2017 Chevy Bolt a Top Contender

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The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV has been named a Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car to Buy Nominee in large part because it is the first 200+ mile range mass-produced electric car in the world. And that’s kind of a big deal.

Electric vehicles are only slowly gaining traction in the States, and that’s mainly because Americans need their cars to be able to take them hundreds of miles in a go. While most of the world is fine with an “urban” car (one that can putter about a city), the U.S. needs something with more range.

That’s what makes the Chevy Bolt EV such an exciting prospect. You can get that electric and green vehicle you want without sacrificing the range of your travels.

The specs that make this possible are a 60-kilowatt-hour battery pan under the floor and rear seat, which powers a 150-kilowatt electric motor capable of producing 200-horsepower to the front wheels.

The pricing, before incentives, is a reasonable $37,500, which is reduced by a fairly large amount once those incentives are secured.

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Keep checking back here for more info on the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV as it becomes available. When it arrives at Classic Chevrolet, stop in for a test drive. Or, just come in today and test drive any vehicle Classic Chevy currently has in stock, get some service done, shop for accessories, and shop around.

5 Reasons Why the Malibu Beats the Competition

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The 2017 Chevy Malibu is way ahead of the competition, such as the Accord and Camry. How? We’ve got a few reasons you might find compelling.

The Engine’s Got Serious “Oomph”

With two optional engine upgrades in the 182-hp Malibu hybrid or the 250-hp 2.0-liter turbo four in the Malibu Premier, the 2017 Malibu can really perform. The Premier also steps up its transmission an extra speed unit.

Listen to Your Music Better

The 2017 Malibu adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to its 7.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system in the Malibu LS and LT.

It’s Safe for All Drivers

The LS and LT trims also come standard with GM’s “Teen Driver” technology, which allows parents some insight into the driving habits and metrics of their kids, like average MPH.

It Looks Good

Maybe a bit subjective, but it’s hard to deny that the 2017 Malibu looks pretty good with its aerodynamic lines and well-proportioned body. There’s not a bad line or angle on it.

It’s a Reasonable Price

Starting with an MSRP on the base model of $22,555, the Malibu is quite the affordable family sedan. The most premium trim, the Malibu Premier, comes in at $31,850.

Visit Classic Chevrolet to Test Drive the Malibu

Come by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a Malibu and see why it beats the competition for yourself. Once you drive the Malibu, it will be clear why it outperforms the competition. While you’re at Classic Chevy, be sure to schedule service for your vehicle or to shop for parts and accessories.

Top 5 Reasons to Be Excited for the Bolt EV

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The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV is coming to Classic Chevrolet soon, and we’re excited to show it off. You should be excited too, since the 2017 Bolt EV has a lot of features and specifications worth getting excited about!

1. It can go the distance.

The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV has an EPA-rated range of 238 miles on a single charge! That kind of distance goes far, even in a big state like Texas.

2. You can take it all with you.

Its hatchback design and ample storage space means that you don’t have to make tough decisions on what you pack or what you want to bring back with you.

3. It charges fast at home or on the go.

With a 240-volt Level 2 charger, your Bolt EV can get 25 miles per hour of charge. With DC Fast Charging, you can get 90 miles of range in 30 minutes. No waiting around watching the clock!

4. It’s electric, but you’ll hardly notice.

Sure it’s electric, and you may wonder what that’s like. You might even be put off by the idea — what if you don’t like it? What if it doesn’t drive the same as a gas-powered car? The truth is the Bolt EV feels like driving any gas-powered car… you know, other than saving all that money on gas.

5. It’s electric and that means it’s green.

You can feel good about driving the Bolt EV. Its all-electric design means zero emissions, so drive as much as you like!

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Keep checking back here for more info on the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV as it becomes available. When it arrives at Classic Chevrolet, stop in for a test drive. Or, just come in today and test drive any vehicle Classic Chevy currently has in stock, get some service done, shop for accessories, and shop around.

More Midnight Fun for 2017

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The Tahoe and Suburban are the latest Chevrolet vehicles to receive the Midnight Edition treatment for 2017.

Chevrolet announced that it is expanding its popular specialty models to include Midnight Editions of its segment-defining Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs.

