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Can 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Topple Ford’s King-of-the-Hill F-Series?

Chevy’s complete makeover brings eight distinct models, new powertrains, including high-mileage diesel.

by on Jan.14, 2018

Design Director Mike Simcoe reveals how the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado went from design sketch to design masterpiece.

While SUVs have garnered most of the spotlight, pickups have been building momentum at a frantic pace over the last several years and, barring a complete economic meltdown or a surge past $4 a gallon for gas, few expect to see demand for those tough trucks taper off anytime soon.

So, General Motors’ timing could be particularly fortuitous as it prepares to roll out complete makeovers of its full-size pickup line-up. The process begins with the unveiling of the all-new, 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 at this week’s North American International Auto Show – and will continue when the Silverado HD and GMC Sierra pickups make their debut later this year.

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“These are arguably the most important products in the Chevrolet portfolio,” said Global Chevrolet chief Alan Batey, as the new Silverado rolled onto the stage in front of a packed crowd at Detroit’s Eastern Market Saturday night. (more…)

Nissan Hints a Revival of Xterra May Be in the Works

Could it be based off the same platform as next-gen Frontier pickup?

by on Dec.29, 2017

The Nissan Xterra drove off into the sunset in 2015.

All things go in cycles, even when it comes to booming demand for utility vehicles. Make that CUVs, or crossover-utility vehicle, which have all but bumped traditional sport-utes off the market.

But there are signs a revival of classic, body-on-frame SUVs just might be a-coming, with Ford readying a reborn Bronco, Toyota promising to follow the FT-AC Concept with a production model, and Jeep betting big on the all-new remake of the classic Wrangler – currently one of the few true SUVs left on the market.

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Could Nissan be ready to toss its own hat back in the ring, however, with an all-new version of the Xterra, which it pulled from the U.S. market in 2015? Apparently yes, according to a senior Nissan executive.

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First Look: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevy focuses on new steel alloys, rather than aluminum, with new truck.

by on Dec.18, 2017

Chevy is looking to lower the boom on its competition with a redesigned 2019 Silverado.

If there was a state car of Texas it would almost certainly be the pickup truck, a good reason why Chevrolet headed down to Dallas to give the world a first look at the 2019 Silverado.

Chevy is hoping the next-generation pickup will help it close in on the full-size segment’s sales leader, the Ford F-Series. Like its rival, the new Silverado boasts a new stylish exterior and plenty of new safety and infotainment technologies. But in sharp contrast to Ford’s shift to lightweight aluminum, Chevy says it’s sticking with steel.

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The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will turn to “a higher-grade alloy (for) the roll-formed, high-strength-steel bed floor, contributing to a bed that is more functional and lighter weight,” General Motors’ largest division explained. (more…)

Fastest-Ever Corvette ZR1 Goes Topless in L.A.

Chevy delivers ragtop version of new, 755-hp supercar.

by on Nov.29, 2017

GM Executive Vice President Mark Reuss unveils the new 2019 Corvette ZR1 convertible in Los Angeles.

Just weeks after pulling the veil off the 2019 Corvette ZR1, the fastest and most powerful version of the Chevrolet sports car ever put into production, the bowtie brand is back, this time rolling back the ‘Vette’s top entirely.

At a special preview ahead of the opening of the Los Angeles Auto Show, Chevy gave a select crowd of journalists a sneak peek at the ZR1 ragtop, the first convertible version of the ultimate Corvette variant since the 1970 model-year. Like the Corvette ZR1 coupe that was revealed at the Dubai Motor Show, the drop-top will punch out 755 horsepower through its back wheels and hit 60 in less than three seconds.

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“The new Corvette ZR1 convertible is a supercar in all respects,” proclaimed Mark Reuss, General Motors’ executive vice president in charge of global product development. “Few others can challenge the ZR1 convertible’s power and speed while offering the exhilaration of top-down motoring.” (more…)

Chevy’s Got a Hit With its Centennial Truck Line-up

New line proving popular with customers.

by on Nov.07, 2017

Chevy's Centennial Edition Silverado and Colorado have enjoyed impressive sales since being introduced.

Trucks are hot now as their sales account for a steadily growing share of vehicles sold in the United States.

But the popularity of trucks also runs very deep and is built on very solid foundation, according to Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Truck marketing and advertising operations.

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Piszar explained during a briefing this week that Chevrolet’s decision to bring out a “Centennial Edition” of its immensely popular pick-up truck has been a runaway success. “We can’t build them fast enough,” he said.  (more…)

As SUV Sales Boom Chevy Planners “Have Our Eyes on a Lot of Things”

Could a new Blazer be in the works?

by on Nov.06, 2017

SUV sales are booming at Chevy led by the Traverse High Country Edition.

The American SUV market is showing no signs of cooling off and that has a lot of manufacturers thinking about what their product mix should look like, notably Chevrolet which is scoring big with new models like the 2018 Equinox and Traverse.

Parent General Motors has slashed production of slower selling models, primarily passenger cars like the Spark and Impala, while boosting output at truck plants, the three Equinox lines running “24/7,” according to Chevy marketing director Steve Majoros.

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Chevy has been adding a range of new SUV variants, such as the Traverse High Country. But when asked if the bowtie brand might be looking at introducing some all-new models to its ute family, Majoros told TheDetroitBureau.com, “We have our eyes on a lot of things.” (more…)

Chevy, Hot Wheels Team Up for 50th Anniversary Camaro

New collectibles ready for SEMA week.

by on Oct.30, 2017

Chevrolet and Hot Wheels have teamed up to come with two new Camaros in time for the SEMA show.

The annual weeklong SEMA show, one of the high points of car culture in the U.S., rolls into Las Vegas this week and Chevrolet is doubling its fun this year by offering a unique version of the Camaro COPO Camaro on “Hot Wheels” toy cars long popular with the sandbox set.

The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition, will celebrate 50 years of partnership, performance innovation and design, officials from General Motors said, and the full-scale version will be available through Chevy dealers in the first quarter of 2018.

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“The Chevrolet Performance design studio is full of designers who were inspired by Hot Wheels,” said Tom Peters, director of Exterior Design for Chevrolet Performance Cars. “The Camaro Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition captures that passion, turning childhood fantasy into reality.” (more…)

Chevy Brings the Beach to SEMA

Brand unveiling Traverse SUP concept at show.

by on Oct.24, 2017

Chevy is bringing the beach to SEMA this year with its Traverse SUP concept.

Chevrolet is excited about the new additions to its sport utility vehicle line-up, such as the Chevrolet Traverse and Chevrolet Equinox.

In an era where the self-driving cars are the hot topic in the auto industry, Chevy is also eager to show off the versatility of those utes by highlighting how they can be accessorized to fit into active, outdoor-oriented lifestyles that are popular with the younger buyers coveted by car makers.

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One of the vehicles that Chevrolet plans to show at SEMA, along with roughly 20 other vehicles, is the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse SUP concept vehicle. (more…)

Chevy Unveils Two Special Edition Colorados to Mark Truck Centennial

GM kicks off truck part at State Fair of Texas.

by on Oct.18, 2017

Chevrolet is marking 100 years of truck production with two new Colorado ZR2 special editions: Dusk and Midnight.

As Chevrolet celebrates a century of building trucks during the 2018 Model Year, it is expanding its midsize truck line-up with two new editions for the Colorado as it readies for the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas.

The 2018 Colorado ZR2 Midnight Edition features an all-black exterior finish, black Chevy bowtie emblems and 17-inch five-spoke black accessory wheels, including the spare. The ZR2 Midnight also features a black sport bar with off-road LED lighting and ZR2 logos on the sport-bar sail panels.

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The ZR2 Dusk Edition offers the same content as the ZR2 Midnight, but can be purchased in all other ZR2 exterior finishes, with black accents throughout. (more…)

Chevy Makes Big Bet on Smaller Equinox

Chevy formula means less is more.

by on Aug.25, 2017

Less weight, fewer cylinders, shorter body. It adds up to more from the '18 Chevy Equinox.

It seems like every time an automaker introduces a new version of an old car or truck they immediately begin by telling us just how much bigger it is than the outgoing model. That “midsize” Chevrolet Colorado? It’s nearly the same size as a full-size Silverado was a few generations back.

So, imagine our surprise when Chevy rolled out the new-for-2018 Equinox and began bragging how much smaller it is than the old crossover-utility vehicle: four inches shorter, 400 pounds lighter – and its biggest powertrain now has two fewer cylinders, as well.

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Now, not everything has been downsized. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox manages to deliver the same interior space for both passengers and cargo as before and that focus on lightweighting is one reason that the new model delivers up to more than 40 miles per gallon, depending upon which of the three engine options you choose.

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