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 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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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]]>

Ask AutoGuide No. 44

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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Top 11 Cars With the Best Residual Value http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/top-11-cars-best-residual-value.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/top-11-cars-best-residual-value.html#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:09:36 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=248856 Top 11 Cars With the Best Residual Value Top 11 Cars With the Best Residual Value
Residual value is one of the most important factors to consider when obtaining a new vehicle, especially if you plan on leasing. How much it’s worth at the end of the contract has a huge impact on how much you’ll be paying each month. Which cars on the market today hold their value best? The... more]]>

Top 11 Cars With Best Residual Value

Residual value is one of the most important factors to consider when obtaining a new vehicle, especially if you plan on leasing. How much it’s worth at the end of the contract has a huge impact on how much you’ll be paying each month. Which cars on the market today hold their value best? The folks at ALG have it all figured out. In no particular order, here they are.

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Chevrolet Cruze Sales Halted for Airbag Issue http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/2013-2014-chevrolet-cruze-sales-halted-airbag-issue.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/2013-2014-chevrolet-cruze-sales-halted-airbag-issue.html#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:49:28 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=249215 Chevrolet Cruze Sales Halted for Airbag Issue Chevrolet Cruze Sales Halted for Airbag Issue
General Motors has ordered a stop-delivery order on the 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze. Since the massive ignition switch recall, General Motors has been taking a proactive approach in ensuring vehicles being sold are as safe as possible. Unfortunately that’s not the case for the 2013-2014 Cruze, which according to GM, may have a “suspect” driver’s side... more]]>
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General Motors has ordered a stop-delivery order on the 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze.

Since the massive ignition switch recall, General Motors has been taking a proactive approach in ensuring vehicles being sold are as safe as possible. Unfortunately that’s not the case for the 2013-2014 Cruze, which according to GM, may have a “suspect” driver’s side airbag inflator module. The notice to dealers said, “The inflator module may have been assembled with an incorrect part.”

SEE ALSO: GM Issues Four More Recalls Spanning 89,000 Vehicles

Dealers are being asked to hold new and used Cruzes on their lots and are not allowed to deliver them to customers “until further instructions are received.” The company is trying to determine which vehicles are fitted with the suspect part so that the unaffected cars can be sold.

So far this year, GM has issued 44 recalls that has covered 20-million vehicles globally.

GALLERY: 2015 Chevrolet Cruze

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[Source: Automotive News]

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Top Viral News Stories of the Week: June 1 June 8, 2014 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/top-viral-news-stories-week-june-1-june-8-2014.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/top-viral-news-stories-week-june-1-june-8-2014.html#comments Sun, 08 Jun 2014 18:02:30 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=247061 Top Viral News Stories of the Week: June 1 – June 8, 2014 Top Viral News Stories of the Week: June 1 – June 8, 2014
Through social media, some stories have a life of their own. AutoGuide.com has compiled a list of this week’s most shared stories through Facebook, Twitter and Google+. News of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 sporting 650 hp was popular among automotive enthusiasts this past week, while details on the upcoming four-cylinder engines Porsche is developing was also among... more]]>
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Through social media, some stories have a life of their own. AutoGuide.com has compiled a list of this week’s most shared stories through Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

News of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 sporting 650 hp was popular among automotive enthusiasts this past week, while details on the upcoming four-cylinder engines Porsche is developing was also among the most shared. Lastly, video game fans shared the story that the Grand Theft Auto Bravado Banshee was up on eBay for a cool $170,000.

2015 Corvette Z06 to Top Viper With 650-HP

The only production cars that will offer more horsepower than the new 2015 Corvette Z06 will be a handful of exotics, most of which cost over a million dollars.

Porsche Four-Cylinder Engines Detailed

Details on the four-cylinder engines Porsche is planning for its products are starting to emerge.

Grand Theft Auto ‘Bravado Banshee’ for Sale on eBay

This one-of-a-kind Dodge Viper can be yours for $170,000.

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2015 Corvette Z06 to Top Viper With 650-HP http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/2015-corvette-z06-top-viper-650-hp.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/2015-corvette-z06-top-viper-650-hp.html#comments Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:55:56 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=246966 2015 Corvette Z06 to Top Viper With 650-HP 2015 Corvette Z06 to Top Viper With 650-HP
The only production cars that will offer more horsepower than the new 2015 Corvette Z06 will be a handful of exotics, most of which cost over a million dollars. Chevrolet has just revealed the official specs on its new LT4 supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with a rating of 650 hp at 6400 rpm and 650 lb-ft... more]]>
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The only production cars that will offer more horsepower than the new 2015 Corvette Z06 will be a handful of exotics, most of which cost over a million dollars.

