Chevrolet Truck Lineup Turns 100

Chevrolet Truck Lineup Turns 100

Chevy has been around for a long time; that’s part of why it’s such a celebrated and integral part of American culture. But while iconic nameplates like the Camaro and Corvette have only been around since muscle cars had their heyday, the Chevrolet truck lineup – particularly the original Silverado and Suburban SUV, which uses a pickup truck platform – grew up with the American auto industry. The 2018 model year marks 100 years of the Silverado and Suburban nameplates, and Chevy is honoring them with anniversary special editions.

To celebrate the century-long spot Chevy truck have held in their model lineup, Chevrolet released the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado and Colorado Centennial Editions. They are only offered with the off-road ZL1 package, with additional extras like a special “Centennial Blue” paint color and bow-tie emblems on their grilles, front doors, and tailgates. Both models also feature 100-year badges prominently displayed.

Pricing has not yet been released for the Centennial Editions in the Chevrolet truck lineup, but their unveiling is kicking off at the Lone Star State gala at the Texas State Fair. Chevy has also stated that the Silverado and Colorado will be involved in some addition anniversary-related festivities over the next few months.

At DeLillo Chevrolet, we are proud to be part of such a long-standing legacy, and we can’t wait to see what’s to come with the Chevrolet truck lineup.

A Few Beautiful Fall Trip Destinations in California

A Few Beautiful Fall Trip Destinations in California

Autumn is one of the best times of year to take a trip. The fall season doesn’t have as many tourists, and the weather is beautiful as the heat fades. Plus, the scenery is unmatched. Check out these great fall trip destinations in California for a weekend away.

 

Julian

Fall is apple-picking time in Julian, California. A charming little town filled with orchards, Julian has roadside stalls selling a variety of rare apple variants along with plenty of homemade goods.

 

Lake Tahoe

Situated between California and Nevada, this lake is a beautiful destination for nature lovers, nestled right in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Head to nearby Hope Valley for stunning views of fall foliage.

Devils Postpile at Mammoth Mountain

Frequent wildfires clear the undergrowth at Devils Postpile National Monument to make way for beautiful, vibrant new flora. Follow the Rainbow Falls trail for an experience you won’t want to miss.

Hearst Castle

While a popular tourist getaway in the summer, Hearst Castle has fewer crowds in the fall. The castle also features autumn evening tours with costumed guides reenacting a classic dinner party.

 

Check one of these fall trip destinations off your bucket list this year! And if you need a new road trip car to get you there, stop by and visit us at DeLillo Chevrolet.

 

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox Reviews

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Reviews

Finding the right car for your lifestyle isn’t as easy as it may seem. Fortunately, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox reviews offer insight as to just how value- and family-driven the latest model is.

Reviews

Cars.com experts cited the new styling and compact design that put the Chevrolet Equinox in closer competition with competitors like the Nissan Rogue. The new model rolls out on a new platform and weighs in at 400 lb. less than the previous model. Owners tend to agree, giving the Equinox a 4.9/5.0 rating.

Motor Trend noted that the Equinox shares its gasoline engines with the mid-size Chevrolet Malibu. The impressive line of engines offers drivers the choice between fuel economy, performance, and a balance of the two. A vast array of active safety features makes the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox better suited for families too.

Powertrains

One of the largest updates in the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox comes in the form of the available powertrains. The old four-cylinder and V6 engines are gone for good. Three new powertrains take their place for the model year.

All models come equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that offers up to an EPA-estimated 32 mpg on the highway.* Performance comes standard in the available 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission, that engine produces 252 horsepower.

The most unique engine of the bunch is the available 1.6-liter Turbo-Diesel four-cylinder engine. Capable of earning up to an EPA-estimated 39 mpg* on the highway, the diesel engine takes efficiency to new heights.

If you’re in the market for a new Chevy Equinox, stop by or contact us at DeLillo Chevrolet.

New 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE is an Engineering Marvel

The 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE is one of the fastest production Camaros ever made. The newest Camaro comes with a tuned powertrain and suspension, aerodynamic contours, a lightweight build, and more. The ZL1 even completed the famous Nürburgring track with a lap time of just 7:16.04. At DeLillo Chevrolet, we couldn’t be more excited about the new 2018 Camaro.

