New for 2017, Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks feature a patented air intake system that drives cool, dry air into the engine for sustained performance and cooler engine temperatures during difficult driving conditions. The intake system underwent extensive testing based on the most challenging real-world driving conditions to ensure capable performance no matter the weather.
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A ‘purist’ model that leverages a half-century legacy of motorsports success
GENEVA – With Corvette Racing in its DNA, the all-new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport is a pure expression of the car’s motorsports-bred pedigree. It was introduced today at the Geneva International Motor Show.
Like the 2015 Le Mans-winning Corvette C7.R GTE Pro race car, the new Grand Sport combines a lightweight architecture, a track-honed aerodynamics package, Michelin tires and a naturally aspirated engine.
The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport offers an estimated 1.05g in cornering capability – and up to 1.2g with the available Z07 package.
Heritage-inspired design cues and exclusive features acknowledge the historic Grand Sport legacy, established in 1963 to take on the world’s best sports cars. Only five were built before a corporate decision suspending direct motorsports involvement ended the project.
“Racing has been part of Corvette’s essence for more than 50 years and that track experience has helped us build better, more capable cars,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of Global Product Development and Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “The global acclaim for the seventh-generation Corvette validates that direct link and the 2017 Grand Sport takes its track-bred technology to a new, exciting threshold.”
The Corvette Grand Sport coupe and convertible go on sale this summer in the U.S. and in the fall in Europe.
Lightweight architecture and track-honed aerodynamics
An engine offering an estimated 1.05g in cornering capability and up to 1.2g with the available Z07 package
Coupe and convertible available this summer in U.S. and fall in Europe
Grand Sport Collector Edition available later in model year
No holding back
Engineers adapted the chassis tuning, upgraded cooling systems, and performance technologies of the Corvette Z06 to give the new Grand Sport capability commensurate with its racing-derived history.
“We didn’t hold back with the new Grand Sport,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer. “For the first time, buyers can equip the Grand Sport with a Z07 performance package – which adds carbon-ceramic brakes, Michelin Sport Cup 2 summer tires, and carbon-fiber aero package that delivers true downforce.”
The result is a potent track car. In fact, the Grand Sport with the Z07 package is less than one second off the track record for the previous-generation Corvette ZR1 on the road course at GM’s Milford Proving Ground.
Content highlights for Grand Sport include:
Michelin Pilot Super Sport summer tires: 285/30ZR19 (front) and 335/25ZR20 (rear)
Specific Grand Sport wheel design: 19×10 inches (front) and 20×12 inches (rear)
Brembo brake system with (355 mm) 14-inch rotors and six-piston calipers in front and (340 mm) 13.4 inch rotors and four-piston calipers in the rear
Standard magnetic ride control, specific stabilizer bars and unique springs
Standard electronic limited-slip differential
LT1 V8 engine rated at (343 kW) 460 hp, with dry-sump oiling system and active exhaust
Seven-speed manual transmission with active rev match and available eight-speed paddle-shift automatic with specific performance calibration
Available Z07 package adds carbon ceramic-matrix brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport 2 Cup tires.
In addition to track-focused aero elements, the Grand Sport also features specific front fender inserts, a Z06-style grille and wider rear fenders – a distinctive design package that gives the car a track-ready attitude.
Grand Sport models are offered with the Stingray’s full exterior and interior color palette. An available Heritage package includes hash-mark fender graphics in six colors, with the hash-mark detail carried onto the interior’s brushed aluminum trim. Full-length stripes are also offered.
“The choices are almost endless,” said Harlan Charles, Corvette product marketing manager. “The packages take personalization to an unprecedented level, enabling customers to create their own Corvette Grand Sport statement like no other.”
Grand Sport Collector Edition
The Grand Sport Collector Edition features an exclusive Watkins Glen Gray Metallic exterior with Tension Blue hash-mark graphics, satin black full-length stripes, black wheels and a unique Tension Blue full leather and suede-wrapped interior.
The Tension Blue color is a bold, modern take on the hue historically associated with the Grand Sport. Inside, a three-dimensional representation of an original Grand Sport race car is embossed in the headrests and that shape is also used on an instrument panel plaque that carries a unique build sequence number.
The Collector Edition will be offered later in the model year in the U.S. and Europe.
Chevrolet’s new Low Cab Forward trucks are now shipping to Chevrolet dealers across the country, marking Chevrolet’s return to the medium duty market. The new Low Cab Forward series strengthens Chevrolet’s expansive truck portfolio, which includes midsize, light duty and heavy duty pickups.
THE NEW CHEVROLET LOW CAB FORWARD TRUCKS
From the family of Chevrolet Commercial Vehicles, introducing the Low Cab Forward series, dependable trucks that deliver efficient hauling for businesses large and small.
