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Chevrolet Bolt Price Starts at $37,000 in U.S.



2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, side view

Not long after revealing the new, 2017 Chevrolet Bolt, General Motors has announced that the boxy little electric vehicle will have as starting MSRP price of $37,000 in the United States.

U.S. buyers are eligible for at least 7,500 in government tax credits, meaning they will end up paying only $30,000 or possibly even less. The impressive new Chevrolet Volt hybrid, which uses both an electric and gasoline engine, carries a $33,170 MSRP before government incentives.

All models come standard with a digital instrument cluster, split-folding rear seats, and an infotainment system with a 10.2-inch display, while optional features include a wireless smartphone charger, and a Rear Camera Mirror that “projects a wide-angle view of the area behind the vehicle in the inside rearview mirror.”

Buyers can also opt for a Surround Vision system that uses four strategically-placed cameras to provide a bird’s-eye view of the vehicle via the infotainment system.

The Bolt can drive over 200 miles (322 km) on a single charge, nearly double the range of the Nissan Leaf and BMW i3. The 2016 Nissan Leaf starts at $34,200 before government incentives, while the i3 stickers at $41,350.

It takes approximately nine hours to completely charge the battery pack when depleted using an optional 240-volt charging unit, but GM says the Bolt supports fast charging to 80 percent in less than an hour.

Based on range alone, Chevrolet’s EV is clearly a great value proposition.

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Genesis Simplifies Leasing With New Spectrum Program



2019 Genesis Family Of Cars

The program is intend to make leasing a Genesis a simpler, one-stop proposition.

Genesis has launched its new Spectrum program, which is a subscription-like program that looks to simplify the leasing process.

Like Lexus’ Complete Lease program, the Genesis Spectrum program combines the standard lease payment and insurance into one payment, making it a simpler, one-stop proposition for shoppers to obtain a G70, G80 or G90. However, unlike other subscription programs such as the Care by Volvo program, it doesn’t let buyers swap out their vehicle after a short period.

In the Unites States, the insurance is provided by Metlife Home & Auto, with a $500 deductible. The 36-month leases start at $489 per month with a $2,699 down payment for the G70, $569 per month with $3,999 down for the G80 and $909 per month with $5,499 down for the G90.

Although insurance is covered in the Spectrum payment, taxes and registration fees are not and must be paid separately.

Finally, as with Genesis model, cars leased through the Spectrum program also come with Service Valet, where dealers will pick up and drop off the owners’ car for servicing, as well as roadside assistance, three years of map updates and a Genesis Connected Services telematics subscription.

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You Can Now Build Your New Porsche 911 (992)



New Porsche 911 Carrera_4S, rear

How will you build your spanking new 911?

Porsche has powered up the online configurator for the 2020 911 Carrera S and 4S models, allowing dreamers and prospective buyers alike to design their very own model from all the options available.

For 2020,  the Porsche 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S are powered by a 3.0L turbocharged six-cylinder engine that produces 443 horsepower and 390 lb-ft. of torque, channeled to the wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission or manual transmission.

The Carrera S reaches 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.5 seconds, while the all-wheel drive Carrera 4S completes the sprint in 3.4 seconds. Opting for the Sport Chrono package (and you should) drops the 0-60 mph time to only 3.2 seconds.

Prices in the U.S. start at $114,250 for the 911 Carrera S and $121,650 for the 911 Carrera 4S.

In addition to the countless number of options, buyers have the choice of two packages. The Premium Package is priced at $5,380 and adds LED Headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus, Comfort Access, a BOSE Surround Sound System, Seat Ventilation, Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control.

The Sport Package fetches $5,460 and adds the Porsche Active Suspension Management, the Sport Exhaust System with Tailpipes in Silver or Black and the Sport Chrono Package.

Share your Porsche 911 build in the comments below.

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5 Reasons To Buy Your Next Car Online



Buying BMW Car Online

Have you considered buying a new or used car online? What’s stopping you?

Buying a car is a very big decision. Ideally, it will last you years, and you’ll use it practically every day to commute to and from work, school or other social obligations. And while you want to get the right vehicle, you certainly wouldn’t want to overpay.

This is where online shopping comes in. Many people resort to the internet nowadays when shopping for and buying a vehicle for a number of key reasons, namely the lower prices that can be had, higher number of vehicles to choose from, readily available information, and less stressful shopping experience.

1. Online Prices Are Cheaper

Online shopping has really taken off over the years, and it’s not hard to see why. Thanks to their lower overhead costs, online retailers tend to be cheaper than their brick-and-mortar counterparts. That’s true in every corner of the e-commerce world, and auto sales are no exception.

Online car search engines and dealers can connect you with cars for less. Some even have a feature that will give you the chance to snipe a new or used car for less than it would normally be worth.

2. More Cars To Choose From Online

When you go to a dealership or check the local classifieds, you’ll see lots of cars. However, you’ll see a whole lot more if you don’t limit yourself so much geographically. An online hunt for your dream car will turn up far more options, especially when you’re looking for a used vehicle that’s a golden goose.

When you’re buying something as important as a car, you shouldn’t limit yourself to what’s on the lot around the corner. This is a big decision, and you want to cast a wide net.

3. Avoid Stressful Dealership Experience

Consumer polls indicate that people find the car-buying experience to be , and it’s not hard to see why. When you step onto a dealership lot, you are more often than not immediately accosted by a salesperson who works on commission, which of course means he or she will make more money if they get you to buy a car.

Even if the car you want is not there, the salesperson will try to sell you one of the other vehicles on the lot. Is there any wonder why even many dealership employees agree that c?

You can spare yourself the headache by shopping online.

4. More Information At Your Fingertips

One of the reasons that buying a car at a dealership can be so stressful is that most of us don’t know the world of car sales very well. We don’t have all the latest information about which models depreciate the fastest or which cars are the safest, most fuel-efficient, or most stocked with luxurious options. Car dealers know, however, putting the power dynamic in their favor.

Fortunately, the online marketplace is also the world’s most powerful source of information. even if they go to the dealership, but online shopping can help you learn more on the fly as you shop or negotiate. For example, you can just open up another browser tab when you want to know something like the long-term value of a given model or peruse online vehicle history reports and other resources to help make sure you’re getting a reliable car.

5. It’s The Future

With an increasing number of small carmarkers selling their wares exclusively online (see Tesla and Polestar), buying a car online will surely become mainstream. Some car shoppers still value heading into a dealership to find a reliable used vehicle, but more and more consumers are embracing online car buying because of the reasons listed above.

Buying a car online can get you a lower price, a higher number of vehicles to choose from, more information to work with on the go, and a less stressful shopping experience. But, as often is the case with everything in life, proceeded with caution. Here is a guide buying and selling vehicles online the right way.

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