Highlights from the 2014 LA Auto Show

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A peek at the LT1

When Chevy introduced the 2014 Corvette Stingray at the 2013 North American International Auto Show, it estimated that it would have 450 horsepower, making it the most powerful standard Corvette ever. As it turns out, it's even more powerful. Chevy released the official SAE-certified ratings this week, which show the new Corvette battling the highway with up to 460 ponies.  Read More

The Buick Riviera concept debuts at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show

The fourth global concept car developed by the Shanghai GM and Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) joint ventures, the Buick Riviera emulates the form of moving water. The concept designed for the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show is powered by a plug-in hybrid system that can be recharged wirelessly.  Read More

2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus

We've already covered the featured stars of the New York Auto Show, including the Jeep Cherokee and Subaru WRX Concept. Now it's time to take a look at the supporting cast, some of which may just outshine their bigger-part co-stars. From the sporty 2014 Buick Regal to the Bentley Flying Spur, here's a look at the hottest, techiest hardware from the Big Apple.  Read More

The app screen

GM is hard at work on an infotainment upgrade that will make its cars function more like your smartphone. Scheduled to launch later this year on an unspecified model or series of models, the app framework will allow you to download and utilize apps built specifically for your GM vehicle. Gizmag caught up with GM at the New York Auto Show to take a closer look.  Read More

2014 Corvette Stingray

You'd have to go back in time a long way to find the very first rumor about the C7 Corvette; the next-generation Corvette has been one of the most anticipated and talked about new car debuts of the past several years. At the Detroit Auto Show, Chevy finally ended the speculation and opened the seventh chapter of the Corvette, a chapter that's driven by a story of past meeting future. Like it or leave it, the new 'Vette is officially here.  Read More

Cadillac's ELR plug-in hybrid is coming to Detroit (Photo: General Motors)

Cadillac announced this week that it will debut the ELR plug-in hybrid at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) next month. Based on the 2009 Converj concept, the ELR 2+2 coupe will re-purpose Chevy Volt technology in a sportier, more upscale package.  Read More

The Spark EV has two LCDs to give the driver all the info they need © General Motors

Chevrolet recently announced a slew of details about its upcoming electric Spark EV, breaking down specifics of the engine and giving us a general idea of what to expect from the car. A couple of details were left out, however, most notably the price. Well, the company has now announced that, after tax breaks, the Spark EV will cost under US$25,000.  Read More

The Hummer goes electric

The Hummer is the poster child for the big, gas-guzzling mentality of decades past that's categorically shunned in today's eco-sensitive world. One boutique automotive firm has decided to blend a Hummer-style body and features with an all-electric powertrain, creating a Hummer for a new generation.  Read More

The redesigned 2014 Chevy Impala (Image: General Motors)

We first talked about the 2014 Impala back before the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show, but details on the car were pretty sparse. Now, Chevy has come along with plenty of new information about the car, as well as a price and an approximate release window.  Read More

The Ecohub app helps owners identify how much money is going into their batteries © Genera...

Calculating the fuel costs of a traditional vehicle is quite easy – just look at the price read-out on the gas pump or receipt after you finish filling it up. The cost of filling up an electric vehicle's battery can be a bit more difficult to pin down because you don't get a receipt on the spot and the cost of electricity fluctuates regularly. GM plans to make the process easier for Chevy Volt owners with a new app currently being tested designed to give Volt owners a full cost breakdown.  Read More

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