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New for 2015: Chevrolet Cars

By: Jeff Youngs, 9/5/2014

2015 Chevrolet Cars Overview

After an eventful 2014 that marked the debut of models like the Camaro Z/28 and fully redesigned Impala, Chevrolet has kept major changes to a minimum for 2015, with most of its coupes, sedans, hatchbacks, and convertibles receiving an upgraded OnStar system featuring Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity and a variety of new paint colors. The Cruze has been updated a bit more with revised styling and new cupholders, while the 2015 Impala gets a compressed natural gas (CNG) engine option, the SS sedan dials up driver engagement with an available 6-speed manual gearbox, and the Sonic RS's turbocharged 4-cylinder is shared for the first time with the LTZ trim level.

Perhaps most significant is the launch of a new-generation Corvette Z06, offered in coupe and convertible forms and fitted with a 650-horsepower, supercharged V-8 engine under the hood.



2015 Chevrolet Camaro
Chevy's Camaro, which was bolstered by the addition of a Z/28 variant in 2014, has essentially been carried over for 2015, with the exception of one newly available paint color. Offered in coupe and convertible body styles, the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) 2015 Chevrolet Camaro can be configured in trim levels ranging from a V-6-powered LS to the 580-horsepower ZL1.

What's New:
  • Blue Velvet Metallic paint color



2015 Chevrolet Corvette
Still looking fresh from a complete redesign in 2014, the Chevrolet Corvette returns for 2015 with a host of updates, including the debut of new Z06 coupe and convertible models equipped with the first supercharged V-8 to find its way under the hood of a brand new Corvette. In addition, the 2015 Vette features General Motors' latest OnStar telematics system with Wi-Fi connectivity, optional 8-speed automatic transmission, suede interior trim on premium variants, carbon fiber tonneau cover (convertible) and lower body kit, multi-valve exhaust system that provides enhanced performance and a louder bark, data recorder that tracks telemetry and records high-definition video for driver playback, and special Atlantic and Pacific design packages.

What's New:
  • Upgraded OnStar system with Wi-Fi mobile hotspot technology and 4G connection speed
  • Redesigned Z06 coupe and convertible models debut
  • Available supercharged, 650-horsepower V-8 engine (Z06)
  • Optional 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Updated equipment packages and accessories
  • Shark Gray Metallic and Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic paint colors



2015 Chevrolet Cruze
Like the majority of General Motors' models, including several Chevrolets, the 2015 Cruze sedan features the latest version of OnStar, a telematics system that now offers a 4G connection speed and Wi-Fi hotspot capability. Built to compete with class heavyweights such as the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze also arrives with slight styling updates, interior tweaks including improved cupholders and power door lock controls relocated from the center console to the door panels, and Siri Eyes Free voice-recognition technology for iPhone users.

Shoppers interested in the 2015 Chevy Cruze have their choice of LS, LT, LTZ, Eco, and Diesel trim levels, with that last one featuring a turbocharged, 4-cylinder diesel engine capable of delivering an EPA-estimated 46 mpg on the highway.

What's New:
  • Upgraded OnStar system with Wi-Fi mobile hotspot technology and 4G connection speed
  • Revised exterior styling and interior controls
  • Siri Eyes Free voice-recognition technology
  • Redesigned cupholders



2015 Chevrolet Impala
Chevy's full-size, front-wheel-drive (FWD) Impala sedan turned heads when it arrived for the 2014 model year with all-new styling, a generous suite of safety and convenience technologies, and more. For 2015, Chevy has made relatively minor adjustments, adding the upgraded Wi-Fi-enabled OnStar system, efficient start/stop assist technology for the base 4-cylinder engine, and new bi-fuel LS and LT variants fitted with a 260-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine that can run on gasoline or CNG.

What's New:
  • Upgraded OnStar system with Wi-Fi mobile hotspot technology and 4G connection speed
  • 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine adds start/stop assist technology
  • Operates on gasoline or CNG
  • Autumn Bronze Metallic, Rainforest Green, and Blue Velvet Metallic paint colors



2015 Chevrolet Malibu
Things are fairly quiet on the Malibu front, with the 2015 model adding four new paint colors and the updated OnStar telematics system. This 5-passenger FWD sedan continues to be available in LS, LT, and LTZ trim levels and is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter or naturally aspirated 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine.

What's New:
  • Upgraded OnStar system with Wi-Fi mobile hotspot technology and 4G connection speed
  • Autumn Bronze Metallic, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, Sable Metallic, and Butte Red paint colors



2015 Chevrolet Sonic
Car buyers considering the purchase of a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic have their choice of sedan or 5-door hatchback body styles with trim levels running the gamut from a basic LS with a 5-speed manual transmission to a sporty RS fitted with a 6-speed automatic. The latter features a turbocharged, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, which is now also standard on Sonic LTZ models. A non-turbo 1.8-liter 4-cylinder, offering the same horsepower but less torque, is standard on LS and LT variants. All 2015 Chevy Sonics are fitted with the updated OnStar system.

What's New:
  • Upgraded OnStar system with Wi-Fi mobile hotspot technology and 4G connection speed
  • Blue Velvet Metallic paint color
  • Standard turbocharged 1.4-liter engine on LTZ trim level
 


2015 Chevrolet Spark
Small is the name of the game with the Chevy Spark, in terms of size and changes made for the 2015 model year. OnStar with Wi-Fi hotspot technology has made its way to the tiniest of Chevrolet cars, a 5-door 4-passenger subcompact available in LS and LT trim levels and equipped with an 84-horsepower, 1.2-liter 4-cylinder engine.

An electric version of the Spark--appropriately named the Spark EV--is offered as well. Updates for 2015 include a higher final drive ratio that should provide improved acceleration, and a couple of new paint colors. According to the EPA, the 2015 Spark EV has a range of 82 miles.

What's New:
  • Upgraded OnStar system with Wi-Fi mobile hotspot technology and 4G connection speed
  • Salsa and Lime paint colors (Spark EV)
  • Revised 3.87 final drive ratio (Spark EV)



2015 Chevrolet SS
Paying homage to an era that ended in the not-so-distant past, the 2015 Chevrolet SS sedan blends a high-performance RWD chassis with a 415-horsepower V-8 engine. Chevy claims the car can sprint from 0-60 mph in about 5 seconds. Updates for 2015 include the addition of OnStar with Wi-Fi connectivity, new paint colors, front and rear Brembo brakes, standard magnetic ride control suspension for improved handling, and the option of selecting either a 6-speed manual transmission or 6-speed automatic.

What's New:
  • Optional 6-speed manual transmission
  • Standard magnetic ride control suspension
  • High-performance Brembo front and rear brake components
  • Perfect Blue, Alchemy Purple, Regal Peacock Green, Jungle Green, and Some Like it Hot Red paint colors
  • Upgraded OnStar system with Wi-Fi mobile hotspot technology and 4G connection speed



2015 Chevrolet Volt
The Chevrolet Volt returns for 2015 with one new paint color, updated OnStar telematics, and a larger-capacity Lithium-ion battery (EPA-estimated range remains 38 miles). Only one trim level is available for this FWD, 4-passenger hybrid model.

What's New:
  • Upgraded OnStar system with Wi-Fi mobile hotspot technology and 4G connection speed
  • Iridescent Pearl Tricoat paint color
  • Battery storage capacity up from 16.5 kWh to 17.1 kWh

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