Friday, January 31, 2020

All-New 2019 Chevy Silverado How-To: Task Lighting | Chevrolet

The All-New Silverado is the right tool for any job — even at night. Available and enhanced Task Lighting illuminates the job site or campsite, making your life easier. Task Lighting is available in three different areas including Perimeter, LED Cargo Area and Hitch. *Perimeter - Available on LT, RST and LT Trail Boss. Standard on LTZ and High Country trim levels. *LED Cargo Area - Available on WT, Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT. Standard on RST, LT Trail Boss LTZ and High Country trim levels. *Hitch - Available on every Silverado High Country and any trim level that includes power release or power up and down tailgate.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Work Truck Wednesday's Super Bargain!

Rich McGrath with Paradise Chevrolet shows off the versatile Morgan ProScape Landscaper body mounted on a crew cab 4500 Low Cab Forward chassis. M18529 is our stock number on this unit and you can see more about it here.

Think of how many different ways you can use this body: As a landscaper, as a dry freight van body and much more. From the fold-down rear entrance to the side door access to the spacious interior, not to mention the huge crew quarters to get everyone to the job site in comfort.

This unit is ready to move and go to work. It is priced as a super bargain. Take advantage while it lasts! Give us a call at 951-252-2980 for more information.

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Monday, January 27, 2020

All-New 2019 Chevy Silverado How-To: Tailgate Function | Chevrolet

Getting to your gear has never been more convenient. The All-New Silverado offers available enhanced tailgates with four different options to choose from including Manual, EZ lift, EZ Lift with Power Lock and Release and Power-Up/-Down. *Power-Up/-Down Tailgate standard on High Country trim levels and available on LTZ trim levels.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

All-New 2019 Chevy Silverado How-To: Durabed Capacity | Chevrolet

The All-New Silverado offers a larger, stronger and more functional truck bed than ever before. The Durabed helps you get the job done, with functional features like an available 120V bed-mounted power outlet and up to 21-available tie-downs. No matter how you use it, the Silverado Durabed provides more space to get the job done.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Work Truck Friday - Carry Lots Of Stuff and Carry The Load!

As so-called Plumber Bodies go, this unit is a dream. It has so much space inside under cover and outside in sealed compartments to carry tools, parts, equipment, products, you-name-it. We think it is much more than a Plumber Body and works for all manner of service providers, especially those that need to work in the field all day and have what they need to get their jobs done.

This body is approximately 13' long and is mounted on the Chevrolet 4500 Cutaway Chassis to handle the weight and yet is low to the ground and easy to get in and out of in addition to having excellent maneuverability.

See more about this truck here.

See all our plumber bodies here.

Best option: Give us a call at 951-252-2980 and talk to one of our fleet & commercial specialists!

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.

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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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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Work Truck Wednesday - Not Your Average White Truck

Our commercial truck inventory is often seen as a sea of white, and this red beauty stands out! That's a good thing! Imagine your companies name and logo, phone number and website on the sides and back of this awesome plumber body. This unit is outfitted and ready to go to work today! It even has a light-duty crane inside to help get those heavy things in and out and keep your team's backs healthy and strong. 

This is a 3500 single rear wheel Express Cutaway with a Knapheide medium height plumber body. Get it while it is here and available by calling our fleet/commercial truck team at 951-252-2980.

See more about this unit here.

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Monday, January 6, 2020

GM Investing $1.5 Billion in Next-Generation Midsize Trucks to be Built at Wentzville Plant

  • Wentzville receiving $1 billion for upgrades
  • Investment retains 4,000 good-paying U.S. manufacturing jobs
  • Investment part of a strategy to invest in growth areas and strengthen U.S. manufacturing base
WENTZVILLE, Mo. — General Motors announced today plans to invest $1.5 billion to bring its next generation of midsize pickup trucks to market. GM’s Wentzville truck plant will receive $1 billion of this investment to upgrade the facility in preparation for the new products. This investment is expected to retain about 4,000 good-paying U.S. manufacturing jobs at the Wentzville site.  Specific information related to GM’s next generation of mid-size trucks is not being released at this time.
The Wentzville plant’s paint shop, body shop and general assembly areas will receive upgrades, including new machines, conveyors, controls and tooling.
“Through this investment, General Motors is making a firm commitment to the State of Missouri, the City of Wentzville and the GM Wentzville team,” said Mark Reuss, GM president. “This is part of our comprehensive strategy to invest in growth areas and strengthen our U.S. manufacturing base. GM sells more pickups than any other automaker and we have aggressive plans to build on our strengths.”
Since reintroducing the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon in 2013, GM has sold more than 700,000 midsize pickups in the U.S. The Colorado and Canyon have helped cement GM as the U.S. industry’s most successful pickup truck company for four consecutive years. From 2013 through Q3 2019, GM has sold 600,000 more pickups than any other competitor in the U.S.
GM has invested heavily in midsize trucks in recent years by bringing more product features to market, including new diesel and gas engines, new transmissions and special edition models, like the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and Bison, as well as the GMC Canyon AT4 available next year.
GM’s Wentzville assembly plant opened in 1983. The plant operates on three shifts of production and currently employs about 4,000 hourly and 330 salaried employees. Wentzville builds the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups and Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans. Hourly employees are represented by UAW Local 2250.
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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Supreme Spartan Service Utility Van

At Paradise Chevrolet, we stock a wide selection of what is commonly called Plumber Bodies. These are most often mounted on the Chevrolet Express Cutaway Van Chassis which offers many advantages when compared with conventional cab chassis models. One, it is lower to the ground making it so much easier to get in and out of the body. This also allows a stand-up height with an overall lower profile. Two, this unit is shorter overall than it would be mounted on a conventional cab chassis. This allows for a smaller footprint, but the best part is the much shorter turning radius that this unit offers to create superior maneuverability. These units are offered in a single rear wheel chassis as well as dual rear wheel models. They come in 10-foot to 14-foot lengths and are offered in varying heights from cab-high to full stand-up height.

The unit shown here is different than most of our plumber bodies in that it is made out of FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plywood) rather than steel or aluminum. It is also a single rear wheel model and is about 10' in length. It has a gas V-8 engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The best way to see the different plumber style bodies is to come in and experience them for yourself. Give us a call at 951-252-2980 and one of our commercial/fleet specialists will give you a tour to help you find the best truck for your needs.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Rtech Retro Truck Restomods - Jay Leno’s Garage

A new video every Sunday! Visit Jay Leno's Garage, the Emmy-winning series where Jay Leno gives car reviews, motorcycle reviews, compares cars and shares his passion and expertise on anything that rolls, explodes, and makes noise. Classic cars, resto-mods, supercars like the McLaren P1, sports cars like Porsche 918 Spyder and Camaro Z28, cafe racers, vintage cars, and much, much more.