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The Chevrolet Bolt Name Debate

Feb 19 2015 10:35 AM | Chevrolet News
The Chevrolet Bolt concept will be heading into production in late 2016, with sales beginning in 2017. But there is the question of whether or not the 'Bolt' name will go on the production model or not. The name is confusing as it sounds similar to the Chevrolet Volt.

"Some people think it's confusing. "People are having some fun with it. It is generating awareness, which is good. It's so conversational," said Alan Batey, president of GM North America to the Detroit Free Press.

Batey did say that there is a debate going on General Motors of whether to keep the Bolt name or go with something else.

"We're still in the decision phase. It could go either way," said Batey.

Whether or not the Bolt...

Rumorpile: Chevrolet SS Could Come with New Handling Package

Feb 17 2015 02:20 PM | Chevrolet News
Chevrolet engineers want to do more to the SS sedan. Motor Trend reports that engineers want to do new a handling package for the SS like the 1LE for the Camaro. The package would include a retuned suspension setup, new dampers, and tires. The report says work on this package would take around three to six months to complete. However, trying to convince the higher-ups to go forward on this project - though no reason as to why they might not approve it wasn't given.

Source: Motor Trend

Rumorpile: Chevrolet Bolt To Go Into Production In Late 2016 In Michigan

Feb 06 2015 08:25 AM | Chevrolet News
It seems the Chevrolet Bolt concept we saw at Detroit last month is possibly going into production. Reuters has learned from sources that production for the Bolt and sister Opel model will kick off in October 2016 at General Motors' Lake Orion assembly plant. The plant is currently home Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano. Sources say the company is planning to build around 25,000 to 30,000 units per year.

As for Bolt itself, it will use GM's Gamma small car platform and will share the same basic set of components as the next-generation Sonic due out in late 2016. Sales will begin in early 2017.

A GM spokesman declined to comment on the report.

Source: Reuters

More From The Trademark Office: Chevrolet Spark Activ

Jan 29 2015 01:50 PM | William Maley in Chevrolet News

Our intrepid trademark investigator Blake Noble has uncovered two new filings from General Motors. Filed on January 21, the two filings are for the Chevrolet Spark Activ. So what could this possible Spark model be? We have a couple of guesses:An even s...

Like a Boss: Is GM Planning a New Off-Road Pickup?

Jan 21 2015 08:55 AM | Blake Noble in Chevrolet News

Although both Ram and Toyota have shown they are ready and willing to give Ford's SVT Raptor supertruck a challenge, one notable truck maker still declines to join the fight: General Motors. That, however, could be set to change soon. GM registered th...

Next Chevrolet Malibu To Become Competitive

Dec 29 2014 11:15 AM | William Maley in Chevrolet News

What can you say about the Chevrolet Malibu? Not much that is very positive to it. The model feels rushed and despite an emergency refresh, sales have been declining during the year. General Motors is hoping to change their fortunes by "hustling" a new...

Corvette Stingray Design To Influence Future Models

Dec 15 2014 02:35 PM | William Maley in Chevrolet News

The current Chevrolet Corvette Stingray's design cues will used on upcoming Chevrolet models. Automotive News had the chance to speak with GM's vice president of global design, Ed Welburn who said designers are hard at work trying to infuse the Corvett...

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