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.