Friday, January 20, 2017

Chevrolet North American International Auto Show Recap

DURAND, Mich., –– Chevrolet certainly made a lot of noise at this year's North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) which kicked off on January 8th in downtown Detroit. The show began for Chevy when the brand won a major award on opening day and continued with a pair of vehicle unveilings, both amazing but one more 'super' than the other. NAIAS wraps up on January 22nd, and tickets are still available for entry.

Chevrolet North American International Auto Show Recap

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Named North American Car of the Year

Thanks to the 2017 Bolt EV, Chevrolet has now received the North American Car of the Year or Truck of the Year award for the fourth time in four years. The streak of success began in 2014 with the Corvette Stingray and Silverado taking how the Car and Truck awards respectively, and continued with the Colorado’s award in 2015. The Bolt EV is Chevy's electric automotive marvel with an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a full charge. The 2017 Bolt EV was also named Motor Trend® Car of the Year, Green Car Journal Green Car of the Year, and was listed among Car and Driver's 2017 10Best Cars list. The Bolt EV was rolled out into California and Oregon markets last month and will be available at certified dealerships across the U.S. in mid-2017.

Chevrolet North American International Auto Show Recap

Lego Batmobile From Chevy Revealed

Chevrolet and Lego unveiled the life-size Lego Batmobile at NAIAS to the excitement of all in attendance. Chevy partnered with Lego to promote "The Lego Batman Movie" which premieres on February 10th. Measuring 17 feet long and made of 344,187 Lego bricks, Batman's ride is designed to rule the roads of Gotham City and intimidate bad guys! Chevrolet also teased the unveiling by projecting The Bat Signal on the brand's Renaissance Center headquarters.

Chevrolet North American International Auto Show Recap

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Unveiled

The revealing of the completely redesigned 2018 Traverse was not going to be upstaged though by the Bolt EV's victory. With a new bold and refined exterior, and improved safety features and technologies to help keep passengers safe, comfortable and connected the new 2018 Chevy Traverse is the ultimate family vehicle. The interior of which boasts the new split-folding second-row seat and expanded third-row legroom which is expected to be the most spacious in the segment at 33.7 inches (856 mm) as well as maximum cargo room. Chevrolet’s latest connectivity technologies will be available and include 7- and 8-inch-diagonal MyLink infotainment systems designed to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as an available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Passengers will have also have access to USB charging ports in all three seating rows of the vehicle.

The Traverse is powered by a 3.6L V-6 engine and will get a GM-estimated 25 mpg highway as well as an estimated 5,000-pound (2,268 kg) trailering capacity when properly equipped.

Chevrolet North American International Auto Show Recap

Chevrolet winds down the North American International Auto Show after having a very impressive and noteworthy showing. The auto brand has given enthusiasts and common car buyers alike a lot to look forward to with the 2017 Bolt EV, 2018 Traverse, and other future models which were showcased. Additionally, make sure you're prepared for the drive in the cold weather and icy winter roads by completing your Winter Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center.

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