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    2016 Chicago Auto Show: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE Now Available With Either V6 or V8 Power


    • Chevrolet Adds More Track Performance For the Camaro V8 and Now V6


    Just when you thought it was safe to go back onto the racetrack, Chevrolet has announced the return of the 1LE package for the Camaro. Debuting tomorrow at the Chicago Auto Show, the 2017 Camaro 1LE will be available for the V8 and for the first time, the V6.

     

    Let us break down what you get with either engine.

     

    LT 1LE

     

    The V6 1LE - available on the LT - gets some equipment from the SS 1LE. This includes a new fuel system and the FE3 suspension package with stabilizer bars. Other items for LT 1LE include a mechanical limited slip differential, upgraded cooling system four-piston Brembo brakes for the front, 20-inch lightweight aluminum wheels, and set of Goodyear Eagle F1 tires. A black satin hood and suede interior accents dress up the 1LE. Optional will be a set of Recaro seats and Performance Data Recorder.

     

    SS 1LE

     

    The SS 1LE comes with the new FE4 suspension package with magnetic ride control, electronic limited slip differential, six-piston Brembo brakes on all four corners, 20-inch wheels, and a Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires specifically developed for this vehicle. Upgraded cooling systems for the V8 engine, transmission, and differential come standard. A set of Recaro bucket seats and a head-up display finish the interior.

     

    “The Camaro 1LE packages follow a recipe any track-day enthusiast will appreciate. Start with a lightweight, stiff structure and then add higher levels of suspension stiffness and damping, more aggressive tires, higher downforce, more powerful brakes and more cooling," said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer.

     

    “The result delivers better performance in all measures. In our development tests, the V-6 Camaro 1LE delivers lap times comparable with the previous-gen V-8 model. The 2016 Camaro SS 1LE sets the new benchmark for the segment, lapping the Big Willow track at Willow Springs three seconds faster than the standard Camaro SS.”

     

    Chevrolet says the 1LE package will be available late this year. Pricing will be announced a later time.

     

    Source: Chevrolet

     

     

    You can follow our coverage of 2016 Chicago Auto Show News here.

     

    Press Release is on Page 2


     

    New 1LE Packages Elevates Camaro Track Capabilities

    • Track package returns with more technology for V8 models, first time offered on V6


    CHICAGO – The Chevrolet Camaro 1LE performance package returns for 2017, poised to set new benchmarks for attainable track performance.

     


    The package builds off the success of the previous-generation 1LE, offering increased handling and track performance. In response to customer demand, Chevrolet will offer two distinct 1LE packages, for both V6 and V8 models, each visually distinguished with a satin black hood, specific wheels and more.

     

    For the first time, the 1LE package will be available on Camaro 1LT or 2LT coupes equipped with the 3.6L V6. Featuring more aggressive suspension tuning, standard Brembo brakes and Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, the LT 1LE delivers an estimated 0.97G in cornering grip. Available Recaro seats will keep you planted through the corners, and an available Performance Data Recorder will allow you to view and share your track experience.

     

    The new 1LE package for Camaro 1SS models includes magnetic ride control, with a new FE4 suspension tuning and a new, segment-exclusive electronic limited slip differential (eLSD). Paired with massive Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, lateral acceleration will exceed 1G. Additional features available on the 1LE package include standard Recaro seats and a Performance Data Recorder (PDR), new to the Camaro lineup.

     

    As a result, the 1LE package elevates the award-winning performance that earned Camaro the 2016 Motor Trend Car of the Year and Car and Driver 10Best awards.

     

    “The Camaro 1LE packages follow a recipe any track-day enthusiast will appreciate,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “Start with a lightweight, stiff structure and then add higher levels of suspension stiffness and damping, more aggressive tires, higher downforce, more powerful brakes and more cooling.

     

    “The result delivers better performance in all measures,” said Oppenheiser. “In our development tests, the V-6 Camaro 1LE delivers lap times comparable with the previous-gen V-8 model. The 2016 Camaro SS 1LE sets the new benchmark for the segment, lapping the Big Willow track at Willow Springs three seconds faster than the standard Camaro SS.”

     

    The new 1LE packages are available in late 2016, on 2017 Camaro SS and LT V-6 coupes equipped with manual transmissions. Pricing and performance data will be announced at a later date.

