The Off-Road Racing Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 has an impressive history of racing. With its powertrain and durable features, it can handle a variety of terrains and persevere in races. 

By August of 2019, the Colorado ZR2 had competed in 11 Best in the Desert races and was one of just four vehicles to complete them all. Since the model was first revealed in 2017, Chad Hall has been driving the off-road racing truck.

As a result of the races, Chevrolet has gained the knowledge needed to further enhance the Colorado with different parts, helping the truck withstand off-road conditions. The Colorado ZR2 has received numerous upgrades and now offers skid plates, rock sliders and an Autotrac®transfer case for 2020. A 3.6-liter V6 engine powers the truck, though a Duramax® 2.8-liter Turbo-Diesel engine is also available.

“In off-road racing, your speed comes from your suspension, not your engine. Usually, when you modify the suspension on a stock truck, the rest of the truck can’t keep up with it,” said Chad Hall. “However, the Colorado is such a great platform, everything seems to work at the same level.”

If you’re interested in driving the strong and capable Chevrolet Colorado, try out the truck’s features when you take a test drive at Steve Austin’s Auto Group.

GMC CarbonPro™ Coming This Summer

GMC Sierra

The durability of carbon fiber is hard to beat. Not only is it amazingly strong and light, but it can be formed into almost any shape imaginable. These features make it one of the most versatile and desirable materials today. GMC recently announced that it will start producing special-edition versions of the Sierra called the GMC CarbonPro™ starting in early June.

The package will be available on the Sierra Denali 1500 and the Sierra AT4 1500. It will include a CarbonPro bed designed with a unique carbon fiber composition that delivers best-in-class resistance to dents, scratches, and corrosion.

“CarbonProis made of the same raw material found in seven-figure super cars and even aerospace applications,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president, Global GMC. “Coupled with offering the world’s first six-function MultiPro tailgate, the 2019 Sierra packs a one-two hauling punch for whatever the situation demands.”

Along with its impeccable durability, the CarbonPro bed will weight 25-percent less than a traditional steel bed, which equates to about 60 pounds. It also eliminates the need for a bed liner, saving even more weight. Because of its thin construction, it increases the already class-leading cargo volume of the Sierra’s bed by 1 cubic foot.

This innovative bed comes with two additional tie-downs in addition to the 12 standard tie-downs found on the steel beds. It also comes with indentations in the bed to help keep certain cargo more secure.

Contact us at Steve Austin’s Auto Group for more information about this imminent offering that GMC is releasing. In the meantime, stop by our dealership to test-drive a shiny new 2019 Sierra or one of our other new models.

Welcome To Steve Austin’s Auto Group Blog

If you have been searching for the Steve Austin’s Auto Group blog, you have found it. We would like to officially welcome you to our new blog. Here, you will be able to find important General Motors updates, car care tips, highlights from some of our favorite local events, and, of course, important dealership news.

At Steve Austin’s Auto Group, we are proud to serve the Bellefontaine community and the surrounding areas, including Urbana and Springfield. When you visit us, we promise to give you an exceptional car-buying experience that will make you want to come back to us again and again.

Whether it is your first time buying a car or have gone through a lifetime of car ownership, we are here to serve you. Our finance department is prepared to help get you the financing you need to take home your next new or pre-owned car, no matter your credit situation.

We also have a highly-trained service department here six days a week to take care of all of your vehicle needs. You can schedule an appointment online, give us a call, or walk in for basic service, like oil changes. No matter the problem, we promise to deliver the expert care your vehicle needs. Stay tuned for more blog posts from us here at Steve Austin’s Auto Group.