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So, you’ve packed all the presents, the tank is full, everyone (supposedly) has gone to the bathroom and you have plenty of drinks and snacks for at least the first couple of hours. All your boxes are checked and you’re ready for a stress-free holiday trip to Grandma’s house, right? Not so fast, Santa’s helper. According to a recent survey by the Harris Poll conducted on behalf of Chevrolet, the number one item that causes stress in holiday driving is the inability to keep the kids entertained. “Are we there yet?” is the question that starts roughly 30 minutes into the trip and can continue every five minutes thereafter if the little passengers in the second and third rows are not sufficiently occupied with games, puzzles, books or some other thing to keep their minds off the miles and miles of desert between Phoenix and granny’s house. If you plan a long trip, head over to Chapman Chevrolet and look at all the vehicles that offer entertainment for the second and/or third rows. It will make your trip much more pleasant.

Your Vehicle is Like Sitting Down to Dinner

A long road trip can be likened to a family holiday dinner. If everyone is behaved and the meal is good, it can make pleasant memories that last a lifetime. Conversely, the opposite is true. “The vehicle is the new family dinner table, where memories are created and bonds grow strong,” according to Chevy director of marketing Steve Majoros. “As families prepare to hit the road this holiday to spend time with friends and family, they can depend on crossovers like the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and Equinox to meet their needs, from storage space to USB outlets, available 4G LTE Wi-Fi and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.” The ability of the new Chevy lineup to turn a vehicle into a rolling hotspot allows your kids to watch movies or play games on their tablets, without interfering with anyone’s good times. Of course, that may dampen the participation in the Holiday sing-a-longs, but a quiet trip is an enjoyable trip.

More Technology Equals More Trips

Of all the people surveyed who do not have vehicle Wi-Fi, about 33 percent said they would go on longer trips more often with their family if they had Internet connectivity in their car. People who already have Wi-Fi in their vehicle says that technology allows them to take more frequent and longer trips. The great American road trip is still very popular among many families, according to the survey, as 93 percent of all parents say they like or love spending hours in the vehicle with their family while heading to a fun destination. With the new OnStar unlimited data plan, you can provide hours of entertainment for everyone in your vehicle while you stream your favorite music. Check out all the technology before you take your Holiday road trip by visiting Chapman Chevrolet in Tempe.

All hail the ZR1, returning the Chevy Corvette to its rightful status as the dominant supercar in a field full of pretenders. The 2019 Corvette ZR1 will be the fastest Corvette ever produced. Powered by a 755-horsepower LT5 engine, next year’s ZR1 will also produce 715 pounds of torque, guaranteed to pin you back in your seat as you launch off the line. “I’ve never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there’s never been one like this before,” according to Chevy supply chain VP Mark Reuss. “Its unprecedented performance puts all other global supercars on notice that the ZR1 is back.” Be first in line to buy the fastest Corvette ever when it makes an appearance at Chapman Chevrolet in Tempe.

Aerodynamics Plus Power Equals Performance

Start with the new supercharged 6.2L V8 that delivers the highest energy output ever for a Chevrolet production vehicle. A new highly-efficient cooled supercharger combines with Chevy’s first dual fuel-injection system to combine a mixture of gasoline and air that results in an explosion of power that’s certain to plaster a smile on your face. You can choose a seven-speed manual transmission if you really like to get involved in the driving experience, or take the eight-speed automatic that does the work when you’re feeling relaxed, but gives you the option of using the paddle shifters on the steering wheel when the moment feels right. Two new aerodynamics packages have been fined-tuned after many hours of wind tunnel testing to produce up to 950 pounds of downforce, keeping your new Chevy Corvette ZR1 glued to the road. “As the highest-performing Corvette ever, the ZR1’s design supports its capability in every way,” according to design manager Kirk Bennion. “The new wings, for example, help generate more downforce without adding drag, enhancing road holding and top speed.”

Dynamic Design Unquestionably That of a Supercar

The new Chevy Corvette ZR1 features a dynamic design that includes an orange package with a stunning Sebring Orange Tintcoat exterior paint job, orange brake calipers, orange striping and orange accents and stitching on the interior. Unique bronze aluminum trim gives a distinct look and feeling of sophistication to the interior, where the standard leather-trimmed seats and available heated and cooled seats provide a level of comfort not available on most sports cars. A Bose premium audio system lets you crank up the tunes when you want to hear something than the throaty rumble of the exhaust system. You’ll also love the performance data recorder that lets you keep an ongoing log of your best track times as you put the new ZR1 through its paces in a safe atmosphere. Remember to check in next spring at Chapman Chevrolet for a test drive and opportunity to take the new Corvette ZR1 home.

Hot Wheels Edition Pays Homage to Camaro

Remember back when your parents brought home the bright orange Hot Wheels Camaro and you had hours of fun racing it around your track? Well, the toys have certainly gotten more expensive, but now you can recreate that fun on a much larger scale with the 2018 Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition. The special package is available on the 2LT and 2SS convertible and coupe models starting in the spring of 2018. “The Chevrolet Performance design studio is full of designers who were inspired by Hot Wheels,” according to Chevy performance design boss Tom Peters. “The Camaro Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition captures that passion, turning childhood fantasy into reality.” Check in often with Chapman Chevrolet to see when the new Hot Wheels Camaro will be making its first appearance.

