Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year From Platinum Chevrolet Commercial Trucks


Thank you for your business and readership in 2011. We look forward to serving you in 2012 and we wish for you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Clean Cities Kansas CNG Bus


Friday, December 30, 2011

Winter Driving Tips with James Bell



As winter approaches, it's a good time to get your car ready for extreme conditions.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Knapheide Service/Utility Body for Municipal Customer


Clay gives us a features and benefits presentation on a Knapheide Closed Top Service Body with a Tommy Gate Liftgate, Rack, Rear Window Guard, LED lighting, rack straps and more. California Work Trucks is an authorized distributor for Knapheide Manufacturing.

California Work Trucks is located at 930 Whipple Road in Union City, CA. Call them at 510-477-8425. See more soon at www.calworktrucks.com

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"The Question" | 2012 Chevy Silverado | Chevrolet



The 2012 Chevy Silverado: Built for the work you do and the life you lead. For more information visit http://www.chevrolet.com/silverado/

Driven: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu


 
The new 2013 Chevy Malibu is ready to challenge the Camry, Sonata, Fusion and Accord. Get more photos and details here: http://bit.ly/sg2oVn

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

SEMA 2011 | Builders of SEMA Featuring Neil Tjin | Chevrolet


 
John Naderi meets legendary builder Neil Tjin, who shows off his custom Chevy Sonic sedan at the 2011 SEMA Show.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Chevrolet Performance Testing of the COPO Camaro Concept



 
Here it is! The official Chevrolet Performance video of the initial COPO Camaro concept testing. We hope you enjoy a look behind the scenes of what our incredible team of engineers are working on.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Faces of GM - Roger Penske



 
Roger Penske is a competitor. He was a successful race car driver, then became a successful businessman, and then combined both passions to become one of the most successful racing team owners in history. For much of his journey Chevrolet has been along with him. Click through to find out where the Penske-Chevy relationship began and what the next step is.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Faces of GM - Jon Allen



 
Jon Allen built his own electric vehicle many years ago. It took 2,000 pounds of lead-acid batteries and he had to make it home before the charge ran out, or else he was stranded. When he heard about the Chevrolet Volt, he knew his life was going to change. Click through to see the rest of story

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Chevy Sonic | Stunts | Rob Dyrdek Teaser 3




Rob Dyrdek takes practice runs and prepares for his one-of-a-kind kickflip stunt with the Chevy Sonic. It's going down December 17 at 11:00 A.M. PST at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. For more Sonic stunts, visit LetsDoThis.com. Connect with Sonic: http://spr.ly/ldts, twitter @ChevyLife

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bedslide Upgrades For 2012


See the 2012 BEDSLIDE Products from the SEMA Show. BEDSLIDE is a sliding drawer tray to access cargo from your truck van or SUV. We now have a 2000lb capacity BEDSLIDE for heavy equipment and cargo management. The BEDSLIDE is the most practical truck bed accessory. See more at http://www.bedslide.com/.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Chevrolet | Achilles Freedom Team at the Detroit Marathon | Chevy Culture


Chevy proudly presents the story of the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans at the Detroit Free Press Marathon.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Chevy Sonic | Urban Art | 1.2


New York street artist Alice Mizrachi creates an original work of art on a Chevy Sonic, inspired by pro skateboarders Rodney Torres and Eli Reed.

See http://spr.ly/ua1 for the whole story.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Malibu Achieves One Million Test Miles


There are several changes to the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. Chief Vehicle Engineer Jesse Ortega gives an overview of some of those improvements.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Faces of GM - Volt Homecoming


More than 60 Chevrolet Volts parade along Woodward Avenue in suburban Detroit to celebrate the latest technology from Chevy.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Gordon on electronic fuel injection


Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, shares his thoughts on electronic fuel injection, which the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series plans to employ in 2012

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Chevy Sonic | Urban Art | 1.1


New and classic footage of Zoo York Pro skateboarders Rodney Torres and Eli Reed inspires New York street artist Alice Mizrachi to paint an original design on the Chevy Sonic.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

GM Builds on Battery Safety to Ensure Confidence in Chevrolet Volt

  • Customer safety, satisfaction remain highest priority
  • Volt owners offered alternative GM vehicle loans for peace of mind
  • Senior GM engineering team to work with NHTSA on possible changes
DETROIT - General Motors announced Monday initiatives for customer satisfaction and battery safety research to ensure ongoing confidence in the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle.
The initiatives follow six months of research and testing in the United States with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration designed to induce electric vehicle battery failure after severe crash situations.
The agency advised GM on Friday that it would open a preliminary evaluation of Volt battery assemblies after NHTSA test results caused electrical fires up to three weeks after an initial vehicle New Car Assessment Program side pole crash test.

Mark Reuss, president, GM North America, said the company would take every precaution to assure the driving public of GM’s commitment to the safety of the Volt being handled after a severe incident and the total satisfaction of everyone who owned one.

“The Volt is a five-star safety car.  Even though no customer has experienced in the real world what was identified in this latest testing of post-crash situations, we're taking critical steps to ensure customer satisfaction and safety,” Reuss said.

“Our customers' peace of mind is too important to us for there to be any concern or any worry. This technology should inspire confidence and pride, not raise any concern or doubt.

“The question is about how to deal with the battery days and weeks after a severe crash, making it a matter of interest not just for the Volt, but for our industry as we continue to advance the pursuit of electric vehicles.”

Senior GM engineering investigation team
Mary Barra, senior vice president, Global Product Development, said GM had established a senior engineering team to develop changes to eliminate concern of potential post-crash electrical fires and work with industry to ensure appropriate electric vehicle protocols were in place. Barra said such electrical fires had not occurred on public roads and NHTSA was not investigating any such potential imminent failure on the roads.
“GM and the agency's focus and research continue to be on the performance, handling, storage and disposal of batteries after a crash or other significant event,” she said.

“We’re working with NHTSA so we all have an understanding about these risks and how they can be avoided in the future.  This isn’t just a Volt issue.  We’re already leading a joint electric vehicle activity with Society of Automotive Engineers and other automotive companies to address new issues, such as this protocol of depowering batteries after a severe crash.”

Barra said the team would continue to work closely with NHTSA, suppliers, dealers and manufacturing teams to initiate any necessary changes as soon as possible.

Volt owner loan program
Reuss said GM would establish a Volt owner satisfaction program.  Any Volt owner concerned about safety can contact his or her Volt advisor to arrange for a free GM vehicle loan until resolution of the issue.
“A vehicle loan program of this nature is well beyond the norm for a preliminary investigation, and it underlines our commitment to the vehicle and its owners,” he said.  “These steps are the right ones to take regardless of any immediate impact on our operations.”

