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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.

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!

Top 5 Places to Take Your 2018 Chevy Traverse This Fall in the Chicago Area

2018 Chevy Traverse

The 2018 Chevy Traverse has been completely redesigned and now offers more legroom and more features than ever before. That means that this SUV is perfect for a trip with friends to the Chicago area. Pack up your Chevy Traverse from Bill Walsh GM Superstore and head to Chicago for one of these fall events.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

The 40th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon takes place on Oct. 8. It’s too late to join as a runner, but you can still watch, cheer on runners, and get inspired for next year’s race.

Chicago International Film Festival

From Oct. 12 – 26 film-fanatics can explore over 150 indie films at this 53rd annual film festival.

Vintage Garage

Did you know that the 2018 Chevy Traverse now has almost 100 cubic feet of cargo space? It’s the perfect vehicle to take to the Vintage Garage on Oct. 15. You’re sure to find tons of amazing Mid-century finds at this flea market.

SOFA Chicago

SOFA, which stands for Sculptures, Objects and Functional Art, is one of Chicago’s biggest art fairs. It runs this November 2-5 and admission is $20.

Festival of Barrel Aged Beers

On Nov. 10-11 you can get your fill of rare, wood and barrel-aged adult beverages from over 90 different breweries. Just be sure not to drive your Chevy Traverse home until the next morning!

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

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!