http://wardsauto.com - The new 9-speed yielded GM 60 new patents and required 800 prototypes. The most unique element of the unit is an industry-first deployment of a selectable 1-way clutch.
http://www.autocar.co.uk - 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.
http://www.autocar.co.uk - 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.
http://jalopnik.com - 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.
http://www.motortrend.com - 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.
http://www.motortrend.com - 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.
http://www.motortrend.com - 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.
http://www.motortrend.com - 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.
http://europe.autonews.com - 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.
http://www.hotrod.com - 1963. After reviewing the many controversies that made headlines and headaches this year, we can only conclude that something must’ve been in the air.