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Chevy's Four Concept Cars for Sao Paulo Show May Preview Production Versions

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At the Sao Paulo Auto Show in Brazil Chevrolet introduced four concept cars which may or may not reach production.

Next Chevy Volt Gets Bigger 1.5L Engine, Better Batteries [w/Video]

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GM has shared new details on its next-generation Chevrolet Volt that will debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January offering improved performance and increased driving range.

Cadillac ATS, CTS, ATS-V and New Camaro Spied by U

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GM is quite the busy bee these days having plenty of new cars on its plate, including the high-performance Cadillac ATS-V and the next Chevy Camaro.

Restomod '66 Chevy Chevelle Modernizes a Classic with 980hp LS7

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A 1966 Chevelle concept tune that takes advantage of all the cool advancements in automobile technology over the past five decades? Color us interested.

U Spy New 2016 Chevrolet Malibu on U.S. Soil

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Just last month, our spy associates snapped GM engineers testing the next Chevrolet Malibu in Europe, and now, we caught the mid-size sedan in the States.

New 2016 Camaro Renders Attempt to Decipher Design – Think You Can Do Better?

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One of the big automotive mysteries of next year is how similar, and at the same time, how different, will the new 6th-generation Camaro be from the current model.

So, We Meet Again Says the 2015 Mustang GT to the 2015 Camaro SS [w/Poll]

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Yep, the time has come for a face-to-face encounter between two of the most iconic nameplates on this side of the Atlantic: the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang vs. the 2015 Chevy Camaro.

U Spy Another Group of 2016 Chevrolet Volts

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There's an all-new Chevrolet Volt coming our way and the big question is whether GM will get it right the second time around.

Chevy's Next Batch of 2014 SEMA Show Concepts

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With only a few weeks left before the 2014 SEMA Show kicks off in Las Vegas, Chevrolet is rolling out another group of tuned cars that include the SS Sport, Sonic, Impala and Cruze.
Corvette and Camaro fans need not worry, as this third release from Chevrolet after the Colorado Sport and Silverado Toughnology Concept focuses exclusively on sedans and hatchbacks. The firm's coupe and convertible studies will follow later on.

The common denominator here is that all featured accessories were designed to personalize the cars while maintaining their refinement and ride characteristics, with some of these parts already available through dealers and others currently being evaluated for production.

In the official release below, you'll find full details on the components used by GM on the Chevy project cars.

[From GM]

SS Sport concept

Inspired by Chevrolet’s motorsports heritage and its Australian lineage, the SS Sport concept gives the V-8-powered sports sedan a makeover that reflects its performance capability.

Unique features include:

  • Enhanced Some Like It Red Hot exterior with body-color door handles and mirrors
  • Chevrolet Accessories grille kit, fog lamp bezels, side fender vents and rear spoiler
  • Chevrolet Accessories stripes for the hood and deck lid
  • Chevrolet Accessories high-gloss black 20-inch wheels – 20 x 8.5-inch in front and 20 x 9-inch in the rear
  • Chevrolet Accessories wheel caps with the Holden logo       
  • Chevrolet Accessories sport pedal kit and cargo net
  • Chevrolet Accessories floor mats and cargo tray with the Holden logo.

Power for the Chevrolet SS comes from the LS3 V-8, delivering an SAE-certified 415 horsepower (310 kW) and 415 lb-ft of torque (563 Nm). For 2015, it is available with a new six-speed manual transmission, along with a six-speed, paddle-shift automatic.

Additionally, the 2015 SS receives standard Magnetic Ride Control – the world’s fastest-reacting damping system – which provides more precise body motion control that correlates with a more responsive, more refined ride. Also new are Brembo rear brakes that complement the Brembo front brakes that have always been part of the SS’s equipment.   

Sonic Performance concept

This performance-oriented Sonic hatchback concept draws on the legacy of Chevrolet’s high-performance vehicles reimagined for a new generation of enthusiasts. The Sonic Performance concept features engine performance, suspension/brakes and appearance upgrades designed to be installed by Chevrolet dealers for quicker and easier personalization.

The Performance concept package includes:

  • A Chevrolet Performance Stage Kit, cold-air induction and a high-flow exhaust system allowing the 1.4L turbo engine to produce more power for a more exciting driving experience
  • A track-tuned suspension system developed by Chevrolet Performance. The suspension kit lowers the ride height for a sportier stance
  • Synergy Green exterior color accented with white, offset stripe package
  • Chevrolet Accessories white headlamp rings, tail lamp rings, grille surround, mirror covers and rear spoiler
  • Concept ground effects package
  • Chevrolet Accessories 17-inch aluminum wheels in white
  • Chevrolet Accessories carpeted floor mats, door sills and sport pedals.

The Sonic Performance concept features an advanced safety package including forward collision alert and lane departure warning – crash-avoidance technologies typically found on cars costing more – as well as a rear vision camera. It also features 10 standard air bags and Bluetooth phone connectivity – just like every production Sonic in the 2015 lineup.

Sonic Accessories concept

Built to highlight the personalization possibilities, Sonic Accessories concept allows mixing and matching of the latest accessories for unique treatments.

Sonic Accessories concept highlights include:

  • Summit White exterior color with an offset matte black stripe
  • Chevrolet Accessories white headlamp rings and tail lamp rings
  • Chevrolet Accessories black grille surround, mirror covers and rear spoiler
  • Chevrolet Accessories black 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Chevrolet Performance suspension kit with lowered ride height
  • Chevrolet Accessories carpeted floor mats, door sills and sport pedals.

