Haul All the Presents with Chevy Cargo Space

Christmas is coming up pretty soon now. Maybe you’ve already taken care of your shopping list because you’re super organized and on the ball. Or, perhaps, you’re in the boat with the rest of us mere mortals: you haven’t bought a thing and still haven’t gotten around to asking everybody what they might want.

In either case, shopping means you need space in your vehicle to transport gifts from the mall back home to be wrapped and placed under the tree (if you haven’t put up your tree yet, there’s only so much we can do to help you!).

This is why you need a Chevy. Chevy SUVs and trucks offer tons of cargo space, whether you need to stuff a bunch of gifts into your trunk or haul some materials for your next DIY home improvement project.

2018 Chevy Traverse

The 2018 Chevy Traverse has best-in-class maximum cargo space of 98.2 cubic feet. That’s more than some SUVs in the full-class segment! Not only that, but the Traverse can seat up to eight people. From hauling presents to transporting people, the Traverse can handle nearly any task when it comes to room.

2018 Chevy Equinox

The 2018 Chevy Equinox is the smaller, more economical cousin to the Traverse. When you don’t need quite as much vehicle as the Traverse, the Equinox can offer you 63.5 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume and seating for up to five people

2018 Chevy Tahoe

On the other hand, if you feel like you need more room to stretch your legs, the eight seater Tahoe is the way to go. It’s got comparable cargo volume to the Traverse at 94.7 cubic feet of maximum storage space.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

For those who haven’t shopped yet, here’s your silver lining: there’s still time to get into a brand new Chevy SUV or truck before you have to go Christmas shopping. Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to give one a test drive and to find one that’s perfect for your hauling needs all year long. Not to mention a new Chevy makes a great gift to yourself. Hey, you’ve been nice this past year, right? Reward yourself with a trip to Classic Chevy.

How Many Airbags Are In The New Chevy Cruze? It Is A Record Breaker!

Here at Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine we are very excited to be getting the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. People have been and are still calling daily just waiting for it to arrive so they can take it for a test drive. Do you know how unique the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is? Well, just for one it has the most airbags for a small car. It also has a very smooth quiet drive as you witnessed in a previous post of mine. Check out this safety video from Chevrolet on the 2011 Cruze. When you are ready to take this new car for a spin make sure you head on over to your local Grapevine Chevy dealer. The Cruze is waiting for you to drive it!

How About A Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 VS. A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet? This You Gotta See!

Ok, so now it’s the Blue Angel vs. the Blue Devil!! Now I am aware that this video is old but I just had to share it. It’s very entertaining. Even if it is 19 minutes long you should watch it.

Now I’m sure you know that the Blue Angel FA-18 Hornet creams the Corvette but it’s still pretty interesting.

Best line of the video, “I’ll bet I creamed him on gas mileage” or when he starts screaming, “Kelly Clarkson!!”

Ha ha enjoy!

When you are ready for a 2011 Corvette ZR1 head on over to your Dallas Chevy dealer! We’ll be happy to show one to you. You’ll love it.

A Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 vs Porsche 911 Turbo! Who will win this one?

Let’s see what we have here….

2011 Corvette ZR1: 3,329 pounds, 638 HP, 604 pound feet of torque, front engine, real wheel drive.

2011 Porsche 911 Turbo: 3,500 pounds, 480 pound feet of torque, 500 HP, rear engine, all wheel drive.

How will they do on 1,320 feet of asphalt?

WHO WILL WIN?!?! Now, we all know I love the Chevy Corvette so this oughta be interesting.

Now, if only this had been a mile long track, there’s no doubt that the ZR1 would have smoked the Porsche. My beloved ZR1 wasn’t as quick off the line as I thought it would have been, still 0-60 in 3 sec is pretty respectable!!!

Still…. wouldn’t you rather have the Corvette over the Porsche?! DUH!!

Driving A Camaro Is More Than Just A Drive, It Is A Lifestyle.

I have been around the Chevrolet Camaro my whole life and Camaro owners longer than I can remember. I know that owning and driving a Camaro is more than just having a car, it is more like a lifestyle. This video below is about the Camaro disciples and I think you will find it very interesting. Thanks to Motor Authority for sharing this video and their story with it. The Chevrolet Camaro is in high demand and one of the most popular Chevrolets of all time and I am very proud to be a part of its history. I appreciate the fact that Chevrolet is asking the people what they think about the Camaro and getting their opinions on how to improve it. This gives us (the consumer) the opportunity to speak our mind about the car and leave a piece of us with it. Enjoy and let me know what you think about this.

The business of focus grouping in the autoindustry can be a bit of an echo chamber. The group you select shapes the responses you get. Chevrolet is putting this two-edged sword to use with the ongoing development of the Camaro, and in this video, we get a look at the “15 Disciples” group of enthusiasts.

Chevy uses these presumably hand-picked enthusiasts as a sounding board for what’s good, what’s bad, what’s missing, and what to add. But more interesting than Chevy’s use of the group is the group itself.

Looking at the group is perhaps the best insight possible into what Chevy sees as the target market for the Camaro, and it’s not as heavy with gold chains and chin hair as you might expect. In fact, the group spans what appears to be at least two decades in age and has a substantial female contingent.

In other words, Chevy is going after not just hard-core performance enthusiasts or image-obsessed bankers but the whole spectrum of car fanatics. From a volume sales perspective, that’s no doubt the wise approach. However it may serve to explain why, in our drive review of the 2010 Camaro SS, we found the Camaro to be a bit less focused than we’d like, though the six-speed manual and LS3 V-8 combo are always good for some fun. On the other hand, it may be the perfect recipe for a crowd-pleasing muscle car.

The Chevrolet Cruze Is Rocking Out In Detroit! A must see video.

Chevrolet has had no shortage of pretty remarkable videos lately. Between the videos for the new Chevy Silverado HD and the Chevrolet Volt we aren’t surprised that they are pumping out more awesome videos for the all-new Chevrolet Cruze. We are patiently waiting it’s arrival. Are you?

Courtesy of GMFastlane check out the new Cruze video:

Our friends at Chevrolet put together another cool video featuring the all-new 2011 Chevy Cruze and its development engineers. Special thanks to Detroit hard rockers, Fifth Way, who joined in to demonstrate the Cruze’s comfortable, quiet ride.

Chevrolet Has A New Voice!! Who Is The Star?

That’s right Chevy has hired a new voice for their commercials and it is none other that the comedian Tim Allen. Home improvement has been one of the funniest shows on the air in years passed and I am quite sure that Tim Allen will do a remarkable job with Chevrolet. My children love “Buzz Lightyear” from Toy Story as well, so I think he’s found a good place with us. Tim will be the voice for the upcoming Chevrolet Cruze commercials and don’t worry we’ll keep you posted when the Chevrolet Cruze hits your local Dallas Chevy dealership. Check out the story from AutoBlog.

General Motors has officially announced that television and movie star Tim Allen will be the new “voice of Chevrolet,” starting with a series of ads that will begin airing on September 7. These ads will be for the all-new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, and while Allen is a big-name with a very recognizable voice, GM’s vice president of marketing, Joel Ewanick, reminds us that “the car will be the star.”

Allen is best known for his starring role on the long-running 1990s sitcom Home Improvement, as well as his roles in The Santa Clause movies and as the voice behind Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story trilogy. In addition, Allen is also a well-known automobile enthusiast and has an extensive car collection. He is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and has a strong love for classic American muscle cars.

Listen for Tim Allen in four 30-second GM spots, scheduled to hit your television screen in the coming weeks. GM says that the Cruze’s marketing campaign will ramp up as the cars begin to arrive at dealerships in greater volume. For the full details, hit the jump to read GM’s press release.

See The First Look At The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze!

The all new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is on its way to your local Texas Chevy dealer. I wanted to give you a first look at how it drives, handles and let you know a little bit of what some of the critics are saying. The Chevrolet Cruze is going to be the replacement for the Chevrolet Cobalt and even though it is a smaller car, it has a big bite. Thanks to Consumer Reports for sharing their thoughts with us on the brand new Chevrolet Cruze. I don’t think you will be disappointed by any means of the word. Check out this story, watch the video and then weigh in with your thoughts on the brand new Chevy!

Chevrolet replaces the mediocre Cobalt this September with an all-new sedan, the Cruze. Already on sale in many markets around the globe, the Cruze will give the division a much more competitive small car in the States than in the past. We borrowed one recently to give our auto engineers a chance to preview this significant new model and share their impressions in this First Look video.

The Cruze will be offered with two engines: a base 1.8-liter, four-cylinder and an up-level 1.4-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder that has the potential to optimize performance and fuel economy. Both the automatic and manual transmissions offered are six-speed units. Much of the marketing attention will be on the 1.4-liter turbo, with its promised 40 mpg on the highway.

However, the bigger story is that all Cruzes, regardless of trim level or engine, are a marked improvement over the outgoing rental-ready Cobalt. Most of GM’s recent small cars have been underwhelming, but in our time with the Cruze, we found it to feel substantial and much more refined.  We think the car handles well, with responsive steering and a well-controlled ride. Noise levels are relatively low, and the cabin feels roomy for the class. Price concerns aside, the Cruze has much promise, and we are looking forward to purchasing a production example and running it through our exhaustive test regimen when it goes on sale.

