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Power Specs Leaked for GM’s New Inline-Six Diesel

While diesel may be deader than disco in the passenger car segment, it is rolling plenty of coal in the half-ton pickup truck class. Once the domain of heavy duty rigs, oil burners are now snaking their way under the hoods of consumer-grade trucks. We’ve known for a spell the output of Ford’s half-ton PowerStroke, […] The post Power Specs Leaked for GM’s New Inline-Six Diesel appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, AT4, Chevrolet, Chevy, Diesel, Duramax, Engines, GMC, Horsepower, Power Numbers, Sierra, Silverado, Torque, Trucks


GM investing $300 million to build a new electric Chevy in the U.S.

GM announced Friday it will invest $300 million into a Michigan factory to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle, reversing a decision to build the EV outside of the United States. The announcement comes on the heels of recent job cuts and plant closures by GM, moves that have complicated bargaining with union workers over a new four-year contract and has sparked intense criticism from President Donald Trump over a decision to end production at a factory in Lordstown, Ohio. The automaker’s...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Automotive Industry, AV, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Bolt, Electric Vehicles, General-Motors, GM, Mary Barra, Michigan, Opel


GM investing $300 million to build a new electric Chevy in the US

GM announced Friday it will invest $300 million into a Michigan factory to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle, reversing a decision to build the EV outside of the United States. The announcement comes on the heels of recent job cuts and plant closures by GM, moves that have complicated bargaining with union workers over a new four-year contract and has sparked intense criticism from President Donald Trump over a decision to end production at a factory in Lordstown, Ohio. The automaker’s...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Automotive Industry, AV, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Bolt, Electric Vehicles, General-Motors, GM, Mary Barra, Michigan, Opel


Second Electric Chevrolet Coming to Michigan

That didn’t take long, did it? In a Friday morning announcement, General Motors said it plans to bring a second electric product to the Orion Assembly plant in suburban Detroit, home to the Chevrolet Bolt. Forget Buick and Cadillac, too. This Bolt-based product is destined to carry the bowtie badge. Details of the upcoming model […] The post Second Electric Chevrolet Coming to Michigan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Bolt, Electric vehicles, EVs, Future Vehicles, General Motors, GM, Orion, Orion Assembly, Product Planning


The best and not-so-best design turnarounds

Design isn't the only aspect of a vehicle, but it's the first impression, and automakers spend a lot of time and money trying to get it right. Some do ... and then, for whatever reason, some don't. Find out which ones fall into those categories in my story over at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Lexus, Autos, Rolls-royce, Honda, Chevrolet, Audi, Volvo, National Post, Jil McIntosh, Automotive Design


Here's what you should do if you feel drowsy while driving, according to a Chevy safety engineer who saw the danger of tired driving firsthand when serving in Iraq (GM)

Maureen Short is a West Pointer and former US Army Captain who learned about drowsy driving firsthand when she was a company commander in Iraq. She now studies drowsy driving as a safety engineer at GM's Chevrolet brand. Her advice is to get adequate rest or pull over when sleepy — don't try to push through with coffee. Maureen Short joined Chevrolet three years ago as a safety engineer, but her career was already something of a professional highlight reel.  The US Military Academy graduate f...
Tags: Facebook, West Point, Iraq, US, Trends, Arkansas, New Jersey, Gm, Army, Chevy, Chevrolet, Short, US Army, AAA, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Texas Tech


WordPress, Used Correctly, for Law Firms is Stable, Secure and Highly Peforming

The reason that some law firm IT and legal marketing folks aren’t fans of WordPress is that when they neglect to update it or make ill-advised use of plugins and themes WordPress becomes unsafe. It really is as simple as that. WordPress is one of the most, if not the most, stable, secure and highly performing content management solutions available to law firms, whether it be for a blog, a microsite or a website.  Whether WordPress performs, is secure and stable comes down to its set up, ...
Tags: Law, Wordpress, Indianapolis, Cms, Chevy, Chevrolet


WordPress, Used Correctly, for Law Firms is Stable, Secure and Highly Performing

The reason that some law firm IT and legal marketing folks aren’t fans of WordPress is that when they neglect to update it or make ill-advised use of plugins and themes WordPress becomes unsafe. It really is as simple as that. WordPress is one of the most, if not the most, stable, secure and highly performing content management solutions available to small and large law firms, whether it be for a blog, a microsite or a website.  Whether WordPress performs, is secure and stable comes down...
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Bantmobile 1957 Corvette

Among the first set of Corvettes that Chevrolet produced, the 1957 model is a bonafide classic! Designer Ben Light put a modern CNC twist on this stunner by showing you how to build a wood and acrylic toy version using the versatile Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine. This intermediate-level p...By: Bantam ToolsContinue Reading » [Author: Bantam Tools]
Tags: Lifehacks, Chevrolet, CNC, Ben Light, Bantam Tools, Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine


The mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette is so powerful it mangles its own body

Chevrolet has major changes in store for the eighth-generation Corvette. The coupe will arrive in 2019 with a mid-mounted engine. We won't see it at the Detroit auto show, but spy shots and rumors give us a good idea of what to expect. The post The mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette is so powerful it mangles its own body appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Chevrolet, Sports Cars, Detroit, Chevrolet Corvette


How do the midsize trucks stack up?