Launched in late 2010, the Chevrolet Volt has won more than 30 awards in the United States and other markets.  The Volt achieved a five-star NCAP overall vehicle score for safety by the NHTSA and is a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.  GM carried out more than 1 million test miles in vehicle development.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets.  GM’s brands include Chevrolet and Cadillac, as well as Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com/.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Chevrolet Will Donate Special Camaro at Army-Navy Game

DETROIT – At Saturday’s 112th Army-Navy Game presented by USAA, Chevrolet will announce that proceeds from next month’s sale of a special Military Tribute Camaro will go to the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans.

Chevrolet is the official vehicle of what has been called “America’s Game,” which begins at 2:30 p.m. EST on CBS and the Armed Forces Network from FedEx Field in Landover, Md.

Chevrolet is hosting several military families and Achilles team members at the game, and is paying tribute to wounded servicemen and women and the team with a 30-second TV spot and a short tribute to members who participated in the recent Detroit Free Press / Talmer Bank Marathon. An accompanying article at chevy.com/military profiles hand cyclist Lance Cpl. Justin Gaertner of Pasco County, Fla., who lost both legs while serving his third tour in Afghanistan.

“We at Chevrolet want to do all we can to show our gratitude to the men and women serving in our armed forces, those who come home with life-changing injuries, like Cpl. Gaertner, and our fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet Global Marketing and Strategy.

CBS Sports will show the car in a segment with GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate; Genna Griffith, director of the Achilles Freedom Team, and team members. Last year at the game, Chevrolet donated a Silverado HD pickup to the Achilles team to transport athletes’ hand cycles and other equipment.

The Military Tribute Camaro represents all five branches of the armed forces (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard) and some of the military’s highest individual awards and current campaign medals. It will be sold by Barrett-Jackson, an auctioneer of collector vehicles, at its Jan. 17-22 event in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The car was designed by award-winning artist Mickey Harris. Harris, who grew up on military installations, has been airbrushing for 33 years and has an extensive portfolio of military art that has earned him worldwide acclaim.

Chevrolet’s support for military men and women includes:

Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans: The Achilles Freedom Team helps wounded veterans of all services overcome their injuries through mainstream athletics, primarily marathons. It has doubled in size since 2010. This year, Chevrolet underwrote a portion of Achilles costs for participating in the Los Angeles, Boston and Detroit marathons, as well as other events. Chevrolet also has donated 20 hand cycles to the team.

Cell Phones for Soldiers: Chevrolet actively supports this program that provides phone cards to service men and women. During Chevrolet Military Appreciation Month in May, Chevrolet raised $212,000 (100,000 hours of talk time) from the auction of the Honor and Valor Limited Edition Camaro SS and Chevrolet donations of $100 for every car and truck sold. Since 2010, Chevrolet has collected more than 70,000 used cell phones, generating about 70,000 hours of talk time.

Travis Manion Foundation: The GM Foundation gave $250,000 to this foundation that assists veterans and the families of fallen heroes. Its namesake is First Lt. Travis L. Manion, killed in 2007 in Iraq by sniper fire while defending against an enemy ambush. Every September 11, the foundation brings local communities together for a 9/11 Heroes Run to remember, honor and support service men and women, police, firefighters and first responders.

GM Military Discount Program: Considered the most generous military discount program in the industry, GM offers GM Preferred Pricing (the same price extended to GM suppliers) on any Chevrolet (except Volt), Buick or GMC. Through October, GM sold 12,389 vehicles: The Chevy Silverado, Cruze and Camaro were the most popular.

Chevrolet also sponsored 19 air shows across the United States this year, eight of them on military installations. In addition, about 8,500 service members, their families and guests at the Naval Air Station in Mayport, Fla. were treated to a private concert starring country singer Brad Paisley.

 

Wounded veterans will benefit from proceeds of Barrett-Jackson auction in January

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Faces of GM - Omar Anbari


Omar Anbari has lived on three different continents and gone from the seaside warmth of Morocco to the lakeside snows of Rochester, New York. He has seen how different parts of the world view personal transportation and he is excited to be part of a team that is shaping the future of transportation. Click through to find out about his job and how he views his fellow employees

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

2012 Chevrolet Sonic



Cars.com's Joe Bruzek takes a look at the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Full review can be found at: http://www.cars.com/chevrolet/sonic/2012/

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Chevy Sonic | Stunts | Rob Dyrdek Teaser 2


We met up with Rob Dyrdek at the LA Auto Show to find out about more about his one-of-a-kind stunt going down December 17 with the Chevy Sonic. Keep tuning in, we'll be revealing more pre-kick flip footage

Friday, December 2, 2011

Faces of GM - Manic Mommies Escape


More than 175 women converged on New Orleans for Manic Mommies Escape 2011. A quick overview of the weekend sessions might be summed up as coping, cooking, connecting and cars. Click through to see what the Escapees experienced and to hear how Chevrolet made the Escape even more special for the participants. http://www.facesofgm.com/?p=5279

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

LA Auto Show | Camaro ZL1 Convertible w/ Chief Engineer | Chevrolet


Camaro Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser discusses the all new Camaro ZL1 Convertible and what sets it apart from the competition with John Naderi. They get hands on with the ZL1 and discuss how it goes beyond horsepower to take the sports car segment to a new level of performance.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Chevrolet Volt LA Homecoming


A group of Chevrolet Volt owners were invited out the night before the LA Auto Show. Among them were two owners who have achieved 10,000 electric-only miles.

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Trucks That Built a Global Brand | Chevrolet


100 years after the brand's inception, Chevrolet looks back at the trucks that have made a global impact. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Carbon Stories with Dr. Michio Kaku | Metrolina Greenhouses, NC | Chevrolet


Watch the new installment of our web series about Chevrolet's CO2 reduction efforts. For more information, visit http://www.chevrolet.com/green-environment/carbon-reduction/.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

SEMA 2011 | Riding With Ron Fellows | Chevrolet


Ron Fellows takes John Naderi on a wild, heart pumping test drive in his very own special edition Corvette

Friday, November 25, 2011

LA Auto Show | 2013 Spark Reveal | Chevrolet


John Naderi discovers the innovative and impressive offerings of the all new 2013 Chevrolet Spark at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Knapheide TSR Service Body Features and Benefits


Tony with California Work Trucks shows us the features and benefits of the Knapheide 8' Service/Utility Body with the TSR, or Telescopic Sliding Roof, and the Master Locking System.

Give Greg a call at 707-525-1800 to get your Knapheide service body mounted on the chassis of your choice.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Alum-Line Flatbed Features at California Work Trucks


Clay gives us a brief tour of the features and benefits of the Alum-Line Aluminum Flatbed. They stock this product in single rear and dual rear wheel sizes.

