It comes in the category of large car foremost with 29 MPG Highway Fuel Economy that is improvement on Ford Taurus, Dodge Charger, Nissan Maxima, Chrysler 300 and Toyota Avalon. It is the solitary automobile in this class offering E-85 Flex Fuel capacity on all models. Impala can make available seating for 6 adults which no other midsize or large section rival offers. Large cargo transportation functionality is given by this class having special flip/fold rear seat and large 18.6 cu ft. trunk. The solitary model of large sedan having usual XM and usual navigation –OnStarTurn by Turn Impala gives high value having the Luxury version Package on 1LT with heated leather seats, 6-way power front seats, BOSE premium audio, 1 yr of XM Radio, flip and fold rear seat, and rear spoiler. This class is leading in safety with usual StabiliTrak stability control, OnStarwith Automatic Crash Response, and 5-Star/5-Star Frontal and Side Crash Test ratings. The Impala has the finest coverage in the market offering a 3-yr/36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty plus a 5-yr/100,000 mile power train warranty with roadside aid and courtesy shipping. Impala has the largest number of loyal followers than any other Chevy Car. Impala’s amalgamation of size, fuel economy, and functionality has immense attraction for move-down, truck disposers.
Colorado presents added power train and suspension blends than any other mid-size rival. Colorado presents added horsepower and torque range than Tacoma, which is 185hp to 300hp for Colorado vs. Tacoma at 159hp to 236hp. 190lb.-ft. to 320lb.-f.t for Colorado vs. Tacoma at 180lb.-ft. to 266lb.-ft. The Colorado’s usual 2.9-liter 4 cylinder make 26 more horse power and 10 more lb.-ft of torque than the 2.7-liter 4 cylinder Tacoma engine in normal and extensive cabs. Colorado’s 5.3L V8 presents the finest V8 fuel economy in its segment. Colorado’s 5.3L V8 EPA est. MPG 15 City, 20 Hwy are found on 2008 GM Mid Pickup class. Tacoma also doesn’t give a V8 engine. Colorado’s obtainable inline 5 cylinder engines have additional horsepower than Tacoma’s V6, plus acquire improved highway fuel saving. Colorado 23 MPG Highway vs. Tacoma 21 Highway, Colorado’s Crew cab has additional front and rear leg space than Tacoma Double Cab. Colorado has 44.0 front / 34.8rear, while Tacoma 41.7 front / 32.6 1 assembly plant (Shreveport). Colorado gives Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Automatic Headlamps, and Daytime Running Lamps standard where Tacoma gives them as alternative or not to be had.
GM seems to be successfully walking a thin line here. The first folks who buy Volts will be the early adopters — the super-green, super-geek people who want to be surrounded by evidence of the electric drivetrain and battery power, electronic gauges, display screens, lights and so on.
The Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle to be produced by General Motors, expected to be launched by end of 2010 model. Sales to begin later on and in spite of GM bankruptcy filing, the automaker announced it remained committed to keeping the Volt on schedule. The Volt’s propulsion system will be based on GM’s new Voltec platform, which differs significantly from GM’s earlier BAS Hybrid and Two-Mode Hybrid systems.
The electric power for the vehicle is sourced from its onboard lithium-ion batteries which are charged by an electrical power outlet and/or the gasoline engine. The Volt’s 16 kWh lithium-ion battery pack can be fully charged by plugging the car into a 120-240VAC residential electrical outlet using the provided SAE J1772 compliant charging cord. No external charging station will be required.
With fully charged batteries, enough stored electrical energy will power the Volt for 40 miles (64 km), a distance capable of satisfying the daily commute of 75% of Americans, which averages around 33 miles (53 km). After 40 miles (64 km), a small 4-cylinder gasoline internal combustion engine drives a 53 kW generator effectively extending the Volt’s potential range to as much as 640 miles (1,030 km) on a single tank of gasoline.
Chevy Volt is designed to move more than 75 percent of America’s daily commuters without a single drop of gas. In the U.S market, the price of the Chevy Volt is expected to be approx US$40k. Chevy Volt will use zero gasoline and produce zero emissions. Americans want something better, so we do !