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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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.

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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.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Leads Segment In Efficiency

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When you stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu hybrid, keep in mind that this vehicle leads the segment in efficiency. The Malibu gets an EPA-estimated 46 mpg combined rating.

According to a press release by Chevrolet, no other vehicle offers a higher EPA-estimated mileage in the city than the Malibu, which gets 47 mpg. The Malibu uses the best and newest technology to get such high fuel economy. Plus, the new Malibu is almost 300 pounds lighter than the previous year’s model.

The Malibu enjoys standard features such as Chevrolet MyLink, a 7-inch diagonal color touch screen, 10 standard airbags, cruise control, a rear vision camera and push button start. Available optional features include front pedestrian braking, lane keeping assist and low speed automatic braking.

You can also order the Malibu with Teen Driver, which allows parents to activate certain safety features and to watch their teen’s driving habits. Teen Driver also allows parents to set radio volume limits, speed warnings and more.

The hybrid is powered by a 1.8-liter engine and two electric motors. The combined engine and motors give you up to 182 horsepower. And, this system features Chevrolet’s first application of exhaust gas heat recovery. The system uses exhaust heat to warm the cabin and the engine; and it improves fuel economy in colder weather.

The 80-cell 1.5 kWh lithium-ion battery gives the Malibu its electric power. When the Malibu is running on electric only, it can achieve up to 53 miles per hour. When you need more power, the gas engine automatically comes on so that your speed is not limited.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the Chevrolet Malibu hybrid as soon as it becomes available and to learn more about this model’s features. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any additional optional equipment that might be available; and whether we are running any specials on the Malibu.

Go Up Against the World in the 2017 Camaro ZL1

5-8-2016

When you are in the market for a new sports car, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the new 2017 Camaro ZL1, which will be available later in 2016. 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, according to a press release by GM.

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.

Aerodynamics

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.

Technologies

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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Introducing the 2017 Chevy Sonic

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This fall, you’ll be able to test drive the new 2017 Chevy Sonic at Classic Chevrolet. You’ll be able to choose from the LS, LT and Premier trim levels for the sedan; and an RS hatchback that will come in LT and Premier trim levels. You’ll also be able to order the RS package on the sedan.

Although the Sonic is already a fun car, Chevy made it even more fun by giving the vehicle an updated sporty take. Additionally, the 2017 model year will have MyLink, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and new LED lighting.

Standard convenience features will include a 7-inch diagonal color touch screen and keyless open and start. Options include a heated steering wheel and rear parking assist.

Historically, the Sonic has shown that it is the top Chevrolet for first time new car buyers. Of these buyers, 20 percent are younger than 35 years of age and; almost 30 percent of buyers traded in non GM vehicles.

A New Design

The new exterior takes some cues from the Bolt EV, Cruze and the 2017 Trax. The design is more detailed, the Sonic has a new hood and front fascia, new lights, and a new rear fascia. The wheels stay at the corners, so with the new design, the Sonic look even sportier.

You can also choose from 15-inch, 16-inch and 17-inch wheels; and, the Sonic has four brand new colors for the 2017 model year: Arctic Blue Metallic, Brimstone, Orange Burst Metallic and Cajun Red Tintcoat.

Interior

The interior features a new gauge cluster that features an analog speedometer, available 4G LTE and available WiFi hot spot. If you choose the RS model, you’ll get piano black décor, RS logo floor mats, an RS flat bottom steering wheel with the RS badge and available red cloth seats.

Available safety features include lane departure warning and forward collision alert. The Sonic comes standard with 10 airbags, ABS brakes a rearview camera and StabiliTrak electronic stability control.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to learn more about the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic as information becomes available or to test drive the 2016 model year.

The 2016 Chevy Volt at Classic Chevrolet

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If you are in the market for a hybrid and prefer to stay with the Chevy brand, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2016 Chevy Volt. This model has many features and is perfect for commuting or taking an economical road trip.

Entertainment Features

The 2016 Volt features Chevrolet MyLink Radio, an 8-inch color diagonal touch screen, Bluetooth, AM/FM radio, voice activation, Apple CarPlay, six speakers, an auxiliary input jack, USB ports, SiriusXM radio, OnStar with 4G LTE, driver information center, a built-in WiFi hotspot, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and off-board connectivity via the Internet.

Convenience Features

The Volt features front recovery hooks, power-adjustable door mirrors, 17-inch painted aluminum wheels, a center console with covered storage, a tilt and telescopic steering column with leather-wrapped steering wheel, programmable and location-based charge control, keyless ignition with push button start, express down windows, power programmable door locks, keyless access, remote keyless entry, remote vehicle start, cruise control, air conditioning and driver and front passenger vanity mirrors.

