General Motors is reportedly going to release more diesel-powered cars and trucks in the U.S. in the next few years.
GM has confirmed that the the 2015 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra full size pickups and GMC Yukon SUV are getting a new eight-speed automatic transmission.
It's being reported that General Motors is working on a competitor to the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, but instead of building an off-road pickup based on the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, GM is going smaller.
GMC has unveiled the 2015 Sierra All Terrain HD, which gets an off-road package that was previously introduced on its half-ton pickups.
General Motors has revealed its new family of Ecotec small engines, which will range in size from 1.0L to 1.5L. GM says that the new engines will power many of its small cars and compact crossovers, including the all-new 2015 Chevy Cruze.
GMC is reportedly working on new Hummer-inspired SUV that will have more off-road capabilities than GMC's current models. A GMC designer revealed that the new GMC SUV is being designed to compete against the Jeep Wrangler.
Following Ford's segment changing 2015 F-150, which features aluminum body panels, GM is now reportedly also working on an aluminum-bodied pickup that will be introduced around 2018. In an effort to put its trucks on a serious diet, GM is going to follow Ford's move by using lighter aluminum for the next-generation of the Silverado and Sierra pickups.
Last week GM unveiled the new 2015 GMC Canyon mid-size pickup at the Detroit Auto Show, which is a rebadged version of the Chevy Colorado. GMC's lineup has consistently been a lineup of rebadged Chevy trucks, but could this change in the future? GM global product chief Mark Reuss recently hinted that there may be a new GMC in the works that doesn't share its platform with a Chevy.
We're just a day away from the kick off of the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and GMC has now officially unveiled the 2015 Canyon midsize pickup, which is basically the GMC version of the Chevy Colorado.
It's been revealed that GM is going to unveil the 2015 GMC Canyon midsize pickup at the Detroit Auto Show next month. If you recall GM recently unveiled the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado at the LA Auto Show last month, which should remain pretty close to what the Canyon will look like. The previous Canyon shared most of its parts with the Colorado, with the exception of a some unique styling elements, so the same is expected of the next Canyon.
GM's Mark Ruess has revealed that GM is currently at work on a new smaller and more car-like model for the GMC lineup. Currently the smallest model in the lineup is the GMC Terrain, but the new crossover will be even smaller.
GM has unveiled the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HD pickups, which will arrive in the first quarter of 2014. The Heavy-Duty 2500 and 3500 pickups are all-new and have segment-leading capabilities across the range include the highest payload - 7,374 pounds - and the highest conventional trailering rating - 19,600 pounds.
In addition to the all-new 2015 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban SUVs, GMC has also unveiled the 2015 Yukon SUVs. The 2015 Yukon SUVs get bolder, sleeker styling that is also more aerodynamic than the last SUV. Bold styling cues include detailed, chrome-accented grilles matched with GMC's signature C-shaped light-emitting diode lighting motif, front and rear. Projector-beam headlamps are standard on Yukon and Yukon XL.
GM has released a preview of the upcoming 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups, which will go into production at GM's Wentzville, Mo. assembly center in 2014. At the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars today, General Motors Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Dan Ammann provided the first look at the next-generation Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, which GM says are designed to be capable, versatile and fuel-efficient alternatives to full-size pickups.
J.D. Power and Associates has released the latest results of its Initial Quality Study in which General Motors managed to grab eight segment awards, which is more than any other automaker. GMC ranked second overall in initial quality, climbing 10 spots, and was the top-ranked non-premium brand. Chevrolet also jumped 10 spots and ranked fifth overall and second among non-premium brands. Together with Buick and Cadillac, all GM brands performed better than the industry average of 113 problems per 100 vehicles.
GM has released some of the specs for the 4.3L version of the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. The all-new 4.3L EcoTec V-6 packs 285-hp and 305 lb-ft. of torque. It also gets up to 24 mpg in rear-wheel-drive models and 22 mpg for four-wheel-drive models. GM claims that the 4.3L V6 will be the most capable standard V-6 in any full-size pickup truck. The 4.3L V-6 gives the full-size pickups the highest-available payload rating of 2,108 pounds and the highest available towing rating of 7,200 pounds.
GM has announced that 2014 Chevy, Buick and GMC models will now come with a new two year/ 24k mile maintenance program that includes free scheduled service. For most 2014 vehicles, Chevy, Buick and GMC dealers will complete an oil and filter change, four-wheel tire rotation, and conduct a 27-point vehicle inspection based on what's called for in the vehicle owner's manual maintenance schedule and oil life monitoring system.
Being able to remotely unlock your doors and remote start your GM vehicle is now one of the standard services that GM is adding to its OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App. GM announced the new RemoteLink Key Fob Services program on Wednesday for OnStar-equipped 2014 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac models - even if the owner declines to pay for other OnStar services.
GM has taken the wraps off the all-new 2014 Sierra 1500 Denali. When it's equipped with the available 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 it packs an estimated 420 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque, the most power and torque of any light duty truck engine.
The all-new 2014 GMC Sierra pickup arrives this summer and when it does it will arrive with safety features like Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning. The 2014 Sierra also gets a new Safety Alert Seat system, which transmits a vibration through the surface of the driver's seat bottom cushion to direct the driver's attention toward a possible concern on the road ahead.
