Archive for June 27, 2012

2012 Diamonds & Dreams

College Chevrolet Buick is participating in Chevrolet’s 2012 Diamonds and Dreams program promoting youth baseball.

Youth baseball is a great way to get kids outside, practicing good sportsmanship, and an excellent way to make lifelong friends and memories.

Chevrolet Diamonds & Dreams program has granted makeovers to more than 25 community baseball fields nationwide.

In addition to the field makeover, winners will also receive $1,000. Find out more about Chevrolet’s Diamonds and Dreams program on our Facebook Page.

Here’s a video from the Diamonds and Dreams program rebuilding a field in Detroit, MI. Check out how Chevrolet workers, volunteers, and kids changed revamped Jayne Field.

 

 

Video courtesy of Chevrolet via YouTube

Autumn Looks Promising with New Buick Verano

While summer is just beginning, some car buyers are anxiously awaiting the colors of the leaves to change because of the new Buick Verano. With a turbo option for added horsepower the engineers gave a nice upgrade to the model Buick currently offers.  Buick plans to offer the 2013 Verano for less than many of its competitors.

 

The 2013 Verano has an available a 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection engine.  A new engine isn’t enough, what can the engine do? How about getting outstanding fuel economy of at least 30 mpg and the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds, while maintaining the quiet and comfortable ride Buick consumers know and love and you have a recipe for greatness. If riding in a luxurious, comfortable, sporty, and upscale fashion peaks your interest, then make a trip to College Chevrolet Buick this fall. The new Buick Verano will be waiting.

 

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Definition of Safe: The Chevrolet Malibu Eco

The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco makes its mark as the first and only all-new midsize car to receive the highest ratings possible for safety from both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The IIHS tests measure a vehicles ability to protect occupants from frontal and side crashes, rollovers, and rear impact crashes. The NHTSA conducts their tests based on rollovers, frontal and side crash tests, in which the Malibu Eco received the 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score.

Not only did the Malibu Eco score well, Chevrolet earned seven other 2012 Top Safety Pick awards. GM’s executive director of Vehicle Safety, believes GM is now, “seeing the results from our commitment to design the highest-rated vehicles in the world in safety performance.”

 

 

Features like ultra-high strength steel, placement of and sensors for airbags, four-channel disc brakes with ABS, and OnStar are a just a few options that owners of the Malibu Eco enjoy.

The Malibu Eco will be sold in six continents, spreading the safety of all across the world.

But car buyers are looking for more than just safety. It’s a good thing the Malibu Eco is also the most fuel-efficient midsize car from Chevrolet. Also, make sure you stay on the look out for the fuel-efficient 2.5L Ecotec engine this summer!  Go safe and go green with the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco.

 

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Electric Range Extended For The 2013 Chevy Volt

If you’ve been on the fence about whether or not to drive electric, now is the time to hop over completely. The Chevy Volt is back and better than ever for the 2013 model year. Here are just a few reasons we at College Chevy Buick think you should give the Volt a chance:

Electric Range: With the 2013 Volt, you’ll get an all-electric range of 38 miles. That’s up 3 from last year.
Total Range: After the Volt’s battery is depleted, the Volt will switch over to the 1.4-liter gas range extender which powers a generator to provide energy to an electric motor (good for 149 hp), which brings the total range up to 380 miles.
Efficiency: The 2013 Volt received an incredibly high EPA rating of 98 MPGe. The previous model received a rating of 94.
Battery Power: The batter pack for the 2013 Volt has been bumped up ever so slightly. Now, instead of 16 kilowatt-hours of energy, the Volt’s battery can hold 16.5. That might not sound like much, but it means that the Volt can draw on 10.6 kWh instead of 10.3.

 

Need more convincing? Stop by College Chevy Buick today, and we’ll be happy to show you just how shockingly awesome the Volt truly is!

 

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