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2019 Sierra Elevation | Bill Walsh GM Superstore | Ottawa, IL

2019 Sierra Elevation Adds Excitement to Lineup

Adding Excitement To The Mix

The GMC Sierra lineup is getting a complete redesign for 2019, and we can’t wait to offer it here at Bill Walsh GM Superstore. One of the new additions to this lineup will be the 2019 Sierra Elevation model. This rugged truck is designed to make a big statement wherever it goes with a bold design, advanced technology, and strong capabilities.

“The 2019 Sierra Elevation conveys a youthful, athletic presence that demonstrates GMC’s tailored approach,” said GMC Marketing Director Rich Latek. “With inherent truck capabilities and functionality, Elevation is able to take you off the beaten path along with your gear while standing out from the pack.”

The Elevation model is sure to attract attention, thanks to its monochromatic door handles grille surround and bumpers. It will also feature black exterior accents and standard 20-inch aluminum wheels.

To help drivers tackle the open road, the Sierra Elevation will come equipped with a Traction Select System that will allow drivers to choose the ideal mode for their driving conditions, including Tour mode for everyday driving and Terrain mode for rugged adventures.

For even better off-road performance, the 2019 Sierra Elevation is available with the X31 Off-Road package. This includes features like a locking rear differential, Rancho shocks, unique suspension tuning, underbody skid plates, Hill Descent Control, and a heavy-duty air filter.

Suburban RST Performance Package | Ottawa, IL

Suburban RST Performance Package Available in 2019

A Chevrolet Staple.

Did you know that the Chevrolet Suburban is the longest continuous-use nameplate in American automotive history? The Suburban name was first used in 1935 on a vehicle designed to be a family-friendly carry-all station wagon. While the Suburban’s purpose has never changed, its design and mechanics have evolved with time. Learn more about the Suburban RST Performance package that will be coming soon.

Coming Soon.

The Suburban is currently in its 11th generation and is getting an exciting new option for the 2019 model year. Later this summer, customers at Bill Walsh GM Superstore will be able to opt for the Suburban RST Performance Package. This package will add a 6.2-liter V8 under the hood to give the Suburban 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission.

To complete the performance feel, the package also includes a Magnetic Ride Control suspension along with numerous available performance upgrades such as six-piston Brembo brakes and a Performance Dual-Side Exit Borla exhaust system.

Top Notch Package.

“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, chief engineer for Chevrolet full-size trucks. “When you want to relax, it is very refined, with exceptional ride comfort and interior quietness.”

Along with mechanical upgrades, the Suburban RST Performance model will also feature a sharp new look, with blacked-out and body-color details and 22-inch wheels.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS | Bill Walsh Chevy | Ottawa, IL

2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS Combines Style, Power, and Technology

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS proves once and for all that a crossover can be big enough for the whole family without sacrificing style, power, or advanced technology. With a more powerful engine than ever before, an updated exterior, and plenty of high-end technology features, the new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS elevates the crossover SUV to new heights.

Unique Style

While all Traverse models were redesigned for 2018, the RS model receives a unique styling treatment that includes a black grille, black window trim, black roof trails, and black bow tie emblems. The new Traverse RS also features 20-inch aluminum wheels with a Dark Android finish.

Turbocharged Performance

Perhaps the most exciting thing about the new Traverse RS is the fact that it is the first Traverse model to offer a turbocharged engine. The 2018 Traverse RS offers a direct-injected Ecotec 2.0-liter turbo engine that’s capable of a potent 257 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.

Advanced Technology

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS is the top-of-the-line Traverse trim. As such, it comes standard with advanced features like an 8-inch color touchscreen, an OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi trial subscription, a multi color driver information display, and a comprehensive suite of innovative safety technologies.

To learn more about the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, stop by the Bill Walsh GM Superstore and we’ll be happy to set you up with a test drive.

Silverado | Bill Walsh Chevy | Ottawa, IL

Dealership Retrofits New Chevy Silverado as Classic Cheyenne Super 10

Timeless.

