2017 Chevrolet Bolt Safety

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is an all-electric vehicle known for its impressive 238-mile range. The popular electric model has earned a reputation for comfort and reliability. Now Chevrolet can add safety to the list. The Chevrolet Bolt recently earned the Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

According to the IIHS, the Chevrolet Bolt is the first all-electric vehicle to earn the honor. The Bolt scored a top “Good” rating in all five crash tests. Its advanced safety technologies brought it even closer to the top score with a “Superior” rating.

The active safety technologies helped the Chevrolet Bolt stop and avoid collisions as both 12 mph and 25 mph.

The only thing that stopped the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt from achieving the highest Top Safety Pick+ rating was its headlights. While many vehicles feature headlights that are generally rated as too dim, the Chevrolet Bolt’s headlights were the exact opposite. Its headlights were so bright that they could cause glare for oncoming drivers.

Had the Chevrolet Bolt dimmed the headlights a little, it would have earned the Top Safety Pick+ rating with ease.

We here at Fairground Auto Plaza are happy to see the advanced Chevrolet Bolt raises the bar with an abundance of safety features!

2017 Camaro ZL1 Performance: The Most Powerful Camaro Ever

2017 Camaro ZL1 performance
Picture yourself in the new 2017 Camaro!

You’ll definitely be able to leave every other car on the road in your tracks when you drive the new Camaro ZL1. This is the most powerful Camaro ever built, with jaw-dropping performance technologies and design, as well as state-of-the-art engineering. Best of all, the new Camaro also has a stunning exterior. What’s not to like?


According to Chevy, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 performance is better than ever thanks to a smart powertrain. The 650-horsepower V8 is supercharged, helping the Camaro to do 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds. That’s nearly two seconds less than the 1LE. Plus, with a quarter mile of 11.4 seconds at 127 mph, you won’t want to leave the driver’s seat.

“Building on Chevrolet’s well-established recipe for track-focused performance, the new 1LE packages expand the performance envelope of the Camaro SS and, for the first time, the Camaro LT,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “You’ll be hard-pressed to find more track-capable cars in their respective classes for the money.”

Slimming down

Despite its muscle-car heritage, the new Camaro ZL1 isn’t just a massive engine strapped to a skimpy frame. Engineers also cut 220 pounds in weight to help increase speed and acceleration, not to mention fuel economy and handling.

This model also has a tuned suspension with Magnetic Ride damping and a limited-slip differential. There are few models that can give you this much performance without spending a fortune. Get a working-class supercar—get the Chevy Camaro ZL1.

The Chevrolet Teen Driver System Promotes Good Habits in Malibu

Chevrolet Teen Driver system - 2016 Chevy Malibu
Looking for a safe, reliable car for your new teen driver?

The Chevrolet Malibu is made with safety in mind. This model comes with intelligent engineering to protect you in the event of a crash, advanced airbags, strategic crumple zones, and high-strength steel. Plus, the Malibu comes with smart driver assist technologies to help prevent accidents in the first place. For new drivers, the Malibu is also safe thanks to the innovative Teen Driving Safety system.

Face the Facts

According to Chevy, the Chevrolet Teen Driver system premiered in the 2016 Malibu. This tool provides parents with a high-tech tool to help encourage safer driving habits for their teenagers, even if parents aren’t in the car. Fatal crash rates for teenagers are nearly three times higher than drivers over twenty, making the new Teen Driver system more important than ever before.

Basically, Teen Driver monitors driving, records information, and automatically activates safety systems like automatic collision braking or forward collision alert. Teens are given a special key that activates the system upon ignition. The in-car system then begins to record speed, distance travelled, safety feature alerts, and the number of times ABS and stability control were activated. Teen Driver lets you track this information from home.


“We designed this to be used as a teaching tool,” said MaryAnn Beebe, a Chevrolet safety engineer. “It gives the teen a chance to prove to mom and dad, ‘Hey, I’ve been driving responsibly,’ and if there are things on the report that need discussion — if your teen has had the car for a week and comes back with seven forward collision alerts — then maybe there is an opportunity to talk about areas where maybe the teen could use some improvement.”

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Teen Driver also activates driver assist technologies to make sure your teen is safe. It can mute the radio if seats are not buckled, and it allows for a maximum volume setting to reduce distractions. Drivers also get warnings if you exceed pre-set maximum speeds (which can be set from 40 to 75 mph). This is just one more way Chevy is keeping its drivers safe.

See us at Fairground Auto Plaza today to get your teen a 2016 Chevy Malibu.

5 Cool Silverado Features: A Truly Advanced Pickup

Silverado features

The Silverado is designed to be versatile, one of the reasons this pickup has an array of cool new features. From the latest high-tech gadgets to its intelligent steel design, this is one model you won’t want to stop driving. Here are five cool Silverado features that are sure to make you choose Chevy the next time you’re shopping for a truck.

1. High Strength Steel

According to Chevy, one of five cool Silverado features is the high-strength steel design. In a recent test against the F-150, the Silverado proved that a rolled-steel design offers better durability and rigidity than aluminum, an important factor to consider when buying a pickup. Plus, thanks to the rolled-steel process versus a traditional stamping process, the Silverado is lighter than previous model years without sacrificing strength.

2. Intelligent Powertrains

The Silverado 1500 also has an intelligent EcoTec3 engine system. Utilizing features like Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection, and Continuously Variable Valve Timing, you get great fuel economy without sacrificing power. In fact, the available 6.2-liter engine has best-in-class towing of 12,000 pounds.

3. LED Lighting

Better visibility is also available on the new Silverado thanks to brighter, longer-lasting LED lighting. Trims such as the LTZ, LTZ Z71, and High Country all feature a unique LED lighting package. This includes Daytime Running Lamps, fog lamps, tail lamps, and more.

4. Top-Notch Technology

Chevrolet infotainment is also offered on the new Silverado, including MyLink, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, wireless charging, and an 8-inch color touchscreen among other things. You can also opt for great features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a great way to stay connected to your smartphone.

5. Mobile App

Finally, one cool Silverado features is the OnStar RemoteLink mobile app. This feature pairs well with the standard OnStar Basic that comes standard for five years. You can remotely start your Silverado from your phone, lock and unlock doors, manage Wi-Fi, and send directions to your vehicle’s navigation. These are just some of the many great new features on the Chevy Silverado.