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2018 Chevrolet Corvette to be mid-engined, could spawn EV variant - report

The current C7 Chevrolet Corvette may only be a few years into its life cycle, but there is already talk of big changes for the upcoming C8 Corvette in 2018 - most notably a switch to a mid-engined layout. For six decades, the Corvette has been a front-engined, V8 muscle car...

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Each week we'll bring you a video wrap of the latest goings-on in the automotive industry and in Australia’s new-car market. Every Friday, Tegan Lawson will deliver your hit of headlines from the CarAdvice Garage, giving you a snapshot of what you need to know about the week in news...


2017 Holden Captiva spied testing in Chevrolet guise
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2017 Holden Captiva spied testing in Chevrolet guise

The now long-anticipated replacement for the Holden Captiva may have surfaced this week, with a new mid-sized Chevrolet SUV prototype hitting the road overseas. The new SUV is likely to be the new-generation Chevrolet Captiva, which could also make its way to the US as the downsized new Equinox reported last year...


Dodge Ram, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra recalled by Performax
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Dodge Ram, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra recalled by Performax

Queensland-based specialist vehicle importer and converter Performax International has issued a number of recalls on several vehicles in its range of American heavy-duty pick-ups. The company reports that models in the Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 ranges, as well as the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra lines, are all affected by varying faults...


2017 Chevrolet Camaro 'Z/28' spied
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro 'Z/28' spied

Our photographers have spotted the hottest version yet of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro on and around the Nurburgring. At the front, this Camaro prototype sports a refashioned front apron with massive lower air intake complete with a large honeycomb pattern. This is flanked by canards, while underneath there's an aggressive front splitter...


2017 Holden Colorado revealed in Brazil, Australian input significant
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2017 Holden Colorado revealed in Brazil, Australian input significant

Chevrolet has today revealed its refreshed Brazilian-market S10 ute, which will form the basis for the 2017 Holden Colorado, expected to launch locally before the end of this year. Changes to the model include a new exterior design, along with a refreshed interior. At the front, new headlights with LED daytime running lights team with a split front grille that features chrome highlights...


Australian Mike Simcoe to become GM's global design chief on May 1
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Australian Mike Simcoe to become GM's global design chief on May 1

Australian designer Michael Simcoe will take over from Ed Welburn as the vice president of General Motors Global Design on May 1. In the process, Simcoe will become the seventh global design leader at GM, following in the footsteps of Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell, Irvin Rybicki, Chuck Jordan, Wayne Cherry, and the soon-to-depart Ed Welburn...


Chevrolet SS not dead yet: Product chief suggests replacement V8 performance sedan on its way
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Chevrolet SS not dead yet: Product chief suggests replacement V8 performance sedan on its way

We all thought that the Holden Commodore-based Chevrolet SS performance sedan would be dead when General Motors shut down its Australian production facility in 2017. But that may not be the case. Based on a discussion at the 2016 New York motor show with Chevrolet Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser, CarAdvice has learnt there’s a strong chance of an all-new Chevrolet SS performance sedan replacing the Holden-built model...


Chevrolet Camaro ‘will be built’ in right-hand drive if demand is high enough, says product chief
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Chevrolet Camaro ‘will be built’ in right-hand drive if demand is high enough, says product chief

The muscle car madness could continue in Australia, with a General Motors spokesperson confirming it is looking into whether a right-hand-drive version of the Chevrolet Camaro could work. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2016 New York motor show, Chevrolet Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser said that the US company is looking at opportunities in right-hand-drive markets, meaning a Camaro with a Holden badge could become a reality...


GM to introduce 10-speed automatic to eight more models by 2018
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GM to introduce 10-speed automatic to eight more models by 2018

General Motors has announced plans to introduce its new 10-speed automatic transmission in eight models by 2018. Developed in collaboration with Ford, the new 10-speed auto was first announced in 2013, alongside confirmation of plans for a nine-speed auto. Last week, Chevrolet became the first GM brand to debut the new 10-speed shifter with the unveiling of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 powerhouse...


