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Michigan Chevrolet Dealers Hear Chevrolet Cruze Exceeding Expectations during First Quarter

DETROIT, M.I. – Michigan Chevrolet dealers may have been impressed by the fuel efficiency available with the Chevrolet Cruze. Being one of the most-fuel efficient cars in the U.S., the Chevrolet Cruze has increased in sales over the past three months and is expected to surpass 50,000 in U.S. sales during the first quarter.

Not only is the Chevrolet Cruze fuel efficient but it’s designed to be stylish, smart and trendy. In a survey conducted by Chevrolet of 500 new Chevrolet Cruze owners, the top two reasons for purchasing a Cruze were for its exterior styling and fuel efficiency.

“With the all-new Cruze, we set out to build the best compact car on the market,” said Lisa Hutchinson, Chevrolet Cruze marketing director in a GM press release. “The Cruze is priced to compete in the compact segment. But the Cruze offers the styling of a more expensive car, as well as more standard safety features than any other compact, and more miles per gallon with the Cruze Eco model. Clearly, that’s a combination many customers can appreciate.”

Michigan Chevrolet dealers are seeing not only repeat-Chevrolet owners trading in their Chevrolet models for the Cruze, but there are 48 percent new Cruze owners that traded in a different make. Only 34 percent traded in other Chevrolet models and 18 percent had no trade in, which may suggest those buyers were adding another vehicle to the household or buying the first.

There are three models of the Chevrolet Cruze that reach 36 miles per gallon highway: Cruze LS, LT and LTZ. The Chevrolet Cruze Eco reaches up to 42 miles per gallon, which is more than any other gasoline-powered car on the market, excluding hybrid and diesel models. The Chevrolet Cruze Eco stocks an efficient 1.4-liter turbocharged engine which delivers 138 horsepower.

Some safety features that all Cruze models are stocked with include StabiliTrak electronic stability control, 10 air bags and six months of OnStar with Chevrolet’s Directions and Connections package. According to Chevrolet, these features have made it possible for the Cruze to be the first compact car to earn the best-possible crash test ratings from both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the revised New Car Assessment Program administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and implemented for the 2011 model year.

The following shows the current ranked vehicles and their ratings:

Vehicles

Max. Highway
Fuel Economy

Standard 
Air Bags

2011 IIHS 
Top Safety Pick

2011 NHTSA 
Crash Safety Rating

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

42

10

Yes

5-Star

2011 Honda Civic

36

6

Yes

3-Star

2011 Toyota Corolla

35

6

Yes

NA

2012 Ford Focus

40

7

NA

NA

2012 Hyundai Elantra

40

6

NA

NA

Most of the above vehicles did not need added engine features to generate the high miles per gallon, like the Ford Focus, to get the fuel efficiency listed.

[Rewind: MI Ford Dealers to Explain 40 MPG Achievable Only in Special Edition Ford Focus]

Michigan Chevrolet dealers have heard retail sales are expected to be 370 percent higher in California, 225 percent higher in New York and 230 percent higher in Florida. It is a testament to the design of the Chevrolet Cruze as the numbers continue to grow.

MI Auto Times plans to follow the growth of the Chevrolet Cruze to see where the car will travel in the market. Check back to stay updated.

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Coleman Chevrolet Takes Delivery of its First All-New 2014 Silverado


New Boston, TX (PRWEB) June 07, 2013

Michael Coleman, Owner of Coleman Chevrolet and Coleman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram welcomed the first all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado to their dealership in New Boston, TX this afternoon. The long-awaited redesign of the Silverado for 2014 offers more than just an updated appearance, it also includes a redesigned interior as well as a choice of stronger, more fuel-efficient engines. While this is just one of GM’s redesigns to its line of vehicles, the updated Silverado is well on its way to becoming a benchmark for all full-size trucks.

The 2014 Silverado has undergone a complete transformation from the front grille to the rear trailer hitch. The most significant change is the availability of a 4.3L, 5.3L or 6.2L EcoTec engine that provides power when you need it, but also provides greater fuel-economy during normal driving. The exterior panels have been reworked to create a more fluid look that also helps to increase the aerodynamic properties of the Silverado. Both the Double Cab and Crew Cab versions feature four forward-opening doors that provide easier access for rear passengers as well as more legroom. Every interior component has been redesigned to center more around the driver and provide greater functionality and safety than ever before. The most important control features on the dash have been made larger and been rearranged to make them easy for the driver to access. From the fully boxed front frame to the class leading trailering capacity of up to 11,500 pounds, there is no part in between that Chevrolet has not made better for 2014. Michael Coleman says the 2014 Silverado is “awesome and definitely a game changer.”

Coleman Chevrolet Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, located in New Boston, Texas, is proud to serve the residents of the Texarkana area. They work hard to provide a great selection of new, certified pre-owned and quality used cars, trucks and SUVs as well as financing, service and parts. Owner Michael Coleman and his staff are committed to providing their customers with not only the best vehicles, but the best vehicle buying experience as well. For more information about Coleman Chevrolet and the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado or Coleman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, please visit their website at http://www.ColemanMotors.com, or see them in person at 510 Addison Street in New Boston, Texas.







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Armen Chevrolet of Ardmore, Pennsylvania is Proud to Announce They Will Have the First 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Available in the Area


Ardmore, PA (PRWEB) July 08, 2013

There is a lot of buzz about the new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and Armen Chevrolet takes pride that they will be the first dealership in the area to have one on July 9, 2013. The completely re-designed Silverado will arrive at the dealership in Ardmore after it is picked up from a Philadelphia Phillies “driveaway” event. Before arriving at Armen Chevrolet, this special vehicle will be on display on Citizens Bank Way for spectators to see prior to the Phillies baseball game.

Tod Gomer, general manager at Armen Chevrolet states, “There was so much interest among our dealership staff regarding who would be able to go and drive this vehicle home that we actually had to put names in a hat and select a winner. All new vehicle introductions are exciting, but this one seems to have everyone buzzing.” Everything, from Silverado’s interior and exterior styling to ergonomics and performance, has been re-engineered. The new Silverado is said to be stronger, smarter and more capable than ever. Armen Chevrolet proudly invites all of their customers and friends to stop in and see this exciting new pickup.

Facts about Armen Chevrolet:

Armen Chevrolet is the regional Camden NJ, Norristown PA and Philadelphia Chevrolet dealer. Located in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, the Armen Organization has been serving Delaware Valley Chevrolet drivers with new and used cars, trucks and SUVs for over 25 years. The company is a full service provider for Chevrolet and GM products and has a maintenance center (including collision repair), replacement parts and after-market GM accessories. To show their appreciation, Armen Chevrolet gives each new customer who purchases an automobile from their dealership a VIP card which provides discounts and complimentary services.

To learn more about Armen Chevrolet, visit their website at http://www.armencars.com.

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2014 Silverado Scores a Safety First for Trucks Now Available at Guaranty Chevrolet Orange County


Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) September 22, 2013

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Silverado High Country, now available at Guaranty Chevrolet, are among the first pickup trucks to receive the highest possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. The others are the 2014 GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali 1500.

NHTSA only tested the crew cab models of the Silverado. Chevrolet expects crew cab models to account for 60 percent of their 2014 light duty full-size pickup truck sales.

“Safety is important to Orange County-area Silverado owners,” said Joe Renden of Guaranty Chevrolet. “This designation by NHTSA confirms that the 2014 Silverado delivers top safety performance.”

The Silverado offers Orange County-area enthusiasts’ fully boxed frames, extensive use of high-strength steel, and several segment-exclusive safety features are available, including Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Safety Alert Seat.


