Wilmington, N.C. – Took the new Chevrolet 2019 Camaro LT 6-speed manual around Wilmington Tuesday. This was a fun beauty to drive around! It gets 16 city/ 27 hwy, it is priced at $38,790. Stop by today to check it out and take it for a test drive!
Over 360,000 teens in the US will be turning the sweet age of sixteen this August and as a gift to the parents of new drivers, Chevy is offering 3 months of OnStar Family Link for free! Learn more below.
DETROIT — With nearly 362,000 kids in the U.S. turning 16 in August — more than in any other month this year — Chevrolet knows parents with driving-age children need a little added peace of mind. Throughout August, Chevrolet is offering customers three months of free OnStar Family Link.
OnStar Family Link allows parents to stay connected to their teens no matter where their young drivers roam by providing access to teens’ vehicle locations. Parents can also set up email or text alerts to know when a vehicle has arrived and departed a destination or traveled outside a specific area.
“The day your children start driving is a dream come true for them, but it can be a nightmare for a concerned parent,” said Luciana Chamberlain, Family Link product marketing manager for Chevrolet. “OnStar Family Link can help minimize a parent’s anxiety by letting them know when their child has arrived at school, left a friend’s house or traveled outside of their comfort zone.”
Any Chevrolet owner in the U.S. with a 2012 model year or newer vehicle and an active OnStar subscription can sign up for three months of free OnStar Family Link by visiting OnStar.com. After the three-month trial is over, parents will have the option to keep OnStar Family Link for $3.99 a month plus tax.
Chevrolet’s Peace of Mind Services
OnStar Family Link is one of several Chevrolet technologies that reduce the concerns moms and dads have when their children get behind the wheel. While OnStar Family Link helps monitor teens’ locations, Chevrolet’s Teen Driver and OnStar Smart Driver services can also help parents manage and mentor driving behaviors.
“Driving on their own was big event in my children’s lives, but that also meant I spent more time thinking about where they were and how they were doing,” said Steve Majoros, director, Chevrolet Marketing. “Chevrolet wants to put parents at ease by offering in-vehicle technology that shares real-time info on where their kids are and how they’re driving, so moms and dads can give feedback that helps their teens become better drivers.”
Available on 10 model-year 2017 Chevrolet vehicles, Teen Driver allows parents to set radio volume limits and speed warnings and limit top speed to 85 mph. It also mutes the radio when the front-seat occupants are not wearing safety belts and automatically enables many available active safety features and prevents anyone from manually turning them off.
In addition, parents can use the Teen Driver in-vehicle report card to know about the distance driven, maximum speed reached, overspeed warnings issued, stability control events, antilock braking events, traction control activations, wide-open throttle events and, if equipped and supported, Forward Collision Alerts, Forward Collision Avoidance Braking events and Tailgating Alerts.
OnStar Smart Driver
When it comes to helping teens develop better driving skills, parents also can give feedback and spark discussion with OnStar Smart Driver. It provides monthly and trip-by-trip scores based on driving behaviors such as hard braking, speeds over 80 mph and rapid acceleration. The monthly reports also rank where a driver stands compared with others in the state or with individuals who drive the same Chevrolet vehicle.
OnStar Smart Driver is available on most 2015 and newer Chevrolet vehicles.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
 The OnStar Basic Plan is available for five years at no charge on all new Chevrolet vehicles. Any Chevrolet owner with a 2011 or newer equipped vehicle can also receive three free years of the Basic Plan through 12/1/17 by hitting the blue OnStar button and asking for “Three Years on Us.”
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It’s April Fool’s Day but this is no joke! Chevrolet unveiled the all-new 2016 Malibu this morning and we think it’s quite amazing… Check out the photos and share your thoughts below!
The following information was originally published by GM News – Click here to view the original article.
DETROIT – Chevrolet today introduced the all-new 2016 Malibu – a completely restyled midsize sedan engineered to offer more efficiency, connectivity and advanced safety features than ever.
An all-new hybrid powertrain, which leverages technology from the Chevrolet Volt, will help offer a GM-estimated 48 mpg city, 45 mpg highway – and 47 mpg combined, unsurpassed in the segment. The Malibu’s standard 1.5L turbo powertrain is projected to offer 37 mpg highway.
The 2016 Malibu is also longer and lighter, with more interior space and improved fuel efficiency. Its wheelbase has been stretched close to four inches (101 mm), and it is nearly 300 pounds (136 kg) lighter than the current model.
“Midsize customers tell us they want great fuel economy, connected technologies, wrapped in a gorgeous exterior. This is exactly what the 2016 Malibu was engineered to do,” said Jesse Ortega, Malibu chief engineer.
The 2016 Malibu goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2015. Additional vehicle highlights:
- Available segment-exclusive OnStar 4G LTE in-vehicle connectivity as well as available wireless phone charging
- Agile, sophisticated and sleek exterior design incorporates sophisticated details that advance Chevrolet’s signature cues
- Standard preventive safety technologies include 10 standard air bags, with available features such as Forward Collision Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Automatic Parking Assist is also available
- All-new Teen Driver feature, which allows parents to view their kids’ driving statistics, such as maximum speed, warning alerts and more
- All-new, power-dense Ecotec 1.5L turbo engine with fuel-saving stop/start technology is standard, offering a GM-estimated 160 hp (119 kW)
- High-output 2.0L turbo with GM-estimated 250 hp (186 kW) is available and is mated with a new eight-speed automatic transmission.
The new Malibu will be offered in L, LS, LT and Premier trims, as well as the Hybrid model. The Premier trim, Chevrolet’s new uplevel designation, debuts in the 2016 Malibu. Additional model and trim details will be announced closer to the start of production.
Malibu Hybrid technology
The 2016 Malibu introduces new strong hybrid technology that leverages components and knowledge directly from the plug-in Chevrolet Volt. The Malibu Hybrid offers a GM-estimated 48 mpg city, 45 mpg highway and 47 mpg combined – while maintaining the styling, comfort, driving dynamics and connectivity as gas-only models.
An all-new, direct-injection 1.8L four-cylinder engine mated to a two-motor drive unit, slightly modified from the 2016 Chevrolet Volt drive unit, powers the Malibu Hybrid. The drive unit provides additional power to assist the engine during acceleration, for 182 horsepower (136 kW) of total system power.
The engine also features Chevrolet’s first application of Exhaust Gas Heat Recovery, or EGHR, technology, which uses exhaust heat to warm the engine and cabin. EGHR improves engine warm up and ensures consistent fuel economy performance in cold weather. Additional fuel economy benefits come from Exhaust Gas Recirculation, or EGR.
An 80-cell, 1.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack provides electric power to the hybrid system. It can power the Malibu Hybrid up to 55 miles per hour (88 km/h) on electricity alone. The gasoline-powered engine automatically comes on at higher speeds and high loads to provide additional power.
In addition to the drive unit, the Malibu Hybrid also shares the 2016 Volt’s blended regenerative braking system, which provides maximum kinetic energy recovery during braking to be stored into the battery system to help maintain charge, and drive unit power electronics.
Turbocharged performance and efficiency
An all-new, Ecotec 1.5L turbo is the standard engine in the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, offering a GM-estimated 37 mpg on the highway. It is part of a new global family of small-displacement gas engines designed with greater power density to deliver confident performance with excellent efficiency.
The new 1.5L turbo employs the stop/start technology introduced on the 2014 Malibu, which enhances efficiency in stop-and-go driving, contributing to a GM-estimated 27 mpg in city driving – an 8-percent increase over the current model. On the highway, 1.5L-equipped models also feature active grille shutters that reduce aerodynamic drag to optimize efficiency.
The Malibu’s more-efficient standard engine delivers a GM-estimated 160 horsepower (119 kW) and 184 lb-ft of torque (250 Nm). The torque is comparable to the current model’s standard 2.5L naturally aspirated engine in a vehicle package that’s nearly 300 pounds lighter.
A higher-output 2.0L turbocharged engine is available, offering a GM-estimated 250 horsepower (186 kW) and 258 lb-ft of torque (350 Nm), for a higher degree of performance – but not at the expense of good efficiency. Malibu 2.0T models are GM-estimated at 22 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway.
An all-new, GM-developed eight-speed automatic transmission – the first eight-speed automatic in a GM front-wheel-drive vehicle – contributes to the 2.0T’s balance of performance and efficiency. The 1.5L turbo engine is matched with a six-speed automatic.
Teen Driver and an expanded range of safety features
Teen Driver, a standard feature on most trim levels of the next-generation Malibu, supports safe driving habits by muting the audio or any device paired with the vehicle when front-seat occupants aren’t wearing their safety belts. Teen Driver also provides audible and visual warnings when the vehicle is traveling over predetermined speeds.
To use Teen Driver, a parent enables the feature with a PIN in the Settings menu of the Malibu’s MyLink system, which allows them to register their teen’s key fob. The system’s settings are turned on only to registered key fobs.
Chevrolet is the first in the industry with a built-in system that lets parents view on a display how their teenager drove the vehicle. Maximum speed reached, distance driven and number of times active safety features were engaged are among the parameters that can be confirmed.
Teen Driver complements a roster of standard and available safety features, including a rear-view camera system standard on LS, LT, Hybrid and Premier models.
- Ten air bags, including front-seat knee air bags, head-curtain side-impact air bags and seat-mounted side air bags, are also standard.
- Rear-view camera system is standard on LS, LT, Hybrid and Premier models.
Available active safety features include:
- Front Pedestrian Alert that uses a forward-looking camera to help avoid or reduce the harm caused by crashes with pedestrians ahead of the vehicle. The system can apply automatic last-second braking
- New Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert
- New Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Front and Rear Park Assist
- Intellibeam, which automatically switches the headlamps to high beam for better road illumination and improved visibility
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Front Automatic Braking
- Automatic Parking Assist.
Sleeker design with lighter, stronger body structure
With a wheelbase stretching 3.6 inches (91 mm) longer than the current Malibu, along with a 2.3-inch (58 mm) longer overall length and the same overall width, the 2016 Malibu strikes a sleeker-looking proportion. The added wheelbase helps provide better in-cabin comfort and functionality.
With styling influenced by the 2014 Impala, the all-new Malibu advances Chevrolet’s global design language with features such as slim, sweeping headlamps and a progressive take on the brand’s characteristic dual-port grille. Three body-side creases also add drama to the design and help distinguish the Malibu as a contemporary Chevy.
The hood and the cowl – the area where the windshield meets the hood – are lower than the current model and contribute to the Malibu’s greater aerodynamic performance, as do active grille shutters on LS and LT models.
Premium design cues are incorporated on all models, with contemporary lighting technology featured across the lineup, including light-emitting diode (LED) daytime running lamps on LT and Premier models. The Malibu Premier also receives LED taillamps.
Beneath the new Malibu’s athletic-looking skin is a stronger, lighter body structure that contributes to its efficiency and driving dynamics. Greater use of high-strength steels enabled engineers to design the body structure with thinner components in some areas, delivering comparable crash performance with lower weight. The all-new body structure accounts for more than one-third of the Malibu’s nearly 300-pound weight reduction.
Roomier, more comfortable and more connected interior
The longer wheelbase allows a more open execution of Chevrolet’s signature dual-cockpit interior. Rear legroom improves by 1.3 inches (33 mm).
The cabin’s open, expansive feel is reinforced with a greater emphasis on comfort, convenience and connectivity, allowing the Malibu to keep pace with customers’ connected lives. Highlights include:
- Chevrolet MyLink with a seven-inch-diagonal color capacitive touch screen is standard on LS, LT and Hybrid models
- Chevrolet MyLink with an eight-inch-diagonal capacitive touch screen is available on LT and Hybrid models and standard on Premier model
- Chevrolet MyLink with navigation is available with the eight-inch MyLink system and features three-dimensional map views for most major U.S. cities and attractions
- All-new Teen Driver feature is supported by the eight-inch MyLink system, allowing parents to restrict certain vehicle functions to support safer driving and to view their kids’ driving statistics such as maximum speed, warning alerts and more
- OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot is standard on all models with a three-month/3GB data trial (whichever comes first)
- Wireless phone charging available on LT and Hybrid and standard on Premier
- Dual rear-seat USB ports and a 110-volt power outlet is optional on LT and standard on Premier trim.
The instrument panel “center stack” is all-new, with greater delineation between the infotainment system and climate system controls for easier, at-a-glance operation. The Malibu’s interior is also features:
- Galvano (satin) chrome accents on the instrument panel and center console
- Dedicated storage slot for mobile phones, which incorporates wireless charging, if equipped
- Perforated leather-appointed seating surfaces available on LT and Hybrid and standard on Premier
- Ventilated seats – a first for Malibu – are standard on Premier.
The 2016 Malibu will be built from globally sourced parts at GM’s Fairfax Assembly Plant, in Kansas City, Kansas. The plant received a $600 million investment in paint shop and tooling upgrades in 2013.
FAST FACT: The 2016 Malibu represents the ninth generation of Chevrolet’s signature midsize sedan. It was introduced in 1964.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
New Equinox Design Features Refreshed Body Style, Interior for 2016 Year-Model
It’s been a few years since the Chevy Equinox has gotten an updated look – And although we we didn’t think anything was wrong with the last design, we definitely think that this new Equinox is looking pretty good! Keep reading to see what changes they’ve made, technology, safety, and more!
What’s Different on the 2016 Equinox
The greatest differences are on the front and the rear exterior. The front end presents a more refined look with a chrome-accented dual-port grille (very similar to the new 2015 Cruze) and restyled headlamps and LED fog lamps. New 17″ and 18″ wheels are available to make it pop!
On the back side, the dual-element tail lamps are more sculpted, and boxier, if you will. So they made the tailpipes rectangular to go with that updated, modern flow. And of course, they added chrome accents on the back side too.
The interior, for the most part, is very similar. Trim levels offering cloth seating will now be dressed with premium cloth, which sounds fancy. They also added a “Saddle Up” interior color for some nice, luxurious contrast. The gear shifter has chrome on accents on it as well, with the gear selector button now on top of the shifter for easier operation.
As every new Chevrolet model, the 2016 Equinox will come standard with Onstar’s awesome 4G LTE WiFi capabilities.
Click here to learn more about the WiFi Hotspot.
The 2016 Equinox will also feature Siri® Eyes Free – allowing you to keep your eyes on the road and use steering wheel controls and voice command to use your iPhone safely while you drive!
The Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system will also come with the available Onstar Turn-by-Turn Navigation so you can get to your destination effortlessly with the most up-to-date routes.
The 2016 Equinox will also offer available safety features to keep you and your family safe on the road. The 2016 Equinox surrounds you with a variety of advanced safety features including six air bags, a steel safety cage and the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Top Tethers for Children) system.
And of course, Onstar has your back! Automatic Crash Response with Onstar uses built-in sensors to automatically alert an OnStar Advisor, who is immediately connected into your Equinox to see if you need help. Even if you don’t respond, an OnStar Advisor can use GPS technology to pinpoint your exact location and request that emergency help be sent immediately.
The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox is expected to arrive at Jeff Gordon’s dealership in Wilmington, North Carolina in late fall. For more updates on the refreshed Equinox and it’s arrival to Jeff Gordon Chevy, fill out the contact form below! For now, feel free to check out our 2015 Equinox inventory!
What do you think about the refreshed design on the Equinox? Do you like it? Or do you think they should have stuck with the existing design? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below!
The mom’s honest truth.
Minicars are becoming popular among those who are looking for something good on gas with a low monthly payment. Just about every major car company has made their contribution to the minicar class including the Honda Fit, Fiat 500, Hyundai Accent, Toyota Yaris, Toyota Prius, Nissan Versa, Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio, and of course, Chevy Spark.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tested 11 minicars and most yielded miserable results – the Fiat 500 and Honda Fit failing the worst. The only model that survived the crash tests was the 2014 Chevrolet Spark. As a result, the Spark is now the only minicar to earn the group’s 2014 Top Safety Pick award. Several other models previously honored lose that endorsement after failing the new crash test, which is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another car or object like a utility pole or a tree.
The Spark is equipped with 10 airbags and provides a great combination of safety and technology with features like the StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability System with incorporated ABS braking system that help control sliding and wheel spin.
And yes, safety is important, but what makes the Chevy Spark fun is its spunky color palette, allowing you to choose what ever color matches your personality. These 8 expressive colors include: Salsa, Lemonade, Denim, Grape Ice, Jalapeno, Silver Ice, Summit White, and Black Granite.
The Spark was named the Coolest New Car under $18,000 by Kelly Blue Book, one of Ward’s Top Ten Best Interiors of 2013, and received a 9.3 out of 10 in consumer ratings. With tech-savvy features like Chevrolet MyLink and Siri Eyes Free Technology paired with a surprising amount of passenger and cargo (31.2 cubic feet) space, and a starting price of $12,170, it’s no surprise either.
Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in Wilmington, NC currently has 6 of these peppy minicars in stock, and we’re always expecting more. Call our internet sales hotline at (910)798-2650 or toll-free at (888)261-0090 to schedule your test drive, or check out our Spark inventory online to pick your flavor today. Don’t forget that you can also create your deal online with our new Shop-Click-Drive program and we will gladly bring your new Spark to your front door – anywhere in the country!
You can also watch these videos to learn more about the Chevy Spark.
Since the Silverado got it’s redesign inside and out last year, critics have been an extremely hard time trying to find anything bad to say about it. Besides the sleek and sharp-looking new body style, the new Silverado has undergone some re-engineering under the hood and some redesign on the inside to create more space for your passengers, cargo, and whatever else you may want to store, which is coming in handy with all of the awards it has been winning.
- AutoWeek’s 2014 Best of the Best/Truck Award
Every year, AutoWeek does some extensive research on all newly-introduced cars (sedans, coupes, hatchbacks, convertibles, sportscars) and trucks (crossovers, SUV’s, and pickups) to the market and determine just one car and one truck as “the best.” Each new vehicle is expected to have best-in-class performance, economy, fit and finish, and reliability, to name just a few key areas. Billions of dollars ride on them, as does the success (or failure) of their companies. So what does this title mean? Of all the cars and trucks driven, AutoWeek testers narrowed them down to 2 that they collectively think sit at the pinnacle at the automotive mountain. They choose the most appealing and enjoying vehicles to own – that they themselves would happily drive daily.Chevrolet pulled off a first-ever clean sweep with this year’s awards naming the Corvette Stingray as best car and none other than the Silverado 1500 as best truck.
“What ultimately pushed the Silverado over the top was that refinement. The cockpit is well built from quality materials, the seats comfortable for long hauls; we literally spent days behind the wheel with nary a complaint. And, of course, the Silverado will haul a ton of stuff.”
Read the full article from AutoWeek here.
- Four Wheeler Magazine‘s 2014 Pickup of the Year
The competition is a week-long test featuring both on- and off-road examinations throughout Southern California. From the deserts to the mountains, judges test the performance of each pickup in a number of terrain types and intricately-planned driving routes. The winning pickup represents the vehicle most capable of enduring nearly all critical situations and conditions.To participate in Four Wheeler Pickup Truck of the Year competition, a vehicle must be either all new or substantially revised from the previous model year. All vehicles must have a two-speed transfer case, a production run of at least 1,500 vehicles available in
the U.S., and be on sale by January 15, 2014.
The Silverado won. You can read the rest here.
- Automotive and Business Fleet Magazines’ 2013 Fleet Truck of the Year
This is an award that is judged and determined by qualified fleet managers reflecting all industry segments and fleet sizes. As you can probably guess from the way this post is going, the Silverado wins again.
Here’s what they said:
“The Silverado 1500 provides work-ready features throughout the vehicle making it ideal for varied job sites. A standard CornerStep bumper coupled with handholds built into the box rail, upper tie-down hooks, under-rail light-emitting diode, or LED, lighting and an EZ Lift and Lower tailgate also make the box more user-friendly for hauling tools and cargo.”
Feel free to read the entire article here.
- The NHSTA Gives the Silverado a 5-Star Safety Rating
The National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration determines the safety rating for every vehicle on the American market. The Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 both got 5-stars for safety – making them the first full-sized trucks to achieve that score since the new, rigorous requirements were implemented back in 2010. (Go General Motors!)
Here’s something else that says the same thing with more words.
- Best V8 Fuel Economy In It’s Class
The 2014 Silverado 1500 with its 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 gets 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, is mated to a six-speed automatic, can tow 11,500 pounds with the optional Max Trailer Package, and costs the same as the outgoing Silverado, $24,585 (*including $995 destination fee). With all of that, the 2WD gives you 16 MPG city/23 highway, and the 4WD gives 16 city/22 highway. That’s better than the Ford F-150’s V6 engine with EcoBoost.
That’s what AutoBlog said.
- Free Maintenance
Well since you’re already going to be saving money at the pump, save money at your Chevrolet Certified Service dealership (Jeff Gordon Chevrolet) and don’t pay for any regular maintenance for 2 years/24,000 miles (whichever comes first). That’s just a sweet deal.
So with all that being said – you shouldn’t be contemplating which truck you’re going to buy, you should be contemplating which Silverado you’re going to buy.
And if you still need some more, we got it. Click here to find out how the Silverado stacks up against the competition.
“How do I get one?”
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