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The All-New 2015 Silverado Heavy Duty Unveiled

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Chevrolet has officially chosen the State Fair of Texas to reveal the new heavy-duty trucks.  The trucks are set to go on sell the first quarter of the 2014 year.

There will be two engines available on the Silverado 2500HD and Silverado 3500HD.  The standard engine is the Vortec 6.0L V8 producing 360hp in the 2500HD and 322hp in the 3500HD with 380 pound-feet of torque.  The buyer can opt this engine for either straight gasoline, E85 FlexFuel or even compressed natural gas (CNG).  The 6.6L Duramax Turbodiesel will also be available on the 2500HD and 3500HD.  This engine will offer 397hp and 765 pound-feet of torque.  The Duramax is paired with a six-speed Allison automatic transmission.

There are also no short of options for these trucks.  There are actually more than 150 options you can choose between when configuring your new 2500HD or 3500HD Silverado.  From cab size, bed lengths, trim levels, and options there are lots of options to match the buyer.  The technology has been placed in these heavy duty trucks just like their 1500 counterparts.

Red River Chevrolet in Shreveport and Bossier City, LA will be getting the 2015 Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD during the first quarter of 2014.  Stay connected with us for all the details of the new Chevrolet products!

By Brad Troedel
Red River Chevrolet

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5-Star NHTSA First for Pickup Segment

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The 2014 Chevy Silverado has already made significant head way as a redesigned truck.  Already acclaimed for its capabilities, style and fuel efficiency, the all-new 2014 Silverado has now become the first pickup truck to achieve a 5-star overall vehicle score in the current testing standards from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The new Silverado comes with many first for the truck segment including:  forward collision alert, lane-departure warning, and GM’s Safety Alert Seat which vibrates the seat as an added operator warning.

The safety features in the new 2014 Silverado are unmatched by rivals from Ford, Ram, Toyota, and Nissan.

By Brad Troedel
Red River Chevrolet


Final C6 Corvette Built at the Bowling Green Plant

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As the information has been pouring in about the all new C7 Corvette Stingray, you may have forgotten about the C6 Corvette.  Production of the C6 generation has officially been halted as of Thursday.

The last Corvette to run down the line at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant is a 427 White Convertible.  It is destined to for the General Motors Heritage Center Museum.  The 7.0-liter V8 in this car was assembled by the one and only chief engineer himself, Tadge Juechter.

There were a total of 215,100 C6 Corvettes that were built at the Bowling Green plant during a 9-year span.  If you are still looking for the current Corvette body style then you may not want to wait too much longer.  These Corvettes are becoming much scarcer by the day as the remaining unsold units are being picked up.  Here at Red River Chevrolet in Bossier City, LA we have about 15 left.  We had about 25 just over a month ago.  In total, Chevrolet reports that there are about 6,100 unsold C6 Corvettes in the market.

As of today (March 1, 2013) Red River Chevrolet in Bossier City has the area’s largest selection of Corvettes and we are currently offering $10,000 off MSRP if you currently own ANY Corvette.

By Brad Troedel
Red River Chevrolet


2013 CNG Chevy Silverado 2500HD


Red River Chevrolet has received a couple of the new 2013 CNG Converted 2500HD Silverado Trucks.  These trucks are capable of going more than 650 miles when both tanks are full.

Chevrolet is offering CNG converted trucks only on the 2500HD Extended Cab models at this time.  You can get the truck in work truck trim level all the way up to the LTZ trim.   The great thing about this conversion from Chevrolet is that the standard warranty you would get from Chevrolet remains the same for this CNG truck.

If you are not real familiar with CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) trucks, it is basically a conversion done to the vehicle to allow it to run on compressed natural gas and regular fuel.  This type of fuel is much cleaner than using regular gasoline.  It is also much cheaper.  When we filled up our tank as you will see if you watch the video below, the price of a GGE or Gas Gallon Equivalent was $1.45.  Here at Red River Chevrolet in Bossier City, LA we have sold two of these trucks.  We can order them as of now, so if you are interested in getting one of these trucks, please stop by your local Chevrolet Dealership today!

by Brad Troedel
Red River Chevrolet


2014 Chevrolet Silverado Unveiled!

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Chevrolet has finally shown the new 2014 Silverado to the public, and from what we can see here at Red River Chevrolet, it looks to be another great truck!  As always, we will keep all of you up to date on the new 2014 Silverado here in Shreveport, LA and Bossier City, LA!

For starters, the new 2014 Chevy Silverado will feature 3 brand new engines, the EcoTec3 4.3L V6, a 5.3L V8 and a 6.2L V8 each which have been completely redesigned.  These will include the direct injection fuel systems, smaller combustion chamber that gives a compression ratio of 11:1 or higher, variable valve timing, cylinder deactivation and much more!  Fuel economy numbers have not been released yet, but GM is confident that they will beat the competition.

The 2014 Chevy Silverado itself features numerous enhancements.  The design of the 2014 Silverado is not only about looks, but also about function and aerodynamics.  The front end of the truck is designed to improve sealing for more efficient cooling, while the roof and tailgate spoiler were shaped to smooth airflow over the truck to help reduce drag.  The new flush-fitting doors help reduce wind noise in the cabin as well as to reduce drag to provide more efficiency.

The bed of the truck has also undergone some changes.  Chevrolet has added a corner step built in to the bumper combined with handholds built in the new box rail protectors to allow easier access into the bed of the truck.  The bed is also available with LED lighting under the bed rails to help while working at night.

For the first time Silverado 1500 Crew Cabs will be available with the longer 6’6” bed box, as well as the 5’8” bed box that is currently on the Silverado Crew Cab models.

The 2014 Silverado will feature the all new Chevrolet MyLink system which will help Silverado Customers utilize their smartphones while they are driving and provide a much more user friendly experience with the infotainment system in their vehicle.  The MyLink system brings voice recognition and numerous ports and power outlets to support multiple devices.

The cab in the Silverado is actually made stronger with nearly two-thirds of the structure made from high-strength steel to provide improved safety for the passengers.  Shear-style body mounts, hydraulic body mounts, and many other NVH (Noise Vibration and Harshness) enhancements all help to reduce noise in the cab and make the new Silverado one of the quietest in the segment.

Some of the other features that the new 2014 Silverado will include is the segment exclusive Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning with an Active Safety Seat and Rear Park Assist.  The new Silverado will also include Stabilitrak with Trailer Sway Control and Hill Start Assist.

The all-new 2014 Silverado has numerous upgrades and improvements, too many for me to mention all of them here, but to learn more, check out the video of the unveil below.

by Brad Troedel
Red River Chevrolet

Source:  Chevrolet.com


Chevy Announces Next-Gen MyLink to Include Apple’s Siri

Chevrolet has announced that Early in 2013 Apple’s hands free technology system will be integrated with the next-generation MyLink system.   This will allow use of the SIRI program simply by pressing a button on the steering wheel.  This new technology will be showing up initially on the Spark and Sonic.

Here are a few features that you can expect:

  • Make a voice-activated hands-free call to any of your contacts on your iPhone.
  • You can play songs from your iTunes library simply by asking it to play an artist or song.
  • You can listen, compose, and send a text message to a phone number or anyone in your contacts.
  • You can access your calendar to check appointments as well as add apointments.
  • You will be able to keep your eyes on the road while SIRI tells you the weather, latest sports scores or national holidays.
  • SIRI will not be able to provide answers to any questions that require a web page to be opened (while in eyes free mode).

In order to utilize this functionality, the user must have an iPhone 4S or 5 running IOS6 or greater.  Chevrolet has also announced that the next generation of its MyLink infotainment system will debut with the 2014 Impala and then later come out in the new Body Silverados, Tahoes, Suburbans, and Corvettes.  Chevrolet will be the first automaker to roll this out in its products.

Check out the video below to learn more.

By Brad Troedel
Red River Chevrolet

Source:  Autoblog.com


Ready for an Electric Chevy Spark?

Chevrolet is getting ready to introduce its all-new, all-electric version Chevy Spark that can dash from 0-60 mph in less than 8 seconds.  This car is also expected to be able to charge back up to 80% battery capacity after just 20 minutes!  The Electric Chevy Spark is expected to be shown at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, however, it was recently shown off to the media at the GM Electrification Experience in San Francisco.  Chevrolet has also stated that this Spark should provide among the best EV range in the business.

Chief engineer of the car, Chuck Russell, states “What we think customers will enjoy most is how fun the Spark EV is to drive.  Its seamless power is available at every stage for the drive.  This will help us to provide exciting options for customers who are looking for an EV that’s as much fun to drive as it is environmentally responsible.

What makes the car even better is that the EV motor and the drive unit will be built here in the United States, making it the first of its kind to have those components built here.

The 2014 Chevy Spark EV is expected to launch next summer in California markets.  Further details are expected during the unveiling at the show in Los Angeles.

By Brad Troedel
Red River Chevrolet

Source:  Chevroletinthenews.com