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2015 Cadillac Escalade luxury SUV introduced with redesign

2015 Cadillac Escalade luxury SUV introduced with redesign

Cadillac has taken the wraps off its 2015 Escalade luxury SUV, showing off a new design -- most of which takes place in the interior -- as well as some changes to the body itself and a new engine under the hood. The vehicle is slated to go into production in spring of 2014 in Arlington, Texas, representing the fourth-generation of the SUV model.

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Ford buys Livio for single in-car infotainment and app standard push

Ford buys Livio for single in-car infotainment and app standard push

Ford has acquired Livio, a car mobile connectivity company specializing in hooking up smartphone entertainment and navigation to dashboards from a variety of brands, as the car company pushes to lead an industry standard for automotive apps. Ford already has its own infotainment system, SYNC, developed with Microsoft and using AppLink for smartphone integration. However, the company also released an open-source version of AppLink - Smart Device Link - to the GENIVI Alliance, the group leading attempts to make cross-marque infotainment systems possible.

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The Auto Vivisectionist: Inside GM’s Secret Teardown Lab

The Auto Vivisectionist: Inside GM’s Secret Teardown Lab

It's the killing ground where hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of SUVs, sports cars, and sedans meet their grisly end before they have more than a handful of miles on the clock. Some of General Motor's earliest work on building new models comes as much from tearing apart cars as it does piecing together fresh parts. That's the odd double approach of the Competitive Teardown Area, the high-security garage where cutting edge 3D printing and rapid prototyping sits alongside socket sets and angle grinders. The luckier cars start as homegrown constituent parts and leave as near-complete mockups of tomorrow's models; the unlucky ones - often wearing badges from Ford, Mercedes, Honda, Toyota, and other GM rivals - are making their final journey in one piece when they roll in through gates. It's the sort of place where, ordinarily, you'd need to be part of GM's engineering inner-circle to walk around, but SlashGear was invited to pay a special visit.

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2014 Corvette Stingray C7 rolls off production and out to dealers

2014 Corvette Stingray C7 rolls off production and out to dealers

Chevrolet has begun shipping the hotly-anticipated 2014 Corvette C7, with the first thousand cars expected to arrive at dealerships over the next few weeks. The two-door coupe, revealed earlier this year, is GM's fastest, most powerful, and most economical Corvette to-date, though that economy - as good as 30mpg - can only be achieved if you drive with a seriously light foot.

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Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and GMC Yukon redesign detailed for early next year

Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and GMC Yukon redesign detailed for early next year

General Motors appears ready to begin offering a redesigned Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban as well as a GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. It is looking GM will keep these vehicles the same size as we have become familiar with, but include upgraded materials, better handling and even best-in-class fuel efficiency. These new models are expected to arrive in early-2014 and for now pricing has yet to be revealed.

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks unveiled, will launch this fall

2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks unveiled, will launch this fall

General Motors has introduced the new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and High Country trucks, as well as the 2014 GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali 1500 trucks. Both have options for a V8 6.2-liter engine with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, which GM says is the most powerful engine/torque combo among all light-duty pickup truck engines.

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GM reportedly adding wireless charging to select 2014 vehicles

GM reportedly adding wireless charging to select 2014 vehicles

Wireless charging for phones is taking off, and we're seeing the feature popping up more and more as the months go by, but it's something that certainly isn't the norm just yet. However, GM wants to incorporate the technology into cars, and it's reported that the company will be including wireless charging in some of its 2014 lineup.

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Chevrolet Cruze recall hits 293,000 due to braking issue

Chevrolet Cruze recall hits 293,000 due to braking issue

General Motors has revealed that it will recall of 293,000 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles due to issues with braking, something that has resulted in more than two dozen crashes, thankfully all without injury. This follows a previous GM recall earlier this summer for nearly 200,000 SUVs over a fire risk, and another back in May of 38,000 hybrids for the same reason.

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Cadillac Elmiraj Concept wants to give BMW sleepless nights

Cadillac Elmiraj Concept wants to give BMW sleepless nights

Cadillac has taken the wraps off of the Elmiraj Concept, the company's latest design study, a luxury four-seater grand coupé borrowing design cues from the monstrous Ciel Concept. Over 5.2 meters long, with the sort of menacing styling Darth Vader might approve of, the Elmiraj Concept runs a 4.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 good for around 500HP, pushing its power through the rear wheels in what seems a direct - if only theoretical at present - challenge to BMW's 6-Series tourer, and wrapping the interior in backlit titanium and leather.

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Ford F-250 leads truck-dominated list of theft-risk vehicles

Ford F-250 leads truck-dominated list of theft-risk vehicles

When people think about what cars might be considered the most-stolen by thieves, we usually picture sporty cars or luxury vehicles. However, according to the latest rankings that list off vehicles with the highest rates of insurance claims for theft since 2003, the top 10 are dominated by trucks.

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 manages 30mpg (with a light foot)

2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 manages 30mpg (with a light foot)

GM may be pushing the 2014 Corvette Stingray as an uncompromising road car but it also wants the new Chevrolet to be affordable to buy and run, hence today's boasts that it will be the most efficient sports car on the market. Fresh from EPA economy testing, the Corvette C7 managed 17 miles per gallon in city driving, while taking the 455HP car to the highway saw that climb to 29 mpg (on average)

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2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Test Drive

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Test Drive

Chevrolet has big ambitions for its tiniest electric car, the Spark EV. The earth-friendly city car follows the Volt, dropping the gas engine in the process and embracing emissions-free motoring at a competitive price. As we've seen, though, small EVs can easily fall into the trap of being so eco earnest as to be deathly dull, or alternatively entirely impractical for everyday use. Can the Spark EV keep the best of its gas-powered predecessor and blend it with the benefits of electric motoring? We caught up with Chevrolet for an extended test-drive to see how the Spark EV fared.

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