The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is Coming Next Year

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer

If you love the winning style of the Chevy Blazer, then get ready for more where that came from. The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer has been announced and is set to arrive at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow early next year, bringing plenty of substance and style with it.

“The Trailblazer’s great design enables more personalization,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “Trailblazer is a continuation of the design language for Chevy’s crossover family and extends our momentum into one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.”

The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will sit between the Trax and Equinox, giving Chevy one of the most comprehensive crossover and SUV lineups going. With the Trailblazer’s arrival, Chevrolet will offer the Trax, Equinox, Blazer, Traverse, Tahoe, and Suburban, making it easier for drivers to get the vehicle that perfectly fits their needs.

In addition to continuing the style that’s made the new Blazer such a hit — including offering an RS trim with two-tone roof — the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer will feature standard technologies like Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, making it one of the smartest choices in the segment.

The new Trailblazer is set to arrive early in 2020, so watch this space for more details leading up to launch. When it arrives, you’ll find it right here in the Stingray Chevrolet Bartow showroom.

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2020 Chevrolet Camaro Updates Include New Styling, Transmission

2020 Chevrolet Camaro updates

The first thing you notice when you see the upcoming Chevrolet Camaro is the new front-end styling on the SS based on the Camaro Shock that debuted at the 2018 SEMA Show. But that’s just the beginning of the numerous upgrades Chevy has added to its iconic muscle car for the 2020 model year.

Instead of a large grille that takes up the entire front end, the 2020 Camaro SS will feature a split grille, with a bar the same color as the body between the upper and lower sections of the grille. The bowtie emblem now sits higher, in the middle of the narrow upper grille.

Other 2020 Chevrolet Camaro updates include a new 10-speed automatic transmission available with the 3.6-liter V6 engine. While previously a 10-speed automatic was only offered with the Camaro’s V8 engine, Chevy has retooled it for the V6, so every Camaro driver can experience the superior handling and shifting it provides.

Camaro buyers can also opt for the new LT1 V8 performance model, which bring together design cues from the Camaro LT and SS trims. The LT1 has the exterior styling of the LT with the vented hood of the SS, as well as SS style wheels but with all-season tires instead of summer performance tires.

You can also expect to see new exterior color options, accent color options for interior and exterior parts like brake calipers and seatbelts, upgrades to the cabin materials, and expanded availability of some features and packages.

Want to learn more about the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro? Call or visit Stingray Chevrolet Bartow and we’ll make sure you’re among the first to take the new Camaro for a ride.

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Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is Indy 500 Pace Car

Indy 500 Pace Car

A stunning 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport will be serving as the Official Pace Car for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. This year marks the 16th time a Corvette model has served as the Official Pace Car for the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” and the 30th time for a Chevrolet vehicle. No other automaker or automobile has earned more Official Pace Car postings than Chevrolet or Corvette.

The first Chevrolet to serve as Official Pace Car for the Indy 500 was a 1948 Fleetmaster Six convertible, taking the lead in the race of that same year. The 2019 race, which takes place on May 26, marks the first time a Corvette has been the Official Pace Car since 2007.

“Chevrolet is honored to lead the way for the 500 once again,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “The Grand Sport is a particularly excellent choice as its wide body and aerodynamic features are steeped in racing heritage.”

The 2019 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport is practically race-ready itself, offering a 0-60 mph time of just 3.6 seconds. To experience track-capable thrills in your day-to-day, stop into Stingray Chevrolet Bartow and check out our selection of Corvette sports cars.

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Tips for Safe Driving in the Rain

driving in the rain

You may feel confident as a driver, but are you prepared to deal with complicated conditions like heavy rain showers? Driving in the rain can be a totally different experience from driving in dry conditions, meaning you’ll need to go into your commute with a slightly different mindset. These tips will help you get ready to navigate the inevitable rainy commute you’ll face down this spring.

Slow Down

When it’s raining, drive slower. It may seem obvious, but it cannot be emphasized enough as the foremost tip for safe driving in the rain. Accelerate more slowly, brake more gradually, and cruise at a lower speed. This will make your vehicle better able to adapt to the slick roads beneath your tires. 

Leave Space

Another important way to prepare for unexpected maneuvers or sudden braking is by leaving extra space between yourself and other vehicles. Increase the following distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you so you will have more time to react to changes in the traffic pattern.

