The new Chevrolet Bolt EV has generated an incredible amount of interest in the past few months. Business is booming, and the production lines are struggling to meet consumer demand. As a result, General Motors is opting to increase production of the Bolt EV by 20 percent for the upcoming quarter.
Sales of the Chevrolet Bolt EV are up 40 percent in the first half of 2018. The electric crossover saw more than 7,858 units leave dealership lots between January and June, effectively outselling top competitors.
The Bolt EV is currently produced at the Lake Orion facility in Michigan. Production isn’t quite keeping up with demand, though, prompting executives to ramp up the operation. The electric crossover has officially begun outselling its electric sedan sibling, the Volt.
“The extra production coming on line should be enough to help us keep growing global Bolt EV sales,” said Kurt McNeil, GM U.S. vice president of sales and operations.
The new Chevrolet Bolt EV is leading the charge in more than just eco-friendly travel. The model is a self-driving car prototype from Cruise Automation, the GM arm for autonomous driving.
The current Chevrolet Bolt EV launched in California in 2016. The existing electric crossover features an EPA-estimated 238-mile driving range on a single charge.* Innovative systems, such as one-pedal driving and electronic precision shift, streamline traveling in the 2018 Bolt EV.
Chevy is working with scientists to develop the perfect family road trip.
Randy Olson, a Senior Data Scientist and Artificial Intelligence Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, created a road map using a special algorithm that takes drivers through every state in the continental United States. Along the way, there are 48 of the top vacation spots and landmarks in the U.S.
According to a recent Chevrolet survey, spending time with families is one of the most important factors for people on road trips closely followed by the goal of visiting interesting locations. This special map allows you to start at any state, and you can even create your own route if you just want to explore certain states. In total, the whole route takes at least 214.56 hours to complete, and drivers will log approximately 13,389 miles.
“Road trips are about creating shared memories and quality time with family and friends,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “And when on the road, travelers can trust Chevrolet vehicles to help get them where they’re going reliably. Chevy is now the only brand to earn J.D. Power Dependability Awards for cars, trucks and SUVs three years in a row.”
Have you ever wanted to zoom past your fellow drivers on the highway in a race car? Well, now may be your chance. The Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R race car is now available to the public, but it does come with a hefty price tag.
The Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R race car bears a price of six figures. But make no mistake; this race car is the real deal. Chevrolet Racing designed the 6.2-liter V8 engine to deliver an output of 480 horsepower with ease.
The pure-action race car features all of the racing specifications a driver could ask for, including a 21-way adjustable carbon fiber rear wing. The doors, front fascia, front dive planes, and front splitter are all made from carbon fiber as well.
Designed for the action of the track, the Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R race car boasts Brembo® braes, two-way adjustable Ohlin® dampers, and antiroll bars. The race car rolls out on athletic 18-inch wheels.
The Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R race car has taken home trophies in the Pirelli World Challenge Series and the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series.
Earlier this summer, Chevrolet released information surrounding the new Traverse, specifically its price. According to Chevy, 2018 Traverse pricing will start at $30,875 MSRP. This price includes the destination charge (i.e., the cost to get the Traverse from the factory to our lot here at Gjovik Chevy Buick GMC), but does not include tax, title, and other fees.
When the 2018 Traverse arrives on our lot, you’ll have your choice among several well-equipped trims, including the L, LS, LT, Premier, RS, and High Country. The Premier trim will also be available with the Redline package.
The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse offers best-in-class maximum cargo space (98.2 cubic feet) and also boasts more passenger space (with seating for up to eight) than the competition. Standard features are abound on the Traverse, including the following:
Active noise cancellation
Automatic tri-zone climate control
Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility
Rear camera mirror
Surround Vision cameras
23 unique storage spots for passenger belongings
Teen Driver technology
Keyless Open and Start
These features and more make the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse one of the most coveted new SUVs to hit roads this year.
“The all-new Chevrolet Traverse has a bold, new look that complements the full functionality our SUV customers demand. It’s designed to help make life on the road easier, and to look good while doing it,” remarked Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “With creature comforts, convenience features and technologies to entertain passengers, Traverse is the total package.”
48 years ago, in July of 1969, astronauts took their first steps out of the Apollo 11 and onto the surface of the moon. This was a momentous occasion not only for all of humankind, but also for General Motors in particular, who would later have the opportunity to watch their technology – in the form of the Lunar Rover – be used to explore an alien environment no human had previously seen in person. This year, in honor of the moon landing, Chevrolet celebrated that time-honored achievement by honoring one of their modern innovations: the Chevrolet Bolt.
Why? The Lunar Rover, unlike any mainstream vehicles on the road at the time, was electric. With a 57-mile range, a top speed of 8.7 mph, and the use of antennas for communication, the Lunar Rover was a far cry from the Bolt, which gets up to 238 miles on a single charge, and offers a top speed of 92 mph along with connectivity tech over its OnStar 4G LTE hot spot. That’s quite a leap from the Rover’s capabilities nearly five decades ago.
The chief engineer of the Lunar Rover, Ferenc Pavlics, still remembers how his team broke ground to tackle a project never previously imagined and sees how it paved the way for EVs like the Bolt. “We pushed the boundaries of automotive technology,” says Pavlics, “and worked hand in hand with the astronauts on the vehicle’s design.”
There aren’t many midsize pickup trucks that offer an abundance of off-road features, making the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 a much-loved anomaly in the industry. Starting at $2,000 less than the nearest competitor, the new Colorado ZR2 packs in a vast array of standard off-roading features designed to take the avenger weekend and make it spectacular.
