GM Offers Box Delete Option on 1500 Trucks

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November 19, 2015
<p><em>Photo of 2017 Escape courtesy of Ford.</em></p> Ford Escape Gets Engine, Safety Upgrades for 2017

Ford is updating its Escape compact SUV with a pair of new engines, standard stop-start, safety options, and enhanced connectivity for the 2017 model year.

<p>The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado (such as the one above with a service body upfit) and GMC Sierra will be available with a box delete option.Photo: GM</p> GM Offers Box Delete Option on 1500 Trucks

General Motors is making a box delete option available to fleet and retail customers on its 1500 two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive Regular Cab Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.

<p><em>Photo of Michael Horn speaking at the L.A. Auto Show by Paul Clinton.</em></p> VW Apologizes, Promises Imminent Diesel Fix

The CEO of Volkswagen's North American automotive business offered a rare public apology at the Los Angeles Auto Show on a press day that's usually filled with glossy vehicle reveals, and said the company is on the verge of revealing its plan to fix the nearly 500,000 diesel vehicles sold in the U.S. with an emissions software cheat.

<p>Photo: Chris Wolski</p> Chevrolet Announces 2016 Cruze Pricing

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will start at $17,495 and go on sale next spring, General Motors has announced.

<p><em>Photo of the 2016 Sentra courtesy of Nissan.</em></p> Nissan's 2016 Sentra Expands Safety Tech

Nissan is giving its Sentra compact car a mid-cycle update that includes additional safety and driving-convenience technologies, and will show the vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

<p><em>Photo of 2017 Hyundai Elantra by Paul Clinton.</em></p> 2017 Hyundai Elantra Boosts Safety, Fuel Economy

Hyundai has updated its Elantra compact sedan for 2017 with a new aerodynamic design, efficient powertrains for enhanced fuel economy, noise insulation, and added safety features.

<p><em>Photo of Japanese-Spec Honda Clarity Fuel Cell by Paul Clinton.</em></p> Honda Shows Clarity Fuel Cell Sedan

Honda will begin delivering its Clarity Fuel Cell sedan in late 2016 through select California dealers, while unveiling the car at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

<p>Photo: Ram</p> Ram Trucks to Tow Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Floats

More than 25 Ram trucks will kick off the holiday season in style as they tow all the floats in the 89th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 26, in New York City.

Video Tip: Safe Winter Driving

With snow storms on the way, AAA offers valuable safety tips for driving in harsh winter weather.

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