     

    Camaro LT 1LE
    The Camaro LT 1LE was developed to be the most track-capable sports coupe in its price class. Highlights include:

    • 3.6L V-6 rated at 335 horsepower and matched with the six-speed manual transmission
    • FE3 suspension components (from the Camaro SS), including dampers, rear cradle mounts, ball-jointed rear toe links and stabilizer bars
    • Lightweight 20-inch forged aluminum wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 245/40R20 front tires and 275/35R20 rear tires
    • Brembo 4-piston front brake calipers
    • Mechanical Limited-slip differential with 3.27 ratio
    • Standard track-cooling package, with engine oil, differential and transmission coolers
    • Suede steering wheel and shorter-throw shifter
    • Standard dual mode exhaust system
    • Camaro SS fuel system for higher-load cornering capability
    • Satin black hood, front splitter and unique three-piece rear spoiler
    • Unique high flow upper and lower grille with satin black accents
    • Available Recaro seats and PDR video/data recording system.


    “With a curb weight under 3,500 pounds, excellent front-to-rear weight balance and the precision of the FE3 suspension, the Camaro LT 1LE offers unmatched capability in its class,” said Oppenheiser. “As a result, it offers incredible performance for Camaro V-6 customers.”

     


    Camaro SS 1LE
    The 2017 Camaro SS 1LE introduces the new FE4 suspension to the Gen Six Camaro – a performance-oriented chassis system with specific tuning for the Magnetic Ride dampers, springs and stabilizer bars. Additional highlights include:

    • 6.2L LT1 V-8 rated at 455 horsepower, and six-speed manual transmission (automatic transmission not available)
    • Magnetic Ride Control
    • Segment-exclusive electronic limited-slip differential with 3.73 ratio
    • Unique forged aluminum wheels with 285/30ZR20 front tires and 305/30ZR20 rear tires
    • Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires with a compound and construction developed exclusively for the Camaro – offering exceptional grip on the track
    • Brembo brakes with new six-piston monobloc front red calipers – featuring the 1LE logo – and two-piece rotors. Measuring 14.6 inches (370mm) in diameter, the front rotors are 7 percent larger than Camaro SS
    • Track-cooling package, with engine oil, differential and transmission coolers
    • Suede steering wheel with shorter-throw shifter
    • Dual mode exhaust system
    • Recaro front seats with aggressive bolsters optimized for shifting and steering comfort
    • Satin black hood, front mirrors and unique three-piece rear spoiler
    • Satin Graphite front splitter and rear diffuser
    • Available PDR video/data recording system

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    I'm all about matte black and accenting things in black as opposed to chrome or silver but that hood..? To "reduce glare". I'm not a fan of the hood but other than that, it's going to be a fantastic car. 

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    Of course the mechanical upgrades are the bomb, but that green color... WOW!

     

    ^ I even think the green is pretty cool. Just not the ricer-black hood. 

     

    Sadly that green color is just only a pre-production thing as Automobile reported. 

     

    The paint that you literally won’t be able to miss on the Chicago-bound V-6 1LE is called Krypton Green, but Chevrolet says it is at this point just a pre-preproduction color. Build it, we implored them.

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    Fair enough, but not a ricer trend.  More old-skool.  Witness: 

     

     

    attachicon.gifnew%20front%20driverside.jpg

    That's not the same.. That's painted in the middle almost as a thick stripe There's red hood in front, and on both sides of that Mach 1(and all '69 Mach 1's and even less black on later models) and it's pin striped around it..not just dipped in black.. 

     

    Don't get me wrong, I LOVE black accented things and especially in a matte black just not an entire hood. It looks like the neighbors honda with a fart can and R stickers all over it. 

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    I'll do anything to erase all connection in your mind between "Camaro" and "ricer".  Does this help?

     

    attachicon.gif1969-ford-mustang-boss-302-10.jpg

    lol if you can make them paint the hood body color or something like that mustang, or any mach 1 of the past, or ANY kind of striping that GM has done in the past. 

     

    Again, that picture has body color all around the black and a pinstripe around it as well.. Still not the same. 

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    I like the idea of the V6 1LE, but I have a feeling they priced it off most enthusiasts' car shopping lists. The base V6 is already pushing $30k with NO options. Is a track-prepped V6 model really that appealing in the mid-$30k range? The new Camaro pulls over .9g to start with.

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    Yawn, the final days of the old muscle cars. Be interesting to see if they do a 21st century EV Performance package. :P

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    Yawn, the final days of the old muscle cars. Be interesting to see if they do a 21st century EV Performance package. :P

    You and I are always almost on the same page. And when we are not...its juts a couple of differing footnotes...

     

    I dont know how to respond to this emotion that you just opened up...

     

    On one hand, a Camaro, like a Corvette, should ALWAYS be about crude oil,on the other hand, time to grow up and put away childish things, time to put some real muscle into that power train....and nothing is more powerful than the anger of a God and his thunder bolts...

     

    Dead dinosaurs

     

    or

     

    7489.jpg

     

    I think its time for Camaro to start shoving lightning bolts down the Mustang's ass!!! :D

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    Anyone who comes into a Camaro thread mentioning that awful E word should be dealt with. :hijacked:

    http://www.engineering.com/ElectronicsDesign/ElectronicsDesignArticles/ArticleID/8204/A-Hybrid-Electric-Camaro.aspx

     

    ecocar3.jpg?auto=format&ch=Width%2CDPR&c

     

    Another link.

    http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1083268_55000-kit-to-build-electric-chevrolet-offered-by-gm

     

    Hold on to a chair BLU...maybe even have a seat...

     

    Sponsored by... :gm_logo:

     

     

    yet another link...

    http://www.autoblog.com/2011/08/12/electric-chevy-camaro-tears-down-1-4-mile-in-10-08-seconds/

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    I'll do anything to erase all connection in your mind between "Camaro" and "ricer".  Does this help?

     

    attachicon.gif1969-ford-mustang-boss-302-10.jpg

    lol if you can make them paint the hood body color or something like that mustang, or any mach 1 of the past, or ANY kind of striping that GM has done in the past. 

     

    Again, that picture has body color all around the black and a pinstripe around it as well.. Still not the same. 

     

    8585c74f976321853417ca2ef85eb480.jpg

     

     

    CS6JYdpUcAAKSfb.jpg

     

    I see what you are saying CCAP...but the Hellcat does the same thing here...plus it has all kinds boy racer vents...sure functional, but very ricer...

    So...like I said, I UNDERSTAND what it is you are saying...

     

    The BIG question here is...could one actually say that the ORIGINAL ricer cars be the muscle cars?

     

    Big Wings...

    0_wing-spoiler_low_res.jpg

     

    All show and no go decals...

    1974_HurstOlds_3.jpg

     

    Wings again...

    img-32041442e2.jpg?v=6

     

    Scoops? Muscle cars got plenty of those...

     

     All show and no go scoops in this muscle car...2 of them...

    558c079bd0d6d.jpg

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    "RICER"

     

    I don't believe that word means what you think it means.

     

    "All show and no go" on the Trans Am scoops?  AHEM, you can see they are not fake... they are functional there, Scovy Duck!

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    I'll do anything to erase all connection in your mind between "Camaro" and "ricer".  Does this help?

     

    attachicon.gif1969-ford-mustang-boss-302-10.jpg

    lol if you can make them paint the hood body color or something like that mustang, or any mach 1 of the past, or ANY kind of striping that GM has done in the past. 

     

    Again, that picture has body color all around the black and a pinstripe around it as well.. Still not the same.

    8585c74f976321853417ca2ef85eb480.jpg

     

     

    CS6JYdpUcAAKSfb.jpg

     

    I see what you are saying CCAP...but the Hellcat does the same thing here...plus it has all kinds boy racer vents...sure functional, but very ricer...

    So...like I said, I UNDERSTAND what it is you are saying...

     

    The BIG question here is...could one actually say that the ORIGINAL ricer cars be the muscle cars?

     

    Big Wings...

    0_wing-spoiler_low_res.jpg

     

    All show and no go decals...

    1974_HurstOlds_3.jpg

     

    Wings again...

    img-32041442e2.jpg?v=6

     

    Scoops? Muscle cars got plenty of those...

     

     All show and no go scoops in this muscle car...2 of them...

    558c079bd0d6d.jpg

    At first I was super surprised I never noticed the black hood on the Hellcats then the more I looked into it I don't think that's factory. I think the one you showed me was painted aftermarket. I tried to build a Hellcat and didn't see any black hood option.

    I guess it isn't "ricer" because they said the purpose of it(reduce glare). To me, something that is to simulate performance without any actual gains is rice. Like the ricer crowd originally painted their hoods to fake a carbon fiber hood.

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    94f3e3243128a64b27f71fe8ad8ac5ab.JPG?ito

    Dodge showroom...

     

    Ahem...MOPAR showroom...

     

    Oh and BLU...

    a 1977 Trans Am 6.6 liter 400 motor  was crap..yeah I know...I pictured 1979 model...a 1979 model gained a tad more performance...still crap

    The torque part helped move the car...but...the car did not move fast enough...not enough to warrant all that gold striping and screaming chickens and scoops...

     

    By God dude...it wasnt a 455SD...now was it?

    73pont60765-4.jpg

    1973 Trans Am 455SD

    0-60 about 5 seconds

    1/4 mile about mid 13s @ 105 mph?

     

    Pretty respectable, even by today's insane performance stats...

     

    1977 6.6 liter Trans Am

    0-60 in like 11 seconds

    1/4 mile in like 17 seconds...

     

    1979 6.6 liter with the 220 Hp 320 ft/lbs torque....not too shabby...for 1979...

    0-60 in about 7 seconds

    1/4 mile in 15 seconds...

     

    Not too bad at all actually for the 1979 model...

