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Tesla Pickup to Start Under $50,000, Elon Musk Says

Motortrend Magazine News - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 3:09pm

Tesla has revealed very little information about its upcoming pickup since it was announced in 2016, and today we still don’t know much about it. But CEO Elon Musk revealed one important tidbit in a recent interview: It will start at under $50,000.

“It just can’t be unaffordable,” Musk told Ryan McCaffrey on the Ride the Lightning podcast.

At $50,000, the Tesla pickup should undercut the Rivian R1T, which will start just under $70,000. Ford and GM plan to offer electric trucks, too, but haven’t said when they’ll arrive.

As usual, Musk has big ambitions for his new product. “This will be a better truck than an F-150 in terms of truck-like functionality,” he said, “and be a better sports car than a standard 911. That’s the aspiration.” Without knowing any specs, or which version of the F-150 he’s referencing, we’ll have to wait and see if these claims are true.

It will not look like a “normal truck” but instead look “pretty sci-fi,” Musk said. “If somebody just wants a truck that looks like trucks have looked for the last 20 years, 30 years, or 40 years, this probably isn’t for them.”

Musk says the truck will be revealed this year, but we’ll believe it when we see it. In a 2017 tweet, Musk said Tesla will make the pickup truck right after the Model Y compact crossover. As we learned this past March, the crossover is estimated to arrive in fall 2020, unless it gets delayed like other Tesla products. We don’t know exactly when the Tesla pickup will go on sale, but Rivian wants to start selling the R1T in late 2020. Rivian’s initial offering will be large-battery versions starting in the mid-$80,000 range. The smaller batteries are supposed to be in production a year later.

Rivian R1T

Rivian has received some serious investments lately. A group of investors led by Amazon injected $700 million into the company, and Ford is also investing $500 million.

Source: Ride the Lightning podcast via CNN Business

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Cadillac CT5 Has A Feature The BMW 3 Series Does Not

GM Authority News - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 3:01pm

And it's a pretty important one, at that.

Chase Elliott Gets Yet Another Top Five At NASCAR Pocono 400: Video

GM Authority News - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 2:43pm

But Kyle Busch won the race.

GM Midsize Trucks Not Exploiting Niche Volkswagen Could Grab

GM Authority News - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 2:41pm

The Volkswagen Tarok could slot just underneath a Chevy Colorado.

GM CEO Mary Barra Takes Questions From Fort Wayne Employees

GM Authority News - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 2:09pm

Barra announced a $24 million investment to increase truck production.

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Leaving Test Day Satisfied

Corvette Blogger - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 1:12pm

Photo Credits: Corvette Racing / Twitter

Rockenfeller sets GTE Pro pace, Milner right behind in pair of Corvette C7.Rs

LE MANS, France (June 2, 2019) – Ahead of its 20th consecutive appearance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Corvette Racing clicked off eight hours of running on the race’s annual Test Day with its pair of Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs.

Continue reading Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Leaving Test Day Satisfied at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

Highlights From A Thrilling IndyCar Double Header In Detroit: Video

GM Authority News - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 10:19am

Detroit had it all - rain, crashes, on-track battles, pit stop mishaps and more.

[PICS] Kai Spande’s Rear Engine ‘Corvette’ Turns Heads at the Relay for Life Walk

Corvette Blogger - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 9:40am

Photo Credit: NCM / Facebook

We recently received spy photos of a special camo wrapped, rear engine “Corvette” that was spotted Friday night in Bowling Green, Kentucky, leading teams in a local American Cancer Society Relay for Life Walk. While the “Corvette” in the photos appears to be a smaller scale version of a larger yet-to-be-revealed car, we definitely spotted a few things that give us some clues about what we will eventually see in the full-size version.

Continue reading [PICS] Kai Spande’s Rear Engine ‘Corvette’ Turns Heads at the Relay for Life Walk at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

[AMAZON] Save $20 on the Oasser Portable Hand Held Air Compressor

Corvette Blogger - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 9:39am

The Osasser Portable Hand Held Air Compressor features a large 2200mAh battery that can easily inflate four car tires and it includes a digital LED pressure gauge for setting the desired PSI. It comes with multiple attachments for inflating tires, bikes, balls, and inflatable toys quickly and effortlessly.

The Oasser hand-held air compressor is normally priced at $65.99 but you can score a $20 discount by clipping the on-page coupon to make the price $45.99 for a 30% savings.

Continue reading [AMAZON] Save $20 on the Oasser Portable Hand Held Air Compressor at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

While GM Kills Its Cars, Honda Keeps Them Around For Good Reason

GM Authority News - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 9:38am

One growing demographic prefers cars.

Artist Renders Mid-Engine C8 Corvette With Real World Footage, And It Looks Great

GM Authority News - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 9:16am

The video puts an uncloaked mid-engine Corvette in a real-world driveway.

