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.

2017 Chevrolet Volt exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

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.

Volt Z-Spec Concept

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.

Exterior Review & Interior Options Availability

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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.

2017 Chevrolet Volt interior leather seats

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.

2017 Chevrolet Volt engine

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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2017 Chevrolet Impala – Release Date, Review and Specs

With its appealing blend of space, style, and power, the new 2017 Chevrolet Impala is a smart choice for a large sedan. Highlight for 2017 include excellent crash test scores, a feature-rich and sleek cabin, a serene and quiet ride quality, and a big backseat and trunk. Its release date should be expected sometime in the middle of next year. 

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Clean, dignified styling gives it a refined stance that plays well in this near-luxury segment. In its third year of production, the Impala is still as tempting as it was when it debuted for the first time in the segment. But what is so darn compelling about the Impala? Well, for starters, the Impala has the big-car basics down, what with its voluptuous trunk, smooth ride, and spacious interior.

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On the technology front, much is offered even for the most basic model. Now on offer is a crisp and intuitive graphic interface, an 8” MyLink touchscreen interface, and well-laid out audio and climate controls.

2017 Chevrolet Impala auto show, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

In terms of safety, the new vehicle offers standard feature such as adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot monitoring, forward collision alert and mitigation, and lane-departure warning. Other outstanding features offered include excellent crash-test scores, and a confident V6 power. The EPA fuel economy ratings are also solid.

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In general, its interior offers plenty of stretch-out space, but some of the bits and pieces show subpar quality, while the exterior writes the checks that it’s interior to pleas with its dynamic and modern hues. The graceful dual-cowl dashboard creates a wraparound effect and flows organically into the door panels, creating an effect that has become General Motors trademark.

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There are a couple of other desirable sedans in the segment that you might want to check out as well including the Chrysler 300, Hyundai Genesis, Kia Cadenza, and the perennial segment leader, the Toyota Avalon.

Offered Trims – 2017 Chevrolet Impala

Four trim levels – 2LT, LS, 1LT, and 2LTZ – are offered for the five-passenger 2017 Chevrolet Impala. The 3LT is covered in an own review.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Chevrolet Impala Interior Photos

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Accessories and features offered for the entry-level Impala LS model include a trip computer, a six-speaker sound system, air-conditioning, remote keyless entry, 18” steel wheels, a 4.2” color display, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, power adjustable eight-way driver seat, automatic headlights, cruise control, and a six-speaker sound system.

2017 Chevrolet Impala interior, leather front and rear seats

The optional Protection package adds all-weather floor mats, larger wheels, engine block heater, a cargo net, rear parking sensors, and foldable rear headrests.

Springing for the Impala 1LT gets you rear folding head restraints, automatic dual-zone climate control, cloth-and-leatherette upholstery, an 8” touchscreen interface, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, heated side mirrors, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, front passenger power lumbar adjustments, heated side mirrors, an 8” touchscreen interface, two additional USB ports, an SD card slot, Internet Radio smartphone-app voice-to-text messaging capability and smartphone-app compatibility.

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The Impala 2LT adds heated front seats, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, a rear spoiler, keyless entry and ignition, wireless phone charger, 19” wheels, a 120-V power outlet, an eight-way power passenger seat, a blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, forward collision warning and mitigation, and a leather upholstery.

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At the zenith of the trim pole is the Impala 2LTZ which, in addition to what the lower trims offer, further expands the list with a heated power-adjustable steering system, ventilated front seats, driver-side auto-dimming mirrors, driver memory settings, a power-adjustable steering wheel, automatic emergency braking, an 11-speaker Bose stereo system, 20” wheels, and all the contents of the Midnight Edition package.

2017 Chevrolet Impala Engine Specs

2017 Chevrolet Impala engine

Motivation for the 2017 Chevrolet Impala is offered by a four-cylinder 2.5L engine rated at 186 lbs. ft. of torque and 196 hp, and a 3.6L V6 good for 305 horsepower and 264 pounds-ft. of torque and comes fitted under the hoods of the 2LT and 2LTZ trim models.

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Also, plans are underway by Chevrolet to offer a dual-fuel Impala V6 able to use CNG or gasoline, though no announcement has been made this far. Rumors allege details will be announced in the coming months well before its release date.

2017 Chevrolet Impala Release Date & Price Estimate

2017 Chevrolet Impala Release date

The base model should be expected to come with a “MSRP starting from $27,095” window sticker, $37,570 for the LS CNG w/2FL, and up to $40,810 for the LT CNG w/3LT model. It should be in dealerships sometime in the middle of next year.

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2017 Chevrolet Traverse Release Date and Specs

The Chevrolet Traverse for 2017 nearly checks all the right boxes when it comes to the market needs.
It is highly recommended for buyers looking for a three-row SUV that offers expansive cargo room. Its release date is set for next year.

Some of its highlights include top crash-test scores, improves rearview visibility, a compliant ride quality, a seating configuration for up to eight passengers, and a spacious cargo room. For 2017, the Traverse gains a faster 4G LTE connectivity, ad Wi-Fi capability.

Not long ago, anyone shopping for a vehicle with a generous cargo space and an eight-passenger seating capacity would only have a choice of either getting a big SUV or a minivan. Fortunately with the advent of so many brands offering large SUVs, shoppers now have a wider scope to choose from, and the new 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is definitely one of them.

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The Traverse could be easily viewed as the brand’s leader in everything that defines a proper SUV. Despite GM offering a plethora of SUVs like GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave, among others, the Traverse remains the best choice for anyone looking for a serious SUV profile.

It rides impressively and boasts of top crash test-scores. There are, however, certain areas that need some relooking despite the efforts that have been employed by GM to make the Traverse the best SUV for the market. The downsides include a cumbersome riding quality, a finicky infotainment system, and small climate and antiquated climate and audio controls.

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Some alternatives to check out include 2017 Honda Pilot, 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, and 2017 Toyota Highlander.

Available Trims – Chevrolet Traverse

Depending on the second-row seating configuration, the seating configuration choices are limited to either seven or eight. Basically, there are three trims: base LS, LT, and the top-of-the-range LTZ. Both the LS and LT are further subdivided into sub-trims (detailed below).

Exterior Changes & Interior Reviews- 2017 Chevrolet Traverse

The redesigned base LS comes standard with a 60/40-split folding second-and third row-seats, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, front and rear air conditioning, 17” steel wheels, OnStar telematics system, cruise control, a rear spoiler, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, a CD player, smartphone app integration, a 6.5” touchscreen display, a six-speaker premium sound system, and two additional USB ports.
The 1LS further adds a satellite and HD radio.

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Opting for the 1LT trim gets you a leather wrapped steering wheel, rear parking sensors, an eight-way power driver seat, foglights, 18” alloy wheels, exterior heated mirrors, an airbag occupant protection, and tilt-only steering wheel.

The Traverse 2LT comes bundled with front heated seats, LED headlights, an auto-dimming aftview mirrors, rear-seat audio controls, headphone jacks, Bluetooth audio connectivity, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, and second-row captain’s chairs.

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The top-of-the-line 2017 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ comes bundled with a rear cross traffic alert, 20” alloy wheels, leather upholstery, second-row captain’s chairs, a navigation system, a heated steering wheel, forward collision warning system, driver seat memory functions, a blind-spot warning system, power folding mirrors, lane departure alert, and ventilated front seats.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse interior, leather seats and steering wheel

Some of the features and technologies available on the upper trims are also available for the lower trims as options. Some of the options include a rear seat entertainment system, a 10-speaker Bose sound system, a panoramic sunroof, unique exterior colors, a towing package, and a household-style power outlet.

Engine Specs – 2017 Chevrolet Traverse

Both the LS and LT trims come fitted with a 3.6L V6 engine under their hoods. The engine is rated at 266 pounds of torque and 281 horsepower. As for the top-of-the-line 2017 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ, buyers should expect 288 horsepower and 270 pounds of torque due to the dual exhaust outlets.

A choice of either the front wheel drive or the all-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission system are available. However, the LS comes with the front wheel drive as the only drive mode.

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2013 GM 3.6L V-6 VVT DI (LFX) for Cadillac ATS

During our own testing, the AWD 2017 Chevrolet Traverse was able to clinch 60 mph in just 8.1 seconds.

When properly equipped, expect a maximum towing capacity of up to 5,200 pounds. EPA ratings stand at 17/24/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the front-wheel-drive, and 16/23/19 mpg with the AWD system.

Price & 2017 Chevrolet Traverse Release Date

The redesigned 2017 Chevrolet Traverse goes for sale for an MSRP starting from $31,205. As for its release date, buyers should expect it in dealerships sometime early next year, according to very reliable sources.

News has it that GMC has been recalling its SUVs due to faulty mechanical issues, we are still gathering all the details and we’ll update soon on the same.

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