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Chevrolet debuted its 2017 Chevrolet Sonic, which has a fun and sportier take on the brand’s small car variant. It does not only offer a fresh-looking exterior with LED signature lighting, but newer and bigger technologies as well such as the MyLink system with the segment-exclusive Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
The styling is complementary to the comfort and convenience the new 2017 Chevrolet Sonic is promising in its features such as a heated steering wheel and a standard 7-inch diagonal color touchscreen for the new MyLink system. As for the additional safety package, there’s a new Rear Assist technology in the 2017 Sonic.
Steve Majoros, director of marketing at Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers, said that the styling of the 2017 Sonic markets it as fun, dynamic and efficient in the small car industry. Not to mention that it’s also affordable compared to some of its competition—Cruze, Bolt EV and 2017 Trax, Majoros added.
He said this is an important segment for Chevrolet because it will give the company a chance to prove itself serious in this particular variant, especially to new buyers.
On the outside, the 2017 Sonic has a new hood, new front fascia, new lighting elements, projector-beam headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, and new rear fascia.
The 2017 Sonic will be offered in LS, LT and Premier trims on sedan medals. There will also be a hatchback model in RS guise for LT and Premier trims. The sedan can also opt for an RS package.
Buyers can also choose new 15-, 16- or 17-inch wheel designs and four new exterior colors—Orange Burst Metallic, Brimstone, Cajun Red Tintcoat and Arctic Blue Metallic.
Under the hood, it would have the standard Ecotec 1.8L engine, which promises fuel efficiency, and boats of 138HP. It also packs a six speed automatic or manual transmission.
The 2017 Chevrolet Sonic will make its debut at the New York Auto Show next week.
Everyone thought the 1LE would be the biggest and meanest Camaro to be unveiled this year. Well, we’re dead wrong. According to Motor Authority, Chevrolet just announced the debut of the new Camaro ZL1, which packs a staggering 640 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque.
That power comes from the familiar supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 found in cars like the Corvette Z06 and Cadillac CTS-V. This is combined with the lighter chassis of the sixth-generation Camaro’s Alpha platform.
The combination would give Ford’s Mustang Shelby GT350R a run for its money. It can even embarrass some other “powerful machines,” such as those being churned out by Porsche.
There are no significant details yet about the power and speed of the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, but expect it to be faster, of course, than the previous ZL1 that can run the quarter mile in 11 seconds. The new ZL1 has 60 horsepower more than the previous version, and it also weighs 200 pounds less.
And with the 10-speed automatic transmission, expect it to move right up there in the speed ranking. The transmission was developed with Ford, which initially wanted it for the new F-150 Raptor.
But those who don’t have the need for such speed can have the standard 6-speed manual with rev-matching.
There are other technologies used in the new ZL1 that has nothing to do with speed, but with a more efficient performance. The list includes magnetic ride control, an electronic limited-slip differential, performance-oriented traction control, launch control and a driving modes selector.
The new ZL1 has massive Brembos with six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston calipers at the rear too. Then, there are 15.35-inch discs at the front and 14.37-inch discs at the rear. The car sits on 20-inch wheels shod with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires that measure 285/30 at the front and 305/30 at the rear.
The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will have its world debut next week at the New York Auto Show, so stay tuned for more details.
Chevrolet is marking the Camaro’s 50th anniversary with a special edition trim level loaded with all the best aesthetic touches imaginable according to Motor Authority. The first Camaro entered the auto scene in 1967, so the Anniversary Edition will arrive in time for 2017.
Chev actually launched the first Camaro on September 26, 1966 but by then, Ford Motor Company’s Mustang, which debuted in 1964, already developed quite a following. This was a challenge for Chev, but thanks to careful positioning and aggressive marketing campaign, the Camaro was well received.
From here automobile’s greatest rivalry began. The current Camaro is the sixth generation of the brand.
The 50th Anniversary Edition will be in Nightfall Grey metallic paint with an orange and black stripe running from nose to tail. Convertible models would have a black top.
It has a unique 20-inch alloy wheels that cover the orange and black calipers (available at front only for the V-6 powered models) that adds some extra color to the edition’s dark appearance. It will also have orange stripes on the hood, a front splitter, and a mesh grille, which has a satin chrome trim.
