Category Archives: New Vehicles

Got Nitrogen?

Believe me, I am the first one to call something bogus if a claim seems too big, preposerous, or someone is trying to sell snake oil. That said, I had the guys in our shop fill my 2006 Cobalt SS's tires with Nitrogen to see for myself if the claims of better ride quality, better tire wear,…
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Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell at KARL Chevrolet HUMMER

  Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell at KARL Chevrolet HUMMER 5/8-5/9 Hydrogen-Fueled Concept Vehicle will be at New Canaan Fair on Saturday 5/10 What:  Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Vehicle Concept Vehicle in New Canaan Public Viewing: KARL Chevrolet HUMMER, 261 Elm St., New Canaan May 8 (9 am - 8 pm), May 9 (9 am - 4 pm) and,…
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Tracking The Chevy Volt

The Chevy Volt has been called many things by many people. Some say it is the first great American hope for breaking foreign oil dependency and possibly the first really viable, mass-produced, all-electric car. Others say that it is vaporware, a car that will never be produced, and even if it is, it will be late…
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New Chevrolet Malibu makes Top Ten; Twice!

The new 2008 Chevrolet Malibu has made both Car and Driver's Top Ten List as well as Automobile Magazine's All-Star List! As both magazines state, this car puts GM and Detroit back on the map for family sedans. Smooth, quiet, very well-finished, and more than able to keep up with more powerful cars, it represents…
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KBB Includes Corvette Z06 in Top Ten Resale List

Kelly Blue Book has released their list of 2008 model year vehicles with the best resale value and Corvette was front and center. What's interesting about this year's list is the inclusion of the Corvette Z06 in the newly created High Performance category. Last year's survey omitted that category, but still said this about the…
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OnStar Debuts Stolen Vehicle Slowdown Service

Starting in model year 2009, if your vehicle is stolen and it is equiped with OnStar, not only can the police locate it but, they can also cut the velocity of the car should it come down to a chase. Check out the press release after the jump. PRESS RELEASE:GM And OnStar Create Technology To…
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LS2 vs. LS3, A Detailed Look

By way of Motor Trend's Editorial section comes a neat little piece on how Chevrolet engineers are still improving the small block V-8. Take a look here. UPDATE: KARL Chevrolet HUMMER has JUST started to recieve new 2008 LS3 powered Corvettes! Get one while the weather is still PERFECT for a Corvette!
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GM Awards Advanced Development Battery Contracts For Chevrolet Volt

GM Awards Advanced Development Battery Contracts For Chevrolet Volt E-Flex SystemContracts Mark Important Step in Developing Range-Extender and Fuel Cell E-Flex VariantsWILMINGTON, Del. – General Motors has awarded two contracts for advanced development of lithium-ion batteries for its electric drive "E-Flex System," it was announced today at GM's annual shareholder meeting. GM selected two companies…
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300 Miles on Hydrogen

By Larry Burns GM VP, Research and Development and Strategic Planning What an exciting day yesterday! I’ve been working on advanced technologies for a long time, but yesterday has to be one of the highlights of my career. That’s because we met our goal of driving the Chevy Sequel fuel cell vehicle 300 miles without…
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GM Volt to be produced for 2010?

40 Miles. That is the distance that the 2010 Chevry Volt could drive completely on battery. Is it enough? I've heard it said that the Toyota Prius can only drive 1 mile on battery alone. So we are making progress, and with an onboard gas engine (or diesel engine) driving a generator, range is not…
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