New Chevy Colorado Grille Options Redefine Exterior

2019 Chevrolet Colorado

The Chevrolet Colorado, much like the Silverado, is getting a new design for the 2019 model year. The new Colorado boasts some exciting modifications, including a new grille design, which allows drivers to add more customization to their trucks. If you’re looking for a sporty model with personalized options, check out the 2019 Colorado.

One of the most exciting new Chevy Colorado grille options includes a lettered grille that spells out “Chevrolet,” using a cut-out design over a mesh-like background. This design seems subtle at first glance, but it completely revamps the look of the front fascia. The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 AEV concept vehicle also has a new grille, one that’s similar to the lettered grille.

While the ZR2 AEV concept vehicle may not be available to mainstream buyers in the near future, the standard Chevrolet Colorado will come with the exciting new grille option for $475 on the 2019 model .

There’s also a new body-colored grille option on the Chevy Colorado, which adds a touch of sophistication to the exterior. The grille is just one of the features the brand is elevating on the 2019 Chevy Colorado.

Stop by Buff Whelan Chevrolet to witness the stylish grille update on the 2019 Colorado. We can also set you up with a test-drive, so you can channel this model’s brawny capability.

Chevy Brake it Down Campaign Features “Gotham” Star David Mazouz

Brake it Down campaign

Chevrolet partnered with DoSomething.org recently to start the “Brake it Down” campaign, a project that aims to help young people learn to be better drivers. With educational resources and prizes in the form of scholarships, the “Brake it Down” campaign is geared towards educating beginner drivers to help them understand the importance of driving safety.

The two companies recruited “Gotham” star David Mazouz to help initiate and promote the campaign. Mazouz plays Batman, or Bruce Wayne, in the hit Fox television series. He filmed a short video to demonstrate the variety of bad drivers on the road. Mazouz also portrays distracting passengers, including those who talk too much or sing.

Until September 15, young drivers around the nation can take a Brake it Down quiz by texting “BRAKE” to the number 38383. This will help them learn about various driving habits, especially how you can more safely drive with friends in the car. For those who participate, they can be entered to win a $5,000 scholarship to help pay for school.

This is just one more way that Chevy gives back to the community. Contact us at Buff Whelan Chevrolet to learn more about the brand’s other charitable initiatives. We can also set you up with a test-drive of your favorite Chevy.

2019 Chevrolet Volt Fuses Efficiency with Modern Technology

2019 Chevrolet Volt

There’s no doubt about it — plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are growing in popularity quicker than ever before. Already one of the most popular PHEV on the road, the 2019 Chevrolet Volt adds a number of impressive improvements that elaborate on the vehicle’s current amenities. If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to get a more efficient car, the 2019 Volt makes it harder to wait any longer.

Upgraded regenerative braking

The 2019 Volt will also see significant improvements to the brake regeneration system. The result will be stronger deceleration using either the Low or Regen on Demand modes.

Enhanced infotainment display

The 2019 Chevrolet Volt features an improved 8-inch touch screen infotainment display. Most notably, this advanced system will not include a new Energy app, allowing drivers to more closely monitor fuel efficiency.

Faster charging time

The Volt already has the best all-electric range of any PHEV in the U.S. market. The 2019 Volt will make all-electric driving even more viable by cutting charging time in half from previous model years. Equipped with an improved 7.2-kW onboard charger, the 2019 Volt will achieve a full charge in just under 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Stop by Buff Whelan Chevrolet to test-drive this progressive model for yourself.

2019 Chevrolet Volt Charging is Faster Than Ever Before

2019 Chevrolet Volt charging

Charging your Chevy Volt electric car just got a whole lot easier. For the 2019 model year, Chevrolet has introduced a new charging system to cut recharging times in nearly half, making it easier to get out on the road in your eco-friendly ride.

The new system, which is 7.2 kW, doesn’t just double the all-electric driving range of your Volt per hour of charge, but it also increases its all-electric utility for owners who take advantage of plugging their Volt in around town to top off the batter.

“With about twice the range added during 240V Level 2 charging sessions, the 2019 Volt’s 7.2 kW system makes opportunity charging more worthwhile,” said Jesse Ortega, chief engineer, Chevrolet Electric Vehicles. “It effectively extends the vehicle’s all-electric driving range, while providing about twice the range for the money when plugging in at public facilities that charge by the hour.”

