Category Archives: Chevrolet

All-New Three-Row Blazer XL: A Big SUV Without the Bulk

2019 Chevrolet Blazer

At the Guangzhou Motor Show, Chevrolet unveiled an all-new three-row crossover that looked both familiar and new. While the new crossover resembled the two-row Chevrolet Blazer that has already gained popularity in the States, the new crossover boasted an additional row of seating.

Now we have confirmation that the concept will soon become a reality, and we have a name for it: the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer XL. While the three-row Blazer XL will be available in China starting in 2020, it leaves plenty of room for speculation about a forthcoming US variant.

The all-new Blazer XL might look simply like a Blazer with an extra row of seats, but the Blazer XL is actually 5.5 inches longer than the current 2019 Blazer. Although Chevrolet already has a three-row SUV in the form of the Chevrolet Traverse, the Blazer XL serves as a middle ground, offering three rows of seating without being as large and bulky as the Traverse.

The Blazer XL answers the call for a downsized three-row crossover that doesn’t give up too much interior space making it the perfect SUV for the Chinese market, where the Traverse isn’t sold because of its large size.

We hope to have the Blazer XL at Bradshaw Chevrolet when and if it becomes available in the United States. For now, check out the 2019 Blazer and 2019 Traverse here at Bradshaw Chevrolet.

2019 Silverado Trail Boss Is Designed for Off-Road Adventure

2019 Silverado Trail Boss

Pickup trucks are more popular than ever. After 2018 saw record-breaking purchases of over 2 million trucks in the USA, General Motors aims to gain more of the market share. The 2019 Silverado Trail Boss aims to do that by impressing buyers with its off-roading prowess and powerful engines.

Powered by a potent engine, the Trail Boss features a 5.3-liter DFM V8 generating 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque regulated by an eight-speed automatic transmission. Using this powertrain, the Silverado Trail Boss can accelerate like few other trucks can, going from 0-60 mph in a swift 6.1 seconds. An optional 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel I6 engine is on its way, but official specs have not been announced yet.

The Silverado’s look shows it’s ready for action, with a two-inch lift, 18-inch Goodyear Duratrac tires, skid plates, Rancho shock absorbers, and other exterior enhancements.

When it comes to the rougher roads ahead, the 2019 Silverado Trail Boss glides with control and ease. Chevy has optimized its steering particularly for challenging terrains, giving you the option to switch between modes for better control.

When the road turns to dust, the Trail Boss really shows off. Bradshaw Chevrolet will have the 2019 Silverado Trail Boss soon, and we can’t wait to have this adventure machine on our lot.

General Motors Launches 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ad Campaign

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

General Motors kicked off the New Year with an ad campaign demonstrating just what the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has to offer American drivers. Dubbed “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n’ Roll,” the ad puts the spotlight on people from all walks of life.

The ad keeps in tune with Donny and Marie Osmond’s classic song of the same name. The minute-long commercial spotlights real Silverado 1500 drivers, who are farmers, businessmen, construction workers, fishermen, soldiers, and industrial workers, perfectly demonstrating America’s love for a reliable, versatile pickup truck.

“This spot celebrates the fact that the all-new Silverado is designed and engineered for all facets of America,” Chevrolet said in a statement.

The ad debuted during the College National football game. It’s the first of three video spots designed to showcase how drivers use their Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in their daily lives.

The second ad, titled “Official Truck of the Real People,” focuses on how the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is perfect for work and play. The third ad, dubbed ”Tailgates,” shines the spotlight on the segment-exclusive power up/down tailgate. Both ads will air digitally and in select theaters later this year.

Put a little more country and rock ‘n’ roll in your life by test driving the Silverado 1500 at Bradshaw Chevrolet.

Chevrolet’s Call Me Out App Helps Encourage Safer Driving

Call Me Out App

We all know that using your phone while driving is dangerous. But, according to a Research Now study, 90 percent of drivers have done it at some point. This is a daunting statistic. To help curb this hazardous driving habit, Chevrolet has created the Call Me Out app.

Alan Batey, president of GM North America and head of Global Chevrolet, articulated the company’s goal for the app. “With Call Me Out, we are extending our commitment beyond the technologies integrated into GM and Chevy vehicles and are making the app available for Android phone users who drive other vehicle makes and models in an effort to help people change their driving behavior and make our roads safer.”

This app, which is available to download now on Android smartphones, uses a combination of technology and peer influence to encourage drivers to leave their phones alone while driving. To app relies on the phone’s GPS and accelerometer to determine when the phone is travelling faster than 5 mph. If someone picks up the phone while driving, the app will automatically play a personalized message prerecorded by family members or friends.

The app also keeps track of your progress and awards points. The less you handle your phone, the more points you will get and the higher up the scoreboard you will go.

For more safe driving tips, contact us at Bradshaw Automotive. We can also set you up with a test drive of one of our protective vehicle models, if you’re in the market for a new ride.

Minimal Changes to the 2019 Chevy Tahoe, New Gen Begins in 2020

With Chevrolet gearing up for the release of the next generation of the Tahoe in 2020, the 2019 Chevy Tahoe manifests only subtle changes.

The 2019 Tahoe gains a metallic gray color and loses two others, which alters some paint options in the trims and packages. The Premier trim will get new Premier badging on its tailgate, but that’s it for 2019 updates on the Chevy Tahoe.

You can expect to see much bigger changes on the 2020 model, though GM has yet to reveal details.  We do know that the new Tahoe will be based on the GM T1 platform.  It will also offer all-new engineering and be 300 pounds lighter than the previous generation.

