Chevrolet Truck Blog
Chevrolet Announces New Alternative Fuel Options
December 19th, 2016
Chevrolet and GMC announced the exciting addition of new alternative fuel and electric vehicles that will be joining the GM Fleet as 2017 or 2018 models. Among these are a variety of trucks that boast electric or alternative fuel propulsion.
Alternative Fuel Truck Models
Through a partnership with Power Solutions International Inc. (PSI), Chevy and GMC will be introducing heavy-duty trucks among the new GM Fleet vehicles powered by 6.0L V8 engines featuring compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) capability. Chevy will additionally release its new Low Cab Forward commercial trucks in CNG and LPG models.
The first of these truck models will make their appearance during the first quarter of 2017.
The new alternative fuel model announcement comes on the heels of PSI being chosen as GM Fleet’s preferred up-fitter for CNG and LPG pickup trucks. General Motors will provide the 6.0L V8-equipped truck models with hardened valves and valve seats. PSI will equip the trucks with alternative fuel systems and other components, and then ship the completed models to Chevy and GMC dealerships throughout the United States.
Ship-through will be available, enabling customers to place their orders and accept delivery at the same dealership.
Each PSI-modified model will be covered by five-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain warranties from Chevy or GMC.
The Green Wave
In all, more than 25 trucks, vans, and cars featuring electric or alternative fuel propulsion will be offered through Chevrolet and GMC, including the new 2017 and 2018 models.
This expansion is due to increasing consumer demand as well as commercial investment in CNG refueling infrastructure throughout the country. The Federal Highway Administration recently announced the addition of 55 routes that will be the foundation of a network of alternative fuel corridors across 35 states. The network is almost 85,000 miles long, with more miles coming as new charging and fueling stations are built for electric, propane, CNG, and hydrogen vehicles.
Stay in the Know
Consumers can explore a robust lineup of Chevrolet vehicles and stay informed about the forthcoming alternative fuel models at Biggers Chevy. Stop in and see us, or contact us today!
Exciting Chevy Colorado ZR2 to Be Released
December 4th, 2016
When the Chevy Colorado first hit the road, it set a new standard in the midsize truck segment. Now, the new Colorado ZR2 is about to do the same thing in the world of off-road trucks.
Designed to Tackle Off-Road Terrain
The Chevy Colorado ZR2 is to become the performance titan of the Colorado lineup, boasting more off-road technology than any other midsize truck.
The ZR2 truly stands out, flaunting the dexterity and maneuverability of a midsize truck along with a slew of off-road features and the most off-road technologies in its segment.
Onboard the ZR2, drivers will find a wider track than the standard Colorado offers as well as a lifted suspension, functional rockers, and modified front and rear bumpers—all tailored for exceptional off-road performance delivery.
Some class-exclusive features can also be found onboard the ZR2, including an available diesel engine, front and rear electronic locking differentials, and the very first inclusion of Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) damper technology.
The bottom line with the Colorado ZR2 is incredible performance in various settings, whether you’re tackling a technical rock crawling adventure, desert running at high speeds, or just chewing up miles on your daily commute.
Pumping Up the Performance
The most advanced Four-Wheel Drive system in the midsize truck segment can be found onboard the ZR2, featuring class-exclusive electronic-locking differentials for the front and rear as well as nine driving configurations.
Engineers integrated the ZR2’s electronic lockers and enabled them to interact seamlessly with systems like the truck’s stability control, traction control, and hill-descent control.
An “Off-Road Mode” button further combines the truck’s traction control switch, which in turn enables the anti-lock braking system, traction control, and stability control calibrations for different driving conditions. Off-Road Mode additionally changes the throttle progression and adjusts calibrations for quick responsiveness and control.
Sharing its powertrain offerings with the standard 2017 Colorado, the ZR2 is the only “extreme production” off-road pickup providing a choice between gasoline or diesel engines. It also handles up to 5,000 pounds of towing weight or 1,100 pounds of payload weight.
Keep in Touch!
If you’re excited about the approaching release of the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2—trust us, you’re not alone! To stay abreast of the latest Colorado ZR2 news and be among the first to test it out when it arrives, check in with the team at Biggers Chevrolet. Come in, or contact us today to learn more about the ZR2!
Chevrolet Unveils Silverado HD Alaskan Edition
November 30th, 2016
At the recent SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Chevrolet unveiled the new Chevy Silverado HD Alaskan Edition package, which is available for the 2017 Chevy Silverado HD Work Truck and LT models.
Chevy introduced a special Silverado HD Alaskan Edition concept vehicle that was created especially for SEMA as a means of previewing the production package. The concept model was among about 20 other special Chevy vehicles that were created for display at SEMA.
The Alaskan Edition Production Package
While the special SEMA concept vehicle was a takeoff of the Alaskan Edition production package, the upcoming Alaskan Edition that is will be available to consumers with an available snow plow prep package, 18-inch wheels, maximum-traction DuraTrac tires, a spray-on truck bed liner, smoked amber roof marker lights, and unique Alaskan Edition graphics.
The snow plow prep package features a power feed for auxiliary lights, heavy-duty front springs, an underbody shield, a 220-amp alternator, and more.
The bottom line of the Alaskan Edition is giving drivers in snowy areas a vehicle that can handle harsh winter conditions and tackle the most difficult jobs.
Each of the 2017 Silverado HD models packs a powerful punch in the performance department, featuring a Duramax 6.6L V8 turbo-diesel engine that serves up an incredible SAE-certified 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque.
This new engine also provides a smoother and quieter performance quality and takes Duramax’s legendary low-rpm torque delivery even further, generating 90 percent of its peak torque at just 1,550 rpm with a sustaining 2,850 rpm.
The vehicles equipped with this new engine utilize a cutting-edge induction system that draws in air through a striking air intake scoop on the truck’s hood.
Experience HD Power for Yourself
Consumers can check out the 2017 Chevy Silverado HD models in person and learn about the various packages and special edition models offered within these powerhouse truck lineups at Biggers Chevy. Come in and see us, or contact us today to take a test drive!
Chevy Silverado 1500 High Desert Package Debuts at SEMA
November 17th, 2016
Chevrolet recently introduced its new Chevy Silverado 1500 High Desert package at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, showcasing the package in a Chevy Silverado 1500 truck model created especially for the show.
The production version of the High Desert package is being offered within the 2017 Silverado 1500 lineup and is available for the Silverado LT, LTZ, and High Country trims.
The special High Desert model created for SEMA displayed production model elements along with some concept accessories and parts, various extra performance components, and accessories that are available through Chevy dealers.
High Desert Style
The production High Desert package available to consumers marks the first time any Chevy Silverado truck has featured the available Magnetic Ride Control suspension. The High Desert package also includes a brand-new water-resistant and lockable cargo system.
Magnetic Ride Control suspension provides greater precision for body motion control, using sensors that monitor the road every millisecond and trigger damping changes within electronically controlled shock absorbers.
The High Desert package’s new cargo system brings a distinctive profile to the Silverado, featuring sail panels that are inspired by the Chevy Avalanche. This versatile, lockable system straddles the truck’s roll-formed, high-strength steel bed and it has two side storage bins. Additionally, you will find a hard three-piece tonneau cover. For cargo you can raise or lower the divider to secure small items or enable full access to the bed floor.
As is the case with each of the 2017 LT, LTZ, and High Country trims, the tailgate is locked with the truck’s key fob, giving owners convenient push-button locking power.
On the LT model, twenty-inch wheels and all-season tires are included within the High Desert package. For the LTZ and High Country models, drivers will find twenty-two-inch wheels and tires meant for all terrains.
Check Out the New Silverado 1500s in Person
To explore the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 models and learn more about the new High Desert package, head over to Biggers Chevy, or contact us today. A member of our team will set you up on a test drive!
Army to Test Hydrogen-Powered, Off-Road Capable Chevy Colorado ZH2
November 2nd, 2016
An exciting new addition is joining the Chevy Colorado family: the Colorado ZH2.
The ZH2 is a demonstration vehicle that combines hydrogen fuel cell technology with off-road capability.
The United States Army will be testing the Colorado ZH2 in 2017 in an effort to gauge the efficacy of using an off-road vehicle that is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell as a transport for Army missions.
The ZH2 was introduced on October 3 at an AUSA (Association of the United States Army) meeting in Washington, D.C., and was also unveiled before the automotive industry on November 1 at the 2016 SEMA show.
General Motor’s pioneering hydrogen fuel cell propulsion technology melds with the foundational pickup architecture of the Chevy Colorado to create the ZH2.
Various components of the Colorado ZH2 are the same as those found onboard the Chevy Colorado production model, such as the doors, cab, and roof.
Up front, the hood of the ZH2 features a power dome to house a fuel cell stack that is mounted transversely. The vehicle’s front fascia is dramatically different from that of the production pickup.
The ZH2’s bold styling is the result of packaging mandates for the fuel cell system as well as the stationary power production and chassis hardware needed for off-road capability.
At the back of the ZH2 is a clamshell cover, which incorporates air intakes that feed honeycombed radiators behind the back doors. By relocating the air intake and placing it near the roofline, the amount of dust and dirt sucked into the radiator during severe conditions was lessened.
Also housed in the clamshell is an Exportable Power Take-off (EPTO) electric power conditioning component system, which is mighty enough to power a small field hospital, a subdivision, or tools at a jobsite for hours.
The ZH2 additionally features a hood, front and rear fenders, and a bed hatch that have been fabricated from Kevlar-reinforced carbon fiber. A custom-made 30-inch LED light bar, 7-inch front headlights, and custom turn signals are also showcased on the Colorado ZH2.
Keep Up With All Things Chevy
Drivers can stay in the know about Chevy’s latest innovations and models at Biggers Chevy. Come in and see us, or contact us today to browse our latest inventory of Chevrolet vehicles—including the award-winning Chevy Colorado. Come take your favorites for a test drive!
The Duramax Diesel Debuts on the 2017 Chevy Silverado HD
October 22nd, 2016
The Chevy Silverado lineup has a new addition for the 2017 model year. This heavy-duty truck will receive a Duramax Diesel engine to deliver rugged and smooth power. Get to work or enjoy a fun adventure—the choice is yours. See a model at Biggers Chevy.
The Silverado HD is coming with an incredible 6.6L V8 engine with 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque—that’s a 19 percent increase of torque since the previous model. Even though this engine knows how to roar, Chevy managed a 38 percent decrease in sound at idle. That means that you’ll experience surging power inside a completely peaceful cabin.
While Chevy is known for tremendous power, the brand is also working hard to integrate more eco-friendly technology into engine production. The Duramax 6.6L engine is compatible with B20 biodiesel, a more renewable and green fuel. Biodiesel fuel is made primarily on soybean oil, which helps reduce dependency on petroleum while lowering carbon dioxide emissions.
New Vehicle Air Intake System
Chevy has a new vehicle air intake system for the Silverado HD. You can count on the engine to bring in dry and cool air for improved temperature regulation. This is especially helpful for heavy-duty trucks, counteracting the heat during heavy towing and strenuous trailering. The included oil cooler allows for a 50 percent increase in capacity over the last engine.
Chicago Winters Defeated
You can count on the new Duramax engine to warm up without hesitation, even in temperatures as cold as –20 degrees Fahrenheit. This is possible because of glow plugs that are microprocessor-controlled, so there is no need for a block heater. You can expect tough power, even during the most brutal winters. Chicago is notorious for extreme cold, so you can rest assured that your Silverado HD will be at the ready to back you up.
Explore the 2017 Chevy Silverado HD
Find out more about the 2017 Chevy Silverado HD from the experts of Biggers Chevy. Let our experts show you the Duramax Diesel on the Silverado HD. To get started just contact us online. Let us book your test drive, and we can answer your questions. We look forward to showing you the Silverado lineup!
Be Part of a Legend… Chevy Truck Legends
October 14th, 2016
Chevrolet is at it again, with a customer appreciation plan that’s whipped together with a special blend of marketing genius. Chevy’s Truck Legends of Texas program takes the feeling of identifying with an iconic brand and marries it with a place designed especially for diehard truck customers, drivers who live, breathe, and love Chevy trucks.
The First Chevy Truck Legend
The first Official Chevy Truck Legend of Texas is Lonzo Anderson of Arlington, whose 16-year-old Silverado still has its original engine and has racked up over 375,000 miles. This is one diehard, dependable truck. Chevrolet’s Silverado marketing team happened to meet Anderson at the State Fair of Texas and felt inspired by his passion for his Silverado’s durability. The team chose Anderson’s story as the first legend to share.
Back in 2000, Anderson’s car broke down, and he had the tow truck driver take him directly to Vandergriff Chevrolet in Arlington. He bought the Silverado on the spot, and it’s delivered for him every day since, even during an ice storm that left most of his neighborhood stranded. Working, playing, everyday driving – this Silverado’s been up to the task.
The Chevy Truck Legends customer appreciation program is open to all Texas residents who meet a few requirements – they’ve leased or bought more than one new Chevrolet truck in the course of their life, and they have over 100,000 miles registered on their Chevy truck’s odometer. Once people join the free program, they’ll receive some exclusive swag, like specially branded Truck Legends hats and decals, and even milestone-specific stickers celebrating 100,000 up to 1 million miles driven.
Participating dealers may even offer other discounts and benefits, and Chevrolet plans to highlight certain members and trucks at once-in-a-lifetime experiences at Major League Baseball games, the State Fair of Texas, and Chevrolet corporate events and sneak peeks. Recently, a few Chevy clients had the chance to experience an exclusive preview of the 2017 Silverado HD’s all-new Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel engine at the Texas Motor Speedway.
Become a Truck Legend
How can you find out more about the exclusive Chevy Truck Legends program? Biggers Chevy is dialed in and can keep you up-to-date on when and how you can get on board. Call us at 866-431-1555 or contact us online anytime!
Find Out the Latest About Upcoming 2017 Chevy Colorado Updates
September 21st, 2016
The 2017 Chevy Colorado will come to the road equipped with an all-new V6 engine and an only-one-in-its class eight-speed automatic transmission.
The Colorado already boasted a class-exclusive diesel engine, and now its new V6/eight-speed automatic combo will deliver a powertrain team-up that is unequaled in the midsize truck segment.
The new engine and transmission have been calibrated to both optimize fuel economy and emphasize performance quality. The Colorado currently reigns as America’s most fuel-efficient truck, boasting EPA-estimated fuel economy of 31 mpg on the highway when powered by the diesel engine.
In crafting the new V6 and eight-speed transmission, Chevy engineers had their sights set on boosting overall driving performance. Some things drivers will quickly take note of in the 2017 Colorado are the new powertrain’s more confident ability to handle heavy trailers, highway speeds, steep terrain, and pulling capability for accelerating from a stopped position.
Advanced engine technologies offered for the 2017 Colorado include enhanced variable valve timing and direct injection, and Active Fuel Management is added for the first time in the Colorado.
The Impressive Colorado
As of August 2016, Chevrolet was in position to surpass the 160,000 sales mark for the Colorado, which has only existed as a nameplate since 2015.
In that short time on the market, the Colorado has achieved a variety of impressive milestones, including claiming a whopping 23 percent of the midsize truck market— making a name for itself as one of the fastest selling vehicles in its segment. It’s gained notoriety as the most awarded midsize pickup truck for the past two years, including being only the second truck in automotive history to be named Motor Trend’s “Truck of the Year” for two years in a row.
The 2017 Colorado is scheduled to be released during the fourth quarter of 2016.
Ready for the 2017 Colorado?
Be among the first in the Chicago metro area to try out the 2017 Chevy Colorado when it arrives at Biggers Chevy. Come in and see us, or contact us today to stay informed about the Colorado’s upcoming release!
Learn More About the Chevy Low Cab Forward Trucks
August 21st, 2016
Chevy Low Cab Forward trucks are making their way to Chevy dealers across the nation and we’re happy to give our customers all the latest details. Here at Biggers Chevy, we stay up to date about the commercial truck updates from Chevy. With medium sized trucks coming back to the market, we are excited to see what’s in store for the future of Chevy.
The Low Cab Forward trucks have a starting Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price of $40,900 when you choose a gasoline-powered configuration. Choose a model with a diesel engine and the MSRP starts at $48,375. Keep in mind that the MSRP does not cover title, license, tax, and dealer fees.
When you get behind the wheel of a Chevy truck, you expect tough performance. We are excited about the 6.0L V8 gas engine and the choice for a 3.0L turbo-diesel engine within the Chevy Low Fab Forward truck lineup. There is also an option for a powerhouse 5.2L turbo-diesel engine. Expect all engines to come standard with the classic feel of 6-speed automatic transmissions. No matter the engine you select, the new Low Cab Forward trucks are built for heavy-duty towing and trailering with ease.
These trucks are designed to make your everyday tasks more convenient. The cabin has a wide view glass to allow for a complete perspective of your surroundings. Frequent deliveries are no problem for the versatile cabin, as the doors have easy entry and closing functions.
Inside, the cabin has a comfortable workspace with fold-down tray that is built for taking notes or typing on a laptop. Cabins also feature a spacious design, so you stay comfortable over long days on the road. When it is time for maintenance, the trucks have an easy engine access point—this means service appointments are faster than you would expect.
Choosing between crew and cab models isn’t the only option you have when selecting a Chevy Low Cab Forward truck. You’ll also have the choice to select models with wheelbases ranging from 109 inches to 212 inches. It is also possible to choose bodies that are from 10 feet to 24 feet. These models are made to cater to your exact cargo hauling needs.
Come to Biggers Chevy
While we await more details about Chevy Low Cab Forward trucks, stop by Biggers Chevy to see the latest models on our lot. Contact us online to book your appointment for a test drive. We can also answer inventory and arrival questions.
MLB All-Star Chooses Colorado Midnight Edition
August 11th, 2016
Eric Hosmer, first baseman for the Kansas City Royals, was recently named “Most Valuable Player” for the 2016 Ted Williams All-Star Game, and he celebrated the achievement by selecting a Chevy Colorado Diesel Midnight Edition to take home with him.
Hosmer went 2-for-3 in the contest, scoring a homerun, two runs batted in, and a scored run prior to being named MVP.
This was Hosmer’s initial all-star MVP award and also the first all-star MVP award given to a member of the Kansas City Royals since Bo Jackson received the honor back in 1989.
During the MVP award ceremony at San Diego’s Petco Park, Chevrolet presented Hosmer with his choice of either a 50th Anniversary Edition Chevy Camaro SS Convertible or the Colorado Diesel Midnight Edition. Hosmer opted for the truck.
The pickup Hosmer selected is a black 2016 Z71 Chevy Colorado Diesel with an all-black front end and a body-colored grille, bumper, and badging. The truck also has black 17-inch wheels and Goodyear DuraTrac tires with an aggressive tread.
Colorado Midnight Edition models further feature black spray-on bedliner, black Chevrolet bowtie emblems, and other special Midnight Edition style elements.
During the All-Star Game Red Carpet Parade, Hosmer and his All-Star Game teammates autographed a 50th Anniversary Edition Chevy Camaro hood, which was auctioned off on MLB.com. Funds raised through the auction are being used to support the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation.
Since 2005, Chevrolet has reigned as the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball, helping to raise over $28 million in the past decade for hometown teams through the Chevrolet Youth Baseball Program, which involves over 1,500 Chevrolet dealers. More than 5 million youth throughout the United States have benefited as a result of the program to date.
Through Chevy’s Youth Baseball Program, it has donated over 90,000 equipment kits to baseball teams across the U.S. Additionally, almost 11,000 parks have been modernized and over 111,000 kids have been given free instruction about the fundamentals of baseball.
Check Out the Colorado
Want to see the kind of truck Eric Hosmer took home? Drivers can get an up-close look at the 2016 Chevy Colorado at Biggers Chevy. Stop in and see us, or contact us today to learn more about the exceptional, award-winning Colorado. Come take it for a test drive!
Chevrolet Silverado Shines in J.D. Power’s 2016 Initial Quality Study
July 8th, 2016
Once again, Chevrolet has led the pack in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, with five of the brand’s vehicles ranked at the top of their segments in the 2016 review. The Silverado took every award in the full-size truck category, with the Silverado 1500 receiving the highest marks in the light-duty category and Silverado HD garnering top recognition in the heavy-duty category. For the fourth year in a row, no other automotive brand has more J.D. Power Initial Quality Awards than Chevrolet.
J.D. Power Initial Quality Study
The J.D. Power Initial Quality Study has been examining the frequency of problems that occur in vehicles during the first 90 days for 30 years. Rankings are dictated by the number of problems per 100 vehicles, so the lower the score, the higher the quality rating. The 2016 study surveyed over 80,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2016 model-year vehicles after they’d owned the vehicles for 90 days. The list of 233 questions encompassed a variety of problems and was designed to help manufacturers identify issues and make future improvements.
- Silverado—The 2016 model of the Silverado 1500 shows off a new design and enhanced connectivity, and it’s as dependable and long-lasting as ever. It features the choice of three powerful engines—6.2L V8, 5.3L V8, and 4.3L V8—and can tow up to 12,000 pounds when properly equipped. The Silverado utilizes Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection, and Continuously Variable Valve Timing, which combine to offer the best V8 fuel economy available in a pickup—23 mpg in models with the 5.3L engine.
- Silverado HD—The 2016 Silverado HD is available in two models, the Silverado 2500HD and Silverado 3500HD. These trucks are exceptionally powerful, with a maximum conventional trailering rating of 20,000 pounds and a newly available max fifth-wheel/gooseneck trailering rating of 23,200 pounds. An innovative Digital Steering Assist feature, newly available on some of this year’s models, adds greater responsiveness and precision road holding for increased control.
Silverado Shines at Biggers Chevy
The Silverado shines in J.D. Power’s 2016 Initial Quality Study and is ready to be seen at Biggers Chevy. Come on down to our dealership in Elgin, or contact Biggers Chevy to hear more about this prestigious honor. We’ll answer all your questions and get you on a test drive today!
#SilveradoStrong: The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Outshines the 2016 Ford F-150 in a Series of Tests
June 21st, 2016
Put head to head in a number of demonstrations designed to figure out which vehicle offers drivers the most versatile ride, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado beat the 2016 Ford F-150 hands down in a variety of head-to-head tests. These tests measured the durability and strength of the trucks’ bodies and the strength of the trucks’ beds. The F-150 was beaten every time, and the 2016 Silverado proved itself as the most exceptional truck on the road.
In scientific testing, a 17-pound striker was used to try and puncture the beds of both trucks. The Silverado withstood strikes of up to 90 joules with relatively little damage. The aluminum of the F-150, however, began to crack to 30 joules. At 40 joules, the F-150 was actually punctured.
In another test, this one an extreme example, 55 blocks—weighing about 825 pounds total—were dropped into the beds of both trucks from a height of about five feet. In every test, the Silverado sustained only minor damage, but nothing worse than a few dents and scratches. The utility of the Silverado’s bed remained entirely intact, and the trucks could have easily be used to handle any kind of job. The F-150 on the other hand sustained full punctures in every single test, and it actually averaged 4.3 punctures per job.
What Makes the Silverado so Strong?
The Ford F-150 is constructed of an aluminum alloy, but we can clearly see the problems with that material. The Silverado instead uses high-strength steel. In fact, the steel is so strong that traditional means of manufacturing aren’t enough to form the bed of the truck, and a roll-forming process has to be employed. But this process actually enhances the strength of the steel, which is why it can stand up to any job you may require it to.
Learn More About the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Today!
If you’d like to learn more about the 2016 Silverado, then call Biggers Chevy today at 866-431-1555. See why the Silverado vs. F-150 makes Chevy the brand to choose. Stop in, and see us at 1385 East Chicago Street, Elgin, IL for a test drive today!
OnStar Proactive Alerts
May 19th, 2016
Chevrolet is always at the forefront of innovative technology to create an enhanced driving experience. Now they offer an industry first for a safer ride, OnStar Proactive Alerts. This predictive alert system was engineered to warn you when maintenance will be needed soon. The system could save drivers from costly repairs that may cause major damage if left untreated. Experience the added security of this system on the latest Chevy Silverado and many other Chevy vehicles.
How It Works
This specialized system is all about accuracy. The OnStar Proactive Alerts gather small collections of information from the vehicle to assess a baseline. The data is consistently collected and monitored to enhance the vehicle’s predictive powers. Billions of data is transferred from the vehicle to the system, and as soon as something different and unexpected pops up, you receive a message to warn you of a potential concern. You can also set it up to e-mail and text you on top of providing a notification on the driver’s information system.
What It Can Do?
OnStar Proactive Alerts looks at the starter motor, 12-volt battery, and fuel pump. When the smallest detail is out of line, you receive an alert. The goal is to keep drivers informed about maintenance issues, so they can avoid a large bill and prevent small problems from becoming more damaging. Catching an issue early can make all the difference, while giving you extra time to prepare for service.
Now Available on Current OnStar Service Plans
You can now use OnStar Proactive Alerts if you are currently on an OnStar service plan. Those who own one of the following vehicles can use this system as soon as today on their current OnStar plan:
- The 2016 Chevy Silverado
- The 2016 Chevy Tahoe
- The 2016 Chevy Suburban
- The 2016 Chevy Corvette
- The 2016 Chevy Equinox
Receive OnStar from Biggers Chevy
OnStar has many other exciting features that can enhance your drive and protect you. From navigation to emergency automatic calling and Proactive Alerts—there is plenty to enjoy from OnStar. If you are interested in adding OnStar, then come see us. Want the peace of mind from OnStar Proactive Alerts? Try the latest Chevy models to experience the comfort of added protection firsthand. Contact us online to book your test drive as soon as today.
Biggers Chevy Celebrates Military Awareness Month
May 16th, 2016
May is Military Appreciation Month, and Chevrolet is showing their gratitude for those who protect this country every day. Chevy will honor the United States military by donating a portion of sales from the Special Operations 2016 Silverado to the Navy SEAL Museum and its supportive foundation. Find out more about the Special Operations 2016 Silverado and Chevrolet’s commitment to the cause with the latest information from Biggers Chevy.
Special Operations 2016 Silverado
The Special Operations 2016 Silverado is a special edition model that is inspired by the twentieth century warships and more specifically, the “Razzle Dazzle” paint job. The paint was meant to camouflage the ships travelling from opponents with different shades of blue. This model also has features like reinforced lower and under body, LED lights for off-roading, 20-inch wheels, and broadened wheel arches. Though this edition is an all-new limited model on sale this spring, the body is based on the classic Silverado 1500 Z71.
Chevy Supports the Military
Sales from the Special Operations 2016 Silverado are not Chevy’s first efforts to support the troops. For over 100 years, General Motors has helped those in the U.S. military.
It began with President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Arsenal of Democracy.” GM transformed its facilities to produce U.S. military vehicles—and they made more vehicles than any other automotive manufacturer at the time. William Knudsen, an early president of Chevrolet and GM, followed through with President Roosevelt’s request to ramp up production during World War II. Knudsen even sacrificed his salary, living on one dollar per year instead of his luxurious $300,000 annual income.
For the present day, Special Operations 2016 Silverado sales will benefit the Navy SEAL Museum and foundation. Plus, right now, the Military Discount Program is now open to all military veterans—no matter how long it’s been since they have served.
See us at Biggers Chevy
Help us support the brave men and women serving our country. Proceeds from the Special Operations 2016 Silverado are just one of the many ways that we support those in the military during Military Awareness Month. For more information about a test drive or to find out more about the special edition Silverado, contact us online. We can book your test drive as soon as today.
The Chevy Silverado Special Editions
April 27th, 2016
Chevy recently revealed the 2016 Chevy Silverado Special Editions. Chevrolet has a wide selection of trucks—in fact, they offer more choices than other truck brand on the market. The newest Silverado Special Editions appeared at the Texas Motor Speedway, which is a fitting location for these powerhouses. Find out more about the upcoming Rally Edition and the other popular editions through Biggers Chevy.
The Silverado Rally Edition
Special edition models have been a key to Chevy’s success in recent years. These exclusive models have grabbed the attention of new and younger drivers, and the newest Rally Edition is expected to attract even more attention from savvy customers. The Rally Edition is the latest lineup to the Silverado special editions. It is highly influenced by the modern street-performance truck. This stylish truck has stripes on the doors and hood, sitting tall on with 20- or 22-inch wheels.
Vote for Your Favorite Truck
At the Texas Motor Speedway, fans will be able to see all of the special edition Silverado trucks driven by popular drivers. There is also a new contest open to fans to vote for their favorite special edition models. Drivers can place a vote as soon as today through the ChevyTrucks Twitter account. Tell us which team you support, then see the vehicles in action at the Texas Motor Speedway!
- Kyle Larson is representing the mighty Silverado 1500 Midnight Edition, a blacked-out truck with sleek styling.
- Kasey Kahne stands behind the Silverado 2500 Midnight Edition, a heavy-duty version of the light-duty 1500.
- The RealTree Edition Silverado will be paraded by Austin Dillon. This model has a camouflage interior and exterior designed by the leading camouflage company, RealTree.
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be campaigning with the newest special edition, the Silverado Rally Edition.
Test Drive a Silverado Today
Biggers Chevy recommends giving Silverado special editions a try today! Test drive a model to see which one suits you best. While the Rally edition is coming soon, we are happy to share all the details we have during the wait. Just let us know that you are interested and we’ll keep you up to date. Don’t delay when it comes to these one-of-a-kind powerful trucks. Contact us online for more information, and book your test drive!
The Midsize Pickup With a Unique Flair: The Colorado Shoreline Edition
April 20th, 2016
The Chevy Colorado Shoreline edition is a midsize pickup with a West Coast-inspired design. As the midsize pickup market grows, Chevy continues to listen and cater to drivers. The Colorado Shoreline edition is the latest model in a long line of unique and exclusive special edition models. What makes this stylish pickup truck stand out?
The Colorado Shoreline edition is specialized to provide exactly what midsize pickup drivers want. The new design and features were inspired by California, which is where the midsize pickup is most popular in sales. The Shoreline Edition will be available for Colorado models in the LT trim in two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. As an homage to the Golden State, the Shoreline will have a brightly colored body that contrasts with blackened accents. The minimal chrome details lend a vintage look that will appeal to drivers around the nation.
Exterior paint options are bold and exciting. Choose from Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Laser Blue, or Red Hot. The 18-inch wheels, grille, door handles, mirror, bed liner, floor mats, and belt line all feature a blacked out look.
Special Edition Chevy Models
The Colorado Shoreline edition is the next in line as part of Chevy’s collection of special edition trucks. Previous and current special edition models include:
- The Colorado Z71 Midnight Edition
- The Silverado RealTree edition
- The Colorado Trail Boss
- The Silverado Special Ops
2016 Colorado Features
If you have yet to get in the 2016 Colorado, then we highly recommend trying the latest model on a test drive. Pricing is as low as $20,100. Models include one of three powertrain options: a standard 2.5L I-4 engine, an available 3.6L V6 engine, or an optional Duramax 2.8L Turbo-Diesel I-4. You can even get as much as 27 mpg on the highway—an impressive feat for a pickup of this size. The Colorado also has packages for off-roading adventures, like GearOn packages to improve cargo capacity.
See the Shoreline In a New Way
The Chevy Shoreline is an exciting special edition model that any pickup enthusiast will appreciate. Contact Biggers Chevy online for more information about this special edition model, and come into our showroom.
The 2016 Chevy Silverado With eAssist
March 19th, 2016
Power and hauling are typically top priorities for pick-up trucks. Chevrolet’s recent announcement for the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado revealed that some models will come with eAssist technology. This is a hybrid system that maximizes fuel efficiency while still delivering the peak power and hauling that makes the Chevy pickup so popular.
The eAssist system delivers up to 13 percent improved fuel economy when driving in the city when compared to models without the system. The mechanics of the eAssist are lightweight, cutting the Silverado’s curb weight around 100 pounds. While the system is lighter and more economical, it also adds more power for drivers to use with an increase of 13 hp and 44 lb-ft of torque via an electric motor. To test driver response with eAssist, the system will only come with select models at California Chevy dealerships. Based on owner feedback, the system will open up to other states.
Adapted Chevy Technology
The Silverado is already known for its fuel economy, but Chevrolet always strives to bring out the best in every vehicle. The eAssist system stems from the Malibu Hybrid and the Volt, but Chevy felt that this innovative engineering could benefit other models as well. The Silverado gains a similar power inverter module as the Chevy Volt and a compact induction motor, which helps increase horsepower and torque. Under the front bench seat is a 24-cell 0.45 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, just like in the Malibu.
This technology was also a natural companion for pre-existing efficiency systems already in place. eAssist works alongside regenerative braking, like in the Volt and Malibu. Stop and Start technology helps the engine save fuel by temporarily halting the engine when your foot hits the brake.
Try a Silverado Today
We have to wait to see how the 2016 Chevy Silverado eAssist system works for drivers in California. We predict Chevy may have a new success on its hands, as many drivers need fuel efficient vehicles for happier wallets and a healthier environment. In the meantime, check out our website for more information about the Silverado at Biggers Chevy today. We’d be happy to share all the details about this incredible lineup.
February 27th, 2016
Back By Popular Demand: The Chevy Midnight Edition Trucks
Truck enthusiasts love special edition models for their one-of-kind looks and innovative styling. Due to the immense success in 2015, Chevy decided to bring back the bold Midnight Edition line for 2016. In fact, Chevy has even introduced brand-new models to the lineup to satisfy customer demand. This year, the 2016 Silverado 1500 Z71 and 2016 Colorado Z71 can be adorned with the deep, dark Midnight Edition finish. Biggers Chevy can’t wait to share the details of this new look with our customers.
Unique Chevy Models
Chevrolet has released several special edition models and packages previously. Of the special edition models released, the Silverado Midnight Edition has always been one of the most popular picks. Its blacked out look makes it a visually appealing truck on the road, and the Silverado engineering ensures a powerful ride. In 2015, Chevrolet truck sales rose by 27 percent, a whopping two times the growth of the truck market overall. Chevrolet anticipates that the popularity will continue for 2016, especially after the expanded lineup rolls out.
Midnight Edition Features
The Midnight Edition is known for a monochromatic look throughout the entire truck. On the road, it displays aggressive power and a uniquely modern style. Freshly released in September 2015, the Silverado 2500 HD Z71 will be available in the Midnight Edition. Drivers will be able to enjoy their Silverado 2500 HD Z71 in a heavy duty, light duty, or a midsize truck configuration. Midnight Edition trucks have blacked out moldings, Z71 signs and logo bowties, wheels, bed liner, transfer case shield, and front ends. To improve performance, models are designed with a locking rear differential and Goodyear Wrangler tires that are ideal for all terrains.
Other Chevrolet Special Edition Models
Beyond the Midnight Edition, Chevrolet has a multitude of exciting special edition models to customize your 2016 Chevy. Your truck will stand out on the roads with Silverado Special Op, Chevrolet Silverado RealtreeÆ Edition, or the Colorado Trail Boss. These trucks were made to work hard while looking good.
Chevrolet Trucks from Biggers Chevy
Biggers Chevy has a wide selection of Chevrolet trucks with serious power and towing capabilities. Contact us online to find out when the new Chevy Midnight Edition trucks will be available at our dealership. In the meantime, our experts can find a Chevy powerhouse that works for your needs.
February 15th, 2016
Chevrolet Launches 2016 Silverado Realtree® Edition
The recent announcement of the 2016 Silverado Realtree® Edition is the latest collaboration between Chevrolet and Realtree® aimed at appealing to the outdoorsman market. Chevrolet describes this new special edition truck as “outdoors-inspired,” with a black exterior and camouflage detailing. Realtree® is known as the world’s top leader for camouflage prints, and the two companies have been collaborating for ten years. This special edition truck, available spring 2016, is the strongest example to date of the branding and personalization possibilities they have together.
Special Edition Graphics and Logo
This exciting special edition is for 1500 Crew Cab LTZ Z71 models and features custom graphics on the body, Realtree® logo embroidery on headrests in the front, and a black leather-appointed interior. It also includes a blacked out look, which includes coverage for the Chevy ties, step surfaces to make getting in and out easier, and 20-inch wheels. The Z71 package for off-roading includes some serious add-ons with the Rancho branded monotube shocks, G80 automatic locking rear differential, Hill Descent Control, and protection for the underside. The Silverado Realtree® Edition combines the power and capabilities of Silverado with Realtree®’s brand identification and style.
Silverado is a perennial consumer favorite, and it has the reputation to back up its marketing appeal. It is considered a highly reliable full-size pickup with some of the longest longevity in its class. Its dense and quality steel construction delivers power and force. The powerful yet efficient V8 engines employ a direct injection fuel system, a cylinder altering system for fuel management, and a variable valve system to gain up to 23 mpg with the 5.3L engine. A 6.2L engine tows a maximum 11,700 pounds with the LTZ Z71 option and crew cab format. Its dramatic updated design plus signature LED lighting maintains its broad appeal. Other key features include:
- Duralife™ brake rotors, which last twice as long as conventional rotors, come standard on the 4-wheel disc brakes.
- Enhanced connectivity for mobile phones with Chevrolet MyLink allows for safer driving with hands-free navigation and messaging.
- 4G strength Wi-Fi connects seven devices.
- A newly available tailgate has remote lock capability.
Silverado + Realtree® = Outdoorsman Style
The 2016 Silverado Realtree® Edition is available this spring, and you don’t want to miss it. Contact Biggers Chevy to learn about this truck today.
Silverado Ad Showcases Chevy’s Connectivity Kingship
January 15th, 2016
A new advertisement for the Chevy Silverado is touting Chevrolet’s industry leadership in the realm of Internet connectivity.
Chevrolet has sold an impressive 1.4 million vehicles equipped with 4G LTE as of the end of 2015, which is more units sold than the rest of the automotive industry combined.
The new “Mobile Office” television commercial showcases the assets of the OnStar 4G LTE connectivity that is now featured in the powerhouse, popular Silverado, continuing Chevy’s “Real People, Not Actors” campaign by offering actual customers the option of a mobile office in the Silverado with OnStar 4G LTE or a mobile office in a competing vehicle that does not feature 4G LTE Internet connectivity.
