Chevy Cruze Earns 5-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded the Chevy Cruze with the highest possible  5-Star Safety Rating.

The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze was also named a Top Safety Pick.

Combined with the most standard equipment in its class and class-leading fuel economy with the Eco model, these top safety ratings reinforce that Cruze offers unparalleled value for compact car buyers, said Cruze Marketing Director Margaret Brooks in a press relase.

“No matter how you look at it, Cruze is a car that delivers a lot for the money,” Brooks said. “It’s also one of the safest cars in its class.”

The Cruze offers a staggering array of safety features – all standard – including: 10 air bags; a front passenger seat occupant sensing system; panic brake assist; rollover sensing to ensure a timely head curtain side air bag deployment, electronic stability control, safety belt pretensioners; three-point safety belts for all five seats; daytime running lamps; and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Posted by klick on Dec 31 2010 in Chevrolet News

High Demand Expected for Chevy Volt

Although the Volt hasn’t been delivered to all dealers, demand is expected to be high. With plenty of praise in the press, buyers can’t wait to get their hands on it.

Unlike previous electric cars, this one is becoming known for its tag line – more car than electric. Gas and emissions-free for almost all commutes it also gives you the capability to drive up to 375 miles without stopping thanks to the gas-powered onboard generator.

Although not completely rolled out, some lucky owners are already zipping around town in this snazzy, head-turning vehicle.

“In the future, vehicles will likely combine different energy systems including batteries, ultra capacitors and hydrogen fuel cells with common and scalable electric drives systems depending on regional and application needs,” said Daniel O’Connell, director of fuel cell commercialization at GM in a press release.

And because of the advancements developed when creating cars like the Volt, other regular internal combustion engines have been improved and consume less fuel and burn cleaner than their predecessors.

Even if you’re not in the market for a new car, the Volt is worth checking out. It’s an impressive next step in the work toward a greener version of personal transportation.

Posted by klick on Dec 21 2010 in Chevrolet News