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Critics' Notebook: 2016 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - In the week leading up to taking delivery of this 2016 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ, I was a little intimidated. I was about to take a very big vehicle on some very small roads. To be tackled first on a Friday drive were the skinny streets of Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, followed by 30 miles of the windy, treacherous, thin lanes known as the Taconic State Parkway in New York’s Hudson Valley. My intimidation evaporated fairly quickly, however, as the Suburban proved itself to be very manageable throughout.

Riding the rail trails: Melbourne to Yea in the Holden Trax LTZ

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Most wagons and SUVs will take a bike in the back without the need for removing a wheel (albeit with a bit of jiggling), but we opted to do the drive in the 2016 Holden Trax LTZ, using the increasingly popular option of a roof-mounted bike carrier. The cross-bars are Holden genuine accessories (a $330 option) and clamp on to the Trax’s standard roof rails. They feature a generic gutter-mounting system for accessory carriers, which matched our own Thule bike racks perfectly.

Road test: Vauxhall Zafira tourer SE 2.0 CDTi

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Since 1999 the "classic" Zafira has dominated the compact MPV sector in the UK. Across Europe, more than 2.2 million have been sold, with almost a quarter in the UK. When they first arrived, MPVs were all about the versatile and practical way they could transport mum, dad, 2.4 children and all their worldly goods and chattels. But, over the years, these hugely popular vehicles have become much more about refinement and quality. The Zafira Tourer is Vauxhall's attempt to dominate this more upmarket sub-sector – and it is a very good attempt indeed.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS: Curbed with Craig Cole

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - My first drive of the all-new Chevy Camaro was about six months ago on a trip from Salt Lake City up to Bozeman, Montana. Unfortunately, it was in the fall… on all-season tires… during an ice storm. It took 150 percent of my concentration just to keep it out of the ditch during this harrowing trip. Since my first Camaro encounter, I’ve driven it on a couple other occasions, though curiously only V6-powered examples. Chevy’s eight-cylinder offering has eluded me, until now.

Cadillac going big with its new CT6 sedan

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - For years, Cadillac was the car you bought when you wanted something big and prestigious - the "standard of the world," as it billed itself. But in recent years, other luxury brands, particularly those from Europe, have garnered "must-have" status for many buyers instead. Now, Cadillac is in the middle of trying for a big comeback, literally, with their new big car, the 2016 CT6.

Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer 1.6CDTi Car Review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - On a motorway, it is dependable but catches you unawares, like a surprisingly fast donkey. The acceleration is unexpected, and there’s an incongruous dynamism in the upper gears which made me want to buy driving gloves. The handling is stately but confident, the cornering neat. The controls are intuitive and the driving posture is lovely on a long drive, comfortable but not soporific.

Review: 2016 Chevrolet Silverado High Country (with video)

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Trucks are unquestionably popular in the US because of their durability,practicality and performance. Ask anyone what brand of trucks are the best and you'll be sure to hear different opinions from just about everyone. This particular review was done on the new 2016 Chevrolet Silverado High Country in great detail ranging from the exterior,performance and interior.

Holden Commodore Calais V vs. Subaru Liberty 3.6R Comparison

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon were long the default options for families wanting a bucketload of space, a sporty drive and a powerful six-cylinder engine. And let’s not forget the somewhat less inspiring Toyota Aurion, too. Sometimes forgotten though, and somewhat pushed off to the side, is the mid-sized Subaru Liberty — especially in 3.6R guise, which teams a meaty six-cylinder engine with all-wheel-drive prowess. So we grabbed the 2016 Holden Commodore Calais V and 2016 Subaru Liberty 3.6R and hit the road to see which makes the better family sedan.

Holden Spark vs. Kia Picanto vs. Suzuki Celerio vs. Mitsubishi Mirage: Comparison Review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Cheap and cheerful. It's automotive code for cars that may be affordable but aren't particularly good. The kind that do the basics of transport but nothing more. It was a polite way of describing cars that came from brands that were still finding their way, because what you really meant to say was 'cheap and nasty'. But no more. The days of cheap and nasty cars are over as every segment of the market has become more competitive. These days most new cars boast better quality, from the way they are designed to the way they drive. We put four of the most affordable new cars through their paces.