Relationship Began in 1968

Chevy introduced the Camaro to rave reviews in 1967 in a successful attempt to take some of the Pony Car market away from the Ford Mustang. The Camaro was so popular that Mattel jumped on the bandwagon with the new Hot Wheels cars in 1968, developing the toy Camaro with wide wheels, smooth-spinning axles and a design that made young boys and girls alike dream of someday driving the real thing. That day is almost a reality where drivers can enjoy a full-size edition with satin graphite stripes and ground effects, 20-inch aluminum wheels in satin graphite and unique 50th anniversary badging. An orange crush exterior is complemented by orange brake calipers, orange door kneepads and orange safety belts. Dark tail lamps, a black Chevy bowtie and a jet-black leather interior brings a bit of street credibility to the design.

Camaro Continues to Build a Legend

Since its inception in 1967, the Chevy Camaro has been building a legend one car at a time. The 2018 Chevy Camaro is the height of technology and driving dynamics, whether you choose the base LS model or supercharged ZL1. Now in its sixth generation, the Camaro delivers a nimble performance along with a look that will turn heads anywhere you go. While the exterior is an exercise in beauty and athleticism, the interior beckons you to come on in and sit awhile. Available ventilated and heated seats deliver comfort on long trips while the ample bolsters keep you firmly in place when you decide to test those hairpin turns. Head to Chapman Chevrolet today to test drive a Camaro coupe or convertible for the thrill of a lifetime.

Equinox Interior Designed for Long Haul

It’s one thing to have a roomy crossover vehicle that provides performance and efficiency. It’s quite another to have one that sets the trend for fashion and comfort in vehicle interiors. The 2018 Chevy Equinox checks off both of those boxes, with a fashionable interior that’s comfortable and made with materials that will stand the test of time. “Many fashion trends disappear after a year or two, while the Equinox is designed for the long haul, making the durability of its materials very important,” according to Chevy designer Mara Kapsis. “By following real people and absorbing the little things in life that help or hinder them – such as photos posted of muddy paws, spilled drinks or stains on the seats – we learned more about how we could make the new Equinox easier to live with and enjoy every day.” See the fashionable interior and feel its comfort when you take a test drive at Chapman Chevrolet.

Offers Denim or Leather Choices

The 2018 Chevy Equinox offers your choice of a contemporary black denim or leather seating that both resist staining and marks. The denim is a strong fabric that’s very easy to clean and follows the fashion trends in clothing. “The fabric is very durable, while the color and even the pattern help hide dirt and stains,” Kapsis said. “It’s also very easy to vacuum and clean, which saves the owner’s time and helps keep the interior looking great year after year.” The leather interior is also very easy to clean and is treated to avoid bleed over from other materials. “The Equinox is designed for the way our customers live,” according to Kapsis, “complementing its style with durable, easy-to-clean materials helps ensure it and its owners make a fashion statement every day.”

Equinox Loaded with Technology

From the superior infotainment system that not only offers 4G LTE Wi-Fi but integrates with your smartphone through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the Chevy Equinox is packed with the technology that modern drivers demand. Teen Driver is a tech upgrade that lets parents set some parameters on where and how fast their teens can drive. Safety technologies alert you to obstacles all around your vehicle and take action if you should fail to respond to a warning. With your choice of a 1.6L turbo diesel, a 1.5L turbo gas or a 2.0L turbo gas engine, you have the choice to get supreme efficiency, ultimate power or a nice combination of the two. See the all-new Equinox and take a test drive today when you visit Chapman Chevrolet.

If you have a Chevy Truck with more than 100,000 miles on the odometer, or if you’ve leased or bought more than one Chevy truck in your lifetime, you are eligible to become a member of the “Truck Legends” program. Since its inception in Texas last year, the Chevy Truck Legends community has swelled to more than 5,400 members who are eligible for special deals from Chevrolet partners. “We had an incredible response to the Truck Legends pilot program, and greatly appreciate the owners who have shared their stories,” according to Chevy truck marketing director Sandor Piszar. “We look forward to hearing from customers across the country, and for the opportunity to say, ‘thank you’ to our most loyal customers.” For a great deal on a new or used Chevy truck, visit the pros at Chapman Chevrolet in Tempe.

Special Benefits for Members

Become a member of the Truck Legends community and you’re automatically eligible for deals such as front-row concert seats, tickets to sporting events and the first look at new Chevy models. Members are also welcome at the Chevy Trucks Centennial Celebration coming up this December 16 at Texas Motor Speedway. Along with a look at the newest Chevy lineup, there is also an opportunity to meet NASCAR racing legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. along with many special surprises. Members will also receive special branded Truck Legends gear and mementoes, including hats, decals and other special items. To register as a Truck Legends member, go to www.chevytrucklegends.com.

Many Different Models Qualify

Along with the modern Silverado and Silverado H/D trucks, owners who have older C/K trucks, the midsize Colorado, S-10, Tahoe, Suburban and Avalanche are all eligible to become a member of the Truck Legends program. Chevy trucks have consistently been one of the most dependable vehicles on the road, which is why customers keep coming back for more. “The lasting legacy of Chevy Trucks simply would not be possible without the support of our customers,” Piszar said. “As such we are expanding the Truck Legends program nationwide to invite customers from all 50 states to join in our Centennial Celebration.”

100 Years of Chevy Trucks

The Chevy truck timeline begins in 1918 when the company delivered a utilitarian one-ton vehicle that required a bit of assembly by the owner. The first light duty trucks came about in 1929 as Chevy was the first company to offer an overhead valve 6-cylinder engine. That was also the first year where real steel replaced wood wheels. The modern half-ton truck first appeared in 1938 with an MSRP of a whopping $592. Upgrades continued throughout the years until you get to the 2018 Chevy Silverado, a modern vehicle with technology built for the 21st century. See the new Silverado and take a test drive at Chapman Chevrolet. It could be the start of your entry into the Truck Legends program.