Chevy Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Join the fight against breast cancer by helping Chevrolet and Classic Chevy raise money to finish the fight against this disease. With 1 in 8 women being diagnosed, we’re more driven than ever to change the statistic. That’s why for the seventh year in a row, Chevrolet and its dealers, including Classic Chevy, are partnering with the American Cancer Society to make strides against breast cancer. Through this partnership, they’ve contributed $7.8 million to the American Cancer Society benefiting breast cancer screening, patient care, and research.

Join in the efforts by finding a walk, making a contribution, or by creating an #IDriveFor team. During the month of October, Chevy will contribute $5 to the American Cancer Society for every #IDriveFor on Twitter and Instagram. Together we can reach our destination and one day put an end to breast cancer.

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If you want to get more involved, stop by Classic Chevrolet to find more unique ways to help fight breast cancer. And, don’t forget, women are not the only ones to have breast cancer: men can also have breast cancer. You can also ask about ways to help combat breast cancer when you stop by to test drive a new Chevy or when you bring your current Chevy in for service.

How Chevy is Making Neighborhoods Safer

Chevrolet Offers Parents Safety Technology That Acts Like Extra Sets of Eyes

Today marks the official start of summer and Chevrolet wants to help parents avoid situations where summer moments become tragic incidents. With school out and the weather warming up, more children are spending time outside drawing chalk pictures on the driveway, blowing bubbles into the wind or riding bicycles around the neighborhood.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, on average there are 210 fatalities and 15,000 injuries a year caused by backover crashes. Of those crashes, NHTSA estimates that 40 percent occurred in residential areas, with 24 percent happening in driveways.

“The majority of backover incidents are caused by the driver not being able to see their immediate surroundings,” says Rondell Burge, researcher of driver behavior, Chevrolet. “When you hear about backover or frontover incidents involving parents or grandparents and their little ones, your heart sinks. It’s personal and at Chevy we want to help drivers see as much of their environment as possible to help them avoid the unthinkable. That’s where Surround Vision can help.”

Surround Vision technology, available on the all-new 2018 Equinox, provides a 360-degree bird’s-eye view around the vehicle by acting like multiple sets of eyes that help drivers quickly view their vehicle’s perimeter during low-speed maneuvers such as backing up or parking.

The technology uses four cameras: the standard Rear Vision Camera, a forward-looking camera in the front grille and two side-looking cameras under each side mirror. When drivers shift into reverse, the bird’s-eye view is displayed on the center stack instrument panel, alongside an image from the forward- or rear-looking camera, providing the driver with multiple views of the immediate area.

Burge, who is responsible for analyzing how drivers interact with viewing systems like the Equinox’s available Surround Vision, takes his role very seriously.

“I have a family and think of them often when doing my research. My wife is a driver and my three young children are passengers in our vehicles. They’re also the little ones playing in our front yard, running around having fun,” says Burge. “Technology offered on the Equinox, like Surround Vision, is designed to give drivers more tools to help them see around their vehicle before they put it in gear.”

In addition to Surround Vision and standard Rear Vision Camera, the all-new 2018 Equinox offers other purposeful technology to help the driver and their passengers stay safe, comfortable and connected, including a suite of available active safety features plus Rear Seat Reminder and Teen Driver.

Chevrolet offers Surround Vision on the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV, Equinox, and Traverse. Rear Vision Camera is available on the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV, Camaro, City Express, Colorado, Corvette, Cruze, Equinox, Express, Impala, Malibu, Silverado, Silverado HD, Sonic, Spark, Suburban, Tahoe, Traverse, Trax and Volt

It’s important to remember that safety features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for important feature limitations and information. Before getting in a vehicle, all drivers, even those without children of their own, should walk all the way around their parked vehicles to check for children, or anything that could attract a child, such as a pet or toy.

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Stop by Classic Chevy in DFW today to test drive a new or used Chevrolet and to learn more about Chevy safety features and technologies. Classic Chevy can also help you with auto service, parts, and accessories.

Classic Chevy Recognized Among the Top Chevy Dealers of 2016

General Motors names Classic Chevrolet to its exclusive Chevrolet Dealer of the Year list.

The program honors 50 Chevrolet dealers from across the country, 10 per region, based on exceptional performance in sales, service and customer satisfaction. Classic Chevrolet has now been the recipient of this award for 16 consecutive years.

“Chevrolet dealers play a pivotal role in the brand’s overall success and their commitment to delivering exceptional service has once again been recognized as among the best in the industry by J.D. Power,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet. “Our top 50 dealers this year have gone above and beyond to provide their customers the best possible total ownership experience. We sincerely appreciate and applaud their efforts.”

