http://www.motortrend.com - According to Autocar, Volkswagen will debut a new Microbus concept for the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The concept previews a production model that is planned to arrive in the next few years, the report says.
http://www.autoblog.com - General Motors is investing $44 million to increase capacity at its Performance Build Center in Bowling Green, KY, where it makes (and will even let you make) the engines for the Chevy Corvette Z06 and Camaro Z/28.
http://www.autoblog.com - The General Motors Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility announced the final tally for its grisly duty of providing money to those killed or injured by the automaker's faulty ignition switches. In the end, the group offered over $594.5 million to the 399 cases that were eligible for compensation, including 124 deaths. That's an average of about $1.5 million per claim, but the actual payments varied between fatalities and the severity of a person's harm, so claimants could have received more or less than that.
http://www.autoguide.com - The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid will be priced from $28,645 including destination.
http://www.jalopnik.com - The in-house competition at Chevrolet between the Camaro SS and the Corvette C7 just heated up with a recent dyno test of the SS putting more horsepower down at the rear wheels over its not-so-superior sibling.
http://blog.caranddriver.com - -Whenever an eagerly anticipated new car’s online configurator goes live with full pricing, option, and color choices, we’re immediately sucked in, trying out different combinations. After being teased a few months ago by an incomplete 2016 Chevrolet Camaro configurator, the full monty has finally gone online.
http://www.thedetroitbureau.com - Ford Motor plans to invest $4.5 billion to add an array of new hybrids, plug-ins and battery-electric vehicles to its line-up by the end of the decade, CEO Mark Fields says.
http://www.motorweek.org - While fortunately not yet the norm, $60,000 pickup trucks are surely no longer a rarity on American roads. But just because they are leather clad, feature packed, comfort enhanced, luxury-minded, long haul machines, don’t think for a minute that they are no longer about getting some serious work done.
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk - The new Astra takes family hatch tech to a different level, and we try it out.
http://www.thecarconnection.com - Domestic brands—like Chevy, Ford, GMC, Dodge, and others—aren’t making the cut for safety. So says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), in the latest version of its Top Safety Pick+ list, which helps separate the best from the rest, by considering occupant safety and accident avoidance.