A Well-Connected Crew
Chevrolet is currently the only automaker in the industry that offers 4G LTE connectivity across its full family of retail cars, trucks, and crossovers.
In addition to 4G LTE technology, Chevy additionally offers a broad array of other connectivity offerings, such as OnStar and RemoteLink, to keep drivers well-connected wherever they travel.
With millions of connected Chevy vehicles in operation, the company has attained important insight into consumer’s wants and how they use these tech features. For instance, Chevy owners have utilized over 1.4 million GB of in-vehicle data since June 2014. Chevrolet drivers also had, on average, over 5 million OnStar RemoteLink app interactions per month during 2015.
Chevrolet owners additionally utilize OnStar about 2 million times each month to obtain driving directions, and they’re using OnStar an average of 3,000 times each month to make Good Samaritan calls.
Chevy’s Leading Legacy
Chevrolet boasts a rich history of bringing pioneering technologies to the market and to its customers.
For almost 20 years, the company has offered vehicle connection through OnStar, and Chevrolet was also the first brand to offer Siri Eyes Free compatibility in its vehicles.
For the 2016 model year, Chevy will provide both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility across the largest number of vehicle models in the industry.
Chevy’s pioneering legacy includes being the first automaker to feature technologies like Teen Driver, which is an onboard system that encourages safe driving habits for teens and keeps parents informed about their teens’ driving performance. Other industry-exclusive technologies, like Valet Mode and Performance Data Recorder, enable Corvette drivers to unlock interior storage, disable their vehicle’s infotainment system, and capture video and vehicle data when the system is in use.
Experience the very latest innovations from Chevrolet, including 4G LTE connectivity, at Biggers Chevy. Visit our world-class dealership, or contact us today!
Experience Refined Utility with Chevy Commercial Trucks
January 14th, 2016
Chevrolet commercial trucks work with you to get the job done right. You can depend on a wide variety of commercial focused Chevy models to handle heavy-duty tasks in any environment. Choose from the Commercial, Silverado Chassis Cab, or the Low Cab Forward Trucks, and come see them at Biggers Chevy.
Commercial Model Specs
Commercial models are built to deliver power and efficiency. Why work harder when you can work smarter with the high-tech features in this premium lineup? Commercial models include vans, pickups, and trucks to help your day run more smoothly. Explore models like the 2016 Silverado 1500 with a class-leading V8 towing capacity or the 2016 Express Cargo Van with a best-in-class power on its available turbo-diesel V8.
Silverado Chassis Cab Specs
If your job requires a sturdy helping hand, then choose the Silverado Chassis Cab. The Chassis Cab is fit for moving and resurfacing earth, sand, or gravel. Plus, models can be made as dump trucks, utility vehicles, or flat beds. This line can also be upgraded with 4G LTE Wi-Fi, OnStar connection and apps, and Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system.
Models are equipped with the standard 6.0L V8 gas-powered engine with 360 hp with six-speed automatic transmission, but can be upgraded to a Duramax 6.6L V8 Turbo Diesel engine made of cast-iron. Trucks feature heavy duty braking, tow and hauling modes, and tap up and tap down driver shift control.
Low Cab Forward Trucks
Delivery drivers will find optimal use with the Low Cab Forward Trucks, as they provide easy entry and exit. The long style of the trucks allows for a large cargo capacity, but it is still incredibly agile on the road. Models have payload ranges from 6,246 pounds to an incredible 12,794 pounds.
- As far as power, you can expect great things from the three powertrain options:
- There is a standard 3.0L turbocharged diesel engine paired with 150 hp and 282 lb-ft of torque.
- The 4500HD and 4500XD models have a 5.2L inline 4 cylinder engine with 215 hp and 452 lb-ft of torque.
- The 5500 HD and 5500XD models have a 5.2L inline four cylinder turbocharged engine with 215 hp and 452 lb-ft of torque.
Work Smarter with Commercial Chevy Trucks
A Chevrolet commercial truck can be yours today at Biggers Chevy. Talk to an expert today online or come see us in person for more information. Our experts are on standby to help you.
Motor Trend Names the Colorado as the Truck of the Year
December 14th, 2015
The 2016 Chevy Colorado is a favored truck, and it has captured the attention of automotive experts. Recently, the Colorado was announced as the Motor Trend Truck of the Year. It is the second year in a row that the Colorado has been named the Truck of the Year.
The Colorado engine excels, and it impressed experts with its 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. For diesel performance, choose the LT or Z71 Crew Cab that comes in two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The Colorado still has impressive EPA fuel economy specs of 31 mpg on the highway (2WD diesel models). Another available engine for the Colorado is the 3.6L V6 with 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque.
The Colorado is a great partner for an adventure or job because of its engine, power, and fuel economy. However, the Colorado is also impressive because it offers the latest in automotive technology. Equip the Colorado with 4G LTE Wi-Fi to bring connectivity wherever you go.
Available interactive Chevrolet MyLink works with an eight-inch colorful and clear screen for compatible smartphone support. The new Apple CarPlay system connects to your iPhone for safe text messages, phone calls, music, and app use handsfree.
Drivers who have an OnStar plan will love the convenience of the RemoteLink application. Without being near your vehicle, you can start the vehicle, open or close locks, send directions to the Colorado’s eight-inch screen, press the horn, and turn on the lights.
The Colorado is also coated with sound fighting features for a calm and peaceful ride. Other standard features include large storage spaces, traction controlling stand for devices to rest, and a maximum of four USB outlets.
Try an Award-Winning Chevy Model
Also a standout vehicle to auto professionals is the 2016 Camaro—it took home a top honor of Motor Trend’s Car of the Year and was praised for its incredible performance. Whether you come in to see the Colorado or the Camaro, our team at Biggers Chevy is here to provide the expertise you need. Come see us today, or ask us any questions online.
Rock and Roll with the Silverado 3500HD Kid Rock Edition
November 23rd, 2015
Chevy’s Silverado 3500HD gets a rock makeover for the release of the newest Kid Rock edition. American songwriter and musician, Kid Rock, shows his patriotism through his spirited songs. After teaming up with Chevrolet, Kid Rock has created a special Silverado 3500HD that is inspired by the hit single “Born Free” to honor American workers and freedom.
Chevrolet introduced the Silverado 3500HD at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, but this special edition has deep roots in Michigan. Kid Rock designed the new truck with the help of UAW Local 598, based out of Flint. As a Michigan native himself, Kid Rock was proud to work with union workers to make his vision of the Silverado 3500HD come true.
Kid Rock stated that he wanted the Silverado 3500HD to appeal to hard working American workers. The interior was inspired by acid-washed jeans with Sky Cool Gray leather seats and a dash of metallic-toned seat inserts. The instrument panel is blacked-out and is trimmed with silver accents. The glovebox proudly states that it was “Made in Detroit” to reflect the hard work of American workers. Finally, the Kicker audio system provides a crisp soundtrack during any road trip.
The outside of the model is eye-catching with patriotic graphics on the doors, a powerful body shape, an enlarged and bold Chevy emblem, and chrome exhausts. This truck evokes the feeling of an industrial town, like Detroit, through artistic chrome accents.
Heavy Duty Performance
The Silverado 3500HD trailers up to a whopping 20,000 pounds when equipped with a 4WD powertrain. With the fifth wheel or the gooseneck-style hitch, you can boost the trailering to 22,600 pounds. The Silverado 3500HD makes trailering more maneuverable with cruise control, an exhaust braking system, and a powertrain grade braking system.
The truck is outfitted with a 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel engine for a hearty feel and rugged performance. Plus, the 1000 Allison six speed automatic transmission creates a smoother ride in your Silverado.
The Silverado 3500HD Can Be Yours
The Silverado 3500HD Kid Rock Edition is a patriotic salute to the American spirit. Reignite your love of the road in the special, one-of-a-kind, Detroit-made Silverado 3500HD. You can send Biggers Chevy a message online to find out more information about this standout truck.
Go on a New Journey with the 2016 Chevy Silverado Realtree Bone Collector Special Edition Model
November 17th, 2015
Get ready for an outdoor adventure with the latest special edition of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Chevrolet recently paired up with Realtree, a popular producer of quality camouflage-patterned hunting gear, to create a stylish Silverado with a unique design. Another notable contributor to the specialized appearance is Michael Waddell from the hit Outdoor Channel show, The Bone Collector. These innovative talents combined their creativity to create the new Silverado Realtree Bone Collector special edition model.
High Country Influence
The Silverado Realtree Bone Collector is based on the exceptional Silverado 1500 High Country crew cab equipped with a 4WD powertrain. This model builds on the High Country crew cab with a new, aggressive design and some of the latest interior sound tech for a quieter ride. Features like new tires, new wheels, and an all-new off road package make this Silverado one of the most rugged on the market.
The Silverado Realtree Bone Collector features a daring appearance to show off its adventurous side. The specialty off-road tires roll on 22-inch black aluminum wheels. The outdoor enthusiast can add the available off-road package to boost the Silverado’s performance on rough terrain. This bundle adds assistance steps, a sport bar with optional LED lights, and a front push bar. This Silverado stands out with exclusive camo print and green graphics, thanks to the design influence of Realtree.
The special edition model comes in a 6.2L V8 engine. This engine revs to an exciting 420 hp, which is the best in its class. Additionally, this powerful engine is able to trailer up to 12,000 pounds when properly equipped.
For 2016, the Silverado Realtree Bone Collector introduces Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You can seamlessly connect your devices without losing focus on the road. Add available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi to create a strong connection in any location.
Explore the Chevy Lineup at Biggers Chevy
Bring the Silverado Realtree Bone Collector special edition model home from Biggers Chevy and take on a brand new journey. This unique pick-up is one that adventure-seekers won’t want to miss. Contact us online today to find out more information about the arrival, pricing, and availability of this stunning, special edition Silverado.
The Colorado Diesel: America’s Most Efficient Pickup Truck
November 9th, 2015
The 2016 Chevy Colorado with diesel engine is expected to become the most fuel efficient pickup truck in America, as confirmed by the Environmental Protection Agency. When equipped with two-wheel drive and diesel running engine, the 2016 Chevy Colorado can tow up to 7,700 pounds and generate up to 31 mpg on the highway. When searching for your next vehicle, why not choose the truck with the best fuel economy around? Biggers Chevy is proud to present the 2016 Colorado to our customers.
Whether your driving destination is the office or an outdoor adventure, the Colorado has the incredible fuel efficiency to make any trip better. The 2016 Colorado diesel engine is expected to deliver an incredible EPA estimated 31 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg in the city when configured with two-wheel drive. The four-wheel drive model will generate an EPA estimated 29 mpg on the highway. The two-wheel drive configuration will boast approximately 651 highway miles on just a single tank. Just think of how far you can travel between trips to the gas station!
Brand New Powertrain
The Colorado has a new 2.8L diesel engine that is turbocharged and powered by Duramax. This fuel-efficient engine offers 181 hp along with a hearty 369 lb-ft of torque. The available Hydra-Matic 6L50 automatic six-speed transmission creates a greater performance for the Colorado. It absorbs vibrations from the torque converter and dampens harsh powertrain noises.
Standout Diesel Features
The diesel exhaust is designed for impressive trailering, stability, and braking performance. The diesel exhaust system works with the included trailer braking controller to brake more efficiently, reducing daily wear and tear. When paired with the anti-lock braking system, drivers receive practical and safe braking support. Additionally, you won’t need a separate controller to brake when trailering.
The 2016 Colorado Diesel is on Sale This Fall
You can expect the latest 2016 Chevy Colorado at Biggers Chevy this fall, so get excited for the most fuel efficient pick-up in the nation. The 2016 Colorado with diesel engine will be available in either the LT or Z71 Crew Cab trim editions with 2WD or 4WD powertrains options. You can schedule your test drive today to try out the current models in Chevy’s impressive lineup.
The 2016 Chevy Silverado has been Unveiled
October 27th, 2015
At the recent Texas State Fair, guests were introduced to the new 2016 Silverado. While some model details were teased in July and many speculations surrounded the truck, we now know the official details for the mighty pickup.
The 2016 Silverado will feature a redesigned front end for a more muscular design. The hood is also sculpted to stand out from the previous model. Signature LED lighting has been added as well to deliver a touch of luxury to the Silverado.
The 2016 Silverado has three engine choices drivers can select from: a 4.3L V6 with 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque, a 5.3L V8 with 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, and a mighty 6.2L V8 with 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The eight-speed automatic transmission will also now be offered on the 2016 Silverado with the 5.3L V8 engine.
To improve the Silverado’s powertrain, the Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed is approximately the same size and weight as the smaller Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic. You can engage a lower rear axle ratio, allowing for a lower RPM on the highway with the 8L90 eight-speed transmission.
Safety and Convenience Features
Chevy’s legacy of safety continues with the Silverado, as the 2016 model has an advanced air bag system in the event of a severe accident, a high-strength steel safety cage, and six months of OnStar Automatic Crash Response (you can subscribe to the service after the trial). Also available are Forward Collision Alert and IntelliBeam Headlamps.
For convenience and added driver confidence, Silverado owners can add an optional Rear Vision Camera and Lane Keep Assist. There is also an updated available Chevy MyLink system with new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto—systems that encourage safe driving habits through steering wheel controls, touch screen, or by voice control from your compatible iPhone or Android.
Get to Biggers Chevy Today!
Many drivers can’t wait for the arrival of the 2016 Chevy Silverado after its unveiling. While you wait for its debut at our showroom, check out the current Silverado and all that it has to offer. Schedule an appointment with us, and we will find the model you love.
Haul Heavy Cargo with the New 2016 Silverado HD Towing Equipment
October 23rd, 2015
Chevy recently announced the new 2016 Silverado HD, revealing a wealth of unique features that stand out from other pickups on the market. From improved hauling capability to limitless potential for personalization, the new Silverado really shines. The enhanced trailering and towing equipment will help you accomplish the toughest projects with ease. You’ll enjoy plenty of options to customize: a choice of two HD versions, several drivetrain and powertrain configurations, various trims, and cab box size options. Create the Chevy Silverado HD of your dreams and get ready to enjoy the ride.
Available Silverado HD Configurations
You can choose the 2016 Silverado HD in two versions: the 2500 HD and the 3500 HD. With four trim levels, two cab box sizes, and a wealth of powertrain and drivetrain options, you can tailor the Silverado HD to your personal needs. You can also choose special editions and equipment packages to refine the appearance, performance, and much more for the Silverado HD.
Towing Capability and Features
This upcoming pickup is a powerhouse with incredible trailering features. Your Silverado HD will handle any hard task with precision and strength. You can also expect the 2016 Silverado HD trailering ratings to meet all SAE J2807 standards. Below are the specs:
- The smallest model, 2500HD, has a maximum trailering rating of 14,500 pounds.
- Choose the 3500HD configuration for a single-rear-wheel conventional trailering rating of a hearty 15,000 pounds.
- The 3500HD bumps up the Silverado’s strength with a single-rear-wheel and fifth-wheel or gooseneck for a maximum trailering rating of 17,500 pounds.
- When you equip the 2500HD with a fifth-wheel or gooseneck, you raise the trailering rating up to 18,000 pounds.
- For those who need optimal athleticism, choose the 3500HD with dual-rear-wheel for a standout conventional trailering rating of 20,000 pounds.
- When you need to pull out all the stops, select the 3500HD with dual-rear-wheel fifth-wheel or gooseneck for a maximum trailering rating of 23,200 pounds,.
Find Your Silverado at Biggers Chevy
While we wait for the arrival of the 2016 Silverado HD, contact us today to schedule your test drive in a Chevy pickup. We can show you features in the current Silverado inventory that you will love. Come see us today!
The 2016 Chevy Colorado Delivers Refined Performance
October 2nd, 2015
The Chevy Colorado is a popular pickup truck on the market because of its mighty performance capabilities. Now with the new 2016 Chevy Colorado, the performance offered by this truck is even more remarkable. This phenomenal pickup line features three different engine options, incredible fuel efficiency, and the available GearOn package for sporty adventures. Begin a new journey today with a 2016 Chevy Colorado from Biggers Chevy.
With three different engine options, you can customize your Colorado experience to suit your driving style. Enjoy optimal performance and towing power from the following powertrain configurations:
- The 2.5L I-4 DOHC VVT engine delivers 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is 5,500 pounds. This engine is mighty, easily pulling up to 3,500 pounds with conventional trailering features.
- The 3.6L DOHC V6 engine has a roaring 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque for power. Depending on cab configuration, it has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of up to 6,000 lbs. This engine has the best-in-class horsepower and towing capacity of up to 7,000 pounds when equipped with the available trailering package.
- The 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel is an exciting new addition for Chevy. This optional engine delivers 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, and has inline 4 cylinders with dual overhead camshafts with direct injection for greater efficiency. The Safety Package, LT Convenience Package, and Trailering Package are required for this configuration on LT models. On Z71 models, the Trailering Package is required.
The 2.5L engine is the most efficient Colorado engine available. When equipped with two-wheel drive and available automatic transmission, the Colorado gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg on the highway. Upgrade to the 3.6L V8 engine and you’ll still enjoy impressive fuel efficiency with an EPA-estimated 26 mpg on the highway.
The GearOn Accessory Package
The Colorado is ready to go on an adventure, as it was designed to perform in any environment. Take your excitement to new heights with the available GearOn accessory system. This accessory package provides two-tier loading and a bed divider to help secure and store your gear. Pack on all the extra accessories you need for a weekend of fun.
Try a Colorado at Bill Kay Chevy
Come to Biggers Chevy to experience the rugged performance of the 2016 Chevy Colorado. See why many choose the powerful Colorado for both everyday errands and off-road journeys. Easily schedule a test drive at our dealership with our online contact form and we’ll get back to you promptly.
The 2016 Chevy Silverado will Offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
September 29th, 2015
With more drivers using smartphones, the demand for safe, distraction-free driving is high. Chevrolet’s commitment to safety is reflected through the introduction of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Coming to the 2016 Chevy Silverado, both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will keep drivers connected to their devices while encouraging safe driving habits. With this available feature, drivers will not have to look at their phones while driving to control messages, phone calls, voicemails, music, navigation, and so much more.
Apple CarPlay is an efficient hands-free system that grabs your most commonly used iPhone features and places them on your dashboard display. Siri voice control allows you to access apps, so you can stay focused on the road. You can also access Apple CarPlay with the touchscreen on your display or with the twist of the knobs in your car. Apple CarPlay allows you to send and reply to messages with your voice. Siri will read incoming messages as well as play voicemails and audio messages. To help you arrive at your destination faster, Siri will also predict where you need to go based on your e-mails, contacts, calendars, and text messages. Want to hear your music on the road? Apple CarPlay works with third-party music apps, Apple Music, or you can tell Siri what you want to hear. Connect all your third-party apps to Apple CarPlay for an enhanced, safe, and fun ride.
With Android Auto, you can also focus on the road while having access to communication systems, music, third-party apps, Google Maps, and Google Voice. Ergonomically placed integrated steering controls make it easy to use Android Auto. With Android Auto, you will enjoy 90 days of complimentary ad-free Google Play Music—a network of 30 million songs. Google Maps guides you on the road with voice, traffic updates, and lane guidance. Hold the voice command button on the steering wheel to easily set reminders, make phone calls, send and receive messages without lifting your hands from the wheel. On your dashboard, Android Auto creates an easy-to-read screen, making it simple to access apps you need.
Try a Silverado at Biggers Chevy
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto make driving easier and more fun in the 2016 Silverado. Biggers Chevy looks forward to the arrival of the 2016 Silverado. Keep in contact with us for more information about its arrival. In the meantime, come see the exceptional line of Silverado models with great tech and performance features.
The 2015 Colorado vs. The 2015 Toyota Tacoma
August 28th, 2015
When you’re looking for an affordable truck with plenty of power, you may have come across the 2015 Colorado or the 2015 Toyota Tacoma. We compared the two pickup trucks to see which one provides more value when it comes to safety, warranty, performance, towing, and cargo. One truck emerged as the clear victor in these categories.
Safety and Warranty
You can expect both the Colorado and the Tacoma to have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, child safety locks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control and electronic stability systems.
The Colorado LT/ZL1 has an optional collision warning system, which warns the driver to brake or maneuver immediately to avoid a collision if it senses one. The Tacoma doesn’t offer a collision warning system. Also available on the Colorado is a lane departure warning system that alerts the driver when the truck is drifting into another lane. The Tacoma doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.
When it comes to warranties, Chevrolet’s warranty is one of the best around. Chevy has a powertrain warranty that last 40,000 miles longer than Toyota’s. Any extreme repair needed on any vital part of the Colorado is fully covered for 5 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage for the Tacoma comes to a sharp stop after 5 years or 60,000 miles. The Colorado’s corrosion warranty is also a year longer than the Tacoma’s.
Payload and Towing
Payload and towing specs are important when considering a powerful truck. The standard Colorado model has an incredible towing capacity that is much higher than the Tacoma’s. The Colorado can tow 3,500 pounds compared to the Tacoma’s 3,400 pound capacity. The Toyota Tacoma Access Cab has a maximum towing rate of 6,500 pounds, while the Colorado Extended Cab offers up to a 7,000 pound towing capacity.
The Colorado’s standard payload capacity is higher than what the Tacoma can offer. The Colorado’s payload is 1,410 pounds, while the Tacoma has a payload of 1,285 pounds (for extended cab models).
Passenger and Cargo Room
The Colorado offers excellent passenger and cargo space. The Colorado Extended Cab has 1.4 inches more front headroom, 3.7 inches more front legroom, 1.4 inches more front hip room, 1.5 inches more rear headroom, and .4 inches more rear legroom than the Tacoma Access Cab.
The Colorado Crew Cab has 1.2 inches more front headroom, 3.3 inches more front legroom, 1.4 inches more front hip room and 3.2 inches more rear legroom than the Tacoma Double Cab.
If you are in need of more cargo space, the Colorado Extended Cab has a 49.9 cubic feet cargo box, while the Tacoma Access Cab shortbed only offers 42.6 cubic feet.
See the Winner at Biggers Chevy
Come to Biggers Chevy to test drive the winning 2015 Colorado. Contact us online to find out more today!
Which Has the Upper Hand? The 2015 Silverado vs. 2015 Ford F-150
August 27th, 2015
The 2015 Chevy Silverado and the 2015 Ford F-150 are comparable pickup trucks with rugged capabilities. At Biggers Chevy, we compared both vehicles to see which one will bring you more power and features for your dollar. After a careful assessment of each pickup, we found the truck that gives you more edge for your warranty, engine, towing, and performance.
GM has one of the most comprehensive warranties on the market. With the Silverado, you can have peace of mind with a powertrain warranty that lasts 40,000 miles longer than Ford’s warranty. In the event your Silverado needs a repair on the engine, transmission, axles, joints, or driveshafts, your truck is fully covered for 5 years or 100,000 miles. The Ford F?150, on the other hand, has a powertrain warranty that immediately halts after 5 years or 60,000 miles.
Furthermore, GM has a one-of-a-kind 2-year or 24,000-mile scheduled maintenance warranty. During that time frame, oil changes, lubrication, rotations, and much more are covered. Ford does not pay for any scheduled maintenance on the 2015 F-150.
Payload and Towing
When comparing payload and towing, the Silverado’s minimum standard towing capacity is much higher than the F?150’s with 5600 pounds compared to the F-150’s 5,100 pound capability.
The Silverado also has a payload capacity higher than the F?150’s standard 1,680 pounds for its extended cab model. The Silverado’s payload is 1,870 pounds for the extended cab 1500. If you need a truck with as much strength as possible, the Silverado is a wiser choice.
Performance and Handling
In terms of performance, we looked at the Silverado’s and the F-150’s horsepower and torque levels:
The Silverado’s 6.2L V8 engine is mighty with 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Compare those specs to the F-150’s 5.0L V8 with 385 hp and 387 lb-ft of torque. If you want power and speed, then the Silverado offers you the most performance capability.
See the Winner at Biggers Chevy
Visit Biggers Chevy to see the triumphant 2015 Chevy Silverado. Once you test drive the Silverado, you will see why it’s a popular pickup that many drivers prefer. Scheduling a test drive with us is easy through our online form, which is available for use 24/7. We look forward to showing you the Silverado soon!
Biggers Chevy Anticipates the 2016 Chevy Silverado
July 23rd, 2015
Chevy pickup sales are increasing dramatically, with the Silverado being a popular choice for drivers. Coming soon is the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500, a full-size pickup with a more defined shape, sophisticated design, and new tech amenities. Here at Biggers Chevy, we are excited to see what the new Silverado will bring for 2016.
From the release of the all-new Silverado 1500 in 2013 through June of 2015, Silverado sales are up by 14.6 percent and are still on the rise. Overall, Chevy pickup truck sales have risen by 32 percent for 2015. The Silverado is a prevalent choice for Chevy pickup drivers. Chevy will continue to bring owners a quality, durable, and efficient truck with the 2016 Silverado.
The 2016 Silverado 1500 will have exciting new tech options as well as engine and aesthetic changes for a more refined look, feel, and experience. Starting with the outside of the truck, it is expected to have a newly shaped hood with sharper sculpted lines. A new front end is also due for the Silverado with striking horizontal designs. The Silverado is also supposed to have new lighting to give it a more prominent presence on the road.
The Silverado will expand the use of an 8-speed automatic transmission for durability, power, and a thrilling performance.
Inside of the Silverado cabin, passengers will enjoy an updated Chevy MyLink system with added compatibility for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are two available systems that allow drivers to run device applications on Chevy MyLink for seamless use.
Visit Biggers Chevy
We are eager to see the new 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500. Chevy has announced that we can expect to see the new Silverado in showrooms this upcoming fall. Meanwhile, come to Biggers Chevy too see previous Silverados. We have several 2015 Silverado trucks in stock ready for test drives. Contact us online at your convenience to schedule a test drive. You can also call our sales team at 866-431-1555.
Now you can check out the 2015 model until the 2016 model debuts in the fall.
Chevy’s Low Cab Forward Trucks Make a Stunning Return to the Commercial Market
June 18th, 2015
Arriving in 2016, Chevy will introduce low cab forward medium-duty trucks to the U.S. commercial market. This is welcome news to truck enthusiasts around the nation. While Chevy has been an icon in the American truck market, the commercial segment has had comparably fewer options. Chevy’s commitment to the low cab forward medium-duty truck shows great potential for future expansion. Let’s take a closer look at these Chevy commercial trucks.
Available in regular-cab and crew-cab styles, Chevy has planned six distinct models to suit the needs of nearly any driver. These vehicles drew inspiration from the Isuzu N-Series, well known for its spacious cabin and reliable performance. These new Chevy commercial trucks will feature GM’s 6.0L V8 engine with six-speed automatic transmission. Higher trim levels will likely offer the optional 3.0L or 5.2L turbo-diesel engines from Isuzu. The six different models include:
- Chevrolet 3500 and 3500HD
- Chevrolet 4500 and 4500HD
- Chevrolet 5500 and 5500 HD
The biggest news about the new Chevy low cab forward trucks is the gas-powered powertrain, a rarity in this segment. The new trucks range from 109 to 212 inches of chassis length with the ability to match a variety of body types. Chevy also made the low cab forward truck easy to handle. Drivers can quickly enter and exit the vehicle or check the engine with the easy-access compartment. The truck will navigate any roads with clear visibility, including rural and urban settings. It also maneuvers like a dream. Chevy’s new low cab forward truck is sure to impress.
Other Chevy Commercial Options
Chevy’s new low cab forward truck joins a long tradition of durable and reliable vehicles from this legendary brand. Here is the current lineup of fleet and commercial truck offerings from Chevrolet.
- Full-size Silverado
- Silverado 2500HD
- Silverado 3500HD full-size chassis cab
- Midsize Colorado
- City Express Van
- Express Vans
See What Chevy Has to Offer at Biggers Chevy
Biggers Chevy is thrilled to share information about Chevy’s expansion into commercial trucks. If you are as excited as we are, please feel free to visit our dealership at 1385 E. Chicago Street in Elgin. You can also check out our current inventory of new Chevy commercial trucks online. If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to call Biggers Chevy at 866-431-1555.
Silverado 1500 Custom Sport: Stellar Reviews for This High-Performance Truck
June 10th, 2015
The reviews are in and the Silverado 1500 Custom Sport is one of the most impressive pickups on the market. Mark McNabb from TopSpeed reports, “That touch of elegance is what some folks really go for – helping them make their truck a more one-of-a-kind creation.” From its spirited EcoTec3 V6 and V8 options to its gorgeous chrome-accented exterior, this Silverado is a sight to behold. Its quiet cabin and abundant technology provide the perfect road experience. Biggers Chevy encourages you to see what the reviews are all about.
The Silverado 1500 Custom Sport package is available on LT and LTZ trim levels and can even be added with the Z71 Off-Road package. The Chevy Custom Sport Trucks that first made their debut in the late 1960s inspired this model. According to TopSpeed, “The special edition package is more of a classy, down-toned option that help separate Custom Sport trucks from other Silverados, giving owners a more unique ownership experience.” Expect a body-colored front grille, and chrome trim pieces on the wheels, side moldings, door handles, and mirror caps.
Chevy provides two different engine options for this powerhouse truck. Stick with the standard 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine with 285 hp for a well-balanced ride. If you need maximum power, then upgrade to the optional 5.3L EcoTec3 V8. This boosts your output to 355 hp. Standard Custom Sports will include two-wheel drive with six-speed automatic transmission, but 4WD is an option as well.
Jonathon Ramsey raved about the clever features of the Chevy Silverado 1500 Custom Sport in his reviews for Autoblog. He reported, “The Silverado has some of the best feature implementations we’ve encountered in any vehicle.” In particular, he praised the lane departure warning and park assist systems and their innovative vibratory alerts. Other features include the high-tech 4G LTE Wi-Fi and the MyLink infotainment system.
Test Drive the Silverado Today
If the reviews don’t convince you that this pickup is the real deal, then a test drive in the Silverado 1500 will. Visit Biggers Chevy to experience all the magic of this model in person. You can drop by our dealership at 1385 E. Chicago Street in Elgin or contact us online at any time for more information.
The Chevy Silverado 3500HD Rethinks Efficiency Entirely
May 23rd, 2015
The Silverado 3500HD has always been a serious workhorse with plenty of utility, but now Chevy has announced that it will be more efficient than ever with the addition of a compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel system. Now that the Chevy Silverado has joined the CNG lineup, drivers can be eco-friendly without sacrificing power.
CNG: Better, Cleaner, and More Powerful
Work trucks often have a poor reputation for being gas-guzzling enemies of the environment. With CNG, truck users get all the power they need, plus the benefit of paying less for fuel—a great option for those who put significant mileage on one or more of their trucks. Most importantly, CNG is a considerably cleaner-burning fuel when compared to traditional gasoline. You can feel good about using CNG because it reduces a vehicle’s carbon footprint significantly. Chevy’s roll-out of several CNG, eco-friendly models is true to their commitment to providing their customers with plenty of efficient, earth-friendly fuel options.
Huge Tank For Fewer Fill-Ups
The bi-fuel system ensures that you’ll spend less time at the pump and more time getting things done. The Silverado 3500HD features two tanks, one that holds 24.5 gallons of CNG and one that holds 23.5 gallons of gasoline. Not only will your trip range improve significantly, you’ll also have valuable fueling flexibility. Since the Silverado will run on either fuel type, you can rest assured that you won’t find yourself stranded on an empty tank.
Solid Warranty You Can Depend On
As with any automotive investment, a robust warranty is an important factor in the purchase process. Chevy offers a rock-solid warranty on all of their CNG fuel systems. All government and qualified commercial buyers get a 5-year/100,000-mile warranty, while regular customers get a Chevrolet Complete Care 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. In addition to the warranty, all customers receive an outstanding coverage of a 2-year/24,000-mile scheduled maintenance warranty.
See Our Extensive Silverado Inventory Today!
Being green never looked so good! With plenty of efficient, high-performing Silverados to choose from, finding your perfect trick is easy. Check out our huge selection of eco-friendly, hardworking, stylish Silverados at Biggers Chevy today!
Chevrolet Debuts 2015 Silverado Custom Sport HDs
April 30, 2015
The sophisticated 2015 Chevy Silverado Custom Sport HDs recently debuted at the Denver Auto Show, delighting audiences with a unique monochromatic aesthetic. These exciting new designs reflect Chevy’s desire to deliver diverse vehicles for all customer needs and budgets. Chevy’s special editions take the best-selling Silverado and add bundles of outstanding exterior amenities to impress any driver. These new 2015 Silverado Custom Sport trucks are just another way that Chevrolet puts customers first.
2015 Silverado Custom Sport HDs
Chevy’s new 2015 Silverado 2500 and 3500 Custom Sport HDs are packed with attractive features that are sure to turn heads where ever you travel. A striking monochromatic look extends the body color to the bumpers, grille, and side moldings for a seamless silhouette. Choose from either Summit White or Black in LT or LTZ models. The Silverado Custom Sport HD also features refined chrome accent bars, trailering mirrors, and door handles. Prices are expected to fall between $700 and $1,695.
Silverado 1500 Models
Silverado Custom Sport HDs aren’t the only customer-focused special editions in Chevy’s truck lineup. Chevy also created a collection of popular Silverado 1500s to satisfy the needs and tastes of the discerning driver.
- The Silverado Midnight was created from the black Silverado 1500 Z71 and features dark and mysterious touches. From the 18-inch alloy wheels to the spray-in bed liner, and even the Z71 badges, this alluring truck is completely black.
- The Silverado Rally and Rally 2 are based on the LT trim level and feature race-inspired touches like black Rally stripes on the hood and tailgate.
- The Silverado Custom Sport features power-adjusted mirrors with heating capabilities for cold climates and projector beam headlights for optimal visibility.
- The Silverado Black Out is based on the Silverado 1500 WT, available in regular and double cab WT options. This premium pickup includes 20” black painted wheels and deep tinted glass for a sleek and dramatic look.
- The Silverado Custom enhances the double-cab Silverado 1500 LS with 20” wheels and chrome touches.
Test Drive a Chevy Truck Today
The 2015 Silverado Custom Sport HDs are perfectly suited for the impressive, customer-driven Chevy truck line. These dependable vehicles combine power with style for a truly remarkable road experience. Don’t take our word for it; test drive a Chevy truck today at Biggers Chevy. Visit our dealership at 1385 E. Chicago Street in Elgin or preview our outstanding Chevy truck inventory online.
Chevy Plans Impressive Updates for the Silverado
April 15, 2015
Chevy is planning to refresh the popular Silverado with exciting updates later in the year, and truck enthusiasts couldn’t be more thrilled. Auto insiders are already speculating about Chevy’s refreshed pickup, which is expected to be a 2016.5 model. While nothing has been officially confirmed, sneak peeks indicate improved stylistic changes and additional powertrain options will be available. Chevy’s Silverado has always been a best-seller and with the new upgrades, the upcoming model is expected to be better than ever before.
Chevy has worked hard to bring the Silverado’s weight down for greater efficiency and handling. How did they accomplish this? Insiders report that the body components have been revamped with lightweight aluminum and an alloy hood, which could potentially drop hundreds of pounds from the truck’s total weight. Other GM pickups are also jumping on the aluminum-intensive truck design trend, so expect many slimmed-down models in the future. Additionally, the front fenders may change to allow for greater aerodynamics and lighter weight.
The popular Chevy Silverado is well known for its powerful and smooth driving experience, so rumors are already flying about the 2016.5 model. The 5.3L V8 version is expected to receive an upgrade in transmission from a six-speed automatic to an eight-speed. Currently, the eight-speed transmission is only offered with the much larger 6.2L V8. Around 2017, insiders speculate that the eight-speed will make way for an impressive ten-speed automatic transmission.
The Silverado’s stylish good looks have always been a customer favorite. Chevy will likely maintain the integrity of the current model while enhancing its beauty with subtle refinements. Insiders predict a fresher front fascia with LED accent lighting. This will create a sleeker, high-tech look for the Silverado. Rumors of a new cargo system are also swirling, though we’ll have to wait and see what surfaces.
Test Drive the Silverado Today
While we wait for the updates to the Chevy Silverado, we encourage you to see what the current Silverado line has to offer at Biggers Chevy. We are located at 1385 E. Chicago Street in Elgin, so drop by and we’ll be happy to help you. You can view our current inventory of Chevy Silverados online.
The 2015 Chevy Colorado Offers Maximum Customization with New “Box Delete” Option
March 25, 2015
Chevrolet has always kept the needs of small business owners and fleet managers in mind when designing their trucks. That fact is perhaps most evident in the introduction of the 2015 Colorado’s “box delete” configuration, marking it as the only mid-size truck to present drivers with this option. The Colorado already offers segment-leading efficiency as well as a compact, convenient frame. Combined with the new box delete option, the Colorado is the ideal truck for everyday drivers and small business owners alike.
Models Featuring Box Delete
Box delete will be available on the Colorado Work Truck 2WD extended cab models alongside a 305-hp 3.6L V-6 engine plus six-speed automatic transmission. And regardless of whether or not box delete is selected, drivers will now also have the option of removing the back seat of the Work Truck extended cab for added versatility.
For drivers seeking the utility of a flatbed or other custom body upfits, box delete provides remarkable versatility. Here are just a few of its capabilities:
- Impressive 2,200-pound payload rating
- 6,001-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)
- Eight body mount provisions (four for each frame rail)
- Standard fuel filler position
Plus, Colorado trucks with box delete will feature a deleted rear bumper with temporary tail lamps installed on the rear of the frame.
Starting in mid-April, drivers will be able to configure the 2015 Chevy Colorado Work Truck 2WD extended cab with box delete. It’s important to note that selecting this feature will apply a $300 credit to the suggested retail price of the truck.
Visit Biggers Chevy to Learn More!
For more information on box delete and all Chevy truck models, visit Biggers Chevy in Elgin today! And take advantage of perusing our inventory online by seeing all the 2015 Chevy Colorado trucks we currently have in stock.
Our showroom is located at 1385 E. Chicago Street in Elgin; we’re open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The 2015 Silverado Custom Sport Package Is a Modern Classic
February 11, 2015
The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado is getting a bit of a remix. For the first time, drivers will have the option to add on a sport package to their Silverado. Dubbed the Silverado Custom Sport special edition, the truck’s design calls back to the iconic Chevy Custom Sport Trucks of the late 1960s.
By incorporating a touch of elegance through sleek style upgrades, the 2015 Silverado Custom Sport will be a nod to the era when trucks transitioned off of rugged utility lots and into the driveways of America’s families. The 1967 Custom Sport Truck, in particular, featured luxurious touches like plush carpet, bright trim, and bucket seats. Such amenities were previously unseen on trucks made during that time, and the 2015 Silverado Custom Sport package aims to revive some of that revolutionary excitement.
What Comes in the Custom Sport Package?
The package, which will cost between $1,950 and $2,950, will feature body-colored front and rear bumpers and grille surround, a black grille, and chrome door handles, mirror caps, side moldings, and 20-inch wheels. It will also include versatile features like:
- Projector beam headlamps
- Tow hooks
- Heated power-adjusted mirrors
Both LT and LTZ models are eligible to be appointed with the Custom Sport package. LT models will be available in black or white, and LTZ (including the Z71) models will come in black or White Diamond Tricoat.
Visit Biggers Chevy to Learn More!
Dealers are currently able to start ordering 2015 Silverado trucks outfitted with the Custom Sport package. Any of the knowledgeable sales staff at Biggers Chevy would be glad to assist you in learning more about the new Custom Sport package; it’s truly a sleek addition to any new Silverado.
Come on down to our showroom at 1385 E. Chicago Street in Elgin. Our showroom is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Schedule an appointment online or stop in to see us whenever you’re in the area!
Country Stars Choose Chevy Trucks
January 5, 2015
Few attributes of Americana are more definitive than Country music and rugged pickup trucks. At Biggers Chevy, were proud that Country stars choose Chevy trucks to help move them and their families. Known for their impressive capabilities and stylish designs, Chevy trucks have always delivered a high-quality ride that drivers enjoy, including America’s favorite Country recording artists. Let’s take a closer look at what Chevy trucks Country stars are cruising around in.
Country Stars and Their Chevy Trucks
The Chevy Silverado is quite the popular vehicle, and Country stars that choose Chevy trucks are well aware of how excellent this vehicle really is. Here’s a short list of which Chevy trucks your favorite Country artists drive.
- Luke Bryan: Off-road travel and heavy hauling are what Like Bryan enjoys thanks to his all-black 2011 Chevy Silverado 4×4. It was a surprise gift to the singer of “Crash My Party,” and a stark contrast to the truck he drove in that song’s music video. Unfortunately, it would seem that Bryan didn’t set his parking brake during a family outing and accidentally rolled his Silverado into a pond. That just means he has all the more reason to pick up the all-new 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500!
- Lee Brice: The singer of “I Drive Your Truck” certainly knows a thing or two about quality pickups, because he drives a Crew Cab 2012 Chevy Silverado with custom chrome wheels and running boards. Ideal for transporting passengers, Brice’s Silverado features a roomy cabin to comfortably seat up to five occupants at a time.
- Dierks Bentley: As a testament to the quality and reliability that Chevy trucks consistently deliver, the “I Hold On” singer, Dierks Bentley, has been driving the same Chevrolet for the past twenty years. Known affectionately as “Big White,” Bentley considers his truck to be a close, dear friend. He also dedicated an entire webisode of his mini-series to Big White by meticulously discussing its ins and outs.
Discover Why Country Stars Choose Chevy Trucks TodayTo see for yourself why Country stars choose Chevy trucks at your local Elgin Chevy dealership, visit Biggers Chevy at 1385 E. Chicago Street in Elgin to see our Silverado selection. You can even schedule a test drive in the 2015 Chevy Silverado during your visit.
Research Focus Group Concludes That You Want a Chevy Truck
December 29, 2014
In our last post, we let you know that scientists at Chevrolet have discovered something we’ve known for a long time at Biggers Chevy: girls dig trucks. But the truth goes way deeper than that. It turns out that drivers of all genders and ages prefer pickup trucks. Chevrolet polled focus groups of kids, older men and women, housewives, men with beards, and more, and they all showed a preference for pickup trucks—particularly the all-new 2015 Chevy Colorado.
While the focus groups initially responded to whether they thought a pickup made a man more handsome and rugged, it quickly turned toward why all people prefer pickup trucks.
And that’s when they stumbled upon an essential truth about not just what our Chevy trucks are, but about who we are as a people… as a nation… and who we want to be. We are all innately drawn to trucks because deep down there is a yearning — subconscious for some, perhaps — whispering to us in ballads of revving engines and beating hearts that we want to be like our trucks. We want to be capable. We want to be tough. We want to be powerful. We want to be trusted to get the job done day in and day out for the people who count on us. We want to look awesome while we do it. We want to have 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection. We want to be Chevy trucks.
If you think we get a little carried away about Chevy trucks, just check out the 2015 Colorado’s specs.
2015 Chevy Colorado Specs
We don’t have all day to breakdown every feature of the 2015 Colorado, because we’re busy doing cool truck stuff, but here are the major highlights to start:
- Power: The 305 hp of the Colorado’s 3.6L V6 engine is the best power rating in its class, letting the truck offer a best-in-class towing of up to 7,000 pounds. You can thank the 269 lb-ft of torque for that towing capability.
- Fuel Efficiency: The 2015 Colorado can earn as much as 26 highway mpg from its 3.6L V6 engine, giving it a best-in-class fuel economy to go with that best-in-class power and towing. It’s almost as if the Colorado is the best pickup truck in its class…
- High-Tech Features: Chevy continues to push the envelope on technology, and the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity from OnStar gives you the most powerful mobile hotspot we’ve ever seen. Available Chevy MyLink infotainment and safety amenities like a rear vision camera, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning launch the Colorado into the next generation of pickups.
Find Your Truck at Biggers Chevy
Because the 2015 Chevy Colorado is taking home all kinds of awards — including MotorTrend Truck of the Year — it’s clearly a smart choice for your next truck, but we also have three different models of Silverado available. Contact Biggers Chevrolet and let us help you find your pickup truck today!
Official Chevy Research: Girls Dig Trucks
December 12, 2014
Over the past year, Chevy has been breaking down just what makes vehicles like the 2015 Colorado so popular among men. Their findings indicate, beyond any reasonable doubt, that men buy the Colorado and the Silverado because girls dig trucks and the guys who drive them. Don’t believe us? Well, you don’t have to take it from us — check out Chevy’s video-documented research below.
Can a Truck Make You More Dateable?
These days, lots of folks are turning to online dating, and that profile picture can make or break your successes. Chevrolet worked with Kyle, a young man who had little success with online dating until he trucked up his profile. Before, no girls were talking to him. After Chevy hooked Kyle up with a new Colorado and sent him on an adventure with some friends, everything changed.
A single week after Chevy trucked up Kyle’s profile, it went from 3 visitors to 97. That’s an increase of over 3,000%. Can we say for certain that it was his newfound love for pickup trucks? Yes. Yes we can.
Packaging the Truck Guy Scent
The “truck guy” has a certain mystique to him, and while the only way to get that genuine truck guy scent is to drive home a new Colorado or Silverado from Biggers Chevrolet, Chevy has been working on an alternative. They recently condensed that new truck smell into Truck Guy deodorant to find out if people would buy the next best thing. With hidden cameras placed, they saw real men and women stop by and smell the new scent before tossing a stick into their cart.
The allure of a truck guy is so powerful that 42% of shoppers felt the need to take home Truck Guy deodorant. Until Chevy officially hits the market with this scent, though, you’ll need one of our pickups to get the job done.
Truck Up Your Life
According to a recent study of 1,000 women, 32% stated that the most attractive vehicle a man can drive is a pickup truck. 52% of those women preferred black trucks. We have black trucks at Biggers Chevy.
Chevy Trucks Out-Muscle the Competition
November 7, 2014
Recently, Chevy hired AMCI Testing, a third party research firm, to test the durability of both Chevy and Ford trucks to find out which brand’s trucks were toughest. AMCI subjected the Chevy Silverado 2500HD and the Ford F-250 Super Duty to a rigorous frame twisting challenge, and the results came as no surprise to fans of the Heavy Duty Silverado.
The test took both trucks and placed them onto two uneven ramps, where the wheels on one side were raised much higher than that of the other side’s, applying substantial torque to the frame. Measurements were then taken to determine the amount of twist to which the frame was subjected.
After the test, AMCI concluded that the frame of the Chevy Silverado 2500HD allowed only .26 inches of movement (twist), while the Ford F-250 Super Duty allowed for a decidedly more significant .94 inches of movement, 262% more play than the Chevy Silverado. In fact, the twisting of the Ford F-250 Super Duty was so significant that the tailgate could not be lowered—not true of the Chevy Silverado 2500HD, whose tailgate functioned smoothly throughout the test.
The strength of the Chevy Silverado’s frame can be attributed to its high-strength, roll-formed steel. Paired with the boxed frame, the use of high-strength steel makes the Chevy Silverado 2500HD one of the toughest, longest lasting trucks on the road.
The body of the Chevy Silverado 2500HD is constructed of similar high-grade steel, as opposed to the stamped steel used in competitor’s vehicles. The use of high-grade, and ultra-high-grade steel in the “A” and “B” pillars, cab, rockers, roof rails, and strategic areas of the interior, give the Chevy Silverado a stronger, more substantial foundation upon which to build these solid, American workhorses.
Ultra-high-strength steel is used in areas of the rocker panels and undercarriage to improve stability and strengthen the vehicle in the event of a collision. According to Ducker Worldwide, an independent market research firm, the Chevy Silverado uses more high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel than any other full-sized pickup on the market today.
See More of the Chevy Silverado at Biggers Chevy
To test drive the Chevy Silverado 2500HD, or any of the other tough Chevy trucks in our inventory, visit Biggers Chevy today. We’re located at 1385 E. Chicago St. in Elgin, IL. If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to showing you just what our trucks can do!
Chevy Silverado Toughnology Concept Truck
November 6, 2014
In production since 1917, each generation of Chevy trucks has been a benchmark in the industry. As you’ve probably come to expect, Chevy is pushing the truck market’s envelope again with their Chevy Silverado Toughnology concept, a concept truck that implements new forms of lighter, tougher steel to achieve a safer, more fuel efficient frame.
Strong, Light Steel for a Tough, Efficient Truck
The Toughnology concept truck is designed with high- and ultra-high-strength steel. This lighter, stronger material will improve not only the safety and durability of Chevy’s truck line, but fuel efficiency as well.
The high-strength steel used in the concept is pressed while in molten form, rather than being produced using conventional means. This means that the metal can be as much as 30% lighter—a significant difference when considering the size of a full-sized work truck. Because the high-strength material is less expensive to produce than aluminum, the overall cost of the vehicle is kept in check – even as quality improves.
The concept wears the bulk of its strength where it matters most. Approximately 67% of the cab is constructed of high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel, including the “A” pillars, the “B” pillars, rockers, roof rails, and certain sections of the interior structure. Ultra-high-strength steel is used in the rocker panels and underbody to enhance durability in the event of a collision.
These improvements are already in place in the 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab, which earned a 5-Star Government crash test rating—the highest possible.
Technology for the Open Road
The Toughnology concept isn’t just about strength, however—it’s also about versatility and tech. The concept showcases all of the best that Chevrolet has to offer consumers in the form of connectivity technology, such as OnStar 4G LTE, a built-in WiFi system that allows you to connect up to 7 devices—including laptops and tablets—to a stronger connection than what you’d get off your smartphone. The concept also features accessories and a variety of performance parts readily available through Chevrolet Dealers nationwide.
Learn More at Biggers Chevrolet
To learn more about the Chevy Silverado Toughnology concept, and how Chevrolet is already producing some of the toughest trucks in the world, contact Biggers Chevrolet. We’d love to set you up with some test drives of our current lineup while you wait for more details about the Toughnology concept to emerge.
How Chevy Adds Extra Strength to the Silverado
2015 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71
Chevrolet has always been on the forefront of delivering capable, sturdy pickup trucks that are built to last, and the 2015 Chevy Silverado is a shining example of this engineering! The next-gen Silverado features a wide variety of new attributes that provide rugged toughness, performance output, and function for the 2015 model year. Currently for sale at Biggers Chevy, here are some highlights focusing on how engineers strengthen the Silverado deliver outstanding capabilities.
