What's the most fuel efficient, gasoline-powered car in America? That's right, the Chevrolet Cruze Eco which gets an EPA estimated 42 miles per gallon. What's better than 42 miles per gallon? 64.42 miles per gallon. That's what an Australian couple sponsored by Shell Oil accomplished while driving a Chevy Cruze Eco across 9,552 miles through 48 states.
Chevy engineers created the sleek Cruze with new designs that enhanced the efficiency of the modern-day compact. Air shutters meant to reduce aerodynamic drag, a reduced weight, and light-weight, yet still attractive rims all played a major role in the crowning of the most efficient gasoline-powered car.
Even before becoming the star of today’s new wave of modern-day muscle cars, the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro had achieved that status on the big screen by playing “Bumblebee” in the 2007 box-office smash “The Transformers.” Two years later, the Camaro reprised its role in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” and the coupe leveraged that Hollywood helping hand into sales leadership in the U.S. sports car market for the first time in 24 years. Now it looks like the third time will be the charm—and then some: To celebrate the Camaro’s appearance in this year’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” Chevrolet will release an eye-popping 2012 Transformers Special Edition Camaro Coupe that features Bumblee’s aggressive black-and-yellow design scheme.
Chevy Cruze with Blue Technology
It’s estimated that 2,600 people die each year texting while driving and today, 50% of teens admit to texting while driving. And on top of that- texting while driving is about six times more likely to result in an accident than driving while intoxicated.
Courtesy Cares and urges you to stop texting and driving- your next text while driving, could be fatal.
All new 2012 Chevrolet models come equipped with Blue Technology helping you stay safe on the road with both hands on the wheel.
Courtesy Cares- Don’t Text and Drive.
This is the definitive list to end all 100 Greatest Cars lists. You'll never have to read another list, and this list is absolutely, scientifically, precisely and transcendently correct. That is until we have a few more PBRs.
Greatness, for the reason of this list, is defined by a vehicle's direct, significant contribution to American automotive culture. That does not mean that a car had to actually have been sold in America, but that its legend changed how other cars are seen in its shadow. Some of the choices here are actually racecars.
So it's a biased list in favor of cars that enthusiasts love, but it also acknowledges those everyday cars that have shaped our lives.
Chevrolet is very excited about the futuristic Miray sports car to say the least. The Miray was first unveiled at the Seoul Motor Show in May this year, and the futuristic looking Chevy merges a jet-inspired exterior with advanced hybrid powertrain technology. The Miray will get its first European unveiling at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September.
Outside, the Miray has an aerodynamic fuselage reminiscent of the modern fighter jet. The front and rear fenders evoke Chevrolet Corvettes of the past and express the concept’s sports car spirit. Carbon fiber spoilers at the corners help control downforce and airflow. The Miray has 20-inch front rims and 21-inch rear wheels made of alumium carbon-fibre composites.
On the interior, the car features an assortment of brushed aluminium, natural leather, white fabric and liquid metal surfaces. The wrap around twin cockpit has drawn inspiration from the iconic Corvette. An interesting detail is the centrally located start button that when pressed, the column mounted retractable meter cluster rises like the canopy of a single seater plane.
It's a picture a lot of us have entertained in our brains...home for the night, having commuted without using a drop of gasoline, our new Chevrolet Volt sitting out front for the neighbors to envy.
But how realistic is that daydream? To find out, we borrowed a Volt from the good folks at Courtesy Chevrolet in Phoenix for four days, shorter than our usual tests, but enough to give us an overall impression of the car Motor Trend has named Car of the Year. First of all, the Volt isn't a purely electric car. It has a gasoline engine, too. But it's not a hybrid.
Hybrids blend the gas and electric motors in driving, switching between them as conditions warrant. The Volt runs solely on its electric motor, not using a drop of gas...until the battery runs out of power. And at that point, the gasoline engine (a 1.4 liter four) takes over.
You're looking at the #1 best-selling car in America. Well, one version of it, anyway. It's the Chevrolet Cruze, and it's available in several different trim levels. Back in April, we reviewed (and liked) the Cruze LTZ. But what if you want one for a bit less than $24,415 (the as-tested price of the LTZ we drove)?
Well, you head down the trim levels and hope you don't give up too much good stuff. To find out what is down there, we borrowed a 1LT (one model up from the bottom of the line) from Courtesy Chevrolet in Phoenix for a week.
While the Chevrolet Camaro went away for a few years, demand for the iconic muscle car never did. That kind of passion—combined with the quality and performance offered by today’s Camaro—has kept sales in high gear. In 2010, its first full year on the market, the athletic new Chevy outsold its crosstown rival the Ford Mustang by more than 7,500 units, and attracted 81,299 new Camaro owners. And not only is the car ahead of that pace through the first part of 2011, but it also recently marked a major production milestone when the 5 millionth Camaro was sold to a lucky new driver in Kentucky.
The black-on-black 1LS coupe showcased a “dovetail” spoiler, a six-speed manual transmission and a potent 3.6-liter, 312-hp V6, and it was the 225,844th Camaro sold since the fifth generation launched in March 2009. Of course, Chevy is on track to keep the momentum going, thanks an expanding lineup that now includes the Camaro Convertible, which dropped its top in February of 2011, and the high-performance Camaro ZL1.
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.
General Motors is very optimistic about the Chevrolet Cruze. In assessing whether this optimism is warranted, we can’t help but remember that a major reason for GM’s past troubles has been the lack of a competent small car. For decades, the General has struggled to produce a car that was at least in the same ball park as the industry benchmarks, the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. The Cavalier and Cobalt, as much of an improvement as they were over their predecessors, just didn’t cut it. But have these efforts been in vein? With so many mistakes to learn from, has GM finally crafted a compact car that can truly compete with the Japanese? Let’s find out in our review of the 2011 Chevy Cruze.
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