2017 Chevrolet Corvette Release Date and Info

With its smooth easy-to-drive nature, advanced technologies, and supercar-grade performance, the fresh Chevrolet Corvette 2017 just might be the world’s best sports-car bargain. A couple of its strengths include a bespoke interior, remarkable value, coupe’s roomy cargo area, comfortable and serene highway cruiser, racetrack-ready braking, awesome V8 power, and exceptional handling. Its date of release is expected early next year.

For 2017, the new Corvette gains numerous minor trim changes, power-operated trunk, a leather-wrapped flat-bottomed steering wheel, a front-view parking cameras for higher trims, adaptive suspension dampers, and the new race-inspiring Z06 C7.R Edition.

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You definitely need to stay in Los Angeles if you want to get the real definition of cool cars. If it makes a handsome cut out here, it’ll be worth the stay. The Beverly Hills and Hollywood streets are laden with numerous specimens of extravagant cars including the Corvette. It’s especially notable that the previous generation Corvette didn’t really make a cut, however, the existing generation has quickly evolved and transformed into a common sight in the car-snob capital of the country.

It beats logic as to how a car can get better than the Corvette. The previous model came equipped with a gonzo engine rated at 650 horsepower and an eight-speed automatic transmission system. The Corvette boasts of a sumptuous cabin that’s finally up to snuff, top-notch performance, upscale technologies and cutting edge features.

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Unlike the prior models, the 2017 model has virtually no downsides and terming it an award-winning bargain can be considered appropriate. You can get it in either a soft-top convertible or a removable-roof coupe, with an automatic transmission system or the proper seven-speed manual.

The ‘Vette puts up s strong battlefront against its bogeys. They include the 2017 Porsche 911, 2017 Dodge Viper, 2017 Porsche Boxster and Cayman, and 2017 Nissan GT-R. In our own view, the car snobs of Los Angles and Santa Monica have finally got this one exactly right, the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette is simply awesome.

Available Trims – Chevrolet Corvette

Offered in both coupe and convertible versions, the new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette comes in base, Stingray, Stingray Z06 or Z51 variants. Moreover, the Stingray is split further into several sub-trims: 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT. In 1LZ, 2LZ, and 3LZ is the Z06 trim. The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 is reviewed separately.

Exterior Changes & Interior Colors – 2017 Chevrolet Corvette

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Some of the features available on the 1LT sub-trim include xenon headlights, automatic climate control (dual-zone), telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a power-closing trunk, Brembo brakes, and leather upholstery.

Every Stingray comes equipped with heated and ventilated seats, auto-dimming rearview and side-view mirrors, a 10-speaker sound system, driver memory settings, a cargo shade, parking front-view cameras, and side bolster adjustments.

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The ‘Vette 3LT versions come standard with Corvette’s unique Performance Date Recorder, a navigation system, synthetic-suede upper interior trim, leather upholstery, and performance summer tires.

The Z06 comes with a unique front grille, a sport-tuned suspension, a supercharged engine, heads-up display, unique exterior and interior accents, a carbon-fiber hood, larger brakes, enhanced front splitter, and wider rear and front fenders.

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Options include a larger rear spoiler with a fixed “wickerbeill” extension, rocker panels along the front splitter, larger carbon-ceramic brake rotors, special tires, adjustable see-through center section.

Engine Specs – 2017 Chevrolet Corvette

A 6.2L V8 driving the rear wheels is rated at 456hp and 460 lbs. of torque, and comes equipped on both the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Stingray Z51. The seven-speed manual transmission system is standard. Also, an eight-speed automatic transmission system is offered. Both systems comes fitted with a launch control mode.

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The manual-equipped ‘Vette returns fuel consumption ratings of 17/22/29 mpg in the city/combined/highway. The automatic brings them down to 16/29/20.

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Gaining a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine is the Z06 engine rated at 650 hp and 650 lbs. of torque. EPA ratings for the redesigned Chevy Corvette Z06 are 16/21/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined whilst using the manual transmission. 13/24/17 mpg are for the automatic version.

Release Date & Price – 2017 Chevrolet Corvette

With all the sleek features and technology galore the new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette offers, you will be amazed at how Chevrolet has made it pocket-friendly. The Stingray w/LT will only cost you an MSRP of $55,400, while the upscale Z06 w/3LZ is priced at $88,345. Its date of release is expected early next year.

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2017 Chevrolet SS Sedan Release Date, News & Specs

The new 2017 Chevrolet SS comes with a remarkable capable handling, thrilling V8 performance, an available manual transmission system, a well-equipped interior with passenger space, and powerful brakes. Its release date is speculated to occur in the middle of 2017.

For 2017, the SS appeals with its upscale technologies and performance and not to mention the available six-speed manual transmission system and adaptive suspension dampers. It comes based on the existing Commodore VF platform and shares some features with its warmed-over G8 GXP brethren.

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As such, the SS sedan comes with a smoother ride, revamped interior and exterior surfaces, and offers precision dynamics. However, things remain as before under its hood with the vehicle coming equipped with 6.2L V8 powerplant, which isn’t a bad thing considering the same engine was equipped in the previous-generation Corvette.

As much as the SS may appear to impress, and don’t get me wrong it does, the segment offers a couple of matching or even better alternatives worth considering before finally bowling to the SS. They include 2017 Dodge Charger, 2017 Chevrolet’s own Corvette, and 2017 Taurus SHO.

Chevrolet SS – Available Trims

The redesigned 2017 Chevrolet SS, just as before, is available in a single well-equipped trim.

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Exterior Changes & Interior Spy Review – 2017 Chevrolet SS

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Standard accessories and technologies available on the new 2017 Chevrolet SS sedan include keyless ignition and entry, perforated and heated eight-way power front seats, xenon headlights, summer performance tires, 19” forged aluminum wheels, an adaptive suspension system, driver memory settings, automatic climate control (dual-zone), automatic wipers, Brembo brakes, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, leather upholstery, remote start, auto-dimming heated power mirrors, and remote start.

Technology features available include rear cross traffic alert, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, forward collision alert, nine-speaker Bose audio system, blind-spot monitoring, an automated parallel parking system, a rearview camera, a navigation system, voice controls, lane departure warning system, iPod/USB connectivity, satellite radio, CD player, an 8” infotainment system, and Siri Eyes Free.

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Some of the safety features include passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation, stability control, 4-wheel ABS, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, dual front side-mounted airbags, dusk sensing headlamps, front fog/driving lights, remote anti-theft alarm system, daytime running lights, 2 front headrests, emergency service, stolen vehicle tracking assistance, front and rear head airbags, engine immobilizer, xenon high intensity discharge headlamp, 2 rear headrests, rear door child safety locks, child seat anchors, auto-delay off headlamps, and traction control.

Convenient features include cruise control, front and rear door pockets, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, hands-free calling, concierge service, destination download, roadside assistance, destination guidance, cruise, audio and transmission controls mounted steering wheel, front setback storage, and front and rear cupholders.

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Exterior measurements: width – 74.7”, height – 57.9”, length – 195.5”, and wheelbase – 114.8”. its curb weight stands at 3975 pounds.

Interior wise, the interior design is subdued, however, the leather upholstered cabin is further complemented by the simulated suede inserts and contrast stitching on the dashboard and doors. Additionally, the instrument panel comes sporting two sporty analogue gauges and a color trip computer.

Engine Specs – 2017 Chevrolet SS

Just as before, we should expect the new 2017 Chevrolet SS to come equipped with a high-performance version of the 6.2L V8 engine which is rated at 420 hp and 420 pounds of torque. The standard transmission system is either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.

During our test-driving, an auto-equipped 2015 SS was able to dash to 60mph from standstill in just 4.9 seconds.

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The fuel economy ratings for the automatic as per EPA stands at 14/21/17 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 15/21/17 mpg for the manual. Although unexpected in this segment, the ratings point to a rather thirsty SS.

Release Date & Price – 2017 Chevrolet SS Order Guide

Although the details available are scanty, the 2017 Chevrolet SS’s release date should be expected mid-next year, according to reliable sources.

As for its price, we should expect the changes and updates to increase it slightly. Therefore, look forward to anything above $48,955.

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2017 Chevrolet Volt Release Date and Info

The new Chevrolet Volt for 2017 gains a plethora of new changes including exterior revitalization and under its hood. With added features and power, the new Volt isn’t offering any clues for disappointment. Its release date has been earmarked for next year.

Some of the pros include a low fuel cost, an improved touchscreen interface, improved all-electric range, and new standard features for its base model. For 2017, the new Chevy Volt comes with several highlights including but not limited to: five-passenger capacity, a new driver infotainment system, an improved hybrid drive system, and updated controls layout.

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We can all remember the reason why the new Volt was first developed: in order to offer an alternative to the all-electric vehicles. With that in mind, Volt gave owners the opportunity to drive in town without the worry of running out of electricity as it combines electric and gasoline power. When driving on electric power alone, the Volt can offer an impressive 35 miles.

The concept was loved and admired by many, who at the time, were still skeptical of the idea especially once it hits production stage. For 2017, however, things have improved and the electric range is no longer the main focus. The Volt gets a new body structure and design to along with it. It now offers a new design dissimilar to the previous generation.

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The hybrid credentials have now been inculcated more. Under the hood, Chevy says that running on electric power alone should give you a range of up to 53 miles, which represents a total of 25 percent improvement over the previous year.

For most people who commute to work, that would be just enough to cover most of the distance. And now, the Volt gets a fresh 1.5L gasoline engine that kicks in whenever the all-electric power has been depleted. The gasoline engine, just like the electric power, has been improved by an impressive 13 percent.

Engine matters aside, the new 2017 Volt also comes with a retuned suspension and newer dashboard controls that give it a contemporary look. The unresponsive buttons and dashboard controls have been done away with.

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Other alternatives in the market include: the 2017 Ford C-Max Energi hatchback which provides more interior space that the Volt and could be a better alternative if space is atop of your priorities; 2017 BMW i3, and Ford Fusion Energi sedan.

Available Trims – Chevrolet Volt

The new 2017 Chevrolet Volt is available in two trims: LT and Premiere.

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The four-door, five-seat 2017 Chevrolet Volt LT trim comes with a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, an 8” touchscreen display, remote start, LED headlamps, 17” alloy wheels, automatic climate control, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a leather wrapped steering wheel, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, LED taillights, OnStar connectivity, six-speaker sound system, satellite and HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack, MyLink interface, and reconfigurable driver information display.

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Optional details available for the LT include a heated steering wheel, heated mirrors, an eight-speaker sound system, heated front seats, and leather upholstery.

Opting for the 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premiere gets you an automated parking system, a rearview mirror, a wireless charging pad, heated rear outboard seats, and lane-keeping assist.

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Other options include adaptive headlights, rear cross traffic alerts, blinds-pot monitoring, adaptive headlights, lane-departure warning, automatic braking, and a navigation system.

Engine Specs – 2017 Chevrolet Volt

Under the hoods of all the trims is a combination of twin electric motors and a 1.5L gasoline engine.

The electric motors are powered by a rechargeable 18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The two powerplant work exclusively with the gasoline power kicking in whenever the all-electric power is depleted.

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However, there are some exceptions, for instance, the gasoline engine kicks in whenever the vehicle is climbing steep hills and for overall performance.

The suspension tuning comes with up to four modes: Normal, Mountain Drive, Sport, and Hold. Recharging will require you to either use the 120-V outlet or the 240-V charging station. The recharging can also occur whenever the Volt is in motion.

2017 Chevrolet Volt Price & Release Date

Buyers should expect to be set back by an MSRP starting from $33,170 for the 2017 Chevrolet Volt hatchback. Release-date wise, we should expect the vehicle next month.2017 Chevrolet Volt headlights, grille and badges

You can also get “giveaway” leases of the Volt at your nearest dealer.

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