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Chevrolet Trucks Back in Black for 2016

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Elizabeth City, NC – Chevrolet is expanding the popular Midnight Special Edition with new models available on 2016 Silverado 1500 Z71 and 2016 Colorado Z71. They join a growing portfolio of special-edition trucks whose popularity helped Chevrolet truck sales increase 27 percent last year – double the increase for the total truck market.

With the addition of the Silverado 2500 HD Z71 which was introduced in September, Elizabeth City-area customers now can select from midsize, light-duty and heavy duty Midnight editions. Each combines off-road equipment and monochromatic details, such as:

  • Off-road suspension
  • Locking rear differential
  • Transfer case shield
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Aggressive Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac all-terrain tires
  • All-black front end with body-colored grille, bumper, headlamp bezels, tow hooks and fog lamps
  • Black side moldings and beltline moldings
  • Black painted alloy wheels
  • Special Z71 badges on the doors
  • A spray-in bedliner (black, of course)
  • And black Chevrolet bowties for the front and rear.

“The Silverado 1500 Midnight was very well received by our customers in 2015,” said Kevin Burton of Performance Chevrolet. “Offering the combination of off-road equipment with a bold, black appearance in three Z71 Midnight Special editions is sure to be a big hit again this year.”

Other special-editions available for 2016 include the Silverado Realtree®, Silverado Special Ops, and Colorado Trail Boss, with additional models to be announced later this year.

Please visit http://www.DrivePerry.com for more information on the special editions available for Silverado and Colorado.

Feel free to check out our New Chevrolet Silverado 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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Chevrolet Introduces Silverado Realtree® Edition

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Elizabeth City, NC – Chevrolet recently introduced the 2016 Silverado Realtree® Edition – an outdoors-inspired special edition that leverages the strength, versatility and personalization possibilities of the Silverado and distinguishes it with camo graphics from Realtree, the world’s leading camouflage brand. It’s the latest and strongest example of a decade-long partnership between Chevrolet and Realtree.

The new Realtree® Edition package is offered on Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71 crew cab models and includes exterior camo graphics and the Realtree logo embroidered on the front-seat headrests. Additionally, interior attributes feature the Realtree camo logo and graphics.

The Silverado Realtree® edition also includes special blackout trim, black bow ties, off-road assist steps and black 20” wheels with all-terrain tires.

Also included is the legendary Z71 off-road package featuring Rancho monotube shocks, Hill Decent Control, an underbody shield and the G80 auto locking rear differential.

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“Chevrolet brings another choice to Elizabeth City-area outdoor enthusiasts with the Silverado Realtree® Edition,” said Zach Boslau of Performance Chevrolet. “This very capable Silverado will appeal to our customers seeking a truck with style, capability and dependability.”

ABOUT THE SILVERADO

Chevrolet Silverado is the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickup, with high-strength steel construction backed by proven V-8 power and efficiency.

The 2016 Silverado 1500 builds on Chevy Trucks’ legacy of dependability with a dramatic new design, signature LED lighting, advanced connectivity and enhanced customer-focused technologies. New front-end designs with a bolder, more sculpted appearance reflect the underlying strength of the Silverado’s high-strength steel construction.

Powerful, efficient V-8 engines are an integral part of the Silverado’s capability and use advanced technologies such as direct injection, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and continuously variable valve timing to offer Elizabeth City-area customers the best V-8 fuel economy in a pickup – 23 mpg in 5.3L models – and the most powerful engine in a light-duty truck: 420 horsepower (313 kW) and 460 lb-ft of torque (623 Nm) from the available 6.2L engine.

The 6.2L enables an 11,700-pound max trailering rating with LTZ Z71 crew cab models, when properly equipped.

KEY FEATURES

  • The LTZ Z71 package includes Rancho monotube shocks, Hill Descent Control, underbody shield and recovery hooks, 18-inch bright-machined wheels and more
  • Standard automatic locking rear differential on Z71 models
  • Standard four-wheel disc brakes with Duralife™ brake rotors, which offer up to double the service life of conventional rotors
  • New phone integration via Chevrolet MyLink enhances connectivity and promotes safer driving. It allows smartphone users to connect with applications such as navigation, hands-free messaging and more through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Android Auto is standard on a new 7-inch radio at the start of production and is planned for 8-inch radios later in the model year
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity provides a stronger connection in remote locations, for up to seven devices
  • New wireless phone charging is included on models with front bucket seats
  • New available remote locking tailgate.

About Performance Chevrolet

Performance Chevrolet is located at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City NC. 27944. For more information on Performance Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (252)338-9100 or visit our website at www.DrivePerry.com.