Chevrolet has just revealed the official specs on its new LT4 supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with a rating of 650 hp at 6400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque at 3600 rpm.

Perhaps more impressive than the outright numbers are the torque stats. Not only will it deliver 625 lb-ft of torque at just 2800 rpm it actually delivers 457 lb-ft from idle. Yes, idle!2015 Corvette Z06

Compared to a Ferrari F12 the Z06 does make 12 percent less horsepower, but it also makes 28 percent more torque even though it’s torque doesn’t fully come on until 6,000 rpm.

Compared to the Porsche 911 Turbo S, the Z06 makes 90 more horsepower and 134 lb-ft more of torque. Stacked up to the previous Z06, the new model makes 40 percent more torque, while it even delivers 7.5 percent more than the ZR1.

“The LT4 small block sets a new benchmark for power and torque at GM,” said Steve Kiefer, vice president, GM Powertrain Engineering. “The engine also puts the new Corvette Z06 on par with the most powerful supercars offered in America, while delivering performance with impeccable manners that make it suitable for daily driving.”

GALLERY: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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ZL1 Camaro, CTS-V Get Free Replacement Superchargers http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/chevy-camaro-zl1-cadillac-cts-v-supercharger-warranty-extended.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/chevy-camaro-zl1-cadillac-cts-v-supercharger-warranty-extended.html#comments Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:32:52 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=246803 ZL1 Camaro, CTS-V Get Free Replacement Superchargers ZL1 Camaro, CTS-V Get Free Replacement Superchargers
Rather than issuing a recall, General Motors is extending its warranty coverage on the Chevrolet ZL1 Camaro and Cadillac CTS-V after discovering a flaw with certain superchargers. The American automaker will be extending the supercharger warranty on the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Cadillac CTS-V after it discovered a problem with the powertrain. On the affected... more]]>
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Rather than issuing a recall, General Motors is extending its warranty coverage on the Chevrolet ZL1 Camaro and Cadillac CTS-V after discovering a flaw with certain superchargers.

The American automaker will be extending the supercharger warranty on the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Cadillac CTS-V after it discovered a problem with the powertrain. On the affected vehicles, the supercharger may not perform as designed. As a result, a contamination of the supercharger’s internal bearing shaft grease can occur causing a rattling noise from the engine at idle. If left alone, a bearing failure can occur that could potentially result in engine damage.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible Review

On the affected vehicles, the American automaker will replace the supercharger at no cost and the company is extending the warranty coverage for the problem to 10 years or 120,000 miles. If you own a 2009-2013 Cadillac CTS-V or a 2012-2013 Chevrolet Camaro equipped with a 6.2-liter supercharged engine, you will want to call your local dealership with your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to determine if you’re affected.

[Source: The Car Connection]

Discuss this story at our General Motors forum

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Top 10 Coolest Digital Gauge Clusters http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/top-10-coolest-digital-gauge-clusters-tech-tuesday.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/06/top-10-coolest-digital-gauge-clusters-tech-tuesday.html#comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:02:52 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=246505 Top 10 Coolest Digital Gauge Clusters Top 10 Coolest Digital Gauge Clusters
  Most vehicles have some sort of screen in the gauge cluster these days, but some are better than others. With analogue dials quickly being phased out by more detailed screens that can be customized, digital gauge clusters are poised to become the norm. Here’s a quick look at 10 of the coolest clusters being fitted... more]]>
 

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Most vehicles have some sort of screen in the gauge cluster these days, but some are better than others.

With analogue dials quickly being phased out by more detailed screens that can be customized, digital gauge clusters are poised to become the norm. Here’s a quick look at 10 of the coolest clusters being fitted to new cars today in no particular order.

