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2018 Traverse Remains Large and In Charge

Keep on Truckin’ With Beefier Look

The new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse gets a bit of a stouter look, an RS sub-brand and premium High Country trim level to appeal across a wide range of buyers when it comes to Freeway Chevrolet this summer. A spacious and comfortable interior combines with modern technology to improve your driving experience and provide you and your family a vehicle that can go anywhere and do everything. “The all-new Traverse offers the ultimate in style and convenience for the segment, with the versatility customers need and a thoughtful, spacious design they’ll love,” according to GM North America president Alan Batey. “It’s the midsize SUV designed to keep you safe, comfortable and connected.”

RS, High Country Offer Customers Choice

The RS trim level of the new Chevrolet Traverse is a sporty version with exterior aspects blacked out, including the grill, bow tie and 20-inch wheels. The High Country goes to the opposite extreme, with a sophisticated look including polished wheels, D-optic headlamps, leather appointments and power-fold rear seats. “The all-new Traverse blends Chevrolet’s characteristic SUV cues with capability and refinement,” said Global Chevrolet Design chief John Cafaro. “Inside and out, it offers style with a purpose.

Longer Wheelbase Offers More Interior Room

With a longer overall design, the new Chevrolet Traverse delivers comfortable seating for up to eight adults. With best-in-class legroom and passenger volume, the Traverse also delivers the largest cargo area in its category at 98.5 cubic feet. There are many well-designed storage options and bins throughout the interior to enhance passenger convenience. Another point of convenience is the split second-row seat that slides to provide incredibly easy access to the third row.

New Engine Provides More Horsepower

When the 2018 Traverse comes to Freeway Chevrolet this summer, it will be powered by a brand-new 3.6L V6 that’s paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The new engine delivers 10 percent more horsepower than the current model, while still producing a very efficient 25 mpg on the highway according to early GM estimates. The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will have a towing capacity of about 5,000 pounds, making it the perfect vehicle for light to medium recreational towing.

Modern Technology Abounds in Traverse

You’ll have your choice of a 7 or 8 inch diagonal infotainment screen in your new Traverse. The system supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while providing 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability to turn your Traverse into a rolling hot spot. USB charging ports are plentiful throughout the cockpit, ensuring you and your passengers can keep their electronics up and running whether you’re just running the office car pool or traveling across country.

Silverado HD Powers Up With New Diesel

Power Breeds Confidence When Towing

Now that the totally redesigned Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel is an option with the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD truck, drivers can be assured they have the power they need to tow virtually any trailer. “Silverado HD gives you confidence,” according to Chevy Chief Engineer Jeff Luke, “and confidence gives you the best towing experience.” With a stronger block and new control system, the new Duramax engine delivers 445 horsepower and an amazing 910 pound-feet of torque. Torque is the low-end power that ensures you can get your load moving whether you’re on a flat surface or at the bottom of a steep incline. Test drive the new Silverado HD and see how much confidence all that power brings you by visiting Freeway Chevrolet.

New Air Intake Keeps Engine Cool

One of the keys to the increased performance of the new Duramax diesel engine is a cool air intake system that removes humidity while keeping the engine within optimum operating temperatures. Keeping the air cool means the engine will respond better when faced with pulling a heavy load in adverse conditions, such as soaring summer temperatures. “The Duramax diesel has forged a bond with truck customers based on trust and capability,” said the VP of Global Propulsion Systems, Dan Nicholson. “The new Duramax takes those traits to higher levels, making the 2017 Silverado HD one of the most refined on the highway.”

Special Editions Fit Unique Needs

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD comes in a number of special edition packages based on specific wants and needs. People living in cold country will love the Alaskan Edition, with a snow plow prep package, all-weather tires, spray-in bedliner with raised “Alaskan” text and unique graphics on the tailgate and rear quarter panel. For something a bit more refined, ask the pros at Freeway Chevrolet about the High Desert package. This includes a sport bar, lockable storage, 20-inch wheels and a hard tonneau bed cover. For a more stealth appearance, choose Midnight HD. This all-black Silverado HD comes with a Z71 off-road package and bold, black accents. The Custom Sport HD is available in Black or Summit White and is the epitome of sophistication with chrome accents and a body-color grille and bumpers. The Sport HD also has 20-inch aluminum wheels and is outfitted with front and rear park assist to help you get in those tight urban spaces.

Whichever package you choose, remember the 2017 Silverado HD is a hard-working truck that comes with all the comforts of home. Test drive one today at Freeway Chevrolet.

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More Choices for Propane and Natural Gas

Working to provide customers more options now that the U.S. Department of Transportation has identified “alternative fuel only” routes across the nation, Chevrolet has partnered with Power Solutions International (PSI) to offer full-size vans and heavy duty pickups powered by either natural gas or propane. Starting in early 2017, you’ll be able to order your alternative fuel vehicle of choice right from the showroom at Freeway Chevrolet. “Expanding choice is key to helping more commercial and government fleets reduce their fuel consumption, fuel costs and emissions using alternative fuels and EVs versus traditional gasoline,” according to GM Fleet VP Ed Peper. “There are no ‘one size fits all’ solutions for fleet managers.

Alternative Fuel Lineup Growing

With the addition of PSI as a partner, Chevy now offers more than a dozen alternative fuel vehicles, including the new Chevy Bolt EV, diesel options for the Chevy Express and GMC Savana vans and a large 6.6 liter Duramax diesel option for the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra HD. Once you order a truck or van with propane or natural gas as your fuel selection, Chevy will ship the vehicle with a 6.0L V-8 engine directly to PSI. They will then install the fuel system and all other necessary components and ship the vehicle directly to Freeway Chevrolet. The change to alternative fuel will not affect the factory warranty in any way.

Including the 2018 model year, Chevy and GMC will be offering more than two dozen trucks, cars and vans with propulsion systems powered by something other than gasoline. For natural gas and propane, look to the Chevy Express Cargo, Express Passenger, Express Cutaway, Silverado HD and the Low Cab Forward commercial 3500 and 4500 models. GMC is also offering both power options in the Savana Cargo, Savana Passenger, Savana Cutaway and Sierra HD. B-20 capable diesel engines are coming in the Chevy Cruze, Colorado, Express and Silverado HD, as well as the GMC Savana, Canyon and Sierra HD.

Chevy now has three vehicles in the electric and hybrid category: Malibu hybrid, Volt and Bolt EV. Several Chevy and GMC cars trucks and vans are capable of running on E85 ethanol.

Bolt Full Production Coming in Spring 2017

Although there will be some deliveries of the highly-anticipated Chevy Bolt EV this month, expect it to come to the showroom at Freeway Chevrolet no later than the spring of 2017. With an astounding 238 miles of range on a single charge, the affordable Bolt is eligible for Federal tax credits and is expected to spur sales of electric vehicles nationwide.

ZL1 Most Powerful Camaro Ever

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Supercharged 6.2L Monster Powers the Beast

With a long history of fighting the Pony Car wars under its hood, the Camaro has been an on and off king of the road when it comes to power to weight distribution. With the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 now available in both coupe and convertible, this year’s Pony car11 can honestly claim it is the most powerful Camaro ever. The ZL1 shares the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 engine with the Corvette Z06, a power plant that delivers 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque in an adrenaline-pumping ride that is as exciting as possible while still being legal. With an electronically-controlled limited slip differential to keep the power coming to the wheel that needs it the most, this Camaro is set up to help amateur drivers unleash the beast on occasion while still keeping the vehicle under control. Check out the new ZL1 Camaro when you take a test drive at Freeway Chevrolet.

10-Speed Transmission as Good as Advertised

In a test run by editors of Car and Driver magazine, the reviewers came away impressed with a new 10-speed automatic transmission that was jointly developed by the engineers at Ford and Chevrolet. “When its working hard, the 10-speed is all nervous energy, ripping through tightly spaced gears with unrelenting pace,” they wrote. “The resultant thrust and sound are gleefully rewarding.” Unlike most automatics, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 never loses torque no matter how far you climb the revolutions per minute. The resulting low track times should attract amateur racers and those who just want to claim ownership of the baddest beast on the block.

New ZL1 Wider, Bigger, Faster

If you take a Camaro SS and stretch it in all directions, you get the basic body shape of the new ZL1 Camaro. It’s got broad shoulders, a wide rear end and an aggressive stance that could make road kill get up and run. The 20-inch wheels are 10 inches wide in the front and 11 inches in the rear, playing host to specially formulated Goodyear G:3 tires. The resulting grip helps the engine and transmission propel the car to 60 mph from a dead stop in just 3.5 seconds. The ZL1 makes very short work of the quarter-mile run, taking just 11.4 seconds to complete the course.

Performance Seats Keep You in Place Comfortably

With a starting MSRP north of $60,000, you’d expect some creature comforts to go along with the unbridled power. The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 does not disappoint. From a steering wheel wrapped in suede to RECARO seats that are not only plush, but have extra large bolsters to hold you in place, the Camaro interior is designed for both performance and sophistication. The coupe will be arriving at dealerships like Freeway Chevrolet this month. Expect the convertible to show up early next spring.

