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Chevrolet’s new Malibu jumps to the head of midsize class

Posted By Charlie on Articles - If Chevrolet can overcome the longtime blandness associated with the Malibu nameplate, it’s going to have a winner on its hands. This really is the best non-luxury midsize sedan on the market currently.

Predicting tomorrow’s collectible cars

Posted By Charlie on Articles - The age of self-driving vehicles may be nigh, but the 2016 cars collectors will cherish a generation from now are the ones that maximize driving fun, according to the largest insurer of collectible cars and boats. Fun, performance and scarcity distinguish cars on Hagerty Insurance’s annual “hot list of future collectibles.” Vehicles that cost less than $100,000 and are 2016 models are eligible.

Postage stamps honor classic pickups

Posted By Charlie on Articles - The U.S. Postal Service plans to issue forever stamps honoring four classic pickup trucks this year. The stamps include one pickup each from the ‘30s, ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s, chronicling pickup design’s evolution from ripe curves to upright and utilitarian. The Postal Service says they “celebrate the rugged and reliable work vehicles Americans have driven for nearly a century.”

Strong February for Opel: Sales Increase of more than 28 Percent

Posted By Charlie on Articles - Opel registered its second record-breaking month in a row on the German market in February. The brand’s passenger car sales were up by over 28 percent to 19,160 units compared to the same month of last year. The Rüsselsheim-based carmaker thus outgrew the overall market significantly with overall figures increasing by over 12 percent. Opel’s market share increased by around 1 percentage point to 7.7 percent – the best February result since 2012.

Opel Passenger Car Sales up Almost 22 Percent in January

Posted By Charlie on Articles - Opel has delivered excellent January result on the important German market: Opel passenger car sales were up by almost 22 percent compared to the same month of last year to around 16,500 cars. The Rüsselsheim-based carmaker’s best January result since 2008 saw the brand outgrow the overall passenger car market considerably – it grew by 3.4 percent. Opel’s passenger car market share also grew by 1.2 percentage points to 7.6 percent – the highest January value for eight years.

2016 Buick Regal GS: All the goods at a lower price

Posted By Charlie on Articles - While the performance-oriented, 400-hp Buick Avista concept grabbed attention at the Detroit auto show, it's easy to forget that Buick has a sporty car in its lineup: the turbocharged Regal GS sedan. The Regal is offered in four trim packages for 2016 -- down from five for 2015.

Next Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave won't follow GMC Acadia diet

Posted By Charlie on Articles - The next-generation Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse are expected to be built on a long-wheelbase version of GMC's redesigned and slimmed down 2017 Acadia, leaving them closer in size to that of the current crossovers.

Obama to speak at UAW-GM center during Detroit trip

Posted By Charlie on Articles - President Barack Obama will speak at the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources during his visit to the Detroit auto show Wednesday, the White House said Sunday. Obama plans to highlight the revival of the city and the 640,000 auto-industry jobs created since the $85 billion bailout.

Safety Watchlist Finds Stalling Complaints About Fixed GM Cars

Posted By Charlie on Articles - As General Motors contests its first civil case in consolidated litigation related to a deadly ignition switch defect, a safety watchlist funded by the parents of a woman who died in a Chevrolet Cobalt has identified complaints about stalling in GM vehicles already repaired as part of the recall. GM said it has found no evidence that the recalled part is to blame. But some customers are asking: What is?