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.

Think Pink! Chevrolet’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Campaign Starts Oct. 1

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For the seventh year, Chevrolet is hosting its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign to help to finish the fight against breast cancer! Runde Chevrolet is proud to once again participate in this important program.

ShareTheDriveWho do you drive for? Join Chevrolet and #TeamRunde in the fight against breast cancer this October! Stop in and take your photo with our pink ribbon and get a free PINK Runde T-shirt.

When we post the photo with the hashtag #IDriveFor, Chevy will donate $5 to the American Cancer Society!

Over $7.8 million has been contributed to the American Cancer Society since the start of this program.

For more information, visit https://www.chevrolet.com/making-strides-against-breast-cancer.html

 

Chevrolet Bolt EV named 2017 North American Car of the Year

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is picking up awards left and right!

Not only is the all-electric vehicle the 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year and Green Car Journal’s 2017 Green Car of the Year, it is now the 2017 North American Car of the Year!

“The Bolt EV fulfills Chevrolet’s promise to offer an affordable, long-range electric,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of GM Global Product Development, in a press release. “It is a game-changer that is not only a great electric vehicle; it’s a great vehicle — period.”

nightThe Bolt gets an EPA-estimated 238 miles per charge, five times the amount needed for the average daily commute of 40 miles!

The available 240-volt charging unit offers more power than a 120-volt outlet. This higher-voltage system can provide up to an average of 25 miles of range per 1 hour of charge. To replenish the battery from empty to full, it takes about 9.5 hours.
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The standard Location-Based Charging feature customizes your charging settings so that the Bolt EV will know when you’re home and will activate according to your preset times. If you’re somewhere else, and the vehicle is plugged in, Bolt EV will know to charge immediately.

Along the way, you can use your MyChevrolet App to find charging stations!

Here are a few techniques that allow you to control when and how you want to channel even more electricity to the battery:

 Allows you to slow down without using the brake pedal while transferring energy back to the battery, and then converts that energy into electricity. It’s not magic. It’s just a simple pull of the Regen on Demand paddle on your steering wheel. And doing just that, helps optimize range. Of course, you must use your brake pedal if you need to stop immediately.

 

 Allows you to speed up and slow down by using the accelerator pedal. It works something like this: Press your foot down to increase speed, just like you normally would. To slow down, just lift your foot off the accelerator pedal. So, instead of losing energy when slowing down, One Pedal Driving helps you generate more energy to the battery. And it’s just one more reason to drive Bolt EV.

The Bolt EV doesn’t skimp on safety. It has 10 air bags, a high-strength steel frame, available OnStar, available front pedestrian braking, available forward collision alert, available side blind zone alert, and available rear cross traffic alert.

A2016-chevrolet-bolt-electric-vehicle-safety-1480x551-05lso available is Surround Vision, which uses cameras to create a virtual bird’s-eye view of the vehicle, allowing you to see in front of and on each side of the vehicle. Another available feature, Rear Camera Mirror, projects a wide-angle view of the area behind the vehicle in the inside rearview mirror.

Its expected MSRP is below $37,500 — before an available federal tax credit of up to $7,500. The Bolt will be available across the U.S. in mid-2017.

This recognition marks the fourth time in four years that Chevrolet has received the North American Car of the Year or Truck of the Year award. The Corvette Stingray and Silverado won in 2014 and the Colorado won in 2015.

Read more about the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV here: http://www.chevrolet.com/bolt-ev-electric-vehicle.html