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Well, there’s some interesting news going down over at Chevrolet, under the automotive umbrella of the General Motors group. If unawares, General Motors is starting to pick up their slack when it comes to getting on the bandwagon for zero emission propulsion and powertrains. With the upsurge of electrified and alternative fuel vehicles estimated in the coming years, GM is not one to fall behind, and with Chevrolet already having moderate success in alternative fuel with the Chevrolet Bolt EV, a large change is about to take place. Chevy will be shifting away from the Chevrolet Camaro to focus on electrified vehicles (EVs).
Competitor automotive group Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has already unveiled their plans for going electric with many vehicles already underway. To keep up, GM is making some decisive moves. Car and Driver were there to report on the newest announcement.
“Al Oppenheiser, chief engineer and spiritual leader of the Chevrolet Camaro program for more than a decade, is moving to General Motors’ newly formed AV/EV organization to focus on zero-emission-vehicle development.”
Jeez, it’s only been a few weeks since the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was showcased by the General Motors Corporation. With many trim levels for the 2019 model year and many powertrains, consumers could get a Silverado pickup truck designed for their needs and purposes. Around the same time, the Chevrolet Silverado was voted as “Truck of the Year” by editors and writers from AutoGuide who took the Chevy Silverado for a test drive. Well, Chevrolet must be listening to their consumers, because soon after they unveiled the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD was announced to debut in February 2019.
For those keeping count, this is the third all-new Silverado model from Chevrolet in just 18 months. Being the HD model, not only is it a very capable pickup truck of the lineup, but the 2020 model is said to be the most capable and advanced Silverado HD ever. Just another Silverado model to appeal to the variety of Chevrolet customers…or is it?
Set to be built at the Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, the new Silverado HD will be starting off with a bolder body sculpted for the heavy-duty functionality it gets its name for. Although some may confuse it with the Silverado 1500, aside from the roof, every piece of sheet metal is exclusive to Silverado HD. Built from the ground-up, this assembly plant is going to have a lot of work to meet the standards of Chevrolet and Chevrolet consumers.
Chevy has done a stellar job creating a vehicle line that can accommodate anyone. From the aggressive allure of the Chevy Impala to the dependable Chevy Colorado, you are certain to find a vehicle from Chevy that perfectly fits your needs.
Chevy is continuing to find ways to expand their vehicle line to fit the growing demand of their diverse customer base. One idea that may be still in the works came in the news recently, as Fox News reports Chevy reapplied for their trademark to the name Crossvolt, which they originally filed for back in 2011.
In the application, General Motors noted the reason for the trademark was “automobiles,” which of course gives no indication on whether they have an existing vehicle in mind for it or they just want the name for future use of a vehicle they haven’t designed yet. An interesting idea going around is this could have to do with the Volt MPV5 concept Chevy unveiled back in 2010.
Essentially, the concept was Chevy wanted to make a smaller crossover with the Volt’s drivetrain, according to Fox News. Last year, Autoblog reported they found Chevy testing a MPV5 along with some Chevy Volts, which lends credence to the idea Chevy may be edging closer to revealing a Crossover Volt. However, is this a good idea?