2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Debuts on 100th Anniversary of Chevy Trucks

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Earlier this year, Chevy unveiled the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500—and at the most perfect time. Chevy pulled back the covers of the new pickup, which will soon be available at Stalker Chevrolet, on the very day that Chevrolet uncovered its first truck, back in 1918.

The new 2019 Silverado 1500 will increase in size (1.6 inches longer than the current Silverado), yet it will shed some serious poundage (450 lbs) as Chevy continues to improve fuel economy. One of the biggest improvements is to interior cargo volume: Chevy promises a class-leading 63 cubic feet in the short box model.

Another key feature that will set the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 apart from the competition is the available power up/down feature for the tailgate—a class-exclusive feature.

The Silverado 1500 will be available with different engine/transmission configurations, but the big news for the 2019 model is the addition of a Duramax inline six-cylinder diesel engine. Gas engines will include the 6.2-liter V8 and a new 5.3-liter V8. Both will boast Dynamic Fuel Management for improved fuel economy.

The new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will be offered in eight trims: Work Truck, Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, and High Country.

See it in person when it arrives at Stalker Chevrolet later this year.

Here Are the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Features We’re Most Excited About

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 features
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 features

If you haven’t heard, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 officially debuted back in January at the North American International Auto Show, and there’s a whole lot to look forward to when it arrives here at Stalker Chevrolet. But these are the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 features we’re most excited about:

  • New diesel engine: Chevrolet is offering a new Duramax 3.0-liter inline-six turbo-diesel engine. We have been expecting this for a while, since Chevy offers a diesel for other models here at Stalker Chevrolet, like the Equinox, Cruze, and Colorado, but still, we are pumped for solid and efficient performance from this new option.
  • Best-in-class cargo volume: Sure, most of the space you’ll want for your truck is in the bed, but who says the cabin can’t be roomy too? Chevy is promising class-leading cargo volume for the Silverado—up to 63 cubic feet of space.
  • A power tailgate: Another class-exclusive feature is the new available power up/down tailgate, which you can operate remotely with the key fob.
  • New trims: Chevrolet has added three new trims for 2019. They include Custom Trail Boss (with off-road equipment added to the Custom trim), LT Trail Boss (also adding off-road equipment, this time to the LT trim), and RST (giving the Silverado a street-performance appearance).

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will arrive at Stalker Chevrolet later this year, and we can’t wait to see it in person!

Details on the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition and the Colorado Centennial Edition
2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition and the Colorado Centennial Edition

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition celebrates 100 years of Chevrolet trucks. In the 100 years since Chevy introduced its very first truck, the iconic automaker has sold over 85 million of its beloved pickups.

Chevy will spend the rest of 2017 celebrating its trucks and the loyal customers who have owned them in the last century with a variety of programs and products, including the Centennial Editions of the Silverado and Colorado.

The Centennial Edition comes with the exclusive Centennial Blue paint color, as well as plenty of special badging, like the heritage bowtie emblem on floor liners, spray-in bed liner, and doors.

Besides unique centennial badging, the Centennial Edition comes with a body-color rear bumper and accessory grille, chrome moldings, chrome accessory tow hooks, optional 18-inch wheels, and more. The Centennial Edition is offered on the LTZ Z71 trim Crew Cab of the Silverado.

The Silverado and Colorado Centennial Editions are limited, and they’re an essential buy for Chevy truck lovers, so you don’t want to miss them!

If you’re interested in the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Centennial Edition or the Colorado Centennial Edition, come to Stalker Chevrolet today and take one for a spin.

Tips for Tailgating: Enjoying Football Season the Right Way

Tips for Tailgating
Tips for Tailgating

Football season has started, which means more and more drivers will be tailgating before the games begin. There’s nothing more enjoyable than firing up the grill, having some drinks, playing games, and hanging out with other diehard sports fans. That’s why we’ve put together these tips for tailgating that’ll help you make this year’s tailgating season more enjoyable than ever.

First, according to ABC, one of the most important things to do is mark your territory. In other words, get to the stadium early to find a great parking spot and be sure to mark your perimeter. You can attach balloons to your mirrors or lay down rugs to show others where you’re going to be located.

If you have the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, you’ll have plenty of space for supplies. Nevertheless, you may have trouble keeping hot food warm without wasting your battery on an accessory. You can get past this issue by turning an ordinary cooler into a food warmer. Simply wrap four bricks in foil and put them in an oven heated to 450 degrees. After lining the bottom of a cooler with towels and putting on oven mitts, you can put the heated bricks in the cooler for an impromptu oven.

