Juicing the Ecotec: GM's New Aftermarket Kits Are Here

Drivers of Chevy Cobalt SSs and Saturn ION Redlines will finally be able to add firepower under their dimunitive hoods for not a whole lot more money. GM Performance Parts, the company's aftermarket pimps, have released two aftermarket engine-upgrade kits that will add between 31 and 36 horsepower. The Stage One kit… » 4/06/06 1:03pm 4/06/06 1:03pm

50-Foot Queenie: Wagoner Forced to Apologize For GM Small-Car Exec

A friend of ours who, until recently, was in the car-review biz, gave the Chevy Cobalt SS a lukewarm review, pointing out the harsh motor, plasticky interior and doofy rear wing. GM's response? Anger, misery, yanking of advertising from the publication he worked for. When the HHR dropped, GM Executive for small cars,… » 3/20/06 2:40pm 3/20/06 2:40pm

US Could Get Version of Canada's Pontiac Pursuit

Word is, Pontiac is getting a badge-engineered version of the Chevrolet Cobalt that Canadians already know as the Pontiac Pursuit (pictured). In its US guise, the new compact will likely be dubbed the G4 (hello, Apple Computer?), and according to Edmunds Inside Line is expected to get the Cobalt SS's supercharged… » 2/17/06 8:53am 2/17/06 8:53am

Here Come the Kits: Chevrolet Cobalt Gets Dealership Bolt-On Power

Chevy Cobalt SS owners whose adrenals have hit a wall will have new dealer-installed options to give them a mild kick in the glands. GM Performance Parts will offer two bolt-on boost ECOTEC mods that will be available at dealerships in early 2006. Stage 1 pulls 31hp out of higher-flow fuel injectors and an… » 11/02/05 7:37am 11/02/05 7:37am