2012 Chevrolet Models Picked as Best Resale Value Winners


Volt, Camaro, Traverse expected to post best five-year resale values in their segments

LOS ANGELES – Chevrolet received Kelley Blue Book kbb.com Best Resale Value awards in five categories for the 2012 Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Camaro and Chevrolet Traverse – each expected to retain the greatest percentage of its original list price after five years

The awards are based on projections from the Kelley Blue Book® Official Residual Value Guide and determined by a panel of automotive analysts. Factors include vehicle and sales data, market conditions, competition within the segment, regional preferences and expectations of the future economy.

“For our customers, a vehicle purchase represents one of their greatest investments, so awards such as these continue to help us tell our great Chevrolet quality and value story,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet Global Marketing and Strategy.

Chevrolet’s Kelley Blue Book 2012 Best Resale Value Awards are:

  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro V-6 – Best Resale Value: Sports Car
  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS – Best Resale Value: High-Performance Car
  • 2012 Chevrolet Traverse – Best Resale Value: Full-Size Utility Vehicle
  • 2012 Chevrolet Volt – Best Resale Value: Electric Car
  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro – Best Resale Value: Top 10

T Volt is unique among electric vehicles because you have two sources of energy. You have an electric source–a battery–that allows you to drive gas–free for an EPA–estimated 35 miles.

And there’s also an onboard gas generator that produces electricity so you can go up to a total of 375 additional miles on a full tank of gas4. So if you want to drive using only electricity, you can. If you want to drive using electricity and gas, you can do that too. Volt is first for two very good reasons.

he Chevrolet Volt becomes available across the United States. for the 2012 model year. It is the world’s first extended-range electric vehicle, using a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery to travel an EPA-estimated 35 miles on electricity.


Then, a gas generator produces electricity to extend the Volt’s range to a total of 375 miles on a single tank of fuel. Suggested pricing   begins at $39,995. including an$850 destination charge. A federal tax credit of $7,500 may be available. across the U.S. for 2012. It is the world’s first extended-range electric vehicle: A lithium-ion battery allows the Volt to operate gas-free for an EPA-estimated 35 miles. An onboard gas generator produces electricity so owners can travel up to a total of 375 additional miles on a full tank of gas. Suggested MSRP begins at $39,145; a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 is available.

The Chevrolet Camaro is America’s most popular sports car, and the Camaro family includes V-6 and V-8-powered coupes and convertibles. For 2012 Camaro adds an enhanced version of its standard 3.6L Direct Injection V-6 engine, and the V-8 powered Camaro SS coupe gets a new FE4 performance suspension package. Starting suggested retail for the Camaro family begins at $24,100, including a $900 destination charge.

The Chevrolet Traverse is an eight-passenger utility vehicle that offers segment-leading storage capacity. At an EPA-rated 24 mpg highway, it is among the segment’s fuel economy leaders. Traverse also received a federal 5-Star overall vehicle score for safety and is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2011 Top Safety Pick. Traverse is offered in LS, LT and LTZ models in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive. Suggested retail price starts at $30,240 including an $810 destination fee.