10-11-19

Chevy Takes Four Dependability Awards in J.D. Powers Study

How dependable are Chevy vehicles?

How dependable are Chevy vehicles?

It can be hard to measure the dependability of a new vehicle. Often, when you are shopping for a new car, you will ask family and friends for their vehicle experiences and do a little research as well. If you are looking specifically at the Chevrolet brand and want to know how dependable are Chevy vehicles, you are in lucks. Chevy took four dependability awards in a recent J.D. Powers Study. Keep reading for details.

What Chevy Models Won 2016 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Awards?

The J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study looks a wide selection of three-year-old vehicles, and measures owner satisfaction and dependability in the last several months. Have owners needed to bring the cars into the shop, or been irritated by a slow infotainment system? J.D. Power then ranks each vehicle in it’s segment. This year the Chevy brand as a whole ranked in the top ten, with four vehicles taking the top place in their respective segments.

2013 Chevy Malibu rated most dependable midsize car 2016
2013 Chevy Camaro ranked most dependable midsize sporty car 2016
The Chevy Malibu took the J.D. Powers award for the Midsize Car category for the second year in a row. Earlier this year, the 2016 Chevy Malibu was also chosen as one of Kelley Blue Book’s top family car picks, thanks to its low fuel consumption, spacious interior, and top safety ratings.
For the fourth-year-running, the Chevy Camaro dominated in the Midsize Sporty Car category. This means that the 2013 Camaro pictured below will give you minimal problems, while delivering premium power. The new Camaro has also been honored on the Ward’s 10 Best Engines List.
2013 Chevy Equinox topped Compact SUV dependability study
2013 Chevy Silverado HD most dependable heavy duty truck
In the Compact SUV category, the Chevy Equinox took a dependability acknowledgment for the first time. This high-quality and extremely versatile vehicle is ideal for families that want to split the difference between car-handling and SUV capability. And, even better, it’s built in Canada!
The Chevy Silverado HD also took a segment Award in the Large Heavy Duty Pickup category for its second year in a row. The light-duty Silverado also took third place in the rankings for Large Light Duty Pickups, which means that Chevy truck drivers can rely on a dependable truck no matter the capability.

In the 2016 J.D. Powers Dependability Study, the Chevy Tahoe also took second in the Large SUV Category, and the GMC and Buick brands also stood out as impressively reliable.

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Each of these Chevy vehicles relies on premium workmanship and top materials to be long lasting and reliable. Chevy even offers Chevrolet Complete Care on ever new car purchase which means that each Chevy comes with a quality guarantee.Stop in at Craig Dunn Motor City or schedule your Chevy test drive today!

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10-11-19

2017 Camaro ZL1: Premium Power and Performance

The 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 convertible just made its debut at the New York Auto Show, and we are over the moon at the power and track-ready fun built into this sleek new vehicle, and its coupe counterpart. Outfitted with a 6.2-litre V8 engine rated for an estimated 640 horsepower, matched to either a six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission, this sport-optimized wonder car is poised to burn up the road.

Read More: Flashback to the 1967 Chevy Camaro Z28

2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Canadian Release Date

The coupe and convertible body styles of the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 share a track-optimized chassis, engine and driver control system, and therefore can deliver on comparable performance. The coupe model will go on sale in Canada and across North America later this year, with the convertible version making its appearance at dealerships in early 2017.

2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 coupe form
2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 pale blue convertible

Camaro ZL1 Performance Features

The standard 2016 Chevy Camaro offers multiple engine options, including one that was honored as one of Ward’s Ten Best Engines, but the new engine and performance enhancements in the Camaro ZL1 are going to blow them out of the water. Some performance features include:

The 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 is 90 kilograms lighter than the previous model, which creates an improved power-to-weight ratio. That means even more engaging handling and maneuverability. Best of all, this vehicle is track-ready straight from the factory floor.

The ZL1 will feature stylish and supportive Recaro front seats and a suede flat-bottom steering wheel and shift knob.

2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 responsive shipping
2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 interior features

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10-11-19

2016 Chevy Camaro Engine Makes Ward’s 10 Best Engines List

We already knew that the 2016 Chevy Camaro was an excellent, powerful and engaging muscle car, but now there is even more proof that it’s not just a pretty face or an iconic nameplate. This year the all-new 3.6-litre engine in the 2016 Camaro was recognized by WardsAuto magazine as one of the ten best engines of the year for its outstanding power, feel, and fuel-saving technology.