Give Greg a call at 707-525-1800 and get your lightweight Alum-Line bed mounted on the chassis of your choice.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Chevy's Giving More | "Mug" | Chevrolet


Chevy's giving more during the Calendar Year-End Event, and Nick is leading the charge.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

2013 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Convertible @ 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show


No roof? No problem for the high-powered Camaro ZL1. Get more 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1Convertible photos and news here: http://bit.ly/u8EEyh

Friday, November 18, 2011

Chevy's Giving More | Sit | Chevrolet


Chevy's giving more during the Calendar Year-End Event, and Nick is leading the charge.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Faces of GM - Janet Langhart Cohen


Janet Langhart Cohen considers Dr. Martin Luther King a mentor and she attended the Chevrolet Table of Brotherhood event to witness how people today interpret his teachings

Chevy's Giving More | Reindeer | Chevrolet


Chevy's giving more during the Calendar Year-End Event, and Nick is leading the charge

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Chevy's Giving More | Beard | Chevrolet


Chevy's giving more during the Calendar Year-End Event, and Nick is leading the charge

Chevy's Giving More | Cookies | Chevrolet


Chevy's giving more during the Calendar Year-End Event, and Nick is leading the charge.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Auto World: Hydrogen


Here's an interesting video from Motorweek about the future of Hydrogen vehicles.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Chevy Camaro ZL1 | Phase Four: Aerodynamic Testing


Computational fluid dynamics, aero coefficients - almost sounds like rocket science, right? Watch how engineers spent more than 100 hours in the wind tunnel with the Camaro ZL1, improving downforce, handling and ultimately track times for the Camaro ZL1. http://spr.ly/ZL1

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tommy Gate Releases New HD 3,000 lb Capacity Railgate



Tommy Gate Releases All-New Medium-Duty Railgate

Tommy Gate has announced the release of an all-new 3,000lb capacity, high-cycle railgate for stake and van bodies.

An extension of Tommy Gate’s pre-existing product line of railgates, this new lift is the first Tommy Gate has produced at the 3,000lb capacity level.

Tommy Gate’s engineers specifically designed the 3,000lb railgate for applications performing high numbers of lifting cycles during daily use. These "high-cycle" requirements have called for the inclusion of a number of quality components such as machined steel rollers, dual-sealed ball bearings, hardenedsteel pulleys, and composite bushings. Incorporating these materials has created a steadier lifting action and reduced maintenance.

The new "high-cycle" rail is being offered with numerous standard features:
  • Class-exclusive safety trip bar provides additional operator protection
  • Self-close and auto-open cam arm creates hands-free platform open and closure
  • Steel rollers ensure consistency of motion
  • 12" platform taper eases transition from ground to platform
  • Three-light, incandescent light kit included
More than three years of design, development, and testing has been completed on the project, including fourteen months of intensive field testing. The extensive development period and focus on user feedback leads Tommy Gate to believe it has created an elite railgate for its class.

Tommy Gate is a 45-year-old, U.S.-based, hydraulic liftgate manufacturer, located in Woodbine, Iowa.

Monday, November 7, 2011

2012 Chevrolet Caprice PPV - First Drive - Car and Driver


The cops get their most potent pursuit weapon since the spike strip.

First Drive: 2012 Chevrolet Caprice PPV http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2012-chevrolet-caprice-ppv-police-car-rev...

Car News: Chevrolet and Dodge Each Set Records in 2012 Michigan State Police Vehicle Test http://blog.caranddriver.com/chevrolet-and-dodge-each-set-records-in-2012-mic...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

1963 Chevrolet Impala Promo Film


Released by Chevrolet as part of their Centennial Celebration this is a short promo film about the 1963 Impala. Brought to you by Sports Car Illustrated. http://www.sportscarillustrated.com

Saturday, November 5, 2011

1953 Chevrolet Promo Short


Released by Chevrolet as part of their Centennial Celebration this is a short promo film about the 1953 Corvette. Brought to you by Sports Car Illustrated. http://www.sportscarillustrated.com

Friday, November 4, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Faces of GM - Dream Comes True


Two GM employees who spent a decade working on the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial project talk about their thoughts as the monument is dedicated.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Chevy Sonic | Stunts | Skydive 1


On September 22nd, 2011, the Chevy Sonic went on its first adventure. Watch the action high above the Arizona desert

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Then & Now | 100 Years of Chevrolet | Chevy Centennial


As a way to celebrate turning 100, Chevy has created this beautiful spot titled 'Then & Now' that depicts how we remain connected to the iconic moments, locations, and Chevy vehicles as if those moments were with us right here, right now.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Faces of GM - Lisa Kehoe


Quality Engineer Lisa Kehoe from GM's Tonawanda Engine plant near Buffalo, NY has created a program to allow customers to tour the plant

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Road We're On | Welcome to Bridgeville | Episode Three: Half Mile of...


See new episodes each week at http://www.chevy100.com/road

Born into racing, this is the story of Jared Miley, a 24-year-old driver carrying on traditions and breaking new ground with his family-run race team.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Road We're On | Welcome to Bridgeville | Episode Two: The Colussys |...



See new episodes each week at http://www.chevy100.com/road

Watch the story of the Colussys, a family that opened a Chevrolet dealership in 1918 and have proven over the last 100 years to be a main pillar of their community.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Chevy Camaro ZL1 | Phase Three: 24-hour Track Endurance


The Camaro ZL1 makes 24 hours of cumulative, rigorous testing look like pie. Watch as engineers put it through the gauntlet for showroom-to-track readiness. How bad do you want one now? http://spr.ly/ZL1

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Chevy Sonic | Game of Firsts | How to Play | Chevrolet


Learn how to play the game that rewards your firsts. Complete challenges, share proof and score points for a chance to earn the all-new Chevy Sonic. Download the app or visit LetsDoThis.com to start playing.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Knapheide 9' Dual Rear Service Body Features and Benefits


Clay gives us a features and benefits tour of the Knapheide 9' Dual Rear Wheel Service/Utility Body, including the Master Locking System, rear window protector, HD rack and more. California Work Trucks is an authorized distributor for Knapheide Manufacturing.

California Work Trucks is located at 930 Whipple Road in Union City, CA. Call them at 510-477-8425. See more soon at www.calworktrucks.com

Friday, October 21, 2011

California Work Trucks Tour Of Their 12ft Contractor Body


Clay at California Work Trucks in Union City, CA shows off the features and benefits of their 12' Contractor Body, the bulk of which is manufactured by Knapheide. California Work Trucks is a Knapheide distributor plus they have their own unique products from Knapheide that they order special as in the case of the top mounted tool boxes on this Contractor Body.

