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  • Heavyweights Brawl Over Pickup Truck Towing Title

       An incident late last month that seemed more like a sixth-grade schoolyard dustup than a disagreement among major automakers shed new light on the way pickup truck tow and payload ratings are determined.    According to Automotive News, it started...
  • 2015 Chevrolette Corvette Stingray Gets New Eight-Speed Transmission; We Drive It

     
    Chevrolet has been enjoying amazing success with the redesigned Corvette Stingray, delivering 37,000 of the 2014 model to buyers, nearly tripling sales of the iconic two-seat sports car overnight. Now 2014 model production has ended, and the company is...
  • Exclusive: Ford plans new hybrid series to compete with Toyota Prius - sources

    DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co plans to introduce a new hybrid gasoline-electric car in late 2018 to compete against the best-selling Toyota Prius, two sources with knowledge of the company's plans told Reuters on Wednesday. The compact car will be...
  • Car rental firm Hertz is latest victim of auto recalls

    (Reuters) - While an improving U.S. economy has helped rev up demand for car rentals, the rental companies have found themselves short of vehicles due to the slew of recalls by car manufacturers this year. The latest casualty was Hertz Global Holdings...
  • GM says to invest $2.8 billion in Brazil over five years

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - General Motors Co will invest 6.5 billion reais ($2.8 billion) in Brazil over the next five years, Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra said on Thursday, reaffirming the automaker's long-term plans despite a sharp downturn in the...
  • Ed Sokalski: At GM, where were the engineers — the guardians of safety?

    When we purchase a product such as a car or major appliance, we expect it to work as intended, to be reliable, to look attractive and above all to be safe. We expect the product to be rugged and of robust design and to withstand a certain amount of...
  • Kevin Hunt: GM Recalls Monte Carlo, But Not Hers Despite Ignition Failure

    Kevin Hunt: GM Recalls Monte Carlo, But Not Hers Despite Ignition Failure
    General Motors has recalled more than 15 million vehicles worldwide this year for ignition-related defects, but Shelley Hansen still doesn't understand why it hasn't recalled her (VIN) number yet. GM's massive recalls began in February with 2.6...
  • It's been 5 years since Cash For Clunkers, was it a success? [w/poll]

     
    Filed under: Car Buying, Government/Legal, Earnings/Financials CARS set out to kill two birds with one stone: jumpstart slow automobile sales and get a large number of older cars off the road. A lot has happened since 2009. President Obama was re-elected....
  • 2015 Chevy Colorado to start at $20,100*, GMC Canyon at $20,995**

     
    Filed under: Car Buying, Truck, Chevrolet, GM General Motors has just announced pricing for its new midsize pickup trucks, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. Chevy's truck starts at $20,100, *not including $895 for destination, and the GMC starts...
  • Senator pushes for up to life sentence for auto execs found to delay recalls

     
    Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill (shown above) has had it with automotive execs stalling when it comes to recalls. The Missiourian has proposed a new bill, the Motor Vehicle and Highway Safety Enhancement Act,...
  • GM extends sympathy to Chinese explosion victims as death toll climbs to 75

     
    Filed under: China, Government/Legal, Safety, GM General Motors China has extended its "deepest sympathy" to families of the 75 killed and 185 injured in Saturday's explosion at the Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products' factory, near Shanghai. Kunshan...