Chevrolet Silverado Proves Its Strength

Chevrolet Silverado
The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado was put to the ultimate test to see how it holds up against the competition. Find out how it did!

The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado was put to the ultimate test to see how it holds up against the competition.

In lab tests, Silverado’s roll-formed, high-strength steel bed was put through every assessment possible to prove its superior quality. Three comparisons took place that stacked up the Silverado against the Ford F-150. It analyzed the bed of both, each without bedliners. These tests were design to measure how easily each bed could be punctured.

One test in particular used a total of 55 landscaping blocks weighing 825 pounds, which were dropped in the beds of each truck from 5 feet above. In that example, while the Silverado only suffered scratches and dents–which didn’t ruin the functionality of the bed–the F-150 suffered multiple punctures from the drop.

You can check out the tests in this video. With this campaign, Chevy is hoping to show just how reliable and strong the Silverado is.

“We engineer and build our trucks with customers’ expectations in mind. For example, Silverado features a roll-formed, high-strength steel bed because truck customers demand the ability to haul their toys, tools, and other cargo,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet truck marketing director.

Check out the Chevy Silverado today at Gjovik Auto!

New Chevy Front-End Hood Scoop

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The first official look at the revised 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD pickup has been revealed, highlighted by a functional hood scoop.

The first official look at the revised 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD pickup has been revealed and we at Gjovik Auto love what we see! Although this new truck hasn’t been formally introduced yet, Chevy is showing off the front-end design which is highlighted by a functional hood scoop.

This redesigned front-end is an advancement of functionality and style. The new Chevy functional hood scoop is part of a new air intake system. This new system helps to keep the engine temperatures lower, and will be a key technology on the 2500 and 3500 models. This is important as these models typically perform heavy duty applications, such as hauling.

The fenders will pull 40% of cool air into the Duramax engine, but then the hood scoop will pull the other 60%. The two input areas will combine as they funnel air into the engine’s combustion chambers. When the truck travels at higher speeds, even more air goes into the engine thanks to a ram-air effect.

Even more impressively, the new system comes with an air/water separator. This ensures that wet air does not enter the engine. We are excited to hear more information about the redesigned Chevy truck as it is released in the future. We will be sure to keep you updated as more details are released.

2016 Chevy Cruze is the Most Fuel-Efficient Car in Its Class

Most Fuel-Efficient Car
The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, which has earned an EPA-estimated 42 mpg highway rating, is the most fuel-efficient car in its class.

The numbers are in and they are looking good for the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, which has earned an EPA-estimated 42 mpg highway rating, putting it ahead of the competition.

The EPA tested all configurations of the Chevy Cruze, including the L, LS, LT, and Premiere trims, as well as models with a six-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual. Thanks to the direct-injected 1.4-liter EcoTec turbocharged four-cylinder, every model with the automatic transmission other than the Premiere was rated at 30 mpg city, 42 mpg highway, and 35 mpg combined. The manual was rated at 30 mpg city, 41 mpg highway, and 34 mpg combined.

That’s better than any of the competition was able to achieve with a four-cylinder engine, including the Ford Focus (40 mpg highway), Hyundai Elantra (37 mpg highway), and Volkswagen Jetta (40 mpg highway).

Part of the reason the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is the most fuel-efficient car in its class is its leaner architecture, which has helped it lose nearly 250 pounds of weight. In addition, its stop/start technology has bolstered its city fuel economy by about 7%. You won’t want to miss it at Gjovik Auto!

Special Edition Colorado Shows Off Truck’s Adventurous Spirit

Who says SUVs should have all the off-roading fun? That’s the question Chevrolet is asking its audience at the Chicago Auto Show right now, where a new special edition Colorado is on display. The Colorado GearOn Special Edition, as its name implies, features the GearOn accessory system, a system built to help you have tons of fun adventures.

The special edition 2015 Chevrolet Silverado will receive GearOn Accessories
The special edition 2015 Chevrolet Silverado will receive GearOn Accessories

Special Edition Colorado Gets GearOn Accessories

The GearOn system features elements like cargo tie-down rings, a bars package, a divider package, and more. Plus, the Special Edition comes with black Bowtie logos, new wheels, and a special EZ Lift and Lower tailgate, among others. All these features make it easy for you to transport gear like bikes, boats, paddles, skis—all the materials you need to get out and enjoy the raw, unfiltered natural world.

