Want to know a secret? Our most frequently asked about vehicle is the Chevy Camaro!
Every day people stop by Bob Maguire Chevrolet or go online to: http://www.BobMaguireChevrolet.com to inquire about the 2011 Chevy Camaro (in the past few months, the Chevy Camaro Convertible has also been a huge vehicle of interest, too!). People want to know how much the Camaro costs, what it loos like on the inside, how fast it goes, how much power it has, etc. and the salesmen at Bob Maguire Chevrolet are more than happy to go over all the features of the Camaro with our customers! There is something about its sleek design and muscle-car vibe that make this year’s 2011 Camaro a hit and we are happy to tell you all about it!
The following is an in-depth review of the 2011 Camaro:
Acceleration and performance; crowd-drawing retro-muscle-car design; modern interior style; safety features; affordable price
For 2011, Chevrolet’s retro-inspired Camaro sees more power from its V6 engine, up 8 horsepower over 2010’s 304. A new head-up display will also be available, as well as factory-installed “hockey stick” stripes in black, white, or gray. Yellow paint is now an extra-cost option.
GM wants to appeal to nostalgic buyers wanting to revive their muscle-car past with the Camaro. It’s also a hard-edged sports car or modern touring coupe, depending on how it’s configured. The new Camaro is priced to be a sports car for the everyman, with V6 models starting at less than $25,000.
The 2011 Camaro gets three different available engines under its hood. On LS and LT models, a 312-horsepower 3.6-liter, direct-injected V6 is standard. This engine can be paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 6-speed automatic with TapShift manual control. On SS models, there’s a high-output LS3 engine available. It’s a 6.2-liter V8 making 422 horsepower and 408 pound-feet of torque. SS models equipped with the 6-speed automatic transmission get a lower-output 400-horsepower L99 6.2-liter engine featuring GM’s Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation system. All models feature a very rigid chassis with a 4-wheel independent suspension design, including struts and double ball joints in front and a double-isolated, ?4.5-link’ design in back. The FE2 suspension in V6 models is performance-oriented but also yields a little bit more in ride comfort. V8 models get a more stiffly-tuned FE3 performance suspension. Variable-rate rack-and-pinion power steering has been designed for a direct feel, and all models receive four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes. Fuel economy is respectable for a so-called “muscle car.” The V6 has direct injection technology, which aids overall power and efficiency, and the V8 gets Active Fuel Management, a system that intelligently runs the engine on just four of its cylinders when coasting or cruising at steady speed. EPA highway estimates range up to 29 mpg for the V6 and 24 mpg for the V8. In terms of safety features, the Camaro shines. Front occupants get seat-mounted side-thorax airbags. Head-curtain bags for front and rear occupants and StabiliTrak electronic stability control are also standard. SS models have a Competitive/Sport mode that allows some wheelspin and more enthusiastic driving for the racetrack.
The Camaro’s retro exterior styling speaks for itself-especially with the addition of optional 18-, 19-, and 20-inch wheels-but inside it offers a unique mix of retro styling with modern materials and top-tech conveniences. The “heritage” interior design incorporates deep-dish retro-styled gauges, for instance, but LED light-pipe lighting bathes the interior in the glow of a modern luxury coupe. An RS appearance package is offered on LT and SS models, bringing a distinctive look that includes HID headlamps, a spoiler, a special tail lamp design and flashy 20-inch wheels. The base LT stands its own, with an extensive list of standard features, to be offered at an affordable base price. It includes keyless entry, power accessories, cruise control, air conditioning and a 6-speaker CD sound system with XM Satellite Radio. LT models add sport seats, fog lamps and flashier painted aluminum wheels. With the 2LT package they get a Boston Acoustics speaker system and a Bluetooth hands-free interface is available. The SS in its top trim gets heated mirrors, heated seats, steering-wheel controls and additional gauges. The options list includes plenty of retro appearance equipment-such as a Hurst short-throw shifter, ground effects and special striping.
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The rugged Frontier is available in two body styles: King Cab and Crew Cab. A 6-foot cargo bed is standard on King Cab models, while Crew Cab buyers have a choice of a standard 5-foot bed or an optional 6-foot version. Trim levels include: entry-level S, the midrange SV, off-road-oriented PRO-4X, and the top-of-the-line SL (crew cab only).
Solid to the core, Nissan Frontier at Windsor Nissan of East Windsor, NJ is available with heavy-duty Dana® rear axles, an incredible 10.1″ ground clearance, hill descent control, and a 2-speed transfer case with impressive crawl ratio. PRO-4X’s electronic locking rear differential delivers equal power to the rear wheels to boost traction. Bilstein® off-road performance shocks and BFGoodrich® Rugged Trail T/A® tires flawlessly deliver race-proven off-road performance.
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The all-new Malibu will transcend time zones and embrace the diversity of cultures around the world when Chevrolet simultaneously unveils it live at the Shanghai Auto Show and on Chevrolet’s Facebook page.