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2016 Chevy Camaro 3.6-L V6 One of Wards 10 Best Engines

Available on the 2016 Camaro LT, the winning 3.6-litre V6 is rated for a breathless 335 horsepower and 284 pound-feet of torque. That is the highest specific output of any of the segment’s naturally aspirated V6. GM leaders are proud of their powertrain and research and development teams, and the engine gained praise for it’s power, but also its pricing and feel.“The 3.6 delivers the kind of power and lusty exhaust note you associate with a V-8 for the price of a V-6. Plus, it’s loaded with advanced technology, including fuel-saving cylinder deactivation,” said Drew Winter, director, Content at WardsAuto, in a recent Chevrolet press release.

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3.6-L V6 engine on the 2016 Chevy Camaro LT

Fuel Efficiency Technology on the 2016 Chevy Camaro

The winning 3.6-litre engine also features multiple fuel-saving technologies. The Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation system is one which allows the engine to disable two cylinders when optimal power and accleration are not required. Direct injection and continuously variable valve timing also allow the Chevy Camaro with this engine and the eight-speed automatic transmission to get about 10.2 L/100km in city driving and about 8.4 L/100km in city driving.

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10-11-19

Flashback Friday: Chevy Camaro Celebrates 50 Years

Today’s Flashback Friday is going to be something of a celebration of both the past and the present. Here at Craig Dunn Motor City, we believe that anniversaries are worth celebrating. The Chevy Camaro celebrates 50 years of muscle car elegance this year, so we are looking at a few of the incarnations that have made this model stand out over half a century.

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1967 Chevy Camaro Z28 on the road
1979 Chevy Camaro Z28 from the front looking bold in white
Blue 1992 Chevy Camaro Z28 Convertible with an industrial background

First Generation

The public, craving speed and style for the drag racing wars of the late 60s, fell in love with the First Generation Camaro (1967-69). One of our favorites cars is the performance-optimized 1967 Chevy Camaro Z28 (pictured).

Second Generation

From 1970 to 1981, the Camaro lost horsepower (because of new automotive emissions restrictions) but it gained a lower center of gravity and wider base, which made its handling a dream. Pictured: The 1979 Chevy Camaro Z28.

Third Generation

The Third Generation (1982-92) offered a refined suspension with enhanced track handling. It also marked the advent of the 1LE track pack and a Motor Trend Car of the Year awardPictured: 1992 Chevy Camaro Z28 Convertible.

1998 Chevy Camaro SS looking dangerous on the highway
confident red 2010 Chevy Camaro SS

Fourth Generation

A redesigned front fascia and performance enhancements make the 1993-2002 Camaro stand out. The 1998 model finally achieved the high engine outputs that had been lost to tightened emissions standards. Pictured: 1998 Chevy Camaro SS.

Fifth Generation

After a seven-year hiatus, the Camaro returned looking closer to the sleek muscle car we know today. This model was a top seller, and also earned the honor of being an Indianapolis 500 Pace carPictured: 2010 Chevy Camaro SS.

Sixth Generation Camaro

Now we come to the modern era of Camaro elegance. With new, award winning engine options, and the latest technology like the all-new 10-speed automatic transmission in the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1, the newest Camaro generation is already making a powerful and confident statement. We can’t wait to see where this confident vehicle will drive to next. Check out our new Camaro inventory today.

two piece comparison between the original 1967 Camaro and the 2017 Camaro

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10-11-19

New Enhancements Make Chevy Vehicles Roar

2017 Chevy Performance Parts

With the 2016 SEMA Show, Chevrolet has released a number of performance-enhancing parts that will make the Camaro, Cruze and various Chevy trucks burn even more rubber (in a good way). We’re not sure how many of these 2017 Chevy performance parts will be available here in Manitoba, but we are sure that these or enhancements like them will be available some day. It’s fun to get a preview of them now.

Camaro Performance Enhancement

2016 SEMA Chevy Camaro with specialty performance partsWhile the base 2017 Chevy Camaro can burn up the track or the road, adding new 2017 Chevy performance parts can give this great muscle car even more oomph. SS models with the V6 and 2.0-liter engines can be enhanced with parts ranging from a brake upgrade (which features six-piston front calipers and sturdier rotors), a suspension upgrade (with enhanced handling or lowering) and even a new performance air intake.

Chevy Truck Performance Parts for 2017

Both appearance and practical accessories and enhancement will be available for Chevy trucks (including the Silverado and Colorado) in the new year. One of the newest options is a performance exhaust kit. Available with the 5.3-liter engine and 6.2-liter engine, this kit can deliver an extra 10 horsepower or 7 horsepower (respectively). Other available truck accessories will include custom wheels, side steps, bed liners, tonneau covers, and floor liners.

