When the new 2017 Volt was released April of this year, the auto world waited to see what its release would do to the leader of the electric class, the LEAF. The Chevy Volt vs Nissan LEAF debate is settling now that the Volt has had a couple months to sell, and it looks like the Volt is crushing the LEAF.
In April of 2016 alone, the Volt sold 1,983 units, doubled from its April sales last year, when it sold just 905. In contrast, the LEAF’s sales have dropped dramatically. Only 787 LEAFs sold this April, down from the 1,553 of last year. That’s less than the Volt’s low sales from 2015.
It’s no wonder the LEAF isn’t doing so well against the Volt—its battery life is still limited at 84 miles at the base level, and as a PHEV the Volt has gasoline-power that makes up for its small 53-mile range. Unless Nissan can dramatically increase the LEAF’s battery life, it won’t be able to compete with PHEVs or even all-electrics like the Bolt, whose estimated range is upwards of 200 miles.
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The Chevrolet Cruze was totally redesigned for the 2016 model year, and great fuel economy is among the many improvements made to the slick, fun compact car. When equipped with the 1.4-liter engine paired with the standard transmission, the Cruze fuel rating reaches the astonishing number of 42 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.
Other variations of the Chevrolet Cruze may differ from the entry-level Cruze’s 30 mpg city/42 mpg highway rating, though, depending on the model and transmission. If drivers choose to opt for the available six-speed manual transmission instead, the fuel ratings drop to 29/41 mpg city/highway, and the upper-range trim level known as the Cruze Premier gets a fuel economy of 30/40 mpg city/highway. However, either way, none of those ratings are bad for the compact car segment, and in fact allow the Chevy Cruze to compete effectively with class-leading rivals.
The previous iteration of the Chevrolet Cruze is continuing to be sold on the market under the name of the Cruze Limited. However, this older model of the car gets significantly less mileage. The standard model with the automatic transmission gets 26 mpg in the city and 39 on the highway, while the more efficiency-minded Eco trim level still fell short of the 2016 model, with a rating of 28/42 mpg city/highway when paired with a manual transmission.
The 2016 Cruze fuel rating shows a seven-percent improvement in fuel economy over the previous generation. The efficiency of the upcoming Cruze Hatchback variant is not yet known, though sources expect the hatchback’s numbers to be somewhat lower. There is, however, an even more conservative diesel variant coming with the 2017 model as well.
Be sure to stop by DeLillo Chevrolet in Huntington Beach, CA to test drive the new, redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Cruze and experience the differences for yourself!
Though the Chevrolet Bolt has long been teased and previewed by the brand, the Bolt production model finally made its debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show in January. The 2017 Bolt had also been revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show, but Detroit makes the car’s first event specifically catered to cars and the auto industry. Chevrolet took the opportunity to release some previously unknown information regarding the new Chevy Bolt and its features and performance.
The company revealed that the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has a lithium-ion battery pack with 60 kilowatt-hours, while the electric motor in charge of spinning the Bolt’s front wheels has an output of about 150 kilowatts, or, in more familiar terms, 200 horsepower. The Bolt will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7 seconds, thanks to the traction motor’s 266 lb-ft of torque. Chevy says the charger is capable of replenishing 50 miles in two hours, with a full recharge taking about 9 hours at the most.
If buyers of the Bolt production model have the convenience of access to nearby CCS charging stations, they can also opt to use the built-in CCS charging port, which Chevrolet representatives have stated will charge the 2017 Bolt up to 90 miles in just 30 minutes. This may change as CCS stations become more commonplace and advanced, as current stations have an output of 50 kW or less.
If there’s one thing that Chevrolet knows, it’s engines. After all, it was Chevy that originally created the Chevy V8 small block. There have been 100,000,000 Chevy small block engines produced since the engine was designed in 1995.
These days, Chevrolet is still cranking out highly capable and highly innovative engines and not without notice. Two Chevy engines recently made their way on the prestigious Ward’s Auto Best Engines list.
For one engine that made the list, the recognition proves that Chevrolet is still on top of their performance/sports car game. The 3.6-liter V6 featured in the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro gives you more bang for your buck, according to what they found over at Ward’s Auto. The director of content at Ward’s Auto says, “The 3.6 delivers the kind of power and lusty exhaust note you associate with a V-8 for the price of a V-6.”
The 2016 Chevy Camaro was named to the Ward’s Auto Best Engines List.
For the other engine that made the list, it proves that Chevrolet is fully embracing the evolving landscape of the automotive market. The Voltec propulsion system featured in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt represents the second-generation of the technology. Ward’s Auto: “General Motors has taken what already is the most innovative and disruptive propulsion system in the auto industry and made it lighter, stronger and a lot more fun to drive.”
If the Chevy Bolt resembles the Volt in name, so does it too in appearance. Styling elements borrow heavily from the Volt, and perhaps even from the i3, at least insofar as dimensions are concerned.
