Monday, June 30, 2014

Suburban Offers Every Comfort for Vacation Cruising



Full-size SUV keeps modern families entertained and connected, too  



DETROIT – Chevrolet’s full-size Suburban SUV has ample space and comfort to carry up to nine passengers and their gear on long hauls – and brings cutting-edge technology along for the ride.

Summer is in full swing and with it comes the traditional American road trip. Last year, an estimated 40 million travelers hit the road for the July 4 holiday, according to AAA. While travelers once relied on the alphabet or license plate games to pass the time on long trips, the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban entertains passengers in the most high-tech way.

Additionally, the Suburban’s available maximum trailering package has the capability to tow 8,300 pounds, perfect for hauling a travel trailer, boats, jet skis and other seasonal toys.

“The 2015 Suburban has every creature comfort the modern family needs for a long haul,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Marketing. “With some of the most state-of-the-art technologies available in the industry, the Suburban is sure to give everyone something to do mile after mile.”

The Suburban offers passengers individual entertainment with wireless headphones so they can independently experience the available Blu-ray™ overhead entertainment screens, AM/FM or satellite radio, media devices synced through the available MyLink system’s Bluetooth® connection, or media connected to built-in USB ports or SD card slots. A composite plug-in in the center console allows rear-seat passengers to play a game system through the overhead, 9-inch LCD entertainment screens.

To ensure the entertainment keeps rolling, 12 power outlets – including multiple 110-volt, three-prong outlets – are available to charge game systems, cell phones and tablets.

Gaming and other media are not limited to what passengers bring into the vehicle, either. This fall, the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban will be available with OnStar 4G LTE, providing a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to seven devices on one data connection for as little as $5 per month. The stronger connection of the built-in 4G LTE antenna provides data service where traditional cellular service might not, perfect for accessing the Internet on that long trip down desolate roads.

The Wi-Fi connection has a range of 30 feet outside the vehicle, so the entertainment can continue even during roadside stops.

If the entertainment goes low-tech, an acoustic-laminated windshield and inlaid doors with triple seals reduce wind and exterior noise in the cabin, making conversations less of a shouting match.

Long road trips require lots of gear. With a maximum 121.1 cubic feet of cargo space available with the second- and third-row seats folded down, two passengers can pack enough for days on the road. If the traveling party is larger, the Suburban offers ample seating configurations, including a folding second row, and 60/40 split rear row.

The Suburban has class-leading fuel economy of 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway, with a 31-gallon fuel tank.

Its comprehensive safety systems include available Adaptive Cruise Control to ensure the Suburban doesn’t get too close to a vehicle traveling in front of it. Front Automatic Braking automatically applies the brake if it gets too close to another vehicle while under the driver’s control. Side Blind Zone and Lane Change Alert make sure the driver knows what’s coming down the Suburban’s side, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert warns the driver if a car is crossing behind the vehicle while backing out of a parking space.

The all-new Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe went on sale earlier this year. Sales are up 14 percent year-over-year through May, with many customers opting for the top-of-the-line level LTZ trim package.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Diesel Pickups Gain in Popularity


Ever wonder which state last year had the most pickup trucks with a diesel engine under the hood? Did you ever think about which state — in 2013 — had the highest percentage of vehicles on the road that have a bed at one end and a combustion ignition setup inside the engine block? Well, the Diesel Technology Forum just released its 2013 statistical report, which provides all those numbers for 2013 and much more.

According to the DTF, a larger percentage of total drivers have diesel pickup trucks in the central north region than anywhere else in the U.S. Specifically, Montana leads the way because of energy exploration and mining operations, as do all of its neighbors. As to the leader of diesel pickups, it probably comes as no surprise that the state that has the most pickups in the U.S. also has the most diesel-equipped pickups: Texas, with almost 750,000.

Other interesting tidbits include the fact that West, Southwest and Midwest states (like California, Arizona and Illinois) are experiencing the fastest turbo-diesel pickup growth, while Northeast states (like Vermont, Delaware and New Hampshire) are growing much faster than ever as well.

Check out these facts and more in the full report by clicking here.