The Sonic Accessories concepts also packs a Kicker subwoofer and amplifier to complement its street-smart style with the appropriate decibels.

Under the hood is the Ecotec 1.4L turbo rated at 138 horsepower (103kW) and 148 lb-ft of torque (200 Nm) of torque between 1,850 and 4,900 rpm. The wide rpm range for the maximum torque – a specific trait of turbocharged engines – helps the engine deliver a better driving experience and performance.

Impala Blackout concept

Redesigned a year ago, the 2015 Chevrolet Impala builds on the attributes that made it one of the most acclaimed new cars of 2014 – including being named the Best Car of 2014 and one of Kelley Blue Book’s 12 Best Family Cars for 2014.

The Impala Blackout concept builds on the car’s aggressive, acclaimed styling with blacked-out cues that lend it a sinister attitude – all accomplished with paint and accessories available from Chevrolet. The simple-yet-effective formula includes:  Chevrolet Accessories black grille surround, rear spoiler, painted mirror caps and 19-inch aluminum wheels.

The all-black, leather-trimmed interior features custom trim plates with a wire mesh pattern, along with Chevrolet Accessories stainless steel sills – with the Impala logo – and a sport pedal kit. The Impala Blackout also rocks with the production model’s available 11-speaker Bose® Centerpoint® Surround Sound System, which connects to the Chevrolet MyLink system via an eight-inch-diagonal color touch screen.

The Impala’s available 3.6L V-6 engine, rated at 305 horsepower (227 kW) and 264 lb-ft of torque (358 Nm), powers the Blackout concept. It is the segment’s most powerful naturally aspirated V-6 engine.

Cruze RS Plus concept

Cruze is the cornerstone of Chevrolet’s North American small-car lineup, which is attracting a greater share of the market and more young, first-time customers visiting Chevy showrooms. It is also Chevrolet’s best-selling car around the world, with more than 3 million units sold globally since its launch in mid-2010.

The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze in North America receives revised exterior styling, enhanced interior convenience and greater connectivity – including new Text Message Alerts, Apple Siri integration and OnStar 4G LTE with available built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.

An available RS package includes unique fascias, rocker moldings, rear spoiler and fog lamps, while an uplevel instrument cluster includes chrome accent rings in place of the standard silver finish, and opaque cluster bezels that allow the cluster’s ice blue backlighting to shine through for a sporty nighttime appearance.

The Cruze RS Plus concept accentuates the distinctive, upscale styling cues of the 2015 Cruze RS with a custom Wildfire Metallic exterior, along with unique lower body moldings and a custom rear spoiler. A twin-stripe package in matte black is available from Chevrolet Accessories.

Inside, the Jet Black interior shines brighter with a Chevrolet Accessories ambient lighting kit and illuminated door sills. It also features a sport pedal kit and a Kicker  subwoofer and amplifier kit.

Under the hood, the concept’s aggressive styling is matched with a performance-enhancing stage kit from Chevrolet Performance, as well as a concept fresh-air intake system for the 1.4L turbo engine.

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GM Brags About Silverado's Frame Twisting Less Than Ford F-250 [w/Video]

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The pickup truck sales war under way between the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and the 2015 Ford F-250 just took a new twist after GM released its findings on frame rigidity.

More than 1 Million Chevrolet Spark on City Streets Worldwide

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GM has announced that worldwide sales of the Chevy Spark have surpassed the 1 million mark, five years after the model was introduced in India in 2009 as the Chevrolet Beat.

GM to Launch a New EV in 2017, May Be Based on the Sonic

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General Motors is reportedly planning to add a new electric model to Chevrolet’s lineup that would sit alongside the Volt plug-in hybrid and the Spark EV.

Chevy's Slimmer 2016 Camaro Prepares for Epic Mustang Battle

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Now that the new 6th-gen Mustang has had its time under the limelight, the focus turns on GM and its next Camaro spotted here testing on the Nürburgring.

All-New 2016 Camaro Sounds Scary on the 'Ring

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Brace yourself for almost two minutes of V8 howls and rubber screeching, as the new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro was filmed running some hot laps around the Nürburgring track.

Chevrolet Wants You to Name This Special Edition Camaro SS for SEMA

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Chevrolet will debut a special edition Camaro SS at the SEMA Show in November and wants you to find a proper name for it.

KBB Makes Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Review A Chevy Spark

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr may be familiar with Chevrolets, but he's unfamiliar with the brand's smallest offering. That's where Kelly Blue Book and its NASCAR sponsorship comes in.

Loads of People in Nevada Are Apparently Googling for Ferraris

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Is it teenage boys trying to search for their dream car or casino moguls picking out their next ride? Maybe a little of both?

New Chevrolet Trax from $20,995 in the States

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The Buick Encore's less plush Chevrolet twin, the new Trax, will go on sale in January with a starting price of $20,995, which includes an $875 destination charge.

New 2015 Corvette Stingray Z06 is Bloody Fast, Hits 60mph in 2.95 Seconds!

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Blink and you might miss it; that's how fast the new Corvette Z06 is with GM confirming a 0-60mph (96km/h) time of 2.95 seconds and a quarter-mile run in 10.95 seconds for the 8speed auto.

New Corvette Stingray's Valet Mode Could Be Illegal In Your State

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A feature in the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette is facing legal scrutiny not because of speed, but because of privacy concerns.