The first-ever, mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was named the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year, marking the third time in its 66-year history that the Corvette has won the award.
The Corvette previously won it in 1984 and 1998. Tadge Juechter, Corvette executive chief engineer and Michael Simcoe, General Motors vice president of Global Design, were present to accept the award at MotorTrend’s headquarters in El Segundo, California.
The mid-engine Corvette can reach 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds when it’s equipped with the Z51 Performance Package. It’s also powered by the next-generation 6.2-liter Small Block V8 LT2 engine, which delivers 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. These features make it the fastest, most powerful entry-level Corvette to date.
The reimagined iconic vehicle has exotic proportions and a modern design inspired by racing and aeronautics that brings a raised level of quality, customization, technology and craftsmanship to the Corvette.
It’s tough to live up to such great expectations with such a legendary car, but judging by the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year award, it’s safe to say such expectations should be surpassed once production begins on the Corvette in February 2020. Expect to see it then at College Chevrolet Buick!
Chevrolet and NASCAR are both associated with lightning-fast performance vehicles. So when Chevy debuts a new vehicle for the NASCAR Cup Series, you know that you’re in for something exciting.
Starting with the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE will become the automaker’s racecar of choice.
The Camaro ZL1 1LE will replace the outgoing Camaro ZL1 currently used in the NASCAR Cup Series. While the standard Camaro ZL1 is still incredibly fast, the ZL1 1LE represents the most up-to-date performance that Chevy has to offer.
“The ZL1 1LE is the highest performer within the Camaro production-car lineup,” explains Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports for Chevrolet. “We took lessons from the production car and applied them to the new 2020 Cup car.”
To help craft this performance vehicle, Chevrolet employed a number of state-of-the-art techniques, including wind tunnel testing and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
Chevrolet is no stranger to introducing vehicles for racing purpose. In fact, Chevy also has vehicles in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, NHRA Funny Car class, and Pirelli World Challenge GTS division.
If you’d like to experience what a top-of-the-line Chevrolet performance vehicle has to offer, be sure to visit College Chevrolet Buick and take the Chevrolet Camaro for a test drive.
The holiday season is known as the time of giving, and there are plenty of ways that you can give back to the Albion area. Consider participating with one of these volunteer opportunities in Albion, Michigan.
Albion Food Pantries
While most of us will enjoy a delicious Turkey dinner this Thanksgiving, there are members of the community that don’t have access to such a meal. You can help them this holiday season by donating to or participating at one of the many food pantries near the Albion area.
Forks Senior Center
The holiday season is a time to spend with friends and families. Unfortunately, many elderly members of our community don’t have frequent visitors during the holidays. Make this season a little brighter for them by visiting residents at the Forks Senior Center.
Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue
The coldest months of the year can be incredibly harsh for any cats who have not found a forever home. Even if you don’t have the means to adopt a cat companion this holiday season, you can still volunteer at or donate to the Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue locations.
Here at College Chevrolet Buick, it warms our hearts to see members of the Albion community volunteer during the most wonderful time of the year. We hope that you and your family have a happy holiday season.
If you’ve ever had a sudden hankering for Domino’s® at the wheel, Chevrolet is making it easier to satisfy your craving on the quick. Chevrolet Marketplace adds Domino’s® as its latest merchant, making it the first pizza chain available on the innovative in-vehicle commerce platform.
“Domino’s® has offered pizza lovers innovative ordering and delivery options for years. At the same time, Chevrolet put technologies in place that allows us to add capabilities to vehicles already on the road, like the ability for our drivers to order pizza through the touchscreen,” said Scott Goddard, Marketplace line of business leader, Chevrolet. “This new in-vehicle solution is a natural collaboration that both Chevy drivers and pizza connoisseurs can enjoy.”
Setting up Domino’s® through Chevrolet Marketplace is easy. First, you have to set up or sync your Domino’s® Pizza Profile, which you can do on the Domino’s® website or through the app. This allows you to set your address, payment method, and your preferred store to simplify the ordering process. Once this is set up, ordering pizza is as easy as a few taps of the touchscreen.
Chevrolet Marketplace is available in millions of properly equipped vehicles from 2017 and newer model years. If you’re due for an upgrade, consider a Marketplace-equipped Chevy found here at College Chevrolet Buick.
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine has been rated by the EPA at 33 miles per gallon on the highway when equipped with rear-wheel drive. 4-wheel drive brings that number down to 29 mpg highway, still an amazing number for a full-size light-duty pickup truck.
Just because its fuel economy is so impressive doesn’t mean the Silverado isn’t powerful. The Duramax Turbo-Diesel puts out 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of toque, letting the Silverado tow up to 9,300 lbs and haul 1,870 lbs when the truck is equipped with 4WD, providing plenty of power for the vast majority of truck drivers.
Towing and hauling have never been easier than with the new Silverado, which boasts an active thermal management system, an exhaust brake for better control when going downhill, and driver-selectable start/stop technology to help you use even less fuel.
It’s been more than 20 years since Chevrolet offered a diesel engine option in a light-duty pickup truck, but as more and more drivers become conscious of fuel use, efficient engine options like diesel are becoming more sought after. Additionally, 2020 is the first year ever that Chevrolet will offer an inline-six engine in its light-duty full-size pickup line. You will be able to get yours att College Buick Chevrolet, talk to a specialist today.
