Chevrolet Colorado On Its Way to Phillips Chevrolet

We are excited to report that the 2015 Chevy Colorado, Chevy’s newest midsize truck, began shipping to dealers this week. The Chevy Colorado will have new technologies like cabs and frames made with more than 72 percent high-strength steel, available active aero shutters to make the truck aerodynamic, and available OnStar with 4G LTE, creating a rolling Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the Internet. U.S. Vice President of Chevrolet, Brian Sweeney said the Colorado was designed to meet the demands of the modern midsized truck buyer and he believes the Colorado has met that goal. “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,” he said. In fact, General Motors had to add a third shift to the Wentzville plant, creating an estimated 750 new jobs just to keep up with the demands of the 2015 Chevy Colorado orders! We can’t wait until our first 2015 Chevy Colorado arrives here at Phillips Chevy and will be sure to let you know when it does!

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Car Wash Now Open at Phillips Chevy of Lansing!

Another step in Phillips Chevrolet of Lansing’s remodeling is complete with the opening of the new car wash. This is part of the $3.5 million renovation which will update the building’s front façade, parking lot, and vehicle storage lot. Now every time you bring your car to either Phillips Chevrolet location for service, it will be returned to you sparkling clean after a trip through our gentle, soft-cloth car wash (weather permitting). Even if you’re not in for service, feel free to stop by and check out our remodeling project and we’ll be happy to wash your car completely free of charge! The remodel is right on schedule with an anticipated completion date in mid-fall.

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2015 Chevy City Express Delivers Cargo and Impressive Fuel Efficiency

Businesses looking for a fuel efficient delivery vehicle should get excited because the brand new 2015 Chevy City Express has an EPA estimated 25 mpg. This van will be perfect for businesses making deliveries in city centers that encounter stop-and-go traffic because this vehicle delivers exemplary fuel economy both in the city and on the highway. All 2015 Chevrolet City Express models are equipped with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine with 131 horsepower. This truck can benefit all businesses from florists to food delivery with 122.7 cubic feet of cargo space and 6’10’’ of load space from the rear doors to the back of the front seats. No matter what you are hauling it will be sure stay in place with the six floor-mounted D-rings, 20 interior cargo-mounting points and six exterior roof rack mounting points. The 2015 Chevy City Express is priced from $22,950. Here at Phillips Chevrolet we can’t wait for the delivery of the City Express which is expected to arrive in the next few months!

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Most Parents Remove Children from Booster Seats Too Soon

Today Safe Kids Worldwide released a study that found nine out of 10 parents take children out of car booster seats before they are tall enough. The General Motors Foundation helped fund this report which also found seven out of 10 parents did not know a child should be at least 57 inches (4 feet, 9 inches) tall to ride in a car without a booster seat. Child safety is important to General Motors, with most Chevy vehicles equipped with the  LATCH (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for Children) system which includes anchors to make installing child safety seats much easier than using the seatbelts alone. Even better, the 2015 Camaro, Malibu, Impala, Silverado 1500, Sonic, Traverse, and Volt all have a 5 Star safety rating from NHTSA! General Motors vice president for Safety, Jeffrey Boyer noted the wonderful progress that has been made in protecting passengers, but that we should not stop here. “This report is an important reminder that there’s more we can do to ensure that children are buckled up correctly on every ride, every time.” This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week, so it’s a great time to take moment and make sure your kids’ safety seats are the appropriate size and properly installed.

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The All-New U.S. Market Chevy Cruze Different Than Chinese Version

Although we are patiently awaiting the arrival of the 2015 Chevy Cruze coming later this fall to Phillips Chevrolet, new changes have already been announced for the North American-market 2016 Chevy Cruze. The next generation Cruze has some distinct differences compared to the Chinese-market 2016 Cruze. One of the biggest distinctions is the front fascia. The North American model has sharper corners and the Chevrolet Bow Tie will sit on a body-colored piece that separates the top and bottom grille treatment instead of the Bow Tie positioned on the upper grille in the Chinese version. The North American model will also have a hatchback body style and OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi while the Chinese-market models will not. These are the only differences that have already been noted, but we expect more small differences between the models when the all-new 2016 Chevy Cruze is officially announced at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Enter to Win a Vacation Getaway from Phillips Chevrolet

