MOTOR TREND Gives Chevrolet Colorado the Truck of the Year Award

If you need a new truck, you have a lot of options and a wide range of models to choose from. But, if you want the best new truck on the market, you need the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. It recently won the 2015 Truck of the Year award from MOTOR TREND magazine.

truck of the year award

2015 Chevy Colorado

This award is significant because not only did the Colorado beat out nine competitors, like the Ford F-150, but the MOTOR TREND editors unanimously decided that the Colorado was the best.

The Colorado impressed with its “right-sized” package, impressive handling, and overall capabilities. It also earned high marks for its powerful and efficient powertrain options.

“After days of testing, hundreds of miles on the road, and our most rigorous truck testing program to date, our editors unanimously selected the Chevy Colorado as our 2015 Truck of the Year,” said Edward Loh, MOTOR TREND’s editor-in-chief, in a statement. “Colorado is a smart, capable, and refreshingly honest truck that makes a strong value and efficiency statement. It’s perfectly sized and suited for the needs of many of today’s truck users.”

If you’ve been looking for a new truck, come see if the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is the perfect fit for you at MY Chevrolet today.

List: Five Reasons to Get the 2015 Chevrolet Trax

Five Reasons to Get the 2015 Chevrolet Trax

2015 Chevy Trax

As smaller SUVs slowly become the most popular American vehicles—especially as the economy continues to grow—many mini-SUVs are rolling their way into the public eye. Thankfully, we’re here to advise you on which are the best. Here are five reasons to get the 2015 Chevrolet Trax:

  1. Models for the Trax start at $21,875—a completely affordable number, as far as new cars go.
  2. For such a little guy, the Trax actually has a ton of space. There’s 48.4 cubic feet of cargo room when the seats are folded down.
  3. Like most Chevys at this point, the 2015 Trax has a 4G that can be turned into a Wi-Fi Hotspot when necessary.
  4. It’s nice and quiet. When you’re cruising in your Chevy Trax, road and wind noise will not distract you from your jams.
  5. And lastly – it’s just small enough. Sure, the Chevy Trax is a smaller car, enabling you to park in tight spaces, etc., but you don’t feel like you’re going to be run over while in it.

We encourage you to head to My Chevrolet, where you can check out all of the models we have in stock.

Chevrolet Lowers Carbon Footprints Together with Eleven Colleges

Chevrolet Lowers Carbon FootprintsChevrolet knows that green technology is no longer the wave of the future—it is the wave of right now. That’s why the automaker has been pouring time, effort, and money into green technology programs. For example, Chevrolet has teamed up with 11 colleges around the nation to help them post a lower carbon footprint, hoping to reduce that footprint by as much as 8 million metric tons.

“As we kept inching closer to our carbon-reduction goal, we wanted to support colleges going above and beyond to help combat climate change, and open the door for other companies to contribute to such campus clean energy projects,” said Greg Martin, executive director of sustainability, General Motors. “This helps ensure campuses can continue to receive funding from companies’ carbon purchases long after Chevrolet completes its carbon-reduction initiative next year.”

Chevrolet has helped the colleges post the cash and resources necessary to get these green programs off the ground. Of course, Chevy also makes some great green vehicles of their own, so come see us here at MY Chevrolet to learn more about how Chevrolet lowers carbon footprints with its incredible technology!

#TechnologyAndStuff: Turning the Beat Around

The marketing department at Chevrolet is working like they need the money. They recently turned what could have been a PR catastrophe into something that has really worked for them.

It all began after the final game in this year’s World Series. During the post-game ceremony, the MVP was to be awarded with the keys to a brand new Chevrolet Colorado. Rikk Wilde, regional zone manager at Chevrolet, was trusted with saying a few words before handing the keys over to MVP Madison Bumgarner.

#TechnologyandStuff

2015 Chevy Colorado

Those few words slowly turned into what became a very, very awkward moment for Mr. Wilde, as well as everyone at the ceremony, and millions of viewers. The man was unprepared, uncomfortable, and grew more and more flustered as he went on, eventually uttering the phrase “technology and stuff” when referring to the features on the Colorado.

Instead of distancing themselves from Wilde’s mistake or ignoring it, Chevrolet embraced it, creating the hashtag #technologyandstuff and using it as a promotional tool.

After all, Wilde was guilty of something that we can all relate to. And he may have been asked to do something that he wasn’t trained to do.

Come out to My Chevrolet to check out a Colorado and all of its #technologyandstuff.

Camouflaged 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Spied in Germany

Carmakers just love to camouflage their vehicles and parade them around during testing in order to tease auto enthusiasts. Actually, it’s probably more that they want to hide their designs from keen eyes, but you get the picture. Recently, a camouflaged 2016 Chevrolet Malibu took to the test track in Germany, and a few lucky people were able to snap some pictures of it dressed to the nines.

One thing is immediately evident when looking at the disguised Malibu: this sedan has been given a new fascia that’s reminiscent of the one that graces its larger sibling, the Chevy Impala. This gives the Malibu a sleeker appearance, with a slim grille and prominent daytime running lights. We can also see that the revamped Malibu has a rounder behind, a shark fin antenna, and a dual exhaust system (although we’re sure the latter won’t appear on entry-level models).

camouflaged 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

2015 Chevrolet Malibu – Available at MY Chevrolet!

Although not apparent from glancing at the camouflaged car, earlier reports suggest that the 2016 Malibu will be built upon an updated version of the Epsilon II platform, and that engine choices should remain the same from the 2015 model year. However, that’s not to say that the 2016 Malibu won’t come with increased fuel economy as a result of the technology currently being worked on by GM.

The 2016 Chevy Malibu won’t debut for a while, but you can see the current model right here at My Chevrolet.

Realistic and Utile: Chevrolet Concepts At SEMA

It’s official: Chevrolet decided to steal the show at this year’s SEMA. Not because the automaker’s entries were necessarily flashy or life-of-the-party types (although they kinda are), but because of the realism and utility in what Chevrolet has to offer. All in all, there were three Chevrolet concepts at SEMA that caught attendees’ eyes this year, all consisting of full-size SUVs and trucks.

Chevrolet concepts at SEMA

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Chevrolet Suburban Premium Outdoors concept

This SUV has got some serious brawn. It comes with a 6.2-liter V8 motor, making 420 horsepower. Close the hood and go around to the tailgate, and you’ll find a big-screen HDTV that flips up. This way, you and your friends can sit around and watch movies when the fish aren’t biting.

Chevrolet Silverado High Desert concept

This truck sits on beautiful 22-inch aluminum wheels. It features a unique chrome grille, while inside you’re treated to perforated leather seats that can either cool you down or warm you up. You’ll find the “flexible, lockable concept storage system in the cargo bed” to be most important invention since buttons on a shirt.

Chevrolet Tahoe Premium Outdoors concept

This SUV looks great and sounds great too, thanks to the Borla exhaust system. Inside, you’ll see Chevrolet Accessories illuminated sill plates, and a suede-trimmer headliner. The concept is completed by Black Ice exterior.

While we don’t have any of these concepts on display here at MY Chevrolet, we can certainly introduce you to the Suburban, Silverado, and Tahoe, and talk you through the various features and accessories available to drivers. Stop by today to learn more!

Replacing Gas with Garbage? The Trash-Powered Chevy Impala Rethinks Efficiency

trash-powered Chevy Impala

2015 Chevy Impala

With gradually rising fuel costs around the globe, it seems natural that Chevy is exploring alternative energy sources. These include solar energy systems, fuel-cells, and last night’s leftovers. That’s right: table scraps. Chevy’s recently unveiled 2015 Bi-Fuel Chevy Impala was quite a surprise, even to us here at My Chevrolet.

So how does it work? The Bi-Fuel Chevy Impala actually runs on a compressed natural gas (CNG) system, which consists of biogas made from deteriorating organic matter. In a partnership with quasar energy group (all lowercase), Chevy was able to integrate the methane fuel system into one of their most popular models.

“If you can buy renewable fuel at $1.95 per gallon while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, everybody wins,” said Mel Kurtz, president of quasar energy group. “quasar’s Columbus facility can produce 1.3 million gasoline gallon equivalents of CNG each year.”

