With more drivers looking for versatile crossovers and SUVs in lieu of traditional sedans, Chevrolet announced its plans to discontinue the esteemed Impala some time ago. As of February 28, 2020, the last Chevy Impala had left the assembly line in the Detroit-Hamtramck plant, opening the way for a new era of electric vehicle production.
The Chevy Impala has been around for 60 years, proving again and again to be a popular pick all over the country, despite two prior discontinuations. It’s had appearances in many television series and movies, and has been a go-to model for U.S. law enforcement agencies. Throughout the years, the Impala continued to earn awards and accolades, garnering titles like “Best Large Car for the Money” by U.S. News.
Saying goodbye to the iconic Impala midsize sedan was a big step in Chevrolet’s plan to invest in the all-electric vehicle market. The company has dedicated $2.2 billion to converting the Detroit-Hamtramck plant into a facility dedicated to electric vehicle production. This plant is moving towards a bright future full of exciting new models, including the development of the all-new electric Hummer EV. It’s also set to produce the lineup of electrified Cadillac models, and other electric models from Chevrolet that may be on the horizon. Batteries for these vehicles will be built at the General Motors’ Ohio plant.
We hope that you’ll join all of us here at ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac in bidding the Impala a fond farewell as we look forward to an exciting new phase in automotive history.
Alex Bowman brought the first win, leading 110 laps of the total 200 laps in the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in March. Bowman was one of four different Chevy drivers in the top 10 of that race. He was followed by Kurt Busch in third place, Chase Elliott in fourth, and Jimmie Johnson in seventh.
The drivers had lots of praise to say about their Chevy vehicles, applauding things like the Camaro’s body, handling, and long run speed.
These talented drivers were invaluable to the team’s success at the Auto Club 400, but equally important were their partners: the high-performance, precision-engineered Chevrolet vehicles they drove. The good news for those of us who don’t have the pleasure of driving in NASCAR® is that these same standards are displayed in the 2020 lineup of Chevrolet vehicles.
Whether you choose to drive the sporty Camaro as your regular ride or opt for a more family-friendly vehicle like the Blazer crossover, you’ll see that there’s power, agility, and smooth handling across Chevy’s lineup.
While we hope you won’t start racing your new Chevy at NASCAR® speeds, we do believe that you’ll find your next favorite vehicle — whether it’s a truck or a family SUV — right here at ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is poised to usher in a new era for the American icon, marking the first time one of Chevy’s high-performance sports cars was built on a mid-engine platform. And the very first example of the new mid-engine Corvette sold earlier this year at the 2020 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, for a cool $3 million.
That $3 million will go to a very good cause. All proceeds
benefit the Detroit Children’s Fund, which aims to improve the quality of
schools in the city of Detroit. General Motors CEO Mary Barra was at the event
to congratulate — and thank — the lucky winner. The new owner of the
revolutionary supercar, in addition to receiving the world’s first production mid-engine
Corvette, will also get a guided tour of the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green,
So who was the lucky winner of the $3 million 2020 Chevrolet
Corvette Stingray? None other than famous racer, car collector, and NASCAR team
owner, Rick Hendrick, who has bought a long list of famous Chevrolet models at
this and other auctions over the years.
While $3 million is a hefty price tag, it is not large
enough to make this Corvette the most expensive ever auctioned by
Barrett-Jackson. That distinction belongs to a 1967 L88 Corvette Coupe, which
fetched $3.85 million when it was auctioned in 2014.
While the first mid-engine Corvette to leave the assembly line already has an owner, you can experience the all-new supercar’s excellence right here at ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac when it hits lots later this year.
The Tahoe and the Suburban are a dominant part of the SUV market, comprising 31 and 15 percent of last year’s sales for the entire segment, respectively. After the reveal of the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban — which showcased the next generation of the lineup — you’ll find exciting new engine options, interior features, and more.
The 2021 SUV lineup comes with an updated pair
of small-block V8 engines — which optimize performance without sacrificing fuel
economy — as well as an independent rear suspension for optimal handling and
ride comfort. You’ll also be able to opt for a new inline six-cylinder diesel
engine for increased torque and impressive fuel efficiency.
“To prepare for this launch, we’ve
invested more than $1.4 billion in Arlington since 2015, including an all-new
paint shop, body shop, and many other state-of-the-art manufacturing
technologies,” said GM President Mark Reuss. “Which leads to my final
point: the reason we invested in all of that and worked so hard to develop
these new SUVs — we are here to win.”
While Chevrolet’s SUV design expertise dates
back to 1935, the 2021 model year vehicles have a wide range of thoroughly
modern innovations. You’ll find in-vehicle Wi-Fi connectivity, available
wireless charging, access to phone apps, and more. Plus, with a bold exterior
design update, the Tahoe and Suburban will turn heads wherever you go.
We can’t wait to see you here at ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac for an SUV revolution when the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban launch later this year.
Leasing your car is an easy way to save money and worries. There’s no need to make a full and outright commitment to a vehicle. Instead, you can enjoy all the benefits of a new car without the pressures associated with total ownership. These following benefits of leasing your car will explain why it might be the right option for you:
Leasing a car will usually save 30 to 60
percent on monthly payments as opposed to purchasing. Driving a vehicle that
might otherwise be out your budget is completely within reason if you decide to
lease from ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac.
The full duration of a lease is often covered
by a manufacturer’s bumper-to-bumper warranty, meaning you won’t face any
repair charges during your time with the vehicle. The burden of major repair
costs is not an issue when leasing a new car.
Leasing a car for two to three years means you
won’t have to worry about the headache of selling it once you decide to move
on; instead, it goes straight back to the company or dealership. Damages will
be covered by insurance the same as when you own, but diminished value is no
There are so many great cars on the market;
why commit to one for a decade or more? Drive an Escalade for two years and
then switch to a Suburban.
Are you and your family looking for something fun to do this
Thanksgiving in St. Louis or the surrounding area? Pack up the car and pop over
to the city for one of these family-friendly events:
Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade: Head downtown for this classic parade on Turkey Day. The event starts at 8:45 a.m. and features 130 parade floats and displays. Even Santa Claus will make an appearance. And if you’re up for it, head down early to watch — or participate in — the Turkey Trot 5K.
Brewery Lights: Believe it or not, this magical event held by Anheuser-Busch is completely family-friendly. Check out the light displays on Pestalozzi Street, then stop by the Biergarten for a glass. Kids will enjoy roasting s’mores and meeting the Budweiser Clydesdales. The event runs now through January 1.
St. Louis Blues: The Blues are playing the Nashville Predators on November 24 and the Minnesota Wild on November 25. Get your tickets now for an action-packed night at Scottrade Center.
Mannheim Steamroller: Your favorite Christmas band returns to St. Louis on November 25, playing the Christmas songs you’ve come to know and love. Get the details here.
Wild Lights: Head to the Saint Louis Zoo to experience beautiful lights displays among the animals during Wild Lights, which runs through December 30.
All of us at ELCO Chevrolet want you to enjoy the seasonal festivities in safety. If your vehicle is due for any maintenance, let our qualified technicians get your ride ready for some Thanksgiving fun.
You can finally order the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with the
3.0-liter Duramax® diesel engine, which promises to be both powerful and
fuel-efficient. Chevrolet has revealed the efficiency figures for the new
diesel engine, and they’re impressive.
When equipped with the diesel engine and rear-wheel drive,
you can expect to see an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the
highway1. Four-wheel-drive models will achieve an estimated 23 mpg
in the city and 29 mpg on the highway2.
Along with its impressive efficiency, the 3.0-liter Duramax
diesel is rated at 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with
this engine and other towing equipment, the Silverado 1500 can pull up to 9,300
pounds and can haul a maximum payload of 1,870 pounds.
Tim Herrick, Silverado executive chief engineer, said, “The engine utilizes state-of-the-art technologies to optimize every drop of fuel, and takes advantage of architectural changes to make Silverado larger, lighter and more aerodynamic than before. The resulting combination offers all of the performance, refinement and capability customers want in a full-size truck, with highway fuel efficiency you would expect from a family sedan.”
The 3.0-liter Duramax® is the first diesel engine to be made
available for a light-duty truck since 1997.
Chevrolet was proud to celebrate 2019 as its fourth year partnering with the National Newspaper Publishers Association for the Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship. The fellowship selects a handful of students from historically black colleges and universities each year and offers them a scholarship and an opportunity to work with NNPA editors and reporters.
This year, Chevrolet and DTU chose
six students for the 2019 Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship. Each
student received a $10,000 scholarship from Chevrolet, as well as a $5,000
stipend. The six students were divided into two even teams, and each group was
provided with a new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer to use for transportation during
their assignments. With the guidance of staff from the NNPA, the students
traveled to African American communities across the country to share uplifting
stories from the places they visited.
The summer internship ran through
the months of June and July, 2019. During this time, the 2019 DTU Journalism Fellows
worked at publications such as The Washington Informer, Chicago Crusader,
Atlanta Voice, and Houston Forward Times.
Since its first year in 2016, the
DTU program has given out almost $400,000 in scholarships and stipends. The
program has garnered attention as a remarkable career-building opportunity for
HBCU students interested in working in industries like journalism and
If you want to support a brand that supports worthwhile causes, visit ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac and see what we stand for.
Missouri is a wonderful place to live, especially for anyone who enjoys exploring the great outdoors. You do not have to go far to find places for hiking, biking, fishing, or kayaking. Here are some of our favorite trails near Ballwin, MO, for the spring and summer season.
This 2.3-mile asphalt trail is
relatively easy, making it perfect for a leisurely bike trip or a ride on the
inline skates. The trail runs from Meramec Greenway Trail to Ridge Meadows Elementary
School and is just a 15-minute drive from Ballwin.
Scene Trail Loop
River Scene Trail Loop is also
just 15 minutes from Ballwin, and rests in Castlewood State Park. This hiking
trail creates a 3.1-mile loop with a moderately difficult path. The beautiful
scenery includes views overlooking the Meramec River to make very step worth it.
You can also find Lone Wolf Trail
in Castlewood State Park, but it is slightly shorter. This trail is moderate and
suits both mountain biking and hiking. The Lone Wolf Trail creates a 1.7-mile
loop that goes into Kiefer Creek valley. Feel free to bring the four-legged
friend along for this one, as dogs are welcome on the grounds as long as they
are on a leash.
March marks an exciting time for us here at ELCO Chevrolet because some of the best basketball happens at this time. If you’re in the St. Louis area, you will likely find the perfect game day spot without a problem. Here are some of the best sports bars in St. Louis perfect for watching basketball.
The Post Sports
Bar & Grill
There is nothing
else you want at a sports bar when you have great food, a fun atmosphere, and plenty
of TVs showing your favorite games. You’ll find all of this and more at The
Post — a local favorite for all sports fans.
If you are looking
for something different, OB Clark’s is a classic sports bar that is prominent
among sports fans. It is also a familiar haunt for many famous blues alumni,
making it an exciting spot to catch the game.
The Over/ Under
Bar & Grill
As the weather
warms up, watching the game while on the patio with friends is the perfect
combination. The Over/ Under Bar & Grill downtown features an excellent
outdoor seating area with a massive projection screen.