National Geographic : 1976 Oct
The New Chevrolet The handwriting was on the wall. It clearly said that the time had come for a new kind of 6-passenger car.One that would use fuel and space more sparingly,yet still provide the kind of room and ride you've found so comfortable and comforting in our popular full-size Chevys of the past. The car is here. It's called The New Chevrolet. More head room The New Chevrolet stands a little taller than last year's full-size Chevy, which perhaps explains why it looks so very round in profile. Inside, there's a little more clear ance for heads and hats and hairdos, both in the back seat and up front. A new acoustical ceiling helps keep things nice and quiet. More leg room We've increased the rear seat leg room by an inch in The Sedan (below) and by nearly Iwo inches in The Coupe. It will make a significant difference in riding comfort, especially on trips. The straight-up stylng of the car makes it easier to climb into and out of. More trunk room The trunk is truly enormous, more than a cubic foot bigger than last year,with a nice flat floor that makes it easy to arrange things. It's one of many pleasant surprises awaiting you in The New Chevrolet. More efficient The New Chevrolet is, by design, a very lean but very strong automobile, with not a trace of flab anywhere on its beautiful body, chassis or frame. And it pays off at the gas pump. In EPA tests, The New Chevrolet is rated at 22 mpg highway 17 mpg city with the new standard Six, auto. trans. and 2.73 axle. Remember, EPA figures are estimates. The actual mileage you get will vary depending on the type of driving you do, your driving habits, your car's condition and available equip ment. (In California, EPA mileage figures are lower.) The New Chevrolet. We made it right for the times without making it wrong for the people. \tu're aoina to love it.