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Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 revealed in the US

The updated Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 has been revealed alongside revisions for the North American version of the ute. Revisions to the off-road-focussed ZR2 model include a unique full-height black grille with Chevrolet lettering and a just a small offset “flow through” bow tie emblem, and red tow hooks...

Chevrolet C8 Corvette launch delayed - report

The new C8-series Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been eagerly awaited. Alas, it looks like it may have to be eagerly awaited for a while longer. Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) who work for General Motors are in the fourth week of a strike, and the Detroit Free Press reports this will affect production of the much-anticipated, mid-engine C8 Corvette...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download:  Hyundai introduces seven-year warranty 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA pricing and specs Mitsubishi MI-Tech, Super Height K-Wagon concepts teased 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8...

2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car unveiled

The Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car has been unveiled alongside the Stingray convertible. Designed for the GT Le Mans racing series, the C8.R follows the mid-engine format of the road-going Corvette range. While the race car bears a very close visual resemblance to the street-legal coupe, practically every exterior panel looks to be unique...

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible revealed

The latest C8 series of Chevrolet Corvette switched to a mid-engine layout for the first time, and now the convertible brings another dramatic change to the line – a retractable hardtop roof. The Corvette convertible maintains the coupe’s sleek profile, though the placement of the roof mechanism means there’s no longer a window to the engine...

American GM workers strike

Around 49,000 workers at General Motors plants across the United States have gone on strike after negotiations between the United Auto Workers (UAW) union and the automaker broke down over the weekend. This is the first nationwide strike against GM since 2007, when the automaker was trying to reduce its pension and healthcare burden as part of an effort to stave off bankruptcy...

2007-08 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra recalled for Takata airbags

Local conversion specialist Victorian American Imports has issued a recall for the 2007-08 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. In affected vehicles, the front passenger side airbags could be faulty. Like previous Takata-related notices, airbags in affected vehicles could have propellant that degrades over time due to exposure to high temperatures and humidity...

GM infotainment to be Android-based from 2021, confirmed for Holden

General Motors has announced it will beginning rolling out new infotainment systems based on the Android mobile operating system from 2021. By using the Android operating system, GM will be able to offer navigation using a Google Maps app built into the head unit. For cars with internet connectivity this means access to live traffic information and automatic rerouting...

2020 Chevrolet Blazer 'XL' spied

The new larger Chevrolet Blazer 'XL' has been spied undergoing testing in Germany, of all places. The location where this prototype vehicle was spotted is a little surprising given GM sold its Opel and Vauxhall brands to the PSA Group in 2017, and shuttered the Chevrolet brand in much of Europe in 2015...

2021 Chevrolet Corvette convertible spotted in the wild

The mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette convertible has been filmed in public while undergoing testing in the US. The video (bottom) was filmed by Brendan Macie and posted to his YouTube channel. While the coupe features manually removable targa roof panels, the convertible is thought to have an electrically-operated folding hardtop...