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Corvette With 8-Speed Automatic Arriving in September http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/05/corvette-8-speed-automatic-arriving-september.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/05/corvette-8-speed-automatic-arriving-september.html#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 14:02:28 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=246092 Corvette With 8-Speed Automatic Arriving in September Corvette With 8-Speed Automatic Arriving in September
Chevrolet dealers will begin taking delivery of the 2015 Corvette Stingray in September with enhancements over the previous model year. The 2014 model year Stingray came with a six-speed automatic transmission (or a rev-matching seven-speed manual), but the company will implement its new eight-speed automatic for 2015. Presumably, the added gears will bring improved performance... more]]>
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Chevrolet dealers will begin taking delivery of the 2015 Corvette Stingray in September with enhancements over the previous model year.

The 2014 model year Stingray came with a six-speed automatic transmission (or a rev-matching seven-speed manual), but the company will implement its new eight-speed automatic for 2015. Presumably, the added gears will bring improved performance to the car as well as better fuel efficiency.

Other changes for 2015 include a new ZF1 appearance package that adds to the Z51 performance equipment. The car will also be available with a new data recording system meant to log performance data while turning track laps.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Corvette Gains Eight-Speed Automatic

The ZF1 package adds 19- and 20-inch wheels compared to the standard 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels that are part of the standard equipment list. It also adds a body-color spoiler and a carbon fiber front splitter and rocker panels.

Pricing hasn’t been announced for the 2015 model year and is expected to be revealed closer to when the cars arrive in showrooms.

GALLERY: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

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GM Igniton Switch Crash Count Hiked to 47 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/05/gm-igniton-switch-crash-count-hiked-47.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/05/gm-igniton-switch-crash-count-hiked-47.html#comments Tue, 27 May 2014 15:02:03 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=245682 GM Igniton Switch Crash Count Hiked to 47 GM Igniton Switch Crash Count Hiked to 47
The number of crashes acknowledged by GM to be related to faulty ignition switches now sits at 47. Last week, the company raised its official crash count from 32 by 15 accidents for the total 47. That number includes one crash and one fatality in Canada. General Motors is maintaining its previous claim that it... more]]>
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The number of crashes acknowledged by GM to be related to faulty ignition switches now sits at 47.

Last week, the company raised its official crash count from 32 by 15 accidents for the total 47. That number includes one crash and one fatality in Canada. General Motors is maintaining its previous claim that it is only aware of 13 fatalities linked to the faulty switches that can cause airbags not to deploy during a crash.

SEE ALSO: GM Recall Death Count ‘Likely’ More Than 13

On Friday, NHTSA released a statement saying it is likely that more deaths related to the flawed vehicles.

According to the Detroit News, a GM spokesman said the figure could change again. GM’s update figure is part of the company’s response to a NHTSA request for information on why it was so slow in calling back the 2.6 million vehicles affected under its faulty ignition switch campaign.

Discuss this story at our General Motors forum

[Source: Detroit News]

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GM Recalls 218K Chevrolet Aveos for Fire Risk http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/05/gm-recalls-218k-chevrolet-aveos-fire-risk.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/05/gm-recalls-218k-chevrolet-aveos-fire-risk.html#comments Wed, 21 May 2014 13:02:46 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=245002 GM Recalls 218K Chevrolet Aveos for Fire Risk GM Recalls 218K Chevrolet Aveos for Fire Risk
Chevrolet announced today that it will call back 218,000 Chevrolet Aveos because of a potential fire risk. Affected models range from the 2004 to 2008 model years and are equipped with daytime running lights. The DRL module located in the center console in the instrument panel might generate enough heat to melt itself and that... more]]>
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Chevrolet announced today that it will call back 218,000 Chevrolet Aveos because of a potential fire risk.

Affected models range from the 2004 to 2008 model years and are equipped with daytime running lights. The DRL module located in the center console in the instrument panel might generate enough heat to melt itself and that can cause a fire.

According to NHTSA documents, General Motors doesn’t know how to fix the issue yet and hasn’t announced a timeline for the recall campaign. The automaker is  still developing a way to fix the problem.

Today’s recall announcement comes after the company said yesterday that it will recall 2.42 million vehicles in a campaign spanning several nameplates for a variety of issues. The latest announcement is the 30th recall campaign for the Detroit automaker so far  this year and marks it creeping close to having called back 14 million units since January. Currently, the total sits at over 13.8 million.

General Motors said yesterday that it expects to spend $400 million on recall related costs in the second quarter, but that figure doesn’t include today’s announcement. In the first quarter, GM saw its net profit all but wiped out by costs associated with its controversial ignition switch recall.

Discuss this story at our GM forum

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