What’s new 2017 Trax

What’s new 2017 Trax

What's new 2017 Trax
What’s new on the 2017 Trax? Check out this sizzling side view!

Athletic, Contemporary Style
• Restyled front end and hood
• New headlamp design with improved lighting
–LED signature DRLs are included on the LT
and Premier models
• Restyled rear with new taillamp design
–LED signature taillamps and side markers
are included on the Premier model
• All-new 18-inch alloy wheels included on Premier models
• Body-color outside rearview mirrors (ORVMs) on LT and
Premier, black ORVMs on LS
Premium Interior Design
• New, refined seating fabrics with accent stitching
and new color combinations
• New leatherette seating choices on Premier
• New instrument panel design
• Redesigned driver’s display in IP
• New Express-Up/Down windows on the driver’s side,
and Express-Down on passenger-side window
and rear windows
Advanced Safety and Technology
• Standard Chevrolet MyLink™1 with 7-inch diagonal
color touch-screen includes access to Apple CarPlay™
and Android Auto™ compatibility2

What's new 2017 Trax
Apple Car Play on 2017 Chevy Trax

• Available active safety alert packages offered
on Trax for first time
• Driver Confidence Package
–Rear Cross Traffic Alert
–Side Blind Zone Alert
–Rear Parking Assist
• Driver Confidence II Package
–Forward Collision Alert
–Lane Departure Warning
• Available Keyless Open and Start

INTERIOR DESIGN
• Chevrolet dual cockpit design, new for 2017 with instrument
panel that gives driver and passenger access to
key functions
• New-for-2017 cluster design
• Detailed execution throughout enhances impression
of quality
• Enhanced fabrics and accent stitching create premium
look and feel
• Chevrolet Ice Blue backlighting incorporated on all control
surfaces as well as the instrument cluster
• Storage drawer under passenger seat in LT and Premier

What's new 2017 Trax
2017 boasts an upscale new interior

What’s new 2017 Trax

Be the first to order a brand new 2017 Chevrolet Trax!  Call our customer care team today at 630-898-9630.

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2017 Trailblazer

2017 Trailblazer.  Yay!

2017 Trailblazer
2017 Trailblazer

2017 Trailblazer

Holden has made official what we’ve known for some time. The Holden Colorado 7 is dead. Long live the Holden Trailblazer.

The Trailblazer name will take the place of the Colorado 7 designation when the updated and refreshed sport utility vehicle debuts later this year in Oz. Holden says the luxurious features, improved ride and capability warranted it to take on the global nameplate.

“With the redesigned 2017 Trailblazer, we have dialled up the luxury and ride comfort to offer a more premium SUV that’s comfortable and confident in urban areas, but remains just as capable for weekend adventures,” said Holden’s Executive Director – Marketing, Geraldine Davys.

“The move to adopt the Trailblazer name emphasizes the vehicle’s new direction into a more luxurious and premium space.”

The 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer was revealed in Brazil, where it sports plenty of design cues from the Chevrolet Trailblazer Premier concept, which was shown in Bangkok two months ago. More premium interior materials, refined exterior design, but rugged capability are present, along with the most up-to-date technology and safety features.

Look for the 2017 Holden Trailblazer to debut later this year.

Miss the old Trailblazer?  I do.  My brother still drives my dad’s old 2005 Trailblazer.  It’s still looks great and runs like top.  I am very anxious to see and drive the all new 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer.

Looking for a modern SUV?  Why not visit Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL.  We have a massive selection of new, used and GM Certified pre-owned SUV’s in stock.  We offer a wide variety from Spark Hatchbacks to Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe and Suburban.  Whether you need to seat just one or up to 8 we have a sport utility vehicle that will work for you.  Call our customer care team at 630-898-9630 to schedule your test drive.  Thanks for reading this article.

Read more: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2016/05/officially-official-holden-adopts-trailblazer-nameplate-for-upcoming-suv/#ixzz4848X5EFr

The Top 6 Innovations

The Top 6 Innovations:  Not everything we rely on today was intended for its current use. Sometimes, the best ideas come from unexpected places, proving that when you discover something that works, you can’t help but see the possibilities.

