Monthly Archives: April 2015

New 2016 Camaro Technology Shines

New 2016 Camaro technology will allow drivers to tailor their ride to suit… their ride. Whether you’re cruising around town, taking a trip across the country, or revving it up on the track, the 2016 Camaro driver settings will allow you to do so with ease.

2016 Camaro technology

Drivers can choose between 3-4 optimized modes on the new Drive Mode Selector in order to fit the exact conditions in which they are driving. Driving modes include Snow/Ice, Tour, and Sport. A Track setting is also available on SS models. Other enhanced performance features include the dual-mode exhaust system.

Aaron Link, lead development engineer of the Camaro, said, “The new Camaro will be even more adaptable, with up to eight vehicle attributes adjusted to fit a driver’s preference.”

The all-new Camaro will be launched on May 16th, and we’re excited to see all the changes! Stay tuned to our blog and we’ll let you know when the 2016 Camaro arrives here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet.

2015 Chevy  Camaro

2015 Chevy Camaro

Until then, check out the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro, available for test drives now!

2015 Corvette and Silverado Atop Comerica Park Fountain This Baseball Season

For the past six years, the Chevrolet brand has sponsored the home run fountain above the outfield in Comerica Park in Detroit. It’s the perfect sponsorship for the Detroit Tigers, the baseball team of the Motor City. This year, models of both the 2015 Corvette and Silverado sit atop the fountain, which goes off with water displays and tiger growls after each Detroit home run.

2015 Corvette and Silverado Featured at Comerica Park

The Midnight Edition of the 2015 Chevy Silverado (shown) is featured at Comerica Park.

The Midnight Edition of the 2015 Chevy Silverado (shown) is featured at Comerica Park.

The specific models on display are a Velocity Yellow Corvette Z06 and a Midnight Edition Silverado, both of which were placed on the fountain by a crane. The process of installing each car via crane took about three hours. “As the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball, what better way could Chevrolet show our love of the game than by giving our vehicles a bird’s eye view of our hometown team?” asked Paul Edwards, vice president, Chevrolet marketing. “We like to think of these vehicles as the Chevrolet cheering section to drive those centerfield home runs.”

If these Comerica Park vehicles spark your interest, you might want to check out the new 2015 Silverado Custom Sport HD truck versions. These new trims, which debuted at the Denver Auto Show, give customers a new monochromatic look to consider when it comes to the Silverado. Come see us here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet to learn more about the Silverado and Corvette in all their trims today!

Chevrolet Stopping Summer Volt Production

General Motors is bringing Chevrolet’s summer Volt production to a halt. Citing retooling at the Hamtramck plant, the automaker also has a stock of first generation Volts. There’s no denying sales are slow this year, down 48% in the first quarter, but that could be good for consumers.

Summer Volt Production has been halted, meaning this may be the best time to get your 2015 model.

Summer Volt Production has been halted, meaning this may be the best time to get your 2015 model.

The Volt, with only 1,874 sold in 2015, isn’t the only hybrid seeing a decline in sales. Lower gas prices have hurt the entire range of vehicles, all of which sport higher gas mileage as their main selling point. Instead, consumers are looking to crossovers and SUVs.

Related: 2015 Chevy Volt Specs and Features

“Halting Chevrolet Volt production in anticipation of the all-new 2016 model year is a smart move for GM, and allows for less inventory and incentives on the outgoing model,” said Akshay Anand, Kelley Blue Book analyst. “Hybrid and alternative fuel vehicle sales have been declining for some time now, with gas prices well below the summer prices of 2014.”

With the second generation, 2016 Volt hitting floor rooms later this year, now may be the most opportune time to get in on a first generation Volt. While the first generation Volt has a range of 38 miles on battery alone, the second generation gets 50 miles. The factory retooling will last six weeks during summer, meaning this is the last stock of 2015 Volts.

With the second generation on the way, 2015 Volts are seeing more deals and incentives. Now may be the best time to buy. Come to Tom Naquin Chevrolet in Elkhart to take a look – and a test drive – to see why this car is so popular.

New Chevrolet Malibu Comes with Teen Driver System to Teach Safe Driving

The Chevrolet Malibu, all-new as a 2016 model, is a beautifully sculpted vehicle with more power and convenience than ever before. As such, it’s definitely a great option for all kinds of drivers. However, Chevrolet has made it especially relevant for parents and teenage drivers, thanks to the Teen Driver system.

About The Chevrolet Malibu Teen Driver System

The system teaches teens safe, reliable driving habits and allows parents to monitor how the car has been driven. The system mutes audio when front seat passengers are not wearing seat belts, gives warning signs when you go faster than preset speed limits, and allows parents to view a log of the car’s history via a built-in display. The log tells you how fast the car was driven, how far it was driven, and how many times the safety features were activated.

“We developed this system so parents could use it as a teaching tool with their kids – they can discuss and reinforce safe driving habits,” said General Motors safety engineer MaryAnn Beebe. “As a mother of two, I know anything that has the potential of keeping one’s family safer is of great value to parents.”

Plus, the Chevrolet Malibu is a great car all the way around. Teen Driver system or not, any teenager would be excited to drive this as their first car! Come see us at Tom Naquin Chevrolet to learn more today.