GM Aims For Safety With Rear Seat Reminder Technology

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General Motors has often been the automaker leading the charge in introducing groundbreaking safety technology. For instance, GM innovated the recent Teen Driver system. It’s a brilliant bit of technology that helps parents keep track of their teen driver’s performance.

Now General Motors has done it again with the brand new Rear Seat Reminder Technology. Just as the name suggests, this technology reminds drivers to check the rear seat when the vehicle is turned off. The new gadget will be available on seventeen 2018 GM models.

The way the Rear Seat Reminder Technology works is that it keeps track of the rear door use. If either rear door has been opened or closed within ten minutes of the vehicle being turned on, then the system will sound a chime and display an alert in the driver information center when the vehicle has been turned off.

GM recently made the announcement that this technology would become widely available in 2018. That announcement came on the heels of news that a man who had abandoned his infant in the rear seat of his vehicle, which resulted in the death of the child, had been sentenced to life in prison. GM clearly aims to prevent these kinds of tragic incidents with the advent of the Rear Seat Reminder Technology.

Chevrolet Silverado High Desert

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado offers drivers the capability they need to complete any task, no matter how tough. This incredible pickup has earned several major awards for its versatility and now a new package looks to add more to the shelf. The Chevrolet Silverado High Desert brings drivers even more flexibility in their daily lives.

The High Desert package is available on the Silverado 1500 LT, LTZ, and High Country trims. The package adds an all-new water-resistant, lockable cargo system, as well as an available Magnetic Ride Control suspension system.

The new storage system is located over the bed and includes dual side storage bins and a three-piece hard tonneau cover. Drivers can separate their cargo with an interior divider or lower it to access the full length of the bed.

The LT trim adds 20-inch wheels with all-season tires when equipped with the High Desert package. The LTZ and High Country trims offer 22-inch wheels and all-terrain tires.

The High Desert package marks the first time the Silverado pickup has been available with Magnetic Ride Control. The advanced suspension system is capable of reading the road up to 1,000 times per second and adjusting the suspension accordingly.

We here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet can’t help but be impressed by the inspiring and practical High Desert package!

New 2018 Corvette ZR1 Design Spotted: Sleek, Sporty & Modern

2018 Corvette ZR1 design

Something Is Staring At Us

The new 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 was recently spotted—and it’s better than ever. This sleek and sporty model looks like something straight off the track, with a massive rear wing, sloping contours, large intake, a quad exhaust, and more. You won’t be able to take your eyes off this stunning model.

According to Car and Driver, the new 2018 Corvette ZR1 design includes little details you won’t find elsewhere, including blue-painted opposed-piston brake calipers, a massive front-fascia intercooler air intake system, and an adjustable rear airfoil. An aluminum sub frame is bound to be light, especially thanks to space-age materials. A composite body also helps to cut some weight, and a two-seat interior is ideal for this new sports car.

“With the Viper’s demise imminent, the Corvette soon will be one of only two U.S.-built sports cars,” said editor Don Sherman in an earlier piece about the Corvette. “The new ZR1 will toast seven generations of classic American V-8 performance and value.”

Under the hood will likely be a tuned V8 engine with up to 750 horsepower—enough to thrill any driver. Although there is little news on official specs and other features, the new Corvette ZR1 is bound to set new standards in the industry. We can’t wait to see it in action.

Let us know what you think about the new Corvette, and stop by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC, and let us know!

Chevy’s 238-Mile Promise

238-Mile promise

The Doors Are Open

Chevy has made a promise – a 238-Mile promise. So, what does this mean? Well, with the all-new Chevy Bolt, it means you’ll be going far.

Chevy has promised that the 2017 Chevrolet Volt EV will have a 238-mile range on a full charge. This is groundbreaking for not just the Chevy Bolt, but for electric cars everywhere.

Fully electric cars have gained popularity over the last years, partly because of its money-saving efficiency and partly because of its low environmental impact. That’s why Chevy has devoted so much to making the Chevy Bolt the ideal electric car.

GM hopes to not only boost the popularity of this car, but raise the standard of electric cars themselves. The Chevy Bolt will be unique because unlike most other EV’s on the market, it will have a range of over 200 miles when fully charged, and it’ll come in at a reasonable MSRP of $37,000. And that’s before the $7,500 federal tax rebate.

“If you look at the reason why people didn’t buy electrified or pure electric vehicles, it was really around either the cost or price range, or in some cases utility. We think with the Bolt we have all of those covered and more,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president of global product development.

The 2017 Chevy Bolt is sure to impress. Are you excited for it? Let all of us know at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Charlotte, NC today!

Lyft Will Offer New Chevy Bolt Through Express Drive Program

Express Drive program

The Chevy Bolt Is On It’s Way

In a modern world that relies increasingly on smartphone apps and social media to streamline our daily routine, auto makers sometimes need to take a leap into the realm of technology in order to stay one step ahead of the competition. That’s why General Motors is partnering up with the Lyft ridesharing app in order to draw attention to the upcoming all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Bolt. The Bolt will be available to Lyft drivers through the app’s new Express Drive program.

There are benefits to this for both drivers and passengers. Express Drive allows Lyft drivers to rent a vehicle for free or for a significantly reduced cost to use while they’re on the job, reducing the amount of gas they use in the process. Driver and rider alike will get exposed to Chevy’s new Bolt, which is essentially free advertising for GM. Plus, the 2017 Bolt will serve as an environmentally-friendly option for Lyft drivers who want to reduce emissions while they’re on the road.

The presence of the Chevy Bolt as a rental option in the Express Drive program is only the first step in the auto maker’s long-term vision for the partnership. Ideally, the eventual goal is for General Motors to develop a network of autonomous vehicles that will be able to shuttle Lyft customers without a driver. However, as self-driving tech is still in development, that aspiration is still a few years out of sight.

If you are anxious to see a Chevy EV now, visit Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC, and look at the Chevy Volt today!

A Sneak Peek at the 2017 Chevrolet Impala

2017 Chevrolet Impala

The 2017 Impala Concept Is In

When you have a vehicle with a ton of history and legacy like the Chevrolet Impala, then you know you have to introduce some great new changes when redesigning your vehicle. Fortunately, Chevrolet is the expert on taking what is great and making it even better. The 2017 Chevrolet Impala takes everything that was great about its previous models, and adds some great new flair and features. Here is a sneak peek at the 2017 Chevrolet Impala.

First and foremost, the beautiful Chevrolet Impala sedan exterior has been redesigned. But don’t you worry, as the new Impala retains all of the features that made it one of the most beautiful cars on the road. Only now it has added a more streamlined design to its exterior.

Inside, the cabin of the Chevrolet Impala has also been upgraded. It now has more room than ever for its drivers and their passengers. Additionally, the Impala interior is lined with great features for entertainment.

If you want to observe the latest in vehicle safety systems, then look toward the 2017 Chevrolet Impala. The new Impala comes with automatic cruise control and braking for a safer driving experience.

Stay tuned for even more exciting things to come from the 2017 Chevrolet Impala! Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC will keep you up to date!

Chevrolet Gives Drivers the Chance to Drive at the Daytona International Speedway

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Chevy At Daytona 500

The available purchase option allows for Chevrolet customers to order delivery for the Daytona International Speedway. Once there, the drivers will be given a tour of the international speedway and a chance to drive on the same tracks that racers use for the Daytona 500.

The program is part of Chevrolet’s initiative to provide their customers with once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Why The Daytona International Speedway Chevrolet Contest?

“We are determined to deliver exceptional service through our dealers and unique experiences that only Chevrolet can offer,” said Alan Batey, president of General Motors North America and leader of Global Chevrolet.

When it comes to automakers that offer more than just exceptional vehicles, Chevrolet is the clear champion, and no one else can compare to the power it brings! What do you think about this? Tell us in the comments and see for yourself at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC by checking out our full Chevrolet Model lineup.

2016 Chevy Youth Baseball Clinics: Sign Up Now!

2016 Chevy Youth Baseball Clinics

Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic

Chevy is supporting youth programs by participating in the 2016 Chevy Youth Baseball Clinics. Dealers countrywide are participating in this absolutely free instructional clinic. They are funded by dealers in order to give participants the opportunity to receive training and go outside. Again, this is at no cost whatsoever. Just think of it as Chevy’s way of giving back and saying thanks.

According to Chevy, clinics operate on a first-come-first-serve basis. You can sign up for a range of dates in your area. The clinics will operate countrywide. Players spend a half-day learning the fundamentals, including hitting, pitching, and fielding. Professional instruction is provided by current or former MLB and Minor League players and coaches, or the specialized Ripken Baseball staff.

As an added bonus players get an exclusive Chevy Clinic T-shirt and a snack. Space is limited to 200 players per session, and you can sign up by clicking here. Select Charlotte and use the password “playball.” All boys and girls from age 6-14 are welcomed, regardless of skill level. Participants need a glove, water bottle, athletic apparel, and bat if possible.

Family members are welcomed and encouraged! Bring a cooler and refreshments and make a day out of the Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic. Reserve your spot now. Everyone of us at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC can’t wait for the Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic!

2017 Corvette Grand Sport Built on Racing Legacy

2017 Corvette Grand Sport

She’s Going For The Sporty Look

Chevrolet introduced the all-new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport at the Geneva International Motor Show. This fantastic car is built on a long history of motorsports excellence, including the 2015 Le Mans-winning Corvette C7.R GTE Pro race car.

“Racing has been part of Corvette’s essence for more than 50 years and that track experience has helped us build better, more capable cars,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of Global Product Development and Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, in a statement. “The global acclaim for the seventh-generation Corvette validates that direct link and the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport takes its track-bred technology to a new, exciting threshold.”

The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport incorporates a lightweight architecture, a naturally aspirated engine, Michelin tires, and a track-hone aerodynamics package. With these features, the car is predicted to offer an estimated 1.05g in cornering capabilities, and up to 1.2g with the available Z07 package.

This phenomenal car acknowledges the historic Grand Sport legacy with heritage-inspired design cues and exclusive features. The Grand Sport line was first established in 1963, but was quickly ended after only five cars were produced.

The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport will go on sale this summer and will be available as either a coupe or convertible. We will keep you up to date when we get them in at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Charlotte, NC!

GM Earns Title as Top-Selling Auto Brand in 2015

Top-Selling Auto Brand in 2015

Steer Towards Chevy

2015 was a big year for the automotive industry, both in the United States and around the globe. Total sales of automobiles reached record highs, as more cars were sold last year than ever before. The automaker leading the charge in the ongoing rebound of the American automotive market was General Motors.

As top dog, General Motors was the top-selling auto brand in 2015 in North America, South America, and China. The automaker 3.6 million vehicles in North America and China each, proving that GM is still on the rise.

“GM continued to grow in 2015 as our focus on the customer and successful new vehicle launches more than offset the challenging conditions in South America and the curtailment of our presence in certain markets such as Russia,” said GM President Dan Ammann.

The GM brand with the biggest success story in 2015 was Chevrolet, which continued to be the best-selling badge in GM’s portfolio year after year. In fact, Chevy’s total sales increased 5% in 2015, exceeding 2.1 million and greatly contributing to the stunning 9.8 million vehicles sold by GM around the globe last year.

Despite those high numbers, each one of those vehicles were made with care and quality, just like the Chevy models we’re selling at Dale Earnhardt Chevy in 2016.