Dealers must also show a long-term commitment to retaining and providing customers with exceptional service using Genuine GM Parts.

“At Classic Chevrolet our goal is to earn customers for life and we are so honored to have our efforts recognized,” said Ken Thompson of The Thompson Group at Chevrolet. “This award is a testament to the entire team’s dedication to making sure every touch point we have with our Chevrolet customers exceeds their expectations.”

GM has recognized dealerships in the U.S. with this honor since 2000. Classic Chevrolet has earned the award every year since its inception.

Over 95 percent of Chevrolet’s current product portfolio is less than two years old, offering North Texas customers the latest technologies and safety features. Part of this lineup includes the Chevrolet Camaro and the Chevrolet Colorado which won Motor Trend’s 2016 Car and Truck of the Year awards.

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More people have purchased from Classic Chevrolet than any other dealer in the nation for almost a decade. And for the 4th consecutive year, Classic Chevrolet purchased more GM parts than over 4000 other General Motors dealerships in the country making them nations #1 Volume GM parts dealer again. Family owned and operated by Tom and Susan Durant, Classic has earned a reputation as not only one of the most trusted and respected Chevrolet dealerships in the area but a staunch support of the local community, having raised well over $1.6 Million since just 2012.

Classic Chevrolet’s “Electric Avenue” Hosts the Arrival of the First 2017 Chevy Bolt EVs in Texas

Pictured, Craig Boland taking delivery of the 2017 Bolt EV from Richard D. “Buzz” Smith of Classic Chevrolet.

Classic Chevrolet, the largest volume Chevrolet dealer in the country for over a decade is leading the market with the newest all-electric vehicle to be offered by Chevrolet. The first 13 of 47 total 2017 Bolt EV’s on order arrived late last week and eager customers were ready to take delivery at Classic Chevrolet’s “Electric Avenue,” a building dedicated solely to hybrid and electric vehicle sales and service. “Richard D. “Buzz” Smith, self-proclaimed “EVangelist” and supervisor of Electric Avenue explains, “we built Electric Avenue exactly for days like this. We designed this building to give our customers a place to explain the technology with videos and experts on hand, more like an Apple store than a car dealership. These cars are loaded with technology that requires more than just handing someone the keys. This interactive environment allows for group discussions, informative videos and one-on-one tutorials.” A very early adopter of hybrid and plug-in technology himself, Buzz and his team are keenly aware of their fellow EV enthusiasts. “Our customers are uniquely linked together with a common desire to be more environmentally friendly and reduce their carbon footprint. Having a place for like-minded individuals to gather information and share their experiences is what Electric Avenue is all about. And with the first cars now arriving, today is an exciting day for all of us.”

One of Classic’s first customers to take delivery of his Bolt was Craig Boland of Arlington, who had been driving a Toyota Prius for 13 years, but was ready to make the leap to the all electric Chevrolet Bolt, impressed with it’s 238-mile range, affordable price and cargo space. “I was surprised that I couldn’t just go to any Chevrolet dealership and buy one,” explains Mr. Boland. “I went to my local Arlington Chevy dealer first and they explained that only dealerships with technicians certified to service the Bolt are allowed to sell them, and they immediately recommended Classic as the place to go.” Boland and fellow Bolt customer Michael Malone were impressed with Classic’s commitment to hybrid and plug-in technology. “They show far more than a passing interest in the future of electric vehicles,” said Malone, “this Electric Avenue building shows that Classic Chevrolet is all-in.”

The Bolt EV, 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year, starts at just $29,995 after allowing for a $7500 federal tax rebate, and with a 238-mile range, Chevrolet is making affordable long-range transportation available to the masses with Classic leading the way with sales, service and Electric Avenue.

8 Reasons to Choose Chevy Over the Competition

These 8 reasons to buy a Chevy will convince you that Chevrolets outshine the competition. Head to Classic Chevrolet and make a wise investment today.

1. J.D. Power and Associates ranked Chevy vehicles the highest in initial quality in the categories of midsize sporty car, large car, large heavy duty pickup, large light duty pickup, and large CUV.

2. The Chevy Camaro, Impala, Silverado HD, Avalanche, and Tahoe received the lowest number of issues per 100 vehicles among the previously listed categories. That means you can purchase your new vehicle with confidence.

3. Chevrolet vehicles continue to earn top marks for safety and performance. Chevrolets have been name Green Car of the Year, Top Safety Picks by the IIHS, and Best Family Cars by Kelley Blue Book.

