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GM Network Hacked To Make Fun Of Rivals At 2013 Spark Unveiling -- Update
GM Network Hacked To Make Fun Of Rivals At 2013 Spark Unveiling -- Update

General Motors' web-wide blast of new cars and technology today has made quite an impression, but a prank--or at least what is being called a prank--at the company's Detroit headquarters today has left a different sort of mark--both on GM and on the prankster. A Wi-Fi router providing Internet...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar
2013 Chevy Spark EV, New Trailblazer, Cadillac CUE: Car News Headlines

Today's news at High Gear Media is heavy with new GM products and technologies, including the 2013 Chevrolet Spark, its electric variant, and a new infotainment system from Cadillac called CUE. In other news, we look at potential false advertising from Ford and Chrysler, the rebirth of the Chevy...Read More»

GM's newest Ecotec small engine family.
GM Announces New Ecotec Small Engine Family

GM’s Ecotec engines have been around since 2000 or so, and have been used to power everything from the Chevy Cavalier through the 2011 Saab 9-5. Currently available in displacements ranging from 1.4 liters (as used in the 2011 Chevy Cruze and upcoming 2012 Chevy Sonic) through 2.4 liters (as...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar unveiled in Detroit, October 2011
2013 Chevrolet Spark Mini-Car, Electric Version Confirmed For U.S.

Chevrolet announced this morning that its Spark mini-car will be coming to the U.S., as will a battery electric version called the Spark EV. The car will be the smallest offered by the brand in America, and will make its debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. The non-electric Spark will be...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer teaser
2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SUV Announced For Global Markets

The TrailBlazer is set to return following an announcement by Chevrolet this morning that a new-generation of its popular mid-size SUV is planned, though it may not be sold in the U.S. Chevrolet plans to introduce the new TrailBlazer as a 2013 model early next year, but so far sales in only global...Read More»

2012 Hyundai i30 (Elantra Touring)
New Chevy Colorado, Elantra Plug-In, Chrysler's Plans: Today's Car News

Today around the High Gear Media network we have a bounty of new car news, including a look at Chrysler's future direction, the next generation of the Chevrolet Colorado pickup, and the possibility of a Hyundai Elantra plug-in hybrid. Catch all of this and more in the links below. The all-new...Read More»

Chevy's Colorado concept vehicle. Image: © GM Corp.
Confirmed: Next Generation Chevy Colorado Pickup Is U.S. Bound

If you’re a fan of midsize pickup trucks, we’ve got good news for you: Chevy has announced that the newly redesigned Colorado pickup will be built and sold in the United States. Unlike Ford, who opted not to bring its global Ranger pickup into the U.S., Chevy still feels that...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Corvette Centennial Edition
2011 - 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Recalled For Liftgate Flaw

General Motors has issued a recall for Chevrolet Corvettes from the 2011 and 2012 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicles suffer from a problem with the hinges on the rear hatch, which could pose a safety hazard in the event of a...Read More»

GM corrosion engineer Christa Cooper inspects a Cruze body shell for rust. Image: © GM Corp.
GM Using Forensic Science To Build More Durable Cars

You can learn a lot by tearing a car down to its individual components, especially if that car has been force-aged to simulate years of life in the harshest possible environment. By applying forensic science to the automotive world, GM is doing just that with the new 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. Rust is...Read More»

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
GM To Help With Gas Gauge Repair Cost On 2005-2007 SUVs

Owners of model year 2005-2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Buick Rainier, GMC Envoy and Saab 9-7 SUVs who have faulty gas gauges will get some help from General Motors to pay for the repairs. GM has agreed to pay for half the cost to fix malfunctioning fuel sensors in select vehicles. The problem of...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS
GM Agrees To Subsidize Cost Of SUV Gas Gauge Repairs

Owners of 2005-07 Chevy Trailblazers, Buick Rainiers, GMC Envoys and Saab 9-7s share a common problem: in some vehicles, the fuel level indicated by the gas gauge doesn’t correspond with the amount of fuel actually in the tank. The cause of the problem is a fuel level sensor that can deliver...Read More»

2011 Toyota Avalon
Car Buying Tips For Savvy Older Drivers

No disrespect here, but older drivers can sometimes use a little help in figuring out the whole car-buying process, and being happy with the results. With that in mind, we offer the following tips to the oldsters among us on how to navigate buying a car. (1) Do your research. You wouldn’t...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Equinox
2014 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain Getting Eco eAssist Hybrid System?

Families looking for a high-mileage compact crossover from Chevy or GMC may be in luck if reports prove true that the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain will receive the mild-hybrid system called “eAssist” in the 2012 Buick LaCrosse and Regal and “Eco” in the 2013...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt 5dr HB Angular Front Exterior View
Car Of The Year Short List, New NSX and Volt Sales: Car News Headlines

The North American Car and Truck of the Year short list is out--has your nominee been left on the cutting-room floor? (Do they even have "cutting rooms" anymore?) Attention, people: the Honda Ridgeline is not going anywhere, says Honda, so will you please stop rumormongering? The U.S. Treasury...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)
September 2011 Car Sales: The Needle Creeps Higher

Monthly sales numbers for September 2011 are being reported today by car makers, and the slight progress made in August seems to be continuing with upticks at all the major brands except for the two most affected by the Japanese earthquake earlier this year. According to market analysts at J.D...Read More»

Is this the new Toyota Aqua?
New And Improved TCC, OnStar, Toyota Prius: Car News Headlines

We launch a new version of TheCarConnection, while OnStar backpedals its latest privacy policy changes. Cadillac has canceled the ATS Convertible and we drive the 2012 Audi TT-RS. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. We launch a cleaner, faster, more mature version...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Subcompact Nabs IIHS Top Safety Pick

Small car fans, we have some good news: the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic has aced the full battery of safety tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. As a result, the IIHS has dubbed the Sonic a "Top Safety Pick". To earn that prize, the Sonic had to perform well in four IIHS crash tests...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Traverse
2012 Eight-Passenger Family Vehicles

Whether your family consists of two adults and six children, or one adult and seven children, or a mix of adults and older children totaling eight, you need a good-sized vehicle in order to carry them all. What are your choices? We take a look at some of the 2012 eight-passenger family vehicles on...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic, 2013 Cadillac ATS, Gas Prices: Car News Headlines

Chevrolet's latest subcompact isn't subar and Cadillac is preparing the upcoming 2013 ATS. Gas prices are falling and Nissan is taking iAds to a new level while the first 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 sells for $250,000. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. We drive...Read More»

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