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Chevrolet’s Crash Course on Avoiding Collisions

Chevrolet’s Crash Course on Avoiding Collisions

Elizabeth City NC – Even the best, most defensive drivers can end up in an unexpected crash. Chevrolet’s 2015 lineup provides key features that help protect drivers and passengers before, during or after a crash, but the focus is on new technologies aimed at helping avoid the crash in the first place.

According to a 2012 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report, more than one in four police-reported vehicle crashes each year are rear-end collisions between a driver and the vehicle they are following, Nearly one in 10 happen during lane changes made at the wrong time.

Chevrolet is using cameras, radar and ultrasonic sensor technology to help Elizabeth City area drivers avoid these rear-end collisions and blind spot-caused sideswipes, as well as parking lot fender benders and more.

“Here at Performance Chevrolet, we are very excited about these new safety technologies. These customer-focused features not only help protect drivers and passengers before, during or after a crash, but can help drivers avoid the crash altogether.” said Chris Perry, Vice President of Perry Auto Group.

There is also a new “Safety Alert Seat” feature to help hearing-impaired drivers and persuade drivers to leave features turned on.

Like a Smart phone, Elizabeth City-area drivers can select vibrating rather than beeping alerts that intuitively “tap” them on the left, right, or both sides of the seat bottom to help direct their attention to a possible crash situation detected by the vehicle sensors. The Safety Alert Seat is available on Silverado, Tahoe, and Suburban.

Chevrolet’s crash avoidance technologies are designed to help drivers in many everyday situations, though none substitutes for careful, distraction-free driving, use of seat belts and child seats when appropriate, obeying traffic laws and driving sober and unimpaired.

Here are a few Chevrolet crash avoidance technologies:

  • Rear Vision Camera, when backing, displays the scene behind that may be unseen by the driver or in mirrors Uses a rear camera. Available across the Chevrolet lineup.
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert lets you know if a car is approaching from the side when backing, such as when parked between two large vehicles. Uses two rear corner radars. Available on 2015 Cruze, Impala, SS, Traverse, Tahoe and Suburban.
  • Side Blind Zone Alert, alerts the driver if a vehicle is in the left or right side blind spot – before a possible lane change. Uses two rear corner radars. Available on Cruze, Impala, SS, Traverse, Tahoe and Suburban.
  • Forward Collision Alert, may “see” a crash situation before you do, and can alert a driver when a crash into a vehicle you are following is imminent. Uses front camera and/or radar. Available on 2015 Volt, Malibu, Impala, Equinox, SS, Traverse, Colorado, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban.

Other Chevrolet crash-avoidance features include Front Automatic Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Warning.

Front Automatic Braking automatically applies the brake when the system may see a crash situation ahead before you do, and can be thought of us a “backup” or “Plan B” if you do not respond quickly to Forward Collision Alert warnings, or if a rear-end crash situation quickly unfolds. At lower speeds, the feature may even help avoid the crash, while at higher speeds, it can reduce crash severity and injury. Uses front radar.

Adaptive Cruise Control works like regular cruise control until you are following a vehicle ahead, when it automatically accelerates and brakes (up to moderate levels) to help follow at a driver-selected cruise speed and following gap while you steer and pay attention to the road. Uses front radar.

Lane Departure Warning can alert a driver who drifts out of detected lane lines unintentionally or without a turn signal, when traveling faster than 35 MPH, which can sometimes happen to distracted or tired drivers. Uses front camera.

The focus on driver and passenger safety is a pillar of the Chevrolet. Examples of safety leadership include:

  • Chevrolet has more vehicles with a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the federal government than Toyota or Ford. Models include Sonic, Volt, Camaro Coupe, Malibu, Impala, Traverse and the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab).
  • The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and Malibu received Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2014 Top Safety Pick + ratings – the highest conferred – on models with available forward collision alert. Equinox and its GMC sibling, the Terrain, were the only compact SUVs of nine tested to earn this rating.
  • The 2014 Spark is the only mini car named an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

Perry Auto Group offers a wide variety of new Chevy, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Jeep cars, trucks, SUV’s and crossovers. Call us at (252) 338-9100 or stop in to one of our two dealership locations at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 or 1001 Halstead Blvd Elizabeth City, NC 27909 and check out our great Used Car Inventory.

