Mid-Size Chevy Colorado Shines amongst the Competition

The mid-size Chevy Colorado is a welcome addition to the American automaker’s lineup for many drivers. Whereas before, truck fans were limited to the larger Silverado, now drivers who don’t need a vehicle that’s quite the size of the Silverado can opt for a more compact truck that still boasts plenty of hauling power. When the editors from AutoWeek tested out the 2015 Colorado, they were suitably impressed with its utility and drivability.

mid-size Chevy Colorado

2015 Chevy Colorado

The exact truck test-driven by the editors was a Colorado LT with Crew Cab. This truck offers four doors and a large bed, which means the Colorado is plenty roomy for families as well as workmen. Options added to this particular truck included leather seats, remote start, polished exhaust tips, CGN spray-in bed liner, and a safety package—all of which bumped the price up to $35,000. Despite its hefty price tag, AutoWeek editors were impressed by all the Colorado had to offer, and mentioned that customers could easily get a comfortable Colorado for a more reasonable price tag.

Some of the main pluses of the Colorado as mentioned by AutoWeek include improved fuel economy, a functional interior, and a manageable size when compared to its larger cousin. Here at Langs Chevrolet, we recommend you come out and test-drive one to see for yourself just how capable the mid-size Chevy Colorado can be.

Chevy’s Mo’ne Davis Commercial Shines Spotlight on Up and Coming Athletes

Chevy's Mo'ne Davis CommercialWho said throwing like a girl is such a bad thing? While the rest of the world turned their attention to the 2014 World Series, Chevrolet took a moment to highlight Little League player Mo’ne Davis. Sure, she throws like a girl; but for Davis, that means a 70-mile-an-hour fastball.

In Chevy’s Mo’ne Davis commercial, the Little League superstar is featured in a 60-second spot, which briefly covers her passion and clear talent for sports.

A longer documentary created by Chevy’s agency of record, Spike DDB, and directed by Spike Lee features Mo’ne Davis on and off the field, including interviews with her family, coaches, and teammates.

“Mo’ne truly embodies the spirit at the heart of baseball, and she has been a powerful inspiration to boys and girls everywhere,” said Chevrolet’s U.S. vice president of marketing, Paul Edwards. “She has proven that anything is possible if you dedicate yourself, and are guided by the right values in life.”

We at Langs Chevy love that Chevrolet, Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball®, finds innovative ways to support today’s young athletes as they train to become tomorrow’s major league players.

The 2015 Bi-Fuel Chevy Impala Replaces Gas with Methane

bi-fuel Chevy Impala

2015 Chevy Impala Available at Langs

What do beer, food scraps, sewage have in common? According to Chevy, they can all be used to power your car! The 2015 Bi-fuel Chevy Impala is an innovative new car which runs on methane made from…well, garbage. Here at Langs Chevrolet, we’re constantly surprised by what Chevy engineers are unveiling.

Chevy has assured us this is nothing like the DeLorean from the Back to the Future trilogy, which at one point runs on garbage. However, the idea is the same. quasar energy group (purosefully claiming no capital letters) has fitted their compressed natural gas (CNG) technology into the 2015 Impala, which allows biogas to replace gasoline.

“If you can buy renewable fuel at $1.95 per gallon while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, everybody wins,” said Mel Kurtz, president of quasar energy group. “quasar’s Columbus facility can produce 1.3 million gasoline gallon equivalents of CNG each year.”

Using just Biogas the Bi-Fuel Chevy Impala has a range of about 150 miles. Combine that with a gas engine, and it’ll do approximately 500 miles.

Although California and Oklahoma are the only states with the infrastructure for alternative fuels like methane, we may see the Bi-fuel car on highways in Ohio before too long!

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.