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  • Your Next Truck May Have Over-the-Air Updates
    Today, 01:46 PM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7-25-2017

    GM's Mary Barra has announced that prior to 2020 GM vehicles will have the capability to receive software updates over the air. "We are in the process of deploying a new electrical architecture, which is a pretty comprehensive undertaking, and that's well under way ... as well as a whole new generation of infotainment systems," Said Barra.

     

    Tesla was the first company to popularize this form of remote updating, but GM and other companies have the ability to do it now via the On-Star or other telematics system almost every new vehicle comes equipped with. However, what Barra is talking about will go well beyond map updates and audio system tweaks. Changes to any part of the software in a GM vehicle will be possible.

     

    Tesla fans mostly like the ability their $100...
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  • Ford F-150 Police Pursuit Truck Makes Perfect Sense
    Yesterday, 03:05 PM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7-23-2017

    Ford's newest addition to its broad line of police vehicles is the iconic F-150. What took them so long? In addition to the largest interior of any pursuit-rated police vehicle it offers, the F-150 can handle speeds up to 100 MPH and has more off-road capability than any car-based police vehicle.

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  • GM Continues Its Success With Ignition Switch Bellwether Case Win
    Jul 21 2017 12:06 PM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7-21-2017

    General Motors has won yet again in court. In the latest of six bellwether cases selected to help determine how a class action lawsuit will proceed, GM again wins. The Detroit News reports that a jury in New York has found that GM was not liable for injuries to a driver who claimed the crash and resulting injuries he suffered were related to the ignition switch defect. 

     

    One trend that GM-Trucks.com sees is that the facts in each of these cases are never quite what the stereotype is made out to be by the mass-media. For example, in this case, the vehicle in which the accident occurred continued to be used by the dri...
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  • UAW Views Domestic Sedan Production As a Threat To Jobs
    Jul 21 2017 11:54 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7-21-2017

    Cars have jumped the shark. We have beenreporting on this trend for years now at GM-Trucks.com. Trucks still hold the title for most sold single nameplate (Ford F-150), but trucks are no longer the largest segment anymore either. Compact crossovers are. Midisze crossovers have also now surpassed midsized sedans in sales, though...
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  • 2018 Buick Regal GS May Hit the Shrinking Sedan Sweet Spot
    Jul 20 2017 01:11 PM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7-20-2017

    Everyone loves reading about luxury, rear-drive, 200 MPH sedans with stick shifts, and GM's Cadillac division makes the best in the world. The problem is that nobody buys them. ATS compact sports sedan sales are at a level below the Chevy Volt now, and the CTS is barely selling, with sales having dropped below 1,000 per month on average in 2017. The truth is that rear-drive means space compromises and the halo V versions of these outstanding cars can't draw buyers to the 4-cylinder automatics. Another fact is that sedans as a class of cars have jumped the shark, as most shoppers now search for crossovers. Maybe Buick has a better plan to attract premium sedan drivers to the GM fold.

     

    The new 2018 Regal GS has a slightly different formula for GM. One that is more practical for everyday use and still affords its driver more than...
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  • Chevy Colorado Earns Spot on U.S. News' Best Cars For Money
    Jul 14 2017 11:52 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7-14-2017

    The Chevy Colorado has earned a spot on the U.S. News & World Report Autos' "Best Cars For the Money" list for 2017. The Colorado won the Compact Truck segment.  The Ford F-150 took the Large Truck class, but Chevy did also earn an award for best Large Car with the Impala. Notably, the Colorado has never lost this contest in its modern design.

     

    Commenting on the Colorado, Editor of USN Autos, author of the story, and long time friend of GM-Trucks.com staff, Jamie Page Deaton, wrote, "The Chevrolet Colorado returned to the market in 2015, and since then, it’s been named the Best Compact Truck for the Money three times. The Colorado’s ownership costs are good for the class, but its strong towing ability, good fuel economy, and comfortable cabin are even better." We reached out to...
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  • CTS Equinox Malibu Near Top of List of High-Depreciation Popular Cars
    Jul 12 2017 12:52 PM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7-12-2017

    The 2014 Chevy Malibu sedan and Equinox crossover are near the top of the list of popular high-depreciation cars in a study done by iSeeCars.com.  The Malibu's depreciation is 1.23-times greater than the average for vehicles in general. The study finds that the average price of a 2014 Malibu is just $14,622, reflecting a 43% depreciation over just three years.  The Equinox is not far behind the Malibu with an average price of just $17,200, reflecting a 41% depreciation over three years. These are cars still under the original GM warranty.

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  • All Star Picks 'Vette over Colorado ZR2 - Which Would You Pick?
    Jul 12 2017 10:20 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7-12-2017

    Baseball's 2017 All-Star Game MVP, Robinson Canó, chose a new 2017 Corvette Grand Sportover a new 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 last night following the game.  Financially, this is a sound move. The Grand Sport starts at $67K and the ZR2 ends at about $48k. Money aside, which would you have opted to drive away if you had the choice?

     

    In case you missed the game, Seatle's Canó, who went 1-for-2 in the contest with a 10th inning home run, RBI and a run scored.  Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet, commented on the game, saying, “Robinson Canó turned in a tremendous performance tonight and is an excellent example to all baseball fans, and e...
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  • Chevy 5.3-liter V8 In a Land Rover Defender? Why not!?
    Jul 11 2017 04:23 PM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7-11-2017

    East Coast Defender blends English ownership and tradition with a U.S.-based workforce in Florida to build amazing Land Rover Defenders. The classic compact SUV is quickly becoming one of the hottest classic restoration segments in America, and East Coast offers some very interesting updates on what is perhaps the defining European "contemporary classic" compact SUV.

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  • Injuries Related to Pressure Valve Reported At Detroit-Hamtramck Plant
    Jul 06 2017 10:29 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7-6-2017

    An accident at the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck plant left three workers with injuries. AP reports that pressure from a valve caused the injuries. Reports of an "Explosion" may have been an exaggeration.

     

    The Detroit-Hamtramck has been building cars since 1985 and is now the primary location for Chevy Volt production. The plant is a bit unusual in that it builds cars for three brands, Buick, Cadillac, and Chevrolet, and it builds both front and rear-wheel drive cars.  


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