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Chevrolet Bolt owner asks for buyback and GM says yes

They say that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. That’s what Harvey Payne did with his Chevrolet Bolt. Ever since he bought it, it had been experiencing a number of issues and had to be constantly brought to the shop. Hailing from California, Payne did what few people would probably do and that is ask the automaker for a buyback.

In order to drive his point home, he made a 20-minute video revealing what has been happening and posted it on video-sharing site YouTube.

According to him, he had just recently received the Bolt from delivery when it started showing the “service vehicle soon” light. He immediately took it to his local Chevrolet dealer and not surprisingly, said light went away. Since the dealership was unable to reproduce this particular issue, it returned the vehicle to Payne. After that the light returned and it was not alone.

Read the entire article Chevrolet Bolt owner asks for buyback and GM says yes

Chevrolet FNR-X Concept debuts with much fanfare at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show

Imagine a sports car morphing into an SUV. Chevrolet initially revealed the FNR Concept at the previous Shanghai Auto Show in 2015. For this year, Chevy once again graces the Shanghai exhibit stands with the FNR-X, a more workable version of concept model it first brought to China two years ago. For one, the FNR-X could be the Lexus NX and Toyota C-HR’s next new rival. Dubbed as an all-purpose sports concept vehicle, the FNR actually stands for “Find New Roads”, the company’s tagline while the X simply means it’s a crossover.

Outside, the FNR crossover’s front end resembles a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Like most Chevys, the rest of the profile appears to have a floating roof design with a high waistline to match. The rear section on the other hand bears similarities with a Toyota C-HR while the rest of the features remind us of the rear end of a Camaro.

Chevy however hasn't disclosed all the details especially when it comes to the engine specs. From what we know, the FNR-X will be featured as a plugin hybrid setup complete with the latest semi-autonomous all-terrain driver assistance technologies. Interestingly, the amazing new concept was designed and developed by GM together with Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center and SAIC Motor-- just like the first version it has showcased at the same event.

Read the entire article Chevrolet FNR-X Concept debuts with much fanfare at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe performs better with RST performance package

Chevrolet offers an extensive collection of appearance packages for various models. The likes of the Rally, Redline, and Midnight Editions possess a certain aura of individuality compatible to its respective owners. Customers can choose from any of these appearance packages to suite their tastes – from the reliable Rally Edition to the classy Custom Sport HD. For 2018, Chevrolet is adding another exciting deal for their valued customers.

Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban are getting a Rally Sport Truck (RST) package for 2018, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. This RST package is not your usual “trim-and-tape” makeover even as it does feature the usual “required” big wheels and blacked-out elements. That’s because it has more to offer and even has interesting tricks up its sleeve.

Pricing and other details (i.e. fuel economy) haven’t been released yet but the RST models are expected to launch sometime this coming fall while the V8 upgrade will come shortly after (pricing information may be available close to its on-sale date, though).

Read the entire article 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe performs better with RST performance package

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition celebrates the 65th anniversary of the Corvette

Sixty-four years ago, Chevrolet introduced the very first Corvette. And to celebrate its 65th anniversary in 2018, the company decided to launch a special edition C7 at the upcoming auto show in New York.

Only 650 units of the Carbon 65 Edition will be produced - and that number does not need further explanation as it is pretty obvious why. Though the American package is limited to 650 units which will be sold globally, it is not as limited as the Japan-only Heritage Edition Grand Sports, at only five units. The Corvette Carbon 65 Edition will be available on the 2018 Grand Sport 3LT and the Z06 3LZ.

June 30, 1953 was when the very first Corvette came to life. Built at the Flint factory in Michigan, all 300 units were finished with white exterior paired with a red upholstery. But Chevrolet is veering from this colour scheme (for this model, at least). And for the 2018 special edition, the colour palette will be way different from the original Corvette.

Read the entire article 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition celebrates the 65th anniversary of the Corvette

Contacting Father Damien Karras, Hennessey’s new “ExorcistChevrolet Camaro ZL1 is getting out of control! We already know that Dodge is well on its way to unwrap its very own SRT Demon Challenger. Not to be outdone, Hennessey is also out to steal the limelight with its very own---The Exorcist. The horror of all horrors!