—Jeff Bartlett

Thanks to Brandi Hodge for contributing.

Let’s Make Some Beautiful Music Together. Cruze Style!!

Check out this video that Chevrolet put together showcasing the all new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. It is one of the coolest videos I have seen in a while coming out of GM. This video features audio test footage captured in the soundproof anechoic chamber during the development of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. Not only is this entertaining but it clearly shows why the Chevrolet Cruze is one car you should be excited about! The music is simply beautiful… Ha!

Thanks to Brandi Hodge for contributing.

Do You Want To Meet The Marvelous Women Behind The Chevy Volt?

Yes, it is true that the Chevrolet Volt is one of the most anticipated cars in years. I for one am very excited about getting them here at Classic Chevrolet. I know many others are as well because our phones do not stop ringing with orders and questions. It’s a very exciting time in the world of GM and Chevrolet. I was doing some light reading this morning and came across a story from USA Today about the women that are behind the Chevrolet Volt and it was inspiring. Every time I read about this car I get more and more excited. It’s the same feeling I got right before the newly designed Camaro was finally available for purchase and we all know how great that car was for Chevrolet and GM. I wanted to share this story with you and get your thoughts on it as well. Are you excited about the Chevrolet Volt? For those of you that are be rest assured that your Texas Chevy dealer will keep you posted on the latest news regarding the Chevrolet Volt and we will let you know when you can come check one out here at our store.

The most eagerly awaited car of the year is the Chevrolet Volt, the first next-generation extended-range electric car to hit the road. General Motors has a lot riding on the car, and it took a lot of workers to make it. Many of them were women in what has been traditionally the boy’s club that was yesterday’s auto industry. GM pulled together some biographies of some of the key women involved in the design of the Volt. Interestingly, each one is a mom. Here is what GM wrote about them:

Design – Nina Tortosa, pictured above, is the lead aerodynamicist on the Volt team. Her team has spent more than 500 hours of time in the wind tunnel with the Volt, often testing and tweaking changes in 1 millimeter increments. While their work is done in small measures, the cumulative impact is significant: Nina estimates that aerodynamic development on the Volt extended the electric-only range by almost seven miles at highway speeds. She has two children, ages four and five. Nina was born in Barcelona, Spain, and graduated from Mounds View High School, just outside Minneapolis.

Infrastructure – Britta Gross is director of Global Energy Systems and Infrastructure Commercialization. She is working to prepare utilities and to get communities across the country “plug-in ready,” not just for Volt but for the wave of electric vehicles predicted to be on the horizon (Global Insight estimates that plug-in electric vehicles and battery-electric vehicles could represent 20 to 60 percent of the market by 2030). This includes working with state and local governments on purchase incentives, with utilities to develop smart-grid and smart-charging technologies, and companies and municipalities to iron out home charging processes and to install charging stations at work places. Britta has two children, age 12 and 17; growing up, she lived in Kansas City, Chicago, and Baton Rouge.

Powertrain – Pamela Fletcher is the chief engineer for Volt and Plug-In Hybrid Propulsion Systems. She is responsible for the integration of the propulsion system components, including the lithium-ion battery pack, electric motors, and onboard engine generator, to ensure the cars meet customer expectations and business requirements. For the Volt this means creating an electric car with extended-range capability. Pamela has three children, ranging from 24 to 27 years of age; she grew up in Sarahsville, Ohio.

Marketing – Cristi Landy is the Volt product marketing manager. Cristi holds a degree in electrical engineering, and was part of the team that developed the Volt Concept in 2006. Currently, she acts as a liaison between Engineering and Marketing. As an example, Cristi helped identify the features and capabilities of the smart-phone application for Volt owners. This feature allows the driver to remotely heat/cool the cabin while the Volt is still plugged into the wall charger. This is much more efficient that using power from the battery for heat or air conditioning, extending the electric-only range of the Volt. Cristi has twin boys, age 10; growing up, she lived in Brookfield, Wis., and Jacksonville, Fla.

Manufacturing – Teri Quigley, pictured below, is the plant manager at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly. Teri is responsible for preparing the plant and executing the launch of the Chevrolet Volt on the same assembly line as the Cadillac DTS and Buick Lucerne. This includes production changes to accommodate the installation of the Volt’s unique powertrain, including the training and safety protocols to install the Volt’s six-foot long, 400-pound lithium ion battery pack. Teri has four children, ranging in age from 14 to 26, and has two grandchildren; she grew up in Dexter, Mich.

Well what do you think?

Thanks to Brandi Hodge for contributing.