Meet the 2015 Chevrolet Trax!

Meet the 2015 Chevrolet Trax!Looking for a utility vehicle that is efficient and compact while still offering all-wheel drive and versatility? Meet the 2015 Chevrolet Trax! This small SUV made its debut at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) last week. The Trax offers all of the amenities of an SUV while handling like a small sedan.

The 2015 Chevy Trax features a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine which is efficient, yet powerful when you need it!  The Trax also has many great interior features including OnStar, Chevrolet MyLink, power seating, a USB port, and a 60/40-split fold flat rear seat for optimal cargo space.

Although the Trax is new to the U.S. market, it has been successfully sold in 60 different markets abroad. Here in the U.S. the Trax is similar to its Buick cousin, the Encore. Chevrolet’s new addition will be hitting dealerships early 2015 and will be available in ten different colors. From Orange Rock Metallic to Deeps Espresso Metallic, the Trax offers something for everyone.

Here at MY Chevrolet, we are excited to meet the 2015 Chevrolet Trax when it hits our dealership in a few short months! What do you think of Chevrolet’s newest addition? Let us know in the comment section below and stop by Chevrolet’s Newsroom to learn more about the Trax!

MY Chevrolet is going green!

You may have been by our dealership lately and seen some of our changes to make ourselves more environmentally friendly. Recently we, along with the rest of the Salinas Auto Mall, changed out our lighting fixtures. By doing so we are reducing our wattage consumption by over 50%! The goal of the swap was to not only save money, but to more importantly to do our part to reduce our power consumption for the city of Salinas.

The exterior lighting system is not only more efficient, but it also offers better quality. With better lighting you will be able to shop our inventory even in the dark. Looking for a particular colored car? If you shop our selection at night the colors will be more vibrant! For example when looking at a red Camaro, you will see red instead of dark orange.

MY Chevrolet is happy to do our part to reduce wattage consumption for Salinas, the Central Coast, and the State of California! Please feel free to shop our great selection of Chevrolets day or night! Give us a call at (831) 240-0280 to learn more about how MY Chevrolet is going green!

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Adds Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Adds Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission

Current Corvette Stingray

General Motors has announced that the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will have an available eight-speed automatic transmission; however, the seven-speed manual will remain standard. Drivers will still be able to use steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters to shift gears manually.

Chevrolet says this new transmission should boost fuel efficiency by about five percent. It is the same transmission that is also available on the 2015 Corvette Z06 and is called the 8L90.

Engineers were careful about the construction of the new transmission and were able to make it no bigger than the outgoing six-speed. By using lightweight materials like aluminum and magnesium, it is actually eight pounds lighter, too.

Along with improved fuel efficiency, the new transmission will also make the Corvette quicker. Chevrolet says at full throttle, it shifts eight-hundredths of a second faster than the seven-speed transmission in the Porsche 911.

Will you be opting for the eight-speed automatic over the seven-speed manual in your 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray? For more information on when it will be hitting showroom floors, give us a call at MY Chevrolet.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Did you know that over 3,000 lives are lost every year due to distracted driving? Did you know that there are hundreds of thousands of injuries every year due to distracted driving? The U.S. Department of Transportation wants to remind people to put down their mobile devices and focus on the road, not just in April, but every month throughout the year.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Texting While Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is launching a high-visibility enforcement campaign with hopes to limit the amount of distracted drivers on the road. From April 10th through April 15th, law enforcement throughout the country will be cracking down on people who are texting while driving.

Here is your warning: U Drive. U Text. U Pay.

The Department has some tips to ensure safer roadways:

  • Put your handheld devices out of reach. For example, put your cell phone in the backseat or trunk of the car that way you will not have the urge to look at it while driving.
  • Practice safe driving habits. If you are texting while behind the wheel, your children are likely to do it while they are driving. By setting a good example, you are instilling better habits for your children to follow.
  • Use your voice! If you are riding with someone who is driving while distracted, let them know how uncomfortable you feel. Offer to drive for them.

At MY Chevrolet, we want you to feel safe and comfortable while out on the road! Please consider putting mobile devices away while driving and encourage others to do the same.

Silverado 2500HD Offers Value

Silverado 2500HD Offers Value

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

At MY Chevrolet, we love the Silverado, and who wouldn’t? With its ability to do some serious work and enough room haul the whole family around, the Silverado 2500HD makes for an all-around great vehicle. Recently Vincentric solidified the value of purchasing a new Silverado by naming Chevrolet the “Best Value Truck Brand.”

To establish the award-winner, Vincentric analyzes a huge amount of data including depreciation values, fees and taxes to own the vehicle, maintenance costs, repair costs, and opportunity costs. Vincentric’s president, David Wurster said, “Our statistical analysis used over 1,000 pickup truck configurations to identify the best value truck line in the United States.” Chevrolet is proud to come on top with this award for the Silverado.

Offering value is something that Chevrolet strives for with the introduction of its new vehicles. Making the Silverado durable and long-lasting has been a focus and now the pickup has proven itself against the competition.

MY Chevrolet is proud to offer the award-winning Silverado! If you are thinking of purchasing a new pickup the Silverado is definitely one to see! Now during Truck Month you can purchase a new Silverado for a great price. Give us a call at (831) 240-4850 to learn more about our current offers!

The 2015 Chevy Suburban is HERE!

The 2015 Chevy Suburban is here!

2014 Chevrolet Suburban

Have you been by our dealership to check out the all-new 2015 Suburban? That’s right; the 2015 Chevy Suburban is here! The 2015 model offers everything you have come to know and love about the large SUV and more! The Suburban features a redesigned exterior and interior and promises to offer the best in new technologies and features.

For the 2015 model year, the Suburban is available in three trim levels: LS, LT, and LTZ. All trims are equipped with an EcoTec3 5.3-liter V8 engine with Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection, and Variable Valve Timing. The Suburban is available in two-wheel and four-wheel drive options.

Some of the standard features include:

  • Seating for up to 9 passengers, front bucket seats, and a 60/40 split-folding bench
  • Automatic tri-zone climate controls, power windows, and interior power outlets
  • Rear vision camera and OnStar with 6 months of Directions & Connections Plan
  • Remote vehicle starter system, steering wheel mounted controls, and cruise control
  • An audio system featuring AM/FM radio, a CD player, and MP3 playback

Be sure to stop by MY Chevrolet in the Salinas Auto Mall to learn more about the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban!

Best Selling Cars in February!

It appears that the auto industry as a whole is off to a slow start for 2014, but American automakers are confident that the year will end strongly! If 2014 ends up beating 2013 in sales, it will be the fifth straight year for growth for automakers. Autodata recently released its list of the best selling cars for the month of February. Four of the fifteen vehicles on the list came from Chevrolet.

Best Selling Cars

2014 Chevy Malibu

One of the best selling cars included the 2014 Chevy Malibu. We aren’t surprised to see the Malibu on the list due to its updated interior features and aggressive campaigning from Chevrolet. This mid-size sedan is perfect for those looking for comfort, fuel economy, and excellent ride quality.

Another car that made its way into the top 15 was the Chevy Cruze. The small sedan has been one of Chevy’s top sellers since its introduction in 2011.  Drivers enjoy the Cruze because of its excellent fuel economy and smaller stance. This car is great for those looking for a practical car with many trim levels to choose from.

Best Selling Cars

2014 Chevy Equinox

Number 11 out of 15 on the list was the Chevy Equinox. Chevrolet dealers sold more than 21,500 of these small crossovers during the month of February. Drivers like the idea of having a crossover with the fuel economy of a sedan.

The best-selling Chevrolet for February was the 2014 Silverado. Recently, the Silverado was named Truck of the Year at the NAIAS show and has won countless other awards. Shoppers like that the Silverado comes in plenty of configurations and trim levels making it easy to customize to their specific needs.

