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Chevrolet’s Sonic Youth replaces Aveo in subcompact line

Chevrolet’s Sonic Youth replaces Aveo in subcompact line

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.

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Chevrolet Volt cleared of fire defect suspicions

Chevrolet Volt cleared of fire defect suspicions

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.

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Feds remind Chevrolet Volt safety probe not complete

Feds remind Chevrolet Volt safety probe not complete

Earlier this week General Motors laid out a few details surrounding the fix they had set up to assure the world that their Chevrolet Volt was safe in the face of a Federal safety investigation on its flammable batteries. What we did not know is that the Opel Ampera was delayed over this inquiry as well, and, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reminds us today, the investigation is not complete, even if General Motors thinks it is. A recall has not been put in place at the moment, but one may be happening in the very near future if needed.

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Chevrolet Volt battery upgrade promises less fiery crashes

Chevrolet Volt battery upgrade promises less fiery crashes

After federal safety regulators voiced several concerns over the hybrid vehicle Chevrolet Volt's battery, the folks at General Motors have taken action with both a steel structure and a cooling system to keep the battery from being in danger of catching fire after a crash. Of course those with eyes on the vehicle should know that it would've taking quite a severe crash to start the battery on fire in the first place, but Chevy isn't about to let regulators tell the public that their car isn't all the way safe. The investigation has been going on since November of 2011 and Chevrolet is "optimistic" these most recent changes should placate the feds.

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