The New Corvette C8.R took home first place at the IMSA WeatherTech at Daytona over the Independence Day weekend, with drivers Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor winning by 1.977 seconds in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette C8.R. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner were slightly behind in fifth place with the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette C8.R, but succeeded as class pole-winners.
A momentous achievement
The IMSA WeatherTech at Daytona was only the third racing appearance of the C8.R Corvette, but its victory means even more to long-time Corvette fans. It marks not just the 1st Corvette C8.R win but also the Corvette’s 100th IMSA win overall, and its first win since 2017 at Virginia International Raceway.
Corvette’s drivers had nothing but admiration for the Corvette team and the C8.R. Jordan Taylor said it was “a perfect day for the Corvette C8.R,” and their “fuel mileage, engine and drivability” had drastically improved since the C8.R’s debut. Antonio Garcia agreed with Taylor, saying the team “learned a lot from the Rolex 24” and “now it’s time to win with the C8.R.”
Oliver Gavin admitted some difficulties in racing strategy, but noted, “the Corvette had good pace,” allowing him to lead and come on pole. Tommy Milner was more effusive, saying, “I’m very proud of how fast these Corvette C8.Rs were.” Milner was confident that the crew and car were at the top of their game and “ready to win races.”
The Corvette C8.R’s win at Daytona was followed by another at Sebring, and no doubt there will be many more victories to follow. If you don’t have a racing license, though, you can still tap into the power of the car by getting behind the wheel of a Corvette Stingray at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow!
There are many benefits to owning an electric vehicle,
besides the obvious. Now you can learn about all those benefits through the
newly-launched Bolt EV Academy from Chevrolet.
A handy series of 15 videos help educate consumers on all the aspects of the Bolt. Current Bolt EV owners will see what it’s capable of while future Bolt owners can see how easy and fun it is to live with an all-electric vehicle.
There’s a video that explains home charging basics, such as
how much time it takes and how to do it properly. They even explain how to
install an efficient home charging station, or how charging on a road trip
works with a network of over 2,800 charging locations.
The videos explain how to use the driver’s display screens for
battery level awareness, safety feature activation or even syncing with your
Bolt EV Academy also explores the innovative one-pedal
driving system and regen-on-demand technology. Just using the accelerator can
help power the car’s battery and save wear and tear on your brakes.
You can find all these handy tips and tricks straight from the engineers who developed the Ford Bolt EV. Visit the automaker’s official YouTube page or Chevrolet.com to learn more, or pay a visit to Stingray Chevrolet Bartow to test drive a Bolt EV.
If concern over the COVID-19 outbreak has made you more conscious of your cleaning habits — especially as they relate to your car—don’t worry. There are a few simple things to keep in mind when you clean your vehicle, both now and in the future.
Choose the right cleaner
Making sure that you’re using the right kind of soap or
disinfectant on the right material is just as important for you as it is for
your car. It’s recommended that you use fabric cleaner on cloth seats,
leather-specific cleaners on leather upholstery like seating, shift knobs, and
armrests. Also, using regular disinfectants on hard-touch surfaces will be best
as long as you don’t spray anything directly onto electronics.
Keep a close eye on high-traffic areas
You should pay special attention to any surface that gets
touched frequently, both inside and out. If you regularly disinfect the
steering wheel, door handles, any touchscreen displays, and armrests, you
should be able to curb the spread of germs.
Don’t forget the kids
If you have children — especially if they’re young enough to
need car seats — make sure to give those a thorough cleaning. It’s also a good
idea to keep their toys clean and clear, especially if they bring them out of
the car at any point
For more tips on how to keep your vehicle clean and safe — or to schedule a full detailing — please give us a call right here at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow.
The new, improved, and refreshed versions of the compact SUV Chevrolet Equinox and the mid-size SUV Chevrolet Traverse have been pushed back from their scheduled launch. They are moving to being 2022 model year SUVs, and we at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow are eagerly awaiting their reveal.
This compact SUV will hit the market in 2022
with a sportier, more athletic design, a new RS trim to go along with the L,
LS, LT, and Premier trims, and more safety features. You can choose between 1.5-liter
or 2.0-liter turbo engines, which can be paired with six-speed or nine-speed
automatic transmissions and available all-wheel drive configuration.
The redesigned front and rear fascia will flaunt
a more aggressive grille and LED headlamps to make the 2022 Equinox the
fiercest, most modern version of the SUV to date.
Best-in-class cargo space will be a highlight
of the 2022 Traverse, which hit record sales in 2019 to bring the mid-size SUV
to a total of 1.3 million units sold since its inception in 2009.
Redesigned front and rear designs, new
standard LED headlamps and tail lamps, and fresh interior seating options give
the Traverse a makeover inside and out. Six essential safety systems will be
standard on all trim levels in 2022, delivering the latest technology to your
With the Equinox and Traverse delayed, you can still find the current SUVs here at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow. We have them in stock now.
The Chevrolet Equinox is one of the most popular models in the Chevrolet lineup. It is stylish, versatile, and is a great fit for families. And now, the updated 2022 Chevrolet Equinox is getting even better with some fresh new styling and more safety features.
Arriving this fall, the 2022 Equinox will come with redesigned front and rear fascias for a fresh, new look. A more aggressive grille and new LED headlamps will give the Equinox a more athletic look. If you want your Equinox to stand out even more, choose the all-new RS trim level. It will feature a gloss black grille, black exterior details, and black interior upholstery with red accent stitching.
The 2022 Equinox will come standard with even more active safety features. This suite of driver safety aids will include a Rear Vision Camera, a Following Distance Indicator, Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Front Pedestrian Braking, and IntelliBeam® Headlamps.