4. Chevy vehicles are backed by some of the best warranties in the business, including bumper-to-bumper coverage for three years or 36,000 miles, powertrain coverage for 5 years or 60,000 miles, and sheet metal coverage for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Chevy’s 2016 Warranty Coverage extends far beyond buyers’ expectations.

5. You can get an even more amazing deal on Chevy’s 2016 models, which are on sale for unbelievably low prices at Classic Chevrolet. Many qualified buyers will receive a 0-percent APR for 60 months on most remaining 2016 Chevy vehicles.

6. Classic Chevrolet is home to more than 2,500 Chevrolet cars, trucks, and SUVs, which means you’ll find the exact vehicle you’re seeking without having to make any sacrifices.

7. Chevy drivers enjoy more fuel efficiency than other drivers on the road. The Avalanche features a best-in-class fuel economy, the Cobalt offers best-in-class highway miles-per-gallon, and the Colorado’s 5-cylinder engine provides more horsepower and better fuel economy than the Toyota Tacoma. Chevy lovers don’t find it surprising that most Chevy vehicles achieve better fuel economies than comparable vehicles in their classes.

8. Brand-new Chevy vehicles are now offered at better prices than ever. You can get into a 2017 Chevy Cruze, and numerous other luxurious, stylish and powerful Chevy vehicles, for less than $200 per month.

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Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive a new or used Chevrolet and to learn more about your favorite Chevy models.

Chevy Strong at 500,000 Miles

Chevrolets are built to last and a recent YouTube video making the rounds proves it. You can watch the moment that a Chevy Silverado hits the 500,000 mile mark.

That’s equivalent to circling the globe 20 times!

Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado if you need a truck that will do it all for years to come.

Exterior

The features 18-inch painted steel wheels, all-season tires, frame-mounted recovery hooks in the front, chrome bumpers, rear bumper corner step, halogen projector headlights, solar absorbing glass, bed rail and tailgate protection caps and a locking tailgate.

Interior

The interior features a 40/20/40 split front bench seat, a center fold-down armrest with storage, a folding bench rear seat, tilt steering column, driver information center with a 3.5-inch diagonal display, express up and down driver window, express down windows, power door locks, air conditioning, cruise control with control mounted on the steering wheel and assist handles on the driver and passenger A-pillars.

Mechanical

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado features a Vortec 6.0-liter engine with variable valve timing that can run on flex fuel. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with powertrain grade braking, cruise grade braking, a tow/haul mode and electronic controls. This combination makes 322 horsepower at 4,400 rpm and 380 pound-feet of torque at 4,200 rpm.

Additional features include a 4.10 ratio rear axle, a high-capacity air cleaner, heavy duty locking rear, trailering hitch platform, seven-wire harness for trailering, a suspension package, an external engine oil cooler, auxiliary external transmission oil cooler, a heavy-duty battery with 720 cold cranking amps, four-wheel ABS disc brakes and an aluminized stainless steel muffler and tailpipe.

Safety Features

Safety features include StabiliTrak with traction control and proactive roll avoidance, electronic trailer sway control, hill start assist, daytime running lights, an airbag deactivation switch for the front passenger, OnStar, and driver and front passenger airbags.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado and to learn more about this model’s capabilities and its convenience, entertainment, safety and security features.

7 Reasons to Own a Chevy

Invest in a brand-new Chevy, and you’ll enjoy the benefits of a long-lasting, stylish and luxurious vehicle for 2017 and beyond. These 10 reasons to buy a Chevy will convince you to head to Classic Chevrolet and make a wise investment today.

1. J.D. Power and Associates ranked Chevy vehicles the highest in initial quality in the categories of midsize sporty car, large car, large heavy duty pickup, large light duty pickup, and large CUV.

2. The Chevy Camaro, Impala, Silverado HD, Avalanche, and Tahoe received the lowest number of issues per 100 vehicles among the previously listed categories. That means you can purchase your new vehicle with confidence.

3. Chevy vehicles are backed by some of the best warranties in the business, including bumper-to-bumper coverage for three years or 36,000 miles, powertrain coverage for 5 years or 60,000 miles, and sheet metal coverage for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Chevy’s 2017 Warranty Coverage extends far beyond buyers’ expectations.

4. You can get an even more amazing deal on Chevy’s 2016 models, which are on sale for unbelievably low prices this spring at Classic Chevrolet. Many qualified buyers will receive a 0-percent APR for 60 months on most remaining 2016 Chevy vehicles.

5. Classic Chevrolet is home to more than 2,500 Chevrolet cars, trucks, and SUVs, which means you’ll find the exact vehicle you’re seeking without having to make any sacrifices.

