For the first time a large car named Chevrolet Suburban Carryall appeared in 1935. Then it was a rear wheel drive car with a metal body, made on the basis of the truck and can accommodate up to eight passengers.
In 1992 a new generation of Suburban rolled into showrooms. This car logically represented the extended version of the model Blazer Series C. Suburban length is impressive – from bow to stern it equals 5575 mm. Huge interior is decorated very amply, it has everything that you could wish for.
The first two years of manufacture Chevrolet Suburban was equipped with all-wheel drive, where the front axle is attached to a special lever on the floor. After the 1993 the special button were installed, clicking on which the front axle or reduced transmission come into play.
In most cases, petrol engines V8 were installed at Chevrolet Suburban 1992-1999 years giant. Also two types of gasoline engines were offered. The most common was V8 engine of 5.7 liters. But since 1996 a modern engine with multi-point injection has appeared, so the power increased to 254 immediately. Under the hood of Chevrolet Suburban there was the 7.4 liters engine of 290 hp capacity and the torque effect of 556 Nm!
At the end of 1999 a brand new Chevrolet Suburban was shown. The wheelbase was reduced from the previous 3,340 mm to 3302 mm. Thanks to the wide and high body the engineers were able to increase the space in the shoulders and above the heads of passengers. The spare wheel has removed from the boot under the bottom and the luggage compartment volume in the three rows of seats was 1.2 m³.
The manufacturer has kept a strong RAMS chassis which became tougher in torsion. Suburban 1500 Series (3.27 m.) have found a new rear suspension (one-piece axle on four trailing arms and coil springs), which improved the ride and handling.
Under the hood of this car V8 engine capacity of 5.3 liters and 6.0 liters (299 hp and 330 hp, respectively), but also a truly gigantic power unit volume of 8.1 liters, an outstanding 325 hp or 345 hp depending on the configuration were installed.
In 2003 model year Suburban got the next set of accessories: a multiplex wiring, climate control with separate zone control now and for the driver, and sitting next to a passenger, as well as numerous information and multimedia devices, custom high-end Bose sound system and DVD-gaming center.
Since 2005 the expensive versions equipment include a new DVD-navigation system c touchscreen, Stabilitrak, an entertainment system for rear passengers (DVD + game console + TV), and satellite radio XM Satellite.
In 2006, the premiere of a new generation of Suburban, which is based on all the same platform GMT900. The emphasis manufacturer has made to increase the power and reduce fuel consumption, however, a huge 5.3 and 6.0-liter engine capacity of 320 hp and 355 hp unlikely to be limited to small.
The world premiere of the twelfth generation of the model was held in September 2013.
Generational change is a major milestone in the life of any car model, and it is almost always accompanied by a significant change in appearance. In the case of the Suburban that is not quite true. Chevrolet designers, of course, made some adjustments to the exterior of the SUV, but it kept its recognition features. This is important, but even more important the fact that the car is very much changed from a technical point of view.
Malibu conquers the American roads since 1964. Malibu has a beautiful silhouette, reminiscent of a sports coupe. The extensive side plates, elongated headlights and muscular rear wings reminiscent of the legendary Camaro sports car. Xenon lighting and LEDs in the rear lights are the finishing touches to this attractive image.
Its silhouette is characterized by efficient aerodynamics, which helps to reduce the noise and improve the fuel economy.
Malibu captivates not only by its stylish appearance, but also by a luxurious interior. Pioneer ™ audio control on the steering wheel, the connection of external devices via USB and Bluetooth, as well as the ability to voice control a connected mobile device. For 7-inch color touchscreen display there is a hidden storage compartment – an ideal place for your smart phone or iPod.
Seats with optimum lateral support provide comfort for long distance traveling. The width of the interior at the elbows and shoulders is more than enough.
High body rigidity also ensures low noise and vibration.
In tandem with rigid body structure working steering developed by ZF. It is characterized by surprising ease at low speeds (for example, in the parking lot) and it provides a strong feedback at high speeds (for example, when changing lanes on the highway) – and all this with absolute precision.
17 or 18-inch ventilated wheels are fitted with aluminum Malibu calipers and, if necessary, provide good braking ability.
