GMC Sierra 1500 Takes Home 5-Year Cost to Own Award

GMC Sierra 1500 Earns Kelley Blue Book's 5-Year Cost to Own AwardThe folks at Kelley Blue Book gave out their 5-Year Cost to Own Awards this week, and the GMC Sierra 1500 took home the hardware in the full-size pickup truck segment. The awards from the renowned and reliable review website go to vehicles that are predicted to cost their owners the least amount of money over the first five years of a vehicle’s life. Obviously, KBB thinks highly of the durability of the Sierra 1500, projecting lower fuel costs, less depreciation, and fewer risks of repair and service on the full-sizGMC Sierra 1500 Earns Kelley Blue Book's 5-Year Cost to Own Awarde truck.

“GMC puts the customer first, not only offering a great portfolio of trucks, but maintaining quality and dependability long after the vehicle is purchased,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC marketing. The Sierra 1500 fits perfectly into that agenda, with an EcoTec3 engine pushing the truck to higher performance and efficiency.

GMC Sierra 1500 Earns Kelley Blue Book's 5-Year Cost to Own AwardThe award from Kelley Blue Book isn’t the first one the Sierra has won, either. It’s already been named a 2014 Best Buy by the Consumer’s Guide, and it received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA. Come by Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC today to check out the award-laden Sierra for yourself!

 

GMC Canyon Set to Debut at 2014 Detroit Auto Show

We Can't Wait for the GMC Canyon DebutIn November, we got to meet the new Chevrolet Colorado at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Now it’s time for the GMC Canyon to make its debut. In a couple of weeks at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Canyon will get its turn in the spotlight.

General Motors has promised that while the Canyon may share the same platform as the Colorado, it will be stylistically unique. The Canyon is also expected to be a bit more sophisticated than the Colorado, offering a few more creature comforts. Newsday believes that the Canyon and Colorado’s success could change the direction of the pickup truck market as we know it.

Under the hood, it will offer the same powertrain options as the Colorado. At initial launch, buyers will have the choice of two engines: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 193 horsepower or a 3.6-liter V6 with 302 horsepower. After its launch, GM will add a third option, a 2.8-liter turbo diesel. All engines will be matched with a six-speed automatic; though, the smallest will have a six-speed manual as an option.

What are you hoping to see in the new 2015 GMC Canyon?

Chevrolet Sweeps Competition to Win Autoweek’s Best of the Best

2014 Corvette Stingray Wins Autoweek's Best of the Best Car AwardWhen Autoweek conducted their annual search for the Best of the Best Car and Truck for 2014, they came to Chevrolet; and in an unprecedented move, Chevrolet swept the awards for both categories of Autoweek‘s Best of the Best titles.

The 2014 Corvette Stingray received the Best of the Best/Car award, and the 2014 Chevy Silverado took home the title of Best of the Best/Truck.

2014 Silverado Named Autoweek's Best of the Best TruckAutoweek defines a car as any sedan, coupe, hatchback, convertible, or wagon. The truck category includes pickups, crossovers, SUVs, and minivans.

Autoweek thoroughly tested hundreds of new and significantly modified vehicles to find the best in performance, economy, style, and reliability among other categories.

The staff drove the vehicles around the track, through the streets of Detroit, and even on vacation. The Autoweek staff on the West Coast tested the same vehicles on the terrain on their side of the country and added their experiences to the evaluation.

From AutoWeek’s write up on the Stingray: “The Chevy got high marks for its flexible engine—‘monster torque,’ wrote one staffer—great brakes, and rock-solid chassis and handling. ‘There’s an eagerness here that a Corvette’s never had,’ said one tester. Other logbook comments included ‘amazing agility,’ ‘the engine is wonderful’ and ‘jeez-o-pete, this car has NO body roll.’”

When all was said in done, Autoweek declared Chevrolet’s 2014 Corvette Stingray and 2014 Silverado “the Best of the Best, pure and simple.”

Here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC, we are proud to officially offer you Autoweek‘s Best of the Best, nationally recognized vehicles known for excellence and superior performance.

Chevrolet Gifts Truck Lovers with 2015 Chevy Colorado

2015 Chevy Colorado: Chevrolet's Perfect Gift for Truck LoversChevrolet has a gift for you: a well-rounded, truck portfolio with three dynamic options. The newest to this lineup is the 2015 Chevy Colorado, which debuted at the LA Auto Show last month.

