Introducing the All-New 2020 Corvette

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In July of 2019, Chevrolet revealed images of the 2020 Stingray – the first-ever production mid-engine Corvette and a re-imagined model that will bring new levels of performance, technology, craftsmanship and luxury.

“Corvette has always represented the pinnacle of innovation and boundary-pushing at GM. The traditional front-engine vehicle reached its limits of performance, necessitating the new layout . . . In terms of comfort and fun, it still looks and feels like a Corvette, but drives better than any vehicle in Corvette history. Customers are going to be thrilled with our focus on details and performance across the board.” – GM President Mark Reuss

Inspired Design 

Unmistakably a Corvette, the 2020 Stingray has a bold, futuristic design that conveys motion and power from every angle. The use of premium materials and attention to detail were critical when designing this all-new performance Chevrolet. Additional design features include low profile headlamps, large side air intakes for engine cooling and aerodynamic performance, large rear hatch that showcases the engine with seven air vents, and dual-element LED taillights with animated turn signals.

Owners can completely personalize their 2020 Stingray with more options available than before. The all-new Corvette comes with 12 exterior colors, six interior color themes, six seat belt colors and two optional stitch packages. In addition, owners can choose between three seat options: GT1, GT2 and Competition Sport.

Inspired Performance

For the 2020 Stingray, there have been improvements to the overall handling of the Corvette. The structure of the vehicle has been designed around its backbone: the center tunnel. This allows the light, stiff structure to serve as the foundation for the suspension system to perform in an optimized manner. Solid with a connected-to-the-road feel, drivers of the Corvette Stingray will feel minimal vibrations at high speeds or on long road trips.

“Our mission was to develop a new type of sports car, combining the successful attributes of Corvette with the performance and driving experience of mid-engine supercars . . . ” – Tadge Juechter, Corvette executive chief engineer

Inside the 2020 Corvette Stingray is Chevrolet’s next-generation 6.2L Small Block V8 LT2 engine which produces 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque when equipped with performance exhaust – the most horsepower and torque of any entry Corvette!

The biggest update to the Corvette can be found in the lubrication and ventilation system. A Chevrolet first, the base Stingray will use an engine-mounted dry sump oil system and three scavenge pumps for improved track performance.

 

We can’t wait to see the 2020 Corvette Stingray in action, which goes into production in late 2019.

J.B.A. Chevrolet
7327 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
410-766-6300

Sources: Chevrolet Press Room | Chevrolet

 

Our Famous Big Tent Event is back!

We love the summer for lots of reasons: warm weather, trips to the lake, BBQs with family and friends and weekends spent by the pool. We also love summer because . . . our famous Big Tent Event returns! Keep reading to learn more about our featured Chevrolet vehicles this month.

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab All Star Edition 

During our Big Tent Event, save up to $13,000 off MSRP* on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab All Star Edition!

The strongest and most advanced Silverado ever, the 2019 model of this iconic Chevrolet truck powers up to 420 horsepower, comes equipped with 6 available advanced powertrains, available advanced trailering technology and available advanced active safety features. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is bigger, stronger and lighter than the previous model and offers more choices so you can get the capability you need for the job.

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2019 Chevrolet Equinox LT

Lease the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox LT from $179/month for 39 months* or Buy & Save up to $8,000* during our Big Tent Event!

No matter the destination, the Chevrolet Equinox is the small SUV that will get you there. Fully equipped with something for the entire family, you’ll feel confident on the road with features like available Hands Free Liftgate, 63.9 cubic feet of cargo space and 32 EPA-estimated MPG on the highway. The 2019 Equinox was also given a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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2019 Chevrolet Trax LT 

Lease the 2019 Chevrolet Trax LT from $139/month for 39 months* or Buy & Save up to $6,000* during our Big Tent Event!

Small but mighty, the Chevrolet Trax offers the performance you want for a fun drive and the technology you need to remain entertained. The 2019 Trax comes equipped with Smartphone Integration, available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi, available all-wheel drive and was recently given a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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2019 Chevrolet Malibu LS 

Lease the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu LS from $179/month for 39 months* or Buy & Save up to $7,000* during our Big Tent Event!

The Chevrolet Malibu is dressed to impress. A Chevrolet classic, this sedan comes puts your comfort first and comes equipped with available Smartphone Integration, available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi and available Teen Technology.

Are you interested in any of the Chevrolet vehicles you’ve read about in our blog? We’re happy to answer any questions you have. You can shop online or contact us directly: 410-766-6300. Also, don’t forget – credit problems are NO PROBLEM at J.B.A! We’ll work hard to put you in the drivers seat of a fantastic Chevrolet car, truck or SUV.

Visit our Big Tent Event today!

*See dealer for details. Offers end July 31, 2019.

Don’t Forget Your Seat Belt!

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Chevrolet is taking direct aim at the rising car crash related deaths amongst teens with their latest addition to the Teen Driver system: Buckle to Drive. Available through Teen Driver mode, Buckle to Drive builds upon the Chevrolet mission to help teen drivers stay safe on the road.

Did you know that buckling your seat belt is the number one action drivers can take to protect themselves in the crash? Teens continue to have the lowest rates of seat belt use.

An industry first, Buckle to Drive reminds young drivers to buckle up before driving. Now a standard feature in the 2020 Traverse, Buckle to Drive prevents the driver home shifting out of “PARK” if the driver’s seat belt is not buckled.

“Buckle to Drive is Chevrolet’s latest feature designed to encourage young drivers to develop safe driving habits right from the start . . . Buckle to Drive is embedded in Chevrolet’s Teen Driver system and is aimed at helping remind teens to buckle up every time they get behind the wheel.” – Tricia Morrow, Chevrolet safety engineer

What is Teen Driver mode?

  • Teen Driver offers an industry-first in-vehicle report card that helps encourage safe driving habits and provides a way for parents and teens to discuss safe driving habits.
  • When active, Teen Driver mode automatically mutes the radio until the driver and front passenger seat belts are fastened.
  • Parents can select a speed warning that, if exceeded, activates a visual and audible warning.
  • Teen Driver mode is now available on the 2020 Traverse, Malibu and Colorado.

Want to learn more about Teen Driver mode and Buckle to Drive? Our expert Chevrolet sales team would be happy to answer all of your questions.

J.B.A. Chevrolet
7327 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
410-766-6300

Sources: Chevrolet Press Room 

Organizations that Support Members of our Military: How Can You Help?

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During Memorial Day month last year, we shone a light on organizations across the country that provide various services for members of our military and their family. With 45,000 not-for-profit organizations across the nation that support our military, veterans and military families, we wanted to feature a new group of trusted organizations you can support this Memorial Day.

Fisher House Foundation

Established in 1990 by Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher, Fisher House Foundation is a national not-for-profit organization designed to provide support for the Fisher House program that provides housing and a “home away from home” for the families of patients receiving medical care. Since being founded, Fisher House Foundation has helped more than 305,000 families and has saved more than $360 million in out-of-pocket costs for housing and transportation. You can learn more here.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

TAPS provides a variety of programs to offer compassionate care for those grieving the loss of a loved one who died while serving in the Armed Forces or as a result of service. TAPS has helped more than 7,000 families, caregivers and casualty officers since being founded in 1994. You can learn more here.

Give An Hour

Give An Hour works to match members of our military and veterans struggling with mental health and well-being with volunteer health professionals that can help them recover. Since being founded, Give An Hour has provided more than 210,000 hours of service with over 858 active volunteers and 390 partner organizations. You can learn more here.

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Bob Woodruff Family Foundation

Bob Woodruff, a journalist who was critically injured while reporting for ABC’s “World News Tonight” in 2006, spent 36 days in a medically-induced coma. During this time, his wife met many families of service members dealing with Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries. Since then, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has helped more than 2.5 million veterans and families by investing $45 million in innovative local and national programs and non-profits. You can learn more here.

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is a scholarship program for children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. This foundation provides much-needed support for struggling military kids and surviving spouses. You can learn more here.

Want to learn more about how you can support members of our military, veterans and military families this Memorial Day? Visit veteransadvantage.com for details.

 

J.B.A. Chevrolet
7327 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
410-766-6300

Sources: Veterans Advantage

Hands on the Wheel: Chevrolet’s “Call Me Out” App takes aim at Distracted Driving

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Did you know that in 2016, 37,000 deaths on the road were attributed to distracted driving? According to a recent Research Now survey, 84% of people say that driving while handling a phone is dangerous, 90% of people admit to doing it. With 95% of Americans owning cell phones, Chevrolet is taking direct aim at distracted driving with the launch of their “Call Me Out” app.

“Call Me Out” combines to extremely influential forces – technology and the people we love. Available to drivers over the age of 18, “Call Me Out” is designed to leverage positive influence of peer pressure on behavior – such as distracted driving. Chevrolet encourages users to have friends, family and mentors record a positive message to remind one another to keep their hands on the wheel . . . and off their phones.

 

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“As the father of two daughters, I am keenly aware of all the perils that my children face out in the world on a daily basis, and that is why it is so important for GM and Chevrolet to offer technologies that help all of us become safer drivers . . ..” – Alan Batey, president of GM North America and head of Global Chevrolet

How does “Call Me Out” work?

Once the app is downloaded, it uses the phone’s accelerometer and GPS to detect when the phone is physically picked up while travelling at speeds above 5 mph. Once detected, the app will automatically play personalized messages from friends, family or mentors reminding the driver to keep their eyes on the road.

“Call Me Out” includes gamification, featuring a scoreboard and rankings. The less the phone is handled while driving, the higher the score on the leaderboard. Talk about a little friendly (and safe) competition!

“Chevy’s Call Me Out app gives drivers another great tool to reinforce good driving behaviors — and as a mom of a teenage daughter, I personally know how important it is to model good driving behaviors and encourage others to do the same.” – Tricia Morrow, Chevy safety engineer

JBA Chevrolet
7327 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
410-766-6300

Sources: AAA | Chevrolet | Pew Research Center, Internet & Technology

 

 

All-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer vs. the 2019 Ford Edge

 

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Arriving in Chevrolet dealerships across the U.S. in early 2019, the all-new Blazer is a versatile and stylish addition to the Chevrolet utility vehicle lineup. Sculpted on the inside and out, the 2019 Blazer comes equipped with a 3.6L engine (RS & Premier models) and available All-Wheel Drive making it the perfect sporty SUV for all of your adventures.

MotorTrend recently shared an article (“Refreshing or Revolting: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer vs. Ford Edge“) which inspired us to compare the all-new Chevrolet Blazer to its SUV segment competitor: the 2019 Ford Edge.

APPEARANCE

When it comes to first impressions, the Chevrolet Blazer is both striking and sleek. Exterior design was the main focus for the Blazer and it sets new standards for how SUVs should look. Buyers of the 2019 Blazer can choose between 20-inch and 21-inch wheels, as well as a variety of chrome accents on the Premier model.

MotorTrend notes that Chevrolet “took a bolder approach” when designing the Blazer with the grille extending “. . . nearly the entire length of the car’s front fascia . . ..” While still a good looking SUV on the outside, the 2019 Ford Edge has a more conventional look that buyers have become accustomed to in this particular segment.

INTERIOR FEATURES

Buyers of the all-new Chevrolet Blazer can look forward to a suite of the latest and greatest in on-the-road technology features. Equipped with a Chevrolet-first Cargo Management System that lets buyers customize their cargo space, the Blazer has a spacious and intuitive interior that offers a fantastic combination of style, versatility and comfort.

The 2019 Edge comes equipped with a more “structured” interior and center console with an embedded touchscreen. One cool feature that the Ford Edge does have in comparison to the Blazer is a Rotary e-Shifter vs. a conventional gear shifter which opens up space for cupholders, smart storage and USB ports.

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2019 Ford Edge Interior

We can’t wait for the arrival of the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer at J.B.A. next year! With a brand new and striking design, we know that the Blazer is bound to shake things up in the SUV segment.

What are features are you looking forward to with the Chevrolet Blazer? Share with us!

JBA Chevrolet
7327 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
410-766-6300

Sources: MotorTrend | Chevrolet | Ford USA