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Wilmington, NC- NASCAR Hall of Fame Day is quickly approaching as we prepare for another exciting career achievement of our one and only Jeff Gordon. Gordon will be leading the pack in the 10th class of inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on February 1st in Charlotte, NC. By racking up 96 percent of the possible votes Gordon has earned another stat as the highest vote-getter in NASCAR Hall of Fame history.
Standing alongside Gordon for the 10th Class NASCAR Hall of Fame of inductees will be 1992 Cup Champion Alan Kulwicki, 19-time winner Davey Allison current team owners Jack Roush of Roush Fenway Racing and Roger Penske of Team Penske.
This celebratory weekend will be full of events and opportunities for fans to get close with the Hall of Famers. See the full list of events.
Gordon took NASCAR by storm in the 1990s being the youngest driver to win a premier series title in the modern era as a 24-year-old in 1995, going on to win three more championships (1997, ‘98, and 2001). His team was dubbed the Rainbow Warriors for their iconic colorful No. 24 Chevrolet that took a modern era-record of 13 wins in 1996. This record shattering team ranks third on the all-time wins list, and launched Gordon into a winning powerhouse with a total of 93 races, three Daytona 500s, four straight Southern 500s, and a record of five Brickyard 400s. Gordon also won 4 NASCAR Cup Series Championships 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001. With a record of 797 consecutive starts Gordon retired from full-time racing as the premier series “Iron Man”.
To kick off Gordon’s exciting week Sunday he was inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame alongside Charles “Red” Farmer of 86 who is still racing today, in Charlotte, NC.
OFF THE TRACK
Aside from all of Gordon’s on track success he has continued to be a great face for the sport and for the causes he believes in with his Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, an organization with efforts to support pediatric cancer research, treatment, and patient support.
Gordon currently delivers that same passion he shared on the track with NASCAR fans as an analyst for FOX Sports.
Help us at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in congratulating Jeff by sending us a Direct Message on our Twitter @JeffGordonSales including a quick 30-second video of you and your family or friends congratulating Gordon on his 2019 Hall of Fame Induction. Find out how here:
In June 2018, Chevrolet revealed that it would be bringing the Chevy Blazer back to driveways across America. The new two-row midsize SUV will sit between the Equinox and Traverse on Chevy’s crossover lineup and compete with vehicles like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Edge, and Nissan Murano.
How much will it cost?
Chevrolet announced the L (base) model will have a starting MSRP of $29,995 and will go up from there with the Blazer Cloth/Leather, RS, and Premier models. Here’s a comparison of the major design elements of each trim:
|LED DRL signature lighting||Std.||Std.||Std.|
|Grille||Black||Hexagon-shape black mesh with RS badge||Black with chrome accents|
|Bowtie emblem color||Gold||Black||Gold|
|Exhaust outlets||Dual exhaust with round, bright tips||Dual exhaust with rectangular, bright tips||Dual exhaust with through-fascia exit and bright tips|
or 20-in. (avail.)
|20-in. dark machine-face (std.); or 21-in. gloss black (avail.)||20-in. machine-face (std.); or 21-in. pearl nickel (avail.)|
Standard Features on all Trim Levels:
- Chevrolet infotainment system with 8-inch diagonal color touchscreen.
- 4G LTE with available Wi-Fi® Hotspot2 (includes 3GB/one-month data trial).
- Apple CarPlay3 and Android Auto4 compatibility.
- Electronic locking glove box.
- Keyless Open and Start.
- Teen Driver.
- Rear Seat Reminder5.
- HD Rear Vision Camera6.
- Dual-zone automatic climate control with rear vents.
- Heated, power-adjustable outside mirrors.
- Traction Mode Select.
- Adjustable rear sliding seat.
- Six-way manual driver seat.
- Five-passenger seating with 60/40-split second row.
- 18-inch wheels and tires.
- Up to 64.2 cubic feet (1,818 L) of max cargo space with the second row folded flat.
