10-11-19

Chevy Impala Recognized by Consumer Reports

Chevy Impala won Top Large Sedan

Popular magazine, Consumer Reports, has been busy recognizing automotive companies by awarding them with various titles. Recently the Buick Regal was named top sports sedan and now the Chevy Impala won top large sedan. Here at Craig Dunn Motor City, we are thrilled to have so many award-winning vehicles in our inventory. It can be difficult to find the perfect vehicle for your needs, but you can find a wide variety of Consumer Reports winners right here in Portage la Prairie.

The Chevy Impala has a mixed history among drivers, but recently it has gotten a lot of recognition. It is large, spacious, comfortable and affordable. It also has impressive performance capabilities with responsive handling and powerful engine. It also has two engine options, the 3.6-liter V6 engine and 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The V6 is impressive in terms of acceleration and responsive handling.

No matter which engine type a driver chooses, every Impala comes with a full-featured cabin with intuitive features. The interior has a spacious backseat and a roomy trunk. There are also advanced technology features including the available Wi-Fi hot spot feature that allows you to connect up to seven devices .

Consumer Report choose the Chevy Impala for this title by evaluating a variety of features including safety, performance, comfort, fuel economy, reliability and more. By taking an in-depth look at the Chevy Impala, Consumer Reports has found this vehicle to the be the top large sedan on the market. If you are interested in learning more about the Chevy Impala, schedule a test drive at Craig Dunn Motor City. We have also have a variety of other award-winning models in stock, including the Buick Regal. Explore our new inventory today and check back here for more Buick Chevy GMC news.

New Awards for 2017 Chevrolet Vehicles

New Awards for 2017 Chevrolet Vehicles

Chevy Vehicles Named Best Family Cars in 2016 by Kelley Blue Book

Chevy Vehicles Named Best Family Cars in 2016 by Kelley Blue Book

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10-11-19

Chevy Takes Care of Classic Cars at Woodward

If you are a huge classic car fan, you may have heard of the Woodward Dream Cruise. This annual classic car extravaganza in Detroit will feature thousands of muscle cars and over one million visitors. This year on August 20 the Chevrolet Certified Service Rescue Squad at the Woodward Dream Cruise will be on the road to come to the aid of any vehicle in distress.

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Chevrolet Certified Service Rescue Squad at the Woodward Dream Cruise

This will be the fifth year that the Chevrolet Certified Rescue Squad will be on the road for the Woodward Dream Cruise to help vehicles in distress. The trained and experienced technicians who donate their time for this event will respond if there is a breakdown of other problem. They will try to get the elegant classic vehicles back on the road. The Squad will offer service for all makes and models. Like local Chevrolet certified service departments, the Rescue Squad promises to offer fast and high-quality service for any vehicle in need.

“Classic car lovers take great care of their vehicles, but unforeseen issues can crop up, especially given the long hours of the Dream Cruise,” said Scott Williams, Chevrolet Certified Service Marketing Manager, in a recent Chevy press release. “The professional technicians from the Chevrolet Certified Service Rescue Squad look forward to keeping this year’s classics on the road, cruising.”

Chevrolet Certified Service Rescue Squad at the Woodward Dream Cruise
The Chevrolet Certified Service Rescue Squad is ready to take care of classic cars that break down at Woodward

Taking Car of Your Classic Car

Like the vehicles on the road during our very own “Cruisin’ the PLAP” event in Portage La Prairie, the more-than 40,000 classic cars expected to participate in the Woodward Dream Cruise are in excellent condition, but sometimes breakdowns happen even with new vehicles. Almost 200 vehicles have benefitted from the free auto care provided by the Chevrolet Certified Service Rescue Squad at the Woodward Dream Cruise in the last five years. Owners are reminded to check their brakes, fluid levels,, tire pressure and condition, wiper blade quality, and gas levels before hitting the road for a cruise event like this so that the day can be completely enjoyable with no last-minute hassles.

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10-11-19

What are Multimatic DSSV Dampers on the Chevy Colorado ZR2?

What are Multimatic DSSV Dampers on the Colorado ZR2?

The 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 off-road optimized truck looks cool and comes with premium off-roading features, but one of the newest and most exciting features of this new model are the Multimatic DSSV dampers. Produced by Multimatic Inc. (a company based in Markham, Ontario!), these elite dampers have never been applied to an off-road vehicle before, but they promise to offer even better capability. Keep reading to learn what are Multimatic DSSV dampers on the Chevy Colorado ZR2, and what performance advantages they provide.


2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Photo Gallery

2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Photo Gallery

There are plenty of off-road vehicles available from General Motors, but the new 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is going to be something completely new.  Featuring a wider track than the standard Chevy Colorado and a lifted suspension, the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 has functional rockers, modified bumpers, and front and rear locking differentials, all to increase its off-road capability. Check out the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 photo gallery here.

