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2014 Chevrolet Spark Named IIHS 2014 Top Safety Pick

2014 Chevy Spark Top Safety Pick

Elizabeth City NC – The 2014 Chevrolet Spark, available at Performance Chevrolet, is a Top Safety Pick in its first year of eligibility, and is the only vehicle in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety minicar segment to earn the rating in 2014 model year testing.

Spark achieved highest possible “good” scores in the IIHS’s moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints tests, and scored an “acceptable” in IIHS’s new small overlap test, designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle strikes another vehicle or an object like a tree or a utility pole.

“Safety is a big concern for Elizabeth City-area minicar buyers,” said Mike Lil of Performance Chevrolet. “The 2014 Spark extensively uses high-strength steels and 10 standard air bags, to provide residents with excellent crash safety.”

Minicars present unique challenges when designing for crashworthiness. Spark’s relatively short wheelbase of 93.5 inches required the Spark team to strengthen the car’s front-end structure to better absorb and distribute impact energy around occupants. A cradle extension offers additional support in frontal collisions for Elizabeth City-area drivers.

Lightweight, high-strength steels constitute more than 62 percent of Spark’s under body and 42 percent of its upper body. The car’s rigid door beams and H-shaped structure under the seating area are designed to enhance protection in side impacts, and its high-strength cross members are designed to help manage crush space in side impacts.

Spark’s roof bow and B-pillar also use high-strength steels to help preserve the occupant space in a rollover crash. Likewise, the high-strength rear rail is designed to help protect the fuel tank in side and rear impacts.

Spark’s driver and passenger front knee air bags are designed to reduce the risk of lower extremity injuries in frontal crashes. Further protection is provided, for Elizabeth City-area owners, by dual-stage frontal air bags, seat-mounted side air bags and side curtain air bags that extend over the front and rear seating rows.

Additional safety features include a rollover sensing system, three-point safety belts in all four seating positions, safety belt pretensioners in the front driver and passenger seats, the LATCH child seat attachment system, adjustable head restraints and collapsible steering column.

You Elizabeth City Chevrolet Sonic Dealer is here to serve you with a huge selection of 2014 Chevrolet Sonic Inventory. If you have any questions about the Sonic please call us at (252)338-9100. Performance Chevrolet is located at 1005 West Ehringhaus Street in Elizabeth City, NC.

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Silverado’s Pick-up Box Makes Tough Jobs Easier

2014 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ

Elizabeth City NC – When it comes to pickup trucks, the usability of the back end is just as important, to Elizabeth City-area owners, as the power under the hood. Customer-focused innovations to the cargo box of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado were designed to make it easier to see, secure and access what’s back there.

“Silverado’s pick-up Box is stronger, more durable and versatile enough to help Elizabeth City-area owners get their toughest jobs done,” said Mike Lilly of Performance Chevrolet.”

Elizabeth City-area owners say they most frequently use their trucks for everyday projects. Two out of three use their truck for hauling. Seasoned truck owners want a pickup that makes loading and securing cargo as simple as possible. Making it easier to climb into the truck bed and retrieve items is a bonus.

“For the real truck buyer, they want a pickup that puts up with their abuse without making any compromises from the back end of the truck,” said Mark Williams of PickupTrucks.com. “The whole point of having a pickup is about solving problems, not creating them.”

From design to functionality, the Silverado pickup box is engineered to be the most innovative cargo box in its segment with these features:

  • LED Box Lights – Located in the cargo box, under the side rails, the available lights turn on with the standard overhead box lamp and make it easier to find cargo in the bed, even under a tonneau cover.
  • EZ Lift & Lower Tailgate – An internal torsion bar reduces the effort to raise the tailgate while a rotary damper allows for a controlled and more gradual lowering motion when opening it.
  • CornerStep Bumper – Unique steps incorporated into the corners of the rear bumper are designed to accommodate work boots and can be used with the tailgate up or down.
  • Hand Grip Pockets – Located within the rails, at the rear of the cargo box, they provide easier access into the cargo box and work in tandem with the CornerStep Bumper.
  • Removable Upper Tie-Down Hooks – Allow maximum flexibility to secure cargo of varying shapes and sizes and can be placed in several locations around the cargo box.

If you’re ready to enjoy the season’s best pickup truck that is perfect for both work and play, come see us at our Columbia Area Chevrolet Dealer to take the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado for a test drive and check out our New Chevrolet Cars. Perry Auto Group has two dealership locations at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 or 1001 Halstead Blvd Elizabeth City, NC 27909.

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