New Silverado Trailering Camera System

New Silverado Trailering Camera System

New Silverado Trailering Camera System, produced by Echomaster, for 2014-2016 model year Silverados. The system is fully integrated with the Silverado infotainment system, providing images from up to four cameras on the center display.
Chevrolet Accessories offers a trailering camera system, produced by Echomaster, for 2014-2016 model year Silverados. The system is fully integrated with the Silverado infotainment system, providing images from up to four cameras on the center display.It joins a new factory-installed, fifth-wheel prep package, compatible with either gooseneck or fifth-wheel hitches available from Chevrolet Accessories.

Chevrolet has announced that a New Silverado Trailering Camera System will be available for 2014-2016 model year Silverados.

“These are great examples of our commitment to provide truck customers with the most confident towing experience in the industry,” said Jeff Luke, Chevrolet truck executive chief engineer. “The fifth-wheel prep package has been designed by our structural engineers, to make the most of Silverado’s fully-boxed, high-strength steel frame. The trailering camera system was designed in partnership with our Chevrolet MyLink team to seamlessly integrate views from trailering cameras into the existing radio display.”

As with all offerings from Chevrolet Accessories, these packages are warranted and integrated to work with the customer’s vehicle and are available through Chevrolet dealers.

Trailering Camera System by Echomaster

Chevrolet partnered with Echomaster to develop the blind-spot-assist towing package system, which includes three cameras: two side view cameras, and one for mounting on the rear of the customer’s trailer. It is compatible with all 2014-2016 model year Silverado HD trucks, and Silverado 1500 trucks with the available trailer-towing mirrors.

The two side cameras are seamlessly integrated into the housing for the side-view mirrors, for improved vision along the sides of the truck and trailer. When the driver activates the turn signal, the system automatically displays the correlating side view in the center screen.

The rear camera is designed to be mounted to the top, rearmost edge of the trailer, providing a view of what’s behind the trailer when reversing. This camera is hardwired to the trailer lights for electrical power, and wirelessly transmits images to the display using a closed wireless network. It also features infrared lighting, enabling enhanced images in low-light settings.

The Silverado’s rear backup camera is activated when reverse is selected. Pressing and holding the radio Home button for five seconds brings up the camera menu screen to select the trailer camera image.

The system also supports the use of an optional fourth camera. This can include    an additional camera installed inside the trailer, transmitting video to monitor horses, cattle, other livestock, or content during transport. Later this summer, Chevrolet will introduce a camera integrated into the center brake light, to show the contents of the bed or to assist with connecting a fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailer.

Any of the four camera views can be activated at any time on the radio screen to bring up the camera menu screen.

The new Silverado trailering camera system will be available for purchase through Chevrolet dealers in April, and is warranted by Echomaster (a division of AAMP Global). Prices start at $999 (not including tax, labor and installation). More information will be available at or call our customer care team at 630-898-9630.

Factory-installed fifth-wheel prep package

Also new is a factory-installed, fully-integrated fifth-wheel package, available on all 2016 model Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD trucks for $350. It features a frame-mounted hitch platform and tray, concealed under the truck bed.  A factory-installed 7-way trailer wiring connection in the pickup box is also available.

With a fifth-wheel or gooseneck hitch installed, the tray takes full advantage of the fully-boxed, high-strength steel frame. With the hitch removed, the frame is completely concealed, with caps over the bed openings, preserving the flat bed floor for unencumbered cargo carrying.

The hitch platform is compatible with the Chevrolet Accessories Gooseneck Completion Kit, including a 2-5/16-inch ball hitch and two chain tie-downs, for $315.

Chevrolet also offers a CURT Manufacturing hitch that is compatible with the factory-installed hitch platform. The fifth-wheel packages from CURT Manufacturing are currently available for purchase through Chevrolet dealers at $939 for the 20,000 lbs. hitch and $999 for the 25,000 lbs. hitch (both not including tax, labor and installation.)


