Car Vega car delivery in the 70’s

Car delivery in the 70’s from pics

Chevy Vega car delivery in the 70’s. Cars packed on trains like upside down sardines. Who knew?

The Chevy Vega was designed in conjunction with those rail cars. The supply chain folks at GM realized that they could make the car even less expensive if they could get more cars in a rail car.

So, the design of the Vega had to be compatible with shipping vertically. Rail cars had to be specially designed and manufactured for the Vega.

The vast majority of the non-Vega cars at this time were delivered by standard rail cars though.

If you are looking for a car to be delivered to you normally, on all 4 wheels, then drop by Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL.  We only delivery cars right-side up.  LOL!

Chevy Vegas rides the rails on it's nose.
Chevy Vegas rides the rails on it’s nose.

Chevy Special Edition SUVs

Chevy Special Edition SUVs

DETROIT – Chevrolet announced it is expanding its popular special edition models to include the Equinox and Traverse SUVs for 2017.

Equinox sales are up 8 percent and Traverse had its best month ever, with retail sales up 24 percent in the month of July as compact and midsize SUVs continue to be hot segments. Chevrolet retail crossover sales were up 20 percent in July for the best July ever.

The News
The Equinox Midnight and Sport Editions and Traverse Graphite Edition join the Trax Midnight Edition and a growing portfolio of Chevrolet special edition vehicles.


They have proven popular with customers, with special edition Chevy trucks selling up to three times faster than the average truck and to younger, more affluent buyers.

Product Details
The 2017 Equinox Midnight Edition is offered in Mosaic Black Metallic, while the Sport Edition is offered in Summit White. Both are offered on the LT model and require the available Convenience Package. Content for both includes:

  • Black grille and Chevrolet bowties
  • Black 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Jet-black perforated leather-appointed seats, giving customers the opportunity to have leather on an LT model
  • Memory settings for the driver’s seat and exterior mirrors
  • Black mirror caps and roof rack crossbars
Chevy Special Edition SUVs
Chevy Special Edition SUVs – Equinox for 2017 available at Ron Westphal Chevy in Aurora, IL.

The 2017 Traverse Graphite Edition is available exclusively on the 2LT model and its features include:

  • Mosaic Black Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat exterior colors
  • 20-inch Dark Charcoal wheels
  • Dual exhaust
  • Black Chevrolet bowties
  • Integrated Assist Step
  • Quotable
    “Special Editions resonate with buyers, offering a unique package with unique looks,” said Betsy Flegg, senior manager, Chevrolet SUVs. “We’ve already seen a strong interest with the Trax Midnight Edition when we announced production last December. We anticipate customers will strongly like the looks of the new Equinox Midnight and Sport Editions and Traverse Graphite Edition.”“Special Editions give consumers an opportunity to buy something outside of the mainstream trim designation,” said Karl Brauer, senior director, automotive industry insights, Kelly Blue Book. “This lets them spend a little more for a unique model, one that often provides a higher resale value when it’s time to sell or trade the vehicle for their next purchase.”

    On Sale
    Currently on sale at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

    About the Equinox
    The 2017 model features styling with premium accents, wheel designs and available safety features, as well as a large available color touchscreen radio and a standard rear-vision camera for entry-level models.

  • About the Traverse
    The perfect crossover SUV for those looking for a roomy interior, available advanced safety features and a comfortable ride, the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse has added available connectivity to its long list of attributes. Traverse provides class-leading interior space and flexible seating for up to eight adults. It also boasts more cargo-carrying capacity than any other vehicle in its segment.
  • Chevy Special Edition SUVs
  • 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

Restyled Chevrolet Trax Priced From $21,895

Restyled Chevrolet Trax Priced From $21,895

Redesigned for 2017 and priced from $21,895, the Chevrolet Trax packages premium features at an exceptional price. The 2017 Trax boasts a new athletic, contemporary design inside and out with remarkable cargo versatility, while offering a host of new available safety features and a new infotainment system — with available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The Trax reinforces Chevrolet’s commitment to offering the latest technology at an entry level in the fastest-growing segment in the industry.

Redesigned for 2017 and priced from $21,895, the Chevrolet Trax packages premium features at an exceptional price. The 2017 Trax boasts a new athletic, contemporary design inside and out with remarkable cargo versatility, while offering a host of new available safety features and a new infotainment system — with available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The Trax reinforces Chevrolet’s commitment to offering the latest technology at an entry level in the fastest-growing segment in the industry.

The Trax lineup in North America is offered in LS, LT and Premier trims.

Restyled Chevrolet Trax
Restyled Chevrolet Trax. Order yours today at Ron Westphal Chevrolet.

Starting at $21,895 MSRP, including $895 destination fee

(Excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees)

Trim Drivetrain Price
LS FWD $21,895
LT FWD $23,795
Premier FWD $26,995
LS AWD $23,395
LT AWD $25,295
Premier AWD $28,495

Fall 2016  Available for Order NOW.  Call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 to place your 2017 Trax order.  Visit us online!

“The 2017 Chevy Trax offers advanced technology, premium features and comprehensive safety in a small SUV package,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “The Trax is positioned to deliver exactly what our customers want: the latest technologies in the fastest-growing segment in the industry.”

NEW FOR 2017

  • All-new front-end appearance with Chevrolet’s new proportioned dual port grille
  • Premier replaces LTZ model
  • Sleek halogen headlamps on LT and Premier (halogen reflector projector headlamps on LS)
  • Refreshed rear fascia and sculpted taillamps
  • LED signature lighting on LT and Premier models
  • Premium interior centered around the new instrument panel featuring a new gauge display with analog speedometer and tachometer readouts and digital displays from a standard driver information center
  • Dual cockpit design with chrome accents
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility with new Chevrolet MyLink 7-inch-diagonal color touch radio
  • Keyless open and start
  • New-design 18-inch aluminum wheels on Premier models


  • Nearly 60 percent of Trax customers are female — the highest percentage in Chevrolet’s entire lineup

2016 Colorado Trail Boss Bonus Tag Walk Around

2016 Colorado Trail Boss Bonus Tag Walk Around

good through July 31st, 2016.  See/drive this awesome truck in person at Ron Westphal Chevy.

  • Whether it’s on the town or off-road, Colorado offers new special editions to help you find even more adventure. Catch every wave with the Colorado Shoreline, make new trails with the Z71 Trail Boss, or take on the night with the new Z71 Midnight Edition or LT Midnight Edition. When it comes to customization, there’s a Colorado for everyone.

The 2016 Z71 Trail Boss builds on the fit and functionality of the 2015 version. Bold and trail-ready, the new Z71 Trail Boss features Black 17-inch wheels wrapped in aggressive Goodyear DuraTrac® tires and a new sport bar with LED lighting, meaning that your adventures don’t need to end at sundown.

Z71 Trail Boss Includes:

  • Sport bar with LED trail lighting
  • 17-inch Black painted wheels
  • Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac®265/65R17 all-terrain tires
  • Black 3-inch round rocker steps
  • Spray-on bedliner
  • Black Chevrolet bowtie emblems
  • Black fender flares
  • All-weather floor mats with Z71 logo
2016 Colorado Trail Boss Bonus Tag Walk Around

Supporting Our Soldiers | Summit Day | #ChevySalutes

Summit Day.  This is the story of one incredible group of active duty and veteran soldiers and their goal to climb Everest. Their mission is to raise awareness around the important issue of veteran mental health. Chevrolet is proud to support them as they continue to reach new heights.

Directed by Jason Reid
Cinematography by Dave Ohlson

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Michael Jordan’s 40th Anniversary Vette

Michael Jordan's 40th Anniversary Chevrolet Corvette
Michael Jordan arrives at the Chicago Bulls’ Berto training center in March 1995. After a stint with the Chicago White Sox, Jordan returned to his true passion in basketball. He went on to win three straight titles from 1996 to 1998.  Wanna be like Mike?  Stop by Ron Westphal Chevrolet’s showroom to test drive your own Chevy muscle coupe or give us a call at 630-898-9630.

Chevrolet Remains the Industry’s Fastest-Growing Full-Line Brand, with 11 Consecutive Months of Growth

  • Retail sales for GM and Chevrolet have increased year over year every month since April 2015
  • February retail sales up 13 percent for Chevrolet, estimated share up 1 percentage point
  • GM retail sales up 7 percent in February, estimated share up 0.4 percentage points
  • Cadillac retail sales up 4 percent in February
  • Buick total sales up 2 percent
  • GMC sets ATP record for February
  • Commercial deliveries up for 28th consecutive month

DETROIT – General Motors (NYSE: GM) continued to grow its retail sales and market share in February, a trend that began April 2015. Since then, retail deliveries have been up every month compared to a year ago, and retail market share has been up in 10 of 12 months. February retail deliveries totaled 179,958 units, up 7 percent. GM’s estimated retail share is up 0.4 percentage points.

The Chevrolet brand remained the industry’s fastest-growing full line brand in February, with retail deliveries climbing 13 percent compared to a year ago. Estimated retail share is up 1 percentage point on a year-over-year basis. In addition, Cadillac retail deliveries were up 4 percent.

“Our strategy is simple: grow profitable retail share while maintaining discipline with inventory levels and incentive spending, while reducing rental deliveries,” said Kurt McNeil, GM’s U.S. vice president of sales operations.

Due to a planned reduction in rental deliveries, GM’s total sales of 227,825 were down slightly year over year. GM reduced daily rental deliveries by about 16,500 units, or 39 percent in February. GM grew its Commercial business in February for the 28th consecutive month.

GM expects to operate with about a 70-days supply of vehicles throughout the year in most months, with some months higher or lower. February month-end inventories were at a 67-days supply. GM continues to grow retail market share with incentives below domestic companies and other key competitors.

As a result of lower rental deliveries, GM expects its fleet mix in 2016 to be about 20 percent of total sales, compared with a historical range of 22 to 24 percent. In 2015, GM reduced rental deliveries by about 50,000 units compared to 2014. In the first two months of 2016, rental deliveries are down about 30,000 units, compared to a year ago.

“The redesign of our full-size pickups and SUVs, and the smart bets we made to enter the small crossover and mid-size pickup segments with vehicles like the Chevrolet Trax and Colorado couldn’t have been timed better,” McNeil said. “The economy is growing, Millennials are becoming a major force in the market and we’re doing everything we can to meet retail demand, including increased production of mid-size pickups and investing in additional V8 engine capacity.”

Millennials (customers under age 34) now buy more new vehicles than any generation besides Baby Boomers, and they account for 20 percent of GM sales, up from 5 percent in 2010.

GM’s products plans are tailored to these generational shifts. Redesigned vehicles launching in 2016, including Chevrolet Cruze, Volt, Camaro, Malibu and Trax. At the same time, Buick is expanding its portfolio with the Cascada convertible and Envision crossover, GMC is launching an all-new Acadia crossover, and Cadillac is launching the all-new CT6 prestige sedan and XT5 crossover.

“We continue to be optimistic about the continued strength of the U.S. economy,” said Mustafa Mohatarem, GM’s chief economist. “Employment remains strong, interest rates remain at historically low levels and gas prices are stable, so we expect auto sales to remain strong for the foreseeable future.”

February Retail Sales and Business Highlights vs. 2015 (except as noted)


  • Chevrolet had its best February sales since 2007, with cars up 34 percent, crossovers up 5 percent and trucks up 3 percent.
  • Malibu was up 87 percent for the model’s best February since at least 1979.
  • Camaro, Cruze and Impala were up 39 percent, 27 percent and 14 percent, respectively. Volt was up 96 percent.
  • Suburban, Tahoe, Traverse and Trax were up 36 percent, 22 percent, 15 percent and 26 percent, respectively.
  • Suburban and Tahoe had their best February since 2008.


  • Yukon sales were up 12 percent.
  • GMC continues to earn the highest average transaction prices (ATPs) among its competitive set. February ATPs of $42,300 were a record for the month.
  • Denali trim penetration was the highest ever at 24 percent.


  • Encore and Enclave sales were up 26 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Encore achieved best ever February sales.
  • Buick’s total sales were up 2 percent.


  • Escalade and SRX sales were up 22 percent and 13 percent, respectively.

Average Transaction Prices/Incentives (J.D. Power PIN estimates)

  • ATPs, which reflect transaction prices after incentives, were approximately $34,200 in February, up about $680 from January and more than $3,600 above the industry average.
  • GM’s incentive spending as a percentage of ATP was 12.4 percent, which reflects lower year-over-year spending on trucks and higher spending on passenger cars being replaced with all-new designs. Industry average spending in February was 11.1 percent.

Fleet and Commercial

  • Commercial sales grew 7 percent year over year in February and for the calendar year to date, after growing 38 percent from 2013 to 2015.
  • Government sales were up 14 percent year over year in February, and 3 percent calendar year to date.