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New Rear-Wheel Drive Chevrolet SS Performance Model in the Works

Though Chevrolet isn’t releasing many details, General Motors has confirmed that it will introduce a V8-powered, rear-wheel drive performance sedan for the 2014 model year, to be named the Chevrolet SS. Chevrolet notes in a statement that 2014 will be the first time in 17 years that the brand has offered a rear-wheel drive sedan in U.S. showrooms. The introduction of the new Chevrolet SS is big news to automotive enthusiasts, who regard rear-wheel drive as crucial to ... continue reading»

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Chevrolet Volt May Get New Battery Conservation Mode For 2013

The Chevrolet Volt is expected to receive a few updates for the 2013 model year, including a function that aims to optimize the extended-range electric vehicle for maximum battery efficiency. According to the Chevrolet 2013 ordering guide, the 2013 Volt will receive an EV Hold Mode. GM Inside News, a GM enthusiast forum with no official ties to the automaker, says the mode “will allow Volt drivers to force the car to go into extended range mode (meaning the gas ... continue reading»

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Chevrolet Reveals Updated Traverse Ahead of New York Auto Show

A refreshed 2013 Chevrolet Traverse was revealed ahead of its debut next week at the New York Auto Show. The eight-passenger Traverse receives exterior and interior updates, as well as safety and technology upgrades, Chevrolet says in a press release. Along with its platform mates, the GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave, the 2013 Traverse will receive GM’s new center airbag as an option, which is designed to protect front-seat occupants during a side-impact collision. Since the center airbag is ... continue reading»

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Chevrolet Volt to Receive Safety Enhancements

General Motors announced Thursday that it will perform structural enhancements to the Chevrolet Volt to reduce the likelihood of the battery catching fire following a severe crash. According to a press release issued by GM, the chief aim of these enhancements is to ensure driver and passenger safety by further reducing the vulnerability of the battery pack in the event of a severe collision. The enhancements will be performed both to new models at the factory and as a modification ... continue reading»

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Chevrolet to Offer Sport-tuned Sonic RS Model

Chevrolet will add a performance-oriented RS variant to its Sonic lineup for the 2013 model year. Chevrolet says that its primary goal is to give the Sonic “a more performance-oriented look and feel,” according to the automaker’s press release. The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS, which is only available as a hatchback, will be powered by the same 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine available on the 2012 Sonic, and will be paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission ... continue reading»

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