Filed under: Budget, Sedan, Chevrolet, Diesel, Quick Spins Volkswagen has gotten pretty comfortable hogging the (admittedly small) non-premium diesel car market in the US. With Golf and Jetta, the German automaker has been the one and only choice for those interested in the torquey, high-mpg merits of turbocharged diesel power
Filed under: Spy Photos, Sedan, Chevrolet, Specialty When it comes to fleet vehicles, the Chevrolet Impala definitely plays an important role for General Motors, and it looks like GM is hard at work developing the next-gen Impala for bulk-buying businesses. The Motoring Journal recently spotted a handful of Impalas testing in Colorado with minor camouflage, but upon closer inspection, these appear to be test mules for a new compressed natural gas (CNG) model – a powertrain combination far more likely to find favor with fleet buyers than everyday consumers. Aside from the obvious “CNG” stickers affixed to the decklid, these cars also have different exhaust outlets than what we saw on the V6-equipped Impalas during our first drive of the sedan back in March.
Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Recalls, Safety, Buick, Chevrolet, GM General Motors has issued a recall covering 38,197 2012 and 2013 model-year Chevy Malibu Eco, Buick LaCrosse and Regal sedans equipped with eAssist, and sold in the United States.
Filed under: Sedan, Chevrolet, GM, Diesel General Motors has announced the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel will return 46 miles per gallon highway based on Environmental Protection Agency estimates, besting original projections by some 4 mpg. As GM points out, the figure is better than “any non-hybrid passenger car in America,” including the Volkswagen Passat TDI at 43 mpg and the Volkswagen Jetta TDI at 42 mpg.
Filed under: Car Buying , Sedan , Toyota Toyota may be set to lose share the midsize sedan market. While speaking with Automotive News , Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz said that if his company kept pace with the current swell in the market for family four doors, Toyota would need to sell around 500,000 Camry models.
Filed under: Sedan, Plants/Manufacturing, Chevrolet Production of the tenth-generation Chevrolet Impala began today, with the first 2014 model rolling of the line at the company’s Ontario’s Oshawa Assembly plant. The new Impala, which will be produced at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck plant in addition to the Canadian location, is expected to make an appearance in showrooms later this month.
Filed under: New York Auto Show, Sedan, Chevrolet, Design/Style The world is set to get an all-new Chrysler 200 next year, thereby finally putting the bones of the long-serving Sebring to rest. To tide us all over until then, the automaker has released the 2013.5 200 S Special Edition. As a collaboration between Chrysler and the Imported from Detroit clothing line, the sedan features plenty of aesthetic tweaks to give it a bit more attitude
Filed under: Minivan/Van, Sedan, Government/Legal, Recalls, Crossover, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued recalls for the 2013 Buick LaCrosse and 2013 Cadillac SRX due to a problem with the software for the transmission controller. On about 27,000 SRX and LaCrosse models, the transmission could accidentally be shifted to Sport mode, which would reduce the amount of engine braking drivers experience
Filed under: Sedan, Chevrolet, First Drives Can A Fleet Queen Become a Fullsize King? On paper, the Chevrolet Impala is a pretty strong seller, posting annual sales that have hovered right around 170,000 units for the last two years, but it only takes one trip to practically any rental car agency to discover where the majority of those sales have come from. In fact, General Motors told Autoblog that a full 70 percent of Impala sales last year went to fleet companies for things like rental cars and government vehicles.
Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Chevrolet, Luxury Not including the women and men who built it, the 2014 Chevrolet SS has only been seen in person by a piddling number of people – fewer humans than would fill the gymnasium at a high school volleyball game. Not including the men and women who built it, no one has driven it. Even so, it is already saddled with two controversies: the way it looks and the way it shifts.