The anniversary edition also has the special “Fifty badges” on their front fenders. Inside, the 50th Anniversary Edition models have an all-black interior with suede inserts and orange stitching and badges on their seats. There are also badges on the instrument panel, seatbacks, steering wheel, and illuminated sill plates.
This anniversary package will only be offered on top-trim versions of the V-6 and the V-8 powered Camaros, the 2LT and 2SS, respectively. It also includes the RS Appearance Package.
The combination of tweaks creates a handsome Camaro. The pricing is still not available for the 50th Anniversary Edition since GM spokesperson Tara Kuhnen said it won’t be released until a later date. Expect it to be released this summer.
The 2017 seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is a culmination of the original Grand Sports of the 1960s, which was revived in 1996 and 2010. The car makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2016.
For the seventh generation Grand Sport, Chevrolet made sure to fuse the best elements of the past editions, especially the suspension components, wider wheels and tires from a burlier variant, and the standard V-8 engine option.
According to CarAndDriver, compared to past editions, the 2017 Grand Sport is definitely wider, thanks to the current Z06’s cooling systems, wider rear fenders, and look-alike grille. It also has 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels fitted with Z06 285/30 and 335/25 Michelin Pilot Super Sport rubber. The optional Corvette’s Magnetic Ride Control will come standard with the Grand Sport, as well as the anti-roll bars and front and rear transverse composite leaf springs.
The Stingray Z51’s electronically controlled rear differential is standard for the GS. As for the brakes, the 2017 Grand Sport somewhere between the 14-inch front rotors and 13.4-inch rears used in Corvette Stingray.
The power of the GS comes from the LT1 6.2-liter V-8 engine used by Corvette Stingrays. It offers the GS in seven-speed manual transmission and eight-speed automatic, as well as in coupe and convertible body styles. There are fender hash stripes and full-length body stripes with optional six colors.
The last five Grand Sports were underutilized in terms of being racing cars because of General Motors’ arbitrary internal racing ban in 1963. For the seventh generation GS, Duntov is offering customers larger brake, fuel tank options, and L88 big-block engine option.
Chevrolet has yet to announce the pricing for the Corvette Grand Sport, but let’s expect it to be a few thousands more than the Corvette Stingray. The same goes for other models, so might as well expect this will also have the same price range.
If you are looking for an SUV with many enhancements in 2015 then Chevrolet Equinox should be your foremost choice, because in the futuristic SUV segment this is one car that has completely outshined its forerunners in terms of enhancements. The 2015 Chevrolet Equinox will be available in many color options, also the top lamps have been made quite attractive to make a special offering for the Chevy lovers. The car maker has also worked specifically to make its bumpers really good that help in balancing vehicle while driving on bumpy terrains. Use of chrome lines adds modular touch to the vehicle, whereas you will find considerable improvements in the interior of Equinox for 2015 and it is sure to satisfy the luxury needs of SUV lovers.
Even though the car is small in size if compared to its predecessors, but there is inclusion of several features in 2015 Chevrolet Equinox that provide cover up to its reduced size. You will find the overall look of the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox extremely dynamic wherein the headlights are fitted with amazing LED technology. The car is capable enough to provide comfy sitting for five adult passengers and you will find absolutely nothing to crib out because of its reduced size. There has also been reduction in body weight because of the use of less weighing components. Reviewers are expecting Equinox to reach the best efficiency level with the improved gas mileage. Even though the side has been reduced there is no kind of congestion in its structure. There is enough space for drivers and passengers to relax and enjoy the drive also no compromise has been to the cargo space which is also amply available.
The interiors for 2015 Chevrolet Equinox are stunning with the 7 inch touch screen display on its dash panel, the collection in the middle section is very much navigable and also eye catching. Technically speaking, the Equinox has several high tech features that can actually take you by surprise like its improved infotainment system which is wireless and the sound loading is done planet Pandora stereo which is great to enjoy some music while driving and it also dominates the comfortable interior cabin of Equinox.
