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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Drop by Classic Chevrolet to check out the Colorado ZR2 when it becomes available. Until then, stop in at Classic Chevy to schedule service, shop for parts and accessories, or test drive any other vehicle in stock.

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Our Top 9 Picks for Car Accessory Gifts

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Whether you just bought or leased a new vehicle from Classic Chevy or you have a newer Chevy and are not ready for something new just yet, or if you just know someone who has a Chevy, try gifting one of these useful accessories this holiday season.

Floor Mats

You may have carpeted floor mats in your Chevy now, but during the winter, you should have rubber floor mats to protect the carpet from melting snow and slush on your feet. And, at some point, the snow and ice will melt, giving way to mud, which will eventually stain the carpets, especially if you have clay.

Ice Scraper

An ice scraper with a brush comes in handy on snowy mornings or even mornings that have a heavy frost. Instead of waiting for the defroster to melt everything, you can give it a hand by scraping the frost, ice or snow from the windshield. You’ll be ready to go by the time your Chevy warms up; and you’ll be safe because of better visibility.

Even if you park in a garage at home and at work, you should have an ice scraper and brush. If it starts to snow while you are shopping or parked elsewhere in an open lot, that brush and scraper will come in handy.

Plug-in Coffee Cup

The last thing you need on a long commute on a cold day is cold coffee, tea or hot cocoa. Instead of having your hot drink cool off too fast, get a coffee cup that plugs into the cigarette lighter so you have a hot drink all the way to your destination.

Come-a-Long

Most people don’t think of this, but carrying a come-a-long and some extra chain in the trunk could get you out of a bind. If you end up sliding off the road, you’ll be able to pull yourself out of the ditch. You can attach the come-a-long to a tree or another vehicle if someone stops to help you out.

Windshield Snow Shade

Make cleaning the snow and ice off your windshield easier by installing a snow shade while you’re parked. It will also keep dangerous ultraviolet rays from cracking and fading the interior of your vehicle at the same time.

Traction Weight for Trucks

Driving a pickup in the winter could be challenging because the light rear end slides on slippery snow and ice. Add a traction weight to the bed of the truck to help stabilize the rear during inclement weather.

Snowplow Kit

This kit is great for your Chevy truck if you have a long driveway to plow or if you live on a back road that gets plowed last or not at all. The snowplow will help you get out of your driveway when the snow is too deep and dangerous to drive through.

Remote Start System

If you have a vehicle that did not come with a remote start, you could add your own remote start. If you remember to leave the defroster on when you leave the vehicle, you can start it about 10 minutes before you’re ready to leave so it’s nice and warm and so that it is easier to clear the windows.

Wireless Salt Spreader

Add a salt spreader to your winter vehicle accessories to spread salt on driveways that you need to keep clean. This is especially helpful if you have a long driveway that you would like to keep clear. You could even pretreat the driveway ahead of time to keep the snow and ice from building up too much.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new vehicle or give our service department a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance or for help installing accessories such as a remote start.

End of the Year Road Trip Bucket List Texas Destinations

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If you’re looking for a great place to take a road trip in Texas in the new year, hit up these bucket list destinations and pick something that you haven’t done before. Look at the Mystery Lights, find some dinosaur bones, find some gems and more. Before you head out, be sure to have your vehicle checked or serviced at Classic Chevrolet.

Possum Kingdom

This trip takes just under 3 hours from Dallas and if you love outdoor activities, this is a great place. Pack the tent or make a reservation for a cabin and enjoy scuba diving, hiking and more. Be sure to bring your camera so you can get some great pictures of the wildlife.

Mineral Wells

Visit the home of “Crazy Water,” water from Mineral Wells. Supposedly, the water from this spring cured a woman of dementia in 1881. Be sure to visit the haunted hotel in the middle of The Baker. The hotel was built after the bottled water boom in the 1920s and was a place for rich people to go for a spa day. The property was abandoned in the 1950s and is haunted by ghosts from the past.

