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donated 24 Express Vans to Habitat for Humanity to help rescue victims of the Hurricane
Sandy that devastated portions of the Caribbean and the Mid-Atlantic and
Northeaster United States during late October last year.
aims to repair,
rebuild and restore communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. Habitat for Humanity,
in association with Chevrolet and Bosch, has launched its first-ever fleet of
mobile response units to assist victims of Sandy. “The Habitat Mobile Response
Units are an exciting new offering from Habitat for Humanity that will assist
families who need help with critical home repairs,” said Jonathan Reckford,
CEO, Habitat for Humanity International. “With winter upon us and many families
in need of support, these response units will facilitate our efforts in
communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. We are immensely grateful to all the
volunteers who will work alongside these response units this week and in the
months ahead, and to Chevrolet, Lowe’s and Bosch for their generous donations.”
has donated a total of 24 Express vans including 19 C-20 Panel Vans that are
specially equipped with tools donated by Bosch, the other partner of Habitat.
Additionally, Chevy has also donated five 15-passenger Express vans for this
noble cause. The vans are the latest contributions from GM Foundation to Sandy
relief efforts that now total more than $2.8 million.
Chevy has announced for a donation of five Express passenger vans, 30 Express
cargo vans, five Chevy Tahoe Hybrid SUVs and 10 Traverse crossovers to the
American Red Cross as its contribution toward the Sandy relief effort.
the initial reports of Sandy's devastation recede from the headlines, now the
hard work of recovery begins to help affected communities and people get back
on their feet,” said GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson. “The Chevy Express vans
are just the right vehicles to carry the people and tools to get the job
City Chevrolet located at 5101 E.
Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28212 is one of the leading North
Carolina Chevy dealers. Visit us to test-drive your favorite Chevy and drive
home your dream car today!
Launching another winner is how
Chevrolet celebrates 702 victories! Chevrolet has unveiledthekeenly awaited
Super Sport (SS). This car is a rear-wheel
drive performance sedan, powered by a small block V-8 engine. This latest entry
to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is set to keep thrills pulsing from 2013Speedweeks
in Daytona, Fla. The excitement will be “vroom” from February '13.
Rear-wheel-drive architecture for
the new Chevrolet SS is based on the award-winning design that runs the
favorite sports cars - Chevrolet Camaro and Holden’s VF Commodore. It is nearly
17 years since Chevrolet has put a rear-wheel-drive into the American market,
and the SS is expected to go on sale by late 2013 (it will be labeled as a 2014
model, of course.)
Chevrolet cars have the habit
winning NASCAR races with a frequent regularity. Most notable is the imipressive
Impala which won 151 times between 1959-64 and 2007-12. No other manufacturer
has won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as many times as Chevrolet.
As top-seller of performance cars
in 2011 – one in three sports cars sold in America was either a Camaro or
Corvette – Chevrolet enjoys the pole position in sales in the United States.
The new 2013 NASCAR SS race car will be taking this brand even farther ahead.
Now what does all this mean for
folks like us who but drive on regular roads? Perhaps as you enjoyed watching Jimmie
Johnson, the five-time series champion going past the flag and notching up the
700th victory for Chevrolet at
the November 2012 Texas Motor Speedway, this thought must have struck you. Hey
– that car is pretty similar to what I drive. That's perfectly right. Only
Stock cars race at NASCAR, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing.
And stock cars are closer to performance cars, which in turn are close cousins
of the everyday sports cars.
In simple terms, it all means
this. Chevrolet is building and racing cars which will eventually bring up
ideas for sturdier designs, robust builds, perfect safety, and so on. For
instance, the fifth-generation Camaro that we see on the road regularly carries
the SS (super sport designation.)
