Chevy is giving drivers more options than ever, including a range of new diesel powertrains. The 2018 Chevy Equinox, Cruze, and Cruze Hatchback will now come with diesel engine options to provide better fuel economy—among other essential advantages. While other automakers are dropping these powertrains, Chevy understands how important selection is to its customers, so it has expanded its Chevy Diesel lineup.
Chevy Diesel Powertrains
According to Detroit News, the 2018 model lineup will have several new diesel powertrains. This will include a 1.6-liter turbodiesel that gets up to 40 highway mpg. Only about 3% of models in the US are diesels; this engine type is considerably more popular in Europe. And, since Volkswagen and Audi have been prohibited from selling diesels in the US due to a recent scandal, Chevy has decided to pounce on a new market.
“Clearly, what’s happened at VW creates an opportunity for us,” GM North America President Alan Batey told reporters recently. “So we’ll do everything we can to seize the opportunity.”
What exactly is the difference between a diesel and gasoline engine? While gasoline engines use spark plugs to ignite fuel, a diesel engine uses compression to get every last ounce of energy out of the fuel. This leads to better fuel economy—one reason semis use diesel instead of gasoline. The new Chevy diesel lineup will offer better fuel economy for drivers everywhere.
Boo – happy Halloween from Amesbury Chevrolet!
Next to Christmas, Halloween is a child’s favorite time of the year due to the obscene amount of candy they collect and fun costumes they wear. There are quite a few precautions to take before letting your child collect sweets though. Here are a few Halloween safety tips.
- Preparation – Have a talk with your child before leaving to go trick-or-treating. Remind them to always look both ways before crossing the street and to use crosswalks when available. Make sure their costume fits properly to avoid any injuries as a resulting of falling. Some masks can obscure vision, so use face paint or makeup instead when possible.
- Collecting – Children under the age of 12 should always have an adult supervisor, especially when in large groups of people or unfamiliar neighborhoods. Supervisors would do well to attach a glow stick or flashlight to their children to make them easier to spot in larger crowds.
- Driving – Driving on trick-or-treat night comes with a whole host of dangers that drivers have to avoid. Watch for kids walking near or in the street; make sure your lights are on so your vehicle is easily visible. Check when your area has trick-or-treat hours and avoid driving altogether between those hours if possible.
Fall is finally here and that means it’s time to switch gears and have some fun! The kids are heading back to school, but there’s still plenty of time to make some memories this season. Whether you’re out for adventure or to learn, Amesbury has something for everyone. Here are some fun fall activities in Amesbury this fall as suggested by us at Amesbury Chevrolet!
- The Noshery – Although it was established just a few years ago, The Noshery has made a name for itself among locals and visitors alike. As it turns out, grabbing a bite to eat at a local hotspot is a great way to have some fun. Enjoy the baked goods or handmade soups on a cool fall day.
- Lowell’s Boat Shop – A visit to Lowell’s Boat Shop is perfect for those who love the water and building boats. Originally founded in 1793, Lowell’s Boat Shop is the oldest continuously operating boat shop in the United States. Take a trip through history on the water, and learn a new craft at the same time!
- Cider Hill Farm – Fall is a time known for apple cider and Halloween. At Cider Hill Farm, families can walk through the orchards, take a hayride, and enjoy a cup of mulled cider all in one place.
No matter how you spend your autumn season, we hope that you try some new fall activities in Amesbury with your friends and family!
On Tuesday, November 17th, Steve Buonomo was involved in a serious accident on Route 110. As a sales consultant for Amesbury Chevrolet, Steve is an important and beloved member of our staff. That’s why we held the Stevie B. River Cruise Benefit. Proceeds are in benefit of the recovery fund for our great employee and friend.
The Stevie B. River Cruise Benefit was held on Friday, August 26th at 6:30pm aboard the Captain’s Lady II at the Newburyport Waterfront Park. There was plenty of dancing, a DJ, drinks, and good-hearted fun. There was even a 50/50 raffle for those looking to walk away with some great prizes. The grand prize winner of the Point Sebago Getaway with golf package was Ms. Makarewicz.