The Colorado was specifically designed to meet the needs of North American truck lovers. Its launch into the mid-size pickup segment bridges the gap previously unmet by light- and heavy-duty full-size trucks. It will “leave the competition in the dust far behind.”

When production begins on the Colorado in 2014, customers will be able to choose either the 2.5-liter I-4 engine, which comes standard, or the 3.6-liter V6 engine for increased power.

In its second model year, Chevrolet plans to make a Duramax 2.8-liter I-4 turbodiesel engine available. This diesel engine option will be the first in its segment.

The Colorado is also expected to lead its class in towing capacity with the ability to haul over 6,700 pounds.

While the 2015 Colorado is designed for adventures on the job and off the clock, it incorporates advanced technology to keep passengers safe as well. Forward collision alert and lane departure warning, technologies never before seen in the mid-size segment, are just two of a host of the truck’s features.

Chevrolet’s engineers worked to provide truck lovers like us the opportunity to choose the perfect pickup for our lifestyles. At Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC, we’re pretty sure the 2015 Chevy Colorado is one gift for which you won’t need a gift receipt.

The 2014 Sierra 1500 Crew Cab: It’s Got Your Back

2014 Sierra 1500 Crew CabThe 2014 Sierra 1500 Crew Cab is an imposing truck. It’s like a big brother whose presence during your daily tasks is a constant reminder that he’s got your back.

The exterior of the all-new Sierra 1500 Crew Cab proclaims its loyalty with swollen fender flares, chrome accents, and built-in steps on the corner of the rear bumper. The truck is not lacking in the size category, and it emits a sense of confidence.

Inside, the Sierra 1500 Crew Cab offers just the right amount of technological features and amenities. Technology options range from five USB connections to GMC’s IntelliLink infotainment services with hands-free smartphone access, adding to the truck’s appeal. Meanwhile, large control buttons plus increased legroom and storage make the truck a practical workman’s choice.

The new Sierra 1500 doesn’t just talk the talk. With three engines to choose from, the crew cab walks the walk, providing performance at the level you need. The mid-level trim is a 5.3-liter V8 engine, which yields up to 23 mpg on the highway. The 4.3-liter, V6 engine and 6.2-liter V8 engine with 12,000-pound towing capacity are also formidable options.

Underneath its domineering front is the Sierra 1500’s ability to keep passengers safe. Its safety options, including Lane Departure Warning and OnStar services, awarded the truck a Five-Star score for overall vehicle safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Stop by Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC today for more information on the 2014 Sierra 1500 Crew Cab. This is one truck you’ll want to have on your side.

Chevrolet Unveils Cheyenne Concept at SEMA

Chevy SilveradoThe SEMA Show is a yearly chance for automakers and aftermarket specialists to flex their muscles and show just how much power they can pack into a single vehicle. This year is no exception, especially for Chevrolet: the GM brand brought its brand-new Chevy Silverado Cheyenne Concept truck to SEMA 2013.  One thing that may ultimately separate this truck from the rest of the pack: car buyers might just get the chance to own one.

The Cheyenne concept is a “lightweighted” truck built off the all-new 2014 Silverado platform.  To cut weight for the Cheyenne, pieces like the spare tire, trailer hitch, and interior center console were removed, knocking a total of about 200 pounds of the truck’s weight.

“Lightweighting is a time-honored method of making the most of a vehicle’s performance,” said Chris Perry, vice president of marketing for Chevrolet, in an official statement. “The Cheyenne complements its lower weight with more horsepower.” In fact, the Cheyenne, partly due to the weight loss and also partly due to a 6.2L V8 engine, produces 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft. of torque.

Chevrolet designed the Cheynne concept to explore “the performance possibilities of the all-new Silverado, which is already built on a mass-efficient layout and delivers a greater balance of performance and efficiency than any other full-size truck in Chevrolet’s history,” said Perry.  He then hinted that the Cheyenne could be a window to the future: “It is only a concept right now, but we are continually exploring new ways to give Silverado customers more.”

Giving some credence to those words is AutoBlog, who reports that there very well may be a production version of the Silverado Cheyenne concept in the future.

Looking to the future is great and all, but what if you need a truck right now? Well, that’s perfect, because here at Hutch Chevrolet we’ve got plenty of Silverados for you!  Stop in and test drive one today.

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!