Saturday, December 17, 2011

The 2013 Diesel Cruze Is Comming To Schaumburg IL Zeigler Chevrolet

50 MPG Chevy Cruze Diesel to be Sold, Built in U.S.

by Chevrolet in the News on October 21, 2011

Chevrolet’s commitment to a fuel-efficient future – and support for U.S. manufacturing – were both in the news recently when GM announced it would build the 2013 Chevy Cruze diesel, expected to achieve about 50 mpg highway, at its plant in Lordstown, Ohio. The automaker also will invest $5.5 million in the facility to prepare for the new vehicle; it’s a necessary expense, since the team at Lordstown is currently running at near full capacity to keep up with demand of the gas-engined Cruze.
The popular compact was the best-selling vehicle in its segment in September, as well as through September, and has sold more than 212,000 units in its first 12 months in the U.S. marketplace. The diesel variant is slated to build on that success by representing yet another boost to Chevy’s ongoing efforts to improve the fuel economy of the Cruze lineup.
The Cruze Eco configured with a six-speed manual transmission already owns the highest fuel-efficiency mark of any gas-only vehicle sold in this country – a sterling 42 mpg – and that goes with impressive ratings of 28 mpg city and 33 mpg combined. But for the 2012 model year, Chevrolet engineers were able to squeeze even more miles per gallon out of the Cruze Eco outfitted with its six-speed automatic; the car is now up to 39 mpg highway, which represents a gain of more than 5 percent as compared to the 2011 model. Further, the peppy Cruze turbo received 2-mpg improvements across the board for 2012 and can deliver an EPA line of 26/38/30 with its six-speed autobox.
The next leap forward, the Cruze diesel, will get things jumping in the 2013 calendar year.

GM Invests $275 Million to Build All-new Chevy Silverado

by Chevrolet in the News on October 28, 2011

Coming off three straight months of year-over-year sales increases—including robust growth of 36 percent in September alone—Chevrolet Dealer Seattle is confident the current Chevy Silverado is proving it still has what it takes to satisfy today’s demanding pickup customers. And recently, to help ensure the all-new next-generation Silverado will be able to do the same, General Motors announced a $275 million investment in the Ft. Wayne (Ind.) manufacturing facility that is home base for the company’s full-size pickups.
“Today’s announcement is great news for the hard-working members of UAW Local 2209,” said Joe Ashton, UAW vice president, representing the GM Department. “Our members’ experience and knowledge will ensure that this next generation of trucks will exceed the expectations of our customers. This is an important vehicle program for GM and the decision to locate the work in Fort Wayne demonstrates our mutual commitment to making GM a great American company.”
According to Washington DC Chevrolet Dealers, this latest move is expected to retain or add 150 jobs to the plant, which already relies on 3,400 employees, working three shifts, to keep up with sales of the Silverado and GMC Sierra. Further, it represents the final component of GM’s comprehensive, $2 billion U.S. investment program originally announced in May of this year. Chevrolet Dealer CT said t hat all told, the program will create or retain approximately 4,000 jobs in 17 facilities across eight states.
“This investment will allow us to continue building award-winning pickups that offer better fuel efficiency than ever before without sacrificing features and functionality,” said Larry Zahner, GM manufacturing manager. “We remain committed to providing customers the utility and capability of our world-class full-size pickups.”


