Chevrolet reintroduces a new model for 2015, the midsize Colorado pickup truck, and gives the rest of the lineup a few changes to spruce up its offerings for the next model year. Across the lineup, several of Chevrolet’s models now offer in-car Wi-Fi hot spot capability over a 4G LTE connection through GM’s OnStar technology suite. These models include the Spark, Cruze, Equinox, and Malibu among others.
The Spark microcar somehow manages to squeeze four doors and room for four passengers into its tiny frame. It is designed to compete with the smallest cars on the road today, like the Fiat 500 and smart ForTwo, and is especially at home in tight, urban environments.
Available as either a sedan or a five-door hatchback, the sub-compact Sonic shares engine options with the Cruze compact and is a fun, fuel efficient car that is ideally suited for commuters.
With the Spark, Sonic, and the compact Cruze sedan, Chevy has proven that it can build small cars the people want to drive. Speaking of the Cruze, it offers plenty of passenger and cargo room for a car of its class and Eco versions get up to 42 mpg highway. The Cruze also offers a turbo-diesel engine option which returns an estimated 46 mpg highway.
Both of Chevrolet's larger passenger cars got updates last year. The midsize Malibu added extra rear legroom, new styling inside and out, and a new four-cylinder engine. The full-size Impala sedan got a full redesign which made it rental car fodder no more. The new Impala is stylish instead of anonymous and filled with premium features and a comfortable, well-appointed interior.
Chevrolet is also home to two of America’s iconic sports cars: the muscular Camaro and the Corvette. The Camaro, which comes as a coupe or convertible, also offers a Z/28 high-performance trim powered by a 500-hp V-8 sourced from a Corvette Z06.
The Corvette got a well-publicized redesign that rebuilt the sports car from the ground up. If you want supercar acceleration and performance at a non-super price, the Corvette is still the best name in the game.
If you’re in the market for something with a little bit more utility, Chevrolet has got you covered offering several crossovers/SUVs that will schlep around kids and cargo with ease. It starts with the compact crossover Equinox which features a flexible interior (including a second-row that slides forward/back and folds) as well as options like a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, an uncommon feature in this segment.
Next up is the three-row Traverse, which got new front styling and interior upgrades last year and adds new iPhone integration for 2015. The Traverse is powered by a a direct-injected 3.6-liter V-6. Both the Traverse and Equinox are available with all-wheel drive.
There is also a pair of full-size SUVs which provide maximum utilitym, the eight-passenger Tahoe and the even larger Suburban. Rear-wheel drive is standard on both models while four-wheel drive is optional.
Chevrolet expands its pickup lineup for 2015, reintroducing the Colorado midsize pickup truck which is being sold for the first time since 2012. The Colorado returns with brand new styling and engine options and presents a new option for pickup shoppers who still want a truck, but might not need the added girth of a full-size.
The Silverado family of pickup trucks includes the regular-duty Silverado 1500, and the heavy-duty Silverado 2500HD and Silverado 3500HD. The Silverado 1500 was also completely redesigned in 2014, which added three new direct-injection engines (the heavy-duty models are on tap for a redesign this year). Changes included a large interior upgrade with plenty of technology and optional comfort features, while under the hood changes include aluminum blocks for reduced weight, electric power steering, and a higher compression ratio.
Chevrolet also offers a line of work vans for the commercially inclined, the Express 1500, Express 2500, and Express 3500.
Last but definitely not least is the Volt plug-in sedan. The Volt has about 35 miles of electric range and when the battery is running out the onboard gasoline engine kicks in to recharge the battery, feeing drivers from the range anxiety you get with other electric vehicles.