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The 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 matches good looks with great performance (with video)

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GMC’s Sierra Heavy Duty doesn’t need to be stylish or shiny; it doesn’t need to be comfortable or capable of providing wireless Internet to eight different devices and it certainly doesn’t need to be fuel-efficient. While other vehicles perform on racetracks, drag strips and intricate off-road courses, the heavy-duty pickup puts on its show on a more modest set of stages: the worksite, the farm, the ranch and the marina, to name a few. It comes down to power and durability.

Improvements make the Buick Encore competitive

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - An update this year gives Encore a fresher look inside and out. The exterior features a revised front end complete with a new grille that ditches the classic Buick waterfall and goes for a stylized, chrome winged look. The LED headlights are narrower and are topped by a less fussy hood design. The rear doesn’t have the elegant look of the nose. Overall, Encore incorporates some of Buick’s new styling cues, but on the hatchback body style they conspire to give Encore a short, portly look.

Chevrolet's 2018 Equinox Diesel boasts segment-topping fuel economy

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Chevrolet's new turbodiesel engine is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that outputs 240 lb-ft of torque inside a low-RPM range of 1,500 to 3,250. A variable-geometry (variable vane) turbocharger helps that happen. This is a new engine design, starting from scratch, and it will be used globally by GM in various yet-to-be-announced vehicles. Development for the engine was undertaken at GM's Torino, Italy facility.

Look to the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox for these eight strengths... and be cognizant of one notable shortcoming

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The Chevy Equinox has been redesigned for 2018, and its upgrades make this compact crossover an even more appealing choice within what has become a very competitive class. The redesign has brought a 10 percent reduction in weight, and the current model is 400 pounds lighter than the outgoing model.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse first drive: Better looking, weirder shifting

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Low-slung station wagons are cool. Tall SUVs are sometimes cool. Tall station wagons, disguised as crossovers, like the previous three-row Chevrolet Traverse? Not cool. This new one though, the first of the second generation, is cool-er. I don’t know if a three-row anything can actually be capital C cool, but it’s Close.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible Review: Even a Compromised Version Will Blow You Away

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Even saddled with a slushbox and soft roof, the Grand Sport is hard to top (pun intended) for sheer entertainment value. 

2017 Chevy SS: Buy one, used if you have to

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Even though the SS weighs in at 4,000 pounds, it doesn’t feel ungodly heavy or overdone. The steering ratio is quick with a good amount of feel for expressway cloverleafs, and the brakes and throttle are quick, too. The brakes have a few inches of travel with a light bite before they dig in and haul this thing down. I had to quickly bleed off 30 mph on the expressway when an errant cube truck entered my lane; the SS's binders took care of things in a hurry.