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Sensible Shoes: Buy the Yukon Denali That Doesn’t Look like a Yukon Denali

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Strange as it seems to those of us who clearly remember 16-inch wheels as the sporting option on midsize sedans, 20-inch rims on a 2016 GMC Yukon Denali appear downright tiny.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Offers 42 MPG on the Highway

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Offering EPA-estimated highway mileage of 42 mpg, the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is unsurpassed in its segment for fuel highway economy. The Cruze’s efficiency is rooted in a new, direct-injected 1.4L Ecotec turbo and a leaner architecture, which contributes to a nearly 250-pound weight reduction. Stop/start technology bolsters efficiency in stop-and-go traffic, helping the Cruze offer an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in city driving – a 7% increase over previous models.

10 new Chinese cars headed to Beijing

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - More than 20 million cars were bought in China last year, making it the largest automotive market in the world. With so much money to be made, it’s unsurprising that many car makers build vehicles specifically for the East Asian market.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze First Drive Review: Is This the Camaro of Compacts?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Last year Chevy cut 200 pounds out of the Camaro, made it 28 percent stiffer, gave it a new lightweight turbo four-cylinder base engine, improved the handling a bunch, gave it a more menacing face, and voilà: Car of the Year! The script read at our first-drive event to recap the intro of the new 2016 Cruze included a whole bunch of these same plot elements: Weight is down by as much as 250 pounds.

First drive of 2nd-generation Chevy Cruze

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - With sculpted lines and wrap-around eyewear handed down from its cool red-carpet siblings, the all-new, 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is no longer the vanilla cone of the compact segment. That means more buyers will actually get inside the Cruze — and that’s where the second-generation sedan really excels. With class-leading connectivity, cabin quiet and improved rear legroom, Cruze lays claim to the best interior in its class.

A year after 'Confessions,' FCA bosses revive merger talk

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Despite being rebuffed by General Motors last year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles top management remains convinced that a merger between two big players of the global auto industry could save billions in capital.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Test: First Impressions of Chevy’s Newest Compact Sedan

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - A middle-school wood shop teacher once told this author to hand-sand a wood DVD rack project until its surface was “smoother than a baby’s bottom.” The teacher’s name is long forgotten, but that quote stuck—the image of the business end of an infant ensured as much—and it applies as aptly the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze as sandpaper to does to wood.