As the cars stand the rigorous
race track test (and win as in the case of Chevrolet,) users like us benefit
from improved performance, better handling, shorter braking-distances,
anti-skid technology and of course the acceleration and speed. Mark Reuss, GM's
North America President summed it up nicely,“The specialized development and
testing work done for the race car will certainly benefit the entire Chevrolet
Four million cars and trucks sold
every year across 140 countries sport the Chevrolet brand. Fuel-efficiency,
performance, design, and durability are the qualities that keep the brand asa
Just to recap, Chevrolet range comprises: SUVs: Equinox, Traverse,
Tahoe, and Suburban. CARS: Spark,
Sonic,Cruze,Malibu,Impala,Camaro,Corvette, and Volt. TRUCKS & VANS: Colorado,Avalanche,Silveradoand
Express.The regular version of the Chevrolet SS will join this distinguished
You can see all these cars and test drive them at: City
leading automotive dealership located at 5101
E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28212. Visit us today to get that
special holiday deal or call us at 1-866-409-3466.
If you haven't driven fun that comes
in lively Jalapeño, lovely Lemonade, and the chic Denim, try the all new 2013 Chevy Spark, the car that will shortly
and surely occupy the 'urban legend' slot. It is a whole package of fun,
youthful shades and surprisingly powerful performance.
scores 9.3 over 10 in the Kelly Blue Book's overall ratings for one
major reason is it's spacious. True, a few other cars do style themselves as
'compacts' - if you are reminded of the BMW Mini, Mercedes-Benz's Smart or
Fiat's 500; put it down to the price tag and not much else. Spark is definitely
not cramped like the other micros.The car offers as much as 86.5 cubic feetof
passenger room and has intelligently designed seating and door-positioning. The
overall effect ensures that people need not get into multi-fold poses while
getting in or out.
If some of the small cars have
given you a dose of claustrophobia, it's time you tried Spark. You are bound to
love the decent amount of headroom for all the four passengers and that even
the rear-passengers have ample space for the knees.
Driveit on the highway and get to
feel the extra stability, a distinct difference compared to other 'tall' cars,
its 15-inch alloy wheels giving better traction and road-grip. The body
engineering too seems to work well lending a secure feeling even while driving
through fairly heavy rain.
What other features are common
between expensive cars and a $12,295 MSRP Spark? 1.2L DOHC 4-cylinder paired to
manual transmission (invest another $925, you get automatic.) Then there are the
already-mentioned alloy wheels standard, and so is air conditioning.Elegantly
finished cloth seats, provide sophisticated interiors with good quality sound
system in the form of AM/FM four speaker-stereo. If you desire leather-wrapped
steering, roof-rails and fog lights, the 2LT trim provides the answers.
trademarked StabiliTrakis a novel Electronic Stability Control System working
under the Spark. As many as 10 airbags, Hill Start Assist, Brake Assist ensure
that Spark is the safest way to drive. When you are challenged by tracks that
call themselves roads or while confronted by inclines that are clever enough to
test experienced drivers that would be the time you will appreciate these
safety features. Now days, some of the urban parking rampsare so steep and
twisting that you will thank Spark's Hill Start Assist supposed to be useful
only on hilly terrains.
Finally a take on the
competition. 2012 Scion IQ costs $15, 265 gives 37 mpg highway and has warrantee
only for 5years-60k miles. 2012 Fiat 500 POP is costlier at $15, 500 but is
backed by a warrantee of 4/50K! The surprise doesn't end there; the cargo space
is a mere 9.5 cu. ft.
Chevy Spark runs 38 miles per
gallon on the highway, has 31.2 cu. Ft of cargo space,and supported by a
warrantee of 5years/ 100,000 miles. At an affordable price tag, the Spark is
your best local shuttle, shopping cart, and even a family car.
Visit Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet,
one of the largest Chevrolet dealers in the
Carolinas, located at 5101 E.
Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28212
to test drive
the 2013 Chevrolet Spark. Don’t forget to check the online specials
section for existing offers on new and used vehicles.
Chevy fans, mark your calendar, December 13, 2012 is the day! Chevrolet has
announced that itscompletely overhauled 2014 Silverado 1500 will debut this December
at a special event in Detroit. The truck’s cousin, GMC Sierra, will also be
released at the same time. Though Chevy has not revealed much information, from
the sneak peak that we have received so far, it seems that Chevy is going
to completely revamp Silverado for 2014.
