Chevrolet’s SEMA Concepts Are Real Scene-Stealers

Chevrolet’s SEMA Concepts Are Real Scene-Stealers

Besides the Camaro SS Special Edition, Silverado Toughnology, and Colorado Sport, Chevrolet is prepared to introduce five new concept vehicles at the upcoming SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Autoblog reports that the Chevrolet’s SEMA concepts will feature accessories developed by GM, of which, some will be available in Chevrolet dealerships, and some will be tested for further development.

SS Sport Concept

Chevrolet's SEMA Concepts

Current Chevy SS Available at Langs!

The flagship vehicle will be the SS Sport concept, inspired by GM’s Australian arm, Holden. Holden has a long-time tradition of motorsport, and the SS will pay tribute with the Holden logo on its wheel caps, floor mats, and cargo tray. Chevrolet accessories include the grille, fog lamps, aerodynamics, wheels, pedals, and more.

Sonic Accessories Concept

This Sonic is designed to show consumers just how far they can go with customization and accessories on a Sonic. The concept will feature white surrounds on its headlights and taillights, black highlights on the grille, mirror covers and rear spoiler, and an upgraded sound system including a Kicker brand subwoofer and amplifier. In addition, a lowered ride height and 17-inch wheels adds to performance and offer enhanced visual appeal.

Sonic Performance Concept

The Sonic Performance features a 1.4-liter turbo engine, Chevrolet’s Performance Stage Kit and a cold-air induction and a high-flow exhaust system. In addition, the concept car will be track-tuned and feature lowered suspension, a rear spoiler, 17-inch wheels, and white accents on the headlights, taillights, grille, and mirror covers.

Impala Blackout Concept

Chevy takes things to the dark side with this concept, which features a blacked-out grille surround, rear spoiler, painted mirror caps, and 19-inch wheels. The interior features black leather with custom trim plates and a wire mesh pattern along with stainless steel sills that are stamped with the Impala logo.

Cruze RS Plus Concept

Finally, the Cruze RS Plus Concept is based on the best-selling Cruze, and adds a custom Wildfire Metallic exterior, lower body moldings, and rear spoiler to the exterior. Inside, Chevy sets the mood with an ambient lighting kit, illuminated door sills, and a Kicker subwoofer and amplifier kit.

Check back in with Langs Chevrolet often for updates on Chevrolet’s SEMA concepts!

Chevrolet Vehicles Are Perfect for Road Trips with Pets

Halloween is getting closer and closer in our rearview mirrors, chasing us down like a monster movie villain, and that means the long, fun—but often stressful—holiday season will be upon us sooner rather than later. Chances are you’ll be traveling somewhere to visit friends, family, and loved ones at some point during the holidays. If you’re one of the 62% of Americans who own at least one pet, you’ll probably want to bring your furry friends along for the ride.

Road Trips with Pets

The 2015 Chevrolet Equinox is the perfect pet-friendly vehicle!

If so, you should consider doing your traveling in a Chevrolet, the brand that makes vehicles that are perfect for road trips with pets. A recent Chevrolet press release touted the Equinox, a versatile SUV, as the best equipped car for a road trip with your dog, cat, or other pet. “The Chevrolet Equinox’s spacious cargo area can accommodate a good-size pet carrier and consumers can find specialized pet restraints for use in rear seats,” the release says. It also recommends you, “Find and program the number of a 24-hour emergency vet. That way, he or she is no more than a voice command away, thanks to the Equinox’s available MyLink infotainment system when paired with a compatible mobile device.”

For more tips and best practices for traveling with pets, read the rest of the press release on Chevy’s website. And, to see the Equinox and the rest of our pet-friendly lineup for yourself, simply come down to Langs Chevrolet today—we guarantee you’ll leave wishing you had a tail, so you could wag it with satisfied happiness.

TEDx Returns to Dayton for a New Event

TEDx events are likely some of the most mentally and emotionally constructive events that take place country-wide. These meetings of the minds promote progressive thinking, innovation, serious discussion, and healthy questioning on topics most of us don’t take the time to consider in our daily lives. People from all around the world come together to share, collaborate, entertain and inform attendees about their industries and their thoughts about the world.

And we’re having another one, right here in Dayton.

