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GM announced new extended bumper-to-bumper warranty

GM announced new extended bumper-to-bumper warranty

Lots of people who plan to keep the new cars they buy for a long time will purchase an extended warranty to protect against repair costs. GM has announced that effective immediately anyone buying a new GM vehicle will be able to purchase a "true" extended bumper-to-bumper warranty for their new ride. Chevy or GMC customers can purchase a warranty covering the car for 5-years or 60,000 miles.

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Honda and GM’s Cruise team on a unique autonomous vehicle

Honda and GM’s Cruise team on a unique autonomous vehicle

Honda and GM's Cruise autonomous car division have inked a multi-billion deal to produce a new self-driving vehicle, as the driverless car wars continue to escalate. The deal will see Honda invest $750m today in Cruise, the autonomous car start-up that General Motors acquired in early 2016, as a result valuing the company at more than $14.6 billion.

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GM’s Tripower name returns but not in a muscle car

GM’s Tripower name returns but not in a muscle car

One of the most annoying things about modern auto manufacturers that were around making iconic cars in the '60s and '70s is that they are resurrecting some of those storied nameplates and straying far from muscle car roots. While the Mustang and Camaro are still closely tied to their '60s versions, GM and Dodge have strayed far away on some cars.

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2019 Stage II Yenko/SC Corvette is a 1000hp brute

2019 Stage II Yenko/SC Corvette is a 1000hp brute

Some of the most desirable muscle cars from the '60s era are the Yenko versions of GM muscle like the Camaro and the even rare ZL-1 Corvette. Specialty Vehicle Engineering is going to build a very limited production run of 2019 Yenko Corvettes in two different flavors. The base Vette will be an 835hp Stage 1 unit with 25 being made.

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GM and Honda team to develop next generation EV batteries

GM and Honda team to develop next generation EV batteries

Improving battery life and energy capacity is a big deal for automakers around the world. More storage capacity for energy inside the battery and lighter batteries will greatly impact how far drivers can go with each charge of their electric vehicle. GM and Honda have announced that they have teamed up to accelerate battery development for both companies.

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Cadillac Super Cruise is finally getting the roll-out it deserves

Cadillac Super Cruise is finally getting the roll-out it deserves

Cadillac's Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assistance system, while allows you to take your hands off the steering wheel while on the freeway, will spread to the automaker's entire range from 2020. Launchd last year, Super Cruise is one of the key distinguishing technology features from its luxury car rivals. However, it's only currently available on one model.

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GM Cruise gets $2.25bn from SoftBank for 2019 autonomous launch

GM Cruise gets $2.25bn from SoftBank for 2019 autonomous launch

GM Cruse is getting a $2.25bn injection from SoftBank, as General Motors' autonomous driving company prepares for its commercial launch in 2019. The investment - which comes alongside $1.1bn more from GM itself - sees GM Cruise valued at $11.5bn overall, with the SoftBank Vision Fund taking an almost 20-percent stake in the firm.

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GM to harness 3D printing for lighter and less costly parts

GM to harness 3D printing for lighter and less costly parts

GM has announced that it is the latest in the automotive industry to begin looking to 3D printers to make lighter and cheaper parts for its cars. Lighter and less costly parts could be particularly important for the EVs that GM plans to roll out in the coming years. Less weight means longer driving distances and less cost means cheaper vehicles, both of which are good for buyers.

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Amazon Key In-Car Delivery: 5 quick facts you should know

Amazon Key In-Car Delivery: 5 quick facts you should know

We need to talk about Amazon Key In-Car Delivery, and not just because Amazon announced it formally this week. Today I'm going to run down 5 main points you need to be aware of, whether or not you'll be participating in Amazon's futuristic product delivery adventure. The first and most important point here is: Amazon doesn't get a copy of your car key - they don't need it.

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A dedicated Bolt EV DC fast charge network is coming, but there’s a catch

A dedicated Bolt EV DC fast charge network is coming, but there’s a catch

GM and EVgo will build a dedicated DC fast charging network for Chevrolet Bolt EV drivers, but this isn't the Supercharger rival that General Motors has long been reluctant to attempt. Instead, the deal between EVgo and GM's Maven car-sharing brand will be focused on getting those using their all-electric car for ride-sharing services charged up more rapidly.

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Chevrolet’s 2019 car refresh shows patience is wearing thin

Chevrolet’s 2019 car refresh shows patience is wearing thin

It's not a good time to be a sedan or a hatchback car in America. What once were the darlings of the dealership forecourt have since been overshadowed by SUVs and crossovers, with buyers preferring the higher driving position and the argument of greater flexibility that "utility" vehicles offer. That hasn't stopped Chevrolet from trying a little misdirection with the 2019 Malibu, Cruze, and Spark, mind.

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GM to end production of Chevy Sonic

GM to end production of Chevy Sonic

GM has announced that it will be killing off the Chevy Sonic subcompact car. The move is part of the automakers plan to ditch small low-margin cars and focus on higher margin and more popular SUVs. The Sonic was a decent looking if boring to drive car that has been around for many model years at this point.

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