Monthly Archives: September 2013

Chevrolet Offers Seven Models with 5-Star Overall Vehicle Scores for Safety

Chevrolet offers seven 2014 model year vehicles that have earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That’s more than any other automotive brand can claim.

The seven vehicles to earn a 5-Star Overall Score in the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program were the Chevrolet Sonic, Cruze, Volt, Impala, Traverse, Camaro Coupe, and the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab. Even more impressive is the fact that the Sonic is the first and only car in the subcompact class to earn a 5-Star Overall Score.

GM research found that safety ranks in the top 10 reasons for purchasing a certain vehicle, so they make sure to put an emphasis on it.

“We design safety and crashworthiness into our vehicles very early in development,” said Gay Kent, GM’s general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness. “We are committed to offering advanced safety technologies on a broad range of models, not just on the most expensive vehicles. All of our vehicles are designed to provide continuous protection for customers before, during and after a crash.”

You can learn more about the safety technologies that go into each of these vehicles by visiting Tom Naquin Chevrolet in Elkhart, Indiana today!

Tom Naquin to Sponsor Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Do you want to get some exercise and be doing so for a great cause? If so, then you should join the Tom Naquin team in a local walk to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. Tom Naquin is a proud sponsor of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

The walk is set to take place on Saturday, October 26th at Howard Park in South Bend, Indiana. Registration will take place at 8 A.M. and the walk will start at 9:30 A.M.

Help us raise money to find a cure by joining the Tom Naquin team today! For more information or to sign up for the team, contact Greg Fink or Bobbi Areaux at the dealership.

The Stress Relieving 2014 Chevrolet Impala

Many of us have to commute to and from work on a daily basis which can be a stressful event at times. If you have to commute to work every day, then chances are so do hundreds of other people at the same time. This can lead to traffic jams and lots of stopping and starting. This is where the 2014 Chevrolet Impala attempts to relieve any potential stress you may be caused with its full-speed-range adaptive cruise control.

The 2014 Impala is the first Chevrolet vehicle to offer this technology, which limits the task of braking and accelerating via a cruise control system that allows the driver to maintain a driver-selected following gap with the vehicle in front of them.

The full-speed-range adaptive cruise control system uses forward-looking radar, giving the driver a choice of one of three gaps to follow the vehicle ahead at. The system can accelerate and brake automatically to maintain the selected gap. It even works under stop-and-go traffic conditions.

“Results indicated that brake-apply rates were 25 times lower under freeway conditions relative to manual driving,” said James Sayers (in this press release), a research scientist in the institute’s Human Factors Group. “These results suggest that Adaptive Cruise Control can substantially reduce the workload and stress associated with the everyday task of car following.”

Reduce your levels of unwanted stress by getting behind the wheel of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. Tom Naquin Chevrolet would be more than happy to help you do so!

Advanced-Safety Features Help 2014 Chevrolet Sonic Earn 5-Star Safety Rating

If you are like most people, knowing that a vehicle has earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety brings a sense of relief. As a buyer it makes you feel comfortable knowing that you are getting a vehicle that has proved to be safe throughout many rigorous tests. The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic is one such vehicle that adds that sense of relief as it has recently earned a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“Customer safety is our top priority,” said Dongseok Kim, General Motors Korea managing director of safety, regulations and product investigations. “Advanced safety technologies enable customers to feel confident when buying a small car like the Chevy Sonic.”

Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, and a rear-vision camera are just some of the advanced-safety features included on the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic.

When it is active, Forward Collision Alert will warn a driver if they are approaching another vehicle too quickly. The rear-vision camera gives a clear view of objects behind the vehicle. Lastly, Lane Departure Warning lets the driver know when the vehicle has veered from the lane they are in.

The 5-star safety rating that the 2014 Sonic has earned is quite the accomplishment, especially since it is the only car in its class to receive such a rating.

Visit the Tom Naquin Chevrolet Facebook page and tell us what safety features you look for when purchasing a new car.