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Ford and GM team up to develop advanced nine and 10-speed transmissions

Ford and GM team up to develop advanced nine and 10-speed transmissions

Automotive manufacturers are using every trick in the book to squeeze more fuel efficiency of their vehicles to help buyers at the pump and to meet looming federal mandates for efficiency. One of the ways many manufacturers are doing this is by going to automatic transmissions that have more forward speeds. Having a transmission with more speeds allows lower engine RPMs on the highway leading to less fuel consumption.

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GM adds Facebook ads back to promo portfolio

GM adds Facebook ads back to promo portfolio

Facebook and General Motors are bosom advertising buddies once more, with the car company returning to the social network to promote the Chevrolet Sonic, just short of a year after claiming it saw little return from ads on the site. The lure has been "newly available targeting and measurement capabilities on Facebook," Chevrolet marketing VP Chris Perry told AdAge, and will see the GM model pushed through the latest "Find New Roads" campaign.

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Chevrolet says Volt owners are exceeding EPA fuel economy estimates

Chevrolet says Volt owners are exceeding EPA fuel economy estimates

One of the more interesting electric/hybrid vehicles on the market today is the Chevrolet Volt. This car is isn't a traditional electric vehicle or a traditional hybrid with Chevrolet calling it an extended range electric vehicle. The car uses mostly electric power to drive the wheels and has an onboard gasoline generator that charges the battery when longer driving distance is needed than a traditional electric vehicle will allow.

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Smart Wheels: We talk Infotainment & the 2014 CTS with GM’s Mark Reuss

Smart Wheels: We talk Infotainment & the 2014 CTS with GM’s Mark Reuss

Once upon a time, your car had to be the fastest or the most luxurious if you wanted to stand out. Now, as GM has discovered, a car has to be talkative if tech-savvy drivers are to take them seriously. A path that started with OnStar has ended up with cars that talk to your smartphone and tablet, quietly plan their own servicing, and generally take the sting out of owning and maintaining a modern vehicle. SlashGear sat down with GM President of General Motors North America Mark Reuss to talk infotainment and how the company is betting on more than just top speed for models like the new 2014 Cadillac CTS.

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GM reports 9.3% sales increase in Q1 2013

GM reports 9.3% sales increase in Q1 2013

General Motors, maker of that awesome new Corvette, has reported its Q1 2013 sales figures, and it looks to be all good news. During the first quarter of this year, General Motors sold just under 665,000 vehicles, resulting in a 9.3% increase over the company's total vehicles sales from Q1 2012. The company also recorded its best March sales in five years, selling almost 246,000 vehicles in just 31 days.

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2014 Corvette Stingray: GM talks authentic design

2014 Corvette Stingray: GM talks authentic design

The opportunity to design a new, next-generation Corvette doesn't come along too often, particularly when it's the iconic Stingray, and so GM has wasted no chances in putting together a car that demands performance benefits from every aesthetic decision. SlashGear caught up with GM at the New York International Auto Show to take a look at the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe and convertible and talk authentic design - inside and out - with the execs responsible for guiding the changes in the new model.

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2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 unveiled with lightweight body and hard power

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 unveiled with lightweight body and hard power

This week the folks at Chevrolet have revealed the 2014 Camaro Z28 (or Z/28 if you prefer), a beast of a vehicle with a 7.0L LS7 V8 engine with no less than 500 horsepower ready for road-thrashing action. This machine works with 470 pounds-feet of torque under the hood paired with a six-speed Tremec TR6060 manual transmission. The look of the vehicle is all classic Camaro with a smooth-yet-sharp set of aesthetics for this years battle with the best.

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Buick’s next-generation IntelliLink Infotainment system hands-on

Buick’s next-generation IntelliLink Infotainment system hands-on

This week at the 2013 New York International Auto Show we've had the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with the next-generation Buick Intellilink infotainment system. This system has been revealed as coming with the 2014 LaCrosse as well as the 2014 Regal, both vehicles working with nearly identical implementations of infotainment and media playback throughout. It all begins on an 8-inch touchscreen display that sits front and center of the vehicle, able to be accessed by the driver or the copilot with ease.

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2014 Buick Regal unveiled with IntelliLink and efficiency features

2014 Buick Regal unveiled with IntelliLink and efficiency features

Today the 2014 Buick Regal has been made official, infused with new technology from start to finish and looking like a vehicle you'll certainly have to experience for yourself. This vehicle has been designed by Buick to be a "sportier and smarter" evolutionary mark in the line of successful midsize sedans. You'll find not only new technology here made to enhance the way you drive, but to enhance the way you drive safely each and every day as well.

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