New Chevy City Car to Spark a Driving Revolution

Developed to appeal to both city drivers and first-time buyers, the all-new 2013 Chevy Spark is set to make its U.S. debut on Nov. 16 at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. It marks Chevy’s first foray into the city-car segment in this country, and the brand plans on setting the pace with the Spark, thanks to the car’s unique focus on both fun and features.
While boasting nimble dimensions specifically tailored for the urban environment, the Spark also provides a big list of benefits, including the kind of connectivity and infotainment functionality that’s usually reserved for larger cars. This includes the only seven-inch touchscreen in its class capable of displaying smartphone-based navigation, media and contacts for hands-free calling, as well as the Chevy MyLink system, which is standard on the Spark 1LT and 2LT models. Chevy MyLink offers access via a paired smartphone to apps like Pandora and Stitcher Internet radio, and it can even play videos and display digital photo albums when the Spark is parked.
“This level of infotainment and connectivity was unheard of in this segment, until now,” said Chris Perry, vice president, global Chevrolet marketing and strategy. “We know Spark buyers do not want to give up personalization just because they drive a smaller car.”
And while the Spark is no doubt a tidy package, it offers more cargo and passenger room than rivals like the Fiat 500, Scion iQ and Smart Fortwo, along with:
  • Standard air conditioning and power windows
  • A motorcycle-inspired gauge cluster
  • The segment’s only five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty
  • GM’s OnStar safety and security system
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • A peppy 1.2-liter I4 engine capable of 85 hp
  • 10 airbags
  • A wide range of personalization and customization features
  • Standard electronic traction control
  • Heated seats
  • Exterior finishes that range from Salsa, Jalapeno, Denim, Lemonade and Techno Pink to more traditional colors like Grey Area, Black Granite, Silver Ice and Summit White
In addition, the Spark showcases some surprisingly dramatic sheet metal, with its wheels pushed out to the corners for an aggressive stance. A key enabler of the Spark’s sporty looks? Chevy designers integrated its rear door handles into the C-pillar area to create an appearance that mimics that of a three-door “hot hatch”—while still allowing room inside for four occupants. The Spark’s integrated rear spoiler adds to the effect, and also improves aerodynamics for enhanced fuel efficiency.
Drivers who choose up-level Spark models can up the ante even further, with exterior details like matching rocker-panel moldings and chrome brightwork that accents the car’s beltline, liftgate handle, “poke-through” exhaust outlets and fog-lamp housings.
“Spark is for buyers who want much more than a ‘cute’ small car – they want a car that can be personalized, is dynamic and fashionable, and delivers a lot of value for the money,” added Perry. “Spark’s vibrant exterior and interior colors make a fashion statement, but it is also affordable, safe, maneuverable and very fuel-efficient.”
More information about the Spark, including pricing and EPA information, will be released closer to the car’s on-sale date in the summer of 2012.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Chevy Spark and park EV Ready for 2012 Models Zeigler Chevrolet Schaumburg

Chevy Spark and Spark EV Ready to Ignite City-car Segment

by Chevrolet in the News on October 14, 2011
For a small car, the new Chevy Spark is set to attract a large range of drivers: First-time buyers, city dwellers and electric-vehicle supporters—and consumers who are all of the above—should all be flocking to Chevrolet dealerships when the brand’s new city car makes its debut beginning next year.
The four-seat, five-door hatchback is just a few inches longer than the Fiat 500, but it will be packed with features and content, including, in key markets, an available all-electric powertrain. And notably, that propulsion system will boast an advanced nanophosphate lithium-ion battery pack from the proven EV-battery experts at A123 Systems.
“The Spark EV offers customers living in urban areas who have predictable driving patterns or short commutes an all-electric option,” said Jim Federico, global vehicle chief engineer for electric vehicles at Chevrolet. “It complements Chevrolet’s growing range of electrified vehicles, including the Volt extended-range EV and the 2013 Malibu Eco with eAssist technology.
“The Spark EV is another step in Chevrolet’s plan to provide customers with a variety of electrification solutions to address the lifestyle and transportation needs of people around the world.”
But the gas-only Spark will be plenty efficient, too, thanks to a peppy 1.2-liter I4 engine that makes 83 hp in its North American configuration, mated to either a standard five-speed manual transmission or an available automatic. Also in the mix will be standard peace-of-mind features like an extensive powertrain warranty and GM’s OnStar in-vehicle safety and security system, as well as available upscale amenities such as a color touch-screen audio setup, Chevrolet’s MyLink connectivity system with Pandora and Stitcher Internet radio, Bluetooth functionality, chrome exterior accented, alloy wheels and heated “leatherette” seats.
As a result, “For young, urban dwellers, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark can be their key to the city,” according to Chris Perry, vice president, global Chevrolet marketing and strategy. “Spark’s vibrant exterior and interior colors make a statement, but it is a practical car, too. Affordable, maneuverable and very fuel-efficient, Spark will be easy to own and easy to drive.”
The 2013 Chevrolet Spark will make its U.S. debut at November’s L.A. International Auto Show then reach Chevy dealerships in 2012; per General Motors, the Spark EV “will be sold in limited quantities in select U.S. and global markets starting in 2013.”

