A Look at the All-New 2018 Chevy Equinox

If you are in the market for an SUV that is spacious and gets good gas mileage, stop by SouthTowne Motors to test drive the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and to learn more about this model’s features.

Convenience Features

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox features power lumbar and height adjuster for the driver’s seat, reclining rear seat, a front center console with covered storage, a rear center armrest with dual cup holders, a tilt and telescopic steering column with a comfort grip steering wheel with mounted audio and cruise control, Driver Information Center, express down windows, power programmable door locks, lockout protection, illuminated entry, remote keyless entry, panic alarm and air conditioning.

Additional features include cup holders in the front center console, bottle holders in the doors, illuminated vanity mirrors, map pockets and theater dimming lighting.

Safety and Security Features

The 2018 Equinox features a rear vision camera, an engine immobilizer, an anti-theft alarm, rear window defroster, four-wheel ABS brakes, brake assist, hill start assist, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, traction control, dual stage front airbags with a passenger-sensing system, seat-mounted airbags and head curtain airbags.

Additional features include daytime running lights, OnStar Guidance for 6 months, OnStar Basic for 5 years, rear child security door locks, variably intermittent wipers, a rear variably intermittent wiper, the LATCH system for child seats and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Entertainment Features

You’ll find plenty in the way of entertainment features on the Equinox including four auxiliary power outlets throughout the vehicle, OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in hotspot trial, 7-inch diagonal color touch screen, AM/FM radio, MP3 decoder, a radio data system, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, six speakers and a USB port.

Engine and Transmission

The Chevrolet Equinox features a 2.4-liter engine with spark ignition direct ignition and variable valve timing. The engine makes 182 horsepower at 6,700 rpm and 172 pound-feet of torque at 4,900 rpm. The engine is backed b a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.

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The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado LT

If you are looking for a truck that is small enough to be economical yet large enough to haul what you need in the bed, stop by SouthTowne Motors to test drive the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado LT crew cab. This truck has many standard options plus several additional option packages.

Convenience Features

The 2018 Silverado LT features a full center console with covered storage, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, cruise control, air conditioning, a compass, in-radio clock display, an overhead console with storage, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, external temperature display, speed-proportional power steering, power mirrors, OnStar Guidance, remote power door locks, one-touch power windows, Bluetooth and video monitor.

Additional features include intermittent window wipers, tinted glass, four-way power adjustable driver seat, four-wheel drive, front bucket seats and a rear bench seat.

Safety Features

The Colorado features four-wheel ABS brakes, a passenger airbag, curtain first and second row head airbags, dusk-sensing headlights, daytime running lights, a tire pressure monitoring system, transmission hill holder, ABS and driveline traction control and stability control with anti-roll.

Additional Options

Additional packages are also available for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado LT including a luxury package, the PZX package, a convenience package and more. The PZX package features 18-inch dark argent metallic cast alloy wheels and P265/60R18 AS BW tires.

The luxury package includes power driver and passenger lumbar seats, a four-way front passenger seat adjuster, heated front seats, projector-type headlights, auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic climate control, heated power door mirrors, chrome door handles and a chrome rear bumper.

The LT convenience package includes a rear window defroster, front fog lights, manual rear sliding window, EZ-Lift & Lowe tailgate and remote vehicle start.

Additional options include an automatic locking rear differential, heavy duty trailering package with hitch and seven-pin connector, and a front license plate kit.

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Chevy Bolts Available Nationwide Beginning This Fall

While GM began selling its award-winning electric Chevy Bolt near the end of last year in a couple of states and later rolled out more in spring of 2017, the vehicle hasn’t been widely available quite yet. This is set to finally change in August when the Chevy Bolt will fully roll out nationwide.

This is actually a bit earlier than what GM had planned originally. Initial projections were saying that the car wouldn’t be available widely until September. Dealerships have been allowed to start placing orders so that they’ll have inventory by the time they go on sale in August.

The first Bolt was delivered to the first customer back in December, with sales that expanded to about half a dozen additional states later in the spring of 2017. This controlled rollout has helped to control the supply and demand for the vehicle at levels that are beneficial to consumers.