Chevrolet auctioned off the final seventh-generation Corvette — a handsome black Z06 — earlier this year at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. The gavel banged at a record-breaking final total of $2.7 million, which is all the more impressive considering that all the proceeds will given to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation builds smart homes for injured service members and pays their mortgages, helping ensure a better life after sacrificing so much for their countries. The foundation also pays off the mortgages of families of first responders killed in the service of others. To date, Tunnel to Towers has 85 homes built or in the process of construction.
“This is going to vibrate across America,” said Frank Siller, chairman and CEO of the Stephen Siller Foundation. “This donation will build at least five homes for our catastrophically-injured veterans to give them their independence and a better quality of life.”
Over the past five years, General Motors and Chevrolet have helped raise more than $10 million for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. In 2018, $2.2 million was raised, including $925,000 earned in the auction of the first 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 off the production line.
College Chevrolet Buick is proud to support our community at large and proud to represent a brand that does so much for our nation’s heroes.
One of the most recent Chevrolet models to be introduced to the market was the Chevrolet Blazer, and it’s already kicked up quite a storm. Now, Chevrolet is getting ready to reintroduce another classic nameplate with the recent announcement of the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer.
“The Trailblazer’s great design enables more personalization,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “Trailblazer is a continuation of the design language for Chevy’s crossover family and extends our momentum into one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.”
The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will slot between the Trax and the Equinox, carrying with it a winning style inspired by the hot, hot look of the Blazer. It’ll also be one of the best-equipped vehicles in the segment, offering standard Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
We know for sure that there will be a Chevrolet Trailblazer RS with a two-tone roof, which will help you stand out even more from the crowd. But beyond that, Chevy is saving most of the juicy details until closer to its early 2020 launch. For all the latest news on the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer and the latest Chevy vehicles, watch this space. When they hit the market, you’ll find them right here at College Chevrolet Buick.
New 2020 Chevrolet Camaro updates have been revealed, and with improved styling and a new LT1 V8 model, it promises to be one of the most exciting performance cars ever put to the road. Chevy turned to the fans and their response to the Camaro Shock show vehicle that bowed at SEMA 2018 when considering how to make the new Camaro a showstopper.
“Customers spoke, and we listened,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “The overwhelmingly positive reaction to the Shock’s stylized design helped prompt its transition from concept to production.”
The 2020 Camaro begins with a completely fresh face. The classic bowtie emblem makes a movie to the upper grille to make room for a body-color bar between the upper and lower grille. An all-new Rally Green color offers a bold exterior option. Dark-tinted taillamps are now available on the LS and LT, while 20-inch forged aluminum wheels are available on LT, LT1 and SS trims.
It’s not just looks, though. The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro will also feature improved performance thanks to an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission. This advanced transmission is paired with the powerful 3.6-liter V6 engine. Even more power (455 horsepower) is offered on the V8 engine.
While alloy pedals were previously only available on the ZL1 model, they will now be offered across all Camaro trims. The 3LT trim will now come standard with a 2.0-liter Turbo engine as well as a Convenience and Lighting package, features which were previously only optional. RECARO® performance seats are also offered on the LT model as well as the 1LE model.
To learn more about the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro, including how you can be one of the first to take one for a test drive, stop into College Chevrolet Buick.
If you’re trying to think of the perfect Mother’s Day gift, we’re here to help! If your mother, mother-in-law, or wife is a car fanatic, then we’re here with some suggestions for a perfect Mother’s Day gift.
If your mom is a do-it-yourself person, this complete car care kit is the perfect gift. It includes microfiber wash mitts, a liquid wax, and everything else your mom needs to make her car look like new.
Chevy Corvettes hold a special place in many car-lovers’ hearts, and if your mom loves Corvettes, she’ll love this clock. It has distinct Corvette branding and a bright, neon outline.
Additional cargo space always helps! You can check out Chevy accessories like the GearONTM Cargo Management System or Roof Rack Cross Rail Packages. Buick offers plenty of cargo accessories, too, like Roof Rack Cross Rail Packages or an Integrated Cargo Liner.
Assist steps are the perfect addition to large vehicles. Molded Assist Steps as well as Rectangular Assist Steps can be added to the Buick Envision and Buick Enclave, while Round Assist Steps and Off-Road Step Bars are perfect for Chevy vehicles.
This inverted umbrella has a comfortable c-shaped handle, and, best of all, won’t get the car’s interior wet! The wet layer of the umbrella folds into the dry layer when you close it, keeping everything dry!
If you want to get the mother in your life the ultimate car-related gift for Mother’s Day, bring her into College Chevrolet Buick and let her take her pick from the hottest vehicles we have in our showroom.
While we all love that April showers bring May flowers, spring rains can make driving a bit less pleasant. Rain can reduce visibility and traction on the road, but there’s no reason to worry — with a few simple spring driving practices, you’ll be all set. Here are some tips on driving safely in the rain.
- Check windshield wiper blades and tires before hitting the road: If your windshield wipers are damaged from winter’s snow and ice, you should replace them, as damaged blades can streak and reduce visibility. You should also check your tires and make sure they have adequate tread depth, as this will help you maintain traction and control on the road.
- Drive more slowly and increase your following distance: Travelling at lower speeds makes hydroplaning less likely, so it’s important to slow down when there’s water on the road. You should also avoid hard braking, quick turns, and increase your following distance from the car in front of you.
- Stay calm if your car skids: If your car skids, you will want to stay calm and continue steering your vehicle in the direction you want it to travel. You should also avoid slamming on the brakes, as this decreases your control and stability on the road.
For all of your spring maintenance needs, bring your vehicle into College Chevrolet Buick and let our expert technicians take care of you.