    Safety Alert Seat warns the driver of potential traffic danger using directional vibration pulses from the seat cushion. The patented warning approach is tied to all of the on-board crash avoidance systems.
    Forward collision alert technology helps prevent frontal crashes by alerting the driver when the truck is closing in on a vehicle ahead too quickly, giving him or her additional time to react and avoid a crash.
    Lane Departure Warning technology alerts the driver when the truck drifts over a lane line when traveling at least 35 mph.
    Rear Vision Camera with Dynamic Guidelines allows the driver, when in reverse, to view objects directly behind the vehicle via the radio screen in the center stack, allowing for easier parking and backing maneuvers.
    New, standard lap belt pretensions in the front-seat outboard safety belts.
    Six standard air bags and 360-degree sensor system, including dual-stage frontal air bags, head-curtain side-impact air bags with rollover protection, and seat-mounted side-impact air bags.
    Trailer-sway control that works with StabiliTrak to provide the driver with additional assistance when towing a trailer. When it senses trailer sway, it intervenes with braking and/or reduced engine power to bring the trailer under control.
    Four-wheel, four-channel, antilock disc brakes (ABS) that help provide straight, more controlled stops by preventing wheel lock-up in most road conditions.
    OnStar is available, using GPS and cellular phone technology to automatically call for help in the event of crash. OnStar service also includes MyLink mobile apps, which offer vehicle information and OnStar services via the customer’s smartphone.

About Guaranty Chevrolet in Santa Ana

Visit Guaranty Chevrolet and experience exceptional customer service and stress-free sales experience at our Santa Ana dealership and showroom. Conveniently located at 711 E. 17th Street, Guaranty Chevy is easily accessible from neighboring Orange, Huntington Beach and anywhere in Orange County. Guaranty Chevrolet has a large selection of new and used Chevy cars, trucks and SUVs.

Santa Ana Used-Car Dealer in Orange County

From the comfort of home go to occhevy.com and leisurely browse through the inventory of certified pre-owned Chevy vehicles. Guaranty Chevy offers a wide selection of used cars, trucks and SUVs that are like new as customers find a vehicle to meet transportation needs. OCChevy.com is designed to enhance the user experience, allowing users to easily filter the search results by a variety of categories such as model, year and color.

Santa Ana Service Center in Orange County

Find unmatched selections of specials offered on services, including brakes, maintenance, oil changes and more. We make it our goal to meet the needs of our customers by offering the most modern and serviceable access to information about our services. With technology, expertise and convenient hours, we make it simple to keep your car at its best.

About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at http://www.chevrolet.com.

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Coleman Chevrolet Welcomes Delivery of First, All-New 2014 Corvette Stingray


New Boston, TX (PRWEB) November 07, 2013

Coleman Chevrolet, located at 510 Addison Street in New Boston, Texas, welcomed the delivery of its first, all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray last week. The all-new redesigned 2014 Corvette Stingray was first debuted at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show in February, and Coleman Chevrolet has been awaiting its first one to arrive.

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has received many updates for the all-new C7 version. The biggest change is a large upgrade to its fuel economy which, at an EPA estimated 30 mpg in optional Eco Mode, ranks it as the most fuel-efficient sports car on the market. Even in Tour mode, the 2014 Corvette offers an impressive EPA estimated 28 mpg. The new C7 Corvette also has a lighter frame than its predecessors and some carbon fiber body panels, which add another boost to the fuel economy. The exterior of the C7 Corvette Stingray has also been trimmed to make it more aerodynamic and give it a slightly more futuristic look. The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been referred to as “nearly a supercar” but is available at an affordable price and offers fuel economy anyone can appreciate.

Coleman Chevrolet is proud to offer its customers a first-look at many of the new 2014 Chevrolet models. The redesigned 2014 Silverado debuted earlier this year, and has become a favorite among truck buyers. Coleman Chevrolet has been serving the automotive needs of residents in the New Boston and Texarkana areas since 1996. The dealership offers a full line of Chevrolet cars, trucks, crossovers and SUVs, as well as a full line of Chevrolet certified pre-owned and used vehicles. For more information about Coleman Chevrolet, including all the redesigned 2014 models available, you can visit their website or contact them by phone at 903-628-6553.







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