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Wednesday
Jul112012

Chevy Offers 60-Day Return Policy for New Vehicles

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- If you just purchased a new Chevy and aren't thrilled with the vehicle, don't worry: you can take it back for a full refund within 60 days.  

Between now and early September, Chevy buyers can return their new cars or trucks and get their money back as long as they've been driven less than 4,000 miles.

The return policy is part of a new offer from the automaker called "Love It or Return It." The marketing move by General Motors is aimed at reversing Chevrolet's recent drop in market share.  The offer is also geared towards clearing out Chevrolet's remaining inventory of 2012 vehicles.

USA Today reports "deals from other makers, too, are likely," but brands that have already begun selling 2013 models, like Hyundai and Kia, are not expected to join the trend.

Overall, car and truck sales have made strong gains compared to last year.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Nov032011

Chevrolet Centennial: 100 Years of Iconic Cars

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- Chevrolet celebrates its centennial anniversary Nov. 3, 2011. The Chevy division of General Motors prides itself on its rich place in U.S. auto history and its standing as an affordable global brand.

Auto racer Louis Chevrolet co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Co. with William C. Durant in 1911, with the goal of creating a racer’s dream car.  The Series C “Classic Six” vehicle premiered in 1912, and sold for $2,150.  Louis left the auto-making industry in 1913 to focus on racing, but granted Durant the rights to continue using the Chevrolet name on future models.

Over the past century, Chevrolet has produced several iconic cars and trucks that have revolutionized General Motors’ reach. Chevy has also secured a place in U.S. pop culture history, popping up in the songs of Don McClean, The Beach Boys, Bruce Springsteen and Prince, among others.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Dec142010

GM Begins Shipping Chevrolet Volts to US Dealerships

Photo Courtesy - Chevrolet [dot] com(DETROIT) -- The first batch of Chevrolet Volts are on their way to car dealers across the United States, according to General Motors.

The electric vehicles left the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant on Monday and are being shipped to their initial launch markets in California, Texas, Washington, D.C. and New York.  GM says a total of 160 Volts are expected to be shipped by this week.

“Today is a historic milestone for Chevrolet,” said Tony DiSalle, Volt marketing director.  “We have redefined automotive transportation with the Volt, and soon the first customers will be able to experience gas-free commuting with the freedom to take an extended trip whenever or wherever they want.”

The Volt combines "battery-only electric driving with an efficient, gas-powered engine" that allows the vehicle to go 379 miles before having to recharge its battery or fill up its gas tank.  It is the only electric vehicle that is mass produced in the U.S.

Copyright 2010 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Nov162010

Chevy Volt is ‘Game-Changer,' Car of the Year 

Photo Courtesy of Chevrolet dot com(DETROIT) -- The Chevrolet Volt has been named the 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year, as announced in the magazine’s January issue.

The magazine hailed the Volt as a “car of the future,” which somehow emerged from the rough emotional and political GM rollercoaster.

Chris Theodore, a Car of the Year judge and industry expert, told Motor Trend he was blown away by the car’s technology.

"This is a fully developed vehicle with seamlessly integrated systems and software, a real car that provides a unique driving experience,” Theodore said.

Motor Trend called the Volt one of the most hyped yet controversial choices in the 61-year history of the award -- a car that emerged from the much-scrutinized transition from Old GM to New GM as a game-changer.

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