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.

Chevy Volt Owners Blast past Half a Billion All-Electric Miles

Chevy Volt OwnersThe Chevy Volt has been bolting up the EV ranks at an extremely rapid pace, selling extremely well and earning rave reviews all over the place. That success has led the Volt to post over half a billion all-electric miles between its original release in 2010 to now. Chevy Volt owners continually post great fuel numbers while spending up to 63% of their drive time in all-electric mode.

“The fact that most of the folks who purchased the Volt at launch are still enjoying EV range performance on target with when they took delivery is testament to the attention to detail our team paid to delivering on our promise of most people driving all electrically most of the time,” said Pam Fletcher, Chevrolet Volt executive chief engineer.

Here are some more numbers that back up Fletcher’s words. Volt owners, on average, go about 970 miles between gas fill-ups, which keeps them away from the pumps for over a month at a time. The Volt also continues to conquest at an amazing rate—69% of owners are new to GM and more owners trade-in the Toyota Prius for the Volt than any other car. To join Chevy’s green revolution, come see us here at Gjovik Auto today!

Next-Generation C8 Corvette in the Works

C8 CorvetteThe auto industry never stands still, so it’s not too surprising to learn that Chevrolet is already working on the next-generation C8 Corvette. We’ve barely entered the second model year of the C7Corvette, so it will still be a while before the C8 makes an appearance (maybe 2022), but rumors suggest it may at least come with a hybrid option.

Now before you start thinking about a Corvette that drives like a Prius, realize that hybrid systems in cars like the Corvette, don’t weaken them, they only give them added strength. Many supercars from around the world already use hybrid assist systems, for example, the McLaren P1, Porsche 918, and LaFerrari.

What a hybrid system on the Corvette would do is add a boatload of low end torque that is immediately available, and then the gasoline-powered engine would take care of the rest.

What makes this idea even tastier is the price. Many of the hybrid-powered supercars, already cost tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars more than the Corvette, and with General Motors’ experience with electric propulsion systems (the Chevrolet Volt), adding this technology won’t break the bank or make the Corvette unattainable.

What do you think about adding a hybrid system to a future Corvette? Is there always room for improvement or is this sacred ground?

3 reasons criminals fear the new Chevy Silverado 1500 Police Vehicle

Chevy Silverado 1500Chevrolet has provided police vehicles for years, offering Special Service Vehicle (SSV) trims on models like Impala, Tahoe and Express passenger van.

The Chevy Silverado 1500 was recently added to the ‘line up’ of the Chevy police vehicle portfolio (PPV). Available for sale this summer, the crew cab truck comes equipped with the standard features that make it an in-demand truck plus special upgrades not found on the civilian model.

Reason #1: They have a back seat.

In a movie made 50 years ago, a police officer driving a truck may have sat a suspect in the truck bed and driven him to the one-room jailhouse, but that isn’t allowed anymore.

The Chevy Silverado 1500 crew cab comes with a backseat, so any apprehended criminals can still be transported comfortably. The crew cab option, whether civilian or police, includes large rear doors, allowing for easy loading of “passengers”.

No comfort is spared for the driver, though. The police officer will still get the same comfortable bench or optional bucket seats as a civilian would enjoy.

Reason #2: the Chevy Silverado 1500 SSV will catch you, no matter where you go.

The 2014 Silverado 1500 civilian model is a workhorse designed to traverse rough terrain. With its V-8 engine generating 355 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque, this police vehicle will catch any getaway car.

Whether civilian or police, the Chevrolet Silverado has the highest EPA-rated fuel economy, 23 mpg Highway, in its vehicle class, eliminating any worries about it running out of gas during the pursuit.

Reason #3: It won’t run out of power.

With SSV features like spotlamps and flasher system for headlamps and taillights, more electrical power is needed.

The SSV trim includes electrical upgrades to ensure plenty of juice like a 170-amp high-output alternator and high-charge auxiliary battery. Chevy says these features “allow officers to operate lights, radios, computers, cameras and other equipment while parked with the engine turned off, preserving the charge of the vehicle’s primary battery.”

If extra gadgets need to be added, the truck comes with a 110-volt outlet and a four switch, electrical power supply on the center stack.

Plus all the civilian features

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 SSV includes all the hard-working features of the civilian crew cab model.   The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is available now; come into Gjovik Auto to test drive this outstanding vehicle. awards given to 7 Chevrolet models

2014 awardWhat kind of award show gives nine awards and the winners don’t give speeches?  One of the best awards shows ever, especially for Chevrolet.

