Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Isaac in LA: Unveiling the Malibu Collection | Malibu Style | Chevrolet



Isaac visits Heather to unveil pieces from the Malibu Collection.

The Collection will be sold exclusively on http://LivingSocial.com as of October 16th, 2012.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Isaac in NYC: Unveiling the Malibu Collection | Malibu Style | Chevrolet



Isaac visits Sherita to unveil pieces from the Malibu Collection.
The Collection will be sold exclusively on http://LivingSocial.com as of October 16th, 2012.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Chevy Road Test Conclusion



Watch the wrap up of the Chevy Road Test Challenge Results and see for yourself how Chevy Vans take on the competition and come out on top.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Chevy Road Test - Round 3 - Fuel Economy



Your business relies on your vehicle's fuel economy to save you cash. Watch and see how the Chevy Express competes against the competition.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Chevy Road Test - Round 2 - Hill Climb



Hill Climbing really tests a vehicle's capabilities; see how the Chevy Express stacks up against the competition. We will give you a hint: the Chevy Express comes out on top.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Chevy Road Test - Round 1 - Acceleration



With Commercial Grade Vans, Acceleration is a must. Watch as The Chevy Express takes on the competition and comes out on top.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Chevy Road Test Introduction



Watch as the Chevy Express Van takes on the competition and come out on top. This video introduces you to the tests we will be running.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Faces of GM - Gordon and Angela White



Gordon and Angela White love truck campers and when it came time to replace their old pickup and get a new camper, these people behind TruckCamperMagazine.com did a lot of analysis before putting their money down. Check out what they selected and how the package came together.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

2013 Chevrolet CNG Bi-Fuel Pickup Components



In addition to lower fuel costs, they offer an impressive array of options and configurations, including standard and long-box and two-or-four-wheel drive in the extended cab models.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Faces of GM - Ken Barrett



GM Chief Diversity Officer Ken Barrett moved from ships to cars, but no matter the mode of transportation, the retired U.S Navy captain knows diversity is a key to success. Watch the video to see why he believes diversity and inclusion are good for business.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Next Generation Silverado Undergoing Final Validation



DETROIT – GM engineers are conducting the final validation of the next generation Silverado light-duty pickups. In addition to torture testing, the team is paying attention to delivering a comfortable, well-balanced ride, which is being refined on a variety of track surfaces at GM’s Milford Proving Ground. The new Silverado will start production in 2013.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Volt's Fuel Economy | 2013 Chevy Volt | Chevrolet



The Chevrolet Volt is a new kind of car, so it's a new way of looking at miles per gallon. See how it works to save you money and gas.

To learn more about the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle visit http://www.chevrolet.com/volt-electric-car/.

To connect with other Chevy Volt fans, visit http://www.facebook.com/chevroletvolt and follow @ChevyVolt on Twitter.

Friday, October 12, 2012

2013 Chevrolet CNG Bi-Fuel Pickup Competitive Comparison



All major components will have GM service part numbers for broad availability, providing you with peace of mind that parts will be available to keep your vehicles on the road.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

How it Works | 2013 Chevy Volt | Chevrolet



What is the Chevrolet Volt exactly? This video explains how the Volt is different from hybrid, pure electric and gas-powered cars on the road.

To learn more about the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle visit http://www.chevrolet.com/volt-electric-car/.

To connect with other Chevy Volt fans, visit http://www.facebook.com/chevroletvolt and follow @ChevyVolt on Twitter.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Over The Edge: Back to the Fifties



Just imagine if Marty McFly had not ended up in Hill Valley, California, but say, St. Paul, Minnesota! Well that's exactly where our Steven Chupnick ended up on his latest adventure as he went Over the Edge and back to the 50s.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Faces of GM - MTV Scratch Relationship



MTV Scratch is a "creative SWAT team" bringing together the background and knowledge of Viacom networks like MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. GM is tapping into that skill set to help it connect with the 80 million young people who are the future

Thursday, October 4, 2012

2013 Malibu Turbo: A Midsize Sedan with Chevrolet Spirit

  
  • Chassis engineered for the most challenging global markets
  • Turbo model completes the Malibu U.S. portfolio

  • DETROIT – Throughout its history, Chevrolet has offered stylish, affordable and dependable family cars with a little something extra.