The accident on November 17th left Steve with several injuries, including a traumatic brain injury and fractured bones. Initially airlifted to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, he is now working toward recovery by performing extensive rehabilitation.
Part of the recovery fund was built on donations from a GoFundMe campaign that was able to raise more than $10,000 to help with this long and difficult process. Nonetheless, more money is needed for medical bills and living expenses. If you wanted to have a fun time while doing some good, we hope you were able to come down to the Stevie B. River Cruise Benefit.
Thankfully, we were able to raise a whopping $10,000 during this fundraiser! Thanks to everyone in the community to helped us help out a dear friend.
Chevy recently released three new special edition SUVs, each of which has sharp styling and great new features. They include the Equinox Midnight Edition, Sport Edition, and Traverse Graphite Edition. Fans and reviewers can’t stop raving—these Chevy special edition SUVs are unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
According to Chevy, the Equinox special edition models will come with Mosaic Black Metallic (Midnight Edition) and Summit White (Sport Edition) colors. They will also have the following exterior features:
- Black grille
- Black Chevy bowties
- Black 18-inch alloy wheels
- Jet-Black leather seating
- Memory settings for driver
- Black mirror caps
- Black roof rack crossbars
This black undertone makes these new Chevy special edition SUVs bolder and sharper, with looks you can spot a mile down the road.
“Special Editions give consumers an opportunity to buy something outside of the mainstream trim designation,” said Karl Brauer, senior director of automotive industry insights for Kelly Blue Book. “This lets them spend a little more for a unique model, one that often provides a higher resale value when it’s time to sell or trade the vehicle for their next purchase.”
The 2017 Traverse Graphite Edition will be available exclusively on the 2LT trim. It will have multiple color options, including Mosaic Black Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat, and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat. The Graphite Edition also gets:
- 20-inch Dark Charcoal wheels
- Dual exhaust
- Black Chevy bowties
- Integrated Assist Step
These new Chevy special edition model are also being released after the Trax Midnight Edition was announced last December. Chevy owners are getting more options than ever before, as well as sharper vehicle styling to truly set them apart on the road.
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is built to be tough and capable, but this model also has some intelligent design options to make your ride more enjoyable. From this model’s bold exterior to its sleek interior, you won’t believe you’re in a pickup when you get behind the wheel. With tons of cab configurations and options to choose from, the new Chevy Silverado 1500 design can cater to your every need.
The Chevy Silverado 1500 design is rarely discussed because of this model’s impressive performance, safety, and technology. Nonetheless, the exterior is carefully crafted to be sporty and bold, with a sculpted hood, wide stance, and distinct Chevy badging. According to Chevy, a muscular front-end also conveys this model’s capabilities in a single glance.
The interior is also designed to be stylish and comfortable. The doors are made with a triple-seal system to keep out noise and air, and an aerodynamic windshield reduces the sound of rushing air. Plus, with the dual-resilient foam seats, you’ll stay comfortable for longer. There are also steering-wheel mounted controls for ease of access, and a Driver Information Center lets you easily set cruise control and other safety features.
The Silverado design is also intelligent. USB ports and a 110-volt outlet are strategically placed so you always have somewhere to charge your electronic devices. Also, ergonomic seating for up to six makes sure everyone has space for long trips.
These are just some of the many great design features that make the Silverado 1500 truly stand out.
The 5th Annual Amesbury Chevy Classic Car Show was a great success. In mid-July, auto enthusiasts from around the area brought their classic cars to put them on display. Proceeds from the event went to support the American Cancer Society, specifically the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign.
This Classic Car Show event featured some unforgettable cars, including hot rods, classic muscle cars, and more. The event ran from 11am to 4pm, with music, food, and prizes offered. All car enthusiasts were invited, not just Chevy owners, and the models were judged in four different categories: Best Classic, Best Truck, Best Import, and Best in Show.
