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GM's largest vehicles are high profile at New Orleans auto show

A view from the convention hall at this year's New Orleans International Auto Show. The Crescent City Corvette Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
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A view from the convention hall at this year's New Orleans International Auto Show. The Crescent City Corvette Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

General Motors plans to display nearly 100 vehicles at this year’s Greater New Orleans International Auto Show that begins Friday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. 

A view from the convention hall at this year's New Orleans International Auto Show. The Crescent City Corvette Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
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A view from the convention hall at this year's New Orleans International Auto Show. The Crescent City Corvette Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

GM’s regional spokesman Craig Eppling passed through Shreveport yesterday, on his way to New Orleans. He says GM will be featuring its 2015 models of the CadillacEscaladeand the GMC Yukon. These are massive, gas-guzzling vehicles. But he says demand for them is still strong.

“By the government EPA ratings, we’re going to have to get up to the 50 to 60 miles per gallon range, eventually. But, right now, you still have a choice and fuel is relatively inexpensive, and we're used to paying that price," Eppling said. "Think about the fuel economy you might have gotten 10 to 15 years ago. They are much improved in that area.”

Eppling will give the keynote address to the Crescent City Corvette Club, which is celebrating its50thanniversary at this year’s show. The New Orleans auto show, in its 31st year, runs through Sunday.

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Chuck Smith
Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' experience to Red River Radio having started out as a radio news reporter and moving into television journalism as a newsmagazine producer / host, talk-show moderator, programming director and managing producer and news director / anchor for commercial, public broadcasting and educational television. He has more recently worked in advertising, marketing and public relations as a writer, video producer and media consultant. In pursuit of higher learning, Chuck studied Mass Communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.

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