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Best of Elkhart Ballots are In: Tom Naquin Chevrolet Wins Again

Best of Elkhart

The Elkhart Truth holds an annual Best of Elkhart County beginning in late March to determine the best businesses in the area.

Here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet, we’re proud to be part of a welcoming and diverse community. That’s why we were thrilled to be voted the Best New Car Dealer and the Favorite Used Car Dealer in the area. The people have spoken: if you want a new or used car, come to Tom Naquin.

The Elkhart Truth holds an annual Best of Elkhart County beginning in late March to determine the best businesses in the area. This contest is designed to let the residents of Elkhart vote on their favorite business, from 60 categories including best bakery, best bank, and, naturally, best car dealer in Elkhart.

“There are hundreds of outstanding businesses in Elkhart County that provide their customers with top-notch service and products each and every day. Here’s a chance to pay tribute to the ‘best of the best,’” reads the Elkhart Truth contest promotion.

Thousands of voters submitted their ballots, proving just how much people love our services. Tom Naquin Chevrolet has been family owned and operated since 1968, making it a landmark in Elkhart.

Three Chevys Receive High Honors in Initial Quality Awards

Three seems to be Chevrolet’s lucky number with three of the American carmaker’s vehicles taking the lead in their respective segments, according to the 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Awards. The Malibu ranked the highest in the Midsize Car, Suburban in the Large SUV segment, and the Silverado HD in Large Heavy Duty Pickup.

Along with these three vehicles taking the top place in their segments, three other vehicles were ranked in the top three of their respective segments, with the Camaro placing in Midsize Sporty, the Equinox in Compact SUV, and Tahoe in Large SUV.

“Our primary focus at Chevrolet is on the customer, and building quality products is top priority for keeping that focus,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet. “Taking high honors in quality studies like this is great reinforcement to show we are doing just that.”

J.D. Power bases the Initial Quality Survey on responses from more than 86,000 purchasers and lessees after 90 days of new vehicle ownership. It is the second year for the study’s new format, providing manufacturers with information needed to improve customer satisfaction.

To see our quality vehicles, make sure you stop in to Tom Naquin Chevrolet today!


J.D. Power Ranks Volt and Camaro Highest in Dependability

DependabilityOver the last few years, the Chevrolet Volt and Camaro have done a good job of attracting buyers. The fact that they were recently rated among the most dependable vehicles on the road by J.D. Power will only help their cause.

In the 2014 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study, the Chevrolet Volt ranked as the most dependable Compact Car, while the Chevrolet Camaro ranked as the industry’s most dependable Midsize Sporty Car. The Vehicle Dependability Study measures how many problems drivers have had with their vehicles during the first three years of ownership.

“The Volt has redefined how Chevrolet’s electrification technology is helping our customers save fuel and reduce emissions without compromising style, comfort and performance,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing, in a press release. “The Camaro continues to bring new buyers to Chevrolet, and we expect the introduction of the Z/28 will further heighten enthusiasm for America’s favorite sports car.”

You can find out more about either of these dependable vehicles by visiting Tom Naquin Chevrolet today.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado Earn Prestigious Awards

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado Earn Prestigious AwardsThe winners of the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards have recently been announced at the North American International Auto Show. We are excited to announce that Chevrolet made the clean sweep, with the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado each earning the award for their respective category.

With the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray earning North American Car of the Year and the Chevrolet Silverado earning North American Truck of the Year, this was the first time that the Chevrolet brand has ever won both awards in the same year.

Selected by a panel of 48 automotive industry journalists from across the country, these awards are considered some of the most influential around thanks to the wealth of automotive knowledge possessed by the panel.

To learn more about either of these award-winning vehicles, visit us today at Tom Naquin Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Silverado Named Pickup Truck of the Year

Pickup Truck of the YearAdd another award to the list of accolades earned by the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Not only did the Silverado recently earn the North American Truck/Utility of the Year award, but it was also recently named the Pickup Truck of the Year by Four Wheeler Magazine.

In a series of on- and off-road tests performed by the magazine, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado was able to beat out the 2014 Toyota Tundra and the 2014 Ram 2500 for the award. The Silverado was able to come out on top thanks in part to its smooth ride and “top notch” fit-and-finish. This would have been the third straight year that Ram won had it not been for the Silverado.

“Four Wheeler really puts pickups to the test, on road and off, and the results showcase the capability and refinement that our team built into the new Silverado,” said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer, in a press release.

Test drive the award-winning Silverado at Tom Naquin Chevrolet today.

2014 NACTOY Finalists Announced

Tom Naquin Chevrolet is excited to share that the finalists for the North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards have been announced. Even more exciting is the fact that two of the finalists for this year’s NACTOY awards are Chevrolets.

There are three finalists up for 2014 North American Car of the Year, including the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. There are also three finalists up for 2014 North American Truck/Utility of the Year, with the Chevrolet Silverado being the Chevy representative.

The vehicles that are eligible for this award must be “all new” or “substantially changed.”

Innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar are all factors taken into consideration when determining the most outstanding vehicles of the year. The Corvette Stingray and Silverado were each selected as finalists out of 12 vehicles in each of their respective categories.

We would like to congratulate the 2014 NACTOY finalists. Do you think the Corvette Stingray and the Silverado will be winners of these awards?

Road & Track Names 2013 Performance Car of the Year

Recently, 13 new and updated performance cars were pitted against one another in the first annual Road & Track Performance Car of the Year test. After much deliberation on the track, the top six vehicles were then moved on to a road test before the 2013 Performance Car of the Year was finally named.

The list of cars that were part of the comparison test include: Audi R8 V10 Plus; BMW 435i; BMW M6 Competition Package; Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51; Ferrari F12 Berlinetta; Ford Fiesta ST; Jaguar F-Type V8 S; Jaguar XFR-S; Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model Wagon; Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series; Mini John Cooper Works GP; Nissan GT-R Track Edition; and Porsche Cayman S.

With so many vehicles to test, choosing the best performance car could not have been easy. Eventually, however, a decision was made. Tom Naquin Chevrolet is excited to share that the winner of the 2013 Performance Car of the Year is…the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51.

How do you feel about the decision on the 2013 Performance Car of the Year?