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Next Generation 2016 Chevy Volt To Debut In Detroit


Today Tim Mahoney, Global Chevrolet Chief Marketing Officer announced that the next generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt will be debuting at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Rumors had the debut pegged for the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, but a hometown debut makes more sense.

“Volt is the perfect example of the ingenuity that drives everything we do at Chevrolet,” Mahoney said at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefings. “Volt fully delivers on the promises of Find New Roads and will continue to provide consumers with the transportation solutions they need and deserve in the future.”

Our team will be covering the auto show circuit again this year so you’ll be sure to see coverage of the 2016 Chevy Volt at its unveiling but I’m sure we’ll hear some more news before then.

The 2015 Corvette Z06 Is Here, Is Awesome!

Arguably (not really) the most anticipated vehicle of the 2014 NAIAS in Detroit is the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Since 2001 the Z06 has been a blue-collar track and strip monster, running 11 second quarter miles and pulling over 1G on the skidpad straight off the lot. When we found out that the base C7 ‘Vette was going to have only 50 fewer horsepower than the outgoing Z06, we knew that the new Z06 was going to be ridiculous.

We weren’t wrong.

As is to be expected before a car show, some details were revealed ahead of the official unveiling thanks to a technical miscue. On January 7th we discovered that the 2015 Z06 would have more than 625 horsepower and a better-than-the-C6-ZR1 630+ ft/lb of torque from the new supercharged LT4. We also found out that, for the first time ever, the Z06 would have an available automatic transmission, though we didn’t have any details on it. Now we do.

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado, Full Size Features in Midsize Truck

Chevrolet unveiled the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, which will redefine the midsize truck segment and offer real (read: full size) truck capability and versatility to customers who don’t require a full-size truck. The Chevy Colorado will be available next fall as a 2015 model.

“Our strategy is simple: meet the needs of the broadest possible customer base, and let them choose precisely the right truck to meet their needs,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president and president of GM North America. “The all-new Colorado benefits from the solid foundation established by the Silverado, and it reinvents the midsize truck while reinvigorating the segment at the same time.”

Chevrolet expects Colorado to be the most powerful truck in the segment, allowing owners to haul and tow more. A 2.5L 4 cylinder producing 193 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque is standard, and a 3.6L V6 that boasts 302 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque is available as an option. Each engine is tuned, tested and validated for truck use, and each features direct injection and variable valve timing to make the most of power and efficiency. Both engines are matched with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Chevy Colorado is expected to offer class leading payload capacity and trailer towing capacity of more than 6,700 pounds (3,039 kg). That is more than enough for the typical truck owner that wants to take the family out camping for the weekend in the mountains.

In its second year the Chevy Colorado will also be available with a Duramax 2.8L turbo-diesel, an option that is already available outside of North America. The diesel engine will expand Colorado’s powertrain lineup to cover the broadest range of needs.

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Chevrolet Teases Facelifted 2014 Camaro SS

Today Chevrolet teased us with glimpse of the facelifted 2014 Camaro SS. The model is due for a refresh and this all but confirms it. The image shows a flatter grill than the existing model accented with a chrome trim on the upper edge. Speculating anything else from it would be wasting breath, but in addition to a modified exterior we’re expecting minor interior updates and the addition of the LS7 motor but, again, nothing has been confirmed. Official unveiling isn’t until the New York International Auto Show but we fully expect to see updates before then.

We’ll be sure to publish new information as soon as GM leaks it!

2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Debut in Detroit

If you pay any attention to then you likely already know that the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are due for some major updates and have been keen to see what they are. Well I can tell you first-hand that they’re numerous and significant. Last year Ram came out with a new 1500 and Ford is due to bring a new F-150 concept here to Detroit, but right now it’s GM’s turn to unveil the latest weapon in the ongoing war of trucks in North America. The focus with this generation seems to be the driving experience, with massive improvements to comfort, style and driveability while maintaining the working capabilities that these trucks are designed for.

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Automotive Superbowl Commercials 2012

If you missed any of this year’s Superbowl commercials, we’ve compiled a list of them here. These include the ones that aired prior to the game, as well as the major spots that aired during the game. Enjoy!

A whole bunch more after the jump…

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Chevy gives peek at 2012 Aveo

From the ugly duckling to the beautiful swan, Chevrolet looks like it will finally have the subcompact competitor its needed all along.
Certainly the Aveo has always been a strong seller, but it has long been sold mostly on price rather than offering much in the way of compelling emotive reasoning to wo

Report: New Car Smell Not As Toxic Today

We all love the smell when we take delivery of a brand new car but a report last year by a US environmental group suggested that the “new car smell” was actually due to toxic chemicals. Cars that caused the most concern included the Nissan Versa, Chevrolet Aveo, and the Kia Rio. While the report did not specifically mention a direct health risk, it noted that some toxic chemicals were found to be at five or sometimes even tens time the level than would be found in an average home.

Now, a new report from the same group seems to indicate that car manufacturers have changed their manufacturing processes to reduce the toxicity of the new car smell.

The car with the best marks was the Acura RDX SH sport-utility vehicle. Three Smart cars made the list of 10 best picks, as did two Chevy models and two Toyotas. Also among the lauded models were the Chevy HHR SUV, as well as the BMW M5 and Honda Accord EXL sedans.

Among the worst vehicles, according to the rankings, were the Mitsubishi Eclipse Spider convertible and Suzuki Reno hatchback, as well as the BMW 120i and Volkswagen Beetle convertibles.

So, the next time you get into a brand new car and breathe in that oh-so-fresh new car smell you can relax and not worry that you are being slowly poisoned by your new purchase. The bad news? As soon as you pull off that lot, you’ll ask yourself if that new car smell was worth eating all that depreciation.

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