Chevy Introduces Silverado ZR2 Bison in Ballwin, MO

2023 Chevrolet Silverado Bison | Ballwin, MO

Chevy is introducing a more capable, off-road-ready variant of the beloved Silverado ZR2 with its recent release of the Silverado ZR2 Bison. The impressive and rugged truck was made in collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV).

Adventure features

The Silverado ZR2 Bison has an estimated 32.5-degree front approach angle and a 23.4-degree departure angle. The ground clearance is 11.2 inches, which makes it a capable beast even on the most challenging terrains. Rock crawling is a thrilling feat thanks to the truck’s Terrain Mode and off-road chassis.

Off-road-ready features include AEV-stamped steel bumpers, underbody protection, steel rocker panel protection, front tow hooks, and exclusive gloss black 18-inch AEV wheels. These pair to 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires.

Undeniable power

The Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Bison has a standard 6.2-liter V8 engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The powertrain generates 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. You can opt for the available 3.0-liter Diesel Duramax® engine. It offers enhancements and updates for the 2023 model year including new fuel injectors, new steel pistons with a revised combustion bowl, retuned turbo compressor, and improved temperature control features. It increases previous ratings to 305 horsepower and 495 lb-ft of torque.

Get a closer look at the Chevy Silverado ZR2 Bison at ELCO Chevrolet in Ballwin, Missouri.

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV Debut

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV | Ballwin, MO

The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV is an all-electric vehicle designed with an innovative powertrain, advanced tech, and comfort features. The electric crossover, built on the automaker’s cutting-edge Ultium Platform, offers drivers a great opportunity to realize a friendlier way to move about the Earth, and with Chevy’s notable ingenuity, style, and affordability, the switch is simple and smart.

The 2024 Blazer EV features four trim levels — 1LT, 2LT, RS, and SS. It offers a maximum range of 320 miles. According to General Motors, this achievement results when the EV is working on a full charge.[1]

The 2024 Blazer EV offers a 17.7-inch infotainment touch screen you can customize so you have the details you need for an informed drive. If you’ve ever dreamed of a hands-free driving experience, it’s possible in the new electric SUV thanks to available Super Cruise™ tech.

The full LED exterior lighting is more than just bright lights in the dark – it offers a choreographed sequence when you approach or depart the vehicle. For this unique animation, you’ll need to choose either the RS or SS trims. Comfort features on these trims include heated and ventilated front seats.

You can purchase your own 2024 Blazer EV starting next summer.

Learn more about the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV at ELCO Chevrolet in Ballwin, Missouri.

[1] GM estimated range is based on current capability of analytical projection consistent with SAE J1634 revision 2017-MCT.  GM estimated range is based on a vehicle with a full charge.  Actual range will vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, use and how you use and maintain your vehicle. Performance targets. Estimates, and capability specifications based on computer-aided analysis and simulation using virtual engineering tools.  EPA estimates not yet available.

Chevy Safety Assist Features in Ballwin, MO

Chevy Safety Assist Features | Ballwin, MO

Chevrolet understands how important safety is to you so it outfits its lineup with the latest and greatest sampling of advanced driver assist technologies. Some of its best tech falls under the category of Chevy Safety Assist.

The available suite includes systems designed, under proper conditions, to monitor potential dangers in front of you. The systems also automatically engage the brakes when it senses you haven’t reacted in time or your vehicle needs extra stopping power. Staying in your lane is essential to your safety so the suite also monitors your position, alerting you to when you have unintentionally drifted so you take corrective action. Driving at night offers additional challenges, so Chevy has developed tech to brighten your path without interfering with the safety of other drivers.

The six technologies included in Chevy Safety Assist are:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Intellibeam® Auto High Beam Assist

The Chevy Safety Assist tech bundle is either standard or available equipment, depending on the Chevy model you choose. Chevy Safety Assist is standard on most the 2022 Chevy SUV lineup, though. The innovative tech is standard on the Trailblazer, Equinox, Blazer, Traverse, Tahoe, and Suburban.

Learn more about Chevy Safety Assist and see it in action at ELCO Chevrolet in Ballwin, Missouri.

Family Fun Activities Near Ballwin, MO

2022 Chevrolet Equinox | Ballwin, MO

Family fun activities are plentiful in and around Ballwin. Here is a closer look at a few of our favorites. And if you’re wanting to take your family on a ride of their lives, be sure to stop in to upgrade your vehicle to a new Chevrolet SUV!

