Chevrolet Asks Fans to Help Name the Camaro Special Edition

 

Name the Camaro Special Edition

2015 Chevrolet Camaro – Coupe and Convertible

Christmas has come early for Camaro enthusiasts everywhere. Chevrolet recently announced that, as a way to celebrate National Name Your Car Day, Camaro owners and fans across the country now have the opportunity to name the Camaro Special Edition. The special version of the 2015 muscle car, which will debut at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, is set to arrive on dealer lots in the first quarter of 2015.

“Chevrolet has made a tradition of offering special-edition models each spring, but this is the first time we’ve turned to the community of Camaro fans to name it,” said Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager. “We can’t think of a better way to involve the owners and enthusiasts who have made it the segment’s best-selling sports car for four years running.”

This Camaro Special Edition will be available as both a convertible and coupe, while also offering the RS Appearance Package, Cyber Gray rally stripes, and a black interior with Graphite Silver door panels. With an exclusive Emerald Green Metallic exterior color and other unique exterior features, the unique Camaro SS is the type of car that deserves the most fitting name possible.

Do you think you have the perfect name? To submit your suggestion, just tweet Chevrolet at Twitter.com/Chevrolet, or post on the Chevy Camaro Facebook page at facebook.com/chevycamaro. Just make sure you use the hashtag #NameThatCamaro. We here at Suski Chevrolet Buick plan to participate and come up with a great name!

Toughnology Concept Shows off Silverado’s Inner Strength

Toughnology Concept

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

No matter where you live, there’s no denying that Texas is the king of truck country, which is why it makes perfect sense for Chevrolet to unveil its new Toughnology Concept at the recent State Fair of Texas.

With this concept, Chevrolet wanted to show off, not only the Silverado’s high-strength steel, but also its top-of-the-line technology.

“The technology of advanced high-strength steel makes the Chevrolet Silverado stronger, lighter, more capable and more efficient—and that’s exactly what the Toughnology concept represents,” said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer, in a press release. “During the Silverado’s development, we evaluated all materials and chose those that would provide the best strength to support capability while still delivering a strong value to customers. High-strength steel had clear advantages and is a contributor to the overall package that made Silverado the 2014 North American Truck of the Year.”

High-strength steel makes the Silverado stronger, lighter, and more efficient than many vehicles that use conventional carbon steel. High-strength steel can also be up to 30 percent lighter than carbon steel. In addition, it offers weight reduction that is less expensive than aluminum.

For the Toughnology Concept, Chevrolet used a stripped-down look that mimics the appearance of raw steel. A black hood and other black and chrome features accent the exterior. Inside, technology takes center stage with a rear-seat entertainment system, OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi, and a wireless phone-charging mat. All of these features are available on the Silverado LTZ trim.

Come take a look at the Chevrolet Silverado, available now at Suski Chevrolet.

Chevy Reveals Colorado Sport Concept at State Fair of Texas

Colorado Sport Concept

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Among the many talents of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is the ability to pack up all the things that you need for a weekend on the trails, and the Colorado Sport Concept unveiled at the State Fair of Texas proves that point exceptionally well.

The concept, which was revealed at the annual event that celebrates pickup trucks better than even the most dedicated auto shows, is packed to the gills with adventuring equipment. It will make the move from Texas to Sin City this November when it makes a stopover at the 2014 SEMA Show.

“It’s not just mountain bikes, but just about any passion you can name, from kayaking, fishing, dirt bikes and more,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. “It’s a truck for those who need the versatility of a pickup to support their work and lifestyle interests, but don’t need a full-size truck to do it.”

The Colorado Sport Concept is decked out in GearOn™ accessories, including:

  • Assist steps
  • Cargo rings
  • Splash guards
  • Tiered storage
  • Bike rack
  • Cargo divider
  • Wheel lip moldings

While the Colorado Sport Concept isn’t something you’ll be able to buy off the lot, all of the aforementioned GearOn accessories are available through Chevy dealerships like Suski. For more information on how you can try the Colorado out for yourself,  and for how you can make it the ideal fit for your weekend getaway, stop in and see us today!

2015 Chevy Colorado Hitting the Streets Soon

2015 Chevy Colorado Hitting the Streets Soon

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

One of the questions that tends to come up quite a bit from shoppers here at Suski Chevrolet: when are y’all going to be getting in the 2015 Colorado? Well, we’ve got some good news: shipping from Chevy’s Wentzville, Missouri plant has gotten underway, which means it should only be a matter of time before the new Colorado appears at our showroom here in Birch Run.

