Monthly Archives: January 2015

Next-Generation Camaro Glimpsed at Detroit Auto Show

2015 Chevy Camaro  |  What will the next-generation Camaro bring?

2015 Chevy Camaro | What will the next-generation Camaro bring?

Here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet, we were secretly hoping a prototype of the next-generation Camaro would crop up at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month. Instead, the totally awesome Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept stole the show, and we loved it. But we also got a glimpse of the new Camaro as well, if only in silhouette form—we think.

Next-Generation Camaro

The Chevrolet brand revealed a glimpse of five new models that will be released this year—all silhouetted. And one of those vehicles is pretty certainly the new Camaro, a 2016 model with a pointier front end and other updated exterior design tweaks. Plus, there were also some new spy photos of the new Camaro revealed, so it seems like we are pretty close to a new Camaro production model in any case.

The new Camaro was recently spotted undergoing testing in California—but soon it will be not just in the Golden State, but all over our great land.

Come see us here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet to learn more about the Camaro and the rest of these new models coming down the pike this year as well.

2016 Chevrolet Volt Debut Electrifies Detroit Auto Show

The moment the industry has been waiting for is finally here—the 2016 Chevrolet Volt debut has finally happened. After months of teaser pictures and videos—not to mention a quick 30-second sneak peek earlier this month—Chevrolet has finally introduced the newest Chevrolet Volt at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, showing off how this new plug-in hybrid might just bet the greatest one yet.

2016 Chevrolet Volt Debut

2016 Chevrolet Volt Debut at 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit

2016 Chevrolet Volt Debut

“The 2016 Chevrolet Volt provides our owners with a no-compromise electric driving experience,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America. “We believe our engineering prowess combined with data from thousands of customers allows us to deliver the most capable plug-in vehicle in the industry.”

Considered the most fuel-efficient Volt yet, the vehicle’s two-motor drive unit is 12% more efficient than its predecessor, while the car itself is 100 pounds lighter. A 1.5-liter range extender engine boasts an EPA-estimated fuel rating of 41 mpg, meaning the range extender by itself would be a terrific, fuel-efficient car. Brand-new five-passenger seating offers significantly more room to passengers, while the quieter ride adds to the cabin’s ambiance.

Expect to see the 2016 Chevrolet Volt in showrooms during the second half of 2015. Until then, don’t forget to stop back to Tom Naquin Chevrolet soon for more information on the eco-friendly car!

Chevrolet Gives Us 2016 Chevrolet Volt Sneak Peek at 2015 CES

Normally, carmakers like to grow buzz about their concept cars before auto shows by releasing teaser images and videos, but Chevrolet has decided to do something even better. Instead of waiting to debut the brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt, which is expected to make its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) this month, the American carmaker instead brought the car out at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week. This 2016 Chevrolet Volt sneak peek gave the public a 30 second look at the new car—something significantly better than any teaser image.

2016 Chevrolet Volt Sneak Peek – literally, a sneak peak

While the 30 seconds passed quickly, it was more than enough time to notice the Volt’s new redesign. A powerful front-end is enhanced by an angular front fascia, small grille, and wide headlights. The rear end sweeps downward, similar to the current Volt, evoking a coupe-like silhouette.

So far, the Chevrolet Volt has helped save more than 25 billion gallons of fuel through its hybrid technology. If you’re interested in seeing the current Volt in action, stop in to Tom Naquin Chevrolet today!

2015 Colorado Virtual Design: Engineering of the Future

2015 Colorado virtual design

2015 Colorado virtual design is used to create accessories

Although it sounds like something out of a Sci/Fi movie, Chevy recently unveiled some of their advanced virtual reality design systems. While some competitors are stuck in the Stone Age using clay and wooden models, engineers at Chevy are using high-tech programs to perfect new models and accessories.

2015 Colorado Virtual Design

According to Chevy, the 4K ultra-fine resolution PowerWall system is primarily being used on the new Colorado accessories. The 2015 Colorado virtual design created things like a new assist step and GearOn™ cargo system, both of which are easily customizable to customer specifications.

“That’s the beauty of this kind of high definition. Using the math data, we can render the vehicle as the customer will see it in the ‘as manufactured state,’” said Joe Guzman, engineering group manager for Global Virtual Design Process & Operations. “Designers and engineers can then scrutinize every detail to make sure they are spot on.”

The new PowerWall system is a 240 square-foot solid glass screen, and includes two Christie® Mirage 4K25 DLP® 3D projectors, powered by eight computers and two Christie Spyder X20 video processors. It’s manned by a team of five – just another example of what sets Chevy apart from competitors.

Want to get your hands on the new Colorado? Stop by Tom Naquin Chevrolet today.