AutoGuide.com News » Chevrolet http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:29:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 AutoGuide.com News » Chevrolet http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/wp-content/themes/autoguide-proper/img/logo_autoguide_red.gif http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news 2015 Chevrolet SS Gains Manual Transmission, Magnetic Ride Control http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/2015-chevrolet-ss-manual-transmission-magnetic-ride-control-confirmed.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/2015-chevrolet-ss-manual-transmission-magnetic-ride-control-confirmed.html#comments Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:03:37 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=251466 2015 Chevrolet SS Gains Manual Transmission, Magnetic Ride Control 2015 Chevrolet SS Gains Manual Transmission, Magnetic Ride Control
Rumored since the Chevrolet SS debuted, two much needed features will be heading to the sports sedan’s equipment list for 2015. The 2015 Chevrolet SS will be gaining a manual transmission and the automaker’s Magnetic Ride Control, both of which have been much requested since the vehicle debuted this year. According to GM’s online order... more]]>
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Rumored since the Chevrolet SS debuted, two much needed features will be heading to the sports sedan’s equipment list for 2015.

The 2015 Chevrolet SS will be gaining a manual transmission and the automaker’s Magnetic Ride Control, both of which have been much requested since the vehicle debuted this year. According to GM’s online order guide, the 2015 SS will have a six-speed manual available as an option in the form of a Tremec TR6060 transmission. The transmission will come with a new 3.70 rear axle while the Magnetic Ride Control suspension will be standard.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Chevrolet SS Review – Video

Magnetic Ride Control will assist the SS by reading the road multiple times per second and adapts the suspension best to the road surface. The system is found on various Cadillac models along with GM’s full-size SUVs and the Corvette Stingray. Under the hood, the SS will keep its 6.2-liter V8 with 415 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque. The current six-speed automatic transmission will carry over to the 2015 model year.

Other small changes include the addition of paint colors such as Regal Peacock Green and Alchemy Purple.

GALLERY: 2014 Chevrolet SS

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[Source: GMInsideNews]

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GM Confirms Eight-Speed Auto for Pickups, SUVs http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/gm-confirms-eight-speed-auto-pickups-suvs.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/gm-confirms-eight-speed-auto-pickups-suvs.html#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:00:39 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=251395 GM Confirms Eight-Speed Auto for Pickups, SUVs GM Confirms Eight-Speed Auto for Pickups, SUVs
While it was spread in rumors last week, GM has confirmed that its half-ton pickup trucks and full-size SUVs will both be available with an eight-speed automatic transmission.  There is a catch though. The eight speed will only be paired with the 6.2-liter V8 that makes 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, while both... more]]>
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While it was spread in rumors last week, GM has confirmed that its half-ton pickup trucks and full-size SUVs will both be available with an eight-speed automatic transmission. 

There is a catch though. The eight speed will only be paired with the 6.2-liter V8 that makes 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, while both the 5.3-liter V8 along with the 4.3-liter V6 solider on with a six-speed automatic.

GM says that the new eight speed is roughly the same size and weight as the outgoing six speed, and allows a wider gear spread which means that more torque is available from the first gear. This also means that the rear-end axle ratio can be numerically lower, allowing RPMs to stay low at highway speeds.

SEE ALSO: GM Truck Tow Ratings Adjusted by Tougher Testing

The Silverado and Sierra were recently tested using SAE J2807 standards, and the trucks both retain their maximum tow rating of 12,000 pounds.

The new eight-speed should also help fuel economy, numbers on which will be released sometime in late 2014.

GALLERY: 2015 Chevy Yukon

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GM Midsize Trucks Might Get Raptor Fighting Off-Road Variant http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/chevy-colorado-rumored-get-raptor-fighting-variant.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/chevy-colorado-rumored-get-raptor-fighting-variant.html#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:18:19 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=251324 GM Midsize Trucks Might Get Raptor Fighting Off-Road Variant GM Midsize Trucks Might Get Raptor Fighting Off-Road Variant
GM truck enthusiasts have been yearning for a Ford Raptor fighter and their wishes may come true. According to a recent report from GM Authority, the upcoming Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are on track to get an aggressive off-road variant akin to the Ford Raptor. The new line of mid-size pickups would serve better... more]]>
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GM truck enthusiasts have been yearning for a Ford Raptor fighter and their wishes may come true.

According to a recent report from GM Authority, the upcoming Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are on track to get an aggressive off-road variant akin to the Ford Raptor. The new line of mid-size pickups would serve better fighting the Raptor than the Silverado or Sierra thanks to their lightweight platform, as fewer pounds are better for any off-road vehicle.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Chevy Colorado: Five Things You Should Know

The American automaker has offered little in regards to developing a formidable off-road truck, but did show off the Colorado Rally Concept in 2011. In the past, GM has had all-terrain variants for its Chevy S-10 and GMC Sonoma pickup trucks that featured higher ground clearance, stronger shocks, bigger axles and other upgrades meant for leaving the pavement.

