Chevrolet revealed some exciting future electronification technology at SEMA360. Specifically, the automakers showed off an all-electric 1977 K5 Blazer, demonstrating the impressive functionality of the new Electric Connect and Cruise package.
The new K5 Blazer-E has all the features drivers appreciate about the Blazer plus new parts from the eCrate package, about 90 percent of which come from the Bolt EV. To create this innovative model, Chevrolet replaced the SUV’s 175-horsepower V8 with the Bolt EV electric motor, which delivers 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque.
The K5 Blazer-E has a 400-volt Bolt EV battery pack, which still comes with battery heating and cooling, battery-overcharge protection, shock protection, and regenerative braking. Aftermarket components, like an electric pump that provides vacuum to the stock brake system and an electric power steering kit, are also included.
By unveiling this all-electric model, Chevrolet is adding to the excitement of the Electric Connect and Cruise package, which will be available in late 2021. This package includes a 200-horsepower electric motor, a battery pack, wiring harnesses, water pumps, and more. Chevrolet Performance is also looking to offer other eCrate packages moving forward.
The upcoming Electric Connect and Cruise package will be a fantastic option if you want to drive a more eco-friendly vehicle. Stay tuned to the College Chevrolet Buick for more updates on new vehicle technologies and features.
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine has been rated by the EPA at 33 miles per gallon on the highway when equipped with rear-wheel drive. 4-wheel drive brings that number down to 29 mpg highway, still an amazing number for a full-size light-duty pickup truck.
Just because its fuel economy is so impressive doesn’t mean the Silverado isn’t powerful. The Duramax Turbo-Diesel puts out 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of toque, letting the Silverado tow up to 9,300 lbs and haul 1,870 lbs when the truck is equipped with 4WD, providing plenty of power for the vast majority of truck drivers.
Towing and hauling have never been easier than with the new Silverado, which boasts an active thermal management system, an exhaust brake for better control when going downhill, and driver-selectable start/stop technology to help you use even less fuel.
It’s been more than 20 years since Chevrolet offered a diesel engine option in a light-duty pickup truck, but as more and more drivers become conscious of fuel use, efficient engine options like diesel are becoming more sought after. Additionally, 2020 is the first year ever that Chevrolet will offer an inline-six engine in its light-duty full-size pickup line. You will be able to get yours att College Buick Chevrolet, talk to a specialist today.
Later this year, Chevrolet will launch a new hatchback version of the popular Cruze sedan. Introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback offers a way to get everything you love about the Cruze sedan, with extra cargo room and no downsides, in one sporty package that will be hard to resist staring at.
It’ll be powered by a 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder that makes 153 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque—plenty of grunt to carry all of the loot you can pack in its 22.7-cubic-feet trunk. If you fold the rear seats, cargo space more than doubles up to 47.2 cubic feet. All of that without compromising the Cruze’s renowned 40 mpg rating on the highway.
The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback will launch at College Chevrolet Buick this fall with two trims and, more importantly, the sporty RS package. We’re certainly looking forward to it!
With its advanced technology and design, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is guaranteed to pick up some automotive awards. However, it recently received an award for a much more important reason.
According to a Chevrolet press release, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt was named Green Car of the Year.
The title is awarded by the Green Car Journal to a vehicle that makes strives to help improve the environment in some way.
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt certainly accomplishes that. The electric vehicle has impressive fuel efficiency, and has a range of up to 420 miles. Combine those and you get a car drivers don’t have to refill until nearly 1,000 miles are traveled.
“Chevrolet’s all-new Volt is a milestone, building on an already-technologically advanced ‘green’ car and delivering what buyers have longed for, including an impressive 53-mile driving range on a single charge,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com.
Drivers shouldn’t be shocked that the impressive 2016 Chevrolet Volt is greenest car around!
National Drive Electric Week had its largest year yet in early September, logging over 200 events across the United States. However, one of the largest events was held in Los Angeles–which comes to no surprise, really, as California is one of the most receptive markets for electric cars. The LA event featured two new, unreleased vehicles: the 2016 Nissan Leaf, and the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt.
Electric cars are becoming more popular among drivers who want to do their part in being environmentally conscious, and vehicles like the Leaf and Bolt are helpful in reducing emissions. Every time an EV is bought, the air gets a little cleaner. And with new, longer ranges on our electric vehicles, EVs are slowly becoming more and more convenient.
The 2016 Nissan Leaf will have an unprecedented range of 107 miles. However, if buyers wait one more year for the 2016 Chevrolet Bolt, which was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this past January, they can get a 200 mile range for a base sticker price of $37,500. The two cars lured in over 800 test drives for National Drive Electric Week, despite the Los Angeles heat.
