Buick showed off a new concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that had us craving for a new sports coupe. Titled the Buick Avista concept, it borrows many of its looks from the award-winning Avenir concept, which debuted last year at the same event.
The front end features the prominent grille and wings that stretch away from the colored tri-shield logo. In addition to the flashy, aggressive headlights, these are all design cues we should expect on future Buick models at College Chevrolet Buick.
Under the hood is a twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing an impressive 400 horsepower—all sent to the rear wheels for maximum enjoyment. It reminds us of Buick’s racing heritage and hints at future performance models—at least, so we hope.
“The Avista embodies the dynamic soul of Buick,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of global Buick sales, service, and marketing. “It is a modern expression of the brand’s heritage of sophisticated performance, communicated with beautiful elegance.”
The Chevrolet Volt is seeing major improvements for its 2016 incarnation. Enhancements cover nearly every major area, especially in the power department…star-power, that is.
Nothing attracts stars like another star. Several celebrities came out to honor the rebirth of the Volt, including Lance Bass of N*Sync, Paris Hilton, and Beverly Hills, 90210 star Tori Spelling. Of course, it should be mentioned, as Green Car Reports did, that Chevrolet’s “southern California office quietly loans new General Motors cars to influencers, advocates, and celebs.” So, we might not be able to say these celebrities are entirely unselfish in their support, but it’s still a win/win!
Of course, the real star of the show was the new redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt. The automaker happily reported in a press statement that the Volt has a “new, efficient propulsion system” which “enables 19% stronger zero-to-30 mph acceleration” and a “total driving range of more than 400 miles.” Those kinds of numbers will make anyone fans, including us at College Chevy Buick.
This week, Chevy pulled back the curtain on the Chevrolet Bolt Concept at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan. The Bolt Concept is an electric vehicle whose range tops 200, catapulting Chevy to the forefront of the EV movement. And what’s more—the Chevy Bolt EV is going to be offered for a clean and easy $30,000, something unheard of in the EV market.
According to a report from Slash Gear, the Chevrolet Bolt Concept is likely Chevy’s answer to Tesla’s upcoming Model 3. While Teslas are typically out of the price range of everyday consumers, the Model 3 is going to be aimed at regular average Joes who want to drive electric, and will likely be offered at a price point close to $30,000. Not wanting to let Tesla dominate that market, Chevy has developed its own EV with incredible efficiency.
But the Chevy Bolt isn’t the only hot thing at the Detroit Auto Show. The show lasts through January 25th, and since Detroit is within driving distance, be sure to head out and check out all the awesome displays.
Did you make it to The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) this year? No worries if you didn’t, we are bringing some of our favorite Chevrolet and Buick vehicles from the show right to you!
The show is taking place at the COBO Center in Detroit through Sunday, so you still have a chance to make it out to see some of these great new cars as well as some very creative concepts.
NAIAS, better known as the Detroit Auto Show traces its roots back to 1907 as a small, regional show. In 1989, a group of auto dealers within the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) aimed to make the show more international. The NAIAS show celebrates its 25th Anniversary as an international show this year.
NAIAS is the perfect stage for automakers like General Motors to debut their new cars and lineups. Let’s take a look at Chevrolet and Buick at NAIAS.
Some of our favorite Chevrolets at NAIAS:
Our favorite Buicks at NAIAS:
Which cars pictured above do you like the best? Be sure to come by College Chevrolet Buick to see some of the new 2014 models.
Along with sweeping National Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Chevrolet has also swept Best Car and Truck of 2014 from one of the top auto authorities, Cars.com. These awards were presented to Chevrolet at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) this week.
Alan Batey, GM’s Senior VP of Global Chevrolet says “Winning these awards is a huge honor for Chevrolet. The face that the top vehicle in both these categories is a Chevrolet speaks volumes about the strength of our entire portfolio.”
Chevrolet really shined this year with a redesigned Silverado. Cars.com noted its great chassis strength, refreshed and redesigned interior, and an upgrade to MyLink infotainment system. Cars.com noted that the Impala broke out of its rental car/fleet vehicle feel for the 2014 model year. They admired the new styling and impressive features that the Impala had to offer.
We aren’t surprised that Chevrolet has been winning awards for its redesigned and upgraded models. If you are in the market for a new car or truck, come to College Chevy in Albion to check out the award winning Silverado and Impala! We have an excellent inventory to choose from.