is a new website that Chevrolet Launched!
New website

DETROIT – Chevrolet is launching, an all-new lifestyle-oriented website focused on its small car offerings, the Spark minicar, Sonic and Trax small SUV.

“The Spark, Sonic and Trax all target a younger, more socially savvy buyer,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet director of cars and crossovers. “When we looked at reasons for purchase, cross consideration and demographics, we found a number of similarities. By aligning these products we can be more strategic and create more engaging, sharable content that speaks directly to this audience.” will host content designed with a younger customer in mind and do it in a way that allows visitors to engage and discover Chevy on their own terms. At the heart of it is “Small Talk,” three short episodes featuring the Sonic, Spark or Trax, produced by Funny Or Die and hosted by comedian Al Madrigal. The videos will also be hosted on Funny Or Die.

In ”Sonic Sessions,” up-and-coming artists Kickstand Band perform one of their songs in a Sonic. It’s filmed in a raw style, with the band’s music merging with environmental sounds to create a unique listening experience. The band gets creative with the small space in the Sonic, playing their song on smaller instruments.

”Find Your Smallmate” gives visitors the opportunity to take a small quiz and, based on their answers, matches a small car to their personality. A way for consumers to find the best small Chevy for their lifestyle.

“Sonic, Spark and Trax customers are likely to be first-time new car buyers and traditionally are more likely to stay with the brand as their needs and lifestyle changes and they need to move up to a bigger sedan or SUV,” said Majoros. “We’ve introduced a lot of new vehicles in the last few years and the new website is a great way to expose a portion of our portfolio that not everyone knows about.”

As part of the new small car initiatives Chevy will also partner with media outlets such as .Mic, Complex and Thrillist in concentrated key markets.

Additional content coming for includes:

  • Customizer – visitors get to choose from a variety of whimsical features to customize their small car such as rabbit ears, cool designs and backgrounds and then share it socially
  • Custom Podcast with John Hodgman
  • Mini Mix Tape – includes three up-and-coming artists
  • Upgrade Me – influencers ”hack” small living spaces
  • Small Victories – celebrating the everyday greatness of small.
  • Looking for a small car?  Visit our website today.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at

2017 Trax restyled

The 2017 Trax restyled

2017 Trax restyled
2017 Chevrolet Trax restyled

In 2015, small SUVs comprised the fastest-growing segment in the industry, and with enhancements coming
to the 2017 Chevrolet Trax, we are in a position to win segment leadership.
The new, restyled 2017 Trax will play a pivotal role for Chevrolet in the highly competitive Small SUV arena.
Since Trax made its debut in December 2014, it has surged to No. 2 in the Small SUV segment with a 20
percent share of that market.
Trax has helped attract many new customers to Chevrolet and has earned the largest following among
women, by percentage (58 percent), of any vehicle in the Chevrolet lineup.
Now, we’re planning to build on that success and give Trax an even stronger presence with design
enhancements inside and out, technology upgrades and the latest available safety features.
We’re adding phone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility,1 plus available driver
safety alerts that could help prevent a crash or reduce its impact.
Of course, Trax will maintain all its proven benefits. Trax not only offers excellent fuel economy,2 but also
demonstrates that a small vehicle can offer unexpected benefits such as advanced connectivity, SUV
versatility and available all-wheel drive.
These style and technology enhancements are designed to ensure the new 2017 Trax stands out in a
segment with many competitors. As our small car portfolio brings younger customers into your showrooms, we’ll have more opportunities to win their loyalty.
The new Trax is scheduled to arrive at dealerships in fall 2016.

Brian Sweeney
U.S. Vice President, Chevrolet

Visit our website to find your perfect 2017 Trax restyled or a remaining new 2016 model.  If we can assist you further, call our customer care team at 630-898-9630.

2017 Trax restyled

2017 Trax restyled
2017 Trax restyled rear view


All New 2016 Cruze Running Video

See the All New 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Running in action!  This video shows a brand new Cruze running down the road and you get to see it from all angles.

Want to drive your own 2016 Cruze?

Visit our WEBSITE and pick out which Cruze you would like to drive. Then, just call us at 630-898-9630 to schedule your test drive to feel free to drop by anytime.

GM recycled bottles

GM recycled bottles end up in Equinox.

   GM's Bradburn, Recyled Bottles, Chevrolet Equinox   General Motors is turning its employees’ empty water bottles into a full new life: noise-reducing fabric insulation that covers the Chevrolet Equinox engine. The bottles – collected from four of its Michigan facilities – are also being turned into air filtration components and insulation for coats for the homeless community. (Photo by Santa Fabio for General Motors)

GM is creating a greener path for it’s employees and it’s customers.

General Motors is turning its employees’ empty water bottles into a full new life: noise-reducing fabric insulation that covers the Chevrolet Equinox engine. The bottles – collected from four of its Michigan facilities – are also being turned into air filtration components and insulation for coats for the homeless community.

GM recyled bottles
GM recyled bottles may end up in your brand new Chevy Equinox.

GM recycled bottles.


Recycling.  Good for Ron Westphal Chevrolet and Good for America.
(Photo by Santa Fabio for General Motors)

Indy Pace Car Video

Indy Pace Car Video

50th Anniversary Camaro SS
to Pace Indianapolis 500

Racing legend Roger Penske will drive pace car
for 100th running of classic race

Indy Pace Car – A unique version of the new, 2017 Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition will lead the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 next month, driven by motorsports legend Roger Penske, who is marking 50 years as a race team owner.

