New 2016 Spark Styling Gets Extensive Color Options

No matter what your taste in styling is, Chevy is giving new Spark owners an extensive array of color combinations to choose from. Most recently, Toasted Marshmallow and Kalamata Olive became available.

According to Chevy, the other color options for the 2016 Spark styling include Jalapeno Green, Lime, Salsa Red, Titanium, Electric Blue, Black Granite, Splash, Silver Ice, and Summit White. Believe it or not, these are just the options for the exterior paint colors. For a small price, drivers can customize the interior as well.

2015 Chevy Spark

2015 Chevy Spark

“The first generation Spark’s colors allowed us to explore some fun, creative names,” said Dora Nowicki, marketing manager for the 2016 Spark. “We had an opportunity to continue this trend with the new Spark. When it came time to name new colors for the 2016 model, we brought color samples to the table and challenged our launch team to let their creativity run wild.”

So why add so many options? Chevy wants drivers to have a unique experience and add a little more fun than usual. This is just one more reason to consider buying the 2016 Spark from Langs Chevrolet.

All-New 2016 Malibu Raises the Bar in Style

2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Current Chevy Malibu Available in Beavercreek, OH

Chevrolet is raising the bar with the all-new 2016 Malibu, which appeared at the Javits Center in New York, sporting a more aggressive look than ever.

The wide grille, the expressive headlights, and the angled LED running lamps all work together to give the Malibu a new edge.

In fact, because it was noticeably inspired by it, you could even call it the Impala’s angry little brother. And it’s the same story at the rear as it is at the front: the taillights have a sharper cant to them and the large, integrated dual exhausts look positively ferocious.

When you enter the car, however, it’s like entering a completely different world. Brown-and-beige leather, a large central MyLink system, and a dedicated display in the instrument cluster are all dedicated toward absolute comfort and convenience.

For the full list of details on the all-new 2016 Malibu, check out the official press release, or just visit Langs Chevrolet when it goes on sale!

Making a Change during Distracted Driving Awareness Month

texting while drivingApril is Distracted Driving Awareness month, and there’s no better time to bring the dangers of distracted driving to the forefront. According to distraction.gov, distracted driving is simply described as “any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.” While we may think that we are in complete control of distracted behavior behind the wheel, the truth is that all distractions endanger not only the driver, but other people on the road.

What is distracting me?

  • Texting
  • Talking on the phone
  • Talking with passengers
  • Reading
  • Adjusting audio, navigation, and other infotainment display controls
  • Applying makeup (or otherwise grooming)
  • Eating and drinking
  • Watching a video

But hands-free phone use is ok, right?

An estimated one in four car crashes involves cell phone use. That means nearly 25% of all accidents can be avoided by simply eliminating cell phone use while on the road. Keep in mind that hands-free phone use isn’t free of distractions, either. Though you may have free use of both hands, it’s your brain that allows you to make split-second decisions, and conversations are a distraction and slow down the decision-making process.

What can I do?

NSC.org suggests you practice the following rules in honor of Distracted Driving Awareness month, and make them a habit year-round.

  • Eliminate phone use of any kind while on the road (Take the pledge here).
  • Spread the word about the dangers of distracted driving on social media.

Here at Langs Chevrolet, we believe in putting safety first. Stop by to check out our exciting lineup of vehicles that offer a wide variety of advanced safety features!

All-New Chevy Malibu Safety Technology

2015 Chevy Malibu

2015 Chevy Malibu – Available Now at Langs!

The all-new Chevy Malibu safety technology system provides parents and teens with numerous tools that teach safe driving habits. Inexperienced teen drivers, ages 16-19, are involved in fatal car crashes three times as much as drivers ages 20 and over, according to the IIHS. Chevy has taken note and provided a new system to see that number decrease.

Teen Driver was developed by Chevy engineers and provides parents with a suite of safety technology focused on helping their teens develop better driving habits even when they’re not in the car with them. The new safety features are listed below.

  • Muting audio systems when front seat safety belts are not fastened
  • Audible and visual warnings given when the Malibu is traveling faster than permitted speeds
  • Tracking of driving distance, speed, over-speed warnings given, stability control events, antilock brake events, and forward collision alerts

Teen Driver is enabled through Chevy’s MyLink System, making it a seamless set-up process for parents. The new Chevy Malibu won’t be available until later this year, so we at Langs Chevrolet will let you know when they start arriving on our lot!

NCAA First Four Played in Dayton

March BasketballDayton is getting a stimulus to its economy and it isn’t coming from any government. The NCAA March Madness Men’s Basketball Tournament took place in Flyer territory. The opening round, dubbed the “First Four,” kicked off the tournament.

The NCAA First Four coming to the Dayton area pays out to over $4 million in the local economy each year. It also puts Dayton in the national spotlight, which is great for prospective businesses to see how the city works. But putting on such an enormous event is no easy task.

Getting ready for the NCAA First Four requires an entire year’s worth of work. Volunteers pour thousands of hours into setting up and preparations, like finding sponsors. Sponsors invest millions of dollars in the games. Both are a major part of the success in Dayton.

Two events, deemed the Hoopla, were a major part of the pregame. First, the Hoopla Four Miler run took place, starting and ending at the UD River Campus. This year 300 people took part, doubling 2014’s number.

Second, The Hoopla STEM Challenge was held at Chaminade-Julienne High School. There, boys and girls in grades K-8 participated in the hot shot competition. STEM partners were on hand to teach the kids about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

March Madness runs from March 17th to April 1st, and we at Langs Chevrolet have our brackets filled out!