Chevrolet provided a sneak peak glimpse today of its Malibu show car. Chevrolet will unveil the new Malibu live starting at 8:30 p.m. EDT on April 18 at http://www.facebook.com/chevrolet. The Web reveal will also be streamed live on iPad and iPhone mobile devices.
Consumers are encouraged to post questions during the reveal on Twitter using #MalibuReveal or on Chevrolet’s Facebook page in the Malibu tab. Members of the Chevrolet team will be on hand to answer questions during a live moderated question-and-answer session following the web reveal.
The timing of the Web reveal coincides with the April 19 auto show debut of the new Malibu in Shanghai. The Malibu show car will also be shown at the New York International Auto Show, which is open to the public April 23 through May 1.
“This Malibu takes Chevrolet’s established and award-winning nameplate to new places and introduces it to new audiences around the world,” said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet. “Whether the Malibu is sold in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, or Australia, it has been engineered from the ground up to meet the needs of customers around the world.”
The Malibu will feature a global family of fuel-efficient and powerful four-cylinder engines, along with six-speed transmissions that also contribute to efficient performance. The Malibu was designed to stand out in all markets around the globe, while its European-inspired driving characteristics were engineered to challenge the best in its class. The new Malibu is Chevrolet’s first midsize car to be sold globally. It will be sold in nearly 100 countries on six continents and built in multiple locations, including China and two facilities in the United States.
“We look forward to offering the new Malibu to our customers across China,” said Kevin Wale, president and managing director of the GM China Group. “The Malibu fully embodies Chevrolet’s tradition of dynamic styling, superior handling and outstanding fuel efficiency. It will address growing domestic demand in the upper-medium segment, especially among younger car buyers.”
The Malibu was Chevrolet’s – and GM’s – best-selling car in the United States in 2010, with sales of nearly 200,000 vehicles. It is among Chevrolet’s most-decorated vehicles in the United States, earning more than 40 industry awards since 2008. The Malibu was the only midsize car in the industry to win the Consumers Digest Automotive “Best Buy” award the last three years – 2011, 2010 and 2009. The Malibu has also been named a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety the last two years.
With the new Malibu, Chevrolet continues to position itself for worldwide growth. GM’s largest brand is in the midst of introducing a global family of fuel-efficient cars including the Cruze, Volt, Sonic/Aveo, Spark and Malibu. These new cars compete in the four largest vehicle segments in the world, which accounted for 54 percent of all non-luxury sales in 2010. The global segment that Malibu will compete in represented 9 percent – more than 5.7 million vehicles – of global sales in 2010.
Last year, Chevrolet sold 4.26 million vehicles globally, or an average of one vehicle every 7.4 seconds. Eight of the top 10–selling markets for Chevrolet in 2010 were emerging markets – Brazil, China, Uzbekistan, Mexico, Russia, India, Argentina and Colombia. Emerging Markets are expected to account for more than 50 percent of Chevrolet global sales by 2012.
More than 600,000 Malibu cars have been sold globally since 2008, when it was named the North American Car of the Year. The 2013 Malibu represents the eighth generation of the nameplate, which was introduced in 1964.
Chevrolet introduced the Mi-ray concept today at the 2011 Seoul Motor Show. The roadster celebrates Chevrolet’s 100-year heritage of designing expressive vehicles in the brand’s newest market.
The Mi-ray was developed at the GM Advanced Design Studio in Seoul. Combining cutting-edge hybrid propulsion technology and advanced styling, it balances iconic Chevrolet design cues with a future design vision as Chevrolet celebrates its centennial in 2011. The powerful front end offers a reinterpretation of the Chevrolet face. The Mi-ray’s dual port grille is flanked by LED headlamps with new signature daytime running lamps. The front and rear fenders evoke Chevrolet Corvettes of the past and express the concept’s sports car spirit.
At the corners, carbon-fiber spoilers help control down force and airflow. Chevrolet sports car. However, the passenger is also fully engaged in the driving experience. The Mi-ray is propelled by two front-mounted 15-kW electric motors for quick acceleration and zero emissions in urban driving. The motors are powered by a 1.6-kWh lithium-ion battery that is charged through regenerative braking energy. The Mi-ray has the capability of being switched from front-wheel drive to rear-wheel drive.
Distinctive retractable flaps provide additional airflow control while providing access to the charge port on one side and the fuel filler on the other. The charge port also features an external battery charge indicator. Each rear fender contains individual cargo space for the storage of small items. Under the ducktail surface, the taillamps provide a new interpretation of Chevrolet’s twin element identity.
The Mi-ray features aluminum-carbon fiber composite 20-inch wheels in front and 21-inch wheels in the rear. The strong turbine theme evokes movement, even when the Mi-ray is stationary.
The heavily tapered top view enhances the Mi-ray’s purposeful image. From above, the cabin has a unique diamond shape.
