ChiltonLibrary Delivers GM’s Newest Marque and the Latest Updates

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By Chilton Staff

ChiltonLibrary recently updated its General Motors coverage, including GM’s newest make. GM is a storied company, reigning as the biggest carmaker on the planet for decades. Unlike others, however, General Motors didn’t begin by inventing or designing automobiles. It all started when GM bought Buick, Oldsmobile, Cadillac, and other fledgling automakers. For the most part, “the General” has always purchased existing auto companies (Saturn is one exception).

Over its 115-year history, GM has had at least 44 automobile brands. Most of these, like Ewing, Viking, and Welch, were acquired, absorbed, and largely forgotten. Others, like Oldsmobile and Pontiac, thrived under their own nameplate for decades.

Since 2007, the company has formed joint ventures, introducing new makes most Americans are not familiar with (namely Wuling and Baojun in China and Alpheon in South Korea). But there’s been nothing for the U.S. market—until recently.

A couple of big changes provided impetus for GM to launch a new U.S. brand. One was the recent pandemic. When many Americans quickly shifted from buying local to obtaining most necessities online, there was a pressing need for additional delivery vehicles—and California’s Clean Fleets Act of 2020 provided incentive to power those vehicles with electricity.

In response to the changes, Ford partnered with Rivian and Amazon to quickly build electric delivery vans while GM created BrightDrop in its innovation lab. According to GM, BrightDrop produced its first commercial electric van in 20 months.

Initially, GM sold BrightDrop vans and specialized software to large fleets, but in 2024, GM began offering the BrightDrop Zevo to the public. The ChiltonLibrary team is pleased to announce that its latest update includes GM factory repair, maintenance, and labor information for BrightDrop Zevo.

Owners customize BrightDrop Zevo vans in different ways, including as campers. Photo: Jeremy Bishop

In addition to BrightDrop, the GM update is a massive influx of original equipment maker (OEM) data covering 692 models over 14 years. The new release includes all-new factory information for GM’s 2019-2024 makes, including BrightDrop, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC.

The new release also includes GM’s revisions for 2011-2018 models. Updates to prior data can be critical, such as when an auto manufacturer finds better methods, changes components, or corrects errors.

These models are in the update:

  • BrightDrop Zevo
  • Buick Cascada, Enclave, Encore, Encore GX, Envision, Envista, Equinox, LaCrosse, Lucerne, Regal, Regal Sportback, Regal TourX, Verano, Volt
  • Cadillac ATS, CT4, CT5, CT6, CTS, DTS, ELR, Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, LYRIQ, SRX, STS, XT4, XT5, XT6, XTS
  • Chevrolet Avalanche, Aveo, Beat, Blazer, Blazer EV, Bolt EV, Bolt EUV, Camaro, Caprice, Captiva, Captiva Sport, Cavalier, Cheyenne, City Express, Colorado, Corvette, Cruze, Express 1500, Express 2500, Express 3500, Equinox EV, Groove, HHR, Hummer EV Pickup, Impala, Impala Limited, LCF 3500, Malibu, Malibu Limited, Matiz, Montana, Onix, Orlando, S10, S10 Max, Silverado 1500, Silverado 1500 LD, Silverado 2500, Silverado 2500 HD, Silverado 3500, Silverado 3500 HD, Silverado EV, Sonic, Spark, Spark Classic, Spark EV, SS, Suburban, Suburban 1500, Suburban 2500, Tahoe, Tornado, Tornado Van, Tracker, Trailblazer, Traverse, Traverse Limited, Trax
  • GMC Acadia, Canyon, Hummer EV SUV, Savana 1500, Savana 2500, Savana 3500, Sierra, Sierra 1500, Sierra 1500 Limited, Sierra 2500 HD, Sierra 3500 HD, Terrain, Yukon, Yukon XL

You might think you could easily get lost in such a vast wonderland of automotive data. But ChiltonLibrary is easy to use and includes robust accessibility features.

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