The awards were presented during the 2014 New York International Auto Show.  Chevrolet received 9 awards for 7 different models.

“Today’s Chevrolet lineup is the best in the brand’s history and these awards from are further proof that we are delivering the expressive designs, easy-to-use technologies, safety and performance that consumers want,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet.

Two awards for Top Rated

The coveted Top Rated Vehicles Awards were given to the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Chevrolet Traverse during the
2014 New York International Auto Show.

Of course the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is known for its V8 performance engine and power on the road.  The Top Rated Award for the coupe also took into account its spacious cargo area, upgraded electronic features and impressive handling.

2014 Corvette Awards for Corvette - Top Rated

The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse was recognized as a Top Rated SUV for meeting nearly all of the ‘wants’ a large family is looking for in a large crossover SUV.  Its spacious interior is assumed – plenty of cargo room and seating for 8.  The interior isn’t just big, its also attractive and comfortable with plenty of technological features.

2014 Chevrolet Traverse Awards for Traverse - TopRated

Both the Traverse and Corvette Stingray also won in their Most Popular categories.

7 Most Popular Awards presented to Chevrolet

Chevrolet vehicles won Most Popular Awards across 7 vehicle classes:


See why the 2014 Chevrolet Impala is known as #TheNew Sanctuary:


How does choose the winners?

Apparently, has a lot of time on their hands. recently tested 200 cars to find the Top Rated Vehicles being sold today.  Using their standardized road-test loop and test track, the cars are subjected to controlled conditions and each vehicle is assessed against its rivals.  Once the rankings are decided, a grade is assigned in relation to other vehicles in its class and price range.  The cars that perform the best are given an “A” rating and awarded the Top Rated Vehicle Award.

Another honor – the Most Popular Award – is related to the number of unique visitors that visit the model’s pages and reviews at The three models in each segment with the most number of distinct visitors win the Most Popular Award.

Chevy releases 3 new models at 2014 NYIAS

Chevrolet introduced 3 new models – including one model new to the US – during the 2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) this week.

Updated version of Chevrolet Cruze compact car

The Chevrolet Cruze was one of the best selling cars in March 2013 as well as Chevrolet’s best-selling car worldwide.

The 2015 Cruze will include new exterior styling, but the updated cabin technology is exciting:

  • 7-inch touchscreen with USB ports
  • A text message alerts feature that reads incoming texts to you through the car speakers
  • Remember Siri, the disembodied voice of your iPhone?  She’s in your car now; the Cruze has Siri voice-controlled connectivity for iPhone
  • Option OnStar compatibility with in-car Wi-Fi hotspot

“We’ve simply made a great, versatile car even better,” Steve Majoros, Chevrolet’s director of passenger car and crossover marketing, said in a statement. “Along with Spark, Spark EV, Sonic and Volt, Chevy’s lineup of efficient, technologically advanced small cars is one of the industry’s most compelling.”

Pictures of the new 2015 Chevrolet Cruze are available via Autoblog.

2015 Chevrolet Trax is new for US, announced at 2014 NYIAS

2015 Chevrolet Trax compact SUV finally comes to the US late this year. The compact SUV market continues to grow in the US (spurred by rising gas prices) prompting the Chevy Trax’s debut here.

Its interior technology includes in-car Wi-Fi hotspot to which up to seven devices can connect – handy when you have a car full of family or friends and all their devices.

There’s plenty of cargo space, and the four-cylinder turbocharged motor generates 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque.

New ZO6 edition of the Corvette

Not a dream!  Not an imaginary story!  Chevrolet has announced a new edition of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette ZO6.

Available in either coupe or convertible trim, Chevy will begin taking orders for the coupe Fall 2014 and for the convertible Winter 2015.

With its wide backend and aggressive front end, this latest supercar is designed to bridge the gap between competition and the street with a focus on the driver’s experience.  Its V8 engine is expected to generate 625 horsepower and 635 lb-ft of torque.

The coolest feature?  The optional Performance Data Recorder which documents your drives with high-def video overlaid with telemetry.  See an example in the video below.


While these cars are only available viewing at NYIAS for now, check with Gjovik Auto about when the 2015 models will be available.  And why not come in and test drive the 2014 models while you’re waiting?  Gjovik customers are always welcome!