2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Updates Include Multi-Flex Tailgate

The new and improved 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 arrives at Courtesy Chevrolet Buick GMC with plenty of great updates in tow. An even better truck for your outdoor adventures around Ruston, Louisiana, the new Silverado offers more innovation, more tech, and more capability than ever.

At the top of the list of cool things Chevrolet has added to the Silverado 1500 is the available Multi-Flex Tailgate. With six different functions, key fob activation, and a max capacity of 375 pounds, this tailgate does so much when you need it. Add that to the class-leading capabilities of Durabed, and the 2021 Silverado 1500 is the most capable truck Chevrolet has ever built.

Speaking of capability, the Silverado 1500 gets even stronger for 2021. Models equipped with the 2.7-liter turbo engine see a major increase in towing capacity, and the newly offered Regular Cab Long Box with the 2.7-liter turbo delivers up to 9,600 pounds of max towing and a max payload of 2,270 pounds.* The mighty and efficient 3.0-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel also increases trailering capacity by 1,900 pounds in most configurations despite a generous price cut of $1,500 MSRP.**

On top of that, the new Silverado is even smarter thanks to a range of new technologies. The 2021 Silverado 1500 now features a Trailer Length Indicator, Jack-Knife Alert, and enhancements to the Cargo Bed View, making it even easier to hitch up your boat or camper. Chevrolet also improves Rear Trailer View with a Trailer-Angle Indicator and guidelines, and the Rear Side View can now be used when driving in reverse.

Getting better by the year is a tradition for the Chevy Silverado. With this latest round of updates, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is unquestionably the best yet. Check out this awesome new truck at Courtesy Chevrolet Buick GMC in Ruston.

*Requires Silverado 1500 Regular Cab Long Bed 2WD with 2.7L Turbo engine. For comparison purposes only. See the Owner’s Manual and the label on the vehicle door jamb for the carrying capacity of a specific vehicle.

**The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles’ destination freight charges.

Chevy Reigns in J.D. Power Seat Quality Study

Your car is your faithful companion that takes you everywhere you need to go. While you may love the way your car looks, the way it feels is even more important. Does it keep you comfortable? If the answer is no, then you need a Chevrolet. The Chevy brand recently scored high marks in the J.D. Power 2020 Seat Quality and Satisfaction Study.

In the study, J.D. Power looked at how many problems were reported per 100 vehicles, or PP100, during the first 90 days of ownership. The models with the lowest number of problems earned the top spot in each segment. In this year’s study, three Chevy models came away with the best results in their segments, with another scoring a third-place finish.

Chevrolet Sonic

In the compact car segment, the Chevrolet Sonic had the best ratings for its seats with only 2.5 problems reported per 100 vehicles.

Chevrolet Impala

Moving up to the midsize sedan group, the roomy Impala had the best results. It had only 6.6 PP100.

Chevrolet Equinox

If you’re looking to drive a versatile crossover, consider the comfortable Chevrolet Equinox. It got a first-place spot with a score of just 4.2 PP100.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Finishing in third, the spacious Chevrolet Silverado 1500 had a score of 6.8 PP100.

If comfort is important to you, pay us a visit at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac and test drive any or all of these satisfying Chevy vehicles.

Two New Chevy Bolts are Coming Next Year

Each year, hybrid and electric vehicles become more and more popular. That’s why auto manufacturers are dedicating more of their lineups to this type of technology. Chevrolet is currently working on an upgraded version of the Bolt EV and an all-new Bolt EUV to expand its electric vehicle offerings. Both models will make their debuts for the 2022 model year and will go into production next summer.

Chevrolet has not released much information about these new electric vehicles; however, we do know that the Bolt EUV, which stands for “electric utility vehicle”, will be about five inches longer than the standard Bolt EV. This will give it more space for your family and all your gear. The Bolt EUV will also have more SUV-like styling. It’s also possible that the Bolt EUV will offer a roof rack.

Another exciting addition to the Bolt EUV will be the availability of Super Cruise. This will be the first GM model outside of the Cadillac brand to offer this advanced hands-free driving technology.

As for the Bolt EV, it’s getting some significant updates for 2022. These updates will include new gear selector buttons, adaptive cruise control, more comfortable seats, a new infotainment system, and an improved dashboard. For a chance to test drive the current Chevy Bolt EV, pay us a visit at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac in Ruston, Louisiana, today.

How to Customize your 2021 Chevy Colorado Online

No two truck owners are the same, so customization options are everything when it comes to building the right truck for your unique needs. Now that’s easier than ever, thanks to a new online 2021 Chevrolet Colorado configurator. In just eight quick steps, you can build your custom Chevy Colorado. The process includes picking the trim level, body configuration, engine, exterior and interior colors, exterior and interior features, package selection, and accessories. 

Customize your 2021 Chevy Colorado | Ruston, LA

There are three body styles and four trim levels to choose from. The base level isn’t an option for the 2021 model, but you can choose from Work Truck, LT, Z71, and ZR2, and can opt for either 4WD or RWD.

Three different engine options provide a nice selection of power to meet your needs. There’s the 200-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder LCV that delivers 191 lb-ft of torque, or the stronger 3.6-liter V6 LGZ which boasts 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. If you prefer diesel, you can go for the 181 horsepower, turbo diesel 2.8-liter four-cylinder LWN Duramax® that kicks out 369 lb-ft of torque.

Customize your 2021 Chevy Colorado | Ruston, LA

Once you’ve settled on colors and features, you can start choosing packages for your truck. Options include the Safety package, which adds driver-assist features like Forward Collision Alert. There’s also the Z71 Midnight Edition package, which adds sleek, black accents and capable upgrades like 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac® all-terrain tires.

For more information on how to customize your 2021 Chevy Colorado online, contact us at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac today.

2021 Chevy Equinox to Drop 2.0-liter Engine Option

Crossovers are a popular option for families and individuals who want the versatility of a larger SUV with the feel of a sedan. Many crossover models, like the Chevy Equinox, have come to offer multiple engine options and other means of customization.

For instance, the 2020 Equinox is available with either a standard 1.5-liter 4-cylinder LYX engine or an available turbo 2.0-liter upgrade. Evidently, the 1.5-liter engine — which delivers 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque — is enough for 93 percent of buyers. Since the turbocharged upgrade wasn’t getting much attention, Chevy has decided to drop it for the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox.

2021 Chevy Equinox  | Ruston LA

The turbo 2.0-liter I-4 LTG in the 2020 Equinox upgraded its power to 252 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with a smooth 9-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped with the trailering package, the turbo 2.0-liter engine allows the 2020 Equinox to tow up to 3,500 pounds. Drivers need only use the Tow/Haul mode button to adjust the transmission for towing motor bikes or small camping trailers.

Although the 9-speed automatic transmission may get carried over to the 2021 Equinox, the peppy 2.0-liter is officially out of the picture. Fortunately, we still have a number of 2020 Chevy Equinox models on our lot at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac. If you prefer a crossover with extra capability and more power under its hood, hurry to schedule a test drive in a 2020 Equinox before this model year is gone for good.