The main draw of the Bolt is its cheap cost: only $30,000 after a federal tax credit. This is significantly cheaper than the Tesla Model 3, which won’t go on sale until sometime in 2018.

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Stop by SouthTowne Motors this fall to test drive a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV and to learn more about its features and capabilities. You can also schedule some auto service at SouthTowne Motors, as well as shop for parts and accessories.

The 2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel

If you are looking for an economical and affordable sedan, stop by SouthTowne Motors to test drive the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze diesel model. With a rear lip spoiler, tinted windows and sleek lines, this vehicle looks sporty and will catch others’ eyes. Enjoy a classy interior including leather seating and a split rear seat.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include air conditioning, interior air filtration, a full center console with covered storage, cruise control, audio controls mounted on the steering wheel, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, remote power door locks, four one-touch power windows, a compass, an in-radio display clock, external temperature display, a trip computer, power mirrors, a multifunction remote including remote engine start, power mirrors, Bluetooth, OnStar Directions & Connections and a front video monitor.

Additional features include a heated power driver’s seat, a heated passenger seat, leather seats and rear bench seats.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include intermittent wipers, speed proportional power steering, a rear window defroster, four-wheel ABS brakes, daytime running lights, dusk-sensing headlights, curtain first and second row head airbags, driver and passenger knee airbags, a passenger airbag, ABS and driveline traction control, a tire pressure monitoring system and stability control with anti-roll.

Engine, Transmission and Technical

The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze features a 2.0-liter engine with an intercooled turbo backed by an automatic transmission. The engine makes 151 horsepower.

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To learn more about the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze and its convenience, entertainment, safety and security features, stop by SouthTowne Motors to take a test drive. Be sure to ask your salesperson about all of this sedan’s features and whether we are running any lease or financing specials on the Chevrolet Cruze.

Step into the 5-Star 2018 Chevy Equinox

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If you are in the market for an SUV that is spacious and gets good gas mileage, stop by SouthTowne Motors to test drive the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and to learn more about this model’s features. It’s truly a 5-star experience!

Convenience Features

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox features power lumbar and height adjuster for the driver’s seat, reclining rear seat, a front center console with covered storage, a rear center armrest with dual cup holders, a tilt and telescopic steering column with a comfort grip steering wheel with mounted audio and cruise control, Driver Information Center, express down windows, power programmable door locks, lockout protection, illuminated entry, remote keyless entry, panic alarm and air conditioning.

Additional features include cup holders in the front center console, bottle holders in the doors, illuminated vanity mirrors, map pockets and theater dimming lighting.

Safety and Security Features

The 2018 Equinox features a rear vision camera, an engine immobilizer, an anti-theft alarm, rear window defroster, four-wheel ABS brakes, brake assist, hill start assist, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, traction control, dual stage front airbags with a passenger-sensing system, seat-mounted airbags and head curtain airbags.

Additional features include daytime running lights, OnStar Guidance for 6 months, OnStar Basic for 5 years, rear child security door locks, variably intermittent wipers, a rear variably intermittent wiper, the LATCH system for child seats and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Entertainment Features

You’ll find plenty in the way of entertainment features on the Equinox including four auxiliary power outlets throughout the vehicle, OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in hotspot trial, 7-inch diagonal color touch screen, AM/FM radio, MP3 decoder, a radio data system, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, six speakers and a USB port.

Engine and Transmission

The Chevrolet Equinox features a 2.4-liter engine with spark ignition direct ignition and variable valve timing. The engine makes 182 horsepower at 6,700 rpm and 172 pound-feet of torque at 4,900 rpm. The engine is backed b a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.

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Stop by SouthTowne Motors to test drive the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and to learn more about this model’s convenience, safety, security and entertainment features.

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible

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When you are in the market for a new sports car, stop by SouthTowne Motors to test drive the new 2017 Camaro ZL1 Convertible. With new levels of refinement, technology, acceleration and capability, the new Chevy Camaro will challenge the most advanced of the sports coupes in the world.

The executive vice president of Global Product Development, Mark Reuss, said that the ZL1 was designed to bet the best of the best. With superb performance packed into a 2+2 coupe, the ZL1 is great for every day driving and for taking it out on the track.