Take note that the HD rack on this body along with the tool boxes can be removed, so it would be easy enough with a few friends to turn this into a plain flatbed to do certain jobs, then back to the Contractor Body to go back to work.

California Work Trucks is located at 930 Whipple Road in Union City, CA. Call them at 510-477-8425. See more soon at www.calworktrucks.com

Monday, October 17, 2011

2012 Camaro ZL1 Takes on Nurburgring | Chevrolet


Watch as the 580-horsepower Camaro ZL1 carves up Nurburgring in 7:41.27 - bringing the Camaro neck and neck with the Porsche 911 Turbo S and Lamborghini Murciélago lap times.

The Camaro ZL1 used for the lap was a production-intent model, with no performance modifications, driven by Camaro Performance Engineer Aaron Link.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Faces of GM - Joaquin on Sonic


The vehicle chief engineer for the new Chevrolet Sonic tells us what he and his team have done to make the new subcompact the best small car in North America. Joaquin Nuño-Whelan is proud of what his team has accomplished and thinks customers will appreciate the Chevy Sonic.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Faces of GM - Gary Monn


Gary Monn has bought nearly five dozen cars and trucks from Luther Brookdale Chevrolet in the past decade. The Minneapolis area resident says buying cars is his hobby and he explains why he keeps coming back to Luther Brookdale.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Faces of GM - Father and son bring racing back to Detroit


The Detroit Grand Prix will be revived in 2012 with three races planned for the weekend of June 1-3. GM North America President Mark Reuss -- along with other partners -- announced the plans for the race weekend and credited his dad with instilling in him a love of racing and a love of Detroit. Click through to see the full story and check out the new Chevrolet race car that brings new technology to the racetrack

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Silverado Texas Edition Available for 2012. First Silverado HD to wear a Texas Edition badge




2011-09-29
  • Award-winning capability with Texas attitude
  • 2500HD and 3500HD models offered
  • Available Duramax diesel and Allison Transmission
DALLAS – Chevrolet today announced its first-ever Silverado HD Texas Edition, which takes the award-winning Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD pickups and adds a strong shot of Texas attitude.
The announcement was made today during the press days for the State Fair of Texas, which opens to the public on Sept. 30.

“We think the Silverado HD and Texas are a winning combination,” said Dave Nottoli, Chevrolet regional director for sales and marketing.  “We started with the Chevrolet Silverado HD, which was 2011 Motor Trend Truck of the Year, and gave it some Texas attitude, with enhanced exterior style and more interior amenities.”

The Silverado HD Texas Edition is available in 2500HD or 3500 HD extended cab or crew cab models with the LT trim level.  In addition to the unique Texas Edition badge, 2500HD models include:
  • 20-inch polished forged aluminum wheels
  • Trailering package and automatic-locking differential
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Six-way power driver seat
  • CD player with USB port, steering-wheel controls and Bluetooth for phones
  • Power camper mirrors with integrated turn signals, fog lamps, and an EZ-Lift tailgate
  • Chrome door handles, body side molding accents, and six-inch oval assist steps
The 3500HD models are similarly equipped, except the wheels are either 18-inch on single-rear-wheel models, or 17-inch on duallys.

All are available with the Duramax diesel engine, with 397 horsepower and 765 lb.-ft. of torque, and an Allison transmission.

The Silverado HD Texas Edition is backed by the best coverage of all full-size pickups, including a five-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty along with roadside assistance and a courtesy transportation program.

“Texans currently buy about one out of every six heavy-duty pickups sold in the United States,” said Nottoli.  “When you take the capability of the Silverado HD, then add the features and amenities of the Texas Edition, we think it will be a hit here in the Lone Star State.”

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"Like Father, Like Son" | 2012 Chevy Silverado | Chevrolet


The 2012 Chevy Silverado HD: built for whatever life throws at you, for this generation and generations to come. For more information visit http://www.chevrolet.com/silveradohd/

Monday, October 10, 2011

Faces of GM - Joaquin Nuño-Whelan


Joaquin Nuño-Whelan is chief engineer for the new Chevrolet Sonic small car and he also has a non-profit organization that is striving to reinvigorate a Detroit neighborhood. Watch what he and his team are doing through Green Place Detroit.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Mike Wolfe Discovers Chevrolet Bel Airs at Woodward Dream Cruise


Mike Wolfe learns more about one of the most recognizable and stylish automobiles of the 1950s: the Chevrolet Bel Air. And he meets a passionate owner.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Faces of GM - Heidi Herman


Heidi Herman juggles her job -- building the Chevy Cruze at the Lordstown (Ohio) Assembly Complex -- and raising her three kids, including Curtis, who has Down syndrome. Heidi talks about the success of the Cruze, and the assistance of her GM family and the local Down syndrome support group. http://www.facesofgm.com/2011/09/27/heidi-herman-getting-help-with-her-juggling/

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mike Wolfe Finds 1980s Corvettes at Woodward Dream Cruise


Mike Wolfe meets Corvette Owners, Mike and Steve Dasach, and learns about their love of 1980s Chevrolet Corvettes.

Monday, October 3, 2011

GM National Hispanic Heritage Month


GM employees celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and explaining what it is like being Hispanic at GM.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Faces of GM - Noelia Correa


Noelia Correa grew up in Puerto Rico where her father had a lot of Chevrolet cars. When she graduated from college, she was offered a job with General Motors. Now living in the Detroit area, she brought her father to town for the Woodward Dream Cruise where he saw more cars than he had ever seen at one place.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Automobile Tire Hydroplaning (1960's)


This is an old documentary, but has just as much significance today as it did then.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Automobile Tire Hydroplaning - AVA12925VNB1

The video shows how and why automobile tires lose contact with wet pavements and the relationship between speed, tire wear, and water depth. The dangers of hydroplaning are emphasized. The video was produced jointly with the Bureau of Public Roads.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

First Camaro ZL1 Goes For $250k



2011-09-25

LAS VEGAS – The first 2012 Camaro ZL1 offered to the public sold for $250,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas on Saturday evening.

The car was offered by Fairway Chevrolet-Buick-GMC in Las Vegas, with 100 percent of the auction proceeds benefitting the YMCA of Southern Nevada.

Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports and chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group, placed the winning bid and is expected to take delivery of his new Camaro in the first quarter of 2012. His will be the only 2012 Camaro ZL1 coupe produced with a Carbon Flash Metallic exterior. It will be the 69th ZL1 produced at the Oshawa Assembly Plant, in tribute of the legendary 1969 Camaro ZL1, of which only 69 were produced.

