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Silverado Wins PickupTrucks.com’s Light-Duty Challenge

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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!

Chevrolet’s Chaparral Vision Gran Turismo Concept Pushes Power Boundaries

Chaparral Vision Gran Turismo ConceptFor the past 52 years, Jim Hall and Hap Sharp, founders of Chaparral Cars, have been shaking up the industry’s idea of what it means to be a race car. Now, the innovative engineers at Chaparral have created a new concept with the help of Chevrolet’s terrific performance. The new Chaparral Vision Gran Turismo Concept, which is the newest addition to the Vision Gran Turismo lineup, will once again push the boundaries of power, just like the Chaparral Cars before it.

“Jim Hall and Chaparral blended the art of racing with science in an unprecedented way, changing the sport forever and inspiring a new generation to experiment with aerodynamics and unconventional materials,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president for Global Product Development, Purchasing, and Supply Chain. “His race cars were four-wheeled physics projects that proved innovation—and a strong Chevy race engine—could drive you to the winner’s circle.”

This new concept car is part of the 15th anniversary celebration of the Gran Turismo PlayStation racing game. Set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, this concept gives fans and gamers alike a taste of what the future of automotive design will look like.

If you’re interested in getting your hands on some of Chevrolet’s renowned power, stop in to Bradshaw Chevrolet today and check out our performance-oriented models!

10% Better Mileage in New Chevy and GMC SUVs

GMC and Chevrolet are injecting a healthy dose of power and fuel economy in their new 2015 models, including the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban and the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL.

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV
The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe is one of several GM vehicles receiving upgrades to power and fuel economy this year.

Each model has taken on a new and improved standard 5.3-liter engine, returning an EPA-estimated 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway with two-wheel drive. This marks a hefty 7 percent city mileage improvement and an incredible 10 percent highway mileage increase, proving that even full-size SUVs can deliver on the fuel economy front.

For consumers who desire even more power from their big machines on wheels, the GMC Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali now feature an exclusive 6.2-liter V8 that produces a whopping 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque! You won’t find higher numbers in a full-size SUV anywhere on the market. In two-wheel drive mode, that engine offers 15 city and 21 highway miles to the gallon. Considering the power, that’s quite good!

Find all of the vehicles mentioned above, plus other great new Chevy and GMC SUVs at Bradshaw Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac in Upstate South Carolina!