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2017 Detroit motor show preview

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Detroit motor show, officially titled the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), is the first international show of 2017 and will play host new car unveilings from Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Kia, Lexus and Chevrolet, among others. Now in its 29th year as an international event, the show begins in earnest with a preview week that begins on Monday 9 January.

Vauxhall denies claims of Corsa fire risk

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Vauxhall has denied claims that its Corsa D and E models feature a wiring fault first seen on the Hummer H3 that can lead to a fire. The car maker recalled 2767 Corsas running with a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine to address another fire-related issue earlier this year, but reports by The Sun suggested significantly more models could be affected by a more widely spread problem in the car’s heating and ventilation system.

I Am Decades From Retirement Yet Suddenly Interested In Buick

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Word has it Buick is about to take an earnest pass at rebuilding its brand with an all-new Regal sedan set to bow in the near future. Everyone seems to think it will be a version of the newly revealed Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport, and I can’t think of a better way to make Buick awesome again.

GM to Introduce Nine-Speed on 10 Models by End of 2017

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - General Motors will introduce its new nine-speed automatic transmission on 10 models by the end of 2017, the automaker announced today. The Hydra-Matic 9T50, co-developed by Ford and GM, will make its debut on four Chevy-brand models, including the 2017 Malibu, through the end of next year.

2017 Maserati Levante SQ4 First Test: The Maser-rocky (or Monster-ati)

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - If you haven’t yet, you will start seeing a swanky, new Italian SUV on the road, parked prominently by valets at fancy restaurants, and vying for attention at ritzy country clubs. But Maserati is determined for its new Levante not just to get noticed.

2017 Ford GT First Ride

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Mid-engine supercars seem to get churned out by the baker’s dozen in Europe, but until Chevrolet gets around to producing a mid-engine Corvette, America has just one: the Ford GT. The first production-spec 2017 Ford GT goes off the factory line within the next four weeks, and as the Blue Oval makes the final tweaks to its reborn supercar, Ford invited us out to Las Vegas Motor Speedway to snag shotgun and go for a ride.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu 2.0T Quick Spin: Experiencing Chevy’s Nine-Speed Automatic

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The GM Propulsion Systems folks (née Powertrain–they’re now ready for warp drives or whatever comes next) sort of “soft-launched” the nine-speed automatic they joint-developed with Ford at the Chevrolet Equinox introduction last September. This week an official coming-out party for the new tranny was staged, at which we learned a lot more about the transmission and even got a chance to take a spin in a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu 2.0-liter turbo equipped with the 9T50E.

Opel counts on high-tech to give new Insignia a lift

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Opel/Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport will be the most high-tech car in its segment, the automaker said today after releasing the first pictures of the Volkswagen Passat rival.