Muenster

If you want some of the best German food, head over to Muenster. The town was founded in 1889 and the mostly German population still holds. Pick up traditional German sausage at Fischer’s Meat Market and visit the wineries just outside of town. You can also visit Bayer’s Kolonialwaren for donuts, kolaches, klobasnek, and strudel.

Roma

Visit Roma, the most historic city in Texas. Over 30 buildings were built before 1900 and are located in the Roma National Historic district. The town is located on the Rio Grande and you have easy access to Mexico. You’ll need a long weekend for this trip though, as it is just under eight hours from Dallas.

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Head over to Glen Rose to visit Dinosaur Valley State Park. The park is located on the Paluxy River and features dinosaur prints and tons of dinosaur-themed things. The sandstone, limestone and mudstone that were deposited in the area about 113 million years ago are part of the shoreline of what was an ancient sea. Learn more about dinosaurs while you have a relaxing trip to the area.

Marfa’s Mystery Lights

Drive to Marfa to see the mystery lights. They usually appear in the clear night sky between Marfa and Paisano Pass. The lights show up in the southwest as you’re facing the Chinanti Mountains. The first time these lights were spotted was circa 1883 – and people still have not figured out what causes the lights.

Hunt for Natural Topaz

Go over to Mason County to hunt for natural topaz – the state gem of Texas. You’ll find the gem in ravines and streambeds in Mason County. Many of the ranches in the area will allow you to find gems – and will even set you up with all of the equipment you need to hunt for Topaz, though most are closed for deer season.

Enchanted Rock

Visit the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area to see this huge pink granite dome that has its own legend. The Comanche, Tonkawa and Apache tribes all believe the area is magical. The rock creaks and groans at night. While scientists say its from the rock cooling down at night from the heat of the sun, the native tribes believe the noises were from ghost fires.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to have your vehicle serviced or to test drive a new vehicle before you head out on the road trip of your choice.

Best Holiday Gifts for Your Chevy Lover

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If you are having a hard time thinking of something for your Chevy lover, then stop by Classic Chevrolet’s parts department to get some great gifts he or she will use every day. Choose from Chevrolet accessories that dress up a vehicle or add conveniences.

Driver Information Center

The driver information center is perfect for the Chevy owner who loves gadgets. With this accessory, you have access to personalization options and vehicle information at the touch of a button. Vehicle information includes average fuel economy, fuel used, fuel range, tire pressure, oil life and more.

Heated Seat Kit

Add heated seats to your Chevy with a heated seat kit. The kit is available for cloth or leather seats. The switches match the interior of your vehicle.

Remote Start

Instead of running outside in the cold to start the truck, let your Chevy lover start it from the comfort of the house. Add this remote start that integrates with the vehicle’s anti-theft and remote keyless entry systems.

Safety Kit

For the Chevy lover who takes his or her truck everywhere – hunting, fishing, to work – any place that he or she could be stranded or stuck in a snowbank, combine the fire extinguisher and bracket, first aid kit and the roadside assistance package with an extra blanket, an emergency food package and more for a winter emergency kit.

The roadside assistance kit includes a flashlight, bungee cords, gloves, a fuse kit, rag, tape, pliers, multi-bit screwdriver, rain poncho and a tire pressure gauge in a roll-up storage bag.

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Visit the parts department at Classic Chevy to find the perfect accessories. And, if you haven’t had service recently, make a service appointment. If you are in the market for a new Chevy, stop by the sales department to test drive a new Chevy.

Another Win For Chevrolet with the Bolt EV!

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MOTOR TREND has recognized the Chevrolet Bolt EV — the all-new affordable electric vehicle offering an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a full charge — as its 2017 Car of the Year.

The editors based their selection on the Bolt EV’s performance in six evaluation categories: advancement in design, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value and performance of intended function.

“Chevrolet is the fastest-growing full-line retail brand in the industry thanks to an exceptional vehicle lineup, which includes ground-breaking products like the Bolt EV,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and Global Chevrolet brand chief. “Being recognized once again as MOTOR TREND Car of the Year is a great honor for the entire Chevrolet team.”

It is the fourth MOTOR TREND award for Chevrolet in three years, with the Camaro recognized as the 2016 Car of the Year and Colorado named the 2015 and 2016 Truck of the Year.

