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2016 GMC Yukon XL Denali: The Gentle Giant

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - On highway, the Yukon XL Denali was quiet and effortless as it glided over the miles. The air conditioned seats were a delightful luxury to beat the 90 degree weather outside. The Denali’s V8 can run on only four if you have a light foot which can stretch the MPG’s out of its 31 gallon tank. The narrow two-lane roads leading up the Canyon Lake were not a problem for this stretch SUV, and we had a lovely time enjoying the scenic route in style.

Vauxhall dealership introduces state-of-the art renovations at Ebley branch

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - A Vauxhall dealership has introduced state-of-the art customer facilities for its new car showroom and service reception area at its Ebley branch. The new waiting areas are equipped with TVs, free WiFi and complimentary refreshments while the forecourt has also been extended, giving customers a wider choice of used cars.

Vauxhall Zafira sales rally after fire setback

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - A surge of interest in the Vauxhall Zafira saw both new and used sales take off last month, making the model a star performer on, the online-only motor retail specialist. The move signals a recovery for the reputation of a car beset by negative publicity after a previous generation was recalled following a number of fires.

Can Cadillac be cool again?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Picture the Mercedes logo in your head. Easy, right? A three-pointed star. You could draw it from memory if asked. Now do the same for BMW. Maybe a bit harder, but still pretty simple. Now try to picture the Cadillac logo. Not at all simple. It’s the shape of a shield, with 23 separate elementsand five different colors. Could you draw it from memory?

Viking Performance Built One Kick-Ass 1969 Camaro

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Yeah, it’s purple. Get over it. Even if it isn’t the manliest of colors for a machine that packs 659 horsepower, there’s a method behind the madness. What bystanders see as a unique paint scheme actually represents the journey that’s taken Chris King from just another car crazy kid from the Midwest to co-founder of one of the most innovative suspension manufacturers in the industry. That journey is far from over, and the high-tech suspension hardware cinching the Camaro down to the pavement is about to leave challengers behind in a purple and white haze.

Lyft hires investment banker Qatalyst to explore options, report says

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Lyft, the U.S. ride-hailing startup with ties to General Motors, is working with Qatalyst Partners to explore deal options, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

Lyft hires investment bank known for finding buyers: Report

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Could ride-hailing Lyft be looking for a buyer? That's the conclusion one might glean, based on a report that says Lyft has hired Qatalyst Partners, a boutique investment bank that specializes in finding suitors for tech companies.

Car Salesman Confidential: How I Sell

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - At one dealership I worked at the General Sales Manager stood up in front of everyone in the Monday morning sales meeting and said “I’m sure all you old timers already know this, but in case any of you newbies haven’t figured it out yet, we’re in the business of stepping people into a bad decision. ”I nearly fell off my chair.

Mid-Engine Chevrolet Corvette Prototype Caught Track Testing

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - It’s time to clear those eyes and lean into the screen because these grainy spy photos reveal what is likely the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette that’s coming sooner rather than later. These photos, along with recent rumors, further solidify that General Motors is serious about producing the most balanced Corvette we’ve seen yet.

Who Would Buy Lyft?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Lyft is hiring M&A banker Qatalyst Partners, but is anyone other than GM even in the running? General Motors is the only player that really makes sense. GM already has a 10% stake in Lyft, courtesy of a $500 million investment in January. The automaker has been ultra acquisitive in the technology space too: along with Lyft, GM bought self-driving company Cruise Automation for $1 billion in March and the assets of Sidecar, a ridesharing startup that shut down last December.