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Bolt EV is Motor Trend Car of Year


Great Range, Engineering Excellence Help Win Award

You know a car is great when it wins a major award without selling a single unit. The Chevy Bolt Electric Vehicle (EV) will be available for sale at Chapman Chevrolet soon with the honor of being named Motor Trend’s Car of the Year under its hood. Motor Trend and Chevy have been tightly linked the last three years, with the Chevy Colorado winning truck of the year in 2015 and 2016 and the Camaro winning Car of the Year honors last season. “Chevrolet is on a roll with new and compelling vehicles that have reset the bar for trucks in 2015, trucks and sports cars in 2016, and for 2017, electric cars,” according to Motor Trend Editor-in-Chief Ed Loh. “The Bolt EV is certainly a game changing vehicle and we look forward to seeing whether we’ll be recognizing another Chevrolet next year in our annual awards.”

Possible Tax Credits Can Add Up

Depending on your personal tax situation, you could receive a federal tax credit of as much as $7,500 when you purchase a Bolt. The Bolt has a suggested retail price of $37,495 and comes with a 10.2-inch diagonal touch screen  that not only controls your communication and audio, but also gives you real-time energy efficiency reports. The reported range of the Bolt is an astounding 238 miles on a single charge. With the average daily commute less than 40 miles, you could drive for an entire work week without worrying about a charge. A “Regen on Demand” paddle on your steering wheel lets you slow the Bolt without ever touching the brake pedal. The energy you use to decrease speed gets put back into the battery, increasing your range even farther.

Silent But Friendly Bolt a Stealthy Ride

You’ll slip quietly through neighborhoods as the quiet electric engine works together with a streamlined body to cut through the wind. Along with a sporty look to slice through the air, the Chevy Bolt has an enclosed underbody to make sure no air gets trapped in the chassis. The result is a car that can slice through the atmosphere like a hot knife through butter, offering a clean, quiet ride that lets you enjoy the quality sound system.

Charging Made Easy With 240V System

Add the optional 240-volt charging system and you can add up to 25 miles of range in just an hour. It takes just over 9 hours to recharge the system from empty. DC Fast Charging stations are strategically located in public areas and can deliver 90 miles of range in just 30 minutes. Talk to the pros at Chapman Chevrolet to get all the details on charging, or watch a helpful video at

Carhartt Silverado a Stylish Workhorse


Ready to Tackle Tough Jobs

Similar to the iconically tough Carhartt line of work clothing, the new Carhartt 2017 Silverado HD is ready, willing and able to take on the toughest tasks. “Chevrolet HD trucks are designed for hard work, just like your favorite Carhartt, their functionality transcends the workplace to become a style statement,” according to Chevy Truck marketing director Sandor Piszar. “This concept vehicle mirrors the lifestyles of countless Chevy truck owners, demonstrating the personal connections with the tools of their trades.” A jet black interior is punctuated by seats covered in the famous Carhartt duck brown cloth. Armrests and door panel inserts are made of the material as well, with contrasting triple-stitching to add strength. The tonneau cover is also made of matching Carhartt material. A laser etching of the Carhartt logo is on the headrests, making this both a beautiful and unique truck. Stay in touch with Chapman Chevrolet to see when you can test drive a Carhartt Chevrolet Silverado.

Powerful Diesel Brings the Performance

The Carhartt 2017 Silverado HD has an all-new Duramax 6.6L diesel V8 under the hood, producing more horsepower than ever before and enough torque to satisfy any task. With 445 horses and 910 pound-feet of torque, the diesel is not only more powerful, but smoother and quieter than ever before. A raised hood scoop brings in plenty of fresh air as part of a very unique air induction setup. “With nearly 2 million sold over the past 15 years, customers have forged a bond with the Duramax diesel based on tgrust and capability,” said Global Propulsion Systems VP Dan Nicholson. “The new Duramax takes those traits to higher levels.”

Chevy Accessories Add to Carhartt Package

The Carhartt Silverado is built tough for tough jobs, but there are plenty of fun accessories and trim accents to help with pride of ownership. Special touches like trailing mirrors with a backup camera system, perimeter bed lighting and a special swing-out tool chest are all nice touches that make the work day just a little bit easier. A 20-inch LED light bar, antique nickel trim accents, Carharrt gold pinstripes and electrical outlets within the bed add to the amenities of this special truck. Special edition Chevy trucks always come with a special paint job, and the Carhartt Silverado HD is no exception. A two-tone Carbon Flash finish is matte on the top with glossy black on the bottom. See the 2017 Carhartt Chevrolet Silverado HD at Chapman Chevrolet.

Cruze Comes in Hatchback for 2017


Get Ready to Turn Some Heads

The sporty styling of the new Chevrolet Cruze hatchback is more reminiscent of a rocket than an old stodgy station wagon. Aerodynamically sculpted to deliver the most efficiency, the Cruze also delivers with 47.2 feet of cargo space. Keep the rear seat up when you want to haul passengers, or fold it down when you and that special someone need to gear up for an outdoor adventure. The peppy 1.4L engine produces 153 horsepower and a hybrid comparable 37 mpg on the highway. Advanced safety features mean you and your passengers are protected on the way to your destination, making this the perfect vehicle for teen drivers. See the new Cruze hatchback at Chapman Chevrolet.

Choose from Three Models

The new Cruze Hatchback comes in an LT Hatch trim package with a manual transmission, LT Hatch with automatic, or Premier Hatch automatic. Choose either LT package and you get standard electronic stability control, 10 strategically placed air bags, 3 free months of OnStar service, and Teen Driver technology that not only helps young drivers stay focused on the road, but reports back driving habits to the parents. Step up to the Premier Automatic level and you get all those features, plus remote start, leather seat trim, heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Premier edition also gives enhanced rear suspension, heated power mirrors, 17-inch wheels and a special interior ambient light package.

Safety First, No Matter Which Package

Whether you choose either LT model or the Premier, the Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback is overflowing with safety features. Rearview cameras, seat belt pre-tensioners, tire pressure monitoring and a suite of OnStar safety features come with each model. Choose the Premier and you can add forward collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, rear park assist and lane departure warning. Right now buyers can also get $2,000 off select Cruze models in stock at Chapman Chevrolet.

Stay Connected With Chevrolet MyLink

Chevrolet MyLink is the telematics system that keeps you in touch with the surrounding world. Along with a 7-inch color touchscreen and the ability to use apps from your smartphone, the MyLink infotainment setup offers 4G LTE Wi-Fi service so you and your passengers can stay connected to the Internet no matter where your travels may head. Use the myChevrolet mobile app to turn on or off your engine, lock or unlock your doors and even find your Cruze in a crowded parking lot. It’s a lot to pack into a compact hatch, which is why the Cruze is expected to be a hot commodity this fall.


More Horsepower Pulls Greater Loads

If you want to feel really confident pulling that horse trailer or home-away-from-home RV through the mountains, you should consider the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD equipped with a Duramax 6.6L V8 turbo-diesel. This bad boy pumps out 445 horsepower and an absolutely staggering 910 pound-feet of torque, meaning you can get any load going up the steepest inclines. That’s almost a 20 percent torque increase from the current Duramax in an engine that’s also much quieter. The noise from under the hood has actually been decreased by 38 percent. “With nearly 2 million sold over the past 15 years, customers have forged a bond with the Duramax diesel based on trust and capability,” according to Global Propulsion Systems VP Dan Nicholson. “The new Duramax takes those traits to higher levels.” Stop by Chapman Chevrolet in Tempe to check out the new Silverado HD and feel the power of the mighty Duramax.

Complete Redesign From Previous Engine

About the only things the new Duramax engine has in common with the previous version are the dimensions of the bore and stroke. The new diesel features a ton of new technology and mechanical enhancements, including stronger block and heads, a stronger reciprocating assembly, maximized coolant and oil-flow, a new EGR system, new electronic controls and B20 bio-diesel compatability. “Nearly everything about the Duramax is new, designed to produce more torque at lower rpm and more confidence when trailering or hauling,” said chief engineer Gary Arvan. “You’ll also notice the refinement improvements the moment you start the engine, and appreciate them as you cruise quietly down the highway– with or without a trailer.”

Electronic Turbocharger Ups Maximum Boost Pressure

With a new electronic turbocharger, the new Duramax diesel engine not only generates more power, but improves the capability of the brake exhaust system. Used to slow down a vehicle on long mountain declines without over-taxing the brakes, the brake exhaust utilizes compression from the engine to lower the speed. The engine pairs with an Allison 1000 automatic transmission to provide seamless shifting no matter how heavy the load. A new torque converter helps the transmission handle the increased torque capacity of the engine, meaning the only thing you have to worry about is following the right route to your intended destination. Swing by Chapman Chevrolet today and see how the new Chevrolet Silverado HD with Duramax diesel can solve all your hauling and towing needs.

Bolt Drivers Just Need One Pedal

A reconfigurable screen in the instrument cluster of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV offers the choice of several layouts to display vehicle information.

Regenerative Braking Captures Lost Energy

For people who are sick and tired of having to work more than one pedal, the soon-to-be available Chevrolet Bolt Electric Vehicle (EV) offers the perfect solution. Regenerative (regen) braking not only helps to boost the battery and provide more range without the need for an external charge, but it also negates the need to use the brake pedal under certain circumstances. Four driving modes provide a progressively stronger use of regen braking that lessens the need for the use of a brake pedal. You can get a one-on-one demonstration of how one pedal driving works when the Bolt comes to Chapman Chevrolet later this year. “Bolt EV customers who want an engaging driving experience will love the thrill of one-pedal driving,” according to Josh Tavel, Bolt chief engineer. “They will be able to tailor the vehicle to their preferred driving style and maximize their range.”

Chevy’s Range Blows Away Competition

While other EV manufacturers boast about providing a range of 75 or 80 miles, the 2017 Chevy Bolt has an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles on a fully-charged battery. That should eliminate the “range phobia” that many consumers have regarding EVs, worried that they will be stranded without the ability to get a charge. The average daily commute is just 40 miles, which means most people could go a whole work week without every worrying about a charge. Should you decide to head across country, your OnStar RemoteLink telemetry system will help you find charging stations on your route. Opt for the 240-volt charging unit and you can recharge a totally spent battery at home in just 9 1/2 hours, or get about 25 miles of range for every hour of charge. DC fast charging stations are available for public use and give you about 90 miles of charge in just 30 minutes.

Display Screen Helps You Maximize Efficiency

With the energy control screen that’s part of the infotainment system, you can make a game out of getting the most range from each charge. Energy usage, available range and charge settings help you monitor your Bolt’s efficiency. Use the same 10.2-inch screen to play audio, check messages and make a hands-free phone call. Simple gestures put you in control of all the functions of the control system, which also provides available 4G LTE Wi-Fi to turn your new Chevrolet Bolt into a rolling hotspot for all your passengers. Keep in touch with the pros at Chapman Chevrolet for the latest information on when the new Bolt will be available for a test drive.