• 2016 Chevrolet SS Sedan Facelift Gets Serious

    2015 Chevy SS
    Current Chevy SS

    The Chevrolet SS is getting a mid-cycle refreshed look in order to boost sales, and it’s looking better than ever. Most of the 2016 SS sedan facelift is evident in the front face and exterior. As a result, the updates grant the 2016 SS a unique and serious difference that will have collectors clamoring for it.

    The four-door muscle sedan receives a new front fascia that improves overall air flow, gifting the facelifted vehicle with better aerodynamics and therefore better fuel economy and less wind noise in the cabin. The old fog lights have been replaced with LEDs, and other new exterior features include the new front grille emblem, hood vents, and 19-inch aluminum wheels.

    The 6.2-liter V8 engine is carried over from the old version of the model, but with 415 hp, that’s nothing to sneer at. And with the added possibility of Chevy SS production retiring in 2017, the 2016 SS Sedan facelift will garner even more attention from buyers looking for something sporty and unique.

  • Four Decades of Data Helped Build the Next-Generation 2016 Malibu

    Making something sturdy and reliable doesn’t always require lots of innovation and technology—sometimes, all it takes is a look back at the past.

    To ensure the next-generation 2016 Malibu can handle the world’s worst roads (even if it never needs to drive on them), Chevrolet looked at data collected over four decades from across the globe.

    Since 1972, data-collection boxes have been placed in cars around the world, which record all kinds of things that happen to it, like the harshness and frequency of every bump, shudder, and jounce it experiences.

    Chevrolet used this kind of data to build unique road courses and engineer durability-testing machines, which could be used to test the 2016 Malibu’s durability through harsh abuse. As a result, the car has logged in more than 1.5 million miles of driving in controlled environments and an open roads, including in scorching-hot Arizona and freezing-cold Northern Canada.

    And that means when you drive off in a 2016 Malibu from College Chevrolet Buick, you know it’ll take you anywhere.

     

  • Redesigned Chevrolet Volt Is a Celebrity-Magnet

    redesigned Chevrolet Volt
    Current Chevy Volt Available at College Chevrolet Buick

    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.

  • It’s What You’ve Been Waiting for: The 2014 Chevy Silverado

    For months and months, Chevrolet has been dishing out tidbits of information about the new Silverado. We knew that it would have a redesigned exterior, new powerful V8 engines and a brand new 4.3 L V6 option, an upgrade console and dashboard, but we didn’t really know anything until we got to see the 2014 Silverado unveiled live on Facebook this week.

    With an entrance that is usually reserved for professional wrestling, we got our first peek at the new Silverado. The exterior has bolder, cleaner curves and edges and a powerful frame that builds on the 95 years of Chevy trucks.

    The addition of three new EcoTec3 engines gives the Silverado more power and improved fuel efficiency.

     

    Perhaps the most drastic change is the upright instrument panel, six gauge instrument cluster and host of storage compartments in the redesigned interior.

    Helen Emsley, Silverado design director had this to say, “Changes to the exterior of the 2014 Silverado can be described as evolutionary, but the updates to the interior are dramatic. The meticulous attention to detail and the steps we took to ensure optimal driver and passenger comfort and convenience, are reflected in the fact that the new interiors rated off the charts in customer clinics.”

    College Chevrolet Buick is thrilled with the way the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado turned out and we can’t wait to see it on our showroom floor next year. For more information on the 2014 Silverado visit www.chevrolet.com or call 517-629-2151.

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