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!

Silverado Realtree Edition Going into Production

Are you ready to catch a glimpse of the Silverado Realtree Edition?

Are you ready to catch a glimpse of the Silverado Realtree Edition?

Recently, Chevrolet has begun unveiling one-by-one a series of limited edition Silverado trucks. Using the popular pickup nameplate as a base, the company has released experimental trucks bearing names like “Rally Edition” and “Custom Sport.” The Silverado Realtree Edition is the latest of these concept-like vehicles to get the green light for production, and is the result of a collaboration between Chevrolet and camouflage clothing source Realtree.

The Realtree Edition is clearly aimed at drivers with a taste for the great outdoors. Based on the Silverado 1500