Each year, SUVs and crossovers become increasingly popular with drivers looking for that perfect balance between versatility, efficiency, fun, and style. Of course, automakers have taken note, adding new and innovative SUVs and crossovers to their lineups. All of this has lead to a robust market of SUV and crossover options for customers, allowing drivers to find the perfect ride for their lifestyle. A new report from Motor Trend gives us good reason to believe that drivers are about to have one more excellent option in the form of an all-new Chevrolet Trailblazer.
New vs. Old
The out-of-production Chevrolet TrailBlazer stopped rolling
off the production line back in 2009, but sources have indicated that the brand
intends to revive the TrailBlazer name soon. While most particulars are a
mystery for now, it seems clear that an all-new TrailBlazer—while reviving the
nameplate—would be drastically different than the former TrailBlazer.
What The TrailBlazer Would Offer
Motor Trend suggests that the all-new TrailBlazer
would slot somewhere between the Chevrolet Trax and the Chevrolet Equinox in
both price and size, giving drivers greater flexibility when searching for the
right combination of price point and driving experience. For now, we’ll have to
eagerly await forthcoming details about what Chevrolet has in store for the
return of the TrailBlazer name. When we do learn more, we here at Wilson GM
will be happy to share it with you.
The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD will launch later this year, but we won’t have to wait that long to see what’s new in the heavy-duty truck. Updated engines, a stylish look, and an all-new transmission help the Chevrolet Silverado HD make the jump to comfortable and capable like never before.
A bold new design makes the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD easy to spot on the road. A premium grille and tough horizontal lines give the truck an intimidating presence.
The design is certainly something to talk about, but the real story lies under the hood. An all-new direct-injected gas engine replaces the outgoing 6.0-liter V8 engine. The engine will come paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 6.6-liter Duramax® turbo-diesel V8 engine continues to produce 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. The returning diesel engine comes mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission that maximizes capability.
According to General Motors, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD will feature higher payload and towing capacities compared to the outgoing model. New trailering technologies will likely mirror the systems currently found in the Silverado 1500. If so, drivers can expect trailer-theft alert, a backup hitch camera, and remote brake light check, all of which make driving the Chevrolet Silverado HD more convenient.
Learn more about this heavy-duty pickup with a visit to Wilson GM.
The Chevy Silverado is the best-selling vehicle for GM in general, which means Chevrolet’s engineers invest extra time and effort into ensuring the newest edition will impress drivers. There are a few things you can expect to find on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, including bolder styling, a lighter design, more cargo space, and a few powertrain options to save you money at the pump. According to the NY Daily News, the 2019 Silverado design will get an added 3.9 inches on the wheelbase, as well as an additional 1.6 inches on the overall length. This transformation helps provide more space on the interior, including an added 3 inches of legroom on the Crew Cab. You’ll also find storage trays under the seats to improve cargo room.
Aluminum Frame & Duramax Engine
Other major changes include a 450-pound weight reduction thanks to added aluminum; however, the bed is still made from rolled steel, so you don’t have to worry about durability. Under the hood is an all-new Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine, and a dynamic fuel management system lets you save fuel by deactivating cylinders when you’re idling. For those looking for a little extra kick when it comes to performance, check out the Silverado RST, an entirely new trim for 2019. This comes with 22-inch wheels, a monochromatic exterior, and highly advanced performance technologies.
Here at Wilson GM in Stillwater, OK, we are eagerly counting down the days until the latest Chevy Silverado model arrives on our dealership lot.
The top two best-selling vehicles in the U.S. are the Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado. Both of these pickups are reliable, tough, and powerful vehicles designed to provide a smooth, comfortable driving experience without sacrificing capability or performance. However, you might be wondering which option to buy. By comparing Chevrolet Silverado features and options to those of the Ford F-150, you can make the best choice to fit your needs.