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CNET notes that the 2018 ZL1 1LE beat the previous Camaro’s lap time by a whopping 13.56 seconds—a considerable gap for any race car. New features include a carbon fiber wing that provides 80 percent more downforce. The front end has dive planes and a splitter to optimize airflow, while the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 produces 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Plus, the Multimatic DSSV® dampers keep the car stiff at high speeds.

“‘X’ decals are affixed to the sides of the mammoth rear wing of the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE,” said Jon Wong of Roadshow. “Chevrolet engineers say it’s to signify the model as the most extreme interpretation of the sixth-generation pony car. If you’re an enthusiast who measures a car by how well it romps around a racetrack, you may agree that those ‘X’ stickers are warranted with a Nürburgring lap time of 7:16.04.”

In addition to the many engineering marvels under the hood, it would be remiss of us not to mention the stunning exterior. The smooth black hood accentuates the front end, the headlights are bold and aggressive, and the fat tires imply raw power. It’s impossible not to fall in love with the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE at first sight.

The All-Electric Chevy Bolt EV Proves a Point Against Volkswagen

While your average enthusiast will tell you that a car needs good ol’ gasoline to be high-performing, the all-electric Chevy Bolt EV has a surprise in store for those fossil fuel fanboys.

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The all-electric Chevy Bolt EV went head-to-head against the Volkswagen Golf GTI in a series of three races, delivering a true whooping to the VW in two out of three bouts. One race ended with a win for the Golf GTI by the skin of its teeth, but only because of a faulty start by the Bolt.

 

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is well-known for being a sprightly little hatchback with a lot more “oomph” than meets the eye, but that golden-child reputation didn’t help it much in this battle with the Bolt. The Chevy Bolt EV is as striking as its name implies, with impressive features such as 238 miles on a single charge and the Electronic Precision Shift gear system.*

 

If you’ve had that anti-electric attitude about the Bolt before, it’s time to take a look at this hot little hatchback with new eyes. It’s proving itself with its high-performance left-and-right, even being named the Motor Trend “Car of the Year” for 2017.

 

The Chevy Bolt EV is rated with 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, going from 0-60 in about 6.5 seconds. Pretty significant numbers for a car that guzzles zero gas! Stop by or give us a call at DeLillo Chevrolet for more information on the Chevy Bolt EV.

 

Visit DeLillo Chevrolet and put it to the test! Stop in and test drive the Chevy Bolt EV today!

 

*EPA estimates. Your actual range may vary based on several factors including temperature, terrain, and driving technique.

Chicago Auto Show Highlights From Chevy’s Lineup

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Staring Into The Future of the Traverse

 

The 2017 Chicago Auto Show ended not too long ago and is commonly known as a place where auto enthusiasts all over the world can expect to find some exciting new reveals when it comes to the model lineups of their favorite brands. Chevrolet, as one of the industry’s major giants, brought some of its own fun to the party.

Chevrolet brought some unexpected concept gimmicks to Chicago by partnering with Lego to build a life-size, functional Lego Batmobile, to promote the Lego Batman movie that is currently in theaters. In addition, Chevy showed up with ten different models dressed in the brand’s new Redline cosmetic package, which adds blacked-out features with red accents and will be available to customers as an option sometime this year.

The company also chose to debut two brand-new models – the 2018 Traverse and the 2018 Equinox – at the Chicago Auto Show this year.

Just glancing at any of the auto show highlights reel from the event in Chicago will tell you that Chevrolet knows how to work a crowd. From just-for-fun concepts to a sneak-peek at upcoming production models and packages, there’s something in Chevy’s auto show lineup to please everybody.

Stop by and see us at DeLillo Chevrolet in Huntington, CA for all of your Chevrolet needs!

Hurley and Chevy’s Surfer-Friendly Truck

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The 2017 Colorado Z71 Which Is The Model The Concept Was Based On

 

There aren’t many jobs that a Chevy can’t handle. That’s especially true when you allow an expert to design a concept vehicle that caters to their niche’s specific needs. That’s how Hurley and Chevy’s surfer-friendly truck was born.

The Partnership

Hurley, an innovative surfing brand, partnered with Chevy in 2016 to release the Colorado Z71 Hurley concept truck. Like all Chevy pickups, this truck is capable and innovative, but in all of the right ways for surfers specifically. The Colorado Z71 concept was designed to meet a surfer’s every need when out catching waves. Features like a custom surfboard roof rack and water-resistant seat covers alone make the day’s surfing session even simpler.

In addition to these highly functional features, there are other conveniences too, like a Bimini-style bed cover that provides a shady break on a sunny beach. There’s a bed-mounted rack that functions as a place to dry your wetsuit plus plenty of handy storage as well.

The Performance

Performance-wise, the Colorado Z71 concept was designed with lifted suspension, 17-inch wheels and Goodyear DuraTrac all-terrain tires. With this setup, surfers will have no problem exploring hard-to-reach beaches when hunting for the perfect wave. As a finishing touch, the Colorado Z71 concept includes built-in Wi-Fi to help with weather updates and staying connected with friends. Based on this impressive description, Hurley’s concept pickup seems to have everything a surfer could ever dream of in a vehicle.

Behind the Scenes at a Car Dealership

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Like any business, there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes at a car dealership that you, the customer, generally don’t see. Sometimes that can transition to a long wait but there’s always a good reason for it. Allow us here at DeLillo Chevrolet to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on at a car dealership.

You’ve found a car you like and the salesman walked off a few minutes ago to retrieve your requested car. It seems to be taking an unexpected amount of time. The reason, if you found the car online, could be that the car isn’t on the main lot. While retrieving a car sitting on the lot takes just a minute or two, finding one in an off-site lot could take more than a few minutes. If you requested to drive a car in the showroom, it will take even longer.

Salesmen try to deliver the best experience possible and much of that comes with meeting your every request. If you choose to test drive a specific car, they’ll make it happen but it could take a few minutes more than expected. To help reduce the wait time, call ahead and let them know what model you want to drive. Odds are the salesman will have it ready to go by the time you arrive.

So you’ve made a deal and you’re just waiting on the car, but it seems to be taking forever. The obvious, and more likely reason, is that the service department is preparing the car by cleaning the interior and exterior, tightening bolts, and making sure everything is in working order. Dealerships are dedicated to making sure you have an exceptional experience and it’s that attention to detail that makes it happen.

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is Changing the Way We Think About Electric Cars

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At one point in time, a car getting 20 MPG was impressive, and it would be insanity to think that we could possibly have a car that runs purely on electricity. However, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is changing the way that we think about how cars function in the world.

The new Chevrolet Bolt EV is a purely electric car that is going to get up to an estimated 238 miles of range per full charge. As the average daily commute for a worker is approximately 40 miles, this means that people could potentially go a few days before having to charge their vehicle.

As for charging the battery, there are a few features that help save battery life. One is called the “regen effect”, which essentially allows drivers to slow down without using the brake pedal. As drivers let off the gas, the vehicle slows down, which transfers energy back to the battery.

The traditional way of charging the Bolt EV is with a special charger at home that gives you about 25 miles per hour of charge. It takes about 9.5 hours to completely recharge the battery.

Tips for Driving to the Beach

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If you’re planning on taking a trip to the beach soon, you might be wondering about what to take with you, how to pack it up into your car, and of course how to de-sand the car when you get home. Here are some tips on driving to the beach you might find helpful.

If you’re going with kids, you’ll probably want them to sleep on the way home from an exhausting day at the beach, and they’ll want to do the exact opposite of sleep. Bring some favorite soft toys and blankets from home to put them out like a light. It’s a good idea to bring a cooler, so make sure you have one that fits in the trunk or cargo area of your car, or buy a small Styrofoam one, and stock up with water and snacks for the day.

A good way to avoid getting sand into the car is to bring a broom and dust yourself and your kids off before you get into the car. Some will inevitably pop up, though. To get the sand out, take out the mats and beat them to shake out as much sand as possible. Then you’ll want to brush them with an upholstery brush to loosen sand that has gotten too deep in to shake out. Finally, vacuum the mats to get the rest of the sand up. Follow the same steps with the carpet of your car.