Learning to drive and to go out on our own is one of the first steps we take as teenagers toward real adulthood and independence. But when we are on the other end of this process — as parents — it can be a lot less exciting and a lot more worrying. That’s why Chevrolet came out with its Teen Driver technology several years ago, preventing bad teen driver habits in real time and providing feedback to parents for coaching later.
The newest addition to the technology is called Buckle to Drive, and — you guessed it — it encourages teen drivers to wear their seat belts in order to drive their Chevy vehicle. This feature will be standard on the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu, Traverse, and Colorado.
“Buckle to Drive is Chevrolet’s latest feature designed to encourage young drivers to develop safe driving habits right from the start,” said Tricia Morrow, Chevrolet safety engineer. “Buckle to Drive is embedded in Chevrolet’s Teen Driver system and is aimed at helping remind teens to buckle up every time they get behind the wheel.”
If you are a parent driving one of these vehicles, you must turn on Teen Driver to activate the Buckle to Drive feature. The system will then detect if your teen driver is not wearing their seat belt and will alert the driver when this happens, forcing the driver to put it on before continuing.
Visit H&H Chevy today to check out a vehicle equipped with Chevrolet’s teen-friendly Buckle to Drive technology.
We’ve witnessed the revival of several iconic Chevrolet nameplates, like the Blazer and TrailBlazer — and based on a recent patent filed by Chevrolet, we may be seeing another triumphant return.
Back in March, the automaker reserved the rights to use the Cavalier name on “motor land vehicles, namely automobiles, sport utility vehicles, trucks, vans, engines therefor and structural parts thereof.”
During its run from 1982-2005, the Cavalier was available as a four-door sedan, two-door coupe, two-door convertible, and even a five-door station wagon. While most of these body styles aren’t a big hit with consumers nowadays, it’s possible that the Cavalier could replace the outgoing Chevrolet Cruze — or return as a hatchback, crossover, or SUV.
In the U.S., Chevrolet hasn’t used the Cavalier nameplate since 2005. However, the Cavalier still enjoys a strong presence around the globe — it’s currently sold in China, while in Mexico, the Cavalier recently replaced the Chevrolet Sonic.
Although General Motors denies rumors that it plans to reintroduce the Cavalier to the U.S. market, it wouldn’t be shocking to see this signature sedan make a comeback.
Want to find the perfect Chevrolet for your lifestyle? Come to H&H Chevrolet, and we’ll help you get behind the wheel of your dream machine.
While some people might imagine millennials as car-hating, ridesharing, bike riders, most of them still drive and own cars. In fact, the car brand millennials prefer the most is Chevrolet.
In a recent survey done by AutoList.com, they asked about 1,750 car shoppers three questions. The first question was their age, the second question was what vehicle brand they would purchase now, and the third was what brand they currently own.
After the results were tallied, Chevrolet came out as the preferred brand for both millennials and the younger buyers of Generation Z.
Reason For The Preference
“Chevy is doing a great job of trading on its reputation as a no-nonsense, affordable brand while at the same time adding to its vehicles the stuff younger buyers covet,” said Chase Disher, an analyst at Autolist.com. “This includes things like Wi-Fi hotspots, Apple CarPlay™, and Android Auto™ connectivity, wireless phone charging and an intuitive infotainment system.”
To show that this wasn’t just a fluke, QuoteWizard did its own study and got similar results. The study found that young buyers are drawn to Chevy, in part because of affordable MSRPs. In addition, the Chevrolet Impala was ranked 6 out of 10 as one of the “most popular cars driven by millennials.”
Test-drive a shiny new 2019 Chevy for yourself when you stop by H&H Chevrolet. We’ll help match you with the right vehicle to suit your budget and preferences.
It happens to all of us: we forget where we parked our car, or we forget to text our family member that we arrived at where we said we were going. Luckily, Chevy has a solution for us, as the automaker has just added a convenient new Vehicle Locate feature to its myChevy smartphone app.
