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Chevrolet Previews SEMA Concepts in Preparation for 2013 SEMA Show

In preparation for the upcoming 2013 SEMA Show, Chevrolet has previewed some of its performance-oriented concepts that will be on display when the show begins November 5th. The SEMA Show is the world’s largest convention of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories. It takes place in Las Vegas from November 5th through November 8th.

Some of the vehicles that Chevrolet recently previewed include the Sonic, all-new Impala, and a personalized version of the Malibu. These concepts feature accessories that allow for personalization, but still maintain the vehicle’s excellent ride characteristics. While some of these accessories are available from Chevrolet dealers, others are still being evaluated for production.

Leading the way for Chevrolet at the 2013 SEMA Show will be two “super” Sonics, which feature enhanced 1.4-liter turbo engines, suspension, exterior and interior accessories, and custom color-and-graphic packages.

Tom Naquin Chevrolet wants to know – which Chevrolet concepts are you most looking forward to hearing more about?

Chevrolet Offers Seven Models with 5-Star Overall Vehicle Scores for Safety

Chevrolet offers seven 2014 model year vehicles that have earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That’s more than any other automotive brand can claim.

The seven vehicles to earn a 5-Star Overall Score in the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program were the Chevrolet Sonic, Cruze, Volt, Impala, Traverse, Camaro Coupe, and the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab. Even more impressive is the fact that the Sonic is the first and only car in the subcompact class to earn a 5-Star Overall Score.

GM research found that safety ranks in the top 10 reasons for purchasing a certain vehicle, so they make sure to put an emphasis on it.

“We design safety and crashworthiness into our vehicles very early in development,” said Gay Kent, GM’s general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness. “We are committed to offering advanced safety technologies on a broad range of models, not just on the most expensive vehicles. All of our vehicles are designed to provide continuous protection for customers before, during and after a crash.”

You can learn more about the safety technologies that go into each of these vehicles by visiting Tom Naquin Chevrolet in Elkhart, Indiana today!

The Stress Relieving 2014 Chevrolet Impala

Many of us have to commute to and from work on a daily basis which can be a stressful event at times. If you have to commute to work every day, then chances are so do hundreds of other people at the same time. This can lead to traffic jams and lots of stopping and starting. This is where the 2014 Chevrolet Impala attempts to relieve any potential stress you may be caused with its full-speed-range adaptive cruise control.

The 2014 Impala is the first Chevrolet vehicle to offer this technology, which limits the task of braking and accelerating via a cruise control system that allows the driver to maintain a driver-selected following gap with the vehicle in front of them.

The full-speed-range adaptive cruise control system uses forward-looking radar, giving the driver a choice of one of three gaps to follow the vehicle ahead at. The system can accelerate and brake automatically to maintain the selected gap. It even works under stop-and-go traffic conditions.

“Results indicated that brake-apply rates were 25 times lower under freeway conditions relative to manual driving,” said James Sayers (in this press release), a research scientist in the institute’s Human Factors Group. “These results suggest that Adaptive Cruise Control can substantially reduce the workload and stress associated with the everyday task of car following.”

Reduce your levels of unwanted stress by getting behind the wheel of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. Tom Naquin Chevrolet would be more than happy to help you do so!

2014 Chevy Impala Used as Recording Studio for Detroit-based Band

Gone is the amateur karaoke hour normally reserved for red lights and traffic jams. With a brand new, noise-cancelling cabin, the 2014 Chevy Impala has changed the face of singing in the car.  The Gentlemen Mutineers, a Detroit-based blues-rock band, recently used the new 2014 Chevy Impala as a recording studio for their well-known anthem “Detroit Throttle,” opening new possibilities for car-bound aspiring singers.

All outside noise was cancelled as Frankie Turner, lead singer for the band, crooned into a microphone while Grammy-award winning recording engineer, Mark Pastoria, recorded the sound on a laptop.

“I am amazed at how quiet the Impala is,” Pastora said. “It was important that we wouldn’t hear background noise while recording and with all that was going on outside the car, I am astounding that we couldn’t hear any of it. The Impala rocks.”

The recording studio quality silence might come as a surprise to most customers, but not to the engineers who created the silent interior. In order to minimize outside noise, the Impala is equipped with a windshield and front door glass that are acoustically laminated, a trunk and floor pan covered with liquid-applied sound deadener and triple-sealed doors, among other sound preventing substances. With this variety of sound buffering and absorbing materials, it’s hard to believe that you can even hear the passengers sitting next to you.

Come out and check the recording studio quality cabin of the all-new 2014 Chevy Impala at Tom Naquin today! Who knows—maybe you’ll get your big break!

A New Chevrolet Voice

Last month, Chevrolet announced that it would “Find New Roads” with its new tag line in regard to its advertising campaign.

What we did not know was that those new roads would include a new Chevrolet voice.

That is right.

The talented chords of Tim Allen will no longer ring out over the speakers of your televisions.

His replacement?

John Cusack.

Along with several other talented pipes, the new Chevrolet voice was aired during the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on CBS Sunday evening in its first commercial.

The spot utilized the Chevrolet Corvette, Impala, Sonic, Spark, and Volt to symbolize the various new roads that will be discovered by the automaker.

The new voice closed: “With the best lineup of vehicles ever, introducing the new Chevrolet. Why just go from A to B when imagination can take you everywhere?”

Local Elkhart Indiana dealership, Tom Naquin, looks forward to the new roads that will be found.