Cruze and Malibu Performance Parts

For those seeking a little more street-level zip for their Chevy sedan, there are also options, like a suspension lowering kit with stiffer springs, an enhance cornering system, and a new front stabilizer that can drop the 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatch 0.4 inches. The Cruze will also be available with a refined air intake and and exhaust system, while the Malibu will also be available with enhancements. The Cruze and Malibu Blue Line Concept cars at SEMA 2016 debuted some of these premium parts.

white Chevy Cruze Hatchback with performance parts
red Chevy Cruze Hatch with performance parts

Do you have questions about what 2017 Chevy performance parts may be available in Canada for the new model year? Contact a Craig Dunn Motor City sales representative today!

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Engine options on the 2016 Chevy Camaro

This last weekend the 2016 Chevy Camaro premiered in Canada at the 17th Annual St. Catharines Powertrain Show & Shine. The new Camaro comes with one of three powertrain options, and each engine selection is an example of the high quality workmanship coming out of the St. Catharines Powertrain facility in Ontario. While each of the engine options on the 2016 Chevy Camaro offers enough horsepower to satisfy the soul of any speed-fiend, they have distinctly different advantages, depending on what you are looking for in a muscle car.

Efficient and powerful Ectotec 2.0L turbo

If efficiency is your goal, the Ectotec 2.0L turbo is your best friend, putting out 275 horsepower, 295 pound-feet of torque, and an estimated fuel consumption rating of just 7.8 L/100 km on the highway. This highly effective engine premiered in 2013 on the Chevy Malibu and has been improving ever since.

Three 2016 Camaro trim options

Next evolution of the 3.6L V-6

Right in the middle of the 2016 Camaro’s engine options falls the 3.6L V-6. This engine has the best specific output of any naturally aspirated V-6 with 335 horsepower, and is sure to make the Camaro fly.

LT1 6.2L V-8 powerhouse

Of course, if you are in the mood for pure power, the 2016 Camaro has that in spades with the LT1 6.2L V-8 available on the SS trim. This gorgeous piece of machinery can deliver a whopping 455 horsepower matched with 455 pound-feet of torque. That makes the 2016 Camaro the most powerful SS ever.

The delivery date for the 2016 model is still a few months off, but you can test drive a 2015 Chevy Camaro right away by filling out our convenient online form or contacting us. Get a feel for the first rate Canadian craftsmanship powering this incredibly stylish vehicle or even take advantage of our new Chevrolet liquidation today.

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10-11-19

Flashback Friday: New Chevy Camaro Is the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

This week for Flashback Friday, we’re not flashing back very far at all. Last weekend was the 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500, and Chevy also had a milestone! Once again a Chevrolet vehicle was the official pace car for this historic race, and this year it was none other than the 2017 Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition. Keep reading for more about this car and the history of the Indy pace car and the Chevy Camaro.

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2017 Chevy Camaro Pace Car for the 2016 Indy 500

That 2017 Chevy Camaro was the ninth Chevy Camaro to be the pace car for the Indy 500 and the 27th Chevrolet vehicle to have that honor since 1948. We don’t know a lot about the 50th Anniversary Edition of the new Camaro (which is scheduled to be released later this year), but we know that the 2017 Chevy Camaro pace car for the 2016 Indy 500 featured an Abalone White exterior with the Indianapolis wing-and-wheel logo on the side and “100th Running of the Indianapolis 500” on the doors.

Pictured: Each of the Chevy Camaro Pace Cars.

each of the Camaro pace cars for the Indy 500 throughout history

What is a pace car at the Indianapolis 500?

Much as we love the look and the aerodynamic style of the Chevy Camaro, it doesn’t look like a traditional Indy car, and it’s not supposed to. The pace car has two roles: it leads the competing vehicles around the track for the Indy’s rolling start and, in the case of a caution period, the pace car will go out again to lead the vehicles in a slower route around the track.

This second job happens commonly if there is an accident and vehicles have to reduce speed to avoid crashing. Traditionally, the winner of the Indianapolis 500 (this year Alexander Rossi) will be given one of the year’s pace cars.

Our main blog image is the 2017 Camaro SS beside the 1967 Camaro RS/SS, which was the first Chevy pace car at the Indy 500. Below are the 1969 Camaro RS/SS (left), an illustration of the 1982 Camaro Z28 (center) and the 1993 Camaro Z28 Pace Car (right).

