With gas prices showing no signs of declining back to the wonderful $2 mark it was less than a decade ago, everyone is looking for ways to save on gas. Chevrolet has found the perfect way to help you do just that. The 2015 Impala will have start/stop technology come as a standard feature on all models.
What does this technology do for you? It automatically shuts down your car’s engine whenever you are stopped at a stop light, stop sign, or in other select driving situations. For those of you who know someone who owns a new model Chevy Malibu with it, you can ask them how much they love this feature. The Malibu experiences a 14% in city fuel economy with the start/stop technology.
Adding the start/stop as a standard feature will be a first for Chevy and the Impala is the lucky first car to enter that category. With the added technology, the 2015 Impala’s efficiency should increase from previous models by a minimum of 5%.
Of course it’s no secret why the technology was added. “Stop/start system customer research indicates they want the engine to start up as quickly and smoothly as possible after a stop,” said Mark Meyers, Chevrolet Global Vehicle Performance manager. This means you’re going to get an incredibly user friendly car when you pick up the new Impala.
The biggest decision you’re going to have to make when you come in to Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet to pick up the 2015 model is what color you want.
After an incredible first year, the Chevy is throwing a celebration for the Chevrolet SS. Well…sort of a celebration. Next year’s SS is going to come in an array of new color options rather than just the current five offerings. Those colors aren’t going away however, not even “Mystic Green.”
All of the new colors may sound a little unusual, but they are quite exciting. Color names include: Regal Peacock Green, Some Like it Hot Red, Jungle Fever Green, Alchemy Purple, and Perfect Blue. If you want to preview any of these colors before the new model SS hits the market, hop on the SS Forums.
While the 2014 Chevy SS was a huge hit, there are quite a few experts who think the 2015 is going to be even bigger. The new, exotic colors are definitely going to help. We’ve already looked at the colors and we think they look fantastic! Of course if you don’t want to wait for the 2015 to come out, come see the 2014 SS at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet now.
There are a million things to love about the Chevrolet Traverse, but the one feature that everyone agrees is tremendous is the third-row seat. The seat has coat hooks, lights, infotainment, safety features, and its own climate control. No longer will three of your passengers have to pine for all of the fun stuff that happens in the front; they can have their own party in the back.
We’re not stretching at all by saying ‘party’ either. There is more than enough space in the back seat for three adults to fit comfortably. See for yourself and come check it out at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet today.
Quite a bit went into creating this luxurious seating option. In fact, GM had to create the “Ergo Chair,” a custom designed chair that lets GM assembly plant workers maneuver during the installation process of the intricate back seat. “Our goal was to get the operator in and out of the vehicle in the safest and most ergonomic fashion to allow them to do the high amount of overhead and rear work required,” Dave Bentoski, lead of the Ergo Chair design team, said.
Obviously the Chevrolet brand pays attention to detail. We all knew this before and we’re sure you did as well, but the depths the bowtie went to just to create a seat for the Traverse shows that passengers are the most important part of the car.
The Chevrolet Impala has always been a popular choice for every day drivers. Now the 2015 model is going make even more drivers flock to the Chevy bowtie. As the only full-size sedan on the market that can operate with either compressed natural gas (CNG) or gasoline, this also makes the Impala the car industry’s first production bi-fuel sedan.
According to the Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet & Commercial, “The addition of bi fuel capabilities it will also help customers reduce fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions.” Not only that, but “the Impala nameplate has recently seen market share growth, and critical acclaim for its design, functionality and low cost of ownership.”
If you’re looking for another reason to consider the Impala for your family, think about this: pricing begins at $38,210 with an $825 destination charge. You can pick out yours before the end of the year here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet. Choices for the sedan are either the base model LS or you can go with the high-end LT trim. Both options are powered by a 3.6L engine that has specially hardened valves among other improvements that allows the engine to be CNG capable.
When summer hits, we all tend to let loose a little. While you’re letting your hair down and doing a little extra traveling, keep an eye out for the newest addition to police vehicles, the Chevy Silverado 1500. Chevy’s full-size truck, equipped with the Special Services Vehicle (SSV) package, has joined the force.
“Last year, the Silverado 1500 was awarded for its low cost of ownership, a key purchasing factor for municipalities and government agencies,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president for GM Fleet & Commercial. “The EcoTec3 engine provides the best fuel economy of any V-8 and still gives agencies the power and capability they need from a full-size pickup.”
The SSV truck offers police the same 5.3L engine EcoTec3 V8 with 355 horsepower as the 1500 Crew Cab it is based on. There is also an additional alternator and auxiliary battery to power all the lights and technology necessary for law enforcement officials.
In case you don’t already own a Silverado 1500, you can come in to Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet to check it out for yourself. We’ll be happy to take you for a test drive so you can experience the Silverado’s power firsthand.