Monthly Archives: March 2015

Chevrolet, Disney Partner Together for Chevrolet Volt Movie Debut

It looks like you might be seeing the Chevrolet Volt name up in lights sometime soon. Chevrolet recently announced that the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt will be making its debut in the new Disney film Tomorrowland. The film, which takes place against the backdrop of the present day and Tomorrowland, will debut in the United States on May 22.

Chevrolet Volt Movie Debut

Futuristic Chevrolet Volt Movie Debut on May 22

Futuristic Chevrolet Volt Movie Debut on May 22

“Tomorrowland is a place where nothing is impossible, which is something that Chevrolet believes can exist in the here and now,” said Tim Mahoney, vice president of Global Chevrolet. “The Chevrolet spirit reflects the hopes and possibilities of tomorrow in real instruments of change for today like the next-generation Chevrolet Volt.”

The Chevrolet Volt movie debut isn’t the only time Chevrolet and Disney have partnered together—they’ve also partnered in December 2012 for the re-imagined Test Track at Epcot, which highlighted the automotive design process. Marketing for both Tomorrowland and the 2016 Chevrolet Volt will debut in early May. Until then, don’t forget to check back to Tom Naquin Chevrolet for more information on this innovative, next-generation electric car.

Fifth-Gen Chevy Camaro Sales to Pass 500k This Month

2015 Chevy Camaro: Fifth-Gen Chevy Camaro SalesChevrolet is about to pass a benchmark that few automakers get to celebrate; this month, Chevy is expected to sell their 500,000th fifth-gen Camaro this month, a true testament to the model’s long-term popularity and reliability.

And, of course, Chevrolet is using the opportunity to tease fans about the sixth-gen Camaro, with a brief video of the six-gen model still in camouflage, at the end of this celebratory viral video on their YouTube page.

 

Fifth-Gen Chevy Camaro Sales

It’s no surprise that the fifth-gen Camaro is hitting this milestone, as sales for the vehicle rose 7.1 percent last year alone. In fact, since it went on sale in August of 2009, the Camaro has been the best-selling performance car in the United States.

It’s only been 2015 for two full months, but Camaro sales are already up 3.6 percent, compared to the same period in 2014.

What do you think of these incredible fifth-gen Chevy Camaro sales? Let us know in the comments.

Redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Spark All Grown-Up And Yet Still Charmingly Whimsical

Ready your fire hoses. Come April, sparks will fly. Chevy just released a teaser photo, showing more mature and sleeker body, confirming that the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Spark will debut both at the New York International Auto Show and the Seoul Auto Show simultaneously in April.

Redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Spark

2015 Chevy Spark: Redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Spark coming soon

2015 Chevy Spark

The sub-compact hatchback from Chevrolet has undergone a redesign, having been six years since the world saw any significant change in its look. What should we expect in this new generation of the Spark? Chevrolet has gone on the record to say that the new Spark possesses a “more sophisticated aesthetic that reflects the changing tastes of the global minicar market.”

Related: 2015 Chevrolet Spark Inventory

For those who dig the essence of the Spark, do not fret. Michael Simcoe, GM International vice president of design, soothed any concerns by affirming that the Spark’s “youthful whimsy” was left intact. Only, this youthfulness has “evolved and grownup with the segment.”

Three Chevy Models Top Segment in 2015 J.D. Power Dependability Study

In the 2015 J.D. Power Dependability Study, three-year-old vehicles were evaluated for their quality as seen in the number of problems reported by owners within the previous year. We at Tom Naquin Chevrolet are proud to have three Chevy vehicles named most dependable in their segments.

2015 Chevrolet Malibu - 2015 J.D. Power Dependability Study

2015 Chevrolet Malibu

The Chevrolet Malibu (model year 2012) topped the Midsize Car segment; the Silverado HD earned the highest dependability among large heavy duty trucks; and the Camaro was crowned winner in the Midsize Sporty Car segment for the third year in a row.

Each of our segment-winning vehicles reported the fewest of 177 problem symptoms in eight categories.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado - 2015 J.D. Power Dependability Study

2015 Chevrolet Silverado – 2015 J.D. Power Dependability Study

In addition, the Tahoe, Silverado 1500, and Suburban ranked among the top three in their segments.

“Chevrolet is committed to offering customers a complete lineup of vehicles that deliver great performance, design, and technology, and do it with great value,” said Brian Sweeney, Chevrolet’s U.S. vice president of Sales and Service. “Vehicle dependability is a large part of that value, and this prestigious award recognizes our ongoing efforts to further enhance value for our customers.”

Chevy Trax Subcompact SUV: Get Your First Look

It’s the new-to-the-American-showrooms, subcompact SUV – introducing the Chevy Trax. Already released to the Mexican and Canadian markets, the crossover is dubbed a “Smart Urban Vehicle,” by its manufacturer.

2015 Chevy Trax subcompact SUV

2015 Chevy Trax subcompact SUV

2015 Chevy Trax Subcompact SUV

The smaller packaged crossover is built on the Chevy Sonic platform just like its Buick Encore counterpart. The Trax is 11.4 inches shorter than the Toyota RAV4 and powered by a 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder engine.  The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic that delivers 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. Zooming from 0-60 in 9.5 seconds, this nimble nymph with 26/34 mpg city/highway mileage and well-balanced steering is sure to zip through highway and byway traffic and snap those pesky parking spots in a cinch.

The exterior of this mini sport utility boasts flared fenders, a furrowed hood, and the golden bowtie emblem to adorn the chrome-trimmed two-part grille. The interior offers seating for five with ample storage space with its 60/40-split configuration and plenty of stowage nooks!

Come visit Tom Naquin Chevrolet and test-drive your new Chevy Trax subcompact SUV today!