1967 Chevy Camaro pace car at the Indy 500
Artist's rendition of the 1982 Chevy Camaro Z28
1993 Chevy Camaro Z28 Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500

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Best Chevy Camaro pictures on Instagram

The Chevy Camaro is been the pinnacle of high-speed sports cars for the past five decades, and with a sleek styling and small-block V8 engine, it’s not hard to see why the Camaro turns heads everywhere it goes. There are some vehicles that just seem to have that “It” factor, and the Chevy Camaro definitely has whatever “It” is. Need proof? Check out these Instagram photos of the 2017 Camaro! 

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Chevy Camaro Instagram Photos 2017

A post shared by Zach Sommerfeld (@xx_zaso_xo) on Jun 16, 2017 at 7:08am PDT

A post shared by TEKSCamaro (@tekscamaro) on Mar 28, 2017 at 3:06pm PDT

A post shared by Ben Bunch (@ben_bunch) on Jun 14, 2017 at 6:52pm PDT

A post shared by TEKSCamaro (@tekscamaro) on Nov 9, 2016 at 6:50pm PST

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Drivers interested in taking their own Chevy Camaro Instagram photo are encouraged to hurry in to Craig Dunn Motor City for an obligation-free test drive in the 2017 Camaro. Have additional questions about the muscle car before getting behind the wheel? Feel free to give our team a call today, and we’ll fill you in on all of the important details!

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10-11-19

New Chevy Camaro Engine Types

It was announced earlier this year that the 2016 Chevy Camaro is being released soon. It is going to have a variety of exciting features, including new Chevy Camaro engine types. The 2016 Chevy Camaro is going to have some upgraded features that will make it perform even better than before. These engine options are just the tip of the excitement when it comes to new Chevy Camaro features.

The 2016 Camaro will has an all-new lineup of three engine options that will help complement this vehicle’s lighter and stronger structure. The first option is the 3.6L V6 engine which is available on the Camaro LT. This engine produces an SAE-certified 335 horsepower and 284 lb.-ft. of torque. It also includes new features like Active Fuel Management that helps the Camaro be more efficient.

The 2016 Camaro SS is powered by the Small Block 6.2L LT1 V-8 engine, with an output SAE-certified at 455 horsepower and 455 lb.-ft. of torque, which makes it the most powerful Camaro SS ever. The new LT1 cylinder head design features small combustion chambers which are designed to complement the volume of the unique topography of the pistons’ heads.

The third engine type is the Ecotec 2.0L Turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This engine provides 275 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. It has a Dual Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) with continuously variable valve timing, direct injection with cam-driver high-pressure fuel pump, an air-to-air intercooling system and more!

If you are interested in learning more about the impressive 2016 Chevy Camaro features, call or visit Craig Dunn Motor City today. We will be able to answer any further questions you might have about this impressive vehicles and its many powertrain options. Check back here often for more information on upcoming GM vehicles in the Portage la Prairie area.

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New 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 10-speed Transmission

The 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 coming out later this year will be the first to feature the all-new available Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission. This new transmission option promises to offer the 2017 Camaro a driving and accelerating edge that other muscle-cars will struggle to meet. Keep reading to learn more about this new 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 10-speed transmission, and the impact it will have on Camaro performance.

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Hydra-Matic 10-Speed Transmission Advantages

2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 new 10-speed transmissionWhile an eight-speed automatic Hydra-Matic transmission was previously available on the 2016 Chevy Camaro (mated to the award-winning 3.6-litre V6 engine), the 2017 Camaro ZL1 will be the first volume production car to offer the 10-speed option. It will unite with a supercharged 6.2-litre LT4 engine to deliver an estimated blistering 640 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque.
This new automatic transmission offers extremely smooth, streamlined transitions and a wider gear ratio spread compared to previous transmissions. This automatic transmission also has smaller steps between gears, which helps the engine find and stay at the perfect pace for optimal speed and power, whether on the straightaway or in corners.

“There is simply nothing like the experience offered with the new 10-speed automatic in the Camaro ZL1,” said Aaron Link, ZL1 lead development engineer, in a recent Chevrolet press release. “It delivers nearly instantaneous, lightning-fast shifts that alter your perception of what an automatic transmission can offer in a high-performance vehicle – whether you’re on the street, drag strip or road course.”

shifter for the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1

10-Speed Transmission Highlights

Other highlights of the new 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 10-speed transmission include:

  • Faster shift times than the Porsche PDK dual-clutch transmission
  • Increased fuel efficiency thanks to a reduction in spin losses and new ultra-low viscosity transmission fluid
  • An internal thermal bypass that allows the transmission to reach its best operating temperature more quickly
  • An advanced torque converter

For more information on this new transmission, or its availability near Winnipeg MB, contact Craig Dunn Motor City today.

