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Chevrolet Introduces The All New 2019 Silverado

2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Elizabeth City, NC — Chevrolet introduced the all new 2019 Silverado exactly 100 years after the brand delivered its first trucks to customers in January 1918. The all-new Silverado sets the course for the next century of Chevy Trucks with the most functional bed of any full-size truck, weighs up to 450 pounds less for increased performance and offers a broad range of trims and engine/transmission combinations to help each customer find their ideal truck.

“With the all-new Silverado, we’ve taken the best truck on the road and made it even better,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “It has a longer wheelbase, more passenger and cargo volume, and yet, thanks to our mixed materials strategy and mass reduction expertise, the new truck is 450 pounds lighter than the current model.”

Larger, more functional and more capable bed

“Truck customers value capability and functionality above all else,” said Tim Herrick, executive chief engineer of Full-Size Trucks. “Every truck — including the luxurious High Country — is a work truck with a job to do. As such, we set out to create the best tool for the job at hand, one that makes work more productive and more enjoyable, no matter what they call ‘work.’’’

The bed is the defining trait of every pickup, and bed construction has long been a strength of Chevy Trucks. To improve upon that strength, the 2019 Silverado 1500 bed features:

  • Best-in-class cargo volume: The 2019 Silverado offers the most cargo volume in every bed length, with the short-box offering 63 cubic feet of volume — up to 20 percent more than a competitor’s short-box. Most of that volume was created by widening the maximum width of the bed floor nearly seven inches. Chevrolet Accessories will offer storage bins that fit over the wheel wells, offering nearly seven cubic feet of lockable cargo space for short-box models, while easily accommodating a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood flat on the cargo floor.
  • More features: Silverado will be available with a class-exclusive power up/down tailgate that can be operated from the key fob, interior button or by hand. Other changes include available task lighting, a 120-volt power outlet and larger cutouts in the class-exclusive CornerStep bumpers to better accommodate steel-toed boots.
  • More and stronger tie-downs: Silverado now has 12 fixed tie-downs, and their strength has doubled to 500 pounds of force before bending. Silverado also has nine moveable tie points for even more cargo flexibility.
  • Higher-strength steel floor: As before, the Silverado has a roll-formed, high-strength steel bed floor. For 2019 a higher-grade steel is used, with yield strength increased from 340 to 500 megapascals of pressure for optimal strength and mass.

With class-leading cargo volume and class-exclusive features, the new Silverado offers the most functional bed of any full-size truck, and more convenient hauling for cargo of virtually any size or shape.

Larger, lighter and more agile

The 2019 Silverado is larger than before, including a wheelbase that is up to 3.9 inches (100 mm) longer and an overall length that is 1.6 inches (41 mm) longer, enabling both more cargo volume and more interior room for all cab lengths. Remarkably, it’s also lighter, weighing 450 pounds (204 kg) less than today’s truck when comparing crew cab V-8 models.

The weight savings comes from extensive use of mixed materials and advanced manufacturing processes throughout the next-gen truck. This allowed Chevrolet to use the right material for the application and optimize every component for mass, durability, safety and functionality to meet our customers’ needs.

For example, the body is 88 pounds (40 kg) lighter than before due to mixed materials use. All exterior swing panels (doors, hood and tailgate) are made of aluminum while fixed panels (fenders, roof and bed) are made of steel. The underlying safety cage uses seven different grades of steel, each tailored for the specific application.

The fully boxed steel frame is also 88 pounds (40 kg) lighter than its predecessor, while offering 10 percent greater torsional rigidity. Eighty percent of the frame is made of high-strength steel varying from 2 to 5 millimeters in thickness, and every millimeter is optimized for performance using a variety of processes, including hydroforming, roll forming, conventional stamping and tailor-rolled blanking. As a result, frame sections, gauges, grades, processes and materials strategically vary to maximize strength, durability and stiffness without adding unnecessary mass.

Mixed materials also play a part in the all-new suspension. The front independent short/long arm suspension features new forged-aluminum upper control arms that are lighter and provide better wheel alignment than the stamped component they replace. The live-axle rear suspension is also redesigned, including new composite second-stage springs on LT models that save about 12 pounds (5 kg) per side over the steel springs they replace.

The 2019 Silverado will be available with six engine/transmission combinations, giving customers more combinations of performance, efficiency and value to best fit their priorities. This includes new 5.3L and 6.2L V-8s with industry-first Dynamic Fuel Management that actively shuts off any number of cylinders, in a variety of combinations, depending on immediate needs to optimize fuel economy. The result of this industry-first technology is instant power when called for, and impressive efficiency.

The Silverado will also be available with an all-new Duramax 3.0L inline-six turbo-diesel. Chevrolet offers diesel engines in more segments and models than any other brand, including Equinox, Cruze, Colorado, Express, Silverado 1500, Silverado HD and upcoming Silverado medium-duty models.

Both the 3.0L diesel and 6.2L engines are paired with a new Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission as well as start/stop technology to improve fuel economy for optimum performance and efficiency.

No “one size fits most” trucks

“Truck customers told us they want the perfect truck for them and not a ‘one size fits most’ truck, compromised for the masses,” said Mike Simcoe, vice president, Global Design, General Motors. “That insight shaped our design strategy with eight distinct models, each with a unique personality to fit different customers, from the affordable Work Truck to the luxurious High Country.”

All models introduce a modern, powerful design with a strong dose of Chevy Truck DNA. For example, the “CHEVROLET” name stamped on the tailgate recalls iconic Chevy trucks of the 1950s and ‘60s, while the integrated dual exhausts and up to 33-inch tires reflect modern customer preferences.

The Silverado’s bold, modern design is also surprisingly aerodynamic. Key elements of the front grille are front functional air curtains, similar to those introduced on the sixth-generation Camaro, that reduce aerodynamic drag by routing air around the front wheel wells. The powerful side profile further enhances aerodynamics, including an integrated spoiler at the rear edge of the cab that directs air onto the tailgate lip, reducing wind drag from the bed. Changes like these result in a 7 percent increase in aerodynamic efficiency.

The 2019 Silverado offers eight trims, designed for three distinct buyer profiles:

  • “High Value” customers want the capability of a full-size truck at a great value.
  • “High Volume” customers represent the heart of the truck market, requiring the capability of a full-size truck as well as the creature comforts of a passenger vehicle.
  • “High Feature” customers represent the fastest-growing part of the truck market and want luxury-car refinement and appointments without sacrificing capability or durability.

The eight trims also reflect another key differentiator for truck buyers: chrome.

“Chrome has become more polarizing, and more personal, than any other aspect of truck design,” said Rich Scheer, director, Exterior Design, Chevrolet Trucks. “Some customers want no chrome at all and only body-color or blacked-out trim. Others feel a truck isn’t a truck without a chrome bumper, but feel extra chrome can be too ‘flashy.’ Others want as much chrome as they can get.”

Accordingly, the eight trims are tailored to give customers a wide range of features and levels of chrome, enabling customers to choose the best truck for their personal preferences.

More functional and more connected interiors

The interior design was also strongly influenced by customer feedback. Because truck owners use their vehicles for both hauling cargo and transporting people, customers’ top priorities were more comfortable seating, more interior cargo storage and more functional, easy-to-use controls.

Accordingly, the cab has been stretched, with crew-cab models now offering 3 inches of additional rear-seat legroom for an impressive 44.5 inches of front legroom and 43.8 inches of rear legroom.

New available storage options include two 10-liter bins integrated in the second-row seatbacks for holding small items like gloves or tie-down straps, as well as a large 24-liter storage tray under the second-row seat that can secure everything from gallons of milk to fishing rods and tackle boxes.

Every surface has been designed for function and ergonomics, from the rotary knob textures to the infotainment screen angle. Even the luxurious High Country is subjected to stringent durability tests, including 100,000 seat-slide tests to make sure the supple seats meet the expectations of our toughest owners.

The Silverado was already the first pickup to offer 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, Apple Car Play, Android Auto, wireless phone charging and OnStar safety and security features. For 2019, that leadership will be improved with new safety and convenience features to be announced later this year.

Making the Most Dependable, Longest Lasting full-size trucks even more so

“Truck customers told us they depend on their trucks for much more than just transportation,” said Herrick. “Many use their trucks to earn a paycheck, or to do what they enjoy most when they’re off the clock. Given how important trucks are to our customers, we set a lofty goal for exceeding the dependability and longevity of the current Silverado.”

To do so, the engineering team doubled many of the key validation metrics for the next-gen truck, making it the most-tested vehicle GM has ever produced. That includes accumulating a staggering seven million miles of real-world testing before the first Silverado is delivered to customers.

Production of the 2019 Silverado will begin at the Fort Wayne, Indiana Assembly plant, ranked the highest-quality plant in North America by J.D. Power and Associates, with customer deliveries beginning this fall.

