GM Recall Might Expand Under NHTSA Probe

Nearly 5,000 vehicles could be added to a recall General Motors announced in May. 

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General Motors EAssist Hybrids Recalled for Faulty Circuit Board

General Motors is recalling 38,197 eAssist-equipped vehicles for a faulty circuit board that could lead to a fire in the trunk in the worst case scenario.

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Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Luxury Cars

Who is to say that luxury car buyers aren’t affected by high gas prices? If you want to drive in comfort, style, and have the latest high tech goodies in a car, you shouldn’t have to pay more at the pump for it. Here are our picks for the top 10 most fuel friendly luxury cars, ranked in order of their combined city/highway mpg numbers.

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2014 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain Not Receiving EAssist

Contrary to previous reports that the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain will be offered with eAssist hybrid variants, General Motors has confirmed that neither model will receive the mild hybrid technology for the 2014 model year.

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GM Aims for 500,000 Electrified Vehicles by 2017

General Motors is focusing on plug-in technology for the next five years, aiming to have 500,000 vehicles on the road with some form of electrification by 2017.

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2013 Buick Regal Base Price Climbs to $29,015

Set to arrive at dealers this fall, the 2013 Buick Regal will get a price hike thanks to GM dropping the Ecotec engine to offer the eAssist hybrid as the base model.

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Feature: GM's EAssist Hybrid Bet Doesn't Pay Off

Currently available on three models, GM’s eAssist technology is a product and packaging gamble the automaker has made that does not appear to be paying off. While the first two Buick models to receive the mild-hybrid system received modest praise, the new Chevy Malibu Eco has drawn so much criticism it was recently named “the most disliked vehicle of 2012” according to Fortune magazine.

The impact of that title, not to mention all the bad press that’s led up to it, can’t be understated. The reputation, and sales, of an entire lifecycle of Malibu models (the Malibu being one of GM’s largest volume products) is hanging in the balance.

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11 Future Hybrids Heading to Dealers Soon

Even though they’ve been around for well over a decade now, hybrids still have that ‘new technology’ feel. Consumers continue to be apprehensive to hybrid technology and there’s plenty of misinformation surrounding it.

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2013 Buick Regal Gets EAssist Hybrid Tech Standard

Posting respectable 2011 sales numbers, the quietly successful Buick Regal outsold the Audi A4, Lexus IS250 and Acura TSX last year. For 2013, the Buick Regal has received some drivetrain upgrades. First, the performance trim Buick Regal GS will receive an automatic transmission. Second, the 2013 Regal will possess eAssist technology as standard.

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Buick Verano Hybrid Due Out in 2015

With the new Verano compact luxury sedan on sale this year, Buick will look to expand its offerings in a green direction with a hybrid version. The news comes via a list of suppliers printed by Automotive News, detailing all of the companies and parts involved in the current Verano.

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Buick Regal EAssist Starts At $29,530, Regal GS Starts At $35,310

Buick has announced pricing for their newest additions to the Regal lineup, with their Regal eAssist mild hybrid vehicle starting at $29,530, while the high performance Regal GS starts at $35,310.

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Buick Regal EAssist Hybrid To Debut At Chicago Auto Show

General Motors will reportedly unveil a Buick Regal Hybrid at the Chicago Auto Show that uses similar eAssist technology seen on the its Lacrosse stablemate.

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