6. Chevy drivers enjoy more fuel efficiency than other drivers on the road. The Avalanche features a best-in-class fuel economy, the Cobalt offers best-in-class highway miles-per-gallon, and the Colorado’s 5-cylinder engine provides more horsepower and better fuel economy than the Toyota Tacoma. Chevy lovers don’t find it surprising that most Chevy vehicles achieve better fuel economies than comparable vehicles in their classes.

7. You can finally get behind the wheel of the car, truck, or SUV of your dreams. Brand-new Chevy vehicles are now offered at better prices than ever. You can get into a 2017 Chevy Cruze, and numerous other luxurious, stylish and powerful Chevy vehicles, for less than $200 per month.

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Stop by Classic Chevy today to check out any new or used Chevy vehicle and take one for a test drive.

What to Expect with the 2018 Tahoe

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Pictured: 2017 Tahoe

The Chevy Tahoe was completely redesigned in 2015 and received technology tweaks in 2016 and 2017. As far as 2018 goes, there’s a chance that there will be further tech tweaks and trim changes, but overall the model is expected to stay the same.

The body, particularly, should remain the same, which is a good thing considering its modern and clear-cut looks. The seating will be the same, allowing up to nine people to ride along inside with comfort and space.

Standard features should include tri-zone auto climate control, a 10-way power driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a teen-driver monitoring system, Wi-Fi hotspot capability, built-in power outlet, and six-speaker audio system.

The powertrain is likely to remain completely unchanged, but it’s still relatively modern as Chevy debuted it just a few years ago. The current model uses a 5.3-liter V8 that cranks out 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. This engine pairs with a six-speed auto, though an upgrade to an eight- or 10-speed automatic could come in a few years. All this adds up to a hefty 8,600-pound towing capacity when properly equipped.

The IIHS has yet to rate the 2017 Tahoe, but in NHTSA testing, it received a four-star overall rating. The current Tahoe does offer the latest in vehicular safety, like forward collision warning, low-speed auto emergency braking, lane departure warning and intervention, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring.

GM hasn’t announced a release date yet for the 2018 Chevy Tahoe. However, production is estimated to begin in August 2017, which would likely result in an on-sale date in September.

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Stay tuned to Classic Chevrolet to learn more about the 2018 Tahoe as information becomes available, including release date, price, and features.

Chevy Colorado: Ready to Off-Road

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Off-roaders rejoice: the new 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2s have started rolling off the assembly line at Wentzville Assembly Center. While generally the same size as the standard midsize Colorado pickup, the ZR2 brings tuned-up performance to the table that allows it to tackle most any terrain.

Featuring a 308-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 engine with an eight-speed transmission, the ZR2 has enough power to get over rocky, sandy, muddy, or any other rough terrain with aplomb. To increase stability over rough terrain, Chevy has widened the Colorado’s stance by 3.5 inches. It also has a 2-inch lift to help it clear obstacles.The price is set to start at $40,995 when it hits dealerships.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new 2017 Colorado ZR2 when they arrive and to learn more about the Colorado’s off-road capabilities. And don’t forget to see us at Classic Chevrolet before you head out on any summer road trips; our service department can make sure that your vehicle is in good shape to travel.

Changes to the 2018 Chevy Volt

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The Chevy Volt helped to solidify Chevy’s position in the extended-range electric vehicle segment and now it’s getting some updates, new features, and other changes for the 2018 model year in the U.S. market.

While superficial, the Chevy Volt will be losing four exterior color options, but will gain three new ones. The dropped colors are:

  • Siren Red Tintcoat exterior color
  • Citron Green Metallic exterior color
  • Heather Gray Metallic exterior color
  • Pepperdust Metallic exterior color

The new colors include:

  • Green Mist Metallic exterior color
  • Satin Steel Metallic exterior color
  • Cajun Red Tintcoat exterior color

The 2018 Chevy Volt is also receiving additional features, like rear park assist as part of the new optional Driver Confidence Package. This package also includes rear cross-traffic alert and side blind zone alert. This optional package will only be available on the LT trim level; the Premier trim gets automatic park assist as standard equipment.

In what may be a bid to save on cost, the leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are now vinyl on the LT trim, though you can still get leather through the optional Comfort Package. Other new changes include an optional new heated steering wheel, which now automatically turns on when the heated seats are activated.

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To test drive a new or used Chevy, including the 2017 Chevy Volt, stop by Classic Chevy today. Stay tuned here for more information on the 2018 Chevrolet as it becomes available.