Get excited. The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is coming and it’s bringing the best fuel economy in the segment with it. Based on the all-new 2016 Malibu we already love, the hybrid models provides a combined rating of 47 mpg and is scheduled to arrive here at College Chevrolet Buick during the spring of 2016.
Taking a page from the Chevy Volt playbook, the Malibu Hybrid features regenerative braking and the two-motor drive unit found in its sister plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with slight modifications. The Malibu also adds an all-new 1.8-liter engine. Together, the Malibu’s powertrain offers 182 horsepower and 45 miles per gallon on the highway. The car can travel up to 55 mph on all-electric power.
“Fuel efficiency is important to our customers, especially in the midsize segment and with an estimated 48 mpg city rating, the Malibu Hybrid delivers,” said president of General Motors, Dan Ammann.
The Malibu Hybrid was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show earlier this month.
Stay tuned for more information on the model as it is released. We will be sure to let you know a more specific date as to when to expect the vehicle to land in our showroom.
When Chevrolet first introduced the Spark electric vehicle, it kick-started a movement in the all-electric vehicle segment to offer more affordable electric cars. Now, the popular mini-car has made such an impact on the industry that Chevrolet Spark sales have added a brand-new state to its list: Maryland.
“The Spark EV has been one of the most well-received electric vehicles in the industry and customer demand helped make the decision to expand its availability to Maryland,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet director of car marketing. “Following the introduction of the next-generation Volt and Bolt EV concept, this further reinforces Chevrolet’s commitment to electrification and delivering more choices where our customers want them.”
Maryland is the perfect locale for the Chevrolet Spark with a high number of commuters and a network of charging stations across the state. The Spark is priced as low as $17,845 in Maryland, after both federal and state tax credits.
While the Spark has yet to grace Michigan with its sales, Chevrolet still has plenty of eco-friendly cars to offer. Stop in to College Chevrolet Buick today to see what your fuel-efficient options are.
This week, Chevy pulled back the curtain on the Chevrolet Bolt Concept at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan. The Bolt Concept is an electric vehicle whose range tops 200, catapulting Chevy to the forefront of the EV movement. And what’s more—the Chevy Bolt EV is going to be offered for a clean and easy $30,000, something unheard of in the EV market.
According to a report from Slash Gear, the Chevrolet Bolt Concept is likely Chevy’s answer to Tesla’s upcoming Model 3. While Teslas are typically out of the price range of everyday consumers, the Model 3 is going to be aimed at regular average Joes who want to drive electric, and will likely be offered at a price point close to $30,000. Not wanting to let Tesla dominate that market, Chevy has developed its own EV with incredible efficiency.
But the Chevy Bolt isn’t the only hot thing at the Detroit Auto Show. The show lasts through January 25th, and since Detroit is within driving distance, be sure to head out and check out all the awesome displays.
A good thing just keeps getting better. 2016 Chevy Volt efficiency has earned the EV the title of Kelly Blue Book’s best electric/hybrid buy for 2015. Add on top of that a healthy dollop of 12% boost in efficiency and overall range. Sprinkle with nuts, drizzle with chocolate and you have a pretty darn good-looking car. Drive happily.
This boost in efficiency means that, with its combined gas and electric power, the 2016 Chevy Volt claims a step of 45 miles (from 380 to 425). No word yet on the improvements for the all-electric range, which is what customers are really clamoring to have improved.
Only a teaser was revealed (the front left corner) at the LA Auto Show. The whole thing is set to be revealed in Detroit in January. There is one thing we can be sure of however; the new model will be lighter, quieter, more powerful, and more efficient than the current model (which is already an award winner). What else could you ask for?
Come test drive the KBB winning 2015 Chevy Volt at College Chevrolet Buick.
Are you looking for something that is both fuel-efficient and family-friendly? Look no further than the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. According to AutoGuide, it is one of the top ten most fuel-efficient non-hybrid family sedans.
It all stems from its engine. The new Malibu is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and features a six-speed automatic transmission. It is able to get 25 mpg in the city* and 36 mpg on the highway* which edges out its Ford rival, the Fusion. The Malibu offers efficiency, yes, but it is also able to produce the power you need to get around town. The base 2.5-liter makes 196-horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can also opt up to the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder for a little added power. It makes 295-horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque.
For the new model year, the Malibu also features Stop/Start technology which shuts the engine off when the car comes to a complete stop. This definitely increases your fuel economy giving you more mpgs and more money in your pocket.
If you are looking for a fuel-efficient sedan, look no further than the 2014 Chevy Malibu available at College Chevy! Give us a call to schedule a test drive with your family today!
*EPA-estimates only, actual mileage will vary.