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Silverado HD, Volt, and Tahoe among “Best Value”!

More good news comes to Chevrolet!  The Chevrolet Volt, the Chevy Silverado 2500HD and the Chevrolet Tahoe were named segment winners in Vincentric’s 2012 Best Value in America!

This award is given to vehicles that have particularly low ownership costs and will also take into account everything from fuel costs, insurance and repairs and maintenance costs.  It also takes into consideration that these vehicles have a very low deprication value, which means that they hold their value longer!  That is good news!  Not only were those three vehicles named the winners, but also some of Chevrolet’s other makes such as the Chevy Avalanche along with the Silverado 1500 were very near the top.  As a result, Chevrolet as a whole was named the NO. 1 truck brand overall for value.

by Brad Troedel
Red River Chevrolet

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The 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year the Chevrolet Volt

 

This has not been seen in the automotive industry since the advent of the assembly line by Henry Ford. No one expected this from a bankrupt and failing company. GM has hit a grand slam homerun in the bottom of the ninth inning, of the last game of the “World Series”, for the win!

The Chevrolet Volt's life was formed out of an old GM project, and arrived as a symbol of the New GM. This automobile is a game changer. As Chris Theodore, a judge in the COTY panel said “This is a fully developed vehicle with seamlessly integrated systems and software, a real car that provides a unique driving experience. And commuters may never have to buy gas.”

One of the greatest features of the Volt is its power train. The 149-horse electric motor, the 84-horse, 1.4-leter naturally aspirated internal-combustion engine, combines for an all new way to experience driving. The Volt can be driven strictly as an EV, a series hybrid, or a parallel hybrid; this depends on how you drive or how far you may want to drive.

The operator of the Volt can drive around 40 miles in EV mode, and without doing anything the 1.4-liter  gas engine will start, and supply the electric motor with power to carry the vehicle another 299 miles. Unlike the other EVs or hybrids on the market, the Volt can be driven like an EV or a conventional automobile. The 149-horse electric motor has acceleration to compete with conventional compacts, and is more than adequate for merging onto the Interstate. In EV mode it will accelerate 0-60 mph in 8.8 seconds and 8.7 in the combined gas/electric mode.

Volt’s exterior is appointed with 17’ forged aluminum wheels with low-rolling-resistance tires, this adds to Volts efficiency. Boasting a whopping 126.7 mpg on a 299 mile, multiday test, with 58.6 KWh electric and 2.36 gallons of gas, the 1.4-liter burns 40 mph and when putting the two modes together you get and EPA average of 72.9 MPG.

This is a HOMERUN for Chevrolet, and I hope you will join me in future blogs about this wonderful new kind of car. We will be getting our Volt in the next few days and I will let everyone know when it arrives. I will also write about the vehicle and all its features in blogs to come. 

 

by Mark Allaband
Red River Chevrolet

Picture Source:

 http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/Chevrolet_Volt/2011/photos-exterior/


Corvette Assembly Plant Getting a Face Lift!

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GM is expected to announce later today that they are going to invest $100M in their Bowling Green assembly plant to make way for the next generation of its iconic sports car, the <a href=”Corvettehttp://redriverchevy.com/ou/bossiercity-chevrolet/console.do?page=n_search&amp;year=2011&amp;make=Chevrolet&amp;model=Corvette&amp;stockType=New”>Corvette</a>.
Mark Reuss will give details at a planned conference about the changes that are expected to be made.&nbsp; This is all for the new C7 Corvette that will be released.&nbsp; Chevrolet also recently announced some of the many changes for their 2012 model corvette which is expected to put them on par with the competition.
Check back to see what the details look like.
by Brad Troedel
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