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Camaro​


Deletions

  • (GCN) Victory Red exterior color
  • (GCO) Rally Yellow exterior color
  • (GCR) Inferno Orange Metallic exterior color
  • (HWS) Hot Wheels Special Edition, including (GHF) Kinetic Blue Metallic exterior color
  • (CCS) Dusk Special Edition
  • (BRH) Mojave Interior Accent Trim Package
  • (RT2) 18" steel wheels
  • (VTD) Argent Ground Effects Package, LPO
  • (VRV) Quarter flares, LPO
  • (5V5) High-wing spoiler, LPO
  • (SER) 21" 5-spoke polished wheels, LPO
  • (5W5) 21" machined aluminum wheels with silver accents, LPO
  • (DSH/DSJ/DSK) Hockey Stripe Packages
  • (DSC/DSF/DSD) Hood and Hockey Stripe Packages
  • Monochromatic Driver Information Center on 2LT, 2SS and ZL1


New Features

  • (G7C) Red Hot exterior color
  • (G7D) Bright Yellow exterior color
  • (G7P) Red Rock Metallic exterior color
  • (BRD) Blue Interior Accent Trim Package
  • (AYZ) Recaro performance front bucket seats for SS and ZL1 Coupe models only
  • (UV6) Color Head-Up Display
  • (UDD) Color Driver Information Center on 2LT, 2SS and ZL1; (UDC) Monochromatic Driver Information Center on LS, 1LT and 1SS
  • (T3W) Daytime Running Lamps with low beam headlamps; (T3N) separate Daytime Running Lamps with (WRS) RS Package
  • (T3Y) Projector style front fog lamps on 1LT and above
  • (DTA/DTC/DTE) Gray/Black/Silver Indy Stripes Packages
  • (5W6) 21" 5-spoke wheels with Black inserts and Red flange stripe, LPO
  • (SEQ) 21" Silver-painted, multi-spoke, race-inspired aluminum wheels, LPO
  • (VQK) Black molded splash guards, LPO
  • (S0J) Body-color hood louvers, LPO


Changes

  • Mid-Cycle Enhancement: new front and rear fascias, new headlamps and tail lamps, unique SS hood, unique RS front grille, new decklid and spoiler, new diffusers and exhaust tips
  • Rear spoiler no longer standard on ALL models; standard on SS Coupe models and included with (WRS) RS Package on LT Coupe models; Standard on all Convertible models with integral antenna (same spoiler design as Coupes)
  • (D52) Unique rear spoiler now included in (1LE) SS Performance Package
  • (SGE) 18" painted aluminum wheels now standard on LS
  • (ZCZ) Compact spare wheel and tire no longer an available option for 1LT Convertible with manual transmission
  • (WRS) RS Package now includes separate fog lamps from the Daytime Running Lamps
  • (VAS) Body-color grille, LPO now available in all 9 exterior colors (late availability)
  • (SB3) Body-color rear spoiler, LPO now available in all 9 exterior colors (late availability)

Corvette​


Highlights

  • Corvette Stingray is designed and engineered for the new sports car generation and leverages all-new advancements in lightweight materials, electronics and engineering
  • 3 trim levels: 1LT, 2LT and 3LT
  • Available Z51 Performance Package (model 1YX07) includes19" front and 20" rear wheels, dry sump oil system, Electronic Limited Slip Differential (eLSD), slotted brake rotors, larger front brakes with Black calipers, specific shocks, springs and stabilizer bars, performance gear ratios, differential and transmission cooling, and an Aero Package that reduces lift for high-speed stability
  • Powered by a new LT1 small block 6.2L V8 engine that offers advanced technologies that include Direct Injection, Active Fuel Management and Continuously Variable Valve Timing
  • Design with technologies that optimize any driving situation, including a Driver Mode Selector, Launch Control and 7-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching
  • The most powerful standard Corvette ever with a GM-estimated 450 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque (final numbers released closer to start of production)
  • 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds (GM estimate)
  • Achieves more than 1 g in cornering grip
  • All-new aluminum frame structure that's lighter and stronger than the previous steel frame
  • Delivers a near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution
  • New state-of-the-art HID Xenon (low and high beam) and LED lighting (DRL/park/turn)
  • 5 highly functional air vents contribute to cooling or reduced lift: All-new hood extractor, 2 front fender vents, a trans-oil cooler (rear) and differential cooler (rear); all painted in Carbon Flash Metallic
  • Richly appointed interior design with available real carbon-fiber, aluminum and hand-wrapped leather materials and custom amenities
  • Completely redesigned seating utilizes an all-new structure with lightweight magnesium seat frames and improvements to bolstering, fit and performance hold; Standard GT seats for all-around comfort and support; and Available Competition Sport seat (late availability) for more aggressive support on the track
  • Power lumbar, wing adjust and heating/venting available on both seating selections
  • Smaller 360mm steering wheel, unique to Corvette, for optimal feel during performance driving; incorporates paddle shifters
  • Chevrolet MyLink system can fully integrate information from several Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices, USB ports, SD cards, MP3 players and an audio input jack; An 8" LCD central display touch-screen (that lowers for device storage with USB port inside) provides access to third-party music services such as Pandora
  • Highly customizable instrument cluster and available Head-Up Display in color
  • Available 10-speaker premium Bose audio system includes a bass box and 2 subwoofers; a 9-speaker Bose audio system is standard
  • Available personalized plaque allows customers to display their VIN and name on the console
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power tilt and telescoping steering column standard
  • Floor-mounted accelerator pedal for improved driver feel
  • A sleek, sculpted profile and a new "upper look" with rear quarter glass
  • 18" front and 19" rear wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP tires (ultra high performance tires co-developed by Michelin and Corvette)
  • Rear design: 2-piece rear fascia with a lower-portion integrated rear diffuser in Carbon Flash Metallic and upper portion in body-color; Larger exhaust tips; Redesigned LED CHMSL integrated into a rear spoiler designed to catch air and hold the car down during high performance driving; and Unique 4-element tail lamps design with reflective LEDs
  • Removable body-color roof panel manufactured from carbon fiber is lightweight and easier to remove and store; Transparent and clear-coated carbon-fiber with body-color surround roof panels are available
  • 5-position Driver Mode Selector allows drivers to quickly and easily adjust the performance abilities; Each mode is optimized for a particular driving condition: Weather Mode for rain and snow; Eco Mode to optimize fuel economy; Tour Mode for normal comfort driving; Sport Mode for spirited driving; and Track Mode for track use
  • Brembo brakes with 4-piston calipers at all 4 corners
  • Available Magnetic Selective Ride Control with Z51 Performance Package

Cruze


Deletions

  • (GGT) Autumn Metallic exterior color
  • (GTS) Blue Topaz Metallic exterior color
  • (GCN) Victory Red exterior color
  • (GBV) Cyber Gray Metallic exterior color
  • (RXZ) Cruise control accessory kit, LPO on LS


New Features

  • (1PY69) Diesel model with (1SL) automatic transmission equipment group, includes 2.0L Diesel engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, 3.20 final drive ratio axle, 140 amp alternator, 800 cold-cranking amps battery, 17" alloy wheels, Ultra low rolling resistance all-season tires, tire sealant and inflator kit, rear spoiler, Aero Performance Package and leather-appointed seating
  • (G7C) Red Hot exterior color
  • (G7J) Rainforest Green Metallic exterior color
  • (GXG) Tungsten Metallic exterior color
  • (GXH) Blue Ray Metallic exterior color


Changes

  • Steering wheel-mounted audio and phone interface controls RPO changed from (W1Y) to (UC3)

Impala​


Highlights

  • All new vehicle design with new wheelbase, track, length and dimensions
  • All new expressive exterior styling with sleek proportion and sculpted body sides
  • New standard 18" wheels and available 20" wheels -- an Impala first
  • Projector-beam headlamps (LS, LT) or HID headlamps and LED Daytime Running Lamps (LTZ)
  • All-new roomy interior with flowing design and integrated center stack
  • Available (LT, LTZ) motorized 8" color touch-screen display with concealed storage behind
  • Available (LT, LTZ) Chevrolet MyLink, which includes Bluetooth audio streaming and available navigation
  • Customizable 4.2" diagonal color Driver Information Center
  • Available (LT, LTZ) 3 USB ports, 1 SD card slot and 1 auxiliary input jack
  • Chevrolet Advanced Safety Firsts: -Available Full-speed-range Adaptive Cruise Control -Available Collision Mitigation Braking (interim availability)
  • Impala Advanced Safety Firsts: -Available Forward Collision Alert -Available Lane Departure Warning -Available Side Blind Zone Alert -Available Rear Cross Traffic Alert -Available Rear Vision Camera -10 standard air bags
  • Rear seats feature available fold-down head restraints -- a first for Impala -- that can be moved out of the driver's line of sight when there are no passengers in the rear seats
  • Enhanced ambient lighting and color graphic DIC display for an upscale feel
  • A comprehensive package of sound-absorbing and sound-suppressing materials makes this Chevrolet's quietest full-size sedan ever
  • Active Noise Cancellation standard on 4-cylinder models
  • New ECOTEC 2.5L 4-cylinder engine (estimated 195 hp)
  • Available (2LT, 2LZ) 3.6L V6 engine (305 hp)
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Electric variable-assist steering system that helps save fuel by drawing energy only when the steering wheel is turned
  • MacPherson-strut front suspension and 4-link rear suspension, with the assistance of an isolated front cradle and hydraulic ride bushing, deliver a smoother and quieter ride
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Available power tilt and telescoping steering column
  • Available ventilated and heated front seats

Malibu


No Information Released. Refresh coming soon

Sonic


No Information Released

Spark


Deletions

  • Spark (Gas) Deletions include:
  • - (FXU) 4.14 final drive axle ratio
  • - (MNG) 4-speed automatic transmission


New Features

  • Spark (Gas) New Features include:
  • - New merchandising model codes: LS is now 1CM48; 1LT is now 1CN48 and 2LT is now 1CO48
  • - (DLS) Outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators on 2LT trim
  • - Automatic headlamp control
  • - (GY5) 3.75 final drive axle ratio
  • - (M4M) Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT)


Changes

  • Spark (Gas) Changes include:
  • - (GGE) Salsa exterior color code changed to (G6E)


Highlights

  • NEW Spark EV includes:
  • - City-sized fun that's easy to love: Ease of parking; Tight turning radius; Torque of a V8; No lag time; Top speed 90 mph; 0-60 in less than 8 seconds
  • - 100% Electric: Advanced technology that enables gas-free driving; Zero emissions; Reduced dependence on petroleum; Among the best EV range in its class; Easy to charge - 7 hours using a dedicated 240V charging station (depending on climate); Impressive battery warranty
  • - Technology and Infotainment connectivity: Standard Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system; Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; voice recognition for phone; Pandora and Stitcher smartphone compatible; software updatable for radio software; all functions controlled through 7" diagonal color touch-screen; Auxiliary jack and USB port; 7" diagonal full-color DIC that gives digital on speed, battery range, driving efficiency and power

SS​


Highlights

  • Highly refined, yet aggressive exterior and interior design with features that include HID headlamps, front bucket heated and ventilated seating and ambient lighting
  • Rear-wheel-drive performance car with wide track and 19" wheels and tires
  • Spacious rear seat with approximately 40" of leg room
  • (LS3) 6.2L V8 engine with GM-estimated 415 hp
  • 6-speed automatic transmission with manual TAPshift controls
  • Sport-tuned suspension (front MacPherson strut-based multi-link system and rear multi-link independent system)
  • Electric power steering (EPS)
  • StabiliTrak electronic stability control with Traction Control and Brake Assist
  • Front Brembo brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Chevrolet MyLink with a color touch-screen, Bluetooth technology and navigation
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 12 trial months
  • Bose premium sound system
  • OnStar with 6 months of Directions and Connections plan
  • Color Head-Up Display (HUD) projects important vehicle information on the windshield, allowing the driver to view it without looking away from the road
  • Automatic Parking Assist, a system that works to provide hands-free parking by accurately detecting space and working with you to steer into the space
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Vision Camera with Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Volt


Deletions

  • (GBV) Cyber Gray Metallic exterior color
  • (GLC) Viridian Joule exterior color
  • (GTS) Blue Topaz Metallic exterior color
  • (AFG) Jet Black and Spice Red seats with Dark accents interior
  • (FIF) Premium door trim
  • (PCM) Comfort Package
  • (NK5) Comfort grip steering wheel


New Features

  • (GLJ) Ashen Gray Metallic exterior color
  • (GWX) Brownstone Metallic exterior color


Changes

  • (N30) Leather-wrapped steering wheel is now standard
  • Charge port door is push to open
  • (KA1) Driver and front passenger heated seats is now an available option for Cloth interior, as well as included with (PCQ) Premium Trim Package
  • (AFA) Jet Black seats interior accents changed from Ceramic White to Dark accents
  • (AFD) Jet Black and White seats are now all Jet Black seats
 

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The green color popped out the most to me on the Cruze. I'm excited to see GM get some green back into its lineup.
 

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I'm sad to see Viridian Joule go on the Volt... It was a classic color, at least to me. Perfect for the car.
 

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Wow. amazing changes to the Cruze. Looks like GM is really interested in keeping up with the competition and making improvements. :rolleyes:
 

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Did we know that the Spark was going to be using a CVT? FY! I'm excited about that!
 

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Spark


Deletions

  • Spark (Gas) Deletions include:
  • - (FXU) 4.14 final drive axle ratio
  • - (MNG) 4-speed automatic transmission


New Features

  • Spark (Gas) New Features include:
  • - New merchandising model codes: LS is now 1CM48; 1LT is now 1CN48 and 2LT is now 1CO48
  • - (DLS) Outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators on 2LT trim
  • - Automatic headlamp control
  • - (GY5) 3.75 final drive axle ratio
  • - (M4M) Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT)


CVT on the Spark ?

Great ! Who's the supplier ?​
 

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CVT on the spark? Maybe an improvement over a 4speed? Rubberbandman special :D
 

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The Cruze is a great car, especially for the money. Driving brand new rental right now and it is solid, feature-rich on the base model compared to the competition, and an all-round great car. GM, do not screw it up...just keep improving it and keep the price down, and sales will continue to rise.

Can't wait for the new Impala...
 

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You forgot the Caprice.

Deletions

Exterior color (GGG) Alto Grey Metallic
(9C3/1SC) Detective equipment group, which included front bucket, cloth with heavy-duty foam, cloth rear bench seats, front center console with armrest and 2 auxiliary power outlets
(UBW) AM/FM stereo with CD player
(DD4) Inside rearview mirror with compass
(A6G) Driver 8-way power seat adjuster
(A6F) Front passenger 8-way power seat adjuster
Sunglass holder
Floor-mounted shift lever
(K4S) 600 cold-cranking amps auxiliary battery
(N40) power rack-and-pinion steering and power steering oil cooler

New Features

(UFU) Chevrolet MyLink radio, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback, includes 7" diagonal color touch-screen display
(UP9) Bluetooth for phone and music, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system, voice recognition, music navigator and streaming audio
(D31) Inside rearview manual day/night mirror
(TKA) Center console equipment mounting platform
(AH6) Driver 6-way power seat adjuster
(AH7) Front passenger 6-way power seat adjuster
(M1A) Column-mounted shift lever
(K5S) 700 cold-cranking amps auxiliary battery
(NJ1) Electric power steering (EPS)
Surveillance mode, circuit for connection to customer switch
Instrument panel and cluster
Folding key blade fob

