Are You Worried About Your Teen Driver in Dixon, IL?

Are You Worried About Your Teen Driver in Dixon, IL?

Whether your child is heading off to college or just got their learner’s permit, it’s natural to be worried about your teen driver in Dixon, Illinois. In fact, Chevrolet recently conducted a back-to-school driving survey that uncovered that 68 percent of parents are concerned about on-road safety with school starting back up.

During the unprecedented events of 2020, over half of parents said they drove less than usual. As a result, 76 percent of people now drive more defensively than before and 73 percent of respondents have noticed that drivers seem to be more aggravated than prior to 2020.

This rise in defensive driving and concerns about aggressive fellow drivers have many parents worried about sending young drivers on the road. Additionally, 47 percent of parents stated that the events of last year halted their child’s progress toward getting licensed to drive.

Luckily for parents in Dixon, Chevrolet puts safety first in its lineup of cars, trucks, and SUVs. Chevy’s Safety Assist driver awareness suite of technology features offers standard capabilities like Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, and Forward Collision alert to help protect your precious cargo on the road. Teen Driver Technology allows you to prohibit certain activities behind the wheel and can make sure your teen is buckled before they take off.

Bring your teen to Ken Nelson Chevrolet and check out the safety features on the latest Chevrolet vehicles. Whether your teenager needs a new vehicle or you want to buy one that they can borrow, hopefully Chevy’s tech will put your mind at ease.

What Is the ZR2 & Why Is It Coming to the Silverado?

Chevrolet Silverado | Dixon, IL

Chevrolet first offered the ZR2 off-road package in 1994 on the Chevrolet S-10 pickup. Since then, it has expanded to be available on other Chevy trucks and SUVs. Most recently, it was relaunched as a trim level on the Chevrolet Colorado and has been there since 2017.

Now, Chevrolet has teased that the ZR2 trim will be making its way to the Silverado lineup for the 2022 model year at Ken Nelson Chevrolet. Here are some Silverado ZR2 details you should know.

What is the ZR2 package?

The ZR2 is an equipment and performance package that enhances off-road capabilities. On the Colorado, it adds ZR2 off-road suspension, an automatic locking rear differential, increased ground clearance, an Off-Road Appearance Package, and a Multimatic DSSV™ Damping System.

What can we expect on the Silverado ZR2?

As for the Silverado ZR2, we don’t know specifics yet, but we expect to see similar off-road-ready features. Car and Driver suggests that the Silverado ZR2 will come equipped with 35-inch tires, front and rear locking differentials, skid plates, and a suspension lift.

Chevrolet says this exciting new addition to the Silverado lineup will be making its debut this fall at dealerships — including here at Ken Nelson Chevrolet in Dixon, Illinois. If you want a pickup truck that offers maximum off-roading potential, keep an eye out for the debut of the Silverado ZR2.

Chevy Multi-Flex Tailgate Will Be Available on 2022 Silverado HD in Dixon, IL

2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD | Dixon, IL

Chevrolet has announced that the 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD will offer the automaker’s innovative Multi-Flex Tailgate. This must-have feature has six configurations to accommodate a range of cargo transportation needs and to make bed access easier. The 2022 Silverado HD is coming this summer to Ken Nelson Chevrolet, and here’s what you can expect.

The Multi-Flex Tailgate has both an inner gate and an outer gate that you can adjust for different tasks. For instance, with the primary gate load stop, the outer gate lays flat and a load stop flips up, giving your bed extra length. The inner gate also has a load stop, keeping long items stacked on top of others in place.

Multi-Flex also lets you fold the inner gate down flat so you can get closer to the cargo in the bed, or you can convert the folded inner gate into a full-width step. The inner gate can even convert into a flat work surface, so you can use a computer with the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot or have an on-the-go tool bench.

In addition to the Multi-Flex Tailgate, you can get the available Power Up/Down tailgate option on the LT, LTZ, or High Country trims of the Silverado HD.

Previously, the Multi-Flex tailgate has only been offered on the Silverado 1500, which we also have at Ken Nelson Chevrolet. For pickup truck drivers who need the robust towing and hauling performance of the Silverado HD here in Dixon, Illinois, this is great news. Buy your Silverado 1500 or Silverado HD here at Ken Nelson Chevrolet.

Chevy’s Electric Silverado Promises Long Range, Huge Capabilities

Silverado Logo | Dixon, IL

Get ready for a Chevrolet Silverado that scales new heights of performance, capability, and efficiency. Whether you’re at work or at play in Dixon, Illinois, the upcoming electric Silverado is sure to exceed your expectations for what a truck can do.

Chevy hasn’t released details about the electric Silverado yet, but we have some pretty good guesses about what it will offer. Battery-powered trucks can deliver huge amounts of horsepower, torque, and towing capability, and we expect the electric Silverado to excel in these areas.

The electric Silverado will also offer substantial driving range — more than 400 miles on a single charge, according to a recent Chevy announcement. With this such freedom, you won’t need to worry about taking long, inconvenient charging breaks or running out of juice in the middle of a job.

In its electric form, this truck should offer all of the same features that you know and love from the gas-powered Silverado. With highlights like the high-strength Durabed and Multi-Flex Tailgate, 15 available trailering camera views, and all the latest safety and infotainment tech, the electric Silverado will deliver top-of-the-line quality and value.

We do know for sure that the electric Silverado will be built right here in the United States. The truck itself will be manufactured at the new Factory ZERO assembly plant in Michigan, and it will be powered by Ultium batteries made in Ohio. That’s not far from our great state of Illinois!

Here at Ken Nelson Chevrolet in Dixon, we can’t wait to welcome the electric Silverado. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as new details come out on this exciting new truck. In the meantime, you can find plenty of used Silverado trucks in stock now in our inventory.

How to Become a Chevy Truck Legend

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD | Dixon, IL

Chevrolet trucks are some of the most popular models in the U.S. – and it’s no wonder why. Not only do these machines have an all-American heritage dating back over a century, they also have a reputation for some of the best capabilities and high-tech features around.

In celebration of these icons, Chevy truck owners have come together in the Chevy Truck Legends program. Here’s how you can become a Chevy Truck Legend yourself.

Members of the Chevy Truck Legends are the most loyal Chevy truck owners around. There are even some living here in Dixon, Illinois. One of the best perks of being a member of this program is the opportunity to connect with other Chevy truck enthusiasts in Illinois.

To join, you must be a proud owner of an eligible Chevy model and have at least 100,000 miles on its odometer. You need to have also bought or leased at least one other brand-new Chevy truck before.

Once you become a Truck Legend, you can enjoy a wealth of advantages, like Legends club decals, an exclusive cap, and invitations to special Chevy events. Many Chevy companies will even offer discounts to members, and you will be able to purchase additional Truck Legends merchandise. 

Whether you want to become a Chevy Truck legend or simply own a great pickup truck, it’s never too late to purchase your first Chevy truck. Check out the models we offer at Ken Nelson Chevrolet in Dixon, Illinois, by browsing our inventory on our website.