Monthly Archives: December 2014

Corvette Stingray V8 Named Among Ward’s 10 Best Engines… Again

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The high-performance V8 engine that powers the 2015 Corvette Stingray has been named among Ward’s 10 Best Engines for the second consecutive year.

This time around, WardsAuto reviewed 37 engines and propulsion systems from 12 different manufacturers. To determine the top 10 winners, it looked at power, fuel efficiency, refinement, and new technologies compared to similar engines.

The 2015 Corvette Stingray’s LT1 Small Block 6.2-liter V8 combines several advanced technologies like direct injection, Active Fuel Management, and continuously variable valve timing to deliver the best of both power, responsiveness, and even fuel economy. It produces 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque yet still offers an EPA-estimated 29 mpg highway with the new eight-speed automatic transmission.

“The 6.2L LT1 V-8 … proudly upholds the 60-year legacy of small-block engines from General Motors,” said Tom Murphy, executive editor of WardsAuto World digital magazine. “This one’s been re-engineered from head to torque converter, and the LT1 is the crown jewel of this massive engine family.”

Visit us at Tom Naquin Chevrolet to learn more about the Corvette Stingray!

Corvette C7 Styling Will Rub Off on Future Chevrolet Vehicles

Future Chevrolet VehiclesThe new Corvette C7 took the world by surprise when it was revealed to have squared-off headlights and an unprecedentedly aggressive look. Because of the departure from the normal design, we were a bit concerned at first at Tom Naquin Chevrolet, but that apprehension soon gave way to awe when the sports car started racking up all the awards.

Today, we were pleased to learn that the Stingray’s styling will rub off on future Chevrolet vehicles, according to GM global design boss Ed Welburn.

“As Malibu and Cruze and Volt come to market, you’ll be able to see a subtle link between some of the form vocabulary for all of them and Corvette,” he told Automotive News in an interview last week. “I always look at the hood of the Corvette and the sectioning, the way it’s taut, very lean, very sporty. That will be a part of really everything we do for Chevrolet.”

This is no doubt likely to be controversial, so what do you think? Let us know in the comments!

Don’t Miss these Current Cadillac Incentives

Current Cadillac OffersCadillac is proud to announce a variety of new incentives, just in time for the holidays. These impressive deals will be effective from December 2, 2014 through January 5th, 2015 (unless otherwise noted) in Cadillac’s Season’s Best Event.

Current GM owners and lessees are eligible to receive an additional $2,000 loyalty cash on 2014 ATS, XTS, and ELR models, and $4,000 loyalty cash on the 2014 CTS sedan. Get the most from your Cadillac with our Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance program for 4 years or 50,000 miles – a program other automakers can’t match.

Is it a new 2015 vehicle you’re looking to get into? Cadillac is now offering $750 in loyalty cash to current GM lessees on the purchase of a 2015 Cadillac.

But maybe you don’t currently own or lease a GM vehicle, and that’s ok too. If you currently lease a non-GM vehicle, you are eligible to receive $750 towards the lease or purchase of a 2015 Cadillac ATS.

In addition, Cadillac is offering a variety of financing specials – so don’t miss your opportunity to get the best deals of the year!

Stop by Tom Naquin Chevrolet or visit Cadillac.com/current-offers for more information and a complete list of current Cadillac incentives!

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 shipping

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Shipping Has Begun

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 shipping The Chevrolet Corvette has been thrust into the spotlight once again after it’s original introduction earlier this year. The current reason is 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 shipping has begun. Vehicles are being delivered to early customers who paid at least the $78,995 base price for the coupe or $83,995 for the convertible.

Alert Santa Claus – 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Shipping Has Begun!

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 shipping

We would have been good all year if we knew the Corvette Z06 was on its way!

This price is humble when you look at the powerful 6.2-liter V8 supercharged drivetrain under the hood. It creates 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. It’s an awe-inducing vehicle. The supercar is super, indeed, with a 2.95 second acceleration from 0-60.

The Corvette Z06 can make a quarter mile loop in 11.2 seconds in manual and 10.95 seconds in automatic. It reached top speeds of 127 mph at the end of that loop.

Santa, we have been good this year, and we promise you never have to bring us anything again. If you could just slip a Corvette Z06 under the tree this year, we would be the happiest people alive!

From Tom Naquin Chevrolet, we wish you holidays as super as the Corvette Z06.

New Chevy Volt Charging System Gets Some Upgrades

The engineers at Chevrolet never cease to amaze those of us at Tom Naquin Chevy. Recently, the team developed a more user-friendly charging method for the Volt, making it one of the most efficient hybrids on the market.

Chevy Volt Charging System – Faster than ever

Chevy Volt Charging System

Chevy Volt Charging System

What makes the Chevy Volt Charging System so great? For starters, the next-generation charging system makes refilling faster than ever. According to Chevy, more than 80% of all trips in a Volt do not use the range extender. That means drivers are relying on the bigger, more efficient batteries more than ever.

“Chevrolet used the real-world experiences of today’s Volt owners to make the charging process simpler and more convenient in the next-generation Volt,” said Andrew Farah, chief engineer for the Volt. “The new Volt will give owners greater flexibility for charging it on their terms.”

 

Chevy Volt Charging System

2015 Chevy Volt

Other fresh features include GPS location-based charging, intuitive charge status indicators, and portable cord set enhancements. All of these are designed to make driving a little easier on your wallet, and designed to make driving a hybrid more accessible than ever.

For your free test drive of a Chevy Volt, visit Tom Naquin Chevrolet in Elkhart!