2014 Chevy Silverado: Not Your Father’s V-6

Only ten years ago, when you were shopping for a pick-up truck with enough power and torque to meet all of your towing and hauling needs, you knew you’d need a V-8 engine. But today, thanks to the 2014 Chevy Silverado’s 4.3L EcoTec3 V-6 engines with advanced engine technologies like direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing, and Active Fuel Management, you can get the same power and even better torque than you did with a 4.8L Vortex V-8 in a 2004 Silverado. Plus, you’ll get a significant bump in fuel efficiency, too! Chevy engineers are constantly working to advance efficiency without sacrificing power – we can’t wait to see what they’ll have in store for us in 2024!

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Chevrolet Earns Nine Awards from Edmunds

Edmunds.com announced the winners of their Top Rated Vehicle and Most Popular Vehicle Awards, and we’re delighted to report that Chevy has raked in nine new trophies! The Chevy Traverse and Corvette Stingray both achieved Top Rated Vehicle status based on their performance on Edmunds’ test track in comparison to other vehicles in their segments. The Stingray and Traverse also earned Most Popular awards, along with the Chevy Camaro, Impala, Colorado, Silverado, and Tahoe. Vehicles are determined to be Most Popular based on searches and page views for those vehicles on Edmunds.com. And of course we know that Edmunds’ taste is impeccable, since they recently named Phillips Chevrolet a Five Star Premier Dealer!

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Chevy Trax Joins Chevrolet Crossover Lineup

If you love the utility of a crossover but long for the fuel efficiency of a compact car, get ready to get excited – Chevrolet just unveiled the newest member of the family, the Chevy Trax. This  crossover will be built on the same platform as the small but sporty Chevy Sonic, but unlike the Sonic, the Trax will offer up to 48.4 cubic feet of cargo room when seats are folded flat. The Chevrolet Trax is expected to get 26 mpg/city and 34 mpg/highway. Look for the 2015 Chevy Trax in our showroom early next year and stay tuned to this blog in the meantime for more Trax news as it happens!

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Chevrolet Tops Made in America List

The Kogod School of Business has just released their 2014 Made in America Auto Index which determines how much American development, investment, and labor goes into making a vehicle. Of the 28 vehicles that ranked in the top 10 (includes ties), 18 were made by GM, more than any other automaker, and 8 are Chevrolets, more than any other brand. In fact, the Corvette Stingray ties for first place, the Chevy Traverse ties for second, and the Chevy Equinox ties for third. “This index provides the public with a more accurate reflection of the true country of origin of a car and the impact of its purchase on the US economy,” said Associate Professor Frank DuBois, the index’s author and an expert in global supply chains. 

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2015 Cruze Revealed – More Style, Convenience & Connectivity

While a major redesign for the Chevrolet Cruze is expected for the 2016 model year, that doesn’t mean that the 2015 model won’t have anything new to offer. In addition to a refreshed exterior that borrows some design cues from the Malibu and Impala, the 2015 Cruze will also include interior enhancements like easier to use cupholders, door lock buttons relocated to the doors, and a trunk release button on the center console for greater convenience. The 2015 Chevy Cruze will also offer enhanced connectivity with Text Message Alerts that read incoming texts through the car’s sound system, greater Siri eyes-free integration for iPhone users, and an OnStar 4G LTE connection that allows the car to serve as its own WiFi hub for up to seven devices. The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze will arrive in our showroom later this year – we can’t wait!

New Award for Corvette Stingray’s Interior

Proving that the 2014 Corvette Stingray is just as sharp looking on the inside as it is on the outside, it was recently named one of Ward’s Automotive’s 10 Best Interiors. Wards finds that available accents like carbon fiber trim, a suede-like microfiber headliner, and contrast stitching put the Stingray’s interior on par with far more expensive sports cars from Jaguar and Porsche. They were also impressed by the digital graphics of the instrument cluster which provide the driver with easily accessible information whether you’re running to the store or ripping up the track. With summer right around the corner, you’re sure to see more of the Corvette Stingray on the road and here at Phillips Chevrolet.

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Lower Priced Chevy Volt On the Way

All of us here at Phillips Chevrolet are big fans of the Chevy Volt which gets about 35 all-electric miles on a full charge before the gas engine kicks in to take you about 350 miles further on a full tank of gas. So we’re all very excited to hear that not only will the current Volt be getting an update for the 2016 model year, but it will also bring a little brother with it with a smaller range but also a smaller price tag. The current generation of Volts is competitively priced and made even more affordable by both federal and state tax breaks. General Motors has demonstrated their commitment to the next generation of Chevrolet Volt by investing $384 million in improvements to the Detroit-Hamtramck plant where the Volt is built.

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Chevy Equinox is a Top Safety Pick Plus

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently released the results of their crash tests for midsize SUVs and we’re proud to announce that the Chevrolet Equinox was one of only three vehicles in the segment to earn a Top Safety Pick Plus rating. In fact, the Equinox and its cousin, the GMC Terrain, were the only vehicles to achieve a “good” rating in the small overlap frontal crash test, beating the minimum “acceptable” rating that qualifies them for Top Safety Pick status. The “plus” was earned thanks to available front crash prevention technology like the Equinox’s Forward Collision Alert. Stop in at Phillips Chevrolet and test drive a Chevy Equinox today to experience why it’s one of the best-selling vehicles in our lineup!

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Detroit News Names Chevy Spark Best Bargain

The Detroit News recently did a head to head comparison of the Chevrolet Spark and the Mitsubishi Mirage, the two lowest priced new cars on the US market. We’re pleased to report that they found the Spark to rise above in pretty much every aspect. Not only does the Spark have a base price about $800 lower than the Mirage, but you get a lot more for your money in the Spark, too. Their reviewer commended the Spark’s interior for not only allowing a surprising amount of space for people, but also plenty of room for stuff with compartments and cubbyholes galore. They were also impressed by the Spark’s exterior styling, calling it cute and menacing at the same time.  Stop in at Phillips Chevrolet to check out the Chevrolet Spark for yourself and see why it rises above the subcompact competition.

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Renovations Complete for Lansing Service Drive

Construction is over and the dust has cleared to reveal a beautiful new service drive for Phillips Chevrolet in Lansing. In just another day or two, customers dropping off their cars for service at our Lansing location will be able to do so in a welcoming indoor facility just like they do at our Frankfort location. Our service writers will be right there, ready to take care of all of your service needs and answer any questions you might have, all in climate controlled comfort. This marks the completion of just the first stage of Phillips Chevy Lansing’s transformation. The coming months will see an expansion to make more room for us to better serve our customers, as well as an all new front façade. Keep watching as our Lansing location gets bigger and better every day!

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