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“Maddie” spot for Chevrolet Equinox is a hit on YouTube

A Chevrolet commercial uploaded on YouTube featuring a dying dog is creating waves. The 60-second emotional Equinox spot -- produced and uploaded Herd Films, features a dying Golden Retriever named “Maddie.” Its owner is saying goodbye to the dog and suddenly, the story goes backwards – showing scenes like her birthday celebration, her breakup with her boyfriend, her college graduation, her move into her apartment until when she was still a little girl picking a puppy from a litter and naming her Maddie.

"A best friend for life's journey," spot notes as the family enters into their Equinox after buying the pup. Because of the spot’s appeal to emotion, most people loved it and a few criticized – but overall it was an overwhelming success as it has already attracted nearly 1.4 million views on YouTube. Chevrolet, however, has never actually aired “Maddie,” according to said spokeswoman Cristi Vazquez.

The spot’s producer, Herd Films, was one of 13 finalists in an Oscars film contest conducted by Chevrolet and MOFILM. It was Herd Films, not Chevrolet, that posted the spot to YouTube, Vazquez said. When asked if Chevrolet has plans to air “Maddie,” Vazquez replied, “Not right now."

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel gets a 39 mpg highway rating

In the United States, not many automakers offer crossovers with a diesel engine option, but Chevrolet does, with their 2018 Equinox. Those who opt for this engine will get some a boost in fuel economy as the car had been recently rated to have a highway fuel economy of 39 miles per gallon. Whereas the 1.5 liter turbo four-cylinder gasoline engine was rated with 32 miles per gallon while the 2.0 liter has 29 mpg. When the diesel tank is filled to its maximum, it can reach 577 miles (929 kilometers).

Though the company has not said anything else regarding the Equinox Diesel’s fuel economy figures, we noticed on the company’s presentation that it has a 32 mpg combined mileage. If the company confirms EPA’s numbers, then the said model will be the most fuel-efficient crossover in the country, a great feat considering that it does not have some kind of electrification.

Other than being fuel efficient, we can also say that the Equinox is extra silent compared to its counterparts. Apparently, its 1.6 liter Ecotec diesel powerplant is 65 percent more silent than the Jaguar F-Pace’s 2.0 liter diesel, at 4000 rpm, and is 55 percent less noisy when the car is idle.

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Be ready to pay a bit more for the diesel-powered 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

When Chevrolet came out with the 2018 Equinox last September, the facelifted model was offered in a diesel option for the first time, plus it weighed much less at 400 pounds (181 kilograms). Now, we have an idea how much the diesel variant will cost us.

First off, the base trim with the 1.5 liter turbocharged engine starts at $27,695, while the gas-powered Equinox LT costs $30,090. Now, the diesel equivalent of the LT is asking for $31,435 including destination according to CarsDirect. That makes it more expensive than the two other gas models. Specifically, there’s a gap of $1,345 compared to its counterpart 2.0-liter LT gas engine and a $3,740 difference with the 1.5-liter turbo engine.

With the extra few thousands added in, you will also get 17-inch aluminum wheels, cloth seats, and a 7-inch infotainment system that’s compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If you want a slightly wider infotainment system, with multiple USB ports and a power sunroof, you can add the Sun and Infotainment Package for an extra $2,395.

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox: Initial pricing released for US and Canada

Chevrolet has already given out the pricing for some of its 2018 Equinox models. Not only will the new Equinox be available in both the US and Canada, it is also expected to roll out in 115 other countries worldwide at the end of next year. What we have right now are the initial prices for its Canada and US consumers.

The 1.5 litre turbo is priced for as low as $26, 995 CAD or $24,475 USD. Prices for all variants are not given out entirely, but the entry-level will be fitted with a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine. This engine is capable of producing as much as 170hp and 201 lb-ft of torque with estimated fuel returns of 31mph.

Other engines will be offered in a much powerful 252hp 2.0 litre turbo engine that delivers up to 260lb-ft of torque. This probably will come with GM’s latest 9-speed automatic transmission.

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Chevrolet Equinox is a mid-sized crossover SUV created by Chevrolet for General Motors. First introduced in 2004, this GM Theta unibody platform crossover SUV came into production the following year and has since then become the Chevrolet’s most popular crossover SUV. This year, the American automaker unveiled its third generation model set to dominate the streets and battle crossover rivals in the likes of the Ford Escape and Honda CR-V, to name a few.

