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.

Chevy Camaro Z28 Snags 2014 Best Driver’s Car Award

Best Driver's Car Award
2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28

When it comes to car awards, some stand out above others. For instance, the 100 Best Cupholders Award isn’t quite as impressive as being named to a list of the 10 Best Interiors. Okay, we might have invented the cupholder award, but you get the point. So when Chevy’s Camaro Z/28 received Motor Trend’s 2014 Best Driver’s Car award, you can understand our excitement in being recognized as the best when it really counts.

Motor Trend selects the nominees from a field of all-new or significantly-updated performance models. These cars are put to the test, racing both on the track and off for the coveted spot as Best Driver’s Car.

Best Driver's Car AwardIn choosing the Z/28, the first American car to win in the award’s seven-year history, Motor Trend editors said the following: “The transformation of the fifth-generation Camaro from ‘muscle car that handles pretty well’ to Best Driver’s Car winner is astounding. You feel the superior engineering in how the car responds to inputs both internal and external. From within, the car reacts immediately and precisely to your commands but doesn’t punish your mistakes. From the outside, the Z/28’s suspension attacks bumps and dips with an unbridled passion for keeping the tires on the pavement.”

If you find yourself looking for the best car on the road for the driving enthusiast, now you know to contact us here at Bradshaw Chevy for more information on how to get behind the wheel of the 2014 Camaro Z/28.

Chevrolet’s 2015 Lineup: A Year of Opportunity and Upgrades for Chevy

A new year on the way means consumers can expect to see a bunch of fresh and updated vehicles at dealerships like Bradshaw Chevrolet. If you’re wondering what to anticipate, here is Chevrolet’s 2015 lineup:

Colorado- The new edition includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, upgraded body and interior, and a choice of rear or four-wheel drive.

Corvette- A new eight-speed automatic transmission is available in multiple models, along with a manual mode accompanied by a precise clutch and torque-converter.

Cruze- This popular car will debut a new frontal design, along with a more stylish-looking inside cabin.

Impala- The biggest upgrade the Impala receives for 2015 is improved gas mileage, which is something that everyone can appreciate!

Silverado HD- The vehicle will show off a new interior, a softer body design, and the newest technology and connectivity upgrades.

SS- While Chevrolet has yet to officially confirm it, the SS will likely be getting a new manual transmission to pair the car’s V8.

Suburban/Tahoe- Both are full-sized SUV’s that are jam packed with new features, including new and improved interiors to give them a luxury feel, and V8 engines.

Trax- A mini crossover with the latest technology, this vehicle now includes 4G LTE and a touchscreen used for both music and other apps.

Chevrolet's 2015 lineup
2015 Chevy Trax

See full specs on all these models at Caranddriver.com.

Configure Your 2015 Colorado, Then Schedule a Test Drive

At Bradshaw Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac, we’ve been hot to get customers behind the wheel of the 2015 Chevy Colorado since it first appeared all the way back in November at the LA Auto Show.

Imagine our excitement when we got the chance to tinker around with the various options of the Colorado when Chevrolet launched its “Build Your 2015 Colorado” page earlier this month, giving us the chance to option the handsome midsize pickup just the way we like it.

Does it get any better than playing with the configurator?

Actually, wait. Don’t answer that. It does get better: the 2015 Colorado is shipping now.

That’s right, folks. You can build your own Colorado online, roll your bones over to our showroom, and talk to our friendly salespeople about getting the real deal. Before you know it, you’ll be able to schedule a test drive at the wheel of what can be considered an early favorite to pick up the mantle of 2015 North American Truck of the Year.

“The Colorado was designed to meet the demands of the modern midsized truck buyer, and now we’re fulfilling the demand they’ve placed on us,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet. “Chevrolet and everyone at the Wentzville [Missouri] plant has worked hard to get the truck out on time to fulfill as soon as possible the orders our dealers have placed.”

Want to show your appreciation for all of Chevrolet’s hard work? Schedule your test drive now. We have a feeling that the Colorado will sell fast.

chevrolet colorado owners

2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon Fuel Economy Leads Segment

General Motors has released the EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon and they will both offer segment-leading numbers for V-6 midsize pickups. Both trucks beat their competitors with V-6 engines and automatic transmissions by 3 to 5 mpg.

Canyon Fuel Economy
2015 Chevy Colorado coming soon to Bradshaw Automotive!

“The all-new 2015 GMC Canyon adds segment-leading fuel economy to its winning resume,” said Kenn Bakowski, Canyon marketing manager, in a statement. “Innovations such as available active grille shutters combine with an aerodynamic design in a smaller, more maneuverable package to set a new standard for fuel economy in midsize trucks.”

Both trucks will use the same engines and have the same fuel economy ratings. For the 3.6-liter V-6 with direct fuel injection and continuously variable valve timing, two-wheel drive models are rated at 18 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined. 4×4 models get 17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined.

What do you think of the Colorado and Canyon fuel economy? Are you looking forward to saving money at the pump?

Both trucks will be coming to Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac very soon.

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