May 25, 2012

Auto Briefs

Chevy adding rear-wheel sedan; Memorial Day traffic on rise


(General Motors)

Chevy to bring back rear-wheel sedan
For the first time in nearly two decades, the Chevrolet brand will have a rear-wheel-drive sedan in its U.S. lineup. The 2014 Chevrolet SS will go on sale in limited numbers late next year. The V-8-powered SS will be closely related to General Motor's Holden VF Commodore, a rear-wheel-drive sedan that will be sold in Australia. GM issued a photo of a camouflaged SS on a test track (shown), but otherwise released few details. The new SS will be Chevrolet's NASCAR Sprint Cup contender. It will debut in its race configuration at the 2013 Daytona 500.
The Associated Press


(The Associated Press)

Memorial Day travel expected to rise
AAA projects an increase in travelers during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, estimating that 34.8 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home. That's an increase of 1.4 percent — or 500,000 people — from the 34.3 million who traveled one year ago. About 30.7 million people plan to drive to their destination, an increase of 1.2 percent from the 30.3 million who drove last year. Almost nine out of 10 holiday travelers (88 percent) will take to the nation's roadways this weekend, keeping automobile travel in the lead as the main mode of holiday travel transportation.
NWautos staff


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