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New Modular Ecotec Engines are More Adaptable, Efficient

2014-03-19

DETROIT – A new generation of Ecotec small-displacement engines streamlines General Motors’ global powertrain portfolio with a modular architecture that broadens its adaptability to global markets and reduces manufacturing complexity – while offering customers leading-edge efficiency, refinement and durability.

Gen 5 Camaro Performance Parts Released

2013-10-04

DETROIT – Chevrolet Performance has released a comprehensive collection of factory-engineered performance parts and accessories for fifth-generation Camaros, 2010 model year and newer. Many of the parts preserve the vehicle warranty when installed by a Chevrolet dealer – an advantage aftermarket installers cannot provide.

It’s Official: 2014 Silverado and Sierra Deliver Most Power

2013-09-10

DETROIT – The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and High Country and the GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali 1500, available this fall, with a 6.2L V-8 produces an SAE-certified 420 horsepower (at 5600 rpm) and 460 lb-ft of torque (at 4100 rpm), the most power of any pickup engine and torque of any light duty pickup truck engine.

Silverado V6: Best-in-Class Capability, 24 mpg Highway

2013-06-19

DETROIT – The 2014 Silverado with the all-new 4.3L EcoTec3 V-6 – the most capable standard V-6 in any full-size pickup truck – will also be a segment leader in fuel economy, helping save customers money when they buy and when they drive.

2014 Corvette Stingray Cranks Out 460 Horsepower

2013-05-28

DETROIT – The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s all-new LT1 6.2L V-8 engine is SAE-certified at 460 horsepower (343 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 465 lb-ft of torque (630 Nm) at 4,600 rpm, with the available performance exhaust system, Chevrolet announced today.

Cruze Diesel Will Build on GM’s Euro Expertise

2013-05-23

DETROIT – When it came to developing a diesel-powered 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, General Motors powertrain engineers adapted a proven powertrain already used by GM in Europe, where approximately 40 percent of all Cruze models sold feature a diesel engine.

2014 Camaro Z/28 Powered by Racing-Proven LS7 V-8

2013-03-27

DETROIT – The racing-proven LS7 7.0L V-8 powers the all-new 2014 Camaro Z/28 – the most track-focused production model in the car’s history. It’s matched with a TREMEC TR6060 six-speed manual transmission with unique gearing tailored to the LS7’s performance characteristics for optimal track performance.

All-New 2014 Corvette LT1 V-8 a Technological Powerhouse

2012-10-24

DETROIT – When the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette arrives late next year, it will be powered by a technologically advanced, racing-proven 6.2L V-8 delivering an estimated 450 horsepower and helping produce 0-60 times in less than four seconds.

2014 Impala Engine Gets a High-Tech Lift

2012-09-17

DETROIT – Drivers of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala coming early next year can get improved fuel economy over the competition due in part to a new advanced valvetrain technology on the Ecotec 2.5L four-cylinder engine.

Cylinder Switch Off Delivers Advantages to Chevy Silverado

2012-08-14

DETROIT – Full-size pickups are unique, both in the jobs their owners ask of them and how long customers expect them to last. So for the Chevrolet Silverado and other full-size trucks, General Motors improves the fuel efficiency of its mainstream 5.3-liter V-8 engine by switching off four of the cylinders when they aren’t needed.

Rick Hendrick Builds Custom Engine for 2012 COPO Camaro

2012-06-26

WIXOM, Mich. – Rick Hendrick, owner of NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports and chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group, built the engine for his 2012 COPO Camaro at General Motors’ Performance Build Center today, as part of Chevrolet’s series of customer engine build experiences.

Chevy IndyCar Engine Offers Promise for Passenger Cars

2012-05-22

DETROIT – The unbeaten track performance of the new Chevrolet IndyCar V-6 engine is bringing acclaim to the engineers who created it and hope for its significant technology to find its way into passenger cars.

Chevrolet Primed for Rising Demand for Diesel Cars

2012-04-26

DETROIT – The planned U.S. introduction of a 2.0L clean turbo diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze next year is expected to benefit from growing interest in diesel cars, sales of which could double by mid-decade, according to market research firm Baum and Associates.