Camaro ZL1 Convertible Ready For Spring Zeigler Chevrolet Schaumburg

Camaro ZL1 Convertible Ready to Power up the Top-down Fun

by Chevrolet in the News on October 14, 2011

Fresh from posting a Nurburgring lap time of just 7:41.27—nearly 40 seconds faster than the modern-day Camaro SS and quicker than supercars like the Porsche 911 GT3 and Nissan GT-R—the high-performance Camaro ZL1 will soon set another benchmark: Already the most powerful production Camaro ever, the ZL1 is now slated to launch as the most powerful Chevrolet convertible ever. In fact, with the same supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V8 as the coupe, rated at 580 hp and 556 lb.-ft. of torque, the ZL1 convertible will deliver more power than exotic drop-tops from a lot of manufacturers, including entries like the 2012 Aston Martin DB9 Volante and Mercedes SL63 AMG, as well as the 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S and Ford Shelby GT500.
Simply put, according to Al Oppenheiser, the Camaro’s chief engineer: “The Camaro ZL1 convertible will be one of the most powerful and most capable convertibles available at any price. This is a car that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face every time you drop the top—or hit the gas.”
That’s partly because Oppenheiser and his team specifically designed the current Camaro’s body structure to provide superior convertible performance right from the start, then added significant bracing and reinforcements to up the ante even further. But not only do these improvements reduce the unwanted body motions that plague many other open-air cars, they also reduce noise and vibration in the ZL1 convertible to create a more satisfying driving experience.
Of course, it also helps that the ZL1 coupe and convertible have some of the most sophisticated vehicle-performance systems in the world. Both showcase the latest generation of GM’s Magnetic Ride Control, which can adjust damping up to 1,000 times per second, as well as the company’s exclusive Performance Traction Management system. The latter integrates Magnetic Ride Control, launch control, traction control, and electronic stability control for dramatically enhanced off-the-line acceleration and cornering.
The new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 drop-top is scheduled to go on sale early next year—just in time for the 2012 convertible season.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

2012 Camaro ZL1 Video Debut Zeigler Chevrolet Schaumburg

The Ultimate Camaro: 2012 Carmaro ZL1 Debuts

by Chevrolet in the News on February 10, 2011
2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 image
This week, the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 debuted at the Chicago Auto Show. Launching in early 2012, the new ZL1 features cutting-edge performance systems that makes it the most technologically advanced Camaro ever built.
Motivating this new model is a supercharged V-8 engine producing 550 horsepower. But aside from overwhelming power, Chevrolet insists that there’s plenty of innovative technology that will help the ZL1 really perform. This tech includes advanced and highly refined chassis and suspension systems that will help the ZL1 deliver balanced, track-ready handling and braking power.
“Camaro ZL1 is about high-tech performance and design, and is a type of car no one has ever brought to this segment previously,” said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. “It’s the most technically advanced Camaro ever, so we’ve chosen a name from the most elite and exclusive Camaro in history.”
Although this high-performance Camaro doesn’t carry the iconic Z28 badging, the ZL1 name is derived from a 1960s era all-aluminum racing engine of the same name. A few production 1969 Camaros also carried the ZL1 designation, and went on to achieve mythical status among enthusiasts.
When developing the ZL1, engineers were tasked with creating a vehicle that provided optimal performance for road-racing circuits, while also delivering excellent driving dynamics on the street. In achieving this goal, the Camaro’s existing systems were improved upon, including its electric power steering and Magnetic Ride Control, the world’s fastest-reacting suspension system.
“Everything about the ZL1’s design is directly related to its technology and serious performance, especially aerodynamics,” said Ed Welburn, vice president, Global Design. “Our designers’ goal was to execute that function-oriented design with beautifully sculpted forms, creating an imposing, powerful persona. Function becomes the aesthetic. The intent is a car that delivers on the attitude it projects.”
Inside, the 2012 Camaro ZL1 will come standard with plenty of creature comforts as well including:
  • Six-way power driver and passenger seats
  • Unique instrument panel and door panel inserts; and ZL1-logo sill plates
  • Steering wheel audio controls with Bluetooth capability
  • Wireless PDIM and USB-port
  • Boston Acoustics premium audio system
  • Rear parking assist
  • Rear camera system (displayed in the inside rearview mirror).
Chevrolet is still developing and refining this model, but it’s currently slated to arrive in showrooms at the beginning of next year. Stay tuned for additional details.


