2020 Silverado Turbo-Diesel Engine Pumps Up the Power

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Diesel lovers can rejoice: There’s a new turbo-diesel engine in town. The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado has added a new available 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel inline-six engine to provide its customers with more choice and versatility.

The 2020 Silverado turbo-diesel engine will have class-leading torque and horsepower, while still providing consumers with the fuel economy and capabilities they want. It the first-ever inline-six turbo-diesel to be offered in Chevrolet’s light-duty truck lineup.

“From the moment the engine is started, to its idle, acceleration, and highway cruising, the 3.0L Duramax performance will change perceptions of what a diesel engine can offer in refinement,” said Nicola Menarini, director for Diesel Truck Engine Program Execution. “With advanced technologies that draw on global diesel expertise, it’s a no-compromise choice for those who want the capability and driving range of a diesel in a light-duty truck.”

The 2020 Silverado turbo-diesel engine is one of six powertrain options available on the Silverado. It will be an available option on the LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country trim levels and will come paired to a ten-speed automatic transmission. The turbo-diesel provides 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, reaching 95 percent of peak torque at just 1,250 rpm – giving you plenty of towing power.

We at Transwest Chevrolet Buick are huge fans of the current Silverado, so we’re thrilled that it will be adding yet another engine option to its already exhaustive lineup of powertrain possibilities.

Chevrolet Silverado To Get New Multi-Function Tailgate

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General Motors has been winning the attention of experts and enthusiasts alike with a feature on the GMC Sierra – the new multi-function tailgate called the MultiPro. Many speculated whether or not GM would be including the six-function tailgate on Chevrolet Silverado models as well. We have some news for you: the MultiPro tailgate will also be on Silverado models, according to spy shots of a prototype spotted in testing.

 

The multi-function tailgate will likely debut on the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado. As mentioned above, it can be configured in six different ways – from stair steps up into the bed for ease of loading to a truck bed extension to a work desk. It’s likely that the Chevrolet model won’t use the “MultiPro” name, as it has been trademarked by GMC and associated with GMC’s “Like a Pro” slogan.

 

Experts are already speculating that the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will receive the new multi-function tailgate as an option for the 2020 model year, while HD models may get it in mid-2020 or even 2021. Still, the six-way truck bed will be a highly anticipated feature on either option. While Chevrolet has not confirmed the feature for the Silverado lineup yet, the feature’s inclusion on prototype models is a positive sign.

 

While we don’t know all the details about upcoming Chevy trucks, we can help you find the one best for you today. Contact us at Transwest Chevy Buick for more information.

Dale Earnhardt’s 1977 Chevrolet Nova Sold at Auction

Any true NASCAR fan knows that Dale Earnhardt was one of the greatest racers of his time. Even people who don’t know much about car racing recognize his name and probably remember his tragic death from a racing accident in 2001. One lucky bidder was recently able to secure a piece of this man’s legendary career at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction in April.

Dale Earnhardt’s 1977 Chevrolet Nova sold for $209,000. It is interesting to note that just a month before this auction, the same car sold for just $53,000 at a Bonham auction at Amelia Island.

While this car may not have worn his famous No. 3, it was the origin of his signature black-and-silver Goodwrench paint scheme. This car started its life as a Pontiac Ventura. Earnhardt and his brother-in-law Robert Gee, Jr. converted it to a Chevrolet Nova.

This impressive car was powered by a 358 NASCAR V8 rated around 700 horsepower. It also had rear-wheel drive a four-speed manual transmission. While the car is not considered street legal, it has been making track and other special appearance since the 1990s. It was driven at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2009 and at the Rolex Monterey Sports Reunion in 2012.

If you’re looking for your own Chevrolet vehicle to make legendary, contact us at Transwest Chevy Buick.

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Two New Chevrolets Arrive at Comerica Park

Opening Day has come and gone, which means it is officially baseball season here in the US. Chevrolet, with its headquarters in Detroit, has always had a close partnership with the Detroit Tigers. That continues this year with two new Chevy vehicles on display at Comerica Park.

The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse High County (in red) and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss (in Silver) were lifted atop the center field fountain at the ballpark. This marks the 10th year of this amazing tradition.

“This decade-old tradition allows us to celebrate Chevy’s connection to baseball in our hometown, and it’s a telltale sign that Opening Day is almost here,” remarked Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing, ahead of Opening Day. “The Traverse and Silverado represent innovation, endurance and personality — much like our great city of Detroit.”

So why the Traverse and the Silverado of all Chevy’s vehicles? Chevy and the Tigers chose to display those two models because of what they represent: durability, reliability, and power. Those are three traits the Tigers embody as well—and what they hope will take them to the World Series this year.

But Chevy doesn’t just support the Tigers. In fact, the bowtie brand also serves as the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball.

If you’re looking for a vehicle to transport your home team and all of their gear, contact us at Transwest Chevy to take a look at the Chevrolet lineup.

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Chevy Colorado Is King in Motor Trend Midsize Truck Testing

Earlier this year, editors at Motor Trend pitted the industry’s four most popular midsize trucks against one another: the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma, and the 2019 Ford Ranger, a returning truck to the segment. Absentees included the GMC Canyon and the Nissan Frontier.

In this Motor Trend midsize truck testing, the editors noted that, though they usually disagree to some degree, they were unanimous on the ranking of these four trucks. In last place was the Toyota Tacoma. The Ford Ranger managed to grab third while the Honda Ridgeline ranked second. Unsurprisingly, the 2019 Chevy Colorado was the top dog after serious testing that included city driving and hard work on a farm.

Motor Trend editors appreciated that the Colorado functions both as a daily driver and work truck. It’s powerful, it’s efficient, and it’s fun to drive but has a functional bed.

One of the editors commented in deadpan humor, “It’s like these guys [Chevy] are truck-building experts or something. Not hard to remember why this is a two-time Truck of the Year.”

The 2019 Colorado, which is America’s most fuel-efficient pickup truck and offers best-in-class towing, is available now at Transwest Chevy Buick.

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These Are the Engines for the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado

The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado is famous for its lineup of efficient yet powerful engines that make it stand out in the midsize truck segment. If you’re not sure which engine you want, here’s a quick guide on what you should know about the engines for the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado:

2.5-liter four-cylinder

The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine perfectly balances power and efficiency. It enables the Colorado to tow up to 3,500 pounds, cranks out 200 horsepower, and produces 191 lb-ft of torque — all while offering up to 20 mpg in the city and 26 on the highway.*

3.6-liter DOHC V6

The 3.6-liter DOHC V6 engine is a force to be reckoned with, delivering a best-in-class 308 horsepower and following it up with 275 lb-ft of torque. Its towing capacity is pretty impressive, clocking in at 7,000 pounds, but efficiency doesn’t suffer: With this engine, the Colorado achieves 18 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway.**

Duramax® 2.8-liter turbo-diesel

The Duramax® 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine earns a number of best-in-class distinctions. It can tow up to 7,700 pounds, earn up to 20 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway, and serve up 369 lb-ft of torque.*** All of these stats are best in its segment, and the 2.8-liter also creates 181 horsepower.

These amazing engine options lie at the heart of what makes the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado so great: Each one demands power, capability, and efficiency; but they blend each quality in different quantities so you can get what you need out of your truck. If you’re interested in looking at the 2019 Colorado, visit us at Transwest Chevrolet and we’d be happy to show you our models.

*EPA-estimated MPG city/highway: Colorado 4WD with 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and available automatic transmission 20/26.

**EPA-estimated MPG city/highway: Colorado 2WD with available 3.6L V6 engine and available automatic transmission 18/25.

***EPA estimated 20 city/30 highway MPG for Colorado 2WD with available 2.87L turbo-diesel engine based on segment exclusive features. Excludes other GM models.

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Four Reasons to Drive the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox

The new 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is a small crossover SUV known for its efficient powertrains, sleek style, and innovative features. Here are just a few reasons you should consider driving the new Chevy Equinox.

    1. It’s highly efficient. The standard 1.5-liter turbo engine yields up to 32 miles per gallon on the highway, but you can get even more highway efficiency out of the 1.6-liter turbo-diesel, which achieves up to 39 miles per gallon.*
    2. It’s also powerful. The standard engine pumps out 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque, but you can get even more power out of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine generates 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque and enables the Equinox to tow up to 3,500 pounds.
    3. It’s safe. The Equinox earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Just a few of its safety technologies include the standard Rear Vision Camera and available Forward Collision Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Forward Automatic Braking.
    4. It has the latest tech. Stay connected on the go with the Chevrolet Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Other tech includes available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® and available wireless device charging.

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The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is available now at Transwest Chevy Buick. Come and find you own reasons to love this crossover.

*EPA mileage estimate. Actual mileage may vary.

What You’ll Love About the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze

The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze is in the competitive compact car segment, but with hatchback and sedan variants, an available diesel engine, and standard smartphone integration, the Chevy Cruze is very clearly the segment leader. Here are a few things you’ll love about the 2018 Cruze:2018 Chevrolet Cruze

  • It’s safe. Available driver-assist safety features include Forward Collision Alert, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. It also comes standard with a Rear Vision Camera. The 2018 Chevy Cruze earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • It’s efficient. The Cruze’s standard engine is a 1.4-liter turbo that achieves up to 40 miles per gallon on the highway.* If that’s not efficient enough for your liking, then go with the 1.6-liter turbo-diesel engine, which yields up to 52 miles per gallon on the highway.*
  • It’s loaded with tech. The standard Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system in the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze boasts a 7-inch-diagonal color touch screen and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. You can also opt for available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi®.
  • It’s spacious. When you fold the second row down in the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback, you will unlock up to 47.2 cubic feet of cargo space.

Above all, with all of the different versions, you are sure to find a Cruze to suit your needs. Come and explore various varieties of the 2018 Cruze at Transwest Chevy Buick today.

*EPA estimated.

Premier Plus Special Editions Add More Power to Tahoe, Suburban Lineup

Finding the perfect large SUV for your needs has just gotten a lot easier. Chevrolet recently announced that it is expanding its Tahoe and Suburban lineups with brand-new Premier Plus special editions. These new special edition models will combine superior power and premium creature comforts to make the large SUV models even more appealing.

Each Premier Plus model will come equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine, which is currently only available on the exclusive Performance Package. This engine produces 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, while also utilizing direct injection, Active Fuel Management™, and continuously variable valve timing to make it more efficient. It will come with a 10-speed automatic transmission. According to Chevrolet, 36 percent of all Chevy SUV special edition models sold have this engine.

The 2019 Tahoe and Suburban Premier Plus editions will also offer consumers the chance to have a unique interior, which is highlighted by heated and ventilated two-tone Black- and Mahogany-colored leather seats, a Jet Black trim, chrome accents both inside and out, and a head-up display.

Premier Plus Special Editions - Chevy TahoeIf you’d like to add one of these luxurious and powerful special edition SUVs to your garage, the 2019 Tahoe Premier Plus will come in at a starting MSRP of $74,100, while the Suburban Premier Plus has a starting MSRP of $76,900. Both vehicles will have a destination charge of $1,295. For more information, or to order one for yourself, visit us at Transwest Chevrolet Buick.

The All-New 2019 Silverado Medium-Duty Lineup

Chevrolet released the 2019 Silverado Medium-Duty lineup, the first class 4,5 and 6 Silverados in 10 years since the company’s Chevy Kodiak. Although the trucks aren’t expected to be delivered until later this year or early 2019  Transwest Chevrolet Buick is currently taking orders for your fleet! The all-new Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD have been called the “most customer-focused medium-duty truck” and  “the Silverado on steroids”.

So how do the medium-duty Silverados differ from the Ford and Rams in the market? General Motors saw the opportunity to complete a commercial line-up for Chevrolet by creating a truck from the ground up with a heavy focus on what commercial and fleet buyers need in order to have a successful business.

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD

When it comes to owning your own business with a small or large fleet there are many challenges that one can face along the way. Employee retention, maintenance, the cost of upfits, and having the ability to customize the vehicle to suit your needs. These are just a few factors that play a part in choosing the vehicle that will help your business be successful which General Motors capitalized on with this lineup.

To help with the cost of upfits the Chevrolet Silverado 2019 has frames that are smooth and factory painted. These two features make upfits less costly and easier to configure while the factory paint extends the lifetime of the frame.

In addition to the cost-effective frame set up, the new medium-duty Silverados have seven cab to axle options with five axle to back lengths (in 8-inch increments). This allows business owners to easily customize the bodies (dump bodies, rollbacks, freight boxes, flatbed) that they are putting on the frame without having to pay for extensions.

With the drivers and employees in mind, the 2019 Chevrolet medium-duties were built to be the most powerful, highly maneuverable and connected truck in the market.

  • Factory installed rear air suspension reduces the wind noise and harsh vibrations for a smooth ride.
  • Allison Transmission with power take-off options
  • Duramax diesel engines with 350hp and 700 torque and GVWs from 15,000lbs (class 4) to 22,900lbs (class 6)
  • Onstar, Commercial Link, wireless phone charging, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth, Apple Carplay/Android Auto.

A lightweight, front-hinged “clamshell” hood, combined with a 50-degree wheel cut, allows easy “walk up” access to under-hood components

The 2019 medium-duty Silverados have a tilted hood which allows easy access to the engine bay. The engineers behind the scenes also duplicated a design feature of a very unlikely source, the Chevrolet Camaro. The “flowtie” feature on the Camaro was added to the truck to allow more airflow to the engine.

This is an exciting time for General Motors, Chevrolet, and the commercial truck market! Call our Sales Team at Transwest Chevrolet Buick  to learn more about the specs, features, and benefits of the all-new Silverado and place your order for your fleet today.