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2017 Callaway Escalade SC560 Review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - While the Cadillac Escalade may not get as many rap video cameos as it once did, it still has an undeniable bling factor, as well as a huge presence around country clubs and gated communities. It also has enough performance for most people that roll in those circles. But, there are always folks that want to set themselves apart from the crowd. And, our friends at Callaway Cars have an app for that.

Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport 1.5 2017 review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - All-new Vauxhall Insignia has improved in pretty much every single department You’re looking at a new Vauxhall big-saloon flagship. The perceived decline in large car demand over the past decade hasn’t done much to harm the UK success of the Vauxhall Insignia.

Ace of Base: American V8 Muscle

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Many have complained about Camaro’s bunker-like visibility, but you’re only looking straight ahead down the drag strip or Woodward Avenue, right? Actually, that flippant statement blithely ignores the strides GM has made in Camaro’s handling, which can now confidently find its way around a corner or three. The standard 6.2-liter V8 puts out a whopping 455 hp, stirred with a six-speed manual. A rear-end stuffed with 3.73-ratio gearing (the best of our trio) and a curb weight of 3,685 pounds (also the best of our trio) ensures lightning off-the-line performance.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible First Drive

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - When you think of places you'd want to take the 650-horsepower Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, what comes to mind? Perhaps a drag strip, where you could verify Chevrolet's claimed 3.5-second 0–60-mph and 11.4-second quarter-mile times? Maybe a road course such as Willow Springs, where we first drove the hardtop. How about 500 miles of relentlessly straight interstate? Well, as you may have guessed, one of these is not like the others, and it happened to be the choice of Chevrolet. To try out the current range-topping Camaro's droptop iteration, Chevy organized a road trip from Charlotte, North Carolina

Trump just gave automakers a huge win

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - President Donald Trump went to the heart of the US auto industry on Wednesday to announce an executive order requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to reopen a review of fuel-economy and emissions standards that had been concluded last year in the waning days of the Obama Administration.

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt and the Affordable Electric Car Future

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - More and more electric vehicles are dotting highways and parking lots, yet they still remain an unattainable future machine for most people. While battery technology has only gotten better, price remains a huge barrier blocking most people from a glorious green car future. But that's slowly changing, and the Chevrolet Bolt EV is one of a new breed of autos to bring 100 percent electric transportation to the masses. The Bolt EV surprises in both style and speed, but the car's price is the real game changer.

First Drive: The 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali HD

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - It’s hard to believe the Sierra now boasts 910 boat-tugging, snowmobile-hauling lb-ft. of torque. In layman’s terms, that’s a lot of pulling power. The revised output represents a 19 percent increase over what last year’s Sierra Denali’s turbodiesel V-8 (765 lb-ft.) could muster, and it’s the result of an ongoing war for bragging rights among heavy-duty pickup manufacturers.

Trump Extends For One Year MPG Rules Review Obama Had Tried To Lock Down

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - As expected, the Trump administration said today it would re-open review of tough federal mpg and emissions standards that had been finalized under the Obama EPA. For the past few months clouds have been brewing over what the New York Times reported could lead also to an attack on California’s right to set its own clean air rules, and advocates have been lining up to preemptively counter the perceptive attack.