Chevrolet SEMA Lineup is Performance-Inspired

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas is one of the most interesting car shows of the year. While you won’t see many new models debut, you will see some amazing customizations.

This year, the Chevrolet SEMA lineup is performance-inspired and features customized versions of the SS Sport, Sonic, Impala, and Cruze.

“Chevrolet’s 2015 passenger car lineup is one of the strongest and most competitive in the industry, offering customers a wide range of great-looking, great-driving and well-connected choices,” said Paul Edwards, vice president, Chevrolet Marketing, in a statement. “They’re personal cars, too, and these concepts suggest possibilities of how to amplify Chevrolet’s heritage of performance and fun-to-drive spirit to make them even more personal.”

The custom cars on display will show many accessories that are currently available from Chevrolet dealers and a few that are being considered for production.

While the small Chevrolet Cruze may seem like an unlikely candidate for a performance car, just check out what Chevrolet engineers can do. For SEMA, engineers gave the Cruze the RS Plus treatment. With this available package, it adds rocker molding, a rear spoiler, unique fascias, and flog lamps. Inside, a sporty instrument cluster adds chrome accent rings and opaque cluster bezels with ice blue backlighting.

The custom package on display at the show will include a unique Wildfire Metallic paint job, unique lower body molding, and a custom rear spoiler.

What is your favorite performance-inspired custom Chevrolet at the SEMA show?

The 2015 Euro Camaro Gets a First Glance

It’s always fun to glance across the ocean and see what our European brothers and sisters are doing to change up the auto scene. While some design choices don’t creep back over to the states due to the different buyer’s markets, the innovations made overseas inspire or are integrated into future cars in the states. The Chevrolet Camaro’s sneak preview for its 2015 model year has certainly caught our interest!

The new Camaro is stylistically keeping to tradition. It’s distinct and retro shape makes it stick out even in its camouflaged concept form. There are some aspects of the Camaro’s front end that are being slimmed down, but the overall look of the Camaro will only be all the more intimidating when it is out on the highway.

No engine has been announced, but Auto Express believes there is a chance that this new Camaro will have a V8 engine. Despite this, Chevrolet is bound to give a second engine option for better driver customization and cost control.

The rest of the car’s aspects are mere speculation, though there sadly is a low chance we’ll be seeing this new Camaro here in the USA. With European designs growing in popularity within our borders, though, we might see aspects of the official 2015 Euro Camaro brought back to us in the US. Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet will be the first to tell you the exciting details of this car and our many future US models right here on our blog!

Chevy Provides Ways to Support the Fight against Breast Cancer

Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Now that you do, how will you get involved? Partnering with the American Cancer Society for its fourth consecutive year, Chevrolet offers a number of events in which you can help support the fight against breast cancer.

“When a friend or loved one is diagnosed with breast cancer, we tend to ask, ‘What can I do?’” said Paul Edwards, Chevy’s U.S. vice president of marketing who is responsible for coordinating the automaker’s activities this year. “Getting involved in a walk or making a donation is something we all can do to make a difference.”

Dale Earnhardt Chevy has joined the fight against breast cancerThroughout October, you can stop by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet and test drive the vehicle you’ve been eyeing for the past few months. Chevy will donate $10 for every test drive taken at a dealership, up to $130,000.

Across the country, Chevy-sponsored Making Strides for Breast Cancer walks will be held to raise money for breast cancer research, to provide educational information, and to support those battling the disease and their families. You can even start a walk in our area.

There are plenty of ways to get involved in the fight against breast cancer. Others are listed in Chevy’s press release. Whatever you decide to do, be sure to take some time this month and support a breast cancer patient or survivor, even if it’s with a simple hug.

The 2015 Chevy Trax Is a Compact That Breaks Boundaries and Gets into SUV Territory

The 2015 Chevrolet Trax is basically two cars in one. It is a compact that breaks boundaries, with the swiftness of a small car and the functionality of an SUV.

2015 Chevy TraxWith a turbocharged engine and four-wheel drive, this tiny powerhouse drives like an SUV without all of the fuel and clunky size. Even better, this compact has the ability to go off-roading, giving the Trax the well-earned tile of SUV.

News For Shoppers reports that Chevy has said that “The Trax can be a great vehicle for someone looking to either downsize from a larger SUV, or even upsize from a smaller, compact-type car or sedan to get something with a little more utility yet small and efficient and agile to motor around…urban environments.”

Those who are safety conscious, the Trax is equipped with more air bags than any rival car in its class, let alone most other cars, along with a backup camera and parking assistance. It is also powered by an Ecotec engine that makes the car efficient but also gives it powerful acceleration. Plan your test drive with us at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet!

2015 Chevy Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon: They’re Back, and They’re Better

Get ready, because here they come: the new 2015 Chevy Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon began shipping to dealers on September 18th. Here at Dale Earnhardt Chevy we’re excited about the new technologies and features on both models, but the real icing on the cake is their rugged style and design.

2015 Chevy Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon hit dealershipsLet’s start with the 2015 Chevy Colorado. It features a 2.5L 4-cylinder paired with a 6-speed transmission to generate over 200 horsepower. With an independent front suspension and a multi-leaf in the rear, the Colorado can handle tough terrain. On the inside an Enhanced Drive Info Center and climate control make it comfortable. Looking for a little more? The Colorado also comes in WT, LT, and Z71 models which feature a 3.6L direct-injection V6 and an optional off-road suspension package on the Z71.

Now on to the 2015 GMC Canyon: sporting a 3.6L V6 DI DOHC engine mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission, it generates 305 horsepower and plenty of torque.  With Duralife™ 4-wheel antilock brakes, an optional All-Terrain package, and Rear-Vision camera, the Canyon is sure to please.

According to Automotive World, the introduction of the Colorado and Canyon gives customers more pickup options than any other automotive brand. Have any more questions about the Colorado or Canyon, or simply want to test-drive one? Come on down to Dale Earnhardt Chevy.