Chevrolet Models

Is a New Chevrolet Cheyenne Truck on the Way? The Signs Look Promising

Chevrolet Cheyenne | Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor | Bangor, ME
Pictured: 2021 Chevrolet Suburban Z71

A recent General Motors trademark filing could signal a comeback for the old-school Chevrolet Cheyenne nameplate as a potential new truck model. 

Starting in the 1970s, Cheyenne was a high-end trim level in Chevy’s C/K truck lineup. The name went away in the 1999 model year when Silverado took over as the brand’s flagship pickup.

So far, GM isn’t saying much about its plans to bring back the Cheyenne nameplate. On its registration application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it says only that the new trademark “is intended to cover the categories of motor land vehicles, namely trucks.”

However, after the Cheyenne went out of production, Chevrolet brought back the name twice for concept trucks, providing clues for what a new Cheyenne might look like.

The first one, the 2003 Chevrolet Cheyenne Concept, was a compact truck with side-access bed doors and a sporty look. The second was the 2013 Silverado Cheyenne Concept, a high-performance street truck that featured a low-slung build and a 420-horsepower engine.

If a new Chevrolet Cheyenne does emerge, the odds are good that it will take some cues from one of these two concepts. A compact Cheyenne would allow GM to take part in the hot new market for smaller trucks. A high-performance Cheyenne could also provide the automaker with a unique edge on the competition.

We love trucks here at Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor, and a new Chevy Cheyenne would be a great addition to the lineup. To learn more about the trucks we offer right now, visit us here at our dealership in Bangor, Maine.

Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Models

Chevy Equinox Named One of the Safest Cars for Teen Drivers

2021 Chevrolet Equinox | Bangor, ME

If you’re looking for a safe, reliable, affordable vehicle for your teen driver, the Chevrolet Equinox is a top pick. As proof, the SUV just earned a coveted spot on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s 2020 Safe Vehicles for Teens list.

Making it on the 2020 Safe Vehicles for Teens list is no small feat. The small SUV needed an acceptable or good rating in the IIHS driver-side small overlap front test. The Equinox also received good ratings in the roof strength, moderate overlap front, side, and head restraint tests.

Another factor the IIHS considered during its evaluation is whether or not the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration scored the vehicle at least four stars for side and front collision tests, as well as a minimum of four stars overall. Finally, Consumer Reports also had to give the Equinox at least three out of five stars for its emergency handling capability.

The 2020 Equinox earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick award thanks to its crashworthiness and numerous safety systems, including Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, and Following Distance Indicator. The SUV also comes with Teen Driver mode, which allows you to customize settings and limit certain features when your child is behind the wheel. The system also provides an in-vehicle report card that summarizes their driving behavior so you can help them improve and stay safe.

To learn more about the Chevrolet Equinox — and why it might be the ideal vehicle for your teen driver — take a look at our new and used inventory online at Quirk Chevrolet of Bangor.

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.

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.  

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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