TEDx Dayton Event

TEDx is about change and not just worldwide change, either. TEDx promotes community. It is the community who arranges TEDx events and brings in speakers. These are your issues and your concerns being discussed in an informative, nurturing setting, and that’s just grand.

There’s a lot to learn by attending a TEDx event and registration is easy! Simply visit the TEDxDayton website and go through a short process to save your seat. It’s not too late. This time, the TEDxDayton event is being held on October 17th.

Langs Chevrolet can’t help but support these innovative events that bring everyone together to think about the things that really matter in this crazy world. We hope to see a big turnout for this TEDx event and can’t wait for what this round’s TEDx event brings!

2015 Corvette Z06 is Like Ice Cream, Only it Melts Your Face

At a point, detailing the awesomeness of the 2015 Corvette Z06 is a bit like talking about a six-gallon tub full of ice cream that you are continually pouring sprinkles and gummi candies onto. Only the Z06 isn’t liable to leave you with a severe case of heartburn and enough stomach ache to last you a lifetime. The Z06, on the other hand, wants to make you go faster.

2015 Corvette Z06

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06

How much faster? Well, here’s some food for thought: the 2015 Corvette Z06 is capable of going from 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds and running a quarter-mile in 11.2 seconds with its standard seven-speed manual transmission. If you upgrade it to the eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters, you’ll get a 0-60 time of 2.95 seconds and a quarter-mile of 10.95 seconds.

Like we said: sprinkles on top of sprinkles.

“The Corvette has long been known as America’s sports car,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors’ executive vice president, Global Product Development. “With the capability of the new Z06 rivaling the best performance cars in the world, we will also be America’s Supercar.”

With an engine that generates 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, standard Magnetic Ride Control and Performance Traction Management, and an industry-first Performance Data Recorder, the only thing that will melt with the Corvette Z06 is your face.

To learn more about how you can get your hands on this piece of automotive engineering genius, stop in and see us at Langs Chevrolet.

GM Partner Comprehensive Logistics Bringing 200 Jobs to Tennessee

In an effort that will bring more factory jobs to the South, Comprehensive Logistics Co., based out of Ohio, will be opening a new manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The new facility will be intended to produce parts for General Motors.

Comprehensive Logistics estimates a good 200 jobs will come out of the initial opening of the facility. This accompanies an announcement in August from General Motors itself that it would pledge $167 million dollars, in addition to a previous pledge, to create or maintain 1,800 jobs at the existing plant in Spring Hill. With the decline in job availability, especially for factory workers, in the past few decades, these recent announcements by GM-partners and others to build new facilities on American soil give hope to the future of our job market.

The new building should be completed in mid-2015 and will bear some of the manufacturing load of the current Spring Hill facility.

At Langs Chevrolet, we’re excited to see our company and its partners working to create jobs on US soil, including Comprehensive Logistics bringing 200 jobs to Tennessee. Be sure to stay tuned to Langs for more information on what GM is doing for our country and community.

Get Ready: The 2015 Colorado is Coming to Langs

The 2015 Colorado is coming to Langs

2015 Chevy Colorado

Get ready, Beavercreek. You’ve been waiting patiently for the arrival of the newly-relaunched 2015 Chevy Colorado ever since it was first announced at the 2013 LA Auto Show in November, and now the time is nigh. The Colorado has begun shipping to dealerships all across the land, meaning you can expect to see them in our showroom at Langs Chevrolet very, very soon.

“The Colorado was designed to meet the demands of the modern midsized truck buyer, and now we’re fulfilling the demand they’ve placed on us,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet. “Chevrolet and everyone at the Wentzville [Missouri] plant has worked hard to get the truck out on time to fulfill as soon as possible the orders our dealers have placed.”

Unless you plan on waiting until the 2016 model year for the 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel, then you owe it to yourself to test drive the truck that may very well reshape the pickup segment as we now know it.

Want to see just what the 2015 Colorado has to offer without leaving to comfort of your own home? Then visit the Colorado configurator and “Build Your Own.”

“Our truck lineup is all about giving truck buyers choice,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. “With the Build Your Own site, Colorado customers can equip their truck, request a quote from the dealer and even get a price on their trade-in.”

Here at Langs, we’re all about choices, and for our money, there isn’t one better than the 2015 Colorado. Schedule a test drive with us and find out why for yourself.

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.

damaged Corvettes

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.

2015 Chevy Corvette

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!