GM Hoping For Another Encore Moment With 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer?

GM Authority News - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 8:54am

The original Encore was far ahead of the competition and it took years for others to catch up.

GM Stock Value Drops 5 Percent During Week Of May 27 – May 31, 2019

GM Authority News - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 8:51am

The value of GM stock hasn't been this low since the first week of 2019.

Man Machine Interface, Inc. Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Corvettes Online News Feed - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 8:22am
Small companies supply customers with products often overlooked by the larger entities. Many times, they are full of enthusiasts, just like their customers.

New Ad Puts Chevrolet Silverado In The Literal Spotlight: Video

GM Authority News - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 9:31pm

An illuminating highlight of some useful bed features.

Will The Corvette C8 Be Tune-Resistant?

GM Authority News - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 2:47pm

GM's new, fully-digital electronic platform could be a headache for tuners.

Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for June 2nd

Corvette Blogger - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 11:47am

Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays, Grand Sports, Z06s and ZR1s to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top individual Corvette seller.

It was another busy week for Mike as he continues to make Corvette dreams come true for his customers.

Continue reading Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for June 2nd at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

2020 Range Rover Sport Diesel V-6: Why I’d Buy It – Angus MacKenzie

Motortrend Magazine News - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 4:00am

“What SUV should I buy?” It’s a question consumers ask themselves every day, but what would international bureau chief Angus MacKenzie drive? Keep reading for the answer, and see other editors’ picks here.

Mrs. MacKenzie and I love road trips. There’s nothing better than heading out of town early morning, bound for the far horizon. And if there’s an interesting road along the way, we’ll take it, just to see what’s over the next hill or around the next corner. In fact, the less time we spend on the interstates, the better. The real America is out there, beyond the soulless neon glare of gas stations and fast food joints and budget hotels.

Our ideal road trip vehicle must have genuine all-weather, all-road capability, with the ability to keep going when the road stops. It must have a good ride and low noise levels. And it must have a decent range. Oh, and we like life’s little luxuries. After putting four kids through college, we figure we’ve earned them …

There’s really only one vehicle that ticks all those boxes: The 2020 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE. Although it’s been around six years now, the second-generation Range Rover Sport remains a strong seller. It still looks elegant and classy. A recent face-lift has given it a sleeker front end, new taillights, and new wheels (other trims are pictured here). Inside is the new infotainment interface first seen on the Range Rover Velar.

The HSE trim level delivers the best combination of standard features, including 20-inch alloy wheels (which offer a better ride than the optional 21- or 22-inch wheels, and as we discovered in Moab, Utah, a few years back, replacement 20-inch tires are easier to find than 19s) and the fixed panorama roof (great for sight-seeing). Inside are 16-way power seats with a memory function and the very good midrange Meridian audio system.

Base MSRP is $76,295. Apart from specifying interior and exterior color, the only option I would order is the $1,785 Off-Road package, which adds a high-/low- range transfer case and Land Rover’s excellent Terrain Response 2 system, along with All Terrain Progress Control and Adaptive Dynamics. With that, you have a Range Rover Sport that will go most places you want to go.

The 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 develops 254 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. It doesn’t have the overtaking urge—or the rapid response—of the 518-hp 5.0-liter supercharged V-8. (For that, you have to pay an extra $10,000 or more, as it’s only available in the lavishly equipped Dynamic or Autobiography trim levels.) But it will happily have the 5,000-plus-pound HSE cruising at 80 mph while ticking over at little more than 1,900 rpm.

That translates to impressive mileage: The diesel-powered 2016 Sport I ran as a long-termer a few years back averaged 26.5 mpg on a 3,011-mile trip from L.A. to Denver and back, via Death Valley, Nevada’s windswept basin-and-range country, and the winding mountain roads around Breckenridge, Colorado. I know from experience the TDV6 HSE will cruise up to 500 miles between refills.

My sole reservation? The infotainment system. It looks high-tech, but it’s slower and less intuitive than rival systems from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes. I’ll live with that, though, because the Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE is the more accomplished, more comfortable all-rounder where it counts: on and off the road.

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Check Out This Vintage GM Refrigerator

GM Authority News - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 12:22am

Old-school cool in its most literal form.

[VIDEO] Virtual C8 Mid-Engine Corvette Walkaround in Chazcron’s Driveway is the Coolest Thing Ever

Corvette Blogger - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 1:43pm

Our friend Chazcron has been amazing us over the last few months with his realistic renders of the C8 Corvette in real world settings. We’ve shared his pics of a group shot rendered downtown, and even a Blue C8 rendered on Kerbeck’s lot.

But with his latest videos now out, Chazcron has truly outdone himself.

Continue reading [VIDEO] Virtual C8 Mid-Engine Corvette Walkaround in Chazcron’s Driveway is the Coolest Thing Ever at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

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