The future of General Motors will be electric. After finalizing the production of the Chevrolet Impala in February, the automaker is making electric vehicles the focus of its Detroit-Hamtramck facility.
The switch to electric vehicle production has required a $2.2 billion investment from the automaker. The move to EV production will add approximately 2,200 manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
“Through this investment, GM is taking a big step forward in making our vision of an all-electric future a reality,” said Mark Reuss, GM president, during a press event at the plant with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other local and state officials. “Our electric pickup will be the first of multiple electric truck variants we will build at Detroit-Hamtramck over the next few years.”
GM electrification plans
The first on the production line at the Detroit-Hamtramck facility is the GMC Hummer EV. You’ll be able to get behind the wheel of the well-equipped, electrically powered pickup late next year. The Cruise Origin electric shuttle (a self-driving model) is next on the production line.
The legacy of the Chevy Impala
In 1958, the Chevy Impala appeared as the top level trim of the Chevy Bel Air. The Chevy Impala eventually broke free from the Bel Air trim lineup to become a standalone option. The Impala was a widely popular model and in 1965, it set the still current record of 1 million models sold. In 1977 and 1978, the Impala dominated sales in America, earning the title of the best-selling car in the nation.
We at Transwest Chevrolet Buick are proud of the Impala sedan’s legacy and are excited about the electric future of GM. You can obtain a pre-owned or one of the few remaining new Impalas from Transwest Chevrolet Buick.
Chevy recently announced the all-new 2021 Tahoe and Suburban. Both models will elaborate on the previous model year’s reputation for accommodating passengers and hauling cargo. The 2021 Tahoe and Suburban will come with new tech and features, and it will provide more cabin space and better driving dynamics than previous versions.
“We’ve taken what people love about these pioneering SUVs and made them even better – adding more room for people and cargo, more advanced technology and an unrivaled driving experience,” said Barry Engle, executive vice president and president of General Motors North America.
According to the announcement, the upcoming Tahoe has 66 percent more cargo room behind the third-row seats, while the Suburban has 19 percent more maximum cargo space behind the first-row seats. Third-row passengers will also get 10 more inches of legroom in the new Tahoe.
Both models will also deliver a smoother, more cushioned ride thanks to available Magnetic Ride Control technology paired with a first-in-class Air Ride Adaptive Suspension. The latter system yields up to 4 inches of ride-height adjustment and load-leveling at each corner of the vehicle to better absorb the bumps you encounter on rough roads.
Other updates include five available display screens for enhanced infotainment options, 30 advanced safety and driver-assist tools, and a best-in-class amount of nine camera views system for safer and simpler towing. Chevy has also extended these models’ powertrain options to better suit demands. You can choose an all-new efficient 3.0-liter Duramax® turbo-diesel engine or the more potent 6.2-liter V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management that churns out 420 horsepower.
For more news about these 2021 offerings, contact Transwest Chevy Buick. Or stop by to test-drive one of the current Tahoe or Suburban models we have in our inventory.
For over 100 years, pickup trucks have been a mainstay of the Chevrolet lineup. The modern Chevrolet Silverado can follow its lineage all the way back to the 1918 Chevrolet One-Ton. To celebrate a century of trucks, Chevy created its Truck Legends program, which is an exclusive group of the most loyal Chevy truck owners.
Chevrolet officially started the program at the State Fair
of Texas in September 2016. Since that time, the group has grown to over 60,000
To become a part of this legendary group, you have to own a
Chevrolet truck with at least 100,000 miles on the odometer or have purchased
or leased more than one new Chevy truck in your life.
Once you are an official Chevy Truck Legend, you will
receive a welcome package that includes an exclusive cap and Legends decals
that you can put on your truck. You may also get special invitations to special
Chevy events. All Truck Legends members are invited to share photos and stories
about their trucks in the member gallery.
The Truck Legends program can also help you save money with
special discounts from a variety of Chevy partners. You can also purchase
exclusive Truck Legends merchandise.
If you want to join the Truck Legends program, come talk to us at Transwest Chevy Buick to find the perfect Chevy truck for your lifestyle.
Pickup trucks are everywhere, so it can be hard to stand out from the crowd if you want a unique truck. One great way to have a truck that looks different from everybody else’s is by choosing a special edition model.
Chevrolet recently announced that the 2020 Silverado 1500 will be available with two of the most popular special edition packages, Midnight and Rally Edition. Both of these flaunt unparalleled designs.
The Midnight Edition is available on the LT Trail Boss and the Custom Trail Boss trims. It adds a 2-inch factory suspension lift and the Z71 Off-Road Package. That equips skid plates, 18-inch painted wheels, and an automatic locking rear differential. As the name implies, the Midnight edition will have an all-black look with black Bowties, black exhaust tips, black off-road assist steps, black bumpers, and a black grille.
For a Silverado with a sportier look, choose the Rally Edition. It is available on the Custom and RST trims and is available in Red Hot, Silver Ice Metallic, Black, or Summit White exterior paint. Its unique styling includes a body-colored grille, black Bowties, black Rally stripes on the tailgate and hood, black assist steps, and black exhaust tips. The look is completed with 20-inch black painted wheels.
The Chevrolet crossover and SUV lineup keeps getting better, and the all-new 2021 Trailblazer is an exciting addition. The upcoming Chevrolet Trailblazer will sit between the Chevy Trax and the Chevy Equinox. This small SUV will show off modern styling, smart technologies, and a unique personality.
Advanced driver-assist safety features come standard in this all-new SUV. Each version of the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer will have Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Front Pedestrian Braking, and Automatic Emergency Braking. Additional driver-assist features will be available as upgrades, including Rear Park Assist, a High Definition Rear Vision Camera, and Adaptive Cruise Control. These advanced tools use cameras and sensors, to watch for potential collisions and accidents, warning the you of emergencies.
The array of standard safety features makes it even easier for drivers of the Chevy Trailblazer to relax behind the wheel and enjoy a confident, smooth ride. Plus, drivers who love a sporty look can give their 2021 Trailblazer a sharp design with the RS trim level, which will add a standard two-tone roof.
The all-new 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer should be arriving at dealerships like Transwest Chevrolet Buick in early 2020. We’re looking forward to getting to know the newest addition to the lineup.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.