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Small turbodiesel lends lift to GMC Canyon

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - I fired up the 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine in the 2016 GMC Canyon 4-by-4 pickup last Sunday afternoon about the time the rain stopped after five days. That power source, new to the Canyon this year, is a 2.8-liter Duramax, built in Thailand.

Buick's new Cascada convertible is no Skylark, but it'll do just fine

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - I used to own a decrepit 1968 Buick Skylark convertible. Though it was a rolling wreck, it reminded me of my childhood — driving with my father in his new Skylark, whizzing down the Pacific Coast Highway with the top down and the heater on. So it was with great pleasure that I took the keys to a new 2016 Buick Cascada, the company's first new two-door drop top in 25 years. The Buick convertible is back!

Moto G4 leak: better camera, NFC + more on the rumored all-metal Moto X4

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - For a fair part of 2016, images have been floating around the internet of a mysterious Mototola-made smartphone that has been more or less branded as the new Moto G. Motorola itself, of course, has been mum on the matter. Something is going to happen soon though, as evident by the OEM’s recent PR circulation of a drumming up hype for a planned event in India to be held on May 17th.

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor: What We Learned at the Mint 400

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - We rode in the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor during the 2016 Mint 400 in March outside of Las Vegas. Part of the 2016 Best in the Desert race series, the Mint 400 puts competitors through a grueling off-road desert course of just less than 200 miles.

2016 Buick Cascada second drive review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - To a great number of Americans, the quintessential spring break involves cruising a Miami Beach, taking in the sun with the top down, picking up some friends, and maybe heading out to Key West. While the Cascada has the goods to fulfill that fantasy, we’re not entirely convinced that it’s the sort of car that everyday drivers will.

2016 Buick Cascada Quick Review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - I love a good convertible. Then there’s the Buick Cascada. General Motors’ rebadged Opel convertible wants you to feel the breeze, but it’s more a breath of stale air. Buick is actually doing a decent job of reinventing itself, especially with the Encore, the nation’s surprise best-seller among subcompact crossovers. But the Cascada’s “good-enough” approach recalls the bad-old, pre-bankruptcy General Motors. It’s a stopgap and a showroom filler, a car GM brought over from its European Opel division because it could, not because of any pressing need – corporate, consumer or otherwise.

Chevrolet’s 2016 Cruze sells what young people value most: Lots of mpg, free GBs

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - For the last several years, GM’s Chevrolet has remade itself deftly, rising from the ashes of bankruptcy to deliver cars that perform well, stretch for fuel economy, and judiciously incorporate new tech. The first Chevy Cruze was one of those cars. Now Chevy is introducing the 2016 Cruze, but the Detroit automaker stresses that this new model is a significant departure from the old line. This metamorphosis has taken place to accommodate a continued shift in priorities among car buyers these days who value fuel economy and connectivity above all else.