Chevrolet Canada Reveals New Vehicles at the Canadian Autoshow
From connected cars to all-electric cars, there’s a Chevy for every member of the family at Canada’s biggest auto event. From the moment you buy your first car as a student to the time you buy that first car for your OWN student, your standard for value and safety for a new vehicle grows with you. But while the standard goes up, Chevrolet Canada says the budget doesn’t have to.
At this year’s Canadian International Auto Show, you’ll be able to see cars that will fit any personality and any budget.
Here’s a look at 6 of our favourite new vehicles from the Chevrolet Canada line-up:
- The First Student Car: 2016 Chevrolet Spark
One of the most affordable cars in Canada, the Spark comes standard with a seven-inch touch screen display that allows users to access Android Auto and Apple CarPlay music services. Chevrolet Canada’s OnStar service and 4GLTE Wi-Fi hotspot are also standard.
We were also surprised with the legroom and space in this small, zippy ‘ultimate mobile car’. There’s enough room to comfortably fit four adults and their gear. Chevrolet says it’s also a very quiet and comfortable ride.
- The Conscious commuter car: Bolt EV
We saw the Bolt EV Concept reveal in Detroit at the North American Auto Show last year and were excited to see that Chevrolet is bringing this revolutionary vehicle to market in 2017. As Canadians, electric cars are the way of the future and as conscious commuters; the Bolt EV has a message you can’t beat. The Bolt EV offers up to 320 kilometres of range on a full charge, so consumers don’t need to worry about “range anxiety”. It also features advanced connectivity technologies designed to enhance and personalize the driving experience.
“As we redefine Chevrolet with Find New Roads, we believe the future will be electric, connected, shared, autonomous and multi-modal,” said Steve Carlisle, President and Managing Director, General Motors of Canada. “We are taking a big step into the future with the exciting new Chevrolet Bolt EV – an all-electric, battery driven Chevrolet with up to 320 kilometres of range and an affordable price.”
For that time commuting on the roads, the Bolt EV’s connectivity innovations will provide smart, personalized solutions for managing the driving experience. Many of the Bolt EV’s driver-focused technologies are supported by OnStar 4G LTE, which turns the Bolt EV into a Wi-Fi hotspot, giving owners easier access to apps and services via a high-speed wireless connection
3. Fun & Green All-in-One Driver: The 2016 Volt
This compact sedan offers a bit of everything, style, fun, speed, connectivity and has been nominated for 2016 Canadian Green Car of the Year. It is a must-see at the autoshow in Toronto this year.
The range and the ability to go between electric and gas make it a practical and easy-to-use car for those considering the move to green cars. It’s spacious, great for moms on the go, entrepreneurs who want to stay connected on the go and make better use of gas as well. It may even be a great choice for the dads who commute and want to stay connected with style.
- The Young Driver: 2016 Cruze /2017 Cruze Hatchback
Looking for something sporty and practical, check out the all-new 2017 Cruze Hatchback. While the hatch style may be a little Euro, as Canadians, they’re just as cool. It is 200 pounds lighter than the previous-generation model due largely to a body structure that is 45 kilograms (100 lbs.) lighter and an engine that’s 20 kilograms (44 pounds) lighter.
The Cruze Hatch has the same, class-leading 106.3-inch wheelbase as sedan models, but features a unique roof and rear-end structure – including wraparound tail lamps and an integrated spoiler at the top of the liftgate.
“The fuel-saving technology in the Cruze shuts off the gas at a stop light seamlessly to the driver but it doesn’t use any gas when you’re idling.”
With the rear seat folded, cargo space expands to 47.2 cubic feet. It also has more standard safety features than any other compact car – including Corolla and Civic – with available adaptive features including Lane Keep Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Park Assist. The Cruze is Chevrolet’s best-selling car around the world, with 3.5 million sold since it went on sale in 2008.
The MyLink infotainment system, which has the added Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, lane-keeping assist and a rear cross-traffic alert system make it great for rides with kids or without!
- Mom-on the-go car or Family Friendly: 2016 Chevy Malibu
Watching the evolution of the Malibu has been pretty amazing. Brand new for this year, this vehicle has a look and feel that will surprise you. Gone are the days of the older mom ride; the Malibu today is value for the parent.
This is the only vehicle to have the Teen Driver feature, and Chevrolet’s system is the first in the industry with a built-in component that lets parents view on a display how their teenager drove the vehicle. Maximum speed reached, distance driven and number of times active safety features were engaged are among the parameters that can be confirmed.
“Teen driver is exclusive in the industry. You get two keys with every car. One of the keys is the master key. The other is for the teen driver. Once the teen driver gets into the vehicle, the teen driver settings kick in that the master key owner had pre programmed. So a parent can set the maximum speed, radio volume and can set to be notified if there’s any collisions or any advanced collision notifications,” says Shane Peever, Chevrolet brand manager for GM Canada.
The 2016 Malibu reaches an exceptional level of fuel efficiency with an all-new hybrid powertrain that uses technology from the Chevrolet Volt. The hybrid helps offer a GM-estimated 4.9 L/100km city, 5.2 L/100km highway – and 5.0 L/100km combined. It has standard preventive safety technologies include 10 standard air bags, with available features such as Forward Collision Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Automatic Parking Assist is also available.
The new Chevrolet MyLink with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and the all-new teen Driver feature allows parents to view their kids’ driving statistics, such as maximum speed, warning alerts and more
- For Mom/Dad Only: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Who doesn’t love a Camaro? And what other car would make your hair blowing in the wind look this good? This car is for moms only, leave the carseats at home and take some me-time in this ride. The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro offers higher levels of performance, technology and refinement and is designed to maintain the sporty car segment leadership earned over the past five years in North America.
“I’d say the Camaro is the fun car. There are a lot of people who would buy the Camaro just to put it in their garage but we’re seeing trends shift to people who either don’t have children or have children and want to have a more fun driving experience and get a little bit more out of everyday. It’s really the car to spice up your life,” says Shane.
Offered in LT and SS models, it provides a faster, more nimble driving experience, enabled by an all-new, lighter architecture – at least 90 kilograms (200 lbs.) lighter than the current model – and a broader powertrain range. It just looks good, right?
Check out this year’s Canadian International Show, you won’t regret it. Here’s how to get tickets: autoshow.ca/tickets/
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