When it launches, the Bolt hatchback is expected to have a 200-mile electric range, though in sheer size it seems larger than a traditional hatchback. In other words, it’ll allow families who want to go green the opportunity to drive something even more efficient than the Volt without being cramped for room.
It will be built at the GM Orion Assembly facility in Michigan and arrive at DeLillo Chevrolet some time in 2017. Stay tuned to CES to know exactly what to expect!
We all want the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt. It’s smarter, better looking, and more capable than any that have come before it—and those that have come before have been quite successful at DeLillo Chevrolet. But one of the first recipients of the new car is an unlikely one: FIRST, a K-12 robotics program that helps raise money for student robotics opportunities across the country, especially in communities underrepresented in STEM fields.
The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt was donated to FIRST to help raise some of those funds. “The Volt exemplifies technology, and behind the next-generation Chevrolet Volt is a diverse team of engineers who understand the power of science and math,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet Marketing Director. “FIRST brings science and math alive outside the classroom, just like we are bringing it alive on the road.”
The organization will auction the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt, with proceeds going to support its many STEM programs around the United States. This is just the latest of many collaborations between Chevrolet and FIRST—for instance, just last year, GM engineers worked with 866 FIRST teams representing 10,000 students.
If you’ve followed IndyCar at all in the last few years, you must have heard of Danica Patrick, who has been breaking all kinds of records related to female performances in motorsports. And if you’ve paid any attention to cars in general, you must also have heard of the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, which offers a previously unseen combination of performance, refinement, and technology.
Now both Danica Patrick and the Camaro have come together, but not in the way you might think. The first person to take delivery of the new car was Alican “Turk” Boyacioglu, who has been eagerly waiting for his 2016 Camaro SS for months. If his excitement wasn’t enough to begin with, it went over the top when he saw that none other than Patrick drove his car over and delivered the keys in person.
Chevy is adding some cool features to the Silverado HD, including a new Digital Steering Assist feature. Giving drivers more control than ever, this advanced feature is designed to integrate seamlessly to give you an enjoyable, and safe, ride.
New to the Chevy Silverado HD is Digital Steering Assist.
According to Chevy, the Digital Steering Assist feature improves road holding and stability, whether you’re loaded down or not. It also offers improved responsiveness and an improved steering-feel thanks to its ability to integrate an advanced computer system to the steering. It is available on Silverado HD double cab and crew cap models.
“Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks are engineered to make the toughest jobs easier, and new technologies for 2016 complement features such as integrated cruise control, powertrain grade braking and diesel exhaust braking to enhance control,” said Chevy in a release.
Other new features include phone integration and a fifth-wheel package, all of which lead the updates to this new model. Phone integration works with MyLink to give you increases connectivity, as well as optional wireless charging. The fifth-wheel feature is a great prep package for serious towers and haulers. Check out the Silverado HD, in stock today at DeLillo Chevrolet!
The current 2015 Chevy Camaro is one of the most popular vehicles on the market, so it’s no surprise that the arrival of the 2016 Camaro has been heavily anticipated. Thankfully, Chevrolet released some new 2016 Chevy Camaro details earlier this month.
The largest announcement has been the price of the 2016 Camaro – which will reportedly be $26,695, a reasonable but notable jump from the 2015 model’s price of $24,700.
With all the upgrades and new features the 2016 Camaro will have, this price increase seems more than fair. The new model will be more powerful and should boast better fuel efficiency than its predecessor and have all the latest tech features.
The Chevy Camaro is back and sporty as ever in 2016.
A good number of the 2016 Camaro’s features are still in the dark, but we do know that the model will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine that produces 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
What do you think of all these new 2016 Chevy Camaro details? Let us know your thoughts in the comments! Check our inventory for more information on current Camaro specs
Wouldn’t this 2015 Chevy Colorado look nice if it were lifted?
The midsize Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon made a statement when they arrived in dealerships this year. Refined, capable, and modern, the pickups offered something others don’t – a small footprint and better fuel economy. Now, owners have a new option for lifting their 2015 Canyon or Colorado thanks to the experts at SuperLift.
SuperLift has released its new Level-It 2-Inch system, which will be available to lift the 2WD and 4WD 2015 Canyon and Colorado. According to GM Authority, the Level-It system uses laser-cut upper strut spacers and a lower pre-strut ring to increase the pickup’s stability and prevent a body roll. The kit is easy to install thanks to the fact that all necessary hardware is included, along with its 100 percent bolt-on procedure. Just be aware, you’ll need a coil spring compressor to properly install it.
The kit both makes the truck more stable, and gives it a more aggressive look and taller stance. If you decide to sell your truck, it’s easy to remove the kit.
Other kits are also available, so do your research to find the right fit for your needs. Here at DeLillo Chevrolet, we like the bold look of the lifted Colorado and Canyon. What other modifications have you made to your Colorado or Canyon? Tell us in the comments!