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Fast Forward: 2010 GMC Terrain SLT Review

What’s the point of launching a new vehicle into a crowded segment if it doesn’t boast clear superlatives out of the gate? Manufacturers on the comfortable side of the perception gap can afford to launch anonyboxes. That doesn’t describe General Motors. GM must deliver premium vehicles at every price point to solidify their image, and the GMC Terrain is outfitted for the task. Ambient lighting in the center stack, high-contrast upholstery accents, a standard rearview camera and an optional height-adjustable power liftgate might’ve been enough to differentiate this crossover from its competition, but the Terrain pushes farther in two especially meaningful ways. As society begins to value the aesthetics of information, the advantages of a well-designed user interface become clear. GM’s corporate navitainment display splits radio and navigation data to give drivers the information they need at a glance, and hardware radio presets mean drivers can rely on haptic defaults instead of paging through screens. On the road, the Terrain’s high-efficiency gasoline direct injection engine and noticeably meticulous transmission calibration work together to deliver enviable highway fuel efficiency that trumps cross-continental rivals. These future-forward technologies enable the Terrain to compete on its true merits, rather than the cachet of its nameplate.

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Liveblog: Obama primes a post-industrial America.

Blame management, the unions, asymmetrical trade regulations, or tough competition — because the blasé love to blame. But no matter where your armchair analysis pins responsibility, the fact is that America’s once-proud R&D and manufacturing powerhouse has been reduced to bankruptcy — a fate that almost no other government has allowed to befall their automakers.

It is terrible when a long-standing business has to file for bankruptcy. There is a lot that needs to be done in the process, including hiring a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney Milwaukee firm, or an attorney where the business is based/registered so that the right motions can be filed for the legal reasons that have been decided. However, in cases where a company has a chance to stay afloat by reorganizing their business, they can file for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Doing so might ensure that the employees won’t lose their jobs, and the company can function. Business owners can take the help of chapter 11 bankruptcy attorneys in Harrisburg or from law firms near them in such cases.

Coming back, the President is priming the country for bankruptcy that will affect assembly workers, suppliers, dealerships, and an already economically battered Midwest. We’ll liveblog his comments after the jump.

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