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PHOTOS! Cars of the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - There’s more to the 2018 Chicago Auto Show than you may think — from a mean-looking concept connected to a new action movie to the latest variant of an extremely powerful three-row SUV, there’s a car for every type of enthusiast. Keep checking this page as we continue to add more car photos from the 2018 Chicago auto show.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Could Be Here By March 2018

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Although the long-delayed Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was supposed to be displayed at the LA Auto Show but wasn’t, Mitsubishi’s US website now has a dedicated page for it, and its dealers are being told it will be available by February or March 2018. Why it was not shown at LA is not known, but the only all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid crossover in its $35,000-and-up price range (before incentives) appears due, and this time it may mean it.

Update Your Chevrolet Corvette’s Damper Software, Get Quicker Lap Times

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Taking a page out of the Tesla playbook, General Motors is offering a software update to C7 Chevrolet Corvettes equipped with magnetorheological dampers, or Magnetic Ride Control if you’re up on GM trade names. This update can apply to models as old as 2014, which is the first model year of the Stingray, and those as new as 2016.

2017 Ram 3500: Quick Review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Our most recent head-to-head comparison – the 2017 One-Ton Heavy-Duty Pickup Challenge – pitted the all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty F-350 against the winner of our previous one-ton contest, the GMC Sierra 3500. As many readers noted after seeing photos on our Facebook page and other places, we had all three class competitors at the beginning of the Challenge.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado Redline Edition Review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - More so than any other type of vehicle, trucks offer endless amounts of customization options. From the number of doors, bed lengths, engines and page after page of options lists, if you want a ride that speaks to your individualism, a pickup truck is the way to go. Earlier this year at the Chicago Auto Show, Chevy expanded their Redline Edition across 9 vehicles.

Opel Taking Reservations For Ampera-E In Germany, Won’t Arrive Until 2018

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Opel has already opened its Ampera-e reservation book in Germany, accepting €1,000 pre-orders for its first all-electric model, based on the Chevrolet Bolt EV with 238 miles/383 km of real world range. The bad news is that reservation page states a 2018 delivery date.

How one man triggered a GM airbag sensor recall

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Saturn Sky owner Troy Lyman's 67-page report on airbag sensor failures caused a recall of two General Motors cars. Before Lyman, the automaker and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration had not acted.

‘All-new’ Lincoln SUV to be Built in China, Ford Claims

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Not content with just offering Chinese buyers the Lincoln Continental, Ford Motor Company plans to take a page from General Motors’ playbook and offer the expansive market its own home-built SUV. The automaker intends to partner with China’s Changan Automobile Group to build Lincolns in the city of Chongqing, starting in late 2019, Ford claims.

The man who brought Google Street View to the world is now leading engineering at Lyft

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - About a decade ago, Google cofounder Larry Page handed Luc Vincent a task. The Frenchman was to oversee a collaboration with Stanford University on a seemingly preposterous new project.

Thrilled With Its Super Bowl Debut Last Year, Buick Returns for an Encore

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The General Motors nameplate told Adweek on Wednesday that it has bought a 30-second spot on Super Bowl LI. The decision comes a year after the brand made its big-game debut with a spot starring New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. That ad led to a 50 percent increase of traffic to on game day last year, and a 100 percent increase the day after the game, she said. Visits to the product page of the Cascada luxury convertible, which was the subject of the ad, rose 960 percent. The spot was also the fourth most TiVo'ed of the game, Peck added.