Since its founding in 1908, General Motors has been on the cutting edge of automotive innovation.
Now, more than 100 years later, America’s largest carmaker is leading the charge in developing electric vehicles. The automaker recently announced plans to introduce 30 new EVs by 2025.
At the Barclays Global Automotive Conference, GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra outlined the company’s EV ambitions and why it’s uniquely positioned to lead the rest of the automotive world into an emission-free future.
“We are transitioning to an all-electric portfolio from a position of strength and we’re focused on growth,” she explained. “We can accelerate our EV plans because we are rapidly building a competitive advantage in batteries, software, vehicle integration, manufacturing, and customer experience.”
At least two-thirds of GM’s upcoming EVs will be available in the North American market. Currently, there are already at least 10 models on the automaker’s schedule. Four of those will bear the iconic Chevrolet badge, and one of those Chevy models will be an all-electric pickup truck.
At the moment, Chevy currently only offers one electric vehicle: the Bolt EV. The compact car boasts an EPA-estimated driving range of 259 miles on a full charge and can move from 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds.*
For more information on GM and Chevy’s new electric cars, keep your eyes on the Sharon Chevrolet blog and our inventory of the newest Chevrolet models.
*EPA-estimated 259-mile EV range. Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.
With the holiday season in full swing here in Clay, New York, winter’s messiest weather is just around the corner. The last thing you want to encounter during a chilly morning is a windshield covered in ice. Thankfully, there are a number of ways to de-ice your windshield quickly.
Use De-Icer Spray
During New York winters, an effective de-icer spray can be your best friend. You can go out and purchase one of the many de-icer sprays available at most retail locations. Or make your own de-icer spray at home using saltwater, as it has a lower freezing point that fresh water.
Heat Up Your Car From the Inside
The inside of your car will be just as cold as the exterior. Therefore, heating up the interior of your car can help you start to warm your vehicle’s glass surfaces, which will make the de-icing go faster.
Chip Away at the Ice
Use caution when using an ice scraper to remove ice from your car’s windows. This will prevent you from scraping or denting the glass during the process.
Here at Sharon Chevrolet, we wish everyone in Clay a safe and warm winter. Remember to call us to schedule your vehicle’s seasonal service appointment if you haven’t done so yet.
Winter is quickly approaching, and it’s time to prepare your Chevy for the cold months ahead. New York winters can be harsh at best, and dangerous at worst. Stocking your vehicle with the supplies you need to stay safe will give you peace of mind in harsh driving conditions. Here are a few winter emergency kit essentials worth storing in your Chevy.
An LED flashlight
If you find yourself stranded in the dark, a flashlight can be a life-saving tool. Make sure your emergency kit contains at least one flashlight, and that its batteries are fresh.
As any driver knows, jumper cables are an absolutely essential addition to your vehicle’s emergency kit. Having your own set of cables on hand is great for restarting a stubborn battery.
A warm blanket
In a worst-case scenario, you may be stuck in a broken-down car for many long hours. Having an old blanket in your trunk can literally be a life saver. It’s also wise to keep an extra hat and set of gloves on hand.
A small shovel
If your vehicle gets stuck in the snow, your first instinct may be to dig yourself out with your bare hands. However, this is to be avoided, as extended exposure to the snow can lead to all kinds of nasty afflictions. Having a small or foldable shovel in your emergency kit will save you a lot of grief if the worst should happen.
An extra phone charger
In the event of an emergency, having the ability to call for help could save your life. Always keep an extra phone charger handy, and make sure your phone is charged during commutes through harsh weather.
For more winter-preparation tips, visit us at Sharon Chevrolet in Clay, New York, today.
Kelley Blue Book recently announced its list of the 10 Most Awarded Cars of 2020, and the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette won the seventh place on the list. The publication determined the rankings based on vehicles’ awards from KBB and others in the industry.
It’s easy to see why the 2020 Corvette earned such recognition from the auto industry. Not only does it have a top speed of 194 mph and the ability to accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds, but it also churns out an impressive 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. The aerodynamic, sleek body lines complement the model’s agile performance.
KBB cited that the 2020 Corvette Stingray “nearly broke the internet” when it was announced, thanks to its innovative new mid-engine design and supercar look. The 2020 Corvette also delivered impressive resale value that earned it a KBB Best Resale Value Award.
Some other awards to the 2020 Corvette include the 2020 North American Car of the Year and MotorTrend Car of the Year, as well as spots on the WardsAuto 10 Best Interiors list and the 2020 Car and Driver 10Best list.
Experience this multiple award-winning vehicle for yourself when you stop by Sharon Chevrolet to test-drive a 2020 Corvette. We’ll help you find the right ‘Vette to fit your budget and preferences.
U.S. News and World Report recently compiled a list of the 12 cars with the best infotainment systems. We’re not surprised that the publication ranked the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse infotainment system as one of its favorites.
The publication’s Steven Loveday described the 2020 Traverse as “spacious, feature-filled, and comfortable to drive.” He also compared it to the Buick Enclave, highlighting that you get the same intuitive infotainment system — that includes Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot — for$10,000 less when you go with the Chevy model.
Loveday was particularly fond of the Traverse model’s standard 7-inch touch-screen, which is available with bonuses like satellite radio and navigation. You can also upgrade to an 8-inch display, wireless charging station, and 10-speaker Bose® premium audio system to expand your multimedia options.
Young passengers will stay quietly engaged on long drives thanks to the available rear-seat entertainment system, which features a pair of 8-inch touch-screen displays and a set of wireless headphones. And everyone can keep their devices fully charged since every row comes with USB ports.
