May 25, 2013
- The 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray might seem like a familiar creature already, even though it hasn't quite begun to hit the street in retail form. But how well do we really know it? Upon release, Chevy claimed the 2014 Corvette would offer an estimated 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. It appears that was a moderately conservative...
May 24, 2013
- It delivers mind-blowing highway mileage. It's clean, surprisingly quiet, quick and fun to drive. So, what's not to like about the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel, GM's first "oil burner" offered in a passenger car since 1986? Check out TheDetroitBureau.com's review for the full story.
- Shoddy GM diesels were a major reason why the high-mileage technology vanished from US showrooms. Now, GM is joining European rivals like VW and Audi in adding a diesel passenger car to the line-up -- its first since 1986. If the Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel clicks with consumers, reports TheDetroitBureau.com, expect to see even more GM "oil burners" in the future.
- The vehicle, according to officials, is the most-powerful and fuel-efficient Cruze ever in the Detroit-based automaker's U.S. lineup.
- General Motors’ former “car czar” and Vice Chairman Bob Lutz reportedly is part of a group making a bid to purchase the assets of fast-failing plug-in carmaker Fisker Automotive. TheDetroitBureau.com has the story.
- General Motors has announced that it will be issuing a worldwide recall of its Cadillac SRX crossover due to wheel nuts that may have been incorrectly tightened. The recall will affect only 2013 Cadillac SRX crossovers equipped with 18-inch wheels. Around 27,000 vehicles will be affected in total, with 18,871 of these located in the U.S., 913 in...
May 23, 2013
- The Detroit 3 automakers, made up of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, will be absent from the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, making this the third time in a row that the American brands have skipped the event. The first was in 2009, during the height of the financial crisis and ensuing bankruptcy of two of the Detroit 3 automakers. Speaking with...
- PLYMOUTH, MI- The 2014 Impala is the fastest-selling vehicle in the Chevrolet lineup, according to Chris Perry, marketing vice president for the brand.
- While the Cadillac XTS isn't the range-topping flagship that's yet to come from the American luxury brand, it is the current top of the range large sedan. Accordingly, it needs to look--and feel--the part. That's where the interior design team comes in. Beyond just the look, there's the matter of materials chosen to execute the design. Here, the...
- Spark EV's Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price starts at $27,495 -- as low as $19,995 net of the full federal tax credit which ranges from $0 to $7,500 -- and includes $810 destination freight charge.
- General Motors Co. is recalling more than 27,000 Cadillac SUVs worldwide because the wheels can fall off.
- As the Detroit Three automakers switch from checking the wind chill to heat index, the usual mid-July shutdown looks to be a thing of the past: at least this summer. Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group are reducing their annual two-week summer shutdowns to one week while General Motors Co. may not shut down at all. Read about it at TheDetroitBureau.com.
- General Motors will begin selling its new Chevrolet Spark EV at select dealers in California and Oregon next month for a base price of $27,495 including destination charges. But that will fall to less than $20,000 after federal tax credits, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.
May 22, 2013
- The game isn't even out yet, but GRID2 is already teasing the extra content that it will offer. Should you pre-order the game through Best Buy you can download the extra IndyCar Pack. This means you get a few extra layouts at Indy, the Dallara-bodied racecars, Indy 500 liveries, and the Camaro SS and Chevrolet Z06 Centennial Edition. Pretty sweet...
- General Motors will close its New York Treasurers office and move the operation to Detroit by the middle of next year in what amounts to a wholesale shakeup of GM's corporate culture, which has long been dominated by finance operating from offices high above Manhattan's traffic clogged streets. Will this bring big changes? TheDetroitBureau.com has more.