You can also get a premium look and feel to your Equinox
with the Premier trim. It will add distinctive details like a gloss black
grille with chrome inserts, 19-inch machine faced wheels, LED headlamps and
taillamps, a logo projection lift gate, French stitching on the seats, and a
gloss black finish on the console.
The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison has been named the first-ever Overland Truck of the Year by Overland Journal. If you want to enjoy the thrill of off-roading, you need a truck that’s fit for adventure without limits. The ideal overland truck is able to transition effortlessly from pavement to dirt and back again. It will have a respectable payload capacity and a strong towing capability, and it should be efficient and reliable so you can count on it for years of fun.
These are the criteria that Overland Journal
had in mind when they tested six different midsize pickup trucks, including the
Colorado ZR2 Bison, the Ford Ranger, and the Jeep Gladiator. Editors took these
trucks out for thousands of miles in order to find the perfect truck to win its
first-ever Overland Truck of the Year award. The Colorado ZR2 Bison won on the
strength of its many desirable features in addition to its impressive
capability and versatility.
Editors from Overland Journal were quick to
applaud the turbo-diesel available in the Colorado ZR2 Bison, as well as its
winch-ready front bumper, its front and rear locking differentials, and its
class-leading suspension. The Colorado ZR2 Bison is also equipped with five
different skid plates, unique 17×8-inch aluminum wheels, and Revolutionary
Multimatic DSSV™ dampers.
The Chevrolet Suburban became the first vehicle in history to be given the Award of Excellence star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. Recognizing the 67-year career of the Suburban as a star of film and television shows, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce showcased the iconic American SUV during an event in December 2019.
The Suburban first appeared on screen in
1952, and it’s starred in a whopping 1,750 films and television series. Since
1956, this SUV has been in at least one TV show per year, and at least one film
since 1960. Thirty of those films have been nominated for awards. With a
striking exterior, capable powertrain, and comfortable interior, the Suburban
is an ideal SUV for on and off the silver screen.
“There’s really nothing else like the
Chevrolet Suburban in this business, for two reasons,” said Dennis McCarthy,
Hollywood picture car coordinator. “First, it’s one of the most versatile
vehicles in the business, able to fit with any type of character. Second, it
can help instantly give a scene added importance. When a convoy of black
Suburbans appears on screen, you know that’s not the time to leave your seat to
The Suburban isn’t alone in its popularity
on screen, either. The Tahoe, which was introduced in 1995, has appeared on
screen in at least one film and television show since its inception. Together,
the Suburban and the Tahoe have been in a whopping 2,500 films and TV series.
The new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been named the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year. As the first-ever production mid-engine Corvette, the car has had the global attention of amateurs and experts alike, but all were wondering — how good is it, really? As MotorTrend has concluded, it’s actually quite good.
This is just the third time in the 66-year
history of the Corvette that it has earned MotorTrend’s Car of the Year award.
The Corvette Stingray sets new standards by
providing more speed and more power than any other entry-level Corvette before
it. It boasts a next-generation 6.2-liter Small Block V8 under the hood, which
is rated at 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. With the optional Z51
Performance Package, this model goes from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds.
Its fresh design draws inspiration from the race
track, with sweeping, aerodynamic lines and unique mid-engine design. The best
of modern technology, customization options, and a relatively low starting
price make this exceptional sports car even more appealing.
With the amount of anticipation there had been for the new Corvette Stingray, it was almost bound to fail. But Chevrolet managed something extraordinary with the first-ever mid-engine variant of its most famous car. Get behind the wheel of the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow!
The most important consideration before taking any road trip is to ensure your
vehicle is properly maintained. Topping off vehicle fluids, checking the tread
of your tires, and getting an oil change will help you avoid any unforeseen
mishaps on your trip. Your friends in the Stingray Chevrolet Bartow service
department are glad to help you before departure.
Before you leave, make sure you talk to your family about what to do in an
emergency. Pack an emergency kit in your trunk, ensure your whole family knows
how to call for help, and confirm that cell phones are fully charged. If you
are bringing little ones, make sure they know not to talk to strangers.
While we Floridians are very lucky to not experience the worst of winter’s
weather, you’ll need to be prepared for snow and ice in case you’re traveling
north. Before your trip, review winter driving techniques and pack an ice
With these tips in mind, your family’s holiday road trip is
sure to be a safe and successful experience.
If you’re looking for extra style and off-road capability,
you can now buy one of two Chevrolet Silverado Special Edition models: the
Silverado Midnight Edition and Silverado Rally Edition.
Mark Sobczynski, the Silverado marketing manager said,
“Customer choice is a competitive advantage for Chevrolet, because no two truck
drivers are alike.” It’s no question the Midnight and Rally Editions offer a
tantalizing choice for buyers.
The Midnight Edition douses everything in black while
upgrading the suspension for rougher terrain.
The grille, bowties, badges, bumpers, off-road assist steps,
and exhaust tips get a healthy covering of bold black to create an almost
sinister look. Its 18-inch wheels also get painted black and fitted with
Goodyear® DuraTrac® off-road tires.
DuraTrac® tires are necessary because the Midnight Edition
is about more than just appearances. It includes upgrades from the Z71 Off-Road
Package like Rancho mono-tube shocks, automatic locking rear differential, skid
plates, as well as an upgraded ground clearance from the 2-inch suspension
Available on the LT, Trail Boss, and Custom Trail Boss
The street-focused Rally Edition goes for a more athletic,
sporty look. The edition provides a choice of black, white, silver, or red
exterior colors that show up through the black on the Rally Edition’s custom
grille. Race-inspired black stripes roll down the hood and tailgate while the
wheels grow to 20-inch black wheels on the Custom trim and 22-inch wheels on
the RST trim.
There’s a lot to love about the new Chevrolet Silverado Special Edition models. Ask about getting your hands on one at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow!