3 Millionth Chevy Cruze Sold

Three million Chevy Cruzes sold, eighty eight awards won, well-travelled in one-hundred and eighteen countries – not bad for a six year old! Since its debut in 2008, the Chevrolet Cruze has become a global best-seller, hitting the 3 millionth unit sold milestone just this month. One of the secrets to the Cruze’s success is that it’s not only priced affordably, but is also fuel efficient. “The cost of energy is going to be an issue for a long time and in most markets that’s a big consideration,” said Joe Phillippi of AutoTrends Consulting in Andover, N.J. “If you can offer someone very affordable, high quality transportation at an affordable price with a substantial package of safety equipment, that’s a big plus.” The 2014 Chevy Cruze is currently available at Phillips Chevrolet with 0% financing for 72 months until Sept. 2nd, and it shouldn’t be long before the 2015 Chevy Cruze arrives with a refreshed exterior and brand new wi-fi connectivity options.

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2015 Corvette Z06 Price Revealed

Chevrolet announced that the 2015 Corvette Z06, which is the most powerful and technologically advanced model in the car’s 62-year history, will be offered at a suggested retail price of $78,995 while the convertible model will start at $83,995. According to Corvette product and marketing manager, Harlan Charles, the Z06’s performance and technical capabilities place it in the elite class of supercars. “Very few cars in the world deliver 650 horsepower, true aerodynamic downforce, and performance technologies such as Magnetic Ride Control.” With several packages and trim levels there is a wide variety of available features that enable customers to tailor the look and feel of their Z06 with additions from the Performance Data Recorder and navigation to competition sport seats. While the Corvette Z06 leverages some technology capabilities introduced on the Corvette Stingray like Active Fuel Management, the Z06 is the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of the most powerful production cars available in the United States. Here at Phillips Chevrolet we are greatly anticipating the arrival of the Z06 and can’t wait until it is delivered to our lot!

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2015 Tahoe and Suburban Add Connectivity, Convenience

New connectivity and convenience features are coming soon to the recently launched 2015 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban models produced from October on. The new features include OnStar 4G LTE with a standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless phone charging capability and a hands-free liftgate. OnStar 4G LTE connectivity will be standard on LT and LTZ models with Chevrolet being the first and only car brand to bring built-in Wi-Fi to their vehicles. The wireless phone charging feature which allows users to simply place their phone on a small mat in the vehicle to charge, and the hands-free liftgate are included with the available Luxury Package on LT models and they’re standard on LTZ. Other exciting features new for the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban are fold-flat second and third row seats, six USB ports and six power outlets, and a conversation mirror in the overhead console that provides a panoramic view of the rear seats. Complete with a new EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 engine it seems as if the Tahoe and Suburban have just about everything you could dream for in an SUV!

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Chevrolet Increases in Customer Satisfaction

While overall customer vehicle satisfaction levels in the auto industry have dipped this year on the American Customer Satisfaction Index, Chevrolet was one of only two automotive brands to improve its rating in customer satisfaction. The satisfaction survey is usually dominated by Asian and European brands, but Chevrolet has jumped 4 points from 2013 and shares the top ten with fellow General Motors brands Buick and GMC. In fact, these three GM brands were the only American automakers to land in the top ten. To gauge a customer’s level of satisfaction, the American Customer Satisfaction Index allows customers to evaluate the quality of products and services via telephone interviews. One of the areas customers noted of particular importance was the availability of incentives, so Chevy’s numbers are sure to rise even further with great offers like 0% financing for 72 months available right now on many Chevrolet models. This offer ends on Tuesday, 8/26/14, so stop in today!

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Chevy Equinox: Five Years On and Going Strong

In the five years since its introduction for the 2010 model year, the Chevy Equinox has consistently shown strong sales month after month. In fact, last month 25,300 customers drove home in a new Equinox, a 37% increase over July of last year. Even better, 27% of Equinox drivers have traded in their first Equinox for a second. “What gives a vehicle staying power is trust,” said Jessica Caldwell, an analyst with the car-shopping website Edmunds.com. “Vehicles that are top sellers despite their age are nameplates that car shoppers can trust to have good quality, durability and reliability. They aren’t designed with the latest fad in mind – they are vehicles that are tested over time and have proven to be good products.” The 2015 Chevy Equinox has just arrived here at Phillips Chevrolet and it offers all of the above, plus, brand new this year, a 4G LTE connection that allows you to turn your Equinox into a wi-fi hotspot for up to seven devices.

