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    Official: GM recalling over 40,000 Chevy, Pontiac and Saturn models over fuel pump woes
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall for a number of General Motors cars and crossovers bought or currently registered in the hot-climate states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas. As many as 40,859 units consisting of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox, Pontiac Torrent and Saturn Ion and the 2007-2009 ...

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    REPORT: Suzuki XL7 production put on "indefinite hold"
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    According to Automotive News, Suzuki has elected to halt production of its only North American-built model, the slow-selling three-row XL7 crossover. Blaming the nation's subprime loan crisis, Suzuki spokesman Hideo Kojima has confirmed that no additional examples of the America-only model will roll off out of General Motors' CAMI joint-venture facility in ...

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    Officially Official: GM kills Pontiac *UPDATED with LIVE webcast embed*
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    Rumors from late last week have come home to roost, and as part of its restructuring efforts, General Motors has just announced that Pontiac will be "phased out by the end of 2010." GM will continue to build its accelerated viability plan around four brands: Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, and GMC.As part of its latest announcement, GM also announced that it ...

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    Spy Shots: GMC Terrain spotted looking all but production-ready
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    Judging by the looks of this prototype, plans for a GMC version of General Motors' updated Theta platform are almost ready for prime-time. Essentially the replacement for the Pontiac Torrent, this cladded-up GMC Terrain prototype reveals a masculine, blocky exterior with good differentiation between it and the forthcoming Chevrolet Equinox successor. A ...

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    Pontiac Torrent
    What to choose instead of a G8 ST? The Torrent GXP, of course
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    Remember when the Pontiac G8 ST had just been announced for production and General Motors had not yet chosen a name for its new not-a-camino? A contest was held, a winner was chosen and the Poncho sport truck got the ST suffix officially added to its base G8-derived name. Joseph Warren, the winner of the naming contest, was granted a G8 ST as his prize ...

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    Pontiac Torrent
    UPDATE: 2009 GMC Terrain a new vehicle, will join a new Chevy Equinox
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    Okay, the Automotive News story we were tipped on earlier is now out, and we can clarify the details about the upcoming 2009 GMC Terrain. As initially reported, the Terrain replaces the Pontiac Torrent, which gets laid to rest as Pontiac becomes car-focused once again. The news is that Terrain will be a new vehicle roughly sized the same as the Jeep ...

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    REPORT: 2009 GMC Terrain to replace Pontiac Torrent in US
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    Click image to enlargeUPDATE: The 2009 GMC Terrain will be a new, Jeep Liberty-sized vehicle and not the Middle East version with the same name shown above. Details here. var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/2009_GMC_Terrain_replacing_Pontiac_Torrent_in_the_US'; With the Torrent dropped from Pontiac's long-term plans as the brand returns its focus to ...

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    Pontiac Torrent
    Solstice coupe due in 2008, Torrent dead, RWD G5 under development
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    Automotive News has been pumping out a ton of information about the General's future products, and between buffing fingerprints off the crystal ball and making phone calls to unnamed sources, they've shed some light on the future of Pontiac.According to AN, we can expect to get a hard-top version of the Solstice sometime in 2008 as a 2009 model, complete ...

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    GM's future involves a new CUV in 2011
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    Stricter mileage standards being voted on by the government is already taking its toll on automakers like GM, which now have to shift focus onto smaller and more fuel efficient vehicles. Traditional bread winners such as big heavy SUVs are being phased out by a new generation of smaller and more car-like crossover models. To ensure that it can retain buyers ...

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    Chinese carmakers now doing mashups! Meet the Lexiac RX Torrent
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    UPDATE: Added more live shots from Autoblog Chineseclick above image to view more pics of the Huanghai Fast NCV, aka Lexiac RX TorrentOver in Shanghai this week, all the local producers are bringing out their latest wares. By now we've gotten used to seeing Chinese cars that bear remarkable resemblances to products from non-Chinese manufacturers with slight ...

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    Spy Shots: GM's super Thetas from Chevy and Pontiac
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    The Chevy Equinox and Pontiac Torrent, General Motors' two badge-engineered SUVs based on the Theta platform, are about as vanilla as sport utilities come. Therefore, we've been eager to learn more info about high performance versions the General has in the works. The Equinox one will be badged as an SS model, while the Torrent's will be either a GT or GXP. ...

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    SUV and gas prices: looking beyond the numbers
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    Though individual dealerships and brands have reported different numbers regarding SUV purchases, overall sales for new ones have been declining especially among middle class buyers. Also, many current owners are trying to sell their vehicles and downsize into a more fuel-efficient car in the hopes to save on gas. But does this strategy really work? Kristin ...

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    Pontiac Torrent
    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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