    In any case though,  concerning a Black and Gold Bandit Trans Am...all show and no go...considering a 1973 model with the same fender scoops and similar hood shakers blew the doors off its later year brethren...

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    And I'm interested in this car again......

    Yeah, it's going to be a crazy performer. I read one of the writeups on it where they figure the starting price for the smallblock one will be about 42 grand and the V6 will be about 32. I'd buy the V8 one for the rims and tires alone.

    It'll be fun to see what it does in comparos. Asymmetrical warfare and all that.

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    V6 1LE... Chevy, what are you trying to do to me? My only complaint echoes what ccap said; I really don't like the hood. It's tacky, mostly due to the fact that the shape isn't great for the contrast. On the old 1LE, the hood's shape helped the contrast seem more... natural, I suppose. Maybe I'm just weird. 

     

    This:

     

    ABTL_2014-Chevrolet-Camaro-Front-Quarter

     

    Looks better than:

     

    camamaramar.jpg

     

    Thanks to the intersection with the a-pillar as shown via my photoshopped arrow. :P

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    V6 1LE... Chevy, what are you trying to do to me? My only complaint echoes what ccap said; I really don't like the hood. It's tacky, mostly due to the fact that the shape isn't great for the contrast. On the old 1LE, the hood's shape helped the contrast seem more... natural, I suppose. Maybe I'm just weird. 

     

    This:

     

    ABTL_2014-Chevrolet-Camaro-Front-Quarter

     

    Looks better than:

     

    camamaramar.jpg

     

    Thanks to the intersection with the a-pillar as shown via my photoshopped arrow. :P

    Completely agree, you nailed it! 

     

    I also think if they had broken the hood up some how with a heat extractor(which I'm surprised they didn't to at least eliminate the under hood lift) I think it would have looked better as well. There's just something about the all black hood that doesn't mesh with the rest of the car to me. 

     

    Gloss black everything else...matte black hood. 

