Chevy Small Cars Post Big Numbers: Over 1 Million Sparks Sold

Chevy Small Cars

2015 Chevrolet Spark

The age of the full-size SUV, the minivan, even the mighty pickup truck, has passed, giving way to a new golden age for small cars. Sedans, compacts, and subcompacts are increasingly dominating both the roads and the sales charts, thanks to changing customer priorities that place higher values on the small cars’ value, style, and efficiency. Chevrolet has taken full advantage of this market swing, building excellent new small cars like the Chevy Spark, which recently hit over one million units sold worldwide.

“Our small cars – Spark, Sonic and Cruze – attract more new car buyers to Chevrolet than any other vehicles in the lineup, with more than 60 percent of buyers never owning a Chevy before,” said Alan Batey, executive vice president of Global Chevrolet. The Spark—or the Beat, as it’s known in India, where it first went on sale back in 2009—is now in 71 markets across the globe. Here in the US, sales keep soaring, too—so far this year, sales are 10% higher than last year.

If you’re still on the outside looking in on all this small car craziness, come see us today at My Chevrolet and we’ll show you our full lineup of awesome Chevy small cars today. Whether it’s the Spark, the Cruze, the Sonic, or anything else, we’ve got what you need to join the small car revolution.

Sneak a Peek at the Disguised Chevrolet Volt

disguised Chevrolet Volt

2014 Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet developers are being secretive about the true design of the Chevy Volt until its big reveal at the Detroit North American International Auto Show next year, but they’re generous enough to give General Motors fans everywhere a little peek at the Volt in its rather decorative, disguised form.

Last week, General Motors flashed us a preview of the Volt all decked out in its engineered, patterned camouflage by the side of the road. The Volt is a car that’s been around since it was first conceptualized in 2007 and General Motors has been working on building its name ever since. It’s not fully electric, having only a 38 mile range with the latest model before the gasoline engine has to kick in. But, Chevrolet is planning to have a greater range with this model – and a lower cost.

With electric being more and more the name of the game with future car developments, range is the biggest concern and focus of car companies. Whether or not GM plans to expand this car into the full-electric, long range category in the future is yet to be seen.

Though the disguised Chevrolet Volt will still be playing wolf in sheep’s clothing until its January reveal, MY Chevrolet’s team has a lot of interest in just what is hiding under all that camo. Oh well. We’ll have to wait until winter to see just what the Volt has to offer for its 2015 model year!

2015 Z06 Can Go From 0 to 60MPH in Less Than 3 Seconds

At MY Chevrolet, it’s our goal to get you behind the wheel of your Chevrolet of choice. While the Bowtie’s 2015 lineup is full of surefire winners, there are few better than the superlative 2015 Corvette Z06. We’ve heard all of the delicious news about the Corvette Z06—which Mark Reuss rather aptly dubbed “Big Nasty” at its reveal—and we’ve hung on every tantalizing detail about Magnetic Ride Control and the Performance Data Recorder and 650 horsepower and eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmissions.

2015 Z06 Can Go From 0 to 60MPH

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Now, we’re happy to show you a few numbers that are about as appetizing as anything you’ll ever read. We sincerely hope that you have a napkin ready.

With its seven-speed manual transmission, the 2015 Z06 is capable of running a 0-60 sprint in a ridiculous 3.2 seconds and achieving a quarter-mile in 11.2 seconds. If you beef it up to the all-new eight-speed paddle-shift automatic, you’ll get a 2.95 second 0-60 time and a 10.95 second quarter-mile.

Told you that you’d need a napkin.

When equipped with the Z07 Performance package, which includes Brembo carbon ceramic brake rotors and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, the Corvette Z06 can go from 60 mph to a complete stop in 99.6 feet. Yeah, this is an absolutely ridiculous car.

“The Corvette has long been known as America’s sports car,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors’ executive vice president, Global Product Development. “With the capability of the new Z06 rivaling the best performance cars in the world, we will also be America’s Supercar.”

If you want to make America’s Supercar yours, talk to our sales staff at My Chevrolet!

