Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Chevrolet Volt is the Key

Life can get pretty hectic sometimes.

A common side effect of a chaotic life is key loss.

You come in from the grocery store with bags upon bags in your hands while your mind is wandering to everything else that needs to be done.

You put your groceries away just in time to realize you left your checkbook at the store.

And so, the search for your keys begins.

You look high and low until you take an act of desperation and look inside the fridge.

But, sure enough – there they are. Right next to the milk, actually.

This is a scenario that Chevrolet Volt drivers never have to live out again.

Why?

Because the Volt has a keyless ignition with a blue electronic push button start that does not require them to turn a key.

It also features an extended range remote keyless entry and vehicle starter system.

Not to mention the mobile and computer app that allows them to lock, unlock and even check the charge level.

It is called keyless access.

And, it is the solution to a side effect of the chaos we call life.

Tom Naquin of Elkhart Indiana is proud to provide that solution to the greater South Bend area.

The All-New 2014 Cadillac CTS Steps Up

With an additional five inches of length, the all-new third-generation 2014 Cadillac CTS is taking a step up from the compact luxury sedan segment to the midsize luxury sedan segment.

The extension of space is not the only element to advance for the Cadillac CTS, however.

With over 20 new standard features, the 2014 Cadillac CTS will deliver uncompromised performance, luxury and technology, according to CTS Executive Chief Engineer David Leone.

Well, perhaps everything isn’t bigger on the 2014 CTS. Its weight, for instance, is 244 pounds less than its predecessor. That makes it the lightest vehicle in its new segment. And, it sits lower and is leaner in nature.

The standard 2014 Cadillac CTS model is priced at $46,025, while the Vsport model has been set to $59,995. Both require an additional $925 destination fee.

The standard CTS is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that cranks out 272-horsepower and jets from zero to 60 a whole 1.5 seconds faster than the 2013 at 6.1 seconds.

The standard CTS claims the best braking performance in its segment with front Brembo brakes paired with ferritic-nitro carburizing (FNC) anti-corrosion rotors. It sits on 18-inch wheels and also comes standard with Magnetic Ride Control, the fastest-reacting suspensions in the world.

Drive Modes include ice, sport, snow and touring.

The Vsport hosts a 3.6-liter Twin-Turbo V6 with SAE-certified 420-horsepower. Its Magnetic Ride Control includes specific calibration and enhanced throttle progression. The Vsport features a track drive mode, an electronic slip differential and an eight-speed automatic transmission in rear-wheel drive only.

The Collection includes a Luxury, Performance and Premium option package.

The CTS is loaded with the CUE infotainment system displayed on an eight-inch fully reconfigurable touch screen in addition to a 5.7-inch instrument cluster display and eleven speakers.

Set to arrive in dealerships this fall, Tom Naquin of Elkhart Indiana cannot wait for the arrival of the 2014 Cadillac CTS.

Chevrolet College Discount Program

A new Chevrolet makes for the most perfect and practical gift for a recent high school or college graduate.

The Chevrolet College Discount Program provides the right ride for the next road in life.

Current offers include:

2013 Chevrolet Cruze

  • APR as low as 1.9 percent
  • Plus $500 Bonus Cash or $1,500 Total Cash Allowance

2013 Chevrolet Equinox

  • APR as low as 0 percent
  • Plus $500 Bonus Cash or $1,500 Total Cash Allowance

2013 Chevrolet Malibu

  • APR as low as 0 percent
  • Plus $500 Bonus Cash or $2,500 Total Cash Allowance

2013 Chevrolet Sonic

  • APR as low as 1.9 percent
  • Plus $500 Total Cash Allowance

2013 Chevrolet Traverse

  • APR as low as 0 percent
  • Plus $1,500 Total Cash Allowance

For Cash Allowance, Bonus Cash or APR, take new retail delivery by July 1, 2013.

Visit Tom Naquin in Elkhart Indiana for the Chevrolet College Discount Program.

An Animated Chevrolet Camaro Debuts in the Movie, Turbo

You may be aware that an animated film called Turbo will begin to play in theaters on July 17, 2013.

What you may not know, however, is that Chevrolet has played a significant role in this DreamWorks film.

That’s right.

Chevrolet is embracing a whole new perspective on product placement.

Intertwined within the story of a snail that acquires super-speed power and competes in the Indianapolis 500 is an animated Chevrolet Camaro co-designed by Chevrolet.

Chevrolet took it one step further in the creation of a real-life replica of the Camaro. The 700-horsepower of the turbocharged ZL1 has propelled the Camaro around to various auto shows and, even, stopped long enough to make an appearance at The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the Indianapolis 500 itself.

Also at the Indy 500 as an honorary starter was Michael Pena who is the voice of Tito, the entrepreneur that enters Turbo into the race.

Chevrolet Panther Racing Townsend Bell sported Turbo on his number 60 Indy car as well.

The automaker also helped with the design of the animated Chevrolet-powered Indy cars that flash the Chevrolet bowtie across the screen as they race around Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

And, three-time Indy 500 champion Dario Franchitti offered his first-hand experience in developing the simulation of racing around the track.

Tom Naquin of Elkhart Indiana is excited for the July 17 debut of the Chevrolet-inspired animated film, Turbo.