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.”
If you’ve been thinking nothing gets more American than a big ol’ Chevy Silverado, you’re not the only one, but you’d be in for a big ol’ surprise.
Early in October, Chevrolet announced its new partnership with professional rodeo with the introduction of their own squad of rodeo stars.
So, meet Team Chevy Rodeo, a team of five of American rodeo’s highest fliers and toughest riders.
The team consists of Tuf Cooper, a 25-year-old Texas native and a prodigy of tie-down racing. Next is Fallon Taylor, a 34-year-old world champion barrel racer. Speaking of champion, the third member of Team Chevy Rodeo is Richmond Champion, 23, a bareback riding all-star who’s been riding bulls since the age of 13. The fourth Chevy champ is Luke Branquinho, 36, a steer wrestler (which is just as wildly dangerous as it sounds) who won his fifth world title in 2014. Finally, meet Travis Graves, 32, Chevy’s team roping, or heeling, competitor whose been winning those big titles since 2001.
To meet Team Chevy Rodeo is to meet one of the toughest, most daring, sets of people you’ve ever seen; keep an eye on these five! All of us at Wiesner of Huntsville sure will be!
The Woodward Dream Cruise started in 1995 and has become the most popular auto event in the world, featuring displays from auto companies, classic car shows, live entertainment, the Thunder of Pontiac Festival, and so much more.
This year Chevy set up displays throughout the week, showcasing different vehicles every day. On the 11th, they hosted Volt owners for a silent cruise and displayed the brand new Volt. GM hosted the Design on Woodward event on the 12th, and the last three days of the event featured a Chevrolet Performance Display.
On the 15th, Chevy showed its entire lineup and sponsored the Camaro Corral. Chevy also contributed to the event with the Chevrolet Certified Service Rescue Squad, which provided assistance to vehicles in need of service.
Chevy has been a huge part of the Woodward Dream Cruise for years now, and we’re sure it will continue to be for a long time!
There’s an easy way to tell how good a vehicle really is: check out how well it’s selling. For the 2015 GMC Canyon and 2015 Chevy Colorado, that spells success. In fact, they’re both selling way more than General Motors could have anticipated.
2015 GMC Canyon
Back in March, GM added a third shift at its Wentzville, MO, factory, bringing total full-time employment to 3,500 hourly workers. Yet it’s already become clear that this won’t be enough. Demand for the two midsize pickup trucks is simply through the roof.
In response, GM plans to hire yet another 1,000 new “flex” workers for the Saturday and Sunday shifts to build an additional 2,000 pickups a month.
2015 Chevy Colorado
It even resorted to reshuffling and optimizing the working schedule, eliminating a six-minute break in production between shifts. That adds up to 18 minutes of production a day and more than 3,500 trucks a year.
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.