The Top 6 Innovations That Were Intended For Another Purpose
The Top 6 Innovations That Were Intended For Another Purpose
  1. Charles Goodyear accidentally put a combination of rubber and sulfur on the stove and walked away. When he came back, he found a tough and durable material now known as the plastic we use today.
  2. Temper foam, that popular padding that absorbs shock while providing comfort and protection, is now widely used in the helmets of race car drivers. It was originally invented in 1966 for use on seat cushions in rocket ships.
  3. The earliest known compass dates back to 206 B.C. and was made from a naturally magnetic stone. Modern GPS technology indicates position but not direction, solidifying the compass’ vital role on the road of life.
    Compass
    Compass
    1. Race car drivers use four and five-point harnesses because they understand the importance of full-body protection. This vital piece of technology is used in modern-day child safety seats as well.
    2. The first known wheels were not invented for transportation. Instead, they served as potter’s wheels. It wasn’t until 300 years later when someone figured out how to use them for chariots.
      potters wheel
      potters wheel

      ACDelco originated as the true GM Original Equipment parts brand and remains that way today, yet it’s also the right fit for most makes and models on the road. Plus, ACDelco offers off-road, marine and industrial equipment, proving that when you start with the original, the innovations never cease.

      The Top 6 Innovations

      Need ACDelco parts?  Call Ron Westphal Chevy at 630-898-9630 or visit our website today.  We are a family owned, recently renovated dealership in Aurora, IL.  Read the original article.

2016 Chevy Cruze Mylink review

2016 Chevy Cruze Mylink review

2016 Chevy Cruze Mylink review
2016 Chevy Cruze Mylink review

In the past, compact cars were the vehicle of choice for owners of freshly minted driver’s licenses and the exceedingly frugal. But in recent year automakers have entered into something of an arms race for premium features at a not-so-premium cost. Take examples like adaptive cruise control in the Honda Civic, or a heated and cooled driver’s seat in theHyundai Elantra. Ahead of our first drive in the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, we spent some time in the cabin and poring over the option list to see how it stacks up to the competition.

In the Cruze, Chevy’s latest step toward a compact-car doomsday weapon is the center stack. The seven-inch, MyLink touchscreen is standard across the range, and it’s excellent. It’s pretty and quick to respond, but pairing it with a smartphone is key to its appeal. Compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, your phone connects quickly and easily via a USB port. Using navigation via your phone means the basic MyLink has all the same functionality as the Premier’s optional, nav-equipped touchscreen – only without the $1,995 premium. But it’s also more intuitive and easier to manage than the system in Chevy’s other models which use an eight-inch touchscreen.

2016 Chevy Cruze Mylink review interior
2016 Chevy Cruze Mylink review interior

In the past, compact cars were the vehicle of choice for owners of freshly minted driver’s licenses and the exceedingly frugal. But in recent year automakers have entered into something of an arms race for premium features at a not-so-premium cost. Take examples like adaptive cruise control in the Honda Civic, or a heated and cooled driver’s seat in theHyundai Elantra. Ahead of our first drive in the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, we spent some time in the cabin and poring over the option list to see how it stacks up to the competition.

In the Cruze, Chevy’s latest step toward a compact-car doomsday weapon is the center stack. The seven-inch, MyLink touchscreen is standard across the range, and it’s excellent. It’s pretty and quick to respond, but pairing it with a smartphone is key to its appeal. Compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, your phone connects quickly and easily via a USB port. Using navigation via your phone means the basic MyLink has all the same functionality as the Premier’s optional, nav-equipped touchscreen – only without the $1,995 premium. But it’s also more intuitive and easier to manage than the system in Chevy’s other models which use an eight-inch touchscreen.

2016 Chevy Cruze Mylink review.  Original article:  autoblog

Chevrolet Jolt Website

chevrolet-jolt-website
chevrolet-jolt-website

Chevrolet Jolt Website update:  Someone created a convincing, yet fake website for a fake car: The Chevrolet Jolt EV.

With the Chevrolet Bolt on the horizon, it’s hard to believe the American automaker already has another electric vehicle up its sleeves. Well, it doesn’t and the Chevrolet Jolt EV is a creation by Matt Teske, who went above and beyond to not only register a domain name, but create a website that resembles something Chevrolet would have for its products.

And actually, the vehicle is one of Chevrolet’s products, if only a concept. It’s the Chevy Tru140S shown in 2012 and called by its maker “an affordable exotic,” though it has not been put in production.

On the Jolt EV site, Teske imagines what would seem to be the ideal electric sports car with an electric range of over 230 miles. Even more enticing is that it would be priced as low as $30,000 after federal tax credits.

Oh wait, that would be the Tesla Model 3 for some people – except Tesla’s entry-level offering is a sedan and it would be hard to mistake it for a sports car.

But still, it’s rather impressive the time and effort spent in creating the website along with numerous social media profiles on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter that helps make it appear legitimate. Alas, we can’t imagine it will stay live for very long as we’re confident Chevrolet and GM are preparing cease-and-desist letters to Teske, considering the Chevrolet logo is used throughout the website.

Chevrolet Jolt Website is fake.  But…

if you are looking for a fantastic and economical hybrid…Ron Westphal Chevy has the answer:  Chevrolet Volt.  Visit us today and see why Chevy Volt is America’s #1 Hybrid or stop by our website anytime.

This article originally appeared at AutoGuide.com

1969 Corvette Coupe with Low Miles

1969 Corvette Coupe:  It’s always interesting to learn how car guys found their way into this hobby, and it’s even more interesting when you narrow it down to certain makes, like our beloved Corvette. Sometimes, being a “Corvette guy” isn’t in the blood, and it takes a small slice of divine intervention to bring a man and a Corvette together. Such is the case with Bill Adams, a man who bought a brand-new 1969 Corvette when he really wanted a Chevelle. It must’ve been a good decision because he kept the Corvette for many years, and handed it down to his son Brian, who recently restored it to the “better than new” condition you see here.

So how exactly does a fellow who wants a Chevelle end up with a Corvette? You may think it was just a good salesman at the dealership, but the story goes a little deeper. Bill’s uncle worked at a local Chevrolet dealership in the ’60s, so he had high hopes of buying a new 1970 Chevelle with the famed LS6 big-block. He went back and forth with the dealership to nail down a very distinct option list, topped off with a 450-horsepower big-block. The dealership couldn’t get it worked out with the Central Office, and meanwhile the heater core went out on Bill’s daily driver: a 1965 Caprice. Bill’s uncle told him to come by the lot and pick out a new car to get him out of a jam. As Bill drove onto the lot, a LeMans Blue 1969 Corvette sat there waiting for him. His uncle had already worked out a deal on the car—it was an L46 small-block car (350ci, 350-horse), backed by an M20 Muncie four-speed manual transmission and a 4.11:1 gearset.

It was not love at first sight, as Bill’s first impression of the car wasn’t living up to the expectation of the big-block Chevelle he was dreaming about. He took the Corvette home over the weekend and brought it back to the dealership before anyone arrived on Monday morning. He parked it directly in front of the door, threw the keys in it and locked the doors. It took the dealership most of the day to break into the car and get it moved out of the way, so they could open the showroom doors. Bill eventually bought the car.

Despite Bill’s initial disapproval, he warmed up to the car and gave it some personality with a set of 15×8 and 15×10 Ansen slotted mag wheels and super-wide Goodyear Polyglas tires. It never had fender flares, so intense driving situations caused the tires to rub on the wheel openings. And let’s just say there were plenty of intense driving situations with Bill behind the wheel.

Perhaps the most significant moment in the car’s history was a high-speed police chase through a small town in Ohio. He pulled out from a local cruising spot, and in an apparently routine move, he zinged the small-block and dumped the clutch. He claimed he never knew anyone was chasing him, but he didn’t slow down until a line of police cruisers brought his high-speed run to an end. Bill had quite a stack of charges, and would have his driver’s license suspended because of the incident. When he got his license back, he decided to give the car a custom patriotic paintjob to hide from the local police department—because a red, white and blue Corvette would blend in nicely.

Although Brian was around to see this car’s complete timeline, the last time he can remember his dad driving it was July 4, 1976. After that the car was parked, and Brian’s lasting memories include the car serving as a storage shelf. It sat for more than 30 years, and it took an unfortunate circumstance for the car to get the attention it deserved. Brian lost his dad to cancer a few years ago and while restoring this car seemed like a fine idea it took a while to get the nerve to start on it.

1969 Corvette Coupe

Brian Adams restores the 1969 Corvette coupe that his father bought new, making it better than original with a few modern updates.

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The 3 most collectible 1969 Camaro models

The 3 most collectible 1969 Camaro models
The 3 most collectible 1969 Camaro models

The 3 most collectible 1969 Camaro models.

Black.

It’s the darkest of colors, a lumen-soaking sponge, absorbing all light directed upon it. History tells us it’s the color of mourning and since the beginning of time has been associated with all things malicious and evil. Darth Vader wore black for that reason, as do all the bad guys in every Western ever made. It signifies the end, death, and represents the great unknown that lies ahead.

