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Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport Edition Brings Sophistication to Segment

Finding a pickup truck that mixes top-notch capabilities and sophistication can be difficult—unless you’re looking to order the Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport Edition. This brand new edition pickup from Chevrolet, which debuted at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, creates a sophisticated monochromatic look for double- and crew-cab Silverados, showing that it’s easy to have the

Chevrolet Bolt Concept Debuts, Aims for Tesla Model 3

This week, Chevy pulled back the curtain on the Chevrolet Bolt Concept at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan. The Bolt Concept is an electric vehicle whose range tops 200, catapulting Chevy to the forefront of the EV movement. And what’s more—the Chevy Bolt EV is going to be offered

New 2015 Chevy Colorado Accessories Are Designed Using Virtual Reality

Here at College Chevrolet Buick, we couldn’t believe it when we heard Chevy is utilizing a virtual reality system to design the next-generation Colorado and accessories. Using 2D and 3D renderings, Chevy engineers are able to fine-tune the details on any new product. Engineers are using a 4K ultra-fine resolution PowerWall system to refine the

Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport Edition Brings Sophistication to Segment

Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport Edition

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Finding a pickup truck that mixes top-notch capabilities and sophistication can be difficult—unless you’re looking to order the Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport Edition. This brand new edition pickup from Chevrolet, which debuted at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, creates a sophisticated monochromatic look for double- and crew-cab Silverados, showing that it’s easy to have the best of both worlds.

“The Custom Sport special edition was inspired by Chevy Custom Sport Trucks of the late 1960s,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks marketing director. “Those CST models added a touch of elegance to a great all-around truck, just like the Custom Sport package for the new Silverado.”

Body-colored front and rear bumpers, a body-colored grille surround, and a chrome-accented black grille are all part of the Custom Sport Edition package, along with new 20-inch chrome wheels. Helping add a touch of sophistication are chrome door handles and mirror caps, and chrome body-side moldings, all for a slight increase of $1,950 to $2,950 to the Silverado’s base price.

The Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport Edition can be added to your Silverado purchase now, so stop in to College Chevrolet Buick today to see how you can add a touch of class to your pickup truck.

Chevrolet Bolt Concept Debuts, Aims for Tesla Model 3

Chevrolet Bolt ConceptThis week, Chevy pulled back the curtain on the Chevrolet Bolt Concept at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan. The Bolt Concept is an electric vehicle whose range tops 200, catapulting Chevy to the forefront of the EV movement. And what’s more—the Chevy Bolt EV is going to be offered for a clean and easy $30,000, something unheard of in the EV market.

According to a report from Slash Gear, the Chevrolet Bolt Concept is likely Chevy’s answer to Tesla’s upcoming Model 3. While Teslas are typically out of the price range of everyday consumers, the Model 3 is going to be aimed at regular average Joes who want to drive electric, and will likely be offered at a price point close to $30,000. Not wanting to let Tesla dominate that market, Chevy has developed its own EV with incredible efficiency.

But the Chevy Bolt isn’t the only hot thing at the Detroit Auto Show. The show lasts through January 25th, and since Detroit is within driving distance, be sure to head out and check out all the awesome displays.

New 2015 Chevy Colorado Accessories Are Designed Using Virtual Reality

2015 Chevy Colorado Accessories

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Here at College Chevrolet Buick, we couldn’t believe it when we heard Chevy is utilizing a virtual reality system to design the next-generation Colorado and accessories. Using 2D and 3D renderings, Chevy engineers are able to fine-tune the details on any new product.

Engineers are using a 4K ultra-fine resolution PowerWall system to refine the 2015 Chevy Colorado accessories, according to Chevy. Using a 240 square-foot solid-glass screen, two Christie® Mirage 4K25 DLP® 3D projectors, eight computers, and two Christie Spyder X20 video processors, a team of five is able to ensure customers get exactly what they need.

“That’s the beauty of this kind of high definition. Using the math data, we can render the vehicle as the customer will see it in the ‘as manufactured state,’” said Joe Guzman, engineering group manager for Global Virtual Design Process & Operations. “Designers and engineers can then scrutinize every detail to make sure they are spot on.”

Thanks to this innovative new design system, Chevy is able to create some of the highest-quality cars on the road. Why would you want anything less than the best?

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Rendering Shows Off in White

2015 Chevrolet Camaro rendering

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Before automakers release new designs, many car enthusiasts like to imagine what the new car will look like—this is called rendering. Recently, artist chazcron on the Camaro6 forum, released a new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro rendering, and it is one sharp looking design in white.

The design is based on the heavily-camouflaged 2016 Camaros that have been spotted driving around the streets. Once revealed, the new design is expected to be sleeker and smaller than the current design and will be based on the Cadillac ATS platform. It’s also likely that the new Camaro will have more engine options.

It’s possible Chevrolet could reveal the all-new Camaro at the upcoming North American International Auto Show in a few weeks in Detroit. Or, the automaker could wait a little longer and show it off in New York City in April.

What do you think of this Camaro rendering? What design elements and options do you hope to see in the new Camaro?

Impala Blackout Concept Will Become the Impala Midnight Edition

Impala Blackout Concept

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Earlier this year at the SEMA Show, Chevrolet unveiled a sinister and totally cool-looking Impala Blackout Concept, which as you might guess from the name, was styled almost entirely in black.

Ever since, we’ve been wondering whether we’d find a production version in our showroom at College Chevrolet Buick, and now we have the answer: yes. According to Steve Majoros, Chevy’s marketing director for cars and crossovers, the Impala concept will arrive as a production model within four or five months.

