General Motors’ New Pickup Trucks Going on a Strict Diet

General Motors’ New Pickup Trucks Going on a Strict Diet
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To help meet future U.S. fuel economy standards and stay competitive with Ford, General Motors is putting its next-generation pickup trucks on a strict diet. Continue Reading...

2014 GMC Sierra Denali Revealed, 6.2L Rated at 450 lb-ft

2014 GMC Sierra Denali Revealed, 6.2L Rated at 450 lb-ft
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Chevrolet buyers can opt for the new High Country trim on the 2014 Silverado if they want pickup truck luxury, and now GMC has revealed its top-trim luxury truck, the Sierra Denali, along with estimated power figures for the largest 6.2-liter engine option. Continue Reading...

GM Hires Retirees to Oversee Truck Launches

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GM Hires Retirees to Oversee Truck Launches
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General Motors is hiring roughly 100 retired engineers to watch its supplier base as the American automaker launches its new full-size pickup trucks. Continue Reading...

GM 5.3L V8 Makes 355 HP, 23 MPG in Silverado, Sierra

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GM 5.3L V8 Makes 355 HP, 23 MPG in Silverado, Sierra
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General Motors announced today that the 5.3-liter V8 found in both the GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado has been SAE rated at 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, and will get an estimated 23 mpg highway for rear-wheel drive models, and 22 mpg highway with four-wheel drive. Continue Reading...

Buick, GMC Plans Nine New Models in the Next Year

Buick, GMC Plans Nine New Models in the Next Year
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Buick has just announced pricing for its 2013 Encore, but it’s just the very beginning of the American automaker’s onslaught of models coming up within the next 12 months. Continue Reading...

2014 GM Trucks to Lanch with 6-Speed Transmissions, 8-Speeds to Follow

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2014 GM Trucks to Lanch with 6-Speed Transmissions, 8-Speeds to Follow
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GM plans to release its revamped lineup of trucks next year as 2014 models, and it appears that the American automaker won’t be equipping them with eight-speed automatic transmissions – at least not yet. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Best Selling Pickup Trucks in America

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Top 10 Best Selling Pickup Trucks in America
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The pickup truck is an icon that embodies the working spirit. It’s every blue collar employee’s calling card and farmer’s best friend. Truck buyers grow especially close to their vehicles as trucks are a  key tool in earning a living, depending on them to last through days and years of service. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Cars With Highest Percentage of Male Buyers

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Top 10 Cars With Highest Percentage of Male Buyers
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Last month we reported the top 10 cars with the highest percentage of female owners, and now we have a less-than-surprising list of top 10 cars with the highest percentage of male buyers. The list is courtesy InsideLine with the data provided by Polk and reflects total purchases made last year in 2011. Coming in at number… Continue Reading...

Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra HD Bi-Fuel Pickups Announced With Natural Gas Capability

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Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra HD Bi-Fuel Pickups Announced With Natural Gas Capability
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Chevrolet and GMC have announced the debut of new bi-fuel Silverado and Sierra 2500 HD pickup trucks for 2013, both of which are powered by a Vortec 6.0-liter V8 that can seamlessly transition between standard gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG). The bi-fuel technology allows the trucks to have a range of more than 650… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Getting Redesigned For 2014

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Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Getting Redesigned For 2014
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Scheduled to hit dealer lots next year as a 2014 model year is GM’s newly redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, but it appears that those two trucks will just be the tip of the iceberg. Now it’s a possibility that GM may be considering extensively redesigning all of their upcoming pickups. It’s believed… Continue Reading...

Men Chose Power and Performance for New Vehicle Purchases in 2011

Men Chose Power and Performance for New Vehicle Purchases in 2011
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Men in the U.S. went big, brawny and sporty in 2011 – that is, when it came to the kind of vehicles they bought this past year. According to J.D. Power’s Power Information Network (PIN) real-time transaction data, men leaned towards sports cars and pickup trucks in the first 11 months of 2011. In fact,… Continue Reading...

Top 12 Most Profitable Vehicles

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Top 12 Most Profitable Vehicles
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While automakers and outside research firms publish sales figures and earnings reports on a regular basis, one metric we rarely get a glimpse of is how profitable each vehicle is. In an era of re-badging and platform sharing, one would think that the most profitable vehicles are those with a large number of derivatives to… Continue Reading...

Costco to Sell Chevy, GMC Trucks

Costco to Sell Chevy, GMC Trucks
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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. Continue Reading...

General Motors Scaling Back Full-Size Truck Production

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General Motors Scaling Back Full-Size Truck Production
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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… Continue Reading...

Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra to Get V6 Turbo Engines to Rival Ford F-150 EcoBoost

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Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra to Get V6 Turbo Engines to Rival Ford F-150 EcoBoost
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Ford was seen as taking a big gamble when it reintroduced V6 engines into its full-size pickup trucks. But the gamble has paid off and now the Blue Oval’s domestic rivals will look to do the same. With plans for the Ram 1500 to get Chrysler’s new Pentastar V6 engine, look for GM’s Silverado and… Continue Reading...

Idling In California Requires A Special Exemption Sticker

Idling In California Requires A Special Exemption Sticker
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However, an engine tends to be at it’s least efficient when idling, as well as producing the greatest amount of oxides of nitrogen (smog). The CARB ruling required that in order to certify diesel trucks for California, automakers had to meet an idle emissions standard of 30 grams of NOx per hour. Continue Reading...

GM Wont Speed Up Launch of Next Gen Full-size Pickups

GM Wont Speed Up Launch of Next Gen Full-size Pickups
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The new trucks are said to not only employ new, more efficient six and eight-cylinder engines along with hybrid drivetrains, but are also rumored to boast significant weight savings over their current counterparts. Continue Reading...

Chevy, GMC Trucks Under Further Investigation for Rusting Brake Lines

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Chevy, GMC Trucks Under Further Investigation for Rusting Brake Lines
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In the course of its investigation, NHTSA initially targeted 6 million vehicles, but later reduced this 1.8 million when it decided that only vehicles being driven in rust belt states (where the roads are salted in winter) are adversely affected. Continue Reading...