Chevrolet Announces New Chevy Bolt Mileage

Out with the old, in with the new… that’s sometimes how it feels in the ever-evolving automobile industry. But one fad that certainly doesn’t seem to be going anywhere is electric cars. Recently, Chevrolet made an exciting announcement about its new 2017 Chevy Bolt EV range. The Chevy Bolt mileage has been estimated at 238 miles on a single charge. This significantly tops today’s standard electric cars, which average around a 100-mile range.

The 238-mile range was determined by using the Environment Protection Agency’s testing cycle for electric cars, which took the Chevy Bolt through different driving conditions, both highway and city, and along different terrains. The Chevy Bolt mileage estimate beats its competitor’s estimated mileage by 23 miles.

GM looks forward to releasing the new Chevy Bolt as there is no doubt it will make an unforgettable statement in the electric car industry. With over 200 miles to drive per charge, the Chevy Bolt should help alleviate the common “range anxiety.” This fear of running out of charge before arriving at one’s destination may be one of the biggest things holding consumers back from going electric. With this concern out of the way, the new 2017 Chevy Bolt may increase the demand for electric cars.


Steps to Buying a Pickup Truck

The pickup truck segment is one of the most varied and diverse segments on the market, with several different choices in different sizes to suit each driver’s individual needs. Of course, this has resulted in a market that can be confusing for newbies when they see all the different options available. What goes into buying a pickup truck, and how can you narrow down the steps to find your perfect choice?

Step 1: Decide on a budget.

This seems like common sense, but there are a lot of trucks on the market that are equipped with high-end comforts that you may not need—or, if you have more money to burn, you might be willing to go for those upscale luxuries. An affordable truck is not always a good investment, though, so keep an eye out for resale value information.

Step 2: What are you using the truck for?

If you’re the type of person who wants to take your pickup truck off-roading, you’re not going to want the same kind of truck as the guy who runs his own landscaping business and needs commercial-grade capability. This will help you decide between a light-duty, heavy-duty, or midsize truck, many of which are separated into models with different-size cabs and truck beds.

Step 3: Test-drive.

Dealerships offer test-drives for a reason. If you’re still having trouble deciding between several brands, models, and trim levels, schedule test-drives with a few different places to get a feel for your potential new truck in person. There’s nothing quite like bonding with a truck in the flesh.

Step 4: Make your choice!

If you want a more common configuration, it may be possible just to drive off the dealer lot with your new pickup if they have your desired model in stock. If not, you can always custom order a truck that fits your specific tastes.

Buying a pickup truck can be confusing. As a starting point, we at Red Wing Chevrolet recommend the Silverado family of trucks. Silverados range from the light-duty Silverado 1500 to the heavy-duty Silverado 3500 HD, and come in a variety of cab and bed sizes. You can even opt for luxurious trim levels such as the High Country, or fun packages like the Z71 Off-Road package. All of this is guaranteed to be long-lasting quality with great resale value.

Fisherman’s Special Ends Saturday


We’ve got ONE truck only special sale priced at Red Wing Chevrolet that will be your catch of the day. Snagging this Chevy Silverado 1/2 T. Crew Cab 4×4 will save you over $7400 and includes $1400 in accessories that are already installed. I see this truck sitting on our show floor and it looks fantastic! Get in here before Saturday and take it for a spin! I think the flyer above explains most of what you’ll get with this truck. For more information though, click the link below to be take directly to our specials page that will show you more images of the truck. Hurry in though, after April 16th, this special is OVER.

Fisherman’s Special Truck Info



2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Leads Segment in Efficiency

Red Wing, MN April 6, 2016 – Offering a segment-best EPA-estimated 46-mpg combined fuel economy rating, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is an efficient midsize sedan driving Chevrolet into the future with uncompromising comfort, connectivity and driving dynamics.

It leverages drive system components and software from the plug-in Chevrolet Volt to provide all-electric propulsion in some driving scenarios, along with power to assist the gas engine. Additional technologies contribute to EPA-estimated mileage ratings of 47 mpg city and 46 mpg highway. No other 2016 midsize sedan hybrid offers Red Wing, MN-area customers higher EPA-estimated city mileage.

