Consumer spending in general may not have improved much over the summer but Americans seem more than eager to start buying cars again. Even though the economic recovery is still stumbling along according to many analysts, GM has been posting record sales. GM's retail sales were up by 22 percent for the month of August. Cadillac and Buick led the way for the car company with 38 and 37 percent gains respectively. Retail, as...
The new Buick eAssist technology first appeared in 2012 on the Regal and LaCrosse models. The
technology is specifically designed to increase the fuel efficiency of a
vehicle with very little input from the driver. The eAssist technology
in use today is actually derived from a hybrid system that General
Motors (GM) developed several years prior for specific models of Saturn
and Chevrolet vehicles.
The newest eAssist systems are far superior and
provide better mileage and added power.
After months of rumors and speculation, GM has confirmed that the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks will be fitted with diesel engines.
The new GMC Canyon with the diesel engine was revealed at a research institute in Michigan recently. These two new midsize pickup trucks will launch in the United States which has a very limited selection for pickup trucks with diesel engines, with the only other cars in this market being...
Once the OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App launched, it was the initial app from a vehicle developer to present drivers' remote admittance to their automobile. At present, RemoteLink can maintain the merit of being the leading remote-controlled application from a vehicle developer to operate on all four main smartphone programs, comprised of the iPhone, the Android, the Blackberry, and most currently, Microsoft Windows devices.
OnStar has magnified the accessibility of RemoteLink so that GM drivers with...
The 2014 GMC Sierra Denali will be taking center stage at the launch of Monday Night Football on ESPN. Viewers will witness a 90-second video chronicling the exciting history of sports on television. The video, which was produced by filmmaker Peter Berg, will feature iconic moments in the worlds of sports and culture spanning the past 44 years. The event is poised as an opportunity to look at the world of football over the past...
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, toughened the New Car Assessment program beginning with the 2011 model year. Changes included side pole testing, more crash data, and varying sizes of crash test dummies. The change was noticeable. No pickup has received an overall five-star safety review since the new standards were adopted.
Despite lingering effects from the recession, automotive sales continue to enjoy a healthy spike.
In fact, General Motors is reporting it's ahead of schedule in selling down the remaining supply of 2013 model year trucks. Chuck Stevens, the company's chief financial officer, said GM has sold at least 20,000 more trucks than expected, making for a smooth transition to 2014 models.
In April, production on the 2014 GMC Sierra (and Chevy Silverado) crew cab pickup trucks
began in earnest, and the vehicles are still making their way to more
dealerships across the country. Currently, around 85 percent of GM's
truck sales are 2013 models, but that number is expected to taper off as
the new trucks become more widely available.
General Motors is gearing up for the
2014 sales season by offering buyers wireless charging options for their
smart phones on selected models. This is an attractive grab on
customer's attention for a number of reasons, the first being to reduce
clutter in the driving compartment. Instead of a bulky and balky
charging cable hovering around the gear shift, customers will be able to
access the charging option via the central console's touch...