First Signs of 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Chevrolet Silverado is a truck’s truck. It’s powerful, long-lasting, rugged, and durable. And, compared to the other pickups in its class, the Chevy Silverado has maintained many of the standards that give it all of those great qualities.

But don’t let that commitment to tradition fool you. The Chevrolet Silverado is always moving forward in all the right ways. That’s what makes this pickup great—it knows what to add on, what to leave behind, and what to hold on to. It’s this very fact that makes any sign of the next Chevrolet Silverado so exciting for fans of the classic pickup.

Recently the very first images of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado as spy shooters caught the 2019 Silverado in disguise out on southern California roads. One thing that the spy shots show is that the next generation Silverados will offer plenty of LED lighting on the front and rear ends. There have also been indications that the new 2019 Silverado 1500 will add a diesel engine option as well as a hybrid choice. These will join a series of V8 engines, which will, no doubt, go through their own series of innovations and improvements.

We’re always excited to try the next of any Chevrolet vehicle, and can’t wait for the 2019 Silverado 1500. But have you driven the 2017? It has its own lineup of feature, engines, and amenities that already make it a stand-out truck. Stop by Nehl’s Chevrolet to give the 2017 Silverado a test drive and to learn more about the future of these trucks.

Upcoming Chevrolet Medium-Duty Truck Gets Duramax Diesel

Duramax Diesel
Duramax Diesel

At The Work Truck Show 2017, General Motors confirmed that it is working on an all-new Chevrolet medium-duty truck that will launch sometime in 2018. This truck will be geared towards commercial uses and will be powered by a Duramax diesel engine and Allison transmission.

“Our new Chevrolet medium-duty will be the flagship of our truck portfolio for fleet and commercial customers, and we believe the strength of Duramax/Allison powertrain combination will be able to tackle various jobs – from general contracting to urban delivery to bucket loaders and wreckers,” John Schwegman, US director of Commercial Product and Medium Duty for GM Fleet said.

The Duramax/Allison combination is a winning choice and is one that can be found in nearly two million trucks. Chevrolet will release more specifications for this medium-duty truck, including cab sizes, horsepower and torque ratings, payload capabilities, and more, closer to its launch next year.

If you are looking for a Duramax-powered pickup now, the 2017 Silverado HD comes with a redesigned 6.6-liter V8 turbo-diesel with a class-leading 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.

Here at Nehl’s Chevrolet, we are excited to have a new truck option in the Chevrolet lineup and can’t wait to learn even more about this upcoming model.

New Silverado Midnight Edition Ready for Chicago Auto Show

While it may be cliché to say, we’re going to say it anyway: black is back. Actually, it’s not like black really went away, but now it’s back in a new way—in the form of the new Silverado Midnight Edition, which will make its public debut at the Chicago Auto Show. However, it was actually already on display at the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention & Expo in San Francisco, so you can check out some photos of its soft debut before it shows up in Chicago on February 14.

The truck starts as a black Silverado Z71 and adds all kinds of cool accents and features. It’s got black everything, from a black front grille all the way to black Chevrolet bowties on both the front and back. “The Midnight special edition, like our recently announced Custom Sport Silverado, lets our dealers offer a custom look right from the factory,” said Sandor Piszar, Silverado marketing director. “Customers can get a monochrome exterior, black alloy wheels and other uplevel touches, while maintaining all of the dependability Chevy trucks are famous for along with full factory warranty coverage.”

You can get the Silverado Midnight Edition as either a double-cap or crew-cab model. You’ll also get 18-inch wheels, Z71 badges on the doors, new lights, and even a spray-in bedliner. What more can you ask for from a great new special edition truck? There will be up to 5,000 of these special edition Silverado 1500s made this year, so come see us at Nehls Chevrolet to learn more.

Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport Edition Makes Pickup Truly Sophisticated

Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport Edition

Have you ever wanted a pickup truck, but couldn’t find one that was both capable and sophisticated? Well, search no more because Chevrolet recently introduced the Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport Edition at the Detroit Auto Show, and it’s sure to fit all of your needs.

“The Custom Sport special edition was inspired by Chevy Custom Sport Trucks of the late 1960s,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks marketing director. “Those CST models added a touch of elegance to a great all-around truck, just like the Custom Sport package for the new Silverado.”

With the Custom Sport Edition package, the Silverado receives body-colored front and rear bumpers, a body-colored grille surround, and a chrome-accented black grille. New 20-inch chrome wheels increase the pickup’s sophisticated air, while chrome door handles and mirror caps, and chrome body-side moldings make a lasting impression.

Orders for the Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport Edition will begin this month. Expect the package to add anywhere from $1,950 to $2,950 to your Silverado’s base price. For more information—or to order your own Custom Sport Edition—stop in to Nehls Chevrolet today!

Hook ‘Em: Chevy Goes to School

Feast your eyes on the new University of Texas Special Edition Silverado.
Making Texas proud as always is Chevrolet!

As the University of Texas begins another football season, the school and Chevrolet are teaming up to introduce a University of Texas Special Edition Silverado. This package adds the Sunset Metallic Orange paint that is the spitting image of the school’s burnt orange color, Longhorn Logos on the tailgate and bed sides, and a set of chrome steps. The package is available on the Silverado Double Cab in LT or LTZ trim and the Crew Cab in LTZ trim, with the Texas Edition.

Additional features and content on the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado UT Special Edition include:

  • 2WD or 4WD Double Cab LT or LTZ Trim with Texas Edition package configurations
  • LT – 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, body color mirror and door handles and Texas Edition badge
  • LTZ – 20-inch chrome wheels, chrome mirrors and door handles and Texas Edition badge
  • Spray-in bed liner

Chevrolet, The University of Texas, IMG College and the Texas Exes UT student alumni association announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement last year that designated Silverado as the Official Truck of the Texas Longhorns and the Texas Exe. Silverado is also the Official Truck of Bevo, the Texas Longhorns’ mascot.

The University of Texas Special Edition Silverado is currently only sold in Texas, but the University of Texas package will be available nationwide on the similar custom model starting in October. Make sure you stop in and see us at Nehls Chevrolet for all your Silverado needs, and maybe you can upgrade to the UT package.

Chevy Truck Month Returns for September

Nehls Chevrolet has a heart for trucks, especially the Silverado 1500, so you can imagine that Chevy Truck Month is a big deal to us.

Last December, the Silverado was named North American Truck of the Year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It was at this Michigan car show that the Silverado stood out to a group of 49 journalists as the most outstanding new truck in that timeframe.

Ten months later, Chevy’s pickup truck is still raising the bar with the latest heavy duty models for 2015 and Rally editions of the 1500. Going on now at Nehls, you can get up to $8,500 off in discounts on America’s top truck if you trade in an eligible car. Check out the below offers straight from Chevrolet’s website!

The EcoTec VB6 engine is a nice addition to the Silverado 1500 and a profit for Chevrolet.
Chevy’s boost in sales was helped by the Silverado’s new EcoTec V6 engine.

2014 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LT All Star

  • $1,500 Trade Assistance
  • $3,000 Total Cash Allowance
  • $3,250 Truck Month Discount Off MSRP
  • $750 Option Package Discount

$8,500 TOTAL VALUE

2014 Silverado 1500 4-Door Double Cab LT All Star

  • $1,500 Trade Assistance
  • $4,250 Total Cash Allowance
  • $3,000 Truck Month Discount Off MSRP
  • $750 Option Package Discount

$9,500 TOTAL VALUE

Don’t wait. These deals end September 30, so hurry in to Nehls Chevrolet today. It’s never too far, for it is only a few miles to Nehls!

Rally Time: 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 Rally Editions Coming Soon

The 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 Rally Editions are coming soon!
This fall, Chevrolet will offer special editions of the North American Truck of the Year.

At Nehls Chevrolet, we are known very well by our extensive Silverado inventory. This is why we are thrilled to learn of the 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 Rally Editions coming later this year.

Chevrolet’s announcement comes as no surprise, for the automaker has done this before. According to Pickuptrucks.com, the limited versions of the North American Truck of the Year will feature 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrain configurations and crew-cab and double-cab models. For engines, buyers will have the choice between the 4.3-liter V6 and the 5.3-liter V8.

