The 2016 Chevy Volt

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In mid January, 2015, Chevrolet unveiled the 2016 Volt, Chevrolet’s electric car, soon to be available at Classic Chevy. The new Volt has an extended range and a sportier design than the 2015 model year had. It features 50 miles of electric car range, is more efficient than the previous model and has stronger acceleration. With this new model, consumers can expect to visit the charging station every 400 miles with regular charging; and you’ll be able to travel over 1,000 miles before you have to visit the gas station.

Chevrolet replaced the old electric motor set up with a two-motor drive unit, which is up to 12 percent more efficient. The new drive unit is also 100 pounds lighter than the old drive unit. Because of the double motor setup, the Volt’s acceleration from zero to 30 mph increased by 19 percent.

Battery capacity has also increased – it is now 18.4 kWh and used 96 fewer cells than the current generation. The new battery capacity is just 192 cells, and that reduced the Volt’s weight by over 20 pounds.

Additional features include Regen on Demand™, a new 1.5-liter range extender engine that runs on regular unleaded fuel and gets 41 mpg,* quieter ride, stronger body, a new braking system, it now seats up to five passengers, has location-based charging capability and has a 120-volt portable cord that is easier to use and more compact than the old charging cord.

And, the power plant is not the only thing that has changed. The 2016 Volt has a new design with performance designs to make it more aerodynamic, active grille shutters, a more contemporary appearance, new colors, blue ambient lighting inside, dual digital color displays – both 8 inches, and an easier-to-navigate center dash system.

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The new Volt is not expected to be released until mid-2015. Keep your eye on this space or visit Classic Chevrolet for more information as it becomes available.

Classic Pre-Owned in Grapevine Donates 15-Passenger Van to the Arc

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Pictured from left to right: – Brooke Dieterlen , The Arc; Danny Bowen, Classic Preowned

Convenient transportation is a luxury that many of us take for granted. But for the dozens of teachers and volunteers of The Arc of Collin Dallas & Rockwall counties, transportation for large groups of special needs clients to activities, programs and services is crucial. Brooke Dieterlen, Executive Director of The Arc Collin, Dallas & Rockwall Counties Chapter explained the significance of the 15-Passenger Chevy Van being donated by Classic Chevy Preowned in Grapevine. “Our clients attend classes in 3 area centers and love their teachers and the programs. But the curriculum is limited by a lack of reliable transportation to activities in the real world that are vital to helping them develop real life-skills. We want them to learn the most basic things like going grocery shopping.

“Until today, The Arc has rented a van or bus and paid that expense out of the budget that would have also been used to pay for the field trips themselves. “Until now, we’ve been hindered by the lack of flexibility to coordinate the logistics to organize field trips amongst all 3 centers. But now with this incredible donation of a practically new 15-Passenger van, the possibilities to take our clients anywhere are endless“, adds Brooke. “It even has club doors that swing out and allow for easy access for wheelchair bound individuals.” Danny Bowen, General Manager of Classic Preowned arranged to donate the 2014 Chevy 15-passenger van to the Arc. “We didn’t want to give them anything that was high miles or out of warranty. This is an excellent multi-passenger van that retails for at least $26,000 and only has 14,000 miles on it.

With the GM Certified Pre-Owned Owner Care Program, they’ll get heightened coverage that includes a 2 year/30,000 mile maintenance plan with free oil changes, tire rotations and multi-point vehicle inspections. And that’s on top of the remaining factory warranty with a 12-month/12,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and includes roadside assistance. It’s a completely stress-free solution to their transportation needs.”

The Arc was formed in 1951 by a group of parents of children with disabilities who joined forces to fight for their children’s rights to be educated in the public school system. The Arc of today still serves as a voice for those with intellectual or developmental disabilities to improve their quality of life and allow them the chance to get a quality education, be welcomed into the workforce and allow them the chance to live productive lives.