Hennessey Performance Engineering has created a 1000hp monster out of the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1-- and even naming it after one of the “most profitable” horror movies ever made. But, way before Hennessey had cast its evil chants on the poor Camaro, the devilish muscle car already packs a strong 650hp and 650 lb ft-of torque. As if the Hellcats and SRT Demons aren’t good enough. Or should we say, “bad enough” for the hell’s standards.

With the new package, the 6.2-liter LT4 V8 receives a modified ECU, new larger intakes and an updated intercooler. Aside from the sufficiently large supercharger, Hennessey further enhanced the engine with long tube stainless steel headers, ported factory heads and high performance camshaft. Overall, this provides the LT4 with an extra 350hp and 316lb-ft of torque.

Read the entire article Hennessey unleashes the new Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

One of the many advantages of buying muscle cars is that they are never perversely expensive. Of course, it won’t be as affordable as the budget cars but they do offer excellent value. A good example of this is the Chevrolet Camaro, which in the U.S., is priced roughly at about $26,000.

However, the same cannot be said of other big markets like China. General Motors just announced that in China, its sixth-generation Camaro will have a starting price of RMB 399,900, which in current exchange rates comes in at about $58,000. That’s right, it is indeed double the U.S. price.

There are many possible reasons for the high difference in price and one of this is that the turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired to the automatic eight-speed transmission costs almost the same as that of the high-end ZL1 in the U.S.

Read the entire article Chevy Camaro for Chinese market is priced at $58,000, US version is being sold for half this price

Because of the fact that local automobile manufacturer, Holden, has stopped production in the country. Australia is about to lose its homegrown muscle cars now that the Commodore has come its way as the Opel Insignia’s variant. However, Crossover Car Conversions, Australia’s leading import and conversion specialist since 1990, that has a wide array of choices from a Mustang, Camaro, to Ford GT, is offering a right-hand drive Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 as an alternative.

But it isn’t that simple. The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has a base price of $63,435 with a six-speed manual, and if you want a 10-speed manual, it will cost you $65,830. But it doesn’t end there. Having the car shipped all the way to Australia will means you’ll have to add shipping fees and local taxes. So, getting the ZL1 and then converting it to a right-hand drive will be very costly. In fact, simply swapping the steering wheel will cost you another $33,700 (44,000 Australian dollars), and after adding all the other costs, the Camaro will have a price tag price of around $115,000 ($150,000 AUD).

With a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that can yield up to 650 horsepower (485 kilowatts) and 650 pound-feet (880 Newton-metres) of torque, the ZL1 is actually the fastest Camaro ever, having a top speed of 198 miles per hour (318 kilometers per hour). Furthermore, due to its 10-speed automatic rapid acceleration, it can shift much faster than a Porsche dual-clutch PDK - that in just 3.5 seconds, it can sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour). The 2017 Camaro ZL1 is definitely one powerful machine.

Read the entire article Costs of bringing in and converting Chevy Camaro ZL1 in Australia are very high

The recently unveiled road-going Chevrolet Camaro – the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE track-capable sports car – is simply amazing in terms of performance. Already boasting an array of aerodynamic technologies, the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE is powered by the LT4 supercharged engine that could offer up to 650 hp of output as mated to a manual six-speed transmission.

But it seems General Motors isn’t finished yet with the Chevrolet Camaro. While we were getting amazed on how dynamically incredible the new Camaro car would be, GM jumped the gun and fired another surprise – a more powerful Camaro that is built to race on the track. GM is announcing the arrival of the new Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R and as its name indicates it is a racer with GT4 specifications.

The new Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R is actually the brand’s first turn-key racecar – a complete GT4 vehicle straight from the factory – built to comply with global sporting regulations. It is engineered by Pratt & Miller, the same outfit that built the Corvette C7.R and the Cadillac ATS-V.R. Chevrolet has also designated Pratt & Miller to be in charge of production of the new Camaro GT4.R.

Read the entire article New Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R is the brand’s first turnkey GT4 racer

Chevrolet has long been known to set new standards in terms of performance every time it releases a new model. The brand has once again shown this to be true with the track-capable Camaro model, the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE.

