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With an iconic history that dates back to the pony car wars of the 1960s, the Chevy Camaro has gone through a lot of iterations and been responsible for some of the most sensational thrill rides in U.S. automotive history. That’s why it’s really saying something when Chevy announced that the new ZL1 1LE Track Performance Package has turned the latest generation into the fastest Camaro ever produced. “In the long, storied history of Camaro performance, there’s never been another model that matches the capability of the ZL1 1LE,” according to Chevy marketing director Steve Majoros. “With the addition of the new 650-horsepower Zl1 1LE, the Camaro lineup is more diverse and exciting than ever, offering customers the ability to select and personalize their ultimate performance car.”

ZL1 1LE Package All About Performance

If you’re just looking for a fun drive in the mountains on a weekend, you probably don’t need to spend the additional $7,500 for the ZL1 1LE Extreme Performance Track Package. If, however, you’re all about lowering track times and being behind the wheel of a true race car, there’s a good chance that will be money well spent. The ZL1 1LE package includes a carbon rear wing, dive planes on the front fascia and air deflectors that help the car stick to the asphalt in hairpin turns. You’ll also get an adjustable suspension with dampers you can control to offer top-notch vehicle and wheel control. Lightweight wheels and special tires are part of the package, delivering a maximum grip of 1.10g. Powering the ZL1 1LE is the supercharged LT4 motor that generates 650 horsepower. Check in with Freeway Chevrolet to see about ordering this superstar of the Camaro lineup.

Lots of Choices in Camaro Lineup

Along with the ZL1, the Chevy Camaro is offered in SS, LT and LS trim levels. You can get any of the models in either a hardtop coupe of convertible. When the 2018 model goes on sale at Freeway Chevrolet this summer, you’ll also be able to buy a Redline Edition, which is a stealth-like offering that features a black bowtie on the front and rear, grille with red accents and special graphics. The Redline Edition also comes with dark taillamps, black mirrors and large 20-inch aluminum black wheels with red features. The latest generation of the Camaro is built around a smaller architecture than previous models and offers more responsive braking and the ability to attack corners with an athletic zeal. Every crease and angle was designed to deliver greater performance, a result verified with thousands of hours of wind tunnel testing.

With 238 miles of all-electric range, a plentiful number of charging stations and the ability to get up to 90 miles of extended range in only 30 minutes, the reasons not to choose the Chevy Bolt as your next commuter vehicle are quickly falling by the wayside. The sporty Bolt is attractive, affordable and a great way to help lessen your carbon footprint on the planet. You’ll be able to test drive the new Bolt very soon at Freeway Chevrolet.

Awards Keep Piling Up for Bolt

It’s pretty keen to win one “Car of the Year” award, so imagine the thrill Chevy executives are feeling with the Bolt being the recipient of three such awards. What many considered the most coveted “Car of the Year” award comes from Motor Trend magazine. Bolt earned that honor for 2017. The attractive little Bolt was also named the 2017 “North American Car of the Year” and the 2017 “Green Car of the Year” for its zero emissions.

How Fast is a Bolt?

While the Bolt isn’t going to challenge a Corvette for the title of King of the Chevy muscle cars, it is surprisingly quick. This little powerhouse generates a noticeable 266 pound-feet of torque when you tromp on the accelerator, rocketing you from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6.5 seconds. With the average daily commute around 40 miles, what time you lose on the street to larger gas engines will be made up when you pass those cars at the fuel pumps.

Electronic Precision Shift Provides Smooth Response

Driving an electric vehicle is definitely a different, and much easier, experience than driving a gas car. One example is the Electronic Precision Shifter in the Chevy Bolt. Resembling a joy stick you might use on a video game, the shifter uses electronics to send a signal to the transmission to go forward, reverse, neutral or park. The lack of gears and connectors makes more room in the console for your electronics, a box of tissues and other items you need in your daily drive. Shift into low mode and you can experience the joy of one pedal driving. Just lift your foot off the accelerator and you can slow down dramatically, even coming to a complete stop in some cases.

Plenty of Accessories Available

When you go look at the Bolt during your visit to Freeway Chevrolet, don’t forget to visit the aftermarket department and check out all the cool accessories. Items such as an accessory hitch that works with many bike racks, portable Bluetooth speakers, decals and even a special Bolt sunshade can make your new EV stand out from the crowd.