Mid-Size 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Offers Everything the Big Guys Can’t

Bigger isn’t always better, and the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is here to prove it. There’s a whole lot to like about a less-than-full-size pickup, including easier maneuvering, parking, and reversing; better gas mileage; and, a more affordable price tag.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Car and Driver took the liberty of configuring its ideal Colorado, and we have to say – they’re spot on. They started with the Chevrolet Colorado V-6 4×4 crew cab, short box, which comes with an affordable base price of $30,580.

They went straight for the line-topping Z71 trim, which adds the optional 302 hp, 3.6-liter V-6, Z71 bedside stickers, the Z71 off-road suspension package, an automatic locking rear differential, hill-descent control, underbody shields, 17-inch dark-finished aluminum wheels, automatic climate control, remote start, four-way power heated front seats, a rear-window defroster, and GM’s EZ lift and lower tailgate. Did you catch all that? This thing is decked out!

Car and Driver didn’t stop there. They went all-in, choosing the four-door crew cab with four-wheel drive and a short bed to keep the overall length down. After adding an array of exciting options (Rainforest Green Metallic paint, the trailering package, a bed liner, a tailgate liner, splash guards, and the premium Bose audio system), the grand total comes to $36,780, a far-cry from the $50,000 a loaded full-size pickup can reach without blinking an eye.

For someone looking for a pickup truck mostly for recreational use, an occasional tow load or hauling job, and enough space to fit the whole family, we agree with Car and Driver – the 2015 Chevy Colorado is a perfect fit.

Learn more about the 2015 Colorado at MY Chevrolet!

Three Sinkhole Corvettes Set for Restoration

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National Corvette Museum

You may remember waking up very early in the morning on February 12 with a sinking feeling. That’s because eight valuable Corvettes were sinking into the ground at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky after an immense sinkhole opened up under the museum’s Skydome showroom.

Now, seven months later, the damage has been evaluated and three of the eight sinkhole Corvettes are set for restoration. Chevrolet will restore the 2009 ZR1 prototype, also called the Blue Devil, and the white 1992 1-millionth Corvette. The Museum will oversee the restoration of the 1962 Corvette.

“Our goal was to help the NationalCorvetteMuseum recover from a terrible natural disaster by restoring all eight cars,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president, Global Product Development, in a statement. “However, as the cars were recovered, it became clear that restoration would be impractical because so little was left to repair. And, frankly, there is some historical value in leaving those cars to be viewed as they are.”

After being extracted from the gaping hole, the remaining five Corvettes were deemed beyond repair. However, they will become part of a new permanent display at the museum so future visitors can learn about the sinkhole and see a part of Corvette history.

As for the sinkhole itself, it will be filled in. The museum considered leaving at least part of it open, but learned that it would be cost prohibitive.

If you want to see the sinkhole for yourself, you’d better plan a trip to Kentucky, as the work to fill the hole will begin soon.

Chevrolet Celebrates Teddy Bear Day in Style

As you may have seen, National Teddy Bear Day was yesterday, September 9th and Chevrolet made a day out of it by donating 48 small bears to the Sunshine on Wheels program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. The donated bears will be delivered to Cancer patients in hopes of bringing a little happiness to their lives.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Chevrolet was proud to participate in the event by escorting the bears in style. All 48 small bears were driven to Memorial Sloan Kettering in a brand new Chevrolet Suburban, while one giant-sized bear rode in the front seat of a 2015 Corvette Stingray. All bears were dressed in a gold ribbon, the color of Childhood Cancer Awareness.

The Sunshine on Wheels program is responsible for bringing games and fun activities for the children who have to stay at the hospital and Chevrolet was proud to partner with them for this event.

Here at MY Chevrolet, you know we are all-about raising money for cancer awareness! We are proud to be a part of a company that gives back, especially to those during difficult times. If you would like to know more about the Teddy Bear Day Event, head over to Chevrolet’s newsroom.