5 Millionth Camaro Sold Zeigler Chevrolet Schaumburg

The Comeback Continues: Chevy Sells 5 Millionth Camaro

by Chevrolet in the News on August 16, 2011
Chevy Camaro image
While the Chevrolet Camaro went away for a few years, demand for the iconic muscle car never did. That kind of passion—combined with the quality and performance offered by today’s Camaro—has kept sales in high gear. In 2010, its first full year on the market, the athletic new Chevy outsold its crosstown rival the Ford Mustang by more than 7,500 units, and attracted 81,299 new Camaro owners. And not only is the car ahead of that pace through the first part of 2011, but it also recently marked a major production milestone when the 5 millionth Camaro was sold to a lucky new driver in Kentucky.
The black-on-black 1LS coupe showcased a “dovetail” spoiler, a six-speed manual transmission and a potent 3.6-liter, 312-hp V6, and it was the 225,844th Camaro sold since the fifth generation launched in March 2009. Of course, Chevy is on track to keep the momentum going, thanks an expanding lineup that now includes the Camaro Convertible, which dropped its top in February of 2011, and the high-performance Camaro ZL1.
Designed to be the most technically advanced car in its class, the Camaro ZL1 will holster a supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V8 that makes some 550 hp and offer a six-speed manual transmission with a dual-disc clutch, Magnetic Ride Control, a vented carbon-fiber hood insert, and an advanced, track-ready brake system designed collaboratively with the experts at Brembo.
Drivers can expect the ZL1 to debut early next year as the fastest Camaro ever offered by Chevrolet—which will no doubt help the brand get a quick head start toward selling its next 5 million Camaros.

Chevy Camaro ZL1 Delivers 580 Horsepower Zeigler Chevrolet Schaumburg

Chevy Camaro ZL1 Delivers 580 Horsepower

by Chevrolet in the News on September 13, 2011
2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 image
It’s official: the 2012 Camaro ZL1 will be Chevy’s most powerful Camaro ever. Featuring a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, the ZL1 will offer 580 horsepower and 556 lb.-ft. of torque.
While the new ZL1 will feature ample power, it’s also complemented by advanced powertrain and chassis technologies, including exclusive Performance Traction Management and third-generation Magnetic Ride Control.
“The Camaro ZL1 delivers supercar performance and technology in the sports-car segment,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “For sheer power, the ZL1 delivers more horsepower than a Ferrari 458, more torque than an Aston Martin DB9 V12, and a better power-to-weight ratio than a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS.”
The all-aluminum LSA supercharged V8 is part of GM’s legendary small-block engine family. Not only will it give the Camaro incredible performance, but it will also meet modern emissions requirements. And, the new ZL1 is backed by General Motors’ five-year / 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
The ZL1 is also available with Chevy’s Hydra-Matic 6L90 automatic transmission, which has been developed to handle the engine’s torque and horsepower. It even features three distinct drive modes including:
  • Drive — The shift pattern is calibrated for optimal fuel economy, including second-gear starts, while the shift feel is tuned for a smooth driving experience.
  • Sport — The shift pattern is calibrated for more aggressive driving, including first-gear starts for maximum performance.
  • Manual — In this mode, he 6L90 offers the driver true manual control, with no automatic up shifts.
“The torque is going to make the ZL1 a car you won’t want to get out of,” said John Rydzewski, assistant chief engineer for small block engines. “Not only will the ZL1 have more power and torque than the competition, we’re making it available with an optional automatic transmission, to appeal to a wider group of sports car enthusiasts.”

