Archive for December 31, 2014

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Rendering Shows Off in White

2015 Chevrolet Camaro rendering

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Before automakers release new designs, many car enthusiasts like to imagine what the new car will look like—this is called rendering. Recently, artist chazcron on the Camaro6 forum, released a new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro rendering, and it is one sharp looking design in white.

The design is based on the heavily-camouflaged 2016 Camaros that have been spotted driving around the streets. Once revealed, the new design is expected to be sleeker and smaller than the current design and will be based on the Cadillac ATS platform. It’s also likely that the new Camaro will have more engine options.

It’s possible Chevrolet could reveal the all-new Camaro at the upcoming North American International Auto Show in a few weeks in Detroit. Or, the automaker could wait a little longer and show it off in New York City in April.

What do you think of this Camaro rendering? What design elements and options do you hope to see in the new Camaro?

Impala Blackout Concept Will Become the Impala Midnight Edition

Impala Blackout Concept

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Earlier this year at the SEMA Show, Chevrolet unveiled a sinister and totally cool-looking Impala Blackout Concept, which as you might guess from the name, was styled almost entirely in black.

Ever since, we’ve been wondering whether we’d find a production version in our showroom at College Chevrolet Buick, and now we have the answer: yes. According to Steve Majoros, Chevy’s marketing director for cars and crossovers, the Impala concept will arrive as a production model within four or five months.

It won’t carry the Blackout nametag, however, instead being called the Impala Midnight Edition, which we think sounds a lot classier. Rest assured, it won’t look any less dark. Nearly everything will have been blacked-out compared to the regular Impala, including the grille, bowtie logo, mirror caps, rear spoiler, leather-trimmed interior, and wheels.

It’ll be powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine rated at 305 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque. See you in five months!

Pearl Harbor Buick Fetches $73,700 at Auction

Pearl Harbor BuickThere is something captivating about classic cars. A piece of history that exists in our world, a time capsule of sorts that takes us back to a more simple time—before navigation systems and self-driving cars were even conceivable. A time when a good radio; hand craftsmanship; and big, bold designs were cherished. Add to that a story, and you have yourself a piece of art.

It should come as no surprise then, that a 1939 Buick that survived the Pearl Harbor attack unscathed fetched $73,700 at auction. The Pearl Harbor Buick is a 1939 Buick Special Convertible Coupe 46C with Dynaflash 8, which belonged to DeForest “Dee” Venter, a sailor from Connecticut.

The Buick was parked at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 – the day it was attacked by the Japanese. Though the attack devastated the area and killed more than 2,400 people, the Buick remained in perfect condition. When Ventor and his friend George Bullard were sent off to war, the Buick went to George’s wife, Mary.

Mary Bullard was the proud owner of the Buick for 30 years, at which time she sold it to her cousin, A.C. Wilson. Wilson then restored the car and showed it at car shows and in parades during his ownership. Recently Wilson decided it was time to sell the Buick, and put it up for auction. Tom Beasley from Stuart, Virginia is the winner of the auction and the proud new owner of the Pearl Harbor Buick.

“I enjoyed the history of it,” Beasley said in a Roanoke.comarticle. The Japanese “bombed all around it, and everything was hit but that car. For it to survive is a miracle.”

Here at College Chevrolet Buick, we couldn’t be happier to see this Buick’s legacy continue.

US Government Awards 2015 Buick Regal Five-Star Safety Rating

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced the 2015 Buick Regal five-star safety rating. This Buick is currently on sale at Buick Dealerships (like yours truly, College Chevrolet Buick).

2015 Buick Regal Five-Star Safety Rating

2015 Buick Regal

Overall, the Buick sedan earned four stars for its response to the front crash test, five stars for the side crash, and four in the rollover test.

This rating is not only for the all-wheel-drive version of the Buick Regal, but also the front-wheel-drive version.

The standard safety package comes with a rearview camera, six airbags, stability control, traction control, and antilock brakes. Optional features include lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, forward collision alert, and side blind zone alert.

The 2015 Buick Regal has proven itself to be one of the safest vehicles on the road, and the US government has given the Regal its seal of approval with the Five-Star Safety rating.

2016 Chevy Volt to be even more efficient

2016 Chevy Volt Efficiency

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A good thing just keeps getting better. 2016 Chevy Volt efficiency has earned the EV the title of Kelly Blue Book’s best electric/hybrid buy for 2015. Add on top of that a healthy dollop of 12% boost in efficiency and overall range. Sprinkle with nuts, drizzle with chocolate and you have a pretty darn good-looking car. Drive happily.

This boost in efficiency means that, with its combined gas and electric power, the 2016 Chevy Volt claims a step of 45 miles (from 380 to 425). No word yet on the improvements for the all-electric range, which is what customers are really clamoring to have improved.

Only a teaser was revealed (the front left corner) at the LA Auto Show. The whole thing is set to be revealed in Detroit in January. There is one thing we can be sure of however; the new model will be lighter, quieter, more powerful, and more efficient than the current model (which is already an award winner). What else could you ask for?

Come test drive the KBB winning 2015 Chevy Volt at College Chevrolet Buick.