If you want to learn more about the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse and its award-winning infotainment system, check out our online inventory at Sharon Chevrolet in Clay, NY. Or stop by in person to experience this SUV’s modern cabin firsthand.
Since one of the most appealing features of a pickup truck is its ability to tow more than any other class of vehicle, it makes sense that you’d want one that can live up to that promise. That’s why U.S. News recently compiled a list of the 13 best trucks for towing. Unsurprisingly, both the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado 1500 made the grade.
U.S. News editor Nick Kurczewski praised the Colorado for its diesel engine’s remarkable balance of capability and efficiency, saying, “This motor delivers not only the best towing capacity found in a compact pickup, it’s the Colorado’s most fuel-efficient motor, too.” The engine in question is a 2.8L Turbo-Diesel that offers up to 7,700 pounds while still achieving up to 30 mpg on the highway.*
Meanwhile, the 2020 Silverado 1500 leads the pack, mostly due to its best-in-class towing capacity — 13,400 pounds — and a bevy of trailering technology. With a segment-leading 15 camera views to monitor your cargo and a segment-first Advanced Trailering System, this truck more than earns its status as the king of towing.
Whether you need to tow for work or play, Chevrolet can’t be beat. To learn more about the Colorado and Silverado 1500, contact us at Sharon Chevrolet. Or better yet, stop by in person to test-drive these two trucks for yourself.
*EPA-estimated 20 MPG city/30 highway for Colorado 2WD with available 2.8L Turbo-Diesel engine. Based on segment-exclusive features. Excludes other GM models.
In-vehicle comfort is one of the most important benefits that an SUV can provide drivers, and the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse recently earned recognition for its comfortable interior. The Traverse claimed the first spot on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 13 Most Comfortable SUVs in 2020.
The Traverse stood above all the other SUVs on the list, thanks, in part, to its spacious cabin. Up to eight passengers can sit in the three-row SUV while your items are secure in its 23 cubic feet of cargo volume. If you have lots of items to bring on a trip, you can fold the rear rows to use 98.2 cubic feet of cargo volume.
The Smart Slide® second-row seat makes it easy for your passengers to get to third row. Plus, the available heated front seats and noise-canceling design of the cabin can keep you relaxed and at ease on drives.
The interior of the Traverse is loaded up with impressive technologies, including the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and Bluetooth® audio streaming. Wireless Charging is also available to conveniently charge your devices.
The comfortable 2020 Chevrolet Traverse is available at Sharon Chevrolet in Clay, New York. Learn about the other aspects of the SUV when you give us a call.
If you’re looking for a diesel truck that balances efficiency and capability, consider the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado lineup. The models in the lineup recently earned spots on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Diesel Trucks of 2020 list, highlighting their top-notch powertrains.
The Silverado 1500, 2500 HD and 3500 HD all made the list for being able to tow exceptionally heavy loads and boasting outstanding performance when equipped with diesel engines. When you opt for the Duramax® 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel engine, the 2020 Silverado 1500 can tow up to 9,300 pounds when equipped properly, while the fuel-efficient engine reaches 460 lb-ft of torque.
The Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD models have bold, strong designs for the 2020 model year. The HD trucks also have a range of advanced technologies that help make towing easier, including up to 15 available camera views for added visibility when towing.
The trucks’ available Duramax® 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 engine produces 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. The impressive engine allows the Silverado 3500 HD to tow up to 35,500 pounds when properly equipped.
Each of these 2020 Chevrolet Silverado models is capable of taking on heavy-duty projects and fun weekend adventures. Discover which truck is right for you when you stop by Sharon Chevrolet.
With winter weather in full swing, you may encounter icy roads on your drives. As such, it’s important to be prepared and know how to react if your vehicle slides on ice.
Ignore the instinct to brake
If your vehicle begins sliding on ice, the most important thing to do is to avoid hitting the brakes since braking can make the situation more dangerous. Instead, to slow down your vehicle, remove your foot from the accelerator entirely.
Steer with care
You may feel compelled to quickly turn the steering wheel when your vehicle starts to slide. However, doing so can cause you to spin out. You should make sure to only turn your vehicle slowly and carefully when necessary.
Steer in the right direction
It’s imperative that you gently steer your vehicle in the right direction when sliding. If your front wheels have lost traction, avoid steering or accelerating until the vehicle slows down. If your rear wheels are at fault, gain control of your vehicle by turning the wheel in the same direction that you are sliding in.
We at Sharon Chevrolet hope you stay safe when driving this winter. Stop by our service department for seasonal maintenance to ensure your vehicle is equipped to handle winter weather.
U.S. News & World Report recently placed the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse on The 17 Quietest Cars for 2019 list. Thanks to the sound-absorbing materials in its cabin and other features, the SUV provides a quiet and relaxing commute.
The Traverse has Active Noise Cancellation, which works to both absorb and prevent outside sounds from reaching the cabin. The technology also eliminates and dampens vibrations so you can enjoy your drives.
The interior of the Traverse also has space for up to eight people in its three rows. The available leather-appointed seating as well as the available ventilated and heated seats allow you to be cozy. In addition, the available Dual SkyScape® two-panel power sunroof lets you enjoy some fresh air and sunlight.
While the Traverse is quiet, it also has different amenities to keep you entertained on drives. The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System has a 7-inch touch screen along with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility so you can utilize apps, listen to playlists and reach out to your contacts. You can also opt for a 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot to stream videos and play games.
Experience the quiet interior of the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse for yourself when you take a test drive at Sharon Chevrolet.