August 6, 2014

August 5, 2014

  • from Auto123

    General Motors wants to sell more diesel vehicles in the U.S. in the next few years, tapping into a market segment that's expected to grow to a 10% share by 2020. The announcement was made by Steve Kiefer, GM's vice president of global powertrain, during the 2014 Management Briefing Seminars. Right now, GM only sells the Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel as well as offering a Duramax option with the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. A new 2.8L 4-cylinder diesel engine will join the lineup...

August 2, 2014

July 25, 2014

July 24, 2014

July 23, 2014

  • from Auto123

    General Motors has announced that its 2015 Chevrolet and GMC SUVs and pickup trucks will come standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission. More specifically, we're talking about the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, and GMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL Denali models equipped with the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine. No word on the Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban, however. The GM-developed Hydra-Matic 8L90 8-speed transmission is approximately the same size and weight as the Hydra-Matic 6L80 6-speed unit. Its 7.0...

July 18, 2014

July 1, 2014

  • from Auto123

    Another week means another round of recalls by General Motors: The automaker has just announced three new ones covering 473,788 vehicles in North America. The first recall affects 466,940 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra (2014-2015) pickup trucks as well as Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon/Yukon XL (2015) SUVs. The transfer case may electronically switch to neutral without input from the driver, so dealers will recalibrate transfer case control module software. The second recall...

June 19, 2014

June 17, 2014

  • from Auto123

    General Motors is now recalling 3.36 million vehicles in North America (the vast majority in the U.S.) because the ignition switch may inadvertently move out of the “run” position if the key is carrying extra weight and experiences some jarring event. There is an effect on power steering and power braking. Also, the airbags may not deploy. GM is aware of eight crashes and six injuries related to this recall. Affected models include: Buick LaCrosse (2005-2009) Chevrolet...

June 9, 2014

  • from Auto123

    GMC was the oddball when GM went through bankruptcy in 2009. With other brands easily cut from the portfolio, many believed GMC should have been ditched as well. General Motors is now proving the naysayers wrong. The Sierra HD is the exact same trunk under the skin as its Chevrolet Silverado HD stablemate. There's virtually nothing mechanically differentiating the two models. Yet, this is one case where badge-engineering makes sense as it makes General Motors truckloads of cash. Pickup...

June 2, 2014

May 27, 2014

  • from Auto123

    GM's new heavy-duty line of pickups is a significant update over its predecessor. While most changes were for the better, there are still some lingering issues that carry over from the previous generation. Photo: Mark Stevenson 10. The Good: They are “library quiet” Back in the day of barebones work trucks, it was hard to escape the loud diesel under the hood, noisy suspension, and every other auditory nightmare. However, with the new HD...

May 22, 2014

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