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!

General Motors Exploring New Powertrain Possibilities

GMC YukonDespite the fact that the full-size SUV market isn’t cranking out as many models as it has in the past, General Motors is forging onward with its redesigned 2015 versions of the Chevy Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Yukon, and Yukon XL.

While GM’s big boy SUVs are all getting revamped with new design specs and model updates for 2015, there’s word that the automaker may even go so far as to introduce some a completely new powertrain option into the mix for the next generation.

According to Autoblog, GM is looking for ways to go above and beyond the competition in the full-size SUV market, and a redesigned powertrain offering improved performance and, of course, enhanced fuel efficiency would definitely be a bold and effective way to do it.

We’re expecting GM is hard at work thinking up a way to capitalize on the ever-improving and changing technologies available for powertrains—will the automaker go hybrid? What about diesel? Will we be surprised with something else entirely? We’re looking forward to finding out for the 2015 model year!

Chevy SS rolls off assembly lines in Australia

2014 Chevy SSGeneral Motors expects to have their 2014 Chevrolet SS sports sedan on the market by year’s end, and excitement is brewing as a result of reports that production has begun in Australia on the Holden assembly line. Motoring.com.au, has reported that this week marked the beginning of SS production but had no comment regarding whether or not shipment to the U.S. has commenced.

The Holden website article regarding the new Chevy SS also discusses the car’s production capacity. While GM made preliminary plans to manufacture between 10,000-15,000 sedans per year, Holden managing director Mike Devereux’s response expressed a more open-ended standpoint. “We will build as many as they want,” reported Devereux. “And I think Americans are going to love that car.”

With a spacious interior, rear wheel drive, and small block V8 engine configuration to match its racetrack counterpart, we think Devereux is absolutely right. What’s not to love about zero to 60 in five seconds flat?

Come fall in love at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC!

Buick stages a Comeback

2013 Buick Encore2013 Buick EncoreBuick is no longer your grandparent’s type of car. The interior of a Buick is so technologically advanced and the exterior boasts clean, crisp style lines. These reasons and more are why Buick delivered their best retail sales year in seven years in 2012.

Buick is GM’s modern luxury brand that offers luxury cars and SUVs without the high prices. Buick is really shaping up to be a mainstream brand with luxurious amenities.

“Buick’s way of doing business is paying off,” said Brian Sweeney, vice president of Buick Sales and Service. “Our third straight year of growth is the result of beautiful design and quality engineering, a customer-focused dealer network, and opportunities like Experience Buick leasing.”

The Buick Enclave is Buick’s best-selling model and dealerships across the United States sold more than 50,000 units in 2012. The all-new Enclave is expected to retain these numbers and add even more in 2013.

For more information on a new Buick contact the sales representatives at Hutch Chevrolet or view their extensive Buick inventory online at http://www.hutchchevrolet.com/VehicleSearchResults?search=new.

GM Helps out the Little Guys

GM Our Heroes - Hutch Chevrolet

In the Appalachian region of America is a nonprofit organization called The Monkey Do Project.  These people give every part of themselves on a daily basis to help meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the people they help.  They do a wonderful thing and rarely ever get anything in return.

Long story short, General Motors stepped up to the plate for The Monkey Do Project.  The nonprofit had a mission trip coming up to Ohio Appalachia, but were afraid their used car with over 150,000 miles wouldn’t make it.  Without hesitation, GM offered to loan them a filled-up Suburban so they wouldn’t have to worry about transportation.

And this isn’t even close to the first time GM has helped out someone else in a time of need.  In GM’s “Our Town, Our Heroes” Program, they celebrate people making differences in Illinois communities and give them rewards for doing good in their communities.

We are proud to carry models from the GM lineup, and we love being inspired by the level of graciousness that GM has set!