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