Monday, February 28, 2011

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
The revived Chevrolet Camaro has been a big success for General Motors.
Last year, even though it came only as a coupe, the Camaro outsold its Mustang archrival, which came in more flavors: coupe, convertible and high-performance versions.
So the arrival of a much-delayed convertible version for 2011 seems to portend even greater Camaro sales glory.
Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
The convertible arrives at what its marketers consider an optimal time to rekindle interest and sales in the current-generation car, which made its debut in 2009.
Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Chevy Volt fails

Chevrolet's Volt extended-range plug-in car, launched late last year, has gotten glowing reviews from many auto critics. But Consumer Reports isn't among them.
Chevy Volt
Chevy Volt

The influential magazine, to which many consumers turn for advice on buying cars and other consumer goods and services, offered a harsh initial review of the Volt.
"When you are looking at purely dollars and cents, it doesn't really make a lot of sense. The Volt isn't particularly efficient as an electric vehicle, and it's not particularly good as a gas vehicle either in terms of fuel economy," David Champion, senior director of Consumer Reports auto testing center, told reporters Monday.

"This is going to be a tough sell to the average consumer."

GM spokesman Rob Peterson said, "Ourcustomers are absolutely loving the Volt, and telling ussomething entirely different" than Consumer Reports, which said the car got 25-27 miles on electric power alone during its testing in Connecticut during a harsh winter.

Peterson called the testing conditions "extremely harsh weather."

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

2011 Chevrolet Equinox Overview

2011 Chevrolet Equinox
Building on its fresh redesign of 2010, the fuel-efficient, powerful, and handsome 2011 Chevrolet Equinox is a five-seat crossover force to be reckoned with.

 After undergoing major cosmetic changes last year, the folks at Chevy continued tweaking the overall feel and driving experience on the Equinox and it now comes with a slightly shorter and wider wheelbase.  When it comes to looks, the Equinox shares a split front grille with the Chevy Malibu, with a larger SUV shaped greenhouse.  The Equinox is available in three trims – LS, LT and LTZ – and provides ample power from two engines – a 182-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder and 264-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6.  The optional V-6 now offers flex-fuel capability and can run on either gasoline or E85.  Both engines are front-wheel drive and are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.  The V-6 also offers a manual-shift mode on the automatic and all-wheel drive is optional.
2011 Chevrolet Equinox

 Crossovers and SUVs might frighten some with their mediocre to poor fuel economy, but that is not true for the 2011 Chevy Equinox.  The Equinox receives 20-22 mpg in the city and 29-32 mpg on the highway.  The 2011 Equinox seats five and competes with the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape. It can tow between 1,500—3,500 pounds depending on which engine you opt for.

 One of the most notable aspects of the Equinox is how it utilizes interior space.  The adjustable 60/40 rear seats can move forward and backward to give you ample cargo volume.  A sleek dash includes an available Pioneer® premium sound system, in-dash six-disc CD changer, auxiliary input jack for your iPod®, and XM® Radio – creating a world-class sonic experience. 

 Additional options include the available DVD entertainment system with a 7-inch flip-down monitor and wireless headphones for rear seat passengers.  Also available are heated front bucket seats with leather inserts which add a greater level of comfort, while the optional internal hard drive, navigation system, backup camera and power liftgate are sure to impress as well.

 Safety comes standard on the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox and includes four-wheel antilock brakes, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, and Proactive Roll Avoidance to reduce the vehicle’s propensity to roll over in a panic situation. Standard dual front airbags and head-curtain side-impact airbags help reduce the risk of injury in a collision.  An OnStar communications system with airbag deployment notification comes standard and is just another safety measure for you and your family.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Chevy Cruze Tries To Crack Small-Car Market

Chevy Cruze
Chevy Cruze

I was driving on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey when I spotted a car I didn’t immediately recognize, at least not from behind. As I caught up with it I was impressed by its attractive shape and subtle chrome accents. Is that a Chevrolet badge on the trunk? Oh — that’s the new Cruze compact sedan.
Wait a minute – I’m driving one of those.
Sometimes you have to see a car in motion to appreciate its looks. Even after days of test-driving the Cruze I didn’t consider it especially handsome until I saw someone else driving one. Sure, it looks fine sitting still. But on the highway, where small cars tend to look like endangered species searching for a place to hide, the Cruze looks wide, muscular and confident — like it belongs there.
That’s part of the image Chevrolet wants to project as it positions the new Cruze to compete with the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic, the long-established powerhouses of the compact segment. In the past, Chevy’s entries in the market have fallen short of consumers’ expectations, sometimes by a great distance. Its predecessor the Cobalt was bland and seemed to be designed for rental fleets. Before that car arrived, the long-running Cavalier built a reputation as a perennial money-loser.
One advantage for the Cruze is its size. It is a bit longer than its rivals but appears to be significantly larger on the outside. Styling is attractive, with a look that is bolder than the Corolla and Civic but more mature than the Mazda3.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition Price

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06g 
Chevrolet has just announced the pricing details of the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition. The production of the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition is expected to begin in early first quarter of 2011. The company has priced the new vehicle at $90,960. Including option boxes, you will get a fully loaded 2011 Z06 Carbon Edition for $99,925.
The 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition features the Brembo carbon ceramic brakes with dark gray metallic calipers and black 20-spoke 19-inch front/20-inch rear wheels rolling on Michelin PS2 tires. For the first time the Magnetic Selective Ride Control is offered on the Z06 along with enhanced cooling.
When it comes to the exterior enhancements, the company has included a choice of Inferno Orange or Supersonic Blue colors adding to the Black headlamps and mirrors, a ZR1-style body color spoiler, body color door handles, carbon fiber raised hood, and black carbon fiber rockers and splitter.

First Chevrolet Volt Delivered

Chevrolet Volt
After months of hype and speculation, the Chevrolet Volt has finally hit the stands. Earlier today, retired airline pilot Jeffrey Kaffee took delivery of the first production Chevy Volt to hit the roads. Kaffee had traded in his 2005 Toyota Prius and claims he paid $42,000 for the vehicle that he purchased from Gearhart Chevrolet in Denville, NJ.
The Chevrolet Volt that Kaffee took over was one of the first 360 units that shipped out of the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. Other units from this first lot will be delivered to dealerships in New York, Washington D.C., Texas and California.
First unveiled four years ago at the Detroit Auto Show, the Chevrolet Volt has garnered a lot of attention from the automotive circles. General Motors has invested and marketed the Chevy Volt in hopes that the car could provide the much needed jolt for the company that was bailed out by the government just over a year back.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

2010 Chevrolet Spark Woody Wagon Art Car

2010 Chevrolet Spark Woody Wagon Art Car

2010 Chevrolet Spark Woody Wagon Art Car
2010 Chevrolet Spark
2010 Chevrolet Spark
Surf's up dudes - and here's the proof! Chevrolet, the manufacturer behind the market-leading 5-Year Promise aftercare package, has pulled the wraps off a one-off special version of its top-selling Spark supermini, created to celebrate the brand's American heritage and connection to youth culture.