When Chevrolet decided to launch the all-new Sonic in the States, it seems they took the word 'launch' a little too seriously.
On the back of research that showed extreme sports to be highly popular within the car's 18-30 target customer range, the company decided to make quite an impact by throwing a car from the top of a ten storey tower in Long Beach, California.
Well, we say impact. But just before it plummeted to the ground, the all-new Aveo dipped its nose in a paddling pool and bounced back up in an incredible display of non-contact automotive bungee-jumping.
The stunt was performed as part of Chevrolet's 'Let's do this' marketing campaign in the USA.
The Bungee Jump is the second extreme sport in which the Aveo has participated. Last month, the car was launched more quickly than any car in history -- accelerating from 0-60mph in just 0.4 seconds as it was pushed out of an aeroplane, to perform its first freefall skydive.
► 2012 Porsche Panamera TURBO S (550 hp) on the road
The new Panamera turbo S is a unique
combination of performance and efficiency, driving dynamics and comfort.
The 4.8 litre, V8 biturbo charged engine
delivers 550 hp (410 kW), ten percent or 50 hp (37 kW) more than the
already very powerful engine in the Panamera turbo. By the same token, the torque also
increases from 700 to 750 Nm. In the "Sport" and "Sport Plus" mode of the
standard Sport Chrono Package turbo and
during kick-down in normal mode, the eight cylinder engine delivers fully
800 Nm with the so-called overBoost
The power pack is behind the new top-of-the-range Panamera's record sprint
times. Thanks to Launch Control, 100 km/h (62 mph) is reached in 3.8
seconds; the top speed is 306 km/h (191 mph). Despite the increased
performance, fuel consumption remains at the moderate level of the Panamera
turbo -- yet another example of "Porsche
Intelligent Performance". In the NEDC the Gran Turismo covers 100
kilometres (62 miles) on 11.5 litres of fuel. Fuel consumption falls to
11.3 litres per 100 km (25 mpg imp.) when fitted with the 19 inch,
all-season tyres with optimised rolling resistance developed for the
Panamera by Michelin.
The increased performance compared with the Panamera turbo can be attributed to two main enhancements:
Improved turbochargers with
titanium-aluminium turbine wheels and modified engine control. The use of
the innovative titanium-aluminium alloy reduces the weight of the turbine
and compressor wheel. This results in a lower moment of inertia and thus in
improved and more agile engine responsiveness.
Even for a top luxury class model, Porsche's new top-of-the-range Panamera
boasts an extraordinarily comprehensive equipment level. In keeping with
the sporty concept of the high-performance Panamera, it features the most
important driving dynamics control systems as standard. For example,
Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), an active roll stabilisation
system, nips in the bud the vehicle's tendency to lean when cornering, thus
enhancing agility and comfort in equal measure. Porsche Torque Vectoring
Plus (PTV Plus) applies a variable torque split to the rear wheels combined
with an electronically controlled rear differential lock, thus ensuring
superior traction and therefore greater agility in every driving situation.
The steering system uses the speed-dependent Servotronic. The Sport Chrono
Package turbo, which tunes the
suspension and power unit, making them even sportier by pressing the
additional "Sport Plus" button, is also fitted as standard, as is the
sports Exhaust system for an even more
emotional engine sound.
The sporty character of the new Panamera turbo S is apparent not just in its performance
but is also reflected on the exterior. The 20-inch turbo II wheels with increased rear axle track
width, side skirts from the Porsche Exclusive range and the adaptive
extending four-way rear spoiler in the exterior colour ensure particularly
sporty performance and look. The fusion of exclusivity and sportiness is
conveyed in the interior by the bi-colour leather finish, fitted as
standard. The new combination of black/cream is offered exclusively for the
new Panamera turbo S with agate
grey/cream also being added as an exclusive combination from the autumn.
The Panamera turbo S costs 167,076 euro
in Germany, including VAT and country-specific equipment. Deliveries start
in June 2011.
► 2011 Chevy Silverado HD Frame Strength Test
Chevrolet takes the heavy-duty pickup battle to the test track -- and the
mountain roads -- in "HD to HD," a video series that pits 2011 Silverado HD
pickups against the competition in real-world tests of capabilities that
matter to real-world truck buyers.
The tests include acceleration, passing, and braking tests, all conducted
with a loaded bed, or in some cases, a loaded trailer. Other tests measure
the effectiveness of the Exhaust
brakes on long downgrades and the stiffness of the frames during
twist-ditch simulations. Competitors were diesel-powered 2011 Ford Super
Duties, and in some tests, 2011 Dodge Ram HDs.
2012 Chevrolet Aveo CRASH TEST
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy
readings indicated good protection for the knees and femurs of both the
driver and front passenger dummies and Chevrolet showed that a similar
level of protection would be offered to occupants of different sizes and to
those sat in different seating positions. The Aveo scored maximum points in
the side barrier test, all body regions being well protected. Even in the
more severe pole test, the chest was adequately protected. The seat and
head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the
event of a rear-end collision.
Maximum points were scored in the dynamic tests for the protection of the 3
year infant. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward
facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear
information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag
and the system was rewarded by Euro NCAP. Permanently attached labels also
provide clear warnings that the passenger airbag should be disabled before
a rearward facing child seat can be used in that position.
► 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan (Aveo)
At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI in 2011,
General Motors is introducing the 2012 Buick Verano, the GMC Sierra All
Terrain HD Concept and the Chevrolet Sonic. The Verano is a compact luxury
sedan that goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2011, the Sonic is
Chevrolet's small car built in America (called the Aveo in other parts of
the world, and GMC's new concept is an exploration of heavy-duty truck
capability combined with greater off-road versatility.
2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo, On The Road
Sponsored by http://www.couponsoffersanddeals.com (Free Digital Coupons),
http://www.buttinseat.com (For Auto Dealers) and
http://www.ANProximityMarketing.com (Mobile Advertising). On the road with
Roosevelt, Ron and Kathy in 2012 Chevy Sonic LTZ turbo 6 speed manual at media launch in San
ROB DYRDEK'S 360 DEGREE CHEVROLET SONIC "KICKFLIP" STUNT DEFIES GRAVITY!
- Airborne Sonic "Kickflips" Between Two 50 Foot Ramps
- Extreme Car Stunt Similar to Classic
'74 James Bond Film Action
- Dyrdek & Fantasy Factory Cast Sign Autographs for
- First Car Stunt for Dyrdek / Sonic Sub-Compact
is "a Car for Firsts"
- Amazing Sonic Stunt Follows "Bungee Jump" and "Skydive"
December 2011, Valencia, California: Daredevil Rob Dyrdek proved that you
can ride a new Chevrolet Sonic like a skateboard...but don't try this at
Rob Dyrdek and the Sonic made history in leaps and bounds as the famed
reality TV star commandeered Chevrolet's hot, new sub-compact in a gravity
defying "kickflip" at Six Flags in Valencia.
Automotive thrill seekers jammed Magic Mountain park to witness the 360
degree "kickflip" which utilized two 50 foot ramps - one to launch and one
to land the specially wrapped Sonic.
Dyrdek's Sonic feat was evocative of the iconic automotive stunt depicted
in the 1974 James Bond film " The Man With The Golden Gun."
After the daredevil stunt was completed, Dyrdek and the cast of Rob
Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory signed autographs for his adoring fans.
MTV-reality and action sports-star Rob Dyrdek worked all month to prepare
his 2012 Chevy Sonic for a kick flip -- a 360-degree rotation in mid-air
that is more commonly performed on a skateboard.
For the stunt, racing seats/seatbelts and a roll cage were added to the
Sonic -- which has the most standard safety equipment in the sub-compact
class, including 10 air bags. Dyrdek performed this live-action stunt in
front of spectators as the MTV cameras were rolling for the season five
premiere of 'Fantasy Factory.'
Chevrolet Sonic Continues "Leap" Into US Youth Market with Amazing Stunts
The Sonic stunt with Rob Dyrdek is part of Chevrolet's ongoing "Let's Do
This" campaign which appeals to young U.S. consumers who are experiencing
many "firsts" in life: first car, first job, etc.
