What You Need to Know About the Pure Electric Chevy Bolt

Chevy is shaking things up for 2017, and the introduction of the all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is guaranteed to change the auto industry forever. The Chevy Bolt is a seriously convenient car, especially if you live in the city. Whether you’re a daily commuter or just need a vehicle to run errands with, the Chevy Bolt may just be the ultimate urban vehicle.

Here’s what you should know about the purely electric Chevy Bolt.

1. It’s All Electric

Chevrolet obsessed over creating the 2017 Bolt EV, and it shows. This all-electric vehicle can travel an estimated 200 miles per charge, so you don’t have to worry about recharging while you’re at work or out running errands.

2. You Can Charge At Home

Skeptics have been steering clear of electric vehicles for years, but that’s because charging hasn’t been made as simple as it is with the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. A 240-volt charging unit can be purchased and professionally installed at your home, so charging your vehicle is as simple as charging your smartphone. The available unit will charge your Bolt EV faster than the competition and makes customizing your charge settings easy. Best of all, you can still use public charging stations while you’re away.

A full charge on the available 240-volt unit requires just 9 hours, and you can reach up to 25 miles of range per hour of charge.

3. You Can Stay Connected Everywhere You Go

The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV offers technology in every nook and cranny. The standard 10.2-inch center display screen provides important information, including your battery levels, estimated range, climate controls, charge settings, music, calls and text messages. The interactive screen looks and operates like a tablet, so you can easily access all of your phone and battery’s information.

4. Safety Comes First

Technology isn’t worth anything if you and your fellow travelers aren’t safe inside your vehicle. The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV provides peace of mind with 10 air bags, a high-strength steel frame, available forward, side and rear alerts, OnStar advisors and automatic crash response. Chevy’s available Surround Vision camera system utilize four optimally-placed cameras to help you see what’s happening on all sides of your vehicle at all times. Whether you’re taking the kids to school, dropping your pet at the groomer or driving solo to work, you can rest assured that your Chevy is constantly working to keep you and your cargo safe.

5. Your Vehicle Will Turn Heads

Unlike other electric vehicles, the Chevy Bolt EV doesn’t turn heads because it looks funny. This all-electric hatch back vehicle features expressive proportions, stylish curves and an enclosed, flat underbelly that will turn heads — in a good way.

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will undoubtedly be ahead of the curve. Reach out to our Classic Chevrolet sales team to find out how you can be one of the first to own it.


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.


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.


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.


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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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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Highway Attack Mode: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible


When you are in the market for a new sports car, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the new 2017 Camaro ZL1 convertible. Owning your own Camaro ZL1 convertible, you’ll be able to attack the highway at speed while feeling the wind whip by you. With new levels of refinement, technology, acceleration and capability, the new Chevy Camaro will challenge the most advanced of the sports coupes in the world.

The executive vice president of Global Product Development, Mark Reuss, said that the ZL1 was designed to bet the best of the best. With superb performance packed into a 2+2 coupe, the ZL1 is great for every day driving and for taking it out on the track.

The 2017 model year comes with a new 6.2-liter V-8 supercharged engine that puts out an estimated 640 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque. Buyers have a choice of a six-speed manual transmission with active rev matching or a brand new 10-speed automatic transmission.


The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 went through over 100 hours of testing on the track and in a wind tunnel so that the manufacturer could make the best aerodynamic body possible for fuel economy and cooling. Not only is the design functional, but it is stylish. The lower grille opening gives excellent airflow to help keep the Camaro cooler while at higher speeds. The upper grille incorporates an open bow tie insignia.

The Camaro’s new hood features carbon fiber insert with a heat extractor that allows hot air to be pulled from the engine compartment so that the engine is further cooled. Additional changes to the body include the rockers, a bigger front splitter, wider front fenders and a wing-style rear spoiler.