Chevy models are timeless, a claim supported by a dealership’s recent efforts to bring back a 1970s Cheyenne Super 10.

Blake Greenfield Chevrolet Buick in Wells, Minnesota, is making headlines thanks to efforts by the staff to convert a Chevy Silverado into the classic 1970s pickup. This “retrofitting” gives a new Silverado a classic look that makes it stand apart while still giving the driver modern amenities.

Dealership owner Blake Greenfield says the inspiration for the old-school truck project came when he got a delivery for a Silverado decked out in a Woodland Green color that gave it a particularly retro look. From there, Greenfield and his staff decided to convert an entire truck using decals, paint, and more.

Retrofitted.

The retrofitted Chevy Silverado has metal Cheyenne badges added to the fenders, Big 10 logos on the bed, and noticeably lifted suspension. It also has white wagon rims with a distinctly 1970s look.

A photo of the throwback truck made the rounds on social media, bringing in attention from all around the country. As a result, the dealership decided to start offering retro Silverado makeover packages for $5,995 — a small price to pay for such a big helping of enjoyable pickup truck nostalgia.

Interested in a new Chevy Silverado? Check out Bill Walsh Chevrolet, we are here for all your Chevy truck needs!

2019 Chevrolet Silverado | Bill Walsh Superstore | Ottawa, IL

What You Need to Know About the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is scheduled to hit the market this year. The upcoming pickup boasts impressive capability and quite a few styling changes to appreciate.

Versatility

The Chevrolet Silverado, soon to be available at Bill Walsh GM Superstore, features best-in-class cargo volume thanks to its increased width. It also features 12 fixed and nine movable tie-down points. Lockable in-bed storage bins are also available if you are constantly on the go. A class-exclusive power up and down tailgate arrives for the 2019 model year as well.

Toughness

When push comes to shove, the Chevrolet Silverado will offer increased toughness compared to top competitors. The bed features higher strength steel for better damage resistance. The upcoming model has undergone extensive testing. In total, it’s seen seven million miles of real-world testing. Additionally, more high-strength steel and some aluminum bring the 2019 Silverado in at 450 pounds less than previous models.

Powertrains

The Chevrolet Silverado will feature a whopping six, yes, six, engine options for the 2019 model year. V8 engines will feature Dynamic Fuel Management that can increase fuel economy. A 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine will also arrive for the model year.

Purpose

Available in eight trim levels, the all-new Chevrolet Silverado will feature a model for everyone from workers to luxury-loving drivers. More rear seat room also ensures passengers will be more comfortable.

We at Bill Walsh Superstore can’t wait to see this powerhouse drive onto our lot.

Future of Chevy Trucks | Ottawa, IL

Take a Look at the Future of Chevy Trucks

The future of Chevy trucks is looking bright. In 2009, during the economic downturn, Chevrolet left the commercial truck segment. Now, it has announced that it will be making a comeback for the 2019 model year.

New Silverado to come.

At the upcoming Work Truck Show in March, Chevrolet will unveil the new Silverado medium-duty pickups. These trucks will be sold as 4500 and 5500 chassis-cab models.

Chevrolet has said these new trucks were built from the ground up and are not based on any of its existing trucks. These trucks will be aimed at commercial buyers and fleets and can be up-fitted to meet a variety of needs with different boxes and beds.

Variety of Options.

However, just like the rest of its truck lineup, the 4500 and 5500 models will come in regular and crew cab models with a variety of wheelbases and capability ratings. The trucks will be powered by a Duramax diesel engine and Allison transmission combination.

Chevrolet will begin production of these new trucks in Springfield, Ohio, late this year, and they are expected to go on sale shortly after that right here at Bill Walsh GM Superstore. We can’t wait to see what kind of innovative features Chevrolet has incorporated into these new Silverado models.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 | Ottawa, IL

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 to Get Hennessey Treatment

Power

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is set to become one of the most powerful production cars to ever hit the pavement. Its standard 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine already produces 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque, but that isn’t enough for some enthusiasts. Hennessey Performance is already working on getting even more power out of the monstrous engine.