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      New technologies will further enhance the appeal of the Soul, with buyers able to choose from Kia's latest 5.0-, 7.0- or 8.0-inch colour touchscreen infotainment HMI (human-machine interface). The new HMI systems provide smartphone-style touchscreen control over the audio-visual navigation system, and is available with Apple CarPlayTM (for iPhone 5 or newer) and Android AutoTM (for Android 5.0 Lollipop or newer) for full smartphone integration. The new HMI systems also house a rear-view parking camera, and a new USB port has been added to the rear of the cabin, allowing back-seat passengers to charge mobile devices on the move. The front passenger seat is also now available with eight-way power adjustment, and drivers can benefit from new rain-sensing windscreen wipers and, in models equipped with 7DCT, the new Drive Mode Selector.
      Safety is also improved in the Soul with the adoption of Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) for the first time, giving drivers better all-round visibility on motorways and during low-speed parking manoeuvres.
      2017 Kia Soul and Soul 1.6 T-GDI on sale in UK from late 2016
      The upgraded Kia Soul and the new Soul 1.6 T-GDI will be available from Kia's UK dealer network in late 2016 following its unveiling in Paris. Full UK specification and pricing will be released at launch.
    • By William Maley
      Previous Page Next Page We weren't expecting this, but Chevrolet has revealed the all-new 2018 Equinox tonight in Chicago. 
      The exterior borrows heavily from the Cruze and Malibu designs. Up front is a revised grille (similar to the one seen on the Cruze) with new headlights and LED daytime running lights. Around the side is a character line that swoops down and 'Equinox' name on the front doors. The back features a restyled tailgate, blacked-out pillars to give the impression of wrap-around glass, and horizontal taillights. The interior matches up with newer Chevrolet models with a floating screen (either seven or eight-inches) and either cloth or leather covering bits of the dash. One key item Chevrolet is quick to point is the dashboard is lower to provide better visibility.
      There will be three turbocharged four-cylinders on offer; a 1.5L, 2.0L, and a 1.6L diesel. The 2.0L turbo will come paired with GM's new nine-speed automatic. We're guessing the 1.5 and 1.6 will get a six-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive will come standard and an all-wheel drive system with a disconnecting rear axle when not in use will be optional. One item we're glad to see is Chevrolet dropping 400 pounds out of the Equinox.
      On the safety front, the Equinox will feature the options of surround-view camera system, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert. Two new features will be Teen Driver (can set limits on speed and volume for your young driver) and Rear Seat Reminder (reminds you to check the back seat to prevent kids from overheating on a hot day).
      No word on pricing, but Chevrolet says the 2018 Equinox will arrive at dealers in the first quarter of 2017.
      Source: Chevrolet
      Press Release is on Page 2
      CHEVROLET INTRODUCES ALL-NEW 2018 EQUINOX
      The perfect balance of design and technology DETROIT — Call it the right balance. On the autumnal equinox today, Chevrolet introduced the all-new 2018 Equinox, a fresh and modern SUV sized and designed to meet the needs of the compact SUV customer.
      “We’ve got the strongest truck business in the industry and we’ve reinvigorated our car lineup with Volt, Cruze and Malibu,” said Alan Batey, Global Chevrolet president. “We’re applying the same customer focus to grow our crossover/SUV business — starting with the Chevrolet Equinox.”
      Today’s compact SUV customers want a vehicle that meets all of their needs, from design, connectivity and safety perspectives. The Equinox delivers on all fronts, starting with its fresh new design and all-new propulsion systems.
      Fresh, new design
      The new Equinox’s expressive exterior has a lean, muscular skin echoing the global Chevrolet design cues and sculpted shapes seen in the Volt, Malibu and Cruze. Extensive aero development in the wind tunnel influenced the sleek shape.
      It is a richer, more detailed design featuring chrome trim on all models and Malibu-inspired styling. Projector-beam headlamps are standard, along with LED daytime running lamps. At the rear, horizontal taillamps emphasize the Equinox’s wide stance, while uplevel models feature LED taillamps. 
      “Customers who previewed the vehicle early on had a strong emotional response to the sleek and sophisticated exterior design,” said John Cafaro, executive director, GM Design. “Those same themes are carried through to the interior, making the space beautifully intuitive.”
      The interior takes advantage of the Equinox’s all-new architecture to offer a down-and-away instrument panel, while a low windshield base provides a commanding outward view. New elements such as available denim-style seat fabric blend high style with high durability, while a new “kneeling” rear seat enhances functionality. With it, the bottom cushions tilt forward when the split-folding seatbacks are lowered, allowing a flat floor for easier loading.
      Connectivity
      The 2018 Equinox offers purposeful technology that helps keep passengers safe, comfortable and connected.
      Chevrolet’s latest connectivity technologies are front and center, including 7- and 8-inch-diagonal MyLink infotainment systems designed to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as an available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is subject to their terms, privacy statements and data plan rates, as well as a compatible smartphone.)
      Safety
      The Equinox offers a comprehensive suite of available active safety technologies and adaptive crash-avoidance features that provide ease of use and peace of mind on the road.
      Teen Driver is also offered, allowing parents to set controls and review an in-vehicle report card in order to encourage safer driving habits, even when they are not in the vehicle.  
      Available advanced active safety features to enhance driver awareness on the road include radar- and camera-based adaptive technologies that can provide alerts to potential crash threats, allowing the driver to react and make changes to avoid them, including:
      New Safety Alert Seat New Surround Vision New Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator New Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking New Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning New Rear Seat Reminder Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert  Rear Cross Traffic Alert Turbocharged engines and more 
      A range of three turbocharged engines — including the compact SUV segment’s first turbo-diesel in North America — provides customers more choices when it comes to performance, efficiency and capability in the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox.
      They include a 1.5L turbo, a 2.0L turbo — matched with GM’s new nine-speed automatic transmission — and a 1.6L turbo-diesel.
      “With three choices, customers can select an engine that offers more of the attributes that are important to them: efficiency, performance and capability,” said Dan Nicholson, vice president, Global Propulsion Systems. “The advantage for each is the power of a larger engine and the efficiency of a smaller engine.”
      The new Equinox is the first Chevrolet model in North America to use an all-turbocharged, multi-engine powertrain lineup. That includes the expected segment-exclusive 1.6L turbo-diesel that will offer customers excellent efficiency and capability.
      “It is an all-new SUV from the ground up and one that takes on the industry’s biggest competitors with a stronger architecture, greater efficiency and more technology,” said Rick Spina, executive chief engineer. “And it looks great doing it.”
      Additional vehicle highlights:
      Approximately 400 pounds (180 kg) lighter than the current model — a 10 percent weight reduction Switchable AWD system that enhances efficiency by disconnecting from the rear axle when not needed  Unique kneeling rear seat that enables a flat rear load floor and up to 63.5 cubic feet (1,798 liters) of maximum cargo space Equinox sales have reached more than 2 million since its launch and it is Chevrolet’s second-best retail selling vehicle, after the Silverado.
      The 2018 Equinox goes on sale in the first quarter of 2017 in North America. It rolls out to approximately 115 additional global markets later in the year.
      2018 CHEVROLET EQUINOX PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS 
      (NORTH AMERICA)
      Overview

      Models: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
      Body style / driveline:
      five-passenger, four-door SUV, front-engine, front- or all-wheel drive
      EPA vehicle class:
      compact SUV
      Powertrains

      Engine / Type: 1.5L turbo DOHC DI
      2.0L turbo DOHC DI
      1.6L turbo-diesel
      Block material:
      cast aluminum
      cast aluminum
      cast aluminum
      Cylinder head material:
      cast aluminum
      cast aluminum
      cast aluminum
      Fuel delivery:
      direct injection
      direct injection
      direct injection
      Horsepower (hp / kW):
      170 / 127 (GM-estimated)
      252 / 188 (GM-estimated)
      136 / 101 (GM-estimated)
      Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm):
      203 / 275 (GM-estimated)
      260 / 353 (GM-estimated)
      236 / 320 (GM-estimated)
      GM-est. fuel economy:
      31 hwy
      28 hwy
      40 hwy
      Transmission:
      Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic
      Hydra-Matic 9T50 nine-speed automatic
      Hydra-Matic 6T45 six-speed automatic
      Chassis / Suspension

      Suspension (front): MacPherson strut with side-loaded modules, specifically tuned coil springs, direct-acting stabilizer bar
      Suspension (rear): 
      4 Link Independent Rear Suspension
      Steering type:
      Dual Rack and Pinion Electric Power Steering
      Turning circle (ft / m):
      37.4 / 11.4 (17-inch wheels)
      Brakes & Wheels

      Brake type: four-wheel disc with ABS and ESC; Duralife rotors and low-drag calipers (US)
      Wheel size and type:
      17-, 18- and 19-inch aluminum
      Exterior Dimensions

      Wheelbase (in / mm): 107.3 / 2725
      Overall length (in / mm):
      183.1 / 4652
      Overall width (in / mm):
      72.6 / 1843
      Overall height (in / mm):
      65.4 / 1661
      Track (in / mm):
      front: 62.2 / 1580
      rear: 62.2 / 1581
      Interior Dimensions

      Seating capacity: 2 / 3
      Headroom (in / mm):
      Front - 40.0/1015 (w/o SR), 38.2/970 (w/ Sunroof)
      Rear - 38.5/977 (w/o SR), 36.9/936 (w/ Sunroof)
      Legroom (in / mm):
      40.9 / 1040 (front)
      39.7 / 1008 (rear)
      Shoulder room (in / mm):
      57.2 / 1452 (front)
      55.5 / 1410 (rear)
      Hip room (in / mm):
      54.2 / 1377 (front)
      51.7 / 1314 (rear)
      Weights & Capacities