Propulsion comes from a standard 2.5L I-4 engine (193 hp) featuring intelligent Stop/Start and backed by a nine-speed automatic transmission. A 3.6L V-6/nine-speed combination with 305 horsepower and Stop/Start is also offered on Blazer and comes standard on the RS and Premier models.
Additional available features include:
- Panoramic dual-pane power sunroof.
- Advanced twin-clutch AWD system.
- Hitch View for trailering that helps the driver align the hitch with the trailer6.
- Automatic heated steering wheel.
- Automatic heated/ventilated front seats.
- Heated outboard rear seats.
- Rear Camera Mirror6.
- Adaptive Cruise Control-Advanced6.
- Suite of active safety features.
- Wireless charging.
- Up to six USB ports.
- Hands-free power liftgate with Chevrolet bowtie logo.
- Chevy-first cargo management system.
The all-new Blazer will be available early 2019 – Stay tuned for updates on its arrival at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in Wilmington NC by following us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!
Dealership Staff is Ready and Prepared to Assist with All Post-Hurricane Vehicle Needs
After almost two weeks of closure due to Hurricane Florence, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet of Wilmington, North Carolina is officially up and running and ready to help those in need of assistance with their vehicle around our Southeastern NC community get back on the road.
At Your Service
Additional parts (including batteries, electrical components, and engine/transmission components) are being expedited to Jeff Gordon Chevrolet’s certified service department to help our customers get back on the road sooner. We have a limited number of courtesy loaner vehicles standing by for those who need major repairs at no cost. Schedule your appointment online or call (910)350-1400.
Free Body Shop Estimates
Our collision center is standing by ready to assess and provide free repair estimates for your auto insurance company and even have adjusters on site for those who are insured with Geico or AllState. Our collision technicians are working around the clock to make sure you can get your vehicle back in the shortest amount of time possible.
As always, we also have Enterprise Rent-A-Car representative on site ready to help get you into a vehicle until those repairs are complete for a hassle-free experience. Call (910)338-1688 to schedule your estimate!
Note: Jeff Gordon Chevrolet can provide both mechanical and body damage repairs for all makes and models.
Hurricane Relief Bonus Cash
For those who lost their vehicle to the hurricane, Chevy is offering an additional $1,000 bonus cash on top of eligible current offers and incentives on most new 2018-19 Chevrolet cars, trucks, and SUVs.
If you prefer something pre-owned, or just of a different make, we have over 7,000 pre-owned vehicles available with complimentary CARFAX vehicle history reports for each right on our website.
Lastly, if your vehicle made it through the storm but you know someone who was less fortunate, send them our way! For every person you refer that purchases a new or pre-owned vehicle, we will send you a check for $200, tax free!
Residents of Wilmington and surrounding areas appreciate all the contractors who are out working hard to help clean up our community and neighborhoods. If you find yourself in need of a newer or additional work truck to help get the job done, we’re here to help! Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is a certified Chevy Business Elite dealer proudly honoring an additional $1,000 (purchase) or $500 (lease) to members of The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), Associated Builders and Contractors, and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Learn more about these Private Offers here.
Business Owners can also take advantage of Business Choice Offers for upfits and accessories, as well as up to a $510,000 Section 179 tax deduction.
Check out available work trucks and vans now at JeffGordonTrucks.com!
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For those who want to take their off-roading adventures to the extreme, Chevrolet has teamed up with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) for the first time to bring you the new Colorado ZR2 Bison – Available January 2019. Here are some key takeaways from the announcement.
Engine & Performance
The Bison model will come with a class-exclusive 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission capable of 186 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.
As you can see from the pictures, the Bison features the Chevrolet-stamped grill, just like select trim levels of the all-new 2019 Silverado, but the flow-through design will be exclusive to this special edition. To ensure protection when venturing over rocky and jagged terrain, AEV added skid plates along the entire under-carriage constructed of hot-stamped Boron steel that cover the engine oil pan, fuel tank, transfer case, and front & rear locking differentials. For even more protection, the Bison comes with an AEV designed stamped steel bumpers. The front bumper contains winch provisions and standard fog lights and there will be recovery points integrated into the rear bumper.
Buyers will have a choice of two body configurations: crew cab with a short bed or extended cab with a long bed. The ZR2 Bison will also feature exclusive 17 x 8-inch aluminum wheels surrounded by some beefy 31″ Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires.
As far as the snorkel, there’s some good news and some bad news. The good news is that it is not exclusive to the new Bison, or even the ZR2. You can actually get one installed for any 2015 or newer Chevy Colorado – Cool! The snorkel also provides a great benefit to the health of your engine and, according to the AEV description, is “designed to improve engine performance by drawing in the cleanest, coolest air charge possible.”
The bad news is that it’s an optional 3rd party accessory through AEV, which means the Bison will not come standard with the snorkel as shown in the promo pieces. The kit itself is going to cost about $500 (after you factor in taxes), with an estimated 6 hours installation time, which won’t be cheap either. But, if you are planning on taking your truck off the beaten path regularly, it’s probably less expensive to just get the snorkel than it would be to choke your truck’s engine with dust.
So what do you think of the newest addition to the Chevy Trucks lineup? Share your thoughts below! And to the avid off-road adventurers out there, we want to hear your favorite off-roading spots, best stories, or even some valuable lessons you had to learn the hard way.
Jeff Gordon Chevy just got in a huge shipment of 2019 Colorados, including plenty of ZR2 models – Go check them out! And, as always, make sure to follow Jeff Gordon Chevrolet on Instagram for “fresh off the truck” updates on all new model arrivals here in Wilmington, NC.
For additional details not covered in this post, check out the full press release from Chevrolet here.
Saving Lives Deserves a First-Rate Reward
According to The American Security Council Foundation, there are an estimated 800,000 police officers, 1.13 Million firefighters, and 891,000 emergency medical service (EMS) professionals. To recognize the bravery, dedication and resolve of America’s first responders, Chevrolet and OnStar are offering a special discount below MSRP on new vehicles that is also compatible with most other offers and incentives.
In 2017, OnStar responded to nearly 46,000 Automatic Crash Response notifications in the U.S. in partnership with first responders. So, in addition to the special pricing, First Responders will also get 15% off OnStar Safety & Security and select Connected Services plans.
Jeff Gordon Chevy is proud to participate and extend the First Responder Discount to our Wilmington, North Carolina volunteer and paid firefighters, EMTs/paramedics, 911 dispatchers, and police (including: Officers, Sheriffs/Sheriff’s Deputy, Correctional Officers, State Troopers and Federal Law Enforcement Officers.)
Last year, Chevrolet introduced the RST Performance Package to the 2018 Tahoe and Suburban LT & Premier models, equipped with a 420-hp, 6.2L V-8 engine, Magnetic Ride Control with performance calibration, and a new Hydra-Matic 10L80 10-speed transmission. In addition to the performance enhancements, the RST models were given a sportier look. Virtually all chrome is eliminated and instead features a body-colored grille surround and door handles, all black emblems, window trim, roof rails, and badges. However, the biggest visual identifier of the RST models, in our opinion, is the 22″ gloss black wheels with silver accents.
Although the sportier design looks different and cool, some people prefer the more traditional, luxurious look of the Tahoe and Suburban but would still prefer more power and performance. So, Chevrolet answered by announcing the Premier Plus trim level. In addition to the performance upgrades, the Premier Plus will have a Black/Mahogany leather interior, traditional gold bow ties, and 22″ 12-spoke wheels with a polished finish. The Sun, Entertainment, and Destinations Package that includes features such as rear entertainment, power sunroof, and a longer SiriusXM trial, also comes standard with the Premier Plus. This package generally costs about $3,000. Buyers of these special edition models will also receive an 12-month data plan for the 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
So how much does the Premier Plus edition cost in comparison to a regular RST edition?
A 2019 Suburban Premier 2WD with the RST appearance and performance packages will cost you around $71,495. With 4WD, you’d be looking at $74,045. A 2019 Premier Plus Edition would be about $7,000 more, bringing you to $78,195 for the 2WD and $81,295 for 4WD, with just the standard options.
Find more details in the official press release here:
DETROIT — Due to customer demand, Chevrolet is expanding the availability of the 6.2L V-8 engine within its full-size SUV lineup by introducing the Tahoe and Suburban Premier Plus special editions.
The 6.2L V-8 was first made available in the Chevy full-size SUV lineup on the 2018 Tahoe RST 6.2L Performance Package. The engine recently debuted on the 2019 Suburban RST 6.2L Performance Package, which is now on sale at Chevrolet dealerships nationwide.
All Premier Plus edition Chevy full-size SUVs, as well as RST Premier models with the optional 6.2L Performance Package, also feature Magnetic Ride Control with performance calibration and a Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission.
“Our customers have shown strong demand for both Tahoe and Suburban with the 6.2L V-8 option,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Trucks Marketing and Advertising. “Thirty-six percent of all Chevy full-size SUV special edition models are now sold with this engine. Premier Plus gives both Suburban and Tahoe customers another option to choose from with several added premium touches.”
The 2019 Tahoe and Suburban Premier Plus editions feature a unique interior with heated and ventilated Black/Mahogany-colored leather-appointed front seats against a Jet Black trim surround. This premium two-tone interior and 22-inch polished wheels make their first appearance in Chevy’s full-size SUV lineup with the Premier Plus special editions.
Other features include gold Chevrolet “bowtie” logos, chrome nameplate badging, a head-up display and 8-inch diagonal cluster, cross rails, chrome power steps and exhaust tip and a Chevrolet-branded cargo organizer.
Connectivity is provided by a standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi1 hotspot, and the Premier Plus package includes a 12-month data plan.
The available 6.2L V-8 is capable of 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The engine delivers three state-of-the-art technologies — direct injection, Active Fuel Management and continuously variable valve timing — to make the most of power, torque and efficiency across a broad range of operating conditions.
The 10-speed automatic transmission offers smaller steps between each ratio to maximize engine power under acceleration. With a wide 7.39 overall gear ratio spread and lower numerical top gear ratio, the transmission also reduces engine revolutions at highway speeds.
Magnetic Ride Control is an active suspension that “reads” the road every millisecond, triggering damping changes in the electronically controlled shock absorbers in as few as 10-15 milliseconds. As a result, the suspension delivers improved body-motion control during cornering and a more comfortable ride while cruising.
The 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe Premier Plus will start with an MSRP of $74,100 plus a $1,295 destination charge, while the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban Premier Plus will start at $76,900 with a $1,295 destination charge. (MSRP excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment.)
Both Premier Plus full-size SUVs are also available to Costco members at GM supplier pricing with a $4,500 Costco member incentive2. Costco Gold Star and Business Members who purchase the vehicle through participating dealers and complete a Costco Auto Program survey are also eligible for a $300 Costco Cash Card, while Executive Members are eligible for a $700 Costco Cash Card.
The exclusive Costco member value package is only available on 5,000 vehicles. Costco offer is not compatible with any other GM incentives. To qualify, customers must be a member by Oct. 1, 2018, and take delivery between, Oct. 2, 2018, and Jan. 2, 2019.
The 2019 Tahoe and Suburban Premier Plus can be ordered from Chevrolet dealers now, with production beginning in mid-August.
Chevrolet has unveiled specifications for the 2019 Silverado 1500 cargo box, making it the largest pickup bed in the segment, by a pretty significant amount. The bed will also feature 12 fixed tie-downs with double the strength and providing more versatility for truck owners.
DETROIT — With best-in-class cargo volume, box depth, box length at floor, plus a segment-leading 12 fixed tie-downs and exclusive power up/down tailgate, the 2019 Silverado 1500 is the most functional bed of any pickup.
“The bed is the heart and soul of any pickup, so we made several improvements to the bed of the all-new Silverado to give our customers an even better hauling experience,” said Tim Herrick, executive chief engineer, Full-Size Trucks, General Motors. “We’ve added so many features and benefits that it deserves its own name – Durabed.”
Every Silverado bed size has increased significantly in volume for the 2019 model year:
|Silverado Short Box||Silverado Standard Box||Silverado Long Box|
|2018 cargo box space||53 cubic feet||62 cubic feet||75 cubic feet|
|2019 cargo box space||63 cubic feet||72 cubic feet||89 cubic feet|
The short-box’s volume is up to 20 percent more than any competitor’s short-box. Most of that increase was achieved by widening the maximum width of the bed floor nearly ten percent (seven inches), which is implemented across all three bed sizes.
For model year ’19, a higher-grade steel is being used in the construction of Durabed. The quality of the bed floor materials has improved as well, from 340 megapascals to 500 megapascals:
|2019 Chevrolet Silverado||2019 Ford F-Series||2019 Ram 1500|
|Bed material||High-strength steel (500 MPa)||Aluminum||High-strength steel (340 MPa)|
Some of the other dimensions in which Silverado now leads the class include:
Cargo box space
|2019 Chevrolet Silverado||2019 Ford F-Series||2019 Ram 1500|
|Short box||63 cubic feet||53 cubic feet||54 cubic feet|
|Standard box||72 cubic feet||62 cubic feet||62 cubic feet|
|Long box||89 cubic feet||77 cubic feet||–|
Cargo box depth
|2019 Chevrolet Silverado||2019 Ford F-Series||2019 Ram 1500|
|Short box||22 in.||21 in.||21 in.|
|Standard box||22 in.||21 in.||22 in.|
|Long box||22 in.||21 in.||–|
Cargo box length at floor
|2019 Chevrolet Silverado||2019 Ford F-Series||2019 Ram 1500|
|Short box||70 in.||67 in.||67 in.|
|Standard box||79 in.||79 in.||76 in.|
|Long box||98 in.||98 in.||–|
Silverado now has 12 fixed tie-downs, and the strength of each of these has doubled from 250 lbs. to 500 lbs. of force before bending. An additional nine moveable tie-down points are available as well for even more cargo flexibility. Together, these 21-total tie-downs are the most of any full-size pickup.
The accessibility of the tie-downs has also been improved. Tie-downs are now located at varying heights to offer customers greater versatility in what they can secure and haul.
The Durabed truck bed, standard on all 2019 Silverado 1500 models, also includes larger cutouts in the GM-exclusive CornerStep bumpers to better accommodate steel-toed boots.
Durabed is also available with integrated, in-bed LED lighting and a 110/120-volt power outlet. A light at the top of the rear cab comes standard on all Silverado models
The 2019 Silverado 1500 will also be available with four tailgate variants:
- Standard gate: a manual gate with no lift assist; manually lockable (with key)
- Standard Gate with Lift Assist: a stamped gate that includes lift assist; manually lockable (with key)
- Power Lock/Release: includes lift assist and automatic release; power lockable
- Industry-exclusive power up/down: available on the LTZ and standard on High Country, the tailgate raises or lowers using the key fob, touchpads on the gate or button in the cabin. Includes lift assist, automatic release and power closing; power lockable
The 2019 Silverado goes on sale this fall.
We can’t wait to see the new Durabed comparison with our own eyes. What do you think is the most exciting improvement coming to the Silverado’s cargo bed? Let us know in the comments and make sure to follow Jeff Gordon Chevy on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to stay up to date on the all-new 2019 Silverado 1500’s arrival in Wilmington, NC.