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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Our men and women in blue can’t get enough of the new Chevy Tahoe, especially when it comes to police dogs. In fact, the Tahoe K9 Units rank among the most popular in the US, especially thanks to the model’s roomy interior and advanced climate control.
For police forces around the country, the Chevy Tahoe Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) is a no-brainer. According to Chevy, the PPV keeps dogs nice and comfortable with advanced heating and cooling, and plenty of cargo room easily fits a large kennel.
“Our K-9s live with our deputies and their families. They are on duty with our deputies every day – responding to calls for service, training, and creating an unbreakable bond,” said Oakland County (Michigan) Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard. “The K-9 Unit is an invaluable tool that serves our community and the Tahoe PPV is an important part of our operation.”
Because heat exhaustion is the number one killer of police dogs, having a good place to relax is important. The Tahoe provides necessary shelter from bumper to bumper, whether units are doing drills or in the field. There’s no substituting for Chevy quality.
The new Cadillac XT5 midsize crossover will feature an upgraded design, with a particularly bold front end, LED headlights, and much more. We’ve even seen this new design in action, now, thanks to some spy photographs taken in New York City. The spy photographs do show off the new front grille and also show that it keeps the rest of the classic Cadillac look as well.
The new XT5 will replace the SRX crossover in the Cadillac lineup, and it looks even better—in our opinion—than the SRX does or perhaps even the Escalade does, especially with its beautifully sculpted body design and headlights.
A Cadillac spokesperson had this to say about the XT5: “This particular vehicle is one of our future cars, but we ask you to stay tuned for more information as we continue to test, photograph and more as we proceed toward launch.”
The SRX is currently the best-selling Cadillac vehicle in the United States, so the XT5 has a lot of pressure to live up to. Come see us here at Bill Walsh GM Superstore to check out the SRX before it’s gone, learn more about the XT5, and much more today.
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.
Demand for the new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon has been so strong that the automaker has had to resort to several measures to increase production.
Last March, it increased full-time employment to 3,500 hourly workers at its Wentzville, Mo., factory by adding a third shift, in anticipation of strong sales. As it turns out, the Colorado and Canyon have been even more popular than predicted.
Now, GM is hiring as many as 1,000 “flex” workers who would fill Saturday and Sunday shifts, boosting capacity for the popular midsize pickup trucks by more than 2,000 trucks a month.
The automaker even cut an unpaid lunch break at the Wentzville plant as part of a broader schedule reshuffling, which removed a six-minute production pause between shifts and cost the plant about 18 minutes of production every day. This should result in another 3,500 trucks every year.
It’s nice to see GM taking action so that all of our customers can get the trucks they want at Bill Walsh GM!
Buick has announced new low-level trims for the Buick Regal and Verano that should make it easier for customers to get into the entry-level luxury sedan segment.
Starting at $21,065, plus $925 destination, the Verano 1SV will cost $2,135 less than the next highest trim, providing a significant drop for customers. The best part of this deal is that the money is coming out of our cut at the Bill Walsh GM dealership, which means the car isn’t losing anything by being cheaper. The only difference is the lack of satellite radio.
The Regal 1SV offers even bigger savings compared to the next trim. It costs $27,065—a $2,925 drop—and it even keeps the leather seats. The downside here is that the engine loses about 77 horsepower and that combined fuel economy dips to 23 miles per gallon, though that’s only 1 mpg less than the next trim.
“We added this new base level to some models as a means of expanding the opportunity for more customers to experience Buick vehicles,” said Nick Richards, a GM spokesperson. “The addition of these trims will create an increased awareness and consideration of these vehicles when being compared to the competition.”
While summer may be the season of vacations, summer car care is just as important as any other time of year. The summer heat can make small problems bigger in a short amount of time. That’s why it’s a good idea to check over your car before the heatwave hits home. Here at Bill Walsh Chevrolet, we’ve got the car care tips to keep your vehicle running all summer long.
Check your tire pressure. While tire pressure will lower in colder weather, the exact opposite happens in warm weather. The air in your tires will heat up and expand, causing increased pressure. If the pressure gets too high, a blowout is just a pothole away, then you’re stuck changing a tire or waiting for a tow. Maintaining proper tire pressure also increases fuel economy.
Keep your car cool. This one sounds obvious, we know. No one likes getting into a hot car and burning your hands on the seatbelt (PSA: always wear your seatbelt). Keeping your car in the shade, whether beneath a tree, building, or in the garage, can keep your paint looking fresh. Some waxes include UV protection so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to rub some on. A sunshade will also help prevent cosmetic cracking inside the vehicle.
Check your battery. This goes for all seasons. Small cracks or bulges will grow worse in the summer heat. Check for problems or deformities now before they become a major problem once summer really arrives.