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Chevy Silverado and Impala named Cars.com 2014 Car and Truck of the Year!

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Cars.com picked the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Impala and the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado as its Best Car and Best Truck for 2014! These awards are presented each year at the North American International Auto Show. The award is a highly prestigious award, and for Patrick Olsen, editor-in-chief of Cars.com, states, “Winning just one of these awards for an automaker is pretty tough, given the high number of quality cars and trucks that debut each year. For Chevrolet to grab both awards show the depth of their ability to build desirable vehicles.”

The Silverado, along with the Impala, has been completely redesigned for the 2014 year. It earned its place at the top with its chassis strength, redesigned interior, and the new MyLink connected infotainment system. Alan Batey, General Motors senior vice president of Global Chevrolet states, “Winning these awards is a huge honor for Chevrolet. The fact that the top vehicles in both these categories is a Chevrolet speaks volumes about the strength of our entire portfolio”.

If you are looking to drive a Silverado in Shreveport and Bossier City or an Impala in Shreveport and Bossier City, make sure you come to Red River Chevrolet! We have a great selection of both vehicles! As always, make sure you follow us on Facebook and our blog to stay on top of everything happening with Chevrolet!

By Brad Troedel
Red River Chevrolet


Chevrolet to Offers 4G LTE Speeds!

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At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Chevrolet has announced that along with OnStar they are teaming up with AT&T to offer 4G LTE connectivity to the 2015 Corvette, Impala, Malibu and Volt as an extra option.  The price has not yet been revealed.  Also, the Equinox, Silverado, Silverado HD, Spark and EV Spark will have the option as well at a later date.  Although not stated, It is also likely that the Traverse, Cruze, Sonic and Camaro will have the option added soon.

This technology will make your vehicle a Wi-Fi hotspot allowing for multiple connected devices delivering high-speed internet speeds.  Chevrolet understands that today, consumers rely heavily on being connected at all times, and with 4G LTE, they will never miss a beat!

AT&T will allow current customers to add their vehicle to a  sharable bucket of data through AT&T’s Mobile Share plans, while other drivers can simply pay for data as a standalone option.  Additional pricing and data packages for OnStar 4G LTE will be announced later this year.

Along with these fast speeds, Chevrolet has also announced that the MyLink infotainment system will be enhanced with a built-in AppShop which will be available for select 2015 Chevrolet Models in the U.S.  AppShop will utilize the available internet connection and allow users to search through all available apps and then download them directly to the vehicle.  Available apps will connect drivers to vehicle data, music, news, weather, travel information, and much more.  Some of the announced apps includes Vehicle Health, iHeartRadio, Priceline.com, The Weather Channel, NPR, Slacker Radio, TuneIn Radio, Cityseeker, Eventseeker, Glympse and Kaliki.

Stay tuned for more information on this, and as always if you ever have any questions about anything Chevrolet please visit us online at www.RedRiverChevy.com or contact us at 318.549.7500!  Red River Chevrolet is your local Shreveport and Bossier City Chevy Dealership!

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By Brad Troedel
Red River Chevrolet


2014 Camaro Z/28 Starts at $75,000

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Chevrolet has announced that the 2014 Camaro Z/28 will begin arriving at your Local Chevrolet Dealership this spring with a starting MSRP of $75,000.  That price includes the $995 destination charge, but does not include tax, title, license and dealer fees.

The Camaro Z/28 is a track car that is legal on the road – plain and simple.  With a 7.0L LS7 engine providing 505 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque, the Chevy Camaro Z/28 provides enough power, acceleration, and aerodynamics to produce faster lap times on Germany’s Nurburgring road course than the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640.

The Z/28 is available in 5 colors – Red Hot, Black, Silver Ice Metallic, Ashen Gray Metallic, and Summit White.  If there is one thing you should know about the Z/28, it is the fact that the Camaro Z/28 is a track car.  There is only one option on the car.  An $1,150 package that adds air conditioning and a total of six audio speakers.  The standard Z/28 comes with one speaker for the door chime (making it street legal).

The 2014 Camaro Z/28 is has only one transmission available.  A close-ratio, six-speed manual transmission which distributes power to the rear wheels through a Torsen limited-slip differential featuring a helical gear set, rather than traditional clutch packs.  Also on the Z/28 are 19-inch forged aluminum wheels and Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tires.  These tires represent the first production-car application in the industry and are believed to be the wides front tire on any production car.

As your 2014 Corvette Stingray Dealer, make sure you visit us at 221 Traffic Street in Bossier City, or online at www.RedRiverChevy.com.  Whether you are craving that Camaro Z/28 in Shreveport or Bossier City, LA we have you covered!

by Brad Troedel
Red River Chevrolet

Source: http://media.gm.com/content/media/us/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2014/Jan/0103-z28-pricing.html


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


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


2014 Chevrolet Silverado Revealed (Somewhat)

Chevrolet has been keeping the 2014 Chevy Silverado quite secretive.  Only a select few have actually seen the truck in person, and even then, those whom were able to see it were not even allowed to bring in their cell phones.

Well it seems that Chevrolet was out testing the new Silverado recently and some photos were snapped of it.  From the photos, you can tell that the truck has a few changes.  Such as a more slanted back front windshield, taller looking front-end.  I could definitely be wrong though as my eyes may be playing tricks on me with all the black and white swirls!

Take a look at the photos and let me know what you think.  View the pictures here.

by Brad Troedel
Red River Chevrolet

Source: Autoblog.com