“Chevrolet is on a roll with new and compelling vehicles that have reset the bar for trucks in 2015, trucks and sports cars in 2016, and for 2017, electric cars,” said Ed Loh, MOTOR TREND Editor-in-Chief. “The Bolt EV is certainly a game changing vehicle and we look forward to seeing whether we’ll be recognizing another Chevrolet next year in our annual awards.”

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Ready to test drive one of Chevrolet’s award winning vehicles? Stop in at Classic Chevrolet this December to test drive your favorite models and to give the gift of a new Chevy this holiday.

Best Events in DFW You Don’t Want to Miss

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DFW has a lot going on this December for residents and visitors. Don’t stay in, whatever you do. Get out there in your Classic Chevy and experience everything that the metroplex has to offer.

Downtown Wonderland – December 5-17

The holidays begin Downtown with Downtown Wanderland, season-long programming featuring Unbranded, Park-It Pop-Ups, photos with Santa, movie screenings, and more! Throughout the season Downtown Dallas will be adorned with holiday lights and décor. Wander through Downtown and explore all there is to see and do.

12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum – December 6 through January 8

Dallas’ favorite holiday tradition just got brighter! Experience the magic of 500,000 lights throughout the garden 25′ Victorian style gazebos filled charming, costumed characters, whimsical animals and music by the famous classic carol.

Texas Christkindl Market – December 6-23

Inspired by the cherished German holiday tradition, the Texas Christkindl Market in Arlington, Texas, is rated as one of the Top 10 German Outdoor Christmas Market events in the U.S.

Nestled next to Globe Life Park, this family-friendly market features a unique shopping experience for holiday gifts, decoration and traditional goods. This event is the only place where shoppers in the southwest U.S. can find exclusive Käthe Wohlfahrt merchandise and designs from the iconic Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas Village.

Guests can also purchase other traditional handcrafted gifts and collectibles, taste authentic German cuisine and holiday beverages, and enjoy live entertainment, children’s activities, and much more!

Visit Classic Chevrolet This December

Come by Classic Chevrolet this December to test drive a new vehicle or get some service done to your current car, truck, or SUV.

Gearing Up Your Chevy for the Winter

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If you haven’t made an appointment for winter service for your Chevy yet, give the service department at Classic Chevrolet a call. You’ll want to have your vehicle ready for the winter, and that includes ensuring the tires have enough tread to handle snow and slush and the mechanics are most likely not going to let you down when it’s so cold outside.

The Importance of Maintenance

While there is no guarantee that you wouldn’t break down during the winter, having your vehicle checked could mitigate that. Your service technician will let you know what parts are wearing out and should be changed as you can expect it to give way sooner rather than later. This includes belts, hoses, tires, brakes and other wear and tear items.

While it would be nice to not see snow this winter, there’s a good chance that you will at least encounter cold weather; and sitting in a vehicle that might not start while you wait for a tow truck is not going to be fun.

As for tires, while most manufacturers recommend changing the tires when they have 2/32 inch of tread left, that is not enough to grip and release the snow. By the end of winter, your vehicle’s tires should have no less than 6/32-inch of tread on them.

Get the Emergency Kit Put Together

While you should carry an emergency kit all year, you probably won’t carry extra blankets and other cold weather gear during the summer. Be sure the first aid kit in the vehicle is all up to date and contains everything; and be sure you have extra blankets, high-energy snacks and a change of warm clothing in your winter emergency kit.

And, in the event that you do slide off a slippery road, you’ll definitely want to have reflective triangles, a flashlight and extra batteries.

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Don’t get caught out in the cold. Be sure to stop by Classic Chevy or give our service department a call to make an appointment for maintenance so that you are prepared for winter driving.

Must-Have Accessories for your Chevy this Winter

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Whether you just picked up a new vehicle from Classic Chevrolet or you are still driving your current Chevy, you may want some accessories for your vehicle. Whether you have a truck, SUV, sedan or coupe, these accessories will be helpful in the snow or in the cold.

Windshield Snow Shade

Make cleaning the snow and ice off your windshield easier by installing a snow shade while you’re parked. It will also keep dangerous ultraviolet rays from cracking and fading the interior of your vehicle at the same time.

Traction Weight for Trucks

Driving a pickup in the winter could be challenging because the light rear end slides on slippery snow and ice. Add a traction weight to the bed of the truck to help stabilize the rear during inclement weather.

Snowplow Kit

This kit is great for your Chevy truck if you have a long driveway to plow or if you live on a back road that gets plowed last or not at all. The snowplow will help you get out of your driveway when the snow is too deep and dangerous to drive through.

Remote Start System

If you have a vehicle that did not come with a remote start, you could add your own remote start. If you remember to leave the defroster on when you leave the vehicle, you can start it about 10 minutes before you’re ready to leave so it’s nice and warm and so that it is easier to clear the windows.

Wireless Salt Spreader

Add a salt spreader to your winter vehicle accessories to spread salt on driveways that you need to keep clean. This is especially helpful if you have a long driveway that you would like to keep clear. You could even pretreat the driveway ahead of time to keep the snow and ice from building up too much.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new vehicle or give our service department a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance or for help installing accessories such as a remote start.

First Look at the Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

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While sedans have historically been most popular in America, the market has been changing gradually. About 350,000 hatchbacks are being registered every year now and Chevrolet is looking to give consumers an optional hatchback variant with the Cruze this year.

While the Cruze was introduced with both hatchback and wagon variants, they’ve only been available overseas until now.

Obviously the hatchback is very similar to the sedan. The real difference, of course, is the extra cargo space that the hatchback offers. With 22.7 cubic feet of cargo room, you’ll be getting about 7 extra cubic feet over the sedan’s trunk. If cargo space is a big factor for you, you’ll definitely want to go with the hatchback. By folding down the back seats, you can up that cargo room to 47.2 cubic feet.

The 2017 Cruze hatchback skips the L and LS trims levels available for the sedan, going straight to the LT and Premier. As a result, the hatchback comes packed with more features and comforts, but also starts out a bit higher than the sedan. The LT starts out at $22,115, which, though higher than some competitor hatchbacks, is more than worth the price for the extra equipment you’ll enjoy.

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Come by Classic Chevrolet to see the new 2017 Cruze Hatchback when it’s available. You can compare it to the sedan and decide which would work best for you.

5 Reasons Getting a Chevy is Better than a Black Friday Deal

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Black Friday is getting to be more pervasive than ever. It’s invaded the weekend after and is encroaching into Thanksgiving Day itself. Why go through all the hassle at an electronics store or a department store when you could come to Classic Chevrolet instead and get the king of deals: a new Chevy.

Here’s why getting a Chevy is better than any Black Friday Deal.

1. No Waiting in Lines

Black Friday means lines. Lots of lines, out in the chill of morning with no guarantee of success. When you come to Classic Chevy, you won’t have to worry about lines just to get to test drive a model or to talk to a sales associate. You simply get to do what you came to do: buy a Chevy.

2. You Don’t Have to Wake Up Early

With deals and specials that last all day (regardless of whether it’s Black Friday or not), you don’t have to go to bed super early, set an alarm, and eat breakfast on the road. Wake up when you’re good and ready — our inventory will be standing by!

3. Supplies Aren’t Limited

With our huge inventory, there’s no worry that you’re missing out. Most Black Friday deals, you have to ask yourself, “will there be any left once I get my chance?” With Classic Chevy, there’s always another car, truck, or SUV that’s sure to please.

4. No Doors to Bust Down

Hey, we’re a dealership… just drive onto the lot, no doors involved! Seriously though, come early or come late, we’ll be glad to help.

5. You Get to Leave in a Brand New Chevy

The best part of shopping for a car is getting to leave the lot in that car. Whether you head home for the day or wade into the melee of Black Friday shopping, you get to do it in the comfort and convenience of a new Chevrolet.

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So what are you waiting for? Come by Classic Chevy today to tour our inventory, test drive your favorites, and leave the lot in the winning vehicle.