GM engineers are conducting the final validation of the next generation Silverado light-duty pickups. (courtesy GM)
DETROIT, MI- Chevrolet will have 13 new or updated models in 2013, officials announced today.
General Motors Co.’s largest brand has released some news about the majority of the vehicles, including the 2014 Impala and SS, but a Chevrolet spokesman said to expect some “complete surprises.”
“'13 is a big year for Chevrolet,” said Michael Albano, Chevrolet head of communications, during a media event today inside a new Renaissance Center meeting room that the Detroit-based automaker designed with MTV. "We'll be launching 13 all-new or significantly updated vehicles in '13."
The already announced new or updated models for next year include the Traverse and Equinox crossover sport utility vehicles, Sonic RS subcompact, Impala full-size sedan, Cruze diesel, all-electric Spark and SS rear-wheel drive performance sedan, along with its lineup of trucks and SUVs, including Tahoe, Silverado and Silverado HD.
When the 2014 Impala is released in the first-quarter of 2013, the oldest passenger vehicle in the Chevrolet lineup will be the Cruze, which was last redesigned for the 2011 model year.
General Motors Co. has released one of the final pieces to its redesigned Chevrolet lineup with the unveiling of the 2014 Chevy Impala. (Courtesy image)
Albano said Chevy's new 2013 lineup has helped drive sales up, while helping the brand's average age of buyers "drop like a rock."
Through September, Chevrolet U.S. sales were up about 5 percent to 1.42 million cars and trucks.
Amid rumors and reports, GM has not released information about redesigning the brand's oldest car: the Corvette, which was last updated for the 2008 model year.
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