“This world-class hybrid will deliver exceptional efficiency with a sleek design and easy-to-use technologies that our customers will appreciate,” said Brad Banitt, GM of Red Wing Chevrolet.

The 2016 Malibu Hybrid starts at $28,645 (including destination charge) and is based on the LT trim. It shares many of its attributes with the entire Malibu lineup, which was redesigned for 2016 and features a longer wheelbase for greater comfort. It is also nearly 300 pounds lighter than its predecessor for improved driving feel and greater fuel economy.

Red Wing, MN-area customers will find that standard features include Chevrolet MyLink with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, for high-level connectivity, and access to select phone apps such as music, maps and others right from MyLink’s 7-inch-diagonal color touch screen. (Data plan rates and privacy statements apply and require a compatible smartphone.)

Malibu Hybrid offers Red Wing area customers 10 standard airbags, a rear-vision camera, cruise control and push-button start with passive entry. Additional active safety features offered include Lane Keep Assist, Front Pedestrian Braking, Rear Vision Camera and Low Speed Automatic Braking.

Teen Driver is available and allows Red Wing, MN-area parents to automatically activate safety features and view their teenager’s driving habits, while managing certain settings including speed warnings, radio volume limits and more, to help reinforce safe driving. It is the first system in the industry to allow parents to view how their teen drove the vehicle via the in-vehicle report card.

Hybrid details

The 2016 Malibu Hybrid is driven by a new, direct-injected 1.8L engine mated to a two-motor drive unit. The drive unit is based on the one used in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt and provides additional power to assist the engine during acceleration, for 182 horsepower (136 kW) of total system power.

The engine also features Chevrolet’s first application of Exhaust Gas Heat Recovery, or EGHR, technology, which uses exhaust heat to warm the engine and cabin. EGHR improves engine warm-up and helps offer consistent fuel economy performance in cold weather. Additional fuel economy benefits come from Exhaust Gas Recirculation, or EGR.

An 80-cell, 1.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack provides electric power to the hybrid system. It can power the Malibu Hybrid up to 53 miles per hour (85 km/h) on electricity alone. The gasoline-powered engine automatically comes on at higher speeds and high loads to provide additional power.

In addition to the drive unit, the Malibu Hybrid also shares the 2016 Volt’s blended regenerative braking system, which provides maximum kinetic energy recovery during braking to be stored in the battery system to help maintain charge.

2016 Midsize Sedan Hybrid Mileage Compared



EPA-est. Highway EPA-est. Combined
Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 47 mpg 46 mpg 46 mpg
Ford Fusion Hybrid 44 mpg 41 mpg 42 mpg
Kia Optima Hybrid 36 mpg 40 mpg 38 mpg
Toyota Camry Hybrid LE 43 mpg 39 mpg 41 mpg
Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid 42 mpg 48 mpg 44 mpg


Red Wing Chevrolet End of Year Sale Extended!

The best deals of the year aren’t over quite yet! The Holiday Bonus Tag offers are extended into the new year but will end on January 4th! Red Wing Chevrolet will be closed January 1st but will resume regular business hours on Saturday January 2nd. We look forward to seeing you and wish you the very best in 2016!

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Flash Sales at Red Wing Chevrolet

Who doesn’t love a good sale or love it when you’re the one that finds that great bargain! You’re friends don’t know about it but YOU DO!
We started something new this month. A flash sale every day (well, every week day) in November. It literally could come from any department. Could be new car deal, could be a used car deal or an unbelievable offer from parts or service. For example on Tuesday the 3rd we ran a $21.95 oil change…now that’s a SUPER deal!

Look for the flash sale offers to pop up in these places : our facebook page, our big sign and our website! Remember, they are for one day only. After that day, that flash sale is OVER!

There’s many other deals to be had this month too. Check out our website at or just call us at 651-388-4777.



Chevy Bonus Tag Vehicles

There are still some Chevy Bonus Tag units to be had at Red Wing Chevrolet! We just added a new batch of Silverado trucks to the bonus tag list!
Take a look at our recent ad to see just how much you can save when you purchase one of these vehicles!

Stop in for a test drive or visit us online at for more offer details.

Don’t forget, we like trades!