This morning General Motors is stating that it is the first U.S. automaker to sell more than 1 million vehicles in its home market in a single year that have an EPA-estimated 30 mpg or better on the highway rating. "Our investments in advanced powertrains are clearly paying off, and our smaller vehicles are resonating with customers," said Mark Reuss, president of GM North America. "In 2013, we'll introduce new diesel, eAssist and plug-in vehicles in the United States and expand the availability of turbocharged four-cylinder engines. This will give us the most technologically diverse range of fuel-efficient cars and crossovers in the industry."
GM has announced that it will purchase 200 million shares of GM common stock held by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for $5.5 billion, or $27.50 per share. The share buyback is part of the Treasury's plan, also announced today, to fully exit its entire holdings of GM stock within 12 to 15 months. Treasury intends to begin its disposition of its remaining shares as soon as January 2013, consistent with a pre-arranged written trading plan.
GM has unveiled the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickups. In addition to the all-new styling, the pickups also get a new trio of EcoTec3 engines; a stronger, quieter, more comfortable cab; revised steering, suspension and brakes; new solutions for managing cargo in the bed and true truck capability for towing and hauling.
GM has announced that the production of the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD bi-fuel pickup trucks is underway in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Silverado HD and Sierra 2500 HD Vortec 6.0L V8 engine runs on gasoline or compressed natural gas (CNG) and seamlessly switches between the two fuels. The CNG and gasoline tanks have a combined range of 650 miles, the longest standard bi-fuel range of any original equipment automaker.
GM's designers and engineers have created a concept version of the 2013 Chevy Malibu Turbo, the Chevy Malibu Turbo Performance Concept for the 2012 SEMA show. Designers and engineers gave the Malibu Turbo Performance Concept an aggressive edge, with a blend of high-performance and upscale appointments inside and out, wrapping them in Berlin Blue Tricoat exterior paint and a Jet Black/Navy Blue interior.
GM has announced the pricing for the restyled 2013 GMC Acadia, which starts at $34,875, while the Denali trim level starts at $46,770. "The 2013 Acadia arrives with great momentum," said Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC Marketing. "Our design and engineering updates add even more value to an award-winning vehicle that just saw its best August ever, with retail sales up 35 percent."
GM has announced that its OnStar subscribers can now rent out their vehicles through the RelayRides marketplace. RelayRides' renters can unlock reserved OnStar-enabled cars simply by using their smart phones. RelayRides is the first third-party developer to integrate with GM OnStar's proprietary application program interface that will be available to other developers later this summer.
"General Motors, through OnStar, and RelayRides have joined forces to create an entirely new mobility solution for U.S. drivers interested in more affordable, sustainable and collaborative automobile options," said Nick Pudar vice president OnStar Strategy and New Business Development. "Our exclusive relationship with RelayRides provides an exciting new choice: the first automobiles to run on collaborative consumption."
The 2013 GMC Terrain Denali is slated to go on sale in the third quarter of this year. GM has announced that its pricing will start at $35,350. The base Terrain Denali is powered by a 2.4L four-cylinder that sends its power only to the front wheels. The all-wheel-drive model starts at $37,100 and a V-6 can be paired with either drivetrain for an additional $1,500. The 2013 Terrain's 3.6L V-6 generates 301 horsepower. The cost of the V-6 also includes an upgrade from 18- to 19-inch chrome wheels.
The 2013 Terrain Denali gets standard features like Intellilink, GMC's voice-controlled infotainment system with Bluetooth, a power lift gate, an eight-way power front passenger seat and dual-flow dampers for the front suspension. Terrain Denali's standard safety systems include forward collision alert, lane departure warning and side blind zone and rear cross traffic alert.
GMC is expanding the Denali sub-brand with the introduction of the 2013 GMC Terrain Denali. "Denali is growing fast," said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of GMC Marketing. "With seven different models, sales for this brand within a brand increased 79 percent from 2010 to 2011. With this in mind, the decision to create a more-upscale Terrain was an easy one."
With the introduction of the Terrain Denali, GMC also announced a new 3.6-liter V-6 engine with direct injection that will replace the current 3.0-liter V-6 engine in Terrain lineup for the 2013 model year. The 3.6L V6 packs 301 horsepower and 272 lb-ft. of torque. Although it has more power than the outgoing V6, it's expected to have fuel economy numbers that are equal to the outgoing engine. GMC also offers a 2.4L four-cylinder in the Terrain that gets 32 mpg on the highway.
GM has unveiled the new 2013 GMC Acadia and Acadia Denali at the Chicago Auto Show, which gets a redesigned front fascia, an updated interior and new features.
The front of the 2013 Acadia has been updated face with a more prominent, chiseled, three-bar grille that brings it more inline with other GMC models like the Terrain. The face also gets daytime LED lights and the rear taillights have been tweaked. Other changes to the exterior include wrap-around rear glass, a new rear spoiler and new 18-,19- and 20-inch wheels. The interior is now more refined with upgraded materials and SLT and Denali models get aluminum accents.
The 2013 Acadia will be the first vehicle on the market with GMC's new front center air bag system, created to protect drivers and front passengers in far-side impact crashes where the affected occupant is on the opposite, non-struck side of the vehicle. It deploys from the inboard side of the driver's seat and positions itself between the driver and front passenger.
GMC's Color Touch Radio - first introduced on the 2012 Terrain - is standard in the Acadia.