Security and Safety Features

The Volt’s security and safety features include automatic exterior headlights, LED low beams with halogen reflector high beams, LED taillights, variably intermittent wipers, a theft deterrent system, engine immobilizer, four-wheel ABS disc brakes with electro-hydraulic power, StabiliTrak, traction control, daytime running lights, rear defroster and a remote panic alarm.

Additional features include a rear vision camera, pedestrian safety signal, a lockout switch, the LATCH system for child seats, a tire pressure monitoring system, an airbag passenger sensing system, dual stage front airbags, dual stage front side airbags, thorax seat-mounted side impact airbags for the front and rear, head curtain airbags for the front and rear outboard seating positions and knee airbags for the driver and front passenger.

Engine and Transmission

The 2016 Volt features a 1.5-liter gas engine with variable valve timing and an 18.4 kWh lithium-ion rechargeable battery with liquid thermal management. The engine runs on regular fuel or E10. The charging system comes with a 120-volt charge cord. The Volt makes 149 horsepower and 249 pound-feet of torque.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2016 Chevrolet Volt and to learn more about this model’s features.

Meet the All-New 2016 Chevy Spark

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If you are in the market for an economical vehicle with plenty of power for commuting or taking the kids back and forth to school or events, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the all-new 2016 Chevy Spark. This model has tons of features so you’ll be comfortable, even if you need to use it for a road trip.

Entertainment Features

The Spark features Chevrolet MyLink Radio, a 7-inch diagonal touch screen, Bluetooth streaming audio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an AM/FM radio, a USB port, auxiliary input jack, four speakers, a roof-mounted antenna and OnStar Basic for 5 years, which includes RemoteLink mobile app services and Advanced Diagnostics and Dealer Maintenance Notification.

Exterior Features

The 2016 Spark features 15-inch steel wheels, a rear spoiler, automatic halogen headlights, daytime running lights, solar-absorbing glass, variably intermittent wipers and a two-speed rear intermittent wiper.

Interior Features

The Spark’s interior features a rear console with a storage tray, tilt steering column with a three-spoke steering wheel, driver information center, oil life monitoring system, engine immobilizer, cabin air filter, rear window defroster, front and rear cup holders, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, map pockets, coat hooks and a rear cargo security shelf.

Mechanical Features

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark features a 1.4-liter engine backed by a continuously variable transmission, four-wheel ABS brakes, electric power steering, an 80-amp alternator and a 375 cold-cranking amp alternator.

Safety Features

The Spark’s safety features include hill start assist, StabiliTrak, brake assist, a rear vision camera, 10 standard airbags, OnStar Guidance Plan for 6 months, OnStar 4G LTE with built in WiFi hotspot, the LATCH system for child safety seats and a tire pressure monitoring system. OnStar Guidance includes stolen vehicle assistance, automatic crash response, turn-by-turn navigation, roadside assistance, advanced diagnostics and more.

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The 2016 Volt Wins Daily News Best Eco-Friendly Vehicle Category

4-19-2016

The 2016 Volt, available at Classic Chevy, gives ‘range’ a whole new meaning. The new year’s model has an increased electric-only range of 53 miles. When the battery runs out, you can go another 420 miles on the gas engine before you have to fill up.

The Volt features a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that helps charge the dual-motor electric propulsion system and to get you where you’re going when the 18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack needs more juice. Because the electric motor has so much torque, the Volt feels quite fast in electric mode.

The Chevrolet Volt beat out rivals Tesla, BMW and Toyota for the Daily News Best Eco-Friendly Vehicle for 2016.

The 2016 Volt’s Safety Features

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt features traction control, brake assist, StabiliTrak and LED daytime running lights. This car is equipped with a passenger sensing system for the airbags, dual-stage front airbags, thorax side impact seat-mounted airbags for the front and rear outboard seating positions, head curtain side-impact airbags for the front and rear outboard seating positions and driver and front passenger knee airbags. When you need assistance, enjoy OnStar Guidance for three years and OnStar Basic for five years. Other features include a rear vision camera, pedestrian safety signal, child locks on the rear doors and windows, the LATCH system for child seats and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Interior Features

The interior features a center console with a covered storage bin and dual front and rear cupholders. A 12-volt power outlet in the rear and two auxiliary power outlets allow you to plug in various devices. It’s also equipped with open storage in front of the shifter,  a tilt and telescopic steering column, leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls, an 8-inch diagonal touch screen display and a mode control switch with four modes. There are plenty of other great features on this car such as, OnStar RemoteLink, keyless ignition, express down on all windows, power programmable door locks with lockout protection and remote vehicle start.

Additional features include keyless access, remote keyless entry, cruise control, a theft-deterrent system, remote panic alarm, rear window defroster, leather-wrapped shifter knob and vanity mirrors.

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