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.

Car and Driver Puts Chevy Volt Aerodynamics to the Test

Car and Driver put Volt aerodynamics to the test.
The Chevy Volt is the most aerodynamic all-electric car.

Aerodynamics is one of the most important features to consider when it comes to fuel economy. To have a fuel-efficient car, it needs to be able to cut through the air with ease, so Car and Driver decided to take five vehicles—the Chevrolet Volt, Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S P85, and the Toyota Prius—and measure their aerodynamic drag.

While the Volt has the third largest drag area, which is the size of the front multiplied by the drag coefficient, it still managed to be one of the two cars that lived up to its official drag coefficient number, the other being the Model S. Though the Model S was named the most aerodynamic choice of the batch, the Volt proved that it was the most aerodynamic all-electric car with a final drag coefficient of 0.28.

To check out just how streamlined Volt aerodynamics are, make sure you stop by Nehls Chevrolet today!

Chevrolet Sweeps the 2014 NAIAS Awards

Chevrolet took home two big 2014 NAIAS awards.
Chevrolet made quite a showing at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

Chevy fans will not be disappointed at the Detroit Auto Show this year. Chevrolet took home the top 2014 NAIAS awards.

The automaker’s 2014 Corvette Stingray and Silverado truck took home top honors with Car of the Year and Truck of the Year.

The Stingray was a huge improvement on the last model with a better interior. Its performance was also better due to its 455 horsepower V8 engine. Its $51,000 also makes it one of the best value sports cars in its market.

Chevy’s Silverado truck has been praised by lots of critics, including Consumer Reports magazine. Its base v8-powered engine gets it an estimated 19 MPG overall. This fuel economy not only trumps the previous year Silverado, but it also outdoes the F-150.

It’s no wonder why these two vehicles are at the top of their class. A majority of 50 automotive journalists thought so.

Do you agree? Give us your thoughts on these two excellent vehicles.

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.

Corvette Stingray Reaches 200 MPH on Texas Highway

Corvette Stingray reaches 200 mph
The Corvette Stingray, along with modifications, has pushed the capabilities of the Corvette a step further.

Nehls racing fans, don’t get any bright ideas, but the 2014 Corvette Stingray reaches 200 mph with a HPE600 kit.

On December 11, American tuner Hennessy took the Chevy sports car for a spin on Houston’s Grand Parkway, which the Texas Departments of Transportation and Safety closed down for the event.

The HPE600 package includes a Nitrous Express nitrous oxide system that gives the Stingray’s 6.2-liter V8 engine some extra zip. The end result was John Hennessy test driving the Corvette at a top speed of 200.6 mph with 700 brake horsepower at 6,500 rpm.

Eventually, there will be a HPE700 kit that will manage the same speed at a price of $22,500.

Nehls Chevrolet encourages you to enjoy your car, but don’t floor it on a highway that is open to traffic. Watch the video below to capture the power of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and all to has to offer.

Chevy is Giving More at Nehls Chevrolet

Chevy is Giving More
Get great deals on your favorite models this holiday season!

The holidays are an impeccable time and season of giving, and now through January 2, Chevy is Giving More at Nehls Chevrolet!

If you’re looking for a new car, we have exclusive holiday deals on the 2014 Chevrolet lineup.

Chevy is Giving More with these Offers:

  • 2014 Malibu LS – $179/month for 36 months with 2,909 due at signing
  • 2014 Cruze 1LT – $159/month for 36 months with $2,159 due at signing
  • 2014 Equinox LS FWD – $209/month for 36 months with $2,899 due at singing
  • 2014 Traverse LS FWD – $259/month for 36 months with 2,969 due at signing
  • If you trade in an eligible vehicle for a 2014 Silverado All Star Edition V6, you will receive $3,500 in customer cash, $1,000 trade assistance and a $750 option package discount.

Don’t miss this opportunity. Check out our inventory at our website and pay us a visit today!

Teen Driver Safety Starts with the Parents

Teen Driver Safety Tips
Teen driver safety starts with the parents.

While it can be the shining moment in a teenager’s world, getting the car keys is only the first step of learning to drive.

National Teen Driver Safety Week is a yearly time set by Congress to encourage teenagers to drive safely and good passenger behavior. This year’s theme centered on how teenagers need their parents in order to transform into safe drivers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a teenager was involved in a deadly car crash every 2 hours in 2011. In that same year, 5,000 teenagers were a part of fatal car accidents, leading to 1,900 deaths and 180,000 injuries behind the wheel.

With these statistics in mind, Nehls Chevrolet encourages parents to work with their teenagers by teaching and supervising them and enforcing rules.

In order to accomplish this mission, here are some tips for parents:

1. Patience. Remain respectful and calm while giving criticism and advice to your teen.

2. At least 65 hours of supervised driving. Keep a driving log and create a driving lesson timeline to guarantee that your teens get to experience lots of different driving situations.

3. Setting rules. Clearly communicate the dos and don’ts (ex. driving time restrictions, prohibiting cell phone use and number of passengers).

4. Being a role model driver. Follow the laws of the road and speed limit. Wear your seatbelt always. Don’t use your cell phone when driving.

5. Knowing and teaching what’s crucial. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia found through a study that 75% of serious teen accidents happened because of a critical teen driver error.