Archive for November 26, 2014

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.

Chevrolet Knows You Know You Want a Truck with Technology and Stuff

Technology and Stuff

2015 Chevy Colorado

Do you know you want a truck with technology and stuff? Chevrolet knows you do. At least, that’s what the American carmaker claims in a brand new series of web videos that advertise the appeal of the all-new Chevrolet Colorado midsize truck.

The three videos, which are available on Chevrolet’s YouTube channel, show how owning a truck can possibly change the perception of the truck owners—even making some of the truck owners more rugged, dependable, and dateable. Each spot takes place in a separate place and features real people in focus groups, online dating, and the Health and Beauty aisle of a supermarket, reinforcing what it really means to be a “Truck Guy.”

“The films are centered around the idea that there is an inner truck guy in everyone,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. Vice President of Chevrolet Marketing. “The game-changing Chevrolet Colorado will enable people to unleash their inner truckness.”

With a variety of advanced technology and other “stuff,” including class-leading power, towing, and fuel economy, there’s no denying that the Chevrolet Colorado is a great truck choice. So, do you want a truck with technology and stuff? Stop in to College Chevrolet Buick and test-drive the Colorado—we think you’ll definitely figure out you’re a truck guy.

An Interesting Twist to the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado’s Quality Testing

Chevrolet Silverado's Quality Testing

2015 Chevrolet Silverado

Needless to say, when you buy a truck, you want durability. You want toughness. You want to see someone try to twist it like a pretzel and watch it live to see another day. GM set up a test did just that, called the Frame Twist. And, the Silverado passed with flying colors.

Adding credibility, the Chevrolet Silverado’s quality testing was actually conducted by a third-party: AMCI Testing.  Photos from GM Authority clearly show what the test is all about.  The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado was pitted against the Ford F-250 Super Duty. The two trucks were driven up onto uneven ramps, so the rear right side of each truck was just hanging off. GM Authority noted, “This position places a large amount of torque on the frame and is similar to parking a truck on an uneven surface.”

The F-250 suffered .94 inches of twist while the Silverado suffered only .26 inches. Apparently, the F-250 was so twisted that testers couldn’t lower the tailgate.

GM attributes the Silverado’s superior performance to the use of high-strength steel and roll-formed steel in its frame.

Come out to College Chevrolet Buick and test-drive an untwisted Silverado today!