Chevy Sonic Turbo Now Available with Six-Speed Automatic

2012-03-22

DETROIT – The Chevrolet Sonic’s fuel-efficient Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine will now be available in either manual or automatic transmission, bringing the increased torque of turbocharging to drivers of automatics.

Power-Dense Powertrains Drive Malibu’s Global Rollout

2012-03-08

DETROIT – The all-new Ecotec 2.5L debuting on the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan this summer is one of the most-powerful naturally aspirated four-cylinder engines in the midsize segment, topping the output from the new Ford Fusion and Toyota Camry.

Faster TapShift Response Gives Edge to ZL1 Automatic

2012-02-22

DETROIT – When the new 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 arrives this spring, performance car enthusiasts will experience the hands-on driving satisfaction of a “stick” with the ease of an automatic transmission due to General Motors’ newly improved TapShift technology.

Cruze Diesel Will Build on GM’s Euro Expertise

2012-02-21

DETROIT – When it comes to developing a diesel-powered Chevrolet Cruze for the U.S. market to be introduced in 2013, General Motors powertrain engineers have been there and done that – half a million times last year alone.

New Diesels Power Chevy’s Global Midsize Trucks

2011-10-05

DETROIT – As the all-new Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup rolls out in the Asia-Pacific region this fall, it will debut a new global family of turbo-diesel four-cylinder engines designed to deliver value, capability and efficiency.

New Ecotec 2.5L Engine More Efficient, Refined and Powerful

2011-09-19

MILFORD, Mich. – Chevrolet today revealed details of the all-new Ecotec 2.5L four-cylinder engine. More efficient, refined and powerful than its predecessor, the new power plant will be the standard engine in the 2013 Malibu.

All-New Ecotec 2.5L Powers Chevrolet Malibu’s Quest for Quietness

2011-09-19

MILFORD, Mich. – The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu’s new 2.5L engine with direct injection is expected to be one of the quietest and most refined in the segment. Rated at an SAE-certified 197 horsepower (147 kW), it will be available in the new Malibu this summer.

Camaro ZL1 Delivers 580 Horsepower and Exclusive Technologies

2011-09-09

DETROIT – The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1’s supercharged 6.2L engine is SAE-rated at 580 horsepower (432 kW) and 556 lb.-ft. of torque (754 Nm) – making it the most-powerful production Camaro ever.

100 Millionth Chevy Small Block to be built in 2011

2011-08-18

DETROIT – The 100-millionth Chevy Small Block engine will be produced in 2011, commemorating a defining chapter in Chevrolet’s 100-year history. Introduced in 1955, the “Chevy V-8” transformed the brand, and fueled American’s love of performance that continues today.

Chevrolet Confirms Diesel Variant for Cruze in 2013

2011-07-22

DETROIT – Chevrolet confirmed today it will add a diesel variant to the Cruze lineup in North America in calendar year 2013. Diesel versions of the Cruze are currently being sold in Europe. Additional details on the Cruze diesel for North American markets will be released at a later date.

Chevrolet Cruze Improves Fuel Economy for 2012

2011-06-15

DETROIT – For 2012, Chevrolet Cruze models with the 1.4L turbo and six-speed automatic transmission will get 2 mpg better fuel economy. The Cruze Eco with an automatic transmission will deliver as much as 39 mpg on the highway compared with 37 mpg for the current model, Chevrolet said Wednesday.

Head Games: 2012 Chevy Camaro Adds Power, Saves Fuel

2011-05-16

PONTIAC, Mich. – In auto production, more power, better fuel economy and fewer emissions rarely appear together. But the 2012 Camaro 3.6L direct injection V6 engine achieves all three by combining the exhaust manifold with the cylinder head into a single aluminum casting.

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Styling, OnStar 4G LTE, Siri Updates for 2015 Chevy Cruze

NEW YORK – Chevrolet announced today the 2015 Cruze will debut at the New York International Auto Show with revised exterior styling, enhanced interior convenience and greater connectivity – including new Text Message Alerts, Apple Siri integration and OnStar 4G LTE with available Wi-Fi hotspot.

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