2015 Chevy Safety Features: New Standards for Safe Driving
According to Chevy, the industry has nearly doubled the number of awards from last year, meaning the entire market has introduced some innovative new features. In particular, Chevy has made forward collision alert, blind-spot warning, and new engineering techniques the new standards for safe driving.
“Receiving this recognition from IIHS for the 2015 Spark, Volt, Malibu and Equinox is great news for Chevrolet and even greater news for our customers,” said Steven Majoros, director of Chevrolet Cars and Crossover Marketing.
As one of the world’s largest car brands, it’s refreshing to know that Chevy isn’t just focused on performance and fuel economy, but safety as well. You can rest assured when buying a Chevy, thanks to the new award-winning features.
The Chevy Volt has been lauded by owners for its accessibility to easy charging. In fact, the US Department of Energy reports that upwards of 80% of all trips by those driving Chevy Volts did not use the range extender.
The next-gen Chevy Volt charging system has been modified to allow for easier verification of the charge status as well easier charging overall. The 2016 model of the Volt is slated to debut in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Improvements Coming for Next-Gen Chevy Volt Charging
Chevy has improved the Volt based on real-world customers and their testimonials. One of the new features is GPS location-based charging. It allows drivers to set a charging preference for their “home” charging location. The vehicle automatically adjusts to the correct settings when it arrives at that location. This feature also allows owners to set their Volts to the local utility rate schedule so they always charge when electricity is the cheapest.
The charge indicators have also been redesigned. The Volt now emits a specially designed tone to indicate when it has started to charge and an additional tone to signify that charging is delayed.
Chevrolet has also extended the length of the charging chord to nearly 25 ft long. At Gjovik Auto, we are glad to represent a brand that takes such care to listen to the consumer, and can assure you that we operate with the same consideration.
Chevrolet’s electric line is getting better and better as plans for the new Volt promise an overall improvement on its performance.
The new Volt plug-in hybrid will be quieter, quicker, and more efficient with a longer range when you kick it into electric mode. Chevrolet has ignored no point when it comes to making the Volt all-around better to keep up with competitors. Chevrolet’s loyal customers deserve the best and those seeking more in their electric vehicles need not look elsewhere to get what they really want.
When Can We Know More about the New Volt Plug-in Hybrid?
Many of the details on the new Volt plug-in hybrid will be held back until the reveal of the 2016 model in January at the Detroit Auto Show. Engineers have revealed that the Volt will have a new 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that will act as part of the effort towards a more fuel-efficient Volt.
Larry Nitz, executive director of GM Powertrain’s electrification engineering team, said in the official statement that the larger engine will give drivers the electric car experience they’ve been asking for from the Volt.
Gjovik Auto will be keeping an eye on Detroit in January to see everything that the Volt promises come to fruition. For more news on Chevrolet’s progress in electric vehicles, be sure to check with us weekly!
The Chevy Volt has been bolting up the EV ranks at an extremely rapid pace, selling extremely well and earning rave reviews all over the place. That success has led the Volt to post over half a billion all-electric miles between its original release in 2010 to now. Chevy Volt owners continually post great fuel numbers while spending up to 63% of their drive time in all-electric mode.
“The fact that most of the folks who purchased the Volt at launch are still enjoying EV range performance on target with when they took delivery is testament to the attention to detail our team paid to delivering on our promise of most people driving all electrically most of the time,” said Pam Fletcher, Chevrolet Volt executive chief engineer.
Here are some more numbers that back up Fletcher’s words. Volt owners, on average, go about 970 miles between gas fill-ups, which keeps them away from the pumps for over a month at a time. The Volt also continues to conquest at an amazing rate—69% of owners are new to GM and more owners trade-in the Toyota Prius for the Volt than any other car. To join Chevy’s green revolution, come see us here at Gjovik Auto today!
Chevy has announced that six of its 2014 model-year vehicles will feature Siri Eyes Free integration, bringing everyone’s favorite pocket-sized personal assistant with drivers onto the road as part of Apple’s continued rollout.
Chevrolet’s 2014 versions of the Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, SS, and Volt will all feature Siri Eyes Free as part of the MyLink infotainment system. Siri Eyes Free mode connects to MyLink through Bluetooth , allowing for those using iOS6 or iOS7 Apple devices to interact with the voice activation button found on the vehicle’s steering wheel.
This interaction allows drivers to access their calendars, playlists, contacts, and messages without ever having to take their eyes off of the road. Drivers can also make calls, hear the content of texts read back to them in Siri’s dulcet tones, and compose messages of their own. Siri Eyes Free was previously, and successfully, integrated into Chevrolet’s Spark and Sonic vehicles.
“The response to Siri Eyes Free integration in Chevy Sonic and Spark from our customers has been remarkable,” said Chris Perry, Chevrolet vice president of U.S. Marketing, in a statement. “Easy, reliable and portable connectivity is a top priority for our customers, and Siri complements MyLink’s existing capabilities to help deliver an incredible driving experience, so we’re excited to expand this to even more customers.”