2019 Chevrolet Volt charging can be completed in as little as 2.3 hours with a 240-volt outlet and supporting hardware. That means you can easily take advantage of your Volt’s full-charge capabilities of 53 miles of EV range and 106 MPGe.

This new charging system is available on the Volt LT trim level and comes standard on the 2019 Volt Premier model. Celebrate this new offering from Chevy by stopping by Buff Whelan Chevrolet to browse our current inventory of Volt models.

2019 Chevrolet Suburban Gets More Powerful with RST Performance Package

RST Performance Package
2018 Chevrolet Suburban

The Chevrolet Suburban has never before offered a V8 engine in its lineup—until now. For the 2019 model year, Chevy has decided to add a 420-horsepower V8 to the Suburban thanks to its all-new RST Performance Package.

This package, which originally made its debut last spring on the Tahoe RST, will give you the option to add a 6.5-liter V8 engine to your Suburban. This will come paired to a Hydra-Matic 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission, putting out 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped, this engine will give your Suburban a maximum towing capacity of 8,100 pounds.

“When you want to hustle, the Suburban RST with the Performance Package offers high levels of acceleration, braking, and road-holding grip,” said Eric Stanczak, Chevrolet’s chief engineer for full-size trucks. “When you want to relax, it is very refined with exceptional ride comfort and interior quietness.”

Other features for the RST Performance Package include Magnetic Ride Control with performance calibration, 22-inch wheels, a body-color grille, and gloss-black accessories, including Chevy bowties, window trim, and roof rails.

You’re even able to customize the package with other features like a Performance Dual-Side Exit exhaust system and a performance brake package. The 2019 Chevrolet Suburban and this performance package will be available in dealerships later this summer. Test drive it for yourself when it arrives at Buff Whelan Chevrolet.

Check Out the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS

Check Out the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS - Buff Whelan Chevrolet - Sterling Heights MI

Earlier this year, Chevrolet announced the expanded Traverse lineup, which includes the new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS. Already in 2018, the Traverse has become a standout vehicle in its class, offering best-in-class max cargo volume (up to 98.2 cubic feet), new advanced safety features, and more technologies than the outgoing model. The new Traverse RS builds on the Traverse’s momentum going into this year.

The big distinction for the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS is its bold, black styling. The new Traverse RS wears a black grille, black roof rails, black bowtie emblems, and black window trim and sits on 20-inch aluminum wheels with a Dark Android finish, to match the overall darkening effect.

A turbocharged engine gives the Traverse RS a spirited performance. Motivated by the Ecotec 2.0-liter turbo engine, the Traverse RS delivers 257 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to an efficient nine-speed automatic transmission that helps the RS achieve its fuel economy rating of 20 miles per gallon in the city and 26 on the highway.*

Other standard features for the Traverse RS include an array of safety amenities to boost your confidence on the road. Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Teen Driver, a power liftgate, and tri-zone automatic climate control come on each trim level.

Stop by Buff Whelan Chevrolet to witness the 2018 Traverse RS for yourself and take one for a test drive.

*EPA estimated.

Chevrolet 48-State Road Trip Hits Most Popular Tourist Attractions

Chevrolet 48-State Road Trip - Buff Whelan Chevrolet Sterling Heights MI

Are you thinking of going on a road trip that allows you to hit 48 states at once? Well, Chevrolet has already mapped out the perfect trip plan for you. The American carmaker recently released a road trip itinerary that allows you to see 48 of the nation’s most popular tourist attractions—all in a single trip.

The Chevrolet 48-state road trip itinerary was created alongside data scientist Randy Olson. The partnership came up with a route that covers the most famous family attractions in the United States, usually with a single stop in each state. For instance, you can hit Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, Graceland in Tennessee, Yellowstone National Park, and the Grand Canyon. You can even hit the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore in our great state of Michigan.

This itinerary was created after Chevrolet completed a survey which indicated that families’ two favorite aspects of road trips are spending time with family and getting the opportunity to explore new places. It was assembled to create the least amount of backtracking throughout the journey, giving the most efficient routes to each destination.

Overall, the route itself would take an estimated nine days of driving. With the need to sleep, get snacks, and fuel up, it’s likely this trip could stretch into three weeks, which makes it perfect for your next summer family adventure.

For even more suggestions on where to travel this summer, contact us at Buff Whelan Chevrolet. We’ll be more than happy to recommend our favorite destinations.

