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New 2018 GMC Yukon Denali Design Is Better Than Ever

2018 GMC Yukon Denali design

The 2018 GMC Yukon Denali design is more sophisticated than ever before, offering a stylish exterior, stellar performance, and an intelligent interior. This model elevates refinement, offering a bold new redesign that’s bound to turn some heads as you drive. Here are some of the many improvements to expect with the 2018 model year.

According to GMC, the 2018 GMC Yukon Denali has a new 10-speed automatic transmission paired with the 6.2-liter V8 engine. This not only improves performance but allows for a smoother ride as you shift from gear to gear. The 2018 Denali also comes with a multidimensional grille design for added appeal, while Active Noise Cancellation technology provides a quieter ride.

“Yukon Denali has always matched style with substance, and the enhancements for 2018 advance that legacy,” said Duncan Aldred, Vice President of Global GMC. “The foundational elements of exclusive design, premium touches, and uncompromising capability have made Yukon Denali an icon for nearly 20 years.”

What else is new on the Denali? This model has Magnetic Ride Control for improved body motion control, available 22-inch wheels, and an automatic rear locking differential for added control. Design characteristic LED Signature Lighting and HID headlamps offset the more streamlined grille updated for improved airflow. Stop by the Bill Walsh GM Superstore to learn more about the 2018 GMC Yukon Denali.

If you have any other questions about this new model, just contact us at Bill Walsh Chevy and we’d love to help!

Chevy Chevelle

Chevy Chevelle

If you know your cars, then you know the Chevy Chevelle is a classic. It has evolved over the years from the Chevelle to the Malibu, but we’ll always love its classic form. Check out some of the Chevelle’s history below.

 

1964 – 1967

During these years, the very first Chevelle premiered. It came in lots of variations to make everybody happy, from two-door coupes to convertibles, four-door sedans, and station wagons. It came with plenty of power too, with a V8 engine being offered in each body style.

 

1968 – 1972

The second generation Chevelle brought with it some updates. It swiftly became “America’s most popular mid-size car” and went through body style changes. In 1969, Chevy even developed a steam powered concept Chevelle.

 

1973 – 1977

The body and chassis of the Chevelle went through major changes in 1973. Then, in 1975, it got major updates with the Chevrolet Efficiency System. It gave the Chevelle even more power and efficiency than its predecessors.

 

1978

After the Malibu versions of the Chevelles became more popular, the Chevelle officially changed its name in 1978; that’s how it became the Malibu of today.

 

You can check out a Malibu here at Bill Walsh GM today to try to get that old Chevelle feeling.

Preview for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt

2017 Chevrolet Bolt

As we move through 2017, the automotive industry gets more and more exciting. Part of this is due to the fact that we are slowly moving closer to both fully electric and self-driving cars. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is of the electric variety and it will have plenty to offer. Here is what we know so far about this innovative vehicle.

 

Starting with the exterior, the new Bolt actually looks very modern and attractive. In years past, people didn’t want to drive electric or hybrid vehicles because they were designed similar to funky concepts. The Chevrolet Bolt, however, is changing this mindset.

 

When it comes to Bolt, most people want to know about how efficient it is to drive a fully electric vehicle . The Bolt will get an EPA-estimated 238 miles per charge. With the average daily commute for work at 40 miles per day, drivers have the possibility of going up to three or four days on each charge.

 

If you’re interested in saving yourself some money on gas while driving a car that’s incredibly environmentally friendly, look no further than the new Chevrolet Bolt.

 

To learn more, feel free to contact our staff at Bill Walsh GM Superstore. We would love to hear from you and discuss this inspiring new vehicle!

