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Tom Naquin to Sponsor Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Do you want to get some exercise and be doing so for a great cause? If so, then you should join the Tom Naquin team in a local walk to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. Tom Naquin is a proud sponsor of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

The walk is set to take place on Saturday, October 26th at Howard Park in South Bend, Indiana. Registration will take place at 8 A.M. and the walk will start at 9:30 A.M.

Help us raise money to find a cure by joining the Tom Naquin team today! For more information or to sign up for the team, contact Greg Fink or Bobbi Areaux at the dealership.

August Chevrolet Deals at Tom Naquin of Elkhart Indiana

Tom Naquin would like to kick off the month of August the right way – and that is with great Chevrolet sales for the South Bend area.

2014 Chevrolet Impala LT

  • $269 Lease for 36 Months with $2,709 Due at  Signing
  • OR 2.9 percent APR for 60 Months

2013 Chevrolet Sonic

  • $500 Consumer Cash
  • OR 1.9 percent APR for 48 Months

2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LS

  • $239 Lease for 36 Months with $1,619 Due at Signing
  • OR $1,500 Consumer Cash
  • OR 0 percent APR for 36 Months

2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS

  • $149 Lease for 36 Months with $2,129 Due at Signing
  • OR $1,500 Consumer Cash
  • OR 1.9 percent APR for 48 Months

2013 Chevrolet Malibu LS

  • $169 Lease for 36 Months with $2,819 Due at Signing
  • OR $2,500 Consumer Cash
  • OR 0 percent APR for 60 Months

Visit Tom Naquin for complete details and take advantage of these great August deals!

All-Exterior LED Lighting for the Cadillac ELR

Efficiency seems to be what every automobile manufacturer is after these days, and Cadillac is no different.

Energy can be conserved some way in almost every element of a vehicle, all the way down to its lights.

That is why the latest in energy reduction has been light-emitting diodes, or LED lights.

This particular lighting technology features a longer life span and higher energy efficiency.

As if the extended range luxury coupe wasn’t efficient enough, the all-new Cadillac ELR will also be the first electric vehicle to feature all-exterior LED lighting.

That is right – all of the major exterior lighting groups of the Cadillac ELR will be LED.

As on the Converj, the concept from which the ELR is based, and true to the classic Cadillac style, the ELR will feature the signature vertical tail lights.

A sleek and dramatic appearance is achieved as the main projectors extend from the front fascia up into the fenders.

And, the front LED lights even double as daytime running lights.

“LED lights last much longer and use less energy than traditional halogen bulbs used in most vehicles,” said Exterior Lead Designer Martin Davis. “Beyond the beautiful design interpretation, using LED lights fits with the ELR’s environmentally friendly character.”

Be sure to visit Tom Naquin of Elkhart Indiana this winter to welcome the energy-efficient Cadillac ELR to the greater South Bend area.

Vsport Twin Turbo V6 Engine Option Extends to 2014 Cadillac XTS

If you haven’t already heard, Cadillac has brought something new – something powerful – to the luxury car game.

It is called the Vsport Twin Turbo V6 engine option.

The powertrain delivers 410-horsepower and 369 lb-ft. of torque, making it one of the most power-dense six-cylinder engines among luxury cars.

We knew that the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS luxury performance sedan would be available in the Vsport trim.

Now the option has been extended to the all-new 2014 Cadillac XTS luxury sedan.

“The addition of the new Cadillac Twin Turbo expands and elevates the XTS luxury sedan,” said Global Cadillac Vice President Bob Ferguson. “This is a compelling enhancement to what is already one of the most technically advanced sedans in our history.”

Even standard with the 3.6-liter V6 engine that churns out 305-horsepower, the XTS features some of the best-performing technical elements like Magnetic Ride Control, Intelligent Brake Assist and CUE – all packed inside the regular car line in a single model.

Although available in the Luxury, Premium and Platinum Collections, the XTS Vsport will only be offered in the latter two trims.

Below are a few details on the unique Twin Turbo V6 engine.

  • All-new cylinder block casting
  • All-new direct injection fuel system
  • High-tumble intake port designed cylinder heads that enhance the motion of air charge for more efficient burn when mixed with direct-injected fuel and ignited in combustion chamber
  • Machined, domed aluminum pistons with top steel ring carrier for greater strength
  • Patented, integrated charge air cooler system with low-volume air ducts
  • Tuned air inlet and outlet resonators and aluminum cam covers that contribute to quietness and smoothness
  • Two turbochargers producing more than 12 pounds of boost
  • Vacuum-actuated wastegates with electronic control valves

Tom Naquin of Elkhart Indiana is excited for the Twin Turbo V6 engine to soon arrive in the greater South Bend area.

The Chevrolet Volt is the Key

Life can get pretty hectic sometimes.

A common side effect of a chaotic life is key loss.

You come in from the grocery store with bags upon bags in your hands while your mind is wandering to everything else that needs to be done.

You put your groceries away just in time to realize you left your checkbook at the store.

And so, the search for your keys begins.

You look high and low until you take an act of desperation and look inside the fridge.

But, sure enough – there they are. Right next to the milk, actually.

This is a scenario that Chevrolet Volt drivers never have to live out again.


Because the Volt has a keyless ignition with a blue electronic push button start that does not require them to turn a key.

It also features an extended range remote keyless entry and vehicle starter system.

Not to mention the mobile and computer app that allows them to lock, unlock and even check the charge level.

It is called keyless access.

And, it is the solution to a side effect of the chaos we call life.

Tom Naquin of Elkhart Indiana is proud to provide that solution to the greater South Bend area.

Chevrolet Memorial Day Sale

If you are still in search of Memorial Day plans for the weekend, we may have a solution for you.

Why not receive Memorial Day Cash Offers on select Chevrolet models as part of the Chevrolet Memorial Day Sale.

The celebration even extends to June 3 this year.


2013 Chevrolet Malibu LS

$2,000 Customer Cash

+ $500 Memorial Day Cash

= $2,500 Total Cash Allowance


2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS

$1,000 Customer Cash

+ $500 Memorial Day Cash

= $1,500 Total Cash Allowance


2013 Chevrolet Silverado All-Star Edition Extended or Crew Cab

$1,500 Option Package Discount

+ $7,000 Total Cash Allowance

+ $750 Memorial Day Cash

= $9,250 Total Value


2013 Chevrolet Traverse LS FWD

$1,500 Customer Cash

+$500 Memorial Day Cash

= $2,000 Total Cash Allowance

2013 Chevrolet Sonic

$500 Customer Cash

+ $500 Memorial Day Cash

= $1,000 Total Cash Allowance

Visit local South Bend Indiana dealership, Tom Naquin, in Elkhart to join the celebration!

An Even Bigger Boost to the Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Program

The Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Program is one of the most comprehensive of its kind within the luxury segment.

Cadillac, however, would prefer to be more than just one of the most comprehensive.

The luxury automobile manufacturer would like to be the most comprehensive.

And so it is as it covers more of its Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles than BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus.

Added to the existing Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Program will be:

  • Extended vehicle coverage to match the New-Vehicle Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty for up to six years or 70,000 miles – whichever comes first
  • Complimentary 24-hour roadside assistance
  • Courtesy transportation
  • Three-month subscription to OnStar and SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Previously exclusive to new Cadillac vehicles, Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle owners will now be offered the Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance for 2011 and newer models.

This package covers:

  • Oil and filter changes
  • Engine air and cabin filters
  • Tire rotation
  • Multi-point inspections

Tom Naquin of Elkhart Indiana is happy to extend these additional benefits to the South Bend area owners of Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles.

Chevrolet and the NASCAR Nationwide Series

Texas Motor Speedway saw a lot of action over the weekend from the NASCAR Nationwide Series 17th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 300.

And, much of that action was performed by Chevrolet as its cars raced around the 1.5-mile Fort Worth track a total of 200 times.

Austin Dillon started and finished in third place. Sporting the number three, Dillon raced the AdvoCare Chevrolet.

With the Hellmann’s Chevrolet, Dale Earnhardt Jr. placed right behind Dillon. Earnhardt took the number 88 from eleventh place to fourth.

Starting in seventh, Kevin Harvick took fifth place. Harvick raced a number 33 Chevrolet Camaro for Hunt Brothers Pizza.

Regan Smith, who raced the number seven TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet, took seventh place after starting in sixth.

Behind him was Great Clips Chevrolet driver Kasey Kahne. The number five took a great leap from sixteenth place to eighth.

Closing in on the top ten was Brandt Chevrolet driver Justin Allgaier, who started in fourteenth in his number 31.

You may not be able to race Chevrolets like these professionals, but Tom Naquin of Elkhart Indiana is proud to provide an extensive selection of top-performing Chevrolets to the greater South Bend area.

Tom Naquin Celebrates National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Are you one of the 660,000 American drivers who will admit to using an electronic device while driving?

Imagine driving for 4.6 seconds at 55 miles per hour – blindfolded.

Let’s put this into perspective – that would be the length of an entire football field.

Scary, huh?

Well, if you answered yes to the first question, you have – in a sense – done this.

Distracted driving has become an epidemic in the United States, causing one in every four traffic crashes.

There were 3,331 people killed and 387,000 people injured from distracted driving in 2011.

Although it is illegal in 39 states to text while driving, people still do it!

And, texting is not the only activity considered as distracted driving. Technically, it is defined as any act that takes attention away from driving. So, even talking on the phone, drinking, eating, talking to passengers, grooming and reading – whether that be maps or text messages.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has deemed April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Tom Naquin encourages drivers of Elkhart and the surrounding South Bend Indiana area to pledge to drive phone-free for the entire month of April.

And, we hope, beyond that.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28


That is what the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 was referred to up until its surprise unveiling at the New York International Auto Show last week.

It has been touted as the most track-capable in the history of Camaros.


To begin with, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 circles the track a whole three seconds faster thanks to increased grip and stopping power as well as reduced curb weight.

Chevrolet shed 300 pounds off of this Camaro by installing only one speaker, offering air conditioning as a mere option, removing the carpet and insulation in its trunk and utilizing a thinner glass in its rear window.

Its 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine delivers a whopping 500-horsepower and 470 lb-ft. of torque.

The Camaro Z/28 is only offered with a manual transmission. It sits on Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tires and features Recaro seating inside.

Production of the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 will begin this fall at the Oshawa assembly plant in Ontario Canada.

And, Tom Naquin of South Bend Indiana cannot even wait.