GALLERY: 2015 Chevy Colorado

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[Source: GM Authority]

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro Spied for the First Time http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/2016-chevrolet-camaro-spied-first-time.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/2016-chevrolet-camaro-spied-first-time.html#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:25:53 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=251293 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Spied for the First Time 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Spied for the First Time
Chevrolet has been caught testing the next-generation Camaro. Though it’s heavily camouflaged, the 2016 Camaro spy photos confirm earlier reports that the new Camaro will be evolutionary, not revolutionary. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will ride on the new, lighter Alpha chassis that underpins the new Cadillac ATS and CTS models. Expect the typical lineup of six- and... more]]>
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Chevrolet has been caught testing the next-generation Camaro.

Though it’s heavily camouflaged, the 2016 Camaro spy photos confirm earlier reports that the new Camaro will be evolutionary, not revolutionary.

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will ride on the new, lighter Alpha chassis that underpins the new Cadillac ATS and CTS models. Expect the typical lineup of six- and eight-cylinder engines, but don’t be surprised if GM’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gets added as a base model engine.

Its appearance does look more aggressive and muscular, but that’s not the big surprise. The quad-tip exhaust setup seen in the photos along with large wheels and what appears to be vents on the hood hint that the American automaker is actually testing a high-performance variant and not the base model Camaro.

SEE ALSO: 2016 Chevy Camaro to be Longer, Lighter and Turbocharged

It is likely that Chevrolet will follow in the footsteps of the Corvette Stingray, with an accelerated launch program for performance variants of the next-generation Camaro. This time around, Chevy didn’t waste much time between unveiling the standard Stingray and the high-performance Z06.

GALLERY: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Spy Photos

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2015 Chevy Volt Gets Extended Electric Range http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/2015-chevrolet-volt-also-getting-larger-battery.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/2015-chevrolet-volt-also-getting-larger-battery.html#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:32:25 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=251197 2015 Chevy Volt Gets Extended Electric Range 2015 Chevy Volt Gets Extended Electric Range
There’s an unannounced change heading to the 2015 Chevrolet Volt. The 2015 Chevrolet Volt’s battery will be a 17.1-kWh unit, which is a slightly larger capacity than the current battery has at 16.5 kWh. The Volt originally launched in December 2010 with a 16.0-kWh battery that gave it a 35-mile all-electric range or 94 MPGe.... more]]>
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There’s an unannounced change heading to the 2015 Chevrolet Volt.

The 2015 Chevrolet Volt’s battery will be a 17.1-kWh unit, which is a slightly larger capacity than the current battery has at 16.5 kWh. The Volt originally launched in December 2010 with a 16.0-kWh battery that gave it a 35-mile all-electric range or 94 MPGe. The 2013 Volt got the 16.5-kWh battery it has now, helping increase the range to 38 miles for a 98-MPGe rating.

“We did make an engineering change to the cells for the 2015 Chevrolet Volt which resulted in an increase in energy capacity to 17.1 kilowatt-hours,” said GM’s manager of Electrification Technology Communications, Kevin Kelly to Hybrid Cars. “This was done as part of our continuing improvement efforts, to make the product better, to respond to the demands of our customers, and what they expect from the product as we go along. So it’s likely that some customers may experience an improvement in range over previous model years.”

SEE ALSO: 2015 Chevrolet Volt Gets Minor Changes

The refreshed 2015 Volt went into production last month with the larger battery but has not been re-certified by the EPA. It is currently not known if the EPA will re-certify the 2015 Volt to reflect the larger battery and its range, but it is likely that new Volt owners will net around 40 miles of all-electric driving.

GALLERY: 2014 Chevrolet Volt

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[Source: Hybrid Cars]

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2015 Chevrolet Volt Gets Minor Changes http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/2015-chevrolet-volt-gets-minor-changes.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/2015-chevrolet-volt-gets-minor-changes.html#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:31:56 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=250636 2015 Chevrolet Volt Gets Minor Changes 2015 Chevrolet Volt Gets Minor Changes
As the Chevrolet Volt nears the end of its current generation, the Automaker has added subtle changes for the 2015 model year. No major changes will be heading to the 2015 Chevrolet Volt, but the American automaker is adding OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, a new package that bundles navigation with Bose Premium Audio and... more]]>
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As the Chevrolet Volt nears the end of its current generation, the Automaker has added subtle changes for the 2015 model year.

No major changes will be heading to the 2015 Chevrolet Volt, but the American automaker is adding OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, a new package that bundles navigation with Bose Premium Audio and has replaced the White Diamond Tricoat paint option with an extra-cost Iridescent Pearl Tricoat.

