The latest 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study ranked the Chevy Malibu, Suburban*, and Silverado HD highest in their respective segments. For the Chevrolet Silverado HD this marks the second straight year they have been awarded that honor in the Large heavy Duty Pickup segment.
You may hear about the rankings of the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) each year, but you probably wonder what goes into those rankings. Two years ago the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study was redesigned to its current format. The 2014 IQS is based on survey responses from more than 86,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2014 model year vehicles. These owners are surveyed within 90 days of ownership.
Malibu, Suburban, and Silverado HD may have ranked highest in their segments, but Chevrolet also had three more top three finishers, including Camaro, Equinox, and Tahoe.
Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet stated, “Our primary focus at Chevrolet is on the customer, and building quality products is top priority for keeping that focus.”
We’re proud to be part of a brand that continues to provide vehicles that people love to drive. And Chevrolet keeps revamping an already impressive lineup. Over the past three years Chevy has revamped roughly 9 vehicles and added 3 more. That’s a trend we want to see continue.
102 years. That’s a long time for any organization. It’s even more impressive when you consider that Chevrolet has been through what many are calling a “resurgence”.
Chevy will have redesigned its entire truck line, with the reveal of the 2015 Chevy Colorado next week. The 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 used power, fuel economy, and an exterior and interior facelift to reestablish its spot as best full-sized truck. And the recently revealed 2015 Chevy Silverado HD features enhancements to make sure you can get the big boy jobs done right.
Speaking of the big boys, Chevrolet has also spent time renovating its crossovers and SUVs.
The legacy that is the Chevrolet Suburban is all-new for the 2015 model and so is the 2015 Tahoe. Chevy also took to redesigning the Traverse in 2012.
In the car segment, Chevy introduced the United States to the subcompact Spark last year and brought the all-electric Spark EV along this year. But the biggest news for Chevy cars was the completely redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Impala. The refined elegance, performance, technology, innovation, and more make the 2014 Impala a beautiful masterpiece in this namplates long line of icons.
Make no mistakes about the Chevrolet brand, Chevrolet still means amazing performance machines; big engines and fast cars. This is evident by Chevy’s three performance vehicles; the legends, Camaro and Corvettte, and the newcomer SS.
For Camaro, they’ve brought back the pure performance moniker Z/28. However, this isn’t just bringing back the name for nostalgia. The Camaro Z/28 is built for speed, handling, and performance. No excess here, just an aerodynamic Camaro built for the track sitting on Pirelli® PZERO™ Trofeo R tires.
Making waves in Chevy’s performance fleet is the all-new SS. The Chevy SS is the rear-wheel-drive V8 that Chevy fans have been waiting for 17 years.
And last but certainly not least. The flagship of Chevrolet performance. The iconic American sports car. The Chevrolet Corvette. This year the Corvette returned with its seventh body style and brought back the Stingray nameplate. And the 2014 Corvette Stingray is completely deserving of the name. A low aggressive stance with impressive lines and curves fueled by a 6.2L V8, makes the Corvette Stingray a precision speed machine.
With 102 years of experience the history of Chevrolet is undoubtedly guiding the decision of the present and future. And with a history like Chevrolet’s you can expect more great vehicles in the near future.