2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel Details

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel Details
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel Details

There are a number of admirable things about the new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. For instance, its smaller, maneuverable size and roomy cabin provide the best of both worlds. It also features a generous list of standard features, like the Chevy MyLink infotainment system and 7-inch touch screen. But, one of the most remarkable things about the new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is its engine lineup, which includes something unusual—a diesel option.

 

Here are what 2018 Chevrolet Equinox diesel details we know thus far.

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox with the diesel engine has not yet been tested by the EPA. However, Chevrolet is estimating that this little crossover could get up to 39 mpg highway when it’s equipped with the turbo-diesel engine. That would put the Chevrolet Equinox at the head of its segment in fuel efficiency, which is exciting news.

Not only do we expect the turbo-diesel powered Chevy Equinox to be efficient, but we also think it will deliver a fun ride. The diesel engine boasts 240 lb-ft of torque, so acceleration should be consistently responsive.

The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will be available with its all-new turbo-diesel engine at Stalker Chevrolet later this year. We hope you’ll join us for a test drive of perhaps the most exciting new vehicle in the crossover/SUV segment.

School Lunch Tips for Packing the Best Meal

School Lunch Tips
School Lunch Tips

It’s an age-old question: how do you prepare a healthy school lunch that your kids will actually eat? With these simple school lunch tips from Stalker Chevrolet, you can have your kids eating well all year long.

 

Plan Ahead

If you want to send your kids to school with something they’ll enjoy, you’ve got to be realistic. Don’t send them your favorite lunch. Instead, talk with them once a month to see what they’re interested in trying. Bring the kids grocery shopping with you so they can pick out the vegetables and proteins they like.

 

Prep Ahead

Most of the things you’ll be sending along in lunches can be prepared ahead over the weekend. For instance, you can chop up veggies, wash fruit, or make a batch of pasta, soup, or rice. Get the simple stuff out of the way and your morning rush will be all the easier.

 

Keep the Kids Involved

Their job isn’t over when you leave the grocery store. If you have plenty of fresh options to choose from, your kids will have fun putting together sandwiches and snacks that they know they will enjoy. Their thoughtful lunch will be the talk of the cafeteria, and you’ll never find a backpack with another rejected sandwich in it again.

2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE

2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE

The Chevrolet Camaro is undoubtedly one of the most powerful muscle cars in the industry, but the upcoming model may prove that Chevrolet has officially outdone itself. The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE brings more performance and an aerodynamic design that allows it to lap the Nurburgring faster than some supercars.

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE boasts a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that delivers 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, a perfect 1:1 balance. That kind of performance leads to a 0-to-60 mph time of just 3.6 seconds. As for the infamous Nurburgring, the Camaro ZL1 1LE conquered it in just 7 minutes and 16 seconds. That’s a faster time than its Corvette sibling and every Ferrari on the road.

Aiding the high-powered Camaro’s performance is an advanced aerodynamic design unlike any other, with a package that comes complete with a carbon fiber rear wing. The design itself was tested in a Formula 1 wind tunnel that added 300 pounds of downforce at a whopping 150 mph.

The upcoming model packs in plenty of performance-driven gear, including an onboard Chevrolet Personal Data Recorder and a specialized suspension.

We here at Stalker Chevrolet can’t wait to see the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE burn rubber in person.

Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Army Truck Goes for Testing

Chevrolet Colorado
Chevrolet Colorado

The Chevrolet Colorado has proven itself to be one of the most capable trucks in the industry, but now it’s facing its greatest challenge yet. The United States Army traverses some of the toughest landscapes that the world has to offer. As such, they need a vehicle that can conquer the roughest terrain imaginable. The Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 army truck is the vehicle for the job.

The Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 army truck is silent, sneaky, and tough. The model is powered by a hydrogen fuel-cell electric powertrain that’s silent and produces water as its only emission. That’s a near-180-degree turn, green-energy-wise, from the current diesel-powered Humvees the army currently uses.

The big Humvees haven’t given the army a reputation for being silent, but the Colorado ZH2 could change that. The large mud tires, silent powertrain, and near-invisible heat profile make it a hard vehicle to detect.

The prototype is currently undergoing a year of testing by the army in some of the roughest conditions imaginable. The truck will make its way to a number of army bases throughout the country as it proves it mettle time and time again.

If testing proves successful, we may very well be looking at the next generation of army transport vehicles.

We here at Stalker Chevrolet are proud to see such a capable truck undergoing testing in the field.

Summer Driving Tips For a Safe Road Trip

Summer Driving Tips For a Safe Road Trip
Summer Driving Tips For a Safe Road Trip

Gearing up for a vacation away on the beach? Keep these summer driving tips in mind.

Service Your Vehicle in Advance

Before you head out on any big trips that will put a lot of miles on the odometer, have your car inspected by a mechanic who can perform any upcoming maintenance you need to do and check for potential safety hazards. You don’t want to be stuck on the side of the road with a broken-down car.

Keep Kids in the Backseat

All children under 13 years old should ride in the back seat. Additionally, any children who meet the criteria for being in a car seat should be in a properly-installed car seat. You can check NHTSA’s website for tips on how to select the proper car seat and install it correctly.

Take Breaks and Stay Alert

While that dream vacation may only technically be a 6-hour drive away, it’s hard on any driver to stay behind the wheel for a consecutive 6 hours. If you have another legal driver with you, take turns driving. Take breaks for everyone to get out, stretch, and eat, and make sure you’re in good condition to pay attention to other drivers on the road.

Share the Road

Summertime means cyclists, runners, and motorcycles will be out on the road. Don’t be that driver who hogs the road.

 

Follow these summer driving tips from us at Stalker Chevrolet for a stress-free road trip.

Tips for Buying Your First Car

Tips for Buying Your First Car
Tips for Buying Your First Car

Buying your first car can be a daunting process if you don’t have anyone to help you through the process. It’s actually simpler than you think.

Decide What You Can Afford

A good rule of thumb for this one is determining what kind of loan you’d be able to pay off in three years. Consider your income, your other monthly payments and financial obligations, and how much you have saved for a down payment.

Shop For a Loan First

Don’t get in over your head with a car that’s too expensive. Try to get pre-approved for a loan that gives you a ballpark amount to work with.

Then, Shop For a Car

We at Stalker Chevrolet have a diverse inventory of reliable, versatile Chevy nameplates, and our friendly staff will be happy to walk you through the process. We also have used vehicles if you’d prefer the more affordable price tag.

Wrap Up the Process

Once you’ve been pre-approved and have a vehicle in mind, it’s time to finish up. Contact your bank with the final details concerning the loan, then register the vehicle and transfer the title.

 

Have any more questions about buying your first car? Don’t hesitate to swing by our dealership at Stalker Chevrolet.

We even have a finance department if you need more information on loans.

2018 Equinox Updates Offer More Features

2018 Chevrolet Equinox
2018 Chevrolet Equinox

 

For the 2018 model year, the popular Chevrolet Equinox is getting some significant updates. The 2018 Equinox updates include styling, new engines, and more technology. It also loses some weight to the tune of 400 pounds, when compared to the outgoing model. This weight loss will help the Equinox be more efficient and buyers will appreciate that when they are at the pump.

From first glance, you can tell that the 2018 Equinox is something worth driving. Its sculpted design and signature lighting give it an upscale look and feel. And, with a wide range of colors to choose from, you can find the perfect Equinox to fit your personality. This sophisticated look and feel continues inside with lots of passenger space and available premium features.

Under the hood, buyers can choose from three engines. A turbocharged 1.5-liter engine comes standard, and delivers the ideal balance of efficiency and power. If you want more power, choose the 2.0-liter turbo that offers 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Finally, if efficiency is what you crave, the Equinox offers a 1.6-liter Turbo-Diesel that is expected to deliver a GM-estimated 40 mpg on the highway.*

Come experience the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox available now at Stalker Chevrolet.

