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New Crossovers Spark Solid January Sales at GM

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Ever since domestic auto sales growth began to tail off a couple of years ago, many investors have been expecting US automakers' profitability to plunge. To some extent, that has happened at Ford Motor . Ford reported disappointing results in 2017 and doesn't expect 2018 to be any better.

2016 Chevrolet Spark Rental Review – The Real MVP

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - I don’t think I heard the term “MVP” used in software development until six or seven years ago. It doesn’t mean “Most Valuable Player,” nor does it mean either of the two rude but hilarious things from the “roasting” episode of Arliss, neither of which would be appropriate for a family website like TTAC.

Mazda claims 30% economy boost with 'breakthrough' Skyactiv-X tech

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Mazda's new Skyactiv-X engine, which combines the spark ignition combustion of a petrol engine with the compression ignition of a diesel, “will be 20-30% more economical” than an equivalent 2. 0 litre, according to the firm’s powertrain manager Eiji Nakai.

Rental Review – Mishaps With Maven

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - General Motors launched its Maven rideshare service in 2016 with the goal of providing renters with a taste of its vehicles, while also bringing in a little extra revenue. The service offers a wide array of vehicles ranging from small hatchbacks like the Chevrolet Spark to large SUVs like the Tahoe.

What Happens When the Spark Goes Out? Auto Suppliers Look beyond Internal Combustion

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - If electric mobility replaces internal combustion, what will happen to the makers of spark plugs? That’s a major question for NGK Spark Plug, which has a plan for remaining relevant into the electric-vehicle era: solid-state vehicle batteries.

NGK Spark Plug to Vie for Solid-State Battery Production

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - NGK Spark Plug, the world’s largest manufacturer of spark plugs, is now increasing its focus towards the solid-state battery market. The move appears to be pre-emptive against the predicted decline of internal combustion engines, and a bid to modernize its product portfolio as electric vehicles come to the forefront.

2018 Chevrolet Spark

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The 2018 Chevrolet Spark hatchback is the smallest Chevy on the North American market, and it’s become something of a forgotten model. The five-door minicar is a family car in developing countries, but in the States, its fuel efficiency and easy parking lack appeal in an age of cheap gasoline and surging sales of utility vehicles.