The new Equinox has a brand new platform similar to the new Buick Envision. It has also become lighter and shorter by shedding 400 pounds and 4.7 inches, respectively. Intended to have a more chiselled look, the latest Equinox has a stiffer and stronger aura with a slight hint of Chevrolet’s popular double-tiered grille. Accentuating its new nose are a couple more angular standard LED headlights while the rear rectangular taillights function to highlight its width.

To add to the surprises, the interior was modified to reflect a modernized and an added sophisticated look. In one photo released to the public, the cabin is draped in a two-toned combination of light brown leather and black accents. It has also a MyLink infotainment system that support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and quite surprisingly, an OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Its passenger seats now have a new fixed design, eliminating the fore/aft adjustability in the second-row split bench, giving more legroom and more storage capacity when the backs are laid flat.

Read the entire article Chevrolet unveils restyled 2018 Equinox, comes with 3 turbocharged engine options

The new 2016 Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV has been updated to feature a new style and new wheel designs, as well as a larger color touchscreen radio and a standard rear-vision camera (entry-level models). The new Equinox also comes available with new safety features.

Building on its huge sales success in the compact SUV segment -- with five years of record volume -- the new Equinox is all ready to further reinforce Chevrolet’s already broad sport utility lineup. Up for sale starting fall 2015, the Equinox is expected to continue the brand’s SUV commitment along with the Chevrolet Traverse, Trax small SUV as well as Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs.

Alan Batey, president for GM North America, called the Chevrolet Equinox as a pillar of the compact SUV segment, as made possible by its great style, safety, connectivity and efficiency. He added that the enhancements made to the new Equinox make the compact SUV a more appealing proposition while showing Chevrolet's commitment to have the broadest lineup of SUVs in the auto industry.

Read the entire article 2015 Chicago Auto Show: 2016 Chevrolet Equinox makes its official debut

YouTube content creators are joining Nissan in its return to the Super Bowl, bringing their own twists and shouts to the Japanese carmaker’s #withdad theme. While Nissan said the videos don’t in any preview or tease the actual ad on the big game broadcast, they reinforce the message being conveyed by the campaign.

Nissan’s YouTube channel features a #withdad hub that will aggregate the video uploaded by content creator to their accounts. Nissan is letting YouTube stars add their own flavor to the automaker’s Super Bowl storyline. One of these content creators is Roman Atwood, who turned his house into a giant ball pit.

His video has already been viewed over 15 million times since it was posted. These YouTube content creators usually have their devoted followers who are high likely to share their videos. Nissan is one of the many Super Bowl advertisers, both past and present, who usually create a buzz around their ads week before the big game.

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While General Motors and the UAW have announced the shift of production of the Cadillac SRX from Ramos Arizpe, Mexico to Spring Hill, Tennessee. Still, Reuters has also learned from sources that the carmaker is also planning to move some production of the Chevrolet Equinox from other way around.

GM is planning to shift output of the Equinox from Spring Hill to Ramos Arizpe when the crossover is redesigned in 2017, partially offsetting any new jobs created by the shift of SRX work by mid-2016, the source told Reuters. Reuters estimates that addition of the SRX at Spring Hill would create around 200 jobs.

A GM spokesman remarked that it would be fair to say there would be a net increase in the number of workers at Spring Hill. UAW President Dennis Williams has said in a statement that the shift of SRX production was "a big victory" for the union, which declined to disclose the number of jobs to be added in Spring Hill.

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Ever seen a hamster steering a 15-ton truck on a rough road in a quarry? That would be impossible, many may say. But a hamster really did steer a truck, with less effort, on quarry tracks. Volvo Trucks uploaded a trending two-minute clip on YouTube featuring Charlie the hamster and the new Volvo FMX equipped with Volvo Dynamic Steering.

The clip intends to highlight Volvo Trucks’ Volvo Dynamic Steering system that enables drivers to steer a fully loaded truck without effort. During low speeds, an electric motor replaces the driver's muscle power, but still delivers perfect steering feel in all operating conditions.

Jan-Inge Svensson, the engineer behind the development of the software for the Volvo Dynamic Steering at Volvo Trucks, remarked that the system makes a heavily laden vehicle so easy to maneuver “that it can be steered with just one finger.” He added that on the road, the Volvo Dynamic Steering “offers unbeatable directional stability.”

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Renault’s YouTube video featuring its Captur mini-crossover is as controversial as it is effective in attracting attention. Here is why. The video shows a gang of masked daytime robbers who forced two innocent people -- a man and a woman -- to help them get away in a Captur to a given destination.

The robbers had their “victims” use the navigation application of the R-Link infotainment system installed in the Captur to guide them to their “base.” It turned out in the end that all was an act. The video has generated over 5 million views since its release in June.

Viewer reception for the YouTube video was mixed, with 494 hitting “Dislike” versus 579 clicking “Like.”

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Microcar maker smart has launched its latest advertising campaign via an innovative short film developed for and uploaded on the video-sharing site YouTube. The YouTube-exclusive film features the world’s first-ever tandem skateboard, characterising smart’s capability to make fun reach new heights.

Using the modern city of Barcelona as a backdrop, pro freestyle skateboarders Kilian Martin and Alfredo Urbon rode the unique skateboard and performed mind-blowing stunts, flips, turns and twists.

These two professional freestyle skaters managed to pull off a number of previously unseen maneuvers, which are choreographed to the music of “You Rascal You,” as performed by rock artist Hanni El Khatib.

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McLaren Automotive is featuring the new McLaren 12C Spider on a high quality short film at its official YouTube channel at youtube.com/mclarenautomotivetv. The start of the short film centers on a 12C Spider, finished in glorious Volcano Red, cruising in high speed on track and then proceeding to the winding mountain roads of Andalucía in Southern Spain.

The scenes on the short film underscore the 12C Spider’s positioning as a luxury convertible sports car that provides a dynamic mix of performance and usability. Early in the short film, the 12C Spider has its Retractable Hard Top lowered while it cruises, highlighting the model’s unique trait that rival sports cars don’t have.

The 12C Spider could completely retract its hard top in just less than 17 seconds. The short film features McLaren Automotive Test Driver and British Touring Car Championship star Mat Jackson who demonstrates why the carmaker believes it has developed a sports car that includes ‘open-top thrills’ in a set of technology packages inspired by its Formula 1 race cars.

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About 140 markets worldwide will get the all-new Trax SUV from Chevrolet but don’t expect it to be offered in the U.S. This is because the automaker thinks that the next-generation Equinox would be more than sufficient for the consumers in the U.S. GM InsideNews sources said that the Trax is based on the Buick Encore.

Under GM‘s Delta architecture, we learned that the next Equinox, which is smaller, will serve as the replacement of the Captiva. With this change in architecture, GM will be able to build the Equinox in other continents easily.

Even if GM doesn’t intend to offer the Trax to the U.S. anytime soon because of its similarities with the Equinox, this model is federalized to be available in the U.S. if GM changes its mind. GM believes that presently, the Trax is more appropriate for its other markets around the globe where there is more fragmentation in the crossover segment. It’s likely that the next-generation Equinox will be released in 2015.

Read the entire article 2015 Chevrolet Equinox will get smaller, push the Trax out of the U.S.

Due to increasing popularity of the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain crossovers with four-cylinder engines, General Motors is having problems keeping up the supplies with the high demand. For two months, GM has been forced to restrict dealer orders for 2.4-liter four-cylinder vehicles, which account for a majority of Equinox and Terrain sales.

The restriction has prompted several dealers to order more 3.0-liter V-6 models than they would have preferred amid the surging fuel prices. Jim Cain, GM spokesman, confirmed that the company has placed "temporary order limits" on four-banger versions of the Equinox and Terrain.

"It's a function of a strong industry, a hot vehicle and very robust demand for the four-cylinder model," Cain said, adding that the company is working with its suppliers to increase deliveries of key components to meet demand. GM already informed its dealers that the shortage is temporary, although it did not specify when it expects the problem to be solved.

Read the entire article GM supply fails to meet demand for four-cylinder Equinox and Terrain models

YouTube's $100 million experiment in original content has attracted a number of big-time companies who are willing to advertise on the video streaming site for as much as $62 million. Yes, Youtube has become very confident it could attract hordes of viewers by delivering a TV-like appointment viewing though its 96 premium “channels,” that it has placed a very expensive price tag on and dangled in front of large companies. 

Many of them took the bait and signed up to advertise for some channels that they think would be viewed by their target customers.

