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Rookie Alexander Rossi Wins the Indy 500 on Fumes

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Alexander Rossi has become the first rookie since Helio Castroneves in 2001 to win the Indianapolis 500, and not just any Indy 500, but the 100th running? If you predicted that, send us some lottery numbers.

2017 Buick Encore First Look and Review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Buick’s best-seller and most fuel efficient model is the Encore small SUV. Sold globally and imported from South Korea, the Encore was introduced to the American market in 2013 and quickly attracted a large number of non-GM and female buyers to the brand. For the 2017 model year, the Encore looks to strengthen its segment leading position by upgrading to the latest tech and exhibiting a new sculpted design.

2017 GMC Acadia First Look and Review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The trend has been that when a vehicle is redesigned it typically gets bigger and heavier. Not so with the all-new 2017 GMC Acadia.   Providing some breathing room from the smaller Terrain and larger Yukon, GMC has positioned the new Acadia for a more traditional midsize role, though one still capable of 7-pasenger seating depending on model.

How Uber Is Inadvertently Revolutionizing Crash Testing

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - You can debate the merits of ride-hailing, but you can’t argue its effectiveness. Uber and Lyft have become poster children for Silicon Valley “disruptors,” managing to upended the decade’s old taxi establishment in just a few years.

Test Drive: 2017 Chevy Volt, full review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The success of the 2017 Chevy Volt relies on a simple formula: EV equals EZ. A plug-in hybrid, the Volt is designed as a commuter car that can travel 1,000 miles between fill-ups. Fuel economy is estimated as 106 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent). The new Volt is a rollicking runabout that happens to be easy on the environment. After a week of commuting to work in the Volt, we found it both Earth friendly and fundamentally fun. We never tired of launching the zippy little compact.

Latest GM Trademark of ZR1 Lends Credence to a New Super Corvette, Take a Look Back at Past Models

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - General Motors filed a trademark application on May 16th for the term "ZR1" which would be used for "motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles." Of course, the news blew up on the internet with the general consensus being that the term would be used for a future mid-engine Corvette that most believe is currently under development. GM has used RPO codes as both ZR-1 and ZR1 three times in Corvette’s 63 year history. To see where the future is heading, let’s do a quick recap of the past.

Confirmed? Next-Generation Buick Regal Wagon Coming to U.S.

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - After news broke last week about the death of the Buick Verano, it seems the General’s tri-shield brand is looking to bolster its next-generation D-segment offering by bringing a Regal Wagon to North America.

Acura Factory (Finally) Spits Out The NSX Supercar

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - After a painful gestation that included a full back-to-the-drawing board redesign, the first 2017 Acura NSX has rolled off the production line in Ohio—and into the hot hands of NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick. Have a cigar, you fans of Japanese performance and hybrid-tech savvy. Hendrick drove the NSX supercar, a Valencia Red Pearl model with VIN 001, off the line at Acura’s new, cutting-edge Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville.