Chevrolet and Apple Add Siri Eyes Free to Six New 2014 Vehicles

For those of us who grew up wanting to be David Hasselhoff from Knight Rider, Siri Eyes Free mode available in the 2013 Chevy Spark and Sonic comes as close as anything to helping us live the dream of our very own talking car.  With the successful integration of Siri into those Chevrolet vehicles, the automaker and Apple will be expanding Eyes Free Mode into six new vehicles in the 2014 lineup.

“The response to Siri Eyes Free integration in Chevy Sonic and Spark from our customers has been remarkable,” Chevrolet Vice President of U.S. Marketing Chris Perry said in a statement. “Easy, reliable, and portable connectivity is a top priority for our customers.”

Such a priority is that connectivity that Chevrolet has opted to include Siri Eyes Free Integration in the 2014 Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, SS, and Volt vehicles fitted with Chevy’s MyLink technology.  Through their vehicle’s infotainment system, iPhone-toting drivers can command Siri to make calls, listen to and compose messages and emails, access calendar and add appointments, play songs in iTunes, and answer any number of pressing questions.

Many of these Eyes Free-ready vehicles are available right here at Earnhardt Chevy, ready to tell you all about the answer to the universe and about its efforts to learn the complexities of friendship.

Chevy Silverados Endure 12.5 Million Miles of Durability Testing

How much can your truck handle?

Chevy makes sure that its customers never have to find out the hard way by putting all of their new Silverados through 12.5 million miles of durability testing before shipping them out to the dealerships.

2014 Chevy SilveradoThe all-new full-size pickup truck has completed more than 4 million miles of combined durability testing in the toughest environments, including in the blazing desert of Yuma, AZ, in the freezing cold of Kapuskasing, Ontario, and at the outdoor “torture tests” of the GM Proving Grounds in Milford, MI. Another fleet of test vehicles were also trialed for more than 8.2 real-world miles, bringing the number up to 12.5 million miles of durability testing.

The trucks weren’t tested empty, either. Most of them were loaded to gross vehicle weight, something that customers rarely need to do, to ensure that they could endure in even the most demanding situations.

Find out for yourself just how tough is the all-new Chevy Silverado with a test drive at the Earnhardt Chevy dealership.

2014 Chevy Malibu Offers Hands-Free Texting

Texting while driving has become a hot-button topic lately, and many states are passing legislation to make it illegal.  Using your phone can result in a hefty fine, but more importantly, it’s dangerous to you, your passengers and those you are sharing the road with.  The 2014 Chevy Malibu offers hands-free texting so that you can keep your eyes on the road.

2014 Chevy MalibuThe innovative Text-to-Voice feature on the 2014 Malibu automatically converts texts messages to speech and reads them over the audio speakers.  The driver is then able to reply with preset message like, “I’m driving and will contact you later,” and “On my way, be there soon.”

“The midsize sedan segment is one of the most competitive in the industry and by improving the Malibu so quickly, we’re proving to our customers that we’re listening and acting on their needs,” said Chevrolet Global Chief Marketing Officer Tim Mahoney, in a press release. “The new and enhanced features make the 2014 Malibu a smarter choice, putting it at the heart of the strongest Chevrolet passenger car lineup in our history.”

To learn more about the all-new 2014 Chevy Malibu, or the take a test drive, visit us today at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet!

Chevy Brings More Awareness to Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and every year Chevrolet does something special to make the issue even more prevalent to the public eye. For the third year in a row, Chevy has partnered up with the American Cancer Society to put on the Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks. In 2012, the walks raised over $1.2 million dollars that was used to support breast cancer patients and to further research.

This year Chevy has also partnered with NASCAR. Throughout the month, during specific races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and IZOD IndyCar Series, Chevrolet will donate $200 to the American Cancer Society for every lap that is run under caution. NASCAR races will also have a customized pink Camaro SS as pace car in the Sprint Cup.  Additionally, a 2014 Corvette Stingray will serve as pace car for the IZOD series.

Chevrolet’s vice president of Chevrolet Sales and Service, Don Johnson, will lead the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Detroit on October 12. Mr. Johnson has been an avid supporter of the automaker’s efforts to support such a worthy cause, “I am proud to be part of a company that is committed to the American Cancer Society and its Making Strides events,” he said. “The generosity of our employees and dealers continues to show me how everyday heroes can unite to make a difference in eradicating a disease which impacts millions of individuals every year.”