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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.

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.