The 2017 model year comes with a new 6.2-liter V-8 supercharged engine that puts out an estimated 640 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque. Buyers have a choice of a six-speed manual transmission with active rev matching or a brand new 10-speed automatic transmission.

Aerodynamics

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 went through over 100 hours of testing on the track and in a wind tunnel so that the manufacturer could make the best aerodynamic body possible for fuel economy and cooling. Not only is the design functional, but it is stylish. The lower grille opening gives excellent airflow to help keep the Camaro cooler while at higher speeds. The upper grille incorporates an open bow tie insignia.

The Camaro’s new hood features carbon fiber insert with a heat extractor that allows hot air to be pulled from the engine compartment so that the engine is further cooled. Additional changes to the body include the rockers, a bigger front splitter, wider front fenders and a wing-style rear spoiler.

Technologies

The Camaro’s new technologies include performance traction management, magnetic ride suspension, an electronic limited slip differential, drive mode selection and a custom launch control. The Camaro also weighs 200 pounds less than the previous model year and has 60 more horsepower and 80 more pound-feet of torque, giving it a better power to weight ratio.

Additional features include 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires and Brembo brakes with six-piston calipers on the front wheels for extra stopping power. The front brakes also features large 15.35-inch two piece rotors.

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Chevy Delivers First Bolt EVs to Customers

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In the San Francisco Bay this past December, Chevrolet delivered the first three Bolt EVs to customers, fulfilling the brand’s promise to offer a long-range electric vehicle at an affordable price.

“All of the hard work that the Chevrolet team have put into designing, engineering and building the Bolt EV brings us to this truly satisfying moment of making the first deliveries to customers on-time, as planned,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and Global Chevrolet brand chief. “Chevrolet is proud to offer a vehicle like the Bolt EV, with ground-breaking technology wrapped in a modern design that is also fun-to-drive at an affordable price.”

The first three customers to receive the highly anticipated Bolt EV are excited to take delivery and include:

  • William “Bill” Mattos, a retired law enforcement officer from Fremont, California, whose new Bolt EV becomes his third Chevrolet electric, after previously owning a Spark EV and second-generation Volt
  • Bobby Edmonds, a software developer with a family of four from Castro Valley, California, who replaces a BMW i3 with the Bolt EV
  • Steve Henry, a commercial real estate broker with a family of five from Portola Valley, California, whose new Bolt EV replaces a Toyota Prius

“The range and technology attracted me to the Bolt EV,” says Bobby Edmonds. “It’s also a great-looking, roomy vehicle and I love the fact it’s from an American brand. I look forward to the longer drives I can make compared to the i3 that I owned.”

Named the Motor Trend 2017 Car of the Year®, the Bolt EV offers an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a full charge, enabling owners to go beyond average daily driving needs with range to spare.

The Bolt EV begins at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $37,495, which includes destination and freight charges, but excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees. Depending on individual tax situations, customers may receive an available federal tax credit of up to $7,500.

Standard features include electronic precision shift, Regen on Demand™ steering wheel paddle and 10.2-inch-diagonal color touch screen. The top-trim Premier model adds leather-appointed seats, front and rear heated seats, surround camera, rear camera mirror and more.

Bolt EVs are currently in transit to California and Oregon markets and are arriving this month. A national rollout begins in 2017, and a number of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States including New York, Massachusetts and Virginia will see first deliveries this winter. Bolt EVs will arrive to more dealerships in additional major metro markets throughout the first half of 2017. The Bolt EV will be available at Bolt EV-certified dealerships across the United States in mid-2017.

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A Look Into the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

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Chevrolet has revealed its all-new, redesigned Traverse at the North American International Auto Show last month. The Traverse debuted back in 2008 as a 2009 model, so a complete redesign was due and had been expected by many Chevy commentators.

The 2018 Traverse will bring a lot to the table, but still retains the qualities that made the Traverse an ever-popular choice year after year.

Lots of Space

The spacious interior features supple touch surfaces and a Smart Slide second row seat that moves to allow easy access to the third row. The Traverse features 116.3 cubic feet of maximum storage space with 24.4 cubic feet behind the third row. You’ll still have plenty of room for luggage, even when the third row is being used. Access the cargo area through a power remote lift gate.

Technology

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse features a USB port in the front center console and two in the rear, plus you can get an available rear seat entertainment system. Enjoy features such as Bluetooth, syncing your phone through a USB port, Internet Radio, Pandora and SiriusXM satellite radio. Use touch controls or your voice to access your favorite media and tunes.

Stay connected via a 6.5-inch diagonal color touch screen. Add RemoteLink Key Fob services through OnStar so you can remotely lock and unlock your vehicle and activate the horn and lights so you can easily find your vehicle.

Safety Features

Standard features include StabiliTrak electronic stability control, traction control, high-strength materials, the LATCH system for cars seats and six airbags. Available safety features include side blind zone alert, forward collision alert, rear cross traffic alert and more.

The Traverse also features OnStar with automatic crash response and OnStar Advisor, which uses GPS technology to request emergency help to be routed to your location.

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The 2017 Silverado HD

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When you want a truck with a steel bed that will get that work done for you without denting, cracking or getting big holes in it, and a truck that can haul all you need to haul, the 2017 Silverado HD is the answer.

The New Hood and Intake

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD comes with the optional 6.7-liter Duramax turbocharged diesel engine that takes advantage of a new hood and intake system to increase horsepower and torque. This engine makes 425 horse power and 800 pound-feet of torque, which gives it exceptional towing capacity.

The new hood and intake system dumps cooler air into the engine and Chevrolet has patented it because it has a way to remove moisture from the air. Cool dry air is always something engines could use more of to increase combustion. And, the more combustion you have, the more horsepower you’ll get.

How it Works

Once the hood scoop scoops up the air, it goes through an expansion chamber and then past a 180-degree turn into the intake manifold. The turn causes the velocity to change, thus “flinging” water molecules from the air with the centrifugal force of the turn. The water is then collected and drained via a valve. The drier air removes the downside of introducing ambient air into the intake manifold.

The new intake system allows air to enter the engine in two ways – through the hood and through another intake in one of the fenders. That way, if the hood intake is blocked, air can get in through the other intake in the fender. In addition to increasing the horsepower and torque production, the engine will run cooler.

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Come see us at SouthTowne Chevrolet to test drive the 2017 Silverado HD or to test drive any other car or truck in the inventory. If you need maintenance on your current vehicle, schedule with SouthTowne Motor’s service team and get back on the road fast.

The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox LT

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If you are in the market for an SUV that has good gas mileage, visit SouthTowne Motors to test drive the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox LT. This model features a 2.4-liter engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission; and it gets 22 mpg* in the city and 32 mpg* on the highway. The engine and transmission combination makes 182 horsepower, so you’ll have plenty of power to take off from a red light even though the engine is a gas-saving four-cylinder.

Convenience Features

The Equinox LT features air conditioning, interior air filtration, a full center console with covered storage, a multi-function remote that includes window controls, cruise controls, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, a tilt and telescopic steering column, speed-proportional power steering, remote power door locks and power heated door mirrors.

Additional features include an in-radio clock display, a compass, trip computer external temperature display, OnStar Guidance satellite communications, Bluetooth, a front video monitor, four one-touch power windows and a rear defroster.

Entertainment features also include an AM/FM stereo with 80 watts, satellite radio, speed-sensitive volume control, six speakers, auxiliary audio input and a USB port.

Exterior and Interior Features

The 2016 Equinox features a rear defroster and wipers, a rear lip spoiler, privacy/tinted glass, intermittent wipers, front bucket seats and a reclining rear bench seat.

Safety Features

The Chevrolet Equinox features curtain first and second row head airbags, a passenger airbag, four-wheel ABS brakes, a tire pressure monitoring system, dusk-sensing headlights, daytime running lights, transmission hill holder, ABS and driveline traction control and stability control with anti-roll.

Dimensions

The Equinox has plenty of room for the family. The front features 40.9 inches of headroom, 54.6 inches of hiproom, 41.2 inches of leg room and 55.8 inches of shoulder room. The rear features 51.1 inches of hiproom, 39.2 inches of headroom, 39.9 inches of leg room and 55.3 inches of shoulder room.

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