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Tech Takeover: 2017 Ford Escape Cranks Up the Technology, Gets New Engine

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The formula for the compact crossover is not a complicated one: Combine space and utility with a modicum off-road capability and an elevated seating position. Because of this, players in the white-hot segment must work extra hard to stand out from the bunch.

Never a Doubt: GMC Finally Releases the Canyon Denali We’ve Been Expecting

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - As we’ve suspected pretty much since GMC reintroduced its Canyon mid-size pickup for 2015, there will be an upscale Denali trim level, and it’s coming late next year as a 2017 model. GMC has finally revealed the Canyon Denali, and it traces the now-familiar (and 17 years old!

2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate: The Pinnacle of the Pickup Pinnacle

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Denali name already carries with it the implied top-dogness you’d expect being derived from the name of the highest mountain peak in the United States. GMC, though, describes the new-for-2016 Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate as the “pinnacle of premium.

2017 Ford Escape First Look Review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Ford is sprucing up its entire crossover range, and third in line for spring cleaning is the Escape, which the folks tasked with bringing it to market variously describe as “a major refresh” and “the fourth-generation Escape.” The former is probably more accurate, as the chassis and structure remain essentially unchanged (except for larger monotube shocks and linear-rate springs in back, the latter a 2016 upgrade).

The 2016 Motor Trend Truck of the Year is the Chevrolet Colorado

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - In case you’re not a frequent reader of this magazine or have fast-forwarded through every commercial break over the past dozen months, the new-for-2015 Colorado midsize pickup was the well-deserved recipient of our 2015 Truck of the Year award. Chevy took a swing at building the ultimate midsize truck from the ground up, and lo and behold, it connected.

2017 GMC Canyon Gets Denali Trim

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - We can't say many people didn't see this coming: GMC recently announced, fresh on the heels of its successful 2016 GMC Canyon Duramax diesel debut, that it will be releasing a trim-topping Denali version for the 2017 GMC Canyon.Like other Denali models in the GMC lineup, the Canyon Denali will have plenty of high-style details inside and out, like a unique chrome grille; special 20-inch aluminum wheels with accent paint; plenty of chrome details around the mirrors, fog lights and door handles; and a spray-in bedliner.

The 2016 Motor Trend Car of the Year is the Chevrolet Camaro

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Before we started, had you asked any of us nine judges if the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro had a snowball’s chance in Hyundai’s desert proving grounds of winning our 2016 Car of the Year honors, almost all of us would have said no. Most of us would have been surprised to even see the Camaro as a finalist.