Are you excited? We are.

“The Colorado was designed to meet the demands of the modern midsized truck buyer, and now we’re fulfilling the demand they’ve placed on us,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet. “Chevrolet and everyone at the Wentzville plant has worked hard to get the truck out on time to fulfill as soon as possible the orders our dealers have placed.”

The Colorado first wowed us back at the LA Auto Show in November, and ever since, we’ve been looking forward to its refined combination of tech, fuel economy, and utility.

If you want to get a head start and figure out just what you’d like in your 2015 Colorado, then check out the “Build Your 2015 Colorado” configurator page. It’s basically like an interactive pizza menu, only the end result is slightly more delicious.

So if the 2015 Colorado is truly like a tasty pizza, the crust is golden brown and the cheese is all melty. In fact, we think one of the first things we’ll do is take the Colorado out to grab a pizza. We’re suddenly hungry for some reason or another.

Are Driverless Cars Safer Than Human-Controlled Cars?

If you ask Bob Lutz, former General Motors vice chairman, then the answer is absolutely, driverless cars are much safer than human-driven cars. According to Lutz, if automakers and insurance companies are smart, they’ll roll out autonomous cars sooner rather than later.

“The autonomous car doesn’t drink, doesn’t do drugs, doesn’t text while driving, doesn’t get road rage,” Lutz said in an interview with CNBC’s “Street Signs”. “Young, autonomous cars don’t want to race other autonomous cars, and they don’t go to sleep.”

Lutz anticipates that there could, and likely will, be occasional accidents but noted that the crash rate will probably be about ten percent of today’s accident rate. We’d be willing to be accidents would also be less severe.

Recently, GM announced one of its 2017 Cadillacs will feature “Super Cruise,” a semi-autonomous system for use on highways. The system uses radars and cameras to keep the car in the center of its lane, and a safe distance behind the cars in front of it. It will also be capable of managing stop-and-go traffic and be able to bring the car to a complete stop when necessary.

While other automakers offer similar systems, GM’s will be the first that is able to operate at highway speeds. Lutz comments that we aren’t far from having all the technology needed to have fully-autonomous cars. “In Cadillacs and a lot of other high-end cars, we’ve got three-quarters of the system operating today. The last thing we need are the automatic steering inputs.”

Would you consider buying a car that drives itself? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments!

Can’t wait for a self-driving car?  Stop by Suski Chevy, we’ll get you into a car loaded with safety technology today!

The New 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Built Out of Sand

Going to the beach as a child, what was the one thing you looked forward to the most? The answer would typically be building a sand castle or just playing in the sand. Well, what would you do if you saw someone built a truck out of sand? If you go to San Diego, CA you just might see one.

After five days and 75,000 pounds of sand, a smaller scale version of the 2015 Chevy Colorado was built over Labor Day weekend. The Colorado sand sculpture is on display at the U.S. Sand Sculpting Championships in San Diego, CA.

According to Tony Johnson, Colorado Marketing Manager this is a great marketing idea. “It’s a great fit for the Colorado to be partnered with the U.S. Sand Sculpting Championships. With Southern California being the largest mid-size truck market in the country, the Colorado is right at home here in San Diego.”

The all new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is a mid-size pickup truck with superior technology that keeps you entertained while being connected inside your vehicle. The Colorado comes equipped with such features as Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, and much more. The Colorado also has an impressive EPA-Estimated 26mpg highway fuel economy and powerful 305 hp. This truck has the feel of a sedan while riding in the cabin, but we assure you it’s all truck.

We here at Suski Chevrolet Buick are very excited for the new mid-size pickup truck to come to our showroom. In the mean time, stop in today or visit us online to browse our current in stock models.

Added Convenience and Connectivity with 2015 Chevy Models

Added Convenience and Connectivity

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban

The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2015 Chevrolet Suburban are two of the most popular full-size SUVs available today. There are so many great features that make people love these vehicles, but Chevy is adding convenience and connectivity to both. The Suburban and Tahoe already offer incredible storage capacity and fuel-efficiency, but with the technological updates they’re sure to be even more popular.

With the added convenience and connectivity of the ’15 models including OnStar 4G LTE, a wireless phone-charging station and a power lift gate, these SUVs will have features never before seen in previous years.

