GM's August Sales Best Since September 2008

Could the devastating “Great Recession” finally be fading in the rear-view mirror? GM’s August sales performance seems to indicate yes.

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GM Pickup Trucks First to Score Five-Star Safety Rating

GM has something new to boast about: its line of half-ton trucks is the first to garner a five-star safety rating under government rules revised for the 2011 model year.

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2014 GMC Sierra Review – Video

General Motors is the only Detroit brand that sells its pickup trucks with two different badges on them. Chevrolet peddles the Silverado, while GMC sells the Sierra, virtually the same truck except for some style tweaks and packaging differences. This strategy allows the General to sell the Sierra for a higher starting price, and offer customers more choices across a wide range of configurations on both trucks.

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Teased

General Motors is getting back into the small pickup market, and has revealed just a little bit of the new Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon.

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Next-Generation GM SUVs to Debut at Texas State Fair

General Motors will debut its next generation of full-sized SUVs during the State Fair of Texas, which starts September 27 in Dallas.

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Most Reliable 2013 Pickup Trucks

Shopping for a pickup truck and want to know what will last you over the years? Here’s a list of the top-rated 2013 pickup truck models based on how reliable they are expected to be in the future, based on data compiled by J.D. Power from thousands of vehicle owners.

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Penguin Book Truck is a Mobile Bookstore

A food truck craze has swept the U.S. recently, and now book publisher Penguin Group has introduced its first mobile bookstore that will be making its way across the country.

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Top 10 Pickup Truck Innovations

Pickup trucks are tools that need to be durable, dependable, and most of all, useful.

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Top 10 Trucks for the Working Man (or Woman)

Several months back we posted an epic Top 10 list highlighting some of the priciest, most opulent and downright ludicrous pickups available on the market. Vehicles like the Cadillac Escalade EXT and Harley-Davidson F-150 are but a couple of the high-brow haulers we featured. Those vehicles – and we hesitate to call them trucks – are so over the top they spill into luxury-car territory.

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Ask AutoGuide No. 15 - Nissan Pathfinder Vs. Ford Flex Vs. Mercedes E350 Wagon

Like Mariah Carey’s ancestry, modern crossover vehicles have unusual roots. The award-winning American singer’s family tree is more varied than the flora of a rainforest understory. Her unique blend of nationalities includes African, Venezuelan and Irish. That’s more ingredients than Belorussian variety sausage. Who’s hungry for some lean, finely textured opossum?

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GM Surprises in J.D. Power 2013 Initial Quality Study, Scion Comes in Last

J.D. Power released the results of its latest Initial Quality Study at this month’s Automotive Press Association luncheon in Detroit. The survey had some very surprising results.

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Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Ecotec3 V6 Rated at 18/24 MPG

EPA fuel economy numbers for General Motor’s Ecotec3 V6 have been released, pegging the truck at 18 mpg city and 24 mpg highway equipped with two-wheel drive. 

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General Motors Recalling 193,652 SUVs for Fire Risk

General Motors is issuing a recall on 193,652 SUVs for a possible short in a circuit board that could potentially cause a fire.

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2014 GMC Sierra Standard Cab Quietly Revealed

GMC debuted the standard cab version of its 2014 Sierra pickup today in a press release about the truck’s aerodynamics.

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GM Hires Retirees to Oversee Truck Launches

General Motors is hiring roughly 100 retired engineers to watch its supplier base as the American automaker launches its new full-size pickup trucks.

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2014 GMC Sierra Gets Best-in-Class V6 Torque, Priced From $25,085

When the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra arrives dealerships this summer, the base-model 4.3-liter, EcoTec V6 will offer best-in-class torque with 305 lb-ft.

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2014 GMC Sierra Leaked

Details on the next-generation GMC Sierra are starting to surface, and this may be the first look we have at the 2014 model year truck.

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2014 GMC Sierra to Get Safety Alert Vibrating Seat

General Motors is introducing one of its newest safety features, the safety alert seat, to its redesigned 2014 GMC Sierra. 

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2013 GMC Acadia Review

Updating an already successful vehicle is stressful enough to make engineers chew Tums by the mouthful. Go too far and lose a strong customer base. Don’t go far enough and lose them to boredom. 