The cargo area is also wide enough with 31.4 cubic leg space and when flipped it can be increased up to 63.7 cubic legs. Interiors are not only simple but very enjoyable as well with the distinctive lines on dash board which makes it look highly luxurious and first class. For navigation, you will have BringGo application which helps you reach your destination with ease. The engine capacity of 2015 Chevrolet Equinox is 2.5 liter with four cylinders and has the potential to give an output of 182 hp and 272 lb feet of torque.
To improve fuel economy for 2015 Chevrolet Equinox the delta platform offered by Chevy can also be used, which also makes significant improvements in its speed and performance. With the complete redesign and inclusion of several prominent features, the Equinox is expected to stand among the top class SUVs. Its small size doesn’t makes it useless, instead it makes it the most worthwhile SUV to hit the 2015 SUV market.
If you are also among those who are looking for a complete family SUV in the futuristic crossover segment then surely Chevy has come to your rescue. To meet the needs of big families Chevrolet has introduced its all new 2015 Chevrolet Traverse that has several enhance changes that differentiate it from its predecessors. Chevy has not only redesigned it completely, but has also made several commendable changes to it that has made the vehicle even more flexible for the SUV lovers. The availability of new version in several paint colors is sure to make it a hit among the young drivers as these days people love to experiment with colors even when it comes to buying their favorite four wheeler. The company has come up with such vibrant colors that are sure to attract people even if they are hooked to their classic blacks and whites.
Exterior of 2015 Chevrolet Traverse has been revamped completely to make it look stunning and luxurious; many of the reviewers are taking 2015 Traverse as an alternative to minivan designed specifically for large families. Inclusion of several high tech gadgets surely makes it a well equipped vehicle with refreshing redesigning and styling that makes it a delight. Expectations are quite high with 2015 Chevrolet Traverse as it is set to emerge as the most feasible option for large SUV crossovers which has ample of space and luxury. The 3.6 liter engine of 2015 Chevy Traverse has the ability to produce 281 horsepower along with 266 lb ft torque output. If you choose to have dual exhaust option, the output can go up by 288 horsepower and 270 lb ft torque, with such numbers there is no need to mention that Traverse doesn’t need any more powerful engine, still it will be available with four cylinder turbocharged engine to make it worth of every penny spent on it.
The major contribution that the newly introduced for cylinder engine will do to performance is to improve its figure from 17 miles per gallon on road and 24 miles per gallon off road, which is actually an economical feature. Apart from that there are other options in 2015 Chevrolet Traverse like start-stop automatic option and cylinder deactivation option that help in improving fuel economy to a large extent. All these features have only added feathers to the already economical hat of 2015 Traverse.
Chevy has kept its 2015 Traverse light in weight and has the ability to tow up to 5200 pounds. The spacious interior of Traverse along with its luxurious look and additional extraordinary features make it a potential hit among buyers. Even though the company has kept interior of 2015 Chevrolet Traverse simple style wise, still they have managed to make it look rich with excellent stitching of upholstery, proper lightning and amazing instrument panel. The car is available with 7 to 8 people seat capability depending on its trim level. Ride is soothing, but you surely cannot expect it to float on the road. Wireless Bluetooth connectivity and 6.5 inch touchscreen panel are the major highlights for entertainment.
If you are looking for a comfortable family hauler that can make your long drives smooth, 2015 Chevrolet Traverse must be in your checklist.
SUV, Sports Utility Vehicle, is a hit among those who love to drive something giant. SUVs have recently become very popular across people of all ages and belonging to all classes. Many companies have launched their SUVs in the market and are satiated with the response. Chevrolet, a prevalent name among the car manufacturers is always been admired for its SUV range of cars. The company is now out with its 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe model.
Tahoe has been in the market for almost a decade now. Tahoe’s full-size macho looks and robust engineering has enabled it to become splendidly popular among many. The company has been working on Tahoe’s features and has unceasingly launched new and improved models every year but this time it is after 2007, that Chevrolet has reworked on Tahoe. The brand new Chevrolet Tahoe 2014 has been ranked as number 1 affordable large SUVs and also number 1 in the category of affordable SUVs with 3 rows. What is that makes the car number 1 among many of its contemporaries? Is it the look? Is it the powerful engine?