SEE ALSO: 2016 Chevrolet Volt to Ride on All-New Platform

The next-generation Volt is expected to make its debut next year and is being developed on a new front-wheel drive platform. It is likely that Chevrolet will increase the electric-only range on the new Volt, but don’t expect any revolutionary changes to its styling.

GALLERY: 2014 Chevrolet Volt

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[Source: GM Authority]

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GM Half-Ton Trucks Get Eight-Speed Auto with 6.2L V8 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/gm-half-ton-trucks-gain-eight-speed-auto-6-2l-v8.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/gm-half-ton-trucks-gain-eight-speed-auto-6-2l-v8.html#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:23:52 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=250643 GM Half-Ton Trucks Get Eight-Speed Auto with 6.2L V8 GM Half-Ton Trucks Get Eight-Speed Auto with 6.2L V8
General Motors is fitting its 2015 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra with an eight-speed transmission, but with a catch.  The new eight cog unit will only be available with one of the three engines offered in the trucks, the 6.2-liter V8. That is the most powerful engine you can get with a Silverado or Sierra, which... more]]>
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General Motors is fitting its 2015 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra with an eight-speed transmission, but with a catch. 

The new eight cog unit will only be available with one of the three engines offered in the trucks, the 6.2-liter V8. That is the most powerful engine you can get with a Silverado or Sierra, which means that the 5.3-liter V8 and 4.3-liter V6 will soldier on with the six-speed automatic currently available.

To get the 6.2-liter engine that makes 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, buyers have to get either a crew cab or double cab truck. As it is the top-dog engine, the 6.2-liter is also fitted to the High Country-trimmed Silverado and the GMC Sierra Denali.

SEE ALSO: GM Truck Tow Ratings Adjusted by Tougher Testing

Details on how this transmission will affect the trucks performance are still unreleased, but you can expect better fuel economy.

Recently, General Motors released revised towing numbers based on SAE J2807 practices, revealing that the 6.2-liter equipped trucks can tow a maximum of 12,000 pounds. It is unclear whether or not GM used the eight-speed transmission in the testing, so there is a possibility that the max tow rating could increase as well.

[Source: GM Inside News]

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Chrysler 300S vs. Chevrolet SS vs. BMW 335i http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/chrysler-300s-vs-chevrolet-ss-vs-bmw-335i.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/chrysler-300s-vs-chevrolet-ss-vs-bmw-335i.html#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:02:41 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=250551 Chrysler 300S vs. Chevrolet SS vs. BMW 335i Chrysler 300S vs. Chevrolet SS vs. BMW 335i
Ask AutoGuide, the internet’s premiere vehicular-advice column is back in business. But like a long-running Broadway musical you’d better act fast because this is strictly a limited-time engagement. In contrast to productions like Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera or Cats this performance won’t drag on for hours so hopefully you don’t fall asleep... more]]>

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Ask AutoGuide, the internet’s premiere vehicular-advice column is back in business. But like a long-running Broadway musical you’d better act fast because this is strictly a limited-time engagement.

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1992 Mercury Grand MarquisIn contrast to productions like Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera or Cats this performance won’t drag on for hours so hopefully you don’t fall asleep and get spittle on your Sunday best. We don’t want that and neither do you, especially since dry-cleaning is inconvenient and uses caustic chemicals.

This week Walter sent us an e-mail requesting some automotive shopping assistance. He’s looking for a new car and has up to $45,000 to spend on said ride. Currently he owns a 2011 Ford F-150 with the 5.0-liter V8 engine as well as a 1992 Mercury Grand Marquis.

V8-LogoA self-proclaimed baby boomer, Walt is an enthusiast of traditional cars and has a “burning desire” to get another rear-wheel-drive, V8-powered American sedan, though he’s well aware that his options are fairly limited these days. It’s also understandable why he’d want an upgrade from his aging Panther car. He’ll consider German models but has some reservations about them, mostly their notoriously high maintenance costs; Japanese vehicles are off limits.

Other features he demands include air conditioning, a decent sound system with AM/FM radio and a CD player; an automatic transmission is mandatory as well. In addition to large sedans Walter will also consider cars like the 2015 Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro. But honestly we think he can do better without resorting to two-door models, which have a host of issues all their own. Does he really want a low-slung vehicle with limited outward visibility? Probably not, plus the brand-new ‘Stang is on the way so why would you ever buy the outgoing version? Sticking with four-doors here are our recommendations.

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Most Watched Videos of the Week: June 29 July 6, 2014 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/watched-videos-week-june-29-july-6-2014.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/watched-videos-week-june-29-july-6-2014.html#comments Sun, 06 Jul 2014 20:59:31 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=250050 Most Watched Videos of the Week: June 29 – July 6, 2014 Most Watched Videos of the Week: June 29 – July 6, 2014
If you’re feeling patriotic this 4th of July weekend, there are some automotive videos starring America’s best waiting for you. AutoGuide.com‘s most watched videos this past week include our comparison of the 2014 Cadillac CTS and 2015 Hyundai Genesis, our Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 review and sports car enthusiasts are in love with our Corvette Stingray... more]]>
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If you’re feeling patriotic this 4th of July weekend, there are some automotive videos starring America’s best waiting for you.

AutoGuide.com‘s most watched videos this past week include our comparison of the 2014 Cadillac CTS and 2015 Hyundai Genesis, our Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 review and sports car enthusiasts are in love with our Corvette Stingray Z51 track test.

Watch the videos below and subscribe to AutoGuide.com’s YouTube channel here.

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 Track Test

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Top 10 2014 Total Quality Index Vehicles http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/top-10-2014-total-quality-index-vehicles.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/top-10-2014-total-quality-index-vehicles.html#comments Sat, 05 Jul 2014 14:14:05 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=249777 Top 10 2014 Total Quality Index Vehicles Top 10 2014 Total Quality Index Vehicles
Each year, Strategic Vision releases its Total Quality Index, which it says includes positive and negative product experiences on vehicles including reliability, actual problems, driving excitement and other measures. This year’s study surveyed a total of 38,361 owners and here are the top 10 vehicles with the highest scores. more]]>

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Each year, Strategic Vision releases its Total Quality Index, which it says includes positive and negative product experiences on vehicles including reliability, actual problems, driving excitement and other measures.

This year’s study surveyed a total of 38,361 owners and here are the top 10 vehicles with the highest scores.

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Top 10 Torque Titans of America http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/top-10-american-torque-titans.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/07/top-10-american-torque-titans.html#comments Fri, 04 Jul 2014 17:15:38 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=249996 Top 10 Torque Titans of America Top 10 Torque Titans of America
On American Independence Day, better known as the 4th of July, we celebrate everything to do with the United States of America, and where would this nation be without its cars.  But this all-American list celebrates the unsung hero in every one of our vehicles that usually doesn’t catch the headlines: Torque. It helps you jump... more]]>

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On American Independence Day, better known as the 4th of July, we celebrate everything to do with the United States of America, and where would this nation be without its cars. 

But this all-American list celebrates the unsung hero in every one of our vehicles that usually doesn’t catch the headlines: Torque. It helps you jump off the line and provides the grunt for hauling heavy loads or getting work done.

So which American-made cars make the most lb-ft of twist? Read on to find out.

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GM Announces Another Four Recalls http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/gm-announces-another-four-recalls.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/gm-announces-another-four-recalls.html#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:07:48 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=249499 GM Announces Another Four Recalls GM Announces Another Four Recalls
So much for more recalls from GM being just a possibility. The American automaker has announced four more recalls that affects 428,211 vehicles in the U.S. The first recall almost comes as no surprise considering the recent stop-sale order on the Chevrolet Cruze. A total of 29,019 Chevrolet Cruze sedans from the 2013-2014 model year... more]]>
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So much for more recalls from GM being just a possibility. The American automaker has announced four more recalls that affects 428,211 vehicles in the U.S.

The first recall almost comes as no surprise considering the recent stop-sale order on the Chevrolet Cruze. A total of 29,019 Chevrolet Cruze sedans from the 2013-2014 model year are being recalled to replace the driver’s side air bag inflator. An additional 4,066 units are affected in Canada according to GM. The American automaker is aware of one injury related to the airbag issue.

SEE ALSO: More Recalls Possible Says GM CEO

The next recall affects 392,459 full-size pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S. and 53,607 in Canada. An additional 20,874 units are affected in other markets worldwide and include the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and the 2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. According to the American automaker, the affected vehicles have a transfer case that may electronically switch to neutral without input from the driver. As a result, the vehicle could roll away if the parking brake is not set or no power will go to the wheels if the vehicle is in motion. No crashes or injuries related to this issue have been reported.

Affected 4,794 2013-2014 model year Chevrolet Caprice police cars and 2014 Chevrolet SS sport sedans in the U.S., GM will inspect and replace the windshield wiper module assembly due to the motor gear teeth becoming stripped. GM is not aware of any injuries or crashes related to this issue.

Dealers will replace the two rear shock absorbers in 1,939 Corvettes from the 2014 model year in the U.S. with the FE1 or FE3 suspension in order to repair a possibly insufficient weld in the rear shocks. In addition, 33 vehicles in Canada are affected along with 82 others that were exported. No injuries or crashes related to the issue have been reported.

GALLERY: 2015 Chevrolet Cruze

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