News results for "review"

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu finally Spices its Rum

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Usually a fleet-car regular, the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is vastly improved in every measurable way. General Motors has been quietly stiffening and reducing weight on many of their vehicles. It weighs less than 3,200 pounds despite feeling rigid and planted. It’s a lovely design that, when paired with a sprightly 1.5-liter turbo, moves with just enough gusto to be considered entertaining. Let me put it this way: The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is one of the quietest, best responding, efficient vehicles in its class.

2017 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro First Test Review: 0-60 In How Quick?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The redesigned 2017 Audi A4 sedan is said to be noticeably lighter than its predecessor despite being slightly larger than the outgoing model. Volkswagen claims that front-drive A4 models, which are based on VW’s Modular Longitudinal Kit architecture, are 99 pounds lighter than before and that the all-wheel-drive Quattro models are 66 pounds lighter overall.

SUV Smackdown, Acadia vs. CX-9

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Behold the 2017 GMC Acadia and 2016 Mazda CX-9: They are wolves in sheep’s clothing, sporty midsize SUVs (that is not an oxymoron) on stiffened spines. I came up fast on the Audi S7 near Hume, Virginia, the big GMC Denali grille filling his mirrors. When traffic cleared, the Audi took my bait. He leaped forward to shake my shadow. But this isn’t your average, hulking SUV. Or even the first-generation, hulking Acadia.

2017 GMC Acadia first drive: A lighter shade of crossover

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - GMC added what the Acadia needs most: lightness. GMC claims the 2017 Acadia will tip the scales, in I4 FWD trim, at 3,956 pounds -- a whopping 700 pounds lighter. Some of the weight savings comes from dropping the base V6 in lieu of a lighter, naturally aspirated 2.5-liter I4, but even V6 models are more than 600 pounds lighter.

Can good looks save the Buick Cascada from mediocrity?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - First Buick convertible in 25 years. But is "good enough" really "good enough?" General Motors has been on a bona fide roll lately. Releasing good products like the latest Corvette, Camaro, the revitalized Volt. Waking up the dormant mid-size truck segment. Genuine leaders like Cadillac's ATS have shown the world that there's life aboard the S.S. GM and that the once-beleaguered giant has learned and refocused after staring death in the face. Which brings us to the Buick Cascada convertible.

Chevy's Camaro SS can wirelessly charge a phone... while doing donuts

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Camaro nameplate is about a synonymous with American muscle as NASA is with space travel and the Twinkie is with indestructibility. With the sixth-generation Camaro, though, Chevy has massaged more into the iconic pony car than just burliness. Chevy furnished it with lots of technology, too.

2016 Chevrolet Spark EV Production Ends In August

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - A popular question since the announcement of the 200 mile, all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV was “what will happen to the Chevy Spark EV?”, the tiny all-electric from GM with 400 lb-ft of torque that gets 82 miles worth of real-world EPA range that was introduced in mid-2013. It appears the end is at hand for the Chevrolet Spark EV, as 2016 production winds down this August in South Korea after logging more than 6,000 sales.

Is Chevy's 2016 SS the Spiritual Successor of BMW's E39 M5?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The 2016 Chevrolet SS is not only one of the most honest performance sedans in the market, it’s also one of the very few four-door V8 models offered with a manual gearbox.

2016 McLaren 570GT review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The entry-level McLaren perfected for the broadest audience. Brilliant to drive, with impressive cruising manners and enhanced usability. McLaren Automotive will chalk up three profitable years out of a six-year car-making career in 2016 and is apparently in the mood to branch out.