The Chevy Blazer is Back

As you can probably tell from the looks of this awesome suv, this ride doesn’t have much in common with the boxy, all-wheel-drive, body-on-frame Blazer of yore. The 2019 version rides on a unibody frame it’ll share with the GMC Acadia. Its shape looks, well, not like a serious off-road machine, but rather like just about every other crossover on the roads today, albeit with a slightly meaner, Camaro-inspired front.

Blame aerodynamics, but also consumer demand. We’re living in the crossover age, to the point that Ford is killing off most of its car lineup to sell more profitable trucks and SUVs. As Car and Driver points out, GM already had five crossover in the Chevy lineup—Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe, and Suburban—before it decided to reboot the Blazer, which now sits somewhere between the second and third entries on that list in size. With all those family haulers already in the group, you have to wonder why Chevy didn’t seize the opportunity to make a serious off-roader again.

The new Blazer will come with a standard 3.6-liter V6 and optional AWD. The 18-inch wheels come standard, but 20- and 21-inchers will be available. Expect to see it in early 2019.

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apr for up to 72 months PLUS Cash Back on select new 2018 Chevy models

We have over 93 different incentives going on this month so please don’t hesitate to contact us to figure out your maximum savings!

Here are just a couple of crazy-good specials to look at for:

Chevrolet is offering 0% apr for up to 72 months + $1,000 cash back on all new 2018 Trax  and 2018 Cruze models.  Or, select a new 2018 Malibu and receive 0% apr for up to 72 months and get $500 cash back.

apr for up to 72 Trax Ron Westphal Chevrolet

Receive OVER $13,500 off MSRP on select new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado models.  Or, choose 0% apr for up to 72 months AND $2,000 Cash Back.  OR, check out GM’s amazingly low 229/mo. for 24 month lease special on Chevrolet Silverado.

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Let us custom-tailor a lease just for YOU! *Based on MSRP of $43,480 4WD ALL STAR DOUBLE CAB for well qualified buyers. Includes conquest rebate. Plus tax, license and fees. Offer ends 4.30.18. See dealer for details or call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630.

How All Wheel Drive works Video in the 2018 Chevrolet Trax

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Chevrolet museum in Decatur, IL

 

The old slogan See the USA in Your Chevrolet still rings true sixty years after it debuted in advertising. It is something millions of Americans have been able to do in hundreds of different models produced by the iconic General Motors brand. One museum in Decatur is dedicated to highlighting the different eras and types that have made Chevrolet such a famous brand.

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2017 Chevy Silverado Desert Package Tonneau Cover and Side Boxes Video

2017 Chevy Silverado Desert Package Tonneau Cover and Side Boxes Video

This short video features Ron Westphal Chevrolet salesperson Brian Crunican demonstrating how easy it is to use the lighted side boxes on the all new Desert Package on the 2017 Chevy Silverado.

Brian also shares how simple it is to remove the hard tonneau cover.

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Danny Cardinal delivers another car at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

Salesperson Danny Cardinal has been employed at Ron Westphal Chevrolet since 2014.  We are proud to have Danny represent Ron Westphal Chevy and the entire line-up of Chevrolet vehicles.

Danny trains continually and updates his product knowledge daily.  He is a true Chevrolet product specialist.

If you are looking for the all latest features or have any questions about a Chevrolet model, please contact product specialist Danny Cardinal at 630-898-9630.

Danny Cardinal is married with children and recently purchased a new home for his family.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox styling

2018 Chevrolet Equinox styling Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL
2018 Chevrolet Equinox styling

The 2018 Chevy Equinox is something of a rebel.

The 2018 Chevy Equinox is something of a rebel.

First, this third-generation Equinox, offered with front- or all-wheel drive, bucks trends by shrinking — not growing — compared to the vehicle it replaces.

Second, despite being Chevy’s second-best-selling nameplate in 2016 (Silverado was first), it’s willing to take styling chances.

Third, it’s the first multi-engine Chevy ever to field a motor menu comprised solely of turbocharged engines — all four-cylinders.

Looking  for something with a modern style?  The 2018 Equinox could be perfect for you!  Call our Customer Care Team today and schedule a V.I.P. test drive.  Or, visit us online anytime.

This guy is not risk-averse.

Offered in L, LS, LT and Premier trims, Equinox is available with a 1.5-liter making 170 hp; a 2.0-liter making 252 hp; and a 1.6-liter diesel good for 137 hp. The 2.0 buttons to a nine-speed automatic, the others to a six-speed. We drove a front-drive LT 2.0T.

Notably smaller than Generation 2, this Gen 3 Equinox, riding a 5.2-inch shorter wheelbase, casts an overall shadow that’s 4.7 inches more compact. That, and the resulting 400-pound weight savings, allows this guy to claim EPA mpg ratings that are better than average for the class.

Helping is Equinox’s standard stop/start engine feature, which — typical of GM — has no “off” button. Fortunately, it’s notably less irritating here than in many vehicles.

Weight loss notwithstanding, we suspect the base engine has its hands full (we haven’t driven it), but the 2.0-liter blown four in our front-drive LT was lively. With 260 lb.-ft. of torque managed by a smooth nine-speed, we never felt deprived of power, even as our front-driver returned 24 mpg over 150 miles, more in-town than highway.

From a styling standpoint, Equinox looks great. We loved the front’s Malibu-esque grille and the profile’s forward-leaning C-pillar, trailed as it is by a blacked-out D-pillar, giving the flank an in-motion look.

The cargo bay aft of the (foldable) second row is small by segment standards, but people room is aces front and rear. If anything, we found the front buckets overly supportive, with a beefy horizontal shoulder bolster that, paired with the seat back’s big side bolsters, sort of gave the impression of leaning back into a catcher’s mitt.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox styling:  In our LT’s quiet cabin, infotainment, including an audio volume knob, was happily simple and soft-touch buttons on the steering wheel had pleasant tactile feel.

Pricing tells us Chevy is proud of the quantum leap this new Equinox has made over its predecessor. A base L front-driver starts at an accessible $24,525, but our front-drive LT, with the stronger engine and nine-speed, had a base price just over $30,000. To that we had to add a $1,945 package to get heated seats, power liftgate, dual-zone climate, Rear Park Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic, Blind Zone and Lane Change alerts.

That done, our LT 2.0T was very nice, indeed, and a real competitor in a segment that includes the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.

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Corvette Factory Closing to Visitors Until Late 2018

Corvette Factory Closing to VisitorsCan’t have the tourists taking any Snapchats with the mid-engined C8.

If “Take a tour of the Chevy Corvette factory in Bowling Green” is one of the items on your summertime bucket list this year, you might want to fast-track those plans for that trip down Kentucky way. Starting this June, General Motors will be closing the Corvette factory to the public for a year and a half.

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The National Corvette Museum’s Katie Frassinelli told the Bowling Green Daily News the tours are being shut down in order to give the facility a chance to conduct extensive changes to the factory.

The Bowling Green, KY factory will offer its final tours on Friday, June 16th.

While General Motors officials reportedly refused to discuss future plans during an April 28th conversation at the Corvette Museum, even a drunken monkey would be liable to draw a connection between the planned plant closure and the forthcoming mid-engined C8-generation Corvette. That future Chevy has been spied repeatedly over the last year, clad in thick layers of camouflage that still can’t disguise the new model’s engine layout.

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