2016 GMC Sierra Revealed at Last

We cannot wait for the 2016 GMC Sierra to grace our lot!

We cannot wait for the 2016 GMC Sierra to grace our lot!

Speculation has run wild for the past year as to how the new take on the GMC Sierra would look. Just on the heels of its best June sales in nine years for the pickup—and its 12th straight month of year-over-year sales increases—GMC put that speculation to bed by revealing the new-look 2016 GMC Sierra.

GMC certainly did a beautiful job with the exterior of the Sierra, updating the face of its best-selling truck to add LED “C-shaped” daytime running lights and headlights; a new grille at each trim level; new bumper, and new fog lamps. In the rear, the Sierra will also receive C-shaped taillights and a new rear bumper.

Apart from these tidbits and some tantalizing images, GMC isn’t letting on about what else will grace the 2016 Sierra. It has been confirmed that the Sierra will be released sometime in the fourth quarter of this year, adding that more information will follow in the months ahead.

We here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY can’t wait to share, so be sure to watch this space for the latest updates!

 

2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring Trim Announced

We love the 2015 Encore and cannot wait to see the 2016 Buck Encore Sport Touring!

We love the 2015 Encore and cannot wait to see the 2016 Buck Encore Sport Touring!

The 2016 Buick Encore is sure to carry on the Encore’s legacy as the brand’s most popular, best-selling model, and the announcement of a new trim is more evidence to that end.

Buick announced the 2016 Encore Sport Touring, adding an all-new 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that provides 11% more horsepower and 20% more torque than the Encore’s standard engine, creating a more responsive and powerful ride that is sure to excite small-crossover shoppers.

Standard stop/start technology also makes the Encore Sport Touring’s engine more efficient, and a steel crankshaft, aluminum cylinder block, and variable-flow oiling system add extra miles per gallon.

“Encore is a driving force behind Buick’s expansion and a catalyst for introducing a new generation of customers to the brand,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president of Buick, in an official statement. “The all-new Encore Sport Touring broadens that base, giving customers more choices—along with more performance, more technology and more efficiency.”

The 2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring will come standard with the Convenience package, which includes 120-volt power outlet, auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, dual-zone climate control, and safety features including Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert. Available features include all-wheel drive, Bose® audio system, navigation, and a moonroof.

The 2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring will be available this fall. To learn when you can pick up yours at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY, stop on in!

All-New 2016 Cruze Gains Features, Loses Weight

You will not want to leave your all-new 2016 Cruze parked for long!

You will not want to leave your all-new 2016 Cruze parked for long!

Chevrolet has introduced the all-new 2016 Cruze, which is shaping up to be a big improvement over the existing yet already impressive model.

The upcoming Cruze will be both larger and lighter, allowing for more interior room and increased efficiency. It will also come with a whole new suite of sophisticated technology, such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and active safety systems that help everyone stay safe.

Under the hood, the 2016 Cruze will pack a new, standard 1.4-liter turbocharged engine with direct injection that produces 153 horsepower. GM estimates that the sedan will do about 40 mpg on the highway, partly thanks to stop/start technology and partly because of the weight-saving measures that have helped the Cruze trim about 250 pounds.

“It seems that Chevy has gotten the package right, with some of the best materials to be found in a compact car, plenty of space and a dramatically improved multimedia experience,” said Cars.com.

The car semms to be a huge step forward, and we cannot wait to have you test drive yours at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY!

All-New 2016 Camaro Convertible Roof Lowers at 30 MPH

New just imagine this as the all-new 2016 Camaro convertible with the top down!

New just imagine this as the all-new 2016 Camaro convertible with the top down!

Hutch Chevrolet is happy to announce that the all-new 2016 Camaro Convertible will soon be in our showrooms, which will further refine the Camaro driving experience for all you drop-top lovers out there.

Compared to the regular 2016 Camaro, this model is entirely the same from the waist down. Above the beltline, however, is an all-new, fully automatic canvas roof that can be raised and lowered at impressive speeds up to 30 miles per hour.

Our favorite feature is that it can be remotely opened with the key fob. That means we can leave behind the days of stepping into the car, pressing a button to lower the top, and only then being able to get going. With the 2016 Camaro Convertible, all you needs to do is press the button on the key fob while walking to the car and watch as the top neatly folds away by the time you get into the vehicle. No fuss, no wait!

Chevrolet Smartphone Integration Compatibility

Chevrolet smartphone integration will be compatible for Android & Apple.

Chevrolet smartphone integration will be compatible for Android & Apple.

Chevrolet vehicles are known for their performance edge, advanced safety features, and fuel efficiency. As if that didn’t make them viable and appealing enough, now the automaker has made some tweaks in the area of Chevrolet smartphone integration that should please those who find themselves on both sides of the great Android/Apple technological divide.

For the 2016 model year, fourteen Chevrolet models will prove functional for both Google’s Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay with more to follow suit. According to The Detroit Free Press, Mary Barra, CEO for GM, said, “Partnering with Apple and Google is a great example of how Chevrolet continues to democratize technology that’s important to our customers.”

This is a sign of how important technology has become to customer buying preferences. What may have seemed absurd years ago, that a buyer would reject a model if it didn’t support their type of smartphone software, is now a very tangible reality. Chevrolet has moved to prevent that from happening with their vehicles. Many other automakers are sure to follow.

Camping Tips To Celebrate National Camping Month

Get some great camping tips to enjoy National Camping Month!

Get some great camping tips to enjoy National Camping Month!

June is the month where we finally emerge from our abodes and shake off the last remnants of cabin fever. It also happens to be one of the best months to pitch a tent and brave it for all-night adventures in the wild (or semi-wild). Makes sense then that June is National Camping Month.

As many of you have likely experienced, camping can be tough. To ensure that your night out amongst the flora and fauna goes off without a hitch, here are a few helpful camping tips.

Make sure you bring the right supplies! Some sort of water filter and hydration bladders to store the water. Fire resistant gloves are a must if you enjoy cooking over a campfire. A multi-tool is absolutely essential to any camping trip.

Your success can largely depend on your campsite. Choose a location upwind from your neighbors, away from potentially falling dead branches, but otherwise with plenty of tree cover to abate a light rain.

Trail Sherpa provides other tricks to help you have the best camping trip possible. “Cotton balls with a smear of petroleum jelly make great fire starters,” and “Create various zones at your campsite,” like one for eating, another for lounging, etc. Bring activities and games for the kids! Camping can be thrilling for them, but it helps to keep them occupied at all times.  Tell us here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY your camping tips!

Chevrolet Silverado Chassis Cab, Bi-Fuel

The 2016 Silverado 3500HD will have a chassis cab with bi-fuel CNG option.

The 2016 Silverado 3500HD will have a chassis cab with bi-fuel CNG option.

General Motors is looking to challenge Ford and increase sales of its heavy duty pickups to fleet buyers and municipalities with a new variant of the Chevrolet Silverado. For 2016, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD will include a chassis cab with bi-fuel CNG (compressed natural gas) option. While limited to a regular cab configuration, the new model is sure to appeal to its target audience.

Available in both two and four-wheel-drive, the Silverado chassis cab includes both a 24.5 gallon CNG behind the cab and a standard 23.5 gallon gasoline tank. With the bi-fuel truck, Chevrolet is one of only two automakers, the other being Ford, that offer a CNG flex-fuel system.

The bi-fuel chassis cab trucks are set to roll out at the end of 2015 and appeal to fleet buyers and municipalities. Buyers of heavy duty pickups usually purchase large amounts of compressed natural gas to keep at their work or fueling site. Doing so drastically reduces their annual fuel expenses.

