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Powering Up The Super Cruise System
General Motors (GM) prized possession, the Super Cruise system, is one of the most innovative driver-assist technologies currently on the market, and for 2022, it’s getting even more advanced and more accessible to other vehicles, such as the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra half-ton pickup trucks.
One of the main upgrades of the Super Cruise system is hands-free automatic lane changing, which will give the car the ability to access when it’s safe to pass a car driving in front of you and change lanes when permissible without any action needed from the driver.
Other advancements include hands-free towing, which is helpful for those moving trailers, and improvements in navigation.
This Super system was first brought to the automotive scene in 2017 in GM’s Cadillac CT6 sedan. It was during this introduction that we saw how the car was capable of guiding drivers to and fro over 200,000 miles of various highways across the States, all on its own. By utilizing both the GPS and on-board cameras, it compares the placement of the vehicle to its location in a lidar scan of the globe. Once the car understands its location, and it’s safe to take over operations, the Cruiser will literally take the wheel, as well as control the acceleration.
However, this doesn’t mean that the driver should then slack off, as they are required to pay attention in the same way as they were when they were piloting. In fact, the system involves technology that can sense whether or not the driver’s eyes are on the road. Should their eyes roam elsewhere, the system will start with various warnings before completely deactivating. If this is not the case, in most cases, there will be no need to take over.
The automaker says that this driver assistance feature will be found on a wealth of different vehicles such as the upcoming GMC Hummer electric pickup, the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado pickups, the Cadillac Escalade and XT6 SUVs, and the Cadillac CT4 and CT5 sedans. Additionally, buyers of the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt will get to enjoy an older version of Super Cruise, which of course, will not include the lane change features. However, buyers of the 2021 Escalade models will get the new features in a future over-the-air update.
GM still needs to watch its back, as its fierce competitor, Ford, has plans to launch its own driving system, the hands-free BlueCruise, which is coming later this year in 2021 F-150 pickups, as well as the electric Mustang Mach-E car.
Another rival is the Autopilot system from Tesla. They also have a new beta version of its Full Self Driving features which even back automatic lane changes on the highway. On the flip side, the company says that the driver still has to keep his or her hands on the steering wheel to confirm their attentiveness…which completely defeats the purpose of the system.
While both Super Cruise and Autopilot aren’t necessarily newcomers on the market, they were not featured in any pickup trucks, which are the most popular vehicles in the States. In conjunction with Super Cruise and BlueCruise, these technologies will be brought to a new market of truck buyers in more ways than one.
Miami Lakes Chevrolet
If you’re ready for a new experience with driving, check out all that Chevrolet has to offer at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry an extensive selection of models from the brand such as the Silverado truck and the Bolt hatchback. Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and with a representative for further assistance.
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The Chevrolet Bolt received proved to be quite successful for 2021, as regions like North America, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, and Brazil saw an increase in sales during the second quarter of this year.
Chevrolet Bolt EV Sales – Q2 2021 – North America
In North America, deliveries for the Chevrolet Bolt EV made up to 10,857 units in Q2 2021, an upsurge of around 335 percent relative to the 2,498 units sold in Q2 2020.
During the first six months of 2021, sales for the Bolt EV improved by around 138 percent to 19,882 units.
Chevrolet Bolt EV Sales – Q2 2021 – Canada
Canadian deliveries for the Bolt EV came out to 1,871 units in Q2 2021, advancing roughly 167 counter to 700 units sold in Q2 2020.
During the initial six months of the year, sales increased around 109 percent to 3,485 units.
Chevrolet Bolt EV Sales – Q2 2021 – South Korea
In South Korea, Chevrolet’s EVs totaled 767 in deliveries for the second quarter of 2021, which is an advancement of about 48 percent contrary to 519 units sold in Q2 2020.
However, during the first six months of 2021, sales decreased about 27 percent to 942 units.
Chevrolet Bolt EV Sales – Q2 2021 – Mexico
Chevrolet delivery sales in Mexico totaled 5 units in Q2 2021, which is a surge of about 150 percent as opposed to 2 units sold in Q2 2020.
In the initial six months of the year, sales for the Bolt EV improved around 7 percent 16 units.
Chevrolet Bolt EV Sales – Q2 2021 – Brazil
In Brazil, Bolt EV deliveries came out to 64 units in Q2 2021, an advancement of around 88 percent as opposed to 34 units sold in Q2 2020.
However, as in South Korea during the first six months of 2021, there was a decrease in sales, specifically 4 percent to 79 units.
Competitive Sales Comparison (USA)
Sales for the Chevrolet Bolt EV jumped significantly around 335 percent during the second quarter of this year, which made way for the miniature electric to improve its segment share by 3 percentage points.
Ultimately, the hatchback came in second place in the electric vehicle segment, as the Toyota Prius earned 45 percent of the rest of the share, specifically with a 175 percent increase in sales volume. Yet and still, the Chevrolet subcompact outsold the remaining segment, which involved the Hyundai Ioniq, the fresh-off-the-block Volkswagen ID.4,, the Honda Clarity, and its biggest rival, the Nissan Leaf.
It’s also worth knowing that these specific reports from the blog site, GM Authority, encompass both hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants, such as the case with the Honda Clarity. These big and bad automakers’ new energy vehicle segment has seen a significant expansion with over 264 percent to 54,796 units in Q2 2021, which means that the Bolt EV outperformed considerably in its segment.