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Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve Technology

Along with front and rear electronically locking differentials, the Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers on the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 contribute to its ability to attack the track, the trail, or the daily commute with equal aplomb. While most vehicle dampers offers deflected-disk valving,  the DSSV dampers from Multimatic Inc. offer much better precision on and off the road.

The position-sensitive DSSV dampers house two spool valves that smooth both compression and rebound damping. A third, piston-mounted spool valve can also deliver additional compression damping during intense off-roading, and the front dampers have a separate rebound valve for use in rough driving, for example over rocks.

Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve Technology from the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2
clear view of the Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve Technology

Do Other Vehicles Have Multimatic DSSV Dampers?

Multimatic DSSV damper technology was first used in the 2014 model of the Chevy Camaro Z/28 to allow that performance vehicle to handle intense track conditions with confidence. Their use in the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is the first time they have been applied to an off-road optimized vehicle.

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10-11-19

Chevrolet introduces 2018 Chevy Traverse

2018 Chevy Traverse features and specs

Earlier this week, Chevy introduced the brand-new 2018 Chevy Traverse. You know our team here at Craig Dunn Motor City likes to keep you up-to-date on all things Chevy, and we definitely believe that secrets don’t make friends. Read on for some insider information about the 2018 Chevy Traverse!

2018 Chevy Traverse exterior styling

Chevy will add two new trim levels to the 2018 Traverse: a sporty RS trim and a high-end High Country trim. All trims will feature chrome accents, LED lighting, seating for up to eight and a longer wheelbase than past model years.

You might also be interested in: 2018 Chevy Traverse Teaser Image

2018 Chevy Traverse engine options

The 2018 Chevy Traverse is expected to have two engine options: a new 3.6-liter V6 engine that will offer 10 percent more horsepower than the current model and a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. Both engines will come equipped with Start/Stop technology, and all trim levels will come standard with Traction Mode Select, regardless of which engine the trim is equipped with.

2018 Chevy Traverse safety features

Chevy is dedicated to keeping its drivers and passengers as safe as possible, so it will implement some new safety features to the 2018 Traverse including: Surround Vision, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Automatic Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking and Forward Collision Alert. The 2018 Traverse will also come standard with Teen Driver, which allows parents to preset controls and later review performance. This advanced technology is designed to help build safe driving habits for young drivers.

Learn about the 2017 Chevy Traverse!

While the 2018 Chevy Traverse won’t be arriving in showrooms across the country for quite some time, keep an eye on our blog and we’ll be sure to let you know when it arrives at Craig Dunn Motor City. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about this great new SUV. Want to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Chevy Traverse while you wait for the 2018 Traverse to arrive? No problem! Schedule an obligation-free test drive online and we’ll get you in the driver’s seat and on the road!

Say Hello to the 2018 Traverse!

Say Hello to the 2018 Traverse!

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10-11-19

2018 Chevy Equinox arrives at Craig Dunn Motor City

2018 Chevy Equinox Portage la Prairie, MB

After months of anticipation, the 2018 Chevy Equinox has officially arrived at Craig Dunn Motor City, and we couldn’t be more excited about the new SUV! We’ve already filled you in on what to expect from the new 2018 Equinox, but trust us when we saw the vehicle is even more impressive in person than it is on paper. We didn’t think that was even possible! Read on to learn all about the features and specs that have our team crazy about the new SUV.

Read more: Compare the 2017 and 2018 Chevy Equinox

2018 Chevy Equinox features and specs

The 2018 Chevy Equinox comes in four trim levels: L, LS, LT and Premier. All four trim levels come standard with a high-output 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that makes 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission on all trim levels. Tech-savvy drivers will be pleased to know that the 2018 Equinox is jam-packed with available technology features such as support for Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi, and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio.

2018 Chevy Equinox trim levels
2018 Chevy Equinox interior seat trimming options
2018 Chevy Equinox engine performance

2018 Chevy Equinox safety features

Wondering about safety features? The 2018 Equinox comes with plenty, with all trims offering standard safety features like a rear vision camera, Tire Pressure Monitor, Teen Driver technology, the OnStar Guidance Plan Limited Trial Service, OnStar Automatic Crash Response, OnStar Crisis Assist, OnStar Emergency Services, and OnStar Roadside Assistance. The 2018 Equinox also comes available with advanced safety features such as Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Forward Automatic Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, Side Blind Zone Alert and Lane Change Alert.