Expect the second edition (Rally 2) to be more expensive than the first. The first edition will offer standard 17-inch wheels while the second edition with offer 22-inch wheels. Plus, the second edition will only be available in the advanced LT trim. The first will come in both the LT and LS.

You can find out how much these special editions of the Silverado 1500 will cost at the end of this month. You can order packages for these trucks, starting in September and October. Will you be one of the Rally truckers this year? Sound off in the comments below!

2015 Chevrolet Silverado Hits Another Gear

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado will offer a new eight-speed transmission.
It’s here, and it is bringing a new transmission with its 6.2-liter V8-engine.

The 2015 model years will be headed to dealerships soon and many contain brand new technology and features to appeal to buyers. The new 2015 Chevrolet Silverado is no exception to this. Models with a 6.2L V8-engine will get an upgraded eight-speed transmission to go with it.

The eight-speed transmission made its debut earlier on the Cadillac CTS VSport. It was also a feature on the Corvette Z06 and Corvette Stingray. However, this is the first time it will be available to truck and SUV buyers.

The transmission is similar to the six-speed automatic that is currently offered, but it offers the added advantage of producing more power in first gear for towing. It is also expected to show a definite increase in fuel economy, although no official EPA estimates have been released yet.

This change in the transmission should allow the Silverado to perform even better than in the past and help it to remain competitive in the truck market. We here at the dealership would love to show you just how awesome this truck can be.

All-Star Game MVP Mike Trout Chooses Corvette Stingray

All-Star Game MVP Mike Trout is all smiles.
Mike Trout was all smiles after winning the Ted Williams MVP award at the MLB All-Star game and a new car (Photo Courtesy of Muboshgu under CC BY-SA 2.0).

All-Star Game MVP Mike Trout had an important decision to make this past Tuesday.

Following his performance in the American League’s victory over the National League, Trout received the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player award from Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig. It was now after the game, and Trout found himself with a choice between two Chevrolets.

He could either pick the North American Car of the Year, the 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51, or the North American Truck of the Year, the 2014 Silverado 1500. The choice was instantaneous.

When they came out and told me I’ve got a choice, I was pretty pumped,” Trout said at the postgame news conference. “I got my dad a truck a couple weeks ago, so I probably would have chosen a truck if I hadn’t done that. But you gotta go with the sports car.”

You too can walk away with a Corvette Stingray by visiting Nehls Chevrolet today right here in Marshall, TX!

2015 Chevrolet Silverado Improves Under New SAE J2807 Towing Standards

The 2015 Silverado has seen much improvements under the new J2807 towing standards.
The 2014 Chevy Silverado towed 300-500 pounds less than the 2015.

Towing capacity is to pickup truck what fuel economy is to hybrids and driving range is to electric vehicles. In the automotive world, most types of vehicles are intended for a specific purpose and will have an important factor that determines how well that vehicle accomplishes that purpose.

However, unlike hybrids and electric cars, pickup trucks do not have a standard method of determining how much weight a vehicle can actually tow. The problem was that previous methods of tow rating did not take into account different parts, options and passenger weight that negatively affects the total weight a truck can tow otherwise known as a truck’s Gross Combine Weight Rating (GCWR).

In a successful attempt to solve this problem, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) created the J2807 standards. This is a unified system that requires automakers to test vehicles equipped with any options that normally have a 33 percent take-rate, 70 pounds of aftermarket hitch equipments and a driver and a passenger with a combined weight of 300 pounds.

Under this new standard, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra base models dropped 300-500 pounds of towing capacity, while The V-6 regular cab trucks with four-wheel drive kept the same rating of 7,600 pounds as did certain versions of trucks equipped with the 6.2-liter V-8 and Max Trailering Package, which maintained the top rating of 12,000 pounds.

However, the 2015 Silverado and Sierra base models actually increased towing capacity under the J2807 standards with the four-wheel-drive V-6 models improving by 400 pounds for the Crew Cab and 500 pounds for the Double Cab, a pretty successful jump for Sierra and GMC.

Those of us at Nehls Chevrolet look forward to how the J2807 towing standards will improve the rating system and overviews of current and future pickup trucks.