Already recognized to be tuned for the tracks, the 1LE blueprint was not simply utilized by Chevrolet for this new model. In fact, prepare to be amazed with its new levels of performance and sophistication.

Aside from having been given aerodynamic technologies, it has been fitted with a suspension that is clearly based on racing. Those who want to take to an even higher level can opt to have the extreme track performance package which includes, among others, the exclusive Supercar 3R Eagle F1 summer-only tires from Goodyear.

Read the entire article 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE has exceptional track capability

At the most-awaited 2017 Geneva Motor Show, General Motors paraded a striking and track-ready Chevy Camaro with some promising upgrades, combining Camaro’s legendary street performance and enhanced track capability.

The concept rocked the show with its head-turning satin green paint finishing, V8 engine under its hood and a stance sitting 30 mm (1.2 inches) closer to the road. The Camaro Track Concept also boasts of an expanded engine range, transmission and differential coolers as well as leverages an upgraded FE4 suspension which is lowered by 30 mm for superior cornering capability. The FE4 suspension made it even swifter when driving past corners at higher speeds.

The Geneva showcar’s electronic limited-slip differential supports extra stability. It also operates Brembo performance brakes – six –piston monoblock aluminum front calipers with performance brake pads and two-piece 14.6-inch x 1.3-inch (370 mm x 34 mm) vented and slotted Duralife rotors for superior stopping power.

Read the entire article Chevy Camaro Track Concept presented at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

How fast can a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 actually go? Considering the amount of power lurking underneath its line-laden bonnet, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 is capable of achieving a top speed that goes beyond 200 mph (322 km/h). But then, nothing is official unless Chevrolet exerts effort to prove how fast the Camaro ZL1 could go.

With nothing but top speed as the goal, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 took the challenge and proceeded to the High Speed Oval of Automotive Testing Papenburg GmbH in Germany. Keep in mind that this particular 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is nearly all stock – as the modifications made only involved the addition of mandatory safety equipment and data logging equipment.

Take note that even a stock Camaro ZL1 already features several special performance-enhancing parts -- balanced enough to reduce lift while not affecting drag. Chevrolet fitted the 2017 Camaro ZL1 with special aerodynamic elements like a stanchion rear spoiler that is considered to be capable of delivering a lift/drag ratio better than a blade-style rear spoiler. Moreover, the carmaker fitted the 2017 Camaro ZL1 with a patent-pending auxiliary transmission oil cooler cover that could lower front-end lift without affecting drag. Chevrolet also tuned the coupe’s front-to-rear aero balance to offer better high-speed stability.

Read the entire article 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 confirmed to reach top speed of 198 mph

Fireball Performance Cars has been known to make the fastest sixth generation LT1 Camaros in the world. Once again it has managed to walk the talk as it hit a new record running the Thunder Valley Speedway located in Noble, Oklahoma. Fireball unleashed a customized 2017 Fireball 900 Camaro which went for 149 mph and reach a quarter of a mile in 9.006 seconds.

Clearly the question on everyone’s mind is how they managed to tweak a stock 455 hp Camaro SS into what may well be the fastest Camaro there is. The quick answer is that it was a combination of expert tuning, straight-forward modifications, and of course, skillful driving.

The company already has the Fireball 900, a Camaro SS with a 990 hp engine and paired to an automatic 8-speed transmission. This could already make a run in the mid-9s but it was obvious Fireball wanted to do more. Thus, the LT1 headers were supercharged and ported in order to enhance the flow. Though already powerful, this was not enough to set a new world record and it needed some extra modifications.

Read the entire article 2017 Fireball 900 Camaro runs a quarter mile at Thunder Valley in 9 seconds

And so, the highest EPA-estimated fuel returns for the highway goes to Chevrolet! Looking back, Reuss of General Motors has said before that the latest Chevrolet Cruze could get an EPA rating that begins with a 5. Apparently, he’s right after the Cruze manual diesel’s official EPA figures show an average highway consumption of up to 52 mpg. Indeed, it is the highest fuel economy ever achieved on any non-EV and non-hybrid vehicle in the US.

