Archive for October 24, 2012

Chevy Silverado Gets a Facelift

In the news it has been well documented that the Corvette will be showing off its redesigned seventh generation look at the North American International Auto Show, in January of 2013. But ‘Vette isn’t the only Chevy vehicle showing off a new look in 2013. On December 13th, at a special event in Detroit, a select few will get a chance to see the brand new Chevy Silverado.

The Silverado will be unveiled to the public at the 2013 NAIAS, along with the Corvette. This will be the third generation of Chevy Silverado.

 

Over the past decade plus, the Chevrolet Silverado has become synonymous with dependability, style and performance. Silverado has consistently outperformed its competitors and proven its self time after time.

In initial reports from Chevrolet, the new Silverado’s design will complement its enhanced capability and performance. As is often the case with Chevrolet, we anticipate a few new innovative technologies and capabilities to be unveiled.

We’ve still got a few months to wait before we can see the new Silverado and longer still before it comes to our store, but when it does we know the perfect place for it…your garage.

The New Face of Corvette

The Corvette is changing—so much so that GM is shutting down its assembly line for the ‘Vette in Bowling Green to revamp the entire production process. The 2014 Corvette is the first of the 7th generation of Corvettes and will simply be called the C7.

GM plans to unveil the C7 on the eve of the North American International Auto Show in January of next year. This will mark the 60 year anniversary of Corvette’s debut back in ’53 as a GM “Motormama” dream car concept in New York. Since then, Corvette has sold over 1.5 million Corvettes worldwide.

So what will be different about the C7? Almost everything. The only two carry-overs from the C6 will be the interior cabin air filter and the rear latch for the removable roof panel. Beyond that, who knows what the C7 will be capable of?

 

One notable change is the new cross-flags Chevrolet emblem, which has been completely redesigned for the C7. Another likely update is an all-new aluminmum V8 engine, smaller and lighter than before and displacing around 5.5 liters. In addition, it is predicted to include direct injection, cylinder cutoff, and variable valve timing, as well as a new seven-speed manual transmission that will increase fuel economy.

In short, America’s best loved sports car just got better. For more information, or to take a C6 out for a spin, stop by College Chevy today!

 

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Take Me Out To The Ball Game

The MLB postseason has begun and Chevrolet is giving fans a chance to check out their favorite teams in playoff action.

From now until November 1st, head to www.Chevy.com/tickets to enter the Chevy – MLB Sweepstakes. Not only are you eligible to win tickets to see some great October baseball (ahem, Detroit Tigers are up 2-0 on the Oakland A’s), but you’re also entering for a chance to win an all-new 2013 Chevy Malibu.

 

That’s the same Malibu with the strikingly spacious interior and brilliantly designed dual –cockpit dashboard. The same Malibu with available Chevrolet MyLink, putting access to a multitude of entertainment options on a 7 inch touch screen that can be activated by the sound of your voice. The same Malibu with a fuel-efficient aerodynamic design and refined exterior style.

So you can enter to win tickets to see brilliant playoff baseball (Go Tigers, Verlander – Cy Young, Cabrera – MVP…I think that’s about right) and win a new 2013 Malibu. Sounds like a pretty sweet opportunity. Sign up today! And don’t forget us at College Chevy if you win, our service team would be happy to assist you with maintenance of your new Malibu and talk a little baseball.

 

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Going Pink: College Chevy Raises Money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Just like last year, Chevrolet is pledging itself to the battle against breast cancer. All October long, Chevy employees, dealers, and customers will be decked out in pink and raising all the money they can for the American Cancer Society. The money will fund research, promote wellness, and educate the public in breast cancer awareness. Last year, through its grassroots efforts, Chevrolet raised over 1.1 million dollars. This year, Chevy seeks to beat that.

As a symbol for the fight against breast cancer, a disease that affects over 1.5 million patients and their families, GM’s world headquarters at the Renaissance Center will light up with pink bands throughout the whole month of October.

Chevy and friends are getting involved in all kinds of ways. One major way is the dealer- and employee-sponsored breast cancer walks. As an added bonus, many of these walks will feature appearances by the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer-themed pink Camaro SS pace car and a Techno Pink 2013 Chevrolet Spark, both of which are making stops across the country to inform the public about breast cancer and the fight for the cure. One major way that College Chevy itself is getting involved is through the Chevrolet Certified Service matching rebate contribution program, in which customers can elect to donate part (or all!) of their service rebates (up to $150) to the American Cancer Society, and College Chevrolet will happily match the donation.

 

Also, this Saturday only, College Chevy will donate $10 to the American Cancer Society for every customer test drive! So come down on Saturday and take any Chevy from the lot out for a test drive. Who knows? You may even fall in love with the car. But more importantly, you’ll be making a difference for someone in need.

 

Image(s) courtesy of © General Motors