Related: Specs and Features for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

“Chevrolet Colorado answers the call for customers who have passions of all types and the GearOn accessory system enables them to bring more adventure wherever they go,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. “And with Colorado offering segment-leading efficiency and capabilities, it’s a combination that maximizes adventure without compromise.”

The GearOn Special Edition is another indication of how special and diversely capable the Colorado is as a truck. Come see us here at Gjovik Auto to learn more about the new truck and all its options today. You don’t have to take it into the mountains; it towers over the competition on the highway as well.

Chevrolet Silverado Midnight Edition Shows Pickup’s Dark Side

Truck fans, rejoice—Chevrolet is now offering the pickup truck of your dreams. The American carmaker recently announced the Chevrolet Silverado Midnight Edition, a special edition pickup truck that is taking the color black to the next level.

Introducing the Chevrolet Silverado Midnight Edition

“The Midnight special edition, like our recently announced Custom Sport Silverado, lets our dealers offer a custom look right from the factory,” said Sandor Piszar, Silverado marketing director. “Customers can get a monochrome exterior, black alloy wheels and other uplevel touches, while maintaining all of the dependability Chevy trucks are famous for along with full factory warranty coverage.”

Chevrolet Silverado Midnight Edition is based off the 2015 Chevy Silverado
Chevrolet Silverado Midnight Edition is based off the 2015 Chevy Silverado

To create the Chevrolet Silverado Midnight Edition, the American carmaker went back to black with an all-black front end and a body-colored grille, bumper, and more. The black color continues in the side moldings, 18-inch black painted alloy wheels, and a spray-in bedliner.

The Silverado Midnight Edition was first displayed at the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention & Expo in San Francisco and will make its public debut February 14 at the Chicago Auto Show. If you are interested in checking out the brand-new special edition Silverado, make sure you contact Gjovik Auto today!

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Teaser Possibly Revealed in Detroit

2015 Chevy Camaro - next edition 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Teaser has us interested!
2015 Chevy Camaro – next edition 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Teaser has us interested!

Turns out, Chevrolet had more than just its official displays in mind at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit earlier this month, when the brand stealthily revealed what might be the first image of the next-generation Camaro.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Teaser

Naturally, Chevrolet held a press conference at the event, where the automaker aired a slideshow with five new models to be launched this year. Among the images was a heavily silhouetted vehicle, with Camaro-reminiscent shape. Was this a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro teaser?

This model is the sixth generation of the Camaro, a muscle car that has been a staple in the Chevrolet catalog since it premiered in 1968. Hopefully a clear, official picture of the new Camaro will be released soon. Until then, all we really know about the vehicle is that it will get its debut sometime this year.

While we wait, keep in touch with us at Gjovik Auto, or visit to check out our huge selection of vehicles, from Chevrolet and your other favorite GM brands.

GM Engineer Discovers Diapers Can Help Warm Your Car Faster

If you ever heard Mom say, “Waste not; want not,” the chances you rolled your eyes or had a similar response are pretty large. However, General Motors’ Vehicle Thermal Systems engineer, Nicholas Jahn, must have taken the saying to heart because, the next thing we know, diapers are helping to warm your car faster, and all thanks to Jahn.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado Plowing Snow
2015 Chevrolet Silverado

Snow, when it gets packed into the inlet at the bottom of the windshield, can block the flow of air to and from the vehicle. This makes heating the cabin less efficient and leaves you in the cold for longer than necessary.

In order to combat snow’s effects and improve the efficiency of the car’s heater, Jahn needed to conduct tests. He wanted a substance that would behave like snow in order to make testing more feasible – otherwise he would have to wait for it to actually snow or find an open time slot to conduct tests in GM’s climatic wind tunnels.

So, Jahn decided not to waste the observations he made as his daughter swam in her diapers.

When wet, her diapers expanded. Not exactly a shocking revelation, but upon further research, Jahn found the diapers were partially made of a substance called sodium polyacrylate that behaves like snow when saturated. Conveniently, the sodium polyacrylate can be used in testing at any location and is reusable.

2015 Chevy Cruze: GM Engineer Discovers Diapers Can Help Warm Your Car Faster
2015 Chevy Cruze

Now that Jahn and his team have been able to improve testing procedures, they’ve also been able to develop a more efficient heating system in vehicles like the Chevy Cruze.

“The last thing anyone wants to do when it’s freezing cold out is scrape their windshield,” Jahn said. “The testing we perform on the Chevrolet Cruze with the diaper material allows us to maximize the car’s heating capabilities.”

So yes, waste not; want not; and stay warm. We at Gjovik Auto guess Mom was right after all.

New 2015 Chevy Safety Features Earn Four Top Safety Pick Awards

2015 Chevy Spark - 2015 Chevy safety features
2015 Chevy Spark – 2015 Chevy safety features earn top marks

Chevy has done it again – this year it won four Top Safety Picks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2015 Spark, Volt, Malibu, and Equinox were all awarded the prestigious title for their innovative safe design and new features.  Here at Gjovik Auto ,we were glad to hear about the success of the new 2015 Chevy safety features.

2015 Chevy Safety Features: New Standards for  Safe Driving

2015 Chevy Malibu - 2015 Chevy safety features earn the car Top Safety Pick honor
2015 Chevy Malibu – 2015 Chevy safety features earn the car Top Safety Pick honor

According to Chevy, the industry has nearly doubled the number of awards from last year, meaning the entire market has introduced some innovative new features. In particular, Chevy has made forward collision alert, blind-spot warning, and new engineering techniques the new standards for safe driving.

“Receiving this recognition from IIHS for the 2015 Spark, Volt, Malibu and Equinox is great news for Chevrolet and even greater news for our customers,” said Steven Majoros, director of Chevrolet Cars and Crossover Marketing.

2015 Chevy Equinox
2015 Chevy Equinox

As one of the world’s largest car brands, it’s refreshing to know that Chevy isn’t just focused on performance and fuel economy, but safety as well. You can rest assured when buying a Chevy, thanks to the new award-winning features.

Visit Gjovik Auto today to test drive any of these fine Chevy vehicles!

New Corvette Design Will Influence Future Chevrolet Vehicles

The new Corvette is influencing future Chevrolet vehicles design
2015 Corvette Z06

Chevrolet received a lot of criticism for launching a new Corvette with squared-off headlights rather than round ones, but that hasn’t seemed to have much of an effect on sales in the long run. In fact, the new ‘vette is one of the most decorated cars of the year, and one of the most sought-after at Gjovik Auto.

And so, backlash or no, the automaker is sticking to its styling decision. According to GM design boss Ed Welburn who talked to Automotive News, future Chevrolet vehicles will feature styling influenced by the Corvette’s controversial design.

“As Malibu and Cruze and Volt come to market, you’ll be able to see a subtle link between some of the form vocabulary for all of them and Corvette,” he said. “I always look at the hood of the Corvette and the sectioning, the way it’s taut, very lean, very sporty. That will be a part of really everything we do for Chevrolet.”

Next-Gen Chevy Volt Charging Will be more Convenient Than Ever

Next-Gen Chevy Volt ChargingThe Chevy Volt has been lauded by owners for its accessibility to easy charging. In fact, the US Department of Energy reports that upwards of 80% of all trips by those driving Chevy Volts did not use the range extender.

The next-gen Chevy Volt charging system has been modified to allow for easier verification of the charge status as well easier charging overall. The 2016 model of the Volt is slated to debut in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Improvements Coming for Next-Gen Chevy Volt Charging

Rear Badge of Chevy Volt
2015 Chevy Volt – Rear Badge

Chevy has improved the Volt based on real-world customers and their testimonials. One of the new features is GPS location-based charging. It allows drivers to set a charging preference for their “home” charging location. The vehicle automatically adjusts to the correct settings when it arrives at that location. This feature also allows owners to set their Volts to the local utility rate schedule so they always charge when electricity is the cheapest.

The charge indicators have also been redesigned. The Volt now emits a specially designed tone to indicate when it has started to charge and an additional tone to signify that charging is delayed.

Chevrolet has also extended the length of the charging chord to nearly 25 ft long. At Gjovik Auto, we are glad to represent a brand that takes such care to listen to the consumer, and can assure you that we operate with the same consideration.