The Camaro’s new technologies include performance traction management, magnetic ride suspension, an electronic limited slip differential, drive mode selection and a custom launch control. The Camaro also weighs 200 pounds less than the previous model year and has 60 more horsepower and 80 more pound-feet of torque, giving it a better power to weight ratio.

Additional features include 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires and Brembo brakes with six-piston calipers on the front wheels for extra stopping power. The front brakes also features large 15.35-inch two piece rotors.

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History With a Mystery: the Chevrolet Bowtie


The Chevrolet logo is one of the most recognized in the world. However, most people don’t even know what it is or what the recognizable, crisscrossed logo means. The Chevrolet bowtie was introduced in 1913 by the automobile company’s founder William C. Durant, and it has remained the symbol of the brand since.

Have you ever wondered about the origin of the Chevrolet bowtie? The following four stories are just a few of the countless legends surrounding the fabled Chevrolet logo.

1. It was inspired by a French hotel. Durant explains that he developed the logo from a unique wallpaper in a Paris hotel. An official Chevrolet publication issued for the company’s 50th anniversary in 1961 backed Durant’s story and explained that the world traveler tore off a piece of the hotel’s wallpaper to later use as a nameplate for his company’s vehicles. Conflicting accounts of Durant’s story, from Durant and others, have stirred even more mystery into the pot.

2. It was a dinner-table sketch. William Durant’s daughter published a book about her father in 1929. The book described how Durant sketched the Chevrolet logo while waiting for his meal at the family dinner table one evening.

3. It was taken from a newspaper ad. Another story regarding the Chevrolet bowtie emerged in 1986. A story based on an interview with Durant’s widow (Catherine) explained how she and her husband saw the design while reading a newspaper in a Hot Springs, Va., hotel room. Historian Ken Kaufmann later searched for a similar edition of The Constitution newspaper, and found a logo resembling the Chevrolet icon used for a coal company named “Coalettes.”

4. It was borrowed from the Swiss flag. Another version of the Chevrolet bowtie mystery explains the logo as an altered version of the cross seen on the Swiss flag. Louis Chevrolet was born at La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland on Christmas Day of 1878. The striking similarity of the logo and the flag’s emblem has led many historians and Chevrolet fans to agree that this must be the logo’s true origin.

No matter what the origin of the Chevrolet bowtie may be, the logo has certainly stood the test of time. In fact, despite slight changes in color and detail, the true shape of the logo hasn’t changed since the day it was created in 1913. Vehicle owners always know they can trust any vehicle donned with the famous Chevrolet bowtie.

Find your dream Chevrolet right here at Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas.

Keeping Your Classic Chevy Safe


You may think your classic is safe as long as you keep it in a garage, but you should think twice. Dr. Phil learned this lesson; and luckily, he got his classic 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air back with little damage — though it did take several months.

A few years ago, thieves singled out Phil McGraw’s classic Chevy, then stole it from a Burbank, California, repair shop. The story has a happy ending, though — the police recovered his $100,000 classic Chevy along with 13 other stolen cars.

Repair shops are not the only place that thieves will break into. If a thief knows what is in your garage or driveway, the thief could steal your classic from you much easier than at a repair shop. Repair shops and dealerships such as Classic Chevrolet have tight security and often store classics inside the bays while they are in for repairs or bodywork. Still, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Even if you garage your Chevy, you should have additional locks on the vehicle. You should use a club on the steering wheel, plus have an alarm installed in your vehicle. Preferably, you should have an alarm with starter kill. If you hear the car alarm, simply press a button on the remote to stop the car. It won’t start again until you reset the alarm.

The club is a visible deterrent. Most thieves won’t try to steal a car that is equipped with a club. If you combine a club with a car alarm with starter kill, you have double protection in the event that a thief is able to remove the club.