“Our family has been involved with the YMCA for more than 25 years,” said Greg Heinrich, president of Fairway Chevrolet. “In that time, I have seen firsthand how the ‘Y’ helps young people, families, and seniors in our community. Today, the community’s dependence on the YMCA of Southern Nevada is greater than ever, with the Y sponsoring one out of four members.

Hendrick’s generosity will allow the YMCA of Southern Nevada to open its doors many more people who need a helping hand.

“Like the original, the 2012 Camaro ZL1 introduces a performance benchmark for the street and the track,” said Russ Clark, marketing director for Chevrolet performance cars. “Offering the 69th Camaro ZL1 at auction was a fitting tribute to the 1969 model, and a great way to benefit such a worthy cause as the YMCA.”

The 1969 is the most exclusive and elite Camaro in history. That year, “ZL1” was the code name for the 427-cubic-inch, all-aluminum big-block engine developed for Corvette race cars in the late 1960s, but found its way into 69 Camaros in 1969. The ’69 Camaro recently was voted the “best Chevy of all time” in an online contest.

The engine was originally developed as a racing engine for the Can Am series, where early all-aluminum 427 engines had delivered encouraging results in vehicles such as the groundbreaking Chaparral 2F race car. It was similar to Chevrolet’s L-88 427 engine, which had an iron engine block and aluminum heads, but the ZL1’s aluminum block reduced the engine’s overall weight by more than 100 pounds. The ZL1 engine was officially rated at 430 horsepower, but it was known to produce more than 500hp.

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is equipped with a supercharged 6.2L LSA V-8 engine that delivers 580 horsepower, and 556 lb.-ft. of torque. The ZL1’s power is complemented by track-ready, advanced technologies including exclusive Performance Traction Management and third-generation Magnetic Ride Control.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

S2 Track to Street: Corvette Racing Series, Episode 9


Welcome to the Corvette World Tribute, where Chevrolet's supercar is celebrated by owners and drivers of all models, both on and off the track.

Monday, September 26, 2011

2011 Silverado - Official Truck of the Great Outdoors


Bill Jordan from Realtree Camo tells you what he loves most, including the 2012 Chevy Silverado

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Chevrolet Trio Lead at Michigan State Police Tests



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  • Caprice PPV posts best-in-class top speed and best-in-class braking for second consecutive year
  • Impala PPV posts best-in-class top speed among all V-6 entrants at 150 mph
  • Tahoe PPV has segment-leading top speed and reduces stopping distance seven feet
GRATTAN, Mich. – Chevrolet has three good reasons for scofflaws to behave on the roads.   Led by the 2012 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV), the brand’s 2012 police lineup beat the competition at the recent Michigan State Police testing in Chelsea and Grattan, Mich.

 “The results speak for themselves and prove why they’re the best choice for law enforcement duty today,” said Dana Hammer, manager, Law Enforcement Vehicles.

The Caprice PPV 6.0L V8 was best-in-class in the 60-0 mph braking test for the second straight year, with a 125.8 ft. stopping distance. That was four feet less than the Ford Police Interceptor Taurus AWD turbo.
“When we set out to develop the Caprice PPV, we received critical input from police officers around the nation and they told us they wanted a serious rear-drive performance cruiser,” said James Soo, lead development engineer of the Caprice PPV.  “The Caprice has been designed solely for the police officer who depends on performance and technology to get the job done.”

Caprice also posted a best-in-class top speed for the second consecutive year increasing 6 mph to 154 mph compared to 148 mph for the Ford Police Interceptor Taurus AWD turbo.

“In terms of braking, an average deceleration rate of 30.77 feet per second is unprecedented for police cruisers, so we’re quite pleased,” Soo said.

The Caprice LFX 3.6L V-6 outperformed the naturally aspirated Dodge Charger V-6 and Ford Police Interceptor Taurus Sedan V-6 in 60-0 mph braking, top speed and acceleration.

The Impala, with its new LFX 3.6L V-6 engine, posted a best-in-class top speed of 150 mph – faster than any V-6 entrant. The Impala has an increase of more than 70 horsepower compared to last year. It topped all naturally aspirated V-6 entrants in acceleration and top speed.

At 150 mph, the naturally aspirated Impala posted a higher top speed than the Ford Police Interceptor Taurus AWD twin-turbo V-6.

“We increased the 2012 Impala’s power significantly, so it was a wolf in sheep’s clothing and surprised quite a few agencies,” Hammer said. “We did this while not sacrificing the safety performance or fuel efficiency of the vehicle.”

The Impala PPV improved in the MSP 60 to 0 braking test by seven feet compared to 2010, and delivers 28 mpg highway, a 4 mpg improvement over the 2011 model.

The Tahoe PPV, the first and only traditional SUV designed for police use, achieved segment-leading top speed at 139 mph and reduced its stopping distance by seven feet compared to its 2011 model.

“With the Tahoe PPV, police officers get their cake and can eat it too,” Hammer said. “It not only delivers top performance efficiently, but does so with best-in-class cargo capacity.”

Saturday, September 24, 2011

2012 Chevy Traverse | Rise of the Dad Mobile | Chevrolet


According to a recent study by Chevrolet, more than 70% of dads are driving their kids to school, daycare and extracurricular activities. In the evolution of carpooling, the drivers are changing and so is the family hauler. Crossovers, like the Traverse, borrow the best across all segments to unite the features most important to fathers -- safety, fuel economy and passenger capacity

Friday, September 23, 2011

Faces of GM - Manic Mommies


"Manic Mommies" Erin Kane and Kristin Brandt at the Woodward Dream Cruise in metro Detroit get to see first-hand the passion for Chevrolet. See more about their visit and their relationship with their cars at http://www.FacesOfGM.com.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

2013 Chevy Malibu | Noise and Vibration Test | Chevrolet


The 2013 Malibu has made big improvements on engine noise prevention, and Malibu Engineer Tom Slopsema takes you through The GM Noise and Vibration Lab to show you how the new Ecotec 2.5L engine was silenced.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

2012 Chevy Volt Ad | Gas Station 1 | Chevrolet


Ever seen a Volt at a gas station? It happens, but not a lot. When you can commute gas-free, there isn't a whole lot of need. But, for those special occasions when you have to go a little farther, it has an on-board gas generator to do that, too. It's electric when you want it, gas when you need it. Learn more at chevy.com/volt. It's more car than electric.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Earnhardt, Johnson proud of the Nos. 48/88 shop in Chase


Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet, and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe's/KOBALT Tools Chevrolet, are proud of the efforts from the Nos. 48/88 shop to get both teams into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Camaro ZL1 Delivers 580 Horsepower and Exclusive Technologies


  • Supercharged, 6.2L LSA V-8 delivers 580 horsepower (432 kW) and 556 lb.-ft. of torque (754 Nm)
  • ZL1 power complemented by exclusive Magnetic Ride Control and Performance Traction Management
  • Track-capable standard equipment includes high-performance fuel system, as well as engine, transmission and differential coolers
DETROIT – The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1’s supercharged 6.2L engine is SAE-rated at 580 horsepower (432 kW) and 556 lb.-ft. of torque (754 Nm) – making it the most-powerful production Camaro ever.

The ZL1’s outstanding power is complemented by advanced powertrain and chassis technologies, including exclusive Performance Traction Management and third-generation Magnetic Ride Control.

“The Camaro ZL1 delivers supercar performance and technology in the sports-car segment,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “For sheer power, the ZL1 delivers more horsepower than a Ferrari 458, more torque than an Aston Martin DB9 V12, and a better power-to-weight ratio than a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS.

“The Camaro ZL1 also features exclusive chassis and traction technologies,” Oppenheiser said, “to offer the best of all worlds – including balanced handling for the track, acceleration for a drag strip, and the comfort of a daily driver.”

The most-powerful production Camaro ever
The 2012 Camaro ZL1’s surpasses the advertised power of the legendary 1969 Camaro ZL1’s 427 cubic-inch big block by more than 150 horsepower (112 kW) – while meeting modern emissions requirements. And, the new ZL1 is backed by General Motors’ five-year / 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

“The torque is going to make the ZL1 a car you won’t want to get out of,” said John Rydzewski, assistant chief engineer for small block engines. “Not only will the ZL1 have more power and torque than the competition, we’re making it available with an optional automatic transmission, to appeal to a wider group of sports car enthusiasts.”

The all-aluminum LSA supercharged V-8 is part of GM’s legendary small-block engine family. For a solid foundation, the engine’s lower end uses six-bolt main bearing caps that clamp and lock in the forged steel crankshaft to the deep-skirt block. Its 1.9L Roots-style blower uses an efficient four-lobe rotor set and compact intercooler to deliver boosted air into the high-flow cylinder heads.

For the Camaro ZL1, the LSA features a unique induction system, with a lower-restriction air filter, dual inlet paths, and improved airflow through the supercharger housing. Other changes include a higher-efficiency supercharger intercooler and electric power steering system, which consumes less engine power than hydraulic-steering systems.

The ZL1 will be offered with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The Tremec TR-6060 “MG9” manual features 30 percent more torque capacity than in the Camaro SS. The higher torque capacity results from a strengthened output shaft, high-strength rear housing, and additional roller bearing. The MG9 has also been tuned for improved shift feel, with a dual-mass flywheel, twin-disc clutch, and triple synchros for smooth, precise shifts.

Similarly, the Hydra-Matic 6L90 automatic has been strengthened to handle the torque and horsepower produced by the 6.2L supercharged small block. The 6L90 features a strengthened input gearset with two additional pinion gears, additional clutch plate, and a strengthened output shaft and gearset. To make the ZL1 perform equally well on street and track, the 6L90 features three distinct drive modes:
  • Drive: The shift pattern is calibrated for optimal fuel economy, including second-gear starts, while the shift feel is tuned for a smooth driving experience. Engaging the tap-shift feature on the steering wheel or shift lever engages temporary manual mode.
  • Sport: The shift pattern is calibrated for more aggressing driving, including first-gear starts for maximum performance. The shift feel is also more aggressive, with a performance algorithm that holds the transmission in lower gears during aggressive driving.
  • Manual: Here, the 6L90 offers the driver true manual control, with no automatic up shifts, and staged upshifts for incredibly fast shifts and maximum performance.
Other track-ready features of the ZL1 include:
  • An engine-oil cooler, identical to the system on the Corvette ZR1. The integral liquid-to-liquid system is so effective that both the manual and automatic transmissions are deemed to be fully track-capable with the standard factory-installed cooling package.
  • A rear-differential cooler, which pumps transmission fluid to a heat exchanger, reduces temperatures in the differential by more than 100 F.
  • A high-performance fuel system delivers fuel to the LSA engine under any performance driving condition. For example, the system features additional fuel pickups on the primary side, and the secondary fuel pickup is moved outboard for continuous fuel access during high-g cornering under low fuel conditions.
Magnetic Ride Control 3.0 adjusts damping 1,000 times per second
The Camaro ZL1 will feature the third-generation of Magnetic Ride Control (MRC).

MRC employs valve-less damping and Magneto-Rheological (MR) fluid technology. MR fluid is a suspension of iron particles in a synthetic fluid. When the system is activated, the particles are magnetized and aligned into fibrous structures, changing flow resistance. By controlling the current to an electromagnetic coil inside the piston of the damper, the system varies the suspension firmness to match the road and driving conditions.

“Traditional suspension systems at some point compromise ride quality for road-holding grip and body control,” said Oppenheiser. “With Magnetic Ride Control, we can offer customers the best of both worlds: A comfortable ride that makes the ZL1 appropriate as a daily driver and the incredibly precise body control that makes the ZL1 so enjoyable on the track.”

For the third-generation, MRC uses new twin-wire/dual-coil dampers at all four corners. The smaller dual-coil system – with one coil at either end of the damper – replaces the larger single-core design of the previous generation.

The new design allows even more precise control of the electrical current (and magnetic flux), allowing greater range between the softest setting for ride comfort and the firmest setting for track driving. The new dual-coil design also enables faster response, with damping levels now adjusted up to 1,000 times per second – about one adjustment per inch of vehicle travel at 60 mph – making the system exceptionally responsive to changing driving and road conditions.

There are three settings for MRC in the ZL1: Tour, Sport, and Track.

Exclusive Performance Traction Management for the race course, and the drag strip
The Camaro ZL1 will also offer Performance Traction Management (PTM) as standard equipment, which is exclusive to General Motors. First introduced on the Corvette ZR1, PTM is an advanced system that integrates magnetic ride control, launch control, traction control and electronic stability control, to enhance performance on the racetrack and drag strip.

For example, the launch control feature (manual transmission only) automatically modulates engine torque for the best possible acceleration without excessive wheel spin. When the driver pushes the throttle to the floor, the system holds a predetermined engine speed until the driver releases the clutch. Then, the system modulates engine torque 100 times per second to maximize the available traction. The system is capable of approaching a skilled driver’s best effort and repeats it consistently.

