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Nissan Leaf long-term test review: bigger battery, better car?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The single factor that will do most to set battery electric cars free, experts are always saying, is a meaningful increase in their range. Not only will this boost their usefulness, but it will also shorten the period of popularity of arguably heavier and more expensive plug-in hybrids, seen by most as the low-CO2 stopgap we need on the way to true zero-emissions cars.

General Motors Stock Revving Up As Profit More Than Doubles

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Shares of General Motors have zoomed into positive territory Thursday morning, all thanks to more-than-solid first quarter earnings results: the company reported that its profit more than doubled, and its top-line results easily cleared analyst expectations.

2017 Buick Envision Lineup Adds 2.5L Engine, Three Lower-Priced Trim Levels

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - In terms of crossovers, Buick is looking to cover all its bases—a wise move given the booming market for such vehicles. Both the compact Encore and the three-row Enclave are strong sellers for the brand, and the new Chinese-built Envision crossover coming to the U.S. fits neatly into the gap between the two.

Volkswagen the only car maker to use emissions cheat devices in the UK

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Independent UK and German government testing has not uncovered any evidence of manufacturers other than the VW Group using defeat devices in emissions tests, but it has highlighted the gap between official laboratory test results and real-world emissions figures. The Department for Transport report, revealed today, concluded that “existing lab tests designed to ensure emissions limits are met have been shown to be inadequate and this is why the UK has secured a tough new Europe-wide Real Driving Emissions test”.

First drive: 2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze’s features, fuel economy and value could challenge the Honda Civic for bragging rights as the best compact car on the market. That’s the early verdict, based on a day driving Cruzes through the Tennessee hills and talking to the development team behind Chevy’s new global compact. The first Cruzes just started rolling out of GM’s Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant and into dealerships across the United States.

Spied: 2018 Ram Midsize 'Crossover' Pickup

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - There's quite a bit of buzz about which major automaker will be next to enter the growing midsize pickup truck segment. Many pundits are betting on Ford to announce something as soon as next year; meanwhile our spy shooters have seen modified, disguised Fiat Toros driving around Michigan for a few months.