It also was one of the first colors used in artistic expression. Royalty wore black in many civilizations. Dignitaries, businessmen, and statesmen adopted the color for their outerwear. No one can deny the impact that the hue has on one’s senses. Black can leave you amazed in both its pure serenity or conversely in its power to radiate an aggressive attitude and a malevolent nature.

When done right, it can be one the most striking shades you can skin a car in. Any ride can go from polite grocery getter to high-powered troublemaker with just a color shift to the dark side.

This threesome of ebony 1969 Chevrolet Camaros is the cream of the crop, rare performance models blessed with the best option codes the Bow Tie has to offer.

Z/28 RS

Steve Shauger purchased his first black Camaro in 1999. He was searching for his original Hugger Orange Camaro Z/28 RS—a search that was going on its 13th year—when he came across this stunning ride. He finally did locate his original car, but the owner did not want to sell it. So he bought this car as a project. It needed a paint job and a reworking of several key ingredients that were not done to concours standards. He decided that a frame-off restoration was in order.

Steve stripped the car down to the sheetmetal and disassembled all the components. He then built another subframe to put under the body, and shipped the carcass to Jim Kosel in Churchville, New York, a body guy who had a great reputation, and who had done several paint jobs previously on award-winning Camaros. There he knew the car was in good hands.

Back home, Steve got started on the drivetrain, suspension, and other pertinent parts. He acquired N.O.S. and OE pieces where needed, and restored the assemblies back to concours-level originality. This included the rearend, wiring, interior pieces, transmission, subframe, and the all-important powerplant as well. The project was supposed to take only six months but actually spanned 2 1/2 years. That gave Steve more time to search out N.O.S. parts, while Jim worked on getting the body into its original Tuxedo Black.

When Steve and his son went to pick up the Camaro, they were blown away with the quality of work that Jim had performed on the car. Once back in Long Island, he reconstructed the car with the newly refurbished parts. What really makes this car kick is the contrast between the black body and the original white houndstooth interior. Since the seats had been covered in clear protective plastic since new, they were in amazing shape. Just the carpet had to be replaced, and the door panels dyed back to color.

Its first outing was at the GM Nationals in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. There it achieved Gold Status, exactly five years to the day after Steve purchased the car.

The 3 most collectible 1969 Camaro models.  For More Read Original Article Source: 3 Most Collectible 1969 Chevrolet Camaros on the Planet: Z/28, L78 & COPO

Android auto update

Android auto update
Android auto update

Android auto update

Android auto update:  Building on its leadership in providing in-vehicle connectivity, Chevrolet will offer a software update to provide AndroidAuto™ compatibility. This offer is directed at consumers in the U.S. who buy select 2016 model year vehicles equipped with the available 8-inch diagonal Chevrolet MyLink display. Earlier this year, Chevrolet announced it will offer AndroidAuto compatibility in more 2016 models than any automotive brand. The 14 Chevrolet models include vehicles ranging from the brand’s most affordable car, the all-new 2016 Spark, to its highest performance model, the Corvette Z06. The update will be available starting in March 2016 and will be performed exclusively by Chevrolet dealers.

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Android Auto offers a simpler, smarter way to use your Android smartphone in the vehicle using the available ChevroletMyLink display. Access your favorite songs and playlists with Google Play Music™, hands-free calling and texting, and even navigation through Google Maps™ — all using the built-in touch-screen in your vehicle.

Key features of Android Auto include the following:

  • Home Screen: Android Auto automatically brings you useful information, and organizes it into simple cards that appear just when they’re needed.
  • Maps: Let Google Maps lead the way. It’s easy to get where you’re going with free voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance, and more.
  • Voice: Just say the word — speech technology makes controlling everything with your voice fast and easy. Send, read, and reply to your text messages; make calls, return missed calls, and listen to voicemail — Talk To Google™ can help you do all these things, and more.
  • Music: Your favorite tunes — to go! Access and stream over 30 million songs, custom playlists and more with Google Play Music.
  • Third-party Apps: Android Auto will also support additional apps that you’ve downloaded to your Android phone for enjoying podcasts, music, radio, messaging and more.

Android Auto will be available, at launch, on the Chevrolet MyLink system with 7-inch diagonal display and available through an exclusive Chevrolet Dealership software update on the Chevrolet MyLink system with 8-inch diagonal display.

If you have any questions about your Android or Apple phone and how it works with your Chevrolet, please call our customer care team at 630-898-9630.

Below is a list of compatible 2016 vehicles: