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safer driving: how to prepare and handle your car in winter

This year, car drivers have been faced with a particularly fierce winter. With many people still having their ski vacation ahead of them and as winter dragging on, Chevrolet provides recommendations on the equipment and preparation of cars as well as some driving tips. Preparation of the car Winter tires are a very

When the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle debuts next year, advanced, fuel-efficient tires by Goodyear and a new sound system by Bose will be among the components helping the Volt to achieve up to 40 miles of electric-only range. GM announced today that the production version of the Chevrolet Volt will include energy-saving Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tires and the Energy Efficient Series sound system by Bose. Internal tests show

The all-new Chevrolet Spark, making its world premiere at the Geneva auto show in March, is a small car designed to make a big statement. It's big on style, big on fuel economy and, like all products carrying the Chevrolet gold bowtie, big on refinement and value. Its design breaks the mold for mini-cars and takes C

The Chevrolet WTCC team will conclude today in Valencia, Spain the intensive winter tests program that the new Cruze WTCC has undergone ahead of its race debut in Curitiba on 6-8 March. The Race of Brazil will mark the kick-off of the 2009 World Touring Car Championship and of Chevrolet’s fifth season in the pinnacle series of touring car racing. Emotions are running high as the debut date approaches. Once today’s session is completed, the

General Motors today outlined a comprehensive plan of action to help communities get ready for plug-in electric vehicles such as the upcoming Chevrolet Volt. GM announced details of the plan at the Washington Auto Show. "Collaborating with communities such as San Francisco and metropolitan areas such as Washington, D.C. - where there's already an interest in plug-in vehicles - is another important step toward raising customer awareness of the

Since going on sale in 2007, the Captiva SUV has become very much the figurehead of Chevrolet’s model range. In fact, you could say it has become something of an icon... If not, then you could definitely say it has become an Ikon, for Chevrolet has just introduced an all-new special edition Captiva that offers unbeatable value for money. On sale now, the Captiva Ikon is based on the generously equipped LS model, meaning it gets such goodies as air conditioning, electric windows, remote loc

The Chevrolet Volt, an extended-range electric vehicle that delivers up to 40 miles of gasoline- and emissions-free electric driving, will use battery packs manufactured in the United States by General Motors, Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner announced at the North American International Auto Show. GM will establish the first lithium-ion battery pack manufacturing facility operated by a major automaker in the United States to produce the Volt's b

It’s called the Spark, and it’s set to light up the Geneva Motor Show when it debuts there in March this year. The first picture of Chevrolet’s new global entry into the lively mini car market was unveiled by GM’s North American president Troy Clarke at the Detroit Auto Show on January 11, 2009, at the same time as the announcement that the model would also form part of the brand’s North American range. “The Spark will add great style, roominess and versatility to the segment

General Motors Europe and Iberdrola have signed an agreement to jointly perform a feasibility study which, ultimately, will analyze the technical requirements of a recharging infrastructure for the integrated marketing and viability of plug-in electric cars. The agreement has been signed by Javier Villalba, Director of Spain Network Business, and Jamal El-Hout, Vice President, Product Planning from General Motors Europe. This cooperation refle

Chevrolet’s Nicola Larini has won the Yokohama World Touring Car Show for the second year running in Bologna, Italy, today. The race, which sees six touring car aces compete against each other in a series of head-to-head heats, is held annually during the Boogna Motor Show at which Chevrolet’s 2009 competition car, the Cruze, was unveiled in its new livery last week. On his way to victory Larini beat BMW ‘s Jörg Müller and Duncan Huisman, SEAT’s vice-world champion Gabriele Tarquini and Oscar Nogues, a

Five weeks after the penultimate round at Zolder, the tenth and final round of the 2008 FIA GT Championship was a long-haul affair: the brand-new 6.27 kilometres long “Potero de los Funes” circuit in San Luis in Argentina was the venue for the showdown of the season. Finishing second, Phoenix Carsport Corvette pairing Mike Hezemans and Fabrizio Gollin were the best-placed Corvette team. They also became runners-up in the final standings of the 2008 FIA GT drivers’ championship. Third place in the season fi

With a new global car on the way for 2009, the World Touring Car Championship is the perfect platform for Chevrolet to put its latest model in the public eye. This is the new Cruze WTCC car, which replaces the successful Lacetti as Chevrolet’s contender in the 2009 series. Powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine, the WTCC Cruze has a hard act to follow, as the Lacetti won its final two outings for Chevrolet in Macau. But Chevrolet’s drivers are confident that the new car will be a top