Pursuit-Rated Chevy Silverado 1500s for Police Departments

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Chevrolet has released the first-ever pursuit-rated Silverado 1500 for use by police departments. Known as the Silverado PPV (Police Pursuit Vehicle), the truck comes with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that puts out 355 horsepower and is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

The 2023 Silverado PPV comes with upgrades such as 20-inch rims with all-terrain tires as well 16-inch rotors instead of the standard 13-inch ones on the Silverado 1500 WT. The PPV version of the Silverado will come with a crew cab with plenty of space for rear passengers, as well as a short cargo box.

The rugged Silverado PPV can tow up to 9,300 pounds. A 2-inch suspension lift is optional, allowing pursuits on a wide variety of terrains, from roads to dirt paths to steep, rocky inclines. Special shocks, a skid plate, and a locking rear differential make the Silverado PPV even more durable in an off-road chase.

The interior of the Silverado PPV has plenty of space for police gear, and the front middle seat can be removed to maximize cabin space. Chevy has made it easy to customize the Silverado PPV with features like an optional bed tonneau cover.

The 2023 Chevy Silverado PPV is set to be released this summer. Stay tuned to our blog or give Don Hall Chevrolet a call for more details about this model and the brand’s other Silverado variants.

2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer Secures IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer with its highest honor, the Top Safety Pick+ award. The Top Safety Pick+ category indicates vehicles that perform exceptionally well in crash tests and have high-level crash avoidance technologies.

The prestigious Top Safety Pick+ award is hard to come by. To be a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle has to get high ratings in six different crash tests. Crash prevention tech is what earns the Plus.

The Trailblazer earned a score of “Good,” the highest possible score, on all its crash tests, as well as a top Superior score for its vehicle-to-vehicle crash prevention. The Trailblazer even had to earn a high rating for its headlights.

Part of what helped earn the Trailblazer the Top Safety Pick+ award is its standard Chevy Safety Assist package. Chevy Safety Assist is a suite of six driver assist technologies. These included Forward Collision Alert with Automatic Emergency Braking as well as Front Pedestrian Braking, both of which were tested by the IIHS.

Chevy Safety Assist also comes with Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, which helps drivers avoid drifting into other lanes. Intellibeam High Beam Assist is also standard on the 2022 Trailblazer and toggles the high beam headlights on and off depending on current traffic.

Give a head nod to the Trailblazer’s latest accolade when you take one for a whirl here at Don Hall SuperCenter in Ashland, Kentucky.

Why Wireless Apple CarPlay Is Better than Wired

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Both the wired and wireless versions of Apple CarPlay® are great technologies that let you access your phone apps and content while you drive safely. But the convenience of Wireless Apple CarPlay® gives it a leg up over the wired version and makes it well worth the cost.

Fewer cords

It’s a big hassle to have to keep track of the right cords, make sure you have extras to charge or sync your phone with and plug the phone in any time you want to use Apple CarPlay®. Wireless Apple CarPlay® makes it so much simpler. You can instantly connect to the system without messing around with cords.

Getting rid of cords has the added bonus of decluttering your car. Wireless Apple CarPlay® makes your cabin feel a little tidier.

No drop in quality

You might worry that using Wireless Apple CarPlay® will result in a lag or that the audio quality will be lower than if you use a wired connection. But thanks to Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC), Apple’s very own audio file compression technology that preserves the quality of the original, music over Wireless Apple CarPlay® is just as high-quality.

Wireless charging pads

One concern with using Wireless Apple CarPlay® is that you can’t charge your phone while you use it. Streaming music or using GPS can be a major battery drain, so this is a valid concern. But with the advent of wireless charging pads, it’s not a problem anymore.

If your car is equipped with a wireless charging pad, you can stream your favorite content and charge at the same time without the mess of cords.

Test-drive a 2022 Chevy equipped with Wireless Apple CarPlay® here at Don Hall SuperCenter or give us a call if you need help using this exciting new feature on your new Chevy vehicle. 

What is a Lifted Truck?

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Lifted trucks offer head-turning looks and impressive off-roading capabilities. Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering making your Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra into a lifted truck.

Defining a Lifted Truck

A lifted truck boasts a modified suspension system, which adds height to the vehicle. Due to its raised suspension, the truck can ride on larger tires, adding to the vehicle’s overall height. However, this alteration to the suspension can cause other parts of your vehicle to require recalibration or replacement. A truck can also receive a body lift, which does not require additional adjustments.

Some Advantages to Consider

When you lift your truck, you’re giving it more than a striking appearance. In harsh weather, lifted trucks provide better traction and visibility. If you love off-road exploration, your lifted truck will help you traverse the roughest trails with its high ground clearance. And when it’s time to upgrade to a new car, a lifted truck will demand a higher resale value.

In the market for a tough, capable truck that’s perfect for a lift? Choose a Chevrolet Silverado or a GMC Sierra from Don Hall SuperCenter in Ashland, Kentucky. We’ll help match you with the right trim and configuration to fit your budget, lifestyle, and preferences.

GM to Offer Super Cruise on More Models for 2022

Ready to experience the future of driving? General Motors is adding new Super Cruise features to a handful of vehicles for the 2022 model year. Soon, you’ll be able to enjoy more revolutionary hands-free driving capabilities on the Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Bolt EUV, GMC Sierra, and GMC HUMMER EV Pickup.

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The new Super Cruise features include automatic lane changing functionality. If the Super Cruise system detects a slow-moving vehicle ahead of you, it can automatically change lanes, pass, and return to the lane you were previously in, when safely allowable. The latest Super Cruise update will also allow you to tow while using Super Cruise, so you can enjoy a hands-free ride when bringing along your camper, boat, trailer, or ATVs. And finally, this update even enhances your vehicle’s navigation system. Now, you’ll be able to view Super Cruise-compatible roads and pick routes that enable hands-free driving.

Super Cruise has been continuously improving since it debuted back in 2017. Currently, it’s compatible with over 200,000 miles of roadway throughout the United States and Canada. If you’d like to get behind the wheel of a Super Cruise-enabled vehicle, come browse our inventory at the Don Hall SuperCenter in Ashland, Kentucky.

Updates to Anticipate on the 2022 Silverado 1500

Every year, it seems like Chevrolet finds some way to improve the already-incredible Silverado 1500. It seems that 2022 model year is no exception for the innovative automaker, either. Here’s some of the updates you can expect on the new 2022 Silverado 1500.

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A new interior

When you opt for a 2022 Silverado 1500 with LT trim or higher, you’ll get an upgrade to an all-new interior. These major interior modifications include a gigantic 13.4-inch infotainment screen, electronic shifter, sophisticated dash, and optional wood trim.

Enhanced capability

Though good looks are important, Chevy has also updated its Silverado 1500 to be even more capable for 2022. The 2.7-liter powertrain now produces even more torque than before, and the diesel powertrain model is now capable of towing up to 13,300 pounds.

An off-road variant

Catering to its most adventurous customers, Chevy is introducing an all-new ZR2 trim level to the existing Silverado 1500 lineup. This fierce trim level comes with a host of off-road ready features for you to tackle to trails with, like a two-inch lift, skid plates, 33-inch tires, and Multimatic shocks and springs.

If you want to be the first to know when the updated 2022 Silverado 1500 hits the lot at Don Hall SuperCenter, keep in touch with us on social media.

Two GM SUVs Make National Safest Small SUVs List

Two General Motors small SUVs were recently recognized for their technology and features that prioritize your safety. The 2021 GMC Terrain and 2021 Chevrolet Equinox both earned spots on the U.S. News & World Report’s 14 Safest Small SUVs of 2021 list.

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In order to make the list, the small SUVs had to receive high ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and high crash test scores from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The vehicles also had to offer some standard driver-assist technologies.

2021 GMC Terrain

The 2021 GMC Terrain received “Good” ratings in the six IIHS crashworthiness tests and a “Superior” rating for its vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention system. The SUV also earned a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. In addition to its standard Automatic Forward Emergency Braking, the 2021 Terrain also offers a number of available driver-assist technology that helps drivers stay safe on the road, such as blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and lane change alert.

2021 Chevrolet Equinox

Similar to the 2021 Terrain, the 2021 Chevy Equinox also received a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA. On top of its “Good” IIHS crashworthiness test ratings, the small SUV also earned the Top Safety Pick rating with its available headlights. U.S. News & World Report writers also highlighted the Equinox’s comfortable interior that features a user-friendly infotainment system.

If you want to learn more about these two small SUVs and take them for a test drive, contact the team at Don Hall SuperCenter.

Great News for Ashland Truck Fans: The Silverado Gets the Multi-Flex Tailgate!

Wish it was easier to load and unload your truck’s bed? Chevrolet will be adding a feature to the 2022 Silverado HD that you’re going to love: the Multi-Flex Tailgate.

The Silverado Gets the Multi-Flex Tailgate | Don Hall Supercenter | Ashland, KY

If you’re always stacking lumber and bags of concrete in the back of your truck here in Ashland, Kentucky, the Multi-Flex Tailgate will make that task much easier. How? By providing easier access to the back of the truck and more versatile accommodation of long items.

Here’s how it works: The Multi-Flex Tailgate can be configured six different ways on the Silverado HD thanks to an innovative inner flap inside the tailgate that’s on a separate hinge. Flip it open and down to use it as a step into the bed, swing it out to add an extra foot of storage for long items, or lift it up and out to have a makeshift desk for mobile office work.

If you’re worried about straining the inner tailgate, you won’t have to worry. It can handle up to 375 pounds of weight stacked on it — it’s just as heavy-duty as the rest of the truck! The Multi-Flex Tailgate debuted on the Silverado 1500 for the 2021 model year, so it’s not a surprise that the Chevy Silverado HD is receiving it for 2022. It’s a great tool for your work on the farm, ranch, or build site here in Ashland — and one more reason to buy a 2022 Silverado HD from Don Hall SuperCenter.