2015 Chevrolet Colorado Fuel Efficiency Leads the Segment

When buying a new truck, you want something that has the capabilities you need. But, you don’t want to be wasteful either, which is why the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is the perfect truck. Not only does it boast best-in-class horsepower, payload, and towing, but it also leads the segment when it comes to fuel efficiency.

Chevrolet Colorado fuel efficiency

2015 Chevy Colorado

The EPA-estimated Chevrolet Colorado fuel efficiency clocks in at 18 mpg city, 21 mpg combined, and 26 mpg highway. The highway fuel economy beats the Colorado’s competitors by 3 to 5 mpg.

“Colorado offers some of the best EPA fuel economy estimates of any pickup in a fun-to-drive, easy-to-own package,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager, in a statement. “Colorado proves you don’t have to buy a lot of expensive technology to save money at the pump.”

The Colorado achieves this efficiency with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine also uses direct fuel injection and continuously variable valve timing. Chevrolet designed the truck with efficiency in mind by creating an aerodynamic design and incorporating innovative features, such as active grille shutters to help save fuel.

If you’re interested in getting work done while saving money at the pump, come check out the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado coming to Langs Chevrolet soon.

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Damaged Corvettes From Sinkhole Incident Will Be Restored

Damaged CorvettesEarlier this year, Corvette lovers everywhere felt the tremble as the National Corvette Museum was devoured by a sinkhole that opened up under its floor. Now, Chevrolet has announced that they will be assisting the Corvette Museum in restoring three of the casualties of this natural disaster, providing nearly $250,000 in support.

“Our goal was to help the National Corvette Museum recover from a terrible natural disaster by restoring all eight cars,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president of Global Product Development. “However, as the cars were recovered, it became clear that restoration would be impractical because so little was left to repair. And, frankly, there is some historical value in leaving those cars to be views as they are.”

damaged CorvettesThe three Corvettes include the 2009 Corvette ZR1 prototype, known as the Blue Devil, and a white 1992 convertible, which was the 1-millionth Corvette produced. Chevrolet will also be funding the restoration of the 1962 Corvette, which the Museum will oversee.

Timelines for the restorations have yet to be established, so check back to Langs Chevrolet for an update on the Corvettes’ progress!

2015 Chevy Volt Features Wi-Fi, No Price Increase

Chevy Volt Wi-Fi

2014 Chevy Volt

How’d you like to conserve the environment while tweeting about out, all from your car? You can do just that with the new 2015 Chevy Volt. The new model will have new plug-in features including OnStar with 4G LTE and a wi-fi hotspot as standard.

The built-in wi-fi hotspot comes with a three-month trial of 3GB of data. So if you drive out of cell phone range, which is totally doable with the 380-mile battery range, you’ll still be able to access the Internet.

The new model of the Volt will also have a new available exterior paint color and features new engineering. The Volt’s battery cell’s storage capacity has increased from 16.5 to 17.1 kWh.

And most exciting of all, all of these great advances in technology and options have come at no extra cost. The 2015 Chevy Volt is still starting at the 2014 model price: $34,995. And of course, that price is before any federal or state tax incentives to go electric.

If you want to see this great car, check out Langs Chevrolet.

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No Funny Business: 2015 Chevy Corvette Gets Valet Mode

The 2015 Chevy Corvette will now offer Valet Mode with its Performance Data Recorder (PDR). Thanks to Valet Mode, which offers peace of mind to owners who are reluctant to hand their keys over to a valet, you’re night out just became a whole lot less stressful.

2015 Chevy Corvette

2014 Chevy Corvette

The Performance Data Recorder captures 720p HD video with a windshield-mounted camera, records interior audio with a cabin microphone and gathers valuable trip data using GPS, allowing drivers to analyze and dissect their performances. While PDR was originally designed for analyzing performance on a race track, Chevrolet found that having an exterior camera and interior microphones could also keep valets in check.

Just entering a four-digit code will activate Valet Mode, locking a storage space behind the infotainment screen and shutting down the infotainment system. Valet mode also records everything that happens while owners are away from their Corvette, including distances, routes, speeds, video, and audio.

“Think of it as a baby monitor for your car,” said Harlan Charles, Corvette product manager according to a Motortrend.com article. “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.”

Keep checking in! The 2015 Corvette will be rolling into Langs Chevrolet before we know it!

Chevy Lends a Hand at Woodward Dream Cruise

The Woodward Dream Cruise wouldn’t be much of a cruise if the cars broke down. Unfortunately, when you bring more than 40,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector, and special interest vehicles all in one place, more than a few unforeseen incidents are going to happen.

That’s why the Chevrolet Certified Service Rescue Squad will be lending a hand for the third year running to ensure everything goes smoothly during the cruise on Saturday.

Last year, it helped more than 55 cruisers in need. This year, ASE certified technicians in six 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Rescue Squad Pickup trucks will travel north and south Woodward during the cruise to assist with all makes and models of vehicles when needed.

There are also two Chevrolet Certified Service locations where cruisers of all makes and models can go for help—the Fifth Third Bank at 29710 Woodward Ave. and The Vitamin Shoppe at 31753 Woodward Ave.

“It’s called the ‘The Dream Cruise,’ but an overheated engine, a drained battery or a flat tire can turn that dream into a nightmare for enthusiasts whose countdown clock to Woodward starts the day it ends,” said Chris Brandt, Chevrolet Certified Service advertising manager. “No one wants to break down or cause ‘The Dream Traffic Jam,’ so Chevrolet Certified Service technicians will be assisting cruisers with minor issues that can be easily remedied.”

If you need assistance with your Chevy, dream cruise or no, you can also stop by Langs Chevrolet!

Are Well-Behaved Drivers Actually Causing Traffic Jams?

Traffic JamsAlright all you law-abiding citizens, as it turns out, even the most well-intentioned driver can contribute to traffic build up. Sometimes the cause for traffic is clear: accidents and road work are the obvious culprit, but even small speed adjustments on high-speed roads can ultimately lead to a traffic jam.

How frustrating is it when you’re stuck in traffic, and when it finally breaks, there’s no apparent reason? Likely, at some point, a car slowed down or slammed on its brakes – causing a domino effect, which gets worse and worse. When a single driver hits the brakes, the flow of traffic is interrupted. The following cars must slow down, and then speed up again to regain their optimal speed. Cars generally enter the back of the traffic jam at a faster rate than the cars in front can accelerate out of it – before you know it, you have a legitimate traffic jam, just because one person slowed down. The traffic jam will eventually break when the number of cars approaching the jam is fewer than the number coming out of it. Check out this Scientific American video for a quick visual.

Another major faux-pas? As a general statement, American’s aren’t very good at the “zipper effect”. This is something Europeans have figured out, and it helps alleviate what could be a traffic nightmare. When two lanes merge into one, we tend to get in the lane we need to be in far before the other lane ends, am I right? Then we become infuriated when someone else cruises right to the front of the line and expects us to let him in – right? This is all wrong.  According to Tom Vanderbilt, author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us), if we would all stay in our respective lanes, and then use the zipper effect to combine the two lanes at the closure point, traffic would move 40 percent faster.

Finally, we gawk. An accident on one side of the road technically shouldn’t effect traffic on the other side. Unfortunately, our nosey ways means that traffic gets backed up on both sides.

Research shows that self-driving cars could eliminate much of this human error, eliminating up to 80 percent of accidents on our roadways, and decreasing the time we spend in traffic. Next time you’re on the roads, think twice about slamming on your brakes or staring at the accident in the next lane over, it could mean the difference for an unsuspecting driver behind you.

Chevy Makes Automatic Parking Assist Standard on Every SS

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2014 Chevy SS

Have you ever found yourself on a busy city street, struggling to parallel park? For those drivers who consistently find themselves struggling with this difficult driving task, Chevrolet recently announced that the SS Sedan will be the brand’s first and only vehicle to offer standard Automatic Parking Assist.

“Even some of the most experienced drivers in the world loathe parallel parking,” said Scott Hollopeter, vehicle dynamics engineer for the SS. “Automatic Parking Assist is designed to help alleviate that anxiety in situations where more experience is required to park a vehicle.”

The technology, which uses sensors on the front and rear bumpers to detect the area in which the car has to parallel park, guides the car into the parking spot without your steering help. All you need to do is accelerate and brake as the Automatic Parking Assist instructs you to. It’s really that simple!

To hear more about the Chevrolet SS sedan, stop in to Langs Chevrolet today and give the sedan a test drive.

Chevrolet Leads the Way with Standard Stop/Start Technology

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2014 Chevrolet Malibu

One of the biggest ways to waste fuel in your car is by idling. While in many instances this can be avoided, sometimes it’s inevitable, for example when you’re are sitting at a stop light. This is where stop/start technology lends a hand.

Leading the charge with this technology is the Chevrolet Malibu, which has one of the most aggressive rollouts of standard stop/start technology. Chevrolet has reported that 97 percent of customers who have purchased a 2014 or 2015 Malibu have opted for the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that comes standard with stop/start technology.

Stop/start technology helps save fuel by shutting off the engine when the car come to a complete stop and then automatically starting back up after the drivers releases the brake. The startup is so quick, it happens within 337 milliseconds—the speed of a blink of an eye.

“Chevrolet will continue to bring innovative technologies across our product lineup and stop/start is one of many ways we are helping customers save at the gas pump,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet cars, in a statement.

Come check out the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu with standard stop/start technology available now at Langs Chevrolet.

Looking Ahead to the 2016 Volt

Looking ahead to the 2016 Volt

2014 Chevy Volt

We just passed the halfway point for 2014, but Chevrolet is already hard at work on its 2016 models and beyond. A lot of work is going into the 2016 Chevy Volt to bring drivers more of what they want out of an electric car. For the 2015 model year, the Volt is planning a bigger battery. Unfortunately the new battery is not expected to give any extra range, but Chevrolet hopes to change that for 2016.

Ask an electric car owner what they would like to see in future generations. The most popular response you receive will be “more range.” Others may also say that they would like to see a lower price. For the first couple years after introduction, the Volt topped the favorite list among consumers. This year, the Volt dropped behind the Tesla model S. Chevrolet hopes to take back the top spot with new advances. EV owners everywhere are hoping the new advances will also bring a better rang and a lower price.

As we are looking ahead to the 2016 Volt, we can’t help appreciate the advances in electric vehicles. If you would like to see a 2014 Chevy Volt in-person, stop by Langs Chevrolet!

Chevrolet is Gearing Up for Wi-Fi Debut

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Wi-Fi available in all-new Cruze

How would you like to turn your car into a mobile hotspot? Soon, you can! Chevrolet is currently gearing up to bring you 4G LTE capabilities through OnStar. You will be able to use your laptop, tablet, or any other device in or near your car while being connected to quick and efficient internet. Your kids will be thrilled to have internet access during your long road trip to the beach and for your yearly holiday trip to the in-laws’.

You can expect to see some commercials popping up, showing off the new technology this summer. If you plan on taking an airplane to your vacation destination this summer, expect unlimited Facebook access during the flight provided by Chevrolet and GoGo in-flight Wi-Fi which will also promote the new 4G LTE access.

4G LTE will be available across many of Chevrolet’s 2015 models soon including the Cruze, Equinox, and all-new Trax. If you would like to know more about how Chevrolet is gearing up for its Wi-Fi debut, stop by Langs Chevrolet in Beavercreek! You can also find additional information by visiting Chevrolet’s website.