Chevrolet October Incentives

GM isn’t playing around this October.  They are serious about moving some iron.

Chevrolet October incentives are big.  Really big.  Like saving over $8,600 on select new 2018 Equinox in stock.  That’s unprecedented!

Financing is low.  Super low.  Like 0% apr x 72 months low.  And, it’s available on our most popular models like 2017 Silverado.

Or, how about Chevy loyalty.  Get $3000 on a new Corvette or $1000 on Equinox or Camaro.

Chevrolet October Incentives
Chevrolet October Incentives are Incredible!

And, don’t forget all our leasing specials for October.  Almost anyone can afford a brand new Chevrolet this Halloween season.

Call Ron Westphal Chevy’s Customer Care Team at 630-5908-1029 for details about all our Chevrolet October incentives.

Used 2011 Cadillac CTS for sale at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

Used 2011 Cadillac CTS for sale at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

This awesome Cadillac is available for immediate delivery at Ron Westphal Chevy in Aurora, IL.  Call our customer care team now at 630-898-9630 to arrange a V.I.P. test drive.  Or, visit us online at www.WestphalChevy.com.  

We are proud to stock a wide selection of vehicles ranging from convertibles to full-size 4-wheel drive models.  We carry Chevrolet models of course but also a large variety of non-GM vehicles such as Nissan, Toyota, VW, Kia, Hyundai, Lexus, BMW and many more.

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox Video Review

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Video Review.

If I had a dollar for every time I was asked, “What’s your favorite car?” I could buy that car. Even if it were an exotic.

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Truth be told, the vehicles that get my professional admiration are the everyday ones, the dependable workhorses that shuttle our children hither and yon, the cars that become part of the family. It’s easy to love performance machines or luxury vehicles with fur-lined glove boxes (not a thing, but you get the gist). But the car geek in me admires budget-restrained engineering teams who create affordable cars that are truly desirable. That’s a black art.

The all-new third generation Chevrolet Equinox crossover is more proof that under Mary Barra, General Motors has found its footing. The Equinox takes care of five people, does the chores, doesn’t drink to excess and looks good.

In the brutal automotive business, the compact crossover market is the most fiercely competitive. It includes not only the Equinox but also the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, Kia Sportage, Volkswagen Tiguan and Hyundai Tucson. The Equinox is critical to General Motors. Chevrolet moved 242,195 of them in the United States in 2016, which was second in volume only to the Silverado pickup truck. The 2018 model will probably sell quicker because it’s a far better vehicle.

Here’s why. The Equinox is more than four inches shorter now but retains the same interior space. The 400 pounds it has shed may exceed the weight of the young family who drives it. Let’s buy a round for the engineers.

The Equinox’s breezy design language, which also graces the Cruze, Malibu and Volt, could be used by Lexus in a parallel universe. One reason the second generation overstayed its welcome is that the original design for the third generation was so unloved in consumer clinics that it was scrapped. Good to know the Chevrolet team understands that ugly is forever once it’s on the road.

Friends and neighbors fawned over the Premier model’s cabin with stitched elements on the instrument panel. Owners will be staring at it for years in bad traffic, so glad it’s handsome. Budget plastics are placed below the center console where they’re seldom seen or touched. (It’s how wise product planners cut costs.) The center console is roomy enough to fit a single-lens reflex camera. G.M.’s touch-screen user interface, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, is simple to use.

A base price of $24,525 will give pause to price-sensitive internet shoppers. Climbing to $33,975, my top trim Premier tester lacked available all-wheel drive and a panoramic sunroof. And adaptive cruise control is not even listed as an option. To be fair, the price includes vented front seats, a heated steering wheel and a surround-view camera system that some competitors

don’t offer. Generous pricing margins may allow Chevy dealers plenty of negotiation room. Get in there and haggle hard.

Considering the comfort and refinement, the effort may be worth it. The Equinox shines by delivering a polished and quiet dynamic verging on luxury brand levels. If the roads to soccer or Little League practice are rough, this suspension smooths the bumps. It’s respectable in the curves, too, without challenging the Mazda CX-5’s cornering chops.

Chevy’s supportive seats impressed my backside (though that’s a personal thing). A bonus: Set off the lane-keeping assist system and the driver’s cushion vibrates discreetly, with no tattletale chimes. It’s a marriage-saving feature first found in Cadillacs.

The standard engine is a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder providing 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. That’s hooked up to a 6-speed transmission that aggressively holds low ratios for fuel efficiency. This standard power plant is smooth with acceleration in the middle of the pack. The CR-V is a little quicker and efficient. The Environmental Protection Agency rated the average fuel economy of a front-drive Equinox at 28 miles per gallon versus the Honda’s at 30. A comparable RAV4 scores 25.

Any performance and efficiency deficiencies can be rectified in spades with two engine options. There’s a 2-liter turbo gasoline engine with 252 horsepower and a nine-speed transmission for Speed Racer. Scrooge McDuck may be interested in the four-cylinder turbo diesel paired to a six-speed that’s expected to return 40 miles per gallon.

The Equinox’s automatic engine start-stop system is smooth enough to forget about in many situations. Good thing because it can’t be turned off. Unlike the automatic all-wheel drive systems used by others, the Equinox requires drivers to enable it manually. (There’s a prompt to push the button when conditions warrant.)

Automatic emergency braking is standard on the RAV4, the 2018 Nissan Rogue and most CR-Vs. That safety tech is part of a $1,900 package on the Equinox and only available on the top Premier model.

The back seat no longer slides fore and aft (eliminated because some second-generation owners never knew it did). The space is generous with a raised seat cushion offering significant thigh support for adults and superior visibility for children. The back also sports two USB ports, a 12-volt socket and a 115-volt three-prong outlet, so there’s nothing that can’t be charged.

The days of Japan Inc. clearly outgunning Detroit & Co. on every level are gone. While my left brain admires the overachieving Honda CR-V, my right brain gives the nod to the comfortable, refined and stylish Equinox. Both engineering teams performed the black magic needed to make a mainstream car appealing. I won’t be around to nag you to test drive. So experience at least three vehicles before writing that big check. A tip? The Equinox is worth a look.

Thanks for reading/watching the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Video Review.  This is Tom Voelk’s last Driven column for The Times. His reviews will continue to appear on the YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/DrivenCarReviews.

Chevrolet muscle car event set for Bowling Green

Chevrolet muscle car event set for Bowling GreenChevrolet muscle car event set for Bowling Green

Registration and spectator tickets are now available for America’s definitive showcase of customized cars as part of the 2017 Chevrolet Performance CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals, Presented by Holley/MSD, July 21-23 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky.

This will be the annual event will be held in Bowling Green.

“This move to Bowling Green allows for true brand integration with all the Chevy presence in town,” said Craig Shantz, Manager, Chevrolet Performance Shows/Events and Specialty Vehicle Builds. “It’s a great venue for the future of CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals.”

Chevrolet Performance CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals showcases more than 2,500 performance cars and attracts upward of 25,000 enthusiasts from across the country over the course of three days. The 2017 Chevrolet Performance CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals will include, among other highlights:

  • faster open autocross
  • drift showcase
  • chances to test torque and horsepower against the best in the Dyno Challenge
  • Undiscovered Builders’ Invitational
  • Pro Builders’ Shootout
  • Midnight drags
  • drag racing challenges
  • burnout competition
  • professionally judged and awarded Show-‘N’-Shine Competition
  • The Performance Marketplace
  • Kids Zone
  • giveaways and activities on the main stage
  • chance to meet CAR CRAFT editors and photographers on site.

Hours and Ticket Information
Event hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 9 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, July 22, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 23.