According to Chevy, with the right infrastructure in place, this could really take off. Fuel costs would amount to about half of what they are, and spent methane will leave a much smaller carbon footprint.

On pure methane, the trash-powered Chevy Impala can do about 150 miles, so when paired with a gasoline engine (much like the typical hybrid layout), it can do about 500 miles before refueling. Innovative new technology like this makes Chevy one of the top automakers in the world.

2015 Chevy Colorado Appearance Package Coming Soon

2015 Chevy Colorado Appearance Package

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Chevrolet recently unveiled the 2015 Silverado Rally Edition appearance package, and around the same time, GMC unveiled two special edition Sierras— the 2015 Sierra Elevation and 2015 Sierra Carbon. Now, we want to know: is an appearance package on the way for the 2015 Chevy Colorado?

Appearance packages and special edition trucks offer buyers the ability to add unique features, cosmetic enhancements, and superior performance, further differentiating their pickups from other Chevys and GMCs that are on the road. Because appearance packages are so popular and are easy for GM to produce, we’re willing to bet more options will make their way to dealerships.

In fact, Chevrolet Colorado Marketing Manager, Tony Johnson, recently confirmed to gmauthority.com that the 2015 Colorado pickup will eventually offer appearance packages similar to those of the Sierra Carbon and Elevation. While he did not go into detail, he did note that the packages could get rid of the chrome trim we find on some levels of the Colorado today.

In addition, the 2015 Chevy Colorado appearance package might include a body-colored grille, door handles, and mirrors, and could also include model-specific wheels, as many appearance packages do. For now, we’ll have to wait patiently for more details to be released.

In the meantime, stop by My Chevrolet today to learn more about the much-anticipated 2015 Chevy Colorado!

Chevy Small Cars Post Big Numbers: Over 1 Million Sparks Sold

Chevy Small Cars

2015 Chevrolet Spark

The age of the full-size SUV, the minivan, even the mighty pickup truck, has passed, giving way to a new golden age for small cars. Sedans, compacts, and subcompacts are increasingly dominating both the roads and the sales charts, thanks to changing customer priorities that place higher values on the small cars’ value, style, and efficiency. Chevrolet has taken full advantage of this market swing, building excellent new small cars like the Chevy Spark, which recently hit over one million units sold worldwide.

“Our small cars – Spark, Sonic and Cruze – attract more new car buyers to Chevrolet than any other vehicles in the lineup, with more than 60 percent of buyers never owning a Chevy before,” said Alan Batey, executive vice president of Global Chevrolet. The Spark—or the Beat, as it’s known in India, where it first went on sale back in 2009—is now in 71 markets across the globe. Here in the US, sales keep soaring, too—so far this year, sales are 10% higher than last year.

If you’re still on the outside looking in on all this small car craziness, come see us today at My Chevrolet and we’ll show you our full lineup of awesome Chevy small cars today. Whether it’s the Spark, the Cruze, the Sonic, or anything else, we’ve got what you need to join the small car revolution.

Sneak a Peek at the Disguised Chevrolet Volt

disguised Chevrolet Volt

2014 Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet developers are being secretive about the true design of the Chevy Volt until its big reveal at the Detroit North American International Auto Show next year, but they’re generous enough to give General Motors fans everywhere a little peek at the Volt in its rather decorative, disguised form.

Last week, General Motors flashed us a preview of the Volt all decked out in its engineered, patterned camouflage by the side of the road. The Volt is a car that’s been around since it was first conceptualized in 2007 and General Motors has been working on building its name ever since. It’s not fully electric, having only a 38 mile range with the latest model before the gasoline engine has to kick in. But, Chevrolet is planning to have a greater range with this model – and a lower cost.

With electric being more and more the name of the game with future car developments, range is the biggest concern and focus of car companies. Whether or not GM plans to expand this car into the full-electric, long range category in the future is yet to be seen.

Though the disguised Chevrolet Volt will still be playing wolf in sheep’s clothing until its January reveal, MY Chevrolet’s team has a lot of interest in just what is hiding under all that camo. Oh well. We’ll have to wait until winter to see just what the Volt has to offer for its 2015 model year!