What We Know About the Mid-Engine Corvette C8

Mid-Engine Corvette C8 | Glenwood Springs, CO

The upcoming mid-engine Corvette C8 has been shrouded in mystery—so much so that Chevy has not officially confirmed it, but we still know it is coming. We originally anticipated that it would debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as a 2020 model, but GM Authority is reporting that electrical problems have delayed the debut of the Corvette C8, perhaps by as much as six months. (That also means we won’t see it at the New York International Auto Show this month, but we still believe it will debut this year as a 2020 model.)

So what do we know about the mid-engine Corvette C8? Unfortunately, not very much as of yet. Even the engine remains a mystery, though experts believe that it’ll like be a dual-overhead-camp V8 or perhaps an upgraded version of the Stingray’s V8. The News Wheel even posits that it could rely on an electric motor and/or come with an all-wheel drive platform.

By having the engine in the mid position rather than in the front (on a rear-wheel drive platform), Chevy will be able to improve the Corvette’s cornering, balance, and handling. This will make the Corvette competitive with rivals like the Porsche 911 and Ferrari 488.

Here at Mountain Chevrolet, we will let you know as soon as we learn new and interesting facts about the Corvette C8.

New Chevrolet Vehicles Available In Green

Chevrolet Vehicles Available In Green | Glenwood Springs, CO

One of the most exciting parts about getting a new car is choosing what color it’s going to be. The options out there are seemingly endless. But, if you know the exact color you’re looking for – and that color is green – it can be difficult to find vehicles that fit your color needs. 2019 offers the least number of green-colored vehicles in a while, with many brands dropping the color option all together. Chevrolet is not one of those brands, though.

There are a number of green-colored Chevy models to choose from. Here’s a look at the Chevrolet vehicles available in green.

2018 Models

If you’re hoping to find a used green-colored Chevrolet, then you should look no further than the 2018 model year. This year has a number of green options, including the 2018 Spark, which comes in Mint; the 2018 Equinox, which is available in Ivy Metallic; the 2018 Colorado that comes in Deepwood Green Metallic; and the 2018 Volt, which is available with a Green Mist Metallic exterior.

2019 Models

There are plenty of new models to choose from in the green color, too. The 2019 Equinox is making a reappearance with its Ivy Metallic option, while the 2019 Camaro joins the list with Shock. Even the 2019 Volt is coming back with its green exterior option, once again offering Green Mist Metallic. Another new addition to this list is the 2019 Bolt EV, which is offered in Shock.

Here at Mountain Chevrolet, we can help you get behind the wheel of a car adorned in your favorite color.

Celebrate Mardi Gras in Snowmass

Mardi Gras In Snowmass, Colorado | Mountain Chevrolet

For 36 years, Snowmass has been the go-to place to celebrate Mardi Gras in Colorado. The village is always decked out with decorations and merriments for the occasion. There is a schedule of events, as well, that takes the celebration from sunrise to long after sunset.

Uphill Race

First thing in the morning, Mardi Gras in Snowmass kicks off with the annual Mother Of All Ascensions uphill race. The race is a 2,072-foot climb from the bottom of Fanny Hill to Gwyn’s High Alpine Restaurant. Costumes are both allowed and encouraged. At the end of the race, there will be awards for best and worst times as well as best costume.

Bead Toss

No Mardi Gras celebration would be complete without a traditional bead toss. In Snowmass, the bead toss takes place at 3 p.m., so make sure you’re ready with necklaces in hand.

Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert

Mardi Gras in Snowmass brings in quite the crowd, including talented musicians. The Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert begins at 3 p.m. on Fat Tuesday, right after the bead toss, with Turkuaz performing at 4 p.m. The concert is free of charge, so grab some beads and a boa, find yourself a delicious southern-style meal, and make your way to the stage.

At Mountain Chevrolet, we are excited to be part of such a fun celebration. Visit our showroom to learn more about all of the winter-ready vehicles out on the lot.

Vehicle Service to Start the New Year Right

New Year Vehicle Service

It’s a new year, which is often a time for us to resolve to be better people and make changes in our lives. You should also resolve to take better care of your vehicle, starting with vehicle service right off the bat. Here are some of the things you can do to get your vehicle started off on the right foot—or rather, tire—this year.

  • Get your oil changed: Bring your vehicle in for its routine oil change at Mountain Chevrolet. We can also rotate your tires to ensure even wear.
  • Wash your car: Road salt from wintry weather can damage your vehicle over time. Regularly wash your vehicle throughout the year, but start with one right now.
  • Change your air filter: Get some fresh air in the new year by replacing your cabin air filter at Mountain Chevrolet.
  • Install winter tires: Up here in the mountains of Colorado, winter tires are crucial to ensuring your safety behind the wheel. Purchase your winter tires here at Mountain Chevrolet—and we can install them for you, too.
  • Test your lights, brakes, and battery: Make sure these crucial vehicle components are in working order. If you bring your vehicle in for maintenance, we can check these things for you.

For all your service needs this year, make sure you plan a trip to Mountain Chevrolet.

Robert Downey Jr. Gives Chris Evans a Captain America-Themed Camaro

Chevy Camaro - Similar to Captain America-themed Camaro given to Chris Evans by Robert Downey, Jr.

What’s the best way to tell a friend you enjoyed working with them on a project? A thank-you card? A specially designed 1967 Chevrolet Camaro? If you are Robert Downey Jr. and you’ve just wrapped up filming Captain America: Civil War with Chris Evans, you’d go with the latter.

That’s right—after finishing the filming of Civil War, Downey Jr. commissioned a special Captain America-themed Camaro to give to his costar during the filming of Avengers: Infinity War. The 1967 Camaro was recently featured on an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage.

SpeedKore Performance Group took care of the job for Downey Jr. Instead of making the Camaro a glaringly obvious red, white, and blue, SpeedKore instead opted for a more subtle grey-green paint job, called “Melted Army Man Green.” Inside, the Camaro boasts a touchscreen, a Captain America shield steering wheel, and a leather interior that mirrors the leather jacket that Evans wore as Captain American in the franchise’s first film.

Reportedly, Downey Jr. was so pleased with SpeedKore’s work on the Camaro that he has commissioned two more vehicles to be redesigned by the group. No word yet on what those vehicles are, but other Avengers actors are likely waiting with anticipation, hoping Downey Jr. chose them.

If you are in the market for a regular Chevy Camaro, consider shopping at Mountain Chevrolet.

Prepare for Glenwood’s Grand Holiday Event 2018

Prepare for Glenwood’s Grand Holiday Event 2018

One of the biggest local holiday events every year is Glenwood’s Grand Holiday Event. We at Mountain Chevrolet are incredibly excited for this year’s event at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood, Colorado, just 5 minutes down Highway 6 from our dealership.

This year, Glenwood’s Grand Holiday Event will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. The event is free for your entire family.

So what can you expect from the Grand Holiday Event at Glenwood’s Downtown Market this year? Like always, Santa and his live reindeer will be in attendance and happy to talk to children of all ages. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies with your friends and family, or just sit around the fire, tell stories, and maybe roast some marshmallows. To get everyone in the holiday spirit, Alpine Echo will be in attendance, playing your favorite Christmas carols.

Garfield County Courthouse, where the Grand Holiday Event will take place, is located at 109 8th Street in Glenwood Springs. Bring the whole family for a night of holiday magic you will not soon forget. As a bonus, Glenwood’s Grand Holiday Event makes for the perfect place to snap a picture to use for your annual Christmas card.

If you need a new ride to get there, come check out our lineup of vehicles at Mountain Chevrolet.

GM Sedans Aren’t Going Anywhere

2019 Chevy Cruze Sedan

In recent months, we have learned that several major automakers, including domestic automakers like Ford and Fiat Chrysler, are planning to abandon the passenger car segment entirely, in favor of SUVs and trucks. General Motors, however, has no plan to leave this segment. While the segment is decreasing in popularity, there is still a wide range of buyers who are interested in GM sedans.

It’s a pretty big opportunity for us,’ remarked Steve Majoros, Chevrolet’s marketing director. “If other competitors are leaving, we’re very happy to pick up that business, and we’ll certainly do that.

In fact, not only will GM continue its sedan lineup, it will also be working to enhance it. Chevrolet will reportedly be updating its Cruze, Spark, and Malibu offerings over the next few years. Sure, GM brands will also focus on SUVs and trucks, but that focus won’t take away from what the brand can do for sedan drivers.

If you are in the market for a sedan, come take a look at our lineup here at Mountain Chevrolet.

Chevy Traverse and Malibu Earn Top Family Vehicle Recognition

Chevy Traverse and Malibu Earn Top Family Vehicle Recognition

Earlier this summer, both the Chevy Traverse and Chevy Malibu earned “top family vehicle” recognition from Parents magazine and Edmunds.com when the two partnered to announce the “10 Best Family Cars of 2018.” Judges from Parents magazine and Edmunds reviewed over 300 vehicles and whittled them down to just 10, meaning Chevy owns 20% of the total prize. Specifically, judges were looking at qualities like mileage, comfort, performance, and affordability.

Specifically, the 2018 Chevy Traverse is great for larger families or drivers with an active lifestyle here in the Rockies. That’s because it offers up to 98.2 cubic feet of cargo space and can seat up to eight occupants. Legroom for second- and third-row passengers is more spacious than ever before in the Traverse, and fuel economy has also been improved to 25 miles per gallon on the highway.

The Chevy Malibu, though not as popular up here in the mountains, is great for single drivers or drivers with small families. It took home the win in the sedan category due to its roomy rear seats, the awesome Bose® sound system upgrade, and available Teen Driver technology, as well as a long list of other safety features that are more advanced than those of the competition.

You can explore the Traverse, Malibu, and other Chevrolet vehicles when you visit Mountain Chevrolet.

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer: A Throwback with a New Purpose

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is ready to rock the industry.

Chevrolet has been hinting at the return of the Blazer nameplate for a while, and the American carmaker recently announced that the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is ready to rock the industry.

Each Blazer model will have one of two engine options under the hood, both of which come paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The first is the standard 25-liter inline four-cylinder engine, which puts out 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. A 3.6-liter V6 engine is also available, producing 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. This available engine will allow this revived crossover to tow up to 4,500 pounds.

Each Blazer will also come with standard Traction Select to provide you with better handling no matter the road conditions. An advanced twin-clutch all-wheel-drive technology will also be standard on the RS and Premier trim levels.

Though Chevrolet hasn’t released the exact trim levels that will be available, we do know that the more notable options include the sporty, blacked-out RS model and the luxurious Premier trim, which will add chrome accents throughout the crossover. Both of these trims will have a standard hands-free power liftgate and a Chevy-first cargo management system.

Standard features for the Blazer include the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system with an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi® capability. You will also find available features like wireless charging and Hitch Guidance and Hitch View technology.

The newest addition to Chevy’s lineup is expected to arrive at dealerships in early 2019. For more information, visit us at Mountain Chevrolet or give us a call. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Introducing the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is almost here!

 

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will arrive here at Mountain Chevrolet in just a few months. The completely redesigned pickup will be available starting this fall with a wide range of changes and enhancements.

For starters, Chevrolet promises the most functional bed of any full-size truck. The new Silverado bed will boast best-in-class cargo volume, 12 fixed tie-downs, a higher-strength steel floor, and some class-exclusive features, like the power up/down tailgate with key fob operation.

The 2019 Silverado will boast six engine and transmission choices, including the new 2.7-liter Turbo four-cylinder engine and the Duramax 3.0-liter inline-six diesel engine. The four-cylinder replaces the outgoing 4.3-liter V6 and increases torque by 22 percent. The diesel engine, as well as the popular 6.2-liter engine, will be paired with a new Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission and start/stop technology.

Chevrolet will offer eight distinct Silverado models for 2019, which can be separated into three groups: High Value, High Volume, and High Feature. High-Value models include the Work Truck, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss (a new model for 2019). High Volume Silverado trucks include the LT, RST, and LT Trail Boss; the RST and LT Trail Boss are also new for the upcoming model year. High Feature models include LTZ and High Country.

For more information about the upcoming arrival of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, feel free to visit us at Mountain Chevrolet.