Chevy Silverado Collision Less Costly Than Other Vehicles

2015 Chevy Silverado
2015 Chevy Silverado

Collisions are a devastating reality for all drivers on the road. What can be most upsetting about accidents – is that even when we emerge unscathed, enormous charges combine for car repairs.

Thankfully, Chevrolet truly had the consumer in mind when designing the 2015 Silverado. This vehicle was created in such a way that most accidents will be easier, and cheaper, to repair.

For example, the truck’s front frame rail was made with Chevy’s technicians on hand. It’s unlikely that they’ll need to be replaced even after a serious collision, and can likely just be fixed.

A similar case is that of the Silverado’s outer panels. If one is damaged, Chevrolet can mail you an entire new body side outer, already assembled and ready to replace the damaged piece.

Car accidents are unsettling enough, but if you’re in a Chevy Silverado collision, the damage to your wallet might not be as long lasting. Let us know what you think about the 2015 Silverado in the comments.

Advanced Chevy Safety Technology Leads to Numerous Awards

Chevrolet has been known for creating some of the safest vehicles on the market, and the latest advanced Chevy safety technology is being praised in new models such as the Tahoe, Impala, and Suburban.

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The Chevy Impala was recently named to both Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com15 Best Family Cars of 2015 and US News & World Report’s 2015 Best Cars for Families list. The Tahoe was also named to the KBB.com list, and the Suburban to the US News & World Report’s list.

There was a common theme that stood out among all three vehicles and why they were selected for each award – Chevy’s commitment to safety. All three models offer the latest safety technology including radar and ultrasonic sensors that provide blind-spot detection and warning, forward and rear collision alerts, and so much more. A comprehensive camera system is also vital in these crash-avoidance warning systems.

Alan Batey, Global Chevrolet senior vice president and GM North America president, said, “Chevrolet puts families first, with cars, trucks, and SUVs that provide the latest safety technologies and crash protection at a value. It’s why Chevrolet was the most-awarded car company in 2014 and is driving toward another year of strong recognition.”

If you’re searching for a family-friendly car that will provide the best possible protection, visit Bradshaw Chevrolet to experience the reliable Impala, Tahoe, and Suburban!

New Colorado Chassis Model Shown Off at Truck Show in Indy

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The Chevrolet Colorado has been consistently making waves and headlines ever since its release last year. Many of the headlines have been about new concept models with fancy additions or accents, but the newest model actually eschews that trend—it’s a stripped-down version called the Colorado Chassis model. The Chassis model is displayed at the National Truck Equipment Association Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

The Colorado chassis model gets its name from what it doesn’t have—a rear bumper. In fact, it’s basically a skeletal version of the 2WD extended cab short bed truck behind the same great front end you’ve already come to know and love. You might even call this a “naked” version of the Chevrolet Colorado, and it looks pretty good in its birthday suit.

Despite the lack of a back end, the chassis model is still pretty powerful. It’s got a V6 engine with 305 horsepower, a six-speed automatic transmission, and 2,200 lbs of payload capacity. It starts for just about $23,000, so come in to Bradshaw Chevrolet to learn more about the chassis model—and any other version of the Colorado—today. We can’t wait to see you!

Go on an Adventure with Chevrolet Colorado GearOn Package

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The Chevy Colorado with GearOn Package is ready for any adventure!

For those of you who have an adventurous side, we have a treat. Chevrolet recently unveiled the brand-new Chevrolet Colorado GearOn package, an assortment of brand-new accessories that give customers all the tools needed for their next adventure.

“Chevrolet Colorado answers the call for customers who have passions of all types and the GearOn accessory system enables them to bring more adventure wherever they go,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. “And with Colorado offering segment-leading efficiency and capabilities, it’s a combination that maximizes adventure without compromise.”

The Chevrolet Colorado GearOn Package is ready for every excursion with a variety of mounting accessories that will hold down any of your gear, ranging from kayaks to bikes, and beyond. Each of the mounting accessories can also be moved, allowing you to configure them however you want. You won’t even have to worry about storage with plenty of space throughout the truck.

If you’re interested in the GearOn accessory package, it can be sold separately. The Chevrolet Colorado GearOn Edition is also available. For more information about this awesome pickup truck, contact Bradshaw Chevrolet today.

Chevrolet’s Electric Bolt May Get New Name

green drivingIn January, Chevrolet’s electric Bolt concept made its world debut. Since then, we’ve learned it’s headed for production in late 2016 and should debut early the next year as a 2017 model.

Now we’ve learned the Bolt may be getting a new name, which we don’t think is a bad thing, especially since Chevrolet’s extended-range hybrid car is named the Volt.

“Some people think it’s confusing,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America, in an interview with USA Today. “People are having some fun with it. It is generating awareness, which is good. It’s so conversational. We’re still in the decision phase. It could go either way. We have a little bit more time [to decide on the final name].”

The production version of the Bolt is expected to have an electric driving range of 200 miles, which should be more than enough to ease most range anxiety. Chevrolet also plans to sell it in all 50 states so everyone will be able to enjoy the benefits of electric driving.

We at Bradshaw Chevrolet want to know—if you could choose the name for Chevrolet’s new electric car, what would you choose?