images for the 2014 Silverado are scarce and we do not know what the new truck
will look like, we can bet the new Silverado is going to have a more fuel
efficient, possibly turbocharged V-6 engine. It might also be riding on a new
chassis with ample aluminum and magnesium bits. With the increasing gas price,
Chevy might consider to get a lighter curb weight for the Silverado
which will help curb fuel economy. The Silverado might also receive direct
injection to boost its fuel economy, plus we expect more than one engine option,
along with a Duramax diesel in 2500 and 3500 HD models.
spy shots reveal that the truck will have the same chiseled, nearly flat front
end. Prominent changes are expected in more detailed areas including the
grille, bumper, and fenders. We are also expecting noticeable changes in the
interior. Chevy might also consider including Chevy’s MyLink control system,
along with buttons for pickup truck duty.
have also heard that Chevy might include a “High Country” luxury trim level for
this model, to complete with Ford’s F-150, its immediate class rival.
is the best-selling model for Chevy and so lots of hopes and expectations are growing
from this redesign. So hold your breath until December 13 for the official
public showing of the 2014 Silverado.
City Chevrolet has the unique
privilege of being in business over 75 years and being a state-of-the-art
automotive enterprise located at 5101 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC
28212. Visit us online at www.CityChevrolet.comfor all your automotive needs.
Chevrolet in Charlotte, NC is excited to announce that all the sponsors of the
#5 Chevrolet driven by Kasey Kahne have got together to offer the Farmers
Insurance Start Your Engines Sweepstakes. The eight week long sweepstake ending
on November 15, is being hosted on the Farmers Racing Facebook Page here - http://www.facebook.com/FarmersRacing
can log on to the Facebook page, grab a virtual key off the wall and insert it
into the ignition. If the key starts the car, you will instantly win gift
certificates to NASCAR.com Superstore, and will be entered into the grand prize
drawing where you have the chance to win $35,000 towards a Chevrolet of your
choice courtesy of HendrickCars.com. If the engine does not start, you will be
entered into the grand prize drawing. The more your play(upto one time a day),
the more are the chances of you winning.
Every day of
the sweepstakes, Farmers Insurance is giving away $25 and $50 gift certificates
good toward the purchase of Kasey Kahne merchandise at NASCAR.COM Superstore.
They can be used to buy lots of great gear, like hats, T-shirts or even a Kasey
Koozie! Even if you don't win a prize, you'll still feel like a winner if you can
unlock all of our awesome Kasey Kahne videos. Make sure you keep coming back to
the page until you've unlocked all six!
So visit the
Farmers Racing Facebook Page and start playing today!
at 5101 E. Independence Blvd Charlotte, NC 28212, City Chevrolet has been
serving nearby locations with top notch customer service, vehicle sales & collision repair
for over 75 years. Visit us at www.citychevrolet.com.
|Rick Hendrick (L) with Corvette Museum Director Wendell Strode (R)|
City Chevrolet, in Charlotte, NC is
proud to inform that NASCAR great Rick Hendrick is making a $100,000
contribution to the National Corvette Museum (NCM) Motorsports Park through the
Hendrick Automotive Group. This is a major boost for the project work.
Rick Hendrick is the owner of the
Hendrick Motorsports and his teams have won 10 Sprint Cup Series Championships
and over 200 NASCAR titles. A friend of National Corvette Museum with a real
interest in the Motorsports Park as a recreational and educational facility, Mr.
Hendrick says, “The National Corvette Museum celebrates an American original
and one of the most iconic cars ever made.”
Racing is in the Corvette DNA and the
addition of the Motorsports Park is an exciting next step for the NCM facility.
The museum is already a very special place for Corvette and racing enthusiasts,
and this new project will grow that reputation even further, he feels.
Wendell Strode, the museum’s
Executive Director, is grateful to him for this generous contribution. Meanwhile,
veteran track designer Steve Crawford has been selected as the park’s track
designer. Steve’s first track was launched 40 years ago, and he has designed
the Thunderhill Motorsports Park in Willows, CA and more recently, The Ridge
Motorsports Park in Shelton, WA.
The park’s track may be used for a
test for all American Le Mans and Grand Am teams thanks to its uniqueness and
special. NASCAR teams can also use it for road course practice. The park is
closer to hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and appeals to motorsports
Steve plans to design the track design by the end of the year
and will work with the museum’s local civil engineering firm, DDS Engineering,
to prepare bid documents for the track. Bid packages are expected to be ready
by the end of the first quarter of 2013.
