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GM Thailand Unhitches Colorado From Workhorse Image

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The new Colorado has been refined with an eye toward new consumer demographics. That follows the direction of where the ASEAN truck market is heading: the premium end of the segment, with its higher margins.

Tesla Adds Air Filter System to Defend Against Bioweapons

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Tesla Motors has tested an air filter system installed in the Model S and Model X to filter the air that ends up in the cabin – and has come up with a catchy name for it, “Bioweapon Defense Mode. ”While health and safety have been important in the design of Tesla models, the company posted in its blog an article on what it has done beyond making electric cars to deal with air pollution.

General Motors Ditched Google Over Data Control: Report

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - We learned this morning that Google plans to continue to develop its autonomous vehicle technologies with Fiat Chrysler, but only because initial talks with General Motors fell through—for the exact same reason BMW and Daimler backed out of a deal to help Apple with their its vehicle development.

Chevy Volt Sales Rise Slightly in April

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Chevrolet Volt sales saw sales in April of 1,983 units representing a mild uptick from 1,865 units in March. April 2016’s 1,983 units furthermore is 119 percent over the 905 units sold in the same month last year.

A look at Android Auto on the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Google unveiled Android Auto way back in 2014 at its annual developer conference, and it took almost a year after its announcement for it to start showing up on the road. Now numerous car manufacturers have adopted Android Auto, and aftermarket head units are also available if you own an older car. Android Auto isn’t necessarily a new thing, but it’s new to me.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S smashes Nürburgring record

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Volkswagen has claimed the Nürburgring lap record for front-wheel-drive cars with its hottest Golf GTI ever, the 306bhp Clubsport S, ahead of the car’s unveiling at the Wörthersee VW enthusiast event this week. The Clubsport S, which is more powerful than even the four-wheel-drive Golf R and is VW’s most track-focused Golf GTI yet, recorded a 7min 49.

Ford Refreshes Its Original EcoBoost V6 And Makes The Jump To 10 Speeds For 2017 F-150 And Raptor

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Ford wasn’t the first automaker to adopt downsized, gasoline, turbocharged direct-injection engines (GTDI) globally (Volkswagen) or even in Detroit (General Motors). It was however, first to making a broad commitment to use the technology across its lineup and base its mainstream fuel efficiency strategy on the concept.