GM gave the 2016 Chevrolet Volt a complete makeover to appeal to a broader audience, starting with a dramatic facelift. As a result, the plug-in hybrid no-longer screams “alternative propulsion vehicle,” transforming from its awkward EV stage into a more mainstream-looking car. A fastback roof-line, deep angles, and sharp lines in the sheetmetal make the second-generation Volt look more like a sporty coupe-styled sedan rather than the hatchback it still is.
It’s been a while since we last heard about alleged plans for a mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette. A new report suggests that the new Corvette will debut in 2018, at that year’s Detroit Auto Show. And instead of ZR1 trim the car is said to be initially arriving in base trim. The base model is said to once again be adopting one of GM's pushrod V-8s, with output hovering between 450 and 500 horsepower. More extreme versions, like a ZR1 or something similar, will eventually follow.
Looking for a budget-friendly compact crossover with excellent fuel economy? Consider the Chevrolet Equinox. It offers a surprisingly roomy interior and a fuel-efficient 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, which returns up to 22 mpg city/32 mpg hwy with front-wheel drive or 20 mpg city/29 mpg hwy if you opt for all-wheel drive. We especially recommend buying an Equinox through Chevrolet's CPO program, which touts 6 years or 100,000 miles of total powertrain coverage, along with an extra year of bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage.
The Duramax came from a Chevrolet Kodiak shuttle bus, probably from an airport somewhere. Avis decals still glued on the sliding doors. Shenanigans ensued. Convoluted machinations, intense fabrication, sneaky attention to detail, as befitting "a Minnesota man of action." The subframe was lowered three inches to allow the stock Camaro hood to close. Custom spacers were fabricated to preserve the ride height. The firewall was left intact as a rule, as was the transmission tunnel to fit the Allison five-speed.
GM ordered dealers to halt delivery of 2016 models including the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave SUVs because of an 'inadvertent error" in over-stating EPA fuel economy on window stickers.
The Chevy Colorado adds a diesel option as a coup de grâce to the midsize competition. Built in Thailand, the engine is part of GM’s global family of turbo-diesel four-cylinder engines. And like its bigger brother, the 6.6-liter Duramax offered in GM heavy-duty trucks, it features a variable-geometry turbo with a driver-selectable exhaust-brake function. It also uses a similar iron-block/aluminum-head configuration, and owing to its common-rail fuel injection and cooled-exhaust-gas recirculation system, it is the cleanest diesel truck engine ever produced by GM.
One of GM’s bestselling vehicles in America, the Chevrolet Equinox, is getting a long-overdue successor in early 2017. The Chevy SUV will shrink in size for a better fitment in the bow tie brand’s range as well as to compete more directly against popular compact models like Honda’s CR-V, instead of floating in-between categories.
A gear failed on Danica Patrick’s Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet during NASCAR Sprint Cup practice at Dover International Speedway today, sending driver Jamie McMurray and Patrick’s team owner Tony Stewart into an unprotected hard wall.
GM has temporarily stopped selling model-year 2016 versions of its large three-row SUVs because the company overstated the vehicles' fuel-economy ratings by 1 to 2 mpg. The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave will remain parked on dealer lots until their window stickers are replaced by ones showing the correct lower mileage ratings, according to GM spokesman Tom Wilkinson.
Anyone attempting to buy a new 2016 Chevrolet Traverse today probably won’t be able to do so. Same goes for the 2016 Buick Enclave and the 2016 GMC Acadia.