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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.

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.

Tesla is about to confront dueling best- and worst-case scenarios, and anything could happen

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Tesla is preparing for its biggest year ever. In the next six months, it will launch the $35,000 Model 3 mass-market car, and, over the course of 2017, the investment community will find out whether Elon Musk's company can live up to its new business model as a vertically integrated energy firm, after its 2016 acquisition of SolarCity for $2 billion.

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.

China's Buick Velite 5 Looks Like A Repackaged Chevy Volt After All

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - A few months ago at the Guangzhou Motor Show, Buick unveiled the Velite concept that – contrary to expectations – emerged with completely original sheetmetal. The production version, however, looks poised to repackage the Chevy Volt for the Chinese market.