http://www.carscoops.com - As consumer preferences shifted towards crossovers, GM completely abandoned the minivan segment in North America, but not in China where its Buick GL8 II full-size people carrier has gone under the knife.
http://www.autonews.com - Android gets more car-friendly; Volvo takes youth turn; U.S. probes patent complaint against VW; FCA recalls Wrangler, Fiat 500; Cadillac CTS, Audi A8 spy shots; EV owner sues BMW
http://www.freep.com - The ink is barely dry on General Motors’ acquisition of Cruise Automation, but the startup is testing self-driving cars.
http://www.autoblog.com - The streets of San Francisco have been treated to an unusual sight: two all-electric Chevy Bolt EVs decked out in what appears to be autonomous driving sensors strapped to the roofs. We don't have any real information about the vehicles we see here, but we're certainly curious to know why one is covered in camo swirls and the other isn't. Neither of these Bolts is a production version (which is supposed to start rolling off the line in October), as you can tell from the unfinished headlights.
http://www.autonews.com - Dealer chief sees new hope for Mitsubishi; Ghosn pay proves provocative; Opel denies allegations; Sporty Kia spied; Google vet turns to self-driving big rigs; Ford makes like a tree.
http://www.autonews.com - The Cadillac CTS nameplate will soldier on for another year but feature a new grille for 2017 and other styling cues borrowed from Cadillac's new flagship, spy photos of the midsize luxury sedan reveal.
http://www.autoguide.com - When Chevy‘s new fire breathing Camaro Z/28 launches, it will likely be packing a naturally aspirated 7.0-liter V8 under the hood. A spy video helped to confirm that the Z/28 won’t be supercharged based on the noise coming from the prototype, but now Motor Trend is reporting that the car will use a 7.0-liter V8 making somewhere between 540 and 565 horsepower. The previous Camaro Z/28 also used a 7.0-liter V8 known as the LS7, a name that is likely to be changed to LT7 for the new car.
http://www.carscoops.com - One of GM’s bestselling vehicles in America, the Chevrolet Equinox, is getting a long-overdue successor in early 2017. The Chevy SUV will shrink in size for a better fitment in the bow tie brand’s range as well as to compete more directly against popular compact models like Honda’s CR-V, instead of floating in-between categories.
http://www.caradvice.com.au - The now long-anticipated replacement for the Holden Captiva may have surfaced this week, with a new mid-sized Chevrolet SUV prototype hitting the road overseas. The new SUV is likely to be the new-generation Chevrolet Captiva, which could also make its way to the US as the downsized new Equinox reported last year. The model shown here is a right-hand-drive vehicle, although left-hand-drive versions have also appeared in the North American press.
http://www.carscoops.com - A Carscoops reader snagged pictures of GM testing two different body styles of the common replacement to the Buick Regal, Opel Insignia, and according to some accounts, possibly even the Holden Commodore.