Our extensive lineup includes the 4500HD, 4500XD, and 5500HD fitted with diesel engines, in Regular Cab and Crew Cab variations. The 3500HD and 5500XD with diesel engine are available in a Regular Cab configuration. Or go with the 3500 and 4500 trucks powered by the 6.0L V8 gasoline engine. The LCF series will have limited quantity and is available at select dealers only.
Whether you’re going from delivery to delivery, or jobsite to jobsite, the easily maneuverable Cab Over design, multiple upfitting options, tight turning radius, ample space, great accessibility to the engine, and mobile office features mean there’s a Chevrolet Low Cab Forward (LCF) truck up to the task.
Chevrolet’s New Low Cab Forward Trucks
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE performance package V6 Green Westphal Chevrolet video.
When you take the best and make it even better, you elevate performance to a whole new level of excellence. The multi-award-winning sixth-generation Camaro is proving that with two new 1LE performance packages that look to raise the standard for track performance.
Chevrolet will offer two distinct 1LE performance packages: one for the 2017 V8 Camaro SS, and one for 2017 V6 Camaro LT Coupe models equipped with manual transmissions. This marks the first time the iconic package, initially offered on third-generation Camaro models in the 1980s, will be available in a V6 variety. No other competitor offers a V6 track package.
The new 1LE Performance Package looks to build on the legacy of its predecessors while helping Camaro attain even higher benchmarks on the track, said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer.
“The Camaro 1LE packages follow a recipe any track-day enthusiast will appreciate,” said Oppenheiser. “Start with a lightweight, stiff structure and then add higher levels of suspension stiffness and damping, more aggressive tires, higher downforce, more powerful brakes and more cooling. The result delivers better performance in all measures.”
A beautifully balanced daily driver, the V6 Camaro LT 1LE is also a beast on the track. Featuring more aggressive suspension tuning, standard Brembo® brakes, and Goodyear® Eagle F1 tires, the LT 1LE delivers an estimated 0.97 g in cornering grip, offering driver enthusiasts consistent lap after lap performance on the track.
“With a curb weight under 3,500 pounds, excellent front-to-rear weight balance and the precision of the FE3 suspension, the Camaro LT 1LE offers unmatched capability in its class,” said Oppenheiser. “As a result, it offers incredible performance for Camaro V6 customers.”
The V8 Camaro SS 1LE introduces the new FE4 suspension to the sixth-generation Camaro — a performance-oriented chassis system with specific tuning for the magnetic dampers, springs and stabilizer bars. The package includes a new segment-exclusive electronic limited-slip differential. Paired with exclusive Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires, lateral acceleration will exceed 1 g.
“The 2017 Camaro SS 1LE sets the new benchmark for the segment, lapping the Big Willow track at Willow Springs three seconds faster than the standard Camaro SS,” said Oppenheiser.
The 1LE Performance Package will be available late 2016.
Chevrolet Camaro 1LE performance package V6-Green The Chevrolet Camaro 1LE performance package returns for 2017, poised to set new benchmarks for attainable track performance.
DETROIT – Chevrolet announced it is expanding its popular special edition models to include the Equinox and Traverse SUVs for 2017.
Equinox sales are up 8 percent and Traverse had its best month ever, with retail sales up 24 percent in the month of July as compact and midsize SUVs continue to be hot segments. Chevrolet retail crossover sales were up 20 percent in July for the best July ever.
The News The Equinox Midnight and Sport Editions and Traverse Graphite Edition join the Trax Midnight Edition and a growing portfolio of Chevrolet special edition vehicles.
They have proven popular with customers, with special edition Chevy trucks selling up to three times faster than the average truck and to younger, more affluent buyers.
Product Details The 2017 Equinox Midnight Edition is offered in Mosaic Black Metallic, while the Sport Edition is offered in Summit White. Both are offered on the LT model and require the available Convenience Package. Content for both includes:
Black grille and Chevrolet bowties
Black 18-inch aluminum wheels
Jet-black perforated leather-appointed seats, giving customers the opportunity to have leather on an LT model
Memory settings for the driver’s seat and exterior mirrors
Black mirror caps and roof rack crossbars
The 2017 Traverse Graphite Edition is available exclusively on the 2LT model and its features include:
Mosaic Black Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat exterior colors
20-inch Dark Charcoal wheels
Black Chevrolet bowties
Integrated Assist Step
Quotable “Special Editions resonate with buyers, offering a unique package with unique looks,” said Betsy Flegg, senior manager, Chevrolet SUVs. “We’ve already seen a strong interest with the Trax Midnight Edition when we announced production last December. We anticipate customers will strongly like the looks of the new Equinox Midnight and Sport Editions and Traverse Graphite Edition.”“Special Editions give consumers an opportunity to buy something outside of the mainstream trim designation,” said Karl Brauer, senior director, automotive industry insights, Kelly Blue Book. “This lets them spend a little more for a unique model, one that often provides a higher resale value when it’s time to sell or trade the vehicle for their next purchase.”
