Sunday, November 17, 2013
Crazy, Chevy, Cool: Chevrolet Officially Launches All-New Malibu, Trailblazer 4x2 AT, and Spin
Christmas came early for Chevy enthusiasts as they flocked to the Chevrolet Motorama 2013, held at the SM Mall of Asia on November 14-17, 2013. Staying true to Chevrolet’s ingenious spirit, the event was held on the ice skating rink, a first for SM.
“We want to share how cool and easy owning your very own Chevrolet car can be. The Motorama is a venue for Chevrolet to showcase the brand’s high standard of quality, capitalizing on the latest engineering and technology. It is also a venue for our customers to experience Chevrolet’s brand of service and an array of exciting high quality vehicles to suit every life stage,” says Atty. Albert Arcilla, President and Managing Director of The Covenant Car Company Inc. (TCCCI), the exclusive importer and distributor of Chevrolet automobiles and parts in the Philippines.
Chevrolet not only showcased its models and offered cool deals, it also reached out to the community, partnering with Red Cross for donations for the Yolanda Relief Project and the One World Futbol Project that aims to bring the power of play to the children and youth in the Philippines by distributing more than 17,000 nearly indestructible One World Futbols.
The highlight of the Motorama event was the launch of three highly anticipated models – the Chevrolet Malibu Executive Sedan, the Chevrolet Trailblazer 4x2 Automatic SUV, and the 7-seater AUV Chevrolet Spin.
The Chevrolet Malibu is the company’s contender into the executive sedan segment with its attractive styling and smart technology. The interior is sophisticated with the use of premium materials and refined styling. It boasts of ECOTEC efficiency with the 2.4L ECOTEC DOHC 16V DUAL VVT engine, providing power while offering fuel economy at the same time. It is built with a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual mode option. It is equipped with keyless access system and the start/stop button. The Chevrolet MyLink system includes a touch screen and voice command infotainment system that allows you to synchronize the functions of your smart phone to the vehicle, ensuring seamless connectivity day in and day out. Safety features include 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, and six airbags.
At P1,498,888, the Chevrolet Malibu also comes with a 5-year warranty and free 3 year 24/7 road assistance.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer raised the bar for SUV’s in the market with its new and more powerful 2.8-liter and 2.5-liter Duramax engines that produce 500Nm and 200Ps output and 380Nm and 163Ps output respectively. Together with Chevrolet’s MyLink in-car infotainment system, the new Trailblazer underscores its “Go Anywhere” concept.
The new 2.8-liter 4x2 automatic transmission variant provides best-in-class power and torque without the 4-wheel drive transmission while a new six-speed manual transmission is now offered for the 2.5-liter model. The LTZ variant is equipped with a MyLink infotainment system that includes smartphone connectivity, pictures, videos, and audio streaming, enabling users to access personal playslists and make hands-free voice calls. The Trailblazer is a full seven-seater SUV and features intuitive three-row tumble and fold-flat seating. It offers first-in-class cruise control and is proud to offer additional safety features such as Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control, Hydraulic Brake Assist, Panic Brake Asssit, Hill Start Assist, and Hill Descent control ( for the 4x4 A/T LTZ variant ) for steep terrains. The Trailblazer is covered by a 3-year or 100,000-km warranty and a 2-year warranty extension for the improved Powertrain.
The Trailblazer prices per variant are: Trailblazer 2.8L 4x4 AT – P1,733,888.00, Trailblazer 2.8L 4x2 AT – P1,488,888.00, Trailblazer 2.5L 4x2 MT – P1,378,888.00.
Another great addition to Chevrolet’s portfolio is the Chevrolet Spin – 7-seater all-around utility vehicle that is the firsts in its class to offer 1.3L turbo diesel engine and a 1.5L ECOTEC gas variant with 6-speed automatic transmission with manual mode options. It comes with features and high quality materials that are commonly present in the premium van segment.
The Chevrolet Spin offers many firsts of the compact AUV segment: the first 1.3L turbo diesel engine and the first 6-speed automatic transmission with manual mode option. The diesel produces 75PS @4000 RPM of power and 190 Nm of torque while the 1.5L gas engine produces 107PS @6000 RPM of power and 148 Nm of torque. Chevrolet designed the Spin to look sporty to match the engine. The dual-port front grille provides muscular and imposing lines.
The Chevrolet Spin LTZ variant comes with standard roof rails, front/rear fog lamps, and 15” alloy wheels. Inside, the Spin is spacious and versatile with 23 configurable seating positions and 32 storage areas to accommodate small items. Chevrolet’s signature dual-cockpit layout is present and accentuated by a two-tone instrument panel. Chevrolet loaded the Spin with a wealth of features such as Bluetooth connectivity for phone and music device, MyLink system for hands-free calling and wireless audio playlist shuffling, and individual ventilation systems for the second and third rows. To ensure comfort, the Spin has fully independent front and semi-independent rear suspension for better ride and handling.
Until December 15, 2013, the Chevrolet Spin will have an introductory price of: P798,888 for 1.3L Turbo Diesel LS, P838,888 for 1.5L LTZ gasoline engine, and P908,888 for 1.3L Turbo Diesel LTZ.
With this new line of Chevy units, the brand promises to redefine the automotive industry in the country.
For more information, visit www.chevrolet.com.ph or Chevrolet Philippines Facebook page.