Chevrolet Reveals 2018 Chevy Equinox Price

2018 Chevy Equinox ParkedThe next-generation Chevy Equinox will hit dealerships in spring 2017, and Chevy fans won’t want to miss this model! In anticipation of its release, Chevrolet has announced the 2018 Chevy Equinox price and just a few of the latest features. Fans of this exceptional crossover are excited for what the new model will bring, including an expanded array of cutting-edge safety features and the segment’s very first turbo-diesel engine. Keeping reading to find out more, and then see the team at Bowman Chevrolet to test drive the current 2017 Chevy Equinox.

What’s Coming Onboard the New Equinox

Pricing for the 2018 Equinox will begin at $24,475 MSRP, which excludes tax, title, and dealer fees. The redesigned Equinox will offer new technologies and updated features, including:

  • A standard 7-inch color touchscreen
  • An available 8-inch diagonal color touchscreen with a MyLink infotainment system
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
  • And more!

The Equinox will also include an enhanced lineup of active safety features. Drivers can enjoy options like the new Safety Alert Seat, Surround Vision, Forward Collision Alert with a Following Distance Indicator, Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, a Rear Seat Reminder, and Teen Driver technology.

Three turbo engines will be offered for the 2018 Equinox, including the first turbo-diesel engine to be available in the segment. The 1.5L engine will be the standard option at the initial launch of the 2018 Equinox, but the 2.0L turbocharged and diesel engine options will roll out during the second quarter of 2017. A new 9-speed automatic transmission will also be available. The 2018 Equinox lineup will include L, LS, LT, and Premier trims, which will be offered in FWD or AWD.

Keep in Touch With Bowman Chevrolet

To learn more about the 2018 Chevy Equinox price and specs, keep in touch with the crew at Bowman Chevrolet. We’d be happy to keep you up-to-date about when the new model will be available in your area. In the meantime, consumers can test drive the currently available 2017 Chevy Equinox and other high-quality Chevrolet models. Come in and see us or contact us today!

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Chevrolet Releases the 2018 Chevy Traverse Specs

Chevrolet has introduced the forthcoming 2018 Chevy Traverse specs, the redesigned version of the popular midsize SUV. The latest details have Chevrolet fans excited for the good things to come, including various best-in-class offerings and fresh style accents. The new Traverse is set to go on sale in fall 2017, so let’s dive into the updates!

Exciting New Features

2018-chevy-traverse-exteriorThe fully redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will boast striking styling and cutting-edge technology. The newest model is also expected to deliver the best-in-class third-row leg room, maximum cargo space, and passenger volume. Drivers can look forward to an expanded array of available safety features for stress-free driving.

Two new Traverse trim levels are being added for 2018: the RS and the High Country. The RS will feature distinctive blacked-out exterior elements, a black chrome grille, a black bowtie, 20-inch wheels, and more. Onboard the High Country trim, drivers will find Loft Brown leather trim, suede accents, High Country badging, 20-inch wheels, D-Optic headlamps, power-fold third-row seats, and twin-clutch AWD.

The exterior has taken cues from Chevrolet’s full-size SUV models. Particularly noteworthy are the stately proportions and high-end adornments. Inside, the new Traverse will offer seating for up to eight passengers, as well as a lengthened wheelbase. The vehicle is anticipated to boast a best-in-class 98.5 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats lowered. An available hands-free power liftgate will provide easy access to that class-leading space.

Performance

The 2018 Chevy Traverse is powered by a new 3.6L V6 engine, mated to a standard 9-speed automatic transmission. This combination will produce almost 10 percent more horsepower than the current Traverse. When properly equipped, the new Traverse will also boast a 5,000-pound towing capacity. The new RS model will feature a 2.0L turbo engine, also paired with the 9-speed automatic transmission. The new intelligent stop/start technology is offered for both engines to enhance fuel efficiency.

There’s Lots More to See!

To learn more about the exciting offerings of the 2018 Chevy Traverse specs, keep in touch with the team at Bowman Chevrolet. Be among the first drivers in your area to experience this outstanding new SUV when it hits dealerships in the fall! In the meantime, consumers can come in or contact us today to test drive the currently available 2017 Chevy Traverse.

What Should Drivers Expect from the New Chevrolet Bolt?

Drivers across Clarkston, Waterford, and Detroit are aching to know what to expect from the new Chevrolet Bolt. Already named Motor Trend’s 2017 Car of the Year, this new electric vehicle (EV) is set to bring the advantages of an eco-friendly drive without the high price tag you’d expect.

The Next Generation of the EV

The first run of EV models looked more like science fiction contraptions than everyday vehicles, and most of them enjoyed little more than novelty status. As the industry developed, new models, such as the Tesla Model S, emerged to provide all the luxuries of a traditional car while offering a range of up to 300 miles. Unfortunately, such vehicles command premium prices, and more affordable options, such as the Nissan Leaf, are only able to reach 80 miles or so. With ‘range anxiety’ an ever-present problem, it was always going to take an EV that could combine a reduced starting price with excellent practicality that would become the model for the everyday driver.

