The Chevy Corvette reaches its platinum anniversary this year, and to celebrate this milestone, Chevy has revealed the Corvette 70th Anniversary Edition.
Debuting in 1953
First debuting in 1953, the Corvette has become one of the most beloved cars in the world, and the Chevy team continues to innovate and maintain the Corvette’s reputation for speed, precision handling, and of course, its iconic styling.
The 70th Anniversary Edition will be available on both the 2023 Corvette Stingray and the 2023 Corvette Z06. Both are available in two color options, White Pearl Metallic Tri-coat or Carbon Flash Metallic, as well as optional stripes in gray or black. 70th Anniversary badging can be found throughout, on the seats, steering wheel, and various exterior spots.
These special editions will also come with red accents, including red calipers and red stripes on the wheels. The red is carried through to the interior, with red stitching in the seats and red seatbelts. The 70th Anniversary Editions even come with custom luggage, which also features red stitching as well as the 70th Anniversary Edition logo.
The 70th Anniversary Edition models are not the only 2023 Corvette models that will commemorate the anniversary. All 2023 Corvette models will come with a special anniversary plaque as well as a graphic on the rear window.
General Motors recently announced its new electronic architecture that’s set to operate in all future GM vehicles. Plans are to release the new digital “nervous system” in the 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, with a full global rollout by 2023.
The upgraded electronic system provides more processing power for the ongoing advancements in GM vehicles. As the manufacturer moves further into EV powertrain development, as well as continuing to make innovations in safety and connectivity features, the system isn’t just beneficial, but necessary. The new Super Cruise driver assist system alone will benefit from the increased processing rate of 4.5 terabytes per hour. That’s five times the processing power of the current electronic architecture.
“As the automotive industry and vehicles evolve in the next five to 10 years, more electrical bandwidth and connectivity will be needed to ensure that features like electric propulsion systems, the Super Cruise driver assistance feature and advanced active safety systems can all run in conjunction with each other,” GM stated in a press release.
Drivers will feel more connected as well with the Ethernet connection rates of 100Mbs, 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps. The faster connections will also aid in software updates that will provide longer functionality without the need for expensive upgrades.
Our team at Wilson GM is excited to see how this new technology will play out in the future for General Motors and our devoted customers.
Have you ever thought about starting an herb
garden to help liven up your cooking? Or maybe you’ve been meaning to get a few
low-maintenance houseplants for your living space? This June, the Botanic
Garden at Oklahoma State University will provide the perfect opportunity for
you to explore each of these hobbies.
On June 8, 2019, the Botanic Garden at OSU will host the Herb and Succulent Festival. This late spring event is a wonderful outing for individuals and families alike. Visitors can expect to learn lots about the care and maintenance of various plants, from tender herbs to hardy succulents. Gather the family in your SUV from Wilson GM and head over the Botanic Garden ready to learn. You might wish to put down an old sheet or towel in the cargo area of your SUV, so you won’t need to worry about dirt and soil when you load in your new plants from the festival.
What To Expect
The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., so
grab an early breakfast and head on over. The whole family is sure to enjoy
their time at the Herb and Succulent Festival at OSU, where live music will
accompany workshops on fun activities like creating a portable herb garden and
Featuring a new powertrain, updated infotainment technology, and more distinctive looks, the 2020 GMC Acadia will go on sale later this year.
“The 2020 Acadia is stylish, functional, and capable with
more of the smart convenience and connectivity features that customers rely on
every day,” stated Duncan Aldred, Global GMC’s vice president. “And with GMC’s
signature refinement at its core, the new Acadia advances the brand’s
commitment to offering premium vehicles for discerning crossover customers.”
Horsepower & Technology
The 2020 Acadia will offer a new 2.0-liter turbocharged
engine with tripower valvetrain technology that delivers 230 horsepower and 258
lb-ft of torque. The Acadia vehicle’s current 2.5-liter inline-four and
3.6-liter V6 engines will carry over as well. All of these engines will be
paired with a brand-new nine-speed automatic transmission that features
Electronic Precision Shift technology.
Also featured in the 2020 Acadia is an updated GMC
infotainment system. Along with an 8-inch touch screen, this system will offer
an easier-to-use interface; multiple personal profile settings for audio,
navigation, and climate control; a new interface and real-time updates for the
navigation system; and five USB ports throughout the cabin.
The 2020 Acadia will have a bolder look, too. The grille,
front and rear fascias, and C-shaped signature lighting are new, along with
fresh 18-inch and 20-inch wheel designs. The new Acadia AT4 trim boasts
sportier, more aggressive styling and dark accents.
The 2020 Acadia is expected to start rolling onto lots
sometime in the fall, and we’re looking forward to welcoming it here at Wilson
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was just redesigned for 2019.
Now, it’s the Silverado HD’s turn. We will see a redesigned Silverado HD for
the 2020 model year. This truck will be stronger and more capable than the
current model and will come with advanced technology options.
One of the most impressive things about the new Silverado HD
is its increased towing power. Engineers were able to squeeze an additional 52%
of towing capability into the truck. It now boasts a maximum rating of 35,500
Jaclyn McQuaid, chief engineer, Silverado HD, said, “We increased towing capabilities across the line, not just for dually buyers. We added class-leading towing technologies, such as 15 available camera views, to make trailering more convenient, whether pulling a large cargo trailer or fifth-wheel camper. And we made a host of changes to make tasks easier.”
There will be two new powertrain options. The standard
engine will be a new 6.6-liter V8 rated at 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of
torque. This is an 11 percent increase in horsepower and a 22 percent increase
in torque, which translates to 18 percent more towing power. For even more
power, there is the available Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 that generates
445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.
To learn more about the latest Chevy models, visit Wilson
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.
At Wilson GM, we do everything we can to make your car shopping experience as simple as possible. To make your experience even better, we’re opening up a new GMC Buick showroom right next to our current store. This new location will serve GMC and Buick customers separately from Chevrolet customers. The result will be even better service, and expanded inventory, and the same excellent deals you rely on here at Wilson GM.
At Wilson GM, we already have the area’s leading selection of Buick, GMC, and Chevrolet vehicles, and the addition of a new store will only make things even better. No matter which model you’re looking for, you can count on finding the perfect ride at Wilson GM.
Enhanced customer service
As we expand, we’ll be able to provide even better customer service. By dividing our showrooms, we’ll be able to offer high-end service tailored to your specific needs. The addition of our new location will free up salespeople to help you as you start your journey to find the perfect new car.
The best deals in Stillwater
As always, you can expect the best deals in the region at Wilson GM. Our new location will only make things better, offering a greater selection, better service, and the best prices around.
We look forward to seeing you at our brand-new location.
For decades, Chevrolet has found ways to show its support for its local communities and citizens who are dedicated to improving them. Public education is no doubt one of the most important factors for growth and development in any location. As a gesture of their support to the local Oklahoma schools, Chevrolet and the Wilson Auto Family were able to make a generous donation to Stillwater Public Schools.
Aaron Wilson, the president of Chevy Drives Oklahoma and a part of the Wilson Auto Family, announced the donation in a speech at an all-faculty meeting over the summer. It took a phone call to the regional office in Dallas, Texas to suggest that Chevrolet support the local Stillwater Public Schools. They say that “Chevy drives Oklahoma,” but when Chevrolet agreed to donate $10,000 to the Stillwater Public Schools, Wilson could proudly announce that #ChevyDrivesEducation. The Wilson Auto Family is so honored to be part of a movement that supports the local education.
Stillwater Public Schools are just one of many public school systems across the state of Oklahoma that will receive money as part of the #ChevyDrivesEducation program. In addition to its donations, Chevy also shows support to education by providing the most affordable prices possible through special discounts to educators.
Here at Wilson GM, we are proud to support those who work hard to educate our community.
Chevrolet always has surprises up its sleeves, and the 2019 model year is no exception. The all-new 2019 Chevy Blazer is a versatile SUV unlike any that you’ve seen before. Check out what you’ll have to look forward to with the Blazer.
The Chevy Blazer will sit comfortably between the Chevy Equinox (a two-row compact SUV) and the Chevy Traverse (a three-row midsize SUV). The Blazer will be a two-row midsize SUV, providing ample passenger space and cargo space.
If you haven’t caught a glance of the Chevy Blazer yet, you’ll be impressed when you do. The Blazer has a distinct look that turns heads with bold, sharp body lines throughout. RS models sport a sleek black mesh grille. Powerful wheels make a statement and help the Blazer tackle every road.
The Chevy Blazer Premier offers unparalleled luxury, with chrome accents and leather-appointed and suede microfiber seats. Various exterior and interior options on every Blazer model give you the ability to pick a Blazer that best suits your style.
The Blazer’s Cargo Management System excels at making sure all of your storage needs are met. Under the hood of the RS and Premier, you’ll find a standard V6 engine. If you drive on rough terrain, the Blazer offers available all-wheel drive on select models.
Here at Wilson GM, we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer.