In June of 2014, Chevrolet launched its built-in OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi technology. Since then, customers have been rapidly increasing their usage of the service. And, the biggest jump was in the last six months of 2016. In fact, in that time, Chevy owners used nearly as much data as they had in the previous two years.
Because of this huge jump in popularity and usage, Chevrolet has announced a new unlimited OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi plan. This plan will only cost $20 per month, making it an affordable choice for many families. There are also other plans for less frequent users, including data passes of 250MB per day for $5 and 20GB over 12 months for $150.
Alan Batey, president of GM North America and global head of Chevrolet, said, “With the most affordable unlimited 4G LTE data plan in the auto industry, the widest availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and new connected services like OnStar AtYourService, our momentum can only grow.”
Chevrolet is expanding its lineup once again, and this time with a fuel-flexible pickup truck. The bi-fuel Chevy Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab now joins the compressed natural gas (CNG) range of cars, trucks, and SUVs offered by Chevrolet.
As the ultimate work truck, the Silverado 3500HD is a natural fit into the lineup. With the new bi-fuel option, drivers can reduce their overall emissions and also save at the gas pump. The CNG tank is located behind the cab, as is the 23.5 gallon gas tank. The new bi-fuel Silverado will help fleets of all sizes get where they need to be cleaner and more efficiently.
Ed Peper, US vice president of GM Fleet & Commercial, said, “Expanding our CNG lineup furthers our commitment to provide a diverse lineup of alternative fuel vehicles for our customers.”
If you or your business is interested in making the switch to CNG and reducing your carbon footprint, visit us at Wiesner of Huntsville and we will show you all the benefits of Chevy’s alternative fuel lineup.
Most people who drive a truck do so because they need the rugged capabilities it offers; this includes traction to stay on the road no matter what the conditions are. One feature that gives Chevrolet trucks some added traction is the G80 locking rear differential.
G80 refers to its orders code. A locking rear differential will automatically lock the rear axle when one wheel starts to lose traction. This lets both rear wheels push the truck forward. This feature essentially turns a 2WD truck into a 4×4 and gives a 4×4 an even bigger traction advantage.
“The G80 locking axle provides a greater traction advantage than limited-slip differentials in most situations, while its automatic engagement requires no driver involvement, unlike some competitors’ electronic lockers, which require driver activation,” said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer, in a statement. “The G80’s simplicity, durability and sure-footed grip have been proven with generations of customers, as it has been a staple of the Chevy truck lineup for more than 40 years.”
If you foresee some rugged or slippery terrain in your future, such as a slick boat ramp, some sticky mud, or the deep snow of next winter, be sure the G80 locking rear differential is part of your next truck. It is available on most Silverado and Colorado trucks and comes standard on both the Tahoe and Suburban. Ask us about it today at Wiesner of Huntsville!
Finding a truck that is both dependable and fuel-efficient is difficult to do—unless you happen to be looking at the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado. Known as one of the most dependable pickup trucks on the market, the Silverado is now even tougher than ever with a trio of new fuel-saving Silverado engines to choose from, each offering more dependability than the next.
“Silverado is from the family of the most dependable, longest lasting full-size pickups on the road,” said John Fitzpatrick, Silverado marketing manager. “Our latest generation of Small Block engines help customers save money at the pump with engines that have been improved and by real-world experience.”
The three Small Block engines also use EcoTec3 technology, making it easier to get top-notch fuel efficiency. A 4.3-liter V6 is the first of the three, offering 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque, while achieving an EPA-rating of 24 mpg highway. For the 5.3-liter V8 engine, the power is boosted to 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, while achieving 23 mpg highway. Finally, the most powerful engine option is a 6.2-liter V8, which churns out 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, with a respectable 21 mpg highway.
With these engine options for the 2015 Silverado, there’s no reason you shouldn’t ask Santa for this pickup for Christmas. If you’re interested in testing these engines’ power, stop in to Wiesner of Huntsville today!
Following a recent 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for the 2014 Buick LaCrosse, General Motors has yet again scored another win (or two). GM trucks have officially taken the safety lead. The all-new 2014 GMC Sierra and the 2014 Chevy Silverado recently earned 5-Star Overall Vehicle Scores for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Both trucks scored big on their New Car Assessment Program.
All cab configurations for the Silverado and Sierra each have the highest possible Overall Vehicle Score under their belt, making them the first pickup trucks to win these safety scores since the requirements were made more difficult to achieve (in 2011). Regardless, we couldn’t be prouder of our GM trucks.
With the power you want to finish your toughest job comes safety features you need to stay secure in your truck. Just a few of the safety features you’ll find in the Silverado and Sierra include:
Lane Departure Warning
Steel frames throughout
Standard lap belt pretensioners
Four-wheel antilock disc brakes
Available OnStar services and capabilities
Six standard air bags with a 360-degree sensor system
What are you waiting for? Check out the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra or Chevrolet Silverado today at Wiesner of Huntsville!
When it comes to testing products for consumers, practically no organization is more trusted than Consumer Reports. That is why it is so exciting that the magazine named the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado as the best full-size pickup. The Silverado took the top prize with a score of 81 points.
The Silverado impressed the judges with its high fuel economy, trailering capabilities, and convenience features, such as a low step-in height. Consumer Reports tested a four-door crew cab Silverado with four-wheel drive and a 6.2-liter V8 engine. This configuration delivers 16 mpg overall, which gives is a best-in-class rating 1 mpg better than the Ram 1500. This could ultimately save you at least 1 trip to the gas station per year, which is more money in your pocket.
Helping you get your work done is the Silverado’s class leading trailering capability of 11,500 pounds. The Silverado also has a large bed which can handle a 2,007-pound payload. You will also enjoy its easy-use tailgate with rear bumper steps.
Want to check out the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado for yourself? Visit of Wiesner of Huntsville to take one out for a test drive today.
Everyone knows there are only a few big players in the pickup truck industry, and with numerous years worth of awards behind its belt, it’s undeniable that General Motors (GM) is the one and only, ultimate reigning, official King of Trucks.
Of course, we wouldn’t say this without showing a little more proof behind the name. Recently, GM has earned the crown for most horsepower in a mainstream pickup truck with a 6.2-liter V8 engine, making them the maker of the most powerful light-duty truck engines. This monster engine is available in both the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra, both notable big-time players in the pickup industry. The engine pushes out an incredible 420 horsepower with 460 lb-ft. of torque, running right past big competitors like the Dodge Ram and Ford F-150.
If you’re in the market for one of these heavy-duty trucks, expect to go with trims including the LTZ or Denali, but rest assured that your towing capabilities will be out of this world. Get your hands on a bad boy with this engine, and you’ll be riding high with 12,000 pounds of towing capability behind you. Unbeatable.
The University of Texas can be explained by outstanding academics, the orange and white spread of colors, the official Longhorn bull, obviously some good old-fashioned football, and now, the Chevy Silverado. That’s right—the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado has signed on to become the Official Truck of the Texas Longhorns, the Texas Exes, and the Official Truck of Bevo, the Longhorns’ mascot.
The official multi-year sponsorship agreement was signed last week by Chevrolet, the UT Athletics program, and the Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas, better known as the Texas Exes. This sealed the deal that the Silverado would become the heart of any and all “truck country” occasions at UT sporting events, and gives the Silverado numerous opportunities to be featured, including pulling Bevo’s trailer to and from events.
UT and Chevrolet are thrilled about their new partnership, and we are too here at Wiesner of Huntsville. The 2014 Chevy Silverado is one of the best-selling trucks in the U.S., and has been engineered and designed to represent everything we love down here in the state of Texas—big tires, big engines, and big towing capability. We can’t wait to see more of the Silverado at those UT football games. Go Longhorns!