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  • 2013 GMC Acadia

    The GMC Acadia has been on the market for five years, and at long last, GM has an updated version coming for the new model year. Now, GMC has revealed the refreshed 2013 Acadia at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. Up front the Acadia gains a new three-bar grille and LED daytime running lights with a more upright front-end design. New taillights and a new rear spoiler complement the wrap-around rear glass. New 18-inch and 19-inch wheels will be available. GMC has upgraded the interior with soft-touch materials and SLT models feature aluminum accents on the center console, doors, and dashboard...

  • Technology advances will be key to self-driving cars. Image: © GM Corp.
    Will Self-Driving Cars Be On The Road By 2020?

    If General Motors’ vice president of global research and development, Alan Taub, is to be believed, vehicles capable of partially driving themselves will be ready by the middle part of this decade, with fully autonomous cars developed by the end of the decade. Taub made his prediction at this...

  • Simona de Silvestro on pit road before the Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg Photo: Anne Proffit
    Simona de Silvestro Returns To Race At Baltimore

    Simona de Silvestro Photo courtesy INDYCAR She's baaaacck! Simona de Silvestro has returned to the United States ready to tackle the Baltimore Grand Prix street circuit with HVM Racing. Last week the Swiss IZOD IndyCar Series driver was detained at Dulles International Airport by Customs and Border...

  • Danica Patrick in Honda's 'Failure' documentary by Derek Cianfrance
    Danica Patrick Talks About Her Past, Present And Future

    Danica Patrick spoke today about her plans for the future Photo: Anne Proffit With the news of her departure coming just one day before practice begins for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma on Infineon Raceway's 2.303-mile, 12-turn road circuit, Danica Patrick faced the IZOD IndyCar Series media to...

  • Team Penske's Helio Castroneves
    Team Penske's Power Leads Infineon IndyCar Qualifying

    Team Penske's Will Power was class of a 28-car field in IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma qualifying Despite an "off" in the second of three rounds of knock-out qualifying, Team Penske's Helio Castroneves qualified second - teammate Ryan Briscoe was third Photos: Anne Proffit Team Penske smothered the...

  • Dario Franchitti
    Franchitti Leads INDYCAR Practice at Infineon Raceway Sears Point

    Dario Franchitti and engineer Chris Simmons consult data prior to practice Photo: Anne Proffit Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Dario Franchitti led initial practice for Sunday's Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, to be held on the Infineon Raceway Sears Point 2.303-mile, 12-turn road circuit north of San...

  • Legend Mario Andretti has been driving the two-seater Indy car throughout the 2011 season Photo courtesy INDYCAR CEO Bob Parsons and GoDaddy.com didn't waste any time announcing their future IZOD IndyCar Series plans for 2012 and beyond. The website is committing to IndyCar for another two years and joining with all three generations of racing Andretti's - Mario, Michael and Marco - to use the family for promotional activities. The deal officially begins next year and extends through the 2013 season. The driver involved will be named later. "Three generations of Andretti's - now that's just...

  • The IndyCar logo recast with Will Power's frustration
    INDYCAR Denies Newman/Haas And Ganassi Protests--As Expected

    No one should be surprised the three-man tribunal called to hear protests filed after the MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 on New Hampshire Motor Speedway's mile oval ruled in favor of the sanctioning body, INDYCAR. Newman/Haas Racing (for second-placed Oriol Servia) and Target Chip Ganassi Racing for...

  • Randy Bernard needs to firmly take the reins at INDYCAR. Photo: Anne Proffit
    To Succeed, INDYCAR Must Make The Right Decisions

    When is INDYCAR going to fess up and stop denying its officiating incompetence? The buck clearly stops at the feet of CEO Randy Bernard, who is a year and a half into tenure and, by now, surely has figured out how things work in the world of high-stakes motorsports. Bernard inherited an ailing...

  • Oriol Servia, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and Scott Dixon
    Ryan Hunter-Reay Declared Winner After Crazy New Hampshire INDYCAR Race

    "Winner" Ryan Hunter-Reay looks happy, but second-placed Oriol Servia and third finisher Scott Dixon? Not so much after the MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Photo: Courtesy INDYCAR INDYCAR's return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway after 13 years away was intended to be a...

  • Allen Johnson NHRA Dodge
    Schumacher, Force, Allen Johnson and Arana Jr On Top At NHRA Sonoma

    Allen Johnson has horsepower at altitude and sea level Photos: Anne Proffit Moving from the mountain altitude of Bandimere Speedway to the fog-laden oasis at Infineon Raceway Sears Point, the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series begins the second leg of its three-race Western Swing with the Fram...

  • GMC Showroom Mobile App for iPhone
    GMC Brings Its Showroom To The Smartphone

    According to Nielsen, Americans are finally shifting to smartphones: 38% of mobile users already have one, and the majority of those shopping for new handsets are planning to purchase one in the near future. General Motors is hoping to cash in on that development with its new GMC Showroom App. Like...

