Category Archives: Chevrolet Equinox

An Equinox Adventure at Bob Maguire Chevrolet

Chevy Equinox is the crossover designed with you in mind. From the daily commute to the activity filled weekend, see how this sleek and versatile vehicle makes any trip you take it on more of an adventure.

From the trip to the cider mill or to a weekend filled with hiking and camping, Equinox is the versatile vehicle ideal for lifestyles on the go. This crossover also has the flexibility and functionality that has become synonymous with Chevy.

An Equinox Adventure at Bob Maguire Chevrolet

An Equinox Adventure at Bob Maguire Chevrolet

The available AWD makes this crossover great for long drives to see the fall color change, or traveling to that remote camping location with the assistance of OnStar turn-by-turn navigation. The Chevy Equinox is the traveling companion you’ve waiting for.

With eighteen (18) storage areas, Equinox gives you the space to store your gear in anticipation for that spontaneous after work hike and cargo bins to store your reusable grocery bags. The deep center console is a convenient location to hide your valuables, such as your laptop or purse while you are out experiencing your world.

Equinox has an available roof rack and Hitch Trailering package, giving you all the conveniences for life’s adventures. The Chevy Equinox is truly the crossover “that fits your life.”

Advertisements

General Motors Co. to payback the US and Canadian Governments Loans.

US auto giant General Motors has officially announced the repayment of its $5.8 Billion loan by the end of June ‘10. The loan is from the U.S Treasury and Export Development Canada, both of which currently hold Equity Shares in the company.

 

The company that emerged from bankruptcy in July 2009 also stated that once the repayments are complete “the focus will be to upgrade the plants in Detroit and Kansas to build their Next Generation- Chevrolet Malibu.”

The news of the repayment was made on the Wall Street Journal website on Tuesday April 20th by the CEO of GM, Ed Whitacre, as he announced “Our ability to pay back these loans less than a year after emerging from bankruptcy is a sign that our plan for building a new GM is working.”

The Detroit- Hamtramck and Kansan City factories will be updated with an investment of $ 275 million. The update will enable the plants to manufacture the Next Generation Malibu slated for release next year. On Wednesday, Mr.Whitacre addressing the Kansas City plant said that it will receive $136 million of the investment as the plant will be the prime manufacturing site for the Malibu.

As per the Automotive News Data Center, the new Chevy Malibu has a 53 day supply and Buick LaCrosse a 43 day supply, and the Kansas plant is working 3 shifts and on Saturdays to build both the cars which began production in April to maintain a 60 Day supply level as recommended by analysts.

The Buick Lucerne and Cadillac DTS sedans currently being produced at the Detroit Hamtramck plant will be downsized this year to accommodate the production of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in sedan, to be released in the fourth quarter of ’10. The Hamtramck plant investment of $121 will assist in the production of the Malibu in period of spike in demand.

GM To Create New Jobs and Produce More Equinox!

On Friday, March 26th, 2010, GM announced a new way to produce more of its Equinox and GMC Terrains. GM is going to expand the CAMI Automotive plant in Ingersoll, Ontario to produce more Equinox bodies and then it will have those bodies shipped to the Oshawa plant for paint and final assembly. “This plan for CAMI and Oshawa allows us to meet customer demand for hot products while avoiding a potential production overcapacity situation by creatively using our assets and facilities,” said Mark Reuss, GM North America president. Reuss also stated that, “This agreement is pretty cost-effective and they could easily get 50,000 to 60,000 more units of … production…” Who doesn’t love the idea of having more Equinox readily available?

Another great aspect to this announcement is the creation of 600 jobs for the Oshawa plant and 70 jobs for the CAMI plant! In a time of world-wide economic hardship, it is great to see a company re-opening jobs for people.

2010 Chevrolet Equinox

2010 Chevrolet Equinoxhe 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is redesigned, A new look with freshened styling, new engines, and some new features. This 4-door SUV seats five and comes in 4 levels which are LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ trim levels. Chevrolet Equinox  offers a choice of two engines. A 182-hp with 2.4liter 4 cylinder is standard. And a 264-hp with 3.0liter V6 is optional on the 1LT, 2LT and LTZ.

Both the engines team with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel drive and all wheel drive are offered on all models. The important safety features includes ABS, traction control, an antiskid system, front side airbags and curtain side airbags.

Chevrolet calls the Equinox a compact crossover, but when you look at its dimensions, this CUV is in many respects more mid-size than compact. At 187.8 inches long. Chevy’s rationale for calling this a compact is the 72.5 inch width, which is 0.5 inches less than the RAV4 and two inches less than the Edge. So it’s really a “tweener” of sorts. However you define it, though, the Equinox is especially roomy relative to competitors.

The features available are remote engine start, a navigation system, wireless cell-phone link, DVD entertainment, a hard drive for storing digital audio files, a rearview camera and a power liftgate. Chevy Equinox uses Chevy’s MultiFlex rear seat that can be moved 8 inches fore and aft to better accommodate different storage and passenger needs.

The Chevrolet Equinox 2010 had the road test which includes a full evaluation from the inside out. The test is not only for engine and handling performance for 2010 Chevy Equinox, but also the interior cabin and cargo space. The test results ends in positive way which helps the customers to decide if the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is right for you.

The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox includes detailed information on everything from fuel mileage to seating capacity. NHTSA crash test scores for the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox are provided as well as manufacturer warranty information. The results based on a 35MPH frontal crash and 38.5MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five starts indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

2010 Chevy Equinox Review

Say what you gift active legacy costs, screwball UAW agreements, and brand hyperproliferation, Head Motors has undeniably precocious designers and engineers. These folks tally in recent eld created stellar products, such as the current Cadillac CTS, the new Chevrolet Malibu, and a set of well-executed full-size crossovers. The job, though, is that GM’s efforts-including the above standouts-tend to get new to their games. And even then, more smell in their introductory at bat, exclusive touch lodging runs during their sec beginning. By the abstraction GM gets into it, the contention has put a few runs on the scoreboard, and the Unspecialized spends the intermit of the occupation playacting catch-up.
Much is the occurrence with the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox force voter. Followers a kinda milquetoast no. reproduction (it arrived nearly a decennium after the U.S.-market Toyota RAV4), the nearly all-new Equinox is far statesman praiseworthy, a fact you can enjoin but by scanning its winsome styling. Equivalent its big, three-row crony, the Chevrolet Peregrination, the 2010 Equinox is smooth and rather magnanimous for its class. It’s expressively styled, with a hunkered-down way attitude and solon sparkling embody jewelry than a Las Vegas cancan dancer’s. Fat framing flares outmatch up the leggy body sides, and brownout D-pillars visually shorten what is finally a share of glasswork. Body seams are kept to a extremum, with paper-thin slits substitution the out example’s finger-thick gaps. Slick.
Stylish, Convenient Inside
Solon glitz can be found inside. The Equinox’s dashboard is easily the most futuristic and careful in its people, with silver-trimmed, Camaro-like “squircle” gauges bracketing a classy LCD containing an array of trip- and vehicle-related information. The scare and the entranceway panels are rendered in a show of silverish, colourize, and plate materials. They’re mostly unbending object for the principal soupcon points, and the center-stack secure system takes some learning. We sampled three dissimilar gloss choices: all mordant, beverage and old, with our competitor existence the latter. Apiece is subtly enhanced with red set handicraft and red contraceptive liners in most of the storage cubbies (of which there are lots). The elbow-deep move table is accoutered with a noesis left, USB and aux toy, and, most beta, a nonfat in the circumstance that you drape something into that recondite chasm.
Remedying one of the early worthy’s supervisor shortcomings, the deceiver buckets are far much homey and certificatory than the chair-shaped balloons that came with the measure Equinox, and the countrywide raise space (it slides up to school inches fore-and-aft) is no thirster as plain as a swim lumber. Those make of portion might reason the cushions in look a modify road possibility, Chevy brought along a match of compound simulation competitors, a Toyota RAV4 and a Honda CR-V (which, accidentally, set opening and merchandise in our 2008 “Mud Puppies” comparo) for side-by-side comparability. With nearly no options, both were predictably hellene incoming to the comfortably transistorised Equinoxes we had been dynamical all day. Yet, we were thunderstruck at righteous how dated their designs appeared and how comparatively twopenny the materials were. Although we’ve complained virtually lackluster materials in recent Toyotas, the fact that the Equinox outshined the Honda was upset.
Carbon Economy Front, Hurry After
For the prototypic example, the Equinox is offered with a four-cylinder engine. In spite of nonindustrial right iii few hp than the early hypothesis’s 3.4-liter V-6 (182 versus 185), the direct-injected, 2.4-liter quartet achieves a significant 22 mpg city/32 mpg road when dynamical only the deceiver wheels and 20/29 with all-wheel propulsion. The small engine also allowed Chevy to reserve the Equinox’s unit from exploding, at small in bag cutting, which Chevy pegs at 3750 pounds. An purchasable 264-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 serves as the step-up engine (exchange penultimate gathering’s 3.6-liter V-6). Fuel action with that engine drops to a inferior remarkable but still fair 18/25 mpg (17/24 for AWD).
Now, though the Equinox is sure on the porky root no weigh what’s low the covering, we institute ourselves attracted to the four-cylinder modelling. With a claimed 0-to-60 abstraction of a leisurely 8.7 seconds, according to GM, it isn’t all that much slower than the V-6, which GM puts at a inferior 7.8 seconds. Our impressions substantiate that both get active the extend of speeding in a rather easy forge, though apiece is silken and untroubled as it revs to its redline.
Both engines pic blunt shot and are matched to six-speed mechanical transmissions with manumatic shifting (plant a originality in this sort). To propel the exercise property, one must slide the accommodate switch low to “M” and then use the finger vocalist on the broadside of the reposition tumbler to punish up- and downshifts; there are no steering-wheel controls or asunder gates to play with. We see this manual-shifting susceptibleness as engaged many to those who tow than to gear-rowing enthusiasts. Activity seemed crisper and quicker when the gearbox was only faction in actuation, anyway.
Sh! This Is the Buick of Crossovers
Don’t judge such from the chassis, which starts with a action of the last-generation’s Theta structure. The exciting power guidance drains see to refrain hydrocarbon, and the brake are merely ho-hum. The CR-V and specially the RAV4 offered overmuch many guidance finger, though both were far noisier than the whisper-quiet Equinox. The Equinox is shockingly peaceful and vibration-free privileged, the termination of a unbending structure, coddled bushings, and amenable suspenders. Conceive unfixed to believe of the new Equinox as the Buick of cloggy SUVs-we do.

