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Review: 2009 Chevy Cobalt SS Turbo

The first-gen Cobalt SS failed to deliver with a supercharged 2.0L Ecotec four-cylinder producing 205 horsepower and a cast of supporting components that did little to hide the Cobalt's rental car roots. But then something entirely unexpected happened. The GM Performance Division completely reworked the Cobalt SS for 2008, swapping in a more powerful turbocharged engine, upgrading the rest of the mechanicals, and tweaking the entire package on the world's most demanding race tracks, including the famed Nürburgring in Germany. The result is – and we're not kidding here –... Read More

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    Official: Chevrolet Cobalt lives... in South America
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    The Cobalt lives. Well, not here in the United States, where the Chevrolet Cruze has thankfully banished all memories of GM's last uncompetitive compact, but at least in Argentina. Alongside the Colorado Rally Concept, Chevrolet is displaying the Cobalt Concept you see here at the Buenos Aires International Motor Show. We're pretty sure this new Cobalt ...

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    Chevy Cruze to be built in Lordstown
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    click above for high-res gallery of next-gen Chevy Cobalt spy shotsWorkers at GM's Lordstown, OH plant just got another shot of good news from the General: the next-gen compact car from Chevrolet will be built there. The Chevy Cruze will replace the Cobalt, which recently had a third shift added to its production, and will make its initial debut at the ...

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    SEMA 2007: Cobalt SS Turbo in the clear
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    click above image to view our best live shots yet of the Chevy Cobalt SS Turbo So we showed you the press shots of the Cobalt SS Turbo, and then we got some live shots from the unveiling last night. Now we have more of the Cobalt SS Turbo, and have no fear, it's just as yellow as it was eight hours ago. All that yellow could be a warning, since the Cobalt ...

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    Is it a car? Is it a wagon?! Is it a truck?! No... it's Astravan!!!
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    Mercedes Sprinter a bit too big? Renault Kangoo a mote... quirky? Well, General Motors of Europe might have just the thing: The Vauxhall Astro Man Astravan. The UK-built panel wagon debuted Tuesday at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, England. Set to go on sale in September, the two-seat Astravan has been fortified to carry more ...

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    Is Opel's Astra the next Saturn Ion?
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    Although the New York Auto Show provided plenty of flash for General Motors' Saturn brand, ranging from the PreVue concept to the Sky Red Line, the missing link in Saturn's future lineup remains a replacement for its soon-to-depart Ion entry-level model.Back in February, rumors had GM renaming the model the "Evoke" and moving production from ...

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    High school students check out a different MINI during spring break
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    Over three dozen high school students will compete at this year’s National Automotive Technology Competition. The competition is to be heldduring the New York International Auto Show, and will pit students (paired in teams) with the task of diagnosing and repairing MINI Coopers. Prizes to be awarded include a pair of Chevrolet Cobalts and ...

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