Chevy Bolt Earns A Spot On KBB’s List of Longest-Ranged EVs

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If you’ve been looking for a way to save money at the gas pump while reducing your carbon footprint, an electric vehicle is a great option. For a model that won’t force you to sacrifice range for efficiency, consider the Chevrolet Bolt EV, which was just named to Kelley Blue Book’s list of the 10 Longest-Ranged Electric Cars of 2020.

The 2020 Bolt has a best-in-class range of 259 miles. That’s about 10 percent more than previous Bolt generations. Even so, it still provides an impressive 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque.

“It makes an excellent city car or runabout, and with some planning for recharges can even be a road-tripper,” said the KBB editors.

Chevy has you covered on your next road trip as well. With over 40,000 charging stations across the country, it’s not hard to find a convenient spot to power up. The myChevrolet Mobile App with Energy Assist shows you where those stations are and can calculate how much juice you have left based on road and weather conditions. Additionally, available DC Fast Charging can provide up to 100 miles of charge in just 30 minutes.

With such an impressive range, it won’t be long before EVs — like the Chevrolet Bolt EVs that we sell here at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville — are as common on the road as gas-powered vehicles.

2021 Chevy Colorado Gets Reshuffled Trim Levels

2021 Chevrolet Colorado - Memphis, TN

The Chevy Colorado mid-size truck will see a lot of changes for the upcoming model year, including a reshuffling of the trim levels. The 2021 Colorado will do away with its Base trim, making the WT (Work Truck) trim standard and adding more features to other trims.

Chevy cited the popularity of the WT and higher trim levels, saying that Chevy customers preferred the added features of the trims above the Base. But just because the Base trim is gone doesn’t mean the Colorado is no longer affordable — Chevy spokesperson Chris Bonelli guarantees that the truck will “remain very competitively priced in the mid-size truck segment.”

The 2021 Colorado will also get some new package options, like the Chrome Appearance Package, which adds sleek style to the exterior of the truck. And that’s not the only style upgrade you can expect — the Colorado will sport an altered front fascia, and the Z71 trim will feature a black bowtie emblem on the grille.

There are exciting updates in the cab, too. The new Colorado will come with an auto-dimming rearview mirror standard on the LT trim, for instance, providing you with better visibility and safety without breaking the bank. Chevy hasn’t announced many more details about the 2021 Colorado, but some theories suggest it will see revised engine options, including the new GM 2.7L L3B TriPower engine.

We hope you’ll join us here at Sunrise Buick GMC at Collierville when we can finally get behind the wheel of the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado.

The Last Chevrolet Impala Left the Assembly Line

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At approximately 8:30 AM on February 28th, 2020, the very last Chevrolet Impala was assembled at the Detroit-Hamtramck General Motors plant. Though Chevy announced the discontinuation of the legendary nameplate over a year ago, the loss of the iconic Impala is no less bittersweet.

After 60 years on the road, countless appearances in popular culture, and an impressive run as one of the most common police vehicles, the Chevrolet Impala is still widely beloved and critically acclaimed. In late 2019, it was revealed by Insurify.com that the Impala topped the list of most popular vehicles in seven states. Additionally, it was named the Lowest Cost to Own Full-Size Car by Kelley Blue Book as well as the Best Large Car for the Money by U.S. News just this year.

Though the Impala’s retirement might leave a sedan-shaped hole in your heart, rest easy knowing that Chevrolet has plenty of exciting projects in the works. General Motors is making a massive $2.2 billion renovation to the former Impala production facility to gear up to produce EVs. One of the upcoming all-electric vehicles expected to be built in the Detroit-Hamtramck plant is the newly-resurrected GMC Hummer.

As heartbroken as you may be, diehard Impala fans should remain hopeful; the Impala was axed from the Chevy lineup twice before and came back stronger than ever. In the meanwhile, visit Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville if you want to own one of the last Impalas – for now.

U.S. News Names 2019 Chevrolet Spark One of the Best Cars For Under 16K

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We all know that buying a new car is expensive. However, you can still get a great car without spending a small fortune. Recently, U.S. News named the 2019 Chevrolet Spark one of the Best Cars Under $16,000 for 2019. The Spark is currently the least expensive car on the market today, proving that a quality car doesn’t need to come alongside a premium price tag.

The Spark has an affordable MSRP of just under $14,000, but that doesn’t mean you won’t get all the features you want in a new car. It comes loaded with modern technology features like a seven-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth® connectivity, a rearview camera, a USB port, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® compatibility, and even OnStar® with 4G LTE Wi-Fi® capabilities.

Inside, the Spark comes with comfortable seating for four. Its versatile hatchback design makes it easy to load up cargo, and you can even fold down the rear seats when you need more space. U.S. News also recognized the Spark for having a higher predicted reliability rating than the average car.

There are four trim levels for you to choose from, including the base LS, 1LT, 2LT, and Activ. Moving up through the trim levels will get you features like power accessories, simulated leather seating, push-button start, and heated front seats.

If you want a quality car that won’t cost you a lifetime of debt, don’t settle. Stop by Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville and take the 2019 Chevrolet Spark for a test drive today.

Fall Uses For Your Chevy Silverado

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Here in Tennessee, fall is a spectacular time of year. We love seeing all the beautiful colors, especially in the eastern part of the state. However, there is more to the season than sightseeing. If you own a Chevrolet Silverado, here are some fun activities you can try out this fall.

 

Go Camping

Thanks to the natural beauty of Tennessee, there are plenty of parks where you can enjoy nature. Pack up your truck and spend a weekend going camping with your family. You can even get a tent that attaches directly to the bed so you don’t have to sleep on the ground.

 

Host a Tailgate Party

If you love football as much as we do, then you’re probably all about throwing a good tailgate party. If you own a Silverado, you have the perfect vehicle for the occasion. Load up the bed with a grill, some food, and bring the party with you to the next game.

 

Be in a Parade

Pickup trucks are some of the best vehicles to use in parades. They can quickly be turned into a float by hanging a few decorations on the sides and loading everyone into the bed. The Silverado also has plenty of towing power to tow large floats and trailers. With Christmas parades coming up, go ahead and volunteer your truck.

 

Before you join a parade or set out for a camping trip, make sure your Silverado is up to date on its maintenance. If not, set up a service appointment at Sunrise Buick GMC at Collierville and let us keep it in tip-top shape.

Carhartt And Chevrolet Get Married

Carhartt and Chevrolet - Collierville, TN

Two titans of the hard-work industry are joining forces; Carhartt and Chevrolet have formed an official partnership to provide their customers with even more rugged and reliable products.

Carhartt will now be “The Official Workwear of Chevy Trucks,” while Chevy is now “The

Official Partner of Carhartt.” Both legendary American companies prioritize toughness and durability, so it was only a matter of time before the two teamed up.

Carhartt was founded in 1889 by Hamilton Carhartt after he identified the lack of long-lasting, durable workwear for railroad engineers. Thanks to the unquestionable quality of the brand’s products, Carhartt rose from its humble beginnings in Detroit to become an international leader in the industry.

The story of Chevrolet is a similar one. Founded in Detroit in 1911, Chevy began producing work trucks in 1918, revolutionizing the automotive industry. In its 108-year history, Chevrolet has manufactured over 85 million trucks across the globe.

There is a lot to be excited about, and we can all look forward to whatever innovative products come from the Carhartt and Chevrolet partnership. Things are already getting started, with the staff of the Chevy Trucks Tour being decked out from head-to-toe in full Carhartt garb. The Chevy Trucks Tour will display Carhartt and Chevy products to more than three million show-goers around the nation.

If you want a truck that proves its mettle in the same way Carhartt has for over a century, you want a Chevy. Head over to Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville and take one for a drive.