2016 Chevrolet Malibu

You will be proud to have the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu in front of your house!

You will be proud to have the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu in front of your house!

The Chevrolet Malibu is the most popular mid-size car on the road today—and it’s about to become even more popular. Chevrolet recently announced the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu pricing and it makes it easier than ever before to fall in love with this practical sedan. With a starting price of $22,500, the Malibu is the perfect price for any consumer’s budget. The Malibu is about to become even more popular starting later this year.

“The 2016 Malibu is engineered and priced to give customers impressive value and technology that’s hard to compete with,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet cars and crossovers, in the press release.

That humble asking price makes the new Malibu more affordable than competitive models like the Camry, Accord, Fusion, or Altima. The Malibu also beats out the competition thanks to its incredible features. It will have plenty of new technologies like Front Pedestrian Braking and Low Speed Front Automatic Braking, making the Malibu even more appealing.

What will really get drivers excited for the new Malibu is the integration of the hybrid technology behind the Chevrolet Volt. This will allow for the Malibu to reach an estimated 48 mpg in the city!

Be on the lookout for the impressive new Chevy Malibu at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY.

Chevy Traverse Repeats as a Best Family Car for 2014

Chevy Traverse Named Best Family Car for 2014Parents magazine and Edmunds.com have just released their “10 Best Family Cars” list for 2014 and, for the second straight year, the Chevrolet Traverse is one of the specially selected vehicles to make the cut. The Traverse excels in several defining categories of major importance to families including safety, value, efficiency, and convenience, making it a shoo-in on any Best Family Car list.

Shop: 2014 Chevy Traverse in Paintsville, KY

“Traverse’s winning combination blends the capability and roominess of a traditional SUV with the attributes of a crossover, including a car-like driving experience, low step-in height and good efficiency on the highway,” said Steve Majoros, a marketing director for Chevrolet. In fact, the Traverse boasts a pretty large engine—a 3.6L V6 with 288 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque—yet still retains a 24 mpg rating on the highway… pretty impressive numbers.

The Traverse is loaded with family-friendly safety features and technology as well. It’s the only vehicle in the large SUV segment with a front seat center air bag, plus it offers technologies like forward collision alert and lane departure warnings to keep the whole family safe inside. Not only will you and your precious cargo be safe, but you’ll all be comfortable as well—the Traverse seats up to eight people with ease and even features a rear-seat entertainment system to ensure a smooth ride!

While full-size sedans are often referred to as “family cars,” for many families, sedans, no matter how elegant and comfortable they might be, are simply not big and strong enough. Enter the two-time Best Family Car champion, the Chevy Traverse: it’s got the power, the space, the safety, and even the fun factor to handle any family no matter its shape, size, or style!

So come see us today at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC for a chance to take the Traverse out for a little test—it’ll be your favorite travel companion in no time.

Chevy Suburban and Tahoe Outselling Expectations

Chevy Suburban and Tahoe Reign Supreme in SUV SegmentNo brand has ever dominated a segment the way that Chevrolet continues to dominate the competition when it comes to SUVs. In fact, the Bow Tie brand actually invented the segment with the original Suburban back in 1935, and Chevy’s never relinquished control of its own creation. Even now, in the middle of 2014, Chevy’s two full-size SUVs continue to govern the SUV segment. Sales of both the Chevy Suburban and Tahoe are booming to such a degree that production is having a hard time keeping up, easily outstripping expectations for both vehicles.

“Chevrolet’s all-new Suburban and Tahoe offer improved quality, advanced technology and increased fuel efficiency, yet they retain their impressive towing capabilities,” Karl Brauer, senior analyst for Kelley Blue Book, said, explaining the sales numbers for the SUVs. Both vehicles saw sales increases of more than 100% over April 2013, helping Chevy confidently claim basically half of the segment market.

Chevrolet executives are excited about the two vehicles too. “The Tahoe and Suburban are the leading vehicles in the segment, and some of the best Chevrolet has ever built,” Brian Sweeney, Chevy’s U.S. vice president, said. “The demand for these refined, functional, and technology-driven models is proof that consumers agree, as well.”

Come be part of the proof by checking out the Chevy Suburban and Tahoe right here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC.

Chevy Malibu Nabs Top Safety Pick+ Rating for 2014

2014 Chevy Malibu Earns Top Safety Pick+ Rating from IIHSMaybe Chevrolet should completely redesign the Malibu more often. Although, now that it’s this good—this great, really—we at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC are hoping it sticks around for a good long while. Not only is the sedan fully redesigned for efficiency, comfort, and performance, it now boasts a stellar and impeccable safety record as well. The Malibu has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS for 2014, earning the highest possible honor from the authoritative institution.

To earn the distinction, the 2014 Malibu had to receive “Good” ratings on at least four out of five crash tests, while earning no less than an “Acceptable” rating on the fifth. This proved all too easy for the Malibu, which took “Good” ratings all across the board. Plus, to receive the “+” part of the rating, the Malibu received a “Basic” rating on its Forward Collision Alert system.

“We are very pleased that the IIHS has recognized the safety of the Malibu with this prestigious rating,” said Gay Kent, general director of GM Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness. “Customer safety is our guiding compass; this serves as a testament to that.”

If you take a look at your internal compass right now, you’ll probably see that it’s guiding you to us here at Hutch, where we’ll set you up for a test drive in the super cool, super safe, 2014 Chevrolet Malibu.

Chevrolet and Marvel Launch Cross-Marketing Campaign for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

Chevrolet and Marvel Team Up in Cross-Marketing Campaign for Captain America: The Winter SoldierIf someone asked us here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC which we were more excited about, the new lineup of Chevrolet vehicles or the next installment in the Marvel movie universe, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” we’d obviously answer: “Both!” And that’s not cheating—because Chevrolet and Marvel recently launched a cross-marketing campaign leading up to the movie, featuring many Chevrolet vehicles in action.