You might also be interested in: 2018 Chevy Equinox starts at less than $30,000

Drivers interested in meeting the 2018 Chevy Equinox up close and personal are encouraged to schedule an obligation-free test drive online or stop right in and see us at our location in Portage la Prairie. Have additional questions about the impressive SUV before getting behind the wheel? No problem! Give our team a call or drop us a line in the comments below, and we’ll answer any questions you may have!

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10-11-19

What’s New On the 2017 Chevy Silverado?

2016 vs 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500

While we know that some fairly serious engine changes will be coming on the diesel model of the Chevy Silverado HD, alterations on the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 will be fairly minor and related to some change-ups in equipment, exterior colors, and features. Keep reading to learn what’s new on the 2017 Chevy Silverado.

New Silverado Inventory

New Features on the 2017 Chevy Silverado

A new capless fuel-fill system will be standard across the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 lineup, which will include the same body-style and all-wheel drive options as the 2016 Chevy Silverado. Other new features include a Teen Driver mode (which allows parents to place restrictions on speed and maximum sound-system volume on learning drivers), Low Speed Mitigation Braking added to other available driver awareness safety features, and Android Auto available across the board on the MyLink system.

2017 Chevy Silverado Exterior Colour Options

The 2017 Chevy Silverado will also be losing three exterior colours from 2016, and gain two new ones. Slate Grey Metallic, Tungston Metallic, and Autumn Bronze Metallic will be leaving, with Graphite Metallic and Pepperdust Metallic new for the 2017 model year. Red Hot, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Black, Siren Tintcoat Red, Deep Ocean Blue Metallic, and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat will be returning.

new Graphite colour on the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500
2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 in the new Pepperdust exterior colour

Packages and Special Editions for the 2017 Silverado

We’re not sure what special editions will be available on the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500. We know that a High Desert Package will be available in both the U.S. and Canadian markets, and we are hoping that the blacked-out Midnight Edition Silverado will return for another year. The High Country package will now include more advanced safety features, the IntelliBeam automatic headlights, power-adjustable pedals and a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel.

For more information on what’s new on the 2017 Chevy Silverado, or its likely arrival date at Craig Dunn Motor City in Portage La Prairie, contact a member of our team.

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10-11-19

2017 Chevy Sonic Canadian Debut

This year at the Vancouver International Auto Show, we saw the Canadian debut of two small cars that are guaranteed to be game-changers. One was the all-electric 2017 Chevy Bolt. The other was the 2017 Chevy Sonic, which brings an elegant new style and top connectivity technology to the sedan and hatchback small car game. Keep reading for a few exciting powertrain and connectivity facts we’ve learned thanks to the 2017 Chevy Sonic Canadian debut.

2017 Sonic Powertrain

2017 Chevy Sonic hatchback in redFor 2017, the Chevy Sonic is getting a new standard 1.8-liter Ecotec engine that should deliver similar fuel economy numbers to the 2016 Chevy Sonic. Details aren’t yet available. The 138-horsepower 1.4-litre Ecotec turbo with return again as an optional engine with premium acceleration.

Advanced Safety Options

A rearview camera will now be standard on all models of the Chevy Sonic. In addition to standard safety technology like 10 standard air bags, Stabilitrack electronic stability control and antilock braking, the 2017 Chevy Sonic will be available with Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warnings, and Rear Park Assist.

Premium connectivity in the 2017 Sonic

Some of the most exciting features on the new Sonic are the comfort and connectivity features of the interior. The 2017 model will be the first in its segment to offer a power driver’s seat. Other features like keyless entry and ignition and available heated seats and steering wheel will also be available.

A seven-inch touchscreen will also be available that will have 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability. This system will also be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, meaning that enabled smartphones will be able to connect even more easily to the infotainment system of this zippy small vehicle.

Read More: Android Auto Update for 2016 General Motors Vehicles

2017 Chevy Sonic Canadian Release Date

With the arrival of the 2017 Bolt and 2017 Sonic, Chevy will be introducing seven new or completely redesigned vehicles for the model year. The 2017 Chevy Sonic will go on sale in North America in fall, but there is no news yet on a specific Canadian release date. Keep watching this blog for the latest information. You can also schedule your test drive at Craig Dunn Motor City in advance online.

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10-11-19

Chevy Takes Four Dependability Awards in J.D. Powers Study

How dependable are Chevy vehicles?

How dependable are Chevy vehicles?

It can be hard to measure the dependability of a new vehicle. Often, when you are shopping for a new car, you will ask family and friends for their vehicle experiences and do a little research as well. If you are looking specifically at the Chevrolet brand and want to know how dependable are Chevy vehicles, you are in lucks. Chevy took four dependability awards in a recent J.D. Powers Study. Keep reading for details.

What Chevy Models Won 2016 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Awards?

