Chevrolet wants to get your attention with its “13 in ’13″ slogan, which just means that it will release 13 new models in 2013, including pickup trucks, electric cars, and a new flagship model. According to The Detroit Free Press, GM will release either new or refreshed models next year. Some will be familiar while “a couple” will be total surprises.
What we know is that when it comes to trucks and utilities, Chevrolet would update its Silverado, Tahoe, and Suburban for 2013. To prepare making the new vehicles, the plants in Texas, Michigan, and Indiana that build the Silverado and full-size SUVs have either been retooled or are being retooled. So far, there’s the striking new Traverse (as well as the GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave built on the same platform).
Then, there’s the Equinox (which is powered by the corporate 3.6-liter V-6 engine) and the updated Silverado HD. There will also be the 2014 Impala, which will usher in the drab rent-a-car-upgrade model into the present decade. The Pontiac G8 will make a comeback as the Chevrolet SS (a civilian version of the Chevrolet Caprice police car).
The Chevrolet Cruze will receive many upgrades, one of which is the option of a diesel engine to improve its class-leading fuel economy figures even more. Meanwhile, the Sonic will receive an RS trim level that plays up its sportiness. There will also be an EV version of the Spark minicar.