  • Hendrick Motorsports just signed California-based Farmers Insurance as a five-race primary sponsor for the No. 5 Chevrolet driven by Mark Martin in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Farmers Insurance will retain associate level sponsorship with Martin throughout the remainder of the 2011 season, marking the first time since February 2009 that the insurance company has agreed to sponsor a NASCAR team. The program launches during the May 21 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. For that single contest, Martin will drive a special No. 25 Farmers Insurance "throwback" Chevrolet...

  • IntelliLink wireless vehicle connectivity
    Buick And GMC Brands Get New IntelliLink Vehicle Connectivity Feature

    GM is introducing a new connectivity feature dubbed IntelliLink in its Buick and GMC line of cars for 2012, which is essentially designed to connect to a driver’s smartphone or other portable device and then control it using the vehicle’s touchscreen display or in some cases through...

  • Paul Tracy at Indianapolis in 2010 - he failed to make the field. Photo: Anne Proffit
    Paul Tracy Returns To INDYCAR

    Mr Excitement is about to return to Indy car racing. Yes, Paul Tracy, the unstoppable Canadian whose chrome horn has been one of the most famous noses in the sport, should be on the grid at the 37th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in two weekends' time. Tracy, 42, admitted he'd been talking with...

  • 2010 GMC Granite Concept
    Report: GMC Granite Confirmed For Production...Again

    First shown at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, the GMC Granite concept offers a GMC-branded take on the "urban" lifestyle, not unlike the Scion xB or Kia Soul, though it has its unique features, like the suicide rear doors--a feature that will reportedly make it to production. The latest report comes...

  • 2011 GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept live photos. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
    2011 Detroit Auto Show: GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept Live Photos

    Ford's F-150 SVT Raptor is the undisputed king of production off-road truck awesomeness, but we’re sure--if ever built--a production version of the 2011 GMC Sierra All Terrain HD pickup truck concept could sure give it a run for its money. In live form the truck looks every bit as menacing...

  • GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept
    GMC Sierra All Terrain HD concept debuts at 2011 Detroit Auto Show

    Ford's Raptor is the undisputed king of production off-road truck awesomeness, but it may soon have a challenger, previewed here with the GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept. Bigger, diesel-powered, and suitably brutish, the All Terrain HD is at this point, "strictly a concept," however. According to...

  • 2012 Delta Wing IndyCar race car concept

    The IZOD IndyCar Series announced its 2012 engine plans shortly after the Indianapolis 500 this May; in mid-July it revealed its chassis specifications. Since those announcement, the series has had plenty of discussion about its decisions--and even a little bit of dissension amongst the team owners. That dissension came to a head around the time of the Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway little more than a week ago. “If I made one mistake in this entire process,” noted CEO Randy Bernard (who has been on the job for less than six months), “when we announced the car we...

  • Dario Franchitti
    Momentum For Dario Franchitti In Sonoma

    Fresh off his victory two weeks ago at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 2007 and 2009 IndyCar Series champion--and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, including this year--Dario Franchitti still doesn't think that win, or his test at this track last week are indicative of how the rest of the weekend will...

  • Jessica Alba
    Jessica Alba's Smile Meets L.A.'s Thin, Unimpressed Blue Line

    Poor Jessica Alba. The girl can't seem to catch a break. Sure, she's been genetically gifted. Sure, she's got a handsome husband and a cute kid. But Good Luck Chuck? The Love Guru? Ouch. Now she's been pulled over by one of Los Angeles' finest. Our powers of telepathy are on the fritz today (damn...

  • The cast of *The A-Team*
    The A-Team Takes Aim At NASCAR Fans

    The A-Team opens on June 11, and just to make sure that its target audience of 35 - 50-year-old men (aka, The People Old Enough to Remember Mr. T) know the film is en route, several of the cast appeared on the racetrack in Charlotte over the Memorial Day weekend to make a lap before the NASCAR...

  • Theta-based plug-in hybrid crossover prototype spy shots
    Spy Shots: GM Testing Theta-Based Plug-In Hybrid Crossover Prototype

    When General Motors shut down Saturn late last year, it lost more than a quarter of its sales of hybrid vehicles. Saturn, with no V-8 models, full-size SUVs or pickups, was GM’s most fuel-efficient brand and was second only to Chevrolet for overall hybrid sales with its Vue and Aura...

  • Scott Brown
    Scott Brown And His Predictable But Effective 2005 GMC Canyon

    We wish we could get excited about Scott Brown*. Yes, his victory was historic. Yes it will mean interesting things in Washington. But for the love of Benji, did the man have to whip out a pickup truck to prove that he's a red-blooded American? Snore. Now, look: we have nothing against pickup...

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