Texas edition bucks lottery tickets feature Chevy Silverado

Texas edition bucks lottery tickets feature Chevy Silverado

Texas Lottery has launched a new $5 Texas Edition Bucks & Trucks scratch ticket featuring the popular Chevrolet Silverado brand. The ticket includes a promotional second-chance drawing that will see four lucky players drive home a Chevrolet Silverado truck. Pollard Banknote worked closely with the Texas Lottery and the licensor to develop the scratch ticket and merchandise package specifically designed for the Texas market.

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The Texas Edition Bucks & Trucks ticket features the ‘Texas Edition’ logo and an eye-catching red truck front and center.

The Texas Edition Bucks & Trucks ticket features the ‘Texas Edition’ logo and an eye-catching red truck front and center.

“We are always looking for ways to provide players with new and exciting games and Texas Edition Bucks & Trucks, which leverages the popularity of the Chevrolet Silverado, delivers on all aspects,” says Gary Grief, executive director, Texas Lottery. “Given the excitement that we have previously seen when debuting scratch tickets featuring engaging promotional second-chance drawings, we think Texas players are going to be thrilled with this new game.”

“We are delighted that the Texas Lottery chose to leverage the appeal of the Chevrolet Silverado brand to produce a Texas-specific scratch ticket and engaging second-chance promotion that will appeal greatly to Texas players,” says Brad Thompson, vice president, sales and marketing, Pollard Banknote. “We are excited to continue working with the Texas Lottery and help strengthen its scratch ticket portfolio with innovative lottery products and programs.”

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Walter the Cat

Walter the Cat

Chevrolet probably didn’t predict that an adventurous Walter the Cat would somehow overshadow its trucks and SUVs, but it knows a feline star when it sees one. Now Walter the cat is back, making a second appearance alongside the 2022 Chevy Silverado to prove that winter weather needn’t be a problem whether you’ve got all-wheel drive or just four paws.

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Walter the Cat leads the pack!
Walter the Cat leads the pack!

The commercial – dubbed “Walter in Winter” – aired for the first time in the US over the weekend, and sees Walter braving the snow this time around. As well as going camping, Walter helps rescue a hapless skier from the snow and settles down in an impromptu campsite – powered, of course, from the Silverado itself.

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It’s all in the name of pitching the 2022 Silverado’s Trail Boss trim. That takes the standard truck and gives it a two-inch lift over the regular ride height, for increased clearance off-road. It also gets Goodyear Duratrac tires for better traction, plus a two-speed transfer case and the Z71 off-road package. It’s part of a push by automakers to bake in some of the features we’ve seen popularized in third-party modifications, only this time direct from the factory.

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Walter the Cate outside in the snowFor Walter fans, it’s another opportunity to see a cat act like a dog. Truck fans, though, may be more intrigued by Chevrolet’s decision to go with a four-cylinder gas engine as standard on the Silverado LT Trail Boss and Silverado Custom Trail Boss. While a V8 is available in the engine line-up, Chevy opted for its punchy turbo-four instead for this off-road-focused pickup.

While it may be smaller than you might expect, the high-output engine is actually good for 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. If you really want more cylinders, Chevrolet will offer both the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter versions of its V8 as upgrades on both Trail Boss trims. The Duramax 3.0-liter turbo-diesel – known for its plentiful torque and better economy – is also an option.

It’s Walter’s second outing as a Chevy spokescat, having made his debut back in the Summer of 2021. Then, the automaker showed the go-getter feline getting to grips with the 2021 Silverado, as part of its Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games advertising.

The Walter the Cat spot was an instant hit, and has since racked up more than 2.1 million views on YouTube. While the Silverado showed off its Multi-Flex Tailgate – something which has been carried over to the 2022 model year pickup – Walter was more interested in braving the great outdoors. That meant road-trips in the truck, going fishing and swimming, and chasing other kitties up trees, just like a dog might.

Although they may not be the sort of activities you’d associate with cats, the pet in the commercial wasn’t actually the result of CGI, at least for the most part. For the original advert Chevy’s agency, Commonwealth/McCann, used nine identical tabby cats to play the role of Walter, creative lead Gary Pascoe told Muse by Clio. Each furry actor had its own talents to bring to the set, a huge 100,000 acre ranch in Utah.

“Each Walter the cat had a specific unique ability: jumping into a truck, busting through a door, coming out of water,” Pascoe said. “The real cats performed so well, we ended up using very little CGI.”

Walter made a very small reappearance in Chevrolet’s teaser for the Silverado ZR2 in September 2021, though you’d have been forgiven for missing the brief tail sighting while Chris Pratt extolled the virtues of the truck.

For Chevy, the 2022 Silverado is a particularly big deal. Truck sales continue to grow in the US, and it’s an ongoing battle to try to snipe Ford’s best-selling F-150 from the top spot – particularly as the supply chain shortage adds unexpected hurdles to automakers’ production plans. Meanwhile, come 2023, Chevrolet will launch its 2024 Silverado EV, the first all-electric version of the pickup.

It will use the GM Ultium platform for EVs, have around 400 miles of range – model depending – and offer enhanced convenience features like the ability to open up the bed into the cabin for hauling longer items. While the 2022 Silverado Trail Boss will be offered with a bed outlet, useful for powering campsites whether or not you have your cat with you, the 2024 Silverado EV will be sold with a PowerBase charging system, capable of supplying up to 10.2 kW across as many as 10 outlets.

Commercials for the Silverado EV haven’t begun appearing yet, and indeed Chevrolet is only currently taking reservations for the electric truck. Sales are expected to kick off next year, while the new gas-powered Silverado Trail Boss will arrive in dealerships later in 2022. Chevrolet will provide the Multi-Flex Tailgate; you’ll have to supply the adventurous pet.

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Next-generation Chevrolet could have airless tires

(CNN)Michelin has been working with General Motors to develop airless tires that will be sold on a next-generation Chevrolet Bolt electric car, expected to go on sale in the next few years, a Michelin executive said. It could mark the decline of over 130 years of tire tradition but also the end of one of the most annoying aspects of car ownership: keeping air in the tires.

“We want to bring the next generation of the Chevrolet Bolt with airless tires,” Alexis Garcin, president of Michelin North America said in an interview with CNN Business, “and it’s going to happen now in the next three to five years.”
GM has not confirmed that it is working on a new car to be called the Chevrolet Bolt, the same name as the automaker’s current EV, but GM has said it is working on a wide variety of electric vehicles including affordable ones similar to the Bolt in price. Michelin and GM have tested the airless tire on current-generation Bolt cars, though, something the companies have been open about.
It’s ironic that the first airless tire for passenger cars might come from the French tire maker whose famous mascot — Bibendum, more popularly known as the Michelin Man — is made from air-filled tires. The company made its name in the late 1800s with advancements to pneumatic (air-filled) tires for bicycles and was among the first to produce and market them for use on automobiles. In 1899, the first car to set a world speed record using pneumatic tires, a rocket-shaped electric car that went 66 miles an hour, did it on Michelins. The company has gone on to produce pneumatic tires used in other speed record attempts by companies like Bugatti.
The disadvantages of filling tires with pressurized air are obvious. Air is a gas that can leak, and tires are vulnerable to punctures. Tire makers have spent over a century coming up with ways to minimize punctures and keep air inside these circular rubber tubes, but it still happens with some regularity.
Michelin’s airless tire design relies on flexible ribs to provide a sort of spring action, roughly the same way air does in a pneumatic tire. If the tread gets punctured, it makes little difference since the tire doesn’t hold in air. In fact, the sides of the airless tire are completely open.
Of course, there are reasons airless tires haven’t been used on passenger cars in over a century. Air does have its advantages. For one thing, pressurized air allows tires to be customized for specific uses. For instance, a driver taking a four-wheel-drive truck off-road might reduce the air pressure in the tires, which allows the tire to flatten out a bit creating a larger footprint area on loose sand or dirt. The tires can then be re-inflated when the truck goes back to driving on asphalt.
Also, car companies have been engineering cars and their suspension systems for a century with the idea that the vehicles would be riding on air-inflated tires. Airless tires could perform differently, presenting a challenge for car engineers.
Michelin is trying to replicate as closely as possible the behavior of air-filled tires. Given the completely different structure of these tires compared to pneumatic ones it will be challenging to replicate that feel, said Ryan Pszczolkowski, who oversees tire testing at Consumer Reports. It’s especially challenging given that pneumatic tires come in a wide variety and feel and behave differently from one another.
“I mean, we’re literally reinventing the wheel here,” he said.
Michelin already sells an airless tire, called the X Tweel, for use on lawnmowers and similar off-road equipment like ATVs. One X Tweel for a lawnmower — it includes the tire and its integrated wheel, rather than the tire and wheel being separate — can cost over $600, according to the product website. But Michelin claims they last longer than pneumatic tires and offer a more comfortable ride because they aren’t as bouncy.
But passenger car drivers are going to be pickier than lawnmower drivers about things like ride, handling, and noise. Cars operate at much higher speeds and take corners much faster than off-road machinery. Michelin engineers have to replicate the feel and performance of pneumatic tires under this more demanding daily use.
For these reasons, the passenger car version Michelin is developing, called the Uptis, has a different construction even though it looks almost the same as the X Tweel. The central ribs that hold it up are made from rubber reinforced with resin-injected fiberglass while the X Tweel’s ribs are made with polyurethane, for instance.
Garcin also envisions the tire incorporating other technological advancements. It will be completely recyclable and renewable — it will easy to retread and reuse — and it will have real-time connectivity so drivers will be able to easily monitor tread wear.
Of course, any consumer acceptance of an airless tire will also depend on the cost. But its introduction on the next generation of Bolt, a car that starts just shy of $32,000, appears to indicate that airless tires won’t be limited to the upper end of the market
Beyond this first electric car, the sheer variety of tire sizes and types already on the market will create its own challenges, said Pszczolkowski, as Michelin works to create airless tires for more vehicles.
“It seems like every time a new vehicle comes out a new tire size is invented,” he said. “It’s really maddening.”
In the end, said Pszczolkowski, the success of airless tires really depends on how much trouble and expense consumers are willing to go to to avoid a flat tire.

