When you hear that GM engineers spent 210 days playing with Buick’s Intellilink infotainment system, you might think they were slacking off. That’s not the case.—they were working. In fact, it’s this extra effort that ensures the new system is free of bugs and glitches.
Now, we should explain: because of a special kind of testing method, these 210 days of use were condensed down into an actual week’s length of time. It should be noted this is not the kind sterile and irrelevant testing that doesn’t translate to the real world.
The test “replicates every module with which it interacts” and otherwise “simulates realistic everyday usage,” notes GM Authority. The kicker is, the approach does all this 30 times faster than normal usage.
The car is an environment in which consumers have a stronger need for smooth and uninterrupted operation. For instance, when you are headed down the road, you need to know where to turn immediately, not eventually. This is why GM engineers take testing so seriously.
Test drive a Buick today at Hutch Chevrolet of Paintsville, KY and find out why the Buick’s Intellilink system is the best in the industry.
The 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray engine was named to the Ward’s 10 Best Engines List of 2015!
The Chevy Corvette Stingray has always been well-known for its incredible performance. That’s why for the second year in a row the LT1 Small Block 6.2-liter V8, which powers the Stingray, was named to the Ward’s 10 Best Engines List of 2015.
After an intense set of tests, WardsAuto was able to name the Stingray engine one of the best in the world among 37 other engines from 12 competing manufacturers. According to Chevy, the judges based their decisions on power, fuel efficiency, new technology, and refinement.
“Having the WardsAuto experts choose the LT1 as one of the best in the industry two years in a row is proof of what this Powertrain team can deliver–uncompromised performance, durability and efficiency that helps make the Stingray one of the best sports cars in the world today,” said Dan Nicholson, vice president of GM Global Powertrain.
The 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray engine boasts an astonishing 460 hp, and when paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission gets 29 mpg highway. With a 3.8 second zero-to-60 rate and efficiency that’s easy on the wallet, it’s easy to see why the LT1 was one of the favorites.
Want to see this award-winning engine in action? Come to Hutch Chevrolet of Paintsville, Kentucky for a test drive today.
Join Chevrolet in supporting United Way this holiday season!
Chevrolet is inviting everyone to share a holiday message on Facebook and Twitter to help brighten people’s days while giving back to their communities through United Way.
For every share and retweet of Chevrolet’s Facebook post and Tweet of the video, the automaker will donate $1 to United Way, up to a total of $500,000.
United Way is a charity dedicated to improving communities and individual lives through education, financial stability, and basic needs like food and shelter.
“The holiday season is a time for thankfulness and a time to help those less fortunate,” said Paul Edwards, US vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “We hope social media users will take a moment to share the spirit of giving with their friends and family while helping United Way.”
Chevrolet, General Motors, and the GM Foundation have a history of helping United Way and other organizations through various events—most recently, Chevy contributed $1 million to the American Cancer Society on behalf of the 1+ million social media users who changed their profiles to purple in time for World Cancer Day on February 4th.
Learn more about the brand’s philanthropic efforts at Hutch Chevrolet and help donate to United Way now.
The fuel economy of the 2015 Corvette Z06 are numbers you will not believe!
Chevrolet has just released the 2015 Corvette Z06 fuel economy numbers – and it might be one of the most fuel efficient performance cars we’ve ever seen. We’ve all been waiting to hear just how much gas the Z06 will be sipping, especially since this is the first time it will offer a supercharged engine.
The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 performance coupe, with its eight-speed automatic transmission, delivers 13 mpg driving in city and 23 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.
Equipped with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, GM says the Corvette Z06 is the most powerful production car ever produced by General Motors, and one of the most powerful production cars available in the US. The new Z06 puts out 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.
“It is one of the most fuel-efficient 650 hp cars you can get,” Chevrolet spokesman Monte Doran told Edmunds.
Buyers who are opting to skip the supercharged engine can expect the standard 6.2-liter V8 engine and seven-speed manual transmission to deliver an impressive 17 mpg in city driving and 29 mpg on the highway.
Come in and test drive a 2015 Corvette at Hutch Chevrolet of Paintsville, KY today!
Tips on how do potholes form and how to avoid them are invaluable for the winter season!
As we wave goodbye to Thanksgiving for another year, it’s time to face the fact that winter is upon us. And with winter comes snow and ice, which inescapably leads to potholes. But how do potholes form, and what are some things you can do to avoid them?
Here at Hutch Chevrolet, we’ve done some investigating and have collected the most important information on potholes you will find!
How Do Potholes Form?
Snow. Just like every year, we get plenty of snow and ice in December, January, and February—sometimes even in March and April! This is just the beginning of how a pothole forms.
Ice. Each time we have ice or snow, it inevitably melts, saturating the pavement. As temperatures rise and dip, this water will refreeze and expand, which breaks up the pavement both above and below the surface.
Cars. When the pavement has been fractured by melting and refreezing moisture, it is no longer able to support heavy vehicles which drive along its surface. The more cars drive along the road, the weaker the surface gets. Eventually, the surface breaks down entirely and potholes emerge in the roadway.
How Can You Avoid Them?
Stay Back. Leave plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front so that you are able to see the pothole with plenty of time to steer around it.
Slow Down. If you do hit a pothole, the damage will be much more severe if you’re travelling at a higher speed.
Keep a Firm Grip. The last thing you want to do is lose control of your vehicle when driving over a pothole. To avoid this, make sure you’re holding your steering wheel tightly so you can avoid running off the road.
Avoid Puddles. Puddles are notorious for hiding potholes. If you want to avoid accidentally driving over a pothole, avoid suspicious-looking puddles (or any puddles, if possible).