2019 Silverado 1500 Trim Levels

High Value:

  • Work Truck features “CHEVROLET” graphic across the grille and tailgate, blacked-out trim and 17-inch steel wheels for maximum durability. The interior features durable vinyl or cloth seats and 7-inch color touch screen.
  • Custom features a body-color styling theme, 20-inch painted aluminum wheels, LED signature taillamps and available integrated dual exhaust.
  • Custom Trail Boss (new for 2019) adds off-road equipment to the Custom, including a 2-inch suspension lift and the Z71 Off Road Package with a locking rear differential, skid plates, Rancho shocks, 18-inch wheels and Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires.

High Volume:

  • LT features chrome accents on the bumpers, front grille and mirror caps, Chevrolet bowtie in the grille, LED reflector headlamps and signature daytime running lights. The interior features an 8-inch color touch screen and available leather seating surfaces
  • RST (new for 2019) brings a street-performance appearance to the LT, with body-color trim, full LED lighting (foglamps, headlamps and taillamps) and up to 22-inch wheels with all-season tires.
  • LT Trail Boss (new for 2019) adds off-road equipment to the LT, including a 2-inch suspension lift and the Z71 Off Road Package, including locking rear differential, skid plates, Rancho shocks, 18-inch wheels and Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires.

High Feature:

  • LTZ features chrome accents on the bumpers, front grille, mirror caps, door handles and hockey-stick beltline as well as power folding and heated outside rearview mirrors. Leather interior trim is standard equipment.
  • High Country features an exclusive front grille design with two-tone chrome and bronze finish, body-color accents plus chrome assist steps from wheel to wheel. It also includes the power up/down tailgate as standard equipment.

If you’re ready to enjoy the best pickup truck that is perfect for both work and play, come by to take the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado for a test drive. You can visit us at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 or visit us online at www.DrivePerry.comGive us a call with any questions at (252) 338-9100.

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Chevrolet Auctions Two Chevy Corvettes at Barrett Jackson to Benefit Military Veterans

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The 2018 Corvette Carbon 65 Edition coupe signed by President George W. Bush was bought by John Staluppi, owner of Atlantic Automotive Group, for $1.4 million. The proceeds will benefit the Bush Center’s Military Service Initiative.

Elizabeth City, NC – Chevrolet recently auctioned two first production Chevy Corvettes at Barrett-Jackson for the benefit of military veterans, raising $2.325 million in charitable donations.

First up on the block was the Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition, signed by President  George W. Bush. The Vette was purchased by John Staluppi, owner of Atlantic Automotive Group, for $1.4 million. The proceeds will benefit the Bush Center’s Military Service Initiative. The primary goal of the Military Service Initiative is to ensure post-9/11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life with a focus on gaining meaningful employment and overcoming the invisible wounds of war.

The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, the fastest, most powerful production Chevy Corvette ever built, was bought by Rick Hendrick, chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group and owner of 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports, for $925,000. The auction proceeds will benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the work it does to support wounded veterans through the Building for America’s Bravest program.

“GM and Chevrolet are proud to honor and support the brave men and women of our armed forces,” said Steve Hill, GM vice president of U.S. Sales and Service. “Thanks to the generosity of two of our dealers, John Staluppi and Rick Hendrick, we will be able to offer additional support to some of our most severely wounded veterans through the Bush Center Military Service Initiative and the Siller Foundation Building for America’s Bravest effort – both extremely worthy organizations.”

With more than 6,000 veterans employed at GM and more than 50,000 GM retirees who are veterans, both GM and Chevrolet are proud to help those who have given so much for the country.

If you’re in the market for a new Chevrolet Corvette, Performance Chevrolet offers a large inventory of New Chevrolet Corvettes for Sale in Elizabeth City, NC. We’d be happy to answer any of your Chevrolet Corvette questions at (252) 338-9100 or stop by 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 to check out our Chevrolet Corvette Inventory. Performance Chevrolet has been serving the automotive needs of Elizabeth City & surrounding area for over 100 years.

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DealerRater Recognizes Performance Chevrolet with a Consumer Satisfaction Award

award-10710Elizabeth City, NC – January 23rd, 2018 – Performance Chevrolet has been awarded a 2018 DealerRater Consumer Satisfaction Award, an annual recognition given to auto dealerships that deliver outstanding customer service as rated by online consumer reviews. DealerRater, the world’s leading car dealer review website, created the Consumer Satisfaction Award program to let online car shoppers instantly spot dealers that provide high-quality customer service.

Consumer Satisfaction Awards are given to the top 10 percent of U.S. new-car dealers based on their PowerScore™, as well as top independent and Canadian dealerships that receive at least 25 annual reviews and maintain an average PowerScore™ rating of 4.0 out of 5.0. The PowerScore™ is determined using a Bayesian algorithm that factors the dealership’s average DealerRater consumer rating and the total number of reviews written about the dealership during the 2017 calendar year.

“We’d like to congratulate Performance Chevrolet and all of our Consumer Satisfaction Award winners,” said DealerRater General Manager, Jamie Oldershaw. “DealerRater’s extensive review database allows shoppers to identify dealerships that are providing excellent customer experiences, and it’s clear that Performance Chevrolet stands out amongst its peers in the U.S.”

Performance Chevrolet has achieved consistently high scores on the DealerRater website, placing it among the top dealerships nationwide. Online shoppers visiting Performance Chevrolet’s dealer page will find a “2018 Consumer Satisfaction Award winner” badge on their profile to instantly recognize it as a high quality dealership.

“Performance Chevrolet is thrilled to receive this award as we strive to provide our guests with the best customer service and experience possible.”

DealerRater features more than four million dealer reviews, and has a reachable audience of more than 32 million car shoppers each month. “Our awards program was more competitive than ever this past year, with thousands of dealers across the U.S. and Canada competing to win our coveted Dealer of the Year award,” says Oldershaw. “The Consumer Satisfaction Award is one way for today’s shoppers to instantly recognize quality customer service regardless of brand or region.”

About DealerRater:

Founded in 2002, DealerRater, a Cars.com Company, is the world’s leading car dealer review website that connects consumers with the right person at the right dealership. The site offers more than 4 million sales and service reviews across 42,000 U.S. and Canadian dealerships, including a network of more than 6,000 Certified Dealers. DealerRater content has a reachable audience of more than 32 million consumers across the web each month. By offering a product suite that allows qualified dealerships to manage their reputations and achieve higher SEO rankings, DealerRater supports new customer connections by growing online presence.

About Performance Chevrolet:

Performance Chevrolet has been serving the automotive needs of Elizabeth City & surrounding area for over 100 years. You can visit us at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 or visit us online at www.DrivePerry.comGive us a call with any questions at (252) 338-9100.

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2019 Corvette ZR1 Unveiled by Chevrolet

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

The fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever – the 755-horsepower 2019 ZR1.

Elizabeth City, NC — Last week the 2019 Corvette ZR1 was unveiled by Chevrolet and is described as a supercar with the highest power, greatest track performance and most advanced technology in Corvette history.

The 2019 Corvette ZR1 is powered by a 755 horsepower LT5 6.2L V8 supercharged engine that delivers the highest output ever for any Chevrolet production vehicle. The LT5 delivers the highest output ever for a Chevrolet production vehicle, thanks in part to a new, more-efficient intercooled supercharger system that offers 52 percent more displacement than the Z06’s LT4 supercharger.

Seven-speed manual and eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmissions are available with the LT5. It’s the first time an automatic transmission has been offered in a ZR1.

The ZR1 will offer two wing packages: a standard rear Low Wing, which delivers the highest top speed, and an available two-way-adjustable High Wing that offers about 60 percent more downforce than the Z06 with the available Z07 Performance Package.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

The fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever – the 755-horsepower 2019 ZR1.

The Corvette ZR1 introduced in Dubai also debuted a dynamic, available Sebring Orange Design Package. Centered on its Sebring Orange Tintcoat exterior color, the package also includes orange brake calipers, orange rocker and splitter accent stripes, orange seat belts, orange interior stitching and unique, bronze aluminum interior trim. The driver-focused cockpit includes standard leather-trimmed seats, with sueded microfiber inserts offered. Heated and vented Napa leather-trimmed seating is also available, as well as a carbon fiber-rimmed steering wheel, competition sport seats, Performance Data Recorder, Bose premium audio system and more.

If you just can’t wait til next spring to purchase the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, give our sales team a call at Performance Chevrolet to get more information on our 2017 Chevrolet Corvette models. Performance Chevrolet is located at 1005 W. Ehringhaus Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 and we are here to help! For more information on Performance Chevrolet or for any questions call us at (252) 338-9100 or visit our website: www.DrivePerry.com

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How to Change Your Vehicle’s Tires

Elizabeth City, NC – According to a study conducted by NBC News, almost 60% of Americans don’t know how to change their vehicle’s tires. Instead, many rely on roadside assistance for a quick and easy solution in the event of a flat tire. Knowing how to change your vehicle’s tires is a necessary skill that all drivers should be able to do. While it is easy to rely on roadside assistance for help, there’s always a chance that you may get a flat tire in an area with no cell phone reception, leaving you on your own. Luckily, changing your vehicle’s tire is a quick and easy process to learn. Follow these guidelines if you wind up with a flat tire while you’re out on the road.

What You’ll Need to Fix a Flat

  • Spare Tire
  • Lug Wrench
  • Jack
  • Vehicle Owner’s Manual
In order to change a tire, you’ll need all of these items to safely and effectively replace your flat. All of the items listed should come with your vehicle and, besides your vehicle owner’s manual, are typically located in your trunk. If you can’t find these items, or if your car didn’t come with any of the items listed above, you should purchase new ones right away.
  • Find a Safe Place to Park: If you notice you have a flat tire, slowly reduce your speed and look for a safe and level place to park. Turn on your hazard lights, pull over into the safe area away from traffic, and apply your parking brake.
  • Remove Your Hubcap: If your vehicle has hubcaps that cover the lug nuts on the wheel, you’ll want to get it removed before you can get to work on your tire. Use the flat end of your lug wrench (the “L”-shaped tool in your tire changing kit) to pry your hubcap off. If you aren’t sure how to remove your hubcap, consult your vehicle owner’s manual.
  • Loosen the Lug Nuts: Using the other end of the lug wrench, unscrew the lug nuts on your vehicle’s tire (there should be six of them) until they’re loose. Do not completely remove the lug nuts just yet though. Also, if you’re having trouble loosening the lug nuts, use your foot or the weight of your body against the lug wrench if you need to.
  • Position Your Jack Under Your Vehicle: Look under your car for a clear area of exposed metal or a groove in your vehicle’s frame near the flat tire where you can place your jack. If you aren’t sure where to look, consult your vehicle owner’s manual to find the specific location to place your tire jack.
  • Raise Your Vehicle With the Jack: Carefully crank the lever on your vehicle’s jack to raise your vehicle until it’s at least six inches above the ground. While your vehicle is raised, it is extremely important to make sure you don’t put any part of your body underneath it.
  • Unscrew the Lug Nuts: Now that your vehicle is raised, it’s time to finish unscrewing your lug nuts. You should be able to do it by hand after loosening them up in step 3. Once removed, keep the lug nuts in a nearby location so you can have them on hand when you put the new tire on.
  • Remove Your Flat Tire: Grab your tire by the treads and carefully remove it until it’s free from your vehicle. Make sure to lay it flat so it doesn’t roll away.
  • Mount Your Spare Tire: Now, take your spare tire and line up the lug nut holes in the rim so that they align with the lug bolts (the metal bolts where you removed the lug nuts). Gently push your spare tire in until the lug bolts are visible through the rim of your tire.
  • Tighten the Lug Nuts: Put your lug nuts back on the lug bolts and tighten them by hand. Tighten them as much as you can.
  • Lower Your Vehicle: Slowly and carefully lower your vehicle on the jack so that it’s on a level plane again. After this, you’ll want to tighten the lug nuts one more time with your lug wrench for good measure.
  • Replace Your Hubcap: Your hubcap should fit in perfectly back on your spare but if it doesn’t, keep it with your flat tire after you put everything away.
  • Put Away Your Equipment: Put your flat tire, lug wrench, and jack in your vehicle’s trunk. Double check that you have everything and pat yourself on the back! You’ve changed your flat tire!

Your vehicle’s spare tire isn’t built to handle high speeds or long drives, so make sure you drive carefully to the nearest auto service technician. If you need to have your tire fixed or replaced, do not hesitate to call us or schedule an appointment for service. We’ll get your flat tire looked at, fixed, or replaced as soon as possible! Now that you know how to change your vehicle’s tires, you’ll be prepared if you end up stuck on the road with a flat. If you happen to get a flat tire or need service performed on your vehicle, take a look at our service menu to find out what we can do for you! At Performance Chevrolet, we’re glad to assist you with any tire care or routine maintenance you may require. Let us know how we can help!

Performance Chevrolet is located at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 and we are here for any of your auto or community needs. Feel free to give us a call at (252) 338-9100 or visit our website:  www.driveperry.com

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Chevrolet to Offer Redline Special-Edition Trim on 9 Models

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Elizabeth City, NC -Chevrolet to offer redline special-edition trim on 9 models.

Redline, featuring black wheels with red hash marks and blacked-out nameplates, Chevy logos and grilles, is the largest cross-brand special edition ever offered by Chevrolet, the General Motors brand said. It was set to unveil the special-edition vehicles at the Chicago auto show today.

