New Corvette Stingray Named 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year

2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year

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!

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Top Travel Tips for Your Holiday Road Trip

Holiday Road Trip

The holiday season is one of the busiest times for family road trips. To help you prepare for any upcoming travel, your service team at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow has put together a list of items to consider before heading off on a holiday road trip.

Vehicle Maintenance: 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.

Emergency Procedures: 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.

Weather Preparedness: 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 scraper.

With these tips in mind, your family’s holiday road trip is sure to be a safe and successful experience.

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Chevrolet Silverado Special Edition Models Are Looking Good

Chevrolet Silverado Special Edition Models

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.

Midnight Edition

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 lift.

Available on the LT, Trail Boss, and Custom Trail Boss trims.

Rally Edition

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!

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Boasts High Performance and Low Price

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

When the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was announced, with its jaw-dropping mid-engine redesign and seriously impressive performance specs, performance car enthusiasts everywhere were extremely excited, and for good reason. But one of the most exciting things about the all-new 2020 Corvette Stingray is the starting price of just $59,995.

The 2020 mid-engine Corvette Stingray is equipped with a potent all-new 6.2-liter V8 engine that makes 495 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque and which achieves a top track speed of 194 mph, making it the most powerful production Stingray to ever hit the streets. With such impressive performance numbers, many might expect the 2020 Stingray to cost and arm and a leg. However, with a starting price of just $59,995, the 2020 Corvette Stingray isn’t just impressive, it’s affordable, too.

This affordability is central to the entire Chevrolet ethos. Brian Sweeney, Chevrolet U.S. Vice President, acknowledges that many expected the transition to the new mid-engine layout to come with a big price spike, but he stressed the importance of keeping the Corvette attainable for regular drivers.

The low price tag, coupled with ultra-high-end performance features, makes the 2020 Corvette Stingray an unrivaled value in the performance car world, and is sure to be a gateway into an exciting world for many drivers. Make sure to stay tuned to Stingray Chevrolet Bartow for all of the latest news regarding the upcoming mid-engine Corvette!

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Revealed

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

After months of speculation, Chevrolet finally announced the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in July, and the news did not disappoint. The new Stingray will be the first-ever mid-engine Corvette, with the engine situated not in the front or back of the car but below the rear seats.

The mid-engine layout lets you peer through a glass panel to look at the engine even while it’s running, but aside from the cool aesthetic factor, it’s also a practical choice.

Having the engine in the middle means the weight distribution is better, there’s more cargo space in the front and rear, and the driver is positioned further frontward for a more racecar-like feel. The angular design also serves a dual purpose: the stylish cutouts improve aerodynamics.

You’ll feel like you’re flying down the track whenever you get behind the wheel thanks to the super low-slung stance and the low positioning of the hood and steering wheel, providing broad sightlines and a sharp, sporty appearance on the road.

The 2020 Stingray is not only the most powerful Corvette ever but also the most adaptable, with Front Lift, which raises the front of the Stingray two inches off the ground when approaching a steep incline or bump for better ground clearance.

To build your ideal 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, visit the Corvette Visualizer. Then, you can set Stingray Chevrolet as your preferred Chevy dealer and reserve the real thing. 

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Get Your Domino’s® Pizza with Chevrolet Marketplace

Domino’s® Pizza with Chevrolet Marketplace

If you own a Chevrolet with Marketplace capabilities, you’ll notice a new merchant that will help satisfy your hunger. Starting now, you can order your favorite Domino’s® pizza from Chevrolet Marketplace, the first-of-its-kind in-vehicle commerce platform.

You can use Chevrolet Marketplace to create your Domino’s® Pizza Profile or log in to your existing profile, allowing you to set your delivery or pick-up preferences, safely input your payment information, and place your order whenever hunger strikes. That means you can now have a pizza waiting for you at home after a long day at the office.

“Domino’s® has offered pizza lovers innovative ordering and delivery options for years. At the same time, Chevrolet put technologies in place that allows us to add capabilities to vehicles already on the road, like the ability for our drivers to order pizza through the touchscreen,” said Scott Goddard, Marketplace line of business leader, Chevrolet. “This new in-vehicle solution is a natural collaboration that both Chevy drivers and pizza connoisseurs can enjoy.”

Domino’s® is the first pizza restaurant offered through Chevrolet Marketplace, which also became the first platform to offer drivers the ability to pay for fuel without having to leave their vehicles. Chevrolet Marketplace is available on millions of General Motors vehicles from the 2017 model year and newer. To learn if your vehicle has Chevrolet Marketplace, or to get a new Chevrolet that does, stop into Stingray Chevrolet Bartow.

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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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