Chevy Reveals New Colorado ZR2 Bison

2018 Colorado ZR2

The Colorado ZR2 has gained a reputation for being an exceptional off-road truck, boasting impressive performance capabilities as well as various technologies designed specifically to optimize off-road ventures. If you didn’t think the ZR2 could get any better, think again.

Chevrolet announced that it will be adding an all-new performance model to the ZR2’s lineup: the ZR2 Bison. Chevy collaborated with American Expedition Vehicles – a premium off-road aftermarket manufacturer – to produce the ZR2 Bison.

The Colorado ZR2 Bison introduces an array of features that make the vehicle even more capable and ready for off-road adventuring. To enhance underbody protection from rough terrain, the Bison features five skid plates that cover major components like the fuel tank and class-exclusive front and rear locking differentials. AEV constructed these skid plates with Boron steel, and they also designed the Bison’s front and rear bumpers using Boron steel, helping protect the vehicle’s body from obstacles and whatever lies in its path.

The founder and president of AEV, Dave Harrilton, said, “As this is the first Chevrolet vehicle we’ve given the AEV treatment to, we wanted to do something special with the industry’s first use of hot-stamped Boron steel. We also expect that Colorado drivers will love the added ruggedness of our front and rear bumpers on ZR2 Bison.”

The new ZR2 Bison will also feature a bold grille with the “Chevrolet” name, a set of 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratec off-road tires, and all-new aluminum wheels designed for the Bison. We at Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet love the look of the new ZR2 Bison and think you should definitely consider it if you love off-roading.

5 Things to Do in Fort Worth This Fall

Fall Activities in Fort Worth

As summer draws to a close and fall begins, the Texas heat recedes (ever so slightly) and folks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area leave the shelter of their air-conditioned homes to once again explore all that their state has to offer. Here are five things to do in Fort Worth this fall.

 

Hang out in the Fort Worth Stockyards

Take a trip back in time to the Old West at the Fort Worth stockyards district and visit the stables, rodeo, and opry for some old-fashioned entertainment. While you’re there, grab some barbecue at Riscky’s.

 

Relax at Grapevine Lake

Just a handful of miles northeast of Fort Worth is Grapevine Lake, an 8,000-acre reservoir perfect for a weekend of fishing, boating, hiking, hunting, and camping out. Bring the family along, or get some peace and quiet.

 

Explore the Fort Worth Zoo

Listed as one of the top zoos in the nation by USA Today, the Fort Worth Zoo is home to over 7,000 native and exotic animals. It houses several engaging exhibits like Raptor Canyon, Meerkat Mounds, and Flamingo Bay.

 

Walk the Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Open daily, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden protects over 2,500 species of plants in its 21 specialty gardens, including the Japanese Garden, Rock Springs, and the 10,000-acre tropical Conservatory.

 

Thrill-seek at Six Flags

Six Flags Over Texas is the perfect destination for a day of family fun. The park features the tallest and fastest roller coasters in Texas, plus other attractions and smaller rides for young ones.

 

If you’re in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and need a new vehicle, check out our adorably priced selection at Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet. We have the perfect car, truck, or SUV for your Texas travels.

Chevrolet Announces Changes on the 2019 Silverado

We all like getting more for less, and that’s what you’ll find if you choose the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado LT. Chevrolet has announced the changes on the 2019 Silverado, and it will be more fuel-efficient, larger, and more capable. Not only that, the truck will have an MSRP that is around $700 less than the outgoing model.

Compared to the truck it is replacing, the 2019 Silverado LT crew cab’s 2.7-liter Turbo engine will produce 22% more torque. It will also come with standard stop-start technology, have active aero shutters, and be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

“For more than 100 years, Chevrolet has developed a reputation for building trucks that offer incredible performance, capability and value,” stated Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet. “The next-gen Silverado continues that tradition — offering more interior and cargo room, higher towing and payload capabilities and a lower starting at MSRP on our highest volume model.”

In addition to the affordably-priced LT model, there are a number of other exciting upgrades to the 2019 Silverado. These include available features like Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Front and Rear Park Assist, dual exhaust ports for V8 engine models, and a Rear Camera Mirror.

You’ll find the 2019 Silverado here at Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet, where we have plenty of new Silverado models in stock.

Engines For The 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500

We’re not far off from the day when the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado models arrive here at Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet—and when they do, they’ll be available with plenty of powertrain options. In fact, Chevrolet is releasing six engines for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

  • Chevy estimates that more than half of new 2019 Silverado models will get their power from a V8: either the 5.3-liter V8 or the 6.2-liter V8. Each will be equipped with Dynamic Fuel Management—an industry first. This feature will offer 17 different formats of cylinder deactivation for efficient driving and hauling.
  • New to the Silverado lineup is the 2.7-liter Turbo engine, which will generate 22% more torque than the outgoing engine that it replaces.
  • Chevy will offer Active Fuel Management versions of the 4.3-liter V6 and 5.3-liter V8.
  • Diesel finally makes its way to the Silverado lineup in the form of the Duramax 3.0-liter inline-six turbo diesel, available early next year.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will be available in eight distinct trims. The Work Truck, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss (new for 2019) are categorized as high-value models; LT, RST (new for 2019), and LT Trail Boss (new for 2019) are high-volume; and LTZ and High Country are high-feature Silverado models. Soon, you’ll find all versions of the 2019 Silverado 1500 at Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet.

Redesigned Chevy Silverados Coming Soon

Redesigned Chevy SilveradoThe times, they are a-changin’ for the Chevrolet Silverado. Chevy has been busy with its new Silverados lately, having introduced the new 2019 Silverado 1500 this past January and the 2019 Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD in March. There’s one more new Silverado on the horizon: the 2020 Silverado HD. The new Silverado HD caters to the needs of those who work with heavy-duty workloads. That’s yet another redesigned Chevy Silverado to be launched within two years.

There are many notable changes in these new pickup trucks. For the Silverado 1500, one big aspect is its lighter weight. Paired with a versatile engine lineup, this 2019 Silverado 1500 delivers an impressive performance while maintaining notable fuel efficiency. The Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD trucks are actually the first medium-duty Silverado pickups. The automaker has designed them to be drivable, convenient, easy-to-use commercial trucks.

Chevrolet continues to increase its standards for performance, durability, strength, and passenger comfort. While details of the 2020 Silverado HD won’t be available until early 2019, we’re sure that it’s going to be a bold new generation. As with the other Silverados, a slew of configurations and trims should allow passengers to find just the right fit for their needs.

You can find the current Chevrolet Silverado trucks available here at Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet.

Five Things to Do in Fort Worth This Spring

Spring is a great time of year here in Texas. The temperatures are ideal, and everywhere you go, the state is bursting with colors. Along with the beautiful scenery, there is an endless supply of fun in your neighborhood. Here are five fantastic things to do in Fort Worth this spring.

Things to Do in Fort Worth
Six Flags Over Texas

Safari Nights

From April 28th through July 14th, visit the Dallas Zoo on Saturdays. Your admission includes Safari Nights, allowing you to have up-close experiences with some of the animals, listen to live music, and enjoy plenty of child-friendly activities.

Six Flags Over Texas

This is a popular attraction any time of the year, but the theme park is getting a new ride this season called HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity, which opens late this spring.

Epic Waters

Enjoy all that a water park has to offer without worrying about the weather. Float on the lazy river, splash through the wave pool, and take a thrilling ride down a few water slides.

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

There is nothing that can match the experience of travelling on a train. While it is mostly used as a novelty today, it is an experience you won’t forget. Check the schedule to find the perfect train ride for your family.

Lone Star Park

From April 19th through July 22nd, you can cheer on your favorite horses at Lone Star Park. Friday nights, the park features performances from local bands, as well.

There are many places to go to have fun in the Fort Worth area, including Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet, where buying a new vehicle is always a thrilling experience.

Chevrolet Creates the Ideal 48-State Road Trip

48-state road trip

Have you ever dreamt of taking a road trip that hits all 48 contiguous states? To help you make this dream a reality, Chevrolet has done the planning for you. The automaker recently partnered with Randy Olson, a data scientist, to make an efficient 48-state road trip that makes stops at some of the most iconic vacation spots in the United States.

If you’re adventurous enough to take the entire trip, you’d better have some time to spare. The Chevrolet road trip will take about 214.56 hours, stops not included. That will put 13,389 miles on your Chevy vehicle. If you’re not ready to invest in all 48 states in one trip, fear not. The trip is such that families can choose select portions, so a road trip can be as long or short as one likes. No matter which part of it you drive, you’re sure to see unforgettable sights like national parks and monuments.

The Chevrolet 48-state road trip is the perfect reason to get a new family vehicle from Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet. Chevrolet designed its entire lineup to be safe and reliable. The more spacious crossovers and SUVs are perfect for long trips, equipped with advanced driver-assist features and connected technology to keep passengers entertained along the way. See which model is best for your family when you visit Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet!

5 St. Patrick’s Day Events in Fort Worth, TX

St. Patrick’s Day events

 

There are many different St. Patrick’s Day events out there for all ages. Plan to attend any one of these fun festivities in the Fort Worth area.

Run for my Gold Virtual 5K

Ever wanted to run a marathon on St. Patrick’s Day? Now you can. Fort Worth invites you to put on your best green outfit and run or walk your way to the finish line. The best part is that it’s a virtual run, so you can do it by yourself—or even just at home.

Shannon Brewing Company’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Every year, Shannon Brewing Company saves many of their seasonal beers just for this special event. Featuring live music, delicious barbecue, and trivia, this St. Patrick’s Day festival is sure to be fun.

McKinney St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Just because this event takes place at Tupps Brewery in the historic cotton mill doesn’t mean it’s not family-friendly. All ages are welcome to enjoy the 50 local artisans and vendors, live music, kids’ play zone, and even a dunk tank.

Day Ja Vu St. Patrick’s Day Edition at Stars & Spirits

Head to this bar and hookah lounge for a more relaxed St. Patrick’s Day party with an upscale vibe.

St. Patrick’s Day Painting Workshop

Get creative with mixed media this St. Patrick’s Day, with this painting workshop rounding off our list of St. Patrick’s Day events.

For even more ideas for local events to celebrate this holiday, call us at Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet. We’ll be happy to share our suggestions!

The New 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS Is Seriously Awesome

Last month, Chevy introduced us to the new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS, available for purchase now at Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet. The differentiator for the new Traverse RS is its combination of turbocharged engine and aggressive styling.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS
2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS

A 2.0-liter direct-injected Ecotec turbo engine motivates the new Traverse RS, creating 257 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission, which allows for smooth shifting and high efficiency: up to 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.*

As for the styling, the new 2018 Traverse RS is completely blacked out: It sports black window trim, black bowtie emblems, black roof rails, and a black grille. The Traverse RS SUV sits on 20-inch aluminum wheels with Dark Android finish.

Other standard content on the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS includes remote start, a power liftgate, tri-zone automatic climate control, Jet Black leather-appointed seating, a multicolor driver information center display, HID headlamps and LED daytime running lamps, and a Bose® premium 10-speaker audio system. Safety features include Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, Surround Vision, Rear Seat Reminder, Teen Driver, and the Rear Camera Mirror.

Stop by Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet to witness the fashionable 2018 Traverse RS for yourself, and to take it for a test drive.

*EPA-estimated 18 MPG city for FWD and 17 MPG city for AWD for 3.6L V6 engine. Official EPA estimates not yet available for 2.0L turbo engine.

Start the New Year Right with Resolutions for Car Owners

Resolutions for Car Owners

While it’s a popular practice to forge new goals to pursue in the new year, it’s uncommon to set ambitions for your auto and your driving habits. However, we think that every auto owner could benefit from these types of changes, to increase their driving pleasure and prolong the life of their vehicle. Here are some auto-related New Year’s resolutions to get you started.

  1. Plan ahead: Regularly maintaining your car is the best thing you can do to help prevent serious problems with the engine and parts. Make a habit of keeping up with oil changes, checking your tire pressure, and reading your owner’s manual, to help your vehicle stay in peak condition.
  2. Stop idling around: Leaving your car’s engine on, while it is idling, can harm your car. It burns through gas unnecessarily and increases overall carbon dioxide emissions. In addition, you should avoid warming your car for long periods of time.
  3. Be fuel-efficient: Save money at the pump by adopting fuel-efficient driving habits like using cruise control and adhering to the speed limit.

Incorporate some of these healthy maintenance and driving habits to enjoy the safest year yet. Happy New Year from all of us here at Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet!