Congratulations to Katie Crabb of North Prairie. Katie came up with the idea for the ad as a part of a class project in the University of Wisconsin. If you didn’t know, the competition focused on college students and the requirements for the ad was to focus on one of Chevrolet’s cars and crossovers targeted at the youth market including the Aveo, Cobalt, HHR, or Equinox. The 30 second commercial was directed by Bryan Buckley and was produced by Chevrolet and Campbell-Ewald.
The commercial is subtitled “Car Wash” and it’s pretty funny. You should like it too.
So the Dodge Viper SRT10 wow’ed everyone at the Detroit Auto Show just last week with its near 600 horsepower engine, it appears that the Chevy Corvette wants in on the game as well. According to sources, General Motors is planning on a Viper SRT10 rival. General Motors chairman Bob Lutz noted that it wasn’t going to let the Dodge Viper hold the title as the most powerful American sports car, yet adding that the information of future products is strictly confidential, stated in a current interview.
We can confirm this report since spy images of a Corvette test vehicle with an unique hood scoop have been caught just recently, which is a clue that Chevrolet is adding more horsepowers to its current Corvette lineup, which is currently just above 500 horsepowers. Our guess is that the new Corvette will boast at least 600 or more horsepowers, which is similar to that of the Viper SRT10.
I learned a lot about the Chevrolet Volt Concept and its advantages by watching this video, and I think you will too. Check out the video to watch the unveiling of the Chevrolet Volt concept, which is a new concept featuring GM’s latest plug-in technology and runs solely on electricity to power the wheels. The question now is if it will ever be practical in the every-day life. As said in the video, General Motors assumed that everyone only traveled a certain amount of distance to get to work everyday, however, there are still many who need the extra distance to do everyday errands.
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Damn, I wish I wasn’t on Pacific Time so I could be live with the coverage at NAIAS. But life isn’t always fair and unfortunately, things are 3 hours later here than in Chicago. Oh well, I will post content whenever I find any as quick as I can. But for now, enjoy the gallery I set up over at CarPhotoSite of the new ’07 Chevrolet Volt Concept.
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Okay, so you may have already known about it thanks to the numerous leaks throughout websites, but I thought it’d be kinda cool to include a high-resolution gallery. So enjoy the wallpapers including widescreen formats. Muscle cars still ain’t my thing, and that retro-ism isn’t going so well for me either. Oh, well. It’s nice to hear that many of you still enjoy the ghetto styles.
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I’m not sure what is going on, but I was suppose to keep these kinds of news under wraps, that is, until I saw a fresh posting of the Chevrolet Malibu on Edmunds. So I just said: screw it. So here you are, new images and official information on Chevrolet Malibu. After a teaser was shown, I’d really wish they’d just keep the rear under the curtain, because it’s not pretty.
What do you do when you have competitors such as the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry gaining up sales while you keep falling? You go up and that’s what the new Malibu is expected to do: gain back its reputation. The new Malibu looks just as aggressive as any other competitor now, except maybe the rear.
The Malibu will be powered by a 252-horsepower 3.6-Liter V6, which is also available on the Saturn Aura. Controlled by a 6-speed automatic transmission, there will also be available steering-wheel mounted shifters. For the base model, the 2.4-Liter Ecotec 4-cylinder at 164 horsepowers in which the budget-friendly LS and LT trims will get a 4-speed automatic tranny.
A huge improvement from its predecessor, the two-tone colored interior really works, giving the new Malibu a taste of luxury and a more upscale feel. Now that the design is better than before, Chevrolet notes that we should get used to the new front end design, which will be the new face of future Chevrolet cars.
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Chevrolet announced today that it will unveil its HHR Premiere Edition at NAIAS. The exclusive edition will feature a Cappuccino Frost Metallic exterior color and a special Ebony/Gray two-tone interior. Only 4,000 of these special monkeys will be built, beginning production in the first quarter of 2007, costing you for almost $1000 extra for the special edition.
There will be special features such as 17-inch black chrome wheels, black chrome exterior package, blacked-out front fog lamps and headlamps, with matching-colored running board and rearview mirrors. On the outside, there’s accent stripes as well as an aerodynamic rear spoiler, with black roof-mounted rails attached at the top. Inside, the leather-wrapped steering wheel comes with custom floor mats.
Standard is a 2.4-L Ecotec engine with all the extras such as air conditioning, power windows, door locks, outisde mirrors, cruise control and remote keyless entry. Also standard is a 260-watt Pioneer sound system with a subwoofer and the ability to plug in your favorite tunes via an auxiliary port.
Chevrolet revealed a small portion of the new Malibu set to debut at the North American International Auto Show showing the front grill of the Malibu. The new Malibu is set to be designed with more aggressiveness to compete with the mid-size sedan market, with a more bolder look and longer hood.
Inside, you can expect the two-tone colored interior, which Chevrolet released an image of, shown below, which they say will provide a more high-quality look with premium materials.
The new dual-port grille is set to represent to point the direction of styling for Chevrolet, which seems a lot like the grill from Audi and Volkswagen, which has been a huge success for Audi to provide more attention. But the interior, well, not so much. However, Chevrolet is heading the right way with its new designs so we can expect more and better vehicles made from this improving manufacturer.
Chevrolet announced today that it will add a “Sport” trim to the 2008 Equinox. As part of this trim, it will come with a lowered suspension, new 18-inch wheels, as well as a powerful 263-horsepower engine. Transmission will come from a 6-speed automatic with sequential shifting. Estimated 0-60 is at less than 7 seconds, pretty good for a SUV this size if you ask me. And good news, off-roaders, the Equinox Sport will be available with either front wheel drive, or all wheel drive. Inside, the Equinox Sport will have a more supportive seat, with side bolsters to help reduce motion when cornering.
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Chevrolet has released the pricing of the exclusive HHR Panel compact SUV that will begin selling in January. The pricing will begin at $16,750, which is not too shabby actually for a car like this, but hey, after all, it is a Chevrolet. Continue reading for full press release.
Chevrolet will add the new large Tahoe SUV to the law-enforcement’s line-up of police vehicles. It will be the first SUV designed from its inception as a law enforcement vehicle. The Police Tahoe will have a much lower stance, which increases handling. As well, the front and rear suspensions will have stiffer springs and shocks. Together, it will make up to 320 horsepowers. There’s numerous safety features as well.
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Chevrolet is ready to launch its first ever diesel-engine powered vehicle in the UK at the next Bologna Motor Show. Equipped with a 2.0-liter diesel engine, the new Chevrolet Lacetti will feature this special engine. The engine allows the Lacetti to accelerate from 0-62mph in just 9.8 seconds and with a top speed of 117mph.
Changes in terms of appearance on the new diesel Lacetti will include a chrome finished radiator grille. As well, there will be 2 models available in 2007: the Chevrolet Lacetti 5-door hatchback, and the Chevrolet Lacetti Station Wagon. Pricing for the diesel Lacetti will be announced closer to the sale date.
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Set to launch and debut next week at the L.A. Motor Show, I have uploaded new wallpapers of the upcoming Chevrolet Equinox, featuring fuel-cell energy technology. As well, you will notice minor changes in the appearance, in which the fuel-cell version adopts a new front image. Enjoy the wallpapers.
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To be unveiled in January at the North American International Auto Show, General Motors has released a teaser image of the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu interior. Featuring a dual cockpit design, the car will be available with two-tone colors. Hopefully the 2008 model will be much more aggressive than the current outgoing model, which is pretty boring to my tastes.
Full press release below.
I’ve added new wallpapers of the Chevrolet Sequel Concept, which was unveiled in China. Although this car may seem sporty, it’s up to GM to make sure this design actually goes into production, not like the current line-up. Enjoy the wallpapers, which are available in 1024×768, or 1600×1200.