http://www.foxsports.com - Dale Earnhardt Jr. has his own pickup truck. And now fans can buy one just like it. Thursday afternoon, Hendrick Motorsports unveiled the Dale Jr. No. 88 Special Edition Silverado, which is available on 1500 Crew Cab Short Bed models. Pricing information is available from local Chevy dealers, and the Dale Jr. model can be ordered in any standard Chevy color.
http://www.thecarconnection.com - Yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posted recalls affecting nearly 1.5 million US vehicles equipped with Takata's fatally flawed airbags.
http://media.gm.com - GM is issuing a preliminary recall for certain 2007-2011 full-size trucks and SUVs with passenger-side front airbag inflators covered by Takata defect information reports submitted to NHTSA on May 16, 2016. NHTSA directed Takata to file DIRs for previously unrecalled front airbag inflators using ammonium nitrate propellant without a drying agent. The order requires vehicle manufacturers named in the Takata reports to initiate recalls. Although GM does not believe that a safety defect exists at this time, the company is filing a preliminary recall in cooperation with NHTSA.
http://news.pickuptrucks.com - Although several automakers had strong Memorial Day weekend sales events, the fact that this May had two fewer selling days when compared with last year seemed to significantly hurt monthly sales totals. Add to that a lackluster economy in many sectors and you begin to see why some analysts are predicting a year-end sales number significantly lower than the strong finish we had in 2015.
http://news.pickuptrucks.com - In the heated atmosphere of the upcoming presidential election there have been passionate discussions about the economy and automotive jobs leaving the US Moving jobs in the opposite direction, it looks like GM will bring much of its Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 production from Silao, Mexico, to Flint, Mich.According to The Detroit News, a memo from United Auto Workers Local 598 to its members announced that GM will be moving extra production of these two popular models from Mexico to the Flint Assembly Plant, which currently produces heavy- and light-duty pickups.
http://news.pickuptrucks.com - Lighter vehicles mean better fuel economy, so since the 1975 enactment of federally mandated corporate average fuel economy standards, all vehicles — pickup trucks included — have gone on a long-term diet, shedding weight with each redesign. Besides helping the environment by reducing oil consumption, lighter vehicles also are easier to stop, accelerate and turn. Pickup trucks included. So how have truckmakers helped pickups lose weight over the years?
http://www.leftlanenews.com - The Flint Assembly Plant is expected to begin building light-duty Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra variants.
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com - It looks like Mexico couldn’t handle the demand.
http://www.thedetroitbureau.com - There’s been plenty of coverage, during this highly politicized presidential election year, of automotive production moving down to Mexico. But General Motors is bringing at least some production back to the U.S. Sources at GM and the United Auto Workers Union have confirmed that a newly enlarged assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, will start producing some of the full-size Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups currently rolling off a GM line in Silao, Mexico.
http://www.autotrader.com - In the world of in-car connectivity, Apple CarPlay is the next big thing. Even more accurately, it's the soon-to-be universal standard in vehicle infotainment (along with its Google-developed counterpart, Android Auto). In the simplest terms, CarPlay is a system that enables drivers to seamlessly connect their iPhones to their vehicle's infotainment and telematics system. Here are six popular models that offer CarPlay right now.