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November Awards for 2017 Chevy Vehicles

We’re still several weeks away from the official start of 2017, and Chevrolet vehicle are already off to a great start in the awards department. Lead by the trend-setting 2017 Chevy Bolt EV, several models in the 2017 Chevy lineup have already been honored as some of the best vehicles of the new year. Keep reading to learn more about November Awards for 2017 Chevy vehicles, and how these models are once again setting an automotive standard.


What J.D. Power Awards have Chevy Vehicles Received?

What J.D. Power Awards have Chevy Vehicles Received?

When it comes to quality and dependability, Chevrolet prides itself on delivering premium vehicles that serve families and individuals well. Here at Craig Dunn Motor City we offer a wide variety of new Chevy vehicles. We are even more excited about the many J.D. Power awards that many of these models have received in recent months. But what J.D. Power awards have Chevy vehicles received?

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Green Energy Awards for the 2017 Bolt

The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV has been raking in the awards as a classy and stylish vehicle, but also as an electric vehicle that will be changing the way we drive across North America. In addition to recently being named the Motor Trend Car of the Year, the Bolt has also been named the “Best New Car to Buy” by Green Car Reports, the “Green Car of the Year” by Green Car Journal, the “Best EV to Buy” (and also “Best Hatchback to Buy”) by the Car Connection, and “Best EV/Plug-In Vehicles”  by Hispanic Motor Press.

The 2017 Bolt also made the Car and Drive “10Best Cars” list.

Other 2017 Chevy Award Winners

Other 2017 model year Chevy vehicles have also been honored already this November.

2017 Chevy Bolt EV on the road
2017 Chevy Camaro 1LE on the track

Cars and Sports Cars

  • 2017 Chevy Camaro – 10Best Cars (Car and Driver), Best American Muscle (Hispanic Motor Press)
  • 2017 Chevy Corvette – 10Best Cars (Car and Driver), Best Buy, Premium Sporty/Performance Car (Consumer Guide Automotive), Reader’s Choice Sports Car of the Year (Autoguide.com)
  • 2017 Chevy Impala -Best Buy, Large Car (Consumer Guide Automotive), 2017 Best Buy Award, Full-size Car (Kelley Blue Book)
  • 2017 Chevy Malibu – Best Buy, Midsize Car (Consumer Guide Automotive)
  • 2017 Chevy Volt – Best Buy, Electric (Consumer Guide Automotive)

Trucks and SUVs

The 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 was named the “Best Buy” in the Large Pickup category by Consumer Guide Automotive, while the Chevy Colorado took “Best Buy” in the Compact Pickup category (view our image gallery of the new 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 to see an off-road variant of this great small truck).  The 2017 Chevy Tahoe also took the “2017 Best Buy Award” from Kelley Blue Book in the Full-Size SUV category.

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2016 Chevy Camaro Features

2016 Chevy Camaro Driving Experience

Each year popular vehicles get updated and improved. It is exciting to discover what changes are coming with new models. One updated model is the 2016 Chevy Camaro. It will now have an available drive mode selector that will improve the overall 2016 Chevy Camaro driving experience. Let’s take a look at how this new feature works.

Chevrolet engines worked hard to develop new technologies that enable drivers to control their Camaro’s performance according to the driving conditions. The new 2016 Camaro has a drive mode selector that helps the vehicle adapt to various situations. These modes include snow/ice, tour, sport, and track. The various adjustments help calibrate throttle progression, steering, stability control and more. These settings with help the 2016 Chevy Camaro to operate to its full potential no matter what the weather or road conditions are. Chevy knows that not all driving situations are the same, so why should your vehicle be expected to handle them with only one driving mode?

The 2016 Camaro will also have an enhanced dual-mode exhaust system. This includes new electronically controlled valves that bypass the mufflers under acceleration for improved performance and greater sound levels. It is also customizable with the option of either “stealth” mode or a more aggressive “track” mode. Chevy is planning to introduce the all-new 2016 Camaro on May 16 during a public event.

If you are interested in learning more about the new Camaro, Craig Dunn Motor City invites you to check back here often. We will let you know everything there is to know about this new model and we will even tell you when the Chevy Camaro arrives right here at our dealership in Winnipeg! Craig Dunn Motor City is your source for all GMC, Chevy and Buick news!

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2016 Chevy Camaro Coming Soon!

2016 Chevy Camaro Release Date

Each year popular vehicles are updated and released for drivers to enjoy. Each model has new features that drivers get excited about and every year the big reveal of new vehicles is an exciting event. This year, Chevy is ready to reveal the all-new 2016 Chevy Camaro. Chevrolet fans are invited to see the big reveal on Saturday, May 16, in Detroit. There is a lot of buzz about the reveal and what drivers can expect from the 2016 Chevy Camaro release date. Here’s what we know so far.

