Happy National Name Your Car Day!

NameTag Cruze.jpgWhat do you call your vehicle? If you are like most people, you refer to it as “Baby,” or some other two-syllable name beginning with a B.

In honor of “National Name Your Car Day,” Cars.com surveyed drivers, finding 53 percent of American drivers who name their cars use a name starting with the letter B. Of those drivers who name their vehicle, 70 percent are men. *

According to the survey, these are the top 10 most popular car names:

1. Baby
2. Betsy
3. Ruby
4. Betty
5. Beast
6. Max
7. Bertha
8. Pearl
9. Frank
10. Christine

Is your vehicle’s name on the list? Tell us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

*Information from WSPA.com.

All-New 2019 Chevy Silverado Has Arrived at Runde’s

 

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The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is HERE!

One hundred years after the first Silverado was delivered in 1918, the next-generation Silverado was created with feedback from more than 7,000 customers on what they wanted in their next truck.

“With the all-new Silverado, we’ve taken the best truck on the road and made it even better,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain in a press release. “It has a longer wheelbase, more passenger and cargo volume, and yet, thanks to our mixed materials strategy and mass reduction expertise, the new truck is 450 pounds lighter than the current model.”

The Silverado’s grille and headlights are completely refreshed, and Chevrolet is stamped Backacross the truck’s rear bumper. The Z71 Crew Cab model features twin chrome tailpipes.

The truck’s bed offers best-in-class cargo volume in every bed length and features a high-strength steel floor, more and stronger tie-downs, plus an available power tailgate operated with the key fob, interior button, or by hand.  The bed also has available task lighting, a 120-volt power outlet, and larger cutouts in the CornerStep bumper to accommodate steel-toed boots.

“Truck customers value capability and functionality above all else,” said Tim Herrick, executive chief engineer of Full-Size Trucks, in a press release. “Every truck — including the luxurious High Country — is a work truck with a job to do. As such, we set out to create the best tool for the job at hand, one that makes work more productive and more enjoyable, no matter what they call ‘work.’’’

SIDEThe 2019 Chevy Silverado is larger, with a wheelbase that is 3.9 inches longer and an overall length that is 1.6 inches longer. There are three inches of additional rear-seat legroom — totaling 44.5 inches of front legroom and 43.8 inches of rear legroom.

The second-row seatbacks have available 10-liter bins for storage, and there is a large 24-liter storage tray under the second-row seat.

To continue Chevrolet’s reputation as the most dependable, longest lasting full-size truck on the road, the GM engineering team performed seven million miles of testing on the vehicle, making it the most-tested vehicle GM has ever produced.

“Truck customers told us they depend on their trucks for much more than just transportation,” said Herrick. “Many use their trucks to earn a paycheck, or to do what they enjoy most when they’re off the clock. Given how important trucks are to our customers, we set a lofty goal for exceeding the dependability and longevity of the current Silverado.”

There are eight 2019 Silverado models. One of them, the new Silverado LT Trailboss, integrates the off-road equipment of the Z71 package as well as a two-inch suspension lift.

“Truck customers told us they want the perfect truck for them and not a ‘one size fits frontmost’ truck, compromised for the masses,” said Mike Simcoe, vice president, Global Design, General Motors, in a press release. “That insight shaped our design strategy with eight distinct models, each with a unique personality to fit different customers, from the affordable Work Truck to the luxurious High Country.”

The eight models use a varying amount of chrome, which is a major differentiator for many truck-buyers.

“Chrome has become more polarizing, and more personal, than any other aspect of truck design,” said Rich Scheer, director, Exterior Design, Chevrolet Trucks, in a press release. “Some customers want no chrome at all and only body-color or blacked-out trim. Others feel a truck isn’t a truck without a chrome bumper, but feel extra chrome can be too ‘flashy.’ Others want as much chrome as they can get.”

There are also six engine/transmission choices, including an all-new Duramax 3.0L inline-six diesel.

Want one? View our inventory of all-new 2019 Silverados here.

All-New 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is an SUV with Attitude

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Chevrolet is bringing back the much-loved Blazer, but with a dramatically different look.

“The Blazer has attitude,” says John Cafaro, executive director of Global Chevrolet Chevrolet-Blazer-2019-1280-08Design, in a press release. “It looks commanding on the road, while fulfilling the promise of versatility at the heart of every Chevy crossover and SUV.”

The five-passenger Blazer is larger than the Equinox and smaller than the Traverse, offering consumers a mid-size choice in Chevrolet SUVs.

Offered in models ranging from sporty RS to upper-level Premier, the vehicle will offer unique design elements on each model to appeal to a variety of drivers.

Chevrolet-Blazer-2019-1280-04“The Chevrolet Blazer is more than just good looks,” says Waqar Hashim, Blazer chief engineer, in a press release. “Both the Ecotec 2.5L four-cylinder engine and 3.6L V6 engine are paired to Chevrolet’s nine-speed automatic transmission, providing drivers a great balance between performance and efficiency.”

With the 3.6L V6 engine, max trailering is estimated to be 4,500 pounds.

Available on 3.6L engine models, Hitch Guidance aids in aligning the Blazer’s hitch to a trailer by showing the center line on the rear vision camera. Another available option is Hitch View, which offers a top-down view to help hitch a trailer without a second person to assist.

Inside, the 2019 Blazer features a range of convenience and comfort features. The vehicle offersChevrolet-Blazer-2019-1280-05 an electronic-locking glove box for extra storage security. It is locked using the vehicle’s Valet Mode, accessible through the Settings menu.

Its automatic heated steering wheel and automatic heated/ventilated front seats work with Remote Start and/or automatic climate controls to automatically adjust temperature.

Before you get in, you can use the key fob to activate comfort-open windows, which allows all windows to roll down to let heat escape before occupants enter the vehicle.

Wireless charging and six USB ports are available, and so is a panoramic dual-pane power sunroof. The vehicle offers cargo space of up to 64.2 cubic feet with the second row seats folded flat.

You can get the 2019 Chevy Blazer at Runde Auto Group in early 2019!