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Cadillac ATS to go racing in 2015 as CTS.V.R replacement

Cadillac has been racking up victories with the CTS.V.R in Pirelli World Challenge racing for two model generations now, including recent GT class championships in 2012 and 2013. However, even winning racers eventually have to retire, and it looks like the CTS may be taking a bow at the end of the …

2015 Chevy Trax compact SUV crosses over into market

Chevrolet expects the small SUV segment to blossom in the next few years, with a growth of 80 percent by 2016. Chevrolet's new entry for the U.S. in this segment is the Trax, a five-passenger compact SUV that slots below Chevrolet's popular Equinox; the Trax is already on sale in Canada and other …

GM Profits $0.1 Billion in First Quarter Despite Recalls

General Motors reported a $0.1 billion net income in the first quarter, a stark contrast to the $0.9 billion it earned during the same period in 2013, but somewhat surprising considering the massive recalls the automaker is dealing with.<p>The earnings reflect a $1.3 billion pre-tax charge to repair …

GM Shipping Ignition Parts, Dealers Begin Recall Repairs

It’s likely we’ll be hearing about the GM ignition switch case for a long time, but at least the recall itself will be carried out soon. The automaker reports it’s begun shipping out thousands of kits containing ignition switches, ignition cylinders, and key sets for the recalled models, meaning …

Buick shows off new Ultra Luxury Interior for LaCrosse

The options sheet of the 2014 Buick LaCrosse gets all kinds of fancy with the addition of the Ultra Luxury Interior. Pointing its Tri-Shield logo at the world of <i>haute</i> luxury, the cabin treatment combines sangria leather with ebony accents, shadow tamo ash wood trim and a microsuede headliner to …

Leave the Iron On: Ford Buries New-Age Iron in Its Aluminum-Intensive 2015 F-150

Ford bucks the trend toward aluminum engine castings.<p>At this year’s Detroit auto show, Ford’s F-150 nabbed headlines with its courageous move from steel to aluminum for the entire cab and bed, potentially saving hundreds of pounds. Equally courageous, but less reported, is Ford’s choice of …

Ford Motor Company

2017 Jaguar Crossover Spy Photos: Literally Expanding the Brand

Jaguar dips a toe into Land Rover's pool.<p><b>What It Is:</b> Jaguar has begun on-road (and, we presume, limited off-road) testing of its upcoming SUV, which is currently being previewed on the international motor show circuit by the C-X17 concept car. Styled in a contemporary and muscular fashion by Jaguar …

Land Rover

Buick Unveils Purple “Ultra Luxury” Interior Trim

While Buick has made news by reaching down into the compact and subcompact segments with its Verano sedan and Encore crossover, the brand is also nudging upward, ever so slowly. First comes this fancy Ultra Luxury interior package for the 2014 model year on its strong-selling Lacrosse, and the …

Buick

GM's Q1 Profits Down Big Due to Ignition-Switch Recall

That amount, roughly speaking, is what GM decided its customers weren’t worth when engineers proposed a redesigned ignition switch in 2005. GM was still profitable during the first three months of this year, but only by the ink on a dollar bill. Its $125 million profit was down about 85 percent …

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Mini Challenges Its Interns to Build a Pickup—It’s Awesome

Mini’s three-door Cooper Paceman coupe/SUV thing—recently super-subtly refreshed for 2015—remains an enigma to us. It’s not as fun to drive as the brand’s bread-and-butter three-door hardtop, and it’s not as practical as the five-door Countryman with which it shares a great deal of parts. Let us …

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Manual-Equipped Chevrolet SS Sedan Could be a Thing

A juicy bit of automotive news that we’ve hoping to hear has now reached cyberspace: The 415-hp Chevrolet SS sport sedan will finally get a six-speed manual-transmission option, as well as GM’s magnetic ride control. Chevy’s sweet-driving four-door went on sale with only a six-speed automatic.<p>The …

Chevrolet

Ford’s Response to Cadillac Isn't Quite the Bitchslap Everyone Says It Is

Rebuttal commercials can be highly entertaining; Jaguar’s chicken-eating, feather-flying answer to Mercedes’ Magic Body Control commercial proved that. But starting ad wars can be a risky strategy for the brands that choose to wage them.<p>Market research has consistently shown that consumers would …

2015 Hyundai Genesis Pricing: Let There Be Luxury, Starting at $38,950

With sales of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis slated to begin within the month, Hyundai has announced pricing for its all-new luxury sedan. The base, rear-wheel-drive model will start at $38,950, powered by Hyundai’s 311-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 with an eight-speed automatic transmission. That’s an increase of …

Luxury Lifestyle

More than 850K Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos Recalled for Brake Issue

Chrysler Group this morning announced that it is recalling 867,795 SUVs to address a potential braking system issue. According to the manufacturer, customer feedback concerning “excessive brake pedal firmness” prompted the investigation, which affects certain 2011–2014 model-year Jeep Grand …

