The technology uses sensors on the front and rear bumpers to detect the width and depth of parallel and reverse right-angle parking spaces to provide hands-free parking help.
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The system can detect obstacles, gauge the size of a parking space, assess distance to the curb and calculate optimum steering angles for each parking space. The driver, following instructions on the Driver Information Center, controls the accelerator and brake while the Automatic Parking Assist controls the steering. Signals sent from the sensors in the bumpers to the electric power steering rack allow the vehicle to steer itself into the space.
For parallel parking, the driver pulls alongside a parking space until the vehicle’s rear bumper passes the rear wheel of the car parked in front of the open space. The driver then shifts into reverse and the car steers itself into the space. The backup camera provides a visual indication of how close the SS is to surrounding cars.
The reverse perpendicular parking process works in a similar way. The driver presses the Automatic Park Assist button twice and follows instructions in the Driver Information Center to safely park the vehicle.
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GM Leads Industry in J.D. Power APEAL Study Awards
Demonstrating its commitment to designing quality vehicles that meet consumer needs, General Motors received six segment-level awards — the most of any automaker — in the 2016 J.D. Power U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study released today.
GM Leads Industry in J.D. Power APEAL Study Awards
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General Motors is reducing the cost of its OnStar 4G LTE data plans by up to 50%, the automaker said today.
Since 2014, most GM models have come with 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection if owners subscribe to OnStar after a three-month trial period, which is free along with 3 gigabytes of data use. After that, OnStar packages range from $200 to $350 a year.
What changes now is that a 1-gigabyte-per-month plan drops from $20 to $10. A 4-gigabyte plan now costs $40, and a 10-gigabyte-per-month plan comes down from $80 to $40.
“As more people embrace the technology, it brings down the cost of entry for all users,” said Laura Keck, OnStar’s subscriber marketing manager. “With these lower prices, we expect even more customers to use 4G LTE connectivity.”
GM partners with AT&T to deliver the in-vehicle connectivity.
OnStar 4GLTE cost reduced. Yay!
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Whether it’s on the town or off-road, Colorado offers new special editions to help you find even more adventure. Catch every wave with the Colorado Shoreline, make new trails with the Z71 Trail Boss, or take on the night with the new Z71 Midnight Edition or LT Midnight Edition. When it comes to customization, there’s a Colorado for everyone.
The 2016 Z71 Trail Boss builds on the fit and functionality of the 2015 version. Bold and trail-ready, the new Z71 Trail Boss features Black 17-inch wheels wrapped in aggressive Goodyear DuraTrac® tires and a new sport bar with LED lighting, meaning that your adventures don’t need to end at sundown.
2017 is going to be a very good year for Trax. Chevrolet has refined and updated this small crossover. We expect America to embrace the changes and make Trax the number 1 selling compact crossover. 2017 Chevy Trax Changes include:
MyLink infotainment system with large color touch-screen
Apple car play and Android Auto will allow owners to access smartphone features like Google maps and Spotify right through their Trax’s screen display
Available 4G LTE (free trial included) will be able to power up to 7 devices up to 50 feet away
Restyled dashboard with analog tachometer and speedometer
Additional Chrome on the center stack
new front/rear facias
new Premium level trim
Trax will also offer new available safety features such as:
Forward collision alert
Lane departure warning
Side blind zone alert
Rear cross traffic alert
The all new 2017 Chevrolet Trax is available for order now. Expect to see the 2017 Chevy Trax Changes this fall.
CHICAGO – Building on its early success and the rapid growth of the segment, Chevrolet today introduced the 2017 Trax – a more expressive take on one of America’s best-selling small SUVs.
Contemporary design elements, including an all-new front-end appearance, and a new premium interior compose the visual updates, while new available active safety features and a new infotainment system – with available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility – expand its range of customer-focused technologies.
“In the fastest-growing segment, Chevrolet Trax’s momentum is sure to continue with great design enhancements, premium details, and the latest technologies,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “Features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and four new active safety features offer customers more than most competitors – and at an entry-level price.”
With sales of 63,303 in 2015 – its first full year on the market – the Trax quickly climbed to the second-best-selling small SUV in America. It is also ranked in the top three globally, achieving more than 400,000 sales in 73 markets since its launch in late 2012. China and the United States are its top markets.
In the United States, more than half of Trax’s customers with a trade-in turned in something other than a Chevrolet. Trax also attracts nearly 60 percent female customers – the highest percentage in the brand’s entire lineup.