There are two transmissions: a 6-step manual or 6-step automatic, which is equipped with a manual Driver Shift Control shift mode.
Malibu security systems
Strong body structure not only provides an excellent handling, but also guarantees the protection of passengers in the car. Malibu won the maximum score of 5 “stars” on the results of the NCAP crash test, it is equipped as standard with an impressive arsenal of security systems.
Chevrolet released the update for the 2014 model year, Malibu sedan, which gained seats in the cabin, slightly changed the appearance of the front and offers a choice of two efficient engines. The new high-tech 2.5-liter engine complements the redesigned mid-size sedan is standard.
Chevrolet Malibu (2014)
Modest changes in the exterior design are reflected in the first place on the radiator grille, which led to form the front bumper and bonnet refinements. The lights are the same, but overall the car appearance became more solid and serious.
Under the hood as standard a new 2.5-liter engine is installed, which boasts such advanced technologies, as a stop / start system, direct fuel injection and variable valve timing. The power of motor is 196 horsepower, and the torque effect equals 253 Nm. The second engine is well-known for its predecessor, the 2.0-liter engine, which has undergone comprehensive modernization. The turbocharged engine develops 400 Nm of torque, which means 14-percent increase compared to its predecessor. Malibu 2.0L power equals 259 horsepower.
The first stock Corvette was released in June 1953.
C1 open body obtained without frills – stylish panoramic glass panes, predatory grille, and elegant rear fenders. It was a white convertible with red interior, the 6-cylinder engine and two-speed “automatic”.
Corvette waited for its first restyling for three years – original rear wings were gone, but there were door handles and two-tone coloring, and then the famous four rear lights. The technical side was represented by the V-shaped “eight” for the first time equipped with fuel injection (1957) and aluminum cylinder heads (1960), four-speed automatic and manual transmissions.
Nineties returned to Corvette rather its technical superiority than the appearance.
Chevrolet Corvette fifth generation debuted in 1997. The family includes three body types: coupe, convertible and targa (optional removable hard top).
The car has excellent dynamic characteristics. The aluminum 5.7-liter V-shaped 8-cylinder engine is capable of developing LS1 power of 345 hp. There is 6-speed rear-wheel drive transmission. The car is equipped with wide stabilizing panels (spoiler), who help him hold on dangerous sections of the road firmer.
In 2000 grade there were many innovations, including (as an option) illuminated dashboard (speedometer, tachometer and fuel level), which is projected onto the windshield. In 2001 Corvette Z06 was released. The car is equipped with a 6-speed gearbox, specially tuned FE4 suspension, exhaust system made of titanium and wide Goodyear tires.
The main Z06 highlight is the LS6 V8 engine power of 385 hp. It helps the car to reach a speed of 100 km / h in less than 4.6 seconds. Not all cars who dared called sports may boast a similar result.
However, the main increase in horsepower falls on the new camshaft with altered geometry of the ignition cams, which increased the valve lifting from 12.7 to 13.3 millimeters.
The design of the clutch was modified by the increased torque and pedal force has been even decreased. The new six-speed M12 Getrag transmission allows the driver to switch to more aggressive style, so that the tachometer needle would be always in the zone of optimal speeds.
The design of the box was added to a special sensor that controls the oil temperature.
New Chevrolet Corvette has a front and rear security areas, side bars in each door, air bags for the driver and front-passenger, three-point belts, energy-absorbing steering column and front panel.
At the auto show in Detroit in 2004 Chevrolet introduced the sixth generation of the Corvette family.
New car logically can safely be called a continuation of evolutionary precursors.
A year later, according to tradition, after the ordinary Corvette the “charged” version of the index Z appeared.
Chevrolet Corvette seventh generation debuted at the Detroit Motor Show in 2013. Stingray as an additional name previously was applied to the second and third generations of the legendary super car.
Chevrolet Impala is a full-sized Chevrolet car (General Motors division). The first car of that model went on sale in 1958.
In the 1960s Chevrolet Impala became a bestseller. At that time, the car was available in two body versions: a 4-door sedan and 2-door coupe.
As for Chevrolet Impala engines 1980 they were used for a lot of modifications in the period from 1957 until 1980.
