Well, it's that time of year! Time for GMbeat's list of the top General Motors vehicles from 2016. With the flurry of year-end countdowns that dominate the headlines every December, we decided to wait until January to take a look back at the most talked about GM vehicles in 2016. This list is based on the number of articles cataloged by GMbeat.com from January 1st through December 31st. Not surprisingly, Chevrolet dominated the list with eight models, led by the Bolt EV.
I've been a fan of Da Yoopers' Christmas classic "Rusty Chevrolet" for almost 30 years now. I remember eagerly looking forward to hearing the catchy tune on the radio during the holiday season as a kid. It's been a long time since I last heard it on the radio, but thanks to the Internet I can stream it any time. So join me, if you will, and take a few minutes to listen to one of my favorite holiday songs. Sing along if you can! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!
They're Out! Numbers leaked for the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
A unique version of the new, 2017 Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition will lead the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 next month, driven by motorsports legend Roger Penske, who is marking 50 years as a race team owner.
Detroit is back—in vehicle sales, profitability, and financial strength. That bodes well for the two U.S. titans’ shareholders. Revving up in China.
Whenever I walked up to the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V in a parking lot, I heard the echoes of the Imperial March from Star Wars in my head. Only true American muscle aficionados may understand the potency and engineering prowess that goes into turning Caddy's comfortable CTS sedan into a four-wheeled Death Star, yet it only takes one brief spin - preferably on the safety of a race track, but an abandoned country road will do - to comprehend why this supercharged, super-aggressive, super-speed monster can give the best of the Autobahn-busters sleepless nights.
If you’ve never seen a car set up for a banked oval up close before, it’s fascinating to see just how much of the car is set up to help it turn in one direction. Here’s a few interesting little details.
Shares of General Motors closed out last week with an ugly drop. The stock opened Friday with a news-inspired downside gap and remained under fairly heavy selling pressure all day despite the broader market's big upside reversal. GM's 3% fall drove the stock back down to a very key support zone. If the stock fails to hold the $30 area as April gets underway, a deep pullback may be ahead.
The $35,000 Tesla Model 3 is finally here. It is sleek, quick as hell, and meant for the masses. And it is the most important car the company will ever build. The Model 3 is the car Tesla Motors has promised since the company’s founding, the car that CEO Elon Musk is convinced will push EVs into the mainstream and the technology to an inflection point. Not to put too fine a point on it, it is the car Musk believes will change the world.
Believe it or not, Saab still exists. The once-proud automaker with its reputation for building some of the most unique and innovative cars in the world now lies in a state of bureaucratic life support, a victim of half a decade’s worth of money woes, failed ownerships and a succession of bankruptcy proceedings. It’s not currently making cars, nor is it really a Swedish company anymore.