Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Models

Chevy May Be Developing a Secret Hybrid Corvette C8

2020 Chevy Corvette | Bangor, ME

The auto world has been speculating that Chevrolet may be secretly developing a hybrid Corvette C8, and the speculation was only accelerated by spy photos taken in a few months ago.

Autoweek and other auto news sites first noticed that the fuse block of the 2020 Corvette C8, the first mid-engine Corvette ever made, is equipped with two fuses that point toward a future hybrid model. The owner’s manual for the C8 shows one fuse in particular designed to work with a lithium-ion battery.

This information dropped in early March, with auto writers theorizing that Chevy had equipped the Corvette C8 with the infrastructure for a hybrid option so that the groundwork was already in place for future development. Then, in late March, spy photos showed a camouflaged Corvette with heavy-duty electric cabling attached, implying testing of some kind of electric powertrain.

There’s a slight possibility this is the future 2023 Corvette ZR1, but most journalists quickly dismissed that idea, since the spotted Corvette didn’t have the exterior aerodynamic parts we’re guaranteed to see on the upcoming supercar.

We don’t know yet when a hybrid version of the C8 might release, or even whether the Corvette C8 Hybrid will be a regular or plug-in hybrid. The spy photos didn’t show a charging port, but the fuse box and does feature a slot to power a device that emits a noise when a car is in electric-only mode.

Whether or not the hybrid Corvette C8 does, or will ever, exist, it’s certainly an exciting prospect. In the meantime, swing by Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor and take a look at our inventory of Chevy hybrids and EVs.

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Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Models

An Era Ends as Last Chevrolet Impala Drives Off the Line

Chevy Impala | Bangor, ME

The saying goes that all good things must come to an end, and for the time being, that end has come for one of the most legendary names in the Chevy lineup. The last Chevrolet Impala rolled off the line at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant earlier this year, bringing a chapter of automotive history to a close for now.

A staple of the Chevy lineup for more than 60 years, the Impala is a pop culture icon that’s been represented in music, television, movies, and video games over the years. Recently, it picked up awards like the title of Best Large Car for the Money from U.S. News & World Report and the 5-Year Cost to Own Award for full-size cars from Kelley Blue Book. 

Though this may seem like the end for the Impala, it’s worth noting that the beloved sedan went into hiatuses in 1985 and 1996. The last Chevrolet Impala leaving Detroit may not necessarily be goodbye to the name as much as it’s a case of until next time.

When might that next time be? Chevrolet could potentially revive the Impala name for an electric vehicle down the road, for starters. It would be fitting with Detroit-Hamtramck undergoing a $2.2 billion retooling to focus on EV production, and the return of the Impala name for a dynamic new zero-emissions vehicle would help create a connection with a new generation of drivers.

Even though the last Chevrolet Impala has been built, you can still find this beloved sedan at Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor. Browse our inventory and, if you see something you like, give our sales specialists a call.  

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Chevrolet Colorado

2021 Colorado ZR2 Design Update

2021 Colorado ZR2 | Bangor, ME

Chevrolet recently unveiled its latest look for the midsize Colorado, and it looks exciting, to say the least. The 2021 Colorado is set to be one of the most capable midsize trucks in Chevy’s lineup, especially the ZR2 trim, which is fully off-road ready. This is one truck that will drop jaws on both the highway and on off-road trails.

So what’s new on the 2021 Chevy Colorado? You can find a new Sand Dune Metallic exterior paint color on the Z71 and ZR2 models, as well as new Chevy bowtie emblems and an embossed tailgate. The ZR2 off-road variant comes with an entirely new appearance, with touches like a front fascia with bold “Chevrolet” lettering. There’s also a new front end, which makes the truck look more dynamic while also improving visibility and airflow.

“We’ve sold 520,000 Colorado pickups in five years through a relentless, foot-on-the-gas approach to product and feature updates,” said Bob Krapes, director of marketing at Chevrolet Trucks. “With its new-look front end and tailgate, Colorado will now have a more aggressive appearance to match its award-winning capability.”

In addition to styling, the ZR2 will have several features to optimize capability. This includes segment-exclusive Multimatic DSSV™ position-sensitive dampers, skid plates, cast-iron control arms, red tow hooks, a two-inch suspension lift, and more.

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is set to start tearing up roads later this year, and we can’t wait to see you here at Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor for a test drive.

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Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Models

Chip Miller Foundation Offering 2020 Corvette for Charity

2020 Chevrolet Corvette | Bangor, ME

The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation is giving away a new 2020 Mid-Engine C8 Z51 Corvette. This new Corvette has a 6.2L LT2 V8 engine delivering 495 horsepower and a maximum speed of 184mph. Don’t miss your chance to win a Z51 version of this car by donating to the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation. Better hurry, the 2020 C8 Z51 Corvette is almost sold out.

The closing date to enter is May 1, 2020, and entries must be completed by 5:00 pm EDT. The drawing will be held on May 1, 2020, at 6:00 pm EDT at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. The grand prize is an incredible 2020 C8 Z51 Corvette $75,000.

The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation was founded to help people who have amyloidosis and help raise awareness about the condition. Amyloidosis comes in several forms, some fatal. It involves the buildup of proteins that cause stiffening of tissues, including the heart.

Funds from the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation are used to educated people about symptoms and early detection, which increases treatment options and leads to a better quality of life for sufferers. Funds also go toward research for a cure to this debilitating condition.

