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As the only stock production truck to finish the “Vegas to Reno” off-road race, the Chevy Colorado ZR2 has raised the bar for desert driving enthusiasts. Finishing the 539-mile run in just 18 hours and 50 minutes, drivers Chad Hall and Frank DeAngelo of Hall Racing were impressed with the capability of the ZR2. “This truck is a lot tougher than I thought it was going to be,” Hall said. “I clobbered some things on the course that would’ve broken many of the vehicles we competed with in the past.” Aside from some required modifications for safety that included a roll cage and racing seats with harnesses, the ZR2 is pretty much the same truck you’ll be able to buy off the lot at Chapman Chevrolet.

Serves as Development Run

“First and foremost, this was a development trip for our engineering team,” according to GM director of global accessories Mark Dickens. Dickens also served as part of the chase team for the entire run. “ZR2’s performance went beyond our most optimistic expectations, completing ‘Vegas to Reno’ in its first outing. We learned a lot of things about the truck and could not be happier with the result, as well as the efforts of the Hall racing team.” The ZR2 is effectively a segment of one, providing the only midsize production truck that has such outstanding off-road capability. The off-road mode adusts the calibration of the engine, traction control and transmission to provide optimal handling and performance in tough conditions. You can choose from a powerful 3.6L V6 gas engine, or opt for the only diesel engine in the midsize class.

Also Comes in Special Editions

If you don’t need the toughness of the ZR2 but would like a midsize truck for your daily needs, the Chevy Colorado offers a number of Special Editions. The Redline Edition features black and red accents that set it apart from the crowd. The Colorado Custom is built for productivity, bringing your office into the cab of your truck. It features an upgraded radio and OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi to ensure you’ll always be connected to the outside world. If the beach is more to your liking, the Shoreline Special Edition has an available stand-up paddle board carrier, tiered storage racks and large 18-inch wheels to help you power through the sand. The Midnight edition is black on black, offering a sophisticated street look for those nights on the town. See the entire Colorado lineup and take a test drive today at Chapman Chevrolet.

If your child is one of the 362,000 turning 16 this month, chances are you’re more than a little worried about them getting behind the wheel of the family sedan. That’s why Chevrolet is offering three free months of OnStar Family Link for any Chevrolet owner with a 2012 or newer vehicle and an active OnStar subscription. By using technology to receive email or text alerts when the subscribed vehicle arrives or departs a particular location, you can keep tabs on your kids and their whereabouts. For more information on how the technology works, visit Chapman Chevrolet in Tempe.

Dream for Kids, Nightmare for Parents

“The day your children start driving is a dream come true for them, but it can be a nightmare for a concerned parent,” according to Luciana Chamberlain, executive in charge of the Family Link program. “OnStar Family Link can help minimize a parent’s anxiety by letting them know when their child has arrived at school, left a friend’s house, or traveled outside of their comfort zone.” After the free subscription period, Family Link services are just $3.99 per month. “Driving on their own was a big event in my children’s lives, but that also meant I spent more time thinking about where they were and how they were doing,” said Chevy marketing director Steve Majoros. “Chevrolet wants to put parents at ease by offering in-vehicle technology that shares real-time info on where their kids are and how they’re driving, so moms and dads can give feedback that helps their teens become better drivers.”

Teen Driver Helps Keep Youths Focused

There are now 10 vehicles in the 2017 and 2018 model year Chevrolet lineup that offer the Teen Driver technology. Designed to help keep teens focused on the road, Teen Driver lets parents set radio volume limits as well as issuing speed warnings when a teen driver goes above a particular speed. It will also mute the radio until everyone in the front seat has their belt on. Teen Driver will also issue reports about where a vehicle was driven, the maximum speed and any safety related events that occurred during the drive.

OnStar Smart Driver Issues Monthly Reports

OnStar Smart Driver is a service that issues monthly reports based on trip behaviors, speeds, hard braking events and rapid acceleration. By going over the report with your teen driver, you can talk about safety issues and how to see the “big picture” when driving to avoid any near collisions. See all the new technology that helps keep your teen driver safe when you visit Chapman Chevrolet.