Finally, bring supplies to celebrate your dedication to your team. Bring extra shirts or jerseys for friends who leave theirs at home, and be sure to bring some games. Corn hole or ladder ball are popular, and a football is a must for any tailgating adventure.

Looking for the perfect truck or SUV for tailgating? Test drive any one of the 2018 Chevy models at Stalker Chevrolet today.

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.

New Truck Update: 2015 Chevy Colorado

2015 Chevy Colorado
The 2015 Chevy Colorado was announced with a starting price of $20,995.

After a few years of hiatus the Chevy Colorado is back. The mid-size truck was removed from the US lineup in 2012, but is making a triumphant return this year.

General Motors just released pricing on the 2015 Chevy Colorado this week, placing a starting price of $20,995 on the extended-cab pickup.

Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager had this to say, “Colorado is an all-new midsize pickup that offers truck customers great versatility and great value.”

By value, Johnson is referring to standard features like a 200-horsepower 2.5L engine with direct fuel injection, a rear-vision camera with dynamic guide lines, and a locking tailgate. That value is increase when you factor in some of the available options – a 305-horsepower 3.6L V8, 4G LTE with built-in WiFi hotspot, GearOn™ accessory system, and a host of safety features.

Johnson also stated that the 2015 Chevy Colorado will “…have strong appeal for people who know they want a truck, but want one that is easier to maneuver in traffic and easier to park at work or at home.”

Like other Chevrolet trucks the Colorado will have a multiple cab configurations and box options.

A Very Chevy Christmas

At dawn you arise,

your eyes in a glaze.

Awake, but befuddled

in your morning haze.

Yet, soon you remember that this morning special

not one to be missed.

This morning is Christmas,

let’s see if you got the gifts on your list.

A shirt, a tie, and some new blowing shoes.

These are splendid gifts,

But they’re no big “to-do”

Some power tools and dvds

you’re appreciative, yes

these are things that you need.

But you have the one thing on your list that you most desire

you have yet to notice

and begin to perspire

“I left tons of clues, I know they’re aware”

“I love watching movies,”

“And the shoes…couldn’t have picked a better pair”

“But deep down I thought, hoped that something else would be there.”

And as you begin to clean all the boxes and papers

Your wife shout, “There’s one more,

but try to stay quite so you don’t wake our neighbor”

You look perplexed as she approaches

You’re reminded of sleigh bells

with the jingle of her broaches.

She leads you outside and what do you see?

An all-new 2014 Chevy!

The Silverado 1500 to be specific

You’ve longed for it so much you kiss it like you’ve missed it.

Nevermind that it’s winter or that the wind chill is 4 below

Or that the forecast was “let it snow, let it snow”.

Too excited to feel frost

you’re new truck has made you feel like a boss.

But that feeling is short and your kiss to long

your lips become stuck and the feeling is gone.

Warm water is brought with a stifled laughter,

but once you’re free it is of no matter.

The embarrassment will be short,

and you truck will last long

Because the Chevy Silverado is built to run strong.

Chevy Trucks: A 95 Year Legacy

Chevrolet trucks have been a part of the fabric of American society for a long time, fast approaching the 100 year mark. For 95 years now, Chevrolet has been bringing you the very best in hardworking and reliable super-strength vehicles.

It all started back in 1917 when the booming Chevrolet factory had a need for an easy way to transport materials here and there. Thus, from a few car chassis with attached hand-built beds, the first generation of Chevy trucks sprang to life. Over time, they came to be used and celebrated by farmers and field workers, loggers and plumbers, haulers and even “regular folk” facing the frontier on a wild and adventurous vacation.

Over the last 95 years, Chevy trucks have come to define dependability and power in the automotive industry. Always the preferred choice for trucks, Chevy has a long history of quality trucks for hardworking Americans.

Here are some of the Chevy truck highlights:

  • 1930 Chevrolet Pickup, which introduced the new Chevy inline six-cylinder engine
  • 1959 Chevrolet El Camino, which generated a cult following, praised for its good looks
  • 1999 Chevrolet Silverado, which was the very first Chevy full-size pickup to carry the Silverado name, a name now equated with the highest quality in the world of trucks
  • 2013 Chevrolet Colorado, which symbolizes the expansion of Chevrolet trucks into all markets—whether businesses or families or farms—here and abroad

Chevrolet trucks have evolved so much over the last 95 years. Each change has brought with it a revitalizing uniqueness to the Chevrolet brand, which is always striving to give customers the very finest in reliability, convenience, performance, safety, comfort, style, and value. Come down to Stalker Chevrolet today and find the Chevy truck that is just calling your name!