Silverado HD towing technologies

With the new Silverado trailering camera system and factory-installed fifth-wheel prep package, Chevy Truck offers a comprehensive suite of technologies and features to provide the most confident towing experience in the industry.  Other advanced towing technologies on Silverado HD trucks include:

  • Standard StabiliTrak with Trailer Sway Control on all models
  • Integrated cruise control, auto grade braking and diesel exhaust braking, for greater driving control and reduced brake wear on grades
  • Available Digital Steering Assist, which enables easier handling and maneuverability, greater steering response, greater road-holding capability and greater stability control assistance.



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1st 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Sold

1st 2017 Chevrolet Corvette given to charity.

Chevrolet has donated the first retail production, VIN #001 – of the all-new 1st 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Collector’s Edition
– in support of Karmanos Cancer Institute’s 34th Annual Dinner which will be held Saturday, April 16, at Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac, Mich. In addition, the GM Foundation has once again made a significant grant of $400,000 to also fund cancer research at Karmanos.

1st 2017 Chevrolet Corvette is SOLD.
1st 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Vin 001 is SOLD.

Auctioned on April 8th, the bidding on the car was fairly steady with one break in the bidding to ramp up additional support. The 1st 2017 Chevrolet Corvette reached a high bid of $170,000 when the hammer dropped. Winning the car the automotive dealer David Flynn, who bought the first retail Cadillac ATS in last year’s Palm Beach auction which also benefited the Karmanos Cancer Institute.

The Karmanos Cancer Institute is a unique, integrated center of research, patient care and education, dedicated to the prevention, early detection, treatment and eventual eradication of cancer. Based in Detroit, Mich., Karmanos is at the forefront of developing new cancer treatments that will benefit cancer patients around the globe.

Grand Sport, the latest member of the Corvette lineup, combines signature Corvette DNA with ingenious engineering to create a stunning, track-ready aerodynamic sports car. The Grand Sport Collector Edition is a limited production edition and features a Watkins Glen Gray Metallic exterior with Tension Blue hash-mark graphics, satin black full-length stripes, black wheels and an exclusive Tension Blue full leather and suede-wrapped interior. The Tension Blue color is a bold, modern take on the hue historically associated with the Grand Sport. Inside, a three-dimensional representation of an original Grand Sport race car is embossed in the headrests and that shape is also used on an instrument panel plaque that carries a unique build sequence number.

The 2017 Grand Sport features a 6.2L LT1 V8 engine, capable of 460 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. The compact design lowers the hood line, providing optimal weight balance. A dry-sump oil system delivers oil flow through the most extreme cornering, helping Grand Sport deliver a consistently high level of performance. The coupe and convertible go on sale this summer in the U.S. and in the fall in Europe. The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Collector’s Edition will be offered later in the model year in the U.S. and Europe.

Would you like a 2017 Chevrolet Corvette of your own?  Call our customer care team at 630-898-9630 or visit us online and we’ll turn your dream of owning a Corvette into a wonderful reality.

About the GM Foundation
Since its inception in 1976, the GM Foundation has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to American charities, educational organizations and to disaster relief efforts worldwide. The GM Foundation focuses on supporting Education, Health and Human Services, the Environment and Community Development initiatives, mainly in the communities where GM operates. Funding of the GM Foundation comes solely from GM. The last contribution to the GM Foundation was made in 2001. For more information, visit

About the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Located in midtown Detroit, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, is one of 45 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Karmanos is among the nation’s best cancer centers. Through the commitment of 1,000 staff, including nearly 300 physicians and researchers on faculty at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and supported by thousands of volunteer and financial donors, Karmanos strives to prevent, detect and eradicate all forms of cancer. Its long-term partnership with the WSU School of Medicine enhances the collaboration of critical research and academics related to cancer care. Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., is the Institute’s president and chief executive officer.

Save up to 25% off MSRP & Chevy April incentives

Receive 15% off MSRP up to 25% off MSRP of any new 2015 Chevrolet model on our lot (or one that we’ve located for you) now through April 18th.

In addition to up to 15% off MSRP from General Motors,  you will receive a generous discount from Ron Westphal Chevrolet on any new 2015 Chevrolet model.  That means you could save up to 25% off MSRP!^

Don’t delay…these vehicles are selling quickly and we hope to be completely sold out of new 2015 models prior to the 18th of this month!

