Full-Size Chevy Traverse Won’t Get Downsized Like the GMC Acadia

What do you think is in store for the full-size Chevy Traverse?

What do you think is in store for the full-size Chevy Traverse?

The Chevrolet Traverse shares a platform with its cousins from GMC and Buick, the Acadia and the Enclave. However, after GMC unveiled the new 2017 model of the Acadia at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this past January, the crossover had shed 700 lbs and been downsized to the mid-size segment. This caused many insiders to question whether or not the full-size Chevy Traverse would get the same treatment.

While nothing has been confirmed, General Motors mentioned that the weight loss was necessary in order to provide consumers with a crossover option with more fuel efficiency. However, when questioned about whether the change would extend to the Acadia’s relatives, product chief Mark Reuss said, “The brand separation in size and mission and the positioning of these vehicles has never been more differentiated.”

Most people have chosen to interpret Reuss’s words as indicating the full-size Chevy Traverse and its cousin, the Buick Enclave, will remain in their full-size segments for the upcoming generation. Both the Acadia and the Traverse broke sales records in the previous model year and have gained class-leading popularity in the competitive crossover segment. Learn more at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY!

Chevy Volt Improvements Make a Great Car Even Better

New Chevy Volt improvements are making this car better than ever before!

New Chevy Volt improvements are making this car better than ever before!

The Chevrolet Volt keeps getting better and better. Since its arrival in 2011, many improvements have been made which make the car a better vehicle for a better value. The 2016 Volt is the best one yet. The overall design is improved, as well as the technology.

Shad Balch, a spokesperson for Chevrolet says that “everything about the new Volt is better than the Volt it replaces.” The Volt has a great history, so how did the brand make the best even better?

First, and perhaps most importantly, the range of the vehicle has increased. The estimated driving range was 38 miles, but is now 53. In addition, the gas engine now runs on regular gas instead of premium.

Seating capacity has increased to five people, one more person than the previous model. The interior has become roomier, and the exterior has become more mainstream and trendy. There is even a hatchback design which has increased the cargo capacity.

Technology has also improved. Now, drivers have a “hold” mode which allows the driver to save the battery power for later usage.

With all these Chevy Volt improvements, it is surprising to hear that the price has actually decreased! The Volt is a money saver in both short-term and long-term capacities.  Learn more at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY!

Benefits of Winter Tires for the Snowy Season

Do you know the benefits of winter tires this season?

Do you know the benefits of winter tires this season?

Winter is fast approaching and we all know that that means snow and ice covered roads are almost upon us.  Before you hit the road after the first snowfall, make sure that your car is properly prepared to take on those ice covered roads.

With winter weather comes a number of winter driving hazards. Make sure you protect your passengers—and your car—this winter by purchasing winter tires for your vehicle.

Winter tires are designed with special grips and tread to deal with snow and ice easily, increasing your traction and handling, and making you safer out on the road. And trust us, when you find yourself on an icy hill, you’ll be glad that you have winter tires to help you.

The benefits of winter tires really cannot be understated during such a dangerous time of the year. To learn more about them, visit us at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY, and be safe out there!

2016 Chevy Camaro Release is Finally Upon Us

Have you been anxiously waiting for the 2016 Chevy Camaro release?

Have you been anxiously waiting for the 2016 Chevy Camaro release?

After months of slowly leaking the details and pictures of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, it is finally here. The much-anticipated vehicle is about to hit dealerships all across the country for commercial purchase.

The first three completed Camaro models—a white one, red one, and blue one—recently rolled off of the line at the GM’s Lansing plant ceremoniously, to welcome the beginning of the Camaro’s trip to dealerships. Considering the amount of awards given to the 2015 model, it’s safe to say that the 2016 version will be something special, especially since it is already on the short list for the 2016 North American Car of the Year award.

“The sixth generation is a new ball game,” said Scott Whybrew, GM’s North American manufacturing manage. “Our goal is to put the Mustang in our rear view mirror every day.”

The 2016 Camaro reportedly will sport better fuel efficiency than its predecessor, while it will also be more powerful overall. Make sure you keep an eye out for the 2016 Chevy Camaro, which is set to arrive on dealerships later this month. Learn more at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY!

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

You will be proud to have the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu in front of your house!

You will be proud to have the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu in front of your house!

The Chevrolet Malibu is the most popular mid-size car on the road today—and it’s about to become even more popular. Chevrolet recently announced the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu pricing and it makes it easier than ever before to fall in love with this practical sedan. With a starting price of $22,500, the Malibu is the perfect price for any consumer’s budget. The Malibu is about to become even more popular starting later this year.

“The 2016 Malibu is engineered and priced to give customers impressive value and technology that’s hard to compete with,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet cars and crossovers, in the press release.

That humble asking price makes the new Malibu more affordable than competitive models like the Camry, Accord, Fusion, or Altima. The Malibu also beats out the competition thanks to its incredible features. It will have plenty of new technologies like Front Pedestrian Braking and Low Speed Front Automatic Braking, making the Malibu even more appealing.