2012 Chevy Sonic Earns Top Safety Pick Zeigler Chevrolet Schaumburg

2012 Chevy Sonic Earns “Top Safety Pick” Status

by Chevrolet in the News on September 14, 2011
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Crash Test image
The all-new subcompact 2012 Chevy Sonic has just earned the coveted Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick award. Thanks to two more air bags than its competitors, StabiliTrak electronic stability control, and a host of safety features, it excelled in the Institute’s testing.
The IIHS tests vehicles to determine how well they protect occupants in front and side crash tests, in rollovers via a roof strength test, and in simulated rear impacts to evaluate seat and head restraints for protection against neck injuries. In all of these areas, the Sonic achieved “good” scores.
Safety was a priority for engineers, and the “Top Safety Pick” award didn’t come as much of a surprise. In addition to 10 air bags, the Sonic offers a body structure incorporating a single welded side ring unit. Also, more than 60 percent of the vehicle safety cage consists of high-strength steel.
“We developed Sonic to exceed our customer’s expectations of the subcompact market, both in the fun-to-drive performance characteristics and the segment-leading safety features,” said Joaquin Nuño-Whelan, Sonic vehicle line director and vehicle chief engineer. “This designation by IIHS confirms that Chevy customers can buy a subcompact with top safety performance.”
Other unique safety features on the 2012 Sonic include:
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for Children)
  • Six months of complimentary OnStar Directions and Connections service, including stolen vehicle assistance and automatic crash response
  • Power-assisted front disc and rear drum brakes with panic brake assist technology
With this rating the Sonic joins the Volt and the Cruze, two other small cars that recently received a 2011 IIHS Top Safety Pick award.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Consumers Vote Volt No. 1 At Zeigler Chevrolet

Consumers Vote Volt No. 1 At

by Chevrolet in the News on September 2, 2011
2012 Chevrolet Volt image
In addition to being one of the nation’s premier resources for online vehicle research, also provides a key opportunity for owners themselves to review their vehicles, creating a unique—and important—measure of quality from consumers who know those vehicles best. And this year, it was the Chevrolet Volt that came out on top of its class in the website’s 2011 Consumers’ Top Rated vehicles list, besting all other vehicles in the “Hybrid” segment. (Note: As admits, the Volt “isn’t really a hybrid like the Toyota Prius,” but the site didn’t have another category in which to put the unique Chevy!)
Comments from new Chevy Volt drivers included:
  • “I have owned my Volt since mid-March, and have used exactly 20 gallons of gas over 3,100 miles. I also own a Prius and feel that the Volt, though a bit smaller, is a big leap forward over that fine car. The Volt is quicker, handles better, is quieter, has much lower operating cost/mile (I pay only $0.10 per kWh), and has been totally glitch-free. It’s an astonishing achievement.”
  • “The Volt is my first American car, ever. I currently also have a VW and SAAB. The ride and handling to me are very much like a European vehicle. The fit and finish are impressive. This is an extremely well-thought-out vehicle.”
  • “My Volt is incredible. My lifetime mpg is 112 and rising. I’ve driven over 1,000 miles without any gas. I didn’t buy any gas the first month I owed it. It has a sport mode that makes it fun and sporty to drive with speed to jerk your head back. It’s as powerful as a V6. I’m loving it.
  • “The car, the concept, everything about it is game changing. My other car is a CTS-V and it has been parked ever since I got the Volt. Saving gas $$ is not my objective—using the cutting-edge technology and proving it in everyday use is the fun part.”
  • “The Volt is absolutely the best car I’ve ever driven. It’s quick, nimble, stylish, and simply incomparable from a technology standpoint.”
  • “Now in my second month and still have not used more than 2 gallons of gas. The car is surprisingly responsive, feels solid and has had no bugs, defects or annoyances that sometimes accompany new purchases. My average battery range is about 42 miles, but with the range-extending on-board generator, there is no anxiety whatsoever about ‘getting there.’ Moving from my prior Mercedes S 430, I find the Volt to be a remarkably well-engineered product.”
Perhaps even more remarkable: When the 2012 Volt goes on sale later this year, it will have a starting price that’s more than $1,000 below that of the 2011 base model. Showcasing an MSRP that begins at $39,995, and a net cost to consumers of just $32,495 (after a full $7,500 federal tax credit), the 2012 Chevy Volt is available for ordering now—at Chevrolet dealerships in all 50 states.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Zeigler Chevrolet-Chevy Becomes Hot Brand In Korea