      Base curb weight (lb / kg): 3327 / 1509 (1.5L w/ FWD)
      Fuel capacity (gal / L):
      14.7 / 55 (FWD)
      TBD (AWD)
      15.5 / 58 (1.6L diesel)
      Max cargo room (cu ft / L):
      29.9 / 846 (behind rear seat)
      63.5 / 1798 (rear seat folded)
      Max trailering (lb / kg):
      3500 / 1585 (2.0L turbo)
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    • By William Maley
      Previous Page Next Page We weren't expecting this, but Chevrolet has revealed the all-new 2018 Equinox tonight in Chicago. 
      The exterior borrows heavily from the Cruze and Malibu designs. Up front is a revised grille (similar to the one seen on the Cruze) with new headlights and LED daytime running lights. Around the side is a character line that swoops down and 'Equinox' name on the front doors. The back features a restyled tailgate, blacked-out pillars to give the impression of wrap-around glass, and horizontal taillights. The interior matches up with newer Chevrolet models with a floating screen (either seven or eight-inches) and either cloth or leather covering bits of the dash. One key item Chevrolet is quick to point is the dashboard is lower to provide better visibility.
      There will be three turbocharged four-cylinders on offer; a 1.5L, 2.0L, and a 1.6L diesel. The 2.0L turbo will come paired with GM's new nine-speed automatic. We're guessing the 1.5 and 1.6 will get a six-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive will come standard and an all-wheel drive system with a disconnecting rear axle when not in use will be optional. One item we're glad to see is Chevrolet dropping 400 pounds out of the Equinox.
      On the safety front, the Equinox will feature the options of surround-view camera system, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert. Two new features will be Teen Driver (can set limits on speed and volume for your young driver) and Rear Seat Reminder (reminds you to check the back seat to prevent kids from overheating on a hot day).
      No word on pricing, but Chevrolet says the 2018 Equinox will arrive at dealers in the first quarter of 2017.
      Source: Chevrolet
      Press Release is on Page 2
      CHEVROLET INTRODUCES ALL-NEW 2018 EQUINOX
      The perfect balance of design and technology DETROIT — Call it the right balance. On the autumnal equinox today, Chevrolet introduced the all-new 2018 Equinox, a fresh and modern SUV sized and designed to meet the needs of the compact SUV customer.
      “We’ve got the strongest truck business in the industry and we’ve reinvigorated our car lineup with Volt, Cruze and Malibu,” said Alan Batey, Global Chevrolet president. “We’re applying the same customer focus to grow our crossover/SUV business — starting with the Chevrolet Equinox.”
      Today’s compact SUV customers want a vehicle that meets all of their needs, from design, connectivity and safety perspectives. The Equinox delivers on all fronts, starting with its fresh new design and all-new propulsion systems.
      Fresh, new design
      The new Equinox’s expressive exterior has a lean, muscular skin echoing the global Chevrolet design cues and sculpted shapes seen in the Volt, Malibu and Cruze. Extensive aero development in the wind tunnel influenced the sleek shape.
      It is a richer, more detailed design featuring chrome trim on all models and Malibu-inspired styling. Projector-beam headlamps are standard, along with LED daytime running lamps. At the rear, horizontal taillamps emphasize the Equinox’s wide stance, while uplevel models feature LED taillamps. 
      “Customers who previewed the vehicle early on had a strong emotional response to the sleek and sophisticated exterior design,” said John Cafaro, executive director, GM Design. “Those same themes are carried through to the interior, making the space beautifully intuitive.”
      The interior takes advantage of the Equinox’s all-new architecture to offer a down-and-away instrument panel, while a low windshield base provides a commanding outward view. New elements such as available denim-style seat fabric blend high style with high durability, while a new “kneeling” rear seat enhances functionality. With it, the bottom cushions tilt forward when the split-folding seatbacks are lowered, allowing a flat floor for easier loading.
      Connectivity
      The 2018 Equinox offers purposeful technology that helps keep passengers safe, comfortable and connected.
      Chevrolet’s latest connectivity technologies are front and center, including 7- and 8-inch-diagonal MyLink infotainment systems designed to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as an available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is subject to their terms, privacy statements and data plan rates, as well as a compatible smartphone.)
      Safety
      The Equinox offers a comprehensive suite of available active safety technologies and adaptive crash-avoidance features that provide ease of use and peace of mind on the road.
      Teen Driver is also offered, allowing parents to set controls and review an in-vehicle report card in order to encourage safer driving habits, even when they are not in the vehicle.  
      Available advanced active safety features to enhance driver awareness on the road include radar- and camera-based adaptive technologies that can provide alerts to potential crash threats, allowing the driver to react and make changes to avoid them, including:
      New Safety Alert Seat New Surround Vision New Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator New Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking New Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning New Rear Seat Reminder Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert  Rear Cross Traffic Alert Turbocharged engines and more 
      A range of three turbocharged engines — including the compact SUV segment’s first turbo-diesel in North America — provides customers more choices when it comes to performance, efficiency and capability in the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox.
      They include a 1.5L turbo, a 2.0L turbo — matched with GM’s new nine-speed automatic transmission — and a 1.6L turbo-diesel.
      “With three choices, customers can select an engine that offers more of the attributes that are important to them: efficiency, performance and capability,” said Dan Nicholson, vice president, Global Propulsion Systems. “The advantage for each is the power of a larger engine and the efficiency of a smaller engine.”
      The new Equinox is the first Chevrolet model in North America to use an all-turbocharged, multi-engine powertrain lineup. That includes the expected segment-exclusive 1.6L turbo-diesel that will offer customers excellent efficiency and capability.
      “It is an all-new SUV from the ground up and one that takes on the industry’s biggest competitors with a stronger architecture, greater efficiency and more technology,” said Rick Spina, executive chief engineer. “And it looks great doing it.”
      Additional vehicle highlights:
      Approximately 400 pounds (180 kg) lighter than the current model — a 10 percent weight reduction Switchable AWD system that enhances efficiency by disconnecting from the rear axle when not needed  Unique kneeling rear seat that enables a flat rear load floor and up to 63.5 cubic feet (1,798 liters) of maximum cargo space Equinox sales have reached more than 2 million since its launch and it is Chevrolet’s second-best retail selling vehicle, after the Silverado.
      The 2018 Equinox goes on sale in the first quarter of 2017 in North America. It rolls out to approximately 115 additional global markets later in the year.
      2018 CHEVROLET EQUINOX PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS 
      (NORTH AMERICA)
      Overview

      Models: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
      Body style / driveline:
      five-passenger, four-door SUV, front-engine, front- or all-wheel drive
      EPA vehicle class:
      compact SUV
      Powertrains