Comparing The Chevrolet Silverado
Both the Chevy Silverado and the Ford F-150 come in around the same price point. However, when it comes to add-ons and available features, the Ford F-150 only offers its more luxurious features at high-end prices, whereas the Silverado gives buyers plenty of great value at lower trims.
The Ford F-150 has a lot of innovative technology features that help it tow a little more confidently and safely than past iterations of the pickup. Still, when it comes down to it, engine options on the Chevrolet Silverado – along with its high-strength steel build – provide it with more practical features and a top-notch towing capacity.
Overall, if you are looking for a vehicle that does its job well, comparing the Chevrolet Silverado to the Ford F-150 will show you that the Chevy Silverado comes with entry-level capability, value, and practicality, in addition to all the fun bells and whistles. You can have it all in the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, which is available here at Wilson GM in Stillwater, OK.
The all-new 2019 Sierra AT4 easily beats out the competition with its innovative blend of off-road capability and ruggedness. This vehicle reaches the pinnacle of what you could want in a full-size pickup truck, offering superior performance, capability, innovative technology, and a bold style. The Sierra AT4 marks the beginning of the AT4 brand, which will extend to the entire GMC vehicle lineup during the next couple of years.
An Abundance Of Features
With the 2019 Sierra AT4, you’ll want for nothing. It comes with numerous standard features that every driver will be thankful for, including a suspension lift, 4WD, off-road-tuned shock absorbers, 18-inch wheels, all-terrain tires, Hill Descent Control, and Traction Select System. The Traction Select System allows you to choose the drive mode best suited to the current road or driving conditions, allowing you and your Sierra AT4 to easily handle harsh weather and rough terrain. The system optimizes performance by adjusting various components, including the Sierra’s transmission shift points and smart StabiliTrak system.
The Sierra AT4 also offers various available features that you can choose from, including a segment-first Multi-Color Heads-Up Display, an industry-first Carbon Fiber Pickup Box, and numerous advanced safety features. The Carbon Fiber Pickup Truck is designed to maximize the Sierra AT4’s durability and efficiency, as the carbon fiber material is both light and remarkably strong.
Power & More Power
The 2019 Sierra AT4 is powered by a standard 5.3-liter V8 engine, but you can kick up the power further if you opt for either the available 6.2-liter V8 engine of the Duramax 3.0-liter inline-sic turbo-diesel engine. Both of these superior engines come paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission with powerful and smooth shifting.
Learn more about this exciting new addition to the GMC lineup with a visit to Wilson GM in Stillwater, OK.
After a long winter, your Chevrolet Silverado is probably looking a bit dingy. Now that spring is here, it is time to spruce it up, so here are a few cleaning hacks for your Silverado that will help it look as good as new.
Clean the dust from all of those hard to reach places, like inside your vents, with a can of compressed air.
Dirt likes to gather in all the tiny textured surfaces in your truck. Use a toothbrush to help you gently scrub away the lingering grime.
Over time, headlights can get cloudy. Grab a tube of whitening toothpaste and rub the paste all over your headlights. Let it sit for a few minutes, rinse it off, and take in your good-as-new lights.
Your grille can become caked with dead bugs. Instead of trying to scrub them away, spray them with a can of cooking spray. Then, wait a few seconds and wipe it all away with a microfiber cloth.
Are your rims suffering from a bit of road rash? Get a microfiber cloth, sprinkle some bleach powder onto it, and then splash it with Lysol. Scrub away at the grimy spots on your rims to reveal its original shine.
If your truck is too far gone, or if you would like to have one all your own to practice these cleaning tips on, come get a new Chevrolet Silverado at Wilson GM in Stillwater, OK.
Buick has been revamping its entire lineup over the past few years, and what better model to set the luxury brand apart than a wagon? The 2018 Buick Regal TourX could very well be what the automotive industry needs. With all the hype around SUVs and crossover, the Buick Regal TourX wagon offers a true alternative to larger SUVs.
More Cargo Space
Wagons haven’t seen much love in the United States in recent years, but the Buick Regal TourX looks to change their reputation. The European-style wagon features plenty of interior space, on par with that of an SUV, and a roofline that allows drivers to load larger cargo, like bicycles, with ease.
All Buick Regal TourX models feature a turbocharged engine and 18-inch wheels, both of which are often reserved for crossovers and SUVs. Additionally, a higher ride height and all-wheel drive sets the wagon apart from sedans. Twin tail pipes are integrated into the rear bumper for extra sportiness, an aesthetic we here at Wilson GM enjoy very much.
In terms of style, the Buick Regal TourX is a sporty car with plenty of luxury to offer the right driver. Like all Buick models, premium materials and an ergonomic design, complete with a seven-inch touchscreen, set the Buick Regal TourX apart from competitors. On the outside, its rugged look and athletic styling are comparable to crossover competitors.
Come to Wilson GM in Stillwater, OK and see one up close for yourself!
Drivers who have trouble accessing a full-size truck are getting a boost come next year. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will see a few additional convenience features that assist drivers climbing into the truck, such as the driver-side step-assist handle.
Climbing into taller vehicles, like the Chevrolet Silverado, can be difficult for shorter drivers or those with disabilities. Raising the truck for more ground clearance (which often happens when trucks are put to work) only makes the problem worse. Fortunately, the step-assist handle will offer a quick-and-easy remedy to the problem.
Greater Access To The Cabin
The driver-side step-assist handle is located on the inside of the front doors, and this small feature is designed to help drivers gain greater access to their truck and make hitting the road more convenient. Prior to the addition of the handle, drivers would have to grab onto the seat, inside of the door, or steering wheel in order to raise themselves into the vehicle. The handle was an available accessory, but it looks like Chevrolet is going the extra mile to make drivers the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado more convenient.
Created For You
Chevrolet conducted more than 7,000 customer interviews in order to create the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. In addition to the step-assist handle, the upcoming model features more powertrain choices, technologies, models, and a tougher bed floor.
Sometimes straying from tradition is a good thing. At Wilson GM in Stillwater, OK, we’ve found that these alternative Christmas trees sound like just the right Holiday projects for our crafty friends, and it may save you some money compared to purchasing and cutting down a traditional Christmas tree this year.
Wooden Frame Tree
This tree is an easy DIY project that can even be done with leftover pieces of wood from building furniture or other projects. Just create a simple tree-shaped wooden frame with a few supportive crossbeams to mimic lights, then decorate with your ornaments for a minimalist feel.
Take any kind of light board, such as fiberboard and have it cut in the triangular shape of a tree. You can paint it as you like—anything from red to light blue to green—and it’s easy to simply lean on the wall and decorate like you would a normal tree.
Chalkboard paint is fun to use in the home anytime—especially when you have kids. Painting one wall with chalkboard paint allows you to redraw your year every year—even every day, if you want—and then use it for all of your other creative needs throughout the rest of the year.
Thousands and thousands of people will be hitting the road soon for their annual Holiday visits. There will be whole families, young couples, and individual students driving home from school to visit their parents over Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you’re driving home this Holiday season, use these tips from Wilson GM for safe Holiday Travels along the way.
Check The Weather
Before you head out, take a quick look at the weather forecast and at the current radar. Watch for any potential storms heading in the direction of your route. If possible, consider waiting it out, or go into your drive prepared to take your time. Be sure to equip your vehicle with important safety tools, too, like extra food and water, reflective cones, and jumper cables.
Whether you’re driving in the rain or in the middle of a sunny day, it’s always important to take the necessary steps to ensure that you’re 100% visible. Clean your headlights before you depart, and make sure that all headlights and taillights are working properly.
Put Your Cell Phone Away
You know that cell phones are dangerous distractions in cars, so why tempt yourself? Put your cell phone where it cannot be reached from the driver’s seat so you won’t be tempted to peek. It’s a good idea to take frequent breaks when driving long distances anyway, so allow yourself time to stop every couple of hours for a break and a social media check.
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