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GM Trucks Add 1 MPG with "XFE" Editions
GM Trucks Add 1 MPG with "XFE" Editions

GM says a new XFE version of its big pickups and SUVs adds 1 mpg to their fuel economy ratings, by adopting some aerodynamic and tire tweaks. The changes to the Silverado/Tahoe and Sierra/Yukon lineups improve fuel economy by 5 percent on the highway and 7 percent in the city, and improve the...Read More»

2008 Toyota Tacoma
IIHS Tests Small Trucks--And Most Are Left Wanting

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has tested the crashworthiness of compact trucks in side impacts--and the Toyota Tacoma is the only truck to emerge with its safety reputation intact. The Tacoma earned the IIHS's "good" rating for side-impact protection in the test of 2008 models...Read More»

2008 Buick Invicta concept
Lutz: New Invicta, Caddys, Chevys on the Way

This morning's announcements from GM were met with a big public-relations offensive which included a special bloggers-only conference call with vice chairman Bob Lutz. TheCarConnection.com and Gaywheels.com were invited to be on this very limited call, the highlights of which appear below in brief...Read More»

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What Cuts Will GM Announce Tomorrow?

The news is apparently going to be big - big enough that General Motors not only put out a series of media advisories, but made sure to call just everyone up and down the journalist food chain to ensure they know about CEO Rick Wagoner’s big announcement Tuesday morning. What’s in store? The...Read More»

2009 GMC Sierra Hybrid Crew Cab
WSJ: GM Puts Off Big Pickup Redesign

GM's putting big trucks on hold as fuel-economy rules reshape the future landscape of big pickups and SUVs, the Wall Street Journal reports this morning. The company is in the midst of a sweeping re-examination of its product lineup as it tries to eke out more miles per gallon per vehicle, and to...Read More»

2009 Ford F-150
Market Slump Slams Used Pickup Prices

Looking for a bargain in a used vehicle? You just might check the online listing for pickup trucks. Prices have plunged a whopping 13 percent since April 2007, according to data from the tracking firm, Manheim Consulting, while full-size heavy-duty models have slumped a shocking 20 percent during...Read More»

Audi Asks: Do You Have the Right Stuff?

Have you got the stuff? Sure, you know how to pose. You can slam the throttle when the light turns green. And you can quote torque and horsepower with the best. But can you hold your own where it really matters? If you think the answer is yes, you might want to sign up for the 2008 Audi Sports Car...Read More»

Is GMC Really Serious About the Denali XT?

Our story on the Toyota A-Bat concept got you talking -- so while you're thinking about small trucks with hybrid powertrains, help us figure out how serious GMC is about building that Denali XT concept that it unveiled at the Chicago auto show? True to its pre-show buzz, the Denali XT's a pretty...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

Is GM really working on a Camaro hybrid? One reader told us, in essence, no f-ing way, he "called and asked." Well, geez, who'd you call? The receptionist? We have better sources, dude. That sound emanating from the Dodge Challenger stand at the Chicago auto show? Not a HEMI, but the sound of an...Read More»

2008 GMC Denali XT Concept
2008 GMC Denali XT Hybrid Concept

GM’s future plans for rear-drive cars are speeding ahead, with the spring introduction of the new Pontiac G8 sedan. The G8 is the first of a new breed of rear-driven GMs that will emerge over the next few years, and one interesting spin on the new architecture could be a four-door pickup truck...Read More»

Buick’s Enclave Converts the Heathens, One at a Time

GM’s big crossover triplets each have their flair--but when it comes to my favorite, I jumped on the GMC Acadia bandwagon before even driving the rest of the trio. Saturn’s Outlook? Fine for you, but I like something with a sharper, more traditional SUV look. Call me a heretic. But what...Read More»

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLE Open Doors
GM Gets In Bed with Transformers

You’ve been reading about it on the other blogs forever, bless their childhood-toy obsession. Now GM is getting all talky about their role in the live-action movie based on the Transformers cartoons, which goes into wide release in July. GM says four of the main characters in the movie...Read More»

What Time Is It? Merger Time!

It's only been hours since the news broke that GM and Chrysler may be exploring a merger - and mere minutes since XM and Sirius announced they're going to pair up to fight off the likes of HD radio and Apple's iPod. But both mergers have been on the radar of business pubs and insiders for much...Read More»

2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP
2006 Los Angeles Auto Show, Part III

2006 Los Angeles Show Index by TCC Team (1/4/2006) Solstice Goes Turbo Though it’s barely begun to satisfy pent-up demand for the hot new Pontiac Solstice roadster, General Motors will add a second, high-performance version to the lineup. The turbocharged Solstice GXP will bump horsepower to 260...Read More»

2008 GMC Canyon 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" SL Rear Exterior View
Daily Edition: Dec. 2, 2005

Sales Down Modestly in Nov.; GM, Ford Drop More Car and pickup truck sales staged a very modest comeback in November while sales of sport-utility vehicles continued to tumble, cutting overall industry sales by six percent. The annualized rate of 16 million units, however, was better than the...Read More»

2010 GMC Granite Concept
Daily Edition: Nov. 29, 2005

Delphi Says GM Talks Progressing Delphi Corp. said on Monday that talks with General Motors on a bailout were making progress, as the bankrupt supplier tries to slash its way out of Chapter 11. One key result to emerge from the talks thus far is a pledge by GM to suspend the price reductions for...Read More»

2018 GMC Terrain FWD 4-door Denali Air Vents
Daily Edition: Nov. 21, 2005

Ford Set to Trim 4000 Jobs Ford Motor Co. took the first step in its next restructuring by confirming it plans to trim up to 4000 white-collar jobs in North America by the end of March. Mark Fields, Ford president of the Americas, disclosed the plan in an e-mail distributed to Ford employees. The...Read More»

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Industry Report: Nov. 21, 2005

"Red Tag" Prices Come to GM Through Jan. General Motors is turning to discounted prices once more to clear inventories of 2005 and 2006 models from its lots. The company's new "Red Tag" promotion, dealers will put maximum prices on vehicles that will reflect reductions on prices of anywhere from a...Read More»

Finding and Fixing Those Mysterious Gremlins

Have you ever had a mysterious problem pop up on your car that is as vexing as it is unexplainable? I've been running into a bunch of them lately, and it's making me increasingly worried about all the technology being loaded into today's sophisticated automobiles. Right now, I'm sitting on the...Read More»

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