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Chevrolet Models with the Roomiest Second Rows

2020 Chevrolet Suburban Greer, SC

Do you have a full house, carpool responsibilities, or road trip plans with friends? Then you need to check out the following Chevrolet models, all available at Bradshaw Automotive, that deliver plenty of room for your rear passengers to stretch out.

Trucks

In addition to being capable, powerful, and trustworthy, Chevrolet trucks like the 2020 Silverado 1500 and 2020 Silverado HD deliver a comfy ride for passengers. Crew cab versions feature 43.3 inches of legroom. Legroom decreases to 35.2 inches in double cab models.

SUVs

Shorter or smaller passengers will find comfort in the 2021 Tahoe or 2021 Suburban, which feature 34.9 inches and 36.7 inches of legroom in the third row, respectively. In the second row, your passengers have 42 inches of room to stretch their legs. There is a better balance of space between the second and third rows in the 2020 Traverse. Here, your rear passengers have 38 inches of legroom in both rows.

If you need only two-rows in your SUV, you can’t go wrong with the 2020 Equinox, which boasts 39.9 inches of second-row legroom. It beats out the 2020 Blazer and 2021 Trailblazer who still do a good job with 39.6 inches and 39.4 inches, respectively.

Sedans

The 2020 Impala delivers 39.8 inches of second-row legroom, but since Chevy has discontinued the model, don’t delay if this is your pick. The 2020 Malibu, a midsize option, features 38.1 inches.

See which roomy Chevy model is right for you and your passengers at Bradshaw Automotive in Greer, South Carolina.

 

Chevrolet Silverado Hailed Among Easiest Vehicles to Repair

2020 Chevrolet Silverado - Greer, SC

With a fervent fan base of loyal owners, a reputation for top-tier reliability, and best-in-class V8 power, the Chevrolet Silverado is one of the most popular pickup trucks in America. As if the beloved truck needed any more resume padding, the Silverado family of vehicles recently received major kudos for its ease of maintainability.

Per U.S. News & World Report, the Chevrolet Silverado is among the top 10 Easiest Cars to Maintain and Repair. Easy maintainability is a big plus for truck owners, as having an easy-to-repair vehicle means you won’t experience long waits and expensive bills for parts due to slow supply chains or hard-to-find parts.

According to John M. Vincent and James MacPherson, writers for U.S. News & World Report, the length of the Silverado’s generations contribute to ease of maintenance. “The models aren’t fully redesigned as often as many vehicles, so there tends to be plenty of repair parts available,” the experts stated. They also credited the truck’s passionate, knowledgeable fan base, which makes it easy to get advice on caring for your truck. Other contributing factors to the Silverado’s high reliability include a spacious, uncomplicated engine compartment and common parts with other popular Chevy vehicles, such as the Tahoe and Suburban.

The Bradshaw Automotive service department in Greer, SC, boasts a staff of factory-trained technicians. Our experts will help your truck go the distance.  Shop with Bradshaw Automotive today to get behind the wheel of the easy-to-maintain Chevy Silverado.

Exciting Updates Coming to the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Greer SC

The new 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is coming soon to Bradshaw Automotive, and bringing lots of exciting updates with it. Expect everything from additional standard features to new packages in this heavy-duty pickup.

 

A new split bench seat is coming to the Work Truck, Custom, and LT trims. This front seat replaces the plain 40/20/40-split bench seat, and will add a covered armrest storage unit.

 

The 2021 Silverado 2500HD Work Truck and Custom trims will also become a little more passenger friendly by adding a second standard USB port to the front of the cabin. That’s not the only tech update — GM is also adding its new wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity to the cabin, so passengers can sync their phones without a power cable. This feature is available in the LT trim and  standard on the LTZ and High Country trims.