It’s the ninth time Camaro has served as the pace car and the 27th time for Chevrolet, dating back to 1948.

“Chevrolet and the Indianapolis 500 have a long, storied history and it’s an honor to mark the respective milestones of the Indy 500 race and the Camaro simultaneously,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of Global Product Development and Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “It’s also a privilege to have Roger Penske perform the driving duties, as his team has helped Chevrolet earn four consecutive IndyCar manufacturer titles since 2012.”

Four identically prepared pace cars will support the race, all with exclusive Abalone White exteriors featuring “100th Running of the Indianapolis 500” graphics on the doors and the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway wing-and-wheel logo on the quarter panels. They also incorporate the exterior cues and graphics that are unique to the Camaro 50th Anniversary package that goes on sale this summer.

With 455 horsepower on tap, the Camaro SS pace cars require no performance modifications to lead the racing field.

Looking for your own pace car?  Call Ron Westphal Chevy at 630-898-9630 or visit our website!

Some of GM’s water bottles are recycled into sleeping bags

Some of GM’s water bottles are recycled into insulation for Empowerment Plan coats that turn into sleeping bags for the homeless community.
Some of GM’s water bottles are recycled into insulation for Empowerment Plan coats that turn into sleeping bags for the homeless community.

GM reduces it’s footprint.

Visit this blog regularly to view additional steps that GM is taking to create a greener path.

Source: Some of GM’s water bottles are recycled into insulation for Empowerment Plan coats that turn into sleeping bags for the homeless community.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy Offers 42 MPG on the Highway

EPA-estimated 42 mpg highway from new 1.4L turbo matches segment’s best

Aurora, IL – Offering EPA-estimated highway mileage of 42 mpg, the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy is unsurpassed in its segment for fuel highway economy.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy
2016 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy is up to 42 mpg hwy*

“Offering a maximum highway range of up to 570* miles per tank– you can spend less time at the pump,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars. “The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze has more horsepower and torque, and is lighter than the previous generation making it more fun to drive.”

The Cruze’s EPA-estimated 42-mpg highway rating for L, LS and LT models rivals its competition. It tops competitors such as Focus with a four-cylinder (40 mpg hwy), Nissan Sentra FE (40 mpg hwy), Mazda3 (41 mpg hwy), Hyundai Elantra (37 mpg hwy) and Volkswagen Jetta (40 mpg hwy – non-hybrid).

The top-line Cruze Premier offers an EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway.

The Cruze’s efficiency is rooted in a new, direct-injected 1.4L Ecotec turbo and a leaner architecture, which contributes to a nearly 250-pound (113 kg) weight reduction on L, LS and LT trims over previous models. Stop/start technology bolsters efficiency in stop-and-go traffic, helping the Cruze offer Aurora-area drivers an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in city driving – a 7-percent increase over previous models.

“The 2016 Cruze will be a popular choice for our customers seeking a sporty and efficient vehicle with useful technology and thoughtful details,” said Bill Houlis, General Manager of Ron Westphal Chevrolet.
Aurora-area customers will find it to be the most connected car in its class based on built-in 4G LTE WiFi and connectivity features, including offering new technologies such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility**, a more comfortable ride and an athletic, aerodynamically optimized design, the 2016 Cruze elevates the compact car segment.

It also offers 10 standard air bags, as well as an expanded range of available adaptive crash-avoidance technologies, including Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert.

The Cruze range expands in the fall with an all-new hatchback model and the Cruze diesel returns in early 2017.

*See dealer for details.

Cruze 24/7 Promise

The all new Chevrolet Cruze 247/7 Promise is standard all new 2016 Cruze LT and Premier models.

And, we have the all new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze in stock and available for immediate delivery!  Shop Cruze on our Website.

This ride is awesome.  You should to stop by and check it out in person. Call our customer care team at 630-898-9630 to schedule a test drive.

Now when you purchase or lease an all-new 2016 Cruze LT or Premier model, you can enjoy a bundle of connectivity and service benefits that’ll make every drive in this compact car that much better.

Included in the 24/7 Promise is a 24-month/24 GB Data Plan.† The data plan allows you and your passengers to access to 4G LTE Wi-Fi†, so it’s easy to stay connected and entertained.

Treat yourself to commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, comedy, weather and more with 24 months of SiriusXM Satellite Radio.† Your ears will never get bored.

Onstar Guidance-The 24/7 Promise gives you 24 months of safety, convenience and navigation with the push of a blue button.

*Included on new 2016 Cruze LT and Premier models.  See Ron Westphal Chevrolet for details.

First 500 Dollar Test Drive Winner

Our first 500 Dollar Test Drive Winner receives a giant check.

Ron Westphal Chevrolet is Home of the $500 Test Drive.  That’s all well and good but what does that mean?  It means all you have to do is test drive a new or used vehicle and you are automatically entered in our monthly drawing.  You don’t even have to purchase anything.  It can’t get any easier than that!  The odds of winning are much better than lotto.  Or, me losing that last 10 lbs.  So, why not stop by our dealership today for a quick spin around the block.  Watch our first 500 dollar test drive winner accept her prize in the video below.

Yes, we do have $500 winners every single month.  You can view them on our website on our $500 Test Drive Page.

Congrats to Camille! Our first 500 dollar test drive winner!
Congrats to Camille! Home of the $500 Test Drive Winner at Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL.