The World of West Chevrolet

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Chevrolet Announces Redline Special-Edition

Chevrolet has just announced it will be rolling out the Redline special-edition later this year. The Redline special-edition trim will be offered on nine Chevrolet vehicles. Get excited Knoxville Chevy drivers because this will be one of the largest cross-brand special edition ever offered by Chevrolet. 

“Redline is another example of Chevrolet bringing SEMA concepts to showrooms,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet, in a statement. The SEMA show has proven to be a great way to identify customization trends in the industry, and quickly apply those trends to our most popular Chevrolet models.

The Redline special-edition trim will feature black wheels with red hash marks and blacked-out nameplates, and Chevy logos and grilles. The redline edition will be available on the Silverado double cab LT Z71 and crew cab LTZ Z71, Cruze LT (both sedan and hatchback), Malibu LT, Camaro LT/SS (coupe and convertible), Trax LT, Equinox LT, Traverse Premier, and Colorado LT. 

Chevrolet is expected to release this special edition later this year. Until then stop by West Chevrolet in Knoxville, TN to shop our entire inventory!

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Greatest Time of the Year! Chevy Truck Month!

Turn your work space into your playground with Chevy Silverado 1500! It is flexible enough to fit any lifestyle, offering the perfect balance of work and play for all Knoxville drivers.

The 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 comes in three different cab styles: Regular cab, double cab, and crew cab. Model and trim levels include WT, LS, Custom, LT, LTZ and High Country, giving you plenty of options to find the right fit for your 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 .

All trims are offered with 4Wheel Drive, making it the perfect vehicle for all your off-road adventures! The 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 comes standard with six air bags, StabiliTrak electric stability control, trailer sway control, and hill-start assist.

You may be wondering what’s new to the 2017 model. The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 new features include 12,500-lbs of towing capacity, standard Teen Driver features, low speed forward automatic braking (added to the available Enhanced Driver Alert Package), capless fuel fill and new exterior colors that include Graphite Metallic and Pepperdust Mateallic.

It’s Chevy Truck month, so stop by West Chevrolet in Knoxville, Tenn., to test drive the 2017 Silverado 1500 today!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Introducing The All-New 2018 Chevy Traverse

The perfect vehicle for all ages and lifestyle types…Chevrolet has finally completed their crossover and SUV with the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse! The 2018 Traverse has been completely redesigned and offers technologies like never before, to our Alcoa Chevy buyers.

This vehicle is perfect for you, your lifestyle, and growing family. It is expected to be the best-in-class third-row legroom, maximum cargo room for those long road trips, and will bring more available active safety features to keep you and your family safe.

There will be two trim levels; the sporty RS and luxurious High Country. This allows you to customize your vehicle to your needs, wants, and lifestyle. The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse also comes equipped with a 360 camera, hands free lift gate, 7’ and 8’ versions of MyLink infotainment, for Android Auto and Apple car play, OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, lane keep assistance, forward collision alert, and lastly an updated safety roster.

It is bold, distinct, unique, and redefined. It gets you more than just where you are going; it will connect you and give you the space you need as you go throughout your life. We are excited for this vehicle to hit our lots this fall, 2017! They will be rolling into West Chevrolet this fall, so be on the look out!

Friday, January 20, 2017

The All-New 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

It’s the perfect balance for all our Alcoa Equinox drivers. The all-new 2018 Equinox was just released last week and we are captivated be all its beauty. We are definitely ready for this to roll out in our Alcoa lots.

In the automotive industry, Chevy as always been known for there strength in dominating the truck segment, but now they are ready to take on the crossover/SUV business. They asked consumers what they are looking for in a crossover/SUV and Chevrolet has delivered.

The balance of technology and design will meet your needs. The Chevy Equinox is sleek, creative, and sophisticated. It’s fresh new look will take your breath away. “Customers who previewed the vehicle early on had a strong emotional response to the sleek and sophisticated exterior design,” said John Cafaro, executive director, GM Design. “Those same themes are carried through to the interior, making the space beautifully intuitive.” The inside is where the craftsmanship of this vehicle stands out; with commanding outward view form the low windshield base and the denim style seat fabric.

It doesn’t stop there; it also allows you to connect in ways that will keep your passengers comfortable for the journey ahead. It is equipped with a 7-and 8-inch (diagonal) MyLink infotainment system that will support Apply CarPlay and Android Auto, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

While your passengers are enjoying their ride in the all-new 2018 Equinox you will have peace of mind that you are keeping them safe. With available safety features, such as, new safety alter seats, new surround vision, forward collision alter with following distance indicator, lane change alters, and rear cross traffic alter, you will have peace of mind on the road.

Its fresh new design, innovated technology, top notch safety features will be perfect for any Alcoa driver. So, check it out when they arrive on our lots, West Chevrolet, later this year!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Is A New Engine In The Corvette's Future?

Corvette fanatics! Though the current Corvette sports the original Corvette formula, many changes are in store for the beloved sports car.

According to leaked General Motors service documents, a new engine will appear in the 2018 Corvette. Though similar to the 6.2-liter V8 used in the current Corvette, this codenamed LT5 engine will drop the pushrod valve actuation, which has been used since the ‘Vette’s birth over 60 years ago and switch to a dual-overhead camshaft, or DOHC layout.

General Motors has done some impressive things with the current V8 engines used in the Corvette, but DOHC will allow the engines to rev more freely and give engineers a wider powerband to work with when trying to extract horsepower from an engine. The LT5 will likely provide a greater eagerness to rev and produce less low-end grunt than other Corvette engines.

The LT5 engine is expected to appear in 2018 (around the same time the mid-engined Corvette that we’ve mentioned) so we’ll keep you posted over the next 12 months! In the meantime, be sure to stop in and see us at West Chevrolet in Knoxville, TN!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Get Ready For The All-New 2018 Chevy Traverse

According to recent Chevrolet news, the brand is continuing on with the transformation of its crossover and SUV lineup with the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, which will debut Jan. 9 at the North American International Auto Show.

This all-new Traverse will feature a sleek, bold design and will seat up to eight passengers. Chevy expects it to offer the best third-row legroom and cargo space when compared to other vehicles in its class. The Traverse will be joining the 2017 Bolt EV and Trax, the 2018 Tahoe and Suburban, and the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, which was revealed in September.

“Nobody in the industry offers a broader, fresher lineup of SUVs and crossovers than Chevrolet,” stated Alan Batey, president of GM North American and brand chief of Global Chevrolet. “From the all-electric Bolt EV to America’s longest-running nameplate, Suburban, we’ve got something for every customer and lifestyle.”

If you’re in the market for a new SUV or crossover, you’ve come to the right place. Be sure to stop in and see us at West Chevrolet in Knoxville, TN!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Stay Safe This Season With These 6 Tips For Driving In Winter Weather

Winter is making its swift approach and we all know that with the colder temperatures often comes the dreaded snow. Sure, snow is great if you don’t have anywhere to go but unfortunately, we all end up having to drive in it at some point. Driving in snow is dangerous and our team at West Chevrolet is Knoxville, TN wants you to get to your destination safely. Check out our tips for driving in the winter weather:

Clear snow and ice off of your car before driving

Snow left on your car causes problems for you and the drivers around you,
so it is essential to de-ice your vehicle before you hit the road. If snow is left on your windshield, it blocks your view while creating tons of blind spots. If snow is on the roof of your car, it may slide down while driving, completely blocking your view or fly back and create trouble for the cars behind you.

Reduce speed

Tires have
severely reduced grip of the road in icy and snowy conditions. Reducing your speed gives you more control and time to react if slippage occurs. Should things go wrong, slower speeds also lead to a lessened impact.

Accelerating, braking and turning should all be separate actions

Attempting to brake while turning or accelerate while turning is the recipe for disaster in snowy conditions. Always be sure to slowly apply the brakes while the vehicle is still going straight and gently (very gently!) accelerate when making the turn.

Longer braking distance

Keeping a good distance from the vehicle ahead of you, and be sure to apply the brakes earlier than you would in dry conditions. Also, use much less pressure on the brakes than you normally would. Locking your wheels will cause the vehicle to slide or skid.

Steer into a skid

Should the rear of your vehicle begin to slide while you’re making a turn, do not panic! Stay calm, let your foot off of the accelerator and steer your vehicle in the direction of the slide. This will keep you in control.

Just because the road looks clear, doesn’t mean it is safe

Just because a road looks clear of snow does not mean that is clear of danger. Black ice, a layer of ice on the road typically mistaken for wet pavement, is often found on bridges, overpasses and shaded parts of the road. According to one study, trying to stop on black ice takes nine times longer than normal, leaving no room for error if you happen to come across it. Keep in mind that if the road is wet and temperatures are below 32 degrees, freezing will occur.