Warranty information is much of the same you can find on commercial trucks. The powertrain is protected by a factory limited warranty of five years or 100,000 miles. Unlike other trucks, the warranty covers the CNG fuel system and components. Chevrolet also offers free two year or 24,000 miles regular maintenance under its Chevrolet Complete Care program. Lastly, all CNG parts are available from General Motors dealerships (and online) across the United States and Canada.

While we here at Hutch Chevrolet of Paintsville, KY carry plenty of fuel efficient cars and trucks, we’re happy to see General Motors expanding in the alternative-fuel market!

New Chevrolet Corvette Available in Z06 C7.R Edition

We cannot wait to see the makings of the new Chevrolet Corvette.

We cannot wait to see the makings of the new Chevrolet Corvette.

The new Chevrolet Corvette is better than ever, and the brand is honoring all the improvements – and the customers’ continued loyalty to the nameplate—with a special 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition. The new edition highlights Chevy’s commitment to racing—and also highlights how great the Corvette itself is at racing.

The new Corvette comes in the signature yellow livery color normally associated with the Corvette Racing—but you can also get it in black.

“Corvette Racing’s legacy and technology were significant influences on the development of the Corvette Z06 and the new C7.R Edition honors the direct link between the racecar and the production model,” said Harlan Charles, Corvette product and marketing manager. “It also advances Chevrolet’s plan to offer special-edition models that offer a unique, personal ownership experiences, which become important parts of Corvette’s legacy.”

You can also equip the Corvette with the Z07 Performance Package, which improves many facets of the vehicle’s performance and handling to make it an awesome driving experience. However, even if you simply opt for the base model of the new Corvette, you’ll get an amazing vehicle with tons of improvements—and there’s no real price increase on the sticker price this year!

Come see us here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY today to find the perfect Corvette for you!

Chevrolet Confirms Chevrolet Bolt Model Name

Chevrolet Bolt model name is here to stay!

Chevrolet Bolt model name is here to stay!

Chevrolet is looking to light up the electric vehicle segment like a lightning bolt. The American carmaker recently confirmed that it is calling its first-ever all-electric vehicle the Chevrolet Bolt. Though Chevy was hesitant in the beginning about the Chevrolet Bolt model name, after conducting two consumer studies, the carmaker has decided it is here to stay.

“The decision is made. The name won’t be changed,” said Tim Mahoney, head of marketing for Chevrolet. This confirmation highlights Chevrolet’s plan to make it easy for consumers to associate the Bolt name with Chevrolet. The Bolt will be joining Chevrolet’s popular Volt plug-in hybrid, using the similar nomenclature to increase brand awareness.

The American carmaker’s electric car is sure to shake things up in the EV segment, offering an estimated 200-mile range. The production for the Bolt will begin sometime in 2017 at Chevrolet’s Orion Assembly plant in Michigan.

To learn more about the Chevrolet Bolt—and other fuel-efficient Chevrolet vehicles—come into Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY today.

Feel Young Again: The Best Car Apps

Have fun wherever the road takes you with the best car apps.

Have fun wherever the road takes you with the best car apps.

Want to know what it’s like to be sixteen again, windows down, wind blowing through your full head of hair, driving for the first time? The following are some of the best car apps to make driving interesting and fun again!

The Greatest Drive app was designed to alleviate that frustration of being unable to find a scenic drive wherever you are. All of those GPS map apps want to put you on the interstate but you want a fun drive!  This app will help you go off-grid.

Drive a hybrid or electric vehicle and miss the offensive sound of a giant gas-burning engine? XLR8 has got you covered. Download the app, plug into the aux input of your stereo and hear your engine rev as you press the accelerator. Silly, yes, but as Jalopnik puts it, “When you’re really bored in heavy traffic, it can brighten your day.”

If you haven’t gotten Spotify yet, you are seriously missing the party! In an age where some new vehicles don’t even come with CD players, streaming audio is becoming the norm. Spotify is one of the best of these services.

Let us at Hutch Chevrolet of Paintsville, KY know your tricks and best car apps for having a fun ride wherever you go!