General Motors Patents a Tailgate Truck Step, Will It Be a Reality?

Chevy Tailgate Step

Ugh, the struggle of getting in and out of the bed of your truck is so real! Well, imagine having a built-in step to help you get into your truck bed. All you’d have to do is just pull it out and climb right up into the truck bed. Whether you use the truck bed for hauling cargo, tailgate parties or both, this feature would be perfection. What if we told you that the possibility of a feature just as we described is actually not that far off from reality?

General Motors (GM) has officially received a patent for a truck tailgate step. Although GM hasn’t officially said the new patent would be a feature on upcoming trucks like the 2018 or 2019 Chevy Silverado, we are hoping to hear more about it soon. [click to continue…]

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Celebrating Camaro’s 50th Anniversary with a Die Hard Camaro Fan

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2017 is the Camaro’s 50th anniversary and Chevy is celebrating by releasing a special-edition 2017 Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition. But of course, Chevy is not the only one having fun. Since its creation in 1967, the Chevy Camaro has gained a large following of loyal car enthusiasts and we’re lucky enough to share the story of one of them, Brandon Hill.

Hill’s love for muscle cars and Camaros began during his childhood and as a kid he would watch his cousins drag race their 1969 Camaros. Though Hill has always appreciated all types of cars, especially muscle cars, it wasn’t until 2010 when the fifth-generation Camaro was released that he became a loyal fan.

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Chevy, Ford and Dodge – Rivals for Life

Chevy, Ford and Dodge - Rivals for Life

When you think of American autos, Dodge, Chevy and Ford are three brands that come to mind. They are pioneers in the auto industry and they have all closely competed through generations of American history and they are all still competing today.

Whether looking for a stylish muscle car, or an over-the-top fast car, or a sturdy pickup truck or even a car that has its place in history — each of those brands has something to offer consumers.

Brand Beginnings

The beginning of all three brands goes back to the early 1900s. The Ford Motor Company was the first brand as it was founded in 1903 by the very famous Henry Ford. Eight years later, Louis Chevrolet and William Durant started Chevrolet in 1911 and three years later in 1914 the Dodge brothers, Horace Elgin Dodge and John Francis Dodge, founded the “Dodge Brothers” brand. [click to continue…]

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All-New Generation of the 2018 Chevy Traverse

2018 Chevy Traverse

For the 2018 model year, Chevy will introduce a new generation of their eight-passenger SUV, the Chevy Traverse. From Chevy’s recently released details, we can see that the all-new 2018 Chevy Traverse is designed with comfort and style in mind and it has been engineered with power and capability as top priorities. Check it out.

Style and Design

The new 2018 Traverse crossover SUV has a modern and fresh exterior design. The body is elongated and sleek and it has a longer wheelbase than previous models. Exterior features like LED lighting, chrome accents, and D-optic headlamps give the all-new Traverse a distinct and contemporary look.

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4 Reasons the Chevy Colorado is the Perfect Truck

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The Chevy Colorado is a truck for the city and adventure and in 2015 and 2016 it was Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year. Not many trucks give drivers the best of both worlds like the Colorado does. The Colorado is strong and powerful like a truck should be, and it’s also fuel efficient and affordable. What makes the Colorado so great for the city? Here are the top four reasons.

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What Size SUV Do You Need? Chevy Has Them All

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If you are interested in an SUV or CUV, look no further. Chevy offers five different SUVs with different features. But don’t worry, all five vehicles have been named to U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best Cars, so no matter your choice, you’ll be in good hands.

Chevy Trax

The Chevy Trax is Chevy’s smallest utility vehicle and it is a CUV. It is the perfect size for navigating tight city streets or going on long road trips. The 2017 Trax is a five-passenger CUV that has a 1.4-cylinder engine that pushes out 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque.

The Trax is equipped with fold down seats, including the passenger seat, so it is easy to maximize cargo space when needed. The 2017 Chevy Trax is one of the most affordable CUVs on the market with a starting price of $21,000. [click to continue…]

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Happy 50th to the Chevrolet Camaro

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Happy New Year! Now that it is officially 2017 we can say Happy 50th Anniversary to the Chevrolet Camaro. Yep, believe it or not the American car icon, the Chevy Camaro has been around since 1967. To celebrate the past 50 years, Chevrolet put out a special-edition 2017 Chevy Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition and it isn’t hard to love.

The Chevrolet Camaro was originally designed to compete with the Ford Mustang, and the two have been competing ever since. Throughout the six generations of the Camaro it has changed and grown a lot, yet it’s never been far from its muscle car roots. [click to continue…]

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A Banner Year for Chevy Vehicles

2016 Chevy Awards

2016 has been an all around great and well-rounded year for Chevy. They won tons of awards, they had the MOTOR TREND 2016 Car and Truck of the Year, and they released the brand’s first all-electric vehicle, and it is pretty impressive. Check it out.

J.D. Power Awards

JD Power Awards are a big deal and in 2016, seven Chevy models earned awards and Chevy took home more J.D. Power Initial Quality and Dependability awards than any other brand. The Chevy Malibu, Chevy Silverado HD, Chevy Camaro and Chevy Equinox all earned the title as “Most Dependable” in their class and the Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Spark, Chevy Silverado HD, Chevy Silverado LD and Chevy Equinox were all named “Highest Ranked in Initial Quality” in their class. [click to continue…]

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WardsAuto 10 Best Engines, Chevy Volt + Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

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Wards Auto just released their list of “10 Best Engines of 2017” and a couple of them are available at Miami Lakes Automall — the 2017 Chevy Volt and the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Both vehicles are plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) that offer drivers the option to run on pure electricity, gas or a combination of both.

1.5L DOHC 4-Cylinder: 2017 Chevy Volt

For the second year in a row, the engine in the second-generation Chevy Volt has made Wards list of 10 Best Engines. The engine is a Voltec 1.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine, which is paired to a two motor drive unit. The Volt can travel up to 53-miles on pure electricity and when all of the systems works together the Volt has a fuel economy of 106 MPGe and a total driving range of 420 miles. [click to continue…]

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Chevy’s Alternative Fuel Engines on 2017 Heavy-Duty Trucks

Alternative fuel engines

The growing need and want for alternative fuel options in vehicles is more prevalent than ever before. What is interesting is that many truck drivers care about fuel efficiency and alternative fuel options. That is why Chevy has partnered with Power Solutions International (PSI), a well-known company for alternative fuel, to create heavy-duty trucks that are fuel efficient, durable and strong.  

Types of Alternative Fuel

There are many different types of alternative fuels and some alternative fuels are more popular and beneficial than others. Some of the most popular types of alternative fuels include natural gas, hydrogen, and of course, electric and they each have their own benefits and drawbacks.

The most popular fuel alternative option is electric vehicles. These vehicles use absolutely no gas or fuel of any sort because they are powered by battery that is charged by electricity. These vehicles are becoming increasingly popular as they have evolved to last longer between charges, as well as create just as much power as fuel run vehicles. [click to continue…]

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