Similarly, on a road course, the driver can apply full throttle when exiting a corner and PTM will automatically manage acceleration dynamics to maximize exit speed based on available traction.
Five PTM performance levels or modes are available to accommodate the given ambient and track conditions, driver experience/vehicle familiarity and driver comfort levels. They include:
  • Mode 1 – Traction control set for wet conditions, with stability control on and Magnetic Ride Control set on Tour.
  • Mode 2 – Traction control set for dry conditions, with stability control on and Magnetic Ride Control set on Tour.
  • Mode 3 – Traction control set on Sport 1, with stability control on and Magnetic Ride Control set on Sport.
  • Mode 4 – Traction control set on Sport 2, with stability control off and Magnetic Ride Control set on Sport.
  • Mode 5 – Traction control set on Race, with stability control off and Magnetic Ride Control set on Track. Launch control tuned for VHT-prepped drag strips.
“Like the Magnetic Ride Control, the Performance Traction Management system improves the ZL1 experience as a daily driver and on the track,” said Oppenheiser. “By offering five distinct modes of traction management, the driver can select what’s best for them based on their experience and the driving conditions. As a result, novice drivers will find the ZL1 is very enjoyable to drive, while expert drivers will find PTM supplements their driving skill without interfering with their intentions.”

Sunday, September 18, 2011

History with a Mystery: The Chevrolet Bowtie



DETROIT – Globally recognized today, the Chevrolet bowtie logo was introduced by company co-founder William C. Durant in late 1913. But how it came to be synonymous with the brand is open to wide interpretation.

Durant’s version of how the logo came into existence is well known. The long-accepted story, confirmed by Durant himself, was that it was inspired by the wallpaper design in a Parisian hotel.

According to The Chevrolet Story of 1961, an official company publication issued in celebration of Chevrolet's 50th anniversary:

“It originated in Durant's imagination when, as a world traveler in 1908, he saw the pattern marching off into infinity as a design on wallpaper in a French hotel. He tore off a piece of the wallpaper and kept it to show friends, with the thought that it would make a good nameplate for a car.”

However, conflicting accounts have emerged, each of which is plausible enough to deepen the mystery and suggest it may never be solved. Two of the alternate origins come from within the Durant family itself.

In 1929, Durant's daughter, Margery, published a book entitled, My Father. In it, she told how Durant sometimes doodled nameplate designs on pieces of paper at the dinner table. “I think it was between the soup and the fried chicken one night that he sketched out the design that is used on the Chevrolet car to this day,” she wrote.

More than half a century later, another Bowtie origin was recounted in a 1986 issue of Chevrolet Pro Management Magazine based on a 13-year-old interview with Durant's widow, Catherine. She recalled how she and her husband were on holiday in Hot Springs, Va., in 1912. While reading a newspaper in their hotel room, Durant spotted a design and exclaimed, “I think this would be a very good emblem for the Chevrolet.” Unfortunately, at the time, Mrs. Durant didn't clarify what the motif was or how it was used.

That nugget of information inspired Ken Kaufmann, historian and editor of The Chevrolet Review, to search out its validity. In a Nov. 12, 1911 edition of The Constitution newspaper, published in Atlanta, an advertisement appeared from by the Southern Compressed Coal Company for “Coalettes,” a refined fuel product for fires. The Coalettes logo, as published in the ad, had a slanted bowtie form, very similar to the shape that would soon become the Chevrolet icon. Did Durant and his wife see the same ad – or one similar – the following year a few states to the north? The date of the paper was just nine days after the incorporation of the Chevrolet Motor Co.

One other explanation attributes the design to a stylized version of the cross of the Swiss flag. Louis Chevrolet was born in Switzerland at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Canton of Neuchâtel, to French parents, on Christmas Day 1878.

Whichever origin is true, within a few years, the bowtie would emerge as the definitive Chevrolet logo. An October 2, 1913 edition of The Washington Post seems, so far, to be the earliest known example of the symbol being used to advertise the brand. “Look for this nameplate” the ad proclaims above the emblem. Customers the world over have been doing so ever since.

Many variations in coloring and detail of the Chevrolet bowtie have come and gone over the decades since its introduction in late 1913, but the essential shape has never changed. In 2004, Chevrolet began to phase in the gold bowtie that today serves as the brand identity for all of its cars and trucks marketed globally. The move reinforced the strength of what was already one of the most-recognized automotive emblems in the world. More than 4.25 million Chevrolets were sold in more than 120 countries and regions during 2010.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Chevy Cruze ECO | Apartment Hunt | Chevrolet


The EPA-estimated 42 MPG Highway Chevy Cruze ECO: Perfect for finding your way home.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Chevrolet Volt Electrifies Summer Driving


DETROIT – With school back in session, some teachers are undoubtedly asking their new students the age-old question: “How did you spend your summer vacation?” Nine-year-old Jared Paramonoff has an electrifying story to tell when it is his turn.

Chevrolet Volt owner Andreas Paramonoff drove his wife, Brenda, and Jared from Vancouver, British Columbia to San Diego after Andreas drove to Western Canada from Southern California. Andreas charged the Volt 11 times on the 3,790-mile roundtrip, including at RV plug-in spots. He never had to stop when the battery was depleted because the Volt’s extended-range capability added hundreds of miles to every recharge.

Summer may be coming to an end, but for Chevrolet Volt owners, a new era in personal transportation is just beginning – the electric summer road trip. Many owners used the vehicle’s extended-range capability – where a gasoline-powered motor/generator produces electricity to propel the vehicle when the battery is depleted – to take long trips without the worry of finding a place to plug in.

“The development of public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles will take time, but the lack of a charging network today isn’t preventing Volt owners from wandering far from home.”  said Volt Marketing Director Cristi Landy. “Volt owners drove more than 6 million miles this summer, two-thirds of which were powered by electricity.”

Since driving in EV mode as much as possible is a source of satisfaction for many owners, they look for ways to use public charging while on long trips.

Brett Circe from Miami used electricity when he could and gasoline when he needed on his 3,318-mile round-trip from Miami to Albany, N.Y., which included stops at Wright Brothers National Monument in North Carolina and Amsterdam Castle in New York. By staying at hotels that offered public charging, he was able to start each leg of the trip with a fully charged battery. His lifetime Volt mpg is 57.6 miles.

The EPA estimates 93 miles per gallon equivalent for the car in electric mode and 35 city and 40 highway miles per gallon in extended-range mode.

The Volt also became the first electrically powered vehicle this century to reach the top of Mount Washington when Eric Cote and his father used both EV and extended-range modes on the way up and on the way down the 8,000-foot mountain. He used the Volt’s regenerative braking to regain 50 percent of his battery charge, achieving 117 miles per gallon on his 48.5 mile journey.

Craig Fisher from Charlotte, N.C. also headed through on the mountains on his 1,000-mile trip to Columbus, Ohio, averaging 39 miles per gallon. A former Toyota Prius owner, Fisher found the Volt outperformed his former hybrid.

“I was quite surprised about how well the Volt preformed running on the generator, regeneration power and the mileage that I got with the generator,” Fisher said. “This was the ultimate test of the Volt as far as I was concerned.”