Dedicated Spanish Language Team Available

OnStar has provided General Motors customers with a dedicated team of Spanish language operators for the past decade, but in no year have there been more requests for Spanish-speaking agents than in 2016. More than 1,0000 requests for the Spanish team came in every day, and Chevy has seen more than 100,000 requests for Spanish agents in the first three months of this year. “We understand that not all Chevrolet owners speak English fluently or at all, but we didn’t want that to be an obstacle in providing them with the same service we offer all OnStar customers,” said Terry Inch, GM’s director of Global Customer Connections. “As a result, OnStar has a dedicated team of advisors who can help Spanish-speaking customers keep safe, connected and ready for the road ahead.” Get a complete demonstration of all the ways OnStar can help you on the road when you visit Freeway Chevrolet.

Easy to Request Spanish Assistance

There are two ways you can be hooked up to a Spanish-speaking customer service representative when you push your blue OnStar button. One is to ask the folks at Freeway Chevrolet to enroll you in the Spanish option when you purchase your new Chevrolet. You can also ask to be directed to a Spanish language agent on a case-by-case basis, every time you make a call. “Across the board, our data tells us that Spanish-speaking customers are well-informed when it comes to in-vehicle technology,” according to Inch. “In addition to using OnStar core services, we’ve seen that Spanish-speaking customers are likely to use the myChevrolet mobile app to remote start their vehicles, lock their cars and even check their vehicle’s diagnostics.”

Unlimited 4G LTE Wi-Fi Available

For only $20 a month, Chevy owners in the U.S can now have an unlimited data plan through their OnStar system. The Internet doesn’t care what language you speak, it just provides a virtually unlimited source of music, information, video, podcasts and books on tape that drivers and passengers can use to make transportation more entertaining and productive. “We have contractors bidding jobs in their Silverados, families streaming movies in their Malibus and everyone tapping into the cloud for music,” GM North America president Alan Batey said. Customers used nearly 200 percent more data last year in their Chevy vehicles than in previous years. See how OnStar and 4G LTE Wi-Fi can make your travels more entertaining, safe and productive with a demonstration at Freeway Chevrolet.

If you were one of the lucky ones who ordered a new Chevy Colorado ZR2 from Chapman Chevrolet earlier this year, expect to receive your truck soon. The first deliveries of this versatile off-road truck are happening now, in plenty of time for summer off-roading and desert competitions. Chad Hall of Hall Racing will be running a Red Hot Crew Cab version of the ZR2 in the Best of the Desert racing series this August. “The Colorado ZR2 really caught our attention with its built-in versatility and the high-speed, off-road potential of the Multimatic DSSV dampers,” Hall said. “We love the ground clearance, ride stability, departure and breakover angles of the ZR2, and the inherent light weight and maneuverability of its midsize package. It should be a great platform for us to build an off-road desert racing truck.”

ZR2 Combines Agility of Midsize Truck With Tech

The new Chevy Colorado ZR2 is the best of both worlds for off-road drivers, mixing the nimbleness and maneuverability of a midsize pickup with the power, technology and off-road features that serious trail busters desire. The front and rear tracks of the ZR2 are 3.5 inches wider than a standard Colorado. The suspension gives two more inches of ground clearance, and functional rockers provide greater performance when climbing over rocks and other trail obstacles. Rear electronic locking differentials, an optional diesel engine and the technologically advanced damper technology all add to the desirability of Chevy’s latest model. If you didn’t order a ZR2, there’s still plenty of time to get one. Check in with the pros at Chapman Chevrolet to see when you can test drive this off-road beast.

Colorado Now Offers 8-Speed Automatic

For customers who don’t do a lot of off-roading but still need a pickup that combines top-notch hauling ability with the flexibility to maneuver through urban streets, the Chevy Colorado fits the bill. Now with an 8-speed automatic transmission and available diesel engine, the Colorado provides the ultimate in power and fuel efficiency. “The Colorado is currently the most fuel-efficient pickup truck in America, with an EPA estimated 31 mpg highway when equipped with the diesel engine,” said Stand Ludlow, Chevy’s chief Colorado engineer. “Drivers will immediately notice that it pulls harder when accelerating from a stop or passing on the highway; it is more confident pulling a trailer up a steep grade and it is more refined cruising at a constant highway speed.” The Colorado has been the most awarded midsize pickup recently, winning Motor Trend’s “Truck of the Year” two consecutive years.