2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Is Semi-Finalist for 2020 North American Car of the Year Award

2020 Chevrolet Corvette

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has recently been named one of the semi-finalists for the 2020 North American Car of the Year Award.  The Corvette is just one of 12 cars chosen as semi-finalists for the prestigious award.

A distinguished panel consisting of 50 journalists serve as the jurors for the competition. From October 8th to 10th, the jurors were able to evaluate the cars as they participated in an annual comparison drive in Michigan.

At the LA Auto Show on November 20th, the three finalists of the car category will be announced. The winner of the 2020 North American Car of the Year Award won’t be revealed until the beginning of 2020.

It’s not surprising that the 2020 Corvette is a semi-finalist in this competition. Its 6.2-liter direct-injection V8 engine pairs with a seven-speed manual transmission to achieve 455 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. You can also opt for an eight-speed automatic transmission with the engine.

The Corvette also creates a comfortable driving experience with luxurious features, like available heated passenger and driver seats, perforated Napa leather seating and a heated steering wheel.

We at Heidebreicht Chevrolet encourage you to visit our dealership to learn more about the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

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New 2020 Silverado 1500 Special Editions Added

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Chevrolet recently revealed the 2020 Silverado 1500 special editions at the State Fair of Texas. If you want a truck that stands out from other models, consider choosing either the Rally or the Midnight Edition of the truck.

You can opt for the Silverado Rally Edition on the RST or Custom trims. This edition has a sporty appearance and has available Summit White, Black, Red Hot or Silver Ice Metallic exterior paint. It features black Rally stripes on the tailgate and hood and has a body-colored grille.

There are many black details on the truck, including exhaust tips, badging, assist steps and Bowties. The RST Rally Edition has 22-inch black-painted wheels, while the Custom Rally Edition has 20-inch black-painted wheels.

Available on the Custom Trail Boss and LT Trail Boss trims, the Silverado Midnight Edition is great for off-roading. It comes with the Z71 Off Road Package, a 2-inch factory suspension lift, skid plates and an automatic locking rear differential.

For a bold look, the Midnight Edition of the Trail Boss trim also features black details, like Bowties, exhaust tips, a grille and bumpers. The Custom Trail Boss Midnight Edition offers High-Intensity LED headlamps.

We at Heidebreicht Chevrolet encourage you to take the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 out for a test drive to choose the trim and special edition that meet your needs.

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New Corvette C8 Starting Price Is Under $60,000

2020 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet has recently announced that the mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 starting price is $59,995. The price immediately establishes the latest generation of the sports car as a high-performance bargain.

The new Corvette places the engine right between the seats and the rear axle, which can help enhance the Corvette’s balance and agility. As such, it’s impressive that the Corvette C8 only has a starting price that’s about $3,000 higher than the price of the C7 Corvette Stingray.

The C8 contains a 6.2-liter V8 engine that achieves 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. Notable features include Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibilities, an 8-inch touch screen, dual-zone climate control, a 10-speaker Bose® audio system and power seats.

The Corvette Stingray C8 is also offered at two additional trim levels, the 2LT and 3LT, which have additional features. In addition, there’s an available Z51 Performance Package that can increase the V8 engine’s performance to 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.

With the new engine placement, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has lots of highly-anticipated features. We at Heidebreicht Chevrolet encourage you to discuss the new Corvette model with us and take test drives in the different Corvette models at our dealership.

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Introducing the 2020 Corvette C8


2020 Chevrolet Corvette

The upcoming arrival of the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has people across all automotive circles buzzing in anticipation. The mid-engine sports car gives a powerful performance and has an aerodynamic design that’s sure to turn heads.

The Corvette C8 is the first Corvette to place the engine behind passengers. Moving the engine to the rear of the car provides more weight to the back and gives the 2020 Corvette more power. Paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the 6.2-liter pushrod V8 engine achieves an impressive 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque.

The Corvette C8 is also the first production Corvette to feature dual fuel tanks. With both the frunk and the trunk, the car can hold 13 cubic feet of cargo space. There’s also 51 cubic feet of passenger volume for plenty of room to spread out.

The interior of the car is comfortable and contains convenient features. The Electronic Transmission Range Selector is made up of a few buttons to press when shifting. An 8-inch touch screen also sits at an angle, making it easy for drivers to use.

We at Heidebreicht Chevrolet are filled with excitement for the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8. Until it arrives, be sure to test-drive the other fantastic Corvette models on our lot.



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Three Delicious Detroit Restaurants

delicious Detroit restaurantsDetroit offers a vibrant, energetic and modern dining scene that is quickly becoming one of the best in the Midwest. These three delicious Detroit restaurants exemplify the exciting wave of restaurants that puts the Motor City on the food map.

Flowers of Vietnam

This tasty Vietnamese joint is housed in what used to be the Vernor Coney Island location. Flowers of Vietnam still maintains the old-school neon signs and lunch counter, but the restaurant as a whole is modernized. The delicious food offered is on a consistent rotation, though it always entails an array of Vietnamese dishes. While here, be sure to try the staples, lobster vermicelli and coffee egg cream.

Grey Ghost Detroit

Grey Ghost Detroit is a stellar American restaurant, specializing in cocktails and meat. Located near the Detroit Institute of Arts, Grey Ghost Detroit has meat options ranging from a traditional rare steak to duck breast with foie gras. There are also lots of great brunch and alcoholic options to choose from.


This minimalist restaurant sports only four communal tables and a relatively small menu, but the food is fantastic. Gather has something for every mood, with fish tacos, wings, socca and more. You can also pair your meal with a drink from their ever-changing menu.

We at Heidebreicht Chevrolet are happy to neighbor the city of Detroit. Stop by our dealership for a test drive before trying out one of these great Detroit restaurants.

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2020 Chevy Silverado Powertrain Options Include New Turbo-Diesel

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

The Chevy Silverado powertrain is getting new options for 2020, including an available Duramax inline six-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. The all-new 2020 Silverado promises optimal performance thanks to this powertrain, with class-leading torque and horsepower.* Plus, it’s the first time an inline six-cylinder turbo has been offered on a full-size Chevy truck.

According to Chevrolet, the new Duramax engine option will be priced the same as the 6.2-liter V8 engine, but you’ll get morel power and fuel economy. Available on the LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country trims, the new Duramax option will be rated at an SAE-certified 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Per Chevy, it will deliver 95 percent of peak torque at 1,250 rpm.

Nicola Menarini, director for Diesel Truck Engine Program Execution, comments on the refined image the new turbo-diesel engine will offer fans. “With advanced technologies that draw on global diesel expertise, it’s a no-compromise choice for those who want the capability and driving range of a diesel in a light-duty truck.”

The new engine option will be paired with a 10L80 10-speed transmission on the 2020 Chevy Silverado. Other features related to performance include an exhaust brake, a water charge air cooler, a low-pressure EGR, and an electronically variable intake manifold.

Stop by Heidebreicht Chevrolet to test-drive our current inventory of Silverado models, as we wait for the release of the Duramax turbo-diesel option.

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Reasons Why the 2019 Equinox is the Best Family Vehicle

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevrolet crossover and SUV lineup is a force to be reckoned with, offering unparalleled performance, style, and smarts throughout. A particular star of the lineup is the 2019 Chevy Equinox, as it offers everything modern families are looking for, from state-of-the-art safety to smart storage. Here are a few reasons why the Chevy Equinox is the best family vehicle.

  • Fun connectivity: The 2019 Equinox features the Chevrolet Infotainment System, which boasts standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. These smart technologies allow for seamless smartphone integration, letting you stream your family’s favorite tunes and access your phone’s capabilities hands-free. The Equinox also offers an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot, which you can connect up to seven devices to and allows passengers to stream whatever media they choose.
  • State-of-the-art safety: While you transport your family in the 2019 Equinox, you’ll be backed up by an array of state-of-the-art safety and driver-assist tools. The Equinox offers technologies like Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control, elevating your confidence and peace of mind.
  • Smart storage: The Equinox offers up to 63.9 cubic feet of cargo space, offering plenty of space for backpacks, sports equipment, and outdoor camping and adventure gear. For easy loading and unloading, the Equinox offers an available hands-free liftgate.

Take your family to Heidebreicht Chevrolet to experience the accommodating amenities of the 2019 Equinox for yourself.

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The Camaro: Fun & Function Combined

Chevrolet Camaro InteriorTechnology is always pushing boundaries to create something new. Sometimes these inventions are meant to make our lives easier or safer. Other times they are just plain fun. Every now and then, technology gives us something that does both. The infotainment and communications technology suite Chevy installed in the Camaro SS is one of these inspired feats of engineering.

There are a ton of things the Camaro can do. The OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot will connect up to seven devices without damaging internet speeds. That’s seven people who can be checking their mail while you drive home from a work retreat. The hotspot works whenever the engine is on, so there is zero worry about it running out of battery.

The Camaro SS boasts an 8 inch touchscreen display which is used to access the MyLink system and, through it, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. These apps let you control your phone using voice commands. Load playlists from your music library, open apps like Pandora or 8 Tracks, and even get directions without taking your hands off the wheel or your eyes off the road. If you’re an Apple user, Siri will read you texts over your vehicle’s speaker system and even take dictation for replies.

The feature that seems to excite the most people is arguably the simplest. This Camaro SS is outfitted with an inductive wireless charging mat for your smartphone. Inductive charging generates an electromagnetic field and uses it to transfer energy- namely into your phone. You can just set it on the centrally-located mat and drive, no plugs or cords needed.

Are you interested? Do you want to play with these features yourself? Drop by Heidebreicht Chevrolet in Macomb County and see for yourself!

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The Heidebreicht Newsletter

NewsletterHey Chevy fans, do you know about our newsletter? Every month Heidebreicht Chevrolet puts out a digital newsletter full of information. You can read the monthly posting online or sign up to have it sent straight to your email address after publication.

The articles in this newsletter are a diverse mixture of things we think our clients will enjoy. Some of them give details about new Chevy sales or programs. Heidebreicht always offers special deals to Active duty military and veterans, but Memorial Day inspired a month of especially low prices and celebration. Last month’s newsletter also contained information on Certified Pre-owned Vehicle inventory with additional warranty protections. A lot of this news would get lost within all of the other activity on our social media pages, so the newsletter is the best way to stay on top of new incentives and programs.

We use this newsletter as a platform to recognize the Everyday Hero of the Month. This team member is nominated and voted on by the whole staff here at Heidebreicht. Our Everyday Hero prize is a way for us to point out when a coworker has gone above and beyond their duties to serve a customer or help a team mate. There are other prizes, but having this person publicly applauded is a way for us to show off our incredible employees.

The rest of the paper contains community service messages and activities: suggestions for summer activities, directions on how to prepare your car for spring, and much more. Don’t miss out on news, flash sales, and special incentives. Joining the free email list is as easy as clicking here or visiting us on Van Dyke Road. Sign up now!

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Handle Your Trade-In Like A Pro

Trade In Vehicle

So much is involved in buying a new car: deciding on a dealership, researching models, assessing your budget, making a list of feature “needs” and “wants”. You’ve given this purchase a lot of thought. What you might have forgotten is planning what to do with your current car. It doesn’t meet your needs anymore, but it’s still an asset. At Heidebreicht Chevrolet on Van Dyke Road, we want to help you use that asset to your advantage. Follow these simple steps to make sure you get the most out of your trade-in.


Think About Timing

A convertible won’t sell very well in the middle of an icy Michigan winter. Dealerships usually inspect trade-ins for sale them on their pre-owned lots. If you bring them something they can’t easily sell or that they may have to store, they will have to offer you a lower price to balance that risk. Try to time your trade-in so you bring the dealer something they can sell quickly and you will be in a better bargaining position.


Do Your Research

Use sites like Kelley Blue Book, Auto Trader, or Edmunds.com to find out the estimated value of your car. You may also want to look on eBay for cars in similar conditions to yours to see how that affects the price. Don’t be afraid to bring these numbers to the dealership. A good salesman will have the same information, and have a realistic idea of your car’s value will speed up the bargaining process.


Presentation Is Key

Every bit of work the dealership has to put into getting your car sale-ready is money they take off your trade-in offer. Take your car to a reputable car wash before you bring it to trade in. If there are any lingering smoke, work, or pet odors, consider having it detailed to get the smell out. Vacuum the floors, seats, and trunk. Take all your personal belongings out in advance so the dealer can clearly see what they’re getting.


Prove The Car’s Reliability

Bring your service records when you make the trade-in. Having proof that you’ve maintained your car thoughtfully lets the sales staff give whoever buys your car some peace of mind. Even if your car has some small problems, knowing what they are can help the dealer establish a fair price. Don’t worry about paying for any major repairs before trade-in. It’s unlikely you’ll recoup the cost in the sale since the dealer can usually do the repairs for less than you can.


Avoid “Parachuting The Trade”

Parachuting the trade” means to hide the fact that you have a trade-in until after the initial deal is closed. Many online sites recommend that drivers do this to avoid somehow being tricked into paying too much for your new car, but in reality, it works against you. For one thing, you should be working with a dealership with an honest reputation you can trust, not a shady lot where the sales staff is out to get your money. Regardless of when you mention your trade-in, it will still have the same value to the dealership. The best solution is to work out your trade-in first before you deal for the new car. That way you know what the best offer is before you spend the time negotiating you new car’s price.


Our expertise is your advantage. We will always treat you fairly and ethically when trading in your vehicle. To talk about trade-ins or see our selection of new and pre-owned vehicles, visit our Washington showroom today!

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