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New GM Trucks to Utilize Carbon Fiber Beds

General Motors is allegedly planning to utilize carbon fiber for its next-generation pickup truck beds. Generally reserved for high-end vehicles, carbon fiber will significantly cut weight on the bed design while maintaining strength similar to today's steel beds.  Due out next year, GM's next half-ton pickups are expected to use a mix of materials. The company is allegedly taking a…

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Chevrolet Silverado Headed Down Under

The Chevrolet Silverado HD could be headed to Australia. Thanks to a new agreement between GM's Holden brand and specialty vehicle-maker HSV, the Silverado could get converted for the Australian market.  According to a report from Australian publication CarAdvice, HSV is working with Holden to import the Silverado HD to Australia. HSV would then convert the trucks to right-hand drive and…

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GM Monetizes the Morning Commute With 'Marketplace'

General Motors has announced the industry's first commerce platform for inside the vehicle. Known as Marketplace, the system will allow GM owners to make on-demand reservations and purchases directly from their vehicles. Effectively, Marketplace is bringing many of the interactions we already utilize with our smartphones to the dashboard. Leveraging OnStar's 4G LTE modem, Marketplace is constantly connected to the…

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Cadillac Marketing Chief Resigning

Cadillac's chief marketing officer is leaving the brand on Jan. 31st. Uwe Ellinghaus has spent nearly four years at the company and has been responsible for transforming the brand's advertising strategy.  News of Ellinghaus' departure comes via and internal memo from Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen, which was obtained by Automotive News. The memo states Ellinghaus is leaving the company for "personal reasons"…

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PSA Seeking Refund From GM Over Opel Acquisition

French automaker PSA Group is reportedly seeking a refund from General Motors against its acquisition the Opel and Vauxhall brands earlier this year. The request comes as PSA says it was misled regarding Opel's position relating to meeting strict CO2 emissions regulations now and into the future.  The story, broken by Reuters, alleges that PSA is going to seek 600-800 million…

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Alleged Mid-Engine Corvette Engine Details Surface

By now it seems all but certain a mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette is coming soon. Now, details of the cars alleged engine lineup have surfaced by way of an engine production forecast document. The engine lineup suggests at least one of the car's new engines will offer up to 850 horsepower.  The document in question, found by a reader of Corvette Forum,…

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Chevrolet Offers Drop-Top Version of 2019 Corvette ZR1

Chevrolet has dropped the top of the 2019 Corvette ZR1. The drop-top version marks the first Corvette ZR1 Convertible offered on since the original ZR1 rolled out in 1970.  On sale next spring alongside the Corvette ZR1 coupe, the ZR1 convertible emphasizes Corvette’s iconic proportions and functional sculpture, highlighting the seamless transition between the exterior and interior. The ZR1 coupe…

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GM to Announce Vision for Autonomous Vehicles

General Motors executives, including CEO Mary Barra, are slated to roll out their vision of autonomous vehicles later this week. The company will be hosting investors in San Fransisco later this week to provide more details on its autonomous strategy.  The move is likely an attempt to drum up additional interest in GM from the investor community, who has recently…

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