The Colorado Leads the Way for Efficiency

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2015 Chevy Colorado

Fuel economy is on everyone’s mind these days! Usually one of the first questions we get is, “what kind of gas mileage does [insert car here] get?” Chevrolet has been optimizing its vehicles for better fuel economy and the Colorado leads the way when it comes to midsize pickups. If you purchase a two-wheel drive Colorado, you can expect to get 18 mpg city / 26 mpg city.* Even the four-wheel-drive models get segment-leading efficiency with 17 mpg city / 24 mpg highway.*

The Colorado and its cousin the Canyon are segment leaders when it comes to their fuel economy ratings. They both get around 3 to 5 mpgs better than their competitors and in today’s market that definitely gives them an edge. Coming in 2016, the Colorado will add a 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine which will not only offer great fuel economy, but added torque as well.

The Colorado has not yet arrived on our lot in Salinas, but when it does this fall we will be sure to let you know! For now, visit for the latest Colorado news and information!

*EPA-estimate only, actual mileage will vary.

2015 Chevy Traverse Sees Worthwhile Updates

The first generation Traverse has been a best-seller for Chevy, and after a mid-cycle refresh in 2013, the large crossover is more competitive than ever. For 2015, the Traverse gets a few minor but worthwhile updates.

2015 Chevy Traverse

2015 Chevy Traverse

First, the 2015 Chevy Traverse will drop a few of its exterior color options in favor of some new, refreshed colors. We’ll be saying goodbye to Cyber Gray Metallic, Atlantis Blue Metallic, and Crystal Red Tintcoat; and hello to Siren Red Tintcoat, Sable Metallic, and Blue Velvet Metallic.

In other color changes, the Ebony/Mojave interior color combination is replaced with Ebony/Saddle Up, and aluminum wheels are replaced with an 18-inch machined set. The 2015 Traverse will also see the removal of its HD radio, integrated spotter blind-zone mirrors, and accessory entertainment package, which was mounted to the backs of the front seat headrests.

Siri Eyes Free will be added this year, which allows users to safely interact and communicate with their Bluetooth-enabled iPhone using voice commands. The system allows drivers to send text and emails, reads texts and emails aloud, provides weather information, turn by turn directions, reports sports scores, checks stock prices, and much more.

Keep your eyes peeled; the 2015 Traverse will make its way to My Chevrolet later this year!

The Impala is one Comfortable Car

The Chevy Impala is one sophisticated sedan with its close attention to detail and stylish exterior. The Impala is so great that recently awarded it “2014’s Most Comfortable Car under $30,000.” Kelley Blue Book noted the Impala’s interior cabin as being one of the most spacious and comfortable in its class.

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2015 Chevy Impala

In order to receive this award, the Impala squared off against some intense competition including the Chrysler 300, Toyota Avalon, and Volvo S60. Jack R. Nerad from said, “Totally redesigned for 2014, our No. 1 pick on this list – the Chevrolet Impala – proves that the big, comfortable, affordable American sedan is alive and well, and now it is stylish and modern too.”

Chevrolet is proud to offer a sedan that maintains its comfort and luxury over long periods of driving. The interior of the car was a main focus for engineers for the 2014 model year. A rock band out of Detroit even tested the comfort and quietness of the cabin.

If you would like to know more about the 2014 Chevy Impala sedan, stop by MY Chevrolet in Salinas, California!

The Equinox Holds its Own

Equinox holds its own

2015 Chevy Equinox

The Chevy Equinox is a great CUV, don’t you think? It offers the best of both worlds by being small and compact, but still offering great utility. The Equinox has made a lasting impression on drivers across the country. So much so, that the Equinox has been increasing sales since its introduction in 2009. Back then, the Equinox was sold 86,148 times. In 2013, the Equinox was sold 238,192 times; that’s quite an increase!

The Equinox comes in four unique trim levels which gives you plenty of options to choose from. After you choose your trim, you can decide between front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The Equinox comes in two different engines: an Ecotec 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that offers up to 32 mpg on the highway* or a 301-horsepower Direct-Injected V-6.

Along with a long list of interior features like OnStar 4G LTE, the Equinox offers a long list of safety features which recently earned it a 2014 Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS. Some of our favorite safety features included with the 2014 Equinox include: lane departure warning, daytime running lamps, LATCh system, traction control, and an airbag system with passenger sense.

If you would like to learn more about the Chevy Equinox, stop by our Monterey area dealership! The team at MY Chevrolet will be happy to take you out on a test drive!