chevy equinox from maguire auto group

2010 Chevy Equinox

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Review

The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze compact car promises to redefine fuel efficiency for the small car segment, and its 1.4-liter four cylinder range of engines could herald a new era of fun to drive cars for all Americans.

Leveraging Chevrolet design and engineering talent in Asia , Europe and North America , the Cruze brings to market a globally engineered and designed car with strong levels of quietness, quality and attention to detail.

The Cruze will also be one of the most fuel efficient models in its class, with a new Ecotec 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine expected to return up to 40 mpg on the highway in some guises and a range of more than 500 miles. The different time levels, LS, LT and LTZ trims. The engine lineup will feature both naturally aspirated and turbocharged engines, including a 1.4-liter turbo and a 1.8-liter naturally aspirated mill. Six-speed automatic and manual transmissions will be available.

The turbo will be standard on LT and LTZ models, with power ratings estimated at 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. The 1.8-liter naturally aspirated mill, meanwhile, will be rated at 136 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque.

Complementing the Cruze’s new powertrains is a strong body structure and chassis system designed to deliver a responsive and fun driving experience. A MacPherson strut suspension is used up front, while a Watts Z-link design is used with the rear suspension. StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover mitigation, as well as traction control, anti-lock brakes and 10 airbags will all come fitted as standard. Electric power steering will also be standard on all models, helping to save fuel. The North American versions of the Cruze will be built at GM’s plant in Lordstown , Ohio .

GM Makes First Electric Car Battery

GM Makes First Electric Car Battery
General Motors has made its first mass-produced electric car battery as it gears up to sell the new Chevrolet Volt to the general public later this year. The lithium-ion battery was made at GM’s Brownstown Battery Pack Assembly Plant that will produce the batteries for the automaker’s Volt assembly line in Detroit. Regular production at both facilities is expected to begin in the fourth quarter. It was just five months ago that GM announced it would invest $43 million to convert the empty 160,000-square-foot facility into a production ready battery-manufacturing plant.

GM Chairman Ed Whitacre Jr. had told reporters Wednesday that GM will send out some Volt models before November, when they are scheduled to hit showrooms. He said the company might sell a few early, and it could send some to consumers before November. GM has plans to test about 100 with utility companies before the showroom debut. This idea of the Volt should be great, even like the looks. The battery is of poor design. We see that it is one 5 foot long battery, and as most know, to be buried between the seats.

