Detroit Brings The Heat To 2014: A Recap Of The North American International Auto Show

2015 Corvette Z06  (NAIAS 2014, photo by Jerrod Nall)

The North American International Auto Show began with the Chevy Silverado and Corvette winning North American Car and Truck of the year, then heated up through unveilings of cars as diverse as the next Honda Fit, Hyundai Genesis, Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept, Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, and these noteworthy rides:
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2014 GMC Sierra Is Glamorous

2014 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab in Iridium Metallic

Trucks aren’t meant to be glamorous. Sure, they’ll pull a fabulous vintage Airstream trailer, put a wooden Chris Craft boat into crystal water, or carry home that mid-century credenza, but any truck worth its fully-boxed frame can also haul a bed load of dirt, plow through snow, and charge through muddy fields. I guess we’d call that versatile. Whatever your preference, the re-designed 2014 GMC Sierra satisfies. Continue reading

2013 GMC Sierra Denali Delivers Shrubbery (And More) With Style

2013 GMC Sierra Denali 1500

Size queens, take note: the Sierra is big. The crew cab is huge, with plenty of room for full-size passengers — or in my case, three friends that I’ve corralled into helping me at the nursery. It also comes with a big bed, which many larger trucks are missing nowadays. The Sierra can easily handle a dozen more more full-size plants — no need to buy twigs and wait (im)patiently for them to grow! Continue reading

2012 GMC Terrain: A Butch Boy for the Soccer Mom Set

2012 GMC Terrain by Jeff Stork

I have a long history with mid-sized GMC utilities. I had a first year four door Jimmy back in 1993, another Jimmy in 2000 and a 360-based Envoy in 2002. All were mid-sized utilities which were based on a truck frame and powered by some version of a six cylinder engine. The GMC Terrain replaced the Envoy in 2009 as a crossover vehicle based on the GM Theta platform, and while I’ve had extensive experience with the Theta derived Cadillac SRX, I’d never actually driven the Terrain. Continue reading

2010 GMC Terrain

L’UNIVERSELLE GMC TERRAIN By Casey Williams In 1955, GMC created a front-drive “mini-van” it named L’Universelle for its supposed ability to carry and do almost anything. Designed as a combination of the GMC Suburban Carry-All and VW Bus, L’Universelle was a forward-thinking display of style that could have beat Chrysler … Continue reading

Best Family Car of 2009

Joe Tralongo – 2010 GMC Acadia A variation on my pick last year, the Acadia (and its sibling twins the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave) is still, in my view, the best family hauling CUV on the market. It offers an exceptionally roomy interior, provides usable cargo space even with … Continue reading

GM New Product Review

The New GM

Monday, August 10, 2009 – I am in Detroit as a guest of GM to attend a product preview tomorrow. This event is subsequent to the consumer-facing event put on today by GM where consumers and some lifestyle media got a sneak peak at upcoming product. Click HERE for a synopsis of of the Tweets from attendees during today’s event.
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Six Automakers Score 100 with HRC

HRC CEI 2009

9/2/2008 – The Human Rights Campaign Foundation just released its 2009 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and 6 of the 259 major U.S. businesses that scored a top rating of 100 percent are automotive manufacturers. Listed in alphabetical order they are: Chrysler, Ford, GM, Subaru, Toyota and VW.

Subaru, in concert with their long-standing support of the LGBT community, is not surprising. Some might be taken back by the other companies on the list as well as those that didn’t achieve a perfect score.
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