Models with Redline options will include the Malibu LT, Traverse Premier and the Silverado Double Cab LT Z71.

The Redline special edition made its debut at the 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas.

“Redline is another example of Chevrolet bringing SEMA concepts to showrooms,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet, in a statement. The SEMA show has proven to be a great way to identify customization trends in the industry, and quickly apply those trends to our most popular Chevrolet models.”

Chevrolet said the Redline would first be available for purchase on the Silverado, and orders can be taken at Chevy dealerships now. Each of the models with Redline editions will be made available by the end of the year. Pricing is not available, a Chevrolet spokesman said.

Sweeney said the Redline special-edition lineup could prove to be a boon for dealers.

“Since the introductions of special editions on vehicles like the Silverado and Camaro, vehicle average transaction prices have increased, time to turn has decreased and conquest rates have risen, which has contributed to making Chevrolet the fastest-growing brand in the industry two years in a row,” he said.

Other vehicles with available Redline trim will be the Cruze sedan and hatchback, Camaro, Trax, Equinox and Colorado.

Performance Chevrolet is located at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Stop in for any of your auto or community needs, or feel free to give us a call at (252) 338-9100.

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Chevrolet Introduces Silverado Realtree® Edition

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Elizabeth City, NC – Chevrolet recently introduced the 2016 Silverado Realtree® Edition – an outdoors-inspired special edition that leverages the strength, versatility and personalization possibilities of the Silverado and distinguishes it with camo graphics from Realtree, the world’s leading camouflage brand. It’s the latest and strongest example of a decade-long partnership between Chevrolet and Realtree.

The new Realtree® Edition package is offered on Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71 crew cab models and includes exterior camo graphics and the Realtree logo embroidered on the front-seat headrests. Additionally, interior attributes feature the Realtree camo logo and graphics.

The Silverado Realtree® edition also includes special blackout trim, black bow ties, off-road assist steps and black 20” wheels with all-terrain tires.

Also included is the legendary Z71 off-road package featuring Rancho monotube shocks, Hill Decent Control, an underbody shield and the G80 auto locking rear differential.

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“Chevrolet brings another choice to Elizabeth City-area outdoor enthusiasts with the Silverado Realtree® Edition,” said Zach Boslau of Performance Chevrolet. “This very capable Silverado will appeal to our customers seeking a truck with style, capability and dependability.”

ABOUT THE SILVERADO

Chevrolet Silverado is the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickup, with high-strength steel construction backed by proven V-8 power and efficiency.

The 2016 Silverado 1500 builds on Chevy Trucks’ legacy of dependability with a dramatic new design, signature LED lighting, advanced connectivity and enhanced customer-focused technologies. New front-end designs with a bolder, more sculpted appearance reflect the underlying strength of the Silverado’s high-strength steel construction.

Powerful, efficient V-8 engines are an integral part of the Silverado’s capability and use advanced technologies such as direct injection, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and continuously variable valve timing to offer Elizabeth City-area customers the best V-8 fuel economy in a pickup – 23 mpg in 5.3L models – and the most powerful engine in a light-duty truck: 420 horsepower (313 kW) and 460 lb-ft of torque (623 Nm) from the available 6.2L engine.

The 6.2L enables an 11,700-pound max trailering rating with LTZ Z71 crew cab models, when properly equipped.

KEY FEATURES

  • The LTZ Z71 package includes Rancho monotube shocks, Hill Descent Control, underbody shield and recovery hooks, 18-inch bright-machined wheels and more
  • Standard automatic locking rear differential on Z71 models
  • Standard four-wheel disc brakes with Duralife™ brake rotors, which offer up to double the service life of conventional rotors
  • New phone integration via Chevrolet MyLink enhances connectivity and promotes safer driving. It allows smartphone users to connect with applications such as navigation, hands-free messaging and more through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Android Auto is standard on a new 7-inch radio at the start of production and is planned for 8-inch radios later in the model year
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity provides a stronger connection in remote locations, for up to seven devices
  • New wireless phone charging is included on models with front bucket seats
  • New available remote locking tailgate.

About Performance Chevrolet

Performance Chevrolet is located at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City NC. 27944. For more information on Performance Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (252)338-9100 or visit our website at www.DrivePerry.com.

