Chevy Cares Program Aims to Help Drivers During the Pandemic

Chevy Cares and We're Ready to Help

The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed our day-to-day lives here in Bronx, New York, and around the world. In response to the ongoing global crisis, Chevrolet has made some changes to its Chevy Cares program, showing that the automaker is here to help during this difficult time.

The updated Chevy Cares program makes it clear that the automaker and Chevrolet dealers, like LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick, are prepared to address your concerns and service your vehicle as needed. LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick also makes it easy to shop online if you’re looking for a new or pre-owned vehicle.

Chevrolet is also offering numerous services to help you look after your vehicle at this time. If you currently own a Chevrolet vehicle, you can receive assistance during an emergency situation with OnStar® Crisis Assist. If you’re searching for a new vehicle, you may also qualify for a fantastic financing deal.

Most importantly, General Motors is giving back during this pandemic by partnering with the American Red Cross for its important blood donation program. General Motors is also producing a large number of ventilators and surgical masks to give to essential workers. We at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick in Bronx, New York, hope you stay safe during this pandemic. Give us a call if you are in need of service or have any questions about the vehicles in our online inventory.

Chevrolet Equinox is One of U.S. News’ Safest SUVs for 2020

2020 Chevrolet Equinox | Bronx, NY

U.S. News & World Report has named the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox to its list of the 14 Safest SUVs for 2020. The Equinox received a rating of 9.8 out of 10 in safety and achieved an overall score of 7.9 out of 10.

U.S. News cited the Equinox’s exceptional safety ratings, including a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the highest rating possible. The Equinox also earned Good ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in all its crash tests, earning a Top Safety Pick rating.

Chevy has added new safety features and made some standard for the 2020 model year, which also contributed to U.S. News’ decision. The standard rearview camera, forward collision warning technology, automatic emergency braking, and several others make the Equinox one of the safest SUVs in its class.

Safety features aren’t the only thing that make the new Chevy Equinox such a desirable family SUV. With 63.9 cubic feet of cargo space, a 3,500-pound towing capacity, and abundant infotainment technologies help families stay comfortable and connected no matter how long the drive. Plus, its super sleek and stylish exterior and available special edition packages make it a car you’ll be proud to drive.

Start shopping for your new Chevy Equinox online now. Once you find one you like, Shop. Click. Drive. Order your new Chevy completely from the comfort of your own home!

2020 Chevy Malibu Acceleration Specs Are Mind-Blowing

2020 Chevrolet Malibu | Bronx, NY

Chevy has announced the 2020 Chevy Malibu acceleration specs — and they are out of this world. The family-friendly mid-size sedan, when powered by the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder LTG engine, can rocket from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds flat. Paired with a nine-speed automatic gearbox, this engine is also powerful, throwing down 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

The standard engine powering the 2020 Malibu is not so bad either. It’s a 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder LFV engine, which Chevy has matched with a continuously variable transmission. This combo makes 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This engine is also pretty fast, boasting a 0-to-60 launch time of just 9.3 seconds, according to Jonathan Lopez of GM Authority.

But let’s not forget the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid model. While Chevy has not officially announced any specs regarding acceleration for the Malibu Hybrid, Lopez believes that the hybrid model should accelerate ever faster than the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.

Also notable for the 2020 Malibu model is the new Buck to Drive feature of the Teen Driver technology, which reminds teen drivers (or drivers of all ages) to buckle up before driving. This system is also included on the 2020 Traverse and Colorado.

For more exciting news from Chevy, or to test-drive one of the brand’s shiny 2020 models, stop by LaSorsa Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Provides a Preview of the 2019 Blazer

Preview of the 2019 Blazer

The Chevrolet Blazer was one of Chevrolet’s most popular models when it was first introduced, helping to usher in America’s love of SUVs. Now, it is making a comeback for the 2019 model year. The following is a preview of the 2019 Blazer so you know what you can expect.

Design

For starters, the Blazer has a completely new, sophisticated look in place of the old boxy design. The Blazer will sit in the lineup between the Equinox and the Traverse.

“The Blazer has attitude,” said John Cafaro, executive director of Global Chevrolet Design. “It looks commanding on the road, while fulfilling the promise of versatility at the heart of every Chevy crossover and SUV.”

Trim Levels

Just like other Chevy SUVs, the Blazer will be available in multiple trim levels. However, each trim will come with unique styling elements to set them apart from each other. For example, the range-topping Premier trim will have chrome details, while the sporty RS model will come with blacked-out features.

Performance

Standard under the hood of the Blazer will be a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which supplies 193 horsepower. For more power, there will be an available 3.6-liter V6 with 305 horsepower. With this engine, the Blazer will be able to tow up to 4,500 pounds.

Learn more about the upcoming Chevy Blazer when you plan a trip to LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick.

Chevy Colorado ZR2 Honored with Must Test Drive Award

White and Black Chevy Colorado ZR2 pickup outdoors

If you’re looking to hit the tough terrain and set out on those off-road adventures you’ve been dreaming of, you should take a look at the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. Equipped with numerous off-roading capabilities and a comfortable interior cabin, this mid-size pickup is earning a reputation for packing a lot of desirable features and technology into its sleek and rugged exterior. In fact, it was named Cars.com’s Best Pickup Truck of 2018 in January and was just named a 2018 Autotrader Must Test Drive Award winner this March.

The 2018 Autotrader Must Test Drive Awards considered a variety of vehicles and named twelve winners. The Colorado ZR2 was the only pickup truck chosen, after Autotrader’s auto experts reviewed its “interior comfort and materials, available technology features and ride quality.” Autotrader gave high praise to the ZR2, stating that the “ZR2 is a true off-road machine, rugged, and ready for almost anything you can throw at it.”

The ZR2 not only performs well on rough, off-road terrains, but also is a great vehicle on paved roads, giving you exceptional handling, control, and ride quality. The pickup seamlessly combines its mid-size build with state-of-the-art off-road capabilities, giving drivers both agility and intelligent control technology. It offers higher suspension than the standard Colorado, wider tracks, functional rocker protection, and more.

You can learn more about this award-winning Chevy vehicle here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick.

Redesigned Chevrolet Traverse Gets Big Updates

For the 2018 model year, Chevrolet’s largest SUV, the Traverse is getting some work done. The redesigned Chevrolet Traverse will be bigger and better than ever. In fact, it will be two inches longer than the outgoing model.

With a larger exterior, the Traverse gains passenger space, too. Chevy said second and third-row passengers will enjoy more headroom and legroom than before. And, even with more passenger space, the Traverse will still boast an impressive 23 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row and up to 99 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded.

Another strong feature in the new Traverse will be its technology. Buyers will be able to choose from a wide range of available features, including a 4.2-inch color Driver Information Center, OnStar with 4G LTE Wi-Fi, up to seven USB ports, Chevrolet MyLink with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a wireless charging station for smartphones.

Buyers will have the choice of multiple engines, including a strong V6 and turbocharged four-cylinder. There will also be a new trim available, a sporty RS model with a differently-tuned suspension and unique trim.

The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will make its arrival here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick by the end of the year.

redesigned Chevrolet Traverse

Chevy Tahoe and Suburban Get New Rally Sport Truck Package

Rally Sport Truck Package in Bronx, NY
Current 2017 Suburban Model

Rally Sport Truck Package

If you’ve ever wanted your SUV to pack a serious punch, now’s your chance. For 2018, Chevrolet is handed two of their most popular nameplates – the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevy Suburban – the option of a Rally Sport Truck package. These will be called the Tahoe RST and the Suburban RST respectively and will come not only with a variety of different cosmetic changes, but several performance options that will add more driving pleasure for those behind the wheel.

 The Tweaks

These special edition variants of the 2018 models will feature tweaks such as body color accents including the grille and door handles, contrasting black trim on the exterior, and exclusive 22-inch Bridgestone wheels. Options like a performance exhaust system and Brembo brakes are available to the buyer, while those interested in the new Chevy Tahoe can go for a new 420-HP V8 engine. Performance upgrades that come with the package will include a new Magnetic Ride Control suspension.

 Customer Driven

Chevrolet says the Rally Sport Truck package was something asked for by their customers, who wanted an SUV that could tow and haul as well as accommodate their families without sacrificing everything that makes driving fun. The RST editions of both the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2018 Suburban will be available as of this fall.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Sneak Peek

Large vehicles are selling like hotcakes, so to speak, and General Motors is aiming to capitalize on the current trend. Chevrolet crossovers and SUVs already dominate the competition with relative ease, but there’s always room for improvement. That’s why the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will get a little bigger and boast plenty of technology.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse
The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.

The upcoming Chevrolet Traverse will grow 2 inches in the wheelbase, effectively offering more headroom and legroom for rear passengers. While the cargo area shrinks to 23 cubic feet, that’s still more than enough to top competitors like the Ford Explorer, which offers just 21 cubic feet of space.

As for styling, the 2018 Traverse boasts a more modern look with a truck-line profile. A hexagonal grille and narrow headlights fill out most of the front end while the rear end is similar to the GMC Acadia.

According to Chevrolet, the Traverse drops just over 350 pounds compared to the previous model. That makes the three-row crossover more comparable to competitors like the Honda Pilot.

Performance still comes standard with a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine under the hood. Total power output comes to an impressive 305 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. A smaller 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is available in the new RS trim. Both engines come mated to a new nine-speed automatic transmission and start/stop technology.

We here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick can’t wait for the arrival of the all-new Chevrolet Traverse!

Chevrolet’s Lego Batmobile

Chevrolet's Lego Batmobile

The 2017 Detroit Auto Show has come and gone but it’s still the talk of many automotive enthusiast circles. One automaker in particular stole the show when it comes to kids and adults alike.

Chevrolet’s Lego Batmobile, designed by Lego master builders in Connecticut, took more than 344,000 bricks and 1,800 hours to put together. The model is available in a dozen different shades of black, according to Chevrolet.

Chevrolet’s Lego Batmobile is the real deal with a starting price sitting comfortably at $48 million. The model also boasts a maximum towing capacity of 120,000 pounds when properly equipped. It also churns out 20,000 hp, according to the automaker’s official page. The car weighs in at less than 1,700 pounds for maximum agility and handling while chasing down Joker in the upcoming The LEGO Batman Movie.

The Lego model also boasts several of Chevrolet’s top technologies, including smartphone integration software like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also boasts a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot with connectivity for up to seven devices. This gives Robin plenty of distractions until it’s time to spring into action.

We here at LaSorsa Chevrolet are pumped to see the all-new Chevrolet Lego Batmobile in theaters on February 10th!