ACTIV Delivers Sporty Take on Spark

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Bring a Little Adventure to Your Life

The 2017 Chevy Spark ACTIV offers an increased ride height and skid plates that allow drivers to explore some of life’s wilder trails. The urban-chic design of the new Spark allows you to be an urban driver during the week, then take off for an adventure on the weekend to parts previously unknown. “The new Spark ACTIV is all about adventurous fun and style,” according to Steve Majoros, Chevy marketing director. “It has an attitude, while still offering the sophisticated, efficient and connected driving experience customers have come to love.” The new Spark ACTIV will arrive at the Freeway Chevrolet showroom in the first quarter of 2017.

ACTIV Comes With Tons of Standard Features

Along with the revised suspension that raises the clearance by about a half-inch and the skid plates to protect important components, the new ACTIV offers unique features such as round fog lamps, contrasting moldings and a special grille with prominent ACTIV badging. Starting at just $16,945 when equipped with a manual transmission, the Spark ACTIV also comes with an upscale interior that includes heated leatherette seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and and infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen. Compatibility with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto means you can use your smartphone to stream music, play podcasts or use a number of limited apps.

Spark ACTIV Loaded with Tech

You get three free months of 4G LTE Wi-Fi service with your new Spark ACTIV, allowing you to have Internet access wherever your adventures may roam, within cell service limitations. You’ll also get three free months of SiriusXM satellite radio and OnStar telemetry. A rear camera, cruise control, remote entry, power windows and steering wheel audio and communication controls are all standard features.

Compact Spark Both Roomy and Safe

Fold down the rear seat on the 2017 Spark and you get a roomy 27.2 cubic feet of storage, or enough to hold plenty of camping gear for your outdoor adventure. The peppy 1.4L Ecotec engine not only gives you enough power to get over any mountain pass, but also delivers a hybrid-like 37 mpg on the highway. The 2017 Chevy Spark also comes in LS, 1LT and 2LT trim packages starting at just $13,875. You can choose from manual transmission or automatic with any trim, proving that good things do come in small packages. See and test drive the new Spark today at Freeway Chevrolet.

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Sophisticated Style on Display at SEMA

The recent SEMA auto show in Las Vegas was the perfect venue for Chevrolet to unveil its Malibu and Cruz “Blue Line” concept vehicles. Giving customers the option to personalize their cars is the thought behind the Blue Line series, which features a more sophisticated look with an athletic stance. “The Chevrolet Blue Line Series concepts integrate accessories that offer greater personalization choices for customers,” according to parts marketing director Roger McCormack. “Each vehicle wears production and concept accessories thematically linked under the Blue Line Series banner. We look forward to gauging public reaction at the SEMA show and other venues.” See what kind of official Chevy parts and accessories are available to customize your ride by stopping in to the parts department at Freeway Chevrolet.

Malibu Combines Traditional Look With Modern Feel

By providing a traditional look with a Genesis White paint job, the Malibu Blue Line concept creates a blank slate around which to build a modern, athletic vehicle. An official Chevy suspension lowering kit brings the ride height down by about a half-inch, providing a more sporty look and better handling. The lowered look is accented by a ground effects kit with rear diffuser. A black grille insert and black Bowtie logo highlight the front. Inside there are special sport pedals, metal badging on the floor liners and illuminated door sills. A concept performance braking kit, tinted headlights and polished exhaust round out the concept vehicle.

Cruze Concept Builds Off RS Hatchback

Chevy started with a sporty RS Hatchback to build its Cruze Blue Line concept. Also painted Genesis White, the Cruz looks either white or gray depending on the lighting. Blue tinted windows and blue metallic 18-inch wheels provide a colorful accent. Head to the parts department at Freeway Chevrolet and you can get the same chrome grill insert and suspension lowering kit that designers used on the Cruze Concept. A performance brake package will be available by the end of this year, and performance air intake and exhaust systems are coming by next summer. The concept vehicle features a special black interior with graphite accents on the doors, shift knob and instrument panel. You can modify your Cruze now with the same sport pedal kit, interior trim and illuminated door sills used in the show vehicle. Remember that when Freeway Chevrolet installs any accessories or performance parts, your new car warranty remains unaffected.