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About Realtree

Realtree is the world’s leading camouflage designer, marketer, and licensor with over 2,000 licensees utilizing the Realtree camouflage brand. Thousands of outdoor and lifestyle products are available in Realtree camouflage patterns. In addition, Realtree is committed to supporting individuals and groups that work to ensure our outdoor heritage, the conservation of natural places, and the wildlife that resides there. Realtree promotes its products and relationships widely on television, as well as through Realtree.com and many other outlets.

GM Released Its New Car-Sharing Program Called Maven

GM Released It’s New Car-Sharing Program Called Maven

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – GM released its new car-sharing program called Maven in Ann Arbor, Mich. Right now, only a number of people are able to use the program, but soon Maven will be used by cities around the U.S.

A focus group of University of Michigan students and faculty members will be the first to use GM’s new car sharing program, Maven. But in the coming weeks, Maven will be available to over 100,000 people in Ann Arbor as well. In the next quarter, cities like Chicago and New York will follow and be able to participate in the car-sharing program.

Customers will us Maven as a phone application. From the app you’ll be able to locate, reserve, unlock, start, and stop the vehicle. There will be 21 parking lots throughout Ann Arbor so it’s easy to find a vehicle.

Although there isn’t any information on whether Maven will show up in North Carolina, this will be industry-changing for car rentals in vacation areas such as New York and Chicago. Also, the amount of traffic in larger cities will be altered.
Here are a few reasons for you to consider using Maven:

  • Free to join (limited time offer)
  • No fuel costs
  • Cars with tons of features & amenities
  • Latest technologies
  • Hourly and daily rates
  • Insurance included
  • Safe & Reliable
  • Much cheaper than owning a car

If you choose to use Maven there are plenty of vehicle options. The Chevy Volt or Spark are your smaller car options, the Chevy Malibu is available for the medium size car option, and the Chevy Tahoe is available for the larger SUV option. Each vehicle is priced according to size, but rental costs range from $6–12 for hourly payments, or $42–84 for daily fees.

As an app, Maven is very easy to use:

  1. Get the app.
  2. Choose your car.
  3. Take a drive.
  4. Just hit end.

If you’re interested in signing up for or learning more about Maven, check out this link: https://www.mavendrive.com.

While we’re waiting for Maven to come to a city around us, come into Perry Auto Group and we’ll find you your own Chevy. We have plenty of cars, trucks, and SUVs to choose from. Performance Chevrolet is located at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City NC. 27944. For more information on Performance Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (252)338-9100 or visit our website at www.DrivePerry.com.

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Chevrolet Introduces 2017 Cruze Hatchback

Ahead of its debut at the North American International Auto Show, Chevrolet today introduced the 2017 Cruze Hatchback. Developed with all the technologies and dynamic driving attributes of the all-new 2016 Cruze sedan, the new hatch adds a functional and sporty choice for customers. It joins Colorado and Trax as the latest Chevrolets to push into new segments.

The Cruze Hatch has the same, class-leading 106.3-inch (2,700 mm) wheelbase as sedan models, but features a unique roof and rear-end structure – including wraparound taillamps and an integrated spoiler at the top of the liftgate. It opens to offer 22.7 cubic feet (643 liters) of cargo space behind the rear seat. With the rear seat folded, cargo space expands to 47.2 cubic feet (1,336 liters).

“With 9 percent market growth in small hatchbacks last year, it’s the perfect time to bring the Cruze Hatch to America,” said Alan Batey, president, General Motors North America and Global Chevrolet. “As Cruze continues to set the tone for Chevrolet globally, it articulates the brand promise of offering cars with the latest technologies, more features and greater efficiency, performance and safety with fresh, distinctive styling.”

An all-new, more rigid and lighter architecture is the Cruze’s foundation for driving dynamism, while also playing a significant role in safety and efficiency. It is more than 200 pounds (91 kg) lighter than the previous-generation model due largely to a body structure that is 100 pounds lighter and an engine that’s 44 pounds (20 kg) lighter.

The Cruze lineup in North America is offered in L, LS, LT and Premier – and a more expressive RS package, featuring unique front and rear fascias, rocker panels, rear spoiler, fog lamps and – on the Premier model – 18-inch wheels.

The 2017 Cruze Hatch will be offered in LT and Premier trims, and with the RS package.

KEY FEATURES

  • Segment-exclusive standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility via the MyLink radio systems and available 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot
  • More standard safety features than any other compact car – including Corolla and Civic – with available adaptive features including Lane Keep Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Park Assist
  • Available Teen Driver feature helps support safe driving habits and offers driving statistics for parents
  • Standard 1.4L turbo engine with direct injection and Stop/Start technologies, electric power steering and, on Premier models, a Z-link rear suspension
  • Interior with midsize-level roominess, including two inches greater rear legroom than Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra
  • Available features include a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, Athens leather-appointed seating surfaces, true French seams and halogen projector-beam headlamps with LED signature lighting.

