Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Chevrolet is wearing its own green, with a concept performance car that would make any enthusiast green with envy, an upcoming mini hatch that wears a hot Jalapeno paint finish, and fuel-sipping cars that save green at the pump.
• Hot Wheels Camaro Concept: Fulfilling the wish of every child who has ever played with one, the Chevrolet and Hot Wheels® Camaro Concept will return next month to the New York International Auto Show, following its debut last fall at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. It was inspired by the “Custom Camaro” – the dazzling green Spectraflame® 1:64-scale toy that was one of the original 16 Hot Wheels cars released in 1968. The finish was achieved using a meticulous, several-step process that included applying a liquid-metal solution and several layers of green tint.
• The Chevrolet Spark: Designed to challenge preconceived notions of how an affordable mini car can look, feel and drive, the Spark, which arrives in dealer showrooms this summer, features attention-grabbing exterior finishes including Jalapeno, Salsa, Denim and Techno Pink. A four-passenger, five-door hatch, Spark is designed to appeal to first-time buyers and city dwellers with its bold styling, affordability, 10 standard air bags, fuel efficiency and maneuverability.
• Fuel Sippers: Chevrolet offers a full line of cars with fuel-saving technologies that save consumers green at the pump – some with highway fuel efficiency of 5.3 L/100km or lower. They include the upcoming Malibu Eco (5.3L/100km), new Sonic small car (5.1L/100km), Cruze compact car (5.2L/100km) and Cruze Eco (4.6L/100km). The Volt electric car combines pure electric drive and an efficient, range-extending engine to deliver a total estimated range of up to 580 kilometres.