Chevy has just given us our first look at the all-new Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD, and it admittedly makes us a bit intimidated. The truck looks fierce and formidable, ready to take on the toughest of jobs with ease. The truck will be revealed in full at this year’s The Work Truck Show® in Indianapolis, which is North America’s largest work truck event. Luckily, the show is just around the corner: it will take place March 6-9.
At Red Wing Chevrolet, we’re eagerly anticipating the release of the Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD. Although full technical specifications have yet to be released for the new trucks, we have a general idea of what will be offered.
They will be available in regular and crew cab with a range of wheelbases. The Silverado’s brilliant pairing of Duramax diesel engines and Allison transmissions will continue, offering the ideal balance of power, performance, and efficiency. The Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD will also come equipped with various state-of-the-art driver connectivity and driver-assist safety technologies, offering smart entertainment, connectivity, and safety to drivers and passengers alike. As the U.S. vice president of General Motors, Ed Peper, stated, “The Silverado 4500HD/5500HD trucks are the flagship of our full-line commercial truck portfolio and we’ve designed them to be among the best in the industry in maneuverability, serviceability, visibility, quietness and comfort, diesel fuel economy and more.”
We’re sure the new trucks will not disappoint, and if you want to learn more about them, stop into Red Wing Chevrolet.
Buick is on the cutting-edge of luxury and technology, but it also leads the charge in the industry toward innovative design. To keep ahead of the competition, Buick plans to add three new colors for the 2018 Cascada this year, influenced by customer preferences in other industries, such as fashion and interior design.
What are these three new color options for the Buick Cascada? Carrageen Metallic, Dark Moon Blue Metallic, and Rioja Red Metallic, each more enticing than the last in the eyes of fashion designers and interior decorators.
In addition to the new colors for the 2018 Cascada, Buick will also be adding two new convertible tops for 2018 (Sweet Mocha and Malbec) and two additional exterior colors for the Sport Touring Dark Effects Package.
“Color is back,” explained Catherine Black, lead designer of Buick’s Color and Trim Studio. “While 80 percent of the exterior colors purchased globally are neutrals — black, silver, or grey — many customers are starting to move away from these neutral tones and have an appetite for entirely different colors like dark navy and maroon.”
Existing color options for the Buick Cascada include Sport Red, Flip Chip Silver Metallic, Summit White, Ebony Twilight Metallic, and Smoked Pearl Metallic.
You can test drive the 2018 Buick Cascada here at Red Wing Chevrolet.
In honor of a century of Chevrolet pickup trucks, Red Wing Chevy and the Chevrolet brand have decided to reflect on a little bit of Chevy trucks torque history.
Chevy’s very first truck—the 1918 One-Ton model—was powered by a 2.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produced just 45 lb-ft of torque. The closest engine in similarity that Chevy offers today is the 2.5-liter four-cylinder that powers the Colorado, except the Colorado’s engine creates 191 lb-ft of torque. On the other end of the spectrum, Chevy also currently offers the Silverado 3500HD with the Duramax 6.6-liter turbo-diesel V8, which is good for 910 lb-ft.
So how did Chevy grow from 45 lb-ft to 910? Here are a few of the brand’s torque highlights:
1929: Chevrolet introduced the first “stovebolt” six engine, good for 120 lb-ft of torque.
1955: Another first for Chevy occurred in the 50s, when Chevy unveiled its first small block V8 engine, which nearly doubled the torque output of the stovebolt six engine, making a whopping 238 lb-ft of torque.
1987: It wasn’t until the 80s that Chevy crested the 300 lb-ft mark for torque.
2001: Chevy dubs 2001 as the beginning of the “modern diesel era,” when its Duramax engine offered up 520 lb-ft of torque. Since then, the output has just kept on growing.
Check out the torque offered in Chevy’s current pickups at Red Wing Chevrolet.
At Red Wing Chevrolet Buick, our Service Department has changed in the recent past and we couldn’t be happier how it’s turned out. This is in large part due to the expert work of our Service Manager, Shayne Swanson.
