Breaking Views – The new 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Convertible

From GM Media
4/11/2014

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible

Drop-top Supercar: 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible

The most powerful convertible ever produced by Chevrolet, the new 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible offers at least 625 hp and can go 0-60 in under 3.5 seconds.  It is the first Z06 convertible offerred by Chevrolet since 1963.

“Until recently it was not possible to create a lightweight, open-roof structure strong enough to cope with the braking, cornering, and acceleration of Corvette’s top performance models,” said Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter. “The frame for the Z06 convertible leverages advancements in computer-aided engineering, metallurgy, and manufacturing techniques – many of which were not available just five years ago.”

The Corvette Z06 Convertible represents the culmination of more than four years developing an all-new, all-aluminum structure for the seventh generation Corvette. That structure, built at General Motors’ Bowling Green Assembly plant, was designed to the specifications of the Corvette Stingray, Corvette Z06 and the Corvette Racing C7.R.

2015 Corvette Z06 Interior

For more details about the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible or to read the original article, go to :  http://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2014/Apr/nyas/0414-z06-convertible-overview.html

Chevy Equinox and Terrain Top Safety Pick+

The Detroit News
David Shepardson – Detroit News Washington Bureau

The Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain with available forward collision alert technology, earned 2014 Top Safety Pick+ ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the only midsize SUVs of nine evaluated to earn Good ratings in the Institute’s small overlap front crash test.

2014 Chevy Equinox - Top Safety Pick+

2014 Chevy Equinox – Top Safety Pick+

The Equinox and Terrain join the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan in earning the institute’s highest safety rating.

The test, in which 25 percent of a vehicle’s front end on the driver side strikes a 5-foot-high rigid barrier at 40 mph, is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle strikes another vehicle or an object like a tree or a utility pole.

“Having the only two midsize SUVs that earned the Top Safety Pick Plus designation speaks to GM’s focus on improving our vehicles by offering advanced crash avoidance technologies that can help avoid a crash, and by enhancing vehicle structure and occupant protection if a crash occurs,” said Gay Kent, director of General Motors Global Safety Strategy and Vehicle Programs.

“We are very pleased that the IIHS has recognized the safety of both the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain with this prestigious rating.”

Equinox and Terrain previously were named Top Safety Picks. The criteria for 2014 Top Safety Pick+ status was revised to include vehicles offering a frontal crash protection system meeting IIHS requirements, as well as achieving a Good rating – IIHS’ highest classification – in four of five crash tests, and no less than an Acceptable rating in the fifth test. The 2014 Equinox and Terrain received Good ratings in all five crash tests.

The available forward collision alert technology on Equinox and Terrain uses a camera to detect when a driver is at risk of hitting the vehicle ahead, and delivers visual and audible alerts. It is part of a safety package that also includes lane departure warning and rear park assist. The package is available on Equinox 2LT trim and standard on the LTZ model. On Terrain, it available on SLE-2 and SLT-1 trims, and standard on SLT-2 and Terrain Denali models.

Along with forward collision alert, Equinox and Terrain are equipped with six standard air bags, including dual frontal air bags, head curtain side air bags and pelvic/thorax seat-mounted side air bags; as well as an available rear-vision camera that helps drivers identify objects behind the vehicle.

Shop-Click-Drive- A new way to buy a car!

Apple Chevrolet is pleased to offer Shop-Click-Drive, a revolutionary new way to help you find and take home the perfect vehicle. It combines the convenience of online shopping with the outstanding customer service and personal attention you expect from Apple Chevrolet.

With the latest incentives, financing and trade-in options, taking the keys to your vehicle can be a reality in just five easy steps. And at any time, a friendly Apple Chevrolet team member is ready to help you complete your transaction.

For more information on Shop – Click – Drive, take the tour!

Did you know?-Chevrolet Complete Care

Chevrolet Complete Care provides comprehensive coverage that enhances the overall ease of owning and driving your Chevrolet.

  • Included Scheduled Maintenance by Chevrolet Certified Service Experts
  • 24-Hour Roadside Assistance
  • Excellent Warranty Coverage to protect your investment
  • Courtesy Transportation

Chevrolet Complete Care

2 Years/24,000 Miles of Included Scheduled Maintenance

Covering every 2014 vehicle purchased after May 1, 2013, this expert care ensures your vehicle’s overall performance for the long run. Services include:

  • Replace engine oil and oil filter (excludes Spark EV)
  • A thorough 27-point vehicle inspection provides a detailed assessment from Chevrolet Certified Technicians
  • 4-wheel tire rotation (excludes dual rear wheel vehicles, all Corvette models and select Camaro models – ZL1 model and 1LE package cars – due to their unidirectional tires. See the Owner’s Manual for details.)

5 Years/100,000 Miles of 24-Hour Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation

When you need help getting back on the road, our 24-Hour Roadside Assistance is there for you. This helpful service includes:

  • Emergency Towing (to the closest Chevrolet dealer from a legal roadway)
  • Jump Starts (at home or on the road)
  • Flat Tire Changes (spare installed if equipped)
  • Fuel Delivery ($5 worth of fuel delivered on the road)
  • Lockout Service (keys locked inside vehicle)
  • Courtesy Transportation provides alternate transportation options when your vehicle is undergoing warranty repairs

Warranty Coverage

Our warranties make sure that you’re covered when life happens. This coverage includes:

  • 5-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty
  • 3-year/36,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty
  • 6-year/100,000-mile Rust-Through Protection Warranty
  • These warranties are completely transferable with your vehicle through ownership changes.

Connectivity

Almost every Chevrolet vehicle is connected by OnStar. This extensive support service is enhanced through your in-vehicle technology. From viewing vehicle diagnostics on your mobile phone to effortlessly navigating your next destination through simple voice directions, OnStar gives you the convenience and control with a powerful array of services, in addition to 24/7 access to a live Advisor with the push of a button.

See additional details.      ~       View our new car inventory.

Take a “360° Spin” Around the Chicago Auto Show Floor

The interactive media company 360° Revo, in conjunction with the Chicago Auto Show, has created a Web-based, interactive tour of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show for car enthusiasts world wide to experience.

Interactive Tour of the Chicago Auto Show.

Interactive Tour of the Chicago Auto Show.

The virtual experience uses 360° Revo’s technology, allowing online users to navigate and explore the auto show floor and visit individual exhibits. In addition to providing fluid navigation, 360° Revo enhances the user experience by taking them inside vehicles on the exhibit floor, giving them an up-close look from the comfort of their own homes.

http://www.360revo.com/chicagoautoshow/