The answers to all these are right here. The ones who have ranked Tahoe as number 1 say that the car outdoes its rivals in many ways. Its advanced powertrain, simple yet sophisticated interior and yes a comfortable ride make sit stand apart in the race.
Tahoe 2014 has highly impressed its reviewers with its powerful engine make. Here are the technical specs of the car:
- V8 engine empowering the car with smooth operation
- Six-speed automatic transmission enabling it to have a smooth-shifting
- Mileage- 15/21 mpg city/highway- The car has a highest fuel economy among the cars of its class
- Small turning radius investing the car with the power to move easily through tight spaces. It is an easy to park car and can easily find its way even through jam-packed areas.
The car interior has been redesigned after a long gap. The interior is mostly made of plastic yet it looks elegant. The regular features of Chevrolet Tahoe 2014 include:
- Six-speaker stereo
- USB port
- Satellite radio
- Bluetooth phone connectivity
- Tri-zone climate control
- Backup camera
- Rear parking sensors
There are some optional features as well like:
- Rear-seat entertainment system
- Automatic tri-zone climate control
- Bose stereo system with 9 or 10 speakers
Chevrolet Tahoe’s navigation system is user friendly and liked by the reviewers. With a surround sound high quality stereo system, the ride becomes a wonderful never-ending experience. The car has been able to earn positive reviews and loads of appreciation from experts. Many auto magazines online and offline have published good reviews about its performance and decent looks.
“A smaller sibling to the massive Suburban, the Tahoe manages to combine broad-shouldered toughness with a refined demeanor, making it a good choice for those who take long road trips with their toys in tow.” – Edmunds, 2013
With its affordable pricing and high fuel economy, Chevrolet Tahoe 2014 is assuredly a good buy. The years of good reputation and high ranking adds to his demeanor.
At the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, one of the big names in the industry, Chevrolet revealed an all new compact SUV concept with the moniker Adra. Styling cues from the MINI Countryman are amazingly prominent in the design of this new SUV concept which was both conceptualized and materialized solely in India. However, the design is truly international. The lines and contours, the body of the Chevrolet Adra Concept speaks of the brands worldwide design appeal.
While the parent brand, General Motors has not made any official statements about the new Adra Concept making it to production, the concept, the first look was enough to grab a lot of attention at the auto expo. There are no precise numbers and specification available about the 2014 Chevrolet Adra Concept as yet, but this concept can be taken as a fine way to showcase impressive abilities of the Indian Technical Centre of General Motors to develop something essentially indigenous to India yet truly international in its approach. GM was yet to enter the market for compact SUVs in India for there has been a dramatically tremendous growth in this niche. And, it couldn’t have got any better than the Adra Concept.
The Indian Auto Expo, 2014 also brought with itself a newly refurbished Chevrolet Beat. What was most apparent at the moment it was unveiled was the amazing front grille. The new grille of the 2014 Chevrolet Beat is hands down a showstopper. It is bold and it is stylish. The front grille is accompanied by new headlights. These crystal clear headlights are lens based and look even more prominent with the black accent around them. Even the foglights get a new housing. The big show is not just about the front façade of the car. As a matter of fact, the rear of the 2014 Chevrolet Beat has also been worked upon with revamped taillights and an LED inserted, stylish spoiler.
The interior of the 2014 Chevrolet Beat has also been renewed. Besides the new accents in the tone of silver that brighten up the insides, the new Beat also sports a vertically adjustable driver’s seat in all base models. The higher trim levels are set to feature steering mounted audio controls. For people to have no regrets about having not enough options, the automaker will release the 2014 Chevrolet Beat in ten trim levels out of which four will be petrol powered, two will run on Petrol-LPG and the remaining four will be diesel powered. The powertrain of the Beat sees no change for the new model year, which simply translates to an availability of a 1.0 liter three cylinder diesel engine, good for 59 PS and a 1.2 liter petrol motor capable of supplying 80 PS to the vehicle.
Chevrolet made quite an appearance the 2014 Indian Auto Expo with the Adra Concept making the most news, followed by the newly done Beat. Alongside, there were the Chevrolet C7 Corvette, the Chevrolet Trailblazer and the Chevrolet Camaro on display.
