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    Report: GM proposes $380M investment in St. Louis plant for midsize pickup and van

    Whenever a new contract between the United Auto Workers and a major automaker is being hashed out, interesting tidbits regarding future products seem to leak out. Such is the case with the barely finalized deal between General Motors and the UAW. A report from indicates that General ...

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    Over 7,500 GM trucks recalled over two safety issues

    A handful of General Motors trucks and sport utility vehicles need to head on in to their local dealerships. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has just issued a pair of recall notice for 7,507 vehicles as part of two separate safety actions. The first covers 6,768 Chevrolet ...

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    Video: Watch the elaborate unveiling of Chevy's next-gen Colorado in Bangkok

    The next-generation Chevrolet Colorado pickup will be available for sale in Thailand later this year, and the assembled media at the Bangkok International Motor Show received an early look at what the midsize truck will look like. The unveiled pickup, which General Motors is officially calling ...

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    Report: Another GM plant halted by parts shortage, workers laid off

    General Motors recently announced that it was forced to halt production at its Shreveport, Louisiana assembly facility. Now GM is hitting the brakes on production at its Tonawanda plant in Buffalo, New York as well. The reason for the stoppage? The massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan has ...

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    GM unveils next-gen Chevrolet Colorado ahead of Bangkok debut

    Behold, the next-generation Chevrolet Colorado. Sort of. General Motors has yanked back the sheets on what the company is calling a show truck at the Bangkok International Motor Show. Despite the 'show' label, the mid-sizer is poised to go on sale in Thailand later this year packing a 2.8-liter ...

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    GM plant shut down due to Japanese parts delay

    General Motors has announced that the automaker is stopping production at its Shreveport, Louisiana assembly plant next week due to a parts shortage caused by the ongoing tragedy in Japan. The facility is responsible for building both the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado pickup trucks, though ...

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    Next-gen Chevrolet Colorado teased in Thailand

    Next-generation Chevrolet Colorado teaser – Click above for high-res image
    General Motors let a sneak peek at its new global-platform Chevrolet Colorado slip ahead of the truck's official debut at the Bangkok Motor Show in Thailand. The show starts March 25, so GM is giving us just enough ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #217

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    We're recording the slightly belated Episode #217 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and we've put some topics below. Drop us your own feedback and questions or vote on your fellow readers' submissions to help determine what we discuss ...

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    Development on next-gen Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon underway?

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    Ford may have given up on the Ranger here in the United States, but it looks like General Motors has big plans for the mid-size pickup market. According to, The General is currently hard at work on the ...

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    GM recalling pickups for missing child seat tether

    General Motors is recalling nearly 200,000 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon and Isuzu i280 and i370 pickups. The vehicles are apparently equipped with a top child restraint tether anchor that's not accessible as required by federal law in the center seating position. This means parents could ...

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    Rumormill: More speculation bubbles up around Mini Moke/Beachcomber/Canyon Coupe models

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    Remember back in the day when BMW revived the Mini and there was just one version? That was the three-door hatchback, but was also a long time ago in product lifecycle terms. These days, the Mini franchise has expanded to ...

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    2011 Chevrolet Montana compact truck unveiled in South America

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    Say hullo to this little truck: It's the 2011 Chevrolet Montana and it might just make its way up from South America into U.S. dealer showrooms. It's a small two-door, two-passenger ute that rides on the same platform as the ...

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    Rumormill: Three-door Mini Countryman to gun for Land Rover Evoque?

    It looks like Land Rover may have accidentally kicked over a hive of hornets by rolling out its new two-door Evoque. We recently heard all about BMW musing as to whether or not to build an X4 to compete with the crossover, and now Auto Express is reporting that Mini may be game to take on the ...

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    Spy Shots: Next-gen Ford Ranger and Chevy Colorado replacements spotted in the U.S. - but where will they end up?

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    The fate of small pickup trucks in America is rather shaky. There haven't been any major new entries into the segment as of late (save the Suzuki Equator, of course, even though it's not much more than a rebadged Nissan ...

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    Report: Bad Chinese parts force GM to idle Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon plant

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    General Motors' Shreveport, Louisiana plant has apparently been hit with another bit of bad news out of China. Shreveport's KSLA TV is reporting that a batch of contaminated microchips from China will halt production at the ...

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    Report: GM may euthanize Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon small pickups

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    The future of the small pickup truck market in the United States doesn't look good. A new global Ford Ranger is in the works, though we have good reason to doubt that will replace the model currently available in North ...

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    GM considering selling medium truck operations to Isuzu

    Reports are coming in that the General is considering selling its medium truck operations to Isuzu. This news is totally unconfirmed by both parties, though Isuzu says it would be more than willing to listen if GM felt the desire to talk.All of this comes shortly after Navistar chose not to follow ...

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    It's official: GMC Canyon V8 option confirmed

    Well, the rumor came true. Mike Levine at noticed that at the website for the '08 GMC Canyon, a V8 engine is listed as an option coming in early 2008. Mike called up the General and got confirmation that yes, a V8 is indeed coming for both 2WD and 4WD versions of the midsize pickup. ...

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    You can get a "Tough Box" for your Chevy Colorado, too!

    It has been confirmed that Ford will be offering the "Tough Box" as an option on the F-150 as soon as this Spring, but what if you're not in the market for a Blue Oval with a bed? Don't worry, since it seems that there are companies perfectly willing to apply the same treatment to your General ...

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    RUMOR MILL: New platform for Colorado/Canyon/H3 in the works?

    One of the more common complaints about the GMT355-based trucks (Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Hummer H3) is their lack of power. When the H3 debuted, there were rumblings of the 5.3L V8 being slid into its butched-to-the-max bodywork. Unfortunately, someone forgot to measure the transmission. It ...


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