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Benefits of Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™

When you’re escaping the city with a vehicle full of friends and family, nothing kills a joyride around Florida faster than a tangle of wires from everyone’s devices. Fortunately, Chevrolet is all about advanced technology and innovative design. This includes keeping you connected wherever the road takes you, with modern services like the Chevy Infotainment 3 System’s wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibilities.

Most 2019 and newer Chevy models come standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, which give you access to your favorite features on compatible Apple® or Android™ phones. Wirelessly stream music, maps, and even messaging apps over your Chevy Equinox or Trailblazer’s touch screen display. Depending on your Chevy vehicle of choice, you can upgrade to Chevy Infotainment 3 Premium to display your Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ applications on an even larger touch screen.

You’ll be able to listen to your or your companions’ favored podcasts and audiobooks from iTunes®. Or stay on track with voice-guided navigation courtesy of Google Maps™.

Keep your friends and family entertained, and don’t get tied down by wires a moment longer. Come by Stingray Chevrolet Bartow to upgrade to a new Chevy Blazer, Traverse, or Silverado and experience the freedom of wireless for yourself.

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GM CEO Confirms All-Electric Corvette

At Stingray Chevrolet Bartow, we’re buzzing with the latest news. GM President Mark Reuss officially announced that they will produce an electric Chevrolet Corvette. In fact, his announcement hints at the possibility of both a hybrid and all-electric Corvette model.

Though he did not specify a release date for a fully electric Corvette, Reuss stated, “We will offer an electrified Corvette as early as next year”. We don’t yet know if the hybrid version will be a traditional gasoline-electric or plug-in hybrid. We’re just hoping for a convertible option so we can enjoy the Florida sunshine while cruising out to the coast.

GM’s teaser video demonstrates a first-ever feature for any Corvette on the upcoming hybrid model: All-wheel drive. Speculation abounds as to what else the electric Corvette will entail, including rumors that the hybrid model will achieve over 1,000 horsepower.

One thing is certain: the electric Corvette will be built on GM’s Ultium Platform. Using Ultium means we can expect the new, electric Corvette to have responsive handling and an incredibly fast acceleration. The Ultium Platform also allows for multiple quick charging options and an impressive driving range.

We look forward to keeping our Bartow, Florida, community up to date on upcoming Chevy Corvette news. When you’re ready to go electric, come visit us at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow.

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Chevy Unveils All-Electric Silverado Pickup

Our team at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow in Bartow, Florida is excited to keep you updated on the all-new, all-electric 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV. The groundbreaking Silverado EV harnesses electric power to deliver mighty capability, impressive range, and modern technology.

The Chevy Silverado EV is powered by the cutting-edge Ultium platform, which optimizes the pickup’s weight distribution and provides a low center of gravity to enhance overall handling. The Ultium platform also enables the Silverado EV to achieve an estimated 400-mile range when fully charged, over 660 horsepower, and over 780 lb-ft of torque.[1]

Whether you’re ready to take your Silverado EV to the job site with the crew or to the lake with the family, you can expect the all-electric truck to do its duty. The First Edition RST model offers up to a 10,000-pound towing capability, while the WT model hauls up to 8,000 pounds. Chevy estimates that future model years will tow up to an impressive 20,000 pounds.[2]

The Silverado EV has the brains to match its brawn. The all-new Ultifi software platform keeps your Silverado EV up to date with the latest technological features and capabilities. Drivers will also enjoy a 17-inch diagonal LCD freeform infotainment screen, 11-inch diagonal instrument display, and 14-inch head-up display.

The full list of features will be announced closer to the Silverado EV’s summer 2024 release. We are ready to help you place your reservation at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow!

[1] First edition RST GM-estimated range on a full charge based on current capability of analytical projection consistent with SAE J1634 revision 2017 – MCT. Actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, and how you use and maintain your vehicle. EPA estimates not yet available. GM estimated over 660 horsepower and over 780 lb-ft torque on model year 2024 RST with Wide Open Watts.

[2] Available on WT variant starting model year 2025. Based on preliminary GM testing. Actual production model may vary. May require optional trailering equipment to achieve maximum capacity. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

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Tips for Cleaning Your Chevy in Bartow, FL

Regularly cleaning your Chevy model not only creates a good impression, it also helps protect your investment. A junky, cluttered, and dirty vehicle chips away at the interior and exterior integrity of your Chevy. Here are a few tips for cleaning your Chevy.

Shop with care

With cleaning products designed for automotive care, you can renew the look and feel as well as help maintain the value of your beloved Chevy. Using products that you might already have in your cleaning supplies, like dishwashing liquid, that aren’t designed for cars can damage your vehicle. Non-car-care specific formulations may be too harsh for the paint finish or degrade the quality of your car’s upholstery.

Thoroughly wash your Chevy

Rinsing your Chevy with a blast of water isn’t enough to get it clean. You’ll need two buckets of water — one to mix the auto-approved soap and one for rinsing your wash mitt. Be sure to wash from top to bottom and don’t neglect the undercarriage of your Chevy. Apply wax to protect your hard work and your car’s exterior paint so it will gleam in the Florida sunshine.

Focus on the cabin

Rid your cabin and trunk, truck bed, or cargo area of trash and unnecessary items. The more you carry, the harder your Chevy has to work, meaning your fuel efficiency could take a dive. Once the clutter is gone, use your vacuum to suck up dust and dirt. Give the floor mats, center console, glove box some attention, too.

Make sure your Chevy model is at its best with a maintenance check at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow in Bartow, Florida.

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Chevrolet Teases All-Electric Equinox and Blazer

Chevrolet is increasing its electrified lineup with an all-electric Equinox and Blazer, two of the brand’s popular, well-equipped, and family-friendly SUVs.

“The Equinox has always played an important role for Chevrolet as the second-highest selling brand nameplate,” said Steve Hill, Chevrolet vice president. 

The Equinox is a top-seller for Chevy and with the release of an electrified version, Chevy hopes to prove that EVs can be an affordable option for every driver who wants to go green behind the wheel. Although details about the first-ever all-electric Equinox are slim, Chevy has noted that the Equinox EV will boats a starting MSRP near $30,000 for the LT trim.[1] The Equinox RS trim should hit dealerships in spring of 2023. The release date for the LT trim hasn’t been announced.

Spring 2023 also marks the arrival of the all-electric Chevy Blazer.

An all-electric Equinox and Blazer add to the EV roster of Chevy, which already includes the Chevy Bolt and Chevy Bolt EUV as well as the recent reveal of the 2024 Silverado EV. The all-electric truck will offer a 400-mile range, GM estimates, when it’s fully charged and boast potent ratings of 664 horsepower, 780 lb-ft of torque, and a 10,000-pound maximum trailering capacity when the Silverado EV RST is properly equipped.[2]

Sign up for updates about the all-electric Equinox and Blazer at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow in Bartow, Florida.

[1] Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees, optional equipment, and other options. Participating dealer determines final price. Subject to change.[2] Range estimate based on current capability of analytical projection consistent with SAE J1634 revision 2017 – MCT. Actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.  EPA estimates not yet available.

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Chevrolet Reveals All-Electric Silverado

The Chevrolet Silverado has consistently raised the bar for what a truck can do. Each model year represents the automaker’s latest innovations ranging from tech advancements, comfort features, and towing capabilities. For model year 2024, Chevy is reinventing the Silverado with an eco-friendly powertrain. The all-electric Silverado promises an impressive range, towing capacity, and performance that aligns with the Silverado’s legendary status.

When properly equipped, the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV will trailer a maximum weight of 10,000 pounds, deliver 664 horsepower, 780 lb-ft of torque, and driving range of 400 miles, and offer DC fast charging capabilities.[1]

Plus, the 2024 Silverado EV will deliver a stylish look thanks to the automaker’s innovative Ultium platform.

“We had no constraints when it came to designing the Silverado EV with dramatic style and flexible utility because we didn’t need to work around a traditional propulsion system,” said Phil Zak, executive director of Chevrolet Design. “The Ultium Platform allowed us to redefine what it means to offer expansive new storage and utility possibilities.”

Crew Cab is the only configuration offered in the 2024 Silverado EV. The RST and WT trims feature storage you can customize to suit your needs. A storage compartment in the front of the EV truck that resists the weather and can be locked, the eTrunk, is another innovation in the Silverado EV.

Learn more about the all-electric Chevrolet Silverado at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow in Bartow, Florida.

[1] Range estimate based on current capability of analytical projection consistent with SAE J1634 revision 2017 – MCT. Actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.  EPA estimates not yet available.

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2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 Makes Its Highly Anticipated Debut

The Chevrolet Corvette has captivated drivers, auto enthusiasts, and everyone who appreciates a stunning design and charged ride for years. For 2023, the Chevy Corvette Z06 is the best version yet for the American supercar thanks to the highest horsepower-rated V8 engine ever in a production car and a revamped look and feel.

Drawing inspiration from its racing legacy, the all-new 5.5-liter LT6 V8 engine pairs to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission to generate 670 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

“Racing was the reason the Z06 was developed in 1963, and it continues to support development of the road models that make them better on the street and the track,” said Tadge Juechter, executive chief engineer, Corvette. “It also means we’ve tested the Z06 on the best tracks around the world, from Circuit of the Americas here in the United States, to the Nürburgring in Germany.” 

The 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 also impresses with it well-crafted interior. Available elements such as a carbon fiber-wrapped steering wheel, a new carbon fiber interior trim package, and leather-wrapped shift paddles create an eye-catching design. You can also trim out the interior in Adrenaline Red for a stunning pop of color.

The exterior features a bold look thanks to wider fenders and plenty of choices to let you customize the look. You can choose among 12 exterior colors, six brake caliper colors, and seven wheel packages.

Contact Stingray Chevrolet Bartow in Bartow, Florida, to learn more about the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

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GM Continues to Push Electric in 2022, Expands EV Charging Access

As 2022 draws near, GM fans are anticipating the brand’s all-electric offerings like the new Silverado EV and Bolt EUV. These three models aren’t the only way that the automaker is starting the New Year with an environmental focus, however. GM recently announced that it will install up to 40,000 Ultium EV charging stations in the U.S. and Canada.

The charging stations will be implemented in both rural and urban areas, especially in “charging desert” areas where units are scarce. GM views the new infrastructure project as one small part of its vision for more widespread adoption of EVs in North America.

Another anticipated bonus of the charging project is that more consumers will start shopping for EVs like the Chevy Silverado EV, Bolt EUV, and Bolt EV. And, considering the growing number of Americans who are warming up to EVs and that think dealerships’ new inventory should be 100 percent electric by 2030, it’s reasonable that GM has high hopes for EV sales in 2022 and beyond.

Starting in early 2022, GM will start delivering Ultium charging stations to GM dealerships nationwide. Stay tuned for our blog for more updates on GM’s electric initiatives as the Stingray Chevrolet Bartow team anticipates the arrival of the Silverado EV and Bolt EUV here in Bartow, Florida. And make sure to test-drive these zero-emission models when they hit our lot so you can find just the right one to fit your eco-conscious lifestyle in the Sunshine State.

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2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Coming Soon to Bartow, FL

At Stingray Chevrolet Bartow, we are always excited to welcome a new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 onto our lot. However, we think the 2022 model has us most excited thanks to the revelations from Chevy about is strength, power, and updated features. Here are a few of the most notable features of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

New ZR2 trim

The ZR2, the first-ever for the model, serves as the automaker’s flagship off-road factory-lifted truck and boasts an improved suspension, a payload capacity of 1,440 pounds, a towing weight of 8,900 pounds, 33-inch off-road M/T tires, and Multimatic 4 DSSV™ spool-valve dampers. Behind the wheel of the new Silverado 1500 ZR2, your off-roading adventures are practically limitless.

New design and tech

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 boasts an interior redesign that incorporates updated tech and style. The truck offers a new 13.4-inch-diagonal color touch screen inside and a bold exterior look with a new front fascia and grille. The 2.7-liter Turbo High-Output engine is stronger for the 2022 model, with a bigger torque rating. With the 3.0-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine under the hood of a properly equipped model, the 2022 Silverado 1500 can tow up to 13,300 pounds,[1] a jump of approximately 4,000 pounds from the previous model year.

Contact Stingray Chevrolet Bartow in Bartow, Florida, to learn more about the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and how you can reserve yours.

[1] Requires Silverado 1500 Double Cab Standard Bed 2WD with available Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I-6, Max Trailering Package and 20-inch wheels. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

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GM, AT&T Bringing 5G Connectivity to Future Chevrolet Vehicles

In collaboration with AT&T, General Motors has announced plans to launch next-generation 5G cellular connectivity in future vehicles. The two titans of innovation will work together on a core network with will make everything from navigating to listening to music to downloading over-the-air updates faster.

According to GM, 5G will be available in select vehicles starting with the 2024 model year. You can bet that key vehicles like the Chevrolet Equinox, Silverado, and Silverado EV will be among the first. Vehicles from the 2019 model year on equipped with 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot capabilities will also see improved connectivity once they move onto the new infrastructure.

Supported by AT&T’s 5G network, the most reliable in the U.S.,[1] this move will improve and support services such as OnStar® and Connected Services, used by millions of GM customers across North America for navigation, music streaming, and voice command technology. GM and AT&T have been working towards launching the world’s largest 5G-enabled fleet for two years. GM Vice President of Global Connected Services Santiago Chamorro says that the deployment of 5G in future vehicles “demonstrates our commitment to growth through software-enabled services and reimagining every customer touchpoint by enabling faster connectivity speeds to power in-vehicle voice-enabled services, navigation, and apps that our customers have grown to love.”

Chevrolet doesn’t just have a bright future — it has a bright present. Visit Stingray Chevrolet Bartow in Bartow, Florida, to learn more about how today’s Chevy lineup is better than ever.

[1] Based on nationwide GWS drive test data. GWS conducts drive tests for AT&T and uses the data in its analysis.