Popular Vote Names Chevy Cruze Diesel Car of the Year

The 2014 Chevy Cruze was named Diesel Car of the Year by The Diesel Driver.
One of the major highlights for the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is its 46 mpg highway fuel economy.

As attention increasingly turns toward improving fuel economy, diesel-powered vehicles have gained in popularity, making The Diesel Driver’s Diesel Car of the Year a more coveted title than ever before.

“The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, with a market-leading 46 mpg highway (5.11 L/ 100 km) is clearly setting the pace for diesel-powered cars in the United States,” said Jonathan Spira, The Diesel Driver’s editorial director. “The message from our readers is clear. Diesels are back and Chevrolet is in the forefront.”

The automaker also won The Diesel Driver’s Diesel Manufacturer of the Year award.

In choosing the winners, The Diesel Drivers’ readers cast votes, taking fuel economy, harmful emissions, performance, handling, style, comfort, and “the overall package” into consideration.

Of 11,030 votes, the Cruze was chosen by 59.3 percent of readers while the Chevrolet brand won 45 percent of votes submitted for Diesel Manufacturer of the Year.

The 2014 Cruze Diesel is outfitted with an all-new 2.0-liter clean turbo-diesel engine, which carries over into the 2015 model that was revealed earlier this month at the New York International Auto Show.

Contact us here at Nehls Chevrolet for more information on the Cruze Diesel. See how far diesel power can take you!

Corvette Stingray Named to Ward’s 10 Best Interiors List

WardsAuto included the 2014 Corvette Stingray on its 10 Best Interiors list.
The interior of the Corvette Stingray is just as inviting as the outside.

The ever-popular 2014 Corvette Stingray was recently named to WardsAuto’s list of the “10 Best Interiors” for 2014. The list contains ten all-new models or models with seriously revamped interiors; the ten were chosen from a pool of 41 total candidates for excelling in areas such as comfort, design harmony, driver information, ergonomics, fit-and-finish, materials, safety, and value.

“We went to great lengths to insure that this vehicle was worthy of the iconic Stingray name on the inside and out,” explained Ken Parkinson, executive director of Global Chevrolet Design. “We selected authentic, premium materials, integrated connected and intuitive technologies, all while balancing craftsmanship and precision execution.”

Specifically, Ward’s highlighted the Stingray’s carbon-fiber trim, contrast stitching on the bucket seats, and microfiber headliner. Additionally, Drew Winter, the editor-in-chief of WardsAuto World, enjoyed the Stingray’s track-focus. Henjoyed it so much that he went so far as to say that it was a main reason that the Stingray was honored.

Want a closer look at one of the 10 best interiors? Check out the 2014 Corvette Stingray for yourself! Swing by your favorite Chevy dealership in Marshall, Texas, today!

Silverado High Country HD: Tough on the Outside, Snug on the Inside

The 2015 Silverado High Country HD is now available at Chevrolet dealerships.
If you thought the 2014 Silverado was big on country, just wait until you test drive the 2015 Silverado High Country HD.

When you think of rough-and-tumble mega trucks like the Silverado High Country HD, now available in its 2015 model, “comfort” is typically not the first word to come to mind.

Promotional material tends to focus more on the power and performance of these steel beasts, and with good reason. The 2015 High Country HD, officially Chevy’s first premium heavy-duty pickup, can steamroll the competition with any of its three powertrain options. Plus, it can tow almost 23,000 pounds for gooseneck towing and almost 20,000 pounds with a conventional towing setup. Go ahead. Rub your eyes. Those numbers aren’t going to change.

But, as impressive as having diesel, CNG, and normal gasoline powered engines all available is, it’s just as impressive how much convenience and luxury is packed inside these babies. The High Country HD comes with chrome accents scattered beautifully all over the place, including 6-inch chrome assist steps. In the cabin, you’ll find the truck’s exclusive saddle brown interior palette, complete with heated and cooled front leather seats, topped off with High Country logos on the headrests.

Throw in options like a sunroof, navigation system, and even the High Country Premium Package option, and we’re just not sure what else you could ask for out of a truck. Except it’s undying love and supernatural effort, and here at Nehls Chevrolet, we’re sure you’ll be satisfied with the 2015 Silverado High Country HD on that front and every other front to boot.

Learn to Drive the 2014 Corvette Stingray from the Pros

Want to learn to drive the 2014 Corvette Stingray? Here's your chance!
Becoming a pro at driving the 2014 Corvette Stingray is a challenge that may now be possible for anyone.

Do you own a Corvette Stingray, but find yourself wishing you better understood how to push the limits of your dynamic driving experience? Or maybe you simply want to take your turn behind the wheel of Chevy’s impressive sports car. Here is your chance: the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School is offering a two-day course in which you can learn to drive the 2014 Corvette Stingray and how to capitalize on its performance capabilities.

“We designed the Corvette Stingray to make its owners better drivers through technologies such as the Driver Mode Selector, Active Rev Match, electronic limited-slip differential and more,” said Tim Mahoney, Chevrolet’s global chief marketing officer. “Through the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School, they’ll learn to make the most of its technologies and delve deeper into the Corvette’s capabilities, resulting in a more exciting and fulfilling driving experience.”

Corvette Stingray owners don’t have to bring their personal ‘Vette to the school in Pahrump, Nevada; but they do qualify for a $1,500 discount, bringing the cost of the program to an even $1,000.

If you get a chance to enroll in the program, be sure to share your experience with us here at Nehls Chevrolet!