The Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 and Colorado ZR2 have once again proven that they’re built for adventure. These rugged trucks both won their respective Best In The Desert class championships. This marks the second time in a row that the Silverado has won the title, and the Colorado nabbed the win for the fourth time consecutively.
“It has been another expectation-shattering season, with the championships for the Silverado ZR2 and Colorado ZR2,” stated Roger McCormack, the director of Accessories and Performance Parts Marketing. “The successes for both vehicles, which are very close to the production models, wouldn’t have been possible without the closely synced relationship between Chad Hall Racing and the Chevrolet engineering team.”
The Chad Hall Racing crew designs and tests Chevy truck accessories. For instance, the Colorado ZR2 race truck has been instrumental in testing 15 different race components, available through Chevy dealers like College Chevrolet Buick. These components include jounce shocks, Multimatic long-travel DSSV dampers, steel driveshafts, and ball-spline half-shafts.
If the Colorado and Silverado can conquer the Cal City Desert Challenge course, just imagine how it could dominate the Bundy Hill OHV trail, just southeast of town. Tap into your truck’s potential with genuine Chevrolet accessories, available at College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, Michigan.
Late last year, Chevrolet announced it would be expanding popular appearance packages for its SUVs, including Midnight, Sport, and Redline, plus the RS and ACTIV trims. This is due to their wide popularity across the SUVs they have already been offered on.
For example, about 20 percent of all Chevy Trax SUVs are sold with Midnight and Sport packages, so Chevy has decided to expand Midnight and Sport options to the 2021 Traverse. Now more than half of the Chevy portfolio is available with Midnight (an all-black exterior design) and Sport (sportier exterior design) packages.
Further, small and midsize SUVs are sold with the RS trim about one-third of the time, including one-third of all Blazers and a quarter of all Trailblazers. Thus, Chevy is expanding the RS trim to the 2022 Equinox, adding a gloss black mesh grille, 19-inch Dark Android wheels, black badging and roof rails, and RS shift knob, red stitching, and more.
Speaking of red, the Redline is very popular among SUV drivers: 85 percent of all Redline packages were added to Chevy SUVs last year. Chevy is expanding Redline options as a result. The ACTIV trim is also popular on the Trailblazer, so Chevy will continue to offer this trim.
Chevrolet appearance packages are one of the many ways the brand stands out from the competition. Visit College Chevrolet Buick for a better look at our Midnight Edition models and more.
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 features a new Multi-Flex Tailgate. The feature, available on each of the eight trim levels of the 2021 model, has six functions.
- The primary gate works like a traditional gate. You can operate it via the key fob. A button inside the truck or on the gate also lets you lower it into position.
- A load stop built-into the primary gate helps secure extra-long items.
- You can reach further into the bed using the folded-down inner gate.
- The inner gate boasts a full-width step that can bear the weight of 375 pounds.
- Second-tier items will stay in place thanks to the inner gate load stop feature.
- The inner gate seconds as an onsite work surface.
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 also features upgraded trailering technologies to deliver more safety alerts and comprehensive views of the bed and your trailer.
Two of the most efficient engines offered in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the 2.7-liter turbo and 3.0-liter Duramax® turbo-diesel engine — allow the 2021 model to tow heavier weights than the 2020 model could.
The combination of the new Multi-Flex Tailgate, upgraded trailering tech, and greater towing capacities make the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 a versatile, strong, and safe option for work and play.
Learn more about the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 at College Chevrolet in Albion, Michigan.
Chevrolet continues to upgrade its lineup of sophisticated, family-friendly crossovers and SUVs with updates to both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Chevrolet Traverse. Each model had a refreshed version scheduled to launch next year as 2022 models.
While we at College Chevrolet Buick are disappointed for the delay of these models due to the current situation, the delay is increasing the anticipation for these modernized Chevy family-haulers.
The next versions of the Equinox and Traverse will be worth the wait. The 2022 Chevy Equinox will stand out from previous versions with a sportier design and an all-new RS trim. An Equinox RS will add extra flair with black upholstery, red stitching, and black accents on the body. This compact SUV will also add more standard and available safety features to its 2022 trim, including standard Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, and Following Distance Indicator.
The new, redesigned 2022 Chevy Traverse will have six standard driver-assist features of its own, as well as other family-friendly features, like new wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. This three-row SUV boasts the best cargo space in its class, and offers new, comfortable seating options with USB ports in every row to accommodate the whole family.
If you need a family vehicle before the new Equinox or Traverse are released, you can find both in stock here at College Chevrolet Buick.
The Chevrolet Equinox is one of the brand’s best-selling models. It is a popular choice among families for its versatility, abundant features, and great options. Now, the Equinox is getting even better for the 2021 model year with styling updates, a new trim level, and more safety.
On the styling front, the updated Equinox comes with redesigned front and rear fascias with a more aggressive grille design. The Equinox also get new LED headlamps. If you want a model with a more unique look, choose the new RS trim. It adds a gloss black grille, black bowties and other exterior details, and 19-inch Dark Android wheels. Inside, the black upholstery is accented with red stitching.
For more high-end upgrades, choose the Premier trim. Its gloss black grille with chrome accents and 19-inch machine faced wheels give it a sophisticated look. It also comes equipped with a logo projection lift gate, a black glossy finish on the console, and French stitching on the upholstery.
In 2021, the Equinox will offer even more advanced safety features. Standard safety technology will include Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, a Rear Vision Camera, a Following Distance Indicator, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking IntelliBeam® Headlamps, and Forward Collision Alert.
The Chevrolet Equinox is already a great SUV, and it keeps getting better. Test drive it at your convenience at College Chevrolet Buick.
This past December, the Chevrolet Suburban received a Hollywood star to be placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was the first time in history that an automobile earned an Award of Excellence Star, and of all vehicles the Chevy Suburban has definitely earned it.
The full-size SUV made its first appearance on screen in 1952. Since that debut, the Suburban has appeared in over 1,750 movies and television shows. It’s had a role in at least one TV series per year since 1956, and at least one film a year since 1960. Over 30 of its roles on the silver screen were in award-nominated films.
The industry loves the Suburban for its versatility. It’s had roles as the villain, as the family car, and as everything in between. It can signify importance, or represent the classic American family.
Following in the Suburban’s footsteps is the Chevy Tahoe. This midsize SUV has had its own successful Hollywood story, appearing in at least one television series and one movie a year since the SUV was introduced in 1995.
The Suburban received its star on December 4, 2020, in an unveiling ceremony at ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard where the SUV was honored for its 67 years of work in Hollywood.
Get behind the wheel of the only vehicle with a Hollywood star at College Chevrolet Buick!
The first-ever, mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was named the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year, marking the third time in its 66-year history that the Corvette has won the award.
The Corvette previously won it in 1984 and 1998. Tadge Juechter, Corvette executive chief engineer and Michael Simcoe, General Motors vice president of Global Design, were present to accept the award at MotorTrend’s headquarters in El Segundo, California.
The mid-engine Corvette can reach 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds when it’s equipped with the Z51 Performance Package. It’s also powered by the next-generation 6.2-liter Small Block V8 LT2 engine, which delivers 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. These features make it the fastest, most powerful entry-level Corvette to date.
The reimagined iconic vehicle has exotic proportions and a modern design inspired by racing and aeronautics that brings a raised level of quality, customization, technology and craftsmanship to the Corvette.
It’s tough to live up to such great expectations with such a legendary car, but judging by the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year award, it’s safe to say such expectations should be surpassed once production begins on the Corvette in February 2020. Expect to see it then at College Chevrolet Buick!
Chevrolet and NASCAR are both associated with lightning-fast performance vehicles. So when Chevy debuts a new vehicle for the NASCAR Cup Series, you know that you’re in for something exciting.
Starting with the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE will become the automaker’s racecar of choice.
The Camaro ZL1 1LE will replace the outgoing Camaro ZL1 currently used in the NASCAR Cup Series. While the standard Camaro ZL1 is still incredibly fast, the ZL1 1LE represents the most up-to-date performance that Chevy has to offer.
“The ZL1 1LE is the highest performer within the Camaro production-car lineup,” explains Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports for Chevrolet. “We took lessons from the production car and applied them to the new 2020 Cup car.”
To help craft this performance vehicle, Chevrolet employed a number of state-of-the-art techniques, including wind tunnel testing and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
Chevrolet is no stranger to introducing vehicles for racing purpose. In fact, Chevy also has vehicles in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, NHRA Funny Car class, and Pirelli World Challenge GTS division.
If you’d like to experience what a top-of-the-line Chevrolet performance vehicle has to offer, be sure to visit College Chevrolet Buick and take the Chevrolet Camaro for a test drive.
If you’ve ever had a sudden hankering for Domino’s® at the wheel, Chevrolet is making it easier to satisfy your craving on the quick. Chevrolet Marketplace adds Domino’s® as its latest merchant, making it the first pizza chain available on the innovative in-vehicle commerce platform.
“Domino’s® has offered pizza lovers innovative ordering and delivery options for years. At the same time, Chevrolet put technologies in place that allows us to add capabilities to vehicles already on the road, like the ability for our drivers to order pizza through the touchscreen,” said Scott Goddard, Marketplace line of business leader, Chevrolet. “This new in-vehicle solution is a natural collaboration that both Chevy drivers and pizza connoisseurs can enjoy.”
Setting up Domino’s® through Chevrolet Marketplace is easy. First, you have to set up or sync your Domino’s® Pizza Profile, which you can do on the Domino’s® website or through the app. This allows you to set your address, payment method, and your preferred store to simplify the ordering process. Once this is set up, ordering pizza is as easy as a few taps of the touchscreen.
Chevrolet Marketplace is available in millions of properly equipped vehicles from 2017 and newer model years. If you’re due for an upgrade, consider a Marketplace-equipped Chevy found here at College Chevrolet Buick.
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine has been rated by the EPA at 33 miles per gallon on the highway when equipped with rear-wheel drive. 4-wheel drive brings that number down to 29 mpg highway, still an amazing number for a full-size light-duty pickup truck.
Just because its fuel economy is so impressive doesn’t mean the Silverado isn’t powerful. The Duramax Turbo-Diesel puts out 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of toque, letting the Silverado tow up to 9,300 lbs and haul 1,870 lbs when the truck is equipped with 4WD, providing plenty of power for the vast majority of truck drivers.
Towing and hauling have never been easier than with the new Silverado, which boasts an active thermal management system, an exhaust brake for better control when going downhill, and driver-selectable start/stop technology to help you use even less fuel.
It’s been more than 20 years since Chevrolet offered a diesel engine option in a light-duty pickup truck, but as more and more drivers become conscious of fuel use, efficient engine options like diesel are becoming more sought after. Additionally, 2020 is the first year ever that Chevrolet will offer an inline-six engine in its light-duty full-size pickup line. You will be able to get yours att College Buick Chevrolet, talk to a specialist today.