Shayne may only have a bit of time notched under his belt here at Red Wing, but he’s racked up thirty seven years of experience in the auto industry to more than make up for that. His qualifications show even more brightly when you ask him any topic surrounding our area, he’s what we’d like to call a local expert!
In terms of how we handle Service, customers will enter through our warm, inviting doors and see either Mike or Eric, our Service Writers. They consult with the customer and ensure that no surprises amount when repairs, check-ups or any level of service is done.
Shayne wanted to let you wonderful customers know that our Service Department is waiting. Any scrape, bump, replacement or oil change you may need can be done by us in an efficient and low-cost manner. Our team of Certified Technicians will make sure of that.
To put what makes us so special: “customer service, certified technicians, good workmanship and most importantly, communication, make us one of the best service departments in southern Minnesota.”
Now that winter is almost here, it’s time to perform some seasonal care on your vehicle. These car service tips from Red Wing Chevrolet will help you get your vehicle set for safe and efficient driving throughout the cold season.
Check and Charge Your Battery
Cold weather is tough on car batteries. An aged battery may work fine in the fall, only to fail you in the winter. Get your battery checked now to avoid a jump later. Be sure to keep jumper cables and reflective safety cones in your vehicle just in case you need them.
Your tires are also more sensitive in the winter time. Cold temperatures can cause major fluctuation in tire pressure. But for the safest and most efficient driving, you want your tires to be in good condition. Check your tire pressure regularly throughout the winter and watch for any damage or worn tread.
Windshield Wiper Fluid
With snow, ice, and road salt in the mix, you’ll be fighting a dirty windshield all season. Make sure that your windshield wiper fluid is topped off and that your wiper blades are in good condition so that you’ll have clear visibility this winter.
Get a Check Up
Want to be sure that your Chevrolet is set for winter? Bring it into Red Wing Chevrolet today and let us take a look at your vehicle for you.
We know that the winter in Minnesota is cold and dark, and sometimes all you want to do is stay home—even when you love your job like we do at Red Wing Chevrolet! But winter and Christmas in Minnesota is such a magical time, and with so much to do we can’t help but venture out into the snowy winter wonderland that is our state. Here are some of our favorite Christmas sights to see.
If you’ve never been on a snowmobile, now is the time to try it. The town of Bemidji, which is known for being the first town on the Mississippi River, has two huge wilderness trails perfect for snowmobiling.
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips in Ely
If you generally associate Christmastime with a cozy horse-drawn carriage ride, it may be time to break tradition. This year, opt for a thrilling dog sled ride in Northeast Minnesota instead. It’s an exciting experience that you won’t soon forget!
Bentleyville Tour of Lights in Duluth
No Christmas season is complete without laying eyes on some amazing light displays. A trip to Duluth will be well worth it to see the Bentleyville Tour of Lights, the largest display in the midwest. Bring the whole family to enjoy 3.5 million lights, taking breaks to sip hot chocolate around the fire pit. Trust us, Bentleyville Tour of Lights is one magical holiday experience you don’t want to miss.
If Thanksgiving soup makes you think about the delicious leftover turkey soup you make after all the fun is over, that’s great. This year, try something new and make soup part of the main feast with these five rich recipes.
Cauliflower Soup. A blend of potatoes and cauliflower create this creamy soup. Add sharp cheddar and pancetta to boost the flavor.
Butternut Squash Soup. Use coconut milk to add an extra layer of richness to this classic fall soup.
Lentil and Caramelized Onion Soup. This soup might remind you of French onion soup, especially once you add roasted croutons and cheese.
Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup. This bright orange soup is rich and hearty. For a Caribbean taste add chili spices.
Porcini Soup. Everyone will love this hearty, earthy soup packed with delicious mushrooms and other simple ingredients.
Which of these Thanksgiving soup recipes would you love to add to your family’s traditional feast? Here at Red Wing Chevrolet Buick, we hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving. If you have any leftover pies, you can definitely bring them by to share with us and then you can take a test drive in a great new Chevy or Buick.