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Walker March madness

March Madness Truck Month at Walker Chevrolet in Nitro includes a group of special purchase, brand-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab trucks priced at $38,800 each. Each one includes the Max Trailering Package for enhanced towing capabilities. General Sales Manager Scott Linville, left, and General Manager Frank McClung stand next to one of the 2019 Silverados.

"March Madness" just got a little crazier at Walker Chevrolet in Nitro.

During March Madness Truck Month, customers can find incredible prices on Chevrolet Silverado trucks. This year, however, Walker Chevrolet, which is just off the Nitro exit of Interstate 64, is upping the temptation with a group of brand new, special purchase 2019 Silverado trucks.

And these 2019 Silverados are just right for the spring and summer travel and towing season.

“We made a special purchase of 2019 Silverado Crew Cabs, and what makes these trucks special is that they have the Max Trailer Package,” said Walker Chevrolet General Sales Manager Scott Linville.

Among many other features, Silverado trucks with the Max Trailer Package have special rear axle ratios, enhanced cooling radiator and heavy-duty rear springs.

The special purchase Silverados also include:

• Trailering mirrors

• Chrome Assist Steps

• Chevytec Spray-On Bedliner

• Rear 60/40 Folding Bench Seat with Storage Package

• All-Weather Floor Liners

• Tiered Storage

• Rear Wheelhouse Liners

• Cargo Tie-Down Rings.

“It’s a trailer package that’s a step above the heavy-duty trailer package, which is on 90% of Silverado half-ton trucks,” Linville said.

Perhaps the best thing about this special purchase group of Silverados is their price: $38,800 each.

“They were $50,200,” said Walker Chevrolet General Manager Frank McClung. “We priced them to sell.”

The special purchase Silverados also come with the Special Value Package, McClung said.

This includes 20-inch wheels and “tri-fold hard tonneau cover” and all-weather mats.

These built-for-towing Silverados are perfect for the upcoming spring and summer travel and towing season.

“That’s the reason why did this with the travel season coming up. It’s also March Madness, which is always Truck Month. So we’re tying everything into it,” he said.

The special purchase Silverados come with the three-year, 36,000-mile, bumper-to-bumper warranty, as well as the five-year, 60,000-mile warranty on the powertrain and transmission.

The special purchase Silverados also come with complimentary, trial period WiFi and OnStar.

Of course, March Madness also means great deals on new, 2020 trucks at Walker Chevrolet.

For 2020, Silverado is the strongest, most advanced Silverado ever.

Chevrolet has put more than 100 years of truck building know-how into Silverado to deliver a truck that’s bigger, stronger and lighter than the previous generation.

It's a truck with a choice of engines, including an available 6.2-liter V8 that delivers best-in-class V8 power and towing, and an available Duramax 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel that offers better fuel economy than any other pickup — 23 MPG city and 33 highway.

And, as always, it's a truck that’s built on the legacy of the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road.

Additionally, Silverado has the most functional bed of any pickup.

Chevrolet took the hardest-working part of the truck and designed it to be lighter, larger and stronger.

Durabed combines roll-formed, high-strength steel with more standard cargo bed volume than any other truck. There are also 12 standard tie-downs — three times more than any competitor — and innovative features like an available industry-first power-up/-down tailgate, helping Silverado offer the most functional bed of any pickup.

Stop by Walker Chevrolet in Nitro and test drive a new truck during March Madness.

Walker Chevrolet and its sister dealership, Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram at the Hurricane exit of I-64, maintain a huge selection of pre-owned cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles.

The two dealerships are owned by Gene Walker, who has more than 50 years of experience in the car business.

For more information about Walker Chevrolet, visit or call 304-769-9902.