Chevrolet Becomes A Hot Brand In Korea

by Chevrolet in the News on August 31, 2011
2013 Chevrolet Malibu image
Chevrolet has been ramping up its marketing and sales efforts in many exciting new markets and the initiatives are already paying off. In Korea, sales of the brand are up 27 percent through the first six months of this year.
In addition to strong sales, many Korean consumers says they’ll likely consider buying a Chevy when its time to purchase a new vehicle.
“The market response to the 100-year-old Chevrolet brand in Korea has exceeded our expectations,” said Ankush Arora, GM Korea vice president of Sales, Marketing and Aftersales. “Chevrolet’s success has coincided with the aggressive launch of six models in a short period of time and the rollout of a series of innovative aftersales programs such as 357 Chevy Care.”
Although it’s well-established here in the U.S., Chevrolet has become one of the world’s fastest-growing brands. In Korea specifically, GM has remodeled its nationwide Chevrolet sales and service networks and formed a domestic dealer system to better position itself against its rivals. Demand is expected to rise even further with the arrival of exciting new models like the all-new Malibu sedan and the new Chevrolet Aveo.
“We have a solid plan for the ongoing introduction of new Chevrolet products in the domestic market,” said Arcamone. “The Malibu, Chevrolet’s new global midsize sedan, will soon be launched in Korea before any other market. This will enable us to achieve a more solid brand stance and bolster our sales.”

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TransFormer Edition Comming To Zeigler Chevrolet Schaumburg

Fans Already Buzzing About New Camaro Bumblebee Edition

by Chevrolet in the News on August 23, 2011
2012 Transformers Special Edition Camaro image
Even before becoming the star of today’s new wave of modern-day muscle cars, the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro had achieved that status on the big screen by playing “Bumblebee” in the 2007 box-office smash “The Transformers.” Two years later, the Camaro reprised its role in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” and the coupe leveraged that Hollywood helping hand into sales leadership in the U.S. sports car market for the first time in 24 years. Now it looks like the third time will be the charm—and then some: To celebrate the Camaro’s appearance in this year’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” Chevrolet will release an eye-popping 2012 Transformers Special Edition Camaro Coupe that features Bumblee’s aggressive black-and-yellow design scheme.
The Bumblebee bonus package is available on the 2LT and 2SS Camaro Coupe with Rally Yellow paint and offers:
  • Black rally stripes stretching over the hood, roof, rear decklid and model-specific high-wing rear spoiler
  • 20-inch black-painted wheels with Autobot “Shield” logos and high-performance summer tires
  • Black leather interior accents with yellow stitching
  • Autobot “Shield” badging on the front quarter panels, with similar embroidered designs stitched in yellow into the front headrests and center console lid
  • Two dealer-installed options—bigger 21-inch black-painted wheels and a black ground-effects kit
  • All content from the Camaro RS appearance package, including high-intensity discharge headlamps with integrated LED halo rings and unique taillamps
Also significant: To continue building Camaro’s popularity around the world, the new Transformers Special Edition will be sold in Canada, China, Japan, Europe, South America and the Middle East. Available for ordering in the U.S. right now, the Bumblebee Camaro will reach American dealerships in September.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Chevy Cruze Boost Fuel Economy Zeigler Chevrolet Schaumburg