*Estimate only. Actual mileage may vary.

Trout Chooses Corvette Stingray Z51

As an official sponsor of Major League Baseball and the 2014 MLB All-Star game, Chevrolet was involved in the post game awards ceremony. Chevrolet is pretty good at giving away vehicles at sporting events, less than six months ago Malcom Smith was awarded a 2014 Silverado 1500. But this time Chevy put a little twist on the situation.

After going 2-for-3, with a double, triple, two RBIs, and a run scored; Mike Trout was named the 2014 MLB All-Star MVP. In addition to leading the AL to a 5-3 win and locking up World Series home field advantage for his division, Trout had a decision to make. Instead of just being awarded a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 or a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country, the 22 year old center fielder got to choose.

MLB All-Star MVP wins Corvette Stingray Z51
MLB’s Mike Trout & Bud Selig take a photo with Chevrolet U.S Marketing Vice President Paul Edwards, after All-Star Game.

Now this is a pretty difficult decision. North American Car of the Year or North American Truck of the Year? Mike Trout’s mom can be heard picking the Corvette and like any good son, Mike goes with his mom’s choice.  Trout does offer an explanation as to why he picked the ‘Vette, but I mean it’s a Corvette. No explanation needed, young man. And to his credit, his decision is made pretty quickly.

One of the fastest players in the MLB now has one of the fastest cars Chevy has ever produced. Enjoy that Corvette Stingray Z51, Mr. Trout.

Chevrolet: Find New Roads

Find New Roads
Chevy’s newest tagline

A little over a year ago Chevrolet introduced a new tagline, Find New Roads. This tagline replaced the “Chevy Runs Deep” tagline that was introduced in 2010 and with it has come a pretty significant change in Chevrolet advertising.

New CEO Mary Barra may have something to do with the direction of the campaign, as she has been incredibly hands own since taking over as GM’s CEO.

 2014 Traverse - Find New Roads

Over the course of the past several months Chevrolet has put out more commercials designed to tug on the heart more. Several commercials are based on the importance of family, loyalty, and safety; three principles that are critical to the Chevy brand and something we take pride in at Stalker Chevrolet.

Find New Roads isn’t just a slogan for drivers, but something to inspire people to live their lives to the fullest.

In case you haven’t seen any of these commercials on your TV or while checking out some of your favorite YouTube videos, we’ve picked out some of our favorite sentimental Chevy commercials.

Below is a commercial Chevrolet ran during the promoting their #PurpleYourProfile campaign in an effort to support the American Cancer Society in celebrating survivors and those who support them on the road to recovery.

Last but not least, Chevrolet’s newest commercial titled “Maddie”. A story of a girl and her dog.  Just try not to cry.

Chevy Awards Show

The North American International Auto Show opens each year by handing out various prestigious awards. The most coveted awards include the North American Car of the Year and North American Truck/Utility of the Year. On Monday, Chevrolet took home both.

North American Car of the Year
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was Named 2014 North American Car of the Year

That’s right. Two of Chevy’s magnificently redesigned vehicles grabbed the top spots in each division. General Motors had another impressive showing, as several models appeared on the finalist list.

For Chevrolet it would have been a big year, regardless of the awards. The much anticipated release of the Stingray and Silverado were met with much adulation, and at NAIAS the praise continued.

To receive the North American Car of the Year and/or North American Truck/Utility of the Year, 48 full-time automotive journalist vote on winners from a list of finalist.

Awards for both the Corvette Stingray; the seventh production of the bringing back a famed moniker, and the Silverado; a complete redesign and third evolution of the truck, show how dedicated Chevrolet has been to making consumer focused vehicles.

Recently promoted GM CEO Mary Barra said, “I hope that people look and if they haven’t considered General Motors or Chevrolet, they’ll get into the showroom, because I’m confident if they get into the showroom they’ll see a lot of vehicles they like.”

We’re certainly proud of the strides Chevrolet has made to put better vehicles on the road and we look forward to continued success and even more new vehicles in the future! (Chevy SS, anyone?)