Chevrolet’s Safety Alert Seat Gets Your Attention

Let your seat alert you to any trouble with Chevrolet's Safety Alert Seat.

Let your seat alert you to any trouble with Chevrolet’s Safety Alert Seat.

With all the noises that surround us in the car, it can be easy to ignore or not notice a simple beep or bell, which is why Chevrolet’s Safety Alert Seat uses subtle vibrations to get the driver’s attention.

The Safety Alert Seat works with the crash avoidance system. When a crash risk is detected, the driver’s seat bottom cushion will vibrate on the left or right to draw the driver’s attention towards the crash risk. This vibration is especially useful for drivers who may be hard of hearing and can’t hear the standard auditory alerts from a crash avoidance system.

“Using the tactile sense to communicate crash threat direction can help cut through the clutter of visual and auditory sensory information that drivers routinely experience,” said GM Active Safety Technical Fellow Raymond J. Kiefer, in a statement.

“The best kind of safety protection we can offer are customer-focused features that help drivers avoid the crash altogether, and which are kept turned on for every trip.”

Originally, the Safety Alert Seat was only available in GM’s luxury lineup. Now, in just two years, it has migrated to select 2015 Chevrolet models, including the Silverado, Suburban, and Tahoe.

Want a demonstration of Chevrolet’s Safety Alert Seat? Stop by Hutch Chevrolet of Paintsville, KY and see how it feels for yourself.

Chevy Bolt EV Premiers in Detroit

Go Green with the Chevy Bolt EV!

Go Green with the Chevy Bolt EV!

This week, GM plans to reveal the all-new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, adding a serious competitor to Tesla’s growing list.

The Bolt will supposedly have a 200-mile range before it needs recharging, making it one of the most powerful electric vehicles yet.

According to some sources, the Chevy Bolt would be priced somewhere between $30,000 and $35,000, but with a $7,500 federal tax credit thanks to the vehicle’s environmental friendliness.

It’s no surprise that Chevrolet would put out such a model, as electric cars and hybrids have become more popular than ever. Additionally, 2014 was an incredibly strong year for most aspects of the automotive industry, offering extra cash for new endeavors.

Are you looking forward to the Chevy Bolt EV? We at Hutch Chevrolet of Paintsville, KY sure are. Let us know your thoughts in the comments, while we wait to learn more news on this game-changing new vehicle!

Chevrolet Driver Assurance Beats Staring into a Crystal Ball

Sensors are going to make sure that you and your car stay safe with Chevrolet Driver Assurance.

Sensors are going to make sure that you and your car stay safe with Chevrolet Driver Assurance.

Staring into a crystal ball. Scrying. Casting lots. Humankind has pioneered so many ways to try to tell the future. Then there’s good old-fashioned technology, like Chevrolet Driver Assurance, for instance.

Beginning in 2016, models such as the Chevrolet Tahoe, Corvette and Silverado will come chock-full of sensors. These sensors will keep a vigilant eye on systems like the battery, fuel pump and starter motor.

They will then transmit the information to OnStar. OnStar will in turn analyze the data to determine if any performance issues are imminent. If so, drivers will receive an alert via onboard electronics or even email and text.

Alicia Boler-Davis, an executive at GM, said, “Using our innovative OnStar 4G LTE connectivity platform, we can actively monitor vehicle component health, and notify our customers if covered vehicle components need attention.” She went on to mention that Chevy stands alone in offering such a comprehensive and immediate service as Chevrolet Driver Assurance.

Learn more today by coming into Hutch Chevrolet of Paintsville, KY!

2014 Racing Season Causes Chevrolet Celebrations

When a Chevrolet hits the track, you know you are in for something incredible, which is exactly what happened in the 2014 racing season!

When a Chevrolet hits the track, you know you are in for something incredible, which is exactly what happened in the 2014 racing season!

After a racing season that saw 11 championship wins, Chevrolet Racing is ready to repeat last year’s successful season in 2015. Before it begins, we at Hutch Chevrolet thought we would take a moment to celebrate the 2014 racing season.

The team won five manufacturer championships and six driver championships in the NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA, United SportsCar Championship, and Pirelli World Challenge series.

“Eleven championships mark one of our most successful racing seasons,” said Jim Campbell, General Motors’ U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Winning races and championships on the track helps us develop better cars and powertrains for the showroom.”

A few highlights from Chevrolet’s exciting season include Chase Elliott’s win in the #9 Camaro, making him the youngest NASCAR champion in a national series and assisting in Chevy’s first manufacturer award for the Camaro in the series.

Meanwhile, Erica Enders-Stevens made history as she drove the Camaro to become the first woman ever to win the NHRA Pro Stock championship and helped Chevy secure its 20th NHRA manufacturer title.

Finally, Kevin Harvick wrapped up the season, driving the #4 Chevy SS to win the last race of the season and earn the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship.

With successes like these, we can’t wait for the team to return to dominate in the 2015 racing season!