Chevy Wants Drivers to Feel at Home in the 2019 Chevy Blazer

2019 Chevy Blazer

With the introduction of the 2019 Blazer, Chevrolet is making a creative play within the competitive midsize SUV and crossovers segments. The new vehicle offers an array of customization options to drivers, allowing buyers to select design features and amenities that perfectly suit their driving preferences. With such a play, the 2019 Chevy Blazer adds a dash of fun to the packed, competitive field of crossovers and SUVs.

As Stave Majoros, the Chevrolet marketing director for Cars and Crossovers, stated, “The Blazer’s design offers customers a crossover that can exceed their needs, matching their unique personality. Blazer sets a new design language for Chevy’s crossover family and extends our momentum into one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.”

The ability of a vehicle to suit different lifestyles and design preferences is no small feat, and the Blazer does so gracefully. For instance, the Blazer RS will offer a sophisticated look with black design elements and an overall sporty, yet street-savvy look. The Premier edition, on the other hand, delivers a more luxurious air and upscale ride.

Alongside these options for personalization, the Blazer delivers an impressive array of standard features. The Blazer offers state-of-the-art performance, connectivity, and safety features, providing you with a modern driving experience. To further elevate your ride, you can opt for available features like a panoramic dual-pane power sunroof, heated/ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel, and an array of active safety features.

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Back to School Driving Tips

school driving tips

Between rainy weather, falling leaves, and shorter days, driving to school in the early morning can be difficult. Whether you’re a parent with a car full of elementary school kids or you’re a teenager driving yourself to school for the first time, we have some back to school driving tips to help you get there safely.

There are all kinds of hazards to keep track of when driving to school. One thing you have to watch out for is young pedestrians and bicyclists. Especially in low light, it’s important to drive slowly, obey speed limits in school zones, and be watchful for children crossing the street or biking ahead of you. If a car in front of you has stopped to let pedestrians pass, don’t go around them.

It’s also important to reduce the number of distractions in your car. Have the radio turned off or keep the volume low; put your phone away until you’ve parked; and don’t eat while driving. Wake up early enough to get ready and eat breakfast before you leave, with plenty of time to get to school. Rushing will make you drive faster and more recklessly.

Finally, if you’re dropping your kids off, there are some drop-off lane rules to observe. Setting up a carpooling schedule with other parents is a great way to reduce the number of vehicles in line, making things safer and faster for everyone. Don’t double park, as it hinders visibility for pedestrians and other drivers, and always drop kids off right in front of the school, not across the street.

To make sure your car is ready to handle the demands of driving in fall, schedule a maintenance check at Gjovik Chevrolet Buick GMC.

2019 GMC Sierra Denali Coming to Gjovik Chevy Buick GMC

For the 2019 model year, the GMC Sierra is getting completely redesigned. This means new styling, new technology, and new features. If you have been waiting for this new arrival, the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali is coming to Gjovik Chevrolet Buick GMC.

“GMC ignited the premium truck market 17 years ago with the launch of the Sierra Denali and the next-generation model sets a new standard with unparalleled advancements and exclusive design,” said Rich Latek, marketing director of GMC. “It offers more upscale appointments, purposeful technologies and capability — solidifying Denali as the ultimate in professional grade.”

The Denali model offers premium amenities as standard. These include Adaptive Ride Control, a powerful V8 engine, an industry-first cabin fiber pickup box, a segment-first Multi-Color Head-Up Display, and a new ProGrade Trailering System with in-vehicle Trailering App.

This premium truck will also come with the GMC exclusive, industry-first MultiPro Tailgate. This innovative tailgate has six positions and functions including enhanced second-tier loading, load-stop solutions, and a standing workstation that makes it even easier to get the job done and access items in the bed.

For even more versatility, the Sierra Denali offers a variety of available features like 22-inch aluminum wheels, customizable driver profiles, and a GMC Premium Infotainment System.

The 2019 GMC Sierra Denali will be available at Gjovik Chevrolet Buick GMC; stop by to learn more.

GM Increases Production of New Chevrolet Bolt EV

The new Chevrolet Bolt EV has generated an incredible amount of interest in the past few months. Business is booming, and the production lines are struggling to meet consumer demand. As a result, General Motors is opting to increase production of the Bolt EV by 20 percent for the upcoming quarter.

Sales of the Chevrolet Bolt EV are up 40 percent in the first half of 2018. The electric crossover saw more than 7,858 units leave dealership lots between January and June, effectively outselling top competitors.

The Bolt EV is currently produced at the Lake Orion facility in Michigan. Production isn’t quite keeping up with demand, though, prompting executives to ramp up the operation. The electric crossover has officially begun outselling its electric sedan sibling, the Volt.

“The extra production coming on line should be enough to help us keep growing global Bolt EV sales,” said Kurt McNeil, GM U.S. vice president of sales and operations.

The new Chevrolet Bolt EV is leading the charge in more than just eco-friendly travel. The model is a self-driving car prototype from Cruise Automation, the GM arm for autonomous driving.

The current Chevrolet Bolt EV launched in California in 2016. The existing electric crossover features an EPA-estimated 238-mile driving range on a single charge.* Innovative systems, such as one-pedal driving and electronic precision shift, streamline traveling in the 2018 Bolt EV.

Learn more about the new Chevrolet Bolt EV at Gjovik Chevrolet Buick GMC.

*EPA-estimated 238-mile EV range. Your actual range may vary based on several factors including temperature, terrain, and driving technique.

2019 Blazer Design: Sporty, Versatile, Intelligent

2019 Blazer Design
 (Photo by Mark Najjar for Chevrolet)

According to Chevy, the 2019 Blazer will have seating for five people and 64.2 cubic feet of maximum cargo space with the seats down. There’s an available cargo-management system and an optional panoramic dual-pane power sunroof, and smart features like an available Hitch View help you see as you tow and haul.

“Chevrolet has been at the forefront of each of the major automotive industry trends by anticipating consumer demand and delivering innovative products like Bolt EV, Colorado and Trax,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and head of Global Chevrolet. “The introduction of the all-new Blazer builds on that momentum and further strengthens the most comprehensive lineup of crossovers and SUVs on the market today.”

The exterior design is one of the most striking aspects of the new Blazer. It has an athletic stance, muscular contours, and sleek lights. Dual exhaust outlets add sporty appeal, while LED daytime running lights provide better visibility.

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Summer Events in Sandwich, Illinois

summer events in Sandwich

School is out, the kids are home, and you need some activities. If you are already counting down the days until school starts again, add some fun to your summer by attending a few of these summer events in Sandwich.

  • Lions Club Cruise Night and Food Trucks. On Friday, June 15, head downtown with your family to see some spectacular cars, trucks, and motorcycles and enjoy a delicious dinner from your favorite food trucks. The rally starts at 4 p.m.
  • Music in the Park Concert. Through the summer, your family can enjoy free concerts at Veteran’s Park. The concerts are held on Wednesday nights. On June 20, the featured band is Vicarious.
  • Sandwich Early Day Engine Club Show. If you have any young kids who love tractors and other farm equipment, be sure to head to the Early Day Engine Club Show on June 23. It will be held at the Sandwich Fairgrounds. Kids age 12 and under get in free.
  • Sandwich Freedom Days. On June 30 and July 1, celebrate America’s independence with a parade, festival, and fireworks throughout the town of Sandwich.
  • Sandwich Fair. To celebrate the end of summer, visit the annual Sandwich Fair from September 5 -9. This fun-filled event will feature carnival rides, games, and your favorite deep-fried foods.

Make sure your car is ready to take on summer by scheduling a maintenance check at Gjovik Chevy Buick GMC.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Updates

2019 GMC Sierra 1500

Premium quality meets impressive capability in the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500. This full-size truck arrives with an all-new design and improved towing updates that set it apart from the competition. The upcoming GMC Sierra 1500 will feature more towing technologies that take the stress out of trailering.

A standard towing package from other automakers consists of a hitch platform, wiring connector, and other small pieces of hardware. The GMC Sierra 1500’s new ProGrade Trailering system, on the other hand, makes towing a one-person job.