The Butterfly House

The Butterfly House in Chesterfield is a magical destination that your kids will love. You and your family will be mesmerized by the colorful, fluttering butterflies that call this family-friendly place home.

The Magic House Museum

Located in Kirkwood, the Magic House Museum offers limitless activities and hands-on learning experiences for your kids. They can experiment and unleash their creative spirit at this unique children’s museum. There is also a special Baby & Me area for kids under the age of two.

Six Flags St. Louis

For a family of thrill seekers, Six Flags St. Louis is a must-see destination. With a range of rides that defy gravity, Six Flags St. Louis has everything your family needs for an unforgettable day at the park.

Go Ape Creve Coeur Park

If you and your family want to explore the great outdoors, there’s no better place than the Go Ape Creve Coeur Park in Maryland Heights. The treetop adventure course will challenge your resolve with its zip lines.

Make sure your vehicle is up to the challenge for all your family adventures with a maintenance check at ELCO Chevrolet in Ballwin, Missouri.

2023 Corvette Z06 Raises $1 Million for Charity

2023 Corvette Chevrolet | Ballwin, MO

At a recent event in April, the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction, the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 convertible garnered a bid of 1 million dollars! The generous donation will be geared toward an incredible charity, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

“Through the generous support of GM, Chevrolet and Barrett-Jackson, we raised a significant amount of funds and awareness of our TQRP initiative, which provides opportunities for students of color in the K-12 educational environment and beyond,” said Harry L. Williams, president & CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Meet the 2023 Corvette Z06

The 2023 Corvette Z06 is an eye-catching vehicle with an intense powertrain under the hood for a thrilling driving experience. The naturally aspirated V8 under the hood offers the highest horsepower rating in a production car.

Combining the $1 million from the April auction with the funds from the January sale of the first retail production of the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Edition results in a 2022 total of 4.6 million dollars earmarked for charitable contributions.

“General Motors and Chevrolet are honored to support the Thurgood Marshall College Fund on its mission to empower students and educators for success,” said Scott Bell, Chevrolet global vice president.

Visit ELCO Chevrolet in Ballwin, Missouri, to learn more about the Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

2022 Trailblazer Secures Top Safety Pick+ Award from IIHS

2022 Trailblazer | Ballwin, MO

Safety is the focus of the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer, a sporty, fun-to-drive, and family-friendly SUV. With a well-equipped cabin, a sporty exterior design, and a potent engine, the 2022 Trailblazer offers you and your passengers a spirited and most importantly a safe ride. Thanks to its bevy of advanced tech, the 2022 Trailblazer earned the highest rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety — Top Safety Pick+.

Agency rating requirements

In order to earn the enviable rating of TSP+, a vehicle must perform well in all six crashworthiness tests as well as offer front crash prevention systems for both vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to pedestrian monitoring. These systems must earn high scores in the IIHS’s testing, too. Finally, a vehicle’s headlights must be top-notch.

In the case of the 2022 Trailblazer, the SUV earned “good” in the crash tests, a “superior” rating for its standard vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention system, and an “advanced” score for its standard vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash pedestrian system. The small SUV’s headlights were rated as “good” and “acceptable” depending on the trim level chosen.

2022 Trailblazer safety tech

The 2022 Trailblazer boasts the Chevy Safety Assist package as standard equipment. This gives you six advanced driver-assist technologies — Forward Collision Alert and Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indicator, and IntelliBeam® High Beam Assist.

Test-drive the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer at ELCO Chevrolet in Ballwin, Missouri.

2022 Trailblazer Wins Exclusive IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

2022 Trailblazer | Ballwin, MO

Safety is the focus of the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer, a sporty, fun-to-drive, and family-friendly SUV. With a well-equipped cabin, a sporty exterior design, and a potent engine, the 2022 Trailblazer offers you and your passengers a spirited and most importantly a safe ride. Thanks to its bevy of advanced tech, the 2022 Trailblazer earned the highest rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety — Top Safety Pick+.

Agency rating requirements

In order to earn the enviable rating of TSP+, a vehicle must perform well in all six crashworthiness tests as well as offer front crash prevention systems for both vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to pedestrian monitoring. These systems must earn high scores in the IIHS’s testing, too. Finally, a vehicle’s headlights must be top-notch.

In the case of the 2022 Trailblazer, the SUV earned “good” in the crash tests, a “superior” rating for its standard vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention system, and an “advanced” score for its standard vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash pedestrian system. The small SUV’s headlights were rated as “good” and “acceptable” depending on the trim level chosen.

2022 Trailblazer safety tech

The 2022 Trailblazer boasts the Chevy Safety Assist package as standard equipment. This gives you six advanced driver-assist technologies — Forward Collision Alert and Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indicator, and IntelliBeam® High Beam Assist.

Test-drive the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer at ELCO Chevrolet in Ballwin, Missouri.

How to Safely Transport a Paddleboard With Your Chevy

Chevy Colorado | Ballwin, MO

A favorite summertime activity for many Missouri families is paddleboarding. There are plenty of beautiful lakes and rivers in the state where you can enjoy this relaxing activity. Unfortunately, before you can head out onto the water, you have to transport your expensive paddleboard on the roof of your car. We are going to share some valuable tips that will help you safely transport a paddleboard with your Chevy.

With a roof rack

Nearly all Chevrolet SUVs are available with a roof rack. However, you may also need the crossbars to properly use the roof rack. With the crossbars in place, you can secure your paddleboard to those bars.

  1. First, lay down some padding to protect your board from the crossbars. Many people use pool noodles as crossbar padding. Simply slice them open and wrap them around the bars.
  2. Lay the board on top of the padding. Depending on the length of your board and vehicle, the board may have to hang over part of your windshield and past the bumper.
  3. Use tie-down straps to secure your board to the crossbars.

Without a roof rack

If you do not have a roof rack, consider getting a soft rack system. This comes with a protective pad and straps that are designed to run through the interior of your vehicle. Follow the directions that come with the system properly attach your board to the roof.

ELCO Chevrolet is here to help you get the most out of your Chevy. Call us if you need help customizing your SUV for warm-weather adventures in Missouri and beyond.

Walter the Cat Promotes the 2022 Silverado Trail Boss

2022 Silverado Trail Boss | Ballwin, MO

The goal of any marketing team is to create an ad that people love to watch. Chevrolet’s marketing department did just that with Walter the Cat. The first Walter ad aired during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and highlighted the Multi-Flex tailgate. Now, Walter is reprising his role in a new ad that takes place in a remote winter cabin.

In the ad, Walter and his owner spend time exploring the outdoors, doing a dog sled run with Walter in the lead, riding on a snowmobile, and saving a skier stuck in the snow.

The amusing part of both Walter ads is that Walter seems more like a dog than a cat. The newest ad ends with the humorous line, “It’s like no one’s ever seen a cat before.”

Of course, Walter and his human get all this done with the help of their trusty 2022 Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss. In the ad, we get a few quick shots of what the Trail Boss can do including the available external power supply that they use to add some light to their winter campsite.

The Trail Boss model is available as either a Custom Trail Boss or LT Trail Boss. Both add some off-road-ready capabilities including a Z71 off-road suspension package and an automatic locking rear differential.

Find out more about the 2022 Silverado Trail Boss when you stop by ELCO Chevrolet to experience it for yourself.

Ways to Make Money With Your Chevy Truck

Ways to Make Money With Your Chevy Truck

If you’re looking to earn some income with your Silverado 1500 or Colorado, you’ve got plenty of options. Here’s a look at a few ways to make money with your Chevy truck.

Snowplow service

It’s a bit of an investment to get started, but your Chevy truck can be transformed into a capable snowplow. However, with snowplow services typically ranging around $75 an hour, you may find that your investment in a snowplow can quickly pay for itself.

Moving services

If you drive a pickup, you’re probably familiar with friends and family asking for your help when moving to a new residence. Since your Silverado boasts 89.1 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity and more truck bed tie-downs than any competitor, it’s perfect for hauling furniture, boxes, and appliances. Movers can make as much as $75 per hour, or you can charge your customers on a per-project basis.


Hauling waste or landscaping material

Many homeowners enjoy renovating their property but don’t have access to a truck that can carry the items they need. If you don’t mind dirty jobs, you can fill that niche for a price. Consider using your Colorado for hauling debris or landscaping material like gravel, pavers, soil, or mulch for customers.

Need a truck to help fuel your next entrepreneurial venture? Get a Silverado 1500 or Colorado right here at ELCO Chevrolet in Ballwin, Missouri.