nearly 50-year career in the auto industry with stops at BMW, Ford, GM, and Chrysler, Lutz has earned a reputation for speaking his mind and angering his bosses.

Chevy Rolls Out 10-Speed Transmission For The Camaro ZL1

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - A very powerful sports car it may be, yet GM opted to offer the ZL1’s with an automatic transmission. Not just any auto, though, but a 10-speed one. Why not a dual-clutch, as is the norm in most other manufacturers? Well, according to Chevrolet it upshifts faster than a dual-clutch transmission and comes with a wider overall gear ratio spread to optimize performance and efficiency, thanks to its wider 7.39 overall gear ratio spread, which intensifies acceleration off the line with an aggressive 4.70 first gear.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox Colors Detailed

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Chevrolet Equinox loses two exterior colors, Champagne Silver Metallic and Tungsten Metallic, while gaining one new one, Nightfall Gray Metallic, for a total of nine exterior colors as it heads into the next model year.

General Motors' Fuel Economy Discrepancies Could Extend to 2 Million Vehicles

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - GM issued a stop-sale order last week to its dealers of 2016 Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse, and GMC Acadia SUVs, calling for those models not to be sold until a correction could be made to the vehicle's window stickers. The concern is that they overstate fuel economy by 1 to 2 mpg. However, when Consumer Reports looked at our own historical test data next to fuel economy numbers from the EPA and GM's own claims, it seemed like there might be more to this story. The stated figures for the Enclave, Traverse, Acadia, and also the discontinued Saturn Outlook may have been incorrect for years.