Chevrolet CrossVolt Hybrid Possible?

Chevrolet Volt Badge

Lawyers from GM have reportedly renewed the brand’s CrossVolt trademark, sparking rumors that a new Chevrolet CrossVolt Hybrid crossover might be in the works, after initially being trademarked by the company in April of 2011.

Since the new 2016 Chevy Volt is scheduled to debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this month, many are speculating that Chevrolet might have plans to make the CrossVolt Hybrid into a heavily related vehicle.

This trademark decision has obviously inspired rumors all over the Internet, making it hard to remember that the trademark has been owned by Chevy for years. Just because it’s been renewed doesn’t technically mean it will be used. But there’s no reason not to hope, right?

For all of the latest Chevrolet news, or to check out one of our many available Chevrolet models, including the Volt, visit us at Nehls Chevrolet. And when you stop in, let us know: would you be interested in a Chevy CrossVolt hybrid?

Four Chevys Earn 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick Honors

Chevy is closing out 2014 in a big way, announcing that four of its 2015 models have been named Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, Malibu, Spark, and Volt all earned the distinction from IIHS for earning scores of “good” in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints test.

In order to earn that top honor, each vehicle also needed to earn a rating of good or acceptable in the daunting small overlap front test. The Volt and Spark both earned “acceptable” scores (with the latter being one of only two minicars to earn a Top Safety Pick rating), and the Equinox and Malibu earned “good” scores.

With available Forward Collision Alert, Volt, Malibu, and Equinox also earned basic scores for front crash prevention, just missing earning Top Safety Pick+ honors.

“Consumer metric programs such as IIHS Top Safety Pick and NHTSA NCAP provide our customers with information to make comparisons across vehicle manufacturers for a given market segment. Having these four vehicles named 2015 IIHS Top Safety Picks is a great achievement,” said Jeff Boyer, GM vice president, Global Vehicle Safety.

To test drive a new Malibu or Equinox, or to sample any member of the formidable 2015 Chevrolet lineup, stop in and see us at Nehls Chevrolet in the New Year!

Chevy Volt Charging System Now Easier than Ever

Chevy Volt Charging System

One of the best things about the Volt is that electricity is much cheaper than gasoline, and according to Chevy, it’s becoming more accessible for Volt drivers. Thanks to recent innovations, drivers are able to recharge easier than ever.

Chevy says that it has recently added new features like GPS charging, the Portable Charger, and intuitive visual clues to make the Volt easier than ever to use. The Chevy Volt charging system is so great, in fact, that a recent study revealed that 80% of trips by battery owners did not use a range extender.

“Chevrolet used the real-world experiences of today’s Volt owners to make the charging process simpler and more convenient in the next-generation Volt,” said Andrew Farah, chief engineer for the Volt. “The new Volt will give owners greater flexibility for charging it on their terms.”

We can help set you up with the next-generation Volt here at Nehls Chevrolet. A GPS system allows you to set a home location and pre-set levels, intuitive indicators make it easy to confirm and gauge charge status, and a portable cord enhancement allows you to charge virtually anywhere. What’s not to like about the Volt?

2016 Volt: Coming to an Auto Show Near You?

Rumors online state that the 2016 Volt could debut as soon as the LA Auto Show later this year.
We may have our eyes on a new Chevy Volt very soon.

Recently we have been hearing some underground rumblings about the 2016 version of the Chevy Volt. First, there were some spy photos of an almost Paisley-styled concept version. Then there was the rumor about a 200-mile range on the new Volt. The newest rumors are saying that the 2016 Volt will debut to the public very soon.

The rumors speculate that the newest model will either show up in Los Angeles later this year or at the Detroit Auto Show in early 2015 so that the public can get a glimpse of this car. GM is scheduled to make two announcements during this week’s Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan.

The Volt has already had announcements about improvement to the battery used to power the car, both improving performance and lowering the cost for consumers and Chevy alike. The auto shows would be the next step to unveiling this next-generation electric vehicle.

Car and Driver Puts Chevy Volt Aerodynamics to the Test

Car and Driver put Volt aerodynamics to the test.
The Chevy Volt is the most aerodynamic all-electric car.

Aerodynamics is one of the most important features to consider when it comes to fuel economy. To have a fuel-efficient car, it needs to be able to cut through the air with ease, so Car and Driver decided to take five vehicles—the Chevrolet Volt, Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S P85, and the Toyota Prius—and measure their aerodynamic drag.

While the Volt has the third largest drag area, which is the size of the front multiplied by the drag coefficient, it still managed to be one of the two cars that lived up to its official drag coefficient number, the other being the Model S. Though the Model S was named the most aerodynamic choice of the batch, the Volt proved that it was the most aerodynamic all-electric car with a final drag coefficient of 0.28.

To check out just how streamlined Volt aerodynamics are, make sure you stop by Nehls Chevrolet today!