Monthly Archives: August 2013

Millennials Help Boost Chevrolet Small Car Sales

Chevrolet small car sales continue to increase as its share of buyers under 35 is finding that these cars best meet their priorities. Since 2010, Chevrolet’s small car sales have increased 229 percent and a lot of that can be credited to figuring out how to attract these younger buyers.

The full Chevrolet press release explains that millennials’ purchase priorities include advanced technology, fuel economy, functionality and affordability. These features are best represented in the Chevrolet Cruze, Sonic, and Spark mini car.

“The opportunity this new generation represents is enormous,” said Cristi Landy, Chevrolet marketing director, Small Cars and Electrified Vehicles. “The only way for Chevrolet to deliver the products, technology and services they want most is to really listen to what is important in their lives today and help enable them to reach their full potential.”

Listen they have, as Chevrolet has provided technological features on the Spark and Sonic such as the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system which is powered by your smartphone and includes various apps such as Pandora and Siri in Eyes Free Mode.

It sounds like Chevy has the millennial market all figured out.

Visit Tom Naquin Chevrolet to learn more about the vehicles that have helped Chevrolet small car sales increase over the last three years.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado Earns High Safety Rating

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released its safety ratings and the ratings are good news for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The Silverado 1500 has earned a five-star rating and is among one of the first trucks to receive such a rating since the NHTSA changed its New Car Assessment Program in 2011.

The NHTSA only tested the crew cab model of the Silverado as Chevrolet expects the crew cab to account for 60 percent of their 2014 light duty full-size pickup truck sales.

Just take one look at some of the safety features offered on the 2014 Silverado and you will see why it earned a five-star rating.

  • Fully boxed frames
  • High-strength steel
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Safety Alert Seat

You can learn more about some of these features on this Chevrolet Press Release.

If safety is a top priority for you, then check out the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 at Tom Naquin Chevrolet today!

2014 Chevy Impala Used as Recording Studio for Detroit-based Band

Gone is the amateur karaoke hour normally reserved for red lights and traffic jams. With a brand new, noise-cancelling cabin, the 2014 Chevy Impala has changed the face of singing in the car.  The Gentlemen Mutineers, a Detroit-based blues-rock band, recently used the new 2014 Chevy Impala as a recording studio for their well-known anthem “Detroit Throttle,” opening new possibilities for car-bound aspiring singers.

All outside noise was cancelled as Frankie Turner, lead singer for the band, crooned into a microphone while Grammy-award winning recording engineer, Mark Pastoria, recorded the sound on a laptop.

“I am amazed at how quiet the Impala is,” Pastora said. “It was important that we wouldn’t hear background noise while recording and with all that was going on outside the car, I am astounding that we couldn’t hear any of it. The Impala rocks.”

The recording studio quality silence might come as a surprise to most customers, but not to the engineers who created the silent interior. In order to minimize outside noise, the Impala is equipped with a windshield and front door glass that are acoustically laminated, a trunk and floor pan covered with liquid-applied sound deadener and triple-sealed doors, among other sound preventing substances. With this variety of sound buffering and absorbing materials, it’s hard to believe that you can even hear the passengers sitting next to you.

Come out and check the recording studio quality cabin of the all-new 2014 Chevy Impala at Tom Naquin today! Who knows—maybe you’ll get your big break!

August Chevrolet Deals at Tom Naquin of Elkhart Indiana

Tom Naquin would like to kick off the month of August the right way – and that is with great Chevrolet sales for the South Bend area.

2014 Chevrolet Impala LT

  • $269 Lease for 36 Months with $2,709 Due at  Signing
  • OR 2.9 percent APR for 60 Months

2013 Chevrolet Sonic

  • $500 Consumer Cash
  • OR 1.9 percent APR for 48 Months

2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LS

  • $239 Lease for 36 Months with $1,619 Due at Signing
  • OR $1,500 Consumer Cash
  • OR 0 percent APR for 36 Months

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS

  • $149 Lease for 36 Months with $2,129 Due at Signing
  • OR $1,500 Consumer Cash
  • OR 1.9 percent APR for 48 Months

2013 Chevrolet Malibu LS

  • $169 Lease for 36 Months with $2,819 Due at Signing
  • OR $2,500 Consumer Cash
  • OR 0 percent APR for 60 Months

Visit Tom Naquin for complete details and take advantage of these great August deals!