New Small-Block Engines
The small-block engine has been a staple under the hood of every Chevy truck for the past six decades, and the 2015 Chevy Silverado continues this tradition. Thanks to a trio of next-gen small-block engines, the new Chevy Silverado manages to produce incredible power without having to sacrifice fuel efficiency. The specifications for each are as follows:
- 4.3L V6: This engine puts out 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque, which is the highest torque production of any standard V6 powertrain.
- 5.3L V8: Capable of 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, this engine also gets an estimated 23 mpg on the highway, which is the best of any V8 engine in a truck.
- 6.2L V8: Only the new Chevy Silverado can come equipped with the most powerful V8 engine in its class, which happens to produce 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
Fully Boxed Frame
Composed of three separate sections, the 2015 Chevy Silverado uses a fully boxed frame for truly impressive hauling capability, longevity, and crash safety protection. Hydroformed side rails provide optimal strength throughout the Chevy Silverado frame while lowering weight to improve fuel economy and offer nimble handling at all times.
Reinforced Body Structure
To compliment the frame, the body structure of the 2015 Chevy Silverado uses high-strength steels to enhance strength. The cab of the Chevy Silverado alone is composed of 67% high- and ultra-high strength steels to ensure a safe, confident ride for your crew and/or your family. The new Silverado is the only full-size pickup truck to earn a 5-star safety rating overall in government crash tests.
Durable Cargo Box and Tailgate
The 2015 Chevy Silverado has the industry’s most innovative and organized cargo box available. It features two-tier loading and integrated tie-downs as standard amenities. For added peace-of-mind, the cargo box floor is made up of durable roll-formed steel, which makes for a heavy-duty cargo-loading surface. The tailgate itself has been subjected to extreme conditions to ensure its strength, so you can confidently load up and transport cargo with ease!
Discover the Powerful Capability Offered by the 2015 Chevy Silverado
For an up-close look at how Chevy added extra strength to the 2015 Chevy Silverado, visit Biggers Chevy in Elgin at 1385 E. Chicago Street to take the new Silverado out for a test drive and enjoy a preview of what this full-size pickup truck can do!
The Much-Anticipated 2016 Chevy Colorado Diesel Will Soon be a Reality
2015 Chevrolet Colorado
Chevrolet’s been awfully prolific this year. Days after the release of the 2015 Chevy Colorado, they’ve disclosed details about the highly-anticipated 2016 Chevy Colorado Diesel, which is expected to turn heads with an all-new engine that will bolster performance capabilities. Biggers Chevy is excited to make this unique, new truck available to its Chevy customers upon the release date! Recently released information has revealed that the next Chevy Colorado will have a Duramax diesel engine that will up performance and efficiency, giving the 2016 Chevy Colorado Diesel the upper hand when it comes to other mid-size trucks on the market.
Projected Performance of the 2016 Chevy Colorado Diesel
The 2016 Chevy Colorado Diesel truck is purported to have one of two different Duramax engines. These engines could be the 2.5L or 2.8L Duramax 4-cylinder Turbo. While anticipated specifications are just speculative for now, the following estimated specifications have been determined:
- The 2.5L Duramax diesel could achieve 150 hp and 258 lb-ft of max torque.
- The 2.8L Duramax diesel could put out 180 hp and an impressive 325 lb-ft of torque.
Whichever powertrain the 2016 Chevy Colorado diesel comes with, drivers can count on a robust and resilient ride with competitive towing capacities. Sources also revealed that Chevy is performing temperature and altitude tests with the new engine to determine performance range in stressful driving situations.
While the 2016 release of the Chevy Colorado Diesel is still a little far off, let’s take a look at its predecessor, the 2015 Chevy Colorado, which has actually just been released.
The 2015 Chevy Colorado
Now available at Biggers Chevy, the 2015 Chevy Colorado is a class above other mid-size trucks. With the standard 200 hp 2.5L I-4 engine and an available 3.6L V6 that achieves a staggering 305 horsepower, the new Chevy Colorado will drive with power and precision. Both engines come with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which will reach an EPA-estimated 27 mpg highway with the 2.5L, and 26 mpg highway for the 3.6L engine. Capable of performing a variety of light-duty tasks easily, the Chevy Colorado is a familiar mid-size truck that works with versatility and reliability for any truck owner’s needs.
Test Drive the 2015 Chevy Colorado Today!
Stop by our showroom to test drive the 2015 Chevy Colorado today and get a preview of the impressive engineering and performance you can expect for the 2016 Chevy Colorado Diesel. If you have any further questions about the 2015 Colorado or anticipated 2016 Chevy Colorado model, our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff are on standby to assist! We’re located at 1385 East Chicago Street in Elgin and are open from Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Chevy Trucks Make Appearances in Country Music Videos
October 1, 2014
Boys like their toys – the bigger and shinier, the better. So it really comes as no surprise when we see music videos peppered with some of the biggest, toughest trucks on the planet. Like the American original they are, Chevy trucks are making appearances in some of today’s biggest country music videos.
Chevy – An American Favorite
Chevy trucks have been some of the best-selling pickups in America for quite a while now, making them a hit with workers, outdoor enthusiasts, and even celebrities. Here are a few of our favorite Chevy models to make cameos in country music videos.
- Luke Bryan: “Crash My Party” – Luke’s vintage Silverado looks like it was made to run through the mud. Though he chose to use it to plan a romantic date, it still looked strong, even parked. The red Z71 that made an appearance as well isn’t bad either!
- Jason Aldean: “Take a Little Ride” – A veritable ode to the Chevy truck, Jason’s video captures country driving at its best with a string of full-sized beauties that made us want to run in the mud ourselves.
- Florida Georgia Line: “Cruise” – These guys showed us the best of both worlds with a stunning Silverado for the band and a variety of vintage trucks popping up throughout the rest of the shot. The video made running in the mud seem like the most natural place for a Chevy truck to be.
- Kip Moore: “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” – Bad grammar aside, this guy clearly knows a thing or two about choosing a nice ride. His Z71 looked just like it belonged parked out in that field while Kip sang of its girl-getting powers and allure.
- Cole Swindell: “Chillin It” – This slightly surreal story of a driver imagining the girl of his dreams being magically transported into his vintage Chevy Blazer was fun to watch and made us yearn for a long country road.
Chevy Trucks are an American Staple
Whether you’re a fan of the genre or not, it’s clear that trucks look good in their natural environment – the great outdoors. And, if you happen to have a few friends and an afternoon to kill, they’re just a lot of fun, too. Why not explore the magic of Chevy trucks at Biggers Chevy today – it’s time for you to see what you’ve been missing. Contact us today for more information.
Top Five Chevy Pickups
September 22nd, 2014
The 1971 Chevrolet C/10 Cheyenne Pickup
America has never had enough of Chevrolet pickup trucks and for good reason. Ever since the first Chevy pickup was built in 1918, customers have trusted the Chevy brand to provide a powerful, spacious ride able to conquer the toughest jobs without fail. Here at Biggers Chevy, we thought we’d pay tribute to that legacy with a retrospective list of the top 5 Chevy trucks of all time — landmarks in the evolution of the truck itself, for which all modern-day pickups owe just about everything.
- The 1948 Chevy Pickup: Manufactured using Chevrolet’s all-new Advance Design, the 1948 Chevy pickup truck was the first redesigned vehicle produced by GM after World War II. The roomy cabs comfortably sat three occupants across, and the production model drivetrain required very little adjusting, as this truck had clearly proven itself during the war.
- The 1949 Chevy Canopy Express: Unlike the open bed of the 1948 Chevy pickup, the Canopy Express models provided extra versatility for delivery drivers and vendors alike. The open side panel of this truck allowed “hucksters” to sell goods from the back of their truck without ever having to exit.
- The 1967 Chevy Pickup: The look of the 1967 Chevy pickups is much leaner than previous generations. It sat lower, giving it a car-like appearance, while still projecting an image of pure, rugged capability. Most of the features offered with this truck were designed to appeal to customers who desired added comfort with their performance.
- The 1971 Chevy C/10 Cheyenne: Thanks to this truck, Chevrolet set a sales record during 1971’s calendar year. The 1971 Chevy C/10 Cheyenne saw over 250,000 units produced, which clearly demonstrated America’s love for the half-ton truck segment and for trucks as capable as they were luxurious.
- The 1976 Chevy C/10 Stepside: For a unique appearance that also provided added convenience, customers couldn’t go wrong with the 1976 Chevy C/10 Stepside truck. This classic design featured a small step just below the rear fender, which allowed drivers to easily reach cargo located at the front of the bed.
Visit Biggers Chevy to Test Drive a Chevy Truck Today
Chevy quality isn’t a thing of the past. For all of your Chevy truck needs, make Biggers Chevy your premier dealership. We’re located in Elgin at 1385 E. Chicago Street. If you would like to schedule a test drive or check out our inventory, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Chevy Trucks on the Silver Screen
September 6th, 2014
For many years, Chevrolet trucks have been featured quite prominently in films. Whether they’re projecting an image of raw, rugged power or helping their movie-star drivers avoid danger by taking damage without ever suffering performance issues, Chevy trucks in movies have always elicited a strong, visceral reaction in audiences. As the premier truck manufacturer, it’s no wonder why Chevrolet trucks are so popular here at Biggers Chevy! Let’s take a closer look at iconic Chevy trucks that famously lit up the silver screen.
The 1973 Chevy C10 in “The Terminator”: Outfitted with various lighting rigs and oversize wheels, Sarah Connor’s vehicle of choice certainly portrayed an intimidating image. Rightfully so, considering the fact that she was being hunted by the Terminator himself! The 1973 Chevy C10 was the perfect fit for this movie and it performed its duty well.
The 1987 Chevy Suburban in “Dante’s Peak”: While more of a sport utility vehicle than a full-fledged truck, the main character of “Dante’s Peak”, Harry Dalton, pushed his 1987 Chevy Suburban to the limit. His Suburban was equipped with a snorkel package that allowed it to effectively ford a flooded roadway, but unfortunately it was no match for the lava flow when the volcano eventually erupted.
The 1978 Chevy K10 Cheyenne in “Red Dawn”: With the Soviets invading rural Colorado, what better truck to have on-hand than a 1978 Chevy K10 Cheyenne? It was the perfect vehicle to carry Patrick Swayze and all of his friends around so that they could all take back their town effectively. Plus, very few trucks scream “America” quite like a large, capable Chevy K10 Cheyenne.
The 1989 Chevy S-10 in “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls”: As over-the-top as the movie itself, the Chevy S-10 monster truck that Jim Carrey drives in “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls” provided some poignant comic relief as well as a memorable chase scene between Carrey and the main villain.
Create Your own Adventure with a Chevy Truck from Biggers Chevy
To carve your own star-studded path, whether it be on the job site or with your family, we have a broad spectrum of Chevrolet trucks and SUVs in stock right here at Biggers Chevy! If you would like to browse our selection or take one of our vehicles out for a test drive, don’t hesitate to visit our dealership at 1385 E. Chicago Street in Elgin.
Fun Chevy Truck Facts
August 29th, 2014
Since their introduction in 1918, Chevy trucks have been much beloved by American auto buyers. From the original 1918 Chevrolet 490 Light Delivery, to the modern 2015 Silverado, Chevy trucks engender love and loyalty from their owners – and looking at the iconic line up through the years it’s easy to see why. Chevy has built a reputation for producing some of the best vehicles on the road, and in celebration of that achievement, we wanted to share a few fun Chevy truck facts you might not know:
- Since 1918, Chevrolet has produced 69,000,000 trucks. That’s an average of 718,000 trucks every year since the first ones rolled off the line.
- The first Chevrolet trucks were only outfitted with sheet metal in the front. Truck buyers added the rest to suit their needs.
- The first Chevy trucks to offer hydraulic brakes were released in 1936.
- To increase publicity for its truck line, Chevrolet loaded a new 1937 ½ ton truck with 1,060 lbs. of cargo and sent it out across America – for a distance of 10, 245 miles. It averaged more than 20 mpg on that trip!
- Chevy introduced “glamour pickups”, or personalized trucks to transform the vehicle from a utilitarian workhorse to a more mainstream family vehicle beginning in 1967.
- The C/K designations used until 1999 denoted whether the truck was 2WD (“C”) or 4WD (“K”), with the HD standing for “Heavy Duty” on the beefier models.
- Chevy introduced a hybrid Silverado in 2005 that has sold more than 100,000 units to date.
- According to a 2012 survey by AutoGuide.com, the Chevy Silverado was the most popular truck in America for that year.
- The 2014 Chevy Silverado offers 285 hp at 5300 RPM, nearly 8 times what those first models were capable of.
Find Your One True Love
Regardless of why we love our Chevy trucks, one thing is certain – when you climb into the cab of one of these American made originals, you can’t help but feel like your adventure is just about to begin. Come see us at Biggers Chevy today and fall in love with a Chevrolet truck of your own.