It was a big year for Chevy fans as the all new 2016 Camaro went on sale. The sixth generation of the iconic cope shed some weight. With the SS dropping 223 pounds, and the base model shedding 390 pounds. This weight reduction led to increased speed for the new Camaro. The 2016 SS equipped with the 6.2-L V8 and automatic transmission will hit 60 mph in 4 seconds flat.
The second generation Chevy Volt arrived with updated styling and performance. Autoblog Green's editor-in-chief Sebastian Blanco said of the new plug-in hybrid, "For the 2016 model, Chevy changed just about everything for the better." The new Volt has more all-electric range (53 miles up from 38) and the overall range has also improved from 380 miles in the first generation Volt to 420 miles.
The battery on the 2016 model is smaller and lighter while offering more energy capacity. And even the range-extending gas generator is bigger (1.5 liters vs. 1.4) The Volt now burns regular gasoline instead of just premium.
The 2016 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon have been updated with diesel powertrain options proving that the mid-size truck market is alive and well. Autoblog's David Gluckman pointed out in his review, "the 2016 GMC Canyon Diesel and the 2016 Chevy Colorado Diesel are basically the same trucks." Both trucks now offer the 2.8-liter Duramax four-cylinder. Both trucks have significantly reduced cabin noise, with the biggest departure between the two being styling. General Motors didn't ignore its full-size trucks, as both the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra were updated for 2016.
And those are the highlights from Chevrolet and GMC's year in review. For Autoblog, I'm Adam Morath.
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