Latest News

GM can’t sell or deliver some of its SUVs, putting a hold on sales

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - GM ordered dealers to halt delivery of 2016 models including the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave SUVs because of an 'inadvertent error" in over-stating EPA fuel economy on window stickers.

2016 Chevy Colorado diesel and Lance travel trailer exceed expectations

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Chevy Colorado adds a diesel option as a coup de grâce to the midsize competition. Built in Thailand, the engine is part of GM’s global family of turbo-diesel four-cylinder engines. And like its bigger brother, the 6.6-liter Duramax offered in GM heavy-duty trucks, it features a variable-geometry turbo with a driver-selectable exhaust-brake function. It also uses a similar iron-block/aluminum-head configuration, and owing to its common-rail fuel injection and cooled-exhaust-gas recirculation system, it is the cleanest diesel truck engine ever produced by GM.

2017 GMC Acadia and Acadia Denali Review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - When you gather enough facts and figures and listen to 30-minute powerpoint presentations before even driving something, you’re left with a dialed-in expectation of what a product will deliver. Then one drives said product, validating much of what they were briefed on, and is left with no surprises. Repeat, repeat, repeat. From an entry level hatch, to a full-size diesel truck, to a two-seat performance car, the process is more or less the same. Occasionally, however, there are some eye-openers.

Piloting GMC's Lighter, Smaller 2017 Acadia

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - GMC has gone to great lengths to make the new Acadia more driver-, fuel-, and lifestyle-friendly. If the GMC Acadia looks smaller to you, it’s because it is. After years of “bigger is most definitely better,” it seems consumers have finally come around to realize that it isn’t. The new Acadia sheds 740 pounds versus the current generation, a sizable piece of that coming from its new length — 7.2 inches shorter than the 2016. Lighter gauge sheetmetal, different sound-deadening, and strategic deletions of unneeded material help get the Acadia the rest of the way.

GM Issues a ‘Stop Sale’ After Incorrect Fuel Economy Labels Found on Full-Size Crossovers

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - General Motors is in damage control mode following the discovery of incorrect fuel economy ratings on the window stickers of its 2016 full-size crossovers.

First drive: 2017 GMC Acadia

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - GMC's record-setting SUV comes back leaner and meaner. The 2017 GMC Acadia is all-new inside and out, riding on a new chassis and sporting a whole host of new comfort, safety and convenience features. Outside, the new styling represents a pretty significant departure from the Acadia's old look. Up front, the bug-eyed headlamps are gone, replaced by slimmer, LED-lined housings. The squared-off, three-slot grille is also gone, replaced by a vaguely octagonal piece that blends nicely with the slimmer, more elongated shape of the new SUV.

How to go road rallying - in a Vauxhall Astra

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - People who visit country pubs in the evening usually expect to stay a few hours. On the night we called in, most patrons at The Olde Coach House, Ashby St Legers, near Rugby, did precisely that. It’s doubtful they even noticed the arrival of ‘enthusiast’ cars in the adjacent parking area, most vaguely rally-oriented with extra lights, decals, mudflaps and chunky tyre treads.

Chevy Reshapes 2018 Equinox To Take On RAV4, CR-V And Escape

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - One of GM’s bestselling vehicles in America, the Chevrolet Equinox, is getting a long-overdue successor in early 2017. The Chevy SUV will shrink in size for a better fitment in the bow tie brand’s range as well as to compete more directly against popular compact models like Honda’s CR-V, instead of floating in-between categories.