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How to be a 2017 Honda Civic test driver

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - I was late, and they weren’t going to let me forget it. The fact that I’d been caught in catastrophic roadworks a couple of miles from Bedfordshire’s Millbrook test track – where I was scheduled to start learning how to be a professional test driver – didn’t cut any ice with my new bosses.

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.

Saturnized GMC Acadia Limited Production Scheduled To End Next Week

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - If you’re set on owning a GMC crossover, but the 2017 Acadia and its midsize proportions aren’t for you, time is ticking. Unknown to many, the previous-generation GMC Acadia - which adopted the discontinued Saturn Outlook's body when it was refreshed in 2013 - is still in production at the Lansing Delta Township assembly plant with the name “Acadia Limited“. However, GMC has confirmed production will be ending next week of the full-size CUV. The brand did not give us a set date but did say the production will cease by the end of the first quarter. Quarter one ends March 31, 2017.

Trio of concepts point to the future: Acura, Buick and Genesis dream vehicles look ready for the road

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Vancouver show always does a great job of displaying the classic cars from the past. But increasingly the show is peeking into the future of automotive design and technology thanks to concept vehicles.