“Our Arc Days, Summer Camps and Arc Afternoon outings are just some of the programs what will benefit by the freedom of transportation that Classic Preowned has provided. It’s a gift that we simply cannot thank them enough for”, said Brooke Dieterlen.

Danny Bowen and all of the Classic Preowned team shared in The Arc’s enthusiasm, “we’re blessed to be fortunate enough to have this organization here to take care of those in need in our community. Providing this van to them is the least we could do.”

Spring Break Ideas

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Instead of heading toward the typical spring break destinations, pick a place that is on your bucket list. Whether it’s the mountains, a trip through the plains or a trip to a destination near Ft. Worth – a place you’ve never visited before – get your Chevy ready and packed up for a week and a half of fun. Before you head out, be sure to call Classic Chevy to have your vehicle serviced, or if you are planning on buying a new vehicle sooner rather than later, stop by our showroom to pick out a new car, truck or SUV for the trip.

Visit the Mountains

Head east to the Cumberland Plateau and the Blue Ride Mountains of Tennessee and the Carolinas. If you head east on Interstate 40, you can stop in Memphis, Nashville, then head over to Muddy Pond, just outside of Monterey in the eastern part of middle Tennessee to pick up some Mennonite quilts and wooden home accessories.

On your way through eastern Tennessee, stop by Dollywood and visit Gatlinburg. Catch the Blue Ridge Parkway and drive it through North Carolina and into Virginia. Be sure to take plenty of breathtaking pictures at the overlooks that line the Parkway. Stop at Little Switzerland and other stops along the way.

The Beaches

If you must head to the beach during spring break, detour off the Parkway and head east to any of the beaches on the North Carolina coast. Of course, if the mountains are not your thing, travel to the beaches on the gulf in eastern Texas or in any of the other gulf states.

Getting Ready

Be sure to make reservations, especially if you are traveling to the beaches. If you are heading to the mountains, it’s always a great idea to make reservations, but you are more likely to get a hotel at the last minute in the mountains than you are at any beach.

If you want to stay at a specific place for more than a night, it’s always a good idea to make reservations so you don’t end up having to change rooms or move to another hotel in the area.

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Call Classic Chevrolet to set up a service appointment for a couple of days before you leave so that you know that your vehicle is ready for a long drive. Or, stop by our showroom to pick out a new Chevy for spring break.

History of Camaro

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For over a century, Chevrolet has designed many iconic cars that personify its spirit and style, and the Camaro is one of them. The first generation of Camaros debuted from 1967 to 1969. This hot four-seat sportster turned heads everywhere. It was GMs answer to the popularity of Ford’s popular Mustang. It features a short deck with a long, sleek hood. During this time period, there were only two Camaro models: the convertible and the sport coupe.

During the early 1970s, the Camaro saw little in redesign. GM focused more attention on interior comfort and offered air conditioning, power door locks and a half-vinyl roof covering. The year 1978 saw a minor redesign with T-tops and urethane body-color painted bumper cover. With its two-tinted glass hatches with an innovative T bar in the center, sales of the Camaro soared at Chevrolet Dealerships Texas.

By 1979, the Camaro family had grown to four members, including the Sport Coupe, Rally Sport, Z28, and the Berlinetta. All models featured bright chrome, special wheels and extensive acoustic insulation. In 1985, the Camaro was the chosen care of the International Race of Champions (IROC). This was also the year that the Camaro introduced its IROC-Z model with special graphics. The Camaro’s V8 now featured fuel injection.

Fast forward to today, and the Camaro is still America’s favorite sporty and muscle cars. The 2015 Camaro is the perfect mélange of cutting-edge technology, distinct design and bold performance. It’s what makes a Camaro a Camaro. Keeping in step with its heritage, the Camaro is still offered as a coupe or convertible. Find it in all models at Classic Chevrolet. We’re a Texas Chevy dealer proud to offer the legendary Camaro to Chevy fans who are looking for a sporty car that delivers unparalleled performance.

