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Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM

Toyota has edged out Volkswagen for the 2014 global sales crown by just 90,000 vehicles. In figures released overnight, Toyota Motor Corporation sold a total of 10.23 million vehicles throughout 2014, with 9.15 million cars attributed to Toyota (up two per cent)...

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Chevrolet Camaro : Next-generation coupe rendered from Detroit teaser image
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Chevrolet Camaro : Next-generation coupe rendered from Detroit teaser image

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro may look very similar to the above rendering, as it's based on an official, but deliberately obscured, image issued by General Motors. At the Chevrolet press conference, which kicked off this year's Detroit motor show, GM's mainstream brand had a backdrop consisting of five future models all artfully photographed as silhouettes...


Chevrolet Bolt Design Interview : NAIAS Detroit Motor Show 2015
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Chevrolet Bolt Design Interview : NAIAS Detroit Motor Show 2015

http://www.caradvice.com.au/329556/?yt_desc - Read the article here. The Chevrolet Bolt EV concept crossover may be the second Australian designed and built concept car to debut at the 2015 Detroit auto show (the first was the Buick Avenir large sedan), but arguably it is the smaller model that is the most important...


Chevrolet Bolt : Internal Korean concept completed by Aussie designers
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Chevrolet Bolt : Internal Korean concept completed by Aussie designers

  The just-revealed Chevrolet Bolt EV concept may be officially spun as a collaboration between the US, Korea and Australia, but an original concept for a small electric vehicle was completed by the South Korean studio yet never saw the light of day, while the Aussies were called in and their version was taken to the motorshow floor...


Chevrolet Bolt EV concept : Australian-designed concept claims 200 miles range, US$30K price
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Chevrolet Bolt EV concept : Australian-designed concept claims 200 miles range, US$30K price

Australian design and engineering has been showcased for a second time at the 2015 Detroit motor show, with the new Chevrolet Bolt EV concept crossover debuting just hours after the Buick Avenir show car. The new Chevrolet Bolt EV concept was constructed in GM Australia's design studio in Port Melbourne, with the Australian workshop one of only two in the world with the capability to bring such a project to reality...


2016 Chevrolet Volt revealed:: Specifications of new plug-in hybrid small car announced
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2016 Chevrolet Volt revealed: Specifications of new plug-in hybrid small car announced

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt - which could be brought to Australia for a second term as the Holden Volt - has been unveiled in full on the eve of the 2015 Detroit auto show...


Chevrolet Volt: Second-generation plug-in hybrid revealed at CES
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Chevrolet Volt: Second-generation plug-in hybrid revealed at CES

At CES, a week ahead of its full unveiling at the Detroit motor show, General Motors has revealed the look of the second-generation Chevrolet Volt, which will be sold in Australia as the Holden Volt. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has just kicked off in Las Vegas, and this year more automakers than ever before have scheduled concept car launches and cutting edge technology demonstrations than ever before...


Next-generation Holden Volt to feature regenerative braking on-demand
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Next-generation Holden Volt to feature regenerative braking on-demand

GM has revealed that the second-generation Chevrolet Volt — Holden Volt down under — will be offered with a regenerative braking on-demand feature. By flicking and holding a steering wheel-mounted paddle, the driver can opt to engage the electric motor's regenerative braking system, which uses engine braking to both slow the car down and recharge the car's batteries...


GM begins monitoring social media, internet forums to detect potential safety problems
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GM begins monitoring social media, internet forums to detect potential safety problems

General Motors says it is now monitoring social media and automotive discussion boards to detect potential safety issues, and deal with them earlier rather than later. Dan Ammann, GM's president, told Bloomberg this week that the company has "to identify issues before they become a problem"...


Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo is powered by lasers
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Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo is powered by lasers

Chevrolet has whipped the covers off the Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept car, which emphasises fantasy and thinking outside the box over being production-ready. The Chaparral concept is powered by a laser setup that's similar to the one that's been envisioned for various types of spacecraft...


