Monthly Archives: March 2015

Sale of the 500,000th Fifth-Gen Camaro Is Almost Here!

Apparently, five is the magic number for the Camaro as 2015 will mark several milestones, including the sale of the 500,000th fifth-gen Camaro in the US.

As we at Bill Walsh Chevrolet wait to learn the name of the soon-to-be famous owner of the landmark 500,000th Camaro, we can’t help but reflect on the recurring “fives” in the life of the Camaro: It is currently in its last year as a fifth-generation model. The model boasts the title of America’s best-selling performance car for the past five years. The 500,000th Camaro is expected to be sold in 2015 as we prepare to welcome the all-new 2016 Camaro.

It’s definitely exciting times for the Chevy family.

“The fifth-generation Camaro has clearly resonated with both long-time Camaro fans, and first time performance-car buyers,” said Todd Christensen, marketing manager for the Camaro. “That sets the bar high for the next chapter of the car’s history.”

The 2016 Camaro is set to debut at a special reveal in Detroit on May 16th.

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss Edition Features Rugged Capabilities

There’s a new look with new capabilities available for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. The new package is called the Colorado Z71 Trail Boss Edition, and its upgrades are purpose-built for rough riding on the dirt roads where the hard work gets done.

The Colorado Trail Boss Edition features black fender flares, massive 265/65R17 all-terrain tires with 17-inch dark argent metallic-painted cast-aluminum wheels, and a pair of blacked-out Chevy bowtie logos. The package includes the utilitarian GearOn movable cargo tie-down rings, a load bar, and a bed cargo divider.

“This truck offers one-stop shopping for people who want to customize their truck,” said Chevrolet spokesman Otie McKinley.

The 2015 Chevy Colorado Z71 Trail Boss Edition begins at $28,505 base price, with an upgraded suspension package available for $3,320 extra. Other options include crew-cab, a long or short cargo bed, and four-wheel-drive versions.

Customize your new 2015 Colorado by opting for the Trail Boss Edition from Bill Walsh Chevrolet, your trusted dealer.

Celebrating the Chevy Camaro Legacy: The Last Year of the Fifth-Generation

Although some of you might be sad to see it go, the fifth-generation Camaro is set to come to an end after this year. Nevertheless, with every end comes a beginning—which is why Chevy has brought together some design experts to give input for the sixth-generation model. These designers have all worked on Camaros in the past, including current vice president of GM Global Design Ed Welburn.

According to Chevy, Welburn worked on the first-generation Camaro in the late ’60s. Although the model was rushed into production, it was an instant hit. With a simple design and a focus on pure muscle, the Camaro quickly became an iconic American car.

“While Camaro has evolved with cultural and design trends, it has consistently represented the approachable, attainable sports car with an emphasis on fun that’s evident in its styling,” said Welburn. “As a result, each generation of Camaro has evoked an emotional connection with enthusiasts – connections spanning 48 years, and five generations.”

Aside from Welburn, Ken Parkinson, John Cafaro, Kirk Bennion, and Tom Peters also met to discuss the Chevy Camaro Legacy. Most notably, all agreed that the Camaro design always marked certain shifts in history. Take for example the futuristic third-generation design of the ’80s or the hard-lined retro styling on the 2010 edition. With these five experts advising Chevy, the next generation of Camaros is bound to be a success.

Customer Input Helped Shape the New 2016 Chevrolet Volt

“I said that if they could improve the overall EV range, it would make one of my favorite cars even better,” said Sam Miller-Christiansen about his 2014 Chevrolet Volt. “To my amazement, they’ve done it.”

For the 2016 model year, Chevrolet has made the new Volt even better by taking into account some of its customers’ most popular inputs.

Because the original Volt was such an innovative car, Chevrolet convened and met once a month with a customer advisory board of 12 owners from across the country to determine what customers were thinking after its launch.

Their feedback, as well as the feedback from hundreds of owners from social media, plug-in events, and Internet panels, helped shape the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt.

Though the increased range to 50 EV-only miles and a total of 400 combined miles could have been predicted regardless of user input, some upgrades have been implemented as a direct result of the feedback. For example, the vehicle interface has been redesigned to be easier to use, a fifth seating position has been added for short trips, space is more abundant, and rear heated seats are now available.

Make the most of all those new upgrades at Bill Walsh Chevrolet!