Monthly Archives: November 2014

New Chevrolet Engines Push the Silverado to New Performance Levels

New Chevrolet Engines for the Silverado

2015 Chevrolet Silverado

If you are a fan of Chevrolet and pickup trucks, the 2015 model year will be an exciting one for you—since there are three new Chevrolet engines being put to use in the new Silverado model. The new engines are all EcoTec3 equipped engines, giving them an unprecedented mixture of capability and efficiency, especially for trucks the size of the Silverado.

New Chevrolet Engines in the factory“The latest Small Block engines are ideally suited to Silverado and to the tough jobs that pickup customers do every day,” said Jordan Lee, global chief engineer and program manager for Small Block engines. “We give customers the power and torque of a full-size truck engine when they need it, then use Active Fuel Management and other advanced technologies to seamlessly shift to four-cylinder operation when the truck is under light loads, making the most of fuel efficiency.”


The three engines are a 4.3-liter V6, a 5.3-liter V8, and a 6.2-liter V8. The smallest engine gets 285 horsepower, 305 lb-ft of torque and 24 mpg highway; the middle one gets 355 horsepower, 383 lb-ft. of torque, and 23 mpg highway; and the largest engine gets the crazy numbers of 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque with a still-impressive 21 mpg highway. Come see us at Tom Naquin Chevrolet today to find the perfect Silverado—and the perfect Silverado engine—for you.

Special Edition Green Flash Camaro Unveiled at SEMA

Last month, Chevrolet asked its social media fans to help choose a name for the latest special edition Camaro. The car in question has a unique shade of green paint along with other custom elements.

Fans submitted their suggestions through social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #NameThatCamaro. At the recent SEMA show in Las Vegas, Chevrolet announced the winning name, suggested by fan Jason M.

Say hello to the special edition Green Flash Camaro.

This unique Camaro will be available early next year. Along with the green paint job, the Camaro also has Cyber Gray racing stripes, 21-inch Chrome Dusk wheels, a ZL1 rear spoiler, RS appearance package, and a ground effects kit. The interior will only come in black with a Graphite Silver trim. You’ll also get a navigation system and sunroof with the option for a short-throw shifter and dual-mode exhaust.

The Green Flash Camaro will be one of the last special editions based on the fifth-generation 2015 Camaro. Pricing will be announced closer to the release date.

Are you anxious to get behind the wheel of this amazing Camaro? We certainly are!

SEMA Acts as Stage for Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet Colorado Concept Debut

2015 Chevy Colorado - Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet Colorado Concept If you want to create an intriguing concept car for the outrageous SEMA Show, you have to think out of the box—which is exactly what Chevrolet did this year. Rather than turning to a car expert to create its Colorado Performance Concept, the American carmaker instead looked to an expert in two-wheeled vehicles—Ricky Carmichael.

As a ten-time AMA Motocross Champion, Carmichael knows what a pickup truck needs to haul around sports equipment, so he put this knowledge to the test and created the Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet Colorado Concept.

Based on the Chevrolet Colorado crew cab with a six-foot, two-inch cargo bed, Carmichael’s concept car puts the “sport” in “sporty”. A cargo extender and GearOn system give consumers an easy way to transport bikes, both motocross and regular, while the CornerStep bumpers allow easy access while loading and unloading. A matte grey exterior enhances the trucks athletic appearance, while the silver and yellow hint at the creator’s experience on the motocross track.


While the Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet Colorado Concept isn’t available for production, you can stop in to Tom Naquin Chevrolet and personalize your own pickup to fit your needs.

Don’t Sweat It: Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating the warmth and togetherness of family. It’s also a time to indulge ourselves in carbs, turkey, and sugary desserts. But if you’re the one responsible for hosting the gathering and providing the fare for said indulging, it can be a bit of a stressful time, too. Fortunately, collected some awesome tips for hosting Thanksgiving, and we’ve summarized them here for you.

  • “Plan your menu.” Don’t wait until the last second. Like with anything, meals require certain ingredients, and you want to make sure you have everything you need to make the meals that you want to make.Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving
  • “Do a gravy practice run.” Gravy can be hard to master. So, a couple weeks before the big day, try it out with a small chicken dinner. But better make sure you have a jar of it on-hand just in case you mess up come Thanksgiving Day!
  • “Celebrate store-bought.” Don’t think that for your meal to be successful everything has to be made my scratch. Pick and choose your battles. Decide which dishes you would like to be your own and otherwise, don’t be afraid to use store-bought dishes.

We here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet would like to wish you a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!