It is worth noting that in 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS (Super Sport) was released. That range of options included: V8 engines volume 5.7 liters and output of 305, 340 and 350 hp, as well as a new engine volume of 6.7 and a power of 425 hp ., special tires and many other advancements.
In 1971 Chevrolet Impala is undergoing the exterior changes. It is also based on the B-platform and becomes the longest full-size car that has ever been presented by General Motors. In the period from 1971 to 1976 Chevrolet Impala was offered in the following bodies: a 2-door convertible, 2-door coupe, two-door sports coupe, 4-door sedan and station wagon.
In 1991 the next generation of Chevrolet Impala appears at the dealerships. That year much more car received a completely new, modern dynamic outside appearance. The stock version was released in 1994. Under the hood LT1 V8 engine volume of 5.7 liters and output of 300 hp was located. In 1996 Impala SS production was discontinued.
In 2000 an updated Chevrolet Impala was presented. Unlike the first Impala models it was the front-wheel drive car. Two engine options were proposed for the customers: V6 LA1 volume of 3.4 liters, 180 horsepower (offered as standard) and 3.8 V6 L36 volume capacity of 200 liters. In 2004 SS version reappeared, which was equipped with a turbocharged engine L67 V6 volume of 3.8 liters and 240 hp, which was primarily used on the Pontiac Grand Prix GTP, Buick Regal GS and Pontiac Bonneville SSEI. The dispersal of the new SS version to 100 km / h took 6.5 seconds (for models of previous years this figure was 7.1 seconds).
Impala 2006 was presented at the Auto Show in Los Angeles in 2005. The car got a new W-platform. The standard engine was LZE V6 volume of 3.5 liters, whose power is 211 hp. Also there were 2 more power train options: LZ9 V6 volume of 3.9 liters and LS4 V8 volume of 5.3 liters.
In 2007 Impala RSS version received new bumpers, rear spoiler and generally more aggressive appearance. Under the hood RSS version has LZ9 V6 power unit with the volume of 3.9 liters.
Chevrolet completes the transformation of North American passenger car lineup with the introduction of the new Impala 2014. Upgraded flagship sedan is built on the strong traditions of the Impala brand, offering an expressive style, a refined interior, easy-to-use technology, and most importantly, an exciting driving experience.
Chevrolet Impala 2014 specifications: it has three engines to choose from, all are made of lightweight components with the fuel economy and features the direct injection.
Chevrolet Tahoe is a combination of the most modern technologies and traditions of the legendary off-road vehicle. Throughout its history it has won a reputation as a strong, reliable and comfortable car.
Tahoe combines an excellent permeability with no less impressive road performance. It is based on the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and inherited powerful frame and bridges of the predecessor. This family coupe was named for the lake in the United States.
The model has been produced since 1992. Initially only cars with a 3-door body were produced, and in 1995 the company added a 5-door version.
The designation “1500” on the back of Tahoe indicates the capacity in pounds (very roughly). The following power units were installed: petrol 5.7-liter V8 (258 hp) and diesel 6.5-liter V8 (182 hp), turbocharged (since 1994). The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.
The transmission had several variants. In the US market not only all-wheel drive vehicles were offered, but also with a drive to the rear axle. There are some versions with a permanent rear-wheel drive one is connected with the front wheels (in the first version by the lever) in the passenger compartment. If all-wheel drive is activated manually, you can use it only on slippery surfaces, otherwise the mission will fail quickly.
Later cars were equipped with a transmission in which the front axle is automatically and electronically connected at a slipping back.
In 2000 the next generation of Chevrolet Tahoe was presented. Compared with the previous generation car got a smoother shape, rounded corners and protruding wheel arches. And yet its features bear the mark of solidity and masculinity. The new body, powerful and economical engine, completely updated suspension, a progressive Auto 4WD system and the most spacious cabin in its class with the same comfort allows you to move around the city and overcome any off-road. And changes to the cars in the previous model year, made an already powerful and comfortable SUV even more comfortable, dynamic and reliable.