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About Realtree

Realtree is the world’s leading camouflage designer, marketer, and licensor with over 2,000 licensees utilizing the Realtree camouflage brand. Thousands of outdoor and lifestyle products are available in Realtree camouflage patterns. In addition, Realtree is committed to supporting individuals and groups that work to ensure our outdoor heritage, the conservation of natural places, and the wildlife that resides there. Realtree promotes its products and relationships widely on television, as well as through Realtree.com and many other outlets.

Northeastern High School Bands Club Car Raffle

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Elizabeth City, NC – The Northeastern High School Bands Club, in Elizabeth City NC, is raffling off a 2014 Chevrolet Sonic or one of four $1,000 Cash Drawings. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Performance Chevrolet, Bryons Hot Dogs and from the Northeastern High School Band Room. The drawing will be held on December 29th at Performance Chevrolet.

The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic will be displayed at select locations around Elizabeth City, NC. To find out more about where the Chevrolet Sonic will be, like the NHS Bands Club Facebook Page.  All proceeds go to support the Northeastern High School Band.

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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Camaro Z/28 is Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car

 

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Elizabeth City NC – Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is Motor Trend’s 2014 Best Driver’s Car. It’s the first American-brand car to win the 7-year-old award.

The Best Driver’s Car contenders are selected from all new or significantly revised performance cars launched in the 12 months prior to the test. To pick the winner, the editors of Motor Trend conduct objective and subjective testing – including digitally instrumented laps at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and high-speed driving up and down a 4.3-mile hill climb on a closed rural highway – to determine which car delivers the most engaging experience behind the wheel.

After completing that battery of tests, the editors of Motor Trend wrote:

“The transformation of the fifth-generation Camaro from ‘muscle car that handles pretty well’ to Best Driver’s Car winner is astounding. You feel the superior engineering in how the car responds to inputs both internal and external. From within, the car reacts immediately and precisely to your commands but doesn’t punish your mistakes. From the outside, the Z/28’s suspension attacks bumps and dips with an unbridled passion for keeping the tires on the pavement.”

Previous winners of Motor Trend’s Best Driver Car award were:

  • 2007 Porsche 911 GT3
  • 2008 Audi R8
  • 2009 Porsche Cayman S
  • 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia
  • 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 2S
  • Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

The mission for the new Z/28 was to create the most capable, best-handling Camaro in our history,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors’ executive vice president, Global Product Development. “As such, I can’t think of a better validation of that mission than for the Z/28 to be named Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car.”

The Camaro Z/28 builds on the legacy of the original SCCA Trans Am-series contender introduced in 1967. Its unique exterior is designed like a race car to produce downforce that presses the car against the track for greater grip and faster lap times. Comprehensive chassis and suspension changes, including a lower center of gravity, specific stabilizer bars, higher-rate coil springs and other chassis and suspension features have been optimized for the track – enabling more than 1.08 g in lateral acceleration and 1.5 g in deceleration.

“The Camaro Z/28 being named Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car proves that this muscle car truly offers a thrilling performance, while also meeting the needs of Elizabeth City-area drivers,” said Trey Colbert of Performance Chevrolet.

Racing-bred dampers, tires and Brembo carbon ceramic brakes play important roles in not only maximizing performance, but making it more predictable and consistent with every lap. Engineers also made sure the Z/28 was as light as possible to maximize its power-to-weight ratio. Everything from lightweight wheels to thinner rear-window glass is used to reduce curb weight and improve the overall weight balance. The carbon ceramic brake rotors, for example, collectively save more than 20 pounds of unsprung weight, compared to the Camaro SS.

In fact, 100 percent of the unsprung mass – suspension, wheels, tires and brake system – has been changed from the Camaro SS, dramatically enhancing the balance and overall driving feel of the Z/28.

A 7.0L LS7 V-8 rated at 505 horsepower (376 kW) and 481 lb-ft of torque (652 Nm) complements the lightweight vehicle components to give the car an enviable 7.6:1 power-to-weight ratio. It was bred on the racetrack, with features designed for high-rpm performance and durability, including a durable forged-steel crankshaft, lightweight titanium connecting rods and high-flow cylinder heads with lightweight titanium intake valves.

To get your Chevy Camaro fix, stop by our Columbia Area Chevrolet Dealership to check out our impressive 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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Sonic Named Kelley Blue Book 10 Best Back-to-School Car

Sonic Named Kelley Blue Book 10 Best Back-to-School Car

Elizabeth City, NC – The Chevrolet Sonic, available at Performance Chevrolet, the only subcompact car made in America, is again one of the 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2014 chosen by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. For the third year in a row, the Sonic was recognized by the editors at KBB.com for its practicality, affordability, style, features and personality.