Chevrolet is expecting about 1,000 people to attend the Camaro reveal. This reveal will also feature a Camaro Museum which will display the most significant vehicle from the brand’s history. There will even be a meet-and-greet with Camaro designers and engineers, so people can actually talk to the people that created and designed the 2016 Camaro. The Camaro has been an iconic car since 1967 and this is an important moment to share with fans, drivers and employees.

The celebration with take place on Belle Isle, the 982-acre island park that is home to the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. This is another exciting Chevy event that takes place annually. This event will take place May 29-31 and will feature world-class auto racing, live music, interactive games and displays and more! Chevrolet is a brand that loves its fans, whether they have been fans for years or for days. They always find ways to show their appreciation through events like these.

If you are interested in learning more about the 2016 Chevy Camaro, check back here at Craig Dunn Motor City often. We will let you know all about the sixth-generation Camaro as we learn about it. We also have information about many other GM vehicles, so don’t forget to visit us and learn more about your favorite automotive brands.

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What J.D. Power Awards have Chevy Vehicles Received?

The Chevrolet brand has earned more 2016 J.D. Power Initial Quality and Dependability awards* than any other brand. Vehicles ranging from compact city cars to heavy duty trucks have earned these honors, and we are proud to share them.

red 2016 Chevy Equinox on a dark background
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD on a farm

2016 Chevy Equinox

This Canadian-made compact SUV earned Most Dependable Compact SUV and (for the second year in a row) Highest Ranked Compact SUV in Initial Quality. It tied for the later award with its sister vehicle the GMC Terrain.

2016 Chevy Silverado HD

Earning both Highest Ranked Heavy Duty Pickup in Initial Quality, and Most Dependable Large Heavy Duty Pickup (for the second year in a row), the Chevy Silverado HD offers premium power and capability.

blue 2016 Chevy Camaro looking dramatic

Other 2016 and Before Award Winners

  • Chevy Camaro – Most Dependable Midsize Sporty Car (four years in a row)
  • Chevy Spark – Highest Ranked City Car in Initial Quality (two years in a row)
  • Chevy Tahoe – Highest Ranked Large SUV in Initial Quality
  • Chevy Malibu – Most Dependable Midsize Car (2 years in a row)
  • Chevy Silverado Light-Duty – Highest Ranked Large Light Duty Pickup in Initial Quality (two years in a row)

Interested in taking advantages of the premium value and dependability represented by these vehicles? Schedule your test drive at Craig Dunn Motor City today!


*all awards listed are J.D. Power awards, and are measures of Dependability and Initial Quality in the U.S.

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Flashback Friday: 1967 Chevy Camaro Z28

It’s been a while since we had a Flashback Friday, but we found these photos of the 1967 Camaro Z28, and thought we would throw them up with a little history of this race-track optimized package of the very first generation Camaro.

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Z/28 Package on the 1967 Chevy Camaro

The first generation of the Chevy Camaro released for the 1967 model year was available with multiple factory and trim options, and three main packages. The RS package was mainly appearance based, and the SS offered a 5.7-liter V8 engine and specialty exterior touches, but the Z28 was on another level completely.

1967 Chevy Camaro Z28 from the rear
1967 Chevy Camaro Z28 specialty engine
1967 Chevy Camaro Z28 from the front

Designed to perfectly integrate into the Trans-Am road-racing series, the 1967 Chevy Camaro Z28 package included a specialized chassis and suspension system and a unique 4.9-liter V8 engine that came in just under the maximum engine displacement limits for the Trans-Am races. Matched to a Muncie four-speed manual transmission, that engine was rated for 290 horsepower (just slightly over the lowest available horsepower on the current 2016 Chevy Camaro), though that may have been a deliberate under-estimation by Chevrolet. The actual maximum horsepower for the 1987 Camaro Z28 was probably between 360 and 400 horses. This specialty package option also include front disc brakes, unique tires, and racing stripes. It had sport-car handling and breathless performance.

Only 600 1967 Camaro Z28 Models Produced

While production numbers for the RS and SS packages respectively were around 64,800 and 34,400 models for the 1967 model year, only about 600 models of the 1967 Chevy Camaro Z28 were produced. That means while collectors can generally find a used first-generation Camaro for less-than the MSRP for a new model, the rare and valuable Z28 is much pricier and hard to find. Definitely fun to spend a Flashback Friday checking out this sleek and powerful powerhouse!

