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Chevrolet SS confirmed to gain manual option, magnetic ride suspension and new colours

The Australian-made Holden Commodore model that is exported to the US as the Chevrolet SS is about to get a number of new options. Sections of a fleet order sheet published on US site Jalopnik confirms CarAdvice's previous report that the Chevrolet SS will gain a manual transmission option, as well as HSV's magnetic ride control system...

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro spied for the first time
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro spied for the first time

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro has been spied for the first time, giving us our first look at the sixth-generation ‘pony car’ that will go head-to-head with the new Ford Mustang. The next-gen Camaro – codenamed ‘A1BC’ – will be new from the ground up, trading its ageing, Australian-engineered Zeta architecture underpinnings for a version of the newer, lighter Alpha rear-wheel-drive chassis shared with the Cadillac ATS and CTS models...


Amended airbag recall affects affects Nissan, Honda and Mazda in Australia
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Amended airbag recall affects affects Nissan, Honda and Mazda in Australia

Nissan, Honda and Mazda this week expanded their respective Australian recalls over potentially faulty airbags supplied by third-party Japanese company Takata.  The series of local recalls are part of a wider global recall announced in April-May 2013 and expanded this week, affecting millions of vehicles from seven car-makers — Nissan, Honda, Mazda, Toyota, BMW, Ford and Chrysler...


Ford takes top spot from Toyota as world's greenest brand - report
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Ford takes top spot from Toyota as world's greenest brand - report

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Chevrolet Cruze cabin revealed
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Chevrolet Cruze cabin revealed

General Motors has released the first official image of the cabin of the new-generation 2015 Chevrolet Cruze, though it will be years before any such design is seen in Australia.  The image seen here is taken from the Chinese-market Cruze, the exterior of which was premiered at the 2014 Beijing motor show in April...


Chevrolet Volt owners want more space, sharper pricing
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Chevrolet Volt owners want more space, sharper pricing

General Motors is busy working on the second-generation Volt plug-in hybrid due around 2015/16, a car its US customers are reportedly hoping will have five seats (rather than four), a longer electric range and a sharper starting price. The customer wish list, reported by US industry journal Automotive News, was revealed around the same time as GM released findings from a 30-month study into the performance of 300 Volts in the real world...


Staggering GM North America recall list now tops 20 million vehicles
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Staggering GM North America recall list now tops 20 million vehicles

Beleaguered US car-making giant General Motors has now recalled more than 20 million vehicles across North America since the beginning of 2014, with 17.8 million in the United States alone. The company last night announced a further six separate recall campaigns on a vast range of models sold almost entirely in the US, Canada and Mexico, bringing the total number of separate campaigns to 44 since January 13 this year...


2014 Chevrolet SS Review
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2014 Chevrolet SS Review

We unleash Chevy's first performance sedan since 1996 in New York City...


Quadriplegic race car driver will pilot car via head movements alone at Indy 500
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Quadriplegic race car driver will pilot car via head movements alone at Indy 500

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Hennessey HPE1000 Chevrolet SS : Tuned Commodore gets 746kW twin-turbo 7.0L V8
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Hennessey HPE1000 Chevrolet SS : Tuned Commodore gets 746kW twin-turbo 7.0L V8

American sports car tuner Hennessey Performance has released a monstrous version of the Holden Commodore-based Chevrolet SS with more power than the original Bugatti Veyron. The Hennessey HPE1000 trades the Australian-made Chevrolet SS’s regular 310kW 6.2-litre LS3 V8 for a ballistic 746kW (1000hp) twin-turbocharged 7...


Chevrolet SS gains six-speed manual option, magnetic ride suspension - report
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Chevrolet SS gains six-speed manual option, magnetic ride suspension - report

The Holden Commodore that is exported to the US as the Chevrolet SS will soon be available with a six-speed manual transmission and magnetic ride suspension. Motor Trend reports a General Motors insider has confirmed the Chevrolet SS will soon be offered with a new stick-shift and adjustable suspension options after almost a year on sale in the world's second largest car market...


