Chevy says it's sticking around. A rumor is swirling once again that the Chevrolet Sonic might be nearing retirement. A report from the Wall Street Journal says that the Bowtie intends to axe the model "people familiar with the matter say." Motor1.com reached out to the automaker for further information, and a representative said: "We have not announced any plans to stop selling the Sonic in the U.S." Gallery: 2017 Chevy Sonic 5dr: Review 34 Photos The Sonic has already been on life support for a few years. A report in July 2017 indicated that the hatchback was among six models that GM was considering whether to axe. The others were the Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Volt, Cadillac XTS, and Cadillac CT6.A Wall Street Journal story in April 2018 reiterated that the Sonic was possibly due for retirement, in addition to the Chevy Impala. A Chevy spokesperson denied the report at the time. The latest scoop on the Chevy Sonic: Tiny Chevy … [Read more...] about GM Reportedly Cutting Chevy Sonic From Lineup
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Even if he didn't know it, Trump's tweet was more accurate than we initially thought. General Motors seemed to successfully parry President-elect Donald Trump’s attack on the company building some units of the Chevrolet Cruze in Mexico. GM countered with a statement that seemed to suggest only a small number of Cruze Hatchbacks came into the country from south of the border. However, a discovery by The Truth About Cars has indicated the automaker’s announcement was somewhat misleading. found that some 2017 Chevrolet Cruze sedans in the U.S. had VINs beginning with “3,” an indication that a vehicle came from Mexico. The Website also sent a reporter to a local dealer to double check, and the window sticker confirmed that some of the four-door models came from south of the border.This revelation would seem to directly contradict GM’s statement about the President-elect’s tweet. It said: “General Motors manufacturers the … [Read more...] about GM proven wrong, reporter finds Cruze sedans built in Mexico
The wagon will be built in Germany at the Emden plant. Rumors of an Arteon Shooting Brake have been swirling around the Internet since the end of 2016, and now Volkswagen might have finally confirmed the model’s existence. In a German-only press release talking about the future of the Emden plant, VW talks about its plans to retool the factory and get it ready for the MEB-based electric vehicles scheduled to enter production towards the end of 2021. Meanwhile, assembly of the Passat Sedan, Passat Variant, Passat Alltrack, and the Arteon will continue. Some of the buildings at the factory located to the west of Bremen will be expanded while others will be built from scratch, with VW saying the Passat versions, the sleeker Arteon, and the mysterious shooting brake will be built in the old halls for several years. All About The Arteon: 2019 VW Arteon Already Being Sold With $2,500 Discount 2019 Volkswagen Arteon 4Motion First Drive: Arty In The U.S.A. VW … [Read more...] about VW Shooting Brake Announced, Is It Based On The Arteon?
The brand now offers no hybrids, and the only electric option is the Bolt subcompact. Chalk up another sedan death in the U.S. market, and it’s a hybrid model to boot. A report from Green Car Reports says Chevrolet is dropping the Malibu Hybrid for the 2020 model year, something the automaker indeed confirmed to us in an email. With the passing of the sedan, Chevrolet now has exactly zero hybrid offerings in its lineup. If you want a bow tie badge with electrification, your only new option is the all-electric Bolt subcompact. Sayonara Sedans: Last Chevy Cruze Built Bought By Owner Of Fiat-Chrysler Dealership GM Extends Production At Detroit-Hamtramck Plant Through 2020 As you can probably guess, lack of demand is the reason for the decision. It’s no secret that sedan sales in general have slumped big time in the North American market, and the Malibu certainly isn’t immune to the changing tides. We don’t have specific sales figures … [Read more...] about Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Officially Killed For 2020
From 2023. [UPDATE, November 16] VW has issued a press release (attached at the end), confirming the report: "Production of the Volkswagen Passat family will be moved to the ŠKODA plant in Kvasiny, Czech Republic, and these models will be built there together with the ŠKODA Superb and Kodiaq from 2023. The ŠKODA Karoq and the SEAT Ateca, currently produced in Kvasiny, will be transferred to a new Group multi-brand plant. The Group is looking for a new location in Eastern Europe." As we’re sure you have heard by now, the EV invasion from Volkswagen is upon us. In order to prepare for an armada of zero-emissions vehicles, the folks from Wolfsburg need to reshuffle car production to free up capacity and optimize output as much as possible. This is expected to have an impact on conventional cars powered by combustion engines, with VW announcing just yesterday to turn the Emden and Hanover facilities into electric vehicle plants by 2022.According to … [Read more...] about Your Next Euro VW Passat Could Be Built By Skoda [UPDATE]