2021 Chevrolet News: Model Updates and Lineup Changes

2021 Chevrolet Lineup | Rochester, MN

Chevrolet has big news for 2021, which involves exciting redesigns. Because of the global situation, Chevrolet has adjusted its plans for 2021, we we’ve got a recap to keep you updated on what to expect in the coming year.

2021 Colorado

The Colorado gets updated for 2021 with a redesigned grille and tailgate. New 17-inch wheels add a rugged look. There will also be a total of seven different exterior color options to choose from.

2021 Trailblazer

A brand-new member of the bowtie family for the 2021 model year is the Trailblazer. This compact SUV has a bold, modern design with an available two-tone paint scheme.

2021 Suburban

The twelfth-generation Suburban will make its debut for the 2021 model year. Some of the most important updates include more passenger space, improved handling, and even more ways to customize the Suburban to fit your lifestyle.

2021 Tahoe

For the 2021 model year, the Tahoe will enter its fifth generation. This redesign will give it more passenger space, a more comfortable ride, and a wide range of premium options to choose from.

2022 Equinox

The Equinox was originally slated to get styling and safety updates for 2021. However, these additions have been pushed back to the 2022 model year.

The changes to these models will make them a great fit for your next family vehicle purchase. If you prefer the 2020 models, you can find them in stock for a great deal at Clements Chevrolet in Rochester, Minnesota, as we make way for the 2021 models to arrive.

2021 Cadillac Escalade Upgrades Make It Roomier, More Innovative

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The Cadillac Escalade is the golden standard for luxury SUVs. Now, entering its fifth generation for the 2021 model year, it will deliver even more luxury, advanced technology, and comfort than before.

One of the most noticeable changes to the 2021 Escalade is its spacious interior. It will measure about seven inches longer than the current model, which gives it more interior space for your family and their luggage. Inside, you can give the Escalade a customized look with eight interior color and trim combinations, like brandy-color upholstery with “Very Dark Atmosphere” accents.

Cadillac is adding a new engine option to the Escalade this year. For the first time ever, it will be available with a 3.0-liter Duramax® diesel engine. This will be in addition to the standard 6.2-liter V8 engine. So if you want more power in your luxury SUV, this is the Escalade you want.

Another impressive addition is the industry-first 38-inch curved OLED screen that spans most of the dashboard’s length. This screen includes three sections: a touch screen control panel, a central cluster display, and a 16.9-inch infotainment screen.

If you want advanced safety technology, you’ll find it here. The 2021 Escalade will come standard with Automatic Emergency Braking, HD Surround Vision, Forward Collision Alert, Rear Pedestrian Alert, and Front Pedestrian Braking. It will also be available with the innovative hands-free Super Cruise™ technology that practically drives the SUV by itself.

You can find the current 2020 Cadillac Escalade here at Clements Cadillac. When the 2021 is in stock, we’ll have it too, so browse our current inventory to see what we have.

Recommended Chevrolet Maintenance for Vehicles in Rochester, MN

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When you bought your Chevrolet, you knew it was made to last. Keeping your ride in tip-top shape requires regular maintenance, both inside and out. That’s why we put together this list of recommended Chevrolet maintenance to keep your car running for years to come.

Examine the engine

Your car’s heart is its engine. Just like you’d take care of your own heart, make sure that your vehicle’s engine is in good health. The easiest way is to bring your car to Clements Chevrolet Cadillac for oil changes every 3,000 miles or so. If it’s been a while since a certified professional gave your vehicle a once over, schedule an appointment for an inspection and evaluation by our certified specialists.

Freshen the filters

While you’ve been driving your Trax back and forth to work, its air and fuel filters have been shielding vital systems from potentially harmful particulates. To make sure they keep functioning and don’t negatively impact performance, you should change the air filters every 15,000-30,000 miles, and the fuel filter every 30,000 miles.

Replace the tires

It can be easy to take your tires for granted, but they’re one of the most important components of your Chevy. It’s recommended that you rotate your tires every 5,000-8,000 miles to avoid uneven wearing, and that you replace them every six years regardless of their tread depth. That way, your Equinox will be more than ready for your next adventure

Spruce up the interior

No matter how tidy you like to keep things, taking your family on a road trip in your Traverse means risking a spill or two. If your car could use a bit of care, spend an afternoon detailing the interior, wax and shine the exterior, and pull lingering stains and smells from the upholstery.

To make sure that your car is in the best condition possible, schedule a service appointment with Clements Chevrolet Cadillac today. We’ll inspect and fix the parts that need the most attention.

How to Make Your Cadillac Shine Like New

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When a car looks as good as your Cadillac does, it would be a shame to let it gather dust and bird droppings. With these tips, you can have some fun in the sun while making your Cadillac shine like it was always supposed to.

Wash first.

It may sound like a chore, but scrubbing your Cadillac is surprisingly fun when you’re basking in the summer sun and enjoying the warm air. Once you’ve grabbed a soft sponge and filled a bucket with a wash-wax solution, just wipe away the mess.

Glaze, polish, and protect.

To make the Cadillac paint look like it did the day you brought it home, polish it with a quick glaze that removes minor blemishes and makes the material shine. To make sure that it stays that way, you can apply an acrylic sealant.

Wax and shine.

The best way to make your Cadillac shine like it’s fresh off of the lot is to apply car wax. If you want to make your vehicle’s color pop and appear richer and clearer, a thorough buffing and polishing necessary.

If your car needs a paint touch-up or body detailing, contact the Clements Chevrolet Cadillac service department. We can help fix your car’s appearance.

The Final Impala Ships as the Sedan Is Going on a Break

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In late February, Chevrolet produced its final Impala at a Detroit factory. The Impala is going on hiatus for the foreseeable future, but the rest of the Chevrolet lineup is looking fresher than ever.

Gone, but probably not forever

Long-time Impala fans will note that this is not the first time the Chevrolet Impala line has gone on hiatus. There have been times throughout its history that it’s retired and then returned with fresh appeal. Chevrolet could revive it in a few years in a different form.

Factory reset

Don’t worry too much about the factory workers, as the factory isn’t closing! Instead, it will transition to producing General Motors’ expanding line of electric trucks and SUVs, starting with the GMC Hummer EV (set to go on sale in late 2021) and the Cruise Origin electric shuttle.

While a small number of staff will remain on-site as the transition is underway, the remainder of the workers will temporarily transfer to other GM factories in the area to continue working during the interim.

Chevrolet’s electric future

Chevrolet is shifting toward a more environmentally friendly mission for its lineup. The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt leads the manufacturer’s efforts for electric vehicles, and older Volt models are still available.

Chevrolet has partnered with Qmerit to install accredited at-home charging stations for electric vehicles, and its myChevrolet app includes a map of public charging stations.

Even Chevrolet’s gas vehicles will improve their fuel economy — and with it, you’ll be spend much less filling up.

Although we will miss the Impala, you can still find some new and used ones at Clements Chevrolet Cadillac if you live near Rochester, Minnesota. We look forward to the innovative new cars coming to Chevrolet in the future.

Chic Mystique: What We Know So Far About the Cadillac Celestiq

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The Cadillac media event in early March provided lots of information on upcoming Cadillac vehicles, but the mysterious Celestiq continues to be an enigma. We don’t know much about the Cadillac Celestiq yet, but here is what has been confirmed.

For journalists’ eyes only.

Cadillac is keeping the Celestiq under wraps for now — Cadillac refused to allow journalists to take pictures of the Celestiq. Eyewitness accounts describe a body similar to Cadillac’s Escala — but with some extreme changes.

Supposedly, the Celestiq lacks side mirrors, and journalists didn’t spot any door handles either. The Celestiq is apparently large for its sedan class, with 23-inch wheels and a large wheelbase.

Screens galore.

The Celestiq leverages plenty of technological splendor it can for a luxurious appeal. Journalists reported seeing a rendering of the Celestiq’s interior that includes an LED instrument cluster and infotainment screen stretching across the whole dashboard, as well as touchscreens on the backs of both front seats.

Handcrafted and highly customizable.

Cadillac announced that it will craft each Celestiq EV by hand — which is fitting, as the manufacturer wants to keep the Celestiq highly customizable.

That customizability and handcrafted luxury comes at a pice: the Celestiq is expected to retail at a base price of over $200,000. This will make the Celestiq the brand’s most expensive retail model ever.

We have plenty of current Cadillac sedans in stock at Clements Chevrolet Cadillac for a much lower price than that. Browse our online inventory to find a Cadillac that fits your style and budget.

Upcoming 2021 Redesign Teased with Interactive Escalade Visualizer

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In case you haven’t heard the good news, Cadillac is introducing the next generation of the Escalade for the 2021 model year. This new model promises to deliver advanced technology, greater sophistication, and more premium features. To give you an idea of what the 2021 Cadillac Escalade has to offer, Cadillac has released a new 3D visualizer.

