Monthly Archives: October 2014

2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Does the Twist in Frame Twist Test

Frame Twist TestWhat happens when the 2015 Silverado 2500HD does the twist? Chevrolet hired third-party research company AMCI to find out. While they were at it, AMCI also tested the 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty to compare. Ooh, this frame twist test just got a whole lot more interesting, didn’t it?

We won’t keep you in suspense: The Chevy Silverado was able to better handle the twisting than Ford’s pickup.

For testing (which you can view online), both trucks were driven onto uneven ramps to simulate the jagged terrains on which the pickups are often driven. When the amount of displacement between the truck cabin and bed was measured, the Chevy measured at just 0.26 inches while the Ford experienced a greater 0.94 inches. The Ford was so twisted, the tailgate couldn’t be lowered. Sounds like the beginning of a long day at work to us here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet.

“The use of high-strength steel in the Silverado HD is what allows the Silverado to handle even the toughest of jobs,” said Jeff Luke, GM executive chief engineer for full-size trucks. “Paired with a fully boxed frame, high-strength steel is what makes the Silverado come from the family of the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road.”

There you have it, folks. The proof is in the twisting. Which pickup would you choose?

Top Speed Camaro: A Dream Come True

Top Speed CamaroA brand new adaption of the famous Chevrolet Camaro has debuted on the internet, and muscle car fans definitely have something to be excited about! The experts from Top Speed will have a hand in designing the new version of the Camaro. The Top Speed Camaro will feature a fresh, innovative design with a newly-shaped front end, stronger exterior styling, and bigger and more powerful wheels.

INAUTONEWS says that “The new generation of the Chevrolet Camaro will be riding on the Alpha platform, the same one used on the Cadillac CTS, and it should lose some significant weight from its body.” A lighter vehicle means more efficiency and the ability to reach higher speeds. You’ll also find plenty of new and exciting stuff under the hood of the car. Customers will have different options to choose from, including a new turbocharged gasoline engine that will be able to achieve 272 horsepower. This engine will be in direct competition with the EcoBoost engine that fuels the Ford Mustang.

The Top Speed Camaro is expected to be introduced at some point in 2015. Plan to get the new Camaro or one of its previous models from us at Tom Naquin Chevrolet!

Chevrolet Is Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Making StridesOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, which means you are probably seeing the color pink everywhere you go. As with every October, Chevrolet is Making Strides Against Breast Cancer this month by teaming up with the American Cancer Society.

All through October, Chevrolet will donate $10 to the American Cancer Society for every completed test drive. Then you can share your story in the fight against breast cancer, whether it’s for your friend, family member, or even yourself, on social media using the hashtag #IDriveFor.

This is Chevrolet’s fourth year teaming up with the American Cancer Society in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign. Since then, Chevrolet and its dealerships have donated more than $3.2 million and supported hundreds of local walks to raise awareness. You can even make a donation directly to the American Cancer Society online.

Stop by Tom Naquin Chevrolet today and pick out your Chevrolet vehicle to test drive. Try out the efficient Chevrolet Cruze, hard-working Silverado, stylish Impala, or aggressive Camaro.

3 Million Chevrolet Cruzes Sold World Wide

Chevrolet Cruzes SoldThe Chevrolet Cruze has been nothing short of a huge hit for Chevrolet. The compact car has reached 3 million cars sold worldwide since its launch in 2008. The Cruze is easily Chevrolet’s best-selling model, currently being built at 11 different plants and sold in 118 countries. This milestone comes only 16 months after the 2 millionth Cruze was sold in 2013, indicating huge growth for the popular car.

Here in the U.S., we only get the four-door sedan version of the Cruze, but globally, the car is available in popular five-door hatchback and wagon models. Outside the U.S., the Cruze also offers additional engine options outside the 1.8-liter, 1.4-liter turbocharged, and 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder powertrains that are available here.

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Specifications

Automobilemag.com reports that China claims the number one spot in Chevrolet Cruzes sold, boasting 1.13 million units sold of the 3 million total since it was launched there in 2009. The U.S. comes in second with 900,000 models sold since its launch here in 2008.

The Chevrolet Cruze gets a facelift for 2015, and will see a complete redesign for 2016.

Stop by Tom Naquin Chevrolet to check out the Cruze for yourself!