• Electric Range Extended for the 2013 Chevy Volt

    There are some electrifying rumors about the 2013 Chevy Volt that are currently charging the nation, and we at College Chevy Buick just can’t stop talking about them. From what we’ve heard, it’s likely that your favorite EV will soon be available with something completely new and exciting: a battery conservation mode that will allow you to use the Volt’s integrated gas tank when the car reaches higher speeds, like on the highway. This will conserve the battery.


    This system makes a lot of sense for drivers who sometimes take their electric cars out of the city and into a faster-paced driving, because, although electric cars are incredibly efficient during in-town driving, their batteries drain very quickly at higher speeds. The Volt’s innovative “EV Hold Mode,” however, allows you to switch into the gas-powered mode so that you can maintain the battery’s current charge and implement your fuel reserves for the highway miles.

    That’s not all that’s new and improved for the 2013 Volt, however. The EV will also feature the sacred lane-departure warning that has saved numerous lives since it first appeared in Chevy vehicles. In addition, the Volt will shed its black roof and trunk and take on body-colored parts to match the rest of the vehicle.

    Keep checking back in with us for more Chevy Volt news, or, for instant updates, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

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  • Chevy Traverse Tops USAA “Best Value” List Again

    Looking for a vehicle that’s consistently rated above the competition? Want an SUV that is affordable, safe, and reliable? Well you can stop your search because we have the right vehicle for you, the Chevy Traverse.

    The United Services Automobile Association (USAA) publishes a list, each year, of the best vehicles based on the aforementioned factors. In 2012 only one vehicle in the “Large SUV” class was a repeat winner and given the “USAA Preferred” status –Chevy Traverse.

    We’ve touched a bit on what the USAA is looking for when ranking vehicles – cost, safety, and reliability, but let’s break that down a bit more to find out why the 2012 Chevy Traverse is USAA Preferred vehicle. First let’s examine reliablity.


    With a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, the Traverse ranks in the tops of its class.

    In judging the cost of a vehicle you have to look past the sticker price. There are plenty of other costs associated with owning a car like insurance, gas, and repair cost.  Chevy Traverse has an MSRP starting at $29,660, comparable to many in its class, but the Traverse bested all other large SUV’s for insurance value.  If you don’t want to spend a bunch of time at the pump, Traverse’s 17/24 MPG (City/Highway) will help you stay on the road longer and keep money in your pocket.

    We can’t forget that Traverse comes standard with 6 air bags, StabiliTrak stability control system and traction control, tire pressure monitoring system, and OnStar equipped. With safety features like these the Traverse certainly stacks up in a tough class full of family safe vehicles.

    It’s clear that Chevrolet hit the mark with the Traverse, we just can’t wait for them to hit it again with the 2013 edition.


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  • 2012 Chevy Camaro Newest Member of 11 Second Club

    For Camaro engineers and owners speed is and has always been the name of the game. The powerful 2012 Camaro ZL1, however, takes speed to another level. At the dragway in Milan, MI the Camaro ZL1 hauled off the line and posted a time of 11.93 seconds for the quarter-mile.

    Take a peek a the video to learn a bit more about that record breaking Camaro.


    It’s not uncommon for Chevrolet to take the Camaro to dragways and test out the Camaro’s muscle. The 2012 Camaro hit the Bondurant drag strip in Arizona and posted a more than respectable time, clocking in the 12 second range. This time Chevrolet went all out and was able to drop the time 11.93 second for the automatic transmission and 11.96 seconds for manual.

    However, the Chevy Camaro is more than straight line speed and brute strength. It can turn corners, brake, and accelerate too. Heading across the big pond to Nürburgring, the guys at Chevrolet rolled out the Camaro for the undeniably tough road course. This course is standard for sports cars. Turning in a time of 7 minutes, 41 seconds, the Chevy Camaro performed on par with vehicles like the Porsche 911 Turbo S, Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, and Ferrari 430 Scuderia.

    Another milestone down for the Chevy Camaro and I can only imagine that the engineers at Chevrolet are already thinking of ways to make the Camaro faster, quicker, better handling, more fuel efficient, safer, and so much more.


    Video courtesy of Chevrolet via YouTube

  • Chevy Corvette Departs To South Korea

    The Chevy Corvette is getting some Seoul. Back for the first time, the Corvette makes its maiden voyage to South Korea and is set for a debut on Friday May, 4th.



    It’s undeniable that the Chevy Corvette is one of the most popular vehicles in the world. The Corvette burst on to the scene in 1953, and hasn’t stopped thrilling people since.

    For car enthusiasts who just can’t get enough of the Corvette, you can always make the voyage to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. This museum is home to some of the rarest and most exotic Corvette’s the world has ever seen.

    The C6 body style of the current Chevy Corvettes gets many of its styling from past models. The smooth powerful grounded exterior and rounded fender have always been part of the Corvette’s appeal.

    South Koreans will get their first taste of the Chevrolet Corvette with a few pricing and package options. The coupe price has been set at KRW 86.4 million ($76,399) and a special leather interior package option is available for and additional KRW 3 million ($2,653).


    Image(s) courtesy of © General Motors