Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Wins Big at 2019 Sport Auto Award

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in Fort Meade, FL

The Chevrolet Corvette continues to win both hearts and awards. The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 earned honors at the 2019 Sport Auto Awards in November, taking home two trophies: one in Convertibles/Roadsters under 150,000 and the other in Euros and Coupes under 150,000 Euros.

The Corvette Z06 boasts a 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 that delivers 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to that kind of power, it earned a score of 52.2 percent in the convertibles and roadsters class, allowing the Corvette Z06 to take the top prize over the Jaguar F-Type SVR and Maserati GranCabrio. In the coupe class, the Corvette Z06 had a tighter race. It beat out the F-Type SVR and the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye with a score of 38.7 percent.

This is the 27th year that the German magazine, Sport Auto, has run the awards, which are calculated in a reader’s choice format. Readers chose from a field of 238 vehicles in 18 production and 10 tuning vehicle categories Almost 13,000 readers participated this year in the voting process, which is held every year in November.

Chevrolet is planning to release a new Corvette, which will be the most powerful version of the Corvette Stingray ever made. It’s capable of producing 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. With stats like that, more awards are surely in Chevrolet’s future.

Want to get behind the wheel of an American classic? You can check out a Corvette at Greenwood Chevrolet.

Chevy Silverado Named Truck of the Year at 2019 SEMA

2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 | Fort Meade, FL

The annual Specialty Equipment Market Association Show landmark event for gearheads, and the segment awards are one of the highlights of the whole show. This year, the Chevy Silverado took home the Truck of the Year title.

The SEMA Show is an annual event that reveals innovative aftermarket products and celebrates the organization’s partnership with famous automakers. Plus, it’s where the industry’s best vehicles are crowned with a prestigious title, based on their segment. These awards are given to just five categories of vehicles — including trucks.

The Silverado brought home the Truck of the Year title thanks to Chevy’s dedication to introducing new features and technologies year in and year out, aimed at constantly elevating user experience in a Silverado. This includes technology like an available 15-view camera system to make trailering easier, an available Head-Up Display that can project information to on the windshield so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road, and two segment-first rear-seatback storage compartments.

Because of these innovations and new features being added into the Silverado and other Chevy vehicles, Chevrolet continues to show its dedication to bringing only the best to its fans. This has allowed the Silverado to thrive for many years, and the best is still yet to come for Silverado fans.

Want to see why the Silverado earned the Truck of the Year award? Come take it for a test drive at Greenwood Chevrolet.

Tips for Traveling During the Holiday Season

Holiday Travel Tips | Fort Meade, FL

If you intend on traveling during the holiday season, it’s important to plan out your road trip so you better avoid traffic and enjoy the trip. Follow these travel trips so you can have a more stress-free road trip.

Plan around popular travel days

Unless you want to be stuck in traffic, you should attempt to avoid driving on popular travel days. For Thanksgiving, you should travel to your destination before Wednesday and head back home before Sunday to try to beat the crowds.

Set an early alarm

If you have a tight schedule around the holidays, you want to ensure you reach your destination on time. Set your alarm a bit early so you can get a head start on your drive and be less stressed about making a specific reservation or event.

Be prepared

The last thing you want is to arrive at your destination and realize you’ve forgotten something important in your home. Before embarking on your trip, compile a checklist of everything you need to bring on your trip. It’s also a good idea to fill your gas tank and fully charge your phone before driving.

We at Greenwood Chevrolet hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season this year. Before traveling, stop by our dealership for necessary maintenance.

New 2020 Hardtop Corvette Convertible

2020 Chevy Corvette Convertible | Fort Meade, FL

Chevrolet revealed the 2020 Corvette Stingray convertible, which is the first-ever Corvette convertible with a mid-engine and a hardtop. The hardtop Corvette convertible has new impressive features and gives a powerful performance.

With the hardtop, the cabin of the Stingray is quieter, which makes for more relaxing drives. The hardtop also has a sleek appearance and adds more security. When you put the top down, you can still utilize the spacious trunk and the front storage compartment of the convertible to store your sports equipment and other cargo.

You can activate the two-piece top when driving at speeds of up to 30 mph, and you can retract it in just 16 seconds. You can have a roof that is body-colored, or you can opt for the Carbon Flash metallic-painted nacelles and roof for a bold style.

The convertible contains a 6.2-liter Small Block V8 LT2 engine, which reaches 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed dual-clutch transmission pairs with the engine. Plus, the vehicle’s chassis was adjusted to provide a spirited performance.

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible is an exciting new vehicle. We at Greenwood Chevrolet encourage you to stop by our dealership to take one of our Chevrolet models out for a test drive to learn more about the available features.

Chevrolet Silverado and Corvette Updates for 2020

2020 Silverado & 2020 Corvette

Chevrolet is adding some exciting new updates for 2020. The 2020 Silverado 1500 is receiving a powerful new diesel engine, while the 2020 Corvette Stingray is becoming mid-engined.

2020 Silverado 1500

For the first time since 1997, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is offering an available diesel engine. Paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, the new 3.0-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine achieves 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

The powerful engine also has an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.* As such, the fuel-efficient truck can help you save money on fuel over time.

2020 Corvette Stingray

The 2020 Corvette Stingray is the very first Corvette to have an engine placed behind passengers. The engine itself is a 6.2-liter LT2 V8, which reaches 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. With the new placement, the profile is different, and it’s easier to get into the vehicle.

The Continuously Variable Valve Timing enhances the engine’s performance. Meanwhile, the standard dual-clutch transmission makes shifting smooth and quick.

We at Greenwood Chevrolet are thrilled for the new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Discuss the latest models with us and take a test drive at Greenwood Chevrolet.

* Silverado 1500 2WD with available Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I-6 engine EPA-estimated 23 MPG city/33 highway.

Back-to-School Safety Tips to Keep in Mind this Fall

It’s back-to-school season, which means the streets are likely to have more traffic congestion and more foot traffic. Whether you’re dropping off your children at school or simply driving past a school building, here are some important back-to-school safety tips to keep in mind.

There are several things you can do to improve the safety of your family and others when dropping off your children at school. First, avoid double parking, since it can lower the visibility for other drivers and students. When picking up or dropping off, always do so in the designated location. Dropping your child off across the street may save you time waiting in line, but it can be dangerous for your child to cross the street.

Even if you don’t have kids, you’ll still need to share the road with school-age children. It’s important to avoid blocking the crosswalk while stopping at a red light since students might walk into traffic trying to get around your vehicle. Additionally, slow down in school zones in case students are walking.

We at Greenwood Chevrolet hope your family has a fantastic school year. Stop by our service department for a vehicle inspection and any necessary maintenance before making the commute to school.

The Best 4th of July Activities In Polk County

There are so many  Fourth of July activities in Polk County, you won’t want to miss any of the fun. This time of year is perfect for celebrating our nation’s beginnings with fireworks, festivals and more. Check out the following celebrations that are sure to make the holiday unforgettable.

 Take a drive to Bartow for a celebration at the Bartow Civic Center. There will be a performance by the Bartow Adult Concert Band from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. with free admission. At Mosaic Park, there will also be an annual celebration starting at 4p.m., with live music, food, games and more. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.

One of the larger events in Polk County is Thunder on the Ridge, which is located at Lake Eva Park. There will be a lineup of live entertainment, arts and crafts a cornhole tournaments, children’s activities, food  and beer vendors.

Independence Day is such a great day to spend with friends and family. We at Greenwood Chevrolet hope you have a fantastic holiday this year. Tell us all about it when you stop by to test-drive one of the amazing vehicles in our inventory.

Stay Safe with an In-Car Emergency Supply Kit

Make sure you’re always prepared in the event that your car breaks down or there is an emergency.

Keeping a well-stocked emergency supply kit in your car this summer will help ensure that your travels are as safe as they are fun. Here are some essential items that the National Safety Council recommends including in your kit.

  • Spare tire, wheel jack, and wheel wrench. These items will ensure that you’re prepared to handle potential flat tires.
  • Jumper cables.
  • A toolbox, which should include a multi-purpose tool, flashlight, batteries, and duct tape.
  • Fresh drinking water and non-perishable snacks, in case you get stranded in the event that your car breaks down.
  • A fire extinguisher.
  • Extra blankets and towels.
  • Reflective triangles or road flares.
  • A first aid kit, which should include bandages, gauze, pain relievers, gloves, tweezers, antiseptic, scissors, and tape.
  • Independent charging systems for any necessary electronic devices, such cell phones or tablets. This will ensure that your gadgets stay powered even if your vehicle’s battery dies. 

Besides gathering an emergency supply kit, there’s one more way to stay safer when driving this summer. Schedule a maintenance appointment at Greenwood Chevrolet! We’ll help ensure that your vehicle is functioning safely and smoothly before your next road trip.

Welcome to Greenwood Chevrolet

The team at Greenwood Chevrolet would like to genuinely welcome you to our website! Here at Greenwood Chevrolet, we take pride in being a friendly, reliable resource for new Chevrolet vehicles and excellent CPO and used vehicles. We love serving our neighbors in the Ford Meade, Florida area and beyond. We are here six days a week to answer all of your vehicle buying, financing, and service questions.

Greenwood Chevrolet is your one stop shop for all things Chevy. Our lot includes the latest Chevrolet models, from spacious, comfortable SUVs to rugged, capable pickups. Our certified technicians are always ready to provide customized service for your Chevy vehicle.

We are always here to help you, and our blog is also designed to be a great resource for our customers. Here you can find information about the vehicles on the lot at Greenwood Chevrolet, as well as news about upcoming vehicles. We’ll provide posts on service tips and schedules, financing information, and ideas for how to make the most of the vehicle ownership experience. We welcome you to take time and look around the blog and website then pay a visit to Greenwood Chevrolet where we can help make the vehicle buying process less stressful and more enjoyable. Our team looks forward to meeting you!