Chevy to introduce 5 next-generation cars this year
The unveiling of the 2016 Chevy Volt and the Bolt EV concept Clarence Tabb Jr/The Detroit News
General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet brand confirmed Monday it plans to introduce next-generation versions of five cars this year, including the Volt, Cruze, Malibu, Camaro and Spark.
Mark Reuss, GM's head of global product development, confirmed GM would show new versions of the cars during 2015. The 2016 Volt was the first.
GM North America President Alan Batey said the Chevrolets will enhance what he called "the strongest product lineup in the history of the brand."
"By the end of 2015, 95 percent of the U.S. Chevrolet lineup will be all new or significantly updated compared to just four years ago," Batey said.
Chevrolet sold more than 2.03 million vehicles in the U.S. in 2014, up 4.4 percent.
Reuss said it wouldn't stop with cars and that GM's full-size pickups — new for the 2014 year —will continue to receive updates.
"Look for a lot of excitement, technology, everything on those trucks," Reuss said. "We're in it to win."
Reuss said expect to see some updates on full-size trucks, including the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, this calendar year.