Tuesday, January 21, 2020

All-New 2019 Chevy Silverado How-To: Trailering Personalization | Chevrolet

Towing can be challenging. The available in-vehicle trailering app in the All-New Silverado makes sure you do it right. Owners are able to set towing profiles for different loads, perform status checks, and receive helpful maintenance reminders. All trailering features are also available on the Chevrolet app. *In-vehicle trailering app comes standard on all LTZ and High Country trim levels. *Device data connection required. Available on select Apple® and Android™ devices. Some features require an active service plan and a working electrical system. Service availability, features, and functionality vary by vehicle. User terms and limitations apply.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

All-New 2019 Chevy Silverado How-To: Trailer Foundations | Chevrolet

The new available Advanced Trailer Package combines innovative features including an in-vehicle trailering app and advanced camera technology to ensure a safe and confident towing experience every time. The in-vehicle trailering app allows you to create a trailering checklist, customized trailer profiles, a pre-departure checklist and allows you to check external trailer lights.

Friday, January 17, 2020

All-New Chevy Silverado HD - Test Drive: Chevy Commercial | Chevrolet

Get ready for the best test drive ever with the All-New Chevy Silverado HD. Every Chevy HD dually with the Duramax diesel can tow over 30,000 lbs., so a traditional test drive just wouldn't do. The All-New Chevy Silverado HD featured offers 6.6L Duramax diesel that can tow up to 35,500 lbs. and is ready to work. *Requires 3500 HD regular cab long 2WD DRW with available 6.6L turbo-diesel V8 and gooseneck hitch. Carefully review the owner's manual. The weight of passengers cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Work Truck Wednesday: Heavy Deliveries Handled With Ease!

Whether it is large packages like refrigerators, washing machines, and other dry goods, or palleted cargo, there is nothing so easy to get these heavy objects from point A to point B than a stakebed with an HD liftgate. Up onto the bed and back down on the ground, this 1,600 lb. liftgate gets it there safely and with very little effort. 

Not only that, this 12' stakebed is mounted on an LCF cab chassis which makes maneuvering in the city a breeze. With only a 109" wheelbase (only 2" more than a Corvette!), this chassis handles a 12' truck bed and a liftgate like a pro. This unit also has a GM gas V8 engine for easy fuel sourcing and great acceleration too. In fact, the turning radius of this truck with a 12' bed will turn a circle inside the turning circle of the average pickup truck with an 8' bed.

What's more? This particular truck is a silly bargain! Get it while it lasts and save a bunch of money in the process!

See more about this unit here.

See all our ready-to-go-to-work-today truck inventory at ParadiseFleet.com

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Chevy Colorado Bison ZR2

Off-Road Truck of the Year
Popular Mechanics put off-road trucks to the test
and the Colorado ZR2 Bison came out on top.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Advantages of a 4-Wheel Drive

When driving over mud, sand or gravel in an equipped 4x4 vehicle, power can automatically transfer to both front and rear axles to improve the handling during more demanding conditions.

Friday, January 10, 2020

GM Sells More Than 1 Million Crossovers Again in 2019, and Over 1 Million Full-Size Trucks

Crossover sales increase 12.7 percent for the year


DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced today that it delivered 2,887,046 vehicles in 2019 in the United States. The total included more than 1 million crossovers for the second year in a row, an increase of 12.7 percent compared to 2018, and more than 1 million full-size pickup trucks and SUVs.

“We’ve focused our resources on what our customers want – crossovers and trucks – and that has paid off,” said Kurt McNeil, vice president, U.S. Sales Operations. “In addition to our industry-leading crossover sales, our full-size truck franchise is unmatched. We’re pleased with our full-size pickup launch and we look forward to launching our segment-leading, all-new full-size SUVs in 2020.”

Fourth-quarter North American wholesales declined an estimated 25 percent year over year, due to the 40 day United Auto Workers work stoppage. This includes the company’s newly launched heavy-duty full-size pickups, which were off approximately 17 percent.

“Our fourth-quarter stocks were leaner than we wanted, but as we get ready to launch our all-new full-size SUVs, we look forward to another solid year in 2020,” McNeil added.

Fourth-quarter customer deliveries totaled 735,909 units, down 6.3 percent year over year.

GM sold more than 1 million crossovers in the U.S. for the second year in a row

GM had its best year ever for crossovers, achieving yearly records in the compact, small and small luxury segments. Crossover deliveries totaled 1,165,769 for the year, up 12.7 percent versus 2018. The following nameplates saw the largest sales increases year over year:

  • Chevrolet Trax up 29.9 percent
  • GMC Acadia up 12.2 percent
  • Buick Envision up 10.2 percent
  • Buick Encore up 10.0 percent

The Chevrolet Traverse and GM’s best-selling crossover, the Chevrolet Equinox, both continued to grow, achieving their best-ever sales in 2019. The all-new Chevrolet Blazer mid-size SUV debuted in 2019 and gained retail market share nearly every month. Continuing this momentum, the Chevrolet Trailblazer small SUV will arrive in showrooms this Spring.

Cadillac crossovers saw strong gains in 2019, up 22.4 percent year over year, given a full year of sales of the all-new XT4, continued popularity of the XT5, and the debut of the XT6.

The Buick Encore GX will go on sale early this year.

Chevrolet and GMC full-size pickups drove the business in 2019

Combined sales of the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra were strong, totaling 802,962 pickups in 2019, while combined retail market share grew almost one full percentage point, according to J.D. Power.

  • Three out of every four full-size pickups GM sold were crew cabs.
  • Light-duty crew cab sales were up 15.1 percent compared to last year.
  • Heavy-duty crew cabs were up 2.6 percent year over year. In 2020, GM will increase capacity at Flint Assembly, where its HDs are built, by 40,000 vehicles annually.
  • GM has sold more full- and mid-size pickups combined in the U.S. than any other competitor every year for the past six years.
  • Nearly every year since 1975, GM has had the best-selling full-size truck franchise in the U.S. including full-size pickups and SUVs.

Fleet sales remain strong

  • GM’s fleet mix was 19.7 percent in the fourth quarter and 21.8 percent for the year.
  • Commercial and government deliveries made up more than half the company’s fleet sales, as planned, for the third year in a row.
  • Overall fleet sales for the year were up, driven by commercial and government sales, in spite of the 40-day UAW work stoppage.

GM operating highlights

  • GM estimates that the light vehicle SAAR in the fourth quarter was 17.1 million units.
  • Average transaction prices were a record $37,558 in the fourth quarter and a record $36,844 for the year, above industry averages, according to J.D. Power PIN.
  • GM’s incentives as a percent of ATP were 14.1 percent for the fourth quarter and 13.4 percent for the year, according to J.D. Power PIN. The year-end 2019 inventory was 616,023 units, down 18.4 percent from last year.

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