This comes as positive news especially after the dieselgate scandal that has tainted the image of all diesel-powered engines. Everything else is water under the bridge so to speak. Volkswagen has clearly gotten rid of its Jetta Diesel and Golf Diesel models. Having said that, the Cruze is still behind most of the two-gas electric hybrids and plugin- EVs when it comes to the US pollution standards. On highway driving, the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid boasts up to 59 miles per gallon while the Toyota Prius Eco can give as much as 53 mpg.

Since the Chevy Cruze’s diesel manual variant is also mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, the results also show a combined fuel consumption of up to 37mpg. Based on the EPA test, the result shows at least 30mpg for city driving. On the same note, the other model with 9-speed automatic gearbox has virtually the same fuel consumption--- with 31mpg for the city and 47mpg for the high way.

Read the entire article 2017 Chevrolet Cruze achieves 52 mpg on EPA for its diesel manual variant

In 2013, Ultimate Auto (a car builder from Orlando Florida) modified a 1967 Chevy Camaro and had it showcased at the SEMA Show. Dubbed as the “Ultimate Sixty-Seven”, the high performance Camaro is now on eBay for the price of 299,000 USD. But before you start raising your eyebrows, let’s find out the story behind its current value.

To begin with, we think the asking price is fairly reasonable considering if the cost for customization was originally at 420,000 USD. Well, that’s what it said on eBay when the owner had the old Chevy commissioned years ago. Now if you add the “Goodguys Builder’s Choice” Award it won in 2015, no doubt, this Chev could be considered among the Florida-based auto tuner’s “ultimate” creations.

At first, the 1967 Chevy Camaro features Baer four-wheel disk brakes, Borla custom side exhaust and a 1969 Camaro inverted tail lights. To complete the striking exterior package, the builder has equipped this Chevy with bespoke hood, custom trunk lid, Vellano VKS wheels, a handmade carbon fiber roof and the special BASF Carizzma Ruthless red body paint.

Read the entire article Ultimate Auto’s ’67 Camaro now on sale with show-stopping price of $299,000

As it turns out, Chevy’s eight-speed V6 performer may still be a bargain. Fresh from its premiere at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, the powerhouse pickup-truck manufacturer is set to release the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 this Spring.

Not to be outdone by its 4x4 competitors (The Dodge Ram Power Wagon and Ford Raptor), Chevy is selling the pickup at a starting price of 40,995 USD (inclusive of 940 USD destination charges). Well, that’s a whole lot cheaper than the base prices of Dodge’s three quarter ton pickup or Ford’s supercab!

Out of all these, the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is probably its closest competitor. But if we are to compare the roughly 41,000 USD you will be spending on the new Colorado, the ZR2 is still more affordable and cheaper by more or less 2,705 USD. The Tacoma 6-speed automatic costs around 43,700 USD. Meanwhile, the manual Toyota pickup is priced for as low as 41,700 USD. Just the same, Chevy still offers a lot of bargain for an 8-speed automatic powered pickup, don’t you think?

Read the entire article 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 pickup priced for as low as $40,995

It just keeps getting hotter. McLaren, Porsche and Ford Motors have heated up the GT4 racing runways. In no time, BMW and Mercedes-AMG will be joining in. Not to be left out of the game, Chevrolet has raised the temperature even higher with a new GT4 race car.

Pratt & Miller has reformulated the 6th generation Chevrolet Camaro to take on any dare --- whether it be with a Cayman or a Mustang on the loose. Simply put, the track-ready Chevy GT4.R is now suitable for a spin at the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and Pirelli World Challenge. These are just the top two GT racing championships in North America by the way. Apparently, there are many other GT4 racing series around the world just like the GT4 European Series, the British GT Championship, the Hankook 24Hour Series and the Nurburgring Endurance Series.

Going back to the subject, the new Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R is using the same engine platform as that of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 28.R. Yes, it’s the same type of engine on a Chevy that won at the Continental Tire SportsCar event in 2015.

