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    NHTSA releases second batch of crash test ratings under new system
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    For the 2011 model year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has implemented tougher crash testing procedures that make it more difficult for vehicles to receive a five-star rating. The new test is known as the NCAP, or New Car Assessment Program, and the first batch of cars were ...

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    GMC Acadia Denali headed to dealers, priced from $43,220*
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    2011 GMC Acadia Denali – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We first saw General Motors' Denali-fied 2011 GMC Acadia at this year's Detroit Auto Show, and now the luxurious Lambda will be hitting dealerships in the coming weeks, priced from $43,220 (*excluding $775 in destination ...

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    GM recalling over 243,000 crossovers over possible seat belt defect
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    2010 Buick Enclave – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The summer of 2010's recall hit parade continues unabated today, with General Motors having just announced that it is asking 243,403 owners of its 2009-2010 Lambda crossovers to bring their three-row haulers in for inspection. The ...

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    GM nixing summer shutdown, hiring thousands of temps to meet demand
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    The Detroit auto industry's annual summer shutdown is a tradition that goes back many decades, but this year, General Motors is taking a pass. It comes from a time when the new model year started in September for every car and they all debuted simultaneously, usually in dealer showrooms. The ...

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    Report: Cadillac to get seven-seat Lambda variant
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    Brace yourself, Cadillac fans. Word has just come down the pike that The Crest will "absolutely" be getting a new model based on none other than the Lambda architecture. That means that a variant of the Chevrolet Traverse will be sold under all four of The General's brands. So far, drivetrain ...

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    Detroit 2010: GMC Acadia Denali piles on the frosting
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    2011 GMC Acadia Denali – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Nearly lost in the hubbub at this morning's GMC-Buick press conference here at the Detroit Auto Show was GMC's new-for-2011 Acadia Denali. This is the first time that GMC has extended its upscale Denali trim to a crossover, but ...

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    GMC reveals gussied-up Acadia Denali for 2011
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    2011 GMC Acadia Denali - Click above for high-res image gallery
    A little ahead of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit next month, GMC has revealed its new 2011 GMC Acadia Denali. Although the Denali tag has been used across the GMC lineup to signify their ...

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    Fido Approved: America's top ten pet-safe vehicles
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    America's Top 10 Pet Safe vehicles - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Most people don't pay it any mind, but car accidents and pets don't mix. Just like with humans, wrapping your car around a telephone pole can kill Fido dead. Or really injure the cute little guy. To draw attention to this ...

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    GM recall affects 277,000 models with shifter problem
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    Citing a defect that can cause a parked vehicle to roll away, General Motors is recalling 277,000 cars and trucks. The models involved, all built for the 2009 model year, may have a loose clip on their transmission shift cable. The failure of the clip to be locked into place may prevent the ...

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    Lambdas get IIHS Top Pick rating
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety took some GMC Acadias and smashed them up to see how the big crossovers hold up against immovable objects, and unlike recent tests conducted for the Chevy Equinox and Pontiac Torrent, the news is positive. An AWD Acadia SLE acted as a stand-in for all of ...

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    GMC cutting next-gen Acadia and Lambda-based SUT?
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    General Motor's "commercial grade" truck unit may be losing two of its planned products, leaving some to contemplate the future of the nameplate in general. It's too early to consider GMC dead, but with the apparent cancellation of the next-generation Acadia CUV as well as the planned unibody truck ...

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    GM laying off 1,000 workers at Lansing crossover plant
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    GM's Lambda crossover vehicles are selling well, yet the company has decided to cut one of three shifts at its Lansing plant where the vehicles are produced. The move will cut 1,000 jobs by the end of the year, of which 497 were temporary anyway. The remaining 510 low-seniority workers will ...

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    Spy Shots: Chevy's Lambda-based CUV, the 2009 Traverse
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    click image above for high-res gallery While the name Traverse is not set in stone, the arrival of a Lambda-based CUV for Chevy is. Joining the Saturn Outlook, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave will be this model caught for the first time on the Las Vegas strip, of all places. Condenamed the GMT 561, ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #67
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    We've finally poked our respective heads out of our interweb caves and unleashed episode 67 of the Autoblog podcast upon the world. We've been pretty nutty lately with our new, improved site design and our groundbreaking car giveaway, so please forgive our delay at getting back to this. Our first ...

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    Lutz lets a bit of Edmunds survey slip, GM takes 13 first place picks
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    Sometimes news is just too good to keep to yourself. Just ask GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz. With his company supposedly claiming 13 spots on Edmund's Consumers' Most Wanted list, Lutz just had to brag a bit on the corporate blog before the winners were made public.And he should brag. Most other car of ...

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    AutoWeek drives the 2008 Buick Enclave first
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    click above image for more high-res pics of the 2008 Buick EnclaveThinking outside the box a bit, AutoWeek figured that if a customer can drive down to his or her local Buick dealer and purchase a new 2008 Buick Enclave, there's no good reason to wait until GM's embargo on ride evaluations lifts at ...

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    Battle of the Sources: Use of Nomad name on Chevy CUV refuted
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    Yesterday the website Inside Line reported that sources deep within General Motors revealed that the storied "Nomad" name would be revived for the upcoming Chevy version of the automaker's full-size Lambda-based CUV. According to their sources, the new ute will debut as a 2009 model to replace the ...

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    Chevy to revive Nomad name for new crossover
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    We've heard these rumors before, but now, sources deep within the RenCen have made it clear to Inside Line that a Lambda-based crossover sporting a bow tie and a "Nomad" badge could be coming in 2009.Although the 50s nameplate doesn't carry the same cache as say, the Mustang, it's still somewhat ...

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    GM recalls Saturn Outlook and GMC Acadia for faulty airbag sensors
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    The KickingTires blog at Cars.com is reporting GM has recalled its new 2007 Saturn Outlook and GMC Acadia full-size CUVs for potentially faulty airbag sensors. The problem is reportedly software related, meaning it can be fixed with a trip to the dealer and a quick patch, but every single unit sold ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: MotorWeek Drivers Choice Awards
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    We must admit that we were a bit surprised that MotorWeek's award for "Best Car of the Year" went to the Honda Fit. But, we suppose that it, uh, fits. We know, that was way too easy - feel free to mock us in the comments, we can take it. Here is the complete list of winners: Best of the Year: ...

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