Big Celebrations at Phillips Chevrolet

Today we celebrated two big milestones: Phillips Chevrolet’s 46th anniversary and Phillips Chevrolet of Lansing’s one year anniversary. Both dealerships celebrated by having cake and taking pictures to remember the important day, and to thank the Phillips team for all of their hard work. In 1968, Phillips Chevrolet was founded by Phil Pascarella and was located under the water tower in downtown Frankfort. By 1970 they moved the dealership to its current location and it has been expanding ever since.  Philips Chevy is the #1 selling Chevy Dealership in the state of Illinois for 8 consecutive years! Phillips Chevrolet of Lansing started just last year and it is currently undergoing a huge renovation. The results are impressive for Lansing as large improvements have been made in just one year! Phillips Chevrolet would like to thank you for all of your support these past years and for helping to make us two of the top dealerships in the state! Stop on by either location to check out our large selection of new and used cars!

Phillips Chevrolet 9700 W. Lincoln Hwy. Frankfort, IL 60423 United States (815) 469-2323

Camouflaging New Chevrolet Volt is Balancing Act

The styling of the next-generation Chevy Volt is one of the automotive world’s best-kept secrets, keeping customers and media eager to see the reveal at the North American International Auto Show in January. One of the hardest parts of maintaining the mystery is the responsibility of the engineers charged with creating camouflage that balances styling secrets with the need to validate the Chevrolet Volt and its systems in public. The engineers are responsible for the “cool” designs, but their efforts are intended to strictly hide the metal beneath.  Some of their tricks include black and white patterns that create shadows and hide vehicle design elements, as well as layering camouflage to throw off onlookers. They also have swirls in the pattern so if a piece is removed, it is not hard to realign a new piece as it will blend in with the rest of the swirls. GM camouflage engineer, Lionel Perkins said, “Each car is unique. We are like a dress maker, and the car is our model. No two models are the same.” New tricks are constantly added to the design to keep spy photographers and curious customers guessing! We can’t wait to see the finished product of the next-generation Chevy Volt here at Phillips Chevrolet!

Phillips Chevrolet 9700 W. Lincoln Hwy. Frankfort, IL 60423 United States (815) 469-2323

2015 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban Z71 Revealed

The 2015 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban Z71 models were officially revealed last week at the 2014 Texas State Fair. The Z71 packages will feature distinct looks and upgraded off-road capabilities along with new technology for the Tahoe and Suburban. Specific to these two vehicles, the package will add a front skid plate, wider rear track for greater stability, 18-inch wheels, and shear body mounts. There are also styling enhancements added with the Z71 package like a unique grille and bumper, running boards, fog lamps, Z71 badging, and front tow hooks. Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Marketing said the Z71 package really enhances the new 2015 Tahoe and Suburban: “It gives customers another choice when it comes to selecting the full-size Chevrolet SUV that’s perfect for their lifestyle.”   The 2015 Chevy Tahoe Z71 and 2015 Suburban Z71 will go on sale this fall, but midway through the launch year these models will also get additional features like OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless phone charging capabilities! We can’t wait for the Z71 Tahoe and Suburban to arrive at Phillips Chevrolet soon!

Phillips Chevrolet 9700 W. Lincoln Hwy. Frankfort, IL 60423 United States (815) 469-2323

Chevy Camaro Z/28 Named Best Driver’s Car

A few days ago we outlined Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car competition and how the Chevy Camaro Z/28 ranked against its competitors. Well the results are in and the Z/28 walked away with the gold medal! The judges were especially impressed with the Camaro’s confidence on the track.  With razor-sharp steering, Recaro racing seats, and a 7.0L V8 engine, the judges had no complaints. One judge even said, “it feels as though the car is bowling right through the bumps and actively flattening the road as it goes, as if the car is punishing the road for punishing you!” The grip of the Camaro Z/28 let these judges put the pedal to the metal and they said they weren’t afraid to ‘just go for it’ in the track tested muscle car. Simply put, the Z/28 is a car in which how hard you smile is directly correlated to how hard you’re driving it and that’s why it came away with the top award. Stop by Phillips Chevrolet to see our large selection of Camaros, including in-stock Z/28’s, so you too, can experience the Best Driver’s Car of the year!

Phillips Chevrolet 9700 W. Lincoln Hwy. Frankfort, IL 60423 United States (815) 469-2323

‘Toughnology’ Concept Shows Silverado’s Built-In Strength

High-strength steel makes the Chevy Silverado lighter, stronger and more efficient than the conventional carbon steel used in most vehicles. Those attributes are highlighted in the new Silverado Toughnology concept vehicle. Executive chief engineer Jeff Luke said a lot of thought and experimentation went into choosing the materials to provide the best strength in the Silverado: “The technology of advanced high-strength steel makes the Chevrolet Silverado stronger, lighter, more capable and more efficient – and that’s exactly what the Toughnology concept represents.” The Toughnology concept is striking for its stripped-down appearance with the paint job mimicking the look of raw, unpainted steel with steel molecule graphic accents. The hood is actually the only visible metal exterior component that isn’t steel!  Like the 2015 Silverados arriving here at Phillips Chevrolet, the Silverado Toughnology also includes OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless phone-charging mat. With Chevrolet Accessory 22-inch wheels, heated seats, and a performance exhaust system, this truck has the complete package!