Asymmetric seats flow from the door, forming a symmetric interior that gives the driver a feeling of being fully connected with the car.
Ambient lighting, which starts from the upper instrument panel and flows into the seat back area, adds a sense of luxury. Seat cushionsand headrests are connected by the lightweight carbon fiber shell and mounted on a single aluminum rail. The headrest area follows the exterior form, integrating with an air scarf for open-air driving.
Designers took a unique approach to displaying information, using back projection on the instrument panel. Information in front of the
driver has been prioritized into three zones. Immediately in front is vehicle performance. It is flanked on the left by range and on the right by navigation and mileage figures. This eliminates unnecessary visual clutter, allowing the driver to focus on the thrill of driving.
The center touch screen flows down to an aluminum support, which evokes a fighter jet’s nose with the landing gear down. The exterior surface waterfalls down into the interior to meet the reinforced console, connecting the front and rear of the car.
The centrally located start button is also inspired by a jet aircraft. When the button is pressed, the column-mounted retractable meter cluster rises like a jet fighter canopy and “Interactive Projection” appears on the white surface.
Retractable rearview cameras, which replace traditional rearview mirrors, extend from the side glass electrically. In city driving, the forward-facing camera operates in conjunction with GPS to overlay navigation information with real-time video.
For performance driving, the Mi-ray’s 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine combines with the electric motors, providing spirited torque control to both the left and right wheels as needed. The high-tech engine, mounted behind the cockpit, drives the rear wheels while seamlessly integrating electrification technology that defines a new standard in the compact roadster segment.
A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) enables a reduction in the powertrain’s size by eliminating the torque converter. Shifts are quick and firm. The shift pattern has been tuned for improved top speed in performance mode. A start-stop system works in conjunction with the DCT.
When people call a company’s customer support line, the response is typically an automated recording. At OnStar, a human advisor is mere seconds away with the simple push of a button.
OnStar’s industry-leading customer service was recently honored at the 2011 Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service, where OnStar was recognized for Customer Service Department of the Year in the Telecommunications category. The Stevie Awards were created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working people worldwide.
“Our exceptional advisors and dedicated call center staff are a critical element that separate OnStar from our competitors and we’re proud to see them recognized,” said Terry Inch, director, subscriber services.” Our advisors are expertly trained specialists who are prepared to assist drivers in the most extreme situations.”
OnStar advisors are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and respond to more than 100,000 customer requests daily. Advisors deliver over 2 million turn-by-turn routes monthly, OnStar’s most requested service.
Since its launch, OnStar has performed more than 346 million subscriber interactions assisting in countless emergency situations, including childbirth, rescues from remote locations and directed hundreds of thousands of drivers to safety during hurricanes and severe storms.
OnStar advisors respond to more than 20,000 emergency situations a month, where customers receive priority connection to specially trained Advisors prepared for emergencies and to stay on the line until help arrives.
“When life happens on the road, subscribers have a human connection offering immediate, knowledgeable and personalized attention — better than any automated system,” said Inch. “We will continue to apply the lessons learned over our 15-year history to continually evolve and improve our services.”
Through May 31, anyone with a digital OnStar-equipped vehicle – regardless of whether they are a current OnStar customer – can enter OnStar’s Push On sweepstakes by pushing the blue OnStar button in their vehicle. Ten people will win a new OnStar-equipped Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicle of their choice.
Hold onto your hats, MSNBC is now reporting live on SIRIUS XM Radio! On April 12th, 2010, MSNBC launched its line-up of shows that provide, “compelling and entertaining commentary and news….millions of listeners can stay connected via SIRIUS XM to their favorite source for news, politics, and the singular personalities of MSNBC where ever they go” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Office of SIRIUS Xm Radio.
The line-up includes (all times in ET):
- “Way Too Early” with Willie Geist (Mon-Fri, 5:30am-6:00am)
- “Morning Joe” hosted by Joe Scarborough, Mike Brzezinski and Willie Geist (Mon-Fri, 6:00am-9:00am)
- “The Daily Rundown” with Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie (Mon-Fri, 9:00am-10:00am)
- MSNBC Dayside (10:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm daily)
- “Andrea Mitchell Reports” (Mon-Fri, 1-2pm)
- “The Dylan Ratigan Show” (Mon-Fri, 4:00pm-5:00pm)
- “Hardball with Chris Matthews” (Mon-Fri, 5-6pm)
- “The Ed Show” with Ed Schultz (Mon-Fri, 6-7pm)
- “Countdown with Ketih Olbermann” (Mon-Fri,8-9pm)
- “The Rachel Maddow Show” (Mon-Fri, 9-10pm)
For all of you that have SIRIUS XM Radio & like MSNBC, check this out today! If any of you have any questions about how to get SIRIUS XM installed in your car, give us a call at 609-291-1000 – our service techs and salesmen will be happy to give you the information! Also, you can check out the SIRIUS XM Radio websites at www.sirius.com & www.xmradio.com.