The J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study looks a wide selection of three-year-old vehicles, and measures owner satisfaction and dependability in the last several months. Have owners needed to bring the cars into the shop, or been irritated by a slow infotainment system? J.D. Power then ranks each vehicle in it’s segment. This year the Chevy brand as a whole ranked in the top ten, with four vehicles taking the top place in their respective segments.

2013 Chevy Malibu rated most dependable midsize car 2016
2013 Chevy Camaro ranked most dependable midsize sporty car 2016
The Chevy Malibu took the J.D. Powers award for the Midsize Car category for the second year in a row. Earlier this year, the 2016 Chevy Malibu was also chosen as one of Kelley Blue Book’s top family car picks, thanks to its low fuel consumption, spacious interior, and top safety ratings.
For the fourth-year-running, the Chevy Camaro dominated in the Midsize Sporty Car category. This means that the 2013 Camaro pictured below will give you minimal problems, while delivering premium power. The new Camaro has also been honored on the Ward’s 10 Best Engines List.
2013 Chevy Equinox topped Compact SUV dependability study
2013 Chevy Silverado HD most dependable heavy duty truck
In the Compact SUV category, the Chevy Equinox took a dependability acknowledgment for the first time. This high-quality and extremely versatile vehicle is ideal for families that want to split the difference between car-handling and SUV capability. And, even better, it’s built in Canada!
The Chevy Silverado HD also took a segment Award in the Large Heavy Duty Pickup category for its second year in a row. The light-duty Silverado also took third place in the rankings for Large Light Duty Pickups, which means that Chevy truck drivers can rely on a dependable truck no matter the capability.

In the 2016 J.D. Powers Dependability Study, the Chevy Tahoe also took second in the Large SUV Category, and the GMC and Buick brands also stood out as impressively reliable.

Read More: Buick Verano Named Most Reliable Vehicle in the J.D. Powers Reliability Study

Each of these Chevy vehicles relies on premium workmanship and top materials to be long lasting and reliable. Chevy even offers Chevrolet Complete Care on ever new car purchase which means that each Chevy comes with a quality guarantee.Stop in at Craig Dunn Motor City or schedule your Chevy test drive today!

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10-11-19

2016 Chevy Volt Starting Price

Great Value Electric Plug-in Family Vehicle

Early this year we had the pleasure of announcing the release of the 2016 Chevy Volt in Portage la Prairie. Now we are excited to reveal some information about this great value electric plug-in family vehicle. This next generation Chevy Volt offers more technology at an affordable price. The upgraded Volt will have more unique content than any previous model.

The 2016 Chevy Volt will have a starting price of $38,390, plus a $1,600 destination freight charge. The Volt will have new standard equipment including location-based charging, regen-on-demand, rear vision camera, LED low-beam headlamps, 10 airbags, heated seats, heated steering wheel and heated outside rearview mirrors. This new Volt delivers more technology, increased EV range and even more refinement.

The Volt will offer impressive driving performances. GM has estimated that the Volt is able to travel 80 km of all-electric driving range on a single charge, which is a 31-percent increase from the first-generation version. This also means that about 90 percent of trips will be driven all-electrically. It will also have a 33 litre fuel tank and an estimated combined fuel economy of 5.7 L/100km. This makes it possible for the Volt to travel further on gasoline when needed.

Here at Craig Dunn Motor City, we are very excited for the 2016 Chevy Volt to arrive on our lot. It will give drivers even more options to choose from when buying a new vehicle. All of this new features are sure to make the Volt better than ever before. If you want to learn more about the 2016 Chevy Volt call or visit us in Portage la Prairie. We will be able to answer any further questions you might have. We also encourage you to check back at the Craig Dunn Motor City site often to see when the 2065 Chevy Volt arrives on our lot.

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10-11-19

2017 Chevy Bolt EV One-Pedal Driving

When some people drive, you could joke that they use only one pedal: the accelerator. However, with the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV that joke can be a reality in some situations. One-pedal driving on this electric vehicle can offer top efficiency. Keep reading to learn more about 2017 Chevy Bolt EV one-pedal driving and the fuel savings that are possible with this vehicle.

Read More: How Can the eAssist Powertrain Help Fuel Consumption? 

How Does 2017 Chevy Bolt EV One-Pedal Driving Work?

information screen in the 2017 Chevy Bolt EVUsing four different select-able modes, drivers of the 2017 Bolt EV are able to choose the optimal driving experience. When operating in Drive and simply easing off the accelerator, regenerative braking will kick in to help transfer the energy lost from deceleration into fresh battery power. Using the Regen on Demand paddle on the steering wheel can even increase this effect, and work to partially slow the vehicle without the use of the brake.

When operating in the Low driving mode, drivers can again easy off the accelerator and preserve a good amount of energy. Using the Regen on Demand paddle in this situation can greatly slow the 2017 Chevy Bolt, and even bring it to a complete stop without the use of the brake pedal (in some situations).

The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV should be able to provide up to 320 kilometers of electric range when fully charged.

Will the Chevy Bolt Come to Manitoba?

While nothing exactly like these select-able modes and one-pedal braking is available on most GM vehicles, advantages like regenerative braking have been used on models like the 2016 GMC Sierra with eAssist powertrain.

We are confident that some day the premium Chevy Bolt EV (or an even better all-electric vehicle) will be available in Manitoba and at Craig Dunn Motor City in Portage La Prairie. However, we do not yet have this vehicle available in our new car inventory. If you are interested in learning more about the possibilities of electric automotive design, feel free to contact one of our sales team!

2017 Chevy Bolt EV chassis and battery

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10-11-19

The Trax Cranks the Adventure to 100!

Chevy Trax Activ Concept at SEMA 2016

The Chevy Trax is a confident and engaging small SUV perfect for city maneuvering and confident commuting, but the Chevy Trax Activ Concept at SEMA 2016 brings that easy competence to the outdoor scene as well. Keep reading to check out the new style and adventuring capability showcased on this Chevy SEMA 2016 concept vehicle.


Chevy Trucks at SEMA 2016

Check Out These Chevy Trucks at SEMA 2016

We’ve just learned more about other Chevy trucks at SEMA 2016 that are nearly guaranteed to turn heads. Keep reading to learn more about the 2017 Chevy Silverado High Desert, Chevy Colorado Z71 Hurley Concept, and the Chevy Silverado 2500HD Alaskan Concept.

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Chevy Trax Activ Concept at SEMA 2016

Chevy Trax Activ Concept at SEMA 2016 seen from the rearBased on the all-wheel drive 2017 Chevy Trax, The Trax Activ concept car features a new front-end, a unique interior, and premium technology.

Structural Advantages of the Trax Active Concept

With a wider track, a unique lifted suspension, and 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, this concept can perform admirably in many different driving environments. It offers more ground clearance, more traction on the highway, and improved approach and departure angles. The front and rear fascia redesign and custom fender flares provide both practical driving and off-road style.

Trax Activ Interior

The Jet Black interior of the Trax Activ Concept features Satin Graphite accents and all-weather floor liners. The interior of this Trax concept also features the standard cargo advantages of this compact SUV, which include a flat-folding front passenger seat and a 60/40 rear folding seat that allow cargo of various sizes to be fit into the vehicle.

Exterior of the Activ

The Chevy Trax Activ concept has a Satin Sandstorm exterior, with red tow hooks, tinted headlamps and taillamp lenses, and a Thule accessory roof basket and custom LED light bar mounted to the top, all of which add to both the confident appearance and the off-road and cargo capability of this unique and engaging concept.

If you’re interested in seeing more concept vehicles from SEMA 2016, check out our Malibu and Cruze Blue Line and the Chevy Silverado Carhartt blog posts!

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How spacious is the new Trax?

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10-11-19

GM Canada committed to producing more Chevy Equinoxes

Chevy Equinox in Canada

Chevy Equinox in Canada

We have great news for folks looking to invest in high-quality, Canada-made Chevy vehicles! GM Canada has just made the commitment to increase production of the Chevy Equinox in Canada at the Oshawa Assembly plant in Ontario. This move is at least partially motivated by the need to meet high demand for this practical but stylish crossover SUV. Keep reading for more details.

The Oshawa Car Assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario has been producing Chevy vehicles since 1919, and currently it produces the Chevy Equinox, Chevy Camaro, and the previous and current generation of Chevy Impala, as well as the Buick Regal sport sedan. Since 1999 the facility has even won several (or, to be exactly, nineteen!) J. D. Powers awards for producing quality vehicles. This tradition of Canadian excellence is slated to continue, with GM Canada earmarking C$12 million to be invested in enabling the Oshawa Assembly to produce even more high-quality vehicles, especially the extremely popular Chevy Equinox.

Chevy Equinox in transit from Ingersoll to Oshawa

The spacious and well-equipped Chevy Equinox has been so popular across north America that this has not been the first time steps have been taken to produce more of them. In 2010, GM started the one-of-a-kind Equinox Shuttle program that allows vehicle bodies produced at the CAMI Body Shop in Ingersoll to receive final assembly at Oshawa.

What’s next for the Oshawa Assembly? In the future we may be looking at the next breakthrough in green technology coming out of Oshawa, or maybe just the guarantee that high quality Canadian vehicles will continue rolling off the assembly line and to dealerships near you! Check out the current Craig Dunn inventory of all new GM vehicles today or schedule a test drive today!

