2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
There aren’t many midsize pickup trucks that offer a lot of off-road features, making the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 a much-loved anomaly in the industry.

There aren’t many midsize pickup trucks that offer an abundance of off-road features, making the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 a much-loved anomaly in the industry. Starting at $2,000 less than the nearest competitor, the new Colorado ZR2 packs in a vast array of standard off-roading features designed to take the avenger weekend and make it spectacular.

There’s a lot to love in the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, like the standard V6 engine that delivers a thrilling 306 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. That engine comes paired with a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission.

There’s also an available 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine that produces an impressive 186 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. That powertrain comes complete with a six-speed automatic transmission.

No matter the powertrain, the new 2017 Colorado ZR2 features standard four-wheel drive, 31-inch off-road tires, a two-inch lifted suspension, and much more.

Drivers will enjoy advanced safety features, including a rear vision camera and electronic automatic cruise control. A standard aluminum skidplate protects critical components from rough terrain.

As for entertainment, the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 features a standard six-speed audio system, eight-inch touchscreen, and access to Chevrolet MyLink.

We here at Gjovik Chevrolet are ready to roll in the new Colorado ZR2 off-road pickup!

Chevrolet Signs Extension with IndyCar Series

 

Verizon IndyCar Series
Chevrolet signed an extension of its affiliation as a parts provider with the Verizon IndyCar Series

The Verizon IndyCar Series largely revolves around high speeds and insane acceleration. One factor that makes a major difference is the aerodynamic kits and engines the cars are outfitted with, and Chevrolet recently signed a contract that extended its partnership with the Verizon IndyCar Series as a major parts provider.

Chevrolet’s signing of a contract extension comes at the same time as many other major brands. Honda signed a deal as well; meanwhile, Dallara signed on to continue to be the chassis supplier and Firestone signed on as the tire supplier.

The IndyCar Series plans to revise the rulebook to allow for an all-new chassis designed to bear a much more attractive look. The new chassis will also change air flow, allowing for closer racing.

“It’s another sign of the positive momentum we continue to build as we grow this sport into the next decade,” said Jay Frye, IndyCar president of operations.

While Chevrolet and Honda may be competing automakers, they do share something in common. Both Chevrolet’s director of motorsports and Honda’s president of performance development want to see more automakers join the Verizon IndyCar Series.

Chevrolet’s signing of a multi-year contract solidifies the brand’s involvement in the IndyCar Series for the foreseeable future.

We here at Gjovik Chevrolet are happy to see Chevrolet extending its affiliation with the Indy Car Series!

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Pricing

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel
Chevrolet hasn’t done a great job keeping the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze diesel sedan a secret. Bits of information have been leaking over the past few months.

Some automakers are turning a blind eye to diesel sedans following recent events, but Chevrolet is doing the opposite. The American automaker hasn’t done a great job keeping the new 2017 Chevrolet Cruze diesel sedan a secret. Small bits of information have been leaking over the past few months and now the automaker has confirmed the new model via a pricing announcements.

The new Chevrolet Cruze diesel sedan will start at $24,670 with a six-speed manual transmission. Drivers have the option to choose a nine-speed automatic transmission instead for a higher price.

The second-generation diesel-powered Cruze will boast a 1.6-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine that produces an estimated 136 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. While Chevrolet hasn’t released official specifications, the same engine is used in a similar vehicle in Europe. Expect the engine to earn somewhere in the realm of 40 mpg on the highway as well.

The American automaker hasn’t released any pricing details on the Cruze hatchback diesel variant just yet. Expect that announcement sometime in the near future. For now, relish the fact that we’re officially getting a new Chevrolet Cruze diesel sedan for the 2017 model year.

Here at Gjovik Auto, we’re pumped for the official release of the new Chevrolet Cruze diesel sedan!

Chevrolet’s Military Truck Powered by Hydrogen

Military Truck
Chevrolet’s military truck is about to undergo field testing to prove its metal to protect, provide, and persevere under the toughest conditions imaginable.

General Motors has announced that a prototype military vehicle was development one year ago and now we’re about to see the results. The Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 is a new kind of military vehicle, one that looks to revolutionize the battlefield by being more than just a method of transportation. Chevrolet’s military truck is about to undergo field testing to prove its metal to protect, provide, and persevere under the toughest conditions imaginable.

The Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 is essentially a stretched version of the standard Colorado pickup with bodywork and major modifications inside and out. The truck is powered by hydrogen fuel cells and will effectively be the first military vehicle of its kind. Neither the automaker nor the Army is releasing the specifications for the powertrain, but they did reveal the truck rides on 37-inch tires and a tough suspension.

An Exportable Power Take-Off unit is capable of powering equipment without any need for electrical infrastructure. That’s a major plus on any battlefield.

In order to prepare for the Colorado ZH2, General Motors sent 100 hydrogen fuel-cell Chevrolet Equinoxes out for field testing. Approximately 3.1 million miles later, the automaker is prepared to send the hydrogen-powered Colorado ZH2 to the United States Army to undergo field testing.

Here at Gjovik Auto, we’re proud to see a Chevrolet producing top military equipment for those who defend our country!

New Special Edition Chevrolet SUVs Offered

Special Edition Chevrolet SUVs
Chevrolet’s lineup of special edition models has always been popular. Because of that, three new special edition Chevrolet SUVs are available for 2017.

There’s nothing quite like buying a brand new car. But, choosing a special edition model can make that experience even better. Chevrolet’s lineup of special edition models has always been popular. Because of that, three new special edition Chevrolet SUVs are available for the 2017 model year.

The new models will include the Equinox Midnight and Sport Editions along with a Traverse Graphite Edition.

With the 2017 Equinox Midnight Edition, buyers will get a black grille and Chevrolet bowtie, black 18-inch aluminum wheels, jet-black perforated leather-appointed seats, memory settings for the driver’s seat, black mirror caps, and roof rack crossbars. The exterior paint will come in Mosaic Black Metallic.

The 2017 Equinox Sport Edition will have all the same features as the Midnight Edition, except it will come in Summit White.

For buyers who choose the 2017 Traverse Graphite Edition, they will get 20-inch Dark Charcoal wheels, dual exhaust, black Chevrolet bowties, an integrated assist step, and will also get to choose from Mosaic Black Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat, and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat exterior colors.

Which special edition Chevrolet SUV would you like to drive home? All three models are available now. If you’re interested in one of these special editions, give us a call at Gjovik Auto today.

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

New Chevy
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!

Take Care of Your Car during Car Care Month

Car Care Month
A neglected car can lead to bigger problems down the road, eventually costing you even more money. Because of this, April is recognized as Car Care Month.

Now that spring is here, it is time to get your car ready for any spring and summer road trips you might take. A neglected car can lead to bigger problems down the road, eventually costing you even more money. Because of this, April is recognized as Car Care Month.

In 2014, at car care events held across the country, the Car Care Council found that 84% of vehicles participating in the events were in need of some sort of service or repairs. The biggest problem was oil changes; in fact, 25% of the cars at the events needed an oil change. Other common problems included dirty air filters, worn out windshield wipers, and coolant issues.

Of course, all of these issues on their own are relatively minor. But, if you have more than one of these issues or if you just choose to ignore it, it can lead to much bigger (and more expensive) problems. That is why preventative, routine maintenance is so important.

If you want to take care of your car this month and catch up on its maintenance, schedule an appointment today with us here at Gjovik Auto.

Customer Satisfaction for Buick and Chevrolet on the Rise

customer satisfaction for Buick is on the riseIn a somewhat surprising turn of events, customer satisfaction for Buick and Chevrolet is on the rise in the American Customer Satisfaction Index, a widely watched consumer survey.

Customer Satisfaction for Buick and Chevrolet on the Rise

While the overall scores for the auto industry fell 1.2 percent, Buick rose 1 percent with Chevrolet gaining an impressive 4 percent. These were the only two automotive brands that made positive ground in the study. The results are based on surveys from 4,360 consumers by phone and email and asked them to evaluate their recent automotive purchase experience (within the past three years).

“A considerable investment in Buick appears to be paying off for General Motors,” Claes Fornell, the study’s author, wrote in the report. “Sales are up 12.5 percent for the first half of the year—the largest increase of any GM car—led by a surge in sales of the Buick Encore.”

Here at Gjovik Auto, we have long been confident in the General Motors brands. Come check out our full lineup of Buick and Chevrolet models to see what many customers find so satisfying.