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Buick Avista Concept Shows Off Its Curves in Detroit

Buick showed off a new concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that had us craving for a new sports coupe. Titled the Buick Avista concept, it borrows many of its looks from the award-winning Avenir concept, which debuted last year at the same event. The front end features the prominent grille

Silverado Special Ops Concept to Be Released as Limited Edition

The SEMA Show is typically an event for automobile manufacturers to play around with their lineup and exhibit the most off-the-wall concepts their minds can conceive. One of Chevrolet’s entries this past SEMA Show was the Navy-inspired Silverado Special Ops Concept, which bore a more aggressive appearance paired with a blue camouflage paint job. Now,

Chevy Vehicles Most-Searched According to 2015 Google Year in Search

2015 is over, and while the average person is looking forward to leaving the past behind and improving themselves, many companies like Google are analyzing and evaluating the previous year’s data. That’s where the 2015 Google Year in Search comes in. Employees behind the wildly popular search engine take a look at the year’s most

Buick Avista Concept Shows Off Its Curves in Detroit

BuickBuick showed off a new concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that had us craving for a new sports coupe. Titled the Buick Avista concept, it borrows many of its looks from the award-winning Avenir concept, which debuted last year at the same event.

The front end features the prominent grille and wings that stretch away from the colored tri-shield logo. In addition to the flashy, aggressive headlights, these are all design cues we should expect on future Buick models at College Chevrolet Buick.

Under the hood is a twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing an impressive 400 horsepower—all sent to the rear wheels for maximum enjoyment. It reminds us of Buick’s racing heritage and hints at future performance models—at least, so we hope.

“The Avista embodies the dynamic soul of Buick,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of global Buick sales, service, and marketing. “It is a modern expression of the brand’s heritage of sophisticated performance, communicated with beautiful elegance.”

Silverado Special Ops Concept to Be Released as Limited Edition

The SEMA Show is typically an event for automobile manufacturers to play around with their lineup and exhibit the most off-the-wall concepts their minds can conceive.

One of Chevrolet’s entries this past SEMA Show was the Navy-inspired Silverado Special Ops Concept, which bore a more aggressive appearance paired with a blue camouflage paint job. Now, the Silverado Special Ops has been confirmed for production, with Chevy stating that the truck will be released in limited quantities.

The SEMA concept version of the Silverado Special Ops truck was based on the Chevy Silverado Z71 model, which is optimized for off-roading capabilities. Paired with 20-inch wheels, off-road tires, the custom paint job, and an LED light bar, the Special Ops pickup is headed for production as an optional trim level package for the base Silverado.

2016 Chevy Silverado 1500

Current Chevy Silverado 1500 Available at College Chevy!

The Silverado Special Ops concept was conceived as a tribute to Chevrolet’s sponsorship of the Army-Navy football team and was shown at the big game. For each unit of the Special Ops model sold, Chevy pledges to donate a portion of the proceeds toward the National Navy SEAL Museum. Get yours at College Chevrolet Buick.

Chevy Vehicles Most-Searched According to 2015 Google Year in Search

2015 is over, and while the average person is looking forward to leaving the past behind and improving themselves, many companies like Google are analyzing and evaluating the previous year’s data. That’s where the 2015 Google Year in Search comes in. Employees behind the wildly popular search engine take a look at the year’s most popular searches and reveal this information to the public.

This year, Google revealed that two Chevrolet vehicles—the Malibu and the Silverado—were the most-searched cars in the automotive industry.

2016 Chevy Malibu

2016 Chevy Malibu

That’s not the only good news for Chevy, either. While the Chevrolet Malibu was the most-searched car and the Chevrolet Silverado was the most popular truck, four vehicles total made Google’s top ten list. The Colorado and the Camaro also made the list, in eighth and fourth place respectively. Chevrolet said the data is an excellent sign, as consumers are displaying a large amount of interest in the products of the company.

The world is shifting into a more digital age. Google Year in Search results are indicative of a wide-ranging demographic of potential buyers. The data collected by the search engine also showed that 69% of customers were more influenced by YouTube ads than any other advertising campaign, including television commercials.

2016 Chevrolet Volt Named Green Car of the Year

2016 Chevy Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt – Green Car of the Year

With its advanced technology and design, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is guaranteed to pick up some automotive awards. However, it recently received an award for a much more important reason.

According to a Chevrolet press release, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt was named Green Car of the Year.

The title is awarded by the Green Car Journal to a vehicle that makes strives to help improve the environment in some way.

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt certainly accomplishes that. The electric vehicle has impressive fuel efficiency, and has a range of up to 420 miles. Combine those and you get a car drivers don’t have to refill until nearly 1,000 miles are traveled.

“Chevrolet’s all-new Volt is a milestone, building on an already-technologically advanced ‘green’ car and delivering what buyers have longed for, including an impressive 53-mile driving range on a single charge,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com.

Drivers shouldn’t be shocked that the impressive 2016 Chevrolet Volt is greenest car around!

5 Favorite, Festive Christmas Specials on TV

Christmas ShowsWith Christmas fast approaching, there are sure to be a ton of Christmas specials on TV. These animated classics are the perfect thing to watch with the entire family. Be sure to tune into these five festive Christmas specials on TV when they air.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Dr. Seuss’ seasonal tale about a grouchy creature who hates Christmas is brought to life through this animated classic.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang search for the true meaning of Christmas in this animated classic.

Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer

Rudolph, who is at first made fun of for his glowing red nose, ends up saving Christmas during this classic Christmas special that celebrates what makes us different.

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

If your children have ever wondered where Santa Clause came from, this animated special recounts the origins of the jolly old man.

The Year Without a Santa Claus

Santa and Mrs. Claus may be the stars of this special, but everyone remembers how the Heat Miser and Snow Miser really steal the show. They’re too much!

2016 Chevy Camaro Performance Package and Accessories

2016 Chevrolet Camaro

2016 Chevy Camaro – Coming Soon to College Chevy!

It was announced in October that with the sixth generation of one America’s favorite muscle car comes the Camaro performance package, which aims to give Camaro drivers more options for customization and to improve its abilities as a sports car.

The performance package is backed by Chevrolet, so your warranty won’t be in jeopardy if you install the package on your car; all the parts in the package have been carefully tested by the Camaro team to make sure they fit perfectly with the car.

The brand new Camaro has a max of 455 horsepower without the performance package and a 6.2-liter V8 engine at its higher trims. The Camaro performance package includes a wide range of accessories including a performance exhaust, which enhances the sound and appearance of the Camaro, as well as a suspension-lowering kit that lowers the vehicle to make ride quality better and increase performance.

A performance brake package and air intake increase braking performance and make the car more aerodynamic. A range of engine covers are also offered with the Camaro for maximum style.

If you’re interested in getting one of your own, contact College Chevrolet Buick.

Choosing the Right Car Type: Sedan or Hatchback

2016 Chevy Sonic Hatchback

2016 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

When it comes to shopping for a new car, choosing the right body style for you can be the easiest or the hardest, depending on how specific your needs are. Here are some of the pros and cons when it comes to two of the most popular types: sedan and hatchback.

Sedans are four-doors with long trunks, which are separate from the rest of the car and sit below the back window. Hatchbacks are often called five-doors because of the rear liftgate, which covers the open cargo space behind the rear seats.

Hatchbacks are often a more practical choice than sedans because they have more cargo space, and most of them have seats that fold down. The problem with hatchbacks is that it’s easy to see into the trunk, which many drivers feel insecure about. They’re also widely considered more childish-looking than sedans.

So if you’d rather have a more sophisticated car and don’t have a need for the extra cargo space and folding seats, a sedan is probably for you. On the other hand, hatchbacks offer more practicality for some drivers.

Still not sure about choosing sedan or hatchback? Check some out in person at College Chevrolet Buick.

2016 Chevrolet SS Sedan Facelift Gets Serious

2015 Chevy SS

Current Chevy SS

The Chevrolet SS is getting a mid-cycle refreshed look in order to boost sales, and it’s looking better than ever. Most of the 2016 SS sedan facelift is evident in the front face and exterior. As a result, the updates grant the 2016 SS a unique and serious difference that will have collectors clamoring for it.

The four-door muscle sedan receives a new front fascia that improves overall air flow, gifting the facelifted vehicle with better aerodynamics and therefore better fuel economy and less wind noise in the cabin. The old fog lights have been replaced with LEDs, and other new exterior features include the new front grille emblem, hood vents, and 19-inch aluminum wheels.

The 6.2-liter V8 engine is carried over from the old version of the model, but with 415 hp, that’s nothing to sneer at. And with the added possibility of Chevy SS production retiring in 2017, the 2016 SS Sedan facelift will garner even more attention from buyers looking for something sporty and unique.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt Makes Appearance for National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week had its largest year yet in early September, logging over 200 events across the United States. However, one of the largest events was held in Los Angeles–which comes to no surprise, really, as California is one of the most receptive markets for electric cars. The LA event featured two new, unreleased vehicles: the 2016 Nissan Leaf, and the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt.

Chevrolet Bolt

Chevrolet Bolt

Electric cars are becoming more popular among drivers who want to do their part in being environmentally conscious, and vehicles like the Leaf and Bolt are helpful in reducing emissions. Every time an EV is bought, the air gets a little cleaner. And with new, longer ranges on our electric vehicles, EVs are slowly becoming more and more convenient.

The 2016 Nissan Leaf will have an unprecedented range of 107 miles. However, if buyers wait one more year for the 2016 Chevrolet Bolt, which was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this past January, they can get a 200 mile range for a base sticker price of $37,500. The two cars lured in over 800 test drives for National Drive Electric Week, despite the Los Angeles heat.

Car Fluids You Should Check Regularly

fluidMost drivers know about checking engine oil, but there are several different fluids your engine needs to keep running smoothly. Here are some car fluids you should check regularly to maintain your car’s health and functionality.

Transmission fluid is one of the most important fluids in your car, as it lets the gears run smoothly. While when checking your engine oil the car should be cold, transmission fluid is best checked when the car is running. When you check transmission fluid, your concern is the quality, not the quantity. If transmission fluid is low, there is a problem with your car. If it’s dirty, it needs replaced, but this shouldn’t be necessary more than every 50-100 thousand miles.

Coolant is another important fluid to replace, as it keeps your car from overheating. This is easy to check, as you can just glance at the fill line in the clear tank. Check your brake fluid when you do an oil change. If it’s brown instead of golden, it needs replaced. You should also keep your power steering fluid levels high, but you’ll most likely never need to replace it.