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New GM Mid-Size Trucks Coming in 2014: Exec Says

Mid-size truck buyers have something to look forward to next year from General Motors, although it’s probably not what they would expect.

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Why Your Pickup Truck's Tow Rating is BS

Trucks are big profit generators for automakers. The half-ton and heavy-duty pickup segments are probably the most fiercely competitive categories in the industry. Brands fight tooth and nail for every sale they can make. To move the metal they’re willing to leverage any and every competitive advantage no matter how small. Not surprisingly this winner-take-all mentality is delaying common-sense reform that benefits truck buyers.

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Ford, GM Co-Developing 9-, 10-Speed Transmissions

General Motors and Ford are collaborating on development of both a nine-and 10-speed automatic transmission, the companies said today. 

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Nearly 800,000 Chevy, Buick and GMC Models Will Need More Frequent Oil Changes

General Motors has began notifying 778,956 owners of various vehicles that they will need more frequent oil changes due to high warranty claims on several models.

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

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.

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Top 10 Trucks for Urban Cowboys

Once upon a time trucks were built for work. They had manual door locks, crank windows and AM radios, if they had any sound system at all. Leather seats, air conditioning and voice-activated distractions were out of the question. Like a framing hammer, pickups were simple and effective.

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GMC Named Best Mass Market Brand For Dealership Satisfaction

In the just-released 2013 Customer Survey Index (CSI) released by J.D. Power and Associates, GMC was the top ranked automaker among mass market brands.

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Ford, Chrysler Looking to Get Back in Small Pickup Market?

The Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra have all seen updates in the past year, but what about smaller pickups which are seen as more affordable and fuel efficient? Well, they may be on the way back to relevance.

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GMC IntelliLink System Includes Tech-Help Advisor

General Motors is now offering the services of trained tech advisors to help each one of their customers setup and customize their Intellilink infotainment system which is currently available on the  GMC Terrain. 

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Mercedes Ranked First Among Women Car Shoppers

Mercedes-Benz topped the list of car brands as rated by women on both purchasing experiences and browsing experiences at dealerships according to a new report.

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Top 20 Used Cars to Avoid: Consumer Reports

In the market and shopping for a used car? Consumer Reports has released a list of 20 used vehicles to stay away from as they have a reputation for causing trouble. Listed is a top 20 list of used cars from 2003 to 2012 model year to avoid in alphabetical order. These vehicles had multiple years of much-worse-than-average overall reliability, according to Consumer Reports’ Annual Auto Survey.

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Top 10 Worst Engine Names Ever

The engine found inside a vehicle usually receives a name based on some sort of manufacturer specific numbering and lettering convention. However, every once in a while a manufacturer will feel a little fiery and give that new hunk of metal an actual, proper name.

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Are American Cars Reliable, And Does It Even Matter?
It’s 2013, but stereotypes of American vehicles from the ‘70s still linger in the automotive industry, with buyers wondering if domestic cars can ever be as reliable as imports.

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GM's January Sales Performance

January may be the middle of winter but GM was able to rebuke the cold weather with red-hot sales. The company delivered nearly 195,000 units in the U.S., a 16 percent increase compared to the same month last year.

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GM Recalls More Vans for Possible Roll Away Defect

General Motors is recalling 980 of its 2013 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans because it might be possible to remove the key from the ignition when the car is still running and not in park.

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2014 Chevy Silverado Shows Off New Looks in Detroit

General Motors arrived in Detroit this year with two big stories, an all-new Corvette, and a brand new pair of trucks – the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra – both of which just bowed on the show floor.

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GM SUVs, Trucks and Vans Recalled for Shift-Lock Issues

About 54,686 General Motors vehicles are being recalled, regarding issues with the vehicle’s shift lock module that can allow them to be shifted from park when the brakes are not applied and the key is not in the ignition, leading to the possibility of a them rolling away. 

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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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GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado Recalled for Hood Issue

A recall for model year 2010 through 2012 Chevrolet Colorados and GMC Canyons has been issued today, over problems stemming from the lack of a secondary hood latch.

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GM Confirms 2014 Trucks Will Have No Hybrid Option

Although previous reports alluded to this,   General Motors has confirmed that the new generation of its pickup trucks will not have a hybrid option.

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GM Midsize Truck Diesel Option Hinted at by Execs

General Motors will re-introduce mid-size trucks to the North American market in 2015, and when they do, a small diesel engine is a likely option. 

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2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Preview: Best in Class Fuel Economy, Power Promised

After seven long years, GM has finally given its lineup of half-ton pickups a refresh, both of which were revealed today.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Unveiled in Detroit

Chevrolet just unveiled its all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks in Detroit.

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GM Offering Big Incentives to Liquidate Vehicle Stockpiles

In hopes of moving some excess inventory, General Motors is launching a campaign of discounts and incentives for various models in their lineup.

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GM Truck Stock Threatening Profits as New Model Looms

Catching a problem early usually means avoiding it, but in GM’s case it’s looking like the opposite will prove true.

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GM Hires Infotainment Specialists to Train Dealers

General Motors is deploying a team of 25 young and tech-savvy customer specialists to dealerships nationwide in order to help owners get the most out of the automaker’s new Cugeneration of infotainment systems.

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GMC Helps Bring Macy's Parade Home

With more than 50 million people estimated to watch the annual Macy’s Parade in New York City today, GMC is cashing in on the advertising opportunity.

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GM Bi-Fuel Pickup Truck Order Books Opened

General Motors just opened the order books for its bi-fuel line of pickup trucks offered from either GMC or Chevrolet.

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Seven Diesels We Wish Existed

Its hard not to daydream about diesel cars, with their great torque and excellent fuel economy, so here’s our top picks of cars that we’d love to see a diesel option for. Our criteria is simple, the automaker must have a diesel engine in use somewhere in its lineup or in an international version of the car. In other words, these are all very real possibilities.

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2013 GMC Sierra Hybrid

At first mention, it seems an odd marriage – a burly pickup truck and fuel-saving hybrid technology – but General Motors brought it together with the GMC Sierra Hybrid (and its Chevy Silverado Hybrid sibling), at least for those who need their large vehicles and still hope to improve on gas mileage.

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Consumer Reports' Latest Survey Shows More of the Same and a Few BIG Surprises

The numbers have been tallied and the data compiled in Consumer Reports’ latest Auto Reliability Survey. Toyota has a lot to be happy about but Ford has taken a tumble.

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Where Did The Compact Pickups Go?

Bigger isn’t always better, although domestic automakers are pretending not to hear you when it comes to compact pickups. Why?

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Chevrolet Silverado Getting Luxury 'High Country' Trim

Chevrolet will bring its Silverado pickup to the market in 2014 with a new “High Country” trim level (not shown above) representing the brand’s first true luxury pickup truck. 

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Buick, GMC Plans Nine New Models in the Next Year

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.

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GMC Canyon Confirmed, Separate from Chevy Colorado

News about the GMC Canyon, General Motors’ premium midsize pickup truck, surfaced today during a meeting the automaker hosts to update its dealers on the coming model year. 

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New Pickup Truck Prices Slashed by Bloated Supply

A special set of circumstances has the planets aligned just right to cause North America’s biggest pickup truck suppliers to bludgeon each other’s prices through the floor this fall.

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2013 GMC Acadia Coming this Fall, Priced from $34,875

The 2013 GMC Acadia is ready to head to dealerships this fall, and the American automaker’s three-row crossover SUV will have a starting MSRP of $34,875, including an $825 destination charge.

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2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

It’s fairly obvious what many people think of the giant sport-utes that roam the roads like the mastodons and woolly mammoths of another age: They’re too wide. They’re too tall. They drink too much gas.

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GM Hybrid Trucks and SUVs Future Uncertain

Gene ral Motors began packing hybrid engines into pickups back in 2007, but a new report revealed today suggest that the next generation of pickups will lose the partial electric setup.

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Chevy Bringing European 1.6-Liter Turbo Four to America

Opel‘s new 1.6-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine will be heading to America in 2014 and will be seen under the hood of various Chevrolet models.

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GM, Isuzu, Saab Recall SUVs for Power Window Fix

Over 249,000 SUVs are being recalled for a possible fire risk with the window and door lock switches for vehicles sold or registered in 20 states and Washington, D.C. where salt and other chemicals are used to clear roads in the winter.

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