2019 Chevrolet Tahoe

The new generation of Tahoe will most likely see a full redesign of its interior and exterior, with both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive options. Chevy may add its autonomous driving technology GM Super Cruise. The Tahoe is also expected to come with a next-gen infotainment system and a more convenient third row.

The 2019 Tahoe is set to hit dealerships later this year, with the new gen 2020 Tahoe most likely arriving sometime in late 2019.

Stop by Bradshaw Automotive later this year to test-drive the 2019 Chevy Tahoe. Until then, visit us to browse our current Chevy inventory.

What’s Coming to the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

The Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan is one of the best-selling Chevy vehicles. It’s efficient, affordable, stylish, and packed with thoughtful amenities. The upcoming 2019 Chevrolet Cruze will keep the momentum going with updates to its design and trim levels. Here’s what to expect from the new model year.

Fresh Design

Changes to the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze will be apparent immediately, thanks to updates to the front fascia. The new Chevy Cruze gets a bolder look with a wider grille and refreshed, modern accents. These new details give the Cruze a more sophisticated and upscale look, while maintaining the sensible design and affordability the model is known for.

New Hatchback Trim

The 2019 Chevy Cruze will be available in a brand new hatchback trim, the Hatch LS. The current hatchback trims already account for a fifth of the Cruze sales, and this higher level trim will bring wider options to buyers looking for a five-door option.

Additional Features

Certain trims of the 2019 Cruze will also offer new amenities. LT and Premier models will get remote start and automatic climate control, while the brand new Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system will be available as an upgrade to in-cabin technology.

Test drive the new Cruze for yourself when it arrive on our lot here at Bradshaw Automotive.

First Look at 2019 Chevy Silverado 4500HD/5500HD

First Look at 2019 Chevy Silverado 4500HD/5500HD | Bradshaw Automotive | Greer, SC

Chevy has given us a first look at the 2019 Chevy Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD, and it’s truly something to be excited about. The formidable truck looks beastly and impossibly strong, and its tough silhouette looks intimidating and ready to take on any challenge you place before it. Get ready, Chevy truck lovers, the Silverado Class 4 and Class 5 chassis cab trucks are coming your way.

If the shadowy photograph of the 2019 Chevy Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD has you chomping at the bit, don’t worry. You don’t have much longer to wait until this all-new truck is unveiled in full. A few weeks ago, Chevrolet announced that the Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD would make their debut at The Work Truck Show 2018, which will take place March 6th through 9th in Indianapolis. The U.S. vice president of GM, Ed Peper, made the following announcement: “The Silverado 4500HD/5500HD trucks are the flagship of our full-line commercial truck portfolio and we’ve designed them to be among the best in the industry in maneuverability, serviceability, visibility, quietness and comfort, diesel fuel economy, and more.” You’re not going to find stronger, more formidable ally anywhere than in the Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD, as they will come with tough Duramax diesel engines alongside Allison transmissions.

We at Bradshaw Automotive are excited for what the new Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD are expected to offer. In the meantime, stay tuned for further information on this awe-inspiring truck.

New 2018 Volt Safety Features Win IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

2018 Volt safetyThe 2018 Chevrolet Volt is a noteworthy sedan, not just because it has an innovative powertrain, but also because it has extensive safety systems. The 2018 Volt safety features are so impressive that the vehicle recently won a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS is a non-profit third-party organization that examines the safety features on most vehicles in the industry.

According to The News Wheel, the 2018 Chevrolet Volt has a 420-mile range thanks to a hybrid-electric engine that uses gasoline and electric power. It also has a 53-mile range on pure electricity, which makes the Volt a great vehicle for those looking to go green. Additionally, the Volt won the 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick award when equipped with available Drive Confidence II Package.

Teen Driver is one of the great safety features offered on the new Volt. This helps new drivers learn positive habits behind the wheel by muting audio, giving audible and visible warnings when exceeding predetermined speeds, limiting music volume, and more.

Other features include Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Safety Awareness, and more. In fact, the Volt has 10 airbags around the cabin to keep you better protected in the event of a crash. Visit Bradshaw Automotive to learn more about the latest safety features available for the 2018 Chevrolet Volt.

Chevrolet’s “Wheels and Wings” Statue Pays Tribute to Strength and Innovation at Red Wings’ New Little Caesars Arena

Chevrolet Wheels and Wings Statue at Little Caesars Arena

Chevrolet and the Detroit Red Wings are a perfect match. Both are based in the Motor City and share the same commitment to innovation and excellence. So, it was a no-brainer when Chevrolet became the official vehicle of the Detroit Red Wings hockey team in 2015. Chevrolet has stepped up their support of their home team, though, with a new Wheels and Wings statue at the team’s new home: Little Caesars Arena.

Set to be permanently displayed at the arena’s northeast entrance, Chevrolet’s “Wheels and Wings” is a celebration of tradition, strength, unity, and invention.

The Statue

Measuring 9-feet 5-inches tall, the sculpture makes a bold statement at the entrance of the new arena. The massive work of art was crafted by former motorcycle stunt rider Tomas Vitanovsky and is partially constructed from disused Chevrolet parts, including a hubcap from 1918. The statue joins the old with the new, and you’ll also find parts from the 2018 Suburban, Tahoe, and Spark, the 2009 Kodiak, the 1996 Caprice, and more.

The Making

Vitanovsky, a Czech Republic native, worked more than 700 hours creating the stunning industrial statue and used 186 parts from various Chevrolet vehicles. The result is a breathtaking work of art that pays proper tribute to an excellent team, an incredible community, and an innovative automaker.

 

To learn more about Chevrolet’s ongoing commitment to excellence, come by Bradshaw Automotive today and take a test drive!

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!