There’s a lot to love in the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, like the standard V6 engine that delivers a thrilling 306 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. That engine comes paired with a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission.
There’s also an available 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine that produces an impressive 186 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. That powertrain comes complete with a six-speed automatic transmission.
No matter the powertrain, the new 2017 Colorado ZR2 features standard four-wheel drive, 31-inch off-road tires, a two-inch lifted suspension, and much more.
Drivers will enjoy advanced safety features, including a rear vision camera and electronic automatic cruise control. A standard aluminum skidplate protects critical components from rough terrain.
As for entertainment, the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 features a standard six-speed audio system, eight-inch touchscreen, and access to Chevrolet MyLink.
We here at Gjovik Chevrolet are ready to roll in the new Colorado ZR2 off-road pickup!
The Verizon IndyCar Series largely revolves around high speeds and insane acceleration. One factor that makes a major difference is the aerodynamic kits and engines the cars are outfitted with, and Chevrolet recently signed a contract that extended its partnership with the Verizon IndyCar Series as a major parts provider.
Chevrolet’s signing of a contract extension comes at the same time as many other major brands. Honda signed a deal as well; meanwhile, Dallara signed on to continue to be the chassis supplier and Firestone signed on as the tire supplier.
The IndyCar Series plans to revise the rulebook to allow for an all-new chassis designed to bear a much more attractive look. The new chassis will also change air flow, allowing for closer racing.
“It’s another sign of the positive momentum we continue to build as we grow this sport into the next decade,” said Jay Frye, IndyCar president of operations.
While Chevrolet and Honda may be competing automakers, they do share something in common. Both Chevrolet’s director of motorsports and Honda’s president of performance development want to see more automakers join the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Chevrolet’s signing of a multi-year contract solidifies the brand’s involvement in the IndyCar Series for the foreseeable future.
We here at Gjovik Chevrolet are happy to see Chevrolet extending its affiliation with the Indy Car Series!
Some automakers are turning a blind eye to diesel sedans following recent events, but Chevrolet is doing the opposite. The American automaker hasn’t done a great job keeping the new 2017 Chevrolet Cruze diesel sedan a secret. Small bits of information have been leaking over the past few months and now the automaker has confirmed the new model via a pricing announcements.
The new Chevrolet Cruze diesel sedan will start at $24,670 with a six-speed manual transmission. Drivers have the option to choose a nine-speed automatic transmission instead for a higher price.
The second-generation diesel-powered Cruze will boast a 1.6-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine that produces an estimated 136 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. While Chevrolet hasn’t released official specifications, the same engine is used in a similar vehicle in Europe. Expect the engine to earn somewhere in the realm of 40 mpg on the highway as well.
The American automaker hasn’t released any pricing details on the Cruze hatchback diesel variant just yet. Expect that announcement sometime in the near future. For now, relish the fact that we’re officially getting a new Chevrolet Cruze diesel sedan for the 2017 model year.
Here at Gjovik Auto, we’re pumped for the official release of the new Chevrolet Cruze diesel sedan!
General Motors has announced that a prototype military vehicle was development one year ago and now we’re about to see the results. The Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 is a new kind of military vehicle, one that looks to revolutionize the battlefield by being more than just a method of transportation. Chevrolet’s military truck is about to undergo field testing to prove its metal to protect, provide, and persevere under the toughest conditions imaginable.
The Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 is essentially a stretched version of the standard Colorado pickup with bodywork and major modifications inside and out. The truck is powered by hydrogen fuel cells and will effectively be the first military vehicle of its kind. Neither the automaker nor the Army is releasing the specifications for the powertrain, but they did reveal the truck rides on 37-inch tires and a tough suspension.
An Exportable Power Take-Off unit is capable of powering equipment without any need for electrical infrastructure. That’s a major plus on any battlefield.
In order to prepare for the Colorado ZH2, General Motors sent 100 hydrogen fuel-cell Chevrolet Equinoxes out for field testing. Approximately 3.1 million miles later, the automaker is prepared to send the hydrogen-powered Colorado ZH2 to the United States Army to undergo field testing.
Here at Gjovik Auto, we’re proud to see a Chevrolet producing top military equipment for those who defend our country!
There’s nothing quite like buying a brand new car. But, choosing a special edition model can make that experience even better. Chevrolet’s lineup of special edition models has always been popular. Because of that, three new special edition Chevrolet SUVs are available for the 2017 model year.
The new models will include the Equinox Midnight and Sport Editions along with a Traverse Graphite Edition.
With the 2017 Equinox Midnight Edition, buyers will get a black grille and Chevrolet bowtie, black 18-inch aluminum wheels, jet-black perforated leather-appointed seats, memory settings for the driver’s seat, black mirror caps, and roof rack crossbars. The exterior paint will come in Mosaic Black Metallic.
The 2017 Equinox Sport Edition will have all the same features as the Midnight Edition, except it will come in Summit White.
For buyers who choose the 2017 Traverse Graphite Edition, they will get 20-inch Dark Charcoal wheels, dual exhaust, black Chevrolet bowties, an integrated assist step, and will also get to choose from Mosaic Black Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat, and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat exterior colors.
Which special edition Chevrolet SUV would you like to drive home? All three models are available now. If you’re interested in one of these special editions, give us a call at Gjovik Auto today.