Chevrolet is Bringing on the Safety

One of the biggest requirements of any family car is that be safe. Chevy owners can rest easy because the 2013 models are accumulating more than their fair share of 5-star safety ratings. As a matter of fact, the Chevrolet has seven different vehicles that have earned 5-star safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)—more than any other manufacturer.

The safety ratings have been fairly dispersed over the various models available in the Chevy line-up, from the small Sonic to the workhorse Silverado 1500 Crew Cab. Other models receiving top marks include the Cruze, Volt, Impala, Traverse, and the Camaro Coupe. So no matter who is driving your family’s Chevrolet, everyone is safe.

“We design safety and crashworthiness into our vehicles very early in development,” said Gay Kent, GM’s general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness, in a press release on the Chevy 5-star safety ratings. “We are committed to offering advanced safety technologies on a broad range of models, not just on the most expensive vehicles. All of our vehicles are designed to provide continuous protection for customers before, during and after a crash.”

See our dealership today for a chance to experience the safety first-hand. Besides, even if you already own one, there’s no rule that says you can’t own two.

2014 Chevy SS in Short Supply

2014 Chevy SSThe highly anticipated 2014 Chevy SS is going to be in short supply, according to Edmonds. Dealerships in the United States will be receiving their supplies of the SS based on the dealership’s sales of the Corvette and Camaro. “If you have a niche selling those cars, you are going to get a bigger percentage than somebody who doesn’t sell Camaros and Corvettes,” Edmunds quotes Chevrolet’s John Fitzpatrick as saying.

That means if you really, really want to drive away in a 2014 SS, you better pick it up as soon as possible. Fitzpatrick also points out that there will “probably be around 900” 2014 Chevy SS models available in the first shipment from Australia. The biggest problem here is that there are closer to 3,000 U.S. Chevrolet dealerships in existence.

So what’s the big deal? Well, the 2014 Chevy SS is a bit of a spiritual successor to the rear-drive ’94-’96 Impala SS sedans. There’s no telling how quickly the SS is going to fly off the lots, but we’re betting it won’t take too long for drivers to fall in love with the 2014 version…if they can find it.

Let us know if you’re in the market, we may just be able to lock one down for you.

2014 Silverado Named Consumer Reports’ Top-Rated Truck

Ever since its unveiling, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado has been raking in awards from across the automotive industry. Now there is one more trophy to add to an already impressive list. Consumer Reports has named the 2014 Silverado Top-Rated Truck for the model year.2014 Silverado

This new accolade drops the Ram 1500 down to the second place in the magazine’s ratings. While many trucks fans may not be able to wrap their minds around this achievement, it more than makes sense to us…and to Consumer Reports. After all, the magazine itself indicated one of the key reasons for giving the 2014 Silverado the top spot was because of the amount of power it produces.

Chevy’s latest model is outfitted with a 6.2-liter V8 that generates 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. There is no other light duty pickup truck on the market that can produce those kinds of numbers and the resulting amount of power.

“Power and towing capacity are fundamental capabilities for full-size pickups,” said Jeff Luke, General Motors Executive Chief Engineer for full- and mid-size trucks, in a press release. “The 2014 Silverado… deliver[s] unmatched power and towing capability with a host of ingenious driver aids.”

Want to experience it for yourself? Come in today and we’ll take you on the test drive of your life.

Chevy Set to Reach 5 Million Sales

In 2012, Chevy sold 4.95 million cars worldwide and this year they are on track to sell even more. There are a few months left for Chevrolet to set a record-breaking 5 million cars. It would be the first time in GM’s 100-year history.

Although everyone here in the states loves the Chevy brand, approximately 65% of the automaker’s sales have come from foreign markets. Alan Batey, the global head of Chevrolet, says, “When I look out and think about where we need to take the brand, the Middle East is a significant part of that opportunity.” We’ll just chalk that one up to other countries not being able to resist the American experience of true power. Not that we can blame them any; we love the power too.

Besides, the Middle East is proving itself to be one GM’s most promising markets. The area generated $5 billion of business in 2012 and is continuing to grow annually at a rate of nearly 5%. Because Chevrolet is such a great brand to own and demand is so high, the political unrest in the region doesn’t seem to be having much effect on sales. Other top growth markets are the United States, China, Russia, Mexico, and Brazil.

We continue to stock our dealership with a variety of vehicles from the Chevy family. Isn’t it about time you chipped in and started stocking your own garage with a few pieces from our trophy case of cars?