Small, fuel-efficient cars may be the current trend in Europe but manufacturers do not turn their heads away from a market which goes for performance vehicles. One of the hottest selling cars in America today will be crossing the waters and captivate Europe. The muscle car Chevrolet Camaro will be in European dealerships by 2010.
The details of the Camaro release in Europe have not been revealed to the public yet. The plan of bringing in the performance car to Europe has made some experts think if the Chevrolet badge will be used since it is linked to budget cars across Europe.
Chevrolet however reveals that they are planning to expand their range of products in Europe. According to insiders the American car manufacturer plans to double its European fleet by 2012.
Car industry experts are also looking into the high demand of the Chevrolet Camaro in the United States. They are worrying that there could be a supply shortage in case the Camaro will be shared with the European market.
Read more »
You might have seen the 2011 Volt from Chevrolet on the road, but in reality they were just mock ups built on the platforms of Malibu and Cruze. The real deal production prototypes cruise around the Warren Test Center of General Motors in Michigan.
The test mules are packed with lithium ion batteries, complex computer controls, a cooling system, and other necessities to make it cruise smoothly on the road. GM will be testing the configuration on 80 units until it goes to production by late 2010.
The prototypes that will eventually go into production are referred to as the integration vehicles since they combine the Volt power train and platform.
The integration achieves two goals. First, they validate the design, safety components, and performance of the car. The test runs also give GM designers and engineers an insight for their final moves before production kicks off.
Read more »