Ford's the latest in the segment with its new Ranger, but what else in out there? Check out my round-up at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Gm, Autos, Toyota, Trucks, Chevrolet, Nissan, Jeep, Off-road Driving, Gmc, Jil McIntosh


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

Chevrolet was expected to debut its new, mid-engine C8 Corvette sometime over the winter, but a series of delays meant the only glimpses we’ve had of the thing are of the spy shot variety. And boy, are there a lot of those. That thing gets around more than Wendy in Breaking Bad. While a report […] The post Report: Mid-engine Corvette Prone to Getting Bent Out of Shape appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, Corvette, Wendy, Chevrolet Corvette, News Blog, Product Planning, C8, Automotive development, C8 Corvette


Kyle Busch goes for NASCAR victory No. 200 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana

Joe Gibbs, who owns the Toyota that Kyle Busch drove to a NASCAR Cup victory Sunday in Phoenix, has experience with athletes who excel in their chosen sport. Gibbs put Busch in that elite class after the driver scored his 199th victory in the three national touring series with a weekend sweep in Phoenix, his 12th such sweep, most of all-time. “I think for me, you know, it happened in football where we had some guys that all of a sudden on Sundays when they put the helmet on, you kind of look at ...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Toyota, Chevrolet, Kurt Busch, Nascar, Suarez, Busch, Phoenix, Martin Truex Jr, Joey Logano, Greg, Kyle, Gibbs, Joe Gibbs, Jimmie Johnson


Ryan Truex matches career-best with 'badass' car in JR Motorsports debut

It's been a long climb back to prominence for Ryan Truex, but the Garden Stater might finally feel at home in his new jersey fire suit. Coming off a NASCAR Playoffs appearance in the Xfinity Series with Kaulig Racing in 2018, the organization shifted directions by putting Justin Haley in the No. 11 Chevrolet for '19. Faced with uncertainty over his future, Truex elected to go the Ryan Preece Route © and bet on himself and his talents — signing up for a handful of races with JR Motorspo...
Tags: News, Chevrolet, Nascar, Truex, Motor Racing, JR Motorsports, Ryan Preece, Justin Haley, Ryan Truex, Garden Stater


Ace of Base: 2019 Chevrolet Cruze L

Today is the last day of Chevrolet Cruze production in America. Much to the chagrin of hard-working Lordstown Assembly employees and one Associate Editor, a compact Chevy sedan will no longer roll off production lines in Ohio. The Cruze continues to be built south of the border for other markets. We’re sending it off the […] The post Ace of Base: 2019 Chevrolet Cruze L appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Autos, Chevrolet, Lordstown, Chevrolet Cruze, Cruze, News Blog, Compact Car, Sedan, Ace of Base, Lordstown Assembly, Last-ever


RCR's Austin Dillon, Daniel Hemric sweep Las Vegas practices

Richard Childress Racing flexed its muscle again in Saturday's final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Austin Dillon and Daniel Hemric topping the leaderboard. Dillon's No. 3 Chevrolet, which also topped Friday's opening practice, laid down a fast lap of 178.224 mph, while Hemric's No. 8 came up at […]
Tags: News, Las Vegas, Chevrolet, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Dillon, Austin Dillon, RCR, Monster Energy NASCAR, Daniel Hemric, Austin Dillon Daniel Hemric


Jamie McMurray won’t drive, but has new role at Auto Club 400

For the first time since 2003, Jamie McMurray will not be in the field when NASCAR returns to Auto Club Speedway in three weeks for the Auto Club 400. While that means Southern California race fans will not see him at the track, they’ll be able to view him on television as one of the hosts on RaceHub on Fox Sports. McMurray was in the top 10 in eight of the 16 times he competed in Cup races at Fontana. His best finish was fourth in 2004 and 205 for Chip Ganassi, and had three sixth-place showing...
Tags: Angels, Atlanta, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Arizona, Long Beach, Toyota, Las Vegas, Chevrolet, Coca Cola, Kurt Busch, Nascar, Los Angeles Angels, Southern California, Busch


New feature in myChevrolet app assures friends and family you’re safe

Chevy has updated its myChevrolet app to add a new feature called Vehicle Locate, which will send an automated text alert to designated friends and family when you enter or leave a designated area. The post New feature in myChevrolet app assures friends and family you’re safe appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Chevy, Chevrolet, Mychevrolet App


Should your next truck be gas or diesel?

