The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado has already pulled down a major award with its 6.2-liter V8 engine earning a spot on the 2019 Wards 10 Best Engines list. With Dynamic Fuel Management technology, the 6.2-liter V8 delivers exceptional power without sacrificing efficiency with 17 different cylinder patterns to optimize performance in all driving situations.
“General Motors’ thundering 420-horsepower V8 in the Silverado exemplifies how engineers continue to find ways to improve efficiency without giving up something in return. DFM determines 80 times per second exactly how many cylinders require fuel to meet power demands. And, incredibly, it uses as few as two cylinders to propel the full-size pickup down the highway,” writes Senior Content Director Drew Winter. “The truly amazing part is the cylinder deactivation is imperceptible, so seamless that the only thing the driver notices is fewer stops at the pump.”
The 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 is the most powerful gas V8 engine in the segment, and it’s just one of five unique engine offerings in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Lineup. The available 5.3-liter V8 also features Dynamic Fuel Management, and a late-availability 3.0-liter Duramax® Turbo Diesel promises to deliver top-of-its-class diesel capabilities.
The new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the most advanced and impressive Silverado ever built, and not just because of its deep engine lineup. Featuring Durabed, which offers best-in-class cargo bed width and length and up to 20 percent more cargo volume than the competition, the Silverado is the next chapter in Chevrolet’s 100-year truck legacy.
Chevrolet recently announced a new concept car headed for the 2019 SEMA Show. Painted a brand-new shade of what’s been termed “Shock Yellow,” the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro concept was teased ahead of the show with slick photos that show off its new color and front-end styling.
“There’s a fresh look for the 2019 Camaro, which is restyled, reinvigorated and offers more choices and new technologies,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet Car and Crossover Marketing. “It’s the perfect canvas for personalization, and the new Shock color and available accessories demonstrate only some of the possibilities customers have to make the Camaro entirely theirs.”
New Parts & Accessories
The true purpose of the Camaro Shock Yellow Concept is to advertise some new parts and accessories Chevrolet buyers can nab. Enthusiasts will be able to purchase the new accessories next year directly through Bill Roberts Chevrolet Buick and other dealers across the country. Parts advertised include a Brembo® six-piston front brake kit, suspension upgrades, cold-air intake kits, and even Recaro® seats.
There’s also big news for those who like the shade of paint on the Chevrolet Camaro concept. Shock Yellow will be available as an option on the 2019 model-year Camaro, in addition to new available cosmetic upgrades released with the new Chevrolet Accessories line. Want to be one of the first to see it in person? We here at Bill Roberts Chevy Buick can make it happen — let us know and we’ll make sure you’re one of the first to take the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro for a test drive.
All new light-duty Silverado models will offer myChevrolet® trailering app capability, which offers convenient features like pre-departure step-by-step towing guides, trailer light testing, and more directly in the app.
Advanced Trailering System
The Advanced Trailering System is meant to make towing an easier process and offers multiple smart systems to do so. The system includes Auto Parking Brake Assist, which helps keep your truck and trailer hitch aligned, Hitch Guidance with Hitch View, which adds an additional line to your Rear Vision Camera system and helps you get your hitch in the right position, and an optional Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System, which automatically monitors the tire pressure and temperature of your trailer tires.
Trailer Camera Package
To help maximize your visibility while trailering, the all-new Trailer Camera Package includes the standard Rear Vision Camera along with two side view cameras on the side view mirrors. You can also add a fourth camera to mount on your trailer for even greater visibility.
Want to know more about the exciting 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500? Stop by Bill Roberts Chevy Buick and we’ll tell you what to expect — including when you can take one for a test drive.
A brand new versatile 2.7-liter turbocharged engine, replacing the outgoing 4.3-liter V6, gives a huge boost to the torque, giving the Silverado 1500 similar payload capacity to and higher torque than competitors from Ford and Ram. The new engine is also lighter than the previous one by 380 pounds, adding to its exceptional fuel economy, which is already stellar thanks to the gas-saving turbocharger.
Dynamic Fuel Management
The new Silverado 1500 will also boast Dynamic Fuel Management, an industry-first feature that saves gas by deactivating some cylinders when they aren’t needed for heavy tow and haul loads or rough terrain.
With 17 different modes of cylinder deactivation, the Silverado 1500 effortlessly adapts to driving conditions to give you the smoothest, most powerful ride possible when you need it, and unmatched fuel economy when you don’t. But because the system is torque-based, there’s no difference in the feeling of power between the four-cylinder and eight-cylinder modes.
For drivers who love the Chevy Silverado HD, you may be excited to hear that the brand recently announced that an all-new 2019 Silverado HD will be added to the lineup. This is the third all-new truck that Chevy has announced over an 18-month period, and the latest truck will join the 2019 Silverado 1500 and the 2019 Silverado 4500/5500/6500HD.
What We Know
Although we don’t have all the details about the next-generation Silverado HD, there are a few things we do know. For example, Chevy says that the newest HD will be tailored for truck owners who want heavy-duty power and have specific priorities. In other words, we may expect some special packages and trims that cater to particular consumer needs.
The Silverado HD will also likely borrow technologies and design cues from the latest lineup of trucks to be released. For instance, the 2019 Silverado 1500 uses mixed materials to cut weight by 450 pounds, and the Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD are specifically built for commercial customers.
Words From Chevrolet
“Chevrolet already fuels the most successful truck manufacturer in the industry,” said Alan Batey, global head of Chevrolet. “With a completely new, expanded range of Silverado models on the horizon, we expect to see even more truck buyers in Chevrolet showrooms.”
The upcoming Silverado HD is expected to roll off the assembly line in the third quarter of 2019. To learn more about our current Silverado lineup, visit us at Bill Roberts Chevrolet.
The standard Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 set a Nürburgring record, but the brand wanted to kick it up a notch with the new Camaro ZL1 1LE. When equipped with the 1LE package, the ZL1 gets all kinds of performance upgrades that make it a natural on the racetrack. In June, Chevy teased enthusiasts with a short video of the track, hinting that that Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE had set a new Nürburgring lap record. A few days later, the brand followed it up with a video confirming that, yes, the ZL1 1LE did just that.
Chevrolet unveiled a video of the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE taking the ‘Ring by storm, tearing up the track and eventually finishing with a new record lap time of 7 minutes and 16.04 seconds. That’s over 13 seconds faster than its predecessor! The lightweight model with the 1LE package includes tweaks to its design to make it more aerodynamic as well as a 650-hp V8 engine mated to a six-speed manual – a contrast to the Camaro ZL1’s ten-speed automatic.
If you want to watch the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE set a Nürburgring lap record, the video is available online. You can also call us here at Bill Roberts Chevrolet if you want more information on driving the Camaro ZL1 equipped with the 1LE package.
The Equinox is all-new for the 2018 model year, which means it has a stronger, lightweight body, safer driving technologies, and added performance systems. That’s not to mention the sporty new look for this compact crossover, offering LED lighting and a bold front end that’s bound to turn some heads.
One of the most innovative aspects of the Equinox is readily apparent at first glance. The 2018 model comes with a 400-pound weight reductions—about 10% of its mass—thanks to new engineering strategies. This weight loss improves handling and performance, including driving dynamics, and it also works to save you money at the pump. With less weight to haul around, your driving experience can only get better.
“Think of it as core strength training,” said Jill Dennis, lead development engineer. “The new Equinox’s structure is leaner yet stronger, resulting in efficient performance that inspires confidence while also creating a more fun, safe and comfortable driving experience.”
