Archive for May 29, 2014

2015 Spark Gets a New Battery

2015 Spark Gets a New Battery

Current Chevy Spark

We all know the Chevy Spark EV as being one of the most efficient vehicles on the market. This hatchback has the ability to go 82 miles on a fully charged battery which saves you a lot of money at the pump. For the 2015 model year, the Spark is getting a smaller more refined battery which will save drivers kWh and will also shed a few pounds from the EV. Chevrolet says that the performance specs of the Spark EV will remain unchanged.

Currently the Spark EV uses a 21-kWh lithium-ion battery assembled by Brownstown. For the 2015 model year, the Spark is getting a 19-kWh battery system that will use 192 LG Chem cells. LG Chem cells are used in other GM EVs like the Volt and its luxurious sister, the ELR. The great news is that the all-new Spark will still qualify for the $7,500 tax credit and its suggested retail price will remain the same for 2015: $26,685 plus destination.

If you would like to know more about the up-and-coming 2015 Spark EV, stop by Chevrolet’s website. We’re sure that the 2015 Spark will be available in limited quantities so be sure to sign up for availability updates.

Rearview Camera: Standard on your New Buick

Rearview Camera

2014 Buick LaCrosse – Available at College Chevrolet Buick

As drivers, we have become accustomed to the luxuries and comforts of new vehicles. Power windows, OnStar, and air conditioning are features we have become very familiar with during the last 20 years along with countless others. For the 2015 model year, Buick is adding rearview camera to its long list of standard features!

Rear view cameras are relatively new to the auto industry, but ever since their debut they have been increasingly popular. Karl Brauer, Senior Analyst for Kelley Blue Book says “While they’re not standard on every car, yet, it’s rare to operate a new vehicle without them. The increased confidence these cameras provide make them a must-have feature.”

As you can see, Buick is committed to providing a safe driving experience. The Encore (all-wheel drive), Enclave, LaCrosse, Verano and Regal have all been awarded a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety by the NHTSA. Every Buick model comes standard with OnStar telematics system for 6-months.

If you would like to learn more about the Buick lineup, stop by our dealership located near Battle Creek, Michigan. The team at College Chevrolet Buick will be happy to show you all of Buick’s interior and exterior features. Give us a call at (517) 680-4284 to schedule an appointment with us today!

2105 Tahoe and Suburban Lead the Way!

As we reported a couple of months ago, the 2015 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban were making their way to dealerships across the country. We are now happy to say that these two full-size SUVs are here and have been leading the way across the entire full-size SUV market.

2015 Tahoe and Suburban Lead the Way!

2015 Chevy Tahoe

Both the Tahoe and Suburban have seen 100+% increases in year over year retail sales and have given Chevrolet control of the full-size SUV market. The 2015 Tahoe and Suburban lead the way with their revamped interior and exterior for the new model year. Chevrolet’s full-size SUVs are the new premium when it comes to luxury and refinement.

Whether you are looking for a vehicle to haul the entire family or utility and cargo space, Chevrolet’s lineup has something for everyone. Here at College Chevy we have been able to spend a little time with the 2015s. Here is a list of some of our favorite features:

  • Available 8-inch color touch screen, six USB ports, 12 charging locations, and Chevrolet MyLink technology
  • Fold-flat second and third row seating for extra cargo space with an available power-folding feature
  • Keyless entry and push button start

If you would like to see the 2015s in-person, stop by our lot! Make an appointment for a test drive by filling out one of our convenient online forms. We’ll see you soon at College Chevy!

Happy Mother’s Day from College Chevrolet!

Happy Mother's Day from College Chevrolet

Enter our contest via Facebook!

How would you like to take your mom out for a nice dinner… on us? This year, College Chevrolet Buick would like to send you and your mom out to Cascarelli’s, a local favorite Italian restaurant.

All you have to do is “Like” us on Facebook and submit a photo, using our on-page app. After your photo has been submitted, get your friends to like our page and vote for your photo! The photo with the most votes (minimum of 30) by May 16th at 12PM ET will be our lucky winner! The winner will receive a $50 gift card to Cascarelli’s!

Hurry and submit your photo, we already have lot of entries in our contest! The earlier you submit, the more time you have to recruit your Facebook fans to vote for your photo.

When the contest ends, the winner will be contacted by email. We will create an album featuring all of our contestants. Visit our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CollegeChevroletBuick; then click the app or go to http://collegechevy.pgtb.me/fzVrw3 to enter the contest and vote for your favorite entry!

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 11th. Be sure to thank your mom for all of her hard work. Happy Mother’s Day from College Chevrolet!