“The 2015 Tahoe and Suburban have resonated with families who want maximum capability combined with comfort and efficiency,” Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Marketing said in a Chevy press release. “These new technologies make Chevrolet’s class-leading full-size SUVs even more attractive as the go-to vehicles for active lifestyles.”

Chevrolet knows that active lifestyles require a degree of convenience and connectivity that comes with this new tech. Additionally Chevrolet was likely thinking about all you moms and dads who always seem to have your hands full, literally and figuratively, and how the automatic lift gate will be just what you need.

If the added convenience and connectivity of the 2015 Suburban or 2015 Tahoe seem like features you want to have in your next full-size SUV, be sure to come see us at Suski Chevrolet.

Suski Chevrolet Jingle Contest

“When You Say Suski… It Means Chevy or Buick!” Chances are if you’ve been a Birch Run, MI resident at any time during the last 33 years, you’ve heard that jingle. Well after all these years we’ve decided it is finally time to get a new Suski Chevrolet jingle.

There are many ways we could go about getting a new jingle. We could write it, we could hire someone who has done jingle writing before, or we could have our favorite people, our customers, come into the dealership for their chance to win $1,000 by coming up with a new jingle for us. Lucky you, we chose option 3 in case you didn’t watch the video above.

While you’ll need to come in and see us for full details about this contest, the Suski Chevrolet recording booth is waiting for you or your whole choir, boy band, rap posse, or whatever. Okay maybe not whatever, but you know what we mean. So get in your Chevy or Buick and drive on up to Birch Run exit of I-75, we’ll be standing by waiting to hear the new Suski Chevrolet jingle at least until Sept. 30 when the contest ends!

“Suski Chevy Buick, Right On the Price… Right on the Freeway.”

Chevrolet Comes to the Rescue at Woodward Dream Cruise

For some classic car lovers, their calendars are always counting down to the Woodward Dream Cruise. Held the third Saturday of August in Detroit, it is by far one of the largest gatherings of classic cars in the United States. Each year more than 40,000 cars descend upon Detroit with more than a million people coming to check out all the cars.

While they are numerous car shows across Detroit for the weekend, the most popular event is the cruise itself down Woodward Avenue. However, there can be some issues with the cruise as older cars are more likely to have problems—that’s where Chevrolet steps in. Once again Chevrolet will provide a team of six red Chevrolet Silverados to be the “Certified Rescue Squad.” The squad will help anybody who needs a hand, no matter the make or model.

“It’s called the ‘The Dream Cruise,’ but an overheated engine, a drained battery or a flat tire can turn that dream into a nightmare for enthusiasts whose countdown clock to Woodward starts the day it ends,” said Chris Brandt, Chevrolet Certified Service advertising manager, in a statement. “No one wants to break down or cause ‘The Dream Traffic Jam,’ so Chevrolet Certified Service technicians will be assisting cruisers with minor issues that can be easily remedied.”

Last year the squad helped more than 55 cars. To help drivers keep going this year, Chevrolet says to make sure you top off your gas tank, clean your battery terminals, and make sure the battery is charged.

Have you ever participated in the Woodward Dream Cruise?

Chevrolet SS and Automatic Parking Assist

Every person who has ever driven a car to anywhere populated like say a mall or grocery store even knows how frustrating finding a parking spot can be. Now we’re not trying to call people out for bad park jobs, because even the most experienced drivers will occasionally struggle to leave their car perfectly between the lines. However all this can now be avoided simply by driving a Chevy.

The 2014 Chevrolet SS and soon to be released 2015 Chevy SS offer Automatic Parking Assist. The technology works by making use of a variety of sensors on the front and rear bumpers of the car. These detect the depth of the spot, in distance to the curb/parking block/other car, both when trying to parallel park and reverse right angle park. Simply hit the button and drive until a spot is found, sorry it doesn’t help you there, and let go of the wheel.

While you still control the brake/throttle, you won’t need to be making hard cuts of the wheel or cursing at the guy behind you who is being impatient. It will be a breeze to park.

“Even some of the most experienced drivers in the world loathe parallel parking,” Scott Hollopeter, vehicle dynamics engineer for the SS said in a Chevy press release. “Automatic Parking Assist is designed to help alleviate that anxiety in situations where more experience is required to park a vehicle.”

Here at Suski Chevy, we’re just hoping Chevrolet expands Automatic Parking Assist to more and more models because if everyone had it then hopefully we’d never have issues with how people park again.