Tag: GM

Some Enthusiasts Are Hot Under the Collar for a Chevrolet Blazer SS

Indeed, so jazzed are these enthusiasts, they’ve created a rendering of a hypothetical Blazer SS to compete with the very real Ford Edge ST. If you’re already thinking this vehicle boasts canary yellow paint with wide, black striping, fear not — your assumptions were bang-on. It’s an interesting idea, given that Ford’s Edge blows the […]

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Cadillac Doesn’t Want to Share Its Blackwing V8

<img data-attachment-id="1665970" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Image-4-Cadillac-V8-engine.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,1147" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"Cadillac CT6 V-Sport 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Cadillac CT6 V-Sport 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Cadillac blackwing v8 CT6 V-Sport 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Image-4-Cadillac-V8-engine-391×350.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Image-4-Cadillac-V8-engine-610×547.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1665970″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Image-4-Cadillac-V8-engine-610×547.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”547″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Image-4-Cadillac-V8-engine-610×547.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Image-4-Cadillac-V8-engine-75×67.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Image-4-Cadillac-V8-engine-391×350.jpg 391w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Image-4-Cadillac-V8-engine-768×688.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Image-4-Cadillac-V8-engine-120×108.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Image-4-Cadillac-V8-engine.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, […]

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Rare Rides: The Saab 9-4x – One Last Gasp From 2011

<img data-attachment-id="1665204" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01414_a0ZHdp5uyK4_1200x900.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,675" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2011 Saab 9-4x" data-image-description=" https://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/cto/d/holiday-2011-saab-9-4x-aero-68k-miles/6828514304.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01414_a0ZHdp5uyK4_1200x900-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01414_a0ZHdp5uyK4_1200x900-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1665204 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01414_a0ZHdp5uyK4_1200x900-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01414_a0ZHdp5uyK4_1200x900-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01414_a0ZHdp5uyK4_1200x900-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01414_a0ZHdp5uyK4_1200x900-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01414_a0ZHdp5uyK4_1200x900-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01414_a0ZHdp5uyK4_1200x900-120×68.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01414_a0ZHdp5uyK4_1200x900.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Would you like a luxury CUV that’s based on a Cadillac, but contains many unique and unobtainium parts? […]

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Report: Mid-engine Corvette Prone to Getting Bent Out of Shape

<img data-attachment-id="1602214" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2019-Chevrolet-Corvette-ZR1-009.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,959" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"14","credit":"","camera":"IQ3 60MP","caption":"The fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever \u2013 the 755-horsepower 2019 ZR1.","created_timestamp":"1506565134","copyright":"","focal_length":"28","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"10","title":"The fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever \u2013 the 755-","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 Corvette ZR1" data-image-description=" Image: General Motors ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2019-Chevrolet-Corvette-ZR1-009-450×337.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2019-Chevrolet-Corvette-ZR1-009-610×457.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1602214 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2019-Chevrolet-Corvette-ZR1-009-610×457.jpg” alt=”2019 Corvette ZR1″ width=”610″ height=”457″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2019-Chevrolet-Corvette-ZR1-009-610×457.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2019-Chevrolet-Corvette-ZR1-009-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2019-Chevrolet-Corvette-ZR1-009-450×337.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2019-Chevrolet-Corvette-ZR1-009-768×575.jpg 768w, […]

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QOTD: Most Overpriced Non-luxury Vehicle of the 2000s?

<img data-attachment-id="1419441" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95.jpg" data-orig-size="800,600" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Picasa","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="SAAB 9-5 Aero Wagon" data-image-description=" Image: Saab ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1419441 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-610×458.jpg” alt=”SAAB 9-5 Aero Wagon, Image: Saab” width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> I hinted at today’s QOTD last week, when the original […]

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UAW Increases Strike Pay Ahead of Summer Negotiations

United Auto Workers President Gary Jones announced Monday that worker strike pay has increased from $200 to $250 a week, signaling the possibility of walkouts just a few months before U.S. worker contracts expire. While it would appear the UAW is preparing to strike, President Gary Jones said it’s not the union’s intent. “No one goes to […]

