October 3, 2014

October 2, 2014

  • Volkswagen sold more than 3 million cars in China last year, beating out General Motors as the top foreign automaker. The German automaker has a long history in China, but it also offers a case study about what can happen when brands break free of Western conventions.For example, virtually all new car buyers in the U.S. do research online but completing the purchase is still done in a dealership. Very few of us can imagine buying a $50,000 car on the internet. Yet Shanghai VW, a joint venture...

September 24, 2014

  • The high-performance Chevrolet Silverado Reaper is now available. Co-developed by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Southern Comfort Automotive, the Reaper is a specialty pickup truck with more aggressive styling and plenty of off-road performance. Available powerplant upgrades include a supercharged 5.3 liter or 6.2 liter while buyers can also opt for 17-inch beadlock off-road wheels with... more

September 3, 2014

August 21, 2014

  • It is appearing more likely that the Opel Cascada will be heading to the U.S., branded as a Buick model. The American automaker recently showed its dealers the 2016 Opel Cascada as a future product, hinting that it will likely be available next year in North America. Earlier this year, Adam Opel AG trademarked the... more

August 18, 2014

May 30, 2014

  • Chevrolet dealers will begin taking delivery of the 2015 Corvette Stingray in September with enhancements over the previous model year. The 2014 model year Stingray came with a six-speed automatic transmission (or a rev-matching seven-speed manual), but the company will implement its new eight-speed automatic for 2015. Presumably, the added gears will bring improved performance... more

May 23, 2014

May 14, 2014

  • Chevrolet will recall 140,067 Malibu sedans from the 2014 model year because of a problem with their brakes. Affected models have the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and are equipped with engine an start-stop feature. General Motors is expected to announced the recall campaign officially on Thursday, May 15, but Automotive News reports that Chevrolet dealers are... more
  • Sales of Cadillac’s ELR plug-in hybrid are off to a rocky start, and now GM is trying sweeten the pot by offering discounts to customers and dealers.  Dealers are being offered a $5,000 incentive to offer test drives in the ELR, a program it calls the Demonstrator Allowance Program. It has been devised as a way... more

April 28, 2014

  • Chevrolet’s new city delivery van will hit dealers in the fourth quarter of this year, and it will do so with a $22,950 base price. The City Express is essentially a rebadged Nissan NV200, fit with a few different body panels to give it unique style. Under the hood is a 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder engine that makes... more

April 8, 2014

  • The highly controverisal recall campaign that put General Motors in an unpleasant spotlight begins this week. GM dealers started receiving their first shipments of replacement ignition switches yesterday, but the job those parts are meant for won’t be finished any time soon. The recall affects roughly 2.2 million vehicles and General Motors said it expects... more

April 4, 2014

  • It's one of the biggest product-placement deals for GM since its pre-bailout 2007 tie-in with the first installment of the "Transformers" franchise. Though only a few of the GM models featured in the first "Transformers" were available for purchase at dealers -- the Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Solstice weren't on sale at the time -- the carmaker benefited from its heavy exposure in the Michael Bay flick.In that movie, the cars were literally the stars, giant robots that saved the planet. The...

March 31, 2014

  • Dealers were told to stop selling the Chevy Cruze last week with no explanation, but now there is an answer.  General Motors has announced that it is recalling about 172,000 Cruze models from the 2013 and 2014 model year equipped with 1.4-liter turbo engine, to replace a right front axle half shaft that can fracture or separate.... more

March 28, 2014

  • General Motors has ordered that Chevrolet dealers stop selling some 2013 and 2014 Cruze models, though the automaker hasn’t said why.  An e-mail, obtained by Automotive News, was sent to all U.S. Chevy dealers that included an urgent stop-delivery order for some Cruze models fit with a 1.4-liter turbo engine. A reason for the order was... more
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