For the chance to appreciate (and show off) the spirit of American cars, participants may register their vehicles to be a part of Chevrolet Performance CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals. Registration includes entry for one vehicle, driver and copilot, and one goodie bag. Pre-registration (available until July 18, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CST) is $60 ($75 after July 18, 2017). Participants also will be able to register on-site during the event. For more information and to register, visit carcraft.com/events.

Spectator tickets are on sale now and available at carcraft.com/events. Pricing is as follows (if attending on Saturday includes Midnight Drags):

  • One-day ticket admission – $13 in advance, $15 at the gate (valid any one day)
  • Three-day ticket admission – $30 in advance, $35 at the gate

“The Car Craft Summer Nationals is a historic event with a life of its own and we’re excited to see it come to our home town,” said Bill Tichenor, director of Marketing, Holley/MSD. “Car Craft followers use products from our company as much as any car guys on the planet, so it makes perfect sense to sponsor this renowned event.”

For the latest information, visit carcraft.com/events, Facebook at FB.com/Car Craft Magazine, email carcraftsummernats@carcraft.com, or call 310-363-4231.

For hotel bookings please go to travelplanners.net, or call 410-349-3000.

For additional information about Chevrolet muscle car event set for Bowling Green, read more at the Source: GM enthusiasts: Chevrolet muscle car event set for Bowling Green – Franklin Home Page

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2018 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid carries over with few changes (updated)

Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybridWant a 2018 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid?  Check out our inventory online at www.WestphalChevy.com. or visit us in person!

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Source: 2018 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid carries over with few changes (updated)

Is GM’s Bowling Green Plant Retooling for a New Chevrolet Corvette? – Motor Trend

Something’s fishy in Kentucky. According to Bowling Green Daily News, the Chevrolet Corvette production facility is suspending tours for a year and a half.

If you would like to tour our Corvettes, or any of our Chevy’s for that matter…feel free.  Our gates never close and we are open weekdays from 7 am to 9 pm and 8 – 6 on Saturdays.

If you prefer an online tour, visit us online anytime.

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Source: Is GM’s Bowling Green Plant Retooling for a New Chevrolet Corvette? – Motor Trend

Foyt says Chevrolet unfamiliarity is still hurting team pace

Larry Foyt learns more about Chevrolet

Larry Foyt says the team is still struggling to find the optimum setups for the Chevrolet aerokit following its late switch from Honda during the offseason.

Looking for your own race-car?  We’ve got Corvettes, Camaros and more in stock and ready for immediate delivery.  Visit our Chevy dealership in Aurora, IL or call us now at 630-898-9630.

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Source: Foyt says Chevrolet unfamiliarity is still hurting team pace

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Rolls Out to Customers – Motor Trend

The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is headed to early order customers this month and is now on sale nationwide.

Looking for a ZR2 for yourself?  Give us a call at 630-898-9630 or drop by our showroom weekdays from 9-9 or on Saturdays from 9-6.  Or, visit us online at www.WestphalChevy.com

Source: 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Rolls Out to Customers – Motor Trend

GM Recalls – Do you need one?

Don't know if your Chevy needs a recall?
Not sure if your Chevrolet needs a recall?

GM Recalls.  Not sure if your vehicle needs a recall? No problem. Just give our service department a call at 630-898-9630 and provide us with your VIN number. Or, if you have visited our service department in the past or purchased a vehicle from us, we will have your VIN number on file. We’ll be happy to investigate your vehicle to make sure it is up to date.

Online GM Recalls

You can also check for GM recalls online at https://my.chevrolet.com/recalls. GM provides information on this website for recalls announced on or after August 20, 1999. This information is available for vehicles in which repairs have not been completed.

Many recalls can be completed while you wait, but if you need to get back on the road immediately let us know.  We offer free current model year loaner vehicles to insured motorists 25 years or older.*

Would you like to upgrade your ride?  Visit our website or call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 to schedule a no-obligation demonstration drive.

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