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Glance at the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

 

As one of Chevrolet’s most stalwart vehicles, the Equinox remains one of the most-talked-about cars each and every year. With recent announcement of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, car lovers everywhere are starting to get excited. Here is everything that you need to know about the new Equinox.

 

With the 2018 version of the Equinox, Chevrolet seems to have listened to past remarks that the Equinox was a bit too big to appeal to drivers in its market. GM solved this problem by making the new Equinox just a tad bit smaller and more modern. The expectation is that this will put it in direct competition with the CR-V, Escape, and RAV4.

 

This year’s model now features a wheelbase that is 5.2 inches smaller, a length that has been cut down by 4.7 inches, and a curb weight has been reduced by around 400 pounds. While it is a much smaller and lighter vehicle, GM hasn’t sacrificed any quality in the process.

 

If you’re interested in learning more about how the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is going to shift the market for crossover SUVs, feel free to contact us at Bradshaw Automotive. We would love to hear from you!

New Chevrolet Traverse to Debut in Detroit

2016 Chevrolet Traverse

January means the North American International Auto Show in Detroit is almost here. As one of the largest auto shows in the world, the NAIAS in Detroit is typically reserved for brands looking to reveal one of their big, upcoming nameplates to the public to generate hype. One of these nameplates is the new Chevrolet Traverse for the 2018 model year. Chevy has been dropping hints about the vehicle, even teasing us with images, but fans will get their first full look at the overhauled Traverse at the auto show.

 The Traverse has long been a popular model in Chevrolet’s lineup, which is why the best-seller has changed very little in the past ten years. However, it’s time for a new generation. Judging from teaser images, the 2018 Traverse model will be taking cues from other SUVs in the same lineup—namely, the Chevrolet Equinox and newly-redesigned GMC Acadia.

 Besides that, most of what we know about the new Chevrolet Traverse is this: it will have a possible eight-passenger seating configuration, best-in-class cargo accommodation, and a rumored 3.6-liter V6 engine. None of the details will be set in stone until the curtains are drawn at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show.

Chevrolet Creates #DayItForward Campaign to Celebrate Charity and Kindness

Chevrolet is using this Leap Year as an excuse to do some seriously cool charitable work. Under the banner of their #DayItForward campaign, Chevrolet helped make a difference in all sorts of different ways.

“Time is such a precious commodity and having an extra day this year presents an amazing opportunity for all of us to do something impactful,” said Paul Edwards, Chevrolet Vice President of Marketing. Edwards further states, “The Chevy team is going to take those extra hours and put them towards doing unexpected acts of kindness for people—something that we hope others will embrace and repeat.”

Here are just a few way’s the Chevrolet Day It Forward campaign helped out across the country.

  • Chevy teamed up with The Ellen Show for Ellen’s “Trunk of Dreams” event. The show gave away a Chevy Malibu to a hardworking college student.
  • In cahoots with the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Show, Chevrolet helped provide teachers at Whaley Middle School in Los Angeles with much-needed school supplies.
  • Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey and the Kevin Spacey Foundation and Chevrolet gave Diontae Simpson, an aspiring actor, a grant so that he can study at a prestigious drama school.

How did you spend your Leap Day? Hopefully, it was as rewarding for you as it was for Chevy’s Day If Forward recipients! Tell us about it at Bradshaw Automotive today!

See below for our favorite video from Chevy’s #DayItForward:

2015 Chevy Cruz Offers Distraction-Free Driving with the Touch of a Button

“I have a video I want you to watch, and no matter what, I need you to stay focused. Don’t take your eyes off the screen,” starts the Chevy video “Eyes On The Road,” posted to the Chevrolet YouTube channel by Chevrolet Films.

In a room with a video screen, several test-participants, and a proctor—who gave the aforementioned instructions—a video commences simulating the view one would see during a driving experience with a road and trees passing by.

All test-participants are able to keep their eyes successfully on the screen.

Now cue the distractions.

A repairman enters to noisily ‘fix’ an exit sign causing two people look over. Adorable barking puppies come in and one lady bends over to pet them.

A Steven Tyler look-alike rocker, zombies who have no regard for personal space, dancing “firefighters,” and hard-core wrestlers breaking through a wall proceed to enter the room, contending for the attention meant to go to the “road.”

“It’s hard to stay focused,” says the proctor, “but there are other things that steal our focus, like the cell phone. But what if at the touch of a button, your car could send a response?”

Meet the 2015 Chevy Cruz, Chevrolet’s answer for distraction-free driving in which drivers are able to send preset responses through the in-dash screen with the touch of a button, enabling their eyes to remain on the road.

So be sure to visit Bradshaw Automotive, and keep your “Eyes on the Road” in one of our Chevy offerings!

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
Current Chevy Equinox Available now at Bradshaw Chevrolet!

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
Current Chevy Silverado Available at Bradshaw Chevrolet!

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.

Silverado Wins PickupTrucks.com’s Light-Duty Challenge

light-duty challenge
2015 Chevrolet Silverado

The 2015 Silverado 1500 faced off against the industry’s best trucks and came out on top in the 2015 PickupTrucks.com Light-Duty Challenge.

The verdict came through after a team of five PickupTrucks.com experts put five new light-duty pickups through a full week of testing at the iconic David Dam grade, including the latest GMC Sierra 1500, Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra, and Ram 1500.

The trucks were evaluated for their performance, payload, trailer-capabilities, and fuel economy distilled into six key categories: Overall Performance, Ergonomics, Tech & Entertainment, Suspension & Ride, Interior/Exterior, Visibility, and Value.

“The Silverado with the new powertrain is an impressive example of both brute strength and refined comfort,” said Mark Williams, PickupTrucks.com editor. “No matter what kind of heavy loads we threw at the truck, the ride and road feel were smooth and confident.”

Come test drive the Silverado 1500 at Bradshaw Chevrolet and find out for yourself why it won the Light-Duty Challenge!