http://www.automobilemag.com - Tragedy struck the National Corvette Museum early last year when an enormous sinkhole opened up underneath the floor and swallowed eight significant Corvettes on display. All cars in question were damaged in some way, with some in worse shape than others. Some of the cars were extremely historically significant, including a white 1992 C4 Corvette Convertible that was the one millionth Corvette to roll of the assembly line. After the cars were recovered from the sinkhole, General Motors decided to restore two of the cars to their original condition.
http://www.autocar.co.uk - FCA boss Sergio Marchionne is keen to merge with General Motors, but GM boss Mary Barra says the firm will go it alone.
http://www.autonews.com - General Motors expects to be profitable in India in five years as it cuts costs and works toward increasing local content in its cars, the automaker's India chief told Reuters.
http://autoweek.com - Will Power is not ready to yield his championship title. In Saturday’s IndyCar Series qualifying at Sonoma Raceway, Power did what he has done so many times before, posting the fastest lap.
http://autoweek.com - The decision to compete in Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR Xfinity Series sixth annual Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville at Road America paid off in a huge way for Paul Menard.
http://europe.autonews.com - Opel will push into online retail banking in Germany and use consumer deposits to broaden the base of its financing operation.
http://autoweek.com - The Chevrolet Corvair, a radical air-cooled/rear-engined compact that started out strong but eventually turned into a Fiero, Seville, Citation-grade black eye for GM, can be a very desirable classic car these days - if it's a coupe. If it has four doors and isn't perfect, a Corvair's next stop may well be a place like this Denver-area wrecking yard.
http://autoweek.com - The second generation of Chevy’s hybrid Volt rolls into showrooms with pretty much everything on it new, including the hybrid drive system, transmission, interior and exterior. Battery capacity is up to 18.4 kWh compared to 17.1 on last year’s Volt and 16.5 before that.
http://www.automobilemag.com - From San Jose, the drive to coastal Highway 1 in this soul-stirring corner of the Golden State - 1,000-foot cliffs, redwood forests, the sparkling Pacific extending into forever - runs about 120 miles. Piloting the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt, I made it almost halfway on electric power alone. The EPA rates the car at 53 EV miles before the gas-powered “range extender” kicks in, but if you’re mindful of the consumption displays and careful with the throttle, it’s possible to stretch that a bit. In any case, 53 miles represents a 35 percent bump in EV range compared with the first-gen Volt.
http://www.automobilemag.com - One of Chevrolet’s stalwart nameplates, the Malibu, reached a milestone this week, with production of this model passing the 10 million mark since the vehicle was first introduced in 1964. Chevrolet says that more than 90 percent of these 10 million cars have been sold in the U.S., China, and South Korea, though the car is currently sold in 25 markets globally.