In Case of a Skid

If you feel yourself skidding on a wet surface, do not slam on the brakes. Braking may just reduce traction even more. Instead, let off the gas and continue to steer in the direction that you want to go.

To make sure that your vehicle is as ready for springtime driving as it can possibly be, stop into Stingray Chevrolet Bartow for your regularly scheduled service.

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Road Trip: Weekend Destinations Near Bartow, FL

weekend destinations near Bartow

Time to get away? Not to worry; there are plenty of weekend destinations near Bartow worth checking out. Whether you’re looking to spend some time relaxing on the beach or playing a round on the links, there are several great getaway options just within a short drive’s distance.

According to Trip Advisor, one of the best places to go in Central Florida is Orlando. While this Florida epicenter may not be ideal for those who want to escape the big city, Orlando is home to some iconic theme parks, water resorts, and more. Plus, with great food everywhere you go, you can turn your weekend into a sophisticated cuisine tour.

With a mix of many cultures, Tampa has become a truly international city. Visit Tampa to see Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, the Museum of Science & Industry, or the beautiful Tampa Bay. If you want to make a weekend of it, you can pack it all in and really get your money’s worth.

Port Canaveral is great for those who love the shore, yet this city is also home to the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Museum. You can stop by Rikki Tiki Tavern as well, and guided helicopter tours offer you a perspective you just can’t find elsewhere.

Lakeland is perhaps lesser known than the other places we’ve mentioned, but that doesn’t mean it has less to offer. Lakeland has 38 lakes in the area, and nature lovers will enjoy the wildlife and scenery. You can see eagles and wild pigs at Circle B Bar Reserve, or you can get some fishing in by hiring a charter boat.

If you need a reliable road-tripper, stop into Stingray Chevrolet Bartow to see our selection of new Chevy vehicles.

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All-New 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Heading to Market

all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD

Chevy is going all out in its pursuit of making the best trucks on the market, and the latest evidence of its quest is the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD. The new Silverado HD hits the market later this year as the most capable of its kind ever made thanks to new engines, new innovations, and new technologies.

“We set out to make the best HD trucks on the market, bar none,” said Jaclyn McQuaid, chief engineer, Silverado HD. “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.”

When it hits, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD will hold several advantages over the competition with exclusive features like a new Allison® 10-speed transmission for the 6.6-liter Duramax® V8, which enables a 52 percent increase in max towing to a total of 35,500 pounds. It will also be the only truck in the segment offered with an Autotrac® automatic two-speed transfer case, 120-volt bed-mounted power outlet, head-up display, and Power Up/Down Tailgate.

Additional highlights include significant improvements to box length, width, and volume, including best-in-class 83.5 cubic feet of cargo volume for the 8-foot long box. Like the 2019 Silverado 1500, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD gets a new DuraBed with roll-formed steel construction. In addition to bold new looks and larger dimensions, the new Silverado HD also gets an updated 6.6-liter V8 gas engine that offers 22 percent more torque and 18 percent more max towing capabilities than the outgoing 6.0-liter V8 gas engine.

There’s a lot to consider with the exciting, all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD, so keep your eyes peeled to learn when you can expect to see it and experience it in person at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow.

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A Sneak Peek at the Mid-Engine Corvette Interior

Mid-Engine Corvette Interior

The mid-engine Chevy Corvette did not make its long-awaited world premiere at January’s North American International Auto Show, but we know that it’s coming and that it won’t be all that much longer before it breaks cover. In the meantime, we continue to slake our thirst for this exciting car with spy shots, including a recent look at the mid-engine Corvette interior.

CarScoops’ eagle-eyed photogs snuck a few shots of what he mid-engine Corvette looks like on the inside. Among the highlights: an all-digital instrument cluster that sits behind a flat-bottom two-spoke steering wheel, a massive infotainment screen, and a unique shifter for the presumed automatic transmission. The interior appears to be well-appointed and quite luxurious, which would make it every bit as exciting in the cabin as it promises to be on the road.

The new mid-engine Corvette has been confirmed by Chevrolet big wigs, but there’s little else known about it at the moment. What engine will it get? How much horsepower will it produce? What new technologies will it feature? For these answers and the answer to the ultimate question — when you can expect to see it in the showroom at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow — watch this space and stay tuned.

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