New Colorado Trail Boss Edition Struts at Cleveland Auto Show

After a long week at work, there’s just nothing better than shutting out the rest of the world and giving yourself a weekend to play in the great outdoors. Out in the wild, you get to be your own boss—and now Chevrolet makes the perfect truck for that sort of independence. The new Colorado Trail Boss Edition, the latest in a long run of Colorado special edition trucks, recently debuted at the Cleveland Auto Show.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

2015 Chevy Colorado Available at Langs Chevrolet

This particular version of the Colorado is definitely built to own any off-road situation, but it is also simply a truck enthusiast’s dream. It comes with optional 4WD capability, special wheels and tires, the GearOn cargo box, and we’re just getting started on the feature list. “This truck offers one-stop shopping for people who want to customize their truck,” said Chevrolet spokesman Otie McKinley.

The Chevrolet Colorado is still a very new model, but it’s already been extremely successful in its quest to revamp the mid-size truck market. Come see us at Langs Chevrolet to learn more about the Colorado and all its special editions, including the new Trail Boss complete with Z71 package. And, yes, if you’re wondering—it does come with black Bowties. So what are you waiting for?

Chevrolet Named 2015 Climate Leadership Award Winner

Go GreenChevrolet is taking the “Go Green” philosophy past its vehicle lineup. The American carmaker was recently the only automaker named a 2015 Climate Leadership Award winner, thanks to its efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of schools across the country. Through the Chevrolet Clean Energy Campus Campaign, the automaker has made a lasting impression on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), who handed out the award.

“The Climate Registry is honored to recognize an impressive group of climate champions for their dedication to and leadership in addressing climate change in their operations,” said David Rosenheim, executive director of The Climate Registry. “This year’s deserving award winners are leading the way in reducing carbon pollution through greater transparency and consistent data, demonstrating the path to a more sustainable future.”

Chevrolet’s Clean Energy Campus Campaign partners with primary schools, secondary schools, and college campuses across the US to reduce their carbon footprints. The award was specifically for Chevrolet’s “carbon performance methodologies,” which help lower emissions. Currently, Chevrolet hopes to lower greenhouse-gas emissions by at least 8 million metric tons of CO2.

Chevrolet’s eco-friendly philosophy can also be seen in the brand’s lineup. Make sure you stop in to Langs Chevrolet today to check out our fuel-efficient vehicles!

2015 Chevrolet Trax Available Now at Langs Chevrolet

2015 Chevrolet Trax

2015 Chevrolet Trax at CAS

Crossovers are definitely the vehicle of choice for most people and it’s no surprise due to their tall ride height, spacious interior, and trendy styling. But some people may still want a vehicle with a smaller footprint, especially in urban environments. This is where the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Trax steps in.

Edmunds.com described the Trax as “the perfect 21st-century city vehicle” because of its moderate fuel efficiency, affordable price tag, cargo space, and must-have technology. The Trax is powered by a small but lively 1.4-liter, four-cylinder engine and offers superb steering, a comfortable ride, and an exclusive fold-flat front passenger seat that opens up additional cargo space to accommodate longer items.

The Trax is offered in three trims: LS, LT, and LTZ—with each available as either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Standard equipment includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, keyless entry, full power accessories, the Chevrolet MyLink system with a seven-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, a built-in WiFi hotspot, OnStar, and more.

The Trax is available now at Langs Chevrolet. Stop by today and see if this compact crossover is the vehicle you’ve been waiting for.

Chevrolet Trailblazer and MVP Models Expanding to GM India

GM recently announced it will be bringing the Chevrolet Trailblazer to India sometime later this year, as well as its MVP Spin model in 2016, further increasing the automaker’s constantly growing global presence.

The India GM branch will also seriously raise its exports in the coming year, planning to transport almost 20,000 vehicles to other countries in 2015 alone. According to Times of India, most of these exported cars will end up in Mexico and Chile.

Though GM has had a significant presence in India since 1996, the company has unfortunately only managed to accumulate a loss over time in the country. We at Langs Chevrolet hope these changes will impact GM India in a positive way.

Arvind Saxena, GM India president, spoke about their attempts to curb the loss recently, saying, “We have achieved substantial progress last year in India in terms of cutting down the loses. We further plan to improve in the coming years.”

Do you think the Chevrolet Trailblazer and MVP expanding to India will result in a substantial change? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Helpful Rules for Sharing the Road with Cyclists

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Share the Road with Cyclists!

If you’re not a cyclist and you don’t really consort with cyclists, you can easily fall victim to seeing them as the “other.” They don’t belong on the road, you think. The truth is that the road is meant to be shared. Motorists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists–we are all on the same team! In the spirit of safety and unity, we’ve compiled some rules for sharing the road with cyclists.

Bike lanes are for bikes. Don’t park anywhere that blocks the bike lane. This creates an extremely dangerous situation for cyclists because they now have to ride into traffic to go around your parked car. Speaking of the bike lane—when making a right turn, check your blind spot—particularly for cyclists.

It helps to understand the unique challenges that cyclists face. For instance, cyclists sometimes don’t like to ride right next to parked cars for fear of being “doored.” That’s when the driver of a parked car suddenly opens their door and cyclist runs right into it, possibly sustaining serious injury.

Also know that just like with motorists, some cyclists are better and/or more responsible than others. Try to approach the occasional bad cyclist with as much patience as you would a bad motorist.

A good way of thinking is to pretend that each cyclist you see is a friend or a family member. Wouldn’t you want them to be safe on the road? We at Langs Chevrolet sure hope you would!