2016 Chevy Camaro Release is Finally Upon Us

Have you been anxiously waiting for the 2016 Chevy Camaro release?

Have you been anxiously waiting for the 2016 Chevy Camaro release?

After months of slowly leaking the details and pictures of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, it is finally here. The much-anticipated vehicle is about to hit dealerships all across the country for commercial purchase.

The first three completed Camaro models—a white one, red one, and blue one—recently rolled off of the line at the GM’s Lansing plant ceremoniously, to welcome the beginning of the Camaro’s trip to dealerships. Considering the amount of awards given to the 2015 model, it’s safe to say that the 2016 version will be something special, especially since it is already on the short list for the 2016 North American Car of the Year award.

“The sixth generation is a new ball game,” said Scott Whybrew, GM’s North American manufacturing manage. “Our goal is to put the Mustang in our rear view mirror every day.”

The 2016 Camaro reportedly will sport better fuel efficiency than its predecessor, while it will also be more powerful overall. Make sure you keep an eye out for the 2016 Chevy Camaro, which is set to arrive on dealerships later this month. Learn more 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!

Fifth Generation Camaro Sales Reach 500,000

Fifth generation Camaro sales hit 500,000.

Fifth generation Camaro sales hit 500,000.

The fifth generation Camaro, now in its final model year, is getting ready to race into the record books with the sale of its 500,000th model.

Hitting the market in August of 2009 as a 2010 model, it did not take long for the fifth generation Camaro sales to surpass the Ford Mustang and become the best-selling performance car in the U.S. five years in a row.

The 2015 Chevrolet Camaro, which has helped increase sales by 7%, comes in a wide range of models including the 323-hp V6 LS/LT coupe or convertible; the 426-hp, V8 Camaro SS coupe or convertible; the 580-hp, supercharged Camaro ZL1 coupe or convertible, and the Camaro Z/28 – that comes ready for the track.

“The fifth-generation Camaro has clearly resonated with both long-time Camaro fans, and first time performance-car buyers,” Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager, said in a release. “That sets the bar high for the next chapter of the car’s history,” which will be the sixth-gen Camaro set to arrive in May.

Be sure to come visit us at Hutch Chevrolet to make this brawny fifth generation Camaro, and soon the sixth-gen, part of your lineup today.

Bumblebee Camaro Gives a Look into the Future

Bumblebee CamaroThe Bumblebee Camaro for the upcoming Transformers 4 movie has been revealed; and it just may give some hints towards what to expect for future Camaros.

Bumblebee has by far been one of the most well-known and loved Autobots, especially since the inception of Michael Bay’s movies of the iconic Transformers franchise. As such, once vehicles started getting revealed for Transformers 4, he was one of the most anticipated. Once his new skin finally got revealed it was worth the wait.

The 2014 Bumblebee Camaro Concept has quite a few interesting points; two of our favorites at Hutch Chevrolet are the aggressive nose with totally reworked headlights and the fuel filler hiding right before the B-pillar.

What do you think of the Bumblebee Camaro concept?

Why you should drive with the Top Down: Convertible Myths Debunked

Camaro ConvertibleSpring is finally here in Kentucky after a long, long winter. What better way to enjoy the nice weather than to drive with the top-down? Some of you may not be convinced so we’ve compiled a short list of debunked convertible myths for your reading enjoyment.

  1. Convertible cars aren’t safe-Increased stability and handling alongside advanced safety features makes a convertible just as safe as a sedan. Plus, the 2013 Camaro convertible comes standard with a rear vision camera and park assist.
  2. Hard to Manage- The 2014 Corvette Stingray converts on the go. With the push of a button the convertible top can retract while the car is in motion.
  3. Not enough room-While most convertibles are also known to be coupes, the Camaro and Camaro SS convertibles have enough room for 4 people to enjoy the drive.
  4. Gas-guzzlers- High fuel economy prices have forced drivers to start thinking practical. However, the 2013 Camaro and Corvette convertibles achieve 28 and 26 MPG on the highway, respectively.
  5. Lack practicality- Anyone who says this clearly hasn’t driven with the top down on a beautiful day. It’s great for relationships or anyone who likes to clear their head with a nice drive.

If you still have concerns about driving a convertible, stop by our dealership and give it a test drive. We’re enjoying the weather here at Hutch Chevrolet so stop in to drive away in a new convertible today!

Chevy Unveils Iconic 2014 Camaro Z/28 with Race-Proven Engine

2014 Chevy Camaro Z28Chevrolet has finally equipped its famed Camaro with an engine that not only rivals, but trumps the iconic sports car’s distinct styling that has garnered most of the attention since the Camaro’s return.

The 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 will be powered by the track-tested and race-proven LS7 7.0-liter V8.  The LS7 found in the new Camaro is a modified version of the one found in the C6 Corvette Z06.  Outfitted in the 2014 Camaro Z/28, the LS7 produces an immense 500 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque.

“The LS7 lives on in the all-new Z/28, extending a performance legacy while delivering great power density in a lightweight package to give this exciting new Camaro a great feeling of control and balance,” said John Rydzewski, assistant chief engineer for small-block engines. “It introduced exotic materials and racing-influenced solutions that keep it at the forefront of high-performance technology.”

The LS7 is hand-assembled at General Motors’ Wixom, MI and delivers the ideal combination of weight and size to power the 2014 Camaro Z/28.

The LS7’s low mass and high rpm capability make it the perfect choice for the lightweight, track-capable Z/28, exemplifying all the strengths and attributes of the small-block architecture,” added Rydzewski.

Stop by Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC in Paintsville, KY to learn more about the 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28, or visit us online, at http://www.hutchchevrolet.com/, to view our extensive inventory of in-stock Camaro’s.

Refreshed Camaro hits center stage in New York

Are you ready for yet another big Chevrolet reveal? 2013 has proved to be a big year for General Motors with the unveiling of the 2014 Silverado, 2014 Corvette Stingray, 2014 SS, and now the 2014 Camaro.

The Camaro rounds of the trio of new performance cars Chevy will offer next year. It joins its two powerful brothers, the Corvette Stingray and the Chevy SS.

Chevrolet has kept mum on the exact specs on the refreshed 2014 Camaro but experts say the new muscle car will house a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6. Models with this type of engine currently produce 355 horsepower.

While experts and enthusiasts continue to speculate, the 2014 Chevy Camaro will make its debut at the New York Auto Show next week. The International Auto Show in New York starts on March 29 and the cars will stick around the Big Apple until April 7.

For more information on the Chevy performance lineup and upcoming arrival dates, contact Hutch Chevrolet online at http://hutchchevrolet.com or by phone at 866-661-1832.

Old Corvette Stingray Still a Chart Topper

2013 Hot Wheels Edition CamaroWhile the 2014 Corvette Stingray has taken the sports car world by storm, one other Stingray is also topping the charts. In a recent post by http://complexrides.com, they list the “50 Best Hot Wheels of All Time”.  While Chevy recently revitalized the Stingray name, the 1976 Hot Wheels Version of the Stingray is still making a name for itself.

The 1976 Corvette Stingray Hot Wheel car is one of the most popular Hot Wheels ever made according to Chris Yuscavage who put together the list. He ranks the ’76 Stingray as 5th best Hot Wheel of all time.

“You can’t go wrong with a classic, which is why Hot Wheels has recreated this Chevy over and over (and over!) again over the last four decades,” Yuscavage writes in the Stingray caption.

Chevrolet and Mattel have had a strong relationship over the years. Aside from the chart topping miniature Chevrolets Mattel creates, Chevy has come up with a couple Hot Wheels-inspired life-size cars, too. The most recent being the 2013 Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition (pictured above) which can still be ordered at select Chevy dealers like Hutch Chevrolet.

To take a nostalgic trip down memory lane, click on over to http://www.complex.com/rides/2013/02/the-50-best-hot-wheels-of-all-time/1976-corvette-stingray to see the classic 1976 Corvette Stingray Hot Wheels car and all of the other vehicles that made the list.

Camaro Edges Out Mustang for 2nd Straight Year

2013 Chevrolet CamaroIt’s the battle of the muscle cars and the Camaro takes the title for the second year in a row. Chevrolet dealers sold more than 84,000 Camaros last year, more than 1,000 more than their rival, the Ford Mustang.

This year was a closer margin than last year where the Camaro blew away the Mustang in 2011 sales. Chevy sold more than 17,000 Camaros than Ford sold Mustangs in all of 2011.

It has always been a tight race between the Camaro and the Mustang but Chevy still proves their cars come out on top. The Camaro is a 2-door car available in with a hard top or as a convertible and has been a staple in the Chevy lineup for more than 50 years. The Camaro is in its 5th generation and is looking to be redesigned in 2015.

Expect the Camaro to retain the title for 2013 sales with the release of the new Chevy Camaro ZL1 that achieves an amazing 580 horsepower under a V8 engine. For more information on the Chevy Camaro, visit Hutch Chevrolet online at http://hutchchevrolet.com or in-store in Paintsville, KY.