Monthly Archives: March 2014

2014 Chevy Sonic

Pricing for the 2014 Chevy Sonic

2014 Chevy Sonic

Pricing for the 2014 Chevy Sonic

Since the 2014 Chevy Sonic, which is now available at Tom Naquin Chevrolet, did not receive very many updates, General Motors decided to keep the pricing for both this year’s hatchback and sedan the same. The sedan has a base model price that starts at $14,995 and the hatchback version has a starting MSRP of $15,995. There is also a destination charge of $825, which is included in both prices.

As with most vehicles, the 2014 Sonic has all kinds of optional extras, including a promotional package that includes a power sunroof, fog lamps, and Chevy’s MyLink system. There is also a safety package that can be added that includes lane departure warning and forward collision alert.

The three new interior colors for the Sonic include Ashen Gray Metallic, Cool Blue, and Red Hot.

Visit us today to test drive the newest Chevy Sonic.

Beats Music

Chevy’s Connected Car Features to Include Beats Music

Beats MusicIf you love music and Chevrolet vehicles, then Chevy has some good news for you. At the recent South by Southwest conference, the automaker announced it would stream Beats Music service in some of its models that will feature AppShop.

Chevrolet’s AppShop uses OnStar’s 4G LTE connectivity to give passengers a great driving experience. The driving experience will get even better with the addition of Beats Music, as the version used will adapt specially to your vehicle.

“Our customers are looking for choice and we’re giving them a great opportunity to customize their music by bringing the Beats Music app into our vehicles,” said Cristi Landy, Chevrolet’s marketing director. “Beats is a well-established brand, and its music service brings unique capabilities to the table that our customers will really enjoy.”

From what we at Tom Naquin Chevrolet have heard, the 2015 Cruze and Colorado are two of the Chevy models that will include Beats Music.

What do you think about the addition of Beats Music to some of Chevrolet’s vehicles?

Flowtie

Chevrolet Flowtie Improves Performance

FlowtieWhen Chevrolet engineers examined every inch of the 2014 Camaro Z/28 and every detail of its design, they were looking for ways to optimize the vehicle’s performance. By doing so, they were able to find that even the brand’s logo could be modified to make the Z/28 even more efficient. That’s where the Chevrolet Flowtie comes in.

The “Flowtie,” which is boasted by the 2014 Camaro Z/28, features the chrome outline of the Chevrolet bowtie.

“There are engineers in our team that race as a hobby,” said Richard Quinn, Powertrain Cooling Development engineer, “and we used that racer’s mindset to look for ways small or large to get better performance out of the Z/28. Even the smallest details on the Z/28 were weighed for cooling benefit, and this is one that stuck.”

By getting rid of that small chunk of metal on the front grille, enough air is able to flow through it to lower the temperature of the engine oil and coolant by 2 degrees Fahrenheit. Those two degrees go a long way in allowing the racecar to clock longer drives around the track.

You can check out the Flowtie for yourself when the Camaro Z/28 arrives at Tom Naquin Chevrolet in the spring.

Dependability

J.D. Power Ranks Volt and Camaro Highest in Dependability

DependabilityOver the last few years, the Chevrolet Volt and Camaro have done a good job of attracting buyers. The fact that they were recently rated among the most dependable vehicles on the road by J.D. Power will only help their cause.

In the 2014 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study, the Chevrolet Volt ranked as the most dependable Compact Car, while the Chevrolet Camaro ranked as the industry’s most dependable Midsize Sporty Car. The Vehicle Dependability Study measures how many problems drivers have had with their vehicles during the first three years of ownership.

“The Volt has redefined how Chevrolet’s electrification technology is helping our customers save fuel and reduce emissions without compromising style, comfort and performance,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing, in a press release. “The Camaro continues to bring new buyers to Chevrolet, and we expect the introduction of the Z/28 will further heighten enthusiasm for America’s favorite sports car.”

You can find out more about either of these dependable vehicles by visiting Tom Naquin Chevrolet today.