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Spot the Improvements! 2018 Chevrolet Corvette and Z06 Receive Minor Updates

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon 65 edition

While we all wait, patiently and otherwise, for the Chevrolet Corvette lineup’s mighty 2018 ZR1 to appear, the regular Corvette and Z06 models dive into 2018 with a minimum of changes and a neat Carbon 65 special edition. Don’t worry, a 455-hp 6.2-liter V-8 is still standard on the Stingray, while the Z06’s 650-hp supercharged V-8 hasn’t gone anywhere, either.

Starting with the Stingray, Chevrolet has upped the standard wheel package an inch in diameter to 19-inch fronts and 20-inch rears, added five new wheel choices overall, and broken out the Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension as a stand-alone option. (Previously, it was bundled with the Z51 performance package or a separate appearance package.) Exciting stuff, we know, but wait until you hear about the higher-resolution feed from the backup camera, the “enhanced head-up-display rotation setting,” and the handful of new interior and exterior color combinations.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon 65 edition

For the Z06, the story is much the same, with new wheels (including one with a yellow stripe!) and more comprehensive data points (including individual wheel speeds, suspension movements, yaw rate, and intake air and ambient air temperatures) for the optional Performance Data recorder. Like the Stingray, the Z06 receives a better backup-camera feed, improved head-up-display adjustability, and new color choices inside and out.



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That’s not a big list, but at least it’s accompanied by not-big year-over-year price hikes. Chevrolet is charging customers just $ 45 more for a Stingray or a Z06 for 2018, bringing those models’ base prices to $ 56,490 and $ 80,490.

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2018 Ford F-150: Diesel Power and Minor Trim Changes for Ford’s Cash Cow

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Remember the old days when a design was expected to carry a pickup-truck model for nearly a decade? Well, that’s ancient history. With truck sales continuing to outpace passenger vehicles—Ford sold more than 820,000 F-series trucks in 2016, more than double the sales of the Toyota Camry, the top-selling passenger car—manufacturers have a vested interest in keeping trucks fresh. That means shorter life cycles with numerous updates in between. Ford isn’t taking any chances with its aluminum-bodied cash cow. Just three short years after the latest F-150 made its debut at the 2014 Detroit auto show, the automaker has given its styling a once-over and updated the powertrains, including adding a diesel to the menu for the first time. READ MORE ››


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2016 GMC Terrain Revealed: Making Due with Minor Changes

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-The Chevrolet Equinox and the GMC Terrain—siblings based on GM’s Theta platform—may not be the most inspired vehicles in their segment, but they offer plenty of room, flexibility, and amenities. That’s why they’re popular with people whose automotive priorities are slightly different from ours. In fact, they’re so popular that the Terrain has managed to become the number-two seller for GMC, second only to the Sierra full-size pickup. READ MORE ››


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