 

Work Truck, Custom, and LT trims offer a new available auto-dimming rearview mirror that shows a limited video display of the truck’s cargo bed. This view comes from the Bed View Camera which is mounted on the high brake light. Other models will include this view on their center display. There’s even one update under the hood of the Silverado 2500HD. The regular cab Work Truck will be offered with E85 FlexFuel capability for the 6.6-liter V8 engine. Plus, six new packages offer options for unique styling and improved performance.

 

Want a tough, capable truck? Shop our Chevy truck inventory at Bradshaw Automotive in Greer, SC.

 

Three New Packages Announced for the 2021 Colorado

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Greer, SC

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado has some exciting changes for the new model year, including new trims and exterior designs. There are also three new packages that allow you to personalize your truck like never before, including a Custom Special Edition, Chrome Appearance, and WT Appearance Package. Test-drive the new Colorado in Greer, SC today to learn more about what’s new on the 2021 model.

There are two packages offered on the base Work Truck trim. The first is a WT Appearance Package, which comes with either a 4×2 or 4×4 powertrain. Offered for businesses buying fleets and special orders, this new package has body-colored door handles, mirrors, and more. Along with the bold new exterior, with a wide grille and contoured lines, the Work Truck is bound to stand apart on the road.

You can also opt for a Custom Special Edition with more features. This package adds Dark Argent Metallic wheels and all-season tires — perfect for your everyday drive. You’ll also find body-colored mirrors and door handles, as well as a body-colored rear bumper and grille.

Finally, the Chrome Appearance Package is offered on the LT model. As the name implies, this comes with chrome trim on the front grille, door handles, beltline molding, rear bumper, and the mirror caps. You’ll also find heated, power-folding mirrors in this package. It’s available for both 4×2 and 4×4 variants.

You can get your very own Chevrolet Colorado at Bradshaw Automotive in Greer, SC.

Trim Level Updates Coming to the Chevy Colorado

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Greer, SCThe 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is getting some significant updates that will make this midsize truck even more exciting. All trim levels will receive new styling on the front and back ends and Chevrolet is paring down the trim level offerings.

In 2021, the base trim level on the Colorado will be the Work Truck model, which means you will get more standard features right from the start. Chevrolet says that with the new front-end design, each trim level will have a more distinct look. On the back end of the Colorado, the rear bowtie on the tailgate has been replaced with the word “Chevrolet” embossed into the metal.

Another addition to the Colorado’s looks will be a new available Sand Dune Metallic exterior color. This will be an option on the Colorado Z71 and ZR2. The off-road-oriented ZR2 model will also feature a wide grille design with an open “Chevrolet” badge across the front. This model will come standard with stylish red row hooks.

Like previous model years, the 2021 Colorado will offer three impressive engine options. The standard engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. Next up is a 2.8-liter turbocharged diesel that delivers 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Finally, a 3.6-liter V6 offers 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.

You can learn more about the smart, capable Chevrolet Colorado by contacting us at Bradshaw Automotive.

2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray Named MotorTrend Car of the Year

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The 2020 model year marks a momentous occasion for the Chevy Corvette line — for the first time, the Corvette Stingray is being built as a mid-engine production model, making it the fastest and most potent entry-level Corvette since the sports car launched over 65 years ago.

To add to the celebration, the new Corvette Stingray was recently named the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year.

“It’s an honor for the Corvette team to receive this coveted award from MotorTrend against the best the industry has to offer,” commented Tadge Juechter, the Corvette executive chief engineer. “Our design and engineering teams spent several years sweating the details to deliver the first mid-engine Corvette. To have a third party validate our hard work makes it all worthwhile.”

The new impressive Chevy Corvette Stingray can sprint from 0 to 60 in just 2.9 seconds when equipped with the Z51 Performance Package. Its 6.2-liter Small Block V8 LT2 engine unleashes 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.

Ready to drive home in your own 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray from Bradshaw Automotive? You’ll have to wait a little bit longer. Production is slated to begin in February 2020 at the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Kentucky.

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.

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!