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California has thrown a wrench in Trump's big deal with the auto industry

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The US auto industry has thus far notched the biggest win with the new administration of Donald Trump. The CEOs of Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler moved fast to cut a quick deal with Trump to re-open an EPA and Department of Transportation review of emissions and fuel economy standards that had been closed under Obama.

2017 GMC Canyon Denali: Our View Review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Before the Denali showed up, the fanciest Canyon you could get was the SLT model, which I drove in diesel form in the summer of 2016 to pull a 22-foot Airstream trailer. An SLE model won our 2016 Midsize Pickup Challenge, besting every other mid-size pickup in the category, including the new Honda Ridgeline. So how does the new top luxury model stack up to the field?

2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 Review: A Main Event At The Biggest Game In Town

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Perhaps no segment in the U.S. is as competitive as fullsize pickups. With hearty V8 power and rugged good looks, the Chevy Silverado still makes a strong case for itself.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox First Drive Review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The styling of the new Equinox is not as sharp as that of the new Mazda CX-5 or as funky as the Honda CR-V’s, but it’s pleasant in a neutral way, yanking stylistic cues from the Cruze and Malibu. It’s smaller than the outgoing crossover, its wheelbase shrinking by a not-insignificant 5.2 inches and overall length dropping by 4.7 inches. Height drops down by 0.9 inch, lending a more slippery aerodynamic profile. Thanks to the daintier proportions and the new D2XX platform, Chevy was also able to slice off around 400 pounds of weight.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu First Look Review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Upon being completely redesigned last year with a longer wheelbase affording more rear seat legroom, the Chevy Malibu enters the 2017 model year with a handful of updates. Those choosing the top-of-the-line Malibu Premier benefit from a new 9-speed automatic transmission, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Teen Driver technologies have been added to all but the lowest trim level, and Malibu 1LT customers can now opt for a Sport Package, replete with 18” wheels and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

2017 Cadillac Escalade: Our View Review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - It had been a while since we last experienced Cadillac's range-topper, so we spent a week with the latest example, a 2017 Cadillac Escalade four-wheel-drive Platinum. We drove a short-wheelbase version that tickled the $100,000 MSRP mark and lacked nothing on the model's options list except the extra length of the Escalade ESV.

2018 Opel Insignia Review (2018 Holden Commodore Review)

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The new European Opel Insignia has a mountain to climb in Australia. It has to capture the mainstream, as it’s going to wear Holden Commodore badges. And yes it’s front-drive, or in top versions AWD. The cabin is big and finished with a lush quality the Commodore never had, it’s loaded with high-tech features and it’s a quiet comfy machine to ride in. Not such good news for the driver though: it’s a dull steer. That said, we drove about the dullest version in the Euro lineup. Oz versions get more power and a locally developed suspension tune, so there’s hope yet.

The 2017 LaCrosse Is Not Your Daddy's Buick

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Sometimes I fantasize about driving something that is not a minivan or SUV. It would be swell if I could haul my three children, husband, dog and all of their junk in a sports car or sedan. OK, sports car is total fantasy, but sedan? Maybe. Most don't work, but when a car like the all-new 2017 Buick LaCrosse comes out, I wonder. Buick claims the sedan's spacious interior can comfortably fit all kinds of large adults, but what does that mean for my largish family?

Review: 2017 Buick LaCrosse is more than a restyled Impala

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - For the 2017 model year, Buick totally reconfigured the big LaCrosse sedan in an effort to differentiate it from the crowd of standard and semi-luxurious sedans on the market. Buick succeeded, taking what used to be just a restyled Impala and making it something unique to the segment.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Review: First Drive

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - No longer a plus-sized entrant among compact SUVs, the redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Equinox takes direct aim at popular models like the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue. The new Equinox is less distinctive than its predecessor, which had a certain bigger-is-better appeal among smallish rivals. This one feels more like the rest of them, but it lands there with undeniable refinement.