Opel Adam Heads to China; Could US Be Next?

Opel Adam Adopts Buick NameplateBy now, you might be aware of GM’s strategy to leverage Buick and Opel, the European equivalent, into a worldwide brand. That strategy is taking the next step right now, with the Opel Adam heading to Chinese auto dealers soon. However, GM has made a slight nameplate change—they’re sending the Adam over to China as a Buick.

Perhaps the existence of the “Buick Adam” is a sign that the snazzy, snappy compact car will soon be making its way to the United States as well. For now, however, we know that the Buick Adam will show up in China sometime in 2015, looking to compete against other small cars like the Fiat 500 and Smart Fortwo.

The change from the Opel nameplate to the Buick nameplate makes sense because China associates the Buick brand with youth and innovation. It also gets us excited here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC, because there’s basically no other Opel car we’d rather see make it to our showroom here in America than the Opel Adam.

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.

 

GMC Steels 2015 Yukon Lineup for More Adventures

GMC Takes Perfection and Makes it Better with 2015 Yukon LineupIf you’re looking for reasons not to buy a 2015 GMC Yukon, you’re pretty much out of luck—because the promised next-year models of these full-size utility vehicles simply have it all. Already an excellent vehicle, GMC has improved basically every aspect of the Yukon for 2015, adding more power, capability, technology, and even more premium interior materials and features.

First there are the new EcoTec3 engines, which, as necessitated by today’s customer needs, add both power and efficiency to the 2015 Yukon lineup. In the baseline Yukon and the Yukon XL, you’ll find the 5.3L V8 engine, but you can also upgrade to the 6.2L EcoTec3 in the deluxe Yukon Denali model, GMC’s flagship utility vehicle.

The 2015 Yukon lineup comes with an incredible array of safety and technology features like forward-collision alert, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear automatic braking, and a Bose sound system.

To make sure you can tell the 2015 Yukon apart from its older siblings, GMC is giving the new model very distinctive updated styling, setting these progressive full-size vehicles apart from the competition with GMC’s signature grille and lighting design. Make sure to keep checking with us here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC—cause it won’t be long till these beauties show up in stock!

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!