The Ground-Breaking Chevrolet Bolt

If you’ve been waiting for just such a vehicle, then the new Chevrolet Bolt should be a welcome surprise. Delivering up to an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range, the Bolt’s innovative drive system utilizes a single, high-capacity electric motor to produce up to a phenomenal 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, enough to take you to 60 mph in less than 7 seconds. Power is controlled through Chevrolet’s first Electronic Precision Shift system, with a shift and park-by-wire setup allowing for precise control. The Bolt promises to be a joy to drive and capable of taking the EV concept further. And a competitive maximum range isn’t all the Bolt can offer. The by-wire shifter consumes appreciably less space than the traditional mechanical shifter, so the vehicle’s crossover-like dimensions feel open and inviting. Interior technologies will also be top of the range, with standard and available features including:

  • 10.2-Inch-Diagonal Color Touchscreen Display
  • Rear Camera Mirror
  • Surround Vision Monitor

2017 Chevrolet Bolt by a modern home

Discover What Else to Expect from the New Bolt at Bowman Chevrolet

Here at Bowman Chevrolet, we’re keeping our ears very close to the ground when it comes to the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt, so any drivers who want to hear the very latest news shouldn’t hesitate to contact one of our team members today.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CRUZE HATCHBACK

2017-chevy-cruze-hatchbackThe latest 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is in stock here at Bowman Chevrolet, but soon we will be welcoming a new member to the line-up: the Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback, new for 2017. If you’re looking for a small car that provides exceptional fuel economy, expanded cargo space, and all the high tech features you want, then the Cruze Hatchback is certainly worthy of your consideration. We’re here at Bowman Chevrolet to fill you in on the details of this new and exciting model. Take a look at what the Cruze Hatchback will offer!

EXPANDED UTILITY

The Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback will provide ample cargo space. When you fold down the rear seats, the Cruze Hatchback will carry up to 47.2 cubic feet of luggage. That’s about three times as much capacity as the Cruze sedan has in the trunk. The hatchback body style should be exciting for anyone that loves the Cruze, but wants to be able to carry more. Plus, the 60/40 split folding rear seat allows you to configure the Cruze Hatchback to adjust the seating arrangement– depending on your needs– with ease.

POWERTRAIN AND EFFICIENCY

The Cruze Hatchback will offer the same 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine as the sedan, with 153 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Both a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission are available. The Cruze Hatchback is rated up to an EPA estimated 29 mpg city/38 mpg highway with the automatic transmission, or up to 28 mpg city/37 mpg highway with manual transmission.

TECHNOLOGY AND FEATURES

The Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback will come well equipped with the latest technological features. Some highlights include:
  • OnStar telematics system, which provides automatic collision notification remote door unlocking and more.
  • OnStar 4G LTE connectivity and in-car Wi-Fi hotspot provides internet while you’re on the road.
  • MyLink infotainment system with 7-inch central touchscreen gives you access to plenty of entertainment and connectivity features.
  • Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Smartphone integration are standard .

SAFETY

The Cruze Hatchback comes with some of the most advanced safety technologies available. Included are:
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Automatic High Beam Control
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Monitoring

VISIT BOWMAN CHEVROLET

Check out our full line of the Chevrolet Cruze today here at Bowman Chevrolet, located at 6750 Dixie Highway in Clarkston, MI, only a short trip from Detroit and Waterford. Orcontact us online now with any questions about the all-new Cruze Hatchback!

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Tips for Protecting Yourself and Your Car Against Potholes

As springtime thaw nears, James Bell shares tips and tricks for navigating the potholes that winter has left behind.

The winter of 2013-2014 will go down as one of the most brutal, icy, frigid and snowy in U.S. history.  From Denver to Boston to Atlanta and many points in between, Mother Nature has left “souvenirs” of her wrath in thousands of new potholes erupting up and down our roadways, and the resulting long lines at tire replacement shops and car dealerships around the country.

On the personal side, while I live in mild Southern California, my job with GM takes me on many of the frozen and afflicted highways and byways in rental cars where I have had my share of BAM “what was that???” moments, followed by breathless dread waiting for an indication that the unexpected pothole has graced me with an unexpected flat tire…or bent wheel…or worse.

With these experiences seared into recent memory, I was excited to (cautiously) head out to GM’s Milford Proving Ground in Michigan to experience the “depths” Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac go through to make sure drivers are provided with confidence that their GM vehicles are prepared to take on even the most evil potholes.

While the extreme laws of physics prove difficult to ultimately defeat, I was impressed by the repeated “beating” we administer to our cars and trucks while in development and certification.  And I have to admit it was also a lot of fun to do some pothole testing of my own – in a vehicle that I do not own, of course!

I also picked up a few tips for avoiding and managing potholes – and beware as the springtime thaw is when they can be at their worst:

  • Always inflate tires to the number on the tire inflation placard on the inside of the driver’s door opening
  • Tire inflation should be checked cold, before driving
  • Each 10-degree Fahrenheit change in ambient temperature changes the effective inflation pressure by 1 pound. This means that during the course of a winter day going from 40 degrees F at noon to 0 degrees F at night, tire pressure can drop 4 pounds, enough to affect its ability to resist pothole damage
  • Use winter-rated tires
  • Watch for street hazards and standing water that could be hiding a nasty, new pothole
  • Remember that dirty headlamps and worn wipers hamper visibility
  • If you hit a pothole, and feel there may be damage, pull off the road into a safe place where you can get out and visibly check your wheel and tire for obvious damage. Then, have your dealer check to see if the vehicle needs a re-alignment or if there is suspension damage. In an emergency, if you have a GM vehicle with an active OnStar subscription, you can always press the “OnStar” button to ask an Advisor for assistance.

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