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How spacious is the 2020 Equinox?

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10-11-19

What’s New on the 2017 Chevy Trax?

The Chevy Trax is a fuel-efficient and engaging small crossover that delivers the driving height and spaciousness of an SUV with the drive-ability of a small car. We are so excited that we now have a 2017 Chevy Trax release date, and some information on the refreshed look and tech of this already excellent vehicle.

Read More: 2016 Chevy Trax Midnight Edition

2017 Chevy Trax Release Date

2017 Chevy Trax driving away with a new rear fascia

The 2017 Chevy Trax will be released to dealerships starting this fall, and will features some fairly significant changes inside and out. Some things will remain the same. The 1.4-litre Ecotec turbo from the 2016 Chevy Trax will return mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. It will deliver 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque.

2017 Chevy Trax Refreshed Exterior

While the Trax will remain recognizable, there have been several tweaks to give it a sleeker and more powerful look. A new dual port grille and stylishly elongated headlights will allow this compact SUV to integrate design language first seen in the 2016 Chevy Cruze and 2016 Chevy Malibu. The rear fascia will also be all new.

For 2017 the Trax will be available in LS, LT, and a new Premier trim. We don’t have all the details yet, but the Premier will feature specialty lighting.

Technology and Cabin Upgrades for the 2017 Trax

Inside the cabin the 2017 Chevy Trax will also be delivering on premium new and enhanced features. The dashboard has been revised for a feeling of spacious sophistication, and certain features (like the 7-inch MyLink touchscreen display) have been adjusted to be even more driver friendly. Powerful 4G LTE Wi-Fi will continue to be available. Other excellent available technology features new or improved on the 2017 Chevy Trax include:

Refreshed interior of the 2017 Chevy Trax

Contact one of our sales representatives at Craig Dunn Motor City for an estimated dealership arrival date for the 2017 Chevy Trax or to learn more about this great new vehicle.

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Will Special Edition 2017 Chevy SUVs Be Available in Canada?

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The 2016 Chevy Trax Will Have A Midnight Edition

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10-11-19

Will Special Edition 2017 Chevy SUVs Be Available in Canada?

With the announcement of the 2017 Chevy Equinox Special editions available later this year, we are wondering if other special edition Chevy SUVs will be available in Canada. We don’t have any solid information about this yet, but we know that Chevrolet is expanding the U.S. production of special edition 2017 Chevy SUVs, and it’s possible that this new inventory will be available in Canada as well.

Read More: 2017 Chevy Silverado High Desert Package in Canada

What special edition 2017 Chevy SUVs may be available in Canada?

We have an entire post about the 2017 Chevy Equinox special editions that will be available in Canada (classic black Midnight and Summit White Sport models), but what other special edition 2017 Chevy SUVs can we hope for? According to recent Chevrolet announcements, the U.S. market will be getting not only the 2017 Chevy Equinox specialty models, but also special edition 2017 Trax and 2017 Traverse models.

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2017 Trax Midnight Edition

The Trax Midnight Edition, which was introduced in 2016, seems scheduled to return on the refined 2017 model, though we don’t have an estimated time for that. We would be surprised if the 2016 edition was the only run of this popular option. Like the Equinox and Chevy Silverado Midnight Editions, this model will be completely blacked out, including the wheels and the front Chevrolet bow-tie.

2017 Chevy Traverse Graphite

Available only on the 2LT model (and with all the advantages of that advanced trim), the Graphite Edition of the 2017 Chevy Traverse will feature 20-inch Dark Charcoal wheels, black Chevrolet bow-tie branding, an integrated step assist and dual exhaust. Exterior color options will be Mosaic Black Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Siren Red, and Iridescent Pearl. We enjoy this confident new look on the popular Traverse.

Again, here at Craig Dunn Motor City in Portage La Prairie MB we don’t have solid information about the availability of these special editions in our area, except for Chevy Equinox. If you are interested in one of these special addition 2017 Chevy SUVs, contact a member of our sales team or keep an eye on our inventory.

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10-11-19

Need a quick car while away at university? Chevy has got you covered

Chevrolet and AutoShare help students drive Chevys

Chevrolet and AutoShare help students drive Chevys

While every university student has probably had the sudden desire to get away for a weekend, have a night exploring the world off-campus, or dash out for a midafternoon snack you can’t find at the local convenience store, not everyone is lucky enough to be able to take a car with them on the educational journey. But fortunately Chevrolet Canada and AutoShare, part of the Enterprise CarShare network, have formed a partnership to offer university students in Toronto access to high-quality Chevy cars at convenient and affordable rates.

