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by Frank Ochal

'86 C10 LWB of Matthew Weber from Metaire, Louisiana Welcome to all of the many new members that have joined since the last issue of the WORLD and the contributors to the latest issue of the WORLD.

Thanks to Matthew Weber, Justin Ransom and the other contributors to this issue.

We are now issuing plastic membership cards to all new members. All current members should have already received the new plastic membership card. As the new membership card is plastic it is meant to be permanent and will no longer include your membership expiration date. Your membership expiration date and membership number card always be found on the label on each issue of the printed WORLD. Call, email or text us if you ever need a replacement card, your membership number or your membership expiration date.

Join us on Facebook at Chevy Club (www. chevyclub.com/groups/chevyclub) and follow us on Twitter at chevyclub (www.twitter.com/chevyclub ). Classified ads now appear on our website, in the club magazine, the World, in the eWorld, on Facebook and Twitter. We now have an Instagram page. Find us at chevyclubusa.

Chevy Club Technical Sections is now available in the club store. It contains a complete copy of all the Technical Sections, topics, questions and answers published in the World from 1998 thru current. It is available in printed, emailed and on CD in pdf format. It is indexed by subject for easy reference and contains articles, topics, questions and answers and is available in the Club Store section of each World and on the website at www.chevyclub.com.

Another item in the store is a complete copy of the past issues of the World available on CD or by emailed pdf.

We have expanded our list of free items that members can receive with 3 year membership or renewal. You can now receive either a free t-shirt, a tech CD (or emailed) or past issues of the World in pdf format on CD (or emailed). We offer a 3 year membership or renewal rate for $80 or $95 for members outside the USA. We also have a 3 year eMembership for $50 which also includes the free items. Save money and get a t-shirt or tech sections on CD (or emailed) or Worlds on CD (emailed)!

The club has a blog located at http://blog.chevyclub.com . Members can publish items to the Blog as well as leave comments.

We also have a members only section on the main website where only members can access with the User ID and Password found on page 3 of this issue. Members now have access to the newsletter and other items. Also now you can to create your own id and password for the members only section. Submit the form on the members only page to do this.

We also send members the eWorld so send us your email address. Do not worry if you do not have an email address as you will get all of the information sent in the eWorld in the regular World but it may be in a different format and at later date because of printing and mailing considerations. Please let us know what you think of this and what type of info you would like to see included. Also be sure to update your email address when and if it changes.

We are in need of people for our technical staff. The position could also benefit you as the technical staff people can advertise their business free in the newsletter as well as by letter and phone. Help your fellow members while you publicize your expertise.

Thanks for your support and enjoy driving your Chevy!!

(Photo on top of page: '86 C10 LWB of Matthew Weber from Metaire, Louisiana)


IN THE NEWS

Chevy Bolt EUV - That's the Electric SUV
from MotorTrend

The Chevrolet Bolt EUV (an acronym for "Electric Utility Vehicle") is taller and larger than the previous Bolt, with a wheelbase stretched by three inches and an overall length increase of five to six inches. It has been designed, of course, to look more like an SUV than that tall hatchback.

Also notable is that the display also shows GM's Super Cruise hands-free highway automated driving system is active; it's a technology that has until now only been available on Cadillacs. The Bolt EUV will be the first Chevrolet to get Super Cruise, but not the last. The latest version of Super Cruise can make hands-free lane changes on compatible highways by tapping the turn signal.

The interior of the Bolt EUV will benefit from the improvements made to the refreshed Bolt, which will feature nicer materials and new seats that should be more comfortable. Additional equipment includes a sunroof, an improved infotainment system, and a push-button gear selector. .

The Bolt family rides on the BEV2 architecture. This is distinct from the newer BEV3 platform/Ultium battery system that is underpinning a raft of new EVs GM has on the way, and which the company says will offer up to 450 miles on a single charge. GM is investing $27 billion to develop electric and autonomous vehicles with plans to offer 30 all-electric vehicles globally by the end of 2025.

Among those to come are the 2022 GMC Hummer EV SUT fullsize electric pickup truck and the subsequent 2023 GMC Hummer EV SUV, as well as electric pickups and SUVs for Chevrolet. Cadillac will be the lead brand for electric vehicles, starting with the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric midsize crossover. Plans also call for a flagship EV sedan: the Cadillac Celestiq. Buick also gets electric crossovers.

Finally, GM is continuing its efforts to redefine its corporate image with a new ad campaign called "Everybody In" that emphasizes a commitment to mass production of attainable electric vehicles. "We're updating our corporate identity," Deborah Wahl, global chief marketing officer, said in a speech for CES.

Chevy Bolt EUV


First 2020 Corvette Sells For $3 Million
from Business Insider, January 2020

Only one part of the Corvette remains the same from its prior generation, according to Chevrolet, and the winner also receives a guided tour of the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

"When you completely reimagine a car as iconic as Corvette, you get a beautifully sculpted mid-engine sports car that makes a powerful statement," the automaker says.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra was on hand for the auction. The money from the car's auction will go to benefiting the Detroit Children's Fund, a non-profit that was created to help improve Detroit school qualities.

The first car off the production line for highly anticipated models is often auctioned by the manufacturer for charity as it is prized by collectors.

"DCF investments support the expansion quality schools public schools; the improvement of lower-performing schools; the development, retention, and recruitment of educators; and city-wide initiatives that support school quality," Barrett-Jackson wrote in a statement.

The final winning bid was put down by car collector, former NASCAR driver, and current NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, GM said.

This isn't the auction house's most expensive and outstanding Corvette auction achievement: in 2014, a 1967 L88 Corvette Coupe achieved $3.85 million during an auction.

The convertible 2020 Corvette 3LT starts at $78,945. This means the $3 million achievement is 38 times its MSRP.

First 2020 Corvette Stingray 2020 Corvette Stingray Auction Check


New Silverado
January 2018

2019 Silverado LTZ The Silverado 1500, Chevrolet’s best-selling vehicle, is getting a complete redesign for 2019. The all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 will be available with eight different trim packages, which Chevrolet managers say translates into a truck for every buyer. The trucks will range from the most basic "Work Truck" trim all the way up to the feature-rich "High Country" model.

Powering the trucks will be a 5.3-liter or 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine, or an all-new 3-liter inline 6-cylinder diesel engine. The 3-liter and 6.2-liter engines can be paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission. In all, there will be six different engine and transmission combinations.

The V8 engine options will include a cylinder deactivation system that can go all the way down to just one cylinder of power under very light loads to improve fuel economy.

Other improvements include a steel frame that Chevy managers say is 88 pounds lighter than the previous version, but 10 percent stiffer. All those little changes add up to a truck that is up to 450 pounds lighter than the current model.

More improvements have been made to the truck’s aerodynamics. The shape of the front end has been improved to duct air around the tires, while the shape of the roof and the shape of the tailgate have been designed to move air smoothly over the bed. All of this results in a seven-percent improvement in aerodynamics, according to Chevrolet.

As for size, the truck is also bigger than the current version. Its wheelbase is nearly four inches longer, while the overall length is up 1.6 inches and height is up by about an inch. Chevrolet managers say the passenger volume has increased, and so has the cargo volume in the bed of the truck.

In that bed, customers can opt for a series of storage compartments over the wheel arches that, when installed, will still accommodate a full four-by-eight-foot sheet of plywood. There are also now 12 tie-down points, each capable of supporting up to 500 pounds -- twice as strong as those in the previous model. There's even an optional power tailgate that can be operated from a button on the key fob, a button in the cab, or a button on the tailgate itself.

Inside, Chevy leaders say they focused on comfort, storage and easy-to-use controls. To that end, rear-seat legroom has increased three inches and new storage compartments are available in the rear seatbacks (yes, behind the cushion) and under the rear seats.

The Silverado is critical to Chevrolet’s business. The company sold more than 580,000 of the trucks in 2017, accounting for more than a quarter of Chevrolet’s sales. For comparison, GM sold more Silverados in 2017 than all the Buicks and Cadillacs combined for the year.

The 2019 truck was first shown at a centennial truck event in Dallas last month, marking 100 years of Chevrolet trucks. At that reveal, Chevrolet said they gathered feedback from 7,000 people when designing the new truck, which the company says is the most research it has ever done ahead of a new model.

The Silverado shares a platform with the GMC Sierra and Chevy managers said more info about the updated version of that truck will be released later
 


 



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