How did Chevy do it? Engineers have been working with a mixed-material strategy that reduces weight without cutting strength as well. This includes a high-grade steel body that’s supplemented by over 20% of a high-strength steel material offered almost exclusively to Chevy. The lightweight Equinox design is also being used on the Malibu, Bolt EV, and Traverse for the latest model year. Experience these changes by test driving the Equinox at Bill Roberts Chevy today.
The super-efficient 2017 Chevrolet Bolt isn’t even available throughout the entire country yet, but according to reports, drivers have already covered more than 4.5 million miles with their Chevy Bolt vehicles, which adds up to some serious savings.
This means that Chevy Bolt drivers have saved an estimated 175,000 gallons of gasoline, compared to 4.5 million miles driven in a standard, gasoline-powered vehicle that gets 26 miles per gallon, an average-to-good rate.
Of course, the Chevrolet Bolt is entirely electric, able to travel up to 238 miles on a full charge without running out of power. That’s way more than an average driver uses in a single day, meaning most drivers never run out of power.
By this summer, the 2017 Chevy Bolt is scheduled to be available nationwide—as opposed to now, when less than ten states have the vehicle for sale. And if Bolt drivers have already saved so much gasoline, think about how much will be saved by this time next year!
If you would like to learn more about the incredible, energy-saving Chevrolet Bolt, or any other Chevrolet model, don’t hesitate to give us a call or stop by anytime at Bill Roberts Chevrolet.
At the North American International Auto Show this year, Chevrolet unveiled an all-new model. However, it wasn’t anything that you’ll be able to drive. It was a life-size LEGO Batmobile.
The 17-foot long LEGO creation was made to celebrate the release of the new LEGO Batman Movie that comes out this month. It was designed and assembled at the LEGO Model Shop in Enfield, Connecticut by LEGO Master Builders (Isn’t that a job you would like to have?).
It took 222 hours to design and 1,833 hours to build the Batmobile. In total, there are 344,187 LEGO bricks in 17 different colors in the model. It measures 204 inches long, 83 inches high, and 111 inches wide and weight a total of 1,695.5 pounds.
To further enhance this partnership with Warner Bros., Chevrolet even created a model page for the Batmobile on its site. From there, you can see that the Batmobile is available in 13 different shades of black, can tow up to 120,000 pounds, and gets 20,000 horsepower from its 60.2-liter V100 engine. And, it only costs $48 million. Okay, it’s not really for sale, but it’s fun to imagine what it would be like to own and drive a real Batmobile.
When it comes to innovative powertrain systems, Chevrolet knows just what to do. That is why it comes as no surprise that the 2017 Chevrolet Volt was recently awarded a coveted spot on the Wards 10 Best Engines list from WardsAuto. This is the second year in a row the Volt has received this prestigious honor, and the third time overall it has shown up on the list.
“The Chevy Volt propulsion system wins a spot on the Wards 10 Best Engines list for the second year in a row for three reasons,” said WardsAuto Senior Content Director Drew Winter. “It has a torquey, fun-to-drive personality. It offers impressive electric-only range of 53 miles, and efficient gasoline-powered range whenever you need it for anxiety-free driving. That is flexibility unequaled in the automotive world.”
To power the Volt, Chevy has created a two-motor drive unit that generates 294 lb-ft of torque and is mated to an 18.4kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The Volt received an extended range thanks to a 1.5-liter gasoline Ecotec engine. Together, this system helps the Volt achieve some of the most impressive numbers in the industry, with an EPA-estimated 106 MPGe rating. It also offers 53 miles of all-electric range and 420 miles of total driving range.
Volt drivers have managed to drive an estimated 1.5 billion EV miles since the introduction of the model. This has helped save an estimated 58 million gallons of gas. This award-winning engine isn’t the only great feature the Volt has to offer—it also comes standard with Teen Driver Technology, which helps monitor your teen’s driving habits, and has other available safety tech like Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Automatic Braking.
If you are interested in learning more about the award-winning 2017 Chevrolet Volt, don’t hesitate to stop in to Bill Roberts Chevrolet for a test drive.