These companies include: Toyota, which is supporting a number of Youtube channels targeted at women like "Cafe Mom," "Kin Community" and "Mom's View"; General Motors, which recently agreed to sponsor Red Bull's action sports channel and some automotive-focused channels; and Unilever, which is backing "Young Hollywood Network," founded by YouTube star R.J. Williams. 

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General Motors is investing $61 million so that it could start producing the Chevrolet Equinox small sport-utility vehicle at its facility in Spring Hill, Tenn., in the second half of 2012. With this project, GM will create 685 jobs, of which 91 are salaried. According to UAW President Bob King, the fact that assembly work has returned at the plant for the first time since 2009 is proof of the cooperation between the union and the car companies.

King said that he will draw attention to the work expansion at Spring Hill as he continues to work to organize non-union Japanese, German and South Korean auto plants that are primarily located in the U.S. South.

Cathy Clegg, head of labor relations at GM, said that Spring Hill is known for being one of GM’s “most innovative and flexible plants." Last September, GM announced broad outlines of plans for the expanded work when it entered a four-year labor deal with the UAW.

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The Chevrolet Equinox SUV for the 2012 model year has received updates so that it could be more appealing to the market. The highlights include MyLink wireless connectivity, personalized infotainment options and fresh safety-boosting features.

Russ Clark, director of Chevrolet marketing, said that since the current generation started selling in the middle of 2009, it had sold each Equinox that has rolled out.

However, Clark clarified that the company isn’t relying on this momentum. He added that the automaker is offering the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, with its technologies, at “very attractive prices.” The MyLink infotainment package consists of Pandora internet radio and Stitcher SmartRadio that are integrated with hands-free voice and touch-screen controls with the use of Bluetooth-enabled phones.

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General Motors has announced the recall of over 36,000 units of the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain small crossovers around the world. GM is tasked to fix the tire pressure monitoring system in these cars. The automaker said that due to this defect, the driver may not be informed when the tire pressure drops below federal standards. In a statement, GM said that underinflated tires can lead to overloading and overheating, which could result to a blowout and possible crash.

When tires are prematurely worn out, it could result to poor handling and fuel economy. Almost 34,000 of the vehicles covered in this recall are in the U.S. The remaining cars are spread out in Canada, Mexico and six countries located in the Middle East. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that the vehicles were made between July 18 and Sept. 6 of 2011.

A warning light is supposed to show when the tire pressure is 25% lower than the recommended levels for cold tire pressure. In these vehicles being recalled, the warning light only turns on when the tire pressure has fallen more than 25% below recommended levels.

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Combining General Motors’ eAssist (a new light electrification system) with a very fuel efficient four-cylinder engine enabled the automaker to set a new fuel economy record for two sedan segments. This simple but highly advanced tech system resulted to extensive fuel economy improvements with minimal added costs.

Several GMI sources said that GM has lined up two of its most successful crossovers to have electric versions. It was also revealed that GM will use the eAssist on the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain crossovers. These two crossovers will become electrified for the 2014 model year and will use the system featured on the existing eAssist sedans. Initially, GM had intended to delay electrifying the small utes until their next redesign scheduled for the later part of the decade.

But GM changed its decision and now moves for the current eAssist to be used earlier, according to GMInsideNews. The reason for making this change is related more to manufacturing than fuel economy. When the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu would be launched exclusively with the eAssist system, GM believes that there will be major drop in the demand for the eAssist variant (named Malibu Eco) as soon as the car’s all-new 2.5-liter engine goes on sale later in 2012 as it is a cheaper option.

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Chevy MyLink, an in-car infotainment package, will be featured on the 2012 Chevy Volt and Equinox, which will go on sale this year. Consumers will get a higher level of in-vehicle wireless connectivity and customized infotainment options as well as the unrivaled safety and security of OnStar. These vehicles will be the first to feature the safety and security of OnStar.

This package seamlessly integrates online services such as Pandora internet radio and Stitcher SmartRadio using hands-free voice and touch-screen controls through Bluetooth device connectivity.

MyLink adds stereo audio streaming and wireless control of smart phones, on top of the voice-activated Bluetooth hands-free calling capability that most Chevy vehicles already offer. MyLink also features a seven-inch, high-resolution, full-color touch screen display that makes it easy to navigate through media selection.

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