With the visualizer, you digitally customize a model of the Escalade Premium Luxury Platinum with your favorite colors and features. There are eight exterior colors and three interior configurations to choose from. The new Escalade is also available with the choice of four different wheel options.

Since there is still nearly six months before the production model arrives at Clements Chevrolet Cadillac, designers are still working on even more additions to the new Escalade that will be added to the Escalade visualizer later. This means there could be more color and wheel options in the coming months.

The visualizer is available for both desktop and mobile experiences. Once you have created your custom Escalade, you can share it on social media or send it through email. You can also sign up to receive additional updates on the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, which Clements Chevrolet Cadillac will have in stock this fall.

2021 Equinox Updates Include New Look, More Gadgets, & RS Trim

2021 Chevrolet Equinox | Rochester, MN

The Chevrolet Equinox is one of the best-selling models in the Chevrolet lineup thanks to its family-friendly features, good looks, and abundant standard features. Now, the Equinox is getting even better with some important updates for the 2021 model year.

One of the biggest 2021 Equinox updates is its refreshed exterior styling. It will feature redesigned front and rear fascias with a more aggressive grille design. The Equinox will also come with more standard and available safety features. Standard features will include a Rear Vision Camera, Following Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, IntelliBeam® Headlamps, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Front Pedestrian Braking.

Additional available safety features will include a Safety Alert Seat, Automatic Parking Assist, Camera-based Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Front and Rear Park Assist, HD Surround Vision Camera System, and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert.

There is a new RS trim level that will enhance its look in trendy, street-ready ways. The Equinox RS will feature 19-inch Dark Android wheels, black side rails, black bowties, black badging, and a gloss black grille. It will also come with a distinct interior with an RS shift knob, black interior upholstery, and red accent stitching.

We at Clements Chevrolet Cadillac are excited for the 2021 Equinox to be available here. Find the current 2020 Equinox in stock now or contact us to learn when the 2021 Equinox arrives.

Cadillac Launches Electric Vehicle Push

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Cadillac announced a new goal: It’s entering the 20s with internal combustion engines (ICEs), but it wants to exit with only electric vehicles. According to Cadillac President, Steven Carlisle, the company will unveil its first all-electric SUV in China in 2021 and plans to phase out ICEs entirely by 2030.

Escalade EV

Cadillac plans to offer an all-electric version of the popular Escalade full-size SUV in the next few years. It may be named that or something similar. Carlisle said that the company plans to move away from the letter and number combination of naming vehicles and back to traditional names for the electric offerings.

Driverless Future

This new version of the Escalade will be Cadillac’s third vehicle to include Super Cruise driver assist, which is similar to Tesla’s Autopilot. Customers can current order the system on the CT6 sedan, but updates are scheduled for the CT5 sedan and then the Escalade in 2021.

Goodbye ICE

The electric vehicle offerings will appear first in China, but the company plans to introduce an all-electric SUV to American consumers in 2023. For a time, the electric and ICE vehicles will exist side by side. Cadillac needs to increase the battery range to 300 miles per charge before an all-electric SUV is practical. The company is working on a new battery system to improve mileage.

New things are coming for Cadillac for sure, but if you want to elevate your drive today come talk to us at Clements Chevrolet Cadillac. 

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Realtree Edition on the Way

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Realtree Edition | Rochester, MN

Soon you will be able to order a camouflage version of the Chevy Silverado 1500. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Realtree Edition combines the engineering of General Motors with the style of Realtree, a leading purveyor of camouflage gear, for a truly unique look for the popular Custom Trail Boss model.

Off-road capability

The Realtree Edition will merge the Silverado’s Z71 Off-Road Package with exclusive graphics. The Z71 package includes a 2-in factory lift, 20-inch wheels with off road tires, heavy duty shock absorbers, rear locking differential, a 2-speed transfer case, skid plates and Chevy’s Hill Descent Control, which slows the truck down as it descends a hill, allowing you to maintain control.

Two engine choices

You will have a choice of engines in the Realtree Edition. A 5.3L V-8 engine with a 6-speed transmission will be standard, but you can order a 6.2-liter V8 that produces up to 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Awesome graphics

What will be on the outside of the truck will be just as impressive. Realtree camouflage graphics in their Timber pattern will be displayed on the exterior of the truck and on the interior door trim. The Realtree edition will also include the black accents that are part of the Z71 package, including badging, exhaust tips, assist steps and floor liners. The liner inside the Silverado’s Durabed will also feature the Realtree logo.

Do you want to add this vehicle to your garage? Contact us at Clements Chevrolet Cadillac.