Tahoe 2007 was built on a new platform, which would be the basis for another 11 models of General Motors. Compared to its predecessor, the car became a 12.8 cm longer (5.12 m), the difference in height and width unimportant: plus three (2,007 m), plus seven (1,955 m) millimeters. The new generation of Tahoe received: a power, a spacious lounge, modern elements of comfort and safety. Inherently Tahoe 2007 remained a traditional SUV with a robust rear axle. But the chassis has been significantly remodeled, and the body, according to the manufacturer, has become stronger.
In September 2013, it was officially presented brand new Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon next generation cars, as well as their long-wheelbase versions. The sales started in April 2014, so they are called 2015 model year car.
Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup is only available in the US market. The car has a frame structure with continuous rear axle on the spring suspension. Under the hood there are gasoline engines with direct injection and variable valve timing: V6 volume of 4.3 liter, V8 volume of 5.3 and 6.2 liters. There is only a six-speed transmission without any choice for customer, but full and automatic drives are on demand.
Also, there is a “hard” version of the pickup called Heavy Duty, whose capacity can be up to 3.5 tonnes. Such “Silverado” are equipped with a gasoline engine V8 6.0 (322 or 360 forces) or turbo diesel V8 6.6 liter capacity of 397. p.
“General Motors” concern began the production of Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup in 1998. A similar model was also offered under the name GMC Sierra. The car is offered with a conventional, three-quarter, or double cab and cargo bed had three lengths.
At Chevrolet Silverado V6 4.3 engine was installed (195-200 hp.) as well as eight-cylinder engines of 4.8 and 5.3 liters capacity of 270 to 295 forces. Transmission can be five-step “mechanics” or four-stage “automatic”. The actuator could be a rear or complete. In 2003 version with a six-liter “eight”, which develops 345 l. s. appeared in the model range, and in 2004 pickup truck with a hybrid power plant was put into production.
Besides the usual pickups, customers were offered a heavy machine Heavy Duty with the increased capacity. Such “Silverado” cars were equipped with eight-cylinder engines 6.0, 6.6 and 8.1 (210-360 hp).
Chevrolet Silverado second generation pickup truck was produced from 2007 to 2013. The car was created on the platform GMT900, had a new design exterior and interior, a revised chassis. As before the “Silverado” was offered in regular and “heavy” version, with several options cabin, with rear and all-wheel drive.
Under the hood of the “easy” pickups the engines V6 4.3, V8 4.8, V8 5.3, V8 6.0 V8 6.2 and a capacity of 195 to 403 liters. p. could be installed. Also in the lineup there was was the hybrid version. In the US and Canada car dealers stopped offering a version with manual transmission, this version is preserved only in the Mexican market.
‘Weighty’ Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty was equipped with eight-cylinder engines volume of 6.0 and 6.6 liters (353-397 hp)
Chevrolet Silverado third generation is produced from 2013. A similar model is sold under the name of GMC Sierra.
New Silverado outside appearance is worthy of respect. The designers preserved an impressive appearance, inherent powerful truck Chevy, adding the elements of modern design. Now Silverado has become more stylish at the same moment maintaining its brutality. That means a massive poking double grille, a bumper with fog lights, two pairs of huge headlights fearlessly looking forward. High and wide hood, muscular body, exaggerated wheel arches and nameplates «Z71» indicate enormous strength of the car.
In 2006 a relatively inexpensive SUV Captiva which concern brought to Europe from Korea joined the lineup of available GM models. The premiere was held at the Geneva Motor Show. This time the company introduced not huge and heavy American jeep, but compact SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle). From Italian Captiva translates as “captive.”
The car appearance turned out quite courageous. The grille is crowned by a large Chevrolet icon. Uncommonly located fog lights give the car a certain charm. The rear bodywork fits harmoniously into the overall look: two exhaust pipes, beautiful tail lights help to get a very solid way.
Trunk volume is quite impressive, and if you fold the rear seats the usable space will be doubled. The rear seat can be folded by parts (60/40).By folding all passenger seats, a load compartment volume increased to 1565 liters. By the way, to make the loading easier in Captiva the rear door glass can be opened separately. Inside the vehicle has a roomy glove box can be used to store a small luggage. The front door pockets have not only a place for a map, but also a circular recess for liter bottles of water, for example.