What’s New With The Bolt EV For 2022?
The Chevrolet Bolt EV got a few nips and tucks during its launch in the middle of 2021, as well as this year’s models. New improvements involve new front and rear fascias, together with a series of improvements to the cabin. No changes were made to the electric drivetrain.
Additionally, the newest Bolt now has a big sister called the Bolt EUV, which has the space and body of an SUV. These fraternal twins share the automaker’s BEV2 platform, as well as the battery technology and powertrain.
Miami Lakes Chevrolet
The 2022 Bolt EV and EUV have recently been making their way to dealerships across North America. When the time comes to purchase your new electric hatchback, be sure to visit Miami Lakes Chevrolet. We carry a wide range of vehicles from the company that range in a variety of different styles and prices.
Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.
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How Sales In The Automotive World Are Increasing
Thursday, (July 1), North American car makers reported a dramatic increase in quarterly sales on an intense demand for SUVs and signaled the growing trend reaching into 2022, as more consumers swing to private conveyance and the lineup for new electric vehicles for launch.
Social effects from the coronavirus pandemic brought on factors like low interest rates, government stimulus checks, and more fondness for personal transportation, which in turn increased the demand for cars, this is still true in the midst of rising prices following the restricted inventories from the worldwide chip shortage.
Increased vehicle prices have raised profitability for automakers, who have also heightened their investments in the production of electric vehicles.
The General Motors company said that its Chevrolet Bolt EV displayed record deliveries for the second quarter, totaling Chevrolet sales up to 31%, while its sales for its premium Buick SUVs sky-rocketed 86%.
“We expect continued high demand in the second half of this year and into 2022,” Elaine Buckberg, GM’s chief economist, said.
Last June, the top North American automaker elevated its budget for electric vehicles to $35 billion through 2025.
“EV adoption is increasing and reaching an inflection point,” GM Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson told reporters on a conference call. “We want to be ready to be able to produce the capacity that we need to meet demand over time.”
It’s also worth noting that that the company is advancing its offer by financially backing a standard installation of a home charging unit:
“To continue building customer interest in electric vehicles and demand for the all-electric 2022 Bolt EUV and redesigned Bolt EV, Chevrolet will cover standard installation of Level 2 charging outlets through a collaboration with Qmerit for most qualified and eligible purchase and lease customers.”
Japan’s Toyota Motor Corporations said that its electric vehicles made up almost a quarter of their sales volume between June of 2021, which is an increase of 13% from last year.
Toyota’s overall sales for North American increased by about 73% to 688,813 vehicles in the second quarter.
“There need to be more models beyond Tesla … next year, the (Ford) F-150 Lightning should help move the needle upward,” said Morningstar analyst David Whiston.
By the second half of 2021, A great number of electrics will make their grand introduction, this also includes Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Hyundai’s Ioniq 5, and Kia’s EV6 models. These debuts will aid in lifting the overall share of EVs in North America from just 2% of all currently registered vehicles.
The Ford company, which sales figures make up over 10,000 units of their Mustang Mach-E SUV in the first five months of 2021, will release the electric version of its top-selling F-150 pickup truck by next year. The automaker’s North American auto sales increased 9.6% to 475,327 units in the second quarter, due to strong demand for their SUVs and electric vehicles.
Individually, figures from analytics firm, Wards Intelligence showed that the rate of North American light-vehicle sales decreased in June to 1.3 million units from 1.6 million in May.
Miami Lakes Chevrolet
With so many options on the market for SUVs and EVs, it can be hard to choose which one shows the most promise. However, one should know that the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV has an incredible EPA range of 259 miles. It’s also quite energetic and swift in its driving behavior but still manages to excel in handling.
When the time comes to purchase the Bolt EV hatchback, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry a wide range of Chevrolet vehicles in a variety of different shapes and sizes. Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.
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Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular each year and one American automaker isn’t shying away from the new technology. Though Chevy is well-known for their powerful trucks and performance cars, they are embracing electric vehicles in a powerful way. Chevy already has a few hybrids under its belt, but in late 2016, Chevy will release its all-new 2017 Chevy Bolt, a revolutionary electric vehicle (EV). The 2017 Chevy Bolt will be one of the most affordable EVs and it will offer the best all-electric range of 238 miles, beating out competitors like Tesla.
2017 Chevy Bolt
The 2017 Chevy Bolt is a mix of new and standard technology features. It is equipped with a 200-horsepower electric motor, a nickel-rich lithium ion battery and the Chevy Bolt has a sleek style inside and out. Car and Driver has predicted that once the Bolt is released, it will jump to the number one spot on their list of electric vehicles.
238-Mile Battery Range
As mentioned earlier, the Chevy Bolt has an EPA-certified range of 238 miles when the 60 kWh lithium-ion battery is fully charged. That means that the Chevy Bolt’s electric distance is better than the 215-mile electric range that Tesla models and the future Tesla Model 3 offer.
With a 240-volt outlet, the battery charges 25 miles every hour, and it is estimated to be fully charged in 9 hours. This may seem like a long time, but if you plug the car in after work and unplug before work the next day it will be fully charged many days of use — impressive! (more…)