2015 Chevrolet Cruze revealed
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2015 Chevrolet Cruze revealed

The second-generation Chevrolet Cruze has been photographed in China, revealing General Motors’ all-new global small car undisguised inside and out for the first time. The images, first published by motoring blog Auto Sohu, show the Chinese version of the Chevrolet Cruze, which will differ from the version sold in established markets around the world but is expected to share some cues with the global model from a design perspective...


GM expands faulty ignition switch recall to 2.6m vehicles
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GM expands faulty ignition switch recall to 2.6m vehicles

General Motors has expanded its faulty ignition switch recall by almost one million vehicles, taking the total number of affected cars to 2.6 million around the world. The expansion announcement follows GM’s original February recall that targeted 1.6 million Chevrolet Cobalt and HHR, Pontiac G5 and Solstice, and Saturn Ion and Sky vehicles built between 2003 and 2007...


General Motors reveals new engine range; confirms late-2014 debut for new Cruze
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General Motors reveals new engine range; confirms late-2014 debut for new Cruze

General Motors has unveiled an all-new range of small-capacity engines that will power a number of global vehicles - including the next-generation Cruze small car. The new modular Ecotec engine range will see 11 variations offered - the smallest of which will be a 1.0-litre three-cylinder, and the largest a 1.5-litre four-cylinder...


Chevrolet Adra concept : Holden designers play crucial role in new mini SUV
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Chevrolet Adra concept : Holden designers play crucial role in new mini SUV

Holden played a crucial role in the new Chevrolet Adra concept SUV that has been revealed ahead of the Delhi auto show. The new model has been designed as a global concept, with GM India initiating the conception, design and development of the car while Holden supported the development of the Adra concept, and also built the showcar in Australia...


Chevrolet Adra concept : sub-compact SUV teased
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Chevrolet Adra concept : sub-compact SUV teased

A teaser image of the pint-sized Chevrolet Adra concept has been released, previewing the brand's vision for a new baby SUV. Developed at General Motors' Technical Centre in India and described as the "brainchild of Indian designers", the Adra concept has been created with the likes of the Ford EcoSport in its sights...


Cadillac keen to share rear-drive platforms, could spawn Chevrolet SS successor
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Cadillac keen to share rear-drive platforms, could spawn Chevrolet SS successor

A rear-wheel-drive platform from Cadillac could be used for a next-generation Chevrolet SS and Holden Commodore twin, with a General Motors senior executive confirming the door is wide open to future platform-sharing between global brands. Speaking at the Detroit auto show, Cadillac chief marketing officer Uwe Ellinghaus said that platform sharing needs to be a priority, but first rejected the suggestion that Holden could simply rebadge a Cadillac...


GM president backs Holden, rules out Chevrolet takeover
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GM president backs Holden, rules out Chevrolet takeover

General Motors president Dan Ammann has commited to Holden in the long term, with the possibility of Chevrolet replacing the brand locally completely ruled out. "As someone who grew up in New Zealand it [Holden] means a lot to me," Ammann began. "We see the brand and its presence in New Zealand and Australia as critically important and we're going to continue to support the brand with all the right products...


Chevrolet Corvette Z06 revealed with 466kW/861Nm supercharged V8
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Chevrolet Corvette Z06 revealed with 466kW/861Nm supercharged V8

The all-new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is ready to take on Europe's best supercars, powered by a supercharged V8 engine for the first time. Touted as Chevrolet's "most track-capable Corvette ever", the new Z06 has been unveiled at today’s Detroit auto show with the news that it will not only feature a supercharged engine for the first time, but also a newly developed eight-speed paddle-shifted automatic transmission and a removable carbonfibre roof panel...


Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Silverado sweep 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards
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Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Silverado sweep 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards

The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado have swept the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACOTY) awards. The double win is a first for the bowtie brand, and the first clean sweep for General Motors since the Saturn Aura and the previous-generation Silverado were victorious in 2007...