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Flashback Friday: Chevy Camaro Celebrates 50 Years

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10-09-19

Flashback Friday: What is a Camaro?

What is the origin of the Camaro name?

The Chevy Camaro, from its very first incarnation in 1966 to the soon-to-arrive and better than ever 2016 model, has been the ideal pony car – a stylish and compact coupe (or convertible) with an eye to sporty performance in an affordable package. But what is the origin of the Camaro name?

People don’t know exactly where the Camaro name came from. When the plans to create the Chevy Camaro as an opponent to the Ford Mustang were first announced at a General Motors press conference, GM leaders said that the name started with a “C” to fall in line with other sporty Chevy vehicles at that time like the versatile Corvair and the Corvette sports car.

When asked what the name meant, Chevrolet representatives told reporters at the press conference that a Camaro was a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs.

Pictured: Various  1967 and 1969 model year Chevy Camaros.

Later explanations for the name included a French meaning related to companionship, friendship and reliability, all virtues that the Camaro was intended to convey. While no such word like “camaro” exists in any French dictionary we could find, the Camaro certainly has stood by those ideals through six generations of automotive excellence.

While the horsepower output of the Chevy Camaro took a sharp dip (along with most of the rest of the automotive world) when more stringent fuel economy and emissions standards were implemented in the ’70s, performance on this great vehicle has been steadily climbing since. Today, car enthusiasts everywhere are able to get the speed and endurance that they are looking for in the iconic, well-equipped, and extremely fun to drive Camaro pony car.

Want to be a part of the movement? Schedule your test drive today and see what kind of speed and automotive excellent are available with the modern Camaro.

Pictured: A chart showing Chevy Camaro horsepower through the years and a yellow 2016 Chevy Camaro.

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Flashback Friday: Chevy Camaro Celebrates 50 Years

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2017 Chevrolet Camaro Performance

What are the engine options on the 2017 Chevy Camaro?

The Chevrolet Camaro is essentially synonymous with performance. This powerful muscle car cuts an iconic profile, while still embracing modern sensibilities. The Camaro has been used for racing since its earliest generations. It has been the Indianapolis 500 pace car 8 times since 1967 and is often used by drag racers. While you may not want to race your 2017 Chevrolet Camaro, it is important to know how your new vehicle will perform.

The 2017 Chevy Camaro offers three different engine options. The standard 2.0L 4-Cylinder turbo engine provides plenty of power, with 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Of your other options, the most powerful is the 6.2L V8 engine. You’ll have a lot of power on your hands with 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. Last but not least is the 3.6L V6 engine. This engine is no slouch with 335 horsepower and 284 pound-feet of torque.  

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2017 Chevrolet Camaro options

Power isn’t the only thing that the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro has going for it. The three powerful engines are coupled with your choice of manual or automatic transmission. On the 3.6L V6, the 8-speed automatic has the fuel-saving Active Fuel Technology that provides a fuel consumptions rating of 8.0L/100 km on the highway. The 6.2L V8 with the automatic transmission also has Active Fuel Management technology, as well as Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing, and an impressive 8.7L/100 km highway fuel consumption rating.

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro is also a fast car. No matter if you choose automatic or manual, you’ll be breezing past with 0 to 96 km/h speeds of 5.4 manual and 5.5 automatic on the 2.0L engine, 5.2 seconds manual and 5.1 seconds automatic on the 3.6 V6, and a freakishly fast 4.3 seconds manual and 4 seconds flat automatic from the 6.2L V8.  Learn more about the other features of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro at Craig Dunn Motor City, and schedule a test drive.
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10-09-19

Teen Driver Feature on Chevy Vehicles Helps Reduced Parent Worries

As Labour Day, a return to school, and the end of summer get closer, more and more teens are getting their learner stage licences. Fortunately for parents who may be worrying about their students on the road by themselves for the first time, the Teen Driver feature on Chevy vehicles can help parents instill good driving habits in their students. Keep reading to learn more about what Chevy vehicles have Teen Driver and what this feature offers.

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What Chevy Vehicles Have Teen Driver?

The Teen Driver feature has previously been available on several Chevy vehicles, like the 2016 Chevy Malibu. However, for 2017 this safe-driving advantage will be available on ten models in North America: the 2017 Chevy Camaro, Chevy Silverado and Silverado HD, Chevy Suburban, Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Colorado, Chevy Cruze, Chevy Volt, Chevy Malibu, and Chevy Bolt EV. We’re not sure yet if all these models will be available with this feature in Canada, but we are hoping that they will!

