Shock Reveal: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

Chevrolet Camaro

Media folk had been expecting Chevrolet to roll out an updated Camaro at the New York International Auto Show. That model did make an appearance, but it was the shock reveal of the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 that lifted the crowd. This track capable coupe clocks in at three seconds … Read more

Chicago Hope: 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

Here on Auto Trends, we have been tracking the progress of the Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, a model that we learned about when the first Cruzes began to hit Americas highways in summer 2010. In 2011, GM made it official, with promises to bring this car to the market by 2013. … Read more

Game On: New Toyota Tundra Set for Chicago Debut

When the second generation Toyota Tundra made its debut for the 2007 model year, Toyota served notice to Ford, General Motors and Chrysler that it was serious about the large pickup truck segment. Nissan, too, was in Toyotas crosshairs as it had brought its own Titan truck to this highly … Read more

The History of the GMC Terrain

Small crossover is big on amenities. GMC Terrain offers a more chiseled exteriorthan its Chevrolet cousin. Among compact SUV nameplates, the 5-passenger GMC Terrain is one of the newest on the market, introduced for the 2010 model year. Available in front- and all-wheel-drive, this spacious crossover is related to the … Read more

Book Review — Car Guys vs. Bean Counters

Former GM vice-chairman offers an insider’s look at a once proud industry. Bob Lutz is one of the most colorful, if not controversial figures in the automotive industry today. Although he officially retired from General Motors in 2010, ending a 47-year automotive career that also began with GM and included … Read more

Trends Indicate Compact Pickups Will Die

Small trucks have never really found lasting success in the American market. It certainly hasn’t been from lack of trying – major automakers as diverse as Volkswagen, Toyota and even domestic players like Ford and Chevrolet have all tried their hand at selling U.S. drivers on the idea of a true compact pickup, … Read more

Book Review — Legendary Corvettes

Chevrolet’s Corvette has been around since 1953, one of the most enduring model names of all time. Only in 1983 did the world miss out on a brand new Corvette, as General Motors worked through quality problems and production delays to bring out its fourth generation model in 1984. Six … Read more

Book Review — McQueen’s Machines

Younger readers probably won’t remember Steve McQueen, the Hollywood actor who died in 1980 from mesothelioma. Avid car enthusiasts know who McQueen is, at least they recognize him as the Lt. Frank Bullitt in the 1968 classic car chase movie, Bullitt. That movie featured what is perhaps the best car chase … Read more

R.I.P. – Pontiac’s El Camino Wannabe

When GM released the Pontiac G8 last spring, I was thrilled to see that the automaker had finally given the brand a car worthy of the Pontiac name. The G8 is a bold, strong, rear wheel driven five-passenger sedan based on the Australian Holden Commodore platform, just the sort of car needed … Read more