The 2014 Buick Encore: Made for Black Friday Shopping

2014 Buick EncoreBlack Friday can be summed up in one word: madness. Whether you masochistically enjoy the craziness of people rushing to score the best deals of the year or you can’t understand why anyone would willingly subject themselves to such torture, you will want to be armed with our tips on safely navigating the masses before you leave the house the day after Thanksgiving… and you’ll probably want to be driving the 2014 Buick Encore.

Beware in the parking lot and navigate carefully. With shoppers racing to find open spots, accidents are more common than we would like.  As such, it’s important to have a vehicle that makes its presence known and enables you to avoid such mishaps more easily.

Edmunds.com senior analyst, Michelle Kreb, advised, “Compact cars and SUVs, such as the Buick Encore… are agile and easier to park. The Encore’s petite dimensions pay dividends when it’s time to squeeze into undersized parking spaces.”

Keep gifts covered in the trunk. Unfortunately, shoppers aren’t the only ones out to find good deals on Black Friday. Keeping your purchases in the trunk or covered in the back seat will make your vehicle a less tempting target for thieves.

But how will you store Ashley’s dollhouse, Dad’s flat-screen TV and little Jake’s tricycle if you drive a small crossover? The 2014 Buick Encore’s seats fold offering 48.4 cubic feet of storage for all your purchases.

Avoid distractions. In all the hub-bub of the day, a split-second distraction can cause an accident. Use hands-free technologies to keep both hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.

The 2014 Encore is equipped with Buick IntelliLink, providing hands-free access to your smartphone.

Starting to realize you should purchase your 2014 Buick Encore before Thanksgiving? We agree. Come Black Friday, you’ll be thankful you did.

Happy Thanksgiving and happy shopping from your friends at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC!

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.

Why Green Should Be Your Favorite Color

eco-friendly drivingThe color green represents a few of our favorite things: Eco-friendliness and money. And this is precisely why green should be your favorite color. If it’s not, we’ll forgive you, but we hope you share our love for the environment and for money (save enough and you can buy the car you’ve been eyeing here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC)!

Whether you love the color or not, here are some ways to get more green in your life by using less gas–save the environment and your wallet!

  • Watch your driving habits. Have you acquired one too many speeding tickets? Learn your lesson. Speeding is not only a sure-fire way to get pulled over, but it also decreases your fuel economy. Driving 45-65 miles per hour is staying within the optimal speed for maximizing the mileage you get out of your gas tank.
  • Drive less. Walk, bike, ride with someone else. If you can use your car a little less, your wallet is bound to feel a little heavier.
  • Give your car a little TLC. Change your oil, clean your air filters, fill up your tires when they’re low. Your car will be happy, and it will thank you with increased fuel economy and fewer trips to the gas station.

Being a green driver doesn’t have to mean purchasing the latest electric car or hybrid. You can do little things to help your current vehicle go green and stay green!

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.