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Recently the legal team at General Motors applied to gain back the trademark for the name Chevrolet Chevelle. Thus leading to rampant speculation that Chevrolet would be bringing back the iconic model in the next few years. While top brass at GM has not mentioned anything of the sort, it is still a lot of fun to speculate about what these moves mean. Typically, these ‘re-news’ only include some name and interior quirks, what sets this effort apart is that it also included exterior car badges for the model. This rare step is what hopeful future Chevelle owners have been hanging on to as they try and read Chevrolet press releases as tea leaves. Such as, GM North American president Mark Reuss recently said a small, lightweight sports car, targeting the likes of the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ was under consideration. The Code 130R concept car has also been describe as a possible suitor for the Chevelle name. Remember this is purely conjecture at this point, but hey the Chevelle was an awesome vehicle, so we’re willing to partake in the exercise.

Western New York winters can sometimes make taking a hand off the wheel to attend to a radio less than desirable. ¬†While Chevrolet isn’t only car with controls placed on the steering wheel, it is the the only car manufacturer that offers the MyLink Infotainment System in the dashboard.

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With the flurry of safety upgrades Chevrolet has made in the past two years it’s easy for a consumer to lose track of which is which and what does what. Luckily for Lockport, Heinrich Chevrolet is more than capable of explaining these features in concise, useful terms. Today we set out to do just that, starting with the Lane Departure Warning System that comes in new Chevrolets. One of the more modern additions to the cockpit of a vehicle. This button seeks to alert distracted drivers when they are in danger of leaving the lane they are currently traveling in.

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If you know someone who has an Apple product, chances are you’ve heard about the merits of the iCloud. For the uninitiated iCloud is a type of online computer, a place where you can safely store your music, documents, contacts, calendars and more all while accessing them from any of your apple devices at anytime (laptop, iPhone, iPod, iPad etc.). Apparently not happy enough with only those peripherals available, Apple has joined with GM to bring the iCloud to your car, specifically the Spark and the Sonic. In what continues to be the rapid assimilation of cutting edge technology into the cockpit of your Chevrolet.

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Yes, you read that correctly, Tonawanda’s GM plant is soon to be the home of the most sophisticated small block V8 engine in the world. It’s going to go into 2014 Corvettes, it already has a nickname (the LT1), and it is going to be made here in Western New York. With no less than 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque for this 6.2L engine the LT1 is expected to become one of the all-time great engines, and here’s why:

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