Reviewing the 2013 GMC Terrain

2013 GMC Terrain - Hutch Chevrolet

The 2013 GMC Terrain is a fantastic SUV that’s full of space, storage, comfort and even power.  We’re proud to say that we carry this luxurious SUV at our dealership in Paintsville, KY.

First of all, we think it’s pretty incredible that GMC was able to upgrade the V6 to a 3.6 V6 (over the previous 3.0 V6), yet keep the fuel economy the same (17 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway).  This means you’re getting a more powerful vehicle without sacrificing a thing.

Next, we’d like to talk about some special features of the Terrain.  You get a standard 7-inch color touchscreen display and you can enhance the audio system with the IntelliLink system, which uses Bluetooth streaming audio to integrate apps such as Pandora radio from your smartphone into the system.

If you’re in the market for a new SUV, this is one that you shouldn’t pass up.  Please stop by our dealership and take this beautiful SUV for a testdrive.

Best New Car Leftovers for 2012

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Edmunds.com recently featured an article describing which 2012 models are the best to pick up as they become discontinued or their newly redesigned counterparts begin to hit showroom floors.  Their list is comprised of great deals for bargain hunters because the cars on the list will soon be discounted, incentivized and often even carry rebates.  Out of 13 vehicles on the list, three of them are Chevys and one is made by GMC.

The first of these vehicles is the 2012 Chevrolet Impala.  This is because the 2014 model year Impala is set to debut in early 2013.  This new Impala is going to be completely redesigned

The second is the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, because the 2013 version of the Malibu is beginning to arrive.

Third we have the 2012 GMC Acadia.  Even after the 2013 model is released, the 2012 model year will still be considered one of the most solid choices in the SUV category.

Finally, they shed a little spot light on the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse.  This SUV has got a lot to offer buyers, from its spacious cabin to its great fuel economy.

If you’re interested in taking any of the above vehicles for a test drive, please stop by our dealership in Paintsville, KY!

HutchFest is Saturday October 20!

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On Saturday, October 20, we are proud to be hosting HutchFest!  HutchFest is a small music festival that we are holding at our dealership (Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC in Paintsville, KY), and best of all, admission is free!

Several artists from the area will be playing, including Shelly Young, Susan Scott, Break, and Whitley Mullins, and the festival itself will last from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The evening of music will finish with Kentucky favorites Sundy Best, who will play from 4-6 p.m.

During the shows, we will also be holding a Super Sale on many of your favorite Chevrolet, Buick and GMC models.  Also, we ask that you bring your own chairs if you wish to sit and enjoy the music.

We hope to see you here October 20!  If you have any questions about HutchFest, our dealership, or if you’d like to schedule a test drive, please call us at 800-346-4066.

A heads up on the new 2013 Buick Verano Turbo

2013 Buick Verano Turbo - Hutch Chevrolet

The 2013 Buick Verano Turbo will be available in the Fall, and will contain several upgrades that we’ve been highly anticipating.

A few of these features include IntelliLink, a Bose audio system, heated leather seats, a rearview camera, blind spot/ cross-traffic alert and a ton of other improved safety features.  Plus, a six-speed manual transmission is an available option at no cost!

The engine looks great too.  When you lift the hood of the 2013 Verano Turbo, you’ll find a 2.0-liter forced-induction four-cylinder that’s capable of producing 250 horsepower and can generate 260 lb-ft of torque.  Don’t think you’ll be sacrificing power for fuel economy either; the EPA says that the Verano Turbo is estimated to achieve 20 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

The 2013 Buick Verano Turbo will have a base price of around $30k, so stop by and take a test drive when it’s available!  In the meantime, check out our inventory of other Buick Veranos!

What You’re Paying For When It Comes To Gas

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Everyone who hasn’t been living under a rock for the past 5 years or so is aware that gas prices just keep getting more and more expensive.  But what are we actually paying for when it comes to gasoline?  Here’s the math:

Raw Materials – In this case, raw materials is crude oil.  This price is set by global markets, but the crude oil is going to account for roughly 80 percent of the cost of your gasoline.  If gas is $5.00/gallon, $4.00 comes from crude oil, and this price can’t be controlled by oil companies.  The U.S. produced about 5.5 million barrels of crude oil daily in 2010, but refineries processed 15.2 barrels of oil per day.  This means that about 2/3 of the crude oil came from overseas.

Distribution/Marketing – Actually getting gasoline to gas stations has shipping costs that amount to about 10 percent of what you’re paying for with gasoline.  Included in this 10 percent are costs that station owners have to invest in branding and advertising.

Taxes – As they say, the two things that you can never escape are death and taxes.  Taxes account for the final 10 percent of what you’re paying for at the pump.

Need to trade in your gas guzzler for something with better gas mileage?  Stop by our dealership in Paintsville, KY!