First Look at Sixth-Generation Camaro

Chevrolet and General Motors are full of surprises this March. With their recent announcement that the fifth generation Camaro is set to sell its 500,000th unit, they put out a video to celebrate. What you’re seeing is our first look at the sixth generation Camaro in motion.

That noise is unmistakably the LT1 V8 engine roaring under the hood. It’s much louder than what we’re used to but we’re betting it packs more of a punch as well. Chevrolet has been keeping even minor details about the sixth generation Camaro under lock and key. Other than shadowy images, spy shots, and an occasional leak, this is the first official look at the 2016 Camaro.

That’s important for one reason and one reason only: we’re that close to seeing the full 2016, sixth-generation Camaro in all its glory. Rumors are floating around pinning a debut time to the Indy 500 in May, but with the release of this teaser, the betting begins. Ford released its secret project, the GT, without any notification. Could Chevrolet do the same at the New York Auto Show?

With 500,000 units sold in five years, we at MY Chevrolet have to hand it to the fifth generation Camaro. It really set the stage for its successor.

Win a New Corvette by Helping a Noble Charity Effort

Last year, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray took home the hardware as the North American Car of the Year—and it’s continued to gain accolades and win admirers ever since. Now, you can win a new Corvette for yourself, thanks to a noble charity effort put on by Chevrolet and the Ronald McDonald House. The 22nd Annual Ronald McDonald House Collector Car Drawings allow you to enter to win either a 1967 Corvette Stingray or a brand-new 2015 Corvette Z06.

2015 Chevy Corvette

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06

The Corvette Z06 being given away actually comes with Z07 performance in a vibrant Torch Red exterior color. The Z06 is also the most track-ready Corvette ever created, so you’ll basically be winning yourself a race car. It has an LT4 V8 engine with 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, and that’s paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission.

You will also be entered to win a 1697 Corvette Stingray, an amazing classic sports car which proves the Corvette lineup has been amazing for over 50 years. You can buy a ticket in the charity drawing for only $3, so make sure to get your name in the hat today! The drawings happen on November 7, 2015, and December 12, 2015, so don’t wait on this opportunity. Visit MY Chevrolet to learn more.

Six Chevrolet Vehicles Top 2015 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

2015 Chevrolet Malibu

The 2015 Chevy Malibu received high marks in the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

Chevrolet is known for being a dependable brand; now, the American carmaker is being recognized for it. The 2015 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study recently recognized six Chevrolet vehicles as being the most dependable in their segment, showing the American carmaker is one of the most reliable brands in the industry.

“Chevrolet is committed to offering customers a complete lineup of vehicles that deliver great performance, design, and technology, and do it with great value,” said Brian Sweeney, US vice president of Chevrolet Sales and Service. “Vehicle dependability is a large part of that value, and this prestigious award recognizes our ongoing efforts to further enhance value for our customers.”

The Chevrolet Malibu was honored with the top ranking in the Midsize Car segment, while the Silverado HD came out on top in the Large Heavy Duty Pickup segment. Chevrolet was also number one in the Midsize Sporty Car segment thanks to the Camaro. The 2015 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study also honored three other vehicles with the Tahoe and Silverado 1500 ranking second in their respective segments and the Suburban coming in third.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado

If you are interested in seeing the dependability of Chevrolet vehicles, don’t hesitate to come to My Chevrolet and give our vehicles a test drive.

Locals Create Custom City Tours with the Help of the Chevrolet Trax

When you’re trying to get to know a new city, there’s nothing like having the help of locals to learn about the best places to visit, eat, and have fun. And, having an urban-friendly vehicle like the all-new Chevrolet Trax doesn’t hurt either. Chevrolet put both of these things to good use in a new campaign, which it calls Hidden Gems.

2015 Chevy Trax

2015 Chevrolet Trax – Available now at MY Chevrolet

Chevrolet has asked 20 social media influencers to create custom city tours of either Chicago or New York with the help of the Trax to show off the city’s lesser-known venues, such as a small music club, butchery demo, distillery tour, or even a trampoline training center.

“Trax is the perfect small SUV for urban discovery,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet director of marketing for cars and crossovers, in a statement. “With its car-like maneuverability and SUV capability, in addition to OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, Trax gives you the tools to discover and share what the city has to offer.”

The Hidden Gems campaign started on February 28nd and runs through the summer. You can follow along with all the big city experiences online using the hashtag #HiddenGems on social media.

Stop by MY Chevrolet today to check out the 2015 Chevrolet Trax and see what hidden gems you can find.

Tom Brady’s Chevy Colorado Re-Gifted to Malcolm Butler

When the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl earlier this month, Most Valuable Player quarterback Tom Brady earned more than just a championship title; the incredible athlete also received a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado pickup.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

2015 Chevy Colorado

However, Brady decided to re-gift the 2015 pickup to the player he thought truly deserved it the most. Brady gave his Chevy Colorado to cornerback Malcolm Butler, who saved the Patriots from possible defeat against the Seattle Seahawks.

GM confirmed that the 2015 Colorado had transferred ownership to Butler, after Brady suggested he might make the move in an interview, saying, “Brady…and Chevrolet determined Butler deserved recognition for his game-saving interception.”

We applaud Tom Brady for his generosity toward his teammates, including Butler, who clearly made a huge difference at the Big Game. What do you think about Tom Brady’s Chevy Colorado? Let us at My Chevrolet know your thoughts in the comments.

Chevrolet Equinox’s Success Helps Take Compact SUV Segment to the Next Level

As a press release from Chevrolet recently mentioned, 2014 was the first year that saw midsize cars relegated to the second largest automotive segment. The popularity of compact SUVs had simply grown and grown over the years until they finally overcame midsize cars to become the largest automotive segment—and we at MY Chevrolet can attest to that.

Within the SUV segment itself, the Chevrolet Equinox made up 9% of total sales last year. Its performance doesn’t look to be slowing either. In January of 2015 alone, 20,000 people picked up a new Equinox. That’s a 34% increase from the same month in 2014.

What is it about the Chevrolet Equinox that makes it irresistible for shoppers interested in a compact SUV? GM North America President Alan Batey said the Chevrolet Equinox’s success came from the SUV’s “value-driven balance of performance, versatility and personal connectivity.”

2015 Chevy Equinox

2015 Chevy Equinox – Available now at MY Chevrolet!

GM unveiled the latest Chevrolet Equinox at last week’s Chicago Auto Show. Its latest incarnation should only prove to continue the growing legacy of Chevrolet’s second best-selling model.

How Chevy’s Super Bowl Commercial Stopped the Hearts of Football Enthusiasts Everywhere

2015 Chevy Colorado

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

When it comes to Super Bowl commercials, it seems that nearly nothing is off-limits these days. When brands are paying over four million dollars for a 30-second spot, you know there’s going to be some stiff competition. The stakes were as high as they’ve ever been this year, and Chevy did not disappoint with their “Blackout” ad.

Chevy’s Super Bowl Commercial tricked viewers into thinking that their TVs had died just as the big game was getting underway. The horror! The commercial began with an aerial view of the stadium, and a voiceover that made us all believe the commercial break was over. But wait – suddenly, the reception pixilated, then blacked out completely. The blank screen lasted a few seconds, then the commercial resumed with this:

“What would you do if your TV went out?”

Chevrolet touted its Colorado pickup, which just so happens to come with 4G LTE connectivity. Point taken–we shouldn’t be caught without reliable internet coverage, anywhere.

Chevy’s ad may have given football enthusiasts a good scare, but we think this ad was a slam-dunk. It captured audience’s attention, sent a clear message, and was memorable.

“When you have a groundbreaking product like the Chevy Colorado, you must deliver groundbreaking advertising like we are today,” said Paul Edwards, US vice president for Chevrolet Marketing.

Stop by My Chevrolet to check out the Colorado for yourself.

Exotic and Domestic: Meet the New Supercar 2015 Corvette Z06

supercar 2015 Corvette Z06

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06

Even if you closely follow the Chevrolet line of sports cars, you still have room to be surprised by the performance of the all-new Corvette Z06. Quite simply, this car provides exotic supercar handling and speed while carrying a domestic’s reasonable price tag.

Start with the refined, ultra-sleek 2015 Corvette Stingray, then raise the hood ever-so-slightly and pack in the LT4, the most powerful engine ever installed in a production Chevy. With its Eaton supercharger, this 6.2-liter motor produces 650 hp and 650 ft-lb of torque. The Z06 sprawls a bit wider than the regular Stingray to accommodate the super-wide Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. Even the brakes are bigger on the Z06 with its massive rotors and Brembo calipers.

All the upgrades make their mark at the track where the Corvette Z06 roars from zero to 60 at under three seconds and hits an 11-second quarter-mile.  These blistering times put the Z06 in the conversation with supercars like Vipers, Ferraris, Porches, and Jaguars, until the topic of price comes up. There, the supercar 2015 Corvette Z06 is ahead of the pack in value.

That’s a domestic price for exotic performance! Order your Z06 coupe or convertible at My Chevrolet in Salinas.

New Front Automatic Braking System Protects Chevy Owners

front automatic braking systemIn order to help drivers avoid rear-end collisions, Chevy has put together some innovative new technologies. The newest feature is built on Forward Collision Alert technology to prevent accidents, and is available in most new models.

According to Chevy, the Front Automatic Braking system utilizes radar technology to automatically brake in an imminent crash situation. Since one in every four accidents is a rear-end crash, we at MY Chevrolet think this safety technology could revolutionize the industry.

“Many of us have been in driving situations where the car ahead of us suddenly slows–or we momentarily look away at the wrong time–and we have to slam on the brakes to avoid a collision,” said General Motors Active Safety Technical Fellow Raymond J. Kiefer. “Front Automatic Braking provides a layer of driver assistance beyond Forward Collision Alert systems to help prevent this common crash situation.”

Located below the front grille or inside of the rearview mirror, the radar sensors detect when you’re too close to another vehicle and when someone is too close to you. The new technology will also apply the brakes in imminent crash scenarios, reducing around 879 fatal crashes per year, predicts Chevy.

Chevrolet Reveals Ambitious Bolt EV Concept at 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Bolt EV ConceptChevrolet has revealed an ambitious new vehicle called the “Bolt EV Concept” at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, which hints at the company’s future in electric vehicle technology.

The Bolt EV Concept is a funky-looking orange crossover with an airy, high-tech interior that offers generous headroom and legroom, easy-to-use technology, and pleasant lines. It intends to meld function and form in a way never done before by combining unique proportions and sleek shapes with an alleged 200 mile range. Best of all, it includes a mere $30,000 starting price.

The new car would join the Volt and Spark EV in offering a variety of experiences for shoppers seeking an electric vehicle in the Chevrolet lineup. The automaker hasn’t revealed when we can expect production version of the Bolt EV Concept at MY Chevrolet, but if it keeps the range and price the company is claiming, it could never be too soon!