Chevrolet has announced the return of a rear-wheel drive performance sedan with V-8 power for the 2014 model year. The new vehicle is called the Chevrolet SS. The SS designation has a long history with Chevrolet being used on production performance cars as far back as 1961. The new car will be a derivative of the global rear-wheel drive architecture that the Camaro uses.
This week the folks at Chevrolet have revealed that they'll be adding a lovely new Small SUV to their global lineup, setting up here to have it on display at the Paris Motor Show this year. This vehicle will be bringing room for five passengers as will not be showing up in the USA. Why make a fabulous vehicle such as this and release it everywhere except for the United States? Because Chevrolet already has a vehicle by the name of Equinox that's bringing the heat across the nation right this minute!
Being prepared for the zombie apocalypse is serious business. You have to have all your ducks in a row. You need food, water, ammunition, and zombie splattering implements of doom. You also need the right vehicle and apparently, the correct vehicle for surviving a zombie apocalypse is the Chevy Cruze. I would expect the apocalypse vehicle to be something along the lines of a Hummer decked out with various blades and spikes.
Chevrolet has pulled the wraps off its new 2014 Impala, which is a completely refreshed version of Chevrolet's long-running full-sized sedan. The vehicle will go on sale in early 2013 and will be the 10th generation of the Impala. Highlights of the new car include a range of three different direct injection engines.
If you're the sort who has thought winning the car of the year trophy in the automotive industry was nothing but a popularity contest, consider this. A panel of automotive journalists from 23 countries have named the Chevrolet Volt/Opel Ampera as the European Car of the Year. The irony is the Chevrolet Volt is so unpopular, production has been halted due to an oversupply on the market.
When it comes to subcompact cars, there is an always growing market but there is always a sense that they're not cool or hip. That is, when you hear of the Chevrolet Aveo, you probably think, "Oh yeah, that's the 'cheapest car' option at the rental car place." So it's time to put an end to that unfortunate moniker and introduce the next generation of affordable subcompact cars - enter the Chevy Sonic.
Chevy's making a big push in the green segment for cars and the impact those cars have on the environment. The environmental impact includes the technologies and materials used to make the vehicles as well as the emissions that the vehicles produce. To help the average consumer be aware of the green push that Chevy is investing in, it will start placing new stickers touting green on vehicles with the 2013 range.
Chevrolet's electric-powered Volt has been cleared by US federal safety investigators, with the plug-in car deemed to present no more significant fire risk than its gasoline-powered counterparts, and leaving Chevvy with the unenviable task of re-marketing the vehicle. "No discernible defect trend exists" the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said of the Volt, going on to highlight General Motors' improvements to the structure of the car and the battery cooling systems. The investigation - perhaps uncomfortably public for GM - will educate new NHTSA guidelines on dealing with electric car safety.
GM's Chevrolet brand has rolled out a pair of small and compact concept cars in Detroit to lure younger buyers back to the brand. The two cars are the core 130R and the Code 140S. The 130R is a tall looking, very upright car with four seats in a couple profile. It reminds me a bit of the Camaro combined with the BMW 1 series.