Phillips Chevrolet 9700 W. Lincoln Hwy. Frankfort, IL 60423 United States (815) 469-2323

The 2015 Chevy Colorado Has Arrived

Two 2015 Chevy Colorado’s have officially arrived to Phillips Chevrolet! The Chevy Colorado, shown above with Phillips Commercial/Fleet Manager Robert Noer, is an all-new midsize pickup with the style and versatility of a truck, but the refinement, maneuverability and efficiency of a crossover. The Colorado is available in four-door extended or crew-cab models, with a choice of a four-cylinder or a V6 engine and offers a segment-leading highway efficiency of up to an EPA –estimated 27 mpg highway for the four-cylinder. The Colorado is equipped with technology that makes it one of the most innovative trucks around with features like an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, Lane Departure Warnings and Forward Collision Alert. Complete with six air bags and a rear-vision camera, this truck is designed to keep drivers safe on the road. You can’t talk about the 2015 Chevy Colorado without mentioning its sporty demeanor ready for any adventure that stands ahead. It even has taller bedsides to better secure items stored in the bed. There are so many new features on the 2015 Chevy Colorado that you just need to see it for yourself!  Stop on by and see us at Phillips Chevrolet and take it for a test drive today!


Phillips Chevrolet 9700 W. Lincoln Hwy. Frankfort, IL 60423 United States (815) 469-2323

Is the 2014 Camaro Z/28 the Best Driver’s Car?

It’s almost time for Motor Trend to announce 2014’s Best Driver’s Car, after gathering 10 of this year’s most athletic performance rides in North America and putting them head to head. Each car will be lived with for a couple of days, go through a battery of on-road tests, and then raced at Laguna Seca with Motor Trend’s Randy Pobst at the wheel. The 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 is a contender vying for the highly coveted BDC trophy. Randy has taken notes on each vehicle from the Porsche 911 Turbo S to the BMW M4 and let’s just say the Chevy Camaro did not disappoint! With 15.5-inch Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, Pirelli Super Trofeo R tires, and a naturally aspirated 7.0-liter LS7, Randy called the Z/28 a “proper athlete.”  Some of his highlights include the tremendous grip, amazing shock damping, and an engine that doesn’t run out of breath. Randy said everything was working, it felt good, and that overall he had no complaints! We know the Chevy Camaro Z/28 is in a good position to win the Best Driver’s Car trophy, but for now we will have to wait for the official announcement!

Phillips Chevrolet 9700 W. Lincoln Hwy. Frankfort, IL 60423 United States (815) 469-2323

How Much Can You Stow in the Chevy Impala’s Cubbies?

The Chevrolet Impala is one of the most impressive vehicles on our lot, one of the reasons being its large amount of storage compartments! The Impala has 18.8 cubic feet of trunk space which is massive for a sedan, but the front seats are also equipped with many cubbies to organize everything you need to keep in your car. With the hidden storage compartment behind the Impala’s retractable touch-screen, dual umbrella holders and numerous ways to store cellphones and wallets this car is every compulsive organizer’s dream come true. Some highlights include the 2 umbrella holders in the front door pockets deep enough for a small umbrella and the cubby to the left of the steering wheel perfect for a wallet or cellphone. The area behind the screen is great for sunglasses and electronic devices and the middle storage console not only has plenty of room, but has two USB ports and an auxiliary input for music devices. There are many other divots and spaces to keep everything from the Impala’s keyless access fob to a tube of lip balm! The possibilities are endless! Come down to Phillips Chevrolet to see the Chevy Impala for yourself, you won’t be disappointed!

Phillips Chevrolet 9700 W. Lincoln Hwy. Frankfort, IL 60423 United States (815) 469-2323

Chevrolet Colorado On Its Way to Phillips Chevrolet

We are excited to report that the 2015 Chevy Colorado, Chevy’s newest midsize truck, began shipping to dealers this week. The Chevy Colorado will have new technologies like cabs and frames made with more than 72 percent high-strength steel, available active aero shutters to make the truck aerodynamic, and available OnStar with 4G LTE, creating a rolling Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the Internet. U.S. Vice President of Chevrolet, Brian Sweeney said the Colorado was designed to meet the demands of the modern midsized truck buyer and he believes the Colorado has met that goal. “Chevrolet and everyone at the Wentzville plant has worked hard to get the truck out on time to fulfill as soon as possible the orders our dealers have placed,” he said. In fact, General Motors had to add a third shift to the Wentzville plant, creating an estimated 750 new jobs just to keep up with the demands of the 2015 Chevy Colorado orders! We can’t wait until our first 2015 Chevy Colorado arrives here at Phillips Chevy and will be sure to let you know when it does!

Phillips Chevrolet 9700 W. Lincoln Hwy. Frankfort, IL 60423 United States (815) 469-2323

Car Wash Now Open at Phillips Chevy of Lansing!

Another step in Phillips Chevrolet of Lansing’s remodeling is complete with the opening of the new car wash. This is part of the $3.5 million renovation which will update the building’s front façade, parking lot, and vehicle storage lot. Now every time you bring your car to either Phillips Chevrolet location for service, it will be returned to you sparkling clean after a trip through our gentle, soft-cloth car wash (weather permitting). Even if you’re not in for service, feel free to stop by and check out our remodeling project and we’ll be happy to wash your car completely free of charge! The remodel is right on schedule with an anticipated completion date in mid-fall.

Phillips Chevrolet 9700 W. Lincoln Hwy. Frankfort, IL 60423 United States (815) 469-2323