Last year was the year of the Stingray. Need proof? Check out its trophy shelf and get back to us after you’ve perused them all. There are a lot, so it may take a while; we’ll wait though. Finished? Okay, good.
This year will be the year of the 2015 Z06. Maybe the name doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as easily, but the performance more than makes up for it. The 2015 Corvette Z06 is Chevy’s most capable supercar yet, ready to take on both the track and the open road.
“The new Z06 delivers levels of performance, technology and design that rival the most exotic supercars in the world,” said Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America. “And the Z06 leverages the engineering expertise of GM, offering the choice of two world-class transmissions, supercar performance without supercar fuel consumption and technologies that make it easier to fully enjoy the incredible experience of driving it.”
The 2015 Z06 driving experience includes an available eight-speed automatic transmission, the power of 625 horses, and meticulous design that provides for maximum speed.
If that’s not enough of a thrill for you, you can add the Z07 Performance Package. It elevates the sports car’s aerodynamics even further, while specialized tires and brakes ensure ultra-capable handling.
The 2015 Corvette Z06 will be available early next year. Until then, join us at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC as we drool over pictures of Chevy’s latest and greatest supercar.
Chevrolet swept the awards at yet another ceremony at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. This time, the 2014 Impala and Silverado won for Cars.com’s Best Car and Best Truck of 2014.
During the show’s first week, the 2014 Corvette Stingray and Silverado were named North American Car and Truck of the Year. All of these accolades go to show that Chevrolet is simply the Best of 2014.
“Winning these awards is a huge honor for Chevrolet,” said Alan Batey, GM’s senior vice president of Global Chevrolet. “The fact that the top vehicle in both these categories is a Chevrolet speaks volumes about the strength of our entire portfolio.”
Cars.com goes through a lengthy testing process to find the best new and significantly updated vehicles in the industry and to determine which car and truck stand out among the rest in their ultra-competitive fields.
“Winning just one of these awards for an automaker is pretty tough, given the high number of quality cars and trucks that debut each year,” said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com editor-in-chief. “For Chevrolet to grab both awards shows the depth of their ability to build desirable vehicles.”
We at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC know that Chevy will keep the great vehicles and the awards coming. The New Year is already shaping up to be a great one for General Motors and the Chevrolet brand with all of the Best of 2014 honors!
Are you wondering how you’ll manage to pay for college without winding up with a degree in one hand and thousands of dollars of debt in the other? From now until Feb. 28, the General Motors Foundation is accepting applications for the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program.
High school seniors and undergraduate students pursuing higher education in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), or other automotive-related subjects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 each year in funding.
“The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is helping students across the U.S. pay for and obtain a quality secondary education focused on STEM,” said the Foundation’s president, Vivian Packard. “Through the program, we are helping to shape the next generation of leaders and innovators for the automotive industry and for other sectors important to the future success of our country.”
Winners are able to renew the scholarship funds for up to four years, five for specified engineering programs.
For all eligibility requirements, please visit the Buick Achievers website.
Let us at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC know once you’ve submitted your application. We’ll be rooting for you!
In 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?
Here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC, we are able to provide you with the best vehicles because General Motors is committed to supplying their customers with nothing less. Because of that commitment, if our vehicles don’t have the industry’s all-new or segment-first technologies, GM uses 3-D scanning to asses competitors’ vehicles that do.
3-D scanning capabilities allow GM to identify the amazing and the faulty when it comes to the latest automotive technologies.
“3-D scanning is a time-efficient and cost-effective way of keeping up with rapid advancements being made all over the industry,” said Larry Pecar, GM’s senior supervisor for Competitive Benchmarking. “The technology also allows us to gain a better understanding of the reasons for other automakers’ recalls so that we are better able to avoid making the same mistakes.”
During the process, light scanners create 3-D images, which become reverse-engineered computer models to be compared with GM’s vehicles. GM’s own models are also scanned to ensure quality parts and manufacturing processes are consistently used.
Because of 3-D scanning, General Motors is able to reduce production costs and improve the quality of its forthcoming models.
Though 3-D scanning sounds like a lot of tedious work, we’re glad GM takes the time to do it. The resulting vehicles are absolutely worth it. Wouldn’t you agree?