Chevrolet chose Marvel and Captain America specifically for several reasons. One: the enduring global popularity of the Marvel movies grants the Chevy brand priceless exposure, increasing customer awareness worldwide. Plus, the action-adventure aspect of “The Winter Soldier” allows you to see the Chevy vehicles in rip-roaring chase and action sequences.

“Core brand values such as innovation, young-at-heart, heroism, can-do-spirit, and authenticity intersect very well with Captain America’s values,” explained Steve Tihanyi, general director of marketing alliances and branded entertainment for GM.

You can see the newest Corvette tearing up the screen in “The Winter Soldier” starting April 4, where it is the featured car of Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow character in the film. For now, though, check out this adorable video below of kids playing parts from the movie, which doubles as the first installment of the cross-marketing campaign.

Corvettes Damaged in Corvette Museum Sinkhole to be Restored

Help Restore Landmark after Corvette Museum Sinkhole by DonatingSinkholes… If you hadn’t already heard of the natural and devastating phenomenons before, surely you’ve heard of them now after the bizarre Corvette Museum sinkhole incident that transpired about a week ago.

Unfortunately for the National Corvette Museum, its Sky Dome showroom was the reluctant victim of a hungry sinkhole in the early morning hours of February 12. As a result, eight prized and historical Corvettes were somewhat devoured, succumbing to the 30-ft. depths of the sinkhole, and all were damaged to some extent.

The footage is actually hard to watch for those of us that love Corvettes as much as any red-blooded, meat-eating, car-loving American should.

Do not despair, Corvette-lovers. It’s not all doom and gloom for the museum because General Motors has pledged to restore the damaged vehicles, some of which include the one-millionth Corvette ever produced and a stunning 1962 convertible. GM Design’s Mechanical Assembly in Warren, MI will bring the beauties back to their original glory.

If you’re particularly moved by the Corvette Museum sinkhole tragedy, you can donate to the museum by following this link. Consider helping them recover in time for the 20th anniversary celebration this summer.


Best Global Brands and the Bow Tie

2014 Chevy SilveradoChevrolet has been named one of Interbrand’s best global brands for 2013. Having previously been coined as the “Heartbeat of America,” Chevy’s manufacturing output makes up for over half of all of GM’s worldwide sales.

According to Interbrand’s report, the Chevy brand is present in nearly 150 countries and is currently focusing heavily on growth in the US, China, India, and Thailand. Landing on the best global brands list speaks to the strength of Chevrolet as not only an automaker, but the nod also attributes to the Bow Tie as a name and institution.

What will it take moving forward for the Chevy brand to retain its success and relevance? According to Interbrand: “If it can create sustainable growth, penetrate fast-developing markets, and see die-hard customers (like Silverado owners) come back for more, Chevrolet will have enough steam to build the next chapter of its storied history.”

Here’s to future penning of the Chevy history books!

New-Gen Heavy Duty Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra

Chevy Silverado HDAccording to USA Today, GM has released the 2015 heavy-duty big brothers of the current generation pickup trucks and announced their market debut dates for the beginning of next year. The full-size versions of the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra are equivalent to approximately 25% of the iconic truck models’ overall sales.

The heavy-duty Silverado and Sierra were unveiled yesterday at the Texas State Fair. The heavy-duty Chevy Silverado sported bolder lines and a bulkier exterior, but its aerodynamic quality has been improved to allow for better highway mileage.

Naturally, we expect both the HD Silverado and GMC Sierra to have enhanced hauling capabilities, more muscle-bound exterior sculpting, and luxury options, while maintaining a noticeable resemblance to their little brother standard duty pickups.

Come check out our current line of heavy-duty Silverados and Sierras at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC!

Chevy C7 Corvette Stingray Shipments Commence

C7 Corvette StingrayChevy dealerships nationwide are poised to receive their first shipments of shiny, new 2014 C7 Corvette Stingrays over the next couple of weeks. Shipping has begun for dealership inventories and fulfillment of customer orders out of Chevrolet’s Bowling Green, KY facility this week!

According to Autoblog, Chevy has produced 1,000 of the highly-anticipated Corvette Stingrays, all ready for shipment. Released earlier this year, the 2014 C7 is the fastest, most muscle-bound, and fuel efficient Corvette, ever. Chevy’s latest two-door coupe houses a refined LT1 V8 engine delivering 460 horsepower and allowing for an EPA-estimated 29 miles per gallon highway.

The new Stingray’s marriage of power and design is described perfectly by Corvette Design Director, Tom Peters, who claims, “it’s a beautiful weapon,” according to the Chevy website.

With its ultra-sleek and sophisticated exterior, crazy-luxurious and modern interior, and countless design aspects geared toward optimizing the driver’s overall experience, we’re excited for the C7 Corvette Stingray to start making appearances on the road!

New Chevrolet Hybrid in the Works?

Hutch Chevrolet has heard that there have been sightings in Michigan of a modified Chevrolet Orlando mule for quite a while now. Well, now it is being reported to be touting along the hybrid technology that we may very well see in the next Chevrolet hybrids.

How do we know this? There have been spy photographers trying to get closer and closer to try and get sneak peek at what this modified Chevy Orlando may be hiding. What they found was a hybrid based system. Well, that plus a plethora of testing equipment.

Chevy Volt MPV5Could this be a mule for the Chevrolet Volt MPV5 that debuted at the 2010 Beijing Motor Show? It’s possible, but it also just as possible that this could be something totally different and maybe even entirely new.

With the L.A. Auto Show coming up in November, maybe we’ll get an idea on what they’re working on.