The Detroit Auto Show is securely behind us by a few weeks now and the events and unveilings of this show gave us some new and interesting cars to look at. None garnered as much attention or brought to life as much imagination as the Lego Batmobile that Chevrolet rolled out and surprised the crowd with. This car showed up in Detroit as an impressive vehicle that is modeled after the Batman Speedwagon from “The Lego Batman Movie” and it certainly captured the attention of adults and kids that were present in Detroit for this amazing reveal.
The US Postal Service brings us a variety of great collectible stamps on a regular basis, making new ones nearly every year. For car guys and truck enthusiasts the new stamps for this year show us four classic trucks that will be adorned beautifully and make for a fun way to collect or send mail. Some of us are not just car guys buy also philatelists (stamp collectors) and enjoy the fun of collecting some of the rarest and collectible stamps ever made. Even if you don’t enjoy cars but like to collect stamps these are four you should consider adding to your collection.
The Camaro has long been a pony car that many love to buy and makes for a great sports car that can be driven daily. With the new 2016 model just around the corner, there are some items from the 2015 model that hopefully will have been addressed to create a much better overall driving experience. Understandably the Camaro has never been a car that was advertised as being a comfortable ride with sport and performance as its main components, but some of the items that need to be changed for the new version have to do with the performance, others simply have to do with improving the overall driving experience in the car. Continue reading
Chevrolet has undergone so many changes over the years it’s hard to keep track of what has taken place. When the economic crisis hit in 2008 Chevrolet seemed to be offering products that were basically gas-guzzling models and with the huge price increase for gas the lineup was going to have issues continuing to sell. With the government intervention and the dissolving of some brands, GM gained a great position and the focus needed to turn Chevrolet into the brand we see today which offers some of the best cars and trucks we have ever seen. A few examples of these are: Continue reading
The 2015 Chevrolet Traverse is packed with comfort, technology, and style. With a starting MSRP of just $30,995 and room for up to 8 passengers, Traverse is the versatile crossover vehicle you have been looking for. It has an estimated MPG of 17 in the city and 24 on the highway and is available in both a front wheel drive and all wheel drive option.
Under the hood, you will find a 3.6 liter V6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. Stabilitrak, 4-wheel antilock 4-wheel disc brakes, constant effort power steering, suspension ride and handling, traction control, single exhaust, 3.16 axle ratio, and front wheel drive all come standard on the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, though a visit to your local Chevrolet dealer will get you further options.
Chevrolet was founded by William C Durant and Louis Chevrolet on November 3, 1911 and in 1912, Louis Chevrolet’s Series C Six Class, which was a luxurious high-performance six cylinder model hit the streets of Detroit for $2150. In 1913, Louis Chevrolet exits the company, but gives Durant the rights to use his name and the Chevy bowtie logo appears in an ad for the first time. The first car to wear the Chevy bowtie logo was the Royal Mail Roadster in 1914, and in 1915, the Chevy model 490 debuts as a 1916 model year vehicle with a list price of $490 to match competitor Ford’s Model T. Billy Durant regains control of Chevrolet in 1916 after being forced out of the company and in 1918 the first Chevrolet truck based on the Model 490 chassis is introduced. Chevrolet also becomes a part of GM this year.
In 1924, a Chevrolet plant is opened in Copenhagen, Denmark and is the first Chevrolet plant outside the US. 1927 brings the first time that Chevrolet overtakes Ford for the first time with sales of more than 1 million vehicles. The Chevrolet six debuts in 1929 and is called a “six for the price of four” since six cylinders were offered for the price of four. 1934 introduces revolutionary engineering for a value priced car when they introduce the knee action independent suspension in the 1935 Model Master Series. The Suburban Carryall, the original SUV was introduced in 1935 and is the longest running SUV. It creates a new segment in the market. In 1942, production of trucks was geared toward the war and halted for civilians and in 1945, civilian production resumes.
Well known as a great choice to get a team of people or a large amount of work materials from one location to another, the Chevrolet Express offers a lot of options and versatility for a large crowd to enjoy. With the largest hauling power in the market the Express offers more bang for the buck and has the capability of being one of the best vans for work, family or an organization. Having been on the market for a long time the Express has a lot of aftermarket upfitting options to enjoy in order suiting the needs of any industry or business.
As a traditional van that offers the longevity of durability and a market proven reputation the Express makes a fantastic choice. In a market where taller profiles are more prevalent the Express still has the profile to fit into many parking garages and handle a majority of the “normal” height clearances. For 2015 the Express only has minimal changes including an upgraded sound system with auxiliary ports, a 110-volt outlet, side-cut keys, LED lighting and a couple new colors all designed to make even the work model of the Express more enjoyable.
After vacating the mid-sized truck market for a few years, Chevrolet has come back with a new Colorado that is a stronger and more fuel efficient offering than ever before. This highly capable and enjoyable truck shows up with a size that fits into any garage, the versatility of having an Extended Cab or Crew Cab, rear or four-wheel drive, and a five or six-foot bed make the Colorado a truck that has an option for just about any truck lover to find the right choice. Leading the way in towing capacity in this class, the Colorado offers towing capacity of 7,000 pounds giving owners a leg up on the competition when hauling the workload or the fun toys.
Offering a better fuel efficiency along with more refinement than the competition gives a hint as to why Chevrolet had gone away from the mid-sized truck segment for a few years. The all-new Colorado comes in ready to lead the way in this segment and make a statement to the competition that Chevrolet is once again the leader in this market.
The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic offers more size than its smaller sibling the Spark and is still small enough to be classified as a subcompact. This car comes in with quickness, great handling, an excellent fuel efficiency and truly fun experience behind the wheel. Carrying the badge as the quietest in its class the Sonic brings a lot to the table to entice anyone shopping in this class.
Offering nimble handling and a reasonable amount of road absorption, the steering and suspension of the Sonic are built to please any driver. This car can be set up with a load of great technology to make all the techies smile and improve the overall fun of the drive ahead. Any owner of the Sonic will seek out the curviest canyon-style road they can find in order to have the most fun possible behind the wheel if this great car. Offering a couple different engines and transmissions, this vehicle can be set up to save fuel or add power to the agile handling, either way this is a vehicle anyone could fall in love with.