5/4/2016 3:57:31 PM - by Amy Riley 5/3/2016 4:14:56 PM - by Amy Riley
Last November at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, Chevrolet introduced a new concept car, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Special Ops Edition. We are pleased to report that this concept is going into production and will be available here at Phillips Chevrolet later this year. The Special Ops Silverado will include 20” black aluminum wheels, deep-tinted windows, black bowties, unique naval inspired graphics, bed-mounted sport bar with Special Ops signature, sport assist steps, all-terrain tires, and a spray-in bedliner. Even better, for every Special Ops Edition sold , Chevrolet will make a donation to the Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida. Phillips Chevrolet has Illinois’ Largest Chevy Inventory including a great selection of Silverado special editions with the Special Ops will join soon.
5/2/2016 4:06:56 PM - by Amy Riley
Fifty years ago this week, a white Chevrolet Impala was the first vehicle to roll off the assembly line at the General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio. Since then, over 15,000,000 more vehicles have been assembled at Lordstown, including the Chevrolet Cruze which is built there today. The Lordstown plant employs over 4,500 workers spanning three daily shifts and is one of the highest volume single line vehicle assembly facilities in the world. If you’d like to make the six hour road trip and take part in this piece of automotive history, the plant is hosting an open house on May 20th and a car show on May 21st. Phillips Chevrolet has Illinois’ Largest Chevy Inventory, including a great selection of Cruzes ready for your test drive.
4/29/2016 3:57:03 PM - by Amy Riley
The popular Chevrolet Traverse large crossover utility vehicle is due to be redesigned for the 2018 model year, and a test version of the new CUV was recently spotted testing. Despite heavy camouflage, we can still spot a few design cues that differentiate the next generation of Traverse from the current generation. The glimpse of the headlights we can spot through the mesh suggests that they will be narrower and more sweptback, following the front end design cues seen in recent redesigns of Chevy sedans like the Malibu and Cruze. It looks like the Traverse will stay about the same size as it currently is, offering plenty of room for a big family and plenty of cargo, too. The 2018 Traverse is expected to be powered by a V-6 engine, possibly the same 310-hp 3.6-liter V-6 that’s found in the GMC Acadia. We’ll be sure to bring you news of the next generation Chevy Traverse as it becomes available, so stay tuned to this blog. Phillips Chevrolet has Illinois’ Largest Chevy Inventory, including a great selection of Chevy Traverse currently in stock.
4/28/2016 4:13:56 PM - by Amy Riley
Everyone here at Phillips Chevrolet was thrilled when the new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport was revealed a few months ago, and now there’s even more reason to be excited. Chevrolet announced today that the Grand Sport will be priced $66,445 for coupe models and $70,445 for convertibles, and they also revealed that the Grand Sport is right around the corner with a 2016 summer ETA. The Grand Sport has inherited many racing-inspired design and performance elements from the Corvette Z06 including a Z06-style grille and wider rear fenders, as well as chassis tuning, upgraded cooling systems, and performance technologies. A huge variety of color and accessory options allows drivers to create their own dream Corvette that can be nearly one of a kind. Phillips Chevrolet has Illinois’ Largest Chevy Inventory including a great selection of Corvettes which the Grand Sport will be joining soon.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released the results of a study that shows teenagers are more likely to engage in risky behaviors behind the wheel when they’re sleep deprived. More than 50,000 high school students were surveyed and the CDC found that those who got seven hours of sleep or less per night were more likely to engage in such behaviors as texting while driving, riding with a driver who had been drinking, and failing to use seatbelts. One way parents can help make sure their teens are driving safely is to use the Teen Driver System available in the 2016 Chevy Malibu and coming soon to additional Chevy models. Teen Driver allows parents to set limits on music volume, set audio alerts to notify the teen driver when a designated speed is exceeded, and provide parents with a report of excess speed events and if safety features like available Forward Collision Alert or Front Automatic Braking were triggered. Of course, nothing takes the place of a good night’s sleep and plenty of practice behind the wheel with a parent or instructor, but the Teen Driver System can add an extra layer of assurance for those times when a teen has to head out on the road alone. Phillips Chevrolet has Illinois’ Largest Chevy Inventory and a great selection of the 2016 Chevy Malibu ready for you (and your teen) to test drive today.