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  • Just 2 GM Vehicles Earn Top Safety Score - Guess Which 2
    Yesterday, 03:24 PM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    12-8-2016

    Today every automaker is pumping out press releases trumpeting their pride over the great safety scores they earned. IIHS updates its list periodically, and today announced which models are 2017 Top Safety Pick Plus models based on its extensive testing. The new scoring includes both forward collision prevention, something GM has committed to providing standard on every vehicle by 2022, and a score of Acceptable or Good on headlights. Toyota is the top automaker with nine models that earn the TSP+ rating. Honda has five. GM just 2.

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  • GM Updates 2018 Equinox Info With 2 Key Facts
    Dec 07 2016 03:44 PM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    12-7-2016

    GM sent out a blurb this week on the new Chevy Equinox. If the Equinox was not one of GM's most important upcoming launches we may have skipped this news. The compact crossover is now the largest non-truck market (according to GM) and the Equinox has been way underperforming this year. Its sales are typically half that of the top models in the segment. That could change, and we are rooting for the Equinox to succeed.

     

    GM says the new crossover will start at $24,475 including destination when it goes on sale in about two or three months. GM had previously announced a Q1 start for the all-new 2018 model Equinox but had not said when the 1.6-liter turbo-diesel version would be available. GM added that tidbit this week as well and the date is Q2 2017.

     

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  • GM's New 9-Speed Transmission - How Does It Stack Up?
    Dec 06 2016 02:48 PM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    12-6-2016

    Chevrolet announced that its new 9-speed automatic transmission will debut on the 2017 Chevy Malibu 2.0-Turbo, in the Cruze Diesel for '17, and then the Equinox Diesel will also get the new transmission for 2018 when it is ready. So far, Chevy has only qualified the new Chevy Malibu with the 9-speed so we have compared that car to its peers to see how the new transmission will help the Malibu in this very competitive segment.


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  • GM Now the Clear Leader In U.S. Diesel Models
    Dec 02 2016 02:31 PM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    12-2-2016

    Over the past decade, General Motors has made a concerted effort to remain capable of providing its customers with diesel-powered vehicle offerings. Ford, Ram, and of course Volkswagen also have offered diesel vehicles, and the European Sports-Lux automakers dabble with small numbers of specialty diesels. However, GM seems to be taking a broader approach that will bring diesel vehicles not just to one segment of its customer base, as most automakers do, but to all of its largest sales segments beyond just HD trucks.

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  • GM November Sales Up 10% - Trucks Do Very Well - Details
    Dec 01 2016 09:58 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    12-1-2016

    GM says its monthly sales total was up about 10% over last November, which puts GM on a faster growth pace than most of its peers*. Every GM brand did better than the industry average. Kurt McNeil, GM’s vice president of U.S. Sales Operations, summed up the growth month and healthy sales by saying, “We are ahead of plan selling down our 2016 model year inventory and we expect to close out December with more retail share growth. GM is heading into 2017 in a position of strength with the planned launch of key new products, like the all-new Chevrolet Equinox, into the heart of the market.”  McNeil added, “GM’s November performance reflects the continued strength of our U.S. business.  We gained profitable retail share, commercial and small business deliveries were strong and we commanded the indus...
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  • Vegan Leather In Your Next GM? Good Business Or Misguided?
    Nov 28 2016 11:06 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    11-28-2016

    This week Morrissey, the pop music singer and former lead singer of The Smiths, wrote Mary Barra of GM a letter. The performer was coming to Detroit to do a show and wanted to make sure that he let Ms. Barra know that using leather is bad for animals and the planet. He asked Barra to stop using it in the vehicles GM makes and to switch to vegan leather. This may seem like crazy-talk unless you have tested a VW, Lincoln, Toyota, Lexus, or even a GM car lately, all of which are moving to leather alternatives already in many vehicles.

     

     

    According to PETA,
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  • GM's Push-Back of NHTSA on Massive Airbag Recall Gets Results
    Nov 23 2016 04:48 PM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    11-23-2016

    GM will not be bullied by NHTSA over the never-ending Takata airbag debacle. GM-Trucks.com readers may remember that back on June 9th we reported that GM was reluctant to recall some of its vehicles because it thought the recall on the airbags was too broad. Well, guess what? GM has just been granted an extension on a 2.5-million vehicle airbag recall by NHTSA. This recall affects  the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon from 2007-2011 model years.

     

    Zane here at GM trucks
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  • Costco Adds Corvette to Holiday Sales Event
    Nov 22 2016 11:44 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    11-22-2016

    If all you want for Christmas is a Corvette, Costco may have your best deal. The group has run a Holiday Sales Event for many years. What we like most is that the number of people who give Costco's auto sales program top scores for value, service, and overall buying experience is nearly 100%. 

     

    This is the first year the Corvette has been part of the program which offers buyers:

    - GM Supplier Pricing
    - Plus most currently available GM incentives.
    - Plus Costco Executive Members will receive a $700 Costco Cash Card and Gold Star
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  • GM Takes Three of Car and Driver's 10-Best Awards For 2017
    Nov 21 2016 10:56 AM

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    John Goreham

    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    11-21-2016

    General Motors' Chevy division took three of the slots on this year's Car and Driver 10-Best awards list. The Bolt, Camaro, and Corvette Grand Sport all eanred thse positions by being among the best cars in the world, not just their own categories.  

     

    Car and Driver (CD) say that to win an entrant must "...cost less than $80,000 (anything pricier should be excellent by default), and they must be either a returning winner or all-new or significantly revised. Winning isn’t easy, however—in order to take home a trophy, a vehicle must offer good value, excel at its given mission, and, critically, deliver a pleasurable driving experience."

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  • GM Green-Lights Chevy Colorado ZR2 "A Segment of One"
    Nov 16 2016 08:56 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    11-16-2016

    Chevy has given the all-new Colorado ZR2 off-road performance truck the green-light. The new truck brings many segment firsts, and Chevy is calling it "A Segment of One." Toyota's TRD Pro has been in this segment of one along with the Nissan Frontier Pro-4X for quite some time, so it will be a fun matchup to see which it crowned the favorite in comparison testing that is sure to follow the truck's media release.  Without a doubt, the ZR2 is one of the GM truck line's most anticipated new products in many years.

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