http://blog.caranddriver.com - These are tense times for automakers selling diesels in the United States. In the wake of Volkswagen’s emissions cheating, the EPA announced that it would be more stringent in its testing. All this happened just as GM was supposed to bring its first-ever mid-size diesel pickup to market in the fall. And sure enough, the trucks were delayed. Now the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon diesels are being released to dealers.
http://www.leftlanenews.com - General Motors will have to go to face the first of several planned bellwether cases over its alleged involvement in an defective ignition switch coverup, a United States judge has ruled. GM was pushing to have the case dismissed. A jury is now scheduled to hear a suit filed by Robert Scheuer on January 11. Scheuer alleges that a defective ignition switch in his 2003 Saturn Ion caused his vehicle's airbags to fail to deploy after his car left the road and struck a pair of trees.
http://www.autonews.com - The redesigned and re-engineered Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and Toyota Prius hybrid enter the 2016 model year as two of the nation's most fuel-efficient cars, according to the latest EPA fuel economy guide.
http://www.motortrend.com - General Motors will go to trial in January for what is considered to be the first “bellwether” case in the ignition switch fiasco. A US judge rejected GM’s motion to dismiss the case, paving the way for a trial date of January 11.
http://news.pickuptrucks.com - The GMC Sierra 1500 and its Chevrolet sibling, the Silverado 1500, both get a new hood, grille and tailgate redesign for the 2016 model year. In keeping with GM's bigger and bolder look, the GMC Sierra 1500 will offer a unique grille, headlight and hood design for each of its most popular trim levels: the Denali, All Terrain and SLT.
http://driving.ca - Over the past year, we’ve traded keys and spent countless hours behind the wheels of many cars. That’s why we asked our contributors to dish details on their best – and worst – rides of the year. The answers span from every price range, manufacturer and vintage – with a few shockers you won’t expect.
http://www.auto123.com - Honda's brand new small crossover, the HR-V, is typically Honda. Or is it?
http://driving.ca - The Chevrolet Equinox is the vehicular equivalent of that guy in your office who’s painfully humourless and utterly forgettable in his nondescript, off-the-rack-suit – but he’s punctual, reliable and his work habits are unquestionable. You’re not going to stand out from the crowd in a Chevy Equinox – in fact, if you’re looking for a getaway car, it’s the next best thing to invisibility.
http://www.jalopnik.com - This 1963 Chevy Corvette Stingray sure makes a driver look cool. But when President Barack Obama is behind the wheel, that might be the other way around. Even Seinfeld seems dorkier than usual next to the commander in chief.
http://www.autoblog.com - The commander in chief gets the rare opportunity to drive a car thanks to Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee web series. Seinfeld brings a classic Vette – a '63 split-window coupe with a 327 V8 and a stick! – to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for the president to ride in and later drive in a circle. Though they don't leave the White House grounds and barely break a walking pace, Obama seems to enjoy the rare event. For the caffeinated portion of the episode, the president and Seinfeld sit down in the White House's staff dining room.