If you are interested in any of these top-selling vehicles, be sure to stop by our dealership in Salinas, California. At MY Chevrolet we have an excellent inventory to choose from!

Rob Dyrdek Sets World Record in Chevy Sonic

Last month, TV star Rob Dyrdek set a Guinness World Record for the Farthest Reverse Jump by a Car. His total distance was 89 feet 3¼ inches, and his car of choice was the Chevrolet Sonic. Check out the video below!

 

Dyrdek has his own show on MTV called “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory,” in which he takes everything to the extreme with stunts of all kinds. He previously used the Sonic to perform a 360-degree kick-flip off a ramp in 2011.

“The Sonic is a great car for firsts,” said Dyrdek, in a statement. “I have always been a Chevy guy, so when we decided we wanted to set a Guinness World Record for the finale of ‘Fantasy Factory,’ using the Sonic again just made sense.”

Dyrdek performed the stunt in front of a crowd at Six Flags Magic Mountain. MTV will air the stunt as part of the season finale of “Fantasy Factory” on March 13 at 10:30 pm EST.

Of course, the Sonic that Dyrdek used was modified for the stunt, and we do not recommend trying to do this stunt on your own. But if you want to feel like stuntman, head on over to MY Chevrolet to see if the Chevrolet Sonic makes you feel like you can do anything.

Camaro & Volt Rank High in Dependability Study

Dependability Study

Current 2014 Chevy Camaro

Recently, the 2011 Camaro and Volt were ranked highest in their respective categories for dependability. Every year J.D. Power evaluates 3-year old vehicles to see what kind of problems drivers are experiencing from their cars. Both models were launched (or re-launched) within the past four years, making this a huge win for Chevrolet.

The Chevy Camaro was re-introduced to the market in 2009 as a 2010 model after a small hiatus after the 2002 model year. This is the second year in a row that the Camaro has topped J.D. Power’s Dependability Study in the midsize sporty car segment.

Dependability Study

Current 2014 Chevy Volt

The Chevrolet Volt was introduced at the end of 2010 as a 2011 model and since has been making huge strides in the EV market. This compact car has been known to get around 900 miles between fuel fill-ups. In addition to being considered the most dependable compact car by J.D. Power, the Volt also topped consumer organization’s annual owner satisfaction survey. More than 90% of consumers surveyed said that they would purchase the Volt again.

MY Chevrolet has a couple of used 2011 Chevy Volts on the lot! To see what J.D. Power considers the most dependable compact car in person, stop by our dealership in Salinas, California. Give us a call at (831) 240-4850 to schedule a test drive today!

Impala, Traverse Rank Among Best Family Cars of 2014

 

Best Family Cars of 2014

2014 Chevy Impala – Available at MY Chevrolet!

Kelley Blue Book (KBB) just released its list of the 12 Best Family Cars of 2014, and we at MY Chevrolet are pleased to see two Chevrolet models make the cut. Both the Chevrolet Impala four-door sedan and the Chevrolet Traverse midsize SUV were among the top 12 2014 models chosen for (and with the help of) families.

“We designed the Chevrolet Impala and Traverse precisely to offer a wide suite of useful family-friendly features,” commented Russ Clark, Chevrolet director of marketing. “It is good to see that KBB.com and the customers they surveyed agree.”

So how did the Impala and Traverse make it onto the top 12 list? For starters, KBB chose 21 top-ranking vehicles, selected for superior driving performance, comfort, rear-seat entertainment, safety, cargo space, room for child seats, and other family-friendly features. Then the KBB editors collaborated with actual families to test out each of the nominees. In the end, they settled on the 12 best options for families.

Best Family Cars of 2014

2014 Chevy Traverse – Available at MY Chevrolet

“We were surprised at the number of sedans that made the Best Family Cars list this year,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. “Once upon a time before minivans and SUVs, sedans were the primary family car of choice, and this year’s list proves the modern sedan still makes a fine family car.”

To see the complete list of winners, hop on over to KBB.com.