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Chevrolet News

Like a Boss: Is GM Planning a New Off-Road Pickup?

Jan 21 2015 08:55 AM | Chevrolet News
Although both Ram and Toyota have shown they are ready and willing to give Ford's SVT Raptor supertruck a challenge, one notable truck maker still declines to join the fight: General Motors. That, however, could be set to change soon.

GM registered the "Z71 Trail Boss" trademark with the US Trademark and Patent Office on January 14, 2015. The trademark filing states the name is to be used on passenger vehicles, specifically light duty pickups.

The new trademark – the "Trail Boss" portion of the name especially – suggests that there could be new, souped-up versions of GM's Z71 spec Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups in the pipeline.

How GM could upgrade its Z71 Siverado and Sierra trucks remains to...

Next Chevrolet Malibu To Become Competitive

Dec 29 2014 11:15 AM | Chevrolet News
What can you say about the Chevrolet Malibu? Not much that is very positive to it. The model feels rushed and despite an emergency refresh, sales have been declining during the year. General Motors is hoping to change their fortunes by "hustling" a new Malibu to come out in a year.

GM's head of global product development, Mark Reuss said at a investor presentation that the next Malibu will have "groundbreaking design but also groundbreaking technology."

"When is the last time you saw a [midsize] car this distinctive and this dramatic from General Motors?" Reuss said to investors when showing a picture of the next Malibu.

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Corvette Stingray Design To Influence Future Models

Dec 15 2014 02:35 PM | Chevrolet News
The current Chevrolet Corvette Stingray's design cues will used on upcoming Chevrolet models. Automotive News had the chance to speak with GM's vice president of global design, Ed Welburn who said designers are hard at work trying to infuse the Corvette Stingray's DNA into newer Chevrolet models.

"As Malibu and Cruze and Volt come to market, you'll be able to see a subtle link between some of the form vocabulary for all of them and Corvette," said Welburn. "I always look at the hood of the Corvette and the sectioning, the way it's taut, very lean, very sporty. That will be a part of really everything we do for Chevrolet."

The hope with adding some of the Corvette's design cues is that will help make Chevrolet's desi...

Chevrolet Colorado Takes Home Truck of the Year Honors

Dec 03 2014 01:15 PM | William Maley in Chevrolet News

Motor Trend has named its truck of the year today and it has come to a complete shock to those who were expecting the Ford F-150 to take home the golden calipers. Instead it has gone to the Chevrolet Colorado. “After days of testing, hundreds of mile...

Chevrolet SS Manual Now Up on Chevy's Site

Nov 25 2014 07:34 PM | Drew Dowdell in Chevrolet News

If you've been waiting for a row your own American Performance Sedan, the Chevrolet SS with 6-speed manual just arrived on Chevrolet's configuration site. Before you try saying "Charger Hellcat", Dodge has said that they won't be building a manual tran...

Rumorpile: End of the Line For Chevrolet SS, RHD Camaro

Nov 17 2014 01:15 PM | William Maley in Chevrolet News

Since Holden announced that it would end Australian production in 2017 and that the Commodore would go to a front-wheel drive platform (rumored to be the next-generation Opel Insignia), questions have been raised as to what would happen to the Chevrole...

Chevy Trax to Start at $20,995; Launch January 2015

Oct 02 2014 01:19 PM | Drew Dowdell in Chevrolet News

Chevrolet's littlest crossover, the Chevy Trax will launch in January 2015 with a base price of $20,995. Front-wheel-drive is standard and all-wheel-drive will be a $1,500 stand alone option on all trim levels. The Trax shares its platform with the al...