Truck Month at Classic Chevrolet

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At Classic Chevrolet, we’re proud and excited with special rollouts this month for Chevy truck fans. Highlights of Classic Chevrolet’s truck month feature the 2014 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LT All Star 4WD, 2015 Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab LTZ with Duramax Plus Package and the 2015 Colorado Z71 Crew Cab 4WD.

Score a great deal on the 2014 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LT All Star 4WD with a $4,250 total cash allowance plus a $750 option package discount. That’s a total value of $5,000. And if you’re a GM owner with an eligible trade in, you’re privy to an additional $3,000. Voted North American Truck of the Year, this standout truck delivers efficiency, strength and dependability. It has an innovative EcoTec3 engine that is designed with advanced technologies like direct fuel injection, variable valve and active fuel management. Its engine delivers the most torque of any V6 in its class. Find it at the Texas Chevy dealer of Classic Chevrolet.

Next on the truck month lineup is the 2015 Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab LTZ with Duramax Plus Package. Save money with a $3,250 cash allowance with an additional $1,500 option package discount. That adds up to a $4,750 savings. This big rig has a new look with its big chrome front end. With its aero work and insulation, it delivers a quiet ride for those long hauls. On the highway, it drives like a luxury car. Slip behind the wheel and take it for a test drive at the Dallas Chevy dealer of Classic Chevrolet.

A $1,000 cash allowance is offered on the 2015 Colorado Z71 Crew Cab 4WD. This midsized truck is where luxury meets utility. Its shear-style body mounts ensure a smooth ride for outdoor adventures and everyday commutes. With its high strength steel and reinforced safety cage, impact is directed away from the cabin. All around, the 2015 Colorado Z71 Crew Cab 4WD is a truck for all occasions.

2015 Chevy Colorado WT

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When you need a work truck but the Silverado is just too much truck, you’ll find what you need in the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado WT. This model features a long bed, an extended cab and four-wheel drive. This gives you plenty of room to haul stuff, even sheets of plywood; and you can even pick up co-workers or take your family on a road trip.

Mechanical Features

The 2015 Chevy Colorado WT features a 2.5-liter engine with variable valve timing. The engine is backed by Chevy’s 6L50 six-speed automatic transmission. This combination puts out 200 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 191 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm. The Colorado gets 19 mpg* in the city and 25 mpg* on the highway. The transfer case is an electronic two-speed case; and the Colorado also features four-wheel ABS disc brakes and front recovery hooks.

Safety Features

Safety features include StabiliTrak stability control system, daytime running lights, a rear vision camera with dynamic guidelines, a tire pressure monitoring system, dual stage frontal and side impact airbags, driver and front passenger airbags, head curtain airbags, seat-mounted side impact airbags and a passenger sensing system.

Interior Features

Interior features include a four-way power driver’s seat, dual rear seats with under-seat storage, a floor console for the front, tilt wheel steering column, driver instrument information panel, driver express up and down power windows, power door locks, power windows, an engine immobilizer and a passenger vanity mirror.

Exterior Features

Exterior features include 16-inch ultra silver metallic steel wheels, all-season tires, a compact spare tire, rear bumper corner step, halogen headlights with automatic exterior lamp control, a cargo box light and locking tailgate.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include a 4.2-inch diagonal color display, AM/FM stereo, USB port, auxiliary jack and six speakers.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado WT with four-wheel drive, the long bed and the extended cab. You’ll find that this is the perfect work or commute truck when you need something smaller than the Silverado. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any rebates we may have on this vehicle; and whether we are running any finance or lease specials that include the 2015 Chevy Colorado WT.

2015 Chevy Trax LTZ

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If you are looking for a crossover SUV with excellent fuel economy stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2015 Chevy Trax LTZ with front-wheel drive. This small SUV features a smaller engine, but it has plenty of horsepower; and it has plenty of features, making commuting and taking road trips more comfortable.

Mechanical Features

The 2015 Chevrolet Trax LTZ features a 1.4-liter EcoTec engine with a turbocharger and variable valve timing. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes 138 horsepower at 4,900 rpm and 148 pound-feet of torque at 1,850 rpm.

Additional mechanical features include electric power steering, a ride and handling suspension, a mechanical jack with tools and four-wheel ABS brakes – front discs and rear drums.

Safety Features

Safety features include a tire pressure monitoring system, traction control, StabiliTrak stability control, OnStar Directions and Connections for 6 months, OnStar Basic for 5 years, a rear vision camera, rear parking assist sensor, driver and front passenger knee protectors, 10 airbags including frontal and knee airbags for the driver and front passenger, side impact seat-mounted airbags, roof rail airbags and a passenger sensing system.

Interior Features

Interior features include a six-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, adjustable head restraints in the front, a 60/40 split bench folding rear seat, leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel, audio and phone interface controls mounted on the steering wheel, a 3.5-inch monochrome display, driver information center, remote keyless entry, panic alarm, remote vehicle start, a theft deterrent system, rear window defroster and power outlets.

Additional features include front and rear cup holders, a covered bin on the top of the center stack for storage, large glove box, a storage drawer under the front passenger seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated vanity mirrors and power programmable door locks.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include a 7-inch diagonal color touch screen, Chevrolet MyLink radio, AM/FM stereo, Bluetooth, several apps, SiriusXM radio, a USB port, auxiliary input jack, a Bose seven-speaker system with amplifier and subwoofer, and OnStar with 4G LTE.

Exterior Features

Exterior features include a skid plate for the front and rear fascia, 18-inch aluminum wheels, all-season tires, a roof-mounted luggage rack, halogen headlights, front fog lights, heated power door mirrors, and front and rear intermittent wipers.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Trax and to learn more about this model’s convenience, entertainment, security and safety features.

Chevy Volt at Classic Chevrolet

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Volt if you are looking for an economical sedan that will take you wherever you need to go. The Volt features a small four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that gives you tons of power and excellent fuel economy.

Engines and Technical

The 2015 Volt features a 1.4-liter internal combustion engine that makes 83 horsepower. The electric Voltec motor makes 149 horsepower for motoring and 74 horsepower for generating. It also makes 273 pound-feet of torque. This front wheel drive vehicle features Lithium-Ion rechargeable batteries with a liquid thermal management system with active control.

The suspension features MacPherson struts, a rear semi-independent suspension, electric power steering assist that is variable for low- to high-speed maneuvers. The brakes are four-wheel ABS disc brakes with electro-hydraulic power, StabiliTrak with traction control and a regenerative system. The parking brake is electric.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include LED daytime running lights, a tire inflation kit, OnStar with three years of Directions and Connections, OnStar Basic Plan for five years, a theft deterrent system, engine immobilizer, anti-theft alarm, a lockout switch, a tire pressure monitor system, dual stage frontal airbags, side impact airbags, knee airbags for the driver and front passenger, roof rail side impact airbags for the front and rear outboard seating positions and a passenger sensing system.

Interior Features

The interior features premium cloth seats, a center console with covered storage and dual cup holders, covered storage in the upper instrument panel, open storage in front of the shifter, three 12-volt auxiliary power outlets – one in the rear console, one in the front center console and one in the upper instrument panel, a tilt and telescopic steering column with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 7-inch digital reconfigurable LCD screen, driver information center, driver mode control, OnStar RemoteLink app, OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and charge control.

Additional features include keyless ignition, electronic push button start, power programmable door locks, express down on all windows, express up on the driver’s window, keyless access, remote keyless entry, remote start, cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls, a universal home remote and a rear window defroster.

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Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Volt and to learn more about this model’s convenience, entertainment, safety and security features.

February Events in the Lone Star State

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Head out to Port Arthur, San Antonio, Granbury or Fort Worth to catch some great events this month. Before you be sure to have your vehicle serviced at Classic Chevrolet – or pick up a new vehicle before you head out on any road trips. Whether you want an SUV, pickup, sedan or a sporty coupe, we have the right vehicle for you.

Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas

Until Feb. 15, 2015, visit downtown Port Arthur – Procter Street – for Cajun/zydeco, country, pop, jazz and rock music. Catch a parade with huge floats, pick up some handmade crafts, ride a Ferris wheel and enjoy street entertainers. Mardi Gras has three stages with live music. For more information call (409) 721-8717.

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

Visit the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo to catch some of the best country, contemporary and Latin artists in 21 rodeo performances. This year’s lineup is available at sarodeo.com. Activities include a parade, cook-off, arts and crafts and rodeo. The event runs from Feb. 12, 2015 thorough Mar. 1, 2015 at the AT&T Center, Freeman Coliseum Grounds, 3201 East Houston/One AT&T Center Parkway, San Antonio, Texas.

Events in Granbury

On Feb. 27, 2015, D’Vine wine on the Square Presents: Music, Massage and Merlot at D’Vine Wine on the Square, 107 East Bridge Street, Granbury. Enjoy a selection of over 20 fine wines, listen to some music and get a massage for $1 per minute. Make your own wine and bottle it; and create your own label. For more information call (817) 573-7200.

Also in Granbury on Feb. 28, 2015, Big City Music Revue Presents: Texas Legends, The Stories of Home at the Granbury Live Theatre, 114 North Crockett Street, Granbury. This is a great event for the entire family. Listen and sing along with songs from Texas legends. For more information call (855) 823-5550.

SOLI Dance

Head over to the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater and Ruth Taylor Recital Hall, 2009 Northwest Military Highway in San Antonio for a classical music festival. Music is presented by SOLI Chamber Ensemble. The group has been voted “Best Chamber Ensemble” by the San Antonio Current for a second year. For more information call (210) 317-8816.

Stop by Classic Chevy Today

Stop by Classic Chevy today to pick out a new vehicle or to have your current vehicle serviced so you can ride to these events in comfort and confidence.

The All-new 2015 Silverado Midnight Edition

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If you are in the market for a new Silverado and want something different from other Silverado models, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2015 Silverado Midnight Edition. You’ll get everything you expect from a Silverado and then some.

For starters, the Midnight Edition starts with a double cab or a crew cab Z71 model in either four-wheel drive or two-wheel drive. It has to be black – else it wouldn’t rate the “midnight” name. This truck is all black including the trim pieces, door handles, grille, side mirrors, headlight bezels and the bumpers. It even has blacked-out headlights and black-painted 18-inch alloy wheels. To top it off, the Midnight Edition features a black bow tie.

Additional features include an off-road suspension and Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac all-terrain tires so you don’t have to worry about getting stuck on that hunting trail or out in the fields should you have to track down an injured bull.

The spray-in bedliner that is part of the Midnight Edition protects the paint inside the box so you can haul whatever you want without worrying about dents and scratches. The locking rear differential also helps in slippery situations and gives the truck some extra pull.

Furthermore, the Midnight Edition features hill descent control, a trailering package, heated power-adjusted outside rearview mirrors and rear park assist.

If you want this version, you need to call Classic Chevy now as dealerships have started taking orders and Chevrolet is only producing 5,000 of these models. Since there are only 5,000 Midnight Edition Silverado models out there, you’ll be one of a very few to drive this truck.

Stop by Classic Chevy Today

If you are not familiar with the Silverado, stop by Classic Chevy to test drive one of the Z71 models. You’ll find that even the base model has several bells and whistles. This truck is perfect for a family that needs a multi-purpose vehicle – you can commute with it, use it for work or take a comfortable road trip in the Silverado without feeling crowded; and you’ll arrive fresh after a nice ride.