• 24-JUN-2015

  • SOURCE: General Motors - Global

2016 Chevrolet Cruze, Bolt EV and Camaro Convertible: New Vehicles and Theft Alarm Notifications Announced

DETROIT – The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is powered by General Motors' new, global family of Ecotec small-displacement engines, featuring a modular architecture that is easier to build and adaptable to global markets, while offering customers segment-challenging efficiency, refinement and durability.

In North America, the Cruze is offered with a new Ecotec 1.4L turbocharged engine that features direct injection to help offer a GM-estimated 40 mpg on the highway with an available six-speed automatic transmission. Standard stop/start technology contributes to efficiency in stop-and-go driving.

The new 1.4L turbo is SAE-certified at 113 kW (153 hp) and 240 Nm of torque (177 lb-ft), using regular unleaded fuel (RON 91). It will be offered in additional markets, along with a 1.5L naturally aspirated variant rated at an estimated at 84 kW (113 hp) and 146 Nm of torque (108 lb-ft). The 1.5L will be matched with a five-speed manual transmission.

"The new Ecotec family is a globally designed and manufactured engine designed to offer class-leading performance, efficiency and refinement in a wide variety of applications around the world," said Dan Nicholson, vice president, GM Global Powertrain. "Each variant is designed for a specific application or local market, but all share design, performance and refinement traits that make the new architecture one of the most adaptable in the industry."

DETROIT – Chevrolet today announced Theft Alarm Notification, an enhancement to the existing Stolen Vehicle Assistance service allowing OnStar subscribers to receive a real-time alert when the vehicle's alarm sounds. The service will be available to eligible subscribers later this summer.

The Theft Alarm Notification feature is another enhancement to OnStar's existing security features, which include Remote Ignition Block and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. With Theft Alarm Notification, OnStar subscribers can opt in to receive an alert through text, email or phone if a theft attempt triggers their vehicle's alarm system and the alarm sounds.

"Prompt response and quick awareness of theft situations give customers a greater chance to recover stolen property," said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Truck Marketing. "By leveraging the connection that OnStar provides, Chevrolet owners can remain in contact with their vehicle, even when it is out of sight."

DETROIT – Chevrolet is bringing electric vehicles to the masses. The brand is committed to providing technology solutions that simplify customers' lives and make driving fun.

Chevrolet has made a significant commitment to electrification for consumers around the world, as witnessed by the introduction of the 2016 Volt, Malibu Hybrid, FNR Concept and production commitment to the Bolt EV.

"Chevrolet's advanced EV technology is designed to simplify the lives of our consumers," said Alan Batey, president of General Motors North America. "With four new vehicles introduced since January, Chevrolet continues to prove its commitment."

 2016 Chevrolet Volt
 2016 Chevrolet Bolt EV
 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
 2016 Chevrolet–FNR Concept

DETROIT – And now for the Camaro -- Let the sun shine in! Chevrolet will offer a convertible model of the all-new 2016 Camaro, featuring the segment's most advanced top.

The 2016 Camaro is the only convertible in the segment to offer all of the following: • Fully automatic operation with latches that automatically release and secure the top
• Capability of opening or closing at speeds up to 30 mph• Remote opening with the key fob
• A hard tonneau cover that deploys automatically, providing a more refined, finished appearance when the top is lowered and stowed.

The electro-hydraulic power roof system features multilayer construction – including acoustic and thermal barriers – designed for a comfortable, quiet driving experience in all seasons. The top emulates the sleek silhouette of the Camaro coupe.

"The 2016 Camaro coupe will set the benchmark for the segment in terms of technology, performance and design," said Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager. "Adding the most sophisticated top in the segment brings another level of refinement – and driving enjoyment – to the Camaro convertible."

The new Camaro convertible arrives in early 2016.