The top 10 states with most diesel registrations in 2013:
  1. Texas, 747,760
  2. California, 478,847
  3. Florida, 243,887
  4. Washington, 202,384
  5. Colorado, 174,337
  6. Pennsylvania, 170,274
  7. Oregon, 161,007
  8. North Carolina, 159,679
  9. Georgia, 157,332
  10. Ohio, 157,005
Image from Diesel Technology Forum

From  www.pickuptrucks.com

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

2015 Silverado 1500 Will Tow Up to 12,000 Pounds, Based on SAE J2807


DETROIT – Chevy Silverado 1500 light-duty pickups will maintain a 12,000-pound maximum available trailer weight rating as they transition to new ratings for 2015 based on SAE J2807 Recommended Practices.
“We engineered the new Silverado 1500 to be our most capable light-duty pickups ever,” said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer. “For 2015, we will build on that strong foundation to implement SAE J2807 while maintaining robust towing capability across the lineup.”
For more details, please click Chevy Silverado Towing Capacity

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Chevrolet Colorado Top Segment in Power



New midsize trucks raise competitive bar

  • ·         Standard engine rated at 200 horsepower, 191 lb-ft of torque
  • ·         3.6L six-cylinder rated at 305 horsepower, 269 lb-ft of torque
  • ·         Max trailering capacity rated up to 7,000 pounds

Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon Top Segment in Power

DETROIT – The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will have the most horsepower in the midsized truck segment when they go on sale this fall.
The Colorado and Canyon’s available engines provide customers choices to fit their varied lifestyles. The 2.5L I-4 has been rated at 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.6L V-6 is rated at 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque.
The Colorado and Canyon will also provide class-leading maximum trailering capabilities, with the capacity to tow up to 7,000 pounds when properly equipped. That’s more than enough to take a truck full of friends, gear in the bed, and a trailer full of toys to your favorite weekend adventure.
Each engine features direct injection and variable valve timing to make the most of power and efficiency. Both engines are based on proven engine designs found throughout the General Motors’ family, but are optimized for the demands of truck use with the latest technology for improving performance and efficiency. This includes torque at lower RPMs for better towing power and a more confident feeling while pulling a trailer.
Both engines are matched to a six-speed automatic transmission; a six-speed manual is available on select extended cab 2WD models. The six-speed automatic is tuned specifically for the truck engines, offering features like auto grade braking and tow/haul mode.
“Every decision we made considered the wants and needs of midsize truck customers. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are engineered to deliver class leading horsepower,” said Anita Burke, vehicle chief engineer for Midsize Trucks. “Not everyone needs the size or the capability of a full-sized pickup. Now customers have a viable option in a smaller package.”
Class-leading horsepower also comes with efficiency, courtesy of dual-overhead camshafts with variable valve timing, direct injection, and jet-spray piston cooling, while aluminum blocks and forged-steel crankshafts ensure a long-life cycle.
The Colorado and Canyon will be assembled at GM’s Wentzville, Mo., assembly plant with start of production in fall 2014.


About Chevrolet
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

About GMC
GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles. The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra 1500 pickup, is the most powerful light-duty pickup on the market.  Details on all GMC models are available at http://www.gmc.com/, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at http://www.facebook.com/gmc.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

10 Fathers Day Gifts for Pickup Truck Guys


Have a dad who digs trucks as much as you do? Finding the right gift can be a challenge, especially if you've waited to the last minute. But don't stress, we've got you covered, or should we say, the internet has you covered. Here are 10 last-minute cool and unusual gifts for the pickup-loving dad on your list. Find the list Here.

From www.pickuptrucks.com

Saturday, June 14, 2014

2014 SILVERADO HIGH COUNTRY 2WD





EPA VEHICLE CLASS:
FAST FACT:

Silverado is the industry’s longest-lasting, most dependable truck –
backed by a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
NOTABLE FEATURES
■■ All-new Silverado for 2014, from hood to trailer hitch – with High Country the
first premium truck from Chevrolet
■■ New EcoTec3 engines with direct injection, Active Fuel Management and
variable valve timing
■■ High Country exterior content includes chrome grille with chrome bars; bodycolor
bumpers – including CornerStep rear bumper – and unique 20-inch
chrome wheels
■■ Exclusive Saddle Brown interior with heated/cooled leather seats;
■■ Chevrolet MyLink connectivity with 8-inch touch screen provides powerful
connectivity with simple, intuitive controls
■■ Six-speed transmission with auto grade braking; four-wheel disc brakes with
Duralife rotors; fuel-saving electric power steering
SAFETY FEATURES
■■ Six standard air bags include dual-stage frontal air bags, head-curtain side air
bags and seat-mounted side-impact air bags
■■ Front safety belt pretensioners with load-limiting retractors
■■ Available Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning
■■ Available Safety Alert Seat
■■ StabiliTrak electronic stability control with traction control
■■ High-capacity four-wheel-disc brake system with four-channel ABS
■■ Available rearview camera system

POWERTRAIN
5.3L V-8 VVT direct injection with
Active Fuel Management; Hydra-
Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic
transmission

1,933 lbs.
MAX PAYLOAD
EXTERIOR
WHEELBASE:
LENGTH (5’ 8” BOX):

WIDTH:
FRONT TRACK:
REAR TRACK:
143.5 inches
230 inches
80 inches
68.8 inches
67.6 inches

INTERIOR
FRONT HEADROOM:
REAR HEADROOM:
FRONT LEGROOM:
REAR LEGROOM:
42.8
40.5
45.3
40.9

16
CITY
23
HWY
EPA FUEL ECONOMY

For More Information: Media.Chevrolet.com
HORSEPOWER
355 HP @ 5600 RPM
TORQUE
383 lb.-ft. @ 4100 RPM
TOWING CAPACITY
9,700 lbs. (3.42 axel)
FUEL TANK
26 GALLONS
7,000 lbs.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

2014 Silverado 1500: Even Better -- #SilveradoStrong | Chevrolet



Strong just got stronger. Introducing the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the most innovative cargo bed in its class, quiet cabin and title of 2014 North American Truck of the Year. Learn more about our June offers by visiting: http://www.chevrolet.com/silverado-of...

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger Van



No matter what you’re hauling — people, tools, or supplies – there’s an Express for you. The 2014 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger Van is designed with standard seating for 12 passengers, or 15 if you opt for the extended wheelbase. Wherever you’re going, the Express 2500 Passenger Van offers spacious comfort for you and all of your passengers.

SELECT STANDARD FEATURES

Features based on 1LS model unless otherwise noted.

Safety and Security

    Frontal air bags** with Passenger Sensing System**
    Head curtain side-impact air bags** (first 3 rows)
    Enhanced technology glass for fourth and fifth rows
    StabiliTrak stability control system
    OnStar 6-month Directions & Connections Plan5 with Turn-by-Turn Navigation (fleet delete available)
    PASS-Key III theft-deterrent system
    Daytime running lamps with automatic headlamps
    Tire Pressure Monitoring System***

Interior

    Front high-back, reclining bucket seats
    8-passenger seating
    12-passenger seating
    Console with storage, 3 cupholders, 2 power outlets
    Full-length black rubberized-vinyl floor covering
    Air conditioning
    Power windows and door locks

Mechanical

    Vortec 4.8L V8 with 285 hp and 295 lb-ft torque
    Oil Life Monitoring System
    6-speed automatic transmission with Tow/Haul mode
    Independent front suspension
    4-wheel antilock disc brake system
    Power steering
    Battery with rundown protection and retained accessory power

Exterior

    Halogen headlamps
    Intermittent front windshield wipers
    Swing-out 60/40 passenger-side door
    Swing-out rear doors
    Manual outside rearview mirrors


SELECT OPTIONAL FEATURES

Options are available on certain models only. See your Ordering Guide for details.

    Seating options: driver and front-passenger power adjustment, cloth seats
    Cruise control
    Compass and outside temperature display
    Rear air conditioning/heater
    Full-floor color-keyed carpeting
    Stainless-steel exhaust system
    Audio options: navigation,6 CD player, CD/MP3 player, USB port,7 SiriusXM Satellite Radio8 with 3-month trial, steering-wheel controls
    Bluetooth® for phone9
    Vortec 6.0L FlexFuel10 V8 with 342 hp and 373 lb-ft torque
    Automatic locking rear differential
    Trailering equipment
    Sliding passenger-side door
    Remote Keyless Entry
    Outside heated, power-folding mirrors
    Remote Vehicle Starter System includes Remote Keyless Entry, two transmitters with remote panic buttons
    Rear-Vision Camera System
    Rear Park Assist

Monday, June 2, 2014

2015 Chevy Colorado: Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know



The 2015 Chevy Colorado marks the return of Chevrolet into the highly competitive small truck segment. Until this year the Japanese truck manufacturers with the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma have owned this market in the United States as Ford has stopped selling the iconic ranger in the U.S.

In another accurate, informative and fun TFLTruck video we get to know almost everything you ever wanted to know about the 2015 Chevy Colorado.

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