About the Equinox The 2017 model features styling with premium accents, wheel designs and available safety features, as well as a large available color touchscreen radio and a standard rear-vision camera for entry-level models.
About the Traverse The perfect crossover SUV for those looking for a roomy interior, available advanced safety features and a comfortable ride, the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse has added available connectivity to its long list of attributes. Traverse provides class-leading interior space and flexible seating for up to eight adults. It also boasts more cargo-carrying capacity than any other vehicle in its segment.
Chevy Special Edition SUVs
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Redesigned for 2017 and priced from $21,895, the Chevrolet Trax packages premium features at an exceptional price. The 2017 Trax boasts a new athletic, contemporary design inside and out with remarkable cargo versatility, while offering a host of new available safety features and a new infotainment system — with available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The Trax reinforces Chevrolet’s commitment to offering the latest technology at an entry level in the fastest-growing segment in the industry.
HERE’S THE STORY Redesigned for 2017 and priced from $21,895, the Chevrolet Trax packages premium features at an exceptional price. The 2017 Trax boasts a new athletic, contemporary design inside and out with remarkable cargo versatility, while offering a host of new available safety features and a new infotainment system — with available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The Trax reinforces Chevrolet’s commitment to offering the latest technology at an entry level in the fastest-growing segment in the industry.
The Trax lineup in North America is offered in LS, LT and Premier trims.
PRICE Starting at $21,895 MSRP, including $895 destination fee
(Excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees)
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QUOTABLE “The 2017 Chevy Trax offers advanced technology, premium features and comprehensive safety in a small SUV package,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “The Trax is positioned to deliver exactly what our customers want: the latest technologies in the fastest-growing segment in the industry.”
NEW FOR 2017
All-new front-end appearance with Chevrolet’s new proportioned dual port grille
Premier replaces LTZ model
Sleek halogen headlamps on LT and Premier (halogen reflector projector headlamps on LS)
Refreshed rear fascia and sculpted taillamps
LED signature lighting on LT and Premier models
Premium interior centered around the new instrument panel featuring a new gauge display with analog speedometer and tachometer readouts and digital displays from a standard driver information center
Dual cockpit design with chrome accents
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility with new Chevrolet MyLink 7-inch-diagonal color touch radio
Keyless open and start
New-design 18-inch aluminum wheels on Premier models
Nearly 60 percent of Trax customers are female — the highest percentage in Chevrolet’s entire lineup
Make sure that you have the correct tire pressure in all five tires. (In case you never noticed, there’s a tire in the trunk.) There’s plenty of debate about what constitutes “correct” tire pressure, but we suggest going by what your vehicle manufacturer recommends, which should be listed on the side of the driver’s door, on the glove compartment door, or in the owner’s manual. Don’t confuse the “maximum tire pressure” listed on the sidewall of the tire with the “recommended tire pressure” provided by the manufacturer of the vehicle. While it’s okay to inflate your tires to the “maximum tire pressure” number, “Recommended tire pressure” is the ideal pressure you want in your tires. If you’re carrying an extra heavy load, follow the recommendation for “heavy loads,” which is usually listed in the manual that came with your mother-in-law. (Or your car’s owner manual.)
Ready for some more high-school physics? Remember that tire pressure will increase as the outside air temperature rises. In fact, tire pressure will go up approximately one pound for every 10 degrees Fahrenheit. So, tires that were at 35 PSI back in January when you drove to the slopes could easily be closing in on 45 pounds on a hot July day at the beach. Under some conditions that increase in pressure is enough to blow the tire! If nothing else, a tire that’s overinflated will wear prematurely and will cause the car to handle and brake poorly. Don’t count on your electronic tire pressure monitoring system to alert you to an overinflated tire, either — the warning light will only get illuminated when a tire’s air pressure is too low, not too high.
By the way, while you’re out there checking the air in those tires, toss that stupid pencil-style pressure gauge in the dumpster where it belongs and get an accurate, dial-type gauge.
You also have to remember friction. As you drive, there’s friction between the tires and the road. Friction means heat — and heat means an increase in tire pressure. So, here’s what to do about your car’s tire pressure: Check the tire pressure before you start driving. If the recommended pressure is 35 PSI, for example, it means 35 PSI before you start driving. If you check the tire pressure when you stop to get gas two hours later, it will be much higher than 35 PSI. If you check it at this point—after you’ve been driving–there is no way to know what the correct tire pressure should be. You’ll be tempted to let air out of the tires, because the tire pressure will be greater than 35 PSI. Do not do this, because the tires will be under inflated.
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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