Archive for November 30, 2012

The 2013 Buick Verano Continues the Buick Safety Streak!

Since the beginning of the 2012 model year, Buick has scored perfectly for all its vehicles in the country’s two most recognized and trusted safety tests. The 2013 Buick Verano has continued this hot streak. Earlier this year, it was named a 2012 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Now it has just been awarded a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 

So what is it that makes the all-new Verano so safe? For starters, it has ten standard air bags as well as the security of OnStar. Head curtain airbags provide extra safety in the event of a rollover crash. On top of that, the Verano’s industry-best body structure is comprised of over 60% high-strength steel, which creates a protective safety cage around everyone in the car. In addition, the Verano features panic brake override, a collapsible pedal system which reduces the risk of leg injury, four-wheel disk brakes featuring ABS, and StabiliTrak electronic stability control. Finally, customers will love the standard Rear Vision Camera which shows the view from the car’s rear bumper whenever the driver is reversing. Also available for the Verano is Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

To see for yourself just how safe this award-winning luxury sedan is, head down to College Chevrolet Buick today and take the all-new 2013 Buick Verano out for a test drive. We’ll see you there!

 

Akerson’s Corvette Up for Grabs

How often do you get the chance to buy the beloved ’58 Corvette off the General Motors Chairman and CEO, knowing that all your money will go toward building houses for the homeless? One lucky person will get to do just that in January when Dan Akerson auctions off his most prized possession.

Akerson will donate every single penny made from the auction, held on January 18, 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona. And where will the money go? Straight to Habitat for Humanity Detroit, with which Akerson has had a long relationship. Just last February, he and his wife donated one million bucks to aid in launching “Leaders to Rebuild Detroit.”

 

The proceeds from the ’58 Vette will help in the effort to rebuild Morningside Commons, which is located just east of GM’s Renaissance Center world headquarters in Detroit.

“The 1958 Corvette is pure American ingenuity and creativity and the free spirit that Chevrolet represents to me. I love the car – but I think it’s probably better purposed somewhere else,” Akerson said. “The need for Habitat for Humanity is so great that I thought, ‘Wow, maybe I could really make a difference in a whole different way.’”

We at College Chevrolet Buick couldn’t agree more. We are honored to work for Mr. Akerson and applaud his efforts to make the world a better place.

Chevrolet Unveiling Some Big News

College Chevrolet Buick is incredibly excited for the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. Chevrolet has promised to unveil some pretty exciting updates, both for the Spark and for the MyLink infotainment system. All-in-all, Chevrolet will be launching 13 new or significantly redesigned products in 2013, including the Spark EV and the updated MyLink.

The Spark EV will be a plug-in electric version of the minicar that took the world by storm this year. Already known for its positive environmental impact and its bold style, the Spark will be stepping up its game. The EV version will allow avid environmentally-minded customers to be even better stewards to the earth while still maintaining the beloved roomy interior and expressive design of the original Spark.

 

The MyLink, already praised for its capabilities, will see some improvements as well. The 2014 Impala will be the first vehicle to house the new MyLink. The updated infotainment system will feature new levels of personalization and more seamless smartphone integration.

Keep checking back with College Chevy. We’ll be sure to let you know all about the all-new Spark EV, the enhanced MyLink system, and anything else that Chevrolet has cooking up in the kitchen!

Put a Chevy Silverado On Your Holiday List

Is a Chevy Silverado on your holiday wish lilst? If so, you’re part of the majority of online shoppers.

According to research done by Dataium ASI, the largest aggregator of online automotive shopper behavior, the Silverado has been the vehicle that is drawing the most interest among consumers.

 

If you take a look at a 2013 Chevy Silverado it’s not hard to imagine why. Silverados have the frame to handle heavy loads, horsepower and torque for towing and hauling, and the style and technology to keep you comfortable and looking good while you drive. Not to mention Silverado is the longest lasting, most dependable truck on the road.

Let’s say you’re not in the market for a new Silverado, College Chevy has a great selection of used Silverado 1500s, 2500HDs, and 3500HDs. And here at College Chevy you’ll find a knowledgeable sales team who will help you find the right vehicle for you.

We’d be remiss not to take this opportunity to mention that Chevrolet will be introducing the public to a completely redesigned Chevy Silverado in just a few short months. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado will be unveiled to the public at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next January.  Production on the 2014 is set to begin early next spring and we can’t wait to see those in our showroom.

Chevy Sonic Dusk – No Longer a Concept

Last year at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, Chevrolet showcased a Chevy Sonic designed to bring sophistication into the subcompact segment.

After plenty of consumer feedback and testing Chevrolet has announced that they are taking the next step to bring the Sonic Dusk to life.

Chris Perry, VP of Chevrolet marketing stated “The reaction to the Sonic Dusk concept last year was overwhelmingly positive and proved customers are interested in a more-refined subcompact. We’re moving quickly to bring Sonic Dusk to Chevrolet showrooms.”

Unlike the current Sonics, the Dusk will feature a 1.4L turbocharged engine and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

“While the RS hatchback is our sporty interpretation of Sonic, Dusk is a sophisticated, well contented option – both unique to this segment. It’s all about choices and personalization”, according to Cindy Landy, marketing director of Chevrolet small cars.

While we won’t be seeing the new Sonic Dusk on the streets for a while, we’re looking forward to the slick new design and polished finish. For more information about the Chevy Sonic stop by College Chevrolet Buick or call us at 517-629-2151.

 

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