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IN THE NEWS
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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

by Frank Ochal

2018 Chevy Equinox Welcome to all of the many new members that have joined since the last issue of the WORLD and the contributors to the latest issue of the WORLD.

We are now issuing plastic membership cards to all new members. All current members should have already received the new plastic membership card. Please let us know if you are a current member that has not received the new membership card.

As the new membership card is plastic it is meant to be permanent and will no longer include your membership expiration date. Your membership expiration date and membership number card always be found on the label on each issue of the printed WORLD. Call, email or text us if you ever need a replacement card, your membership number or your membership expiration date.

Join us on Facebook at Chevy Club (www.chevyclub.com/groups/chevyclub) and follow us on Twitter at chevyclub (www.twitter.com/chevyclub). Classified ads will now appear on our website, in the club magazine, the World, in the eWorld and on Facebook and Twitter.

Technical Sections is now available from the club store. It contains a complete copy of all the Technical Sections, topics, questions and answers published in the World. It is available on CD-Rom only for PC or Mac in pdf format and contains reprints of the technical sections published in the World published from 1998 to current. It is indexed by subject for easy reference and contains articles, topics, questions and answers and is available in the Club Store section of each World and on the website at www.chevyclub.com . Another item in the store is a complete copy of the past issues of the World available on CD only for PC or Mac.

In addition to the items found in our regular club store, more store merchandise including tote bags, caps, sweat pants, shorts and other items can be found at our Fieldhouse Club Store located at www.fieldhouse.com/chevyclub .

The club also now has a blog located at http://blog.chevyclub.com . Members can publish items to the Blog.

We now offer a 3 year membership or renewal rate which includes a free t-shirt. And in response to many members we now have a 3 year eMembership for $50 which also includes a free t-shirt or tech sections CD. So save some money and get a free t-shirt or tech CD in the process!

We also have a members only section on the main website where only members can access with the User ID and Password found on page 3 of this issue. Members now have access to the newsletter and other items. Also now you can to create your own id and password for the members only section. Submit the form on the members only page to do this.

We also send members the eWorld so send us your email address. Do not worry if you do not have an email address as you will get all of the information sent in the eWorld in the regular World but it may be in a different format and at later date because of printing and mailing considerations. Please let us know what you think of this and what type of info you would like to see included. Also be sure to update your email address when and if it changes.

We are in need of people for our technical staff. The position could also benefit you as the technical staff people can advertise their business free in the newsletter as well as by letter and phone. Help your fellow members while you publicize your expertise.

Thanks for your support and enjoy driving your Chevy!!

(Photo on top of page: 2018 Chevy Equinox)


IN THE NEWS

New Silverado

2019 Silverado LTZ The Silverado 1500, Chevrolet’s best-selling vehicle, is getting a complete redesign for 2019. The all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 will be available with eight different trim packages, which Chevrolet managers say translates into a truck for every buyer. The trucks will range from the most basic "Work Truck" trim all the way up to the feature-rich "High Country" model.

Powering the trucks will be a 5.3-liter or 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine, or an all-new 3-liter inline 6-cylinder diesel engine. The 3-liter and 6.2-liter engines can be paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission. In all, there will be six different engine and transmission combinations.

The V8 engine options will include a cylinder deactivation system that can go all the way down to just one cylinder of power under very light loads to improve fuel economy.

Other improvements include a steel frame that Chevy managers say is 88 pounds lighter than the previous version, but 10 percent stiffer. All those little changes add up to a truck that is up to 450 pounds lighter than the current model.

More improvements have been made to the truck’s aerodynamics. The shape of the front end has been improved to duct air around the tires, while the shape of the roof and the shape of the tailgate have been designed to move air smoothly over the bed. All of this results in a seven-percent improvement in aerodynamics, according to Chevrolet.

As for size, the truck is also bigger than the current version. Its wheelbase is nearly four inches longer, while the overall length is up 1.6 inches and height is up by about an inch. Chevrolet managers say the passenger volume has increased, and so has the cargo volume in the bed of the truck.

In that bed, customers can opt for a series of storage compartments over the wheel arches that, when installed, will still accommodate a full four-by-eight-foot sheet of plywood. There are also now 12 tie-down points, each capable of supporting up to 500 pounds -- twice as strong as those in the previous model. There's even an optional power tailgate that can be operated from a button on the key fob, a button in the cab, or a button on the tailgate itself.

Inside, Chevy leaders say they focused on comfort, storage and easy-to-use controls. To that end, rear-seat legroom has increased three inches and new storage compartments are available in the rear seatbacks (yes, behind the cushion) and under the rear seats.

The Silverado is critical to Chevrolet’s business. The company sold more than 580,000 of the trucks in 2017, accounting for more than a quarter of Chevrolet’s sales. For comparison, GM sold more Silverados in 2017 than all the Buicks and Cadillacs combined for the year.

The 2019 truck was first shown at a centennial truck event in Dallas last month, marking 100 years of Chevrolet trucks. At that reveal, Chevrolet said they gathered feedback from 7,000 people when designing the new truck, which the company says is the most research it has ever done ahead of a new model.

The Silverado shares a platform with the GMC Sierra and Chevy managers said more info about the updated version of that truck will be released later


2017 Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet's compact Cruze returns for 2017 with an addition to the Cruse lineup: the first hatchback version.

Prices begin at $20,965 (plus $875 freight) for the base LT model with a six-speed manual transmission, and $21,920 for the LT with a six-speed automatic.

The uplevel Premier model is $23,945, and comes only with the automatic.

Under the hood of the Cruze Hatch is the same turbocharged 1.4-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine from the sedan, rated at 153 horsepower and 177 foot-pounds of torque. It's connected to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. EPA ratings are 28 mpg city/37 highway with the LT manual or Premier automatic, and 29/38 with the LT automatic.

2017 Chevy Cruze


Meet the New Members

New members that have joined since the last issue.  More recent members may appear in the next issue.

Josh Denhouten
Grand Ledge, Michigan

Lucretia Shane
Lansing, Michigan

Michael Pierce
Ft. Washington, Maryland
He has a '73 blue Caprice classic convertible.

Aaron Hoffman
Oreland, Pennsylvania
Aaron has an '80 maroon Malibu.

Lucio Gandolfo
Levittown, New York
Lucio has a '63 Chevy C-10.


Silverado High Desert and Avalanche

Chevrolet has brought back the Avalanche…at least some of it.

The new Silverado High Desert features a cargo management system it its bed that’s reminiscent of the one featured on the unique, multi-configuration Avalanche, which was discontinued in 2013.

It can’t extend the load floor into the cabin, like the Avalanche’s did, but has a moveable cargo divider, compartments in the bed sides, and a rigid tonneau cover. It can all be locked up, and is water-resistant, if not 100 percent waterproof.

 
 

A buttress-style sport bar completes the homage to the Avalanche, but the High Desert is also the first and, for now, only Silverado available with GM’s magnetic ride control suspension system, currently standard on the GMC Sierra 1500 Denali. To get it, you’ll have to opt for a redundant-sounding top of the line Silverado 1500 High Country with the High Desert package, which is also available on the LT and LTZ trim levels in Crew Cab trucks.

Prices for the High Desert Silverados will be revealed closer to its on sale date this fall.


Meet the New Members

New members that have joined since the last issue.  More recent members may appear in the next issue.

Roger D Sowers, Sugar Land, Texas

Martin Haller, Lansing, Michigan

Grenny Diaz-Ayala, Lansing, Michigan

Robert Brown, Marshall, Wisconsin

Robert has a ''71 red Nova.

David Prior, Shelburne, Vermont
He has a 1933 tan Chevy Coupe.

Jimmy Holmes, Lansing, Michigan

Monica Gordon, Davison, Michigan

Shahem Yaquob, Lansing, Michigan

Charles Woodward, Victor, Idaho

Matthew Smith, Odessa, Michigan

William Roy Hall, Fayetteville, NC
He has a '57 Bel Air.

William Cranmore, Hastings, Michigan

Claudina Hilario-Sainz, Lansing, Michigan

Melissa Baldwin, Onondaga, Michigan

Shannon Hallam, Lansing, Michigan

Tom Slee, Olivet, Michigan

James Garrison, Belleville, Michigan
James has a 2015 gray Silverado and a white 2012 white Malibu.

Shpend Shefkiu, Mason, Michigan



 


 

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