Chevrolet Debuts Nine-Speed Automatic Slated for Malibu, Cruze Diesel, and New Equinox

That whirring sound you hear is Henry Ford and Louis Chevrolet revving up in their graves. Why? Because Chevy and Ford are collaborating on automatic-transmission design and development. This has been going on for more than a decade, with the first fruits of this cooperation appearing as the six-speed automatic transmissions currently in wide use […]

Thin Blue Line: Chevrolet Shows Malibu and Cruze SEMA Concepts

Last year Chevrolet took a page out of Saturn’s book with several Red Line concepts for the SEMA show, and this year it has turned to the color blue for a similar purpose. Chevy will show up in Las Vegas in two weeks with slightly modded versions of the Malibu and the Cruze, both called Blue Line concepts […]

Chevrolet Confirms Diesel for Cruze Sedan and Hatch, with Manual and Automatic

In what was supposed to be a surprise—but wasn’t really, thanks to rumors swirling in recent weeks—Chevrolet has announced that its upcoming diesel-powered Cruze will be offered with either a six-speed manual or a nine-speed automatic transmission. What was a surprise was the news that those powertrain combinations also will be available on the new-for-2017 […]

Rumor: Manual Transmission to Cruise into Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

Thanks to the loose lips of Paul Hewitt, a General Motors Canada product manager, we now know much more about the forthcoming Chevrolet Cruze diesel. According to GM Inside News, Hewitt revealed that the Cruze’s diesel engine will be paired with either a manual or automatic transmission, and be offered in both sedan and hatchback body styles. The news comes shortly […]