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.

Traverse, Silverado Comerica Park - Sterling, CO

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.

Chevy Colorado - Sterling, CO

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.

engines for the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado - Sterling, CO

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.

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

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.

Celebrating 100 Years: The History of Chevrolet Trucks

Over the past century, Chevrolet has cultivated a reputation for building rough-and-tumble pickup trucks that can help get any job done. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Chevrolet trucks, and Transwest Chevrolet Buick want to celebrate by looking back at the history of Chevrolet trucks.

 

The first Chevy truck to arrive on the market was introduced in 1918 and was known as the One-Ton. As the first purpose-built truck from the brand, it was an affordable and flexible platform that customers could build on to create a vehicle that suited their needs.

History of Chevrolet Trucks

In 1929, the International Series AC Light Delivery became the first truck to feature an OHV six-cylinder engine, which offered 46 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. This truck still had an old-school style, though, something that changed with the 1938 Chevrolet Half-Ton, which was the first truck designed by the Art and Color department.

 

The truck style continued to change with the 1947 Chevy 3100 Series offering an all-new look that featured a 5-bar horizontal grille and a rounded profile. Throughout the years, the Chevy truck style began to take trips from the sedans in the brand’s lineup, incorporating more comfortable seating and more color options.

 

In 1973, though, we got the first glimpse of the square body design that helped improve aerodynamics and efficiency, something the brand continues to do even now.

 

Now, to help celebrate the Chevy truck lineup’s 100th birthday, the brand is offering a Centennial Edition Silverado and Colorado, which looks to its legacy for design inspiration.

 

The 100-year history of Chevy trucks is filled with amazing milestone moments and great trucks. We look forward to the next century!