Chevy Keeps Piling Up Industry Awards

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JD Power Honors Prove Quality and Dependability

If you’re looking for a car, truck or SUV that’s going to be there for the long haul, the awards say smart shoppers will consider a Chevy. Chevrolet was the most honored car company by the research institute J.D. Power last year, earning top Initial Quality and Dependability awards for the Spark, Camaro, Tahoe, Equinox, Silverado and Malibu. The awards are a result of an independent poll of customers after the first 90 days of ownership, proving that Chevrolet customers are happy with their purchase long after the new car smell starts to fade away. See why Americans love their Chevy by taking a look at the new car inventory at Freeway Chevrolet.

Chevy Has Most Awards of Any Company

Along with the prestigious honors from JD Power, Chevy has also piled up a mountain of awards from various auto industry sources. From the tiny Spark to the family-friendly Suburban, virtually every model has won multiple honors. Motor Trend magazine’s car and truck of the year for 2016 were the Chevy Camaro and Colorado. The Colorado also scored honors from U.S. News and World Report as the best compact truck for the money, and from Kelley Blue Book as the winner in the 5-year “Cost to Own” category, as well as having the best resale value. Chevy’s Tahoe, a leader in the full-size SUV market, earned honors from Kelley Blue Book as a Best Buy, as well as being one of the “Best 15 Family Cars.”

Looking For Fuel Efficient SUV?

If you’re looking for a fuel efficient SUV that does the job whether you’re in the office carpool or official driver for your kid’s softball team, you need to explore the Chevy Equinox. This capable people carrier has earned JD Power’s top honor for two years in a row, as well as being named the “Most Dependable Compact SUV.” It’s also a top safety pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. And don’t forget it does all this while still delivering an efficient 32 mpg on the highway. If you need something just a bit bigger, the Traverse is a midsize SUV that was honored by U.S. News and World Report as well as industry watchdog Edmunds.

Corvette and Camaro Deliver Sporty Fun

We get it. You’re not quite ready for the SUV and you’d like a little more performance than that offered by an economic compact. Head to Freeway Chevrolet and compare the different models of the Camaro and Corvette. The Camaro, one of the most popular pony cars in America, was named to Car and Driver’s “10Best” list for 2016 and remains at the top of the JD Power rankings. The Corvette, that sports car that’s an iconic part of Americana, was named a Kelley Blue Book Best Buy, as well as having the best resale value in 2015. Edmunds also picked the Corvette as its Top-Rated Coupe.

2018 Equinox Offers Multi-Turbo Lineup

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Compact SUV Only One to Offer Diesel

With a choice of three engines, including a 1.6L turbo-diesel, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox offers consumers more variety than any other compact SUV. Whether you choose the 1.5L turbo, 2.0L turbo or the diesel, the Equinox has the vehicle to fit your transportation needs. “With three choices, customers can select an engine that offers more of the attributes that are important to them: efficiency, performance and capability,” according to Dan Nicholson, VP of Global Propulsion Systems. “The advantage for each is the power of a larger engine and the fuel economy of a smaller engine.” The multi-engine turbocharged lineup is a first for Chevy in North America. See all the options and make your choice with a visit to Freeway Chevrolet.

Choose from Ultra-efficient, Power or Torque

The three engines offer three unique choices for SUV buyers. Pick the smaller engine and you get ample horsepower, but outstanding 31 mpg efficiency on the highway. Opt for the larger gas engine and horsepower climbs to 252 with a wide range of top torque for towing and quick acceleration. That engine gives the Equinox a 3,500 pound trailering capacity, more than enough for small recreational needs. The 2.0L engine only costs you about 3 mpg on the highway. Diesels are known for their low-end torque, and the Equinox doesn’t disappoint. With 236 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm, the diesel engine continues to maintain power through a broad range thanks to a variable-geometry turbo charger. This diesel is also one of the most refined in the industry, with stop/start technology.

Turbocharging all the Rage at Chevrolet

The Equinox is not the only Chevy taking advantage of the extra compression generated by a turbocharger. Camaro, Malibu, Cruze, Sonic and Trax all have gas turbo options. The Colorado and Silverado pickup have a turbo-diesel engine available. Stepping on the gas to kick in the turbos increases the power without affecting the efficiency of the engine under light loads. The 2.0L gas turbo in the Equinox is paired with a new 9-speed automatic transmission that has smaller delineations between gears to increase efficiency and provide a smooth ride. Thanks to some clever linear design, the 9-speed transmission is roughly the same weight as the old 6-speed. You can test drive the 2018 Chevy Equinox and all three engine choices next spring when it arrives at the Freeway Chevrolet showroom.