It won’t carry the Blackout nametag, however, instead being called the Impala Midnight Edition, which we think sounds a lot classier. Rest assured, it won’t look any less dark. Nearly everything will have been blacked-out compared to the regular Impala, including the grille, bowtie logo, mirror caps, rear spoiler, leather-trimmed interior, and wheels.

It’ll be powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine rated at 305 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque. See you in five months!

Pearl Harbor Buick Fetches $73,700 at Auction

Pearl Harbor BuickThere is something captivating about classic cars. A piece of history that exists in our world, a time capsule of sorts that takes us back to a more simple time—before navigation systems and self-driving cars were even conceivable. A time when a good radio; hand craftsmanship; and big, bold designs were cherished. Add to that a story, and you have yourself a piece of art.

It should come as no surprise then, that a 1939 Buick that survived the Pearl Harbor attack unscathed fetched $73,700 at auction. The Pearl Harbor Buick is a 1939 Buick Special Convertible Coupe 46C with Dynaflash 8, which belonged to DeForest “Dee” Venter, a sailor from Connecticut.

The Buick was parked at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 – the day it was attacked by the Japanese. Though the attack devastated the area and killed more than 2,400 people, the Buick remained in perfect condition. When Ventor and his friend George Bullard were sent off to war, the Buick went to George’s wife, Mary.

Mary Bullard was the proud owner of the Buick for 30 years, at which time she sold it to her cousin, A.C. Wilson. Wilson then restored the car and showed it at car shows and in parades during his ownership. Recently Wilson decided it was time to sell the Buick, and put it up for auction. Tom Beasley from Stuart, Virginia is the winner of the auction and the proud new owner of the Pearl Harbor Buick.

“I enjoyed the history of it,” Beasley said in a Roanoke.comarticle. The Japanese “bombed all around it, and everything was hit but that car. For it to survive is a miracle.”

Here at College Chevrolet Buick, we couldn’t be happier to see this Buick’s legacy continue.

US Government Awards 2015 Buick Regal Five-Star Safety Rating

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced the 2015 Buick Regal five-star safety rating. This Buick is currently on sale at Buick Dealerships (like yours truly, College Chevrolet Buick).

2015 Buick Regal Five-Star Safety Rating

2015 Buick Regal

Overall, the Buick sedan earned four stars for its response to the front crash test, five stars for the side crash, and four in the rollover test.

This rating is not only for the all-wheel-drive version of the Buick Regal, but also the front-wheel-drive version.

The standard safety package comes with a rearview camera, six airbags, stability control, traction control, and antilock brakes. Optional features include lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, forward collision alert, and side blind zone alert.

The 2015 Buick Regal has proven itself to be one of the safest vehicles on the road, and the US government has given the Regal its seal of approval with the Five-Star Safety rating.

2016 Chevy Volt to be even more efficient

2016 Chevy Volt Efficiency

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A good thing just keeps getting better. 2016 Chevy Volt efficiency has earned the EV the title of Kelly Blue Book’s best electric/hybrid buy for 2015. Add on top of that a healthy dollop of 12% boost in efficiency and overall range. Sprinkle with nuts, drizzle with chocolate and you have a pretty darn good-looking car. Drive happily.

This boost in efficiency means that, with its combined gas and electric power, the 2016 Chevy Volt claims a step of 45 miles (from 380 to 425). No word yet on the improvements for the all-electric range, which is what customers are really clamoring to have improved.

Only a teaser was revealed (the front left corner) at the LA Auto Show. The whole thing is set to be revealed in Detroit in January. There is one thing we can be sure of however; the new model will be lighter, quieter, more powerful, and more efficient than the current model (which is already an award winner). What else could you ask for?

Come test drive the KBB winning 2015 Chevy Volt at College Chevrolet Buick.

Bi-Fuel Chevy Impala Gas Tank Proves Toughness against Bullets and Fire Tests

bi-fuel Chevy Impala

2015 Chevy Impala

One version of the 2015 Chevrolet Impala comes with a very special feature: a bi-fuel gas tank that can run on both normal gasoline and also compressed natural gas (CNG). Obviously, a tank built to those specifications needs to be able to handle quite a lot—and this one does. Chevy recently tested the tank against both the force of bullets and the heat of a bonfire—and the tank came through the tests with flying colors.

In fact, the bi-fuel Chevy Impala gas tank should handle up to 3,600 PSI. “We designed this system for those ‘what if’ situations,” said Nichole Kraatz, Impala chief engineer. ”The customer shouldn’t even know it’s there. They shouldn’t even think about it. CNG should just be another fuel they use to power their vehicle.”

After passing the Penetration and Bonfire tests, the bi-fuel Chevy Impala is ready for action. It’s also a 2015 Green Car of the Year finalist right now, and we can’t wait to celebrate that eventual win here at College Chevrolet Buick. Come see us today to learn more about the Impala in all of its versions!

Chevrolet Helps Veterans Return to Civilian Life

Chevrolet helps VeteransHere at College Chevrolet Buick, we are proud to support our nation’s veterans. Chevrolet helps veterans as well with a wide variety of programs to support them as they return to civilian life. One program that Chevrolet supports is the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans.

Each year, this hand cycle team competes in numerous marathons across the country. Since the beginning of October, the team has completed an impressive four marathons, including the New York City Marathon.

At last year’s Army-Navy football game, Chevrolet donated a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country truck to the team. This truck helps transport the team’s equipment from city to city. Now that the team is on a break until January, the truck will still keep up its duties by taking the hand cycles to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland once a month to help wounded soldiers find an outlet through athletic activities.

In addition to the numerous veterans programs, Chevrolet also provides a military discount to eligible service men and women. Don’t hesitate to give us a call to learn how you can take advantage of this service.