Chevrolet Equinox Preview Pic Displays Updated Headlights

Are you unable to make it to the Chicago Auto Show this week but still desperate to check out the new Chevy Equinox? No worries; Chevrolet has you covered with this tiny teaser picture of the Equinox’s front-right corner.

The small image shows off the new headlights and lower headlamps of the 2016 Equinox, which can be viewed in full at the Chicago Show this week. Though Chevy’s sneaky pic doesn’t reveal much, it definitely gives a clear view of the updated front lights.

Headlights aside, the updated model of one of Chevrolet’s most popular crossovers is set to get even more cosmetic upgrades, though information on technical specs is still sparse. Expect more details to surface as the Equinox gets its Chicago debut.

If you’re looking forward to the new Equinox, check out this 2016 Chevrolet Equinox preview picture or the current model at Bradshaw Chevrolet, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

2015 Chevy Equinox
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Prepare to See Cadillac Advertisements during the Oscars

OscarsWhat better place to put on a dazzling performance than during the Oscars? That is Cadillac’s plan, anyway.

The automaker signed a five-year deal about two years ago to be the Academy Awards’ exclusive automotive sponsor. This time around, Cadillac “will introduce its new brand identity, tag line and advertising campaign,” according to GM Authority. It’s a good time to do it too because many people still like to watch the Oscars live. This means they will be much more likely to see the Cadillac advertisements as opposed to recording the show and skipping through the commercials.

The brand sees airing Cadillac advertisements during the Oscars as a real opportunity to attract new customers. Chief Marketing Officer Uwe Ellinghaus said the “people that are interested in Hollywood and everything that the lifestyle Hollywood stands for” might find that they like Cadillac as a brand.

The 87th Oscars will air on February 22nd on ABC, and we at Bradshaw Chevrolet Cadillac will be watching. The Cadillac spots to air will ramp up interest for the upcoming New York International Auto Show where Cadillac will present a brand-new display for the new CT6.

Silverado Midnight Edition Will Cast Its Shadow at Chicago Auto Show

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Midnight Edition will cast its shadow at the Chicago Auto Show, where it will show off one of the darker and more sinister-looking packages we’ve seen from a Chevy truck.

The Midnight Edition starts off with a black Silverado Z71 and adds the following:

  • An all-black front end with body-colored grille, bumper, headlamp bezels, tow hooks, and fog lamps
  • Black side moldings and beltline moldings
  • 18-inch black painted alloy wheels with Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac all-terrain tires
  • Special Z71 badges on the doors
  • A black spray-in bedliner
  • Black Chevrolet bowties at the front and rear

It’ll also come with the off-road suspension, locking rear diff, Hill Descent Control, and trailering package featured on all 2015 Silverado 1500 Z71s at Bradshaw Chevrolet.

The Silverado Midnight Edition will make its public debut on February 14th at the Chicago Auto Show, so make sure to keep an eye out for it—you might miss it!

2015 Chevy Silverado
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Bolting Ahead in 2017: The Extended-Range Electric Chevrolet Bolt

extended-range electric Chevrolet BoltThe buzz from the Detroit Auto Show is rising to a crescendo, even after the event has closed, about one car in particular. The clamor is coming from the extended-range electric Chevrolet Bolt, the most talked about car at the show. With an estimated 200-mile electric range, double the Nissan Leaf, this new concept-in-name-only car can outpace any EV currently available! Couple that with the configuration allowing for four-passenger room and a spacious trunk, and you have a mass-market contender.

Chevrolet has leveraged all its expertise on zero-emission technology into this car, making it production-ready as early as 2017. The smaller and more efficient fuel cells sit completely beneath the floorboards to make the interior as spacious as a crossover, seating four and still leaving room for trunk storage.

Perhaps the most appealing feature is the price. Though not official, the Bolt will find its way into the market at around $30,000-$35,000, after a federal tax credit. That low price—and the 2017 Bolt’s high capabilities—will make this Chevy a great car for almost anyone. “For most people, this car can be their daily drive,” stated Chevrolet CEO Mary Barra.

Keep an eye on Chevrolet and its goal of bringing advancing technologies right to your driveway—and to Bradshaw Chevrolet!

Chevy Bolt EV Technology Refines All-Electric Capability

Chevy Bolt EV technologyDespite all of the new electric vehicles coming out this year, very few are actually affordable–until now, that is. Chevy recently unveiled the new Bolt EV, a long-range all-electric car that’s not so hard on your wallet.

According to Chevy, the Chevy Bolt EV technology enables the new model to have a range of over 200 miles. Not only that, but the charger has also been modified to drastically decrease total charge time. No more waiting 24 hours to fill the tank!

“The Bolt EV concept is a game-changing electric vehicle designed for attainability, not exclusivity,” said General Motors CEO Mary Barra. “Chevrolet believes electrification is a pillar of future transportation and needs to be affordable for a wider segment of customers.”

Drivers will also have the option of changing driving modes, from daily commute to weekend cruise, for example. The car’s computer will automatically adjust accelerator pedal mapping, ride height, and suspension tuning for that type of driving. Whether you want more power or more efficiency, the choice is at your fingertips.

With all of these new technologies and the incredible affordability of the new Bolt EV, we at Bradshaw Chevrolet see no excuse not to go all-electric.