Chevrolet Trailblazer in stock at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

Chevrolet Trailblazer in stock at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

See available incentives for New 2022 Chevy Trailblazer!  In addition, Chevy Trailblazer is also offering 0% apr financing for up to 48 months (usually GM only offers 0% for a 36 month term) or 0.9% for up to 60 months or 1.9% for up to 72 months.

Chevrolet Trailblazer in stock at Ron Westphal Chevrolet
Chevrolet Trailblazer in stock at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

The Chevrolet Trailblazer is one of the fastest-selling vehicles in America.   We have new Trailblazers in stock most days and always have in-transit Trailblazers you can choose from.

Or, why not order exactly what you want?  We can lock in most incentives and order a vehicle that is the perfect color with all the right options.  By ordering you don’t pay for anything you don’t want.  And, you get your favorite color too!

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Ron Westphal Chevrolet stock more Silverados than the other guys!  And, we have discounted select new Silverados by $2000!  And, that’s in addition to factory incentives.

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March incentives are fantastic!  Up to $1000 in GM Accessories or you can select Customer Cash Back.  And, most models are offering financing as low as 0% for up to 4 years, 0.9% for 5 years or 1.9% for 6 years.

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What’s new for 2023 Chevy Blazer

2023 Chevy Blazer

General Motors has pulled the veil off the refreshed 2023 Chevy Blazer, which arrives with revised front and rear fascias, different LED headlights and taillights and a new infotainment display.

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The most apparent changes applied to the 2023 Chevy Blazer have happened outside, where the mid-size crossover has received a restyled front bumper with different LED headlights and daytime running lights and a revised grille design. Customers will also be able to choose from new 18-inch, 20-inch and 21-inch wheel designs and five new exterior colors, including Fountain Blue, Sterling Gray Metallic, Copper Bronze Metallic and Radiant Red Tintcoat.

Inside, the 2023 Chevy Blazer features an all-new 10-inch diagonal infotainment screen, which is standard across all trim levels. A new wireless charging pad is also now available as an option across all trim levels and will come standard on the well-equipped RS and Premier. A new Nightshift Blue interior is now offered on RS trim levels, as well, which we imagine will appear similar to the Nightshift Blue interior offered on the refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500.

Chevy has also made some minor changes with regard to the Blazer’s active safety tech. From the 2023 model year, Adaptive Cruise Control availability will be expanded to the 2LT and 3LT trim levels. The Chevy Safety Assist package is also now standard, which brings popular safety tech such as Automatic Emergency BrakingFollowing Distance IndicatorForward Collision AlertFront Pedestrian BrakingLane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and IntelliBeam automatic high beams.

GM’s turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine is standard in the 2023 Blazer 2LT, 3LT and Premier, producing 228 horsepower and 247 pound-feet of torque. The naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, meanwhile, is standard in the RS trim level only and available as an option in the 3LT and Premier. The LGX V6 is rated at 308 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Both of these engines come paired with the GM nine-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel-drive standard and all-wheel-drive available for a price premium.

Production of the 2023 Chevy Blazer will continue to take place at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico. Pricing for the refreshed 2023 Chevy Blazer is expected to be similar to that of the 2022 model year, starting just shy of $30,000. As GM Authority reported previously, the entry-level Blazer L and LT trims will no longer be offered from the 2023MY onward.

Look for the 2023 Chevy Blazer to begin arriving at dealers in the U.S. later this year.

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Car Bravo not to be confused with Johnny Bravo

  • GM announced today that it will start a used-vehicle selling website that it’s calling CarBravo, which will leverage its dealer network and the approximately half-million used vehicles they have in stock.
  • Customers will be able to shop online or at a GM dealership, and either way they can shop for vehicles in stock at dealers across the United States.
  • GM will use Black Book to arrive at dollar figures and will give “guaranteed online offers” to buy customers’ vehicles even if they don’t buy another one using the website.
  • Any questions, please call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 for details.  
Car Bravo not to be confused with Johnny Bravo
Car Bravo not to be confused with Johnny Bravo.  LOL!

UPDATE 1/12/2022: A General Motors spokesperson contacted by Car and Driver confirmed that GM’s policy about leased-vehicle returns “remains in place” for 2022. That policy, which started last summer, states that people at the end of their lease terms with a GM vehicle are not allowed to sell it to a company or buyer outside the GM network but must return it to a GM dealer.

Car Bravo not to be confused with Johnny Bravo
Car Bravo not to be confused with Johnny Bravo.  LOL!

It was probably inevitable: General Motors is responding to the huge uptick in used-vehicle prices and the growing popularity of websites that buy and sell used cars, and it’s starting its own site. GM’s CarBravo website is set to begin doing business this spring, and dealers are being enrolled now, the automaker announced today.

The strength of a GM sales website is in the company’s enormous network of some 4200 dealers. As Automotive News pointed out today, those dealers have 400,000 used vehicles in inventory each year, and GM Financial has another half a million. Carvana, which saw 74 percent growth year over year as of late 2021, said in a report that it sold 111,949 used vehicles to customers in the third quarter.

Not Johnny Bravo - Car Bravo
Not Johnny Bravo – Car Bravo

GM said it will offer CarBravo buyers “standard warranty coverage” and trial subscriptions to OnStar and SiriusXM for some vehicles, without giving details. Of course, the company points out that the buyers are welcome to use GM’s Financial unit and its network of service and maintenance facilities through its dealerships.

It’s interesting to consider that in July 2021, citing the global chip shortage and the desire to support its dealers, GM made it the rule that lease holders could no longer sell their vehicles outside the GM dealership network at the end of the term, which should help to bolster the available inventory on CarBravo. We have reached out to GM to determine whether that policy will continue in the future.

Some dealers will offer at-home test drives and home delivery. Customers will be able to buy completely online, completely through a dealership, or a combination of the two. GM also says it will buy customers’ vehicles, relying on Black Book numbers, with “guaranteed” offers, even if they don’t purchase another vehicle from CarBravo. In that, it sounds similar to Carvana and other websites that buy and sell used cars.

New Vehicle Recalls: How to know if your vehicle is affected

If you want to know if a vehicle has any open recalls on it, finding out the answer is easy.  Just get the 17 digit VIN (vehicle identification number) and go to https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls.  The government-run website can provide the answers you seek.

Where is my VIN number?

Look on the lower left of your car’s windshield for your 17-character Vehicle Identification Number. Your VIN is also located on your car’s registration card, and it may be shown on your insurance card.

What this VIN search tool will show

What this VIN search tool will not show

  • A vehicle with a repaired safety recall. If your vehicle has no unrepaired recalls, you will see the message: “0 Unrepaired recalls associated with this VIN”
  • Manufacturer customer service or other nonsafety recall campaign
  • International vehicles
  • There may be a delay with very recently announced safety recalls for which not all VINs have been identified. VINs are added continuously so please check regularly.
  • Safety recalls that are more than 15 years old (except where a manufacturer offers more coverage)
  • Safety recalls conducted by small vehicle manufacturers, including some ultra-luxury brands and specialty applications

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