The cold weather is upon us and Mexico has never sounded better! Phillips Chevrolet could make your dream a reality with our Riviera Maya Vacation Giveaway. One lucky winner will be awarded a trip for two for a 7 night stay at the RIU Palace Resort in Riviera Maya. The trip includes round-trip airfare, transfers to and from the resort, and all meals and drinks in the resort. Sounds like paradise right? Stop in and enter to win in our showroom in Frankfort or visit phillipschevycontest.com for complete rules and online entry.

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Chevy Camaro Z/28: GM’s Weapon

The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is the talk of the town these days, being the only GM product included in this year’s Road & Track Performance Car of the Year test. R&T gathers a group of the year’s best new performance offerings, thrashes them around their Michigan Mile private racetrack, and posts the results for everyone to see. Last year the focus was on the C7 Corvette Stingray, but this year GM’s weapon proves to be the Chevy Camaro Z/28. The Z/28 already beat out the 991 Porsche 911 Turbo S, the Audi R8 V10 Plus and Chevrolet’s own Corvette Stingray at the Virginia International Raceway in Car and Driver’s recent Lightning Lap test. Even more impressive is that the 740 horsepower Ferrari F12 Berlinetta beat the Z/28 by only .1 second, and there’s nothing with that much power in the upcoming R&T’s Performance Car test. General Motors is excited to see how the Z/28 stacks up against top competitors like the Porsche 911 GT3 and GT-R Nismo. However, if we had to bet we would place all our money on the Z/28!

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Eight Team Chevy Drivers in Chase for Championship

Eight Team Chevy drivers have been solidified to compete in this year’s expanded 16-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup which consists of three elimination rounds and a one-race finish. The Chase officially begins this weekend in our own backyard at the Chicagoland Speedway. Team Chevy includes all the big race names like second seed, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and even Ryan Newman who clinched one of the final sports in the Chase for the Championship. Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet SS recently finished second at Richmond International Raceway. Gordon is looking forward to the upcoming Chase and is hoping to build off of his momentum. “We’re excited to get this thing started,” he said. “This is the most fun I’ve had in a long time, and it’s because of this race team and the race cars we’ve had.”  Here at Phillips Chevrolet we will be cheering on all eight Team Chevy drivers as they begin competing this weekend! Go Team Chevy!

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Chevrolet Trax Hits Detroit Streets for Photo Shoot

The Chevrolet Trax, the new small sporty SUV, doesn’t go on sale until January 2015, but if you are driving around Detroit, you may have already seen one! The Chevrolet Trax is using some Greater Detroit hot spots as backdrops for its advertising in advance of going on sale. Taking photos in the heart of Detroit only feels right since this SUV is designed as a city commuter vehicle agile enough to maneuver city streets. At 167.2 inches long the Trax is also perfect for small parking spots. So far the Trax has been spotted on Michigan Avenue, where Commonwealth/McCann is shooting catalog and other photography. We also got word that the Trax will be taking a ride down Belle Isle, near Shinola custom watchmaker and in Campus Martius for more advertising shots. Here at Phillips Chevrolet we can’t wait for the delivery of our first Trax early next year!

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GM Full Size Trucks Top Ford in Sales

The Chevrolet Silverado and its fraternal twin, the GMC Sierra, teamed up to top Ford’s F-Series trucks in sales last month with a combined sales total of 69,048. In fact, GM’s dynamic duo have beaten out Ford trucks in sales eight of the last 15 years and hold the overall sales crown for that 15 year span. Chevrolet’s truck outlook looks even brighter going forward, with the upcoming arrival of the highly anticipated mid-sized Chevy Colorado and its GMC cousin, the Canyon. We’re celebrating everything truck-related right now at Phillips Chevrolet during Chevy Truck Month, with up to $9,500 in available incentives* on the 2014 Silverado and plenty of other great deals on the rest of our lineup.

*Must qualify for leases, rebates, and incentives. See dealer for details.

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