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New Attitude for 2015 Chevy Silverado

New in 2015, the Chevrolet Silverado Rally Editions will bring a sharp new appearance to 1500 double-cab and crew-cab pickups. The Rally 2 Edition package features a body-colored grille with a black bowtie, 22-inch black alloy wheels, black tubular side steps with black mirror caps and door handles. The design is complete with twin black Rally stripes on the hood and tailgate. The attitude doesn’t stop there! A trailering package is also included with a hitch, 10-way power driver seat, dual-zone climate control, remote start, backup camera and rear defroster. John Fitzpatrick, Silverado senior marketing manager is excited about the new options for the 2015 model. “The Rally Edition packages will let customers add an aggressive new look to this great all-around performer.” If you are looking for a dependable pickup with some style, the Rally Edition is for you! Double-cab Rally Editions can be ordered by Chevrolet dealers nationwide starting on September 4th and crew cabs will be available for order in early October.

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Congratulations to Phillips Chevrolet’s Cruise Winners

We’d like to offer our biggest congratulations to Bob and Thelma Tomalewicz, the winners of a four night cruise in Phillips Chevrolet’s most recent giveaway. The lucky couple could hardly believe that they won, telling us that they’d never won anything before. Now they can choose any four night cruise offered by a major cruise line and sail away on the trip of a lifetime. And not only did they leave our dealership with a free cruise, they also drove home a new truck. The Tomalewicz’s were so impressed by the 2014 Chevy Silverado, they ended up buying one while they were picking up their prize.

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2015 Corvette Stingray Preview

Get excited! The 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray has several new upgrades that make this vehicle even more top of the line. With the all-new, paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission, the 2015 Corvette Stingray is capable of going 0-60 in only 3.7 seconds and has an EPA-estimated 29 mpg on the highway.  Not only will the Corvette be faster and more fuel efficient, but it will also let you have a built in security system thanks to the new Valet Mode with Performance Data Recorder. This industry-exclusive system allows drivers to lock the interior storage, disable the infotainment system and record video, audio and vehicle data when the Valet Mode is active. The Performance Data Recorder includes a high-definition camera mounted within the windshield header trim with microphone, a self-contained telemetry recorder, and an SD card for recording and transferring video and vehicle data. “Think of it as a baby monitor for your car,” said Harlan Charles, Corvette product manager. “Anyone who has felt apprehension about handing over their keys will appreciate the peace of mind of knowing exactly what happened while their baby was out of sight.” These new features have us just as excited for the arrival of the 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray here Phillips Chevrolet as we were for the 2014 Stingray.

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New Walls, More Progress for Phillips Lansing

It has been a little over a week since our last construction update at Phillips Chevrolet of Lansing when the steel beams were first delivered. In just a few days of hard work, we can see real progress with walls in place for the building addition. The building expansion is one of the things we are most excited about in the $3.5 million renovation which will provide an indoor delivery area, expanded service waiting area, and more. The remodel also includes updating the building’s front façade, parking lot, and vehicle storage lot. We are past the halfway point of our construction project and we couldn’t be happier with the progress we are seeing! When you visit Phillips Chevrolet of Lansing you will already see the new work stations for the sales managers and Business Development Center as well as our new sign up front. Stop on by as we are open during our remodel project and continue to check back for more exciting updates!

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Ramirez Visit to Phillips Chevy a Huge Success!

Everyone here at Phillips Chevrolet would like to extend a huge “Thank You!” to all the great folks who came out to our Frankfort location last night to meet Alexei Ramirez of the Chicago White Sox. We all had a great time and hope all those who attended had as much fun as we did. We have more exciting future events in the pipeline so stay tuned to this blog to hear about them first!

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