2017 Chevy Trax

The 2017 Chevy Trax is a vehicle of sporty, yet sleek proportions. This crossover is large enough to tote around all of your camping gear, your monthly groceries, or your newest furniture find but still small enough to adapt to the active city lifestyle. The design of the interior is contemporary and stylish but also practical and comfortable. The seats come equipped with heat to knock the chill off in our hard Michigan winters. The back row of seats fold down easily to haul large cargo. Easily start your Chevy Trax with a push-to-start button.2017 Chevrolet Trax Small SUV in Green

The Chevy Trax comes equipped with new and innovative technology to make your driving experience more enjoyable. The instrument panel display of the new Trax now shows a gauge cluster that displays an analog speedometer and a Driver Information Center that gives you information regarding all four tires, oil life, fuel range, and more! The 2017 Chevy Trax is easily connected to either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to meet all of your entertainment and navigation needs. Your new Trax will also have built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi so your mobile devices can seamlessly connect to your vehicle for ease of use.

Turbocharged performance is standard in the new 2017 Chevy Trax. Your vehicle will come equipped with the EcoTec 1.4L turbocharged engine paired with an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission. The fuel economy of the Trax is something to brag about – 33 MPG on the highway and 25 MPG in the city! Enjoy more time in your vehicle and spend less time at the gas pump!

Advanced safety features in your new Trax will keep you and your passengers safe. Forward collision alerts are a continuous monitoring of the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. This feature will alert the driver if they are following a vehicle too closely or if a front-end collision is imminent. Your Trax will also come equipped with a rear vision camera and a rear park assist feature to make driving in reverse a breeze.

Visit Bowman Chevrolet to test drive the 2017 Trax and see all of its new and innovative features!

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Four New Reasons to Love your Chevy (Even More)

Article by Greg Ross.

This week, Chevrolet announced it will introduce 2015 model year vehicles this summer with the Chevrolet AppShop and a built-in, OnStar 4G LTE connection.  Initial offerings expected for the AppShop include popular music services, weather, news, entertainment and even a vehicle health monitor app.  And that’s only the beginning.

As director of business development and alliances for GM’s Global Connected Consumer group, I’ve been working firsthand with our own GM developers and outside partners to identify and optimize apps that are relevant for in-vehicle use and enhance the overall ownership experience for our customers. I’ve been fortunate to help create and develop this new platform and want to share four reasons I think you’ll love the new AppShop:

1. Your ride becomes truly your ride

Radio presets and seat adjustments were once the height of personalizing your in-vehicle technology. Starting summer 2014, on select vehicles, your next Chevrolet will become even more customized to your unique preferences and its MyLink infotainment system will continue to evolve with new features and options over the course of your ownership.  With the Chevrolet AppShop, you will be able to download available application services from iHeartRadio, The Weather Channel, Priceline and others to make your infotainment system uniquely yours. The way you set up your smartphone is uniquely yours and we believe your car should have more of these same personalization options.

2. You can seamlessly access the Internet through your vehicle’s Wi-Fi hotspot and download through a high speed 4G LTE connection

Starting this summer, Chevrolet will broadly deploy built-in, high-speed 4G LTE OnStar connectivity across most of its model year 2015 vehicle portfolio. Chevrolet vehicles equipped with 4G LTE and service plan, will act as their own Wi-Fi hotspot and enable passengers to connect up to seven personal devices to the Internet. Chevrolet vehicles equipped with both 4G LTE connected by OnStar and the AppShop option  will allow you to access and easily download available apps to the MyLink infotainment system without the need to tether a smartphone.

3. The number of available apps will continue to grow over time, allowing you to change or refresh your selections

We are just scratching the surface on apps for vehicles and the AppShop will evolve and expand over time. We’ve already developed a variety of apps expected to be available when the vehicles launch later this year and we’re continuing to work with additional third-party developers to enhance these apps and explore other relevant apps that will enhance the driving and passenger experience.

4. Designed for easy access and simplicity 

All of the apps are developed specifically for in-vehicle use and go through a rigorous validation process.  While many of our app partners offer smartphone apps, the version planned for use in our vehicles have been modified for easy access and simplicity so drivers attention can stay focused on the road.   We have worked with app developers to make the apps simple to use, added more audible features and locked out certain attention-consuming features while your vehicle is in motion. Also, because the available apps can be downloaded to the vehicle’s infotainment system and are easily accessible with large icons, drivers can concentrate on the road instead of fumbling with their smartphones.

To read the original article by Greg Ross, click here.