Product Recalls

Honda Mean Mower Reaches 116.57 MPH (W/Video)

No, this announcement from Honda isn’t a day late. After reaching an average speed of 116.57 mph, the <b>Honda Mean Mower</b> is officially the world’s fastest lawn mower, a feat verified by the folks at Guinness World Records.<p>Honda, along with its British Touring Car Championship partner, Team Dynamics, …

Supercharged V-6 Confirmed for U.K.-Market Jaguar XE

Jaguar announced its XE 3 Series-fighting sedan at the Geneva Motor Show last month, but only gave details on that car’s Ingenium family of four-cylinder engines. We speculated that a supercharged V-6 would eventually find its way underneath the XE’s hood to challenge the mighty BMW 335i, and now …

Tesla, Auto Alliance Seek to Eliminate Side Mirrors

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just finalized rules that require rearview cameras in all passenger cars produced after mid-2018, but Tesla and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers want to take it one step further by replacing side mirrors with cameras.<p>Both parties filed a …

The Land Rover Discovery celebrates its 25th birthday this year and what better way to commemorate the hardy off-road workhorse than a massive global reveal of an all-new concept that will shape future

The Land Rover Discovery celebrates its 25th birthday this year and what better way to commemorate the hardy off-road workhorse than a massive global …

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept Previews Next Disco

Land Rover has announced it is bringing a concept SUV to the 2014 New York auto show, and that the off-roader takes a crack at what the brand’s next Discovery might look like. Here in the States, the Discovery goes by the name “LR4,” but we’re hoping this concept’s name, “Discovery Vision,” implies …

Land Rover

2015 Subaru Outback Teased: No Steakhouse, All Legacy Wagon

It was only a matter of time before Subaru unveiled its latest Outback, the lifted wagon version of the Legacy sedan. The automaker just recently pulled the veil off the redesigned 2015 Legacy sedan at the Chicago auto show, and now two months later, it’s doing the same thing for the Legacy-based …

Autos

BMW Planning New Range-Topping Sedan Based on Gran Lusso Coupé

According to German publication <i>Auto Motor und Sport</i>, BMW will preview an upcoming range-topping sedan to be known as 9-series with a concept that will bow at the Beijing auto show later this month. The 9-series would target customers who find the Bavarians’ traditional 7-series to be a bit too …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Bose refreshes headphone line with new branding and colors

While not exactly new, the company has introduced new versions of its on-ear, around-the-ear, and in-ear models under its new SoundTrue and Freestyle brands.<p>Could it be that Bose is trying to get hipper in its old age?<p>That's what it seems like if you examine its latest announcement, which boils …

Consumer Tech

The 4 questions GM must answer about the recall

General Motors CEO Mary Barra didn't say much on Capitol Hill yesterday. Here's what she needs to tell Congress.<p>General Motors CEO Mary Barra appeared in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to answer questions pertaining to the company's ignition switch recall, which now covers 2.6 million vehicles. It did …

We Hear: Could Holden Special Vehicles Expand to Chevrolet? - MT

The team behind the wonderful Holden HSV Maloo and Commodore could possibly expand to Chevrolet and overseas, according to reports from Down Under. The Walkinshaw Group – the crew behind Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) – is reportedly looking to expand its relationship with GM to the Chevrolet brand …

Drive Notes: 2014 Chevrolet SS

The last of the V8s in all its glory.<p>If there's a worse car to drive to Michigan in February, you'd have a hard time finding it. With big, meaty summer tires and 415 hp kicking at therear axle, I spent more time steering through the side glass around Ann Arbor than gazing down the sedan's hood.<p><b>READ</b> …

GM Expands Recall to Every Car Built With Faulty Ignition Switch

You might want to get comfortable with regular updates on General Motors’ massive ignition-switch recall, because this thing is just getting started. Just days before GM CEO Mary Barra testifies before congress, the company has announced it is adding 971,000 more 2008 model-year-and-later cars to …

General Motors

GM Issues Stop-Sale on 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze, Won't Say Why

Amid all of its recall woes, GM has just issued a stop-sale order for 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze models equipped with the 1.4-liter turbocharged I-4, but the General isn’t exactly saying why.<p>According to <i>Automotive News</i>, GM emailed an urgent stop-delivery memo to all U.S. Chevrolet dealers for …

General Motors became second-largest US advertiser in 2013

General Motors might be mired in several recalls, as well as the ongoing investigations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Congress into the automaker's response to those recalls. However, the company can celebrate taking the title of the US' second-largest advertiser in …

How GM is using social media to ease recall woes

Working through customer service at a giant corporation is often akin to trying to get the attention of a giant by poking it with a twig. Twitter and Facebook users, though, have tossed aside the metaphorical twig in favor of a far more attention-grabbing Howitzer, using the public nature of social …

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