Yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland, General Motors has officially pulled the wraps off its new and shiny 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible. Besides a huge V8 that uses less than 14 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers in a combined cycle, the new convertible also features a “fully electronic top” that lets you open or close the roof remotely using the car’s key fob. Now, that’s nice.
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 RWD muscle car will soon be offered on the North American market sporting a supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V8 small block engine as well as an adjustable MRC (Magnetic Ride Control) suspension.
General Motors and SPX Service Solutions (the plug-in hybrid’s exclusive retailer) will soon offer an affordable 240V home charging unit for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric car that will go on sale starting December, 2010 at a starting price of $33,500 (including a $7500 U.S. federal tax credit). Although still miles behind industrial-grade charging stations that offer at least twice as much of charging power, the new charging unit is also a lot less expensive and, with its ability to slash standard charging time by approximately 60 percent, clearly has good potential in simplifying life of an average PHEV owner.
The American coach-builder Hennessey Performance Engineering will reveal its badass 2010 Hennessey HPE700 Camaro supercar on Tuesday, November 3 at the upcoming Specialty Equipment Market Association Show, 2009 (and usually mostly referred to simply as SEMA) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Judging by its exterior, the new customized vehicle is built around a recently presented 2010 Camaro SS two-door sports coupe, which basically means that it was especially easy for the tuning specialist to match powerful engine with deliciously retro-styled, yet muscular exterior.
Tuners of different kinds and origins keep introducing more and more upgrade programs for the much-adored Chevrolet Corvette Z06 supercar, the sixth generation of the legendary sports car. This time, the Troy, Michigan-based Specter Werkes company decided to equip the ‘Vette’s 7.0-liter LS7 engine with a twin-turbo system by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering making it perhaps one of the most powerful street-legal Corvettes in the human history.
GM is about to start selling the fuel-sipping XFE (which stands for Xtra Fuel Economy) versions of its 2WD 2009 Chevy Silverado, Chevy Tahoe, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon full size SUV’s and trucks that were designed to increase the brand’s competitiveness now when people finally start to count every penny in the face of the crisis that promises to be the worst in American history since the Great Depression.
Looks like GM has finally got it right and decided to keep the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro production version as close to the concept car as possible.
GM Asia-Pacific has built exactly 30 copies of its new 2008 Chevrolet Corvette S-Limited special edition model. Hardware-wise, these thirty stallions will be identical twins of a normal 2008 Chevrolet Corvette C6, but they will feature slightly different bodywork with re-sculpted front fascia, new rear spoiler and, of course, new mirror-polished and chromed exhaust tips.
Today, Chevrolet’s general manager Ed Peper has officially launched the 2007 Chevy Aveo compact sedan to be offered to the U.S. market. First introduced some four years ago at Auto Shanghai 2005 motor show, the Aveo has been finally given a comprehensive facelift with new head lights, new bumper, hood and front wings giving the car more aggressive, upmarket look. Together, the changes will make it easier for the new car to fight its way to consumers’ hearts through the ranks of such serious competitors as the Toyota Yaris and Hyundai Accent.
Respect to the guys at Dubspeed Driven! Their camera man has finally got a chance to make a couple of good shots of the upcoming 2007 Chevrolet Silverado half-ton pickup truck. Designed to compete against current Dodge Ram 1500, the best-selling Ford F-150, as well as the Toyota Tundra, the truck offers a wide spectrum of gasoline-powered engines with different types of fuel-saving technologies, as well as the usual choice of cabins and cargo box lengths, and even advanced luxury options that come standard with the range-topping Silverado LTZ trim.