It won’t last forever and when it comes time to replace it, half the car needs to be disassembled. Unless of course there is some sort of access hatch, but at 5 feet long, should be doubtful.  It will not be easy to move one, lift one, etc. It’s not a one person job. On top of that, when one part of it malfunctions the whole thing needs to be replaced, which is incredibly wasteful and costly. They now cannot sell auxiliaries. If the battery was split into 3 batteries and “stacked” otherwise known as “daisy-chained” they could sell extra cells. They’d be more manageable, affordable, and I’d prefer to drive with spare battery cells that I can swap out on the side of the road, after lunch, a rest area, etc. That would also double it’s electric endurance form 40 miles to 80 on a single charge and single battery swap. I realize that’s still pathetic in the face of the cross-country vacation concept, but the car isn’t meant for that anyway. I’d rather swap batteries when I get home and charge the spares in case of bad weather, construction or other delays the following day.

2010 Chevrolet Equinox named Urban Truck of the Year

Today, In North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox was named the Urban Truck of the Year by Wheels Media. The Chevy Equinox was selected as the best new truck for urban and suburban drivers by On Wheels Media and an independent panel of 15 automotive journalists.  “The Urban Vehicle of the Year resonates with the majority of new car buyers who live in urban and suburban areas, who drive on crowded road conditions. The vehicles chosen are cost and fuel efficient, and have the performance and safety characteristics that are relevant to the consumers in Metropolitan areas.” said the Media president of On Whells.

This time, Chevrolet will accept the award for Best Urban Truck of the Year at the 14th Annual Urban Wheel Awards, January 12, 2010, during the NAIAS. We feel very proud to be recognized us the Urban Truck of the Year says the Chevy General Manager Jim Campbell.  The vehicle based on the factors such as safety, fuel efficiency, performance and affordability. These are the main key reasons for the customers to choose the Chevy Equinox.

Chevrolet is one of America’s best-known and best-selling automotive brands, and one of the fastest-growing brands in the world. With fuel solutions that range from “gas-friendly to gas-free,”Chevrolet delivers expressive design, spirited performance and strives to provide the best value in every segment in which it competes.

GM ‘Fire Sale’ Generates Buzz

The fire sale initiated for Saturn and Pontiac cars for the December sales, has aroused the curiosity of many, this has been stated by two Pontiac dealers on Wednesday. General Motors has announced $7000 rebate on every Pontiac or Saturn Manufactured car that moves for rental or service fleet. Some dealers are not entirely sure that this is a good deal. The idea is to increase the sales by inducing buyers with lower rates. This decision to suddenly hike up the sales of Pontiac and Saturn cars has been made since General Motors has decided to bring an end to their nameplate, despite a major amount of restructuring done this year. General Motors deal with Penske Automobile Group regarding the sale of Saturn nameplate has also fallen through.

The factory rebate for Pontiac’s new models has already reached $6500, according to Fred Ferrara, General sales manager of Fairborn Buick Pontiac, GMC. He has also stated that the rebate will only apply if the cars are moved into the rental or service fleets for thirty days or thirty thousand miles. There are chances of making higher savings regarding taxes with brand new cars as compared to used cars. This has led to consumers invest in a new car instead for tax savings. Ferrara currently has only one Pontiac G6 coupe left on his lot. The remaining model will also sell in a short period of time. Buicks and GMC cars have also now picked up on the sales. Owner of Reichard Buick Pontiac GMC in Dayton, Gene Reichard claims that this fire sale has generated a lot of interest since it is a good offer. In two months, Reichard has sold 130 cars of Pontiac make. Buyers are not availing $6500 factory rebate, but also an additional $7000 rebate as well.

GM offer higher incentives to dealers to boost sales !

In order to hike up the sales, General Motors Company is offering higher incentives to its dealers. According to Wall Street Journal, General Motors is trying to dump the leftover stock from Pontiac and Saturn manufacturers in the market in order to increase the December sales of the particular car manufacturing brands. Wall Street Journal has also states that, General Motors has sent letter to its dealers stating that they are ready to pay $7000, every time a car manufactured by Saturn or Pontiac’s possession is transferred from their stock to that of rental-vehicle or service vehicle. These cars would be sold on second hand basis since these dealers are considered as owners of the car, hence the discounts availed on these cars will be high. This offer is going to last until the 4th of January since it is the last day for the General Motor Company to hike up their December car sales. General Motors will be booking the sales as fleet deliveries General Motors is planning to quit on Pontiac and Saturn and focus its attention on Hummers instead. General Motors’s contract to sell Saturn’s cars had collapsed in September, since then it has also pulled out of the contract to sell Opel by its European Unit. Currently its consignment of Hummers to a Chinese firm has been deferred and their deal with Saab cars is on a closure. This information has been provided by Reuters, but they were unable to get a comment from General Motors since it was past the US business hours.

%d bloggers like this: