Aftershock: GM Idling Four North American Plants Due to Japanese Earthquakes

General Motors announced that it will temporarily idle operations at four of its North American plants as a result of the damaging earthquakes that ravaged Japan late last week. Despite being nearly half a world away from the quakes’ epicenters, GM’s facilities in Spring Hill, Tennessee; Lordstown, Ohio; Fairfax, Kansas; and Oshawa, Ontario, Canada all will […]

Efficient Cruze-ing: 2016 Chevrolet Cruze EPA Rated as High as 42 MPG Highway

Getting only 40 miles on a gallon of regular gasoline is so early-2010s—the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is officially EPA-rated at up to 42 mpg on the highway. Along with its city rating of 30 mpg, the redesigned Cruze’s numbers are fully competitive with the leaders in its segment, the Honda Civic 1.5T (EPA rated […]

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Test: First Impressions of Chevy’s Newest Compact Sedan

A middle-school wood shop teacher once told this author to hand-sand a wood DVD rack project until its surface was “smoother than a baby’s bottom.” The teacher’s name is long forgotten, but that quote stuck—the image of the business end of an infant ensured as much—and it applies as aptly the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze as […]

So Euro: Chevy Cruze Adds Hatchback to U.S. Lineup for 2017

Chevrolet has taken the wraps off the new Cruze hatchback, which will join the sedan in the compact’s U.S. lineup this fall. The Cruze was redesigned for 2016, and this is the first time we’re seeing the hatchback version. The hatch, which is powered by the same 153-hp 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder as the sedan, will […]