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado Does More

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

 

Elizabeth City – The numbers speak for themselves. The all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado midsize truck, available at Performance Chevrolet delivers the most horsepower and best highway efficiency of any midsize truck as well as the highest available trailering rating and higher payload ratings than the competition. That means Colorado owners can haul and tow more while using less fuel than Toyota Tacoma or the Nissan Frontier.

“The all-new Chevy Colorado answers the call for customers who have big lifestyle interests or work needs, but want to exercise them in a smaller, more efficient way,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. “From the first spark plug to the trailer hitch, the Colorado was designed to enable truck capabilities without the sacrifices to which midsize truck customers had become accustomed.”

Colorado features a standard 2.5L I-4 engine. It is SAE-certified at 200 horsepower (149 kW) and 191 lb-ft of torque (259 Nm), and delivers an EPA-estimated 27 mpg on the highway (2WD automatic).

A 3.6L V-6 certified at 305 horsepower (227 kW) and 269 lb-ft of torque (365 Nm) is available with an EPA-estimated 26 mpg on the highway (2WD).

Compared to its midsize competitors, Colorado’s 2.5L engine generates 31 percent more horsepower and 11 percent more torque than Nissan Frontier’s I-4 (152 hp/171 lb-ft). It delivers that power advantage with 17 percent greater highway efficiency than the Nissan’s 23 mpg (2WD automatic models compared).

Colorado’s 2.5L also makes 25 percent more horsepower and 6 percent more torque than Toyota Tacoma’s I-4 (159 hp/180 lb-ft) – with 12.5 percent greater highway efficiency than Toyota’s 24 mpg (2WD automatic models compared).

When it comes to Colorado’s 3.6L V-6, it produces 16 percent more horsepower than the Frontier’s V-6 (262 hp/281 lb-ft), while delivering 18 percent greater efficiency than its EPA-estimated 22 mpg highway. It also produces 29 percent more horsepower than Tacoma’s V-6 (236 hp/266 lb-ft) and nearly 24 percent greater highway efficiency (21 mpg).

The Colorado V-6’s 305 horses and 269 lb-ft of torque exceed the 3.5L V-6 offered in the larger, full-size 2015 Ford F-150. It’s rated at 283 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque.

“We are proud to offer the new Colorado to Elizabeth City residents because it is built with the DNA of a true Chevy truck,” said  Trey Colbert of Performance Chevrolet. “The Colorado gives our customers the capability, strength and confidence that comes with owning one of the larger models.”

The Colorado’s available class-leading horsepower allows effortless performance on the highway, even when hauling or trailering. Its torque advantage – the engine’s pulling power – contributes to a more confident feeling of power on demand at lower speeds and when starting off with a trailer.

Colorado’s maximum payload ratings for four-cylinder- and V-6-equipped models – 1,460 pounds and 1,590 pounds, respectively – are greater than Frontier (971/1,524 pounds) and Tacoma (1,440/1,500 pounds).

With the available 3.6L V-6 engine and available trailering package, Colorado offers a maximum trailering rating of 7,000 pounds, which tops the max 6,500-pound ratings for the Frontier and Tacoma,  per SAE J2807 recommended practices.

Colorado’s segment-highest trailering rating tops the 6,800-pound rating for the full-size Toyota Tundra equipped with the 4.6L V-8.

“Colorado combines greater capability and efficiency than any midsize competitive truck, and delivers maneuverability and garagability to make it the smart choice for customers,” said Johnson.

Capabilities Compared: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado vs. Midsize Competitors

Horsepower Torque (lb-ft) EPA Hwy (2WD) Max Payload Max Trailering*
Chevrolet
Colorado
200 – 4-cyl.
305 – V-6
191 – 4-cyl.
269 – V-6
27 – 4-cyl.
26 – V-6
1,460 lbs. – 4-cyl.
1,590 lbs. – V-6
3,500 lbs. – 4-cyl.
7,000 lbs. – V-6
Nissan
Frontier
152 – 4-cyl.
262 – V-6
171 – 4-cyl.
281 – V-6
23 – 4-cyl.
22 – V-6
971 lbs. – 4-cyl.
1,524 lbs. – V-6
3,500 lbs. – 4-cyl.
6,500 lbs. – V-6
Toyota
Tacoma
159 – 4-cyl.
236 – V-6
180 – 4-cyl.
266 – V-6
24 – 4-cyl.
21 – V-6
1,440 lbs. – 4-cyl.
1,500 lbs. – V-6
3,500 lbs. – 4-cyl.
6,500 lbs. – V-6