    In the case of the 2013 Malibu, that something extra is an all-new 2.0L turbocharged engine designed to infuse the new Malibu midsize sedan with real Chevrolet spirit.

    “The all-new turbocharged engine showcases just how capable the new Malibu is, and the turbocharged Malibu is perfect for customers who want a midsize sedan that is fun to drive under a wide range of real-world conditions,” said Mark Meyers, GM global vehicle performance manager.
    The Malibu turbo can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and achieve a top speed of 155 mph. Even with this performance delivered by its 259-horsepower (193 kW) engine, the Malibu turbo has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 21 city and 30 mpg highway.

    With its peak torque of 260 lb.-ft. (353 Nm) sustained between 1,700 and 5,500 rpm, the turbocharged engine also gives Malibu excellent response under a broad range of driving conditions. This added performance comes with greater refinement as the enhanced torque reduces downshifts and helps quiet the buzz sometimes found in four-cylinder engines.

    Malibu turbo includes a four-wheel-independent suspension system, hydraulic ride bushings, premium electric steering gear and more.

    “With its global pedigree and European tuning, the new Malibu has a robust body structure, premium steering and suspension, and substantial four-wheel disc brakes,” said Meyers.

    Performance and value
    The Malibu turbo goes on sale this fall, available as both a mid-level LT model with a suggested retail price of $27,710 and as a more luxurious LTZ model with a suggested retail price of $30,925. Both prices include a $995 dealer freight charge.

    Standard content on turbo LT models includes:
    • 18-inch aluminum wheels
    • Chevy MyLink, with a seven-inch color touch-screen radio, Bluetooth, and USB port
    • Dual-zone automatic climate control
    • Remote start
    • Eight-way power driver seat with power lumbar
    • Tilting and telescoping steering column with steering wheel controls for audio and cruise control
    • Ice-blue ambient lighting.
    Malibu turbo LTZ models add:
    • LED tail lamps
    • Leather-appointed seats
    • Heated front seats
    • Available 19-inch aluminum wheels.
    Technically advanced engine
    A host of technologically advanced elements contribute to the Malibu turbo’s performance, including dual-overhead camshafts with continuously variable valve timing, direct injection and more:
    • Twin-scroll turbocharger that virtually eliminates turbo lag and generates maximum boost of 20 psi
    • Air-to-air intercooler that reduces the pressurized air charge’s temperature for optimal performance
    • A356T6 aluminum cylinder head cast with Rotocast process – similar to the Corvette ZR1’s heads – for greater strength and improved airflow
    • Sand-cast aluminum engine block that features cast-in iron liners and structural enhancements to enable higher power with reduced noise and vibration
    • Aluminum pistons with jet-spray cooling, which enhances performance and longevity
    • Modular balance shaft system in the oil pan for greater refinement
    • Two--stage variable-displacement oil pump that enhances the overall operating efficiency of the engine
    • Specially tuned exhaust for reduced backpressure and improved sound quality.
    The advanced, electronically controlled turbocharger’s twin-scroll design optimizes power. Each of two scrolls on the turbine is fed by a separate exhaust passage – one from cylinders one and four, the other from cylinders two and three – to virtually eliminate turbo lag at low engine speeds, giving the engine immediate throttle response.

    Because direct injection cools the intake process, compared to conventional port injection, the engine can operate at higher boost and a relatively higher compression ratio of 9.2:1, which increases both output and efficiency. Also, each piston has its own directed jet that sprays oil toward its skirt, coating its underside and the cylinder wall with an additional layer of lubricant. That cools the piston, reduces friction and operational noise and bolsters the engine's durability.

    The 2.0L turbo engine is matched with the Hydra-Matic 6T70 six-speed automatic transmission, with TAPShift control.

    Driving experience
    Sold in more than 100 countries, the new Malibu benefits from a global development process that prepared the car for everything from unimproved roads in developing countries to the Autobahns and mountain switchbacks of Europe.

