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Video: Mike Jackson on Buick Avenir at 2015 Detroit Auto Show

As one of the brands charged with carrying General Motors into the future, Buick has lofty targets for new product. At the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Buick unveiled what was possibly the most attractive concept of the show. The Buick Avenir brought with it a glamorous new look that integrated Buick design elements of decades past. While the automotive press praised the sleek design of the Avenir, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson made the Buick booth a mandatory stop on his tour of the Detroit Auto Show…

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Report: Cadillac drops the three-row crossover idea

Previous rumors and reports indicated that Cadillac was planning a large three-row crossover, mainly to cater to the heightened demand in the Chinese market and to become more competitive in the luxury crossover market. However, a new report is in from¬†Ward’s Auto, who learned that Cadillac will be backing out of that idea. Originally, two crossovers were going to emerge–an entry-level model, most likely based on the same platform as the Buick Encore, and a full-size model, based on the same Lambda platform as the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and…

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Official: General Motors reveals new Ecotec engine family for the world

General Motors globally announced a new line of 11 Ecotec three- and four-bangers for the world to use. The first production units will begin arriving in Opel Adams and Chinese-bound Chevrolet Cruze models. Displacement ratings for all of the Ecotec motors range from 1.0 to 1.5L with natural-aspiration and turbocharging variants available. Figures range from 75-165hp and 70-184 lb-ft of torque. More importantly, one of these engines will be seeing use in the US-bound next-generation Cruze, rated at 1.4L with a turbo. Details for our versions of Ecotec weren’t exactly…

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Official: Chevrolet reassures their cars are resilient to potholes amid a tumultuous winter w/ video

We’re certain there are a fair amount of you who are sick and tired of the poor road conditions created by the tumultuous winter season that North America recently experienced in the past few months–this nonetheless has translated into acres of potholes, or craters, depending on where you live. For those of us at AutoNation who are stuck in the more northerly states, this is very much prevalent. And to reassure that their cars are built to withstand the unsuspecting trouble that potholes can induce, Chevrolet officially shared how they…

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