“The Sonic is ideal for students, offering technology and connectivity, safety and economy in a stylish affordable package,” says Jimmie Ritter of Performance Chevrolet. “This recognition shows that the Chevrolet brand is committed to the subcompact segment and continues to offer young drivers great options.”

The Sonic is the only car on the list built in America and is the only domestic model included. It is assembled at General Motors’ Orion Assembly plant in Orion Township, Mich.

Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com touted the Sonic in the past for its stylish appearance and exciting performance, while still focusing on safety with 10 airbags and fuel efficiency with 40 mpg highway.

An advanced safety package including forward collision alert and lane departure warning – crash-avoidance technologies typically found on more expensive vehicles – is also available on all but base Sonic models, as well as a rear vision camera.

For the 2015 model year, the Sonic will add standard OnStar with 4G LTE and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, which provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected. The hotspot is on whenever the car is on and comes with a three-month/three-gigabyte data trial.

With the Sonic’s Siri Eyes Free integration, students with a compatible iPhone running iOS6 or iOS7 can direct Siri to perform a number of tasks through the available MyLink infotainment system while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. Drivers also can use their smartphone to drive navigation through the MyLink system with the available BringGo navigation app, and listen to their favorite radio station nationwide through the available TuneIn application.

Stop by our Rocky Mount Area Chevrolet Dealership to check out the Chevrolet Spark or Sonic! 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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2015 Suburban Offers Comfort and Cutting-edge Technology for Vacation Cruising

2015 Suburban Offers Comfort and Cutting-edge Technology for Vacation Cruising

Elizabeth City, NC – Chevrolet’s full-size Suburban has ample space and comfort to carry Elizabeth City–area passengers and their gear on those traditional long summer hauls. The nine-passenger SUV offers cutting-edge technology and entertainment for modern road trips.

According to AAA, last year an estimated 40 million travelers hit the road for the July 4 holiday. The 2015 Suburban is perfect for hauling a travel trailer, boat, jet skis and other summer toys, with the available maximum trailering package capability to tow 8,300 pounds.

“The 2015 Chevrolet Suburban offers features that will keep all passengers entertained during those summer road trips,” said Mike Lilly of Performance Chevrolet. “Elizabeth City-drivers who choose the 2015 Suburban will also benefit from incredible comfort and immense cargo space – even after packing the whole family and all of their belongings.”

The 2015 Chevrolet Suburban offers passengers individual entertainment with wireless headphones so everyone can experience available Blu-ray™ overhead entertainment screen, AM/FM or satellite radio, media devices synced through the available MyLink system’s Bluetooth® connection, or media connected to built-in USB ports or SD card slots. A composite plug-in in the center console allows rear seat passengers to play a game system through the overhead, 9 inch LCD entertainment system.

To ensure the entertainment keeps rolling, 12 power outlets – including multiple 110-volts, three-prong outlets – are available to charge game systems, cell phones and tablets.

Coming this fall, the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban will be available with OnStar 4G LTE, providing a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to seven devices on one data connection for as little as 5$ per month. The stronger connection of the built-in 4G LTE antenna provides data service where traditional cellular service might not, perfect for accessing the Internet on long trips. The Wi-Fi connection has a range of 30 feet outside the vehicle, so the entertainment can continue even during roadside stops.

Those who prefer old-school means of communication will appreciate that the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban has an acoustic-laminated windshield and inlaid doors with triple seals to reduce wind and exterior noise in the cabin, making conversations easier between passengers.

With a maximum 121.1 cubic feet of cargo space available with the second- and third-row seats folded down, two passengers can pack enough for days on the road. If the traveling party is larger, the 2015 Suburban offers plenty of seating configurations with fold-flat second- and third-row seats that enhance cargo convenience – including an available power-folding feature.

The 2015 Chevrolet Suburban is the most fuel-efficient large SUV in the market with the all-new 5.3L ECOTEC3 V8 and fuel economy of 15 mpg and 22 mpg highway, with a 31-gallon fuel tank.

The 2015 Suburban’s comprehensive safety systems include available Adaptive Cruise Control to ensure the Suburban doesn’t get too close to a vehicle traveling in front of it. Front Automatic Braking automatically applies the brake if it gets too close to another vehicle while under the driver’s control. Side Blind Zone and Lane Change Alert make sure the driver knows what’s coming down the Suburban’s side, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert warns the driver if a car is crossing behind the vehicle while backing out of a parking space.

The all-new 2015 Chevrolet Suburban launched earlier this year and is now available at Performance Chevrolet.  Nationwide, Suburban sales are up 14 percent year-over-year through May, with many customers opting for the top-of-the-line level LTZ trim package.

To learn more about the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, stop by our Chevy Dealership serving Greenville NC today!  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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Chevrolet Silverado Most Awarded Pickup of 2014

Chevrolet Silverado Most Awarded Pickup of 2014

Elizabeth City, NC – Since its launch in mid-2013, the Chevrolet Silverado has been impressing Elizabeth City residents and the critics alike. So much so, that fans and critics alike have given the 2014 Silverado more awards than any other pickup truck in the industry.

Both light- and heavy-duty models have taken no less than 14 awards for 2014, including the prestigious North American Truck of the Year Award presented by the North American International Auto Show.

More importantly – and possibly even more impressive – is the amount of awards that were awarded to Silverado as a direct result of the interest and admiration of potential Elizabeth City buyers. These include the Edmunds.com Most Popular Vehicle award, which is given to the vehicle in each segment whose research pages are visited the most by Edmunds.com visitors.

Probably most impactful to Performance Chevrolet’s customers, and their wallets, is the various awards given to the Silverado for its low cost of ownership. Kelley Blue Book named the Silverado 1500 in the top ten vehicles in its Best Resale Value Awards across all segments, and the Silverado contributed to Vincentric naming Chevrolet the Best Value Truck Brand in America.

These awards are largely due to Silverado’s innovative technologies tailored to the way customers use full-size pickups, providing the power, efficiency, refinement and dependability they expect from their trucks, such as:

  • EcoTec3 engines that provide class-leading V-8 fuel efficiency and towing capability, without the cost and complexity of turbocharging
  • High-strength steel that makes the frames and cabs stronger and lighter, yet can take the pounding of towing, hauling and off-road operation, year after year
  • The strategic use of aluminum alloys to reduce the weight of engines, front suspension components, hoods and other parts
  • New interiors featuring ample storage, multiple power and USB connections and available high-wear cloth for bench or bucket seats
  • Chevrolet MyLink, which provides powerful connectivity for work or family with simple, intuitive controls.
If you’re interested in the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, stop by our Chevy Dealership Serving Elizabeth City today! We have a large selection of New Chevrolet Silverado Trucks available for you to drive or maybe you are just looking to gather more information such as colors, models and options. We are here to help you find that safe and reliable vehicle you and your family have been in search of.
Performance Chevrolet is located at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City NC. 27944. For more information on Performance Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (252)338-9100 or visit our websites:www.PerryAutoGroup.com or www.DrivePerry.com.
 
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Chevrolet Malibu Earns IIHS 2014 Top Safety Pick+ Rating

Chevrolet Malibu Earns IIHS 2014 Top Safety Pick+ Rating

Elizabeth City, NC – The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu with Forward Collision Alert, which is now available at Performance Chevrolet, a Top Safety Pick+. The distinction requires cars to receive high marks in crash worthiness and to achieve a basic, advanced or superior rating for frontal crash prevention.

“Safety is important to Elizabeth City-area drivers,” said Trey Colbert at Performance Chevrolet. “This designation from IIHS confirms that the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu delivers top safety performance for drivers.”

The crash tests consist of front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. In order to receive a 2014 Top Safety Pick+ status, the 2014 Malibu’s frontal crash protection system had to meet IIHS requirements. The sedan also needed to receive “Good” rating in four of five crash tests. The 2014 Malibu exceeded those requirements, achieving a “Good” rating in all five tests.

The 2014 Malibu’s available Advanced Safety Package, which includes active safety features like Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Side Blind Zone Alert, contributed to its Top Safety Pick+ consideration. The Forward Collision Alert system uses camera and radar systems to monitor the distance to the car in front of the Malibu, and will sound an alert if it senses a possible collision. The Advanced Safety Package is available on 2014 Malibu 2LT, 3LT, and LTZ models.

The IIHS simulates certain types of crashes that can occur on the road. They then evaluate the damage that occurred on key areas of the vehicle’s body structure and the risk of occupant injury.

For instance, the Side Impact Crashworthiness Evaluation Crash Test consists of rolling a 3,300-pound sled into the side of a test vehicle at 31.1 mph.

Similarly, in the Moderate Overlap Frontal Crashworthiness Evaluation Crash Test, the test vehicle runs into a wall offset from the vehicle’s centerline.

The Chevrolet Malibu has been a Top Safety Pick for the past four years, but 2014 marks the first time it has been named a Top Safety Pick+. It is the second Chevrolet car to receive the Top Safety Pick+ rating, following the Spark mini car.

While pricing for the 2014 Chevy Malibu has not yet been released, the 2013 Malibu starts at $22, 805. For more information, stop by our Chevrolet Dealer Serving New Bern, NC, or take a look at our 2013 Chevy Malibu Brochure. We can also help you save with our Chevy Malibu Rebates!

Perry Auto Group has two dealership locations to serve you better at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 or 1001 Halstead Blvd Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Give us a call  with any questions at (252) 338-9100.

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