Charlie

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GM just trolled Tesla in the most subtle way possible

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http://www.theverge.com - At NAIAS this week, GM released battery and motor specs for the upcoming Bolt EV. Reader's Digest version: 60 kWh battery, 200 horsepower. That's cool. GM also released a new batch of press photos to go along with the announcement.

Detroit Auto Show schedule of events

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http://www.freep.com - Here's a look at what's happening (and when) this coming week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Stay tuned to GMbeat.com for all the latest General Motors news as it happens on and off the show floor.

Free Press Car of the Year: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

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http://www.freep.com - The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu puts General Motors’ biggest brand back at the forefront of the challenging and competitive market for midsize sedans. The Malibu’s dynamic looks break the mold of its intentionally conservative predecessors and build on the design theme pioneered by the larger Impala without being repetitive. A roomy interior answers previous Malibus’ other greatest failing and offers features like Apple CarPlay, appealing materials and user-friendly controls.

Tech show to feature driverless concepts, electric cars

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http://www.detroitnews.com - CES 2016, the technology trade show that kicks off next week in Las Vegas, is becoming just as vital to carmakers and suppliers for showcasing new products as any auto show. GM on Wednesday will unveil a production version of its all-electric Bolt that will have a range of about 200 miles on a single charge. Barra, on Twitter, said her keynote will also touch on how GM is “redefining personal mobility.”

Refresh restores Malibu’s relevance

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http://www.detroitnews.com - Wander around the elegant Stanford University campus and the streets of this town and you can almost sense the young, innovative minds at work. This is the “smart success” capital of the U.S., perhaps the world. And Chevrolet is hoping some of it rubs off as the GM brand launches its new Malibu sedan here.

GM headed for ignition switch trial in January

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http://www.detroitnews.com - General Motors Co. will go to trial Jan. 11 in the first of six “bellwether” cases in a group of consolidated lawsuits that allege injury or death due to the company’s defective ignition switch after a judge’s ruling denied GM’s efforts to dismiss the case. The automaker sought to have plaintiff Robert Scheuer of Oklahoma’s case dismissed. Scheuer was injured after an accident in a 2003 Saturn Ion on May 28, 2014, in which he was forced off the road and crashed head-on into two trees. The car’s air bags did not deploy.

Special Edition Chevy Trax part of GM crossover plan

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http://www.freep.com - Not wanting to miss out on the hot crossover market, Chevrolet is making moves to make sure it has a utility vehicle for every consumer taste. That includes the addition of a special edition of the subcompact Trax designed to appeal to the hippest of young buyers and ensure General Motors remains a key player in the small crossover segment that is ballooning around the world.

Chevrolet Trax Crosses to the Dark Side

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http://media.chevrolet.com - Chevrolet today announced the 2016 Trax Midnight Edition – a blacked-out styling statement for the small SUV, offering customers a bold choice and adding to the momentum of the brand’s record 2015 crossover sales. Based on the LTZ trim, the Midnight Edition features black wheels, bezels, beltline molding and door handles, along with a black rear license plate applique. Inside, the seats are trimmed with gray accents and the floor mats feature gray piping.

GM’s next-generation hybrid Volt plugs away

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http://www.marketwatch.com - The redesigned Volt is a city car, with 53 miles of all-electric-vehicle range before it has to fire up the range-extending 1.5-liter gas engine. That’s enough to cover Americans’ average daily commute (37 miles) with room to spare.

GM might be planning to add electricity to the Corvette’s screaming V8

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http://arstechnica.com - Since the 1960s, whether or not General Motors would finally put a mid-engine Corvette into production has been a perennial question for 'Vette-watchers. Now they've got a new puzzle: is a hybrid Corvette on the way? The answer may be yes, based on a trademark that GM filed last week.