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New 2015 Malibu More Than 15% off MSRP
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Find your Bonus Tag.  Ron Westphal Chevy is offering Bonus Tags again this April!  As a spring bonus his time each Bonus Tag is worth more cash back than previous months.  Additional Tag discounts range from $1,500 up to $2,500 per vehicle.  And of course, that is in addition to Ron Westphal Chevrolet’s generous discount.

Ron Westphal Chevrolet is Home of the $500 Test Drive!  Remember-you could win $500 just by taking a test drive!  See dealer for details, no purchase necessary.

We also have several very attractive lease specials going on this month.  We are advertising a new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited for only $99 per month with only $2,295 cash or trade down.  Or, invest ZERO down and pay only $179 per month.*   Ron Westphal Chevrolet also has leasing specials on new Silverados, Malibu, Impala, Equinox, Traverse and others.

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*Stock # N16109, MSRP 20,180,  24 month lease.  10,000 miles per year.  Well qualified lessees.  See dealer for details.  Leasing incentives may vary.  15% off MSRP is not compatible with most other offers.  Plus tax, license and doc fees.  Must take delivery by 4.18.16.

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Commercial Link = Easier Vehicle Management

Commercial Link

General Motors has launched a new platform called Commercial Link that is specifically designed for small businesses to access key vehicle information such as location, fuel level, miles driven and maintenance needs at any time. The new vehicle management service known as Gm Commercial Link uses data provided by the embedded OnStar hardware and aims to provide small business owners with a detailed, near real-time view of their vehicle operations to more efficiently manage their fleet. Additionally, it saves owners the cost of adding aftermarket hardware to access their vehicle data.

Commercial Link and OnStar 4G LTEallows workers to utilize their vehicle as a mobile office
Commercial Link and OnStar 4G LTEallows workers to utilize their vehicle as a mobile office, allowing them to stay connected, email and more while parked at job sites.

Available on most 2015 model year and newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles, Commercial Link will give customers with an active OnStar account instant access to vehicle information through a website for $10 per vehicle per month. A Commercial Link mobile app will also be available this summer for both Android and Apple devices.

With Commercial Link, users can monitor the following:

View the current location or route of any registered vehicle and access its location history.

Monitor vehicle fuel consumption rates and view fuel efficiency reports to achieve cost savings.

Encourage safe driving behaviors and protect equipment by monitoring vehicle speeds and assigning speed email and text message alerts.

Receive service and maintenance notifications to stay on top of needs and reduce vehicle downtime.

View simple to read charts and graphs, including consolidated reporting for year-end analysis and business expense purposes.

“Our customers are always looking for ways to increase the productivity of their vehicles, while at the same time saving money to become a better business,” said

Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, General Motors Fleet. “Commercial Link is going to give them an up-to-date component they crave so that they are always in touch with their vehicles’ performance and location, no matter where they are.”

Commercial Link can be customized around the needs of each user, allowing for personalization of account dashboards and the ability to set up text or email alerts around sensitive items, such as if a driver is low on fuel or requires vehicle maintenance.

In addition to Commercial Link, most 2015 model year and newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles have recently been equipped with OnStar 4G LTE, which provides a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot for up to seven mobile devices to connect.

The Wi-Fi hotspot works both in and around the vehicle when the vehicle is on or in accessory mode. This allows drivers to utilize their vehicle as a mobile office, allowing them to send and receive emails while parked at job sites. Most GM vehicles come with a three month or three gigabyte data trial. After the trial ends, 12 gigabyte and 24 gigabyte plans, specifically designed for fleets, are both available for purchase. One gigabyte of data equates to approximately 10,000 emails or 70 hours of surfing the Web.

With more in-vehicle technologies and connected services appearing in the GM lineup, the company has hired a team of Fleet and Commercial Connected Vehicle Specialists to assist solely with this segment. This team, modeled after GM’s Connected Customer Specialists, is up-to-date on the latest connected vehicle technologies and is responsible for training dealership employees and directly answering customer questions.

With the launch of Commercial Link, General Motors continues to lead the industry in customer focused connected vehicle services.

For more information about Commercial Link and OnStar 4G LTE call Ron Westphal Chevrolet’s customer care team at 630-898-9630.  Search for your next commercial vehicle at

[1]Data usage varies by device. The above examples are based on averages and estimates only. The actual amount of data used for the described activity can vary.