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GMC Envoy Rumored to Return Based on Trailblazer Concept

GMC Envoy Rumored to Return Based on Trailblazer Concept

With Chevrolet recently revealing the new 2013 Trailblazer for global markets speculation has begun that GM could be considering a new Envoy for GMC based on the same platform. It actually makes sense, considering that Chevrolet reportedly has no plans to bring the Trailblazer to North America as of today. Instead, building a new Envoy…

Chevy Colorado And GMC Canyon Recalled For Defective Seatbelt Connector

Chevy Colorado And GMC Canyon Recalled For Defective Seatbelt Connector

  GM has issued a recall on Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pick-up trucks produced between September 9th, 2011 to October 19th, 2011 for a faulty driver’s side seatbelt buckle. An electrical connector on the buckle might not have fit snugly with the connector pins which will cause the seat belt warning light to not…

General Motors Recalls Almost 2000 Full-Size Vans

General Motors Recalls Almost 2000 Full-Size Vans

  If you own a new GMC or Chevrolet van, there’s a chance the airbags might not be safe. The notice comes after General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that airbags in 1,798 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans manufactured between June 2, 2011 and October 17, 2011 have faulty airbag systems that fail…

GM to Retake Top Spot as World’s Largest Automaker

GM to Retake Top Spot as World’s Largest Automaker

There may still be two months to go, but General Motors is all but certain to reclaim the title of World’s Largest Automaker for 2011. GM last held claim to producing the most vehicles back in 2007, and for the 76 years before that, before being ousted by Toyota in 2008. Toyota has since retained…

Holden Commodore Production May Leave Australia

Holden Commodore Production May Leave Australia

Between 250 and 300 engineering jobs in Australia may disappear in the next two years if Holden stops producing its Commodore at home. If the decision becomes final, it means a big change considering the company has designed, engineered and built the Commodore on Australian shores for 64 years. In an interview with OptusZoo News,…

Costco to Sell Chevy, GMC Trucks

Costco to Sell Chevy, GMC Trucks

Eligible vehicles in the Costco program include the 2011/2012 Chevy Silverado, Tahoe and Surburan as well as the Traverse, plus their GMC equivalents, Sierra; Yukon, Yukon XL and Acadia.

2012 Chevrolet Equinox And GMC Terrain Crossovers Recalled For Malfunctioning Tire Pressure Monitoring System

2012 Chevrolet Equinox And GMC Terrain Crossovers Recalled For Malfunctioning Tire Pressure Monitoring System

34,000 units of GM’s 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain crossovers are recalled due too improperly calibrated tire pressure monitoring systems. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, requires all tire pressure monitoring systems to illuminate a warning signal when the tires are below 25 percent of the vehicle’s recommended psi. However, the sensors fitted into…

GM Teams With RelayRides For New Carsharing Program

GM Teams With RelayRides For New Carsharing Program

If you’ve got a GM vehicle and OnStar, you’ll be able to rent out your idle car and make some extra cash through the RelayRides marketplace. General Motors has teamed up with RelayRides, a peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace, that’s targeted to owners of a Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicle. This innovative program puts the vehicle…

Chevy Eqinox Eco Coming With eAssist Hybrid, GMC Terrain to Follow

Chevy Eqinox Eco Coming With eAssist Hybrid, GMC Terrain to Follow

General Motors is preparing to take more steps to add hybrids to its different vehicle lineups, adding it’s eAssist technology to both the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain. According to GMInsideNews the plan to hybridize the two crossovers was initially scheduled to be included in the 2014 model change, but has now been pushed up,…

General Motors Scaling Back Full-Size Truck Production

General Motors Scaling Back Full-Size Truck Production

General Motors will idle its Fort Wayne, Indiana plant for one week in November to help bring pickup truck production in line with slowing demand. The plant will be idled for the week of November 7th, and no Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra pickups will be produced at that time. GM has reported a 108…

Tampa Mayor Literally Buys Pimpmobile

Tampa Mayor Literally Buys Pimpmobile

Bob Buckhorn, the mayor of Tampa, Florida needed a safe, reliable vehicle for his family, and did what many cost-concious car buyers do – he looked for a vehicle seized by the police. While most people have to attend an auction to purchase such a car, Buckhorn decided on a police forfeit since it meant…

GMC Sierra Wins ‘Hurt Locker’ Comparison Test [Video]

GMC Sierra Wins ‘Hurt Locker’ Comparison Test [Video]

And when the dust finally settled, the GMC Sierra HD 3500 was judged the overall winner. “The GMC Sierra led with best-in-class performance, with wins in almost every test we put the trucks through,” declared Pickup Trucks.com’s editor Mike Levine.

GM to Cut Number of Platforms, Engines in Half by 2018

GM to Cut Number of Platforms, Engines in Half by 2018

General Motors will look to slash its R&D costs in the future, by increasingly sharing platforms and engines across models. Company CEO Dan Akerson and product boss Mary Barra spoke to the big changes coming for GM during online seminars billed as the 2011 Global Business Conference. According to Barra, the number of vehicle platforms…

Sub-Compact Granite to Put GMC In A New Market Segment

Sub-Compact Granite to Put GMC In A New Market Segment

The subcompact Granite is aimed firmly at young urban buyers and will incorporate such features as Dutch Doors on the passenger side to facilitate easy loading and likely a choice of 2.0-liter turbo and 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engines.

GM To Emphasize Fuel Economy For Upcoming Models

GM To Emphasize Fuel Economy For Upcoming Models

Having launched a spate of new passenger cars recently, including the Cruze and Sonic, GM is now turning its attention to trucks, with new full-size pickups due in 2013 for the ‘14 model year, followed shortly by big SUVs and for GMC, a small crossover, the Granite.

GM May Add 8-Speed Automatic, Turbo Engine To 2014 Full-Size Trucks

GM May Add 8-Speed Automatic, Turbo Engine To 2014 Full-Size Trucks

With fuel economy being one of the for most issues for the entire auto industry, GM may plan to add eight-speed automatic transmissions and turbocharged engines to its next generation of full-size trucks. There has been no official word from GM concerning the powertrain decision to replace the outdated GMT900 full-size pickups and SUVs, but there is reason…

Buick And GMC Sites Develop New Facebook Connectivity

Buick And GMC Sites Develop New Facebook Connectivity

Buick and GMC understand the importance of social networking and have set up online vehicle-shopping experiences that are socially engaging, letting site visitors build, save and share their configured vehicles. This new type of connectivity enables customers to share with their Facebook friends who can post comments or “like” their customized selections. Both Buick and GMC are…

Buy A Car From GM, Get Free Insurance

Buy A Car From GM, Get Free Insurance

One of the unavoidable expenses associated with car ownership is the monthly cost of insurance. Depending on your age, experience, driving history and location, your insurance can vary a lot. However, if you happen to live in the state of Oregon or Washington, General Motors has some good news for you. If you buy any…

GM Recalls 6,800 Compact Pickups

GM Recalls 6,800 Compact Pickups

General Motors has recalled 6,800 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks. Apparently the transmission shift lever was not properly finished and as a result, might not display the correct gear on the PRNDL bar. NHTSA said the pickups do not comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 114, “Theft Protection”. This may appear…

GM Issues Recall on 10,000 Trucks and SUVs

GM Issues Recall on 10,000 Trucks and SUVs

GM is recalling 10,000 trucks and SUVs that have been impacted by two safety issues worldwide. The majority of the recalls are for the 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon (9,215 combined) that could roll away when shifted into park due to a faulty part manufactured in China. The recall will be officially issued out…

GM Provides Hints On The Next Generation Full-Size Pickups

GM Provides Hints On The Next Generation Full-Size Pickups

In terms of engineering and styling, it’s rumored the new trucks will be powered by updated pushrod V-8s, including a new 5.3 that will sport both active fuel management and direct injection, along with a development of the 6.2.