2014 Chevy Cruze Featured at the Oscars in “Masterpiece”

The 2014 Chevy Cruze was featured the "Masterpiece" ad at the Oscars.
Chevrolet “masterpiece” of a vehicle showed up for an encore at this year’s Oscars.

Chevy’s contribution to the Oscars came in the form of a commercial titled “Masterpiece.” It was submitted by South Korean independent filmmaker Jude Chun as part of the Chevrolet and MOFILM Oscars film program, beating out 72 submissions in a fight for the opportunity to be played at the Oscars.

The 60-second spot follows the adventures of two child filmmakers who use their imagination and unique creativity to create a short film called “Speed Chaser,” featuring the new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. Viewers experience their filmmaking process, which includes makeup, props, sounds, special effects, and a whole lot of cuteness.

“A big budget might help, but it’s really imagination, creativity, and passion that gets movies made,” said Chun. “Chevrolet’s brand is about ‘finding new roads’, and that’s exactly what filmmaking is.”

Check out the awesome film below! And if you were wondering where you might find yourself a Chevy Cruze, just head on to Nehls Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Rolls Out Truck Month and Open House Event

Chevrolet will be giving discounts on many of its top models in March with the Truck Month and Open House Event going on.
It’s that time of year again. Chevrolet is doing Truck Month!

Chevrolet plans to expand their offers next month by running its Truck Month and Open House Event.

Starting this Saturday, Truck Month will run through March 31 and offer supplier pricing on light-duty and heavy-duty Silverado trucks from 2014.

This announcement follows February when General Motors had big offers going on for Presidents’ Day.

The promotion will be offered along with a Chevy Open House Event, which will also provide supplier pricing or less on all 2014 Chevy models except the Corvette Stingray and SS sports sedan.

According to reports sent out to dealers, GM calls the sale event an “unprecedented promotional assault.” The sale event’s tagline will be, “The price you see is the price you pay! Or less!”

An example from the report shows that the double cab Silverado 1500 All Star Edition, which usually goes for $37,520, will be listed at $30,828 after the March discount.

Will you see these discounts at our store? You betcha! Visit Nehls Chevrolet today!

Sinkhole Aftermath: National Corvette Museum Reopens

The National Corvette Museum has reopened.
The National Corvette Museum has reopened as the museum and GM seek to save the damaged Corvettes (Photo Courtesy of Jonrev).

The National Corvette Museum in Kentucky reopened today after a 30-feet-deep sinkhole opened up Wednesday morning, swallowing 8 Corvettes on display in the “Skydome.”

No one was hurt, but the whole museum was closed down as a safety precaution following the collapse around 5:44 AM.

Two of the cars – a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” – were on loan from General Motors. The rest were owned by the museum.

The above video shows a few Corvettes above the rubble while the rest are pinned beneath the debris.

The following cars were victims of the destruction:

  • 1993 ZR-1 Spyder
  • 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil”
  • 1962 Black Corvette
  • 1984 PPG Pace Car
  • 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette
  • 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette
  • 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
  • 2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette

General Motors has vowed to restore any of the Corvettes that can be recovered. If you would like to contribute to the rebuilding of the Skydome Corvette display, visit the museum’s website here!

Chevrolet Vehicles to Offer 4G LTE this Summer

4G LTE available in Chevrolets, starting this summer.
Thanks to 4G LTE, you will be able to access online information at high speeds in the comfort of Chevy cars.

Can’t get enough of technology, even when you are out on the road?

Chevrolet announced this week that they will be offering 4G LTE in its cars. This summer, Chevy will start this service with the Corvette, Impala, Malibu and Volt.

By the time the automaker rolls out its 2015 lineup, most of its American and Canadian vehicle will offer the connection.

This comes with a range of benefits for car occupants who need access on the Internet through their wireless devices.

  • Each car will allow multiple devices to be connected at the same time
  • Each car will act as a mobile hub for easier access to apps and other services
  • Data connection speed will be quick due to collaboration between Chevrolet and AT&T

While the OnStar 4G LTE will come with an additional cost not yet known, the payoff will be worth it.

Fans can expect the Equinox, Silverado, Silverado Heavy Duty editions, Spark and Spark EV to follow the same pattern after the summer.

2014 Camaro Z/28 Comes with a Price

The 2014 Camaro Z/28 is pricey, but it's a beauty as well.

The 2014 Camaro Z/28 comes at a price, and that was emphasized this week on a financial note.

Chevrolet announced this week that the 2014 Camaro Z/28 will cost $75,000, including destination fees and gas-guzzler tax.

The reason for the high price is due to the fact that the Camaro is built for one thing, and that is high speed. Its 7.0-liter aluminum V8 engine pumps out 500 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.

The six-speed manual is one of the most expensive Chevrolet cars on the market. The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 only cost more ($76,595).

Chevrolet will take orders for the 2014 Camaro Z/28 later this month. Customers can expect to start seeing the Camaros on dealer lots in the spring just in time for racing season.

Do you love the Camaro? If you own one, share your car stories in the comment section below.

New Year’s Day is Christmas for Car Thieves

New Year's Day is Christmas for car thieves.
Watch out for this guy at this time of year!

While Christmas for car thieves tends to be a day off from their illegal behaviors, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are quite the contrary.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau’s study from 2012 suggests that no car is safe when the clock hits midnight. On January 1, 2013, 2,228 cars were stolen, and 2,152 car thefts reportedly happened the day before.

It’s important that car owners be on high alert at this time of year. Here are some tips to keeping your car out of the wrong hands.

  • Park in well-lit areas. Car thieves are more likely to break into a car where they can’t be seen.
  • Hide your valuables. Stow personal items away in a compartment or in the trunk.
  • Keep your car locked. Whether you’re driving, warming up your car or leaving it for one second, don’t leave it unlocked in your absence.
  • Install an anti-theft system. A security program is one of the best ways you can prevent your car from being stolen

If there is a chance you may cross paths with a car thief, give them your keys. Don’t try to be Batman! Call the police immediately, and you may end up getting your car back.

Practice Safe Driving this Winter Season

Practice safe driving this winter
Drive safely this holiday and winter season.

While no one may mess with Texas, the upcoming season calls for drivers to practice safe driving this winter and pay special attention to their cars.

Whether you’re traveling this holiday season or heading to work on a morning of light snow, you need to be extra careful and follow these tips:

  1. Eliminate the snow and ice on your car’s roof, hood and windows.
  2. Check weather and traffic before you head out.
  3. Carry a cellphone always and let someone know where you are going.
  4. Store an emergency kit in your car with food, water, first aid, and blanket.
  5. Wear a seat belt at all times.

Also, remember that you are not the only person on the road. You also have to look out for other drivers as well because there will be accidents.

  1. Don’t follow a car too closely.
  2. Turn headlights on when out in stormy conditions.
  3. Drive at slow speeds when on icy roads and bridges.
  4. Let off the gas if your car starts to slide.
  5. Be courteous to others. They don’t enjoy being out in the weather either.

Nehls Chevrolet hopes you stay safe this holiday season. If there is ever anything you need before your travels, our service and parts department is only a visit or phone call away.

Chevrolet Presents the 2015 Chevy Colorado at the LA Auto Show

2015 chevy colorado at the la auto show
The Chevrolet Silverado will have a another truck under its wing next fall.

Chevrolet is expanding its presence in the truck market with the updated addition of an old friend.

This week, Chevrolet introduced the 2015 Chevy Colorado at the LA Auto Show. The midsize truck joins a lineup that already includes the Silverado 1500 and Heavy Duty trucks.

Available in 2WD and FWD, The Colorado will come in a crew cab with a five or six foot bed and an extended cab and six foot bed.

Standard with the Colorado is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, which is equipped with direct fuel injection, generating 193 horsepower and 184 1b-ft of torque.

The Colorado will be out next fall and is expected to get a 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine as a feature, which will make it the only midsize pickup truck to offer such power.

While you wait, have a look around our Silverado inventory. Nehls Chevrolet can’t wait for the Colorado to reenter today’s market.

Chevy Sonic Aftermarket Parts to Boost Consumer Enthusiasm

chevy sonic aftermarket parts
If the Sonic is not fun enough and fast enough for you, it will be soon.

Last week in Las Vegas, Chevrolet introduced a list of new Chevy Sonic aftermarket parts at the SEMA aftermarket parts trade show.

This push for parts is Chevy’s way of making the Sonic more appealing to its customers because a quicker and more enjoyable car is bound to stir up consumer enthusiasm.

One of the packages Chevrolet is offering is a “stage kit.” This kit will add 10 horsepower to the Sonic by tuning the engine calibration along with a much better exhaust system.

Other Chevy Sonic aftermarket parts:

  • A head and camera kit
  • Stronger suspension for accurate, consistent turns
  • More powerful brakes
  • Wheels up to 18 inches

While Chevrolet already has a turbocharged RS version of its small car, these Chevy Sonic aftermarket parts will go the extra mile and give Sonic owners an edge on the road and the track.

Looking for a Sonic or another small car? Visit Nehls Chevrolet and check out our new and used inventory.

Weight Loss: The Chevy Silverado Cheyenne Concept

The Chevy Silverado Cheyenne concept
The Chevy Silverado could get a whole lot lighter in the future.

Chevrolet’s well-known pickup truck is shredding some pounds with the reveal of the Chevy Silverado Cheyenne concept at SEMA this week.

The Las Vegas auto show is showcasing a lighter, performance-based model of the Silverado that trades in the regular cab’s 5.3-liter V8 engine for a 6.2-liter V8 engine that runs on 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft. of torque.

GM claims that this concept cuts 200 pounds off the Silverado’s 4,503-pound figure.

In meeting this number, Chevy engineers added a carbon fiber tailgate, bumpers and inner cargo box and removed the trailer hitch, spare tire, the center console inside and some insulation as well.

Also, the Cheyenne concept got carbon ceramic Brembo brakes from the Camaro Z/28 as well as other things, including 19-inch aluminum wheels, Recaro seats and steering wheel.

Thanks to its engine and a high performance exhaust system, this truck will jump from 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds.

While this truck is only a concept and may not head to production, you can check out the Chevy Silverado inventory at Nehls Chevrolet!