Tahoe, Suburban Ready to Seize the Night

New for 2017, the Tahoe and Suburban LT models are offered with a Midnight Edition package. The LT Midnight includes all of the features found on both the LT trim levels of Suburban and Tahoe and adds 20” black wheels, all-season tires, roof rack cross rails, black assist steps and black Chevrolet “bow tie” logos.

LT, Z71 Get Blackout Treatment

If traveling in stealth mode in the dead of the night is your favorite way to travel, Chevrolet has some very good news. Both of their full-size SUVs, the Tahoe and Suburban, are offering a Midnight Edition package for the LT and Z71 trim levels. Both packages feature an exclusive black paint job, with trim and special accessories that will make your SUV stand out from the crowd during the day and all but disappear when night falls. “Our SUV customers have shown a considerable appetite for specialty vehicles,” according to Chevy marketing manager Mike Weidman. “The Midnight Editions allow us to further deliver on the premium expectation that our customers already have for these class-leading full-size SUVs.” Check in with the pros at Freeway Chevrolet to see when the Midnight Editions will be available for inspection.

Z71 Prepares You for Off-Roading

The Z71 Midnight Edition package comes with all the goodies of the regular Z71 trim level plus a few more. Chevy’s Z71 has long been associated with the ultimate in off-roading by providing specialty items like skid plates, tubular side steps, tow hooks, fog lamps and special off-road tires. You also get a four-wheel drive system that provides extra control when going down a steep grade, a large capacity air cleaner and suspension that’s tuned to absorb the big bumps. Both the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban with the Midnight Edition package add large black Z71 wheels, cross rails for a roof rack, a grille insert that’s black, and, of course, the black Chevy bowtie logo on the front. The LT package includes the same Midnight Edition extras without all the Z71 off-road accessories.

Teen Driver Standard on Both SUVs

If you have a new licensee in your family, you’ll be pleased to know that Chevy has now added its Teen Driver package as standard equipment in both the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe. Designed to help teens focus on the task at hand and not become distracted, Teen Driver can let parents see how fast the vehicle went, how far it went and how many times any safety features were activated during the drive. It also won’t turn the radio on until all seat belts are fastened.

Tahoe, Suburban Sales on Rise

As the two most popular full-size SUVs in America, the Tahoe and Suburban continue to rock sales during this calendar year. The Tahoe, which offers three-row seating and plenty of towing capability, shows sales 15 percent of last year’s total. The larger Suburban, the perfect vehicle for big families, shows a 30 percent increase. See why America loves these two vehicles when you head to Freeway Chevrolet for a test drive.

Now’s the Time to Deal on Brand New Chevy

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September Brings Football, Tailgating and Car Deals

When the calendar turns from August to September, it signals a multitude of good things for Arizonans. First, and definitely most popular, it means the nighttime temperatures begin to drop, which leads to daytime temps getting back into the human range. September also means football comes back, where you can cheer for your favorite team after a couple of hours tailgating with friends. September is also the month to get the very best car deals as dealerships like Freeway Chevrolet need to move out the 2016 inventory for the new 2017 model year. Expect manufacturer rebates running up into the thousands of dollars for more expensive vehicles like the Chevy Silverado. Traditional financing and lease deals are also available to lower your monthly payments.

No Interest for 72 Months

Starting with the subcompact Chevrolet Spark, qualified buyers can finance their purchase for up to 72 months and pay absolutely no interest. Lease deals for just $179 a month can put you into a 2016 Cruze or jump up $20 a more a month and get into the midsize 2016 Chevy Malibu Limited with the Preferred equipment package. Feel an urge to drive Motor Trend’s Car of the Year? How does $259 a month sound on a 39-month lease for the 2016 Camaro 1LT. All offers are subject to approved credit.

Trucks and SUVs Also on Sale

Aside from negotiating your best price, you can also get some great finance options on the complete line of Chevrolet SUVs and pickup trucks. The compact Trax SUV has a $199 a month lease offer for 39 months. You can get the larger Equinox LT at the same price, but just for 24 months. The full-size Tahoe has a lease special of just $599 a month for 39 months, and the ultra larger Suburban will solve all your people and cargo-carrying woes with a 39-month lease of $629 a month. If you are in need of a pickup, choose either the midsize Colorado at $269 a month on a 39-month lease, or a full-size Silverado 1500 4-wheel drive double cab LT for an incredible $319 a month. There are also incredible traditional finance and rebate deals on the Silverado, including total cash allowances of up to $3,000 on select trucks. Whether you need a subcompact commuter or a full-size truck, visit Freeway Chevrolet today to get the best selection and lowest price.