Here it is the car that is supposed to save Chevrolet. Most of you have probably heard of the award winning and ground breaking Chevrolet Volt. General Motors has recently announced updated plans for the release of the new Chevrolet Volt, speeding up the rollout of Chevrolet’s newest vehicle by close to six months. Due to strong customer demand and consumer interest Chevrolet plans to double the production of the Volt from 60,000 units to 120,000 units. You can say the GM and Chevrolet are ahead of the curve in the electric car race. The Chevrolet Volt recently was awarded the 2011 North American Car of the Year due to its innovative features. Check out the map below to see when Chevrolet plans on releasing the Volt.
For those of you who may not be as familiar with the Chevy Volt, here is a quick run down provided by Chevrolet on what this vehicle has to offer. Plus we will be blogging about this car more in the future so this is not the last time you will hear us talking about the Volt. We look forward to having one here in our showroom in the near future and we will keep you posted on upcoming Volt news.
The 2011 Chevrolet Volt is powered by 16-kWh, “T”-shaped lithium-ion battery that powers the electric drive unit, which allows it to drive 40 miles on battery power alone. The system puts out 149-hp and a maximum torque of 273 lb-ft, allowing the Volt to go from 0-60 mph in about 9 seconds, hitting a top speed of 100 mph. The battery can be re-charged by plugging into a household outlet and takes 4 hours to recharge on 240 volts, and about 10-12 hours on a standard 120-volt outlet. The Chevrolet Volt also carries an 84-hp 1.4 4-clyinder engine that allows the five-door, FWD sedan to travel additional miles while averaging a fuel-economy of 50 mpg. A fully charged battery and full tank of gas will allow the Volt to travel 340 miles. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt gets an EPA estimated 93 miles per ’gallon-equivalent’ when driving under electric power only, 37 mpg when in gasoline mode and over the long term it is estimated to get 60 miles per gallon in combined gasoline-powered and electric-powered driving. Prices for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt start at $41,000 but with a full federal income tax credit (which range from $0 to $7,500), the Volt can cost a total of $33,500. See Chevrolet.com for more information.
Sculptor Lorenzo Quinn had a unique way to show off his first car. This pint sized Fiat 500 has literally been made into a toy after being transformed into a public art piece. After the piece was shown off in Abu Dhabi and Valencia, Spain, it made it’s most recent appearance in down town London, England where passerby’s can marvle at the childs massive aluminum hand playing with his “toy car”.
After seeing this story we were intrigued to find out what some of our employees first cars were. Check out this video as we walk around the dealership finding out what people first started off driving.
When thinking of mega rock stars and the birthday presents they recieve, what would you expect them to recieve: a new house or a yacht? Probably. Better yet how about their own exotic country that they can name after themselves? More than likely. How about a brand new custom 2011 SS Chevy Camaro? What…. thats… it?
Rock star Kid Rock will just have to live with the dissapointed not having an island named after himself for his birthday this year after recieving his brand new SS Chevy Camaro at his birthday concert in Detroit. Nascar drive Jimmie Johnson, who teamed up with Chevrolet, was there at Ford Field (Ironically enough) in person to unvail the custom Camaro. While Kid Rock is enjoying his new ride, we should all be thankful we don’t have to plan our next vacation to the country of Kid Rock, Scary right?
This really got us thinking here at the dealership. What kind of car would we want to be given for our birthday from Chevrolet? And when we really thought about it, the choice was simple: A brand new 2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. This Corvette is an animal. With a supercharged LS9 V8 engine that pumps out 638- Horsepower and 604 lbs of torque and a top speed of 205 MPH, we could give a big “In your face” to Kid Rock and his Camaro.
Now we know that no one reading this is willing to put up the money to buy us our dream car, but hey,at lease we can test drive one when we want!
Was it worth it for Chevrolet to put all the effort and not to mention money in showing off these four Chevrolet models? Absolutely. What better way to advertise a vehicle than to show it off in action. From the city streets of O’ahu, Hawaii to the high above mountains, each sleek Chevrolet model is put to use showing their abilities.
Some of the new 2011 Chevrolet Corvettes have a top speed of almost 200 miles per hour. When most of our Corvette customers take delivery of their new Corvette many of them never plan on taking their Corvette on a wild ride like that. Now you can… and it won’t even be your Corvette or your dime.
Chevrolet announced if you buy a Corvette in the month of February that they will pay your admission to the world famous Bondurant Racing School. This 2 day class will have you ripping through hair-pin corners at speeds you would not even think imaginable. Not only will you be pushing the cars limits but you will have instructors in the car with you pushing you to your driving limits. So if you really want to know what a Corvette has to offer take this opportunity to take delivery of your new Corvette.
Now we know that this is not the major decision in why you would jump out and buy a brand new Corvette but it is a cool thing Chevrolet put together for its new Corvette owners. The two day class runs around $2,300.