2017 Chevrolet Bolt Interior

Chevrolet Debuts Camaro Track Concept at Geneva

Camaro Track Concept
The experts here at Bill Walsh GM Superstore know that one of the biggest events in the industry is the international motor show in Geneva, which just recently finished up. What’s even more exciting is that this year, Chevy brought a special surprise to the Geneva Motor Show – a special Camaro variant. There have been a number of Camaro concepts over the years, but the Camaro Track Concept gave attendees a glimpse at a sports car that doubles as a track-ready supercar.

In a press release, Chevrolet referred to the concept as “a fast sports coupe for daily road use with the high-performance features for track use on weekends,” targeting auto enthusiasts who need a practical, everyday ride but want the opportunity to tear up the track when they feel the need. In previous teaser images, Chevy revealed the Camaro Track Concept would be a vivid bright green and that was definitely the case, as it truly glowed in the showroom.

The Camaro Track Concept was joined at the Geneva Motor Show by a variety of other performance-focused cars from Chevrolet’s lineup, including another Camaro model and two Corvette variants. Experts in the industry have pointed out the Track Concept bears a strong resemblance to the SS trim fitted with the 1LE performance package.

How to Throw a Mardi Gras Party

Mardi Gras PartyEveryone can do with a little cheering up during the final stretch of winter – that’s what makes Mardi Gras such a perfect occasion for a party. As the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, Mardi Gras is celebrated as a final indulgence before Lent begins. If you can’t make it down to New Orleans to partake in its krewe parades and out-of-this-world festivities, you can always throw your own event.

 

As with any party, you’ll want to get your guests in the spirit from the moment they walk through the door. Decorate with the Mardi Gras colors—green, purple, and gold—using everything you can find. There’s no such thing as too many decorations! Just remember to include plenty of traditional beads and masquerade masks.

 

Once your guests are there, keep the Mardi Gras party going by playing traditional New Orleans jazz and zydeco. Encourage guests to dress up ahead of time and then have a costume contest. Be sure to set out plenty of Cajun food as well. Beans and rice, Creole crab cakes, or muffuletta sandwiches are all good choices. And no Mardi Gras party is complete without the traditional King’s Cake, a tasty pastry with a hidden surprise baked inside.

 

Keep the music loud, the drinks full, and the spirits high, and you can count on guests of all ages enjoying your Mardi Gras party this year.

SUV vs Sedan: Which to Buy

SUV vs sedan

Which is Right For You?

There are quite a few reasons why buyers should choose an SUV or crossover over a sedan and just as many reasons why a sedan would be a better choice. Both options have clear purposes and it just depends on what your needs really are.

In the crossover/SUV segment, buyers will find an abundance of cargo space. This is beneficial if you have a large family or frequently carry large amounts of stuff. Crossovers and SUVs also give drivers a great view of the road ahead with their high seating position.

Another benefit in the SUV category is the availability of all-wheel or four-wheel drive. While you can get most models without it, the option is more popular here than with sedans. This leads into the next advantage with off-road abilities. While most drivers will never leave the road, if you want to, you’ll need an SUV to do it.

Sedans come with their fair share of advantages. One of these is fuel efficiency because of their smaller size, sleeker design, and numerous hybrid models that are available.

If you live your life above the 6-foot-tall range, you might find the headroom in a crossover to be a bit cramped; most sedans offer more space for tall drivers. Sedans also offer some of the best visibility on the road, especially when looking backwards. Finally, there’s no denying that some of the most attractive cars on the road are sedans. If you want sophisticated styling, choose a sedan.

See the Bella Voce Chamber Choir Perform “Holiday Delights” in Chicago

Bella Voce Chamber Choir

 
Seeing a holiday-themed play or musical is one of the best ways to get into the spirit of the holiday season. This year, Chicago welcomes the beautiful and talented voices of the Bella Voce Chamber Choir. The popular choir has received praise from around the United States and the Holiday Delights selection is sure to kick off the holiday season in a big way.

Holiday Delights brings a choral ensemble full of new arrangements comprised of popular Christmas carols. The choir will also put their own unique touch on songs, namely Renaissance classics, to fill the St. Procopius Abbey.