2015 Chevy Trax University of TorontoBuying a new car, or even a reliable used car can sometimes be beyond the budget of a student going to university, but with this new program students at Ryerson University, York University, and the University of Toronto will be able take a new Chevy out for a spin for as little as $6 per hour (which is a whole lot less than standard rental rates). The registration rates for students will also be waived, thanks to the generosity of Chevrolet Canada.

While this program hasn’t arrived at the University of Manitoba (yet!) we’re glad to see Chevrolet Canada doing even more to help university students. Students using AutoShare in Toronto will be able to choose from the 2015 Chevy Cruze, 2015 Chevy Sonic, or 2015 Chevy Trax. Loaded with great features for connectivity and safety, these are all great vehicles for those great last-minute adventures that have nothing to do with books and everything to do with growing up.

We at Craig Dunn Motor City are happy to help students grow and find the vehicle of their dreams. Any current or recently graduated student buying or leasing a new Chevy, Buick or GMC vehicle at our dealership is eligible for the GM Student Bonus, which offers savings of up to $750.

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10-11-19

New Cruze Hatchback Introduced for 2017 Model Year

We’ve long loved the Chevy Cruze with its compact power, performance and comfort, and the changes made to the 2016 Chevy Cruze sedan have only enhanced the capability of this excellent vehicle. But now Chevrolet has revealed that we have something even more exciting to look forward to in 2017! The 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatch will deliver on the same Cruze quality with a new hatchback body style.

2017 Chevy Cruze Hatch Release Date

The 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatch will go on sale at dealerships in fall of 2016. Keep an eye on this blog for updates on the 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback release date and estimated arrival to Craig Dunn Motor City.

2017 Chevy Cruze Hatch Interior Dimensions

The hatchback incarnation of the Chevy Cruze will offer the same impressive wheelbase, but changes to the rear will open up space in the back by a large margin. The Cruze Hatch will have an available 524 litres of cargo space in back, which can expand dramatically to 1,336  litres with the rear seats folded down. The 60/40 split in back also means that there are diverse cargo and passenger options.

2017 Chevy Cruze Hatch side view
2017 Chevy Cruze Hatch interior cargo space
View of the 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatch hatchback door

Trim Levels on the 2017 Cruze Hatch

The standard Chevy Cruze is available in L, LS, LT, and Premier trim levels and the sport optimized RS package. The 2017 Cruze Hatch will be available in LT and Premier trims with an RS package available. The standard powertrain is a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine featuring direct injection technology and stop/start engine functions to optimize efficiency.

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Each Cruze Hatch will come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity through the MyLink radio system, and be available with 4G LTE with a Wi-Fi hotspot. Some available features include heated steering wheel and seating, leather upholstery, projector-beam headlamps, a Teen Driver feature, and rear parking assistance.

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Light a Spark with Chevy!

2016 Chevy Spark Release Date

New vehicles come out each year to improve or expand on already popular models. No vehicle is ever perfect the first time and automotive brands understand that. That’s why brands like Chevy strive to improve its models every year. This year, Chevy is revealing the 2016 Chevy Spark release date. The Chevy Spark is a popular compact car and has received a few updates for the 2016 edition.

Chevrolet recently announced that the new 2016 Chevy Spark will make its world premiere on April 2 at the New York and Seoul auto shows. This compact hatchback is still hidden in shadows until this big reveal. The production model was spotted in Korea last month, but few features are known. GM has teased that this edition of the Chevy Spark is more mature than the previous model with a more sophisticated look. The heart of the Spark will still be recognizable, it just has some added refinement.

The 2016 Chevy Spark is said to have a sleeker and more aerodynamic profile. The Chevy Spark has evolved since it first joined the Chevy lineup. Chevrolet has sold more than .1 million Sparks around the world since it went on sale in 2009. The Spark is particularly attractive to your first-time car buyers because it is affordable and compact.

Here at Craig Dunn Motor City, we can’t wait to see what the 2016 Chevy Spark has to offer. If you are interested in learning more about the current and future Chevy lineup, visit us at Craig Dunn Motor City in Winnipeg MB. We also encourage you to check back here often for more Chevy, GMC and Buick news. We will let you know when the 2016 Chevy Spark hits our lot and what other drivers think about it. We will let you know everything there is to know about new Chevy, Buick and GMC models.

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10-11-19

2016 Chevy Volt Canadian Release Date

Fall 2015 is going to continue being an excellent time for new vehicle releases. In addition to several other vehicle scheduled to come out soon (or that are already on the lot here at Craig Dunn) the 2016 Volt is scheduled to go on sale in Canada within the next month or so. So let’s look at some of what is going to set it apart from its electric competition and previous incarnation.