Changes

(BTV) Remote vehicle starter system with Remote Keyless Entry is now standard
Jet Black interior code changed from (4BB) to (4AA)
Front bucket, cloth with heavy-duty foam, cloth rear bench seat code changed from (ADX) to (H1T)
Front bucket, cloth with heavy-duty foam, vinyl rear bench seat code changed from (ACC) to (HCQ)
Tire Pressure Monitor System code changed from (UJ6) to (UJM)
 

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So Chevy will get the SS with ventilated seats, but Holden have made no mention of this particular feature? What logic could have compelled them to offer it on a very very limited production model, but not the model which will arguably sell 3-4 times that much. The COMMODORE! Also, what about the paddleshifters? Holden have said they are too expensive for the Commodore, but they can afford to put them on a $40K limited run export model?

Does anyone at GMI have any idea why they are going about the spec like this?
 

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You forgot the Caprice.

Deletions

Exterior color (GGG) Alto Grey Metallic
(9C3/1SC) Detective equipment group, which included front bucket, cloth with heavy-duty foam, cloth rear bench seats, front center console with armrest and 2 auxiliary power outlets
(UBW) AM/FM stereo with CD player
(DD4) Inside rearview mirror with compass
(A6G) Driver 8-way power seat adjuster
(A6F) Front passenger 8-way power seat adjuster
Sunglass holder
Floor-mounted shift lever
(K4S) 600 cold-cranking amps auxiliary battery
(N40) power rack-and-pinion steering and power steering oil cooler

New Features

(UFU) Chevrolet MyLink radio, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback, includes 7" diagonal color touch-screen display
(UP9) Bluetooth for phone and music, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system, voice recognition, music navigator and streaming audio
(D31) Inside rearview manual day/night mirror
(TKA) Center console equipment mounting platform
(AH6) Driver 6-way power seat adjuster
(AH7) Front passenger 6-way power seat adjuster
(M1A) Column-mounted shift lever
(K5S) 700 cold-cranking amps auxiliary battery
(NJ1) Electric power steering (EPS)
Surveillance mode, circuit for connection to customer switch
Instrument panel and cluster
Folding key blade fob

Changes

(BTV) Remote vehicle starter system with Remote Keyless Entry is now standard
Jet Black interior code changed from (4BB) to (4AA)
Front bucket, cloth with heavy-duty foam, cloth rear bench seat code changed from (ADX) to (H1T)
Front bucket, cloth with heavy-duty foam, vinyl rear bench seat code changed from (ACC) to (HCQ)
Tire Pressure Monitor System code changed from (UJ6) to (UJM)
I didn't forget the Caprice. Just stuck with what regular people can buy. Hence why the Captiva isn't listed either.
 

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I'm eager to see what changes are made to the Sonic for MY2014, after driving two last weekend I am very impressed the Sonic, especially the RS models.
 

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Did we know that the Spark was going to be using a CVT? FY! I'm excited about that!
Congrats, you are the only human being on the planet excited about a car getting a CVT. I would be excited by a car company getting rid of a CVT

I'm eager to see what changes are made to the Sonic for MY2014, after driving two last weekend I am very impressed the Sonic, especially the RS models.
They will have 2 new colors and delete a bunch of stuff. This is GM
 

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Wow. amazing changes to the Cruze. Looks like GM is really interested in keeping up with the competition and making improvements.
And just think of all the bandwidth the world would save if they monopolized the segment and you didn't have to prattle on incessantly.
 

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The green color popped out the most to me on the Cruze. I'm excited to see GM get some green back into its lineup.
This color caught my attention, as well. I am curious to see how this will look on the Cruze. It may go quite well with the 2LT and LTZ rims.
 

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Cool things that need to be highlighted.

  • Camaro gets color DIC and HUD! Wow, real nice upgrade.
  • Camaro loses the cool steel wheels in favor of 18 inch alloys.
  • Spark gets CVT. Interesting move, because that 4spd unit was junk.
  • Spark gets HEATED mirrors?!?
  • Column mounted shifter for Caprice? Wow, how much did that tweak cost, considering it's not anywhere in the parts bin.
  • Caprice gets MyLink system? What for? And EPS? Interesting.
 
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