2017 Holden Colorado facelift draws near: Bangkok show cars point to new look
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2017 Holden Colorado facelift draws near: Bangkok show cars point to new look

The 2017 Holden Colorado ute and Colorado 7 SUV have today been previewed for the first time, thanks to a pair of heavily worked-over concepts that will debut at tomorrow’s Bangkok motor show for Chevrolet Thailand. Today’s unveiling of the thinly-veiled concepts follows the publishing of spy photos and leaked press images that reveal the facelifted ute and SUV in their regular production form...


Chevrolet Sonic facelift hints at 2017 Holden Barina update
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Chevrolet Sonic facelift hints at 2017 Holden Barina update

The Chevrolet Sonic has been given a facelift in the US, potentially previewing an updated 2017 Holden Barina. Chevrolet describes the facelift as giving the car a "more expressive, sporty" look. Up front, the revised Sonic sports an all new front end. Gone are the current car's four circular headlights...


2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 revealed, promises to best all-comers
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 revealed, promises to best all-comers

The monstrous new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has been revealed. GM isn't holding its ego in check for this one, either, declaring that the new hero coupe is “designed to excel at everything”. Set to go on sale in the US later this year, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 is claimed to feature “unprecedented levels” of technology, refinement, acceleration and track capability...


2017 Holden Colorado: GM previews tough Chevrolet concept for Bangkok show
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2017 Holden Colorado: GM previews tough Chevrolet concept for Bangkok show

A shadowy teaser has been handed down this week for one of two new Chevrolet-badged Colorado concepts that will appear at next week’s 2016 Bangkok motor show. General Motors has cleverly blacked out most of the show car’s details, although it is clear that off-roading fans can expect to see a strong focus on new heavy-duty accessories...


Which Mustang competitor would you prefer: Camaro or Corvette?
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Which Mustang competitor would you prefer: Camaro or Corvette?

Read the article here. With the Ford Mustang increasingly becoming a runaway success in Australia, we wanted to see which car would be the perfect right-hand drive challenger in Australia. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS or the 2016 Corvette Stingray? Which do you prefer?


2017 Holden Trax update revealed in Chevrolet skin - UPDATE
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2017 Holden Trax update revealed in Chevrolet skin - UPDATE

UPDATE: The facelifted Holden Trax, shown here in its overseas but largely identical Chevrolet form, has now been confirmed for Australia. See bottom of article for details. A facelift for the Chevrolet Trax has been revealed in the US ahead of its debut at the Chicago auto show, which starts later this week...


Tesla Model 3 will undercut Chevrolet Bolt in US - report
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Tesla Model 3 will undercut Chevrolet Bolt in US - report

The upcoming Tesla Model 3 will undercut the new Chevrolet Bolt in its home market, with the electric car maker this week reaffirming its commitment to a starting price of US$35,000 ($49,300). After the higher than expected pricing for the Model X, which was unveiled last year, some analysts and commentators had speculated that the company would walk back from its earlier statements on the Model 3's opening point...


2016 Delhi Auto Expo - Chevrolet Essentia and Spark/Beat Activ
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2016 Delhi Auto Expo - Chevrolet Essentia and Spark/Beat Activ

Read the article here. Chevrolet has taken the wraps off the Essentia and Spark/Beat Activ concept at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. The sub-4m compact vehicles have been designed with India in mind and will be produced at the country's General Motors factory. With two engines available - a 1.2 litre four cylinder petrol and 1...


GM's latest platforms could last for 12 years or more
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GM's latest platforms could last for 12 years or more

The lifespan of the latest-generation of GM platforms could be stretched out to a dozen years or more under a recently announced new cost reduction plan. Dan Ammann, president of GM, has told Reuters that the platform that underpins the second-generation Chevrolet Cruze could last for 12 years or even longer...


2017 Opel Ampera spied in Europe: Holden Ampera to follow in Australia?
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2017 Opel Ampera spied in Europe: Holden Ampera to follow in Australia?

Chevrolet’s new Volt plug-in hybrid EV has been spied this week in its European-market Opel and Vauxhall form, opening the door once again to potential for an Australian launch...