2018 Chevrolet Camaro Sales Pulls Ahead of the Competition

2018 Chevrolet Camaro sales - Buff Whelan Chevrolet - Sterling Heights, MI

For a long time, it was typical to see the Ford Mustang on top in terms of monthly sales, and not far behind that was the Dodge Challenger. Due to its killer combination of incredible performance, stunning style, and overall value, however, the new Chevrolet Camaro is causing quite a stir as it disrupts this familiar sales trend. Outselling both the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger toward the end of 2017, the success of the new Chevrolet Camaro shows no signs of slowing down as 2018 rolls on.

In the face of overall muscle car sales declining toward the end of last year, and a huge 27.24% decline in the usually-popular Ford Mustang, 2018 Chevrolet Camaro sales are still going strong. This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, as the Chevrolet Camaro delivers more of what is most important to modern drivers, including exhilarating performance, premium safety features, and more standard advanced technology features.

The Ford Mustang might have a legendary past, but it’s current offering are falling a little flat when compared to the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro, which boasts standard Drive Mode Selector, a 7-inch infotainment display, standard automatic climate control technology, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, all of which are absent in the 2018 Ford Mustang.

The Camaro is quickly becoming a crowd favorite. To see other reasons why Camaro is surging in popularity, visit Buff Whelan Chevrolet to get behind the wheel for a test drive.

Highlights in the History of the Chevrolet Corvette

History of the Chevrolet Corvette - Buff Whelan Chevrolet - Sterling Heights, MI

The iconic Chevrolet Corvette is officially celebrating its 65th birthday in 2018. This sports car is considered one of the most recognizable vehicles on the road, and it’s easy to see why. Throughout the course of its history, though, it’s undergone some significant changes.

Let’s looks at the history of the Chevrolet Corvette and what, exactly, made it the legend it is today.

Chevrolet first introduced the Corvette in 1953 during the New York Auto Show. The car’s display received so much attention that General Motors decided to make a production version available to the public. Only 300 were built in the first model year, but this number quickly increased to 3,640 for the 1954 version. Needless to say, demand for this sports car was high.

For the second generation, Chevy brought out the Stingray coupe, setting the stage for the current branding. As the Corvette continued to grow in popularity, Chevrolet saw no reason to make any major changes, keeping the styling relatively the same during the third generation.

Big changes came during the fourth generation, though, with the first complete redesign for the vehicle in over 20 years. In 1993, the Corvette celebrated its 40th birthday with a Ruby Red edition.

For the fifth generation, drastic changes came for the Corvette with new features and components that you will recognize in today’s models. The Z06 was re-introduced, staking a claim as the highest performance Corvette model ever. For the sixth generation, drivers revelled in a larger interior and a new engine.

This leads us to the latest generation –the current Chevrolet Corvette. This svelte sports car has a sculpted, muscular physique that is the complete opposite of its design in the 1990s. For 2018, Chevy is even adding a new Carbon 65 Edition, which will have only 650 models made.

If you want to see the latest Corvette and understand why it’s become such a legend, contact us as Buff Whelan Chevrolet to make an appointment. We’d be glad to show you all the Corvette has to offer.

How to Drive Your Chevy in the Snow

How to drive your Chevy in the snow - Buff Whelan Chevrolet - Sterling Heights, MI

Winter weather can be beautiful, but it can also make it dangerous to travel on the road. To make sure you’re practicing the best bad-weather driving habits possible, we at Buff Whelan Chevrolet have put together a quick guide on how to drive your Chevy in the snow.

Don’t drive when you’re tired

Driving when tired can reduce your reaction time, so make sure you get plenty of rest before heading out the road – especially if the roads are covered in snow and ice.

Keep the tires properly inflated

Lower tire pressure means the tires’ treads don’t get traction as well as they should. Keep track of the tire pressure, and fill it up if it dips below your owner’s manual’s recommended levels.

Make sure your gas tank is at least half full

When the gas tank dips below a certain level, the gas line can freeze-up, which means your car won’t work. Keep it half full at all times to ensure this doesn’t happen.

Don’t use cruise control on slippery roads

Cruise control is great on long distance drives, but it doesn’t allow you the control you need when driving on slippery surfaces. This means you shouldn’t use it if there’s rain, ice, or snow out on the road.

Turn into a skid

Hopefully this doesn’t happen, but if you find yourself in a skid, make sure you steer in the direction that the rear of the vehicle is sliding – and don’t panic and over-correct. This will help the vehicle correct itself and get back on the road.

If you want a reliable, safe vehicle that you can operate in the winter, check out our selection of cars, trucks, and SUVs at Buff Whelan Chevrolet.