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How to use the 2019 Chevy Silverado Power Tailgate

 

How to use the 2019 Chevy Silverado Power Tailgate!

This awesome power tailgate has an electric motor and gear reduction in the bottom of the tailgate (replaces a torsion bar) and a pair of power-assist closure latches similar to Corvette doors closed once you close them.

There are 4 easy ways to use this new feature.

  1. Manually.  Yes, you can still open and close the tailgate by yourself.  But, when you open/close the tailgate manually it will start to come down or raise up by itself so don’t be surprised.
  2. Use the key fob.  Press the tailgate button twice quickly to open.  Press the button once and then again quickly and HOLD it to close the tailgate.
  3. There is a rubbery (electronic touchpad) button in the center top of the tailgate you can press to open or close the tailgate.
  4. There is a button in the cabin area (located in the center of the truck under the radio) you can press to power open/close the tailgate.

And yes, it IS still possible to remove the tailgate. Just unplug the power and camera connection near the middle of the base of the tailgate, then undo a retaining bolt at the right-side pivot (the motor reacts against this solid mount when raising and lowering the gate). The left side is a free rotating pivot. The change to aluminum for the tailgate saves way more weight than the motor and power latches add back in, so you’ll have an easier time manhandling this gate off and on. Loads on the tailgate are carried by the same cable straps you find on any pickup.

In addition there are safety features that won’t allow the tailgate to shut if fingers etc. are in the the way, or if items are resting on the tailgate.

The full power tailgate will be standard on High Country models and optional on LTZ models.

Thanks for reading How to use the 2019 Chevy Silverado Power Tailgate.

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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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Performance Chevrolet and Chevy Youth Baseball Join Forces

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Elizabeth City, NC – Performance Chevrolet has joined forces with Chevrolet and the Chevy Youth Baseball program in an effort to provide new equipment, instruction opportunities as well as sponsorship dollars for the Pasquotank County High School Panthers. In 2017, the Chevy Youth Baseball Test Drive Fundraiser is a program by which Performance Chevrolet will provide $25 on behalf of every customer that visits our dealership and takes a test drive in any one of the new Chevrolet vehicles in stock, up to a maximum of $500. When visiting the dealership, please mention you are looking to support the Pasquotank County High School Panthers through the Chevy Youth Baseball test-drive fundraiser program. The test-drive program officially ends on June 30, 2017 or whenever the supplies are exhausted.

You can visit us at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 or visit us online at www.DrivePerry.com. Give us a call with any questions at (252) 338-9100.

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$5,000 Test Drive at Performance Chevrolet Elizabeth City

A TEST DRIVE IS JUST A TEST DRIVE, UNLESS IT’S A $5,000 TEST DRIVE AT PERFORMANCE CHEVROLET.

At Performance Chevrolet, a scheduled test drive isn’t just an opportunity to learn more about a new Chevrolet or quality pre-owned vehicle from our professional, knowledgeable, and friendly sales staff, it’s your chance to win $5,000! That’s right! A scheduled test drive at Performance Chevrolet could win you $5,000!
Simply visit our dealership, tell your sales consultant you wish to register for our $5,000 Test Drive, fill out a registration form, take a test drive in any new or pre-owned vehicle. It’s really that simple!
Once registered, you stand a chance to win $5,000 simply for scheduling a test drive at Performance Chevrolet.
Even if you don’t receive $5,000, you will still leave here a winner thanks to our competitive pricing and exceptional customer service.

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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2nd Annual Trunk or Treat at Performance Chevrolet

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The 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat at Performance Chervolet is an event for the whole family! Dress up in your favorite costumes and go trick-or-treating from trunk-to-trunk at our Chevrolet and Chrysler dealership. The event is taking place on Oct. 28 from 4–Dark. Make sure you bring a big bag for all your candy!

Local businesses: You’re able to reserve a trunk from us so you can get in on the fun too! We provide the trunks and you get to decorate it and hand out candy. Please contact Victoria Scheepers at vterry@perryautogroup.com to claim your trunk.

Get into the Halloween spirit with us on Oct. 28! We want to see the best decorated trunks from local businesses and the best costumes from trunk-or-treaters!

We look forward to seeing you at our event. This fall it’s also important you have your car looked over and serviced to get ready for the cooler months. Come into your local Chevrolet or Chrysler dealer for any auto service. We’ll take good care of you!

Perry Auto Group has two dealership locations to serve you better at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 or 1001 Halstead Blvd 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 Trucks Back in Black for 2016

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Elizabeth City, NC – Chevrolet is expanding the popular Midnight Special Edition with new models available on 2016 Silverado 1500 Z71 and 2016 Colorado Z71. They join a growing portfolio of special-edition trucks whose popularity helped Chevrolet truck sales increase 27 percent last year – double the increase for the total truck market.

With the addition of the Silverado 2500 HD Z71 which was introduced in September, Elizabeth City-area customers now can select from midsize, light-duty and heavy duty Midnight editions. Each combines off-road equipment and monochromatic details, such as:

  • Off-road suspension
  • Locking rear differential
  • Transfer case shield
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Aggressive Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac all-terrain tires
  • All-black front end with body-colored grille, bumper, headlamp bezels, tow hooks and fog lamps
  • Black side moldings and beltline moldings
  • Black painted alloy wheels
  • Special Z71 badges on the doors
  • A spray-in bedliner (black, of course)
  • And black Chevrolet bowties for the front and rear.

“The Silverado 1500 Midnight was very well received by our customers in 2015,” said Kevin Burton of Performance Chevrolet. “Offering the combination of off-road equipment with a bold, black appearance in three Z71 Midnight Special editions is sure to be a big hit again this year.”

