Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2013 Traverse Gets A New face Lift Zeigler Chevrolet Schaumburg

2013 Traverse: Family Place Gets New Face

by Chevrolet in the News on March 30, 2012
Offering a combination of best-in-class cargo space and room for up to eight, the Chevrolet Traverse was designed to be the perfect family gathering place for families on the go. And now, for the new model year, it boasts upgraded amenities and a fresh new look.
“The new Traverse is a family vehicle without compromise,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet Global Marketing and Strategy. “It is more capable than many sport-utility vehicles, with as much room as a minivan and better functionality than both. The Traverse is clever, capable and confident—and there when you need it most.”
It’s much more athletic-looking, too, thanks to a revised exterior design that’s also cleaner and more sophisticated, and the 2013 Traverse also introduces a new front-end appearance that will be used throughout Chevy’s family of crossover utility vehicles. Highlights include a more aggressive multi-bar grille, an imposing powerdome hood, redesigned headlamps, a dash of chrome, and flowing rounded corners that draw their inspiration from the look of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. The brand’s designers also introduced some intricate new cues at the rear of the vehicle, accented by a revised license-plate pocket and taillamps.
“We have injected a stronger presence into the Traverse exterior by focusing on the details,” said Phillip Zak, GM director of exterior design. “The small but important changes give it a more vibrant personality that more closely reflects the lifestyles of the families who rely on the Traverse to get them through their busy lives.”
In the cabin, those families will enjoy more soft-touch materials for a premium ambiance, with the driver benefiting from a new center stack that packs a color-touchscreen radio with a 6.5-inch screen as well as improved climate controls that are both easier to use and redesigned for an upscale feel. Chevrolet also made a noticeable effort to improve the overall attention to detail in the 2013 Traverse’s interior, adding further refinement.
The ultimate family-friendly feature—a rear-seat entertainment system—remains available on the 2013 Traverse, which also offers a new high-tech infotainment advantage: Chevrolet MyLink. It integrates owners’ smartphones to enable access to Internet music-streaming services like Pandora and Stitcher, while enabling hands-free calling through the Traverse’s audio system.
Further, it’s not just the new Traverse’s design that’s more similar to Chevy’s car lineup; the vehicle’s suspension gains notable changes—like front-strut rebound springs and new shock valving—that enables a smoother, more car-like driving experience. But the 2013 Traverse is no poser when it comes to pulling power. Holstering an advanced V6 engine that makes up to 288 hp, the Traverse is capable of towing 5,200 lbs.
Today’s families also demand superior levels of safety in their vehicles and here, again, the 2013 Traverse is leading the way: It’s the first vehicle in the industry to offer a front center airbag that deploys between the driver and front-seat passenger to provide added protection in opposite-side impact scenarios.
“While no restraint technology or feature can address all body areas or all potential injuries, the front center air bag is designed to address field-relevant, side-impact crashes that are not addressed by current regulatory or consumer metric test conditions,” said Gay Kent, GM executive director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness. “It works with the vehicle’s other air bags, safety belts and structure to deliver a safer occupant environment.”
And it will go to work later this year, when the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse is slated to reach local dealerships. We are located at 1230 E Golf rd Schaumburg IL 60173 847-882-2200

Diesel Chevy Cruze On Its Way Zeigler Chevrolet

Cruze Diesel Update: The Countdown Continues

by Chevrolet in the News on February 21, 2012
When the diesel-powered Chevy Cruze hits the U.S. next year, it will provide owners with a brand-new kind of driving experience that delivers both more miles per gallon and more power per gallon than gasoline-driven alternatives. More importantly, according to Chevrolet New Orleans, it will be backed by extensive General Motors expertise with cutting-edge diesel technologies. Chevrolet Dealer IN said it’s because GM has long been a leader in diesel sales in international markets, delivering more than 500,000 diesel vehicles—including over 33,000 diesel Cruzes—last year alone.
According to Arlington Chevrolet, Chevy engineers are working with their associates at GM’s diesel HQ in Torino, Italy, to fine-tune the global Cruze’s diesel powerplant to meet the unique demands of American drivers; meanwhile, teammates in Russelsheim, Germany, are providing support in the development of other specialized components. In fact, testing already has begun for the American market, in temperatures ranging from -40 degrees Fahrenheit all the way up to 158 degrees, and at altitudes reaching 10,000 feet.
“We’re able to put the diesel engines through rigorous testing to ensure they operate optimally under a wide range of conditions and also can be integrated seamlessly into the production vehicle,” said Pierpaolo Antonioli, managing director of the Torino Powertrain and Engineering Center. “We’ve pushed these engines in the labs so that the customer can depend on them in real-world driving situations.”
As a result, according to Mike Siegrist, the automaker’s diesel assistant chief engineer: “U.S. customers are going to be pleasantly surprised when they get a chance to drive the Chevrolet Cruze diesel. Our global team is providing diesel engineering expertise that will give U.S. Cruze customers great quality, torque and fuel economy in a car that’s both fun to drive and practical at the pump.”

2013 Camaro 1LE Twist On Performance

2013 Camaro 1LE Puts New Twist on Performance

by Chevrolet in the News on March 27, 2012
The current Chevrolet Camaro already has a strong hold on the modern-day muscle-car segment, and come this fall, it will have an equally tight grip on the pavement: That’s because Chevy is unleashing a new 1LE performance package that draws its inspiration from the Camaro’s past involvement in Pro-Am road racing—and will enable more than 1 g of lateral acceleration.
“The Camaro 1LE combines the best elements of the SS and ZL1 to take road-racing performance to a whole new level,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “That the 1LE breaks the three-minute lap at VIR [Virginia International Raceway] puts it in the upper echelon of performance cars. That it starts under $40,000 makes the Camaro 1LE one of the most affordable, most capable track-day cars offered by any manufacturer.”
To help the car live up to Oppenheiser’s high praise, Chevy engineers equipped the Camaro 1LE with a wide range of goodies, including:
  • A 6.2-liter V8 engine that delivers 426 hp and 420 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Exclusive monotube rear dampers to optimize body control and ride quality
  • Larger front (28-mm) and rear (27-mm) stabilizer bars for improved control
  • Higher-capacity rear-axle half shafts that were designed specifically to manage the LE1’s improved levels of traction
  • A strut tower brace that heightens steering feel and response
  • The same wheel bearings, toe links, rear shock mounts, and high-capacity fuel pump found in the Camaro ZL1
  • Goodyear Eagle Supercar G:2 tires (the same ones used on the front of the ZL1)
  • An exclusive Tremec six-speed manual transmission with a higher final-drive ratio than on the Camaro SS and a standard air-to-liquid cooling system
The Camaro 1LE also gains a dynamic and expressive appearance upgrade as well, with a matte black hood, front splitter and rear spoiler, along with black-finished 10-spoke 20-inch wheels. In the cabin, the ZL1 contributes its flat-bottomed racing-style steering wheel and short-throw shifter, too.
“With the 2013 model year, Camaro offers something for almost every driver, including: the 323-horsepower, 30-mpg 2LS; the all-new, 580-horsepower supercharged ZL1 convertible; the COPO Camaro for drag-racing; and the new 1LE for amateur track days,” said John Fitzpatrick, Camaro marketing manager. “We expect the range of choices, and enhancements for 2013, will help Camaro remain America’s most-popular sports car.” For more information please visit Zeigler Chevrolet in Schaumburg 1230 E Golf rd Schaumburg IL 60173 847-882-2200