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Folks who love new technology will be thrilled that Chevrolet is now offering the use of the myChevrolet app on their Apple Watch. The ability to control important vehicle functions is now as easy as turning your wrist and pointing a finger, giving consumers the ability to start and stop their car, truck or SUV, lock the doors or even find their vehicle in a crowded parking lot. “The use of the myChevrolet app by our owners continues to grow across the entire vehicle lineup, so expanding its availability to Apple Watch was a natural next step and allows us to offer another easy way to manage key vehicle functions remotely,” according to Paul Edwards of Chevrolet. “Whether you want to cool down your Malibu on a hot summer day or locate it after attending a crowded baseball game, Chevrolet owners can now make that choice from their iPhone or Apple Watch.” Get a thorough demonstration on how the myChevrolet app can make your daily commute easier when you visit Freeway Chevrolet.

myChevrolet App Increasing in Popularity

Almost 1.4 million Chevy drivers use the myChevrolet app frequently to make daily transportation a little less mundane. Malibu owners are the most frequent users of the app, although the Silverado and Equinox drivers are closing ground rapidly. Malibu owners used the app nearly 9 million times last year, up 44 percent from the previous year. “The myChevrolet app allows customers to interact with their vehicle in a variety of ways, like checking vehicle diagnostics, sending navigation requests or locking the doors,” according to GM executive John McFarland. “As a result, customers who use the myChevrolet mobile app are some of our most loyal and satisfied customers.”

OnStar Started the App Explosion

The use of remote vehicle commands through smartphone apps began for Chevy owners in 2010 when OnStar launched the Remotelink app. Chevy introduced the myChevrolet app to work in conjunction with the OnStar app in 2016 to give drivers easier access to roadside help, the owner’s manual, Wi-Fi management and other key features. Remote start is one of the most popular features of the myChevrolet app, allowing drivers to bring their interior temperatures to comfortable levels without setting foot outside the house or office. For a thorough explanation of how all the app functions operate, stop by Freeway Chevrolet in Chandler today for an inspection of the new Chevy lineup and a test drive.

With a design that’s sculpted to perform, the sixth-generation Chevy Camaro is a worthy addition to a lineage of sports cars that now dates back 50 years. It was 1967 when Chevy introduced the Camaro into the Pony Car wars. That version became an instant classic, but for sheer beauty and performance you can’t do any better than the model available now for test drive and purchase at Freeway Chevrolet. If you’re planning a summer road trip, a new Camaro is just the ticket for a fun and memorable ride.

No Compromise in Four Engine Choices

Whether you choose the efficient 2.0L Turbo, the 3.6L V6, 6.2L LT1 V8 or 6.2L LT4 V8, the entire Camaro engine line offers performance and driving dynamics to thrill any enthusiast. The smallest engine is still big enough to post an impressive 5.4 second elapsed time from 0 to 60 mph, while producing 275 horsepower and a pretty staggering 31 mpg on the highway. Step up to the V6 and you get 335 horsepower while cutting the 60 mph run down to 5.1 seconds. The LT1 V8 reduces the run to 60 mph to just 4 seconds flat while producing an identical 455 horsepower and pound-feet of torque. For the ultimate in power, choose the LT4 V8. With the addition of a 1.7L Eaton supercharger, this motor takes you from a dead stop to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds while generating an unbelievable 650 horses.

ZL1 for Those Serious About Driving

For the ultimate in performance, handling and pure driving thrills, the new Chevy Camaro ZL1 has the ability to go head-to-head with any advanced sports coupe on the planet. Along with the powerful LT4 engine, the ZL1 has an available 10-speed paddle shift automatic that gets the most out of every power range the transmission has to offer. Standard magnetic ride control delivers supreme handling that adjusts on the fly to road conditions and your foot on the accelerator. Performance seats are heavily bolstered to keep you comfortable and firmly in place as you try to better your track times.

Choose Accessories to Personalize Your Ride

Whether you choose the ZL1, a base coupe or the Chevy Camaro convertible, Freeway Chevrolet has the accessories to make your new Camaro stand out from the crowd. A ground effects kit can make even the least expensive Camaro look bad to the bone, while cargo management options like bike racks and cargo nets make your sports car more versatile. Portable Bluetooth speakers, special wheels and trim for both the exterior and interior are excellent ways to make your new Camaro a bit different from the crowd.

As the only all-electric (EV) to ever win a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the new Chevy Bolt keeps eliminating reasons for consumers not to buy an EV. One of the biggest reasons customers have given for not buying an EV is the lack of range. With the ability to go up to 238 miles on a single charge, the Bolt has pretty much killed that argument against electrification. Now, by scoring high in all categories of IIHS testing, the Bolt proves that a small EV can also be extremely safe. Be the first in line to test drive the new Bolt when it makes an appearance at Freeway Chevrolet.

Good Across the Board

To earn the Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS, vehicles must score “Good” in all the categories relating to collision and either “Superior” or “Advanced” in testing of head-on crashes. When equipped with the automatic braking and forward collision warning, the Bolt earned all the necessary “Good” ratings and scored “Superior” in frontal crashes. The Bolt puts an emphasis on safety, with 10 standard air bags, a rearview camera, a body that liberally uses high-strength steel in the safety cage and beyond, and a whole suite of available driver assistance safety features including blind spot alert, rear cross traffic monitoring and the ability to detect unseen pedestrians.

Battery and Drive Unit Key to Bolt Ability

Chevrolet engineers spent a great deal of time designing the integration of the Bolt EV drive system to make the car not only realistic in terms of range and power, but also fun to drive. “Being the leader in range and affordability means nothing if the car isn’t going to excite you each time you get behind the wheel,” according to Bolt chief engineer Josh Tavel. “That’s why the team was tasked with delivering a propulsion system that would also make the Bolt EV an electric vehicle that owners would love to drive.” By utilizing an offset gear and drive shaft model that works with an electronic shift system, engineers were able to not only deliver power and efficiency, but save space for customer comfort. The 60-kWh lithium ion battery pack includes 288 lithium ion cells divided into five different sections. The result is a battery system that produces the desired level of energy and power and has the ability to fully recharge overnight from a 240V wall box. For a quick freshening, the Chevy Bolt can get a charge equivalent to 90 miles of driving in just 30 minutes using DC Fast Charging. The Bolt, Motor Trend’s Car of the Year, will be available soon at Freeway Chevrolet.