“It’s a fun summertime event to give our staff and all our guests a fun day,” said our General Sales Manager Justin Fecteau.
Amesbury Chevrolet also had a raffle to give away prizes like certificates for free oil changes, car detailing, business gift certificates, and more. Food was provided by The American BBQ, helping to increase the turnout thanks to their good eats.
This car show is one of many events we here at Amesbury love to put on. The proceeds always go to a great cause, and this show helps to bring our community closer together. We can’t wait until next year’s Amesbury Chevy Classic Car Show.
Summer is our favorite time of the year for a number of reasons. The beautiful warm weather. Grilling hot dogs and hamburgers. But perhaps our favorite thing about summer is baseball! Few things are more American than a nice game of baseball, our favorite sport. Since we have such a passion for baseball, we here at Amesbury Chevrolet thought we would channel that passion into doing something helpful for our community. That is why Amesbury Chevrolet is a proud sponsor of the Amesbury Little League!
The Amesbury Little League is an organization that helps youth from around the Amesbury area participate in the sport of baseball. The League is composed of various levels of players based upon their experience, from those just starting out to majors. No matter what level the players are on, they have a lot of fun playing baseball!
Not only are they learning how to play baseball, but these players are also learning important lessons about teamwork and cooperation. That is why the staff at Amesbury Chevrolet is so passionate about sponsoring the Amesbury Little League: to help the youth in our community learn and grow.
No matter how old the players you are rooting for are, we hope that you enjoy the baseball season here in Amesbury.
Amesbury, Massachusetts, is a city that is proud of is long and established history. However, Amesbury becomes even more passionate about its history around the Fourth of July. Independence Day is not only a big deal for the people of Amesbury, but the New England area as a whole. In fact, the Fourth of July marks a celebration in Amesbury known as Amesbury Days.
Amesbury Days is an extended festival celebrating the history of the city of Amesbury. 2016 marks the 117th anniversary of this beloved event. This year, Amesbury Days kicked off on June 23 and will appropriately commence on July 4.
A block party on June 23 marked the kickoff event of Amesbury Days, where community members in the Amesbury area gathered to celebrate the town we all call home. On June 25, Amesbury celebrated the citywide favorite fruit during the Strawberry Festival. One of our favorite events, the car show, took place the next day on June 26.
However, the real showstopper of the festival is the magnificent fireworks display. This year, the fireworks show will take place on Sunday, July 3. The show will also be accompanied by music.
Show your support and passion for the city of Amesbury by participating in this year’s Amesbury Days! What’s your favorite part?
Since 2005, Chevrolet has been a major sponsor for Major League Baseball. Now, Chevrolet & Major League Baseball (MLB) are continuing their partnership as Chevrolet will once again be the Official Vehicle Partner and also becomes the Official Automotive Sponsor for MLB.
In addition, Chevrolet will be supporting the USA Baseball’s Play Ball initiative. This program, which is entering its second season, encourages participation in baseball and softball programs aimed at kids of all ages.
“Providing young people with more access and opportunities to play baseball is an important priority for us,” said Noah Garden, MLB Executive Vice President, Business, in a statement. “Chevy’s commitment to youth baseball aligns perfectly with the goals of Play Ball. This renewal displays an ever-increasing commitment to our partnership and to youth baseball players all over the country.”
The Play Ball program goes hand in hand with Chevy’s own Chevy Youth Baseball program, which it started in 2006. Participating youth baseball programs get equipment, sponsorship checks, fundraising opportunities, and unique Major and Minor League Baseball experiences and clinics. Over the past 10 years, Chevrolet & Major League Baseball have donated more than 90,000 equipment kits, renovated 9,400 parks, and helped more than 5.2 million kids enjoy baseball.
Are you a baseball fan? Which MLB team is your favorite?