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  • Leaner, fitter GM emerges in fighting form after bailout

    Leaner, fitter GM emerges in fighting form after bailout

    By Tyrel Linkhorn, April 8, 2013 Dan Ammann, a top executive with General Motors Co., believes the slimmed-down company is developing and building the best cars and trucks it has ever made… The ToledoTransmissionplanthas received three investments totaling about $342 million since 2011. The most recent, a $55.7 million investment announced Thursday, is the final chunk of money needed to prepare the plant tobeginproducing an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission for GM.   Read more…

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  • Fuel Economy Keeps Rising: 24.6 MPG In March

    Fuel Economy Keeps Rising: 24.6 MPG In March

    by Antony Ingram, Green Car Reports, April 4, 2013 If you’re used to driving around in a Prius then average miles per gallon of 24.6 will sound a little poor in comparison. But that’s the average economy of all cars, light trucks, minivans andSUVspurchased in the U.S. in March–and it’s an all-time high. Read more…

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  • GM Pumps $332 Million into New Fuel-Efficient Powertrains

    GM Pumps $332 Million into New Fuel-Efficient Powertrains

    by Anita Lienert, Edmonds.com, April 4, 2013 DETROIT‚Äî General Motors on Thursday said it will invest $332 million to build new fuel-efficient powertrains, including a new Ecotec small gasoline engine family, a new V6 and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The new small Ecotec is part of a new family of gasoline engines that includes three- and four-cylinder variants with displacements ranging from 1.0 to 1.5 liters. Read more…

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  • GM: Newly redesigned Silverado, Sierra will have better fuel economy

    GM: Newly redesigned Silverado, Sierra will have better fuel economy

    by Nathan Bomey, Detroit Free Press, April 1, 2013 General Motors said today that its redesigned Chevrolet Silverado will have better fuel economy and performance, but cost no more than the models they replace. The 2014 GMC Sierra will also exceed its replacement for fuel economy and horse power but will cost about $500 more. Read more…

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  • Future Wrangler’s Challenge: Fuel Efficiency

    Future Wrangler’s Challenge: Fuel Efficiency

    by Aaron Foley, WardsAuto, March 29 2013 AUBURN HILLS, MI ‚Äì The stalwart Jeep Wrangler’s next hurdle to clear is to boost fuel economy without alienating its fervid customer base, a task executives say is easier said than done. A diesel powertrain is expected in the next-generation Wrangler, Jeep’s top executive confirmed toWardsAutoearlier this year. Still, even with that and the new option of the fuel-saving 3.6L Pentastar V-6, fuel efficiency is a challenge because the bulky Wrangler can weigh […]

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  • Detroit Rethinks Small Trucks

    Detroit Rethinks Small Trucks

    by Christine Rogers and Jeff Bennett, Wall St. Journal, March 11, 2013 Rising fuel prices haveGeneral MotorsCo.GM+0.35%and Chrysler Group LLC taking a second look at peddling smaller pickup trucks‚Äîvehicles that the Detroit Three auto makers abandoned in the U.S. amid weak demand. Read more…

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