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Review: 2010 Chevrolet Equinox sets the tone for New GM

It's fitting that General Motors has a vehicle named after an astronomical phenomenon that marks the seasons. The first Equinox came from the "old" GM during the autumn of its long slide. Since then, the General has emerged from a government-funded chrysalis, and the Equinox has followed suit with a redesign. Hopefully, the freshening signifies a springtime in GM's fortunes; a future desperately in need of a green infusion of the cash variety. Its products need to not only compete – but exceed – what's available from the competition. That figures to be a tall order, because the... Read More

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    New York 2010: Tiny Spin in the Amp'd Equinox all-electric SUV
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    AMP's all-electric conversion of the Chevrolet Equinox was on hand at the New York Auto Show, and we got the chance to squeal the tires just a little bit while we were in town. We can't give a full report on how the CUV drives – the indoor track was a whole 500 or so feet long – but we can say that the Equinox, like AMP's first conversion, ...

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    New York 2010: Amp Equinox will be ready for deliveries this summer
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    There's nothing hidden about the looks of the Chevrolet Equinox, but that won't stop Advanced Mechanical Products (AMP) from "unveiling" the vehicle at the New York Auto Show. The unveiling, of course, is all about the Equinox's insides, which AMP has converted to be 100 percent electric. AMP's other big message from New York will be that the conversion ...

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    AMP Electric Vehicles announces all-electric (con)version of the Chevy Equinox *UPDATE
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    Earlier this month, Advanced Mechanical Products, Inc. (AMP) announced it will use Remy International's motors in its line of converted electric vehicles (EVs). Yesterday, we discovered that a new vehicle – the Chevrolet Equinox – will join the Saturn Sky and the Pontiac Solstice in AMP's conversion line-up. We all know what an Equinox looks ...

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    Chicago 2010: Bad Timing Dept. - Prius MotorWeek Drivers' Choice winner; Toyota declines JDM award
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    By February of each year, we are always right in the middle of awards season, and no, we're not talking about the Golden Globes, Grammys or Oscars. We are, of course, referring to Car and Truck of the Year awards, Ten Best lists and the like. A brace of trophies had already been handed out at the Detroit Auto Show and here at the Chicago Auto Show, a few ...

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    Chicago 2010: Bad Timing Dept. - Prius MotorWeek Drivers' Choice winner; Toyota declines JDM award
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    By February of each year, we are always right in the middle of awards season, and no, we're not talking about the Golden Globes, Grammys or Oscars. We are, of course, referring to Car and Truck of the Year awards, Ten Best lists and the like. A brace of trophies had already been handed out at the Detroit Auto Show and here at the Chicago Auto Show, a few ...

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    Chicago 2010: Internet Car and Truck of the Year awards handed out, Neff FTW
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    For the first time, the Internet Car and Truck of the year organization presented Mazda and Chevrolet with a number of well-earned awards at the Chicago Auto Show. Mazda won with its freshly updated 2010 Mazda3 in the car category, beating out such worthy candidates as the Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Shelby GT500. However, the big winner was Chevrolet, ...

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    Detroit 2010: Ford sweeps North American Car and Truck of the Year awards for 2010
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    For just the third time in the 17-year history of the North American Car and Truck of the Year, one manufacturer has taken home both pieces of etched glass. Ford's 2010 Fusion Hybrid and Transit Connect have yielded the hardware for the Dearborn automaker here at the Detroit Auto Show, with the Fusion emerging victorious over the shortlisted Buick ...

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    GM to offer consumer test drives at NAIAS, other auto shows?
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    General Motors feels it has a lineup stuffed with vastly improved products and it wants to get as many customers behind the wheel of a new Chevy, Cadillac, GMC or Buick to prove its point. Anyone can head over to the local dealership for a test drive, but the General is reportedly looking for even more ways to get you to evaluate a new GM product, ...

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    New York Preview: 2010 GMC Terrain prepares to polarize
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    While GMC's new-for-2010 Terrain crossover may be all but identical to Chevrolet's Equinox, one look at this bluff-faced polarizing design will tell you that badge-engineering wasn't part of the program at General Motors. Yes, both vehicles share the same platform, the same engine choices and even the same suspension calibrations, but the in-your-face ...

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    Detroit 2009: The 2010 Chevy Equinox [w/VIDEO]
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    The 2010 Chevy Equinox showed its new face alongside the 2010 Cadillac SRX in Detroit today, and it was a tossup as to which looked better. Regardless of where you stand on the Equinox' appearance, the new CUV is a far more sophisticated vehicle than the crossover it replaces. Power will be provided by a choice of two direct injection engines, with the ...

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    LA 2007: Lutz and Peper show off Chevy's high efficiency fleet
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    Promising the best possible fuel economy for whichever type of vehicle its customers choose, GM's Bob Lutz and Ed Peper trotted a full lineup of green vehicles from their arsenal. The Aveo5, Impala E85, Malibu Hybrid, Tahoe Hybrid, Silverado Hybrid, Volt, Equinox Fuel Cell, Beat and Groove were used to show off that Chevy will be the brand carrying the ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: Chevy dealers go to Xtremes
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    High-res gallery available by clicking imageThe Chevy dealers of Chicagoland decided to add a little extra pizzazz to the Chicago Auto Show this year by toting out some of their best accessorized concept vehicles from the past few years -- cars and trucks that help customers see what they can do with their own Bowtied babies. Love it or hate it, the HHR is ...

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    New York Auto Show: 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander on-hand impressions
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    Mitsubishi's first Outlander unwittingly lived up to its name, operating on the fringes of mainstream SUVdom, largely failing to cross-over to the widespread success of competitors like Ford's Escape and Honda's CR-V. It wasn't that it was a horrible vehicle, but it didn't offer much in the way of Unique Selling Points (USPs), save its love/hate front ...

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