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Can Malibu Hybrid volume cut costs, kickstart sales for Chevy Volt?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - General Motors is trying to get as much use as possible out of the current-generation Chevrolet Volt's plug-in hybrid powertrain. A very similar version without the plug is used in the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid now going on sale—and the Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid and Chinese-market Buick Lacrosse Hybrid powertrains derive from it as well.

Toyota, Honda, Nissan, FCA, Ford gain on trucks, deals; GM slips

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler and Ford posted April U.S. sales increases in what forecasters said would be a strong month while General Motors recorded its biggest decline in more than two years.

Rumor: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica to feature Google's autonomous tech, details may come today

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Last week, we reported on rumors that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Google were preparing to announce a strategic partnership. Rather than carrying out a merger, as FCA had wanted to do with General Motors (and Ford, and Volkswagen), we suspected that FCA might want to install some of Google's autonomous technology on its new models.

GM issues stop-sale, asks owners to stop driving nearly 4,800 Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC trucks & SUVs

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - General Motors is recalling nearly 4,800 late-model Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC trucks and SUVs to repair a problem with their suspensions, which could increase the risk of accidents. In fact, the problem is so severe that GM has advised owners not to drive their vehicles until they've been repaired.

Mitsubishi Sells 100,000th Outlander PHEV

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - As headlines blare that Mitsubishi is being investigated for mpg misreporting in Japan, its Outlander PHEV has quietly become the fourth plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) to sell more than 100,000 units. Launched in Japan in January 2013, the cumulative global milestone set in March places Mitsubishi’s all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid in the company of other PEVs in the 100,000 club.