Read the entire article Chevrolet gets ready to unleash the Camaro GT4.R race car for this year’s competition

That’s quite a lot. Expect Chevy to pull out a series of surprises at this week’s 2017 Chicago Auto Show. In probably what looks like an effort to steal the spotlight from Nissan’s latest Midnight Edition, Chevrolet arrives in Chicago with not just one but nine new Redline-treated models.

The automobile company first showcased the Redline trim at the SEMA in 2015. Perhaps due to the positive feedback it got from its consumers, Chevrolet has finally pulled the trigger to launch a new line of Redline models.

The Redline squad will consist of Silverado, Colorado, Traverse, Equinox, Trax, Camaro, Malibu and Cruze. Chevy will be launching the Redline Silverado ahead and it is expected to be out in the showrooms by the end of this year. The Silverado models with Redline treatment will include the Silverado Crew Cab LTZ Z71 as well as the Double Cab LTZ71.

Read the entire article Chicago Auto Show: Chevrolet to offer 9 Redline special edition models

Apparently, the intellectual property authority in Australia looks at the logo of Chevrolet and sees a resemblance to the Red Cross symbol, not a bowtie. Since the already iconic wing-like Chevrolet Corvette flag badge features the Chevrolet bowtie, IP Australia is adamant to allow General Motors to use it in the Land Down Under.

People privy with the matter told Australian auto magazine Wheels that since 2013, GM has been trying to make the Chevrolet Corvette logo a legal trademark in Australia. However, IP Australia dropped GM’s trademark application in 2016. The main reason for the move was that IP Australia believes that Chevrolet’s bowtie logo is a close representation of the Red Cross, which according to the Geneva Conventions Act 1957, could only be used during times of conflict in order to indicate that people or vehicle bearing it shouldn’t be shot.

There are some problematic areas with IP Australia’s reason for dropping the trademark application for the Chevrolet Corvette logo. For instance, Chevrolet’s logo isn’t a cross, but a bowtie. Moreover, its color isn’t red. There is nothing that bans the use of a cross, as long it isn’t a red cross on a white background. On the Chevrolet Corvette emblem, the Chevrolet bowtie logo – in gold color -- is located on the red flag along with a silver/white fleur-de-lis. Unfortunately for GM, IP Australia sees the golden bowtie as a red logo, as well as the red background on one of the flags as a white background.

Read the entire article GM still cannot use Corvette logo in Australia due to Red Cross resemblance

Several years after it first came out on eBay, the “DreamRyder” convertible is back on the classified ads. But this time, it appears on “the world’s largest collector car marketplace” ---that’s the Hemmings to be exact.

In retrospect, this Camaro looks like a nice throwback to the 80s. It may not be as drop dead gorgeous as the Camaros we have today but it is a good reminder of Bill Logan’s lifelong dream.

So who’s Bill Logan? Well, he’s the guy behind this 1984 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 creation. In case you don’t know, Logan spent thirteen years in customizing this Chevy into a dream machine.

Read the entire article DreamRyder 1984 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 for sale at $250K

The 2018 model year could be an exciting year for fans and enthusiasts of the Chevrolet Corvette. This comes as the 2018 version of the Corvette is bound to feature a powerful 6.2-liter DOHC V8 LT5 engine; although it remains unknown which Corvette would be lucky enough to be fitted with this new powerplant.

This development was not officially confirmed yet by GM, but this is neither a rumor or speculation. This development was confirmed by an internal document from the GM service department. The fifth page of this internal document – which contains information such as internal codes that will be employed for the 2018 model year vehicles – shows a table in which a section was dubbed as “Passenger Car Engines for GMNA.”

On the last portion of this section, the following descriptions were listed: ENGINE GAS 8 CYL, 6.2L, SIDI, DOHC, VVT, ALUM and GM. This means that this new powerplant is a 6.2-liter gasoline aluminum V8 engine with Spark Ignition Direct Injection (SIDI) and Variable Valve Timing (VVT) technologies. In addition, this engine is catalogued with the book code “Y,” which internally means that this powerplant will only be fitted in the Corvette with an internal name LT5.

Read the entire article New 6.2-liter DOHC LT5 V8 engine bound to arrive in 2018 Chevrolet Corvette
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