Each has its strong and weak points, and you need to objectively assess how you drive, what you need the truck to do, and the extra costs that may be involved. Find out more in my story over at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Ford, Ram, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet, Diesel, Gasoline, Gmc, National Post, Jil McIntosh


Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory. He delivered with a storybook tribute for Joe Gibbs Racing. Hamlin won NASCAR’s biggest race for the second time in four years Sunday, leading JGR in a 1-2-3 sweep of the podium in overtime. The race and the season have been dedicated to J.D. Gibbs, Joe Gibbs’ eldest son who died last month after battling a degenerative neurological disease. J.D. Gibbs helped his father start th...
Tags: France, Sports, Sport, Ap, Fbi, Soccer, Ford, Chase, Toyota, Washington Redskins, North Carolina, Chevrolet, Nascar, Motorsports, New England, Byron


No. 42 Monster Energy Series team sent to rear for transmission change

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet for driver Kyle Larson will drop to the rear of the field for Sunday's Daytona 500 because of a transmission change. Larson was scheduled to start 26th in the 40-car field for the Great American Race (2:30 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM). Instead, the […]
Tags: News, Chevrolet, Daytona, Larson, Kyle Larson


Spin from contact with Johnson leaves Kyle Busch in fiery mood

What else do you want?” Busch said on pit road after finishing 18th of 21 cars. “The (expletive)'s destroyed. Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet tapped the left rear tire of Busch's No. 18 just past the halfway point of the 60-lap event, sending the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota spinning.
Tags: News, Johnson, Chevrolet, Motor Racing, Busch, Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota


Auto reliability up, but battery, shifting trouble persists

DETROIT (AP) — Automobiles are getting more reliable, but J.D. Power’s annual survey finds problems with battery failures, transmission shifting and voice recognition systems. The survey found that Lexus was the most dependable brand for the eighth-straight year, but some mass-market brands cracked the top five. Porsche and Toyota tied for second, followed by Chevrolet […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Nation, Porsche, Toyota, Chevrolet, Detroit


You Can Now Buy A Chevy Tahoe Or Suburban With 1000bhp

Chevrolet’s up-to-nine-seater SUVs are big things and need strong engines to hustle them along… but we think four figures might be overkill
Tags: Autos, Chevrolet


Daytona 500 qualifying: William Byron on pole as Hendrick dominates

William Byron claimed his first career pole in the NASCAR Cup Series, and Chevrolet's 700th in the discipline, as Hendrick Motorsports dominated qualifying for the Daytona 500
Tags: Sport, Chevrolet, Nascar, Daytona, Hendrick Motorsports, Hendrick, William Byron, Autosport


2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD – Longer, Taller, Grille-ier, and There’s a New V8, Too

2019 is quickly turning into The Year of the HD Truck. FCA debuted its all-new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty at last month’s North American International Auto Show; Ford teased its refreshed 2020 SuperDuty in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Not to be outdone, Chevrolet debuted its all new 2020 Silverado HD at the Flint […] The post 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD – Longer, Taller, Grille-ier, and There’s a New V8, Too appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Chevrolet, Flint, Chevrolet Silverado, News Blog


GM beats on fourth-quarter earnings, stock moves higher pre-market (GM)

GM posted fourth-quarter 2018 earnings that beat analyst expectations. The company cited strong results in the US pickup-truck and crossover market. GM also pointed to a good performance from its Cadillac brand in China. General Motors posted fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday that beat analysts expectations. The number-one US automaker reported net income of $2.1 billion, or $1.40 per share, versus a loss of $5.2 billion or $3.65 per share a year earlier. Excluding one-time items, GM earne...
Tags: Facebook, Colorado, China, US, Trends, Gm, Chevrolet, Detroit, Cadillac, Reuters, Chevrolet Silverado, Ben Klayman, GMC Sierra, Nick Zieminski, Dhivya Suryadevara, Nick Carey


2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty aims to balance brawn with brains

The 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty gets new tech, a gargantuan 7.3-liter gasoline V8 engine, and a new 10-speed automatic transmission. Will that be enough to take on fresher rivals from Chevrolet and Ram? The post 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty aims to balance brawn with brains appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Ford, Chevrolet, Pickup Trucks, Ford F-series Super Duty


Long Beach Grand Prix to announce new sponsor Tuesday

Jim Michaelian in August announced Toyota was pulling out as title sponsor for the Grand Prix of Long Beach after 39 years. He was confident as longtime CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach that securing a deal for a new one would not be a problem. Therefore, excuse the always-upbeat Michaelian for being even more cheery than usual these days. At 1 p.m. Tuesday, he will host a news conference to announce the event’s new sponsor. Or sponsors, as Michaelian let it be known back in Augus...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Toyota, Honda, Chevrolet, Local News, Motorsports, Southern California, Anaheim, Daytona, Alexander Rossi, NHRA, AMA Supercross, Andretti Autosport


2019 Chevrolet Blazer first drive review

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is retro in name only. It's aimed at buyers looking for a mid-size, two-row SUV. The lineup includes an upmarket Premier trim, and an RS package that’s more than just paint and blackout trim. The post 2019 Chevrolet Blazer first drive review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, SUV, Chevrolet, Crossover, Blazer, Chevrolet Blazer, Mid-size, Two-row