The basic Chevrolet Captiva version includes 6 airbags, ESP stability control (ESP), 17-th light alloy wheels, power accessories, air-conditioning, CD / MP3 radio with the ability to control on the steering wheel. There are versions of Captiva with cruise control, fog lights, heated seats, trip computer, leather interior and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Captiva updated model was presented at the Auto Show in Paris in October 2010.After the restyling the compact SUV has received the updated exterior, improved interior and new engines. Also the car became more secure.
The front part of the car has significantly changed; it has become more pointed and aggressive. This contributes to a more streamlined front bumper. The eye catches a new hood with sharp lines. Grille is divided into two parts – that hasn’t changed. Only now it’s not narrow strips, but real combat visor from the edge of the hood through the bumper to the plastic skirt. The head optics is noticeably modernized. Large rectangular headlights are slightly turned upwards. Powerful chrome-framed fog lights are located in a special plane, which is integrated into the bumper. The vents located on the front fender give the car a dynamic look. At the back of the car only the lights have been changed. Rear optics got trendy transparent case, where colorful flashing lights are settled. Captiva 2011 also received LED turn repeaters built into the mirror, new exterior colors and new alloy design.
The first presentation of the Chevrolet Camaro held place on 26 September 1966, in order to create competition over the popular and gathered a large sector of the market Ford Mustang. Camaro was designed as a new car, but, nevertheless, it took root some nodes and components of the Chevelle, Corvair, and even the legendary Corvette.
The basis of the car structure is an integral body. A powerful front sub-frame is mounted on it on elastic elements. On the back it was placed engine and gearbox, as well as independent spring suspension. The rear axle is a leading and keeps on longitudinal leaf springs.
The engine range of Chevrolet Camaro is V-shaped “six” and “eight” in volume from 3.6 to 7.0 liters. V6 had only two species: the first one has a volume of 3.6 liters and the 140 hp, the second one has 3.9 liter 155 hp
In 1968there is the start of the Camaro production with the designation Z-28, which differs from its predecessors by the presence spoilers on the body, designed to improve the aerodynamic qualities of the car, an upgraded instrument panel with tachometer, tinted windows and befitting painted body.
Chevrolet Camaro is notable for: sporty exterior design, excellent dynamic performance and, of course, powerful aggressive engine. The popular of models grew until the early ’70s, while the country for the first time felt the effects of the energy crisis, which has forced to change the perspective on the cars production in the United States. In order not to turn into a story Camaro began to adjust to the changed situation and in the first place,these changes affected the engine – its capacity has fallen.
In 1982 there was a start of the third generation Camaro production. The distinctive features of this car are dual square headlights, wide grille, the large number of spoilers and fairings, more “licked” exterior design than in previous versions.
The next fourth-generation Camaro was produced only in 1993. The new car is completely “licked”, it became more graceful. For 1993 the range of motors consisted of a V-shaped “six” power of 160 hp and 275 hp “eight”. As transmission a 4-band automatic or 5-speed “mechanics” were used. After ’93, the new model began to be equipped with the 5.7-liter engine capacity of 345 hp – ‘LT-1’ and automatic transmission with electronic control.
After 35 years of production the concern General Motors ceased the production of the legendary American sports car Chevrolet Camaro in the fall of 2002. During this period the company has sold 4,775,208 copies.
But already in 2005 Chevrolet decided to resume the production of the model. Camaro 2010 belongs to the fifth generation. Its body type is a two-door coupe with four seats. Body and interior have been redesigned, but the engineers have tried to keep the features that were characteristic for older releases. The result is a car in which the spirit of past generations and the modern technology of the 21st century were brilliantly combined.
Chevrolet Cruze is a sedan of the Korean concern General Motors. This compact city C-Class car replaced Cobalt and Lacetti models. GM developed this model over 21 months, during which time there were spent more than $ 4 billion on the construction of the car. In South Korea, the car was first introduced in October 2008 as the Daewoo Lacetti Premiere, in Australia it is sold under the name Holden Cruze. Chevrolet Cruze is built on the Delta II platform, which is used for the Opel Astra. Chevrolet Cruze body consists of high-strength steel by 65 percent. The wheelbase of the car is 2685 mm, the length is 4597 mm, the width is 1788 mm, and the height is 1477 mm. The ground clearance is 140 millimeters.
