http://www.autoblog.com - It's a given that when an automaker introduces a new performance model, it's only a matter of time before an even hotter variant arrives. The Ford Mustang begets the Shelby GT350 and the Dodge Challenger R/T spawns the SRT 392 and Hellcat. And for Chevrolet, that progression sees the Camaro SS evolve into the ZL1. That's probably what our spies have captured here. The convertible variant of GM's most powerful Camaro is betrayed not by its big, black wheels or quad exhaust tips – both of those items have been fitted to the far tamer 1LE in the past – but by its brakes.
http://www.autocar.co.uk - These are the latest spy pictures of the replacement for the Vauxhall Meriva winter testing near the Arctic Circle - and they show that the new car will move away from its pure MPV heritage and get conventional doors instead of the controversial rear-hinged back doors of the existing model. The new model - which is likely drop the Meriva name - is expected to be revealed towards the end of 2016 ahead of first deliveries taking place in early 2017.
http://www.carscoops.com - The new Opel/Vauxhall Zafira Tourer MPV is getting ready for its first facelift, with the update to bring it in line with the new corporal identity and add more safety features.
http://www.autonews.com - GM extends global streak; New high for recalls; Gaining clout at VW; Nissan keeps Leaf batteries in-house; BMW Z-car spied;Honda's $60K fuel-cell car; New duty for war vet.
http://www.theverge.com - At NAIAS this week, GM released battery and motor specs for the upcoming Bolt EV. Reader's Digest version: 60 kWh battery, 200 horsepower. That's cool. GM also released a new batch of press photos to go along with the announcement.
http://www.motorauthority.com - Spied! We now have our first spy shots of a prototype for a new Camaro ZL1 Convertible. It’s got the more aggressive front-end treatment seen on prototypes for the ZL1 coupe, as well as the large wheels and massive quad-exhaust tips also seen previously. The roof should be identical to the one on regular versions of the new Camaro Convertible.
http://www.motorauthority.com - We've seen the Chevrolet Bolt for awhile now. It debuted as a concept car at last year's Detroit Auto Show, and we've spied development cars running on the streets. Today, Chevrolet revealed the production version of the 2017 Bolt EV at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
http://www.carscoops.com - The second generation of the Chevrolet Niva revealed its exterior design in what are believed to be patent images. The model follows the concept wearing the same name, which was unveiled back in 2014. Unlike the one-off's rugged design, the final production version of the small SUV is toned down, but most of its lines and panels have been carried over. The matte black paint covering its body is gone and replaced by a silver finish.
http://news.pickuptrucks.com - Our clever spy photographers are seeing some interesting tailpipes on pickup trucks driving around Dearborn, Michigan, as rumors continue to surround a new turbo-diesel Ford F-150 for next year.
http://www.motortrend.com - Earlier this year, it was rumored that General Motors would be bringing the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback to the US to better compete with other models in the compact segment, and now, we’ve caught the hatch model testing in full camouflage at GM’s Milford Proving Grounds. Back in 2013, GM product chief Mark Reuss stated that the reason the US never got the hatchback model was due to a “pre-bankruptcy planning mistake,” which now seems to be rectified.