For more information on the National Corvette Museum’s
Motorsports Park and to see a short video on the plans, visit www.motorsportspark.org.
Located at 5101 E. Independence Blvd Charlotte, NC 28212, City
Chevrolet has been serving nearby locations with top notch customer service for
over 75 years. Visit us at www.citychevrolet.com.
in the Piedmont region of the state along its southern border, the “Queen City”
Charlotte in North Carolina makes a perfect destination for family vacation. Once
considered a hornet's nest of rebellion, Charlotte has managed to retain an
independent Southern charm of its own. If you seek thrill, Charlotte has that
too for you! Here are some of the most popular local attractions for the
of the best ways to experience the beauty of Lake Norman is a ride in a high-performance
jet ski. There are many local ski rentals that offer vacationers the best Jet
Skiing at an affordable price. Have a fun and thrilling jet skiing experience
while in Charlotte.
A day out at Carowinds
your whole family loves thrill and adventure, plan a visit to Carowinds
amusement park where you’ll find roller coasters like the Wind Seeker (a ride
that will tear your through the clouds somewhere in the stratosphere), the
Carolina Cyclone (a steel coaster that spins guests through four consecutive
360 degree loops and a 450 degree uphill helix), Nighthawk (it is the Carolinas’
only flying coaster that takes you through eight inversions, most while flying
facedown, zooming toward the ground and turning skyward just in time for the
next inversion), and many more. Carowinds is a 398-acre property, located adjacent to Interstate
77 on the border between North and South Carolina, in Charlotte and Fort
Mill, respectively. The park opened on March 31, 1973, at a cost of $70
you have always dreamt of attempting skydiving, North Carolina is the perfect
place to take your first plunge. With a variety of landscape and climate, North
Carolina offers a fantastic skydiving experience both to expert and newbie
skydivers. So what are you waiting for? Just strap in and get ready to take the
whitewater rafting is what on your mind, you’ll be delighted to know that The
U.S. National Whitewater Center in North Carolina offers rafting adventures on
Class II, III and IV whitewater rapids. If you are looking for more thrills,
try Rodeo Rafting.
to play paintball? Charlotte has plenty of paintball parks both for beginners
and expert players. Take out friends or family for a fun paintball experience.
about witnessing the horizon from a vintage point? A hot air balloon ride is
definitely a must do thing in Charlotte if you love fun and adventure. There
are several companies that offer affordable, safe and hassle-free hot air
balloon rides in the area.
to spend a day on the track like a NASCAR driver? Take a drive around Charlotte
Motor Speedway to get a close-up look of the areas that are off limit on race
Tour is a thrilling experience for vacationers of all age group. During the
tour you’ll get a chance to travel through the trees, rappel stations, seven
ziplines, sky bridges, cargo net climbs, and other aerial elements. Visit U.S.
National Whitewater Center for more information.
Rock Climb at Crowders Mountain
you are an experienced rock climber and if you are in Charlotte, don’t miss the
chance to rock climb at Crowders Mountain. The challenges you will face during
the climb will definitely give you a pleasurable memory that you will cherish
over the years.
child, did you ever dream of flying an airplane? Now your childhood dream can
come true! Take a flight lesson and get an introduction to the basics of
aviation with a flight lesson.
serves all your automotive needs in and around Charlotte, North
Carolina. Visit us online to view our massive inventory of new Chevrolets and
used cars, trucks & SUVs and to setup a test-drive today! City
Chevrolet 5101 E.
Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28212. 1-800-868-2489 or at
is some great news from City Chevrolet in Charlotte, North Carolina. The annual
Charlotte Auto Fair is being held from September
20-23, 2012 (from Thursday to Sunday) at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. There
will be more than 8,000 vendor spaces
in the Blue-Orange-Green Fields and over 1,600
beautiful and rare cars will be on sale in the Car Corral on the Track Oval.
Not only this, more than 50 other Car
Clubs will display their vehicles on the weekend. There will be great deals
and much more for prospective buyers.
This is the greatest collector car event in the Southeast. The event is more than 30 years old and is
gaining popularity every year.
are expecting more than 100,000 eager collector vehicle buyers and restorers this
time. Buyers can shop between the Green Field outside the track and the Orange
Field and Blue Field inside. Use the
Underpass Gate 26 to shop between outside and inside. The visitors are advised
to use US 29 or US 49 to arrive at the
Charlotte Motor Speedway. Do not use I-85 or Bruton Smith Blvd - as they will
be too congested. This is also a great chance to buy and sell restoration
parts and supplies for almost any vehicle ever produced in the country.
Chevrolet serves all your automotive needs in and around Charlotte, North Carolina.
Visit us online to view our massive inventory of new Chevrolet
cars, trucks & SUVs to setup a test drive today! City Chevrolet is only 20 minutes from
Charlotte Motor Speedway. City Chevrolet
5101 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28212. 1-800-868-2489 or at www.citychevrolet.com.
Here is YOUR chance to win a 2012
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport worth a WHOPPING $58,000 for a whole YEAR.
Hendrickcars.com was the primary sponsor for the Hendrick Motorsports No.
5 Chevrolet and Kasey Kahnelast Saturday night, August 25th at
Bristol (Tennessee) Motor Speedway. In
addition, Hendrickcars.com will be the sponsor again this week for the Labor
Day weekend race at Atlanta Motor
Speedway on Sunday, September 2, 2012.
In order to participate in the ‘Win-A-Corvette Fora Year’
sweepstakes promotion, all you need to do is guess Kasey Kahn’s average speed
on lap 163 of the Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. To
participate in the sweepstakes, simplylog on to www.hendrickcars.com
and complete the form provided for the event. Drawings will be held on or about
September 5, 2012.
Contest is open only to persons who
are legal residents of the continental United States and are 21 years of age or
older at the time of entry. Employees of Hendrick Automotive Group, Hendrick
Motorsports and their affiliates, as well as the immediate family (spouse,
parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee
are not eligible. For official contest rules – click here
If you have
any further questions please feel free to contact City Chevrolet
– your favorite Chevy dealer in Charlotte, North Carolina.
new Chevrolet Spark is already popular in other parts of the globe, but Chevy
engineers want to ensure that this vehicle is tuned properly to sync in with
American conditions before it is launched in the US market.
Federico, Executive Chief Engineer, Small Cars, mentioned, “North America is a
unique and challenging place, because the driving environments vary widely
across the continent and customers have very specific expectations on their
driving experience – especially when it comes to small cars.” He further
commented, “Fortunately, the Spark was already proven in other tough markets
and we had a great foundation to build on.”
better suit the American drivers, Chevy engineers have fine tuned several
features of the Spark that include:
The standard wheel size has been increased from
14 inches to 15 inches – and specified lightweight aluminum wheels which are
quieter and help enable nimbler handling than steel wheels
For a quieter ride, the sound absorbing features
have been increased
The engine displacement has been raised 4 –
percent to 1.25 liters for a greater feeling of power
The “footprint” has been increased with wider
- · Chevy engineers have launched a global
platform debut of variable assist electric power steering that delivers a more
direct feel while help saving fuel
The coil springs have been tuned to give a
Specially designed for North America, the Spark’s
four cylinder Ecotec engine offers 1.25L displacement versus the standard 1.20L
size. The output rate is 84hp and 83 lb-ft of torque. The Spark offers more
mid-range torque and a superior performance. A five-speed manual
transmission or an available four-speed automatic transmission is matched with
the Ecotec engine. Each has been optimized for America, too, with the gears
revised for better efficiency on the highway, while the shifter for the
five-speed was enhanced to provide a sportier, more direct feel. The five-speed
also features a 3.54:1 first gear ratio, which helps provide livelier launch
features incorporated in this version of the Spark include vented front disc
brakes with large, 10.1-inch-diameter (256 mm) rotors along with four-channel
anti-lock brakes with brake assist. Hill Start Assist is standard and helps
prevent drivers from rolling when restarting from a stopped position on a hill.
It allows drivers to take their foot off the brake long enough to use the accelerator
and move forward.
for North America also comes standard with StabiliTrak electronic stability
control. It uses electronic brake and traction control capabilities to provide
more precise and controlled anti-lock braking performance, impressive traction