The Vehicle Locate feature has two main functions: Firstly, it stores your vehicle’s location when parking, making it so you’re always able to find your vehicle quickly in crowded lots. Secondly, it allows you to set boundary areas. Once you set a boundary area, you can select which family members and friends you’d like the app to automatically send text alerts to, letting them know that you have arrived at or departed from a particular location. For instance, you can set your workplace as a boundary area and automatically let your special someone know when you leave work and are on your way home. Alternatively, you can set your teen driver’s school as a boundary area, making it so you get an automatic alert when they arrive at school.
With the new feature, everyday travel alerts between family members are made effortless, giving you peace of mind that your loved ones have arrived safely at their destinations. Contact us at H&H Chevrolet if you need help with myChevy app’s new Vehicle Locate function or any of its other functions.
Who says an electric car can’t be fast? The Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro concept fuses the performance muscle car enthusiasts want with the eco-friendly efficiency that environmentalists crave. And it can jet down a drag strip in as little as 9 seconds.
In its initial appearance, the electric Chevrolet Camaro tore down a quarter-mile strip in just 10.14 seconds. That was just at 80-percent power though. The engineers behind the electric model knew they could do better.
The electric Chevrolet Camaro concept features a powertrain that generates 700 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. The instant torque isn’t definitely impressive. After all, how often does a muscle car manage to pop a wheelie off the starting line?
Not only is the concept fast, but it’s also quiet, like most other electric vehicles. The 800-volt system is comprised of four 175-pound batteries located in the rear of the Camaro for enhanced stability.
As electric cars increase in popularity around the world, the electric Chevrolet Camaro concept might make its way to dealership lots in the near future. Stay tuned for more news on this exciting concept car. In the meantime, stop by to take one of our current Chevy Camaro models for a test drive.
Motor Trend has released a report that Chevrolet is working on a small crossover addition to its lineup—and that it may bear the TrailBlazer name. According to the sources, the new Chevy TrailBlazer will fit between the subcompact crossover Trax and the compact SUV Equinox.
Chevrolet has yet to release any information about whether the new TrailBlazer is anything more than a rumor, but allegedly, when asked about the possibility, Chevy marketing director Steve Majoros implied there was truth to it and said to wait for news over the next few months.
Chevy is of the opinion at you “can’t have too many” crossover and SUV options, given the immense popularity of utility vehicles right now and the demand for crossovers that fit easily on city streets. So whether or not it will carry the TrailBlazer name, a compact crossover between the Trax and Equinox is probably inevitable.
Motor Trend has theorized that spy shots of unreleased Chevy vehicles, previously thought to be the 2020 Trax, could, in fact, be the possible TrailBlazer—especially since the Trax and TrailBlazer would be so close in size that they would be hard to distinguish from each other while camouflaged. The Trax is set to debut a new generation for the upcoming model year, though, so the mystery crossover could easily be the 2020 Trax too.
If you can’t wait for a new TrailBlazer to find an SUV for your personal fleet, contact us at H&H Chevrolet to learn more about what is available now.
Sunday, May 26, 2019, marks the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500. Proudly carrying the Bowtie Brand of Chevrolet into this premier event of the 2019 IndyCar Series is the two-time Formula 1 champion, Fernando Alonso.
Alonso’s McLaren Racing entry will feature a Chevrolet 2.2-liter twin-turbocharged direct-injected V6 IndyCar engine. The 134 cubic-inch engine has a road-street course horsepower rating of 675 mph. Since returning to the IndyCar series seven seasons back, Chevy’s V6 engines have claimed victories in 73 of 118 races.
Alonso himself has an impressive record with a seven-year win rating of over 70 percent. In addition to his F1 championships in 2005 and 2006, he has claimed 97 podium victories placing him sixth overall in the series. In 2006, Alonso claimed a victory in Monaco and earlier this year he won the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans. Should he take victory this year in the Indianapolis 500 he would be one of only two racers to ever claim victory in all three of these prestigious races known together as the Triple Crown of Motorsports.
Years of driving experience from Fernando Alonso combined with decades of Chevrolet engineering could see history made at this year’s 2019 Indianapolis 500. If you’re looking for the perfect car to take you to victory on your daily commute, contact us at H&H Chevrolet.
Last week was a big one for the Chevrolet Silverado. On Tuesday Chevy announced that the 2020 Silverado HD would debut in February of 2019, and just two days later it showed off the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD High Country, one of five distinct models.
Silverado HD Redesign
With the redesign of the 2020 Silverado HD, Chevy has worked to make the HD models stand apart from the light-duty Silverado 1500, since they’re made for different drivers with different needs. The 2020 HD models will feature state-of-the-art trailering technology and the most powerful towing and hauling ever seen on the Silverado.
More Advanced Than Ever
The 2020 Silverado HD is more advanced than ever, and it’s gotten a makeover to match, with rugged styling and modern touches that give it a perfect balance of premium comfort and capable performance. The 2020 HD only has its roof in common with the Silverado 1500—everything else is exclusive to the Silverado HD line.
The 2020 Silverado HD is unique in its offering of five distinct models for totally different kinds of customers, including the recently announced High Country, along with Work Truck, Custom, LT, and LTZ. The High Country trim sports exclusive color combinations and technologies that make the Silverado HD into a luxury car as well as a powerful utility vehicle.
To learn more about the new trucks in the Chevy lineup, contact us at H&H Chevrolet.
If you have ever had a problem with an Amazon package getting stolen off of your front porch, Chevrolet has a new solution. There is now in-car delivery from Amazon available at no extra cost for model year 2015 and newer Chevrolet owners with active Onstar® and Amazon Prime accounts.
“Partnering with Amazon to leverage our embedded in-vehicle connectivity gives Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac owners the option to conveniently receive deliveries inside their vehicle parked at home, work or near other locations in their Amazon address book,” said Alan Batey, President, General Motors North America.
How To Utilize
To utilize Amazon Key In-Car Delivery, you will need to download the Amazon Key app. Then, you will need to opt in to the service and link your Amazon and OnStar accounts. You can then register your preferred delivery locations. When you are shopping on Amazon, you would select the “In-Car” delivery option and select your desired location.
Your Updates and Security
When the delivery is on its way, you will receive a notification through the Amazon Key app. Then, you will get a second notification when the delivery is completed and your vehicle has been locked. Deliveries have to be made to cars parked in publicly accessible areas, like a parking lot or street.
If your Chevy isn’t new enough for in-car delivery, contact us at H&H Chevrolet for more information on our inventory.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado Engine Technology
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado has been completely redesigned. It will offer bold new styling, more premium features, and next-generation engine technology. This will include advanced V8 gasoline engines including the proven 5.3-liter and the 6.2-liter, both with Dynamic Fuel Management.
Dynamic Fuel Management
“Chevrolet first introduced its Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation system in 2005, and Dynamic Fuel Management is a natural progression of the technology,” said Jordan Lee, Small Block chief engineer. “Dynamic Fuel Management enables only the cylinders needed to deliver the power you want, seamlessly delivering the best balance of power and fuel economy.”
Active Fuel Management allowed an engine to switch between eight- and four-cylinder operation as needed. Dynamic Fuel Management, on the other hand, features 17 cylinder patterns. This helps maximize fuel efficiency and power use.
2018 Silverado Comparison
Compared to a 2018 Silverado with Active Fuel Management, a 2019 Silverado with Dynamic Fuel Management operates fewer than eight cylinders 9% more often.
The 5.3-liter V8 is rated at 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a Hydra-Matic eight-speed automatic transmission. For even more power, the 6.2-liter V8 offers 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission. Both engines also come equipped with driver-selectable stop/start technology.
We’re so excited about the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. Come talk to us at H&H Chevrolet to learn more about its special features.