Other special-editions available for 2016 include the Silverado Realtree®, Silverado Special Ops, and Colorado Trail Boss, with additional models to be announced later this year.

Please visit http://www.DrivePerry.com for more information on the special editions available for Silverado and Colorado.

Feel free to check out our New Chevrolet Silverado Trucks and explore our Used Cars for sale in Elizabeth City. 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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New 1LE Packages Elevate Camaro Track Capabilities

2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE performance package

Elizabeth City, NC – The Chevrolet Camaro 1LE performance package returns for 2017, poised to set new benchmarks for attainable track performance.

The package builds off the success of the previous-generation 1LE, offering Elizabeth City-area drivers increased handling and track performance. In response to customer demand, Chevrolet will offer two distinct 1LE packages, for both V6 and V8 models, each visually distinguished with a satin black hood, specific wheels and more.

“Our customers, especially performance enthusiasts, will appreciate everything that the 1LE performance packages have to offer,” said Javon Shannon, Certified Sales Professional of Performance Chevrolet. “It further elevates the Camaro by delivering increased power, agile handling and driver-focused technologies.”

For the first time, the 1LE package will be available on Camaro 1LT or 2LT coupes equipped with the 3.6L V6. Featuring more aggressive suspension tuning, standard Brembo brakes and Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, the LT 1LE delivers drivers an estimated 0.97G in cornering grip. Available Recaro seats will keep you planted through the corners, and an available Performance Data Recorder will allow [INSERT CITY/TOWN]-area drivers to view and share their track experience.

The new 1LE package for Camaro 1SS models includes magnetic ride control, with a new FE4 suspension tuning and a new, segment-exclusive electronic limited slip differential (eLSD). Paired with massive Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, lateral acceleration will exceed 1G. Additional features available on the 1LE package include standard Recaro seats and a Performance Data Recorder (PDR), new to the Camaro lineup.

As a result, the 1LE package elevates the award-winning performance that earned Camaro the 2016 Motor Trend Car of the Year and Car and Driver 10Best awards.

“The Camaro 1LE packages follow a recipe any track-day enthusiast will appreciate,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “Start with a lightweight, stiff structure and then add higher levels of suspension stiffness and damping, more aggressive tires, higher downforce, more powerful brakes and more cooling.

“The result delivers better performance in all measures,” said Oppenheiser. “In our development tests, the V-6 Camaro 1LE delivers lap times comparable with the previous-gen V-8 model. The 2016 Camaro SS 1LE sets the new benchmark for the segment, lapping the Big Willow track at Willow Springs three seconds faster than the standard Camaro SS.”

The new 1LE packages will be available in late 2016 at Performance Chevrolet, on 2017 Camaro SS and LT V-6 coupes equipped with manual transmissions. Pricing and performance data will be announced at a later date.

Camaro LT 1LE

The Camaro LT 1LE was developed to be the most track-capable sports coupe in its price class. Highlights include:

  • 3.6L V-6 rated at 335 horsepower and matched with the six-speed manual transmission
  • FE3 suspension components (from the Camaro SS), including dampers, rear cradle mounts, ball-jointed rear toe links and stabilizer bars
  • Lightweight 20-inch forged aluminum wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 245/40R20 front tires and 275/35R20 rear tires
  • Brembo 4-piston front brake calipers
  • Mechanical Limited-slip differential with 3.27 ratio
  • Standard track-cooling package, with engine oil, differential and transmission coolers
  • Suede steering wheel and shorter-throw shifter
  • Standard dual mode exhaust system
  • Camaro SS fuel system for higher-load cornering capability
  • Satin black hood, front splitter and unique three-piece rear spoiler
  • Unique high flow upper and lower grille with satin black accents
  • Available Recaro seats and PDR video/data recording system.

“With a curb weight under 3,500 pounds, excellent front-to-rear weight balance and the precision of the FE3 suspension, the Camaro LT 1LE offers unmatched capability in its class,” said Oppenheiser. “As a result, it offers incredible performance for Camaro V-6 customers.”

Camaro SS 1LE

The 2017 Camaro SS 1LE introduces the new FE4 suspension to the Gen Six Camaro – a performance-oriented chassis system with specific tuning for the Magnetic Ride dampers, springs and stabilizer bars. Additional highlights include:

  • 6.2L LT1 V-8 rated at 455 horsepower, and six-speed manual transmission (automatic transmission not available)
  • Magnetic Ride Control
  • Segment-exclusive electronic limited-slip differential with 3.73 ratio
  • Unique forged aluminum wheels with 285/30ZR20 front tires and 305/30ZR20 rear tires
  • Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires with a compound and construction developed exclusively for the Camaro – offering exceptional grip on the track
  • Brembo brakes with new six-piston monobloc front red calipers – featuring the 1LE logo – and two-piece rotors. Measuring 14.6 inches (370mm) in diameter, the front rotors are 7 percent larger than Camaro SS
  • Track-cooling package, with engine oil, differential and transmission coolers
  • Suede steering wheel with shorter-throw shifter
  • Dual mode exhaust system
  • Recaro front seats with aggressive bolsters optimized for shifting and steering comfort
  • Satin black hood, front mirrors and unique three-piece rear spoiler
  • Satin Graphite front splitter and rear diffuser
  • Available PDR video/data recording system.

FAST FACT: The 1LE package was developed in 1988 to make the Camaro more competitive in Showroom Stock road racing series and officially debuted in 1989. Four examples were reportedly built in 1988; with 111 built in 1989. The 1LE package was also featured on fourth-gen vehicles through the 1999 model year, returning to the fifth-gen Camaro in 2013.

Want to look at our 2016 Camaros? We’ll hook you up with a new ride! You can check out all of our other new Chevy cars for sale as well if you’re looking for something else.

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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