Refreshed 2015 Chevy Cruze enhances connectivity, revises styling

8:24 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2014
Chevrolet is refreshing the compact Cruze, General Motors' top-selling car in the United States, and adding enhanced connectivity features for 2015. It will be introduced this week at the New York auto show.... Read More »


GM issues stop-delivery order on some 2013-14 Chevrolet Cruze compacts

8:17 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
General Motors is requiring Chevrolet dealers to stop selling some 2013 and 2014 Cruze compact cars for an undisclosed issue, marking another setback as GM grapples with the crisis created by last month's recall of 1.6 million small cars for a faulty ignition switch.... Read More »


Photos hint at sleek look for next Chevy Cruze

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2014
The next-generation Chevrolet Cruze will get a more swept-back silhouette and sleeker headlights and taillights, based on recent spy photos.... Read More »



GM's diesel Chevy could make waves

9:29 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2014
Keep your ears open for auto show chatter about diesel engines in Detroit.... Read More »



Ford exec blames Chevy Europe's downfall on 'mixed messages'

4:24 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2013
Wondering what Ford's view was on GM's decision to pull Chevrolet from Europe, I put the question to Ford of Europe Chief Operating Officer Barb Samardzich.... Read More »


German automakers renew U.S. diesel push

Sept. 6, 2013 06:01 CET
For years, BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen sang the praises of diesel in the United States as a lonely trio. But now that other car companies are launching diesel-fueled vehicles, the German brands hope to find new allies.... Read More »


Germans renew diesel push

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
For years, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen Group sang the praises of diesel in the United States as a lonely trio.... Read More »


Mercedes: In a crankcase, biodiesel can become 'gunky, goopy' sludge

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Not all diesel is created equal, and that fact has challenged Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen Group in their quest to popularize the fuel in the United States.... Read More »


GM recalls 293,000 Cruze models over brake assist defect

2:26 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2013
GM is recalling 292,879 Chevrolet Cruze cars in the United States due to a defect that can cause loss of the brake assist function in models with the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine and six-speed automatic transmission.... Read More »


GM adds week of production in Ohio to meet Cruze demand

2:02 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2013
General Motors has added a week of production at its Chevrolet Cruze factory in Lordstown, Ohio, this month to meet growing domestic demand for the compact car, a spokeswoman said today.... Read More »


Honda Civic still best among compacts on new IIHS crash test

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2013
The Honda Civic is still the only small car to get the top rating on a new test that simulates a severe front-end crash, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says. Many popular and entry-level small cars struggled in a new round of "small overlap" crash tests, which replicates an accident in which the front corner of a car clips another car, a pole or a tree at 40 mph.... Read More »


GM will debut new Spark in 2015, delays Aveo launch, union says

July 30, 2013 08:49 CET
GM plans to launch the new Chevrolet Spark in 2015, but will delay the launch of its revamped Aveo, a Korean labor union spokesman said. The Spark/Matiz, is Chevrolet's best-selling model in Europe while the Aveo is No. 3 after the Cruze compact.... Read More »


Sources: Launch of next Chevy Cruze to be delayed a year

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2013
General Motors has delayed the launch of the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze by a year to make engineering changes and to squeeze more sales from the existing model, people familiar with the company's plans said.... Read More »


GM delays next Chevy Cruze by a year, sources say

10:55 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2013
GM has delayed the launch of the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze by a year due to engineering changes and a desire to squeeze more sales from the small car before it is redesigned, people familiar with the company's plans said.... Read More »


GM volume up 7%, propelled by trucks, small cars

2:00 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2013
General Motors' June sales rose 7 percent, as strong demand for pickups and small cars propelled Chevrolet to its strongest month in nearly five years.... Read More »


GM's South Korea workers to stage partial strike July 4

June 27, 2013 08:46 CET
Workers at GM's Korea unit will stage a walkout because of disputes over wages and production plans. Employees are worried that Chevrolet Cruze output could be moved to an Opel plant in Europe.... Read More »


Turbos: MPG or muscle?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2013
Some automakers say turbochargers offer high fuel economy and quick acceleration, the best of both worlds. Well, yes and no. Turbocharged vehicles allow automakers to keep power output high while they downsize engines for better fuel economy. But much of the mpg gain is lost when American drivers stomp the gas pedal and enjoy turbos' high performance.... Read More »


Cruze woos VW fans with 46-mpg diesel

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2013
The gaudy 46 mpg highway rating on the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze diesel, combined with its smooth powertrain and relatively quiet cabin, might be enough to ease Americans' leeriness of diesel cars.... Read More »



A good GM diesel car ... has hell frozen over?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2013
General Motors' passenger-car diesel program has, quite literally, been to Hell and back.... Read More »


GM's Cruze diesel ghostbuster

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2013
No one on Mike Siegrist's engineering team talks about the failed Oldsmobile diesel V-8 from the 1980s. But it's there, a 745-pound cast-iron ghost. Siegrist leads the 50-member engineering team that is equipping the first GM car in North America with a diesel since 1986.... Read More »


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