    “You feel connected to the road in the Malibu turbo, while also being isolated from wind noise and imperfections in the pavement,” said Meyers. “Behind the wheel, the new Malibu turbo feels responsive. The steering is precise on center, with a confident steering effort build-up as the driver turns into a curve. The chassis feels great in the corners, with excellent body-motion control.
    “The Malibu is a fun car to drive, and the power of the turbo engine makes it even better,” said Meyers.

    A solid body structure, as stiff as any in the global midsize market, helped engineers dial in a refined degree of control in the front and rear suspensions, while an isolated engine cradle reduces noise transmission to the cabin. Chassis and suspension highlights include:
    • MacPherson-strut front suspension with dual-path mountings, which separates the transfer of spring damper loads to the body to a smoother-feeling ride and an enhanced feeling of control. New for the turbo model are internal rebound springs for the front struts that give the Malibu improved body motion control and roll damping in handling maneuvers
    • Side-load-compensated strut modules are designed to reduce the sliding friction caused by the bending load on the strut that is common in most suspension geometries, for more precise suspension tuning
    • Aluminum steering knuckle/strut carriers and control arms are used to minimize un-sprung weight, optimize weight distribution throughout the front suspension and intended to foster a more nimble driving feel
    • A direct-acting front stabilizer bar enables a more direct and immediate feeling to steering inputs. It is mounted to the rear portion of the engine cradle, with each end of the bar connected to the front struts
    • Isolated lower A-arms, with integrated ball joints, are attached via two mounting points on a sub-frame that, in turn, is mounted with four isolators to the body structure. This provides a firmer foundation for the A-arms, which helped engineers tune the suspension more precisely, while also reducing noise and vibration
    • Hydraulic ride bushings in the front control arms are designed to deliver a higher degree of ride isolation, quieter performance and more controlled transfer of road inputs
    • Rack-mounted electric power steering gear by ZF Steering Systems. This dual-pinion system – one for steering and the other to move the rack – is designed to deliver excellent response and on-center characteristics, with almost perfect linear response. It also helps save fuel because engine doesn’t have to turn a conventional hydraulic steering pump
    • A four-link rear suspension intended to contribute to the car’s controlled feel, with a direct-acting performance and precise calibration, thanks to its mounting directly to the stiff body structure. The four links include an upper camber link, two lower links and a trailing link
    • Eighteen-inch aluminum wheels are standard on Malibu Turbo, while 19-inch wheels are available. They’re used with 235/50R18 or 245/45R19 all-season tires, respectively.
    Chassis control systems
    Malibu’s electronic chassis controls are designed to enhance overall ride and handling qualities of the car, and also help make for a safer journey. All are part of the StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, which also incorporates full-function traction control.

    When a situation requires a higher level of electronic intervention – signaled by inputs detected by a yaw sensor mounted in the center of the vehicle – StabiliTrak modulates the brakes at the individual wheels, reduces power or does both to help the driver remain in control. The system incorporates advanced braking features to assist in a variety of conditions, including:
    • Cornering Brake Control is activated when the car is braking while cornering. Brake pressure is individually varied among all four wheels to keep the car stable.
    • Brake Assist helps the driver in emergency braking situations, giving the driver a higher deceleration gain than would be possible from the regular brake system booster.
    The Malibu turbo’s brake system consists of four-wheel discs, featuring 11.7-inch (296 mm) vented front discs and aluminum calipers in the rear. A four-channel anti-lock system is tied in with StabiliTrak to provide more control in wet and icy conditions.

    The 2013 Malibu Turbo also offers 10 standard air bags, as well as an available rearview camera system, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning. It is also the first 2013 midsize car to earn double honors for safety, including a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a 2012 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

    All models are covered by a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, as well as a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty.

    Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than four million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    Corvette Generations: C6 | Corvette | Chevrolet



    Harlan Charles, Corvette product manager, is back with the sixth generation of Corvette for the final edition of our Corvette Generations series. The C6 had an emphasis on making the Corvette leaner and meaner with a more lightweight, compact and shorter body. The Corvette Z06 and ZR1 returned in the sixth generation, and for the 60th Anniversary, a special edition convertible model, the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition, made its debut as the most capable Corvette convertible ever made.

    To connect with other Corvette fans, visit http://facebook.com/corvette.