Furthermore, thieves look for easy targets. If you keep your car in the garage, lock the garage doors and the car doors. If a thief is determined, he or she will be considerably slowed by having to get past the locks, but, in most cases, unless the thief is desperate for your particular make and model, the thief will pass by your securely locked vehicle. Keep your alarm remote in the same room as you so you are able to kill the engine quickly should a thief trip the alarm.

If you have any questions about installing security alarms or otherwise protecting your vehicle — or questions about service or our new and used car inventory, give Classic Chevrolet a call for more information.

The Chevrolet Camaro Turns 50!


It’s hard to believe that the Chevy Camaro is turning 50. When the sports car was introduced to the world in 1966, the auto industry changed forever. For the last 50 years, the Camaro has continued to shock car enthusiasts and the competition by staying ahead of the curve in terms of power, performance, technology and safety. The 2017 Camaro is now meaner, lighter, leaner and more head-turning than ever before.

The following are six reasons why you are guaranteed to be wowed by the sixth-generation Camaro as soon as you lay eyes on it.

1. It has been sculpted to perfection. The 2017 Camaro is designed to smaller and lighter than the previous generation, which means you enjoy a tighter driving experience. More responsive breaks and a more streamlined design allow you to take tight corners with ease.

2. It turns heads. The 2017 Camaro’s new “reverse Mohawk” roof channel, wider opening, unique grille draft angle, lift-reducing spoiler and carefully designed edges were extensively wind tunnel tested to ensure optimal performance and airflow on the roads and at the track.


3. You’ll feel like a professional. The interior of the new Chevrolet Camaro makes you feel like you get paid to drive. Tailored stitching, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rotating HVAC dials, an ergonomic center console, aggressive heated and ventilated seats and countless other features combine to ensure that you enjoy your most luxurious driving experience yet.

4. You can customize your interior. Drivers who choose the Camaro 2SS or the Camaro 2LT can enjoy interior spectrum lighting that allows you to choose one of 24 colors to illuminate the interior of your vehicle and the radio console. Change your interior to suit your mood at the push of a button.

5. You can literally feel the wind in your hair. Opt for the Camaro Convertible, which offers the same stylish roof line and curves as the Camaro Coupe, and you’ll be able to put the top down to feel the wind in your hair. The fully-automatic soft top disappears beneath a hard cover, making the Camaro one of the most streamlined convertibles in the industry.

6. You can actually take it to the track. Choose the Camaro’s famous 1LE Track Package, and you’ll enjoy performance that the pros will envy. Stiffer suspension, aggressive tires, better cooling and advanced breaking provide the performance you’ve been seeking from your dream sports car.

Make your dreams come true by purchasing a brand new Chevrolet Camaro right here at Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas. We’re your No. 1 Chevy dealer in Texas, offering the latest and greatest Chevy vehicles for the best prices in the industry, whether you’re seeking the high performance Camaro, the rugged Colorado, the fuel-efficient Cruze or any of Chevy’s other must-see models.

We’re Ready for 2017 with the Corvette Grand Sport!


Enjoy the racing spirit brought to you with the original 1963 Corvette Grand Sport, of which only five prototypes were made, but influenced power models throughout the years. While this model is not yet available to dealerships, it will be available at Classic Chevrolet this summer. This lightweight sports car will be powered by the legendary LT1 6.2-liter engine.

The Grand Sport’s design was inspired by the model’s heritage and focuses on track and suspension elements, as were the five race cars that were built in 1963. The new model takes advantage of new technology and includes a downforce-producing aerodynamics package, electronic limited slip differential, enhanced cooling package, dry sump oil system and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. This model will offer up 1.05g in cornering and up to 1.2g when you add the Z07 package.

If you like “fast,” you’ll love the Grand Sport. It is estimated to go from zero to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds; and 11.8 seconds in the quarter mile at 118 mph when you add the Z07 performance package and the available eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shift.

You’ll have 10 exterior colors to choose from; and they are the same palette that the Stingray offers. Interior colors are also the same choices available for the Stingray. When you add the available Heritage package, you’ll be able to choose hash-mark fender graphics in six different colors and five colors of full length stripes. Additional customizations include five wheel choices and carbon fiber ground effects.

Later in the year, you’ll be able to pick up a Grand Sport Collector edition; and this model will feature Watkins Glen Gray Metallic exterior, tension blue hash-mark graphics, black wheels, black satin full length stripes and a tension blue full leather and suede interior.

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The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Embraces the V6 Like No Other Muscle Car


If you are in the market for a sporty vehicle but prefer a smaller engine, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro with the V-6 engine. While most people wouldn’t call a vehicle with a V-6 a muscle car, this one might have you changing your mind. The Camaro has 335 horsepower, which is only 90 less than the BMW M4. Add a six-speed manual transmission for the ultimate fun muscle-non-muscle car.

Shifting and Acceleration

One thing the Camaro will do, which is a rare find in a V-6, is spin the tires if you give it too much gas when you launch from a stop. The manual transmission is easy to shift; and shifting feels more like V-8 shifting with a tighter clutch and shifter. And, in the 1LT version, the shifter has a “short throw” feel, so you’re not moving the shifter into the back seat to get into gear.

The Camaro also features strong pulling through the mid-range and top end. Even if you are cruising in 6th gear, you don’t have to drop to 5th to pass other traffic.


You can’t hardly call a vehicle that doesn’t have a throaty roar a muscle car. But when you add the optional dual exhaust to the V-6, you do get that nice roar since GM tries to avoid high-pitched six-cylinder engines. However, GM didn’t muffle all of the sound, so the V-6 version has that V-8 sound.

Ride and Handling

Forget the bulky feel of previous V-6 models. The 2016 Camaro features a sport suspension system, and if you order the RS package, 20-inch wheels. This gives the V-6 excellent cornering with almost no body roll. And, when you’re on the highway, the suspension plants the tires for great traction, even at higher speeds. Kiss the instability of typical base model V-6 cars goodbye.

And, you get this without compromising the quality of the ride. The suspension takes road roughness in stride; and you can barely feel the small bumps and imperfections in the road.

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Best Dressed: Malibu vs. Camry

Choosing the perfect mid-size car for your everyday driving needs can seem impossible with so many options on the market. But there’s a reason so many drivers are choosing the affordable, luxurious and fuel efficient 2016 Chevy Malibu over competitors, like the 2016 Toyota Camry or 2016 Honda Accord. The following are six reasons why you should join the masses and choose Chevy.

1. The Chevy Malibu costs less.


You’ll save thousands by choosing the lower-priced Malibu Premier FWD over the comparably-equipped Honda and Toyota models.

2. You’ll enjoy more space.


The 2016 Chevy Malibu features an overall width of 73 inches, an overall wheelbase of 111.4 inches and front head room of 39.1 inches, all of which dwarf the competition. When you need more space for friends, family and cargo, the Malibu is the mid-size vehicle for you.

3. You enjoy industry-leading features.


The 2016 Chevy Malibu is equipped with the latest and greatest vehicle features, like in-vehicle communications and assistance, electronic stability control, keyless entry and more.

4. You’ll get more miles per gallon. 


The 2016 Chevy Malibu gets an EPA estimated 22 miles per gallon in the city and an EPA estimate 33 miles per gallon on the highway — both of which are more miles per gallon than the Toyota Camry achieves. That means you’ll save money long after you make your purchase.

5. You’ll enjoy more years of roadside assistance.


Your purchase of a 2016 Malibu comes with 5 years of roadside assistance, while the Toyota Camry is only covered for 2 years.

6. You can feel confident with your Chevy purchase.


Enjoy the peace of mind of purchasing a Chevy with a Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty of 36,000 miles and a Powertrain/Drivetrain Limited Warranty of 60,000 miles.

Stop in and see us at Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas, to find out how you can own the Chevy Malibu for the best price in the industry today.