Chevy Boosts Cruze Fuel Economy For 2012


2011 Chevrolet Cruze image
Even though the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is so popular it became the best-selling compact in America just months after its launch, and the Cruze Eco is so economical that it’s actually the most fuel-efficient gas-only vehicle in the country, Chevy wasn’t about to rest on its laurels. Instead, engineers worked diligently to make the 2012 Cruze even more fuel efficient—and succeeded.
Thanks to a revised axle ratio, the 2012 Cruze Eco with its standard 1.4-liter turbocharged Ecotec engine and available six-speed automatic transmission will be able to achieve up to 39 mpg highway, while the standard Cruze with the same powertrain will be able to reach 38 mpg highway.
Said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet marketing: “Fuel economy is the top reason customers buy a compact and the Cruze’s greater efficiency for 2012 makes it all the more attractive.”
But that’s not all that’s new for the new model year. In addition to increasing the Cruze’s fuel economy, Chevy also is increasing its value by incorporating one of 2011’s most popular option packages into the car’s already long list of standard features. The new content includes:
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity
  • A USB port
  • Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Cruise control
  • A leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
And remember, this is on top of standard equipment like air conditioning, remote keyless entry, an AM/FM/CD/MP3 sound system with a three-month complimentary subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio, power windows, a fuel-saving rack-mounted electric power steering system and a segment-best 10 air bags.
“Chevrolet is committed to responding to what customers want and making it easier for them,” said Scheidt. “Adding these previously optional features streamlines the ordering process and answers the call of what our customers told us should be standard.”
The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze will go on sale later this year.
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Chevy Sonic To Showcase at Zeigler Chevrolet Schaumburg

All-New Chevy Sonic To Showcase MSRP Of $14,495


2012 Chevrolet Sonic
Offering the most standard safety equipment and quickest acceleration in its class, along with the ability to get up to 40 mpg on the highway, the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is set to debut this fall with an MSRP of $14,495. Notably, the car will be manufactured at GM’s Orion Assembly Center in Orion Township, Mich., making it the only subcompact built in the U.S.
The new Sonic will be available in both sedan and five-door hatchback body styles, with three well-contented and affordably priced models.
2012 Chevrolet Sonic imageimageSonic LS (MSRP: $14,495, sedan; $15,395, hatchback), with standard features like:
  • 1.8L Ecotec engine and five-speed manual transmission
  • Class-exclusive standard 15-inch alloy wheels
  • The most standard safety features in its segment, with 10 air bags, StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover sensing, traction control, anti-lock brakes, collapsible pedal system and power rear-door child-safety locks
  • Standard six-month subscription to OnStar (including Turn-by-Turn navigation)
  • Standard convenience features such as air conditioning, power door locks with remote keyless entry, and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel
Sonic LT (MSRP: $15,695, sedan; $16,495, hatchback), which includes all LS content and adds:
  • Six-speaker premium sound system with CD player, XM Radio with three-month trial subscription
  • Power windows with driver’s express up/down
  • Power, heated side mirrors
Sonic LTZ (MSRP: $17,295, sedan: $17,995, hatchback) which includes all LT content and adds:
  • A Connectivity package with a USB port, Bluetooth for select phones and music, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Heated leatherette front seats
  • Cruise control
  • Fog lamps
  • Standard 17-inch alloy wheels
The Sonic also will offer an advanced six-speed automatic transmission ($1,070), as well as an upgraded powertrain showcasing a six-speed manual transmission mated to a 1.4-liter turbocharged I4 engine in LT and LTZ models.
“Sonic shares the spirit of Chevrolets like the Corvette by delivering athletic and agile performance,” said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. “Today’s customers have high expectations for small cars. Sonic comes with an unexpected level of standard equipment so that every customer will have comforts and amenities they desire.”
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