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.

2018 Chevrolet SUVs Arrive in Canada

2018 Chevrolet SUVs - Equinox - Nehls Chevrolet

Crossovers and SUVs are extremely popular throughout North America, making the debut of 2018 models in Canada even more important. Chevrolet introduced the all-new 2018 Traverse and Equinox at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. The new SUVs mark a continuing reinvigoration of the entire Chevrolet lineup.

The 2018 Chevrolet SUVs are the third and fourth updated models to be released within the past year. The first two were the Trax and Bolt EV. The two new SUVs are a sign that Chevrolet is continuing to move forward by updating existing models.

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse boasts a full redesign. Updated styling and advanced technologies make it a top competitor throughout the segment. The latest model includes best-in-class third-row legroom and a full list of active safety features.

The new Chevrolet Equinox boasts a 1.6-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine that delivers a GM-estimated 136 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. Official fuel economy estimates are forthcoming.

The Equinox’s new diesel engine marks another addition to Chevrolet’s portfolio as well.

“Market trends in Canada tell us that two-thirds of all customer purchases are SUVs and pickup trucks. Last year we shook up the truck market with the new mid-sized Colorado and we’ve reinvigorated our car lineup with Volt, Cruze and Malibu,” said Laura Pacey, Chevrolet Canada brand director.

We here at Nehl’s Chevrolet are excited for the 2018 model year!

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Pricing

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Pricing

Enthusiasts have been yearning for an off-road version of the popular Chevrolet Colorado and it looks like they’re finally get their wish. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 finally got a price which means it’ll be here sooner rather than later. Starting at an MSRP of $40,995, the Colorado ZR2 packs plenty of off-road features designed for the adventurous.

Competition

The 2017 Colorado ZR’s starting price is notably more than $2,000 cheaper than the  Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro when comparably equipped. The midsize truck boasts a 3.6-liter V6 engine that puts out 306 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can also opt for the 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine that delivers 186 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.

Features

Four-wheel drive comes standard. The V6 engine comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission while diesel lovers will receive a six-speed automatic transmission. That’s just the tip of the off-road trail though.

Off-road features including a lifted suspension, Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve dampers, and 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires. Tech-savvy drivers will enjoy an eight-inch touchscreen with Chevrolet MyLink and navigation.

Advanced safety features including an aluminum skid plate, rearview camera, and electronic automatic cruise control.

We here at Nehl’s Chevrolet can’t wait for the arrival of the 2017 Colorado ZR2!

Texas and Pacific Railway Museum

T&P DepotThe T&P Depot. Photo by Nicholas Henderson.

The Texas and Pacific Railway Museum is located inside the Texas and Pacific Railway Depot, also known as the T&P Depot, located in Marshall, Texas. The depot is an active train station and also houses a museum dedicated to the former employees who played an important role in the development of the town and the state of Texas.

The depot was originally built in 1912 and is located in the Ginocchio National Historical District, a registered national historic area in Marshall. The depot welcomed soldiers during World War I and II and at one time held immigration offices.

Today, the depot runs as an Amtrak station and goes all the way north to Chicago and west/southwest to Dallas, San Antonio, and Los Angeles. The museum inside is filled with artifacts and photos from as far back as the 1870s, including a replica office with a working telegraph key and a 1920s-era panoramic photo of the entire industrial area and all the local shops.

The museum tells the story of the Texas and Pacific Hospital and has displays children will enjoy like working train models that wind through models of historic Marshall buildings. If you’re looking for something to do in Marshall, pay a visit to the Railway Museum.

2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel Sedan Sets New Fuel Economy Benchmark at 52 MPG

Two chevy cruze models driving in the city
The new Chevy Cruze Diesel Sedan has smashed fuel economy records at 52 miles per gallon, the highest non-hybrid, non-EV rating in the auto industry. Chevy estimates the Cruze Diesel has a range of up to 702 highway miles on one tank of gas.

Steven Majoros, the director of Chevrolet Marketing, says drivers can “get it all” with the Cruze Diesel in terms of “the right combination of fuel efficiency, driving dynamics, fuel type, and more.” The Cruze Diesel’s 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine puts out 137 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque and meets all US environmental standards.

The Cruze Diesel Sedan comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission or an all-new nine-speed Hydra-Matic nine-speed automatic with Stop-Start technology to further improve fuel economy by stopping the engine when idling. The Cruze Diesel Sedan has fuel economy ratings of at 30 mpg city and 37 mpg combined in addition to the 52 mpg on the highway.

The Cruze Diesel Sedan starts at $24,670 and will be followed later this year by a Cruze Diesel Hatchback. It will have a range of available features including OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in WiFi hotspot, Chevy MyLink, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Connectivity.

Impressive Chevrolet Bolt Technology Goes Beyond All-Electric Power

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

The all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Bolt has truly raised the bar for the entire automotive industry, offering an affordable vehicle that runs entirely on electricity, not only saving drivers money but also radically lowering their environmental impact.

The Chevrolet Bolt has an EPA-estimate range of 238 miles before it needs to be recharged, earning it the title of “Car of the Year” from Motor Trend, Green Car Journal, and more.

But that’s not all; the Chevy Bolt is also packed with all the latest tech features, making it more than just the most fuel-efficient vehicle on the road.

Available in more than one trim level, the basic edition of the Chevy Bolt comes with a rear vision camera – making every driver an expert in parking – and the Premier trim level even comes with surround vision.

The model also comes with an innovative one-pedal driving system, which allows you to slow down by simply easing off the pedal, increasing your fuel efficiency and further and getting the most from your stored charge.

Want to learn more about the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt technology or perhaps even check out the vehicle in person? Call us anytime at Nehls Chevrolet, and we’ll fill you in on all of the details.

Check Out These Things to Do in Marshall in 2017

Marshall, TX

Whether you are a lifelong resident of Marshall, Texas, or are just visiting, there is always something to do and somewhere to go. Looking for something new? Here are a few of things to do in Marshall to get you started:

Weisman Center 

If you love to shop, then the Weisman Center is for you. There is something for everyone here, from collectibles and antiques to new treasures. You can even grab a cup of coffee at Central Perks while your peruse your many options.

 Gingko Gallery Group 

Looking to add something new to your routine? Check out Gingko Gallery Group, where a group of writers and reading lovers meet to read their latest work and favorite passages. You can contribute or simply sit back and enjoy.

 JeffersonFlea Market 

Another regular event you may want to make a habit of is the nearby Jefferson Flea Market, offering all the latest produce and much more. You can truly change the quality of your kitchen with these local treats.

Of course, you could also always visit us here at Nehls Chevrolet! We have an enormous selection of vehicles and the friendliest staff around, sure to find you the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle. To learn more, contact us or stop by anytime at Nehls Chevrolet.

Lease or Buy a Car

Is It Smarter to Lease or Buy a Car?

Cars are a significant financial investment, so it’s important for you to make the most informed decision possible when looking for the right vehicle. The decision that it comes down to for many people is whether they should lease or buy a car. Here is what you need to know.

Should I Lease or Buy a Car?When to Lease

As leasing a vehicle doesn’t make as much sense financially as purchasing a car, there are just a couple of scenarios where it makes sense.

One such scenario is if you are someone who likes to drive new cars regularly. If you can’t afford to purchase a new car every year or two, leasing a car gives you the opportunity to cruise around in the newest car, truck, or SUV.

Another scenario where it makes sense to lease is if you simply don’t want to deal with the risk and maintenance of owning a car. A lot of leases include maintenance in their deals, so you don’t have to get the car fixed on your own.

When to Buy

Financially speaking, buying a car is the better choice. When you lease a vehicle, you spend a lot of money and don’t own anything at the end of the lease. When you purchase a car, you own that car, and you get some of that money back when you sell it. Just make sure that it’s a car that you can afford.

 

 

 

How to Detail Your Car

How to Detail Your Car

How to Detail Your Car

Many people out there want to keep their cars looking nice and clean. However, most don’t want to pay the steep price to have it done professionally. Luckily, you can learn how to do it like the professionals. Here’s how to detail your car properly.

Start With Compressed Air

With your air compressor, blow the pesky dirt out of the corners of your car and into the center of your vehicle. After you’ve blown the dirt from the corners of your car, turn the air compressor on your vents to clean them out. Then afterwards, vacuum up the dirt from the center of your car.

Moving Outside

After cleaning the interior of your vehicle, wash the exterior. However, be careful with the type of soap that you choose. Find a cleaner that is not acid-based, as acid-based cleaners eat away at the protective layers on your paint and rims. Start at the top of your car and move down so that you don’t get dirt on areas that have already been cleaned.

While these tips certainly aren’t comprehensive, following these steps will help you keep your car looking spiffy. You’ll also experience the satisfaction of a job well done when you finish.

Chevrolet Debuts New SEMA Concepts

SEMA is known for being an event that intrigues and inspires. It’s certainly not your average car show, as manufacturers from all over pull out all the stops in modifying existing nameplates or introducing entirely new SEMA concepts, which are made to be indulgent and exciting. Chevrolet brought six different concepts to the event, ranging from a Colorado model with a distinctly Southern Cali flair to a couple Camaros tweaked to deliver unparalleled thrills.

Chevy brought quite a few trucks to the show – two Silverados and the aforementioned Colorado. The Silverado 1500 High Desert is a real package that can actually be purchased on upper-range trim levels, though the SEMA version did add a few new goodies, like bronze 22-inch wheels and a new performance exhaust. The Silverado HD Carhartt Concept and the Colorado Z71 Hurley Concept were both described as “lifestyle enablers,” with the Carhartt being modified for a more outdoorsy lifestyle and the Hurley being built as a mobile beach house for surfers.

 

The new SEMA concepts from Chevy also included the Camaro SS Drag Race Development Car, the Camaro Turbo AutoX Concept, and even the reputable name of the COPO Camaro. While the first two were made to appeal to fans of drag racing and autocross, respectively, the COPO Camaro is an old vet who’s seen the stage since 1969.