Teen Driver Feature on Chevy Vehicles

But what is involved in the Teen Driver feature? Parents interested in using this features with their learning driver must first register their teen’s keyfob with their Chevy’s system settings. After that, whenever that keyfob is in use certain safety practices will be in place. Some of these include:

  • Muting the vehicle sound system if seatbelts are not being used
  • Visual and audible warnings when the car goes over pre-set speeds
  • Limits on maximum sound system volume
  • Limits on maximum speed
  • Automatic activation of advanced safety features
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In-vehicle Teen Driver Report Card from a Chevy vehicle

Teen Driver Report Card

The available in-vehicle Teen Driver Report Card can also set parents minds at ease (or give them practical information to help their student learn better driving habits). This report card gives a summary of student driving. The exact items available on the Report Card will vary by vehicle, but some options include maximum speed reached, the total distance driven, and if any features like stability control, anti-lock brakes, traction control or Forward Collision Alerts and Braking were needed.

Unlike features like 4G LTE Wi-Fi on Chevy vehicles or OnStar services, Teen Driver does not need to be renewed or purchased on a monthly level. Contact a member of our Craig Dunn Motor City sales team today to learn what vehicles available here in Portage La Prairie offer this feature.

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10-09-19

What is Magnetic Ride Control?

Every year, automakers work to develop new technology to offer an even better driving experience to all their customers. Magnetic Ride Control is one such enhancement. But what is Magnetic Ride Control? Available on the advanced trims of GM vehicles like the GMC Sierra 1500, Magnetic Ride Control adjusts the shocks of the vehicle real-time in response to changes in the terrain to offer a luxury smooth ride even when on rough roads or trailering.

This dampening system was first offered on the 2015 Sierra Denali as a standard feature for both the 5.3-litre or the 6.2-litre V8 engine options. Combined with other chassis and suspension alterations, this system made the Sierra an even better option for a full-size truck.

Read More: Features and Powertrain of the 2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate

How Does Magnetic Ride Control Work?

Magnetic Ride Control pairs electronically controlled shock absorbers and sensors that read road conditions every fraction of a second, for a ride that can be tailored to driving conditions approximately every five milliseconds.

The electronic shock absorbers which replace traditional mechanical-valve shocks are filled with a magneto-rheological fluid which can behave like a regular liquid some of the time, but become stiffer when exposed to a magnetic field. The fluid contains tiny iron particles that will line up in that field. These shock absorbers can be carefully calibrated to offer precise levels of dampening.

This technology is also being used in things like washing machines, and may lead to advanced reactive body armor in the future. Check out the video below to see magneto-rheological fluid in action!

In addition to the GMC Sierra Denali, Magnetic Ride Control is available on several other premium GM vehicles like the ZL1 and SS trims of the Chevy Camaro. Contact Craig Dunn today to schedule your test drive and feel the difference for yourself.

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10-09-19

Why do cars even need grilles?

Vehicles these days all have different grill sizes, from the lean lines of the Chevy Camaro to the wide intake lines of the GMC Sierra, and the shape of the grille can define the style of the car, from stylish, to aggressive, to downright weird. But looking at the array of different shapes and sizes of grilles even on the Chevy, GMC, and Buick vehicles on the lot at Craig Dunn begs the question “Why do cars even need grilles?” We investigated, so keep reading for the best answer we could find.

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What do car grilles do?

While the look of a grille is certainly vitally important for customer satisfaction, each grille also plays a very important role in cooling the vehicle’s engine, specifically the radiator. Without some way for air to flow into the engine compartment, a car would pose a major risk of overheating. While many modern cars could get enough air cooling through vents underneath the vehicle (and so could skip the front grille) it’s more effective and cool to have a grille in the front.

So while the grille is important, that leave a lot of leeway for how it actually looks. Just by looking at grille designs through the ages (and a handful of modern options) it’s easy to see that the grille can define the style of the car.

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1914 Grand Baby Chevrolet view of the grille and lights
grille and front of 2015 Chevrolet Silverado

New grille technology can improve performance

While grilles come in all shapes and sizes, some technology using them can even improve performance. Many modern cars like the 2016 Chevy Volt and the 2016 GMC Canyon have aerodynamic technology that will close some of the grille grating when the vehicle is moving at top speeds. This reduces drag and improved aerodynamic flow. Other vehicles like the elite performance trims of the Chevy Camaro have specializes airflow paths built into the hood so that air can easily move through the engine and out in such a way that the Camaro can maintain its tight hold on the track and efficiently cool the radiator.

2014 Chevy Camaro aerodynamic grille airflow design

Basically, cars do still need grilles, and every year they are getting cooler than ever.

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