What will really get drivers excited for the new Malibu is the integration of the hybrid technology behind the Chevrolet Volt. This will allow for the Malibu to reach an estimated 48 mpg in the city!

Be on the lookout for the impressive new Chevy Malibu at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY.

Three Great Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Are you looking for great last minute Halloween costumes?

Are you looking for great last minute Halloween costumes?

Halloween is just around the corner. However, the biggest scare is sometimes forgetting to pick up a costume for your child until the day has arrived. If you’re scrambling for a great last minute Halloween costume, then look no further—we’ve got a list for you! Here are three last minute Halloween costumes for your kid: Fortunately there are plenty of easy last minute Halloween costumes you can use.

  1. Ghost

For a spooky and simple costume, go with a sheet ghost. All you need is a white sheet and scissors to allow your boy or ghoul to see.

  1. A Bag of Jelly Beans

One cute costume you can come up with quickly is a bag of jelly beans. Just assemble a group of multicolored balloons, and place them and your child inside a plastic bag with holes cut out for the head, arms, and legs.

  1. Playing Card

If you have two poster boards, markers, and some string, you have all you need to have a last minute ace up your sleeve for a Halloween costume.

Do you have any other great last minute Halloween costumes?  We at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY would love to hear your ideas!

2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring Trim Announced

We love the 2015 Encore and cannot wait to see the 2016 Buck Encore Sport Touring!

We love the 2015 Encore and cannot wait to see the 2016 Buck Encore Sport Touring!

The 2016 Buick Encore is sure to carry on the Encore’s legacy as the brand’s most popular, best-selling model, and the announcement of a new trim is more evidence to that end.

Buick announced the 2016 Encore Sport Touring, adding an all-new 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that provides 11% more horsepower and 20% more torque than the Encore’s standard engine, creating a more responsive and powerful ride that is sure to excite small-crossover shoppers.

Standard stop/start technology also makes the Encore Sport Touring’s engine more efficient, and a steel crankshaft, aluminum cylinder block, and variable-flow oiling system add extra miles per gallon.

“Encore is a driving force behind Buick’s expansion and a catalyst for introducing a new generation of customers to the brand,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president of Buick, in an official statement. “The all-new Encore Sport Touring broadens that base, giving customers more choices—along with more performance, more technology and more efficiency.”

The 2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring will come standard with the Convenience package, which includes 120-volt power outlet, auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, dual-zone climate control, and safety features including Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert. Available features include all-wheel drive, Bose® audio system, navigation, and a moonroof.

The 2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring will be available this fall. To learn when you can pick up yours at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY, stop on in!

All-New 2016 Cruze Gains Features, Loses Weight

You will not want to leave your all-new 2016 Cruze parked for long!

You will not want to leave your all-new 2016 Cruze parked for long!

Chevrolet has introduced the all-new 2016 Cruze, which is shaping up to be a big improvement over the existing yet already impressive model.

The upcoming Cruze will be both larger and lighter, allowing for more interior room and increased efficiency. It will also come with a whole new suite of sophisticated technology, such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and active safety systems that help everyone stay safe.

Under the hood, the 2016 Cruze will pack a new, standard 1.4-liter turbocharged engine with direct injection that produces 153 horsepower. GM estimates that the sedan will do about 40 mpg on the highway, partly thanks to stop/start technology and partly because of the weight-saving measures that have helped the Cruze trim about 250 pounds.

“It seems that Chevy has gotten the package right, with some of the best materials to be found in a compact car, plenty of space and a dramatically improved multimedia experience,” said Cars.com.

The car semms to be a huge step forward, and we cannot wait to have you test drive yours at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY!

Camping Tips To Celebrate National Camping Month

Get some great camping tips to enjoy National Camping Month!

Get some great camping tips to enjoy National Camping Month!

June is the month where we finally emerge from our abodes and shake off the last remnants of cabin fever. It also happens to be one of the best months to pitch a tent and brave it for all-night adventures in the wild (or semi-wild). Makes sense then that June is National Camping Month.

As many of you have likely experienced, camping can be tough. To ensure that your night out amongst the flora and fauna goes off without a hitch, here are a few helpful camping tips.

Make sure you bring the right supplies! Some sort of water filter and hydration bladders to store the water. Fire resistant gloves are a must if you enjoy cooking over a campfire. A multi-tool is absolutely essential to any camping trip.

Your success can largely depend on your campsite. Choose a location upwind from your neighbors, away from potentially falling dead branches, but otherwise with plenty of tree cover to abate a light rain.

Trail Sherpa provides other tricks to help you have the best camping trip possible. “Cotton balls with a smear of petroleum jelly make great fire starters,” and “Create various zones at your campsite,” like one for eating, another for lounging, etc. Bring activities and games for the kids! Camping can be thrilling for them, but it helps to keep them occupied at all times.  Tell us here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY your camping tips!

Buick’s Intellilink System Put to the Test

None can beat the Buick's Intellilink system!

None can beat the Buick’s Intellilink system!

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.