If you need to shuffle kids around all day, then you not only need space in the backseat, but you need room in the trunk for groceries, backpacks, camping gear, and anything else you lug around. Of course, interior and cargo room are not your only concerns. Family vehicles must be safe. They need airbags in all the right places and innovative features. A peppy engine is appreciated so you don’t have to grip the steering wheel with white knuckles every time you merge and pass on the highway. If the vehicle manages to give you the power you need without guzzling gas, this is an added bonus too. All these needs add up to one tall order, but rest-assured that there are vehicles available that fit the description. Below are seven that are either new or have seen a significant refresh in the past two years.
Fully resigned for 2013, the Nissan Altima Sedan is a popular pick with families for a long list of reasons. In government crash test ratings it received a perfect score in front, side, and overall crash protection. The 2.5 model gets a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that delivers 182 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, so it has plenty of get-up-and-go. It also manages to return 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. If you need a little more power, a 3.5-liter V6 is available that yields 25 mpg combined. Inside, there is plenty of space. The rear seat is a little tight for six-foot passengers, but for kids it is just fine. There is also plenty of room in the trunk, as it gives you 15.4 cubic feet of cargo space.
If you are on a budget as most families are, you really can’t go wrong with the Dodge Dart. This brand new vehicle has a lot to offer, and has a starting MSRP of only $15,995. The standard 160 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder won’t win you any races, but at 24 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway with a six-speed automatic transmission, you can hardly complain. When tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it received a “Good” rating in front, roof, and side-impact protection, and it can stop from 60 mph in 118 feet, which is one of the best numbers in the segment. Don’t let the exterior fool you; there is a ton of room in this cabin. In fact, it has one of the most welcoming rear seats in its class. Trunk space is average at 13.1 cubic feet.
If you don’t mind spending a little more than the average buyer, the Audi A6 offers a nice all-wheel drive option. It was fully redesigned for 2012 into a vehicle that proves you don’t have to choose between sport and luxury. The base engine is a 2.0-liter inline-4 that delivers 211 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, yet yields 28 mpg combined. As far as safety goes, it received top scores on all crash tests, and it can stop from 60 mph in only 111 feet. It also boasts some very innovative safety features, including the optional Audi Pre-Sense Plus System that can activate the brakes, if the system feels a crash is imminent.
Despite its upscale exterior and sophisticated passenger cabin, Verano is priced rather modestly. It received a “Good” rating in all three crash tests, and comes equipped with OnStar for peace-of-mind. Although a small sedan, occupants never feel pinched for space. There is even plenty of room for extra-tall drivers. In the rear, three decent-sized adults can sit comfortably, so children will have plenty of space to stretch out. The trunk is even generous at 15.2 cubes. The base engine in Verano is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder good for 180 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. It returns 21 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. A turbocharged engine is also available.
For 2013, the Malibu has been completely redesigned, and it is definitely turning heads on the road. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder generates 197 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque while yielding 22 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Like the others listed, Malibu also boasts “Good” crash test ratings. When it comes to braking, it is ahead of most of its competition, stopping from 60 mph in a short 119 feet. OnStar emergency communications is standard, as are rear side airbags. The cabin is every bit as nice as what you get in luxury models, and not only is there plenty of room in the rear seat, the trunk is an enormous 16.3 cubic feet.
A full redesign was given to Impreza for 2012, and since it comes as sedan and hatchback, it should appeal to just about anyone. It is powered by a 2.0-liter boxer four-cylinder good for 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. The engine is also available wearing the Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle certification label, making it ideal for those needing to meet California emissions standards. It gets perfect crash test scores, has a spacious interior, and if you opt for the hatchback, you get 22.5 cubes of space.
Fully redesigned for 2013, Honda Accord offers efficient powertrains, fantastic acceleration, a roomy and attractive interior, and fantastic fuel economy. The available LaneWatch blind-spot system available on higher trims is worthy of an honorable mention. The cabin is significantly quieter than its predecessor, and the trunk is 15.8 cubic-feet, which is 1 cube larger than what was in the 2012 model. The standard 2.4-liter inline-4 is all you really need, providing 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque, and fuel economy is smile-worthy at 27 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.