The "Kickflip" stunt follows the "Sonic Skydive" wherein a Sonic was
parachuted from a plane at 14,000 feet, and the "Sonic Bungee Jump" - a
stunt which literally launched the new Sonic from a 100 foot tower while
tethered to an elastic bungee cord.
The Sonic "Kickflip" stunt will air on the season five premiere of Rob
Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory in February 2012. The Fantasy Factory season is
sponsored by Chevrolet. Car fans are invited to view video of the various
Sonic stunts, including the "Skydive" and "Bungee Jump" at
Dyrdek's reach in the youth market is extensive as the skateboarder, TV
personality, and entrepreneur has 2,740,110 Facebook fans and 1,295,190
Twitter followers. Dyrdek's show Fantasy Factor is a key MTV property and
has nearly 3.4 million Facebook fans. He is also a partner in Full line
apparel products for skate, snow, surf, BMX, Moto and auto and life-style
enthusiasts, and started the first professional skateboarding league, among
Chevrolet Sonic - A Car for Firsts
Sonic, which is the only small car made in America, arrives with an entry
sale price of $14, 495. The Sonic's 1.4L turbo with the six-speed manual achieves an EPA
highway fuel economy of 40 mpg, making it one of the most fuel-efficient
small cars in the market. The Sonic is "A Car For Firsts" with such
- the first and only small car to have 10 airbags
- the only small car to offer a turbocharged engine
- the most available torque in its class
- the first with standard alloy wheels
- the first small car with a 0-6- in 8.2 seconds
Rob Dyrdek Sonic KickFlip
Rob Dyrdek Kickflips a full sized car!
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Chevrolet Aveo hatchback review - CarBuyer
The Chevrolet Aveo boasts high levels of standard equipment, and a new,
motorbike-inspired interior. The funky rev counter and LED speedometer add
a sporty touch to the Aveo's cabin, while the coupe-inspired styling,
including hidden rear door handles and aggressive headlights, adds even
more kerbside appeal. The Aveo is more practical than the excellent Suzuki
Swift, and with prices set to undercut many of the class leaders, Chevrolet
has created a tempting package. A new diesel version should also be one of
the most frugal cars in its class too.
ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" --
the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Terren Lin
Edited By: Jim Gleason
Read the story here:
АнтИ-Тестдрайв: Chevrolet Cruze 1.8 141л.с.
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Chevrolet Cruze — глобальный проект General Motors,
созданный под руководством Тевана Кима,
пришёл на смену не связанных между собой
Chevrolet Cobalt и Chevrolet Lacetti. В основу автомобиля
легла новая глобальная платформа Delta II,
на которой построен Opel Astra J. Впервые
представленный в 2008 году для рынка Южной
Кореи как Daewoo Lacetti Premiere, он заменил собой
одноимённый автомобиль, продаваемый с 2003
года. Предыдущее поколение Lacetti
продавалось на рынках Азии, Европы и
Океании. GM заменил предыдущее поколение
на новый Cruze в течение 2009 года.
Австралийская версия продается под
маркой Holden Cruze со второго квартала 2009
года. Американский Chevrolet Cobalt заменён с
августа 2010 года и по прошествии года
Chevrolet Cruze твёрдо удерживает первое место
на рынке США среди компактных моделей.
В России производство налажено на заводе
GM в Шушарах (Санкт-Петербург). В продажу
на Российском рынке модель запущена
осенью 2009 года, ранее Chevrolet планировала
запустить производство Chevrolet Cruze в России
весной, но финансовый кризис внёс
коррективы в эти планы. По состоянию на
декабрь 2012 года стоимость автомобилей в
зависимости от комплектации составляет
от 599 000 до 817 000 рублей.
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2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo
Generations have grown up trained to shop the import brands for a good
subcompact car. Sonic is out to make waves in the segment and change that
kind of thinking. Tom Voelk takes a look at a turbo LTZ model.
Real World Test Drive 2012 Sonic
If you haven't seen a Chevy Sonic commercial on TV... there's a reason.
Grant Winter takes us for a Real World Test Drive and tells us about a
unique marketing plan: