Chevrolet Celebrates 100th Anniversary of First Truck

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Model year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the first production Chevrolet truck!

A century and more than 85 million trucks later, Chevrolet has become one of the most recognizable brands in the world.

“The Chevy Trucks Centennial is a huge milestone for us, and is equally important to our customers,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks advertising and marketing director, in a press release.

To celebrate, Chevrolet will have:new emblem

  • New 2018 Silverado and Colorado Centennial Special Editions
  • A national rollout of the Chevy Truck Legends program
  • Branded merchandise featuring an all-new Chevy bowtie

The Silverado and Colorado Centennial Editions will include the distinctive Centennial Blue paint color and exclusive heritage bowtie emblems and 100 years badges.

100 years logo“Both vehicles offer our most enthusiastic fans a way to demonstrate their love for Chevy trucks,” said Rich Scheer, Chevrolet Trucks director of exterior design, in a press release.

They will be available at Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque, IL, and Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC in Platteville, WI, in November 2017.

If you have more than 100,000 miles on your Chevrolet truck’s odometer, you qualify for the Truck Legends loyalty program! Sign up here.

Learn more about Chevy’s Centennial Edition trucks here.

Shop Runde Auto Group’s Silverado inventory here.

2018 Buick Regal GS: Yes, That’s a Buick!

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2018 Buick Regal GS

When is the last time you put “sporty” and “Buick” in the same sentence? That’s about to change!

The 2018 Buick Regal GS made its world debut in July as a more powerful, sportier cq5dam.web.1280.1280 (1)version of the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback.

“This is a sport sedan designed for everyday driving, but one that makes every drive special,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC, in a press release.

It offers 310 horsepower, a V6 engine, and nine-speed transmission AWD with active cq5dam.web.1280.1280 (3)twin clutch. Its performance seats are heated, ventilated and — get this — massaging.

Nineteen-inch wheels are standard, as are a sport-tuned exhaust system and flat-bottom steering wheel and metal pedals. The vehicle has unique sport front and rear fascias, side skirts and a rear spoiler.

“With the all-new 2018 Regal GS, we set to make  a driver-focused, engaging and entertaining sport sedan without sacrificing the smooth ride and refined character expected of any modern Buick,” Aldred said.

The 2018 Regal GS offers a standard 8-inch diagonal touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and cq5dam.web.1280.1280Android Auto. With an optional Driver Confidence II package, it includes safety features like Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Automatic Braking.

Every Regal comes with a 3 month/3 gigabyte trial of OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, as well as 5 years of the OnStar Basic Plan at no additional cost.

With an MSRP of $39,990, the 2018 Buick Regal GS will go on sale in early 2018.

2018 GMC Terrain Has Arrived at Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC

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The all-new 2018 GMC Terrain landed at Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC in Platteville!

This is the first complete re-design of the vehicle since it was first introduced seven yearsheadlights ago. The most noticeable change is the new headlights and taillights.

“It is a striking design with functional beauty,” said Helen Emsley, executive director of Global GMC Design, in a press release. “There’s confidence and optimism in its stance, with exceptional attention to detail that speaks to GMC’s rise as a premium brand.”

2018-GMC-Terrain-Denali-front-three-quarterThe Denali features a satin chrome grille, body color fasicas and lower trim, chrome roof rails, door handles, side mirror caps, and body-side molding. Denali also comes standard with 19-inch ultra-bright aluminum wheels.

Under the hood, there are three turbocharged engines to choose from: the all-new 1.6L turbo-diesel, 1.5L turbocharged gas, and a 2.0L turbocharged gas engine, along with two unique new nine-speed automatic transmissions.

The 2018 Terrain comes standard with a driver-controllable Traction Select system for 2018-GMC-Terrain-Denali-center-consoledifferent driving conditions. AWD models include a FWD mode that disconnects the AWD system to minimize drag and optimize fuel economy, while the AWD mode offers all the benefits of an active AWD system.

The interior includes an expanded center console with pass-through storage underneath and side-by-side cupholders. The new fold-flat passenger seat and flat folding rear-seats make loading cargo a breeze. There are also new under-floor compartments in the cargo area for more secure storage.

The Terrains are compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and every new Terrain comes standard with five years of the OnStar Basic Plan at no additional cost.

Radar- and camera-based technologies provide alerts to potential crash threats. They include:

  • Surround Vision
  • Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator
  • Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Safety Alert Seat
  • Rear Seat Reminder
  • Teen Driver

Check out our inventory at Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC in Platteville!