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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Get Unlimited in Your Chevy

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Unlimited data plans are pretty popular lately, and most competitive wireless carriers offer some version of it. Chevy has joined the fray, partnering with AT&T to offer a new unlimited version of its OnStar hotspot data plan.

For just $20 a month, Chevy owners can get unlimited data through their vehicle’s WiFi hotspot, which is a pretty good price compared to some limited data plans out on the market. If you’re already an AT&T customer, you can simply add the Chevy unlimited plan onto your regular bill. The in-car hotspot can be used by up to 10 WiFi devices at once. Ten devices and unlimited data equals a lot of value.

Not only do you get unlimited data, but you get high-speed 4G as well. While some plans throttle data after a certain amount of GBs, neither AT&T or OnStar mention any such limitations.

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Chevy Bolt EV Captures Green Car of the Year Award

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The Green Car Journal has been recognizing outstanding green cars every year since 2011. This year they’ve awarded the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV as their Green Car of the Year. The Chevy Bolt EV also won Motor Trend’s Car of the Year. It’s continuing to reap awards for multiple reasons.

Space, for one, sets the Bolt EV apart. Despite being a five-seat, five-door compact hatchback, it has more interior volume than other compact models.

The Bolt’s acceleration is also impressive. Tests confirm Chevy’s claim that it can go from zero to sixty in 7 seconds.

Another reason it gets top marks is for its impressive range of 238 miles between charges.

Add to that the price (a starting MSRP below $30,000), and you’ve got a car that’s got a lot going for it and, more importantly, a lot going to the owner of a Chevy Bolt EV.

The secret to the Bolt EV’s impressive driving distance is Chevrolet’s cutting edge regenerative braking system, which generates and stores energy every time you apply the brakes. Astute drivers, with a bit of practice, can actually use the system to prolong their drive distance.

The Bolt EV beat out four other finalists to nab the top spot, including the BMW 330e, Chrysler Pacifica, Kia Optima, and Toyota Prius Prime.

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It’s All About Pepperdust

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While there’s always the classic Chevy colors, like red, white, or blue, there are always new colors being introduced, and one of these new colors is especially striking: Pepperdust Metallic. We’ll take Pepperdust Metallic on just about any model. It’s a cool and smooth grey that looks striking from any angle. Kind of the salt and pepper of the car world, it gives off a distinguished vibe.

If you want Pepperdust Metallic on your Chevrolet, you can get it on these models across various trim levels:

  • Sonic
  • Spark
  • Cruze
  • Malibu
  • Impala
  • Trax
  • Equinox
  • Traverse
  • Tahoe
  • Suburban
  • Colorado
  • Silverado
  • Camaro

Get Pepperdust Metallic on your favorite 2017 model today!

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet to see the new Pepperdust Metallic color in person and maybe even test drive a model that wears it. If you’re on the market for a new or used Chevrolet in Grapevine, or the greater DFW area, stop by Classic Chevy today to see what we’ve got to offer.

Chevy Cruze & Impala Top Consumer Reports for 2017

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Two Chevrolets – the Cruze and Impala – were named tops in their class in the Consumer Reports 2017 Annual Top Picks list, an influential designation for shoppers looking for new cars.

The magazine said the redesigned Chevy Cruze earned top marks in the highly competitive compact car category, beating out the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, which historically have dominated the top picks list.

“The best way to describe (the Cruze) is they took the Impala and they shrunk it down and have many of the same virtues in a smaller package,” Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports director of automotive testing, said.

“If you look at the competitors, you look at Corollas or any other compact cars, there’s a lot that they could learn from the Cruze in terms of ride, quietness and just a substantial-feeling vehicle, along with having the latest infotainment, which again you can navigate,” Fisher continued. “It’s not overwhelming. It’s well-laid out.”

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The Chevrolet Impala was named top large sedan for the third year in row.

“I know when we first said the Chevy Impala was a top pick, there was a lot of confused faces,” Fisher said. “This is not the rental car version. This is the new version that they have which drives like a luxury vehicle, continues to be reliable and it’s just good owner satisfaction. It drives terrific.”

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Chevy Brings the Power of Four

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Chevrolet has more 2016 J.D. Power Dependability Awards than any other Brand. The Chevrolet Malibu, Equinox, Silverado HD and Camaro were recently awarded Most Dependable awards by J.D. Power, helping Chevrolet reach its best results ever. This 2016 study measures 2013 model-year vehicles dependability within its third ownership year.

Segment-leading models:

The Chevy Malibu

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The Chevy Malibu received “Most Dependable Midsize Car, Two Years in a Row” from J.D. Power.

The Chevy Equinox

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The Chevy Equinox received “Most Dependable Compact SUV” from J.D. Power.

The Chevy Silverado HD

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The Chevy Silverado HD received “Most Dependable Large Heavy Duty Pickup, Two Years in a Row” from J.D. Power.

The Chevy Camaro

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The Chevy Camaro received “Most Dependable Midsize Sporty Car, Four Years in a Row” from J.D. Power.

This demonstrates that Chevrolet has a continued commitment to building cars that excel in dependability, as most of these awards were earned for several years in a row. Dependability is one of the best things you can expect out of any vehicle you buy. At the end of the day a vehicle can have all the bells and whistles, but if it won’t start and is in and out of the shop, rather than taking you where you need to go, then it’s not serving its primary function as a car, truck, or SUV.

When you’ve got to have dependability, shop Chevrolet.

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If you value dependability, stop by Classic Chevrolet to check out one of the four award recipients. After you take one (or all four) on a test drive, we’re sure you’ll agree that Chevrolets have got it where it counts.

