The Jeepvette is what happens when Jeep and Corvette combine

We aren't exactly sure what inspires someone to put a Jeep CJ-7 body and the chassis of a 1984 Corvette, but this is what the mostly finished result looks like. This odd combination is currently on Ebay waiting for someone else who wants a Corvette that looks like a Jeep badly enough to finish up this bizarre project. » 7/24/11 11:00am 7/24/11 11:00am

Chevy, GMC Reveal XFE Versions Of Silverado, Sierra, Tahoe And Yukon…

GM's just revealed a whole messload of details on their newest members of the GMT-900-based full-size SUV and truck lineup — the 2009 Chevy Silverado XFE, 2009 Chevy Tahoe XFE, 2009 GMC Sierra XFE and lastly, the 2009 GMC Yukon XFE. What's XFE? It stands for Xtra Fuel Economy and the four relative fuel-sippers join… » 8/12/08 12:01am 8/12/08 12:01am

This Is Our Country, This Is Our Truck...And It Will Be For Quite Some…

General Motors is planning to extend the current product cycle on its full-size trucks and SUVs, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. New designs had been expected to come in time for the 2012 model year. However GM spokesperson Tom Wilkinson told the Journal that GM was "looking at the whole product portfolio"… » 6/19/08 9:20am 6/19/08 9:20am

GM Offers Mind-Boggling $4,000 Incentive On Hybrid SUVs

After a massive 39.5% drop in full-size truck sales last month, the General has decided to follow Ford by upping the incentives on the off-roadin' people-haulers. But not only are they dropping more dollars on the hood of the basic one-powertrain models, they're dropping the same levels of cash on the new two-mode… » 6/10/08 10:20am 6/10/08 10:20am

HOV-Lane Hybrid Smackdown, Buckeye Edition

Hey Ohioans! If you bought that hybrid SUV with the sole purpose of being able to vroom down the HOV lane with hulking impunity, it's time to break out the Kleenex because state Rep. Todd Kiser is about to seriously hurt your feelings. Kiser, a Republican, has sponsored legislation that will compel Ohio comply with a… » 2/04/08 1:00pm 2/04/08 1:00pm

GM Bringing E85, Biodiesel And Gas Sipping Commercial Vehicles To…

General Motors will be showing off a line of commercial vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show featuring GM's latest usable green technology. While we won't be seeing a fuel-cell pursuit package Impala, there will be enough E85, B5 biodiesel and hybrids for everyone. Vehicles getting the treatment include the HHR Panel,… » 1/31/08 3:15pm 1/31/08 3:15pm

U.S. News & World Report Names Best Cars for 2010, Only Two American…

The folks at U.S. News & World Report have named their top cars for 2008 and the old U.S. of A. did not far so well. In 11 categories there were only two pickups for Detroit automakers: Chevy Silverado 1500 (Best Full Size Pickup) and Tahoe (Best Large SUV). Honda picked up five awards, BMW picked up two and Mazda… » 12/17/07 4:00pm 12/17/07 4:00pm

Jay Leno Explains To Britain Why The Tahoe Hybrid Really Is Green

As an automotive columnist for the Times of London, Jay Leno figured the readers might want to know why he selected the Chevy Tahoe Hybrid as the Green Car of the Year. He begins with "The basic difference between England and America is size" and, well, you can probably fill in the blanks from there. Interestingly,… » 12/12/07 11:00am 12/12/07 11:00am

General Motors to Send Hybrids to Middle East

The General is very happy to announce that it'll be exporting some of its two-mode Tahoes and Malibu to the Middle East; the Middle East is happy to announce that it doesn't want them and is sending them back (j/k). The Dubai Roads & Transit Authority will be taking possession of the vehicles to use as fleet cars and… » 11/16/07 8:00am 11/16/07 8:00am

GM, UAW Agreement Details Out In Open: C3XX Is The New GMT-900 In 2012

In addition to the news on the discontinuation of discounted AOL service and a small rear-wheel-drive platform named Alpha, there's also news from GM's wide world of pickup trucks. Those pretty brand-spankin' new GMT-900 pickup trucks and SUV's from Chevy and GMC? They've already got a replacement platform, and the… » 9/29/07 11:30am 9/29/07 11:30am

Jalopnik Drives Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

We recently got a chance behind the wheel of a road-test model 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid. We can now confirm that yes, it is still an SUV as well as being a hybrid. At the heart of the Chevrolet's two-mode hybrid system, developed with BMW and the erstwhile DaimlerChrysler, is a transmission that brings together the… » 8/15/07 5:15pm 8/15/07 5:15pm

GM May Subsidize $10,000 Two-Mode Hybrid Powertrain

Automotive News is reporting the General's new dual-mode hybrid powertrain, which has two electric motors to assist the engine, and is one of what may be up to three new hybrid powertrain systems for the General, costs $10,000. The dual-mode hybrid system is designed to be dropped into the upcoming hybrid versions of… » 7/10/07 8:30am 7/10/07 8:30am