Chevrolet Volt pokes its head out at owners event
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Chevrolet Volt pokes its head out at owners event

The next-generation Chevrolet Volt has poked its head out from beneath a white veil at an exclusive owners event in Hollywood, revealing its front-end design for the first time. The teaser image confirms the Volt will be at home in General Motors’ global line-up, with a face reminiscent of both North America’s Chevrolet Impala and Australia’s own Holden Commodore...


Manchester United players forgoing free fleet of Chevrolet Corvettes, Camaros
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Manchester United players forgoing free fleet of Chevrolet Corvettes, Camaros

Players at Manchester United are electing to drive their own cars, despite the fact that there's a fleet of high performance Chevrolets on offer. In the middle of 2012, GM's mainstream Chevrolet marque signed a deal to be Manchester United's principal shirt sponsor from the beginning of the 2014-15 English Premier League season...


Next-generation GM infotainment system to run on Android OS
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Next-generation GM infotainment system to run on Android OS

GM's next-generation entertainment and navigation system will be built on the Android OS, although it's not clear when, or even if, the next-gen units will begin to appear in Holden cars. Dinesh Paliwal, Harman CEO, spoke to Automotive News about the next-generation entertainment and navigation system that his company is building for GM as part of a US$900 million ($1...


GM details cleaner 2015 Chevrolet Volt
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GM details cleaner 2015 Chevrolet Volt

General Motors has shed some light on the lighter, sprightlier and more efficient plug-in hybrid drivetrain that will underpin its second-generation 2015 Chevrolet Volt. As we know, the new and improved Volt will make its world premiere at the North American International Motor Show in Detroit this coming January before hitting US roads by the second half of 2015...


Holden badge to take centre stage with Chevrolet at SEMA show
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Holden badge to take centre stage with Chevrolet at SEMA show

The iconic Holden badge will take centre stage at next month’s SEMA aftermarket and accessories show in Las Vegas, appearing on the star of the Chevrolet stand. The Chevrolet SS Sport concept will feature a host of styling enhancements, including familiar high-gloss black 20-inch wheels, floor mats and boot cargo tray all adorned with Holden’s lion logo...


GM working on a new all-electric car with 320km range - report
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GM working on a new all-electric car with 320km range - report

GM's product development chief, Mark Reuss, has confirmed that the company is working on a new electric car. According to Automotive News, Reuss, formerly the head of Holden, made this statement at an investors' conference held last week, but wouldn't elaborate further on the project...


GM to slash platforms to four by 2025
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GM to slash platforms to four by 2025

General Motors CEO, Mary Barra, has committed the company to reducing its number of platforms to just four. While the eyes of the world were on Paris, over in Detroit Barra and her executive team were the headline act at an investor briefing session in Detroit. There she told Reuters, among others, that the company would slash its number of platforms from today's 26 to four by the year 2025...


Chevrolet Corvette Z06 can do 0-60mph sprint in 2.95 seconds
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Chevrolet Corvette Z06 can do 0-60mph sprint in 2.95 seconds

GM has announced the performance figures for the seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette Z06 coupe. When fitted with the optional eight-speed automatic transmission and the Z07 performance package, the Z06 can race from 0-60mph (96km/h) in 2.95 seconds. The quarter mile (402m) dash takes just 10.95 seconds, at the end of which the car is running at 204km/h...


GM talks camouflage, shows a little of the next-generation Holden Volt
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GM talks camouflage, shows a little of the next-generation Holden Volt

Overnight GM showed off a heavily camouflaged photo of its next-generation Chevrolet Volt, which we'll again know as the Holden Volt. The side-on shot (above), with Volt chief engineer Andrew Farah parked in front it, reveals nothing that our earlier spy photos haven't already shown. What was more interesting was what the company said about the car's camouflage...


2015 Holden Captiva 7 : Final facelift for ageing SUV spied
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2015 Holden Captiva 7 : Final facelift for ageing SUV spied

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured what is believed to be the final update for the ageing Chevrolet Captiva, known as the Holden Captiva 7 in Australia. The 2015 Captiva will become the fourth iteration of General Motors’ current-generation large SUV following its initial launch in 2006 and subsequent facelifts in 2011 and 2013...