The car was created under the supervision of Taewan Kim who was involved in the design of such popular models as the Matiz, Aveo, Chevrolet Epica. The curved roof line, starting from the highly elevated windscreen, gently lowered to the rear pillars and short rear, which gives the proportions of a coupe to the sedan. Another feature of the design is a two-tier grille and a prominent wheel landing.
The cozy interior is designed for five passengers. Interior design is fully consistent with fashion trends: fabric inserts, soft-touch plastic, superb ergonomic design steering and stylish design of the dashboard. The steering wheel and driver’s seat have some of the wide margin of adjustment in the class, which will help the driver to feel comfortable behind the wheel; it will fit even high owners. As an option leather-trimmed seats and their integration into heating devices are available. Comfort for the passengers and the driver is also provided by: windows raiser, air conditioner, CD-player, side window with heating and more.
A few years later 5-door hatchback was added to the sedan. The serial version of hatchback Chevrolet Cruze GM 2012 was presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2011. With its appearance GM expects to increase the number of sales of its cars in the class C significantly. The hatchback was more rapid and sporty than the sedan, due to the shape of the roof and the absence of the prominent trunk at the back. The new body shape required to reduce the amount of usable trunk space, leaving a total of 413 liters of volume, and if you fold the rear seatbacks the volume equals 883 liters.
The hatchback has an interior that surrounds its passengers at the same time with warm and sporty atmosphere. It consists of smooth and harmonious lines with a grainy texture of the materials that are pleasant to the touch. According to European safety standards EuroNCAP Chevrolet Cruze hatchback as well as sedan received five stars.
Chevrolet Colorado .
Mid-size pickup Chevrolet Colorado 2004 the replaced S-10 model in the company program. The official premiere took place at the Detroit NAIAS in January 2003. The production was situated at the GM plant in Shreveport, Louisiana. Colorado design is original and based on the new GM “cargo” platform. There were three types of cabins: single (Regular Cab), extended (Extended Cab), double (Crew Cab). The pickup went into a series of front-wheel or all-wheel drive, with a conventional, elongated or 4-door cab and the third suspension settings: standard, sport and off-road.
The car is equipped with two new engines: R4 Vortec 2800 (175 hp, 251N • m) and R5 Vortec 3500 (220 hp, 305 N • m) obtained by the reducing the number of Vortec 4200 cylinders. 4 -step “automatic” or 5-step manual gearbox are aggregated with them. On request side airbags, heated leather seats, OnStar satellite system and digital radio XM can be installed. Due to the excellent aerodynamics of the cabin and improved torsion bar suspension Colorado became the quietest in the class. The steering column is adjustable. The permanent all-wheel drive is connected to the button panel. The rear differential is self-locking, even at the rear-wheel drive 2WD version,just as a traction- control.
The basic package includes the Z85 ABS, vinyl and cloth-trimmed seats, 15-inch wheels and hydraulic amplifier.
Alongside with Colorado more expensive pickup GMC Canyon is produced. The main differences of the GMC Canyon from Chevrolet Colorado is a fore-carriage exterior with a large chrome complex mask at the same time framing the grille and divided the lighting equipment into two parts (as opposed to horizontal Colorado slats). A big red GMC emblem is traditionally complementing the picture. Canyon interior is not as utilitarian as that of Chevrolet, for example, the center console GMC has an aluminum coating. The rest of the set of equipment and power trains with transmissions from the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado are almost identical.
The debut of the new second generation Chevrolet Colorado took place in 2011 at the Motor Show in Bangkok. Colorado serial production started in 2012. The new Colorado is designed to meet the many advanced technologies and features a nice design and functional interior. At the heart of a pickup truck, “Colorado” has a solid construction with integrated frame, which provides excellent driving performance and great life to failure of the car. A group of qualified engineers from Brazil took part In the development of Chevrolet Colorado, and they have made every effort to adapt the truck to markets around the world, including Southeast Asia.
The clever design of the chassis and special suspension settings confer Chevrolet Colorado excellent running characteristics and excellent controllability on different types of road surface. Especially for the Colorado engineers developed 2 new power unit Duramax: 2.5 liters (150 hp) and 2.8 liter (180 hp). They are turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engines, which combine excellent performance and economy.