      Engine / Type: 1.5L turbo DOHC DI
      2.0L turbo DOHC DI
      1.6L turbo-diesel
      Block material:
      cast aluminum
      cast aluminum
      cast aluminum
      Cylinder head material:
      cast aluminum
      cast aluminum
      cast aluminum
      Fuel delivery:
      direct injection
      direct injection
      direct injection
      Horsepower (hp / kW):
      170 / 127 (GM-estimated)
      252 / 188 (GM-estimated)
      136 / 101 (GM-estimated)
      Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm):
      203 / 275 (GM-estimated)
      260 / 353 (GM-estimated)
      236 / 320 (GM-estimated)
      GM-est. fuel economy:
      31 hwy
      28 hwy
      40 hwy
      Transmission:
      Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic
      Hydra-Matic 9T50 nine-speed automatic
      Hydra-Matic 6T45 six-speed automatic
      Chassis / Suspension

      Suspension (front): MacPherson strut with side-loaded modules, specifically tuned coil springs, direct-acting stabilizer bar
      Suspension (rear): 
      4 Link Independent Rear Suspension
      Steering type:
      Dual Rack and Pinion Electric Power Steering
      Turning circle (ft / m):
      37.4 / 11.4 (17-inch wheels)
      Brakes & Wheels

      Brake type: four-wheel disc with ABS and ESC; Duralife rotors and low-drag calipers (US)
      Wheel size and type:
      17-, 18- and 19-inch aluminum
      Exterior Dimensions

      Wheelbase (in / mm): 107.3 / 2725
      Overall length (in / mm):
      183.1 / 4652
      Overall width (in / mm):
      72.6 / 1843
      Overall height (in / mm):
      65.4 / 1661
      Track (in / mm):
      front: 62.2 / 1580
      rear: 62.2 / 1581
      Interior Dimensions

      Seating capacity: 2 / 3
      Headroom (in / mm):
      Front - 40.0/1015 (w/o SR), 38.2/970 (w/ Sunroof)
      Rear - 38.5/977 (w/o SR), 36.9/936 (w/ Sunroof)
      Legroom (in / mm):
      40.9 / 1040 (front)
      39.7 / 1008 (rear)
      Shoulder room (in / mm):
      57.2 / 1452 (front)
      55.5 / 1410 (rear)
      Hip room (in / mm):
      54.2 / 1377 (front)
      51.7 / 1314 (rear)
      Weights & Capacities

      Base curb weight (lb / kg): 3327 / 1509 (1.5L w/ FWD)
      Fuel capacity (gal / L):
      14.7 / 55 (FWD)
      TBD (AWD)
      15.5 / 58 (1.6L diesel)
      Max cargo room (cu ft / L):
      29.9 / 846 (behind rear seat)
      63.5 / 1798 (rear seat folded)
      Max trailering (lb / kg):
      3500 / 1585 (2.0L turbo)
      Previous Page Next Page
    • By William Maley
      When Chevrolet announced the 2017 Bolt's range last week, they hinted that the model would have a price tag of under $37,500 and would qualify for the maximum $7,500 tax credit. Today, Chevrolet announced the starting price for the Bolt will be $37,495 when it arrives at dealers later this year. The company is quick to point out that the price drops to $29,995 once you add in the $7,500 federal tax credit. But we need to stress that this tax credit cannot be used during the purchase of the Bolt, so you're still paying the $37,495.

      The base Bolt LT will come equipped with a regen-on-demand steering wheel paddle, 10.2-inch touchscreen, backup camera, and more. Premier models feature leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, surround view camera, and the rear camera mirror. Chevrolet hasn't announced pricing for Premier at this time.
      Source: Chevrolet
      Press Release is on Page 2


      DETROIT – The Chevrolet Bolt EV set the range benchmark for an affordable EV capable of going the distance by offering an EPA-rated 238 miles on a full charge. Now, Chevrolet is keeping its promise to offer the Bolt EV at an affordable price by confirming a base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $37,495 including destination charge. Depending on individual tax situations, customers may receive an available federal tax credit of up to $7,500 for a net value of $29,995.
      “Value is a hallmark for Chevrolet and the pricing of the Bolt EV proves we’re serious about delivering the first affordable EV with plenty of range for our customers,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and leader of Global Chevrolet. “We have kept our promise yet again, first on range and now on price.”
      Bolt EV buyers will find range, cargo space, technology and safety features standard in a great vehicle with crossover proportions. The thrill of driving an EV, along with the sales and service support of a nationwide network of Bolt EV certified Chevrolet dealers, makes the Bolt EV a smart buy for any customer.
      The well-equipped LT trim starts at $37,495 and comes with standard features that include, among others, Regen on Demand™ steering wheel paddle, rear vision camera, 10.2-inch diagonal color touch screen and MICHELIN™ Self-sealing tires (in certain circumstances). The top trim Premier includes all LT equipment plus additional standard features such as leather-appointed seats, front and rear heated seats, surround camera and rear camera mirror. Pricing includes destination and freight charges and excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees. The Bolt EV will be available at select dealerships in late 2016.

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