“With the Colorado and Trax, Chevrolet and our dealers are able to offer brand-new entries in fast-growing segments, which helps bring new customers to Chevrolet,” said Majoros. “And with other new vehicles such as the Cruze Hatchback and Bolt EV, we will continue to attract new customers to the Chevrolet franchise and continue to grow market share, as we did in 2015.”
The 2017 Trax goes on sale this fall, offered in LS, LT and new Premier trims.
The Trax’s fresh, contemporary appearance reflects the modern face of Chevrolet around the globe. A new grille and headlamps echo the styling elements seen in new Chevrolet models such as the Malibu, Cruze and Volt.
“It’s a more sculptural, sophisticated design,” said Steve Kim, Chevrolet Trax designer. “There’s also a sporty streak in the new styling that speaks to the Trax’s agile, fun-to-drive personality.”
The front fascia is all-new and incorporates Chevrolet’s new proportioned dual port grille. New, sleek headlamps flow around the corners and into the front fenders. Trax LS models feature new halogen reflector headlamps and uplevel LT and new Premier models have halogen projector headlamps with LED signature lighting. Chrome also accents the outboard fog lamp bezels.
At the rear is a new fascia and dual taillamps, with the Premier model featuring LED signature lighting. The Premier is also offered with new 18-inch aluminum wheels.
A modified instrument panel is the foundation for the 2017 Trax’s premium interior enhancements. It interprets Chevrolet’s signature dual-cockpit design more expressively, with an upper dashboard hood that flows uninterrupted across the panel to enhance the perception of spaciousness.
The redesigned center instrument panel features greater visibility of a new 7-inch-diagonal MyLink color touch screen and Galvano chrome trim on the instrument panel and console contribute to the Trax’s premium ambiance. Premier models are offered with contrasting-color instrument panel trim that matches their leatherette seating trim.
“Customers will really notice the elevation in the Trax’s interior design and attention to detail,” said Kim. “It’s an environment that transcends segment boundaries, offering rich, premium appointments and seamless integration of the technologies they rely on most.”
Also new for 2017 is the instrument cluster, which features a new gauge display with prominent analog speedometer and tachometer readouts along with digital displays from the standard driver information center.
The 2017 Trax offers a new 7-inch diagonal infotainment system designed to support the latest connectivity technologies, including available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and available 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot.
With the 4G LTE connection, Trax allows passengers to connect up to seven personal devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets, to high-speed wireless Internet. Keyless Open and Start also add to the Trax’s roster of available new technologies.
New active safety features
New active safety features are designed to help alert drivers to potential crash situations. They are available depending on the model and include:
• Side Blind Zone Alert
• Rear Cross Traffic Alert
• Forward Collision Alert
• Lane Departure Warning
Additional crash-avoidance technologies include a standard rearview camera. Trax also features 10 standard air bags.
Returning for 2017 is the Trax’s Ecotec 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine is rated at an SAE-certified 138 horsepower (102 kW) and 148 lb-ft of torque (200 Nm) between 1,850 and 4,900 rpm.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
The 2016 Ted Williams All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, Eric Hosmer, chose a Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Midnight Editi.on during the MVP award ceremony presented by Chevrolet at Petco Park in San Diego on Tuesday night.
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Have you ever bought an article of clothing that looks absolutely fantastic on you…but doesn’t have much hangar appeal?The Golden Rule Try It Before You Buy It applies to cars too.Don’t rule out a used vehicle until you’ve driven it.After all, you are going to spend most of your time inside the vehicle driving it, not standing on the outside staring at it.
So even if the vehicle isn’t the most attractive…when you’re behind the wheel you barely see the vehicle’s exterior.
Ok, so you might see a little of the hood…but that’s only a tiny bit.And, how much do you really care if the tail lights look a little weird or the hub caps are the wrong shape?What really matters is how you feel when you are driving it.Is is comfortable?Does it have the features you wanted?Does it handle well?How does driving it make you feel?
How to find the right used car:
Is it the color?
There are some folks that feel gold, white or silver metallic are conservative exterior vehicle colors.Even if you prefer a darker color, don’t rule out a lighter shade.The golds and silvers out there look a lot cleaner for a lot longer than dark blues and blacks.How much money will you save if you only need to wash your car once a month instead of once a week?Lighter color vehicle exteriors (including white) hide dirt and dust much better than their darker counterparts.And the interiors of lighter colored vehicles remain cooler versus darker exterior colors.
And there again, while you are driving the car you can barely see the exterior.So if the interior is in great shape with the features you want and it drives really well… don’t rule it out just because it’s not your favorite exterior hue.
Still not 100% sure?Ask to keep the vehicle for an extended test drive or take it overnight.Ron Westphal Chevrolet encourages you to spend quality time in your potential new vehicle prior to your purchase.