The Texas-based performance shop already has a few upgrade packages in the works. The lowest planned package is the HPE850, which pushes total engine output to 850 horsepower. That’s enough power to run from zero to 60 mph in as little as 2.6 seconds.

Performance

The mid-range HPE1000 package pumps those numbers up to 1,000 horsepower and 966 lb-ft of torque. That kind of power delivers a top speed of more than 220 mph and a 0-to-60 mph time of just 2.5 seconds.

The high-end HPE1200 package brings total engine output to a massive 1,200 horsepower and 1,066 lb-ft of torque. Properly equipped Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 models will be able to deliver a 0-to-60 mph time of just 2.2 seconds, putting it on par with some of the quickest production cars ever created.

We here at Bill Walsh GM Superstore can’t wait to see the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 in person!

Chevy Impala Midnight Edition Coming Soon

It was recently announced that the Chevy Impala Midnight Edition officially headed to production! The special blacked-out Impala is based off of a concept that was shown early last year at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

The special edition will include a completely blacked-out interior and exterior, 19-inch aluminum wheels with black accents, black grille, black Chevy emblem, pedals and rear spoiler.

The new Midnight package will be available on the 1LT, 2LT and LTZ trim levels of the 2016 Impala and only the 2LT of the 2015 model. The package will range in price from $995 to $1,595. It will also be available with two engine options: a standard 2.5-liter iVLC or the 3.6-liter V6 engine for slightly more power.

The Midnight Edition will soon be available this summer! If you’re interested in experiencing the new special edition Impala for yourself come visit us at Bill Walsh Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Cranks up Driving Dynamics for Sixth-Generation Camaro

We’re getting unbearably close to May 16, the day when the sixth-generation Camaro will finally be unveiled at Belle Isle Park in Detroit. Chevrolet has even lined up an entire special event, all anchored around the big reveal, which will be the culmination of the day. Fortunately, we expect the new Camaro to really live up to all that hype—especially after all the new design and performance tweaks we’ve seen.

For example, the Camaro now features a 28% more rigid body and the awesome new Drive Mode Selector. The extra tight body gives the Camaro the most advanced driving dynamics ever, with incredible steering and suspension systems resulting in the best handling possible. The Drive Mode Selector, for its part, gives you options between Snow/Ice, Tour, Sport, and Track modes—although the Track mode is only available on SS models.

“We wanted to build on the flexibility of the current Camaro ZL1, which is great for grand touring, commuting, the drag strip and track days,” said Aaron Link, Camaro lead development engineer. “The new Camaro will be even more adaptable, with up to eight vehicle attributes adjusted to fit a driver’s preference.”

Come see us here at Bill Walsh Chevrolet to learn more about the Camaro and its updated technologies and design today.

Chevy Colorado’s Performance Earns It Truck of the Year Award

We at Bill Walsh Chevrolet were thrilled to hear the new Colorado was named Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year. Despite having over ten different competitors for the title, the Colorado won in an astonishing unanimous vote.

“After days of testing, hundreds of miles on the road, and our most rigorous truck testing program to date, our editors unanimously selected the Chevy Colorado as our 2015 Truck of the Year,” said Edward Loh, Motor Trend’s editor-in-chief. “Colorado is a smart, capable, and refreshingly honest truck.”

According to Chevy, the judges were particularly impressed by the Chevy Colorado’s performance. The model comes with a stellar 3.6-liter DOHC V6 that’s perfectly paired with a six-speed automatic. The result generates over 300 horsepower. Not only that, the Colorado gets 26 highway mpg. No wonder Motor Trend said the Colorado makes a statement about fuel efficiency for trucks.

With all this and more, it’s no wonder the Colorado is everyone’s top pick.