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2013 LISTS OF 10

Stories of the year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
Light-vehicle sales in the United States continued to climb in 2013, but the year's most stunning news was the executive reshuffling at the top of General Motors....
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Chevrolet sweeps Autoweek's 2014 Best of the Best awards

7:43 am U.S. ET | Dec. 13, 2013
It's daunting to make a good car or truck -- let alone great ones -- but that's exactly what the editors of Autoweek say Chevrolet has done this year....
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Left-hand-drive lineup stifles GM in Japan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
General Motors has done surprisingly well in Japan's shrinking market, notching three straight years of rising sales. But a dearth of right-hand-drive vehicles stymies hopes for higher volume. The redesigned Cadillac CTS and Chevrolet Corvette promise another sales boost. But because both are left-hand drive, their arrival means there will be only two nameplates in GM's eight-model lineup with the steering wheel on the correct side for Japan....
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OEMs press Alcoa to share aluminum-bonding process

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
At the request of automakers, Alcoa Inc. is making its patented Alcoa 951 bonding process available to competitors who also supply aluminum to the auto industry....
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A Corvette Christmas (the penny-pinching version)

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
For their year-end holiday sales, many brands favor commercials in which people present loved ones with with a special gift to show their love: a car, of course....
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Oohs and aahs for the new Vette

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
The reviews are in on the seventh-generation Corvette....
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RICHARD TRUETT

Vette's thumping rubs some drivers the wrong way

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2013
Chances are you have never heard of Georg Lankensperger, a 19th-century German wooden-wheel maker. He solved a problem nearly 200 years ago that Corvette engineers chose to live with in the redesigned 2014 Stingray....
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Lutz: Corvette-powered Karmas coming in 2014

12:04 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2013
VL Automotive, a Detroit venture backed by former General Motors' vice chairman Bob Lutz, is moving ahead with plans to convert Fisker Karmas from hybrid power to Corvette power....
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High demand to limit Corvette supplies

2:31 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2013
The 2014 Corvette will be in short supply, with few unsold units on dealer lots until spring at the earliest. GM officials said production of the two-seat sports car will be capped at about 160 units per day on one shift. Despite high demand for the redesigned sports car, GM will not add a second shift, officials said during a plant tour this week....
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RICHARD TRUETT

Why Chevy wants Corvette buyers to bond with their new toys

3:24 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2013
The Chevrolet Corvette is the Harley-Davidson motorcycle of the sports car world. It appeals to a diminishing set of graying buyers -- the average age of a Corvette owner is somewhere in the mid-'50s. Chevrolet knows this must change if America's sports car is going to have a long-term future....
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Hendrick gets first Vette

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
Rick Hendrick, who called himself "the biggest Corvette gearhead in the world," is presented with the first 2014 Corvette Stingray by Ed Welburn, General Motors' global design boss at GM's Warren [Mich.] Tech Center....
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Dealer makes corny pitch for Corvette allocation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
Chevrolet dealer Eric McCracken recently plunked down $1,500 to have a local corn-maze operator carve an image of the new 2014 Corvette Stingray into a 39-acre field. Now McCracken just needs General Motors to ship him one....
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GM begins shipping '14 Chevrolet Corvette

3:07 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2013
GM began shipping the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray on Wednesday from an assembly plant in Bowling Green, Ky....
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GM to move hand-built engine program

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2013
From a nondescript building in a quiet industrial park in suburban Detroit, GM has shipped nearly 40,000 hand-built engines for some of the automaker's fastest cars....
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