This website is dedicated to the General Motors J-platform vehicles. These include the Chevrolet Cavalier, Pontiac Sunfire, Sunbird and J2000, Olds Firenza, Buick SkyHawk and Cadillac Cimarron. The purpose of this site is to educate and inform others about these cars, as well as to put j-body owners in contact with other owners and resources.
DYNAPRO Big Brake Front Kit
Big brake upgrades are vital to achieving a true performance sport compact, and Wilwood Engineering of Camarillo, CA is one of the best in the industry for such an upgrade. To give J-Body tuners more info on the product, installation details and the benefits of such an upgrade, Wilwood supplied the GME with a front brake upgrade kit for our new Product Guide. The article details all installation steps and contact info for those looking to add this upgrade to their J-Body.
DETROIT - The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is powered by General Motors' new, global family of Ecotec small-displacement engines, featuring a modular architecture that is easier to build and adaptable to global markets, while offering customers segment-challenging efficiency, refinement and durability.
In North America, the Cruze is offered with a new Ecotec 1.4L turbocharged engine that features direct injection to help offer a GM-estimated 40 mpg on the highway with an available six-speed automatic transmission. Standard stop/start technology contributes to efficiency in stop-and-go driving.
The new 1.4L turbo is SAE-certified at 113 kW (153 hp) and 240 Nm of torque (177 lb-ft), using regular unleaded fuel (RON 91). It will be offered in additional markets, along with a 1.5L naturally aspirated variant rated at an estimated at 84 kW (113 hp) and 146 Nm of torque (108 lb-ft). The 1.5L will be matched with a five-speed manual transmission.
- Chevrolet today introduced the all-new 2016 Cruze - a larger and lighter, more efficient and more sophisticated evolution of the brand's best-selling global car.
Packed with new technologies such as available Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and new active safety features, as well as a more spacious interior and an athletic, aerodynamically optimized design, the 2016 Cruze elevates the compact car segment - from San Francisco to Shanghai and from Boston to Buenos Aires.
Ė The all-new Voltec extended range electric vehicle (EREV) propulsion system will continue to be the powerhouse providing Voltís electric-driving experience. Owners should be able to drive more than 1,000 miles on average between gasoline fill-ups with a total estimated driving range exceeding 400 miles, 50 of those in all-electric mode.
Featuring a new, 192-cell/18.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and new, 111-kW two-motor drive unit, the Voltec system is up to 12 percent more efficient and approximately 100 pounds (45 kg) lighter than the previous system. It also goes from 0-60 in 8.4 seconds.