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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.

The 1980s in Illinois

Back in Time: the 1980s in Illinois

Reliving the Nostalgia of the 1980s in Illinois

Each generation has its own fond memories of trends, products, and celebrities that found fame for a short period of time. For some of us, the 1980s hold a special place in our hearts. As does all of the pop culture we embraced during our childhood.

Remember wearing those checkered VANS shoes? It seems like everyone had a pair of those! No doubt you’d see your friends wearing them when you met them at the arcade to play classic games like Pac-Man and Galaga. Hopefully you didn’t have a mullet hair cut, though!

For Christmas, you probably got one of the many following popular items: an Atari console, a Koosh Ball, a Cabbage Patch Doll, a Care Bear, or a He-Man action figure. And you probably didn’t miss an episode of G.I. Joe or Jem and the Holograms! And who could forget those Chicago Bears?

What other fond memories do you have of growing up the 1980s in Illinois? Share your nostalgia with us!

2017 Chevrolet Camaro to Include Available Camaro 1LE Performance Package

Camaro 1LE Performance Package

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is making a huge impact on the automotive industry right now. Between news coverage and awards, it’s hard to imagine the Chevy Camaro becoming any more popular! However, according to some news from Chevrolet, it just might.

According to the Chevrolet press release, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro will include an available Camaro 1LE performance package.

The 1LE performance package makes its triumphant return with the latest model of the Chevrolet Camaro. The package offers a stronger track performance and better handling for Chevrolet’s signature performance vehicle.

The new 1LE package will also include features like magnetic ride control and a new FE4 suspension.

“The Camaro 1LE packages follow a recipe any track-day enthusiast will appreciate,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “Start with a lightweight, stiff structure and then add higher levels of suspension stiffness and damping, more aggressive tires, higher downforce, more powerful brakes and more cooling.”

That recipe results in the best performance vehicle around: the Chevrolet Camaro 1LE!

Reasons to Choose Either a Hatchback or a Sedan

Hatchback or a Sedan

When it comes to choosing a subcompact vehicle, drivers usually have two body styles to choose from: hatchback or sedan. However, how do they determine which body style is right for them? Here are a few reasons to choose either a hatchback or a sedan.

Reasons to Choose a Sedan

If you want to save a little more money with your purchase, you might want to look into a sedan, as they often have less expensive asking prices. You may also want to select a sedan if you’re not a big fan of the larger rear ends featured on hatchbacks.

Reasons to Choose a Hatchback

If you have a lot of cargo to carry around with you, the hatchback is the ideal choice. There is a lot more trunk space inside of a hatchback. Also, if you want to fill up your bank account with more money when it comes time to sell your car, hatchbacks generally have a lot higher resale values.

Whether you decide to choose a sedan or a hatchback, you will find a wide variety of both at Bill Walsh GM Superstore!

Snow Driving Tips for Winter

Snow driving tips

 

Driving in the sleet and snow is a dangerous task on the best of days. As winter approaches, it might not be a bad idea to review winter driving safety tips, especially if you have a new drivers in the house. Just in case you need a starting point, here are a few snow driving tips from us here at Bill Walsh GM Superstore.

  1. Beware of Black Ice. Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Black ice can be present on roads that appear clear as day. At night when the temperatures drops, the risk is even greater.
  2. Take it Slow. Slow down! Driving at normal speeds on slick snow- or ice-covered roads is a danger in itself. Taking a corner while accelerating makes the risk of sliding off the road or into other vehicles much greater. If you drive at normal speeds and need to brake unexpectedly, you could find yourself in an accident.
  3. Don’t Pass Plows. As a general rule, don’t pass snow plows or other maintenance vehicles. Obviously they’re there to clear the road ahead which means the road behind the plow is much better than the one in front. In addition, the plow extends nearly 10 feet outside the truck itself. Play it safe; don’t pass plows.

Plans for New, Short Chevy Crossover to Be Added to Brand’s Lineup

 

After the success of the Traverse, pictured above, Chevy is planning to release a new crossover SUV, rumored to hit the market next year.

After the success of the Traverse, pictured above, Chevy is planning to release a new crossover SUV, rumored to hit the market next year.

Chevrolet has some of the most popular crossover models on the market—especially the acclaimed Traverse and Equinox. However, insight from Automotive News is that the carmaker believes there’s enough space between those two CUVs to fit a brand new crossover.

In order to more closely correspond to competing models, Chevrolet’s lineup is getting a “broader range.” This will involve fitting more models into the current lineup and giving current models a redesign to allow more room. After the Traverse gets a facelift next year, Chevrolet will introduce a three-row, short-wheelbase SUV to compete with the Nissan Murano, Toyota Highlander, and Honda Pilot. This new crossover has yet to receive an official name.

Stuffing a lineup with nearly-similar models isn’t something only Chevrolet is doing—many leading automakers are packing their lineups to the brim. The question is whether a new, short Chevy crossover will win over customers from competing models or merely usurp them from Chevrolet’s other sport utility vehicles.

New Buick Models Being Added to Brand’s Lineup in Coming Years

Buick Models

Buick is quickly becoming General Motors’ most impressive brand. Thanks to a clever marketing campaign and a strong visual redesign, Buick models have found their way into many new homes across the United States. Is the automaker ready to claim victory and casually coast through on its newfound popularity? Hardly!

Despite a staggering 1.2 million sales in 2014, Buick’s lineup only contains five models. Thus, there are plenty of gaps in the segment to be filled—starting with a sporty, three-door hatchback. Where will GM be getting the inspiration for this youth-oriented model? From Opel, of course!

After the successful introduction of the 2016 Cascada, which was also inspired by an Opel model, Buick is planning on rebadging the Opel Adam as a model it can sell stateside. However, it won’t arrive until the next generation of the hatch is released, around 2018.

Other new Buick models will include its own version of the Envision crossover from China, as well as redesigns for many of its current models. What types of models would you like to see Buick introduce? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

New Chevy Silverado Adds New Features, Including Redesigned Front Grille

a new Chevy Silberado is the truck for you.

Are you Silverado strong?

The Chevy Silverado has been a staple of the full-size truck market in America for years, and, based on the 2016 Silverado’s design, it looks like the truck’s reputation will only gain in popularity and stature in the future. The new Chevy Silverado comes with all kinds of new features, starting with a new front end design. The new grille is huge and grinning, underscoring the Silverado’s great strength and performance numbers.

Silverado is actually the second-best selling vehicle overall in the United States, but all the new improvements to the 2016 Silverado give it a chance to gain on the number one spot.

“The redesigned 2016 Silverado will build on Chevy Trucks’ legacy of dependability. It will feature a more muscular appearance and offer new customer-focused technologies,” said Sandor Piszar, marketing director for Chevy Trucks. “New front end designs with bold horizontal elements, sculpted hoods and dramatic lighting reflect the strength and refinement that have helped make Silverado the fastest growing full-size pickup brand this year.”

The new Silverado also comes with features like an eight-speed automatic transmission, MyLink infotainment system, and tons of safety technologies to make this full-size truck as safe and comfortable as it is powerful. It even offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support this year! Come see us here at Bill Walsh GM Superstore today to learn more.