Please join all of us at Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor in celebrating the memory of Chip Miller. For a chance to drive away in the most advanced Corvette of all time while potentially saving countless lives, consider donating to the Chip Miler foundation before the deadline.

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Chevrolet Models, Chevrolet Spark

2019 Chevy Spark Named One of the Best Cars for Under $16,000 by U.S. News

2019 Chevrolet Spark | Bangor, ME

Named one of the best new cars under $16,000 by U.S. News and World Report, the 2019 Chevrolet Spark is ideal for a wide variety of car shoppers. While the cost of new cars grows every year, vehicles like the Spark offer affordability without sacrificing quality or features. In fact, the Spark is currently the most affordable new car in the United States, but still boasts many of the modern qualities you want in a new car.

The Spark has a subcompact design that’s perfect for narrow city streets as well as the highway. You’ll find features such as a touchscreen infotainment system and available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® connectivity, as well as optional smartphone connectivity through Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®. The European-inspired hatchback design is also eye-catchingly stylish.

Seating four people comfortably, the Spark is built to be practical. U.S. News notes that this model also has great fuel economy thanks to the lightweight design and fuel-sipping engine, which work to save you more money in the long run. Plus, the lower sticker price means it costs less to insure; the savings continue to grow even after you leave the lot.

The Spark also comes with several features you won’t find on similar models, such as a standard rear vision camera to make reversing and parallel parking easier than ever, as well as ten standard airbags for added peace of mind.

If you want to get behind the wheel of the award-winning 2020 Chevrolet Spark, stop by Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor for a test drive today.

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Chevrolet Models, Chevrolet Silverado

2020 Chevrolet Silverado to Be Available with 3.0-Liter Inline-Six Turbo-Diesel Engine

2020 Chevrolet Silverao

Earlier this summer, Chevy announced that the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado would be available with a diesel engine for the very first time. The new Duramax® 3.0-liter inline-six turbo-diesel engine will achieve best-in-class torque and horsepower and boost the Silverado’s fuel economy.

This engine will be available exclusively on four trims of the 2020 Silverado (the 2019 model is available in eight trims, for reference): LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country. This engine will join a diverse powertrain lineup for the Silverado, which currently includes five options.

Chevy has already released performance specs for the new turbo-diesel engine: 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The Duramax engine will be partnered with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

“From the moment the engine is started, to its idle, acceleration and highway cruising, the 3.0-liter Duramax performance will change perceptions of what a diesel engine can offer in refinement,” remarked Nicola Menarini, director for Diesel Truck Engine Program Execution. “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 turbo-diesel engine boasts a number of other advanced engine technologies, including an all-aluminum construction, Active Thermal Management, a water charge air cooler, variable geometry turbocharging, and more.

The 2020 Silverado is expected to arrive at dealerships, including Quirk Chevrolet of Bangor, later this year.

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Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Models, Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Colorado and Silverado Named Best Trucks for Families by U.S. News

2019 Chevrolet Truck Lineup | Bangor, ME
Chevrolet Truck Lineup

If you’re in the market for a new Chevy truck, you might be considering the 2019 Colorado and Silverado 1500. Now, you have just one more reason to bring either of these bad boys home — they ranked on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the “Best Trucks for Families in 2019.”

The 2019 Colorado earned the judges’ recognition for its variety of engine options, as well as its advanced tech, smooth performance, and comfortable interior. It also offers one of the roomiest standard box sizes in the compact truck segment, yielding a maximum cargo capacity of 49.9 cubic feet. It will easily accommodate your family’s possessions on a road trip.

The Colorado also puts forth three key infotainment assets: Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and Bluetooth® audio streaming. That way, you and your loved ones can stay in touch with contacts while enjoying the latest apps, games, and playlists.

The full-sized Silverado 1500 truck also captured the critics’ praise for its own array of family-friendly amenities. Chevy has endowed this truck with advanced driver-assist tech such as Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert to enhance your crew’s safety on each journey. And the brand’s exclusive Teen Driver feature will allow you to monitor your teens’ driving habits even when you’re not able to accompany them in person.

Celebrate these models’ recent awards when you bring your family to Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor to test drive them.

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Chevrolet Models

2019 Chevrolet Equinox: The Modern Family SUV

2019 Chevrolet Equinox | Bangor, ME

The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is a crossover that meets the needs of the modern family. Technology, comfort, and space are standard amenities that any pack can depend on.

Interior

Seating for five passengers and upscale upholstery make the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox a solid choice for families. Innovative technologies, like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, add to the family-friendly versatility of the Chevrolet Equinox.

It also features an expansive 63.9 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded flat. The cargo area is easily accessible thanks to the available hands-free liftgate.

Safety

A variety of available safety systems prevent drivers of the 2019 Equinox from getting themselves into dangerous situations. Rear Seat Reminder alerts drivers to check the backseat with audible chimes and a message on the touch-screen display. Teen Driver technology allows parents to keep an eye on their young driver’s habits on the road.

Performance

The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox tackles the open road with three available engine options. Its standard 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 170 horsepower and averages 32 highway mpg.*

When upgrading to the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, drivers get 252 horsepower. A maximum towing capacity of 2,500 pounds adds to the capability and versatility of the Equinox.

The available 1.6-liter Turbo-Diesel engine adds more capability to an already competent SUV. On top of that, this engine achieves 39 highway mpg.**

Test-drive the 2019 Chevy Equinox at Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor.

*EPA-estimated 26 MPG city/32 highway on 1.5L FWD models.

**EPA-estimated 39 MPG highway for 1.6L Diesel FWD models.

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