FAST FACTS

  • Cruze is Chevrolet’s best-selling car around the world, with 3.5 million sold since it went on sale in 2008
  • Since Cruze’s introduction, Chevrolet’s retail share of the segment has grown from 5.8 to 9.4 percent
  • 35 percent of Cruze customers are new to Chevrolet
  • In the U.S., Cruze is the segment’s second-best seller to customers under 25.

The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Offers Drivers More Bang for Their Buck at the Pump

The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Offers Drivers More Bang for Their Buck at the Pump

Elizabeth City, NC – The Tahoe is EPA-estimated at 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway (2WD) – a nearly 10-percent increase in highway mileage over the previous models and 7-percent greater city mileage.

The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe’s standard 5.3L V-8 engine, rated at 355 horsepower (265 kW) and 383 lb.-ft. of torque (519 Nm), features state-of-the-art technologies including direct injection, cylinder deactivation, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system, all designed to make the most of power, torque and efficiency across a broad range of operating conditions.

Improved engine mounts, electronic throttle control, adaptive exhaust systems, improved aerodynamics and other technologies help the engine operate in four-cylinder mode longer with Active Fuel Management, further increasing efficiency.

“If you thought that SUVs could not save on gas mileage, think again,” said Terrance Whidbee of Performance Chevrolet. “The all-new Tahoe offers large SUV customers the most fuel efficient option in Elizabeth City North Carolina.”

A Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission is paired with the new 5.3L engine and contributes to efficiency with reduced engine speed on the highway. It also features TapShift control, Tow/Haul mode and Auto Grade Braking.

Advanced combustion system

At the heart of the new EcoTec3 engine family is an advanced combustion system that maximizes the potential of the direct fuel injection system, cylinder deactivation, continuously variable valve timing and other technologies to ensure a strong balance between on-demand performance and real-world efficiency.

The ability to more precisely control combustion also enables the new engine to run with a higher compression ratio, one of the best ways to simultaneously increase power and efficiency.

This increased efficiency can now be maintained over a broader range of operating conditions. For example, when towing a trailer on a steep grade on a hot day, the advanced combustion system can reduce the need to trim back spark advance to control detonation, helping maintain efficiency with confident performance.

Direct injection and Active Fuel Management

The 5.3L’s direct fuel injection system precisely meters fuel directly into the cylinders, helping optimize combustion over a broad range of conditions. An all-new cylinder head design supports the fuel system and it’s complemented by a new, sculpted piston head developed to direct the injector’s fuel spray for better mixing and more complete combustion.

To further enhance combustion, the intake and exhaust valve positions have been switched from the previous Small Block engine design, and the spark plug angle has been revised to move the electrode now closer to the center of the chamber to support optimal combustion.

In certain light-load driving conditions, half of the 5.3L’s injectors quit spraying fuel, effectively turning the engine into a V-4 to help increase efficiency. This cylinder deactivation technology, also known as Active Fuel Management, is standard and uses oil pressure, controlled by the powertrain control module, to deactivate the lifters on selected cylinders, closes the valves for those cylinders, and seamlessly reactivates the cylinders when the driver demands greater power. The transition takes less than 20 milliseconds and is virtually imperceptible.

Additional features on the EcoTec3 5.3L include:

·        Weight-saving aluminum engine block

·        Efficiency-enhancing oiling system

·        Oil-jet piston cooling

·        PCV-integrated rocker covers

·        “Saw-cut” exhaust manifolds

·        Cooling system, humidity sensor and more

Small Block legacy

The first Small Block V-8 was introduced in 1955 – a 4.3L V-8 that was an option in the Suburban. It was rated at 145 horsepower and 238 lb.-ft. of torque. Sixty years later, the new EcoTec3 5.3L Small Block produces 245 percent more horsepower and 61 percent more torque from only 23 percent greater engine displacement.

The new 5.3L is built on a foundation of more than 100 million Small Block engines and four generations that came before it. Engines based on the architecture are typically smaller and lighter than competitors’ engines with overhead camshafts, and typically have lower friction – attributes that can enhance efficiency.

If you have any questions about the new Tahoe Inventory please call us at (252) 338-9100 with any questions! Perry Auto Group has two dealership locations at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 or 1001 Halstead Blvd Elizabeth City, NC 27909.  

 

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