Monthly Archives: February 2016

Love the Open Road at the RV/MH Hall of Fame

RV/MH Hall of Fame

Looking for a unique place to visit in Elkhart, Indiana? Then you will definitely want to check out the RV/MH Hall of Fame.

Looking for a unique place to visit in Elkhart, Indiana? Then you will want to check out the RV/MH Hall of Fame.

This is a 100,000 square foot museum that features a variety of historical recreational vehicles from Winnebago, Airstream, and many other American makers.

The museum’s mission is to preserve history and honor the pioneers and individuals who have made significant contributions to the RV and Manufactured Housing Industries. Founded in 1972 as the Recreational Vehicle/Manufactured Housing Heritage Foundation, the museum opened in 1991 and moved to its current location in 2007.

The museum has a simulated RV campground, where visitors can actually stay. It also has many unique exhibits such as the oldest surviving RV—the 1913 Earl Travel Trailer—and the 1931 Chevrolet Housecar that was offered as a bribe to Mae West by Paramount Pictures.

The museum also displays photos and other memorabilia, presented in chronological order from 1920 to the present. You can see the addition of the first microwave oven, the first indoor toilet, and other technology features that advanced over the years. These exhibits allow you to experience motor homes up close and many can be walked through.

We at Tom Naquin Chevrolet encourage you to indulge your love of the open road and visit the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana!

Chevrolet Reveals New Concepts for the Indian Market

Concepts for the Indian Market

The Indian market continues to grow, and GM wants to create loyal customers for life, so the automaker has created some new concepts for the Indian market.

India has been referred to by General Motors as the last great automotive frontier to conquer. The Indian market continues to grow, and GM wants to create loyal customers for life.

GM is using Chevy as the initiative to crack the Indian market and appeal to consumers. Chevy revealed the Chevrolet Essentia and the Beat Activ, two new concepts for the Indian Market, at the New Delhi’s Auto Expo.

The Chevrolet Essentia is a sub-compact entry level sedan. The concept is built on the same platform as the Chevrolet Beat, but does not have the hatchback design. It instead has a shorter front fascia, short rear decklid, and prominent wheel arches.

Although only the concept model has been revealed, it is believed that the production-spec model will remain almost identical except some small modifications.

The Essentia will come standard with ABS, a rear-view camera, and dual airbags. There will also be an infotainment system that will incorporate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Chevrolet also unveiled the Beat Activ which has been created as an “off-road” variant of the Beat hatchback. This concept has widened wheel arches, roof rails, and playful coloring paint schemes. No specs have been released about this model yet.

President and managing director of GM India Kasher Kazem states that, “The Essentia and Beat Activ were created in direct response to the growing Indian market and signal Chevrolet’s commitment to the maturing Indian A-segment market. Both evolutions of the proven Beat platform, these two important vehicles give us the opportunity to speak to a wider audience.”

We at Tom Naquin Chevrolet are excited for Chevrolet’s growth into new markets and are looking forward to seeing the future of Chevrolet vehicles in the Indian market.