The ProGrade Trailering system includes Hitch Guidance with Hitch View. That technology allows the Rear Vision Camera to offer dynamic guidance for the hitch as well as the truck. You’ll achieve more accurate maneuvering because you can zero in on the hitch itself.

An Auto Electric Parking Brake Assist system automatically applies the parking brake when a trailer hitch is attached. All you need to do is shift the truck into park.

Trying to hitch a trailer in the dark usually involves a spotter with a flashlight. Hitch Area Lighting eliminates the need for a second person. A lamp integrated into the tailgate panel illuminates the hitch.

The Integrated Trailer Brake Controller enables you to program trailer brake level settings to fit your needs. The settings apply to specific trailer profiles and provide you with more control on the road.

To learn more about the towing upgrades on the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500, visit Gjovik Chevrolet Buick GMC.

Design Your Perfect Family Road Trip Thanks to Chevy

Chevy is working with scientists to develop the perfect family road trip.

Randy Olson, a Senior Data Scientist and Artificial Intelligence Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, created a road map using a special algorithm that takes drivers through every state in the continental United States. Along the way, there are 48 of the top vacation spots and landmarks in the U.S.

According to a recent Chevrolet survey, spending time with families is one of the most important factors for people on road trips closely followed by the goal of visiting interesting locations. This special map allows you to start at any state, and you can even create your own route if you just want to explore certain states. In total, the whole route takes at least 214.56 hours to complete, and drivers will log approximately 13,389 miles.

“Road trips are about creating shared memories and quality time with family and friends,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “And when on the road, travelers can trust Chevrolet vehicles to help get them where they’re going reliably. Chevy is now the only brand to earn J.D. Power Dependability Awards for cars, trucks and SUVs three years in a row.”

To find your next family road-trip worthy vehicle, visit Gjovik Chevy Buick GMC.

Chevy Camaro ZL1 Driver is Daytona 500 Winner

Daytona 500 winner

Austin Dillon, who drives the No. 3 DOW Camaro ZL1 for Chevy Motorsports, won the Daytona 500 in the opener of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Dillon’s win is Chevy’s 24th Daytona 500 win, the highest number of any manufacturer.

Dillon wasn’t the only Chevy driver who placed at the 500, either—three other Chevy Camaro ZL1 drivers were in the top 10; other ZL1 drivers might have finished higher if they hadn’t been involved in several pile-ups during the race. Legends Danica Patrick and Kasey Kahne were among the drivers who fell behind in the crash, finishing 34th and 35th.

There were other races taking place at the Daytona International Speedway, and Chevrolet swept them too. Chevrolet took the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 with a  Silverado and the NASCAR Xfinity Powershares QQQ 300 with a Camaro SS.

At Gjovik Chevy Buick GMC we’re proud to sell these award-winning, race-worthy trucks and muscle cars, which helped our Chevy drivers to incredible victories. For Austin Dillon, this was his first Daytona 500 race win—hopefully of many! Darrell Wallace Jr. placed second in what was only the fifth race of his career so far.

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Fun Date Ideas for Car Enthusiasts

Date Night Ideas

Even though Valentine’s Day has come and gone, there is always time to take your partner out for the night. With the warmer days around the corner, the car enthusiast in your life would appreciate these great date ideas.

Dinner in (the Truck) Bed

If you or your date loves their pickup truck, put a fun twist on the typical picnic and arrange a romantic candlelit dinner in the truck bed. You can lay out a comfy blanket, bring pillows to sit on, and set out a whole meal complete with candles.

A Lakeside Drive

Love cars? Love views? Combine both by going out for a night drive along Lake Holiday in your favorite car with your favorite person. You can also map out a public beach and admire the view up close.

Car-Movie Marathon

Stay inside and out of the cold all while indulging your love’s love of cars. Pop in some of their favorite car-chase movies (or cartoon car movies, no one is judging), set out some yummy snacks, and stay snuggled up under a blanket for a great night in.

For a unique way to enjoy a night out with your partner, these dates are a fun, themed way to enjoy each other’s company. For more ideas on what to do around Sandwich, IL, visit us at Gjovik Chevrolet Buick GMC.