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Premium Price War: 2020 Cadillac XT6 Starts Above Rival Lincoln Aviator

Americans gain two new domestic midsizers for the 2020 model year, and both of the premium crossover rivals take a different approach in how they propel their human cargo. The Cadillac XT6, which debuted in Detroit in January and hits dealers this summer, adopts front-drive architecture; the 2020 Lincoln Aviator goes a different route, donning […]

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Ford Taurus Enters Extinction As the Last Chevrolet Cruze Trundles Down the Assembly Line

Much like in the pre-1985 era and a short spell from 2006-2007, every last one of you woke up this morning in a world without the Ford Taurus. The historic nameplate met its end on Friday at Ford’s Chicago assembly plant, with the automaker choosing to honor the model’s service through a media release. At […]

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GM North America Prez Alan Batey Hangs Up His Boots

A familiar face in General Motors’ executive ranks is heading into retirement, the company has announced. Alan S. Batey, president of GM’s North American operations, plans to retire effective April 1st — four decades after joining the automaker. Stepping into Batey’s shoes, albeit with a different title, is GM International President Barry Engle, a relative newcomer to […]

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UAW Slaps GM With Lawsuit Over Plant Closures

Canada’s autoworker union Unifor brought out the guy from Dune to protest a General Motors plant closure, but UAW went a few steps further. The American auto union hit GM with a lawsuit Tuesday, claiming the company’s decision to shutter three plants violates its 2015 collective bargaining agreement. However, GM may have an out. In […]

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GM Finds a New Boss for Maven

Rather than look outside the company for some Silicon Valley-reared go-getter, General Motors sourced its new Maven boss from within. The automaker’s mobility brand was left leaderless following the unexpected January departure of Julia Steyn, who led the brand since its 2016 inception. Into Steyn’s shoes steps Sigal Cordeiro, a 19-year GM veteran who most recently […]

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With CT6-V Sold Out, Cadillac Poised to Drop a Second V8 Shoe

We’ve hinted at this before, but now there’s order guides and pricing to share. While Cadillac’s CT6 flagship sedan will soon be without a home, General Motors hasn’t said anything about dropping the model. Once Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly shuts off the lights, GM would like to source its full-size sedan from some other place, be it […]

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QOTD: Found Yourself Pleasantly Surprised?

It’s easy for a car to disappoint — it’s seen all the time in the reviews featured on these pages. A squeaky seat here, loose trim there, or a ride quality as smooth as falling down a flight of stairs. But what about those times when the opposite happens?Today we want to talk about instances […]

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GM to Sink More Cash Into Lansing Crossover Plant

On Monday, General Motors stated its intent to invest $36 million into Lansing Delta Township Assembly, maker of large crossovers since its inception. Little info was provided on the details of the investment, and GM claims the cash won’t expand Lansing’s complement of 2,600 employees. GM CEO Mary Barra said the investment is needed to “prepare […]

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2020 GMC Acadia: More Engines, More Speeds, More Grille

As part of its 2020 model year refresh, GMC’s midsize Acadia crossover gains three engine options and three additional cogs for its automatic transmission. It also gains an AT4 variant — the brawny-lux GMC sub-brand introduced on the 2019 GMC Sierra pickup, though a modest suspension lift isn’t a part of this AT4’s package. While […]

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Buick’s U.S. Lineup May Need More Help From China

With official confirmation that the Buick Cascada will eventually be joining the Lacrosse for an extended dirt nap, General Motors’ “lesser” luxury brand has to make a decision. Will Buick press onward with a limited lineup or will it try and find replacements for North America? Considering Buick’s crossover volume moved from around 30 percent of its […]

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Extreme Vitriol: Unifor Squares Off With Ontario, Receives Support From Veteran Rockstar

The Ontario government isn’t pleased with Unifor’s handling of General Motors’ decision to close Oshawa Car Assembly. Like the UAW, Canada’s autoworker union has been extremely vocal in its opposition to GM’s restructuring plan. Over the last few months Unifor members have picketed, held multiple rallies, protested the automaker during the North American International Auto Show, […]

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