The Volt has a total driving range of up to 379 miles, based on EPA estimates. For the first 35 miles, the Volt can drive gas- and tailpipe-emissions-free using a full charge of electricity stored in its 16-kWh lithium-ion battery. When the Volt’s battery runs low, a gas-powered engine/generator seamlessly operates to extend the driving range another 344 miles on a full tank.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Camaro ZL1 24-hour track test | Dept. 180 | Chevrolet


The most advanced, highest performance Camaro ever.

To confirm the track readiness of the most powerful production Camaro ever, the 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1, performance engineers recently conducted a 24-hour extreme track test on the grueling Milford Road Course located on GM's Proving Grounds in Milford, Michigan.

The 2012 Camaro ZL1 offers Performance Traction Management (PTM) as standard equipment, which is exclusive to General Motors. It was initially introduced on the Corvette ZR1.

Novice drivers will find the ZL1 very enjoyable to drive, while expert drivers will find PTM supplements their driving skill without interfering with their intentions

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Faces of GM - Supporting Schools


The United Way implemented a program in Detroit to try to stem the school dropout problem and GM and the GM Foundation have stepped up with a $27.1 million grant to help spread the program to more schools. See how the students and administrators have responded to this innovative program.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Hot Lap! 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition


Every car in the 2011 Motor Trend Best Drivers Car competition was lapped around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca by hot shoe Randy Pobst. Our next competitor, the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition.

For more on the Z06's lap around Laguna Seca, including Randy Pobst's track notes, click here:
http://www.motortrend.com/features/performance/1108_chevrolet_corvette_z06_be...

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Faces of GM - Mike Smitley



Mike Smitley is a team leader in the body shop at the GM Lordstown Complex. He is proud of the car his team is building there in northeast Ohio and invited members of the GM team in Detroit to come down and see how they put the Chevy Cruze together.

Friday, September 9, 2011

2013 Chevy Malibu ECO | Aerodynamic Efficiency | Chevrolet


Go inside GM's Wind Tunnel and learn how the aerodynamics engineers on the 2013 Chevy Malibu worked to make it the most fuel efficient mid-sized car in Chevrolet's 100-year history. http://www.chevrolet.com/malibu/

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Faces of GM - Steve Finch


GM Tonawanda Powertrain Plant Manager Steve Finch talks about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others who led the Civil Rights movement in the United States. And he talks about how opportunities have opened up for him and many others thanks to the sacrifices of those people.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Faces of GM - The Table of Brotherhood


To commemorate the opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Chevrolet sponsored a community discussion titled "Table of Brotherhood." A diverse group of community leaders, including politicians, religious leaders and media figures served as panelists.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

S2 Track to Street: Corvette Racing Series, Episode 8


See how the team prepares for the street-course race in Baltimore, the city's first ALMS event.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Faces of GM - Adam Barry and the Transformers Camaro


Adam Barry is Senior Creative Manager working on the Chevrolet Camaro and he recently got a dream assignment. He worked on the upcoming Transformers edition of the Camaro. He showed it off during the Woodward Dream Cruise and told us about his inspirations.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Riding shotgun on a Chevy extreme road test - Sonic XRide video 3/3


In May 2011, Chevy sent the all-new Sonic on the ultimate x-country road test and gave 2 members of its social media agency the ultimate opportunity: A chance to come along for the ride.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Chevy Through the Ages with American Picker Mike Wolfe | Woodward Dream ...


In celebration of Chevrolet's 100th birthday, American Picker Mike Wolfe heads to the 2011 Woodward Dream Cruise in Michigan on a mission to find a Chevy from every decade.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Worlds Smallest Running Chevy V-8


Newest video of the 1/6th scale Moyer Made Chevy V-8 based on a 327 cu in Corvette Motor. Everything is to scale, yes even the spark plugs and distributor. See more at http://www.moyermade.com .

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Woodward Dream Cruise | Chevrolet Volt Homecoming


More than 50 Chevrolet Volts came together July 18, 2011 for the Chevrolet Volt Homecoming Parade and cruised Woodward Avenue in Metro Detroit.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

2013 Chevrolet Malibu designed to catch the eye, not the wind


The Malibu ECO with fuel-saving eAssist technology is expected to achieve an estimated 26 mpg city and 38 mpg highway based on GM testing, while an all-new 2.5L Ecotec engine debuting on the Malibu next summer is expected to achieve more than 30 mpg on the highway, based on GM testing.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

2013 Chevrolet Malibu is No Drag in Aerodynamics


The new Malibu's Cd rating of .29 -- the number used to indicate the aerodynamic drag force on a vehicle -- is down from the current model's .35 Cd. The higher the number, the greater the drag force a vehicle's engine must overcome at any road speed. The Volt has a .28 Cd.

Monday, August 29, 2011

2013 Malibu | Interior Design | Chevrolet


The all-new Malibu has many exciting features, but Interior-Design Director Crystal Wyndham takes you through an in-depth look at the comfort, design, safety and technological features that make up the interior of the 2013 Chevy Malibu.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Chevrolet Cruze 4 door - High quality interior and features


Chevy Cruze Europe Commercial

When you get inside the Cruze, you're immediately struck by a sense that this is a car with an upscale feel. The iceblue ambient lighting enhances this, as do:
- The use of high quality fabrics and materials
- The performance-car inspired cockpit design
The Cruze is spacious. There's room to seat five adults in comfort -- as well as 450L of trunk space for their bags. In fact, head, leg and shoulder room is among the best in class.
Watch our Cruze interior features video to get the full picture.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Faces of GM - NASCAR Stars on their Volts


Five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and four-time champ Jeff Gordon are both proud owners of Chevrolet Volts. They talk about what they like about their newest cars and how other people respond when they see them driving the extended-range electric vehicle.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Chevrolet 360 at Osheaga Music and Arts festival 2011


Chevrolet was at the 2011 Osheaga Music and Arts Festival. In the Osheaga Chevrolet Zone, no less than 35 cameras were linked to a computer that allowed the festival goers to take a 360 degree picture of themselves with the new Sonic -- all in a matter of seconds! The picture could then be shared on Facebook, Twitter, or via email, through touchscreen monitors placed next to the vehicles. Chevrolet also set up a VIP terrace, from which a lucky few got the chance to watch the concerts of Eminem, Elvis Costello, the Flaming Lips, and of all the other artists invited to play on the two main stages of the festival.
Check out this video to see what you missed!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

CHEVROLET THE WAREHOUSE


Life is full of opportunities, don't let them go. Make it Happen. A simple message. A new generation of cars. This is the brand new Chevrolet campaign for Europe. Shot by Nacho Gayan.