New powertrain on the 2016 Chevy Volt

The second-generation Voltec propulsion system (including the battery, drive unit, range-extending engine, and power electronics) will provide even more range and improved acceleration. The new battery system offers more overall electric capacity with fewer power cells. The range-extending 1.5-liter engine works with regular unleaded fuel, and features efficiency technology like direct fuel injection.

With this new and improved powertrain for the 2016 Chevy Volt, the vehicle has an estimated EV range of up to 80 kilometers. With the addition of the range-extending engine, the Volt has a maximum range of 676 kilometers on a single charge and tank of gas.

2016 Chevy Volt on the road with efficiency
2016 Chevy Volt Voltec propulsion system
2016 Chevy Volt icon in the front

2016 Chevy Volt Interior Versatility

Several interior and technological changes made in response to customer demand promise to make the 2016 Chevy Volt an even more satisfying riding experience. More intuitive controls and seats for five passengers (up from the previous four seats) allow even more driving options. The 2016 Volt will also feature the standard 4G LTE Wifi capability that is becoming standard in new Chevy vehicles and will be compatible with Apple CarPlay immediately. with Android Auto available later in the 2016 model year. Owners will also be able to program their Volt to follow specific charging guidelines at home which take advantage of decreased electricity prices at certain times of the day.

New Exterior Styling 2016 Chevy Volt

In addition to a more user-friendly interior and greater range on the powertrain, the 2016 Chevy Volt also offers a new exterior styling that is sleeker, more engaging and muscular, and offers improved aerodynamic with features like active grille shutters, making and extremely economic vehicle that is also really fun to drive.

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV Stands Out for Impressive Range and Connectivity

Chevrolet is dedicated to revolutionizing the way we take to the roads. Determined to forge a new and better path in the automotive world, Chevrolet has now unveiled the 2017 Chevy Bolt all-electric vehicle. This is a new step toward sustainable gas-free driving, as well as a high-point in Chevy vehicle connectivity. Keep reading for some of the most exciting details about range and technology on the 2017 Chevy Bolt!

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2017 Chevy Bolt release date

This electric vehicle made its debut this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and is scheduled to go into production toward the end of this year. We are likely to see it on the streets of North America sometime in 2017.

While the 2017 Bolt will first only be available in key cities with available charging stations, it opens up new possibilities for ownership. This EV is able to go more than 320 kilometres on a single full charge, and will come standard with a variety of low-energy-use technologies and smart solutions to optimize its range.

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV storage spaces
2017 Chevy Bolt EV plugged in for charging
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Premium Connectivity on the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV

While the sheer electric range of the brand-new Bolt is certainly impressive, the myriad of ways that it enhances connectivity options is also worth getting excited about. The 2017 Chevy Bolt with feature a 10.2-inch MyLink Colour touchscreen with a customizable display, low-energy Bluetooth for seamless smartphone connectivity, a surround vision camera. and a rearview camera view that can be seen on the rearview mirror.

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Information about the 2017 Chevy Bolt will also be very easy to access through the new myChevrolet app we wrote about in a recent post, and will feature EV mapping to maximize the potential of every charge. Future Bolt owners may even be able to compete for two is able to drive most economically with this great, revolutionary vehicle.

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2016 Chevy Silverado Release Date in Winnipeg

As we enter the second half of 2015, it’s time to start getting excited about the release of all the upcoming 2016 models. It is always exciting to see what has changed with these new models. Sometimes they are huge changes and other times they are minor, so it helps to research them as they are revealed. Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the 2016 Chevy Silverado release date in Winnipeg.

2016 Chevy Silverado Highlights

The all-new Silverado 1500 was first introduced in 2013 and since then it has gone through a variety of changes and its sales have grown each year. The Silverado will receive a few upgrades for the 2016 edition. For starters, it will have a more muscular appearance and offer new customer-focused technologies. The Silverado will have a new front end design with bold elements, sculpted hood and dramatic lighting that highlights the strength and refinement of this powerful pickup.

The 2016 Chevy Silverado will also have the updated Chevy MyLink which will support both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well as some additional safety technologies. Chevy will have the widest range of models in the industry that gives users access to both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This will help drivers who are already accustomed to their preferred system. They won’t have to choose a vehicle based on what kind of phone they have, because it supports both. The 2016 Chevy Silverado will also have the available brand exclusive 4G LTE Wi-Fi capabilities.

Although we don’t know much so far, we do know that we can’t wait to see the 2016 Chevy Silverado. We will learn more product details this fall as the public debut gets closer. Check back here at Craig Dunn Motor City often for more new vehicle news. We will be updating you as often as possible when new vehicles arrive in Winnipeg MB. Schedule a test drive today!

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