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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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    Chevrolet MyLink brings the app fight to Ford Sync, Toyota Entune
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    General Motors is finally bringing the smartphone battle to Ford with the introduction of Chevrolet MyLink, an integrated infotainment system that connects to your smartphone and allows you to access apps through either the steering wheel controls or the console-mounted touchscreen. The wraps officially came off at tonight's Engadget Show and boasts ...

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    Amp delivers first electric Equinox to Ohio utility
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    Amp Electric Vehicles, a firm that's actively engaged in converting conventional vehicles over to battery-electric drive, announced that it has delivered its first electric Equinox to Dayton Power and Light (DPL), a utility company located in Ohio. Back in 2009, DPL established a test program aimed at prepping the utility company for electric vehicles ...

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    GM delivers Chevy Equinox fuel cell to U.S. Navy
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    General Motors has selected the U.S. Navy to be among the first customers to take delivery – under the Hawaii Hydrogen Initiative (H2I) – of its Chevrolet Equinox fuel cell SUV. The H2I program aims to promote hydrogen-fueled vehicles as one of the island's mainstream transportation options and seeks to create a sustainable energy ecosystem in ...

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    KBB reveals 20 most researched cars of 2010
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    Kelly Blue Book has compiled a list of the most researched new vehicles for 2010, as well as brands that hold the greatest market share of interest. The Honda Accord, Civic and Toyota Camry claim the top three spots -- not a surprise if you've been reading this list the last few years. Since 2004, the same three vehicles have garnered the most attention ...

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    GM recalling nearly 100,000 new crossovers due to seatbelt buckle fractures
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    General Motors has issued a recall on its Theta crossover triplets, the Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX over safety belt buckle anchors that may fracture and separate in the event of a crash. A total of 97,843 vehicles are affected, all from the 2011 model year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an official ...

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    GM says Chevy Equinox and Traverse rolling in conquest buyers
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    Sales – any kind of sales, regardless of who they are made to – with the possible exception of those made to fleets – are the ultimate all-important measuring stick for every automaker in the world. No matter how much the press or the public says they like a vehicle, if nobody is buying it, it's a flop. But some sales are even more ...

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    Quick Spin: Amp Equinox shakes, rattles but doesn't roll us
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    "We think it's going to be a Leaf-beater." The "it" here is the converted Chevrolet Equinox that Amp Electric Vehicles is turning into an electric vehicle (EV) and will begin selling later this year. The speaker is Amp president Steve Burns, who is obviously confident in the product his team is working on in Ohio. Of course, Burns was quick to clarify ...

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    Runaway 2008 Chevrolet Equinox reported in Louisville
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    Toyota may be the brand we all associate with unintended acceleration these days, but complaints of runaway vehicles have been lodged against nearly every automaker under the sun. A Kentucky woman recently received a firsthand lesson in that fact when her 2008 Chevrolet Equinox allegedly accelerated to 90 mph for over 20 minutes. State Troopers were ...

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    IIHS performs rollover test on 12 mid-sized SUVs
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has completed a round of rollover testing on 12 mid-sized SUVs (though most are technically CUVs, but whatevs), and the results show that some carmakers are exceeding federal rollover standards. Six of the haulers scored a Good rating, led by the 2010 Jeep Liberty, one scored Acceptable, and the remaining five ...

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    BMW pursuing better acoustics to improve efficiency
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    When considering how to go about improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions, we typically think of smaller engines, alternative fuels and electrification. One area that doesn't typically come to mind is sound design and acoustics. While the noises produced by a vehicle don't directly affect fuel efficiency, the effects propagate into areas that do. ...

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    Bob Lutz says farewell, talks GM success
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    Today is Bob Lutz' last day at General Motors, and as such, the industry's iconic car guy has written out a long farewell to his readers over at the company's Fastlane Blog. In his final post, Lutz says he's confident that the company he helped usher back from life support is on the right path. Why? Because he says that each of the GM brands now has a solid ...

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    Report: GM cancels plan to sell Chevrolet Orlando in U.S.
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    Rumor has it that General Motors won't be selling the new seven-passenger Orlando here in the United States come 2011, or ever for that matter. According to Automotive News, GM has said that it will be skipping the people-mover in order to focus its attention on the models Chevrolet currently sells. Margaret Brooks, Chevrolet's product marketing ...

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    Chevy Camaro, Equinox and Hyundai Sonata top AutoTrader research in March
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    For now, at least, car sales seem to be on an upward trajectory in the States, and according to AutoTrader, Chevrolet and Hyundai seem likely to be beneficiaries of the newfound consumer interest. In March, the most viewed new car on AutoTrader remained the Chevrolet Camaro, outpacing the Ford F150 and Mustang. Now that Ford is releasing all new ...

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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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    General Motors adding Chevrolet Equinox production at Oshawa, move boosts GMC Terrain too
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    Continued strong demand for General Motors' new Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain has triggered the automaker to add extra production capacity for the crossovers at the its Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant. As you may recall, last year, GM added an extra shift of production at the Ingersoll plant that has always built the Equinox, but apparently that still ...

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    Chevrolet to employ new "Excellence for Everyone" ad campaign
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    General Motors is working hard to improve the image of its core brands, and the largest GM division, Chevrolet, will be getting some fresh new marketing in the near future. The theme, "Excellence for Everyone" will debut in ad spots over the next two months. In a web chat yesterday, GM's North American president Mark Reuss told the Detroit Free Press ...

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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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