The Christmas theme will resonate with every attendee, no matter their background. Get into the holiday season in fashion by attending a performance by the Bella Voce Chamber Choir in Lisle near Chicago.

Children and adults alike will love the harmonious voices time and time again. Tickets are currently available at a discounted price so hurry and get yours sooner rather than later. Such a popular performance is sure to sell out quickly, especially as the Christmas season looms ever nearer!

Performances take place on December 17th and 18th so plan accordingly!

We here at Bill Walsh Chevrolet can’t wait for the Bella Voce Chamber Choir to be in town!

How to Protect Your Car from Floods: The Basic Tips

protect your car from floods

Unfortunately, nature and weather is a big part of our lives, and whether or not we think humans have this civilization thing all figured out, we can’t fight back against a natural disaster. Floods can come at any moment due to thunderstorms, earthquakes, hurricanes, or even the sudden thawing of snow. So how do you protect your car from floods?

Preparation is Key

It’s important to keep an eye on the situation ahead of time so you can act quickly if the weather gets bad. If minimal seasonal flooding is common where you live, consider putting your vehicle up on blocks or even investing in vents or grates.

Plan Your Evacuation

In the event of a severe flood, know where to go, when and how you’ll move your vehicles (tow them, drive them, or any other options you can think of), and think of anyone who can help out. Additionally, always keep your vehicles ready for an emergency: keep them full of gas and start them often to make sure their engine turns over.

Minimize Damage

Sometimes damage is unavoidable, but you can help prevent doing more by taking the covers off cars as they’re drying. Make sure no displaced animals have sought shelter in or under your vehicle, take photos for your insurance agent, and seek professional help for cleanup.

This is the best way to protect your car from floods when they happen, or to keep your expensive vehicle looking nice even if damage occurs.

Go to the Chicago International Film Festival this October

Chicago International Film Festival

The Chicago International Film Festival has already started, but there’s still plenty of time to go and see a few films! Starting October 13 and lasting two weeks until the last day on October 27, the CIFF is one of the biggest film festivals of the year.

The Chicago International Film Festival is the oldest competitive film festival in North America. It was started in 1964 by graphic artist Michael Kutza, who wanted to create a competition film festival that offered a different selection than what was being presented by Hollywood. That tradition of film festivals is still present today.

The first ever CIFF was held in 1965 and honored classic actors like Bette Davis for their contributions to film. Since then the festival has hosted guests such as Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Viola Davis, and Sophia Loren, to name just a few.

CIFF has also launched the careers of many now-famous creators and actors like Martin Scorsese and many others. CIFF shows a variety of films made by Illinois filmmakers as well as creators from around the world. Proceeds from the festival will go to programs hosted by Cinema/Chicago, the parent organization of CIFF, including the Chicago International Television Festival and the organization’s year-round education program.

2017 Chevy Bolt Regen Paddle Reduces Need to Brake

Chevy Bolt regen paddle

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is already breaking new ground in the world of electric vehicles. Now the automaker has announced that the need for braking in the city will be reduced thanks to the Chevy Bolt regen paddle.

The Regen on Demand paddle, or regenerative braking paddle, will let the driver access increased levels of regenerative braking. This is a feature that collects the energy produced when friction is used to slow the car down and uses the energy to recharge the battery of an electric or hybrid vehicle. Regenerative braking gives cars better battery range in the city because brakes are used more often.

The Bolt driver can toggle the regen paddle to avoid braking altogether, according to Chevy. By reducing your use of the brake pedal and increasing use of regenerative braking, you can boost your battery range by up to 5%. Chevy says that you can improve range even more by putting the Bolt in low gear while engaging the paddle. The paddle will also be available on the new Chevy Volt.

The Bolt’s 60-kWh battery and electric motor will produce 200 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque and will have a range of at least 200 miles. Sales for the Bolt will begin sometime this year.