*with available towing package

You will be able to enjoy all the features that the all new Chevy Colorado has to offer when it goes on sale. Until then, feel free to check out our New Chevrolet Trucks and explore our Used Cars for sale in Elizabeth City. 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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GM Gives Back To Teachers With New Educator Discount Program

GM Gives Back To Teachers With New Educator Discount Program

Elizabeth City, NC – Beginning today through Jan. 2, 2015, current employees of Elizabeth City-area public or private school, university or college are eligible to participate in the new GM Educator Discount program at Performance Chevrolet and receive a significant discount on the purchase or lease of a new 2015 or 2014 Chevrolet vehicle.

“The work of teachers and other school employees is often taken for granted or vastly underappreciated,” said Trey Colbert of Performance Chevrolet. “Although it’s a small token of our immense gratitude for these hard-working pillars of our community, we’re happy to extend the GM Educator Discount program as one way of saying thanks.”

All 2015 and 2014 models are eligible except the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 and Spark EV. Eligible participants may use the discount on up to two vehicles, and the discount can be extended to spouses and dependent children.

Teachers employed by state or municipal governments may be subject to restrictions limiting their ability to participate in the program and the offer is void unless permitted by state and municipal laws, regulations, rules, ordinances, policies, codes of conduct and other directives or standards regarding ethics and gift acceptance by state and municipal employees. Those accepting this offer verify that it complies with all restrictions regarding ethics and applicable gift acceptance.

The Educator Discount is one part of GM’s widespread support for educators and education across the United States. GM is also currently supporting the National Education Association’s 2014 NEA Expo taking place through Wednesday at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

For more information about the GM Educator Discount, please visit http://www.gmeducatordiscount.com, or visit Performance Chevrolet today to learn more.

Perry Auto Group offers a wide variety of new Chevy, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Jeep cars, trucks, SUV’s and crossovers. Call us at (252) 338-9100 or stop in to one of our two dealership locations at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 or 1001 Halstead Blvd Elizabeth City, NC 27909 and check out our great Used Car Inventory.

 

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OnStar Introduces RemoteLink Mobile App for BlackBerry®

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Elizabeth City, NC– More than 821,000 active users of OnStar’s RemoteLink mobile app – including Elizabeth City area drivers – have checked their tire pressure, how much gas is in their tank and unlocked their doors as part of the more than 14 million interactions that have occurred since the auto industry-first mobile app debuted in 2010.

Starting today, RemoteLink will be available to many more Elizabeth City area smartphone users. The mobile app, written using HTML5 technology, is now available in BlackBerry App World™ for BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 and 9930 users.

The RemoteLink app was conceived as a feature for Chevrolet Volt owners to remotely check the status of their vehicle’s battery life. From there, the idea grew to leverage OnStar’s unique connection to the vehicle, providing drivers with up-to-date vehicle information such as oil level, tire pressure, fuel level and lifetime miles per gallon. The app also offers users remote commands, including remote start, door lock/unlock and horn/light activation.

Last year, OnStar added a navigation enhancement to RemoteLink, providing customers with the ability to search for a destination on their smartphone and send it directly to their vehicle, where they can access the route via OnStar. According to OnStar data, those who use the app most include the Chevrolet Volt, Cruze and Sonic drivers along with Chevrolet and GMC full-size pickups drivers.

For the 2013 model year, the OnStar RemoteLink mobile app will be compatible with 31 General Motors vehicle models, including those coming later this year to Performance Chevrolet.

“The RemoteLink app has been available for iPhone and Android smartphones since the beginning,” said Trey Colbert, Internet Director for Perry Auto Group. “But OnStar heard from many Elizabeth City subscribers asking for a BlackBerry® app.”

HTML5 is an emerging language for structuring and writing content for the web that is gaining momentum in the mobile app space.

The OnStar RemoteLink app is available in BlackBerry App World nowElizabeth City OnStar subscribers can download the application and visit onstar.com to enable remote commands.

If you have any questions about the Onstar RemoteLink app Contact Us and we will be help you with any questions that you may have.

Performance Chevrolet is proud to serve the auto dealership needs of cities such as Elizabeth City, Edenton, Hertford, Currituck, Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Moyock, South Mills, Camden, Williamston, Ahoskie, Chesapeake, Columbia, Shiloh, Virginia Beach, Norfolk and counties that include Dare, Chowan, Perquimans and Pasquotank in North Carolina and Virginia. We provide exceptional customer service, a warm and friendly environment, auto financing options to fit your budget, and an inventory of great new and used cars, trucks, SUV’s and crossovers. Our ASE Certified Service Technicians at the Performance Chevrolet Service Center service and repair all makes and models both foreign and domestic. Call us at (252) 338-9100 or stop in at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 and check out our great GM inventory.

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2012 Chevrolet Traverse Named USAA ‘Best Value’

Elizabeth City, NC, – The 2012 Chevrolet Traverse crossover utility, available at Performance Chevrolet, is the best value among large SUVs, according to  USAA’s Best Value vehicles list, which identifies the top 2012 automobiles in 16 categories that give consumers the most for the money.

The Traverse offers better safety ratings, lower insurance premium costs, higher fuel economy, better overall reliability and a lower suggested retail price for Elizabeth City, NC drivers compared to other vehicles in the same category, according to USAA, which provides insurance, banking, investment and retirement products and services to 9 million members of the U.S. military and their families.

“The Chevy Traverse offers space for up to eight people, with the utility, flexibility, fuel economy, and safety features for families,” said Trey Colbert, Internet Director of Performance Chevrolet. “It has become tremendously popular among Elizabeth City consumers who are looking for both efficiency and style.”

Best Value automobiles offer the best financial value of all vehicles USAA evaluates as part of a broader rating system called USAA Preferred, which uses quantitative data to evaluate vehicles’ cost, safety and reliability, among other key factors. Nearly 80 cars, trucks and minivans are currently designated as USAA Preferred vehicles. The Best Value list represents the vehicles at the top of each category.

The Traverse is General Motors’ best-selling crossover and is offered in LS, LT and LTZ models (with two LT trim levels: 1LT and 2LT), in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations.

Product highlights include:

  • EPA-estimated 17 city, 24 mpg on the highway (FWD models) with a cruising range of up to 520 highway miles
  • Most storage capacity of any vehicle in its segment with up to 116.4 cubic feet (3,296 liters) of maximum cargo space
  • Seating for up to eight without compromising space and comfort
  • Second-row Smart Slide seat feature, for easy access to the third-row seats
  • Six standard air bags
  • Class-leading towing capacity of 5,200 pounds (2,358 kg)
  • Rear-seat entertainment system with second-row controls, XM Satellite Radio including NavTraffic real-time traffic feature (with navigation system) and Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity
  • Family of 17-, 18- and 20-inch wheels.

Chevrolet has sold more than 334,000 Traverses since 2008. It has been recognized by third-party consumer and safety organizations with top safety ratings and consumer Best Buy awards.

The Traverse has a retail starting price of $29,510.

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Chevrolet is saluting the nation’s active duty and retired service members this month by providing an exclusive “Honor” badge to customers who buy an eligible vehicle through the General Motors Military Discount program. The brand also will donate $100 to Cell Phone for Soldiers for each eligible vehicle sold.

The GM Military Discount is also available to active, reserve and retired members and spouses of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard and Coast Guard. The discount, ranging from $400 to $4,000, is available on most Chevrolet cars, trucks and crossovers, depending on the model and options selected. The discount can be combined with most current incentives.

The GM Military Discount offers an additional $750 discount on selected Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles to eligible members of USAA. To date, 169,000 vehicles have been sold taking advantage of the USAA incentive. General Motors’ support of the military began in 1917 when 90% of GM’s truck production was directed toward WWI war manufacturing. Today, more than 60,000 GM employees have served in the U.S. military.

Performance Chevrolet is proud to serve the auto dealership needs of cities such as Elizabeth City, Edenton, Hertford, Currituck, Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Moyock, South Mills, Camden, Williamston, Ahoskie, Chesapeake, Columbia, Shiloh, Virginia Beach, Norfolk and counties that include Dare, Chowan, Perquimans and Pasquotank in North Carolina and Virginia. We provide exceptional customer service, a warm and friendly environment, auto financing options to fit your budget, and an inventory of great new and used cars, trucks, SUV’s and crossovers. Our ASE Certified Service Technicians at the Performance Chevrolet Service Center service and repair all makes and models both foreign and domestic. Call us at (252) 338-9100 or stop in at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 and check out our great GM inventory.

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