2015 Colorado Named Motor Trend Truck of the Year

When the rush to proclaim the Blue Oval’s pickup truck began, we here at Bradshaw Chevrolet felt compelled to tell everyone to hold their horses. While game recognizes game, we felt that there was a particular truck that was being unfairly overlooked on the way to proclaiming a certain other truck the king of the heap.

Fortunately, the fine folks at Motor Trend backed us up, making it much easier for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado actually being the best of what’s around in the pickup segment today.

Motor Trend Truck of the Year
2015 Chevrolet Colorado

“The Colorado to me is the perfect-size truck again,” said MT editor Kim Reynolds. “Its simplicity and purity are what a truck ought to be about.”

Indeed, the 2015 Colorado does exactly what it sought to do when it first debuted a year ago: reinvent the pickup segment. In reviving the mid-size pickup and bringing a truck to the masses that isn’t too big and isn’t too small but is juuuuust right, Colorado is an offering with endless appeal to match its endless style and utility.

Lauded for having “the best steering [editor Jonny Lieberman] ever experienced on any truck,” a wealth of standard features even at a low starting MSRP, and a number of upgrades that wind up making the small truck feel like a thing of big luxury, the Colorado is unquestioned atop the throne as 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year.

2015 Chevrolet Trax Selling Even Better than Expected

2015 Chevrolet Trax
2015 Chevrolet Trax

The all-new Trax, Chevy’s compact crossover, was certainly brought to the automotive market at just the right time—the crossover segment is in serious takeover mode, with its mixture of size and efficiency making it more interesting to new car customers than sedans. However, the Trax is outperforming even really high expectations, bringing 180,000 units to the US and forcing competitors to be late to the party.

The Trax features EcoTec engine technology, like many of the current offerings in the Chevy lineup. Specifically, there’s a 1.4-liter EcoTec engine under the hood, giving you plenty of power and efficiency. Of course, there are many more features that will push you further and further in love with the new Trax.

Come see us here at Bradshaw Chevrolet to learn about it today. Plus, you can check out all the rest of the great Chevrolet inventory, especially with all these awesome holiday and end-of-year deals coming down the pike. We’ll be waiting to help you!

New Chevrolet Volt Revealed before Detroit Debut

There’s a new Chevrolet Volt coming, a next-generation design with updated charging and powertrain systems making it the best EV the Bowtie has ever released. Of course, the Volt won’t officially be revealed till it debuts at the Detroit Auto Show in January, but Chevrolet just gave us a free sneak peek on its Twitter feed.

new Chevrolet Volt
Current Chevrolet Volt Available at Bradshaw!

The tweet said: “We just want to be up front with you. Here’s a new look at the #NextGenVolt at @LAAutoShow! Who’s ready for NAIAS?” The tweet was accompanied by a picture of the Volt, partially revealed. We’ve got our hands raised, hoping that January arrives sooner than later.

Come see us here at Bradshaw Chevrolet to learn more about the upcoming Volt and to see the current Volt as well. The new Volt will have an increased range, an improved powertrain, more interior space, and even more. We can’t wait to share it with you!

Chaparral Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Chevrolet’s Chaparral Vision Gran Turismo Concept Pushes Power Boundaries

Chaparral Vision Gran Turismo ConceptFor the past 52 years, Jim Hall and Hap Sharp, founders of Chaparral Cars, have been shaking up the industry’s idea of what it means to be a race car. Now, the innovative engineers at Chaparral have created a new concept with the help of Chevrolet’s terrific performance. The new Chaparral Vision Gran Turismo Concept, which is the newest addition to the Vision Gran Turismo lineup, will once again push the boundaries of power, just like the Chaparral Cars before it.

“Jim Hall and Chaparral blended the art of racing with science in an unprecedented way, changing the sport forever and inspiring a new generation to experiment with aerodynamics and unconventional materials,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president for Global Product Development, Purchasing, and Supply Chain. “His race cars were four-wheeled physics projects that proved innovation—and a strong Chevy race engine—could drive you to the winner’s circle.”

This new concept car is part of the 15th anniversary celebration of the Gran Turismo PlayStation racing game. Set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, this concept gives fans and gamers alike a taste of what the future of automotive design will look like.

If you’re interested in getting your hands on some of Chevrolet’s renowned power, stop in to Bradshaw Chevrolet today and check out our performance-oriented models!

First 2015 Corvette Z06 Made in Bowling Green

If you’re a fan of the Chevrolet Corvette, we’ve got some exciting news for you—we’re one step closer to having the new 2015 Corvette Z06 here in our inventory at Bradshaw Chevrolet. You see, the first new Z06 just rolled off the line at the Bowling Green assembly plant, meaning that the Corvette will be heading to inventories like ours very soon.

2015 Corvette Z06
2015 Chevy Corvette Z06

Yes, we started producing customer cars yesterday,” Chevy spokesman Monte Doran said in a discussion with Autoblog. “We are not shipping cars to customers yet, though. We’re still doing final quality checks and audits and will begin shipping cars in the coming weeks.” So we might still have a while to wait, but it’s encouraging news, nonetheless.

The 2014 Corvette won an award as the North American Car of the Year, and we’re hoping that the 2015 Z06 takes home the same award this year, giving the brand back-to-back victories at the prestigious North American International Auto Show. Come see us at Bradshaw for more info and to see the Corvette yourself!

2015 Chevrolet Trax Called ‘Cool New Crossover’ by AOL Autos

2015 Chevrolet Trax
2015 Chevrolet Trax

If you’re looking for a crossover that isn’t your run-of-the-mill soccer-mom-mobile, look no further. The 2015 Chevrolet Trax has been distinguished as a ‘cool new crossover’ by the folks over at AOL Autos. We are thrilled that they agree—the Trax is sporty, practical, and offers serious style.

Starting at just $20,120, the Trax is affordable, making it an ideal choice for just about everyone–active young individuals and couples, busy families who are on the go, and empty nesters ready for their next adventure will all appreciate everything the 2015 Trax has to offer.

The spacious interior comfortably seats five people and offers 18.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat. Quality materials, modern technology, and appealing styling mean all of your passengers will be comfortable. Standard features such as the OnStar 4G Wi-Fi hotpot, 100V accessory outlet, and 10 airbags are just a few examples of how the 2015 Trax keeps its occupants safe and connected.

The 1.4-liter turbocharged engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and tap shift manage to put out an impressive 140 horsepower. With either all-wheel or front-wheel drive powertrains available, the Trax is capable of taking you anywhere you want to go.

If you’re ready to put the Trax to the test, stop by Bradshaw Chevrolet today!

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Owners Already Consider the Midsize Pickup a Winner

chevrolet colorado ownersAnyone who thinks there isn’t a market for more midsize pickup trucks is sorely mistaken—which Chevy is out to prove with its new Colorado truck. The Colorado is already a favorite among new car customers, who love its combination of practicality, capability, and efficiency. A recent Chevy press release followed the excitement of the first Chevrolet Colorado owners, like Albert Lorenzo.

Lorenzo already loved the midsize truck segment, and so the new Colorado fit right in with what he and the rest of the family—his wife Ann and their two dogs—needed. “With the Colorado, Chevrolet offers customers more choices than any other pickup truck brand, with midsize, full-size light duty and heavy-duty pickups,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Marketing. “For families like the Lorenzos, having the option to find the right-sized truck for their lifestyle is crucial.”

To find out how you, just like the Lorenzos, can make the most of the new Chevrolet Colorado, come see us at Bradshaw Chevrolet. We’ll show you what the Colorado for you—and soon you’ll be another success story, just like the Lorenzos.

New Bi-Fuel Chevy Impala Uses Trash For Fuel

Bi-Fuel Chevy ImpalaChevrolet has gone green in a completely unexpected way. The automaker recently announced a “Back to the Future”-like 2015 Bi-fuel Chevy Impala that converts trash to fuel, just like Marty McFly’s time-traveling Delorean—minus the DeLorean’s traveling perks.

The bi-fuel Impala, which was created by Cleveland-based Quasar Energy Group, can run on leftovers, table scraps, and a multitude of other organic wastes. This waste is used to produce a renewable energy source known as biogas, which in turn produces methane gas. With this methane gas, the Impala is able to create Renewable Natural Gas, which is a direct replacement for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).

Much of the waste used to create the bi-fuel Impala’s fuel comes from Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians, after it has been macerated in the InSinkErator Grind2Energy garbage disposal. If you are worried about being able to find CNG fuel, don’t worry—the Impala was made bi-fuel specifically to drive on gasoline when CNG fuel is not available.

What are your thoughts on the new bi-fuel Chevy Impala? Share your thoughts with Bradshaw Chevrolet below!

This is Your Chance to Name the New Camaro SS Special Edition!

Camaro SS Special Edition
Current Chevy Camaro SS

Chevrolet has announced it will introduce a new Camaro SS Special Edition at the upcoming 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, this November. It’ll feature lovely new Emerald Green Metallic paint and be called the… well, actually, it doesn’t have a name yet.

That’s where you come in. Chevrolet is accepting name suggestions on its Facebook page or on Twitter (hashtag #NameThatCamaro). The winner will then see the special edition Camaro go on sale in the first quarter of 2015 with the name that was chosen. Pretty cool!

When it does go on sale at Bradshaw Chevrolet, the Camaro will be available as either a coupe or convertible in 2SS trim. It’ll get a ground effects package, the rear spoiler from the ZL1, 21-inch Chrome Dusk wheels, and Cyber Gray rally stripes down the hood and trunk. It’ll also have the HID headlights from the RS Appearance Package and black upholstery inside.

GM Sponsors Events to Fight Breast Cancer

Events to Fight Breast Cancer
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In order to fight breast cancer, Chevrolet is creating a number of events and promotions during the month of October.  The events are varied and numerous, so as many people as possible can get involved.  Funds will go to the American Cancer Society.

Employees populating GM facilities–plants and warehouses–will hit the pavement, walking to raise funds.  One of these walks took place a stone’s throw from Chevrolet headquarters in Detroit on October 11th.

Also, Chevrolet has agreed to donate $10 to fight breast cancer for every Chevrolet test-driven during the month of October.  The maximum caps at $130,000.

This is the fourth year in a row that Chevrolet has helped out and it’s made a difference.  Jill Elder, vice president of corporate partners for ACS, says, “The money we raise and support we receive from Chevrolet nationwide helps us save more lives from breast cancer faster.”

Chevrolet hopes to do their part to top the 1.1 million dollars raised last year for the American Cancer Society.  We at Bradshaw Chevrolet are very proud of GM’s efforts through so many events to fight breast cancer.

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