2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Makes Its Global Debut in Dubai


The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 made its global debut Sunday at the Dubai Motor Show!

This supercar has the highest power, greatest track performance, and most advanced technology in the Corvette’s production history.

ZR1 2“I’ve never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there has never been one like this before,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing, and Supply Chain, in a press release. “Its unprecedented performance puts all other global supercars on notice that the ZR1 is back.”

Under the hood, the ZR1 has an LT5 6.2L V8 engine. It delivers 755 horsepower and 715 lb.-ft. of torque, with over 600 lb.-ft. of torque available from 2200 rpm to redline. The top speed of the ZR1 is over 210 mph!

Seven-speed manual and eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmissions are availableZR1 3 with the LT5. It is the first time an automatic transmission has been offered in a ZR1.

The vehicle’s all-new front fascia is designed to channel air for propulsion-system and drivetrain cooling, with four new radiators bringing the heat-exchanger total to 13. A carbon-fiber “halo” hood is open in the middle to clear the LT5 engine’s supercharger/intercooler assembly.

“As the highest-performing Corvette ever, the ZR1’s design supports its capability in every way,” said Kirk Bennion, Exterior Design manager, in a press release. “The new wings, for example, help generate more downforce without adding drag, enhancing road holding and top speed.”

ZR1 FrontThe ZR1 offers two aero packages:

  • A standard rear Low Wing, which delivers the highest top speed and helps generate up to 70 percent more downforce than the Z06’s base aero package
  • Two-way adjustable High Wing that offers maximum downforce on the track for the quickest lap times.  The adjustable High Wing is part of the new ZTK Performance Package, which also includes a front splitter with carbon-fiber end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer-only tires, and specific chassis and Magnetic Ride Control tuning for greater cornering grip.

The new ZR1 also is available with a Sebring Orange Design Package. Along with the Sebring Orange Tintcoat exterior color, the package also includes orange brake calipers, orange rocker and splitter accent stripes, orange seat belts, orange interior stitching, and unique, bronze aluminum interior trim.

The 2019 Corvette ZR1 will be available next spring.

View Runde Auto Group’s new Corvette inventory here.

Business Owners! Take Advantage of Great Pricing PLUS Tax Deductions before Year End

Tax Time Trucks

Tax Time!

You probably didn’t read that as something to look forward to, but if you are a business owner, we have some news that might change your mind.

If you own a business and purchase a new work vehicle from Runde Auto Group before Dec. 31, 2017, you could be eligible for up to a total of $510,000 in tax deductions.

When you add tax incentives to other small business and national incentives on eligible vehicles, you can significantly impact your bottom line. Adding a new work vehicle to your fleet could be more beneficial than ever. Whether it is the capable, hardworking Silverado or flexible Express Cargo, our commercial vehicles are engineered to get the job done.

You can read more about the details of Section 179 here: Section179.org.

Not sure if you qualify for Business Choice Rebates? You need to be able to answer “Yes” to the following questions:

1. Are you a business owner?

2. Is the vehicle used in the day-to-day operation of your business and not solely for personal/non-business-related transportation purposes?

3. Can you provide one of the following eligible business documents that identifies you as the owner of the business?
  GM Fleet Account Number (FAN)
  DBA (Doing Business As)
  Sales Tax License
  State Business License or State/Federal Business Tax ID Certificate
  State Occupational License for Trade (For example: plumbers, electricians, contractors, etc.)
  Municipalities (In lieu of bid assistance, vehicle must be in the name of the municipality)
  Municipal Business License
  Prior-year Schedule C (Form 1040) or Schedule F (Form 1040-Farmers only)
  Crop or Livestock Insurance
  Federal Land Use Restriction and/or Land Grant Subsidiary Documentation
  Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy/Public Liability Insurance Policy and/or Workmen’s
• Compensation Insurance Policy
  State or Federal Authorized Business Web Site
  Pocket List of Railroad Official Guide (Only eligible when railroad operators incentive is not used)
  Most Current Business Tax Forms
  Timber Registration Number
  Agriculture ID
  Tax Form 1120-S
  Tax Form 1065
  Farmer’s General Liability Insurance
  Articles of Incorporation
  Pocket List of Railroad Official Guide

Here are some charts that show the tax deductions you can expect to receive. Each individual’s tax situation is unique; therefore, please consult your tax professional to confirm vehicle depreciation deduction and tax benefits. For more details, visit www.irs.gov.

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Ford Tax Chart

Learn more here: http://www.chevrolet.com/tax-deductions or Section179.org.




Luke Bryan Re-Imagines Rugged Suburban

Luke Bryan Suburban

Luke Bryan re-imagined a Suburban that would work well for his hunting, fishing, outdoor lifestyle, and Chevrolet brought it to life.

The concept vehicle, which was recently unveiled at the SEMA Auto Show, blends the utility of a truck with the versatility of an SUV.

“This concept is all about maximizing the Suburban’s space and utility for a family that truly enjoys hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities,” said Todd Parker, Chevrolet Design director, in a press release. “There’s plenty of room for all their gear, along with added amenities that make the journey more enjoyable.”

The vehicle is lifted and rides on modified 22-inch wheels. It has a roof-mounted equipment carrier with a fishing rod holder, and a swing-out liftgate, and custom spare tire mount.

The concept Suburban is powered by a direct-injected 5.3L V8 engine, rated at 355 horsepower and 383 lb-foot of torque. It has a locking rear differential for traction in the outdoors and an 8,000-pound trailering rating.

“Chevy has been part of our family and a part of our work life on the farm for as long as I can remember,” Bryan said. “If you were a Bryan, you drove a Chevy – and I’m a longtime Suburban owner. This partnership is a natural fit for me and this unique Suburban represents everything my family and I want for our outdoor adventures.”