Automakers have been finding all kinds of new ways to implement technology in their vehicles—from exciting new internet connectivity to upgraded infotainment systems and much more. However, there is a less sexy but even more important side to technology—safety. Fortunately, Chevrolet has risen to the challenge, delivering tons of great safety technology on their 2015 year models.
For example, most 2015 models come with a rearview camera, which provides you a clearer and wider view of the world behind you as well as helping you park and much more. “The majority of AutoTrader.com shoppers agree that the most important technology feature in their cars is a rearview camera,” said Michelle Krebs, AutoTrader.com senior analyst. “Not only do they want this feature, they expect it to be a standard feature in new or used vehicles on dealer lots.”
Since, like we said, almost every Chevy vehicle now offers this technology, the Bowtie brand is obviously the best option for customers looking to stay safe on the roads. The rearview camera isn’t the only exciting new Chevrolet safety technology, though. Vehicles also feature rear cross traffic alert, a special Safety Alert Seat, and much more. Come see us at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet to learn more.
While the Chevrolet Silverado is currently considered one of the most appealing trucks in its segment, the American carmaker has decided to make the pickup even better with an all-new Custom Sport package. The Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport Edition adds a touch of sophistication, along with plenty of features, to pay homage to one of the most iconic pickups in Chevrolet’s history.
“The Custom Sport special edition was inspired by Chevy Custom Sport Trucks of the late 1960s,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks marketing director. “Those CST models added a touch of elegance to a great all-around truck, just like the Custom Sport package for the new Silverado.”
The package offers body-colored front and rear bumpers, a body-colored grille surround, and a chrome-accented black grille. 20-inch chrome wheels add a touch of elegance, along with chrome door handles and mirror caps, and chrome body-side moldings.
Dealers will begin taking orders for the Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport Edition this month, with the package adding anywhere from $1,950 to $2,950 to the Silverado’s price. Stop in to Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet today to see what this package has to offer!
Getting stranded on the side of the road because of a breakdown is never fun, not for you, your passengers, and especially not your wallet. Now imagine if you could get a warning before you breakdown.
This type of technology is currently in the works and will debut on select 2016 Chevrolet models, including the Equinox, Tahoe, Suburban, Corvette, and Silverado. Initially, the sensors will only be keeping tabs on the battery, starter, and fuel pump, but as the technology improves, more components will be added.
The sensors will gather data, which will then be transferred to OnStar. There, servers will analyze the data and use that information to predict when problems could occur. If a potential problem is discovered, the driver will be notified via a text message, email, in-car alert, or an app notification.
This amazing technology will be an opt-in service that will rely on the 4G LTE capabilities of OnStar. And, with all of this data, it could potentially help GM produce parts that are better and better and ultimately improve its vehicles.
Are you looking forward to having this technology available in your future Chevrolet?
Comparisons have been drawn between the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 and the Porsche 911 GT3 since the vehicles’ births, both sporting a minimalist vibe while absolutely slicing the track. There’s only one major difference between them: The Camaro is $55,000 cheaper.
Given that amazing price drop and the cars’ similarities, could the Camaro Z/28 actually be a better option than the Porsche 911 GT3? Motor Trend attempted to settle this score, putting the vehicles head-to-head. You can watch the video here.
The results are pretty easy to guess, since the Camaro’s specs are slightly inferior to the Porsche’s down-the-line. For example, while the Porsche can hit 60 mph in 3.1 seconds, it takes the Camaro about 4 seconds – still an astonishing number.
Even though the Camaro loses this tight race – Camaro Z/28 vs. Porsche 911 GT3 – the fact that it’s a full $55,000 cheaper makes one wonder which model really has won.
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