With years of heritage to build on, Chevrolet continues to forge ahead in sales and share with these two storied full-size SUV entries. Tahoe retail sales are currently up 18 percent compared to 2015, while Suburban sales are up 30 percent compared to 2015. Market share for Suburban and Tahoe has risen a combined 3.6 percent this year, and Chevrolet continues to lead the segment.

Together, these two vehicles represent about 50 percent of all full-size SUVs sold in the U.S.

The Suburban and Tahoe join the Silverado, Colorado, Equinox and Trax as part of the growing portfolio of Chevrolet Midnight Edition vehicles, among the fastest-selling of Chevrolet’s special editions.

These two iconic vehicles were natural candidates for the special edition treatment due to their lineage and importance to the Chevrolet brand Tahoe is the best-selling full-size SUV in America and Suburban is the longest-running nameplate in automotive history since the vehicle’s inception in 1935.

The Midnight Edition Suburban and Tahoe full-size SUVs are offered in two distinct variants, the Z71 Midnight package and the LT Midnight package. All Midnight Edition vehicles are finished exclusively in black.

The Z71 Midnight includes all of the features found on the Z71 Package including off-road tuned suspension, off-road tires, skid plates, off-road tubular assist steps, fog lamps, tow hooks, sill plates, 3.42 axle, 2-speed transfer case, floor mats, hill descent control, high capacity air cleaner, Z71 badging and more. The Midnight Edition adds 18” black-painted Z71 wheels, roof rack cross rails, black grille insert, and black Chevrolet “bow tie” logos. The Z71 Midnight Tahoe also comes equipped with aggressive Goodyear DuraTrac off-road tires.

The LT Midnight includes all of the features found on both the LT trim levels of Suburban and Tahoe and adds 20” black wheels, all-season tires, roof rack cross rails, black assist steps and black Chevrolet “bow tie” logos.

“Our SUV customers have shown a considerable appetite for specialty vehicles,” said Mike Weidman, marketing and advertising manager, Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe. “The Midnight Editions allow us to further deliver on the premium expectation that our customers already have for these class-leading full-size SUVs.”

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Stop in at Classic Chevy this October to check out the Tahoe and Suburban, maybe even for a test drive. Ask your Classic Chevrolet sales professional about the upcoming Midnight special editions and keep your eyes on this space for more information as it becomes available.

6 Reasons to Love the 2017 Chevy Silverado

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The all-new 2017 Chevy Silverado has a lot to love. Before you rush over to Classic Chevy to give it a test drive, see what you’re in store for with this totally updated truck that’s sure to please.

1. New Colors That Really Shine

The all-new Silverado has some all-new colors: Graphite Metallic and Pepperdust Metallic. We’re sure you’ll love them.

2. The High Country Package is a Must-Have

The revised High Country Package comes with some awesome features, like enhanced driver alert package, IntelliBeam headlights, power adjustable pedals, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, and P265/65R18 off-road tires.

3. Features That’ll Make Your Head Spin

The 2017 Silverado comes with some awesome new features, like teen driver mode, low speed mitigation braking, and Chevrolet MyLink audio system. There’s even a rear-view camera (so your head doesn’t even need to spin!).

4. It’s so affordable!

The 2017 Chevy Silverado is well within your budget. While the starting MSRP varies depending on model and body style, affordability is a definite attribute.

5. Class-Defining Specs

With available class-leading towing of 12,500 lbs. and available best in class horsepower of 420, the Chevy Silverado is ready to work as hard as you do.

6. A Continuing Reputation for Dependability

The 2017 Silverado continues the reputation of the Silverado line as a dependable, long-lasting full-size pickup truck.  It was awarded the “Highest Ranked Large Light Duty Pickup in Initial Quality, Two Years in a Row,” by J.D. Power.

See the 2017 Chevy Silverado for Yourself at Classic Chevrolet

Ready to take the 2017 Chevy Silverado for a spin? Drop by Classic Chevrolet to take a test drive. Classic Chevy is the largest Chev dealer in DFW, offering salves, service, parts, and accessories.

Everything You Need to Know About the 2017 Volt

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Chevy recently interviewed Pamela Fletcher, Executive Chief Engineer, and John Cafaro, Executive Director of Global Design, to learn more about the 2017 Volt’s development.

According to Pamela Fletcher, “Customers tell us they love range, so we wanted to give them more range. We’ve fine-tuned the aerodynamics and drag coefficient, resulting in… nearly 40 percent more [range] than the first-generation Volt.”

Speaking of other differences between the first- and second-generation Volt, Pamela Fletcher said, “The first-generation Volt was a breakthrough vehicle, and the second-generation Volt takes that idea even further. Volt is the no-compromise electric vehicle with a gas-powered generator on board to take you hundreds more miles beyond its battery range. We worked around every system of the car to make it more efficient and the new vehicle is over 230 pounds lighter than its predecessor.”

John Cafaro shared the approach to the Volt’s exterior design by saying, “When we started putting pencil to paper on the Volt, we wanted something exciting-looking. We knew it was going to have four doors, but we really wanted something sleek with a coupe aesthetic. The biggest change from Gen I to Gen II from an exterior standpoint is that the car’s just got a lot more attitude. We spent 340 hours in the wind tunnel, validating and tuning the exterior surface like you might tune a guitar, dialing in the notes just perfectly so they sound right. There is this hint of something beautiful and functional about the car’s new shape. We made the next-generation Volt more dynamic and more gestured. It’s eco with an attitude.”

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Intrigued by the Chevy Volt? Drop by Classic Chevrolet to view it or give it a test drive. Classic Chevy is your go-to DFW Chevy dealership that offers sales, service, parts, and accessories.

Get Ready for the 2017 Silverado HD!

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While the 2017 Silverado HD isn’t available at Classic Chevrolet yet, it will be soon; and you can expect some exciting changes including a new ram air hood. When you want a truck with a steel bed that will get that work done for you without denting, cracking or getting big holes in it, and a truck that can haul all you need to haul, the 2017 Silverado HD is the answer.

The New Hood and Intake

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD is expected to come with the optional 6.7-liter Duramax turbocharged diesel engine that will take advantage of a new hood and intake system to increase horsepower and torque. Currently this engine makes 397 horse power and 765 pound-feet of torque. According to KBB.com, the horsepower could increase to 425 and the torque could hit 800 pound-feet. If that is the case, then the already strong HD truck’s towing and hauling capacity will increase.

The new hood and intake system dumps cooler air into the engine; and Chevrolet has patented it because it has a way to remove moisture from the air. Cool dry air is always something engines could use more of to increase combustion. And, the more combustion you have, the more horsepower you’ll get.

How it Works

Once the hood scoop scoops up the air, it goes through an expansion chamber and then past a 180-degree turn into the intake manifold. The turn causes the velocity to change, thus “flinging” water molecules from the air with the centrifugal force of the turn. The water is then collected and drained via a valve. The drier air removes the downside of introducing ambient air into the intake manifold.

The new intake system allows air to enter the engine in two ways – through the hood and through another intake in one of the fenders. That way, if the hood intake is blocked, air can get in through the other intake in the fender. In addition to increasing the horsepower and torque production, the engine will run cooler.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to learn more about the 2017 Silverado HD as the information becomes available.

Take a Spin in the Cruze Hatch

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When you’re shopping for a new vehicle, you want the perfect one to jump out at you. The 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback will do just that. This all-new vehicle offers the space, efficiency, power, technology and safety features you need to feel comfortable and save money everywhere you travel.

The Space You Need

Hatchback vehicles offer the space crafters, outdoor lovers, do-it-yourselfers, families and athletes need to carry their cargo without cramping everyone in the vehicle. The 2017 Cruze Hatch offers 47.2 cubic feet of cargo space with the second row down, so you never have to worry about sacrificing space for fuel efficiency or safety.

Take the Long Way Around

You don’t have to travel from Point A to Point B as quickly as possible when you have the Chevy Cruze Hatch. This powerful vehicle’s 1.4-Liter turbo engine provides the perfect combination of performance and efficiency, so you can take the scenic route without worrying about your wallet.

Technology and Safety Combined

The 2017 Cruze Hatch can be purchased with all of Chevy’s latest and greatest technological features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Chevrolet MyLink display system allows you to interact with all of the features of your phone while keeping your eyes on the road. The optional built-in 4G LTE WiFi also makes it easier to stay connected on the go, and with the strength to connect up to seven devices at once, you won’t hear any more complaining from the back seat.

Available rear cross traffic alert technology, lane keep assist and available forward collision alerts help prevent catastrophes before they happen, so you can get to your destination safely and on time.

Test Drive It Today

Test drive one of the latest and greatest vehicles to hit the industry right here at Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas. Log online, give us a call or stop in and see us to find out more about the brand-new, 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback.

Chevrolet Silverado High Desert Offers Refined Utility

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The Silverado High Desert version will be available at Classic Chevrolet later this fall; and this model is based on the concept model that was revealed at the 2014 SEMA show. This new model gives truck buyers even more choices; and it’s content is unique, bringing something new to the Silverado’s special editions.

Trim Levels

The High Desert version is available on the LT, LTZ and the High Country trim levels. The package features a new cargo system that is water resistant and locks, refined exterior styling and, if you add the package to the High Country trim level, available magnetic ride control suspension.

If you choose to add the High Desert package to the LT, you’ll get 20-inch wheels with all-season tires. If you add the High Desert package to the LTZ or the High Country, 22-inch wheels with all-terrain tires are available.

Utility

If you’ve been looking for a truck that combines utility and luxury, adding the High Desert package gives you just that. According to Sandor Piszar, the director of Chevrolet truck marketing, the High Desert package gives consumers luxury, the flexibility of a pickup truck bed and a lockable cargo area.

The locking storage system is installed over the steel bed and adds dual side storage bins plus a three-piece hard tonneau cover. A cargo divider is also part of the equipment; and this could be used to secure smaller items. Lower the cargo divider if you need access to the full bed.

Additionally, the tailgate locks with the key fob, so you can lock the back of the truck with the push of a button.

Powertrains

The LTZ and High Country features the EcoTec3 6.2-liter V-8 engine backed by the Hydra-Matic 8L90, Chevy’s new eight-speed automatic transmission. This engine makes 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the Silverado LT, LTZ or High Country and order it with the new High Desert package if you are looking for a vehicle with luxury and utility. If you can’t wait until the fall, stop by our showroom to test drive a Silverado or one of our other special edition Silverado trucks.

The Chevy Volt May Be the Most Innovative Vehicle for 2016

The Chevy Volt is unlike any other vehicle on the road. If the vehicle is charged regularly, Chevrolet claims that owners can travel up to 1,000 miles without having to return to the gas pump. That’s a lot of money saved. However, it’s not just the gas mileage that makes this electric or gas-powered vehicle so special. It’s loaded with the industry’s greatest technologies and comforts to change your experience behind the wheel for the better. The following are a few reasons why you should pull the trigger and purchase the 2016 Volt.

1. The Volt’s CarPlay screen is the best ever.

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According to MacWorld.com, this year’s Chevy Volt offers a more vivid and responsive touch screen system that’s designed to work perfectly every time.

2. Apple has made some major improvements.

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Apple just added a number of new features to the CarPlay system with the iOS 9.3 update. The “New” and “For You” Apple Music features as well as the useful “Nearby” addition in Apple Maps make traveling easier and more enjoyable.

3. The Volt doesn’t let you run out of battery or gas.

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One of the biggest concerns with purchasing a vehicle with a rechargeable battery and gas tank is that you won’t know when you’re vehicle is running out of either one. The Volt always keeps you up-to-date with a dashboard that shows you exactly how much range is left in your battery and how much farther you can go before filling up with gas.

4. The Volt eliminates the worry with long-distance travel.

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Many drivers are convinced that electric vehicles aren’t ideal for long road trips. However, the Volt seamlessly switches from electrical power to gas power when your battery runs out. You just keep cruising, and the Volt does the work for you.

5. The Volt doesn’t let you forget anything.

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One of the biggest perks of owning an intelligent vehicle is that you can forget about pesky mistakes like locking your keys in the car or draining your vehicle’s battery. Your Volt can tell if the keys have been left in the vehicle and will let you know with a beep. The headlights are automatic and a dashboard light will let you know if you’re tailgating the person ahead of you.

6. You can control many parts of your vehicle with an iOS app.

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Not only do you enjoy the soothing voice of Apple’s Siri on the road, you can also lock or unlock your vehicle, start it or run diagnostics through an easy-to-use iOS app.

7. The Volt looks and feels mainstream.

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You don’t have to drive a futuristic or often funny-looking vehicle to enjoy the perks of an electric car. The Volt is now designed to look innovative and stylish yet more mainstream, so your vehicle stands out for all the right reasons.

What are you waiting for? Test drive the new Chevy Volt at Classic Chevrolet today.