Let’s Talk 2018 Chevy Equinox

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If you’re on the market for an SUV that is spacious and gets good gas mileage, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox and to learn more about this model’s features. You can also wait until the 2018 Chevy Equinox goes on sale later this year.

The 2018 Chevy Equinox

Unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this past January, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a popular compact SUV in Chevy’s lineup.

The 2018 manages to shed a few hundred pounds and adds a turbocharged engine that, taken together, manage to boost efficiency. The five-seater is 183.1 inches long, which is 4.7 inches shorter than the previous year, but it’s still longer than the competition, such as the Ford Escape and Honda CR-V.

An amazing 400 pounds lighter than the 2017 model, the 2018 Equinox is able to carry a four-cylinder engine lineup across all trims. A 1.5L turbo develops 170 hp and 203 pound-feet of torque, while a 2.0L turbo produces 252 hp and 260 pound-feet. A 1.6L diesel — the first diesel Chevrolet has offered in a small SUV in North America — hits 136 hp and 236 lb-ft. All the power figures are estimated until closer to when the Equinox goes on sale in the first quarter of 2017. The 2.0L comes with a new nine-speed automatic transmission. The other engines get a six-speed auto.

Other features will include seven- and eight-inch touch screens, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4G Wi-Fi, safety alert driver seat, front collision alert, low-speed autonomous emergency braking, blind spot alert and lane keeping alert and assist.

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Chevy Bolt Wins North American Car of the Year

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The Bolt has been named North American Car of the Year, beating two conventionally-powered luxury sedans, the Genesis G90 and the Volvo S90, in an announcement delivered at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last month.

The award recipient is determined by several dozen auto journalists who regularly test-drive vehicles and then vote on the annual awards.

Bolt is the first U.S.-made, mass-market, fully-electric car, beating Tesla Motors’ Model 3 to production. The vehicle has a range-per-charge of 238 miles, which is double most electric cars on the market except those from luxury automaker Tesla. Yet the Bolt, in many cases, is about half the price of Tesla’s Model S or X. It just went on sale with a starting price of $37,495 before federal tax credits kick in.

The Bolt was previously named Motor Trend Car of the Year and at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Green Car of the Year. It is not to be confused with the Chevrolet Volt, a pioneering plug-in car with a backup gas engine. Bolt is a pure electric and has no gas engine.

Chevy has been unabashed about trying to get out the message that it’s first with a mainstream-priced fully-electric long range car.

“There’s been a lot of talk about building an affordable electric car with a 200-mile range that brings electric vehicles to the mainstream, but only one manufacturer has done that, and it’s us,” Chevrolet marketing manager Steve Majoros said when Bolt won the Green Car award, given for environmentally friendly cars, in November.

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A Look Into 2018: Traverse Style

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Chevrolet has revealed its all-new, redesigned Traverse at the North American International Auto Show earlier this month. The Traverse debuted back in 2008 as a 2009 model, so a complete redesign was due and had been expected by many Chevy commentators.

The 2018 Traverse will bring a lot to the table, but still retains the qualities that made the Traverse an ever-popular choice year after year.

Lots of Space

The spacious interior features supple touch surfaces and a Smart Slide second row seat that moves to allow easy access to the third row. The Traverse features 116.3 cubic feet of maximum storage space with 24.4 cubic feet behind the third row. You’ll still have plenty of room for luggage, even when the third row is being used. Access the cargo area through a power remote lift gate.

Technology

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse features a USB port in the front center console and two in the rear, plus you can get an available rear seat entertainment system. Enjoy features such as Bluetooth, syncing your phone through a USB port, Internet Radio, Pandora and SiriusXM satellite radio. Use touch controls or your voice to access your favorite media and tunes.

Stay connected via a 6.5-inch diagonal color touch screen. Add RemoteLink Key Fob services through OnStar so you can remotely lock and unlock your vehicle and activate the horn and lights so you can easily find your vehicle.

Safety Features

Standard features include StabiliTrak electronic stability control, traction control, high-strength materials, the LATCH system for cars seats and six airbags. Available safety features include side blind zone alert, forward collision alert, rear cross traffic alert and more.

The Traverse also features OnStar with automatic crash response and OnStar Advisor, which uses GPS technology to request emergency help to be routed to your location.

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New Colorado ZR2 Resets the Bar for Off-Road Trucks

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Just as introduction of the Chevrolet Colorado reset the bar for mid-size trucks, the new Colorado ZR2 is poised to reset expectations for off-road trucks. Chevy’s new performance halo for the Colorado lineup will feature more off-road technology than any other mid-size pickup when it goes on sale.

The ZR2 is effectively a segment of one, combining the nimbleness and maneuverability of a mid-size pickup with a host of new off-road features and the most off-road technology of any vehicle in its segment.

Compared to a standard Colorado, the ZR2 features a much wider track and a lifted suspension. Functional rockers have been added for better performance over rocks and obstacles, and the front and rear bumpers have been modified for better off-road clearance.

Class-exclusive features include front and rear electronic locking differentials, available diesel engine, and the first off-road application of Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSVTM) damper technology.

As a result, the Colorado ZR2 delivers exceptional performance in a variety of scenarios – from technical rock crawling to tight two-track trails to high-speed desert running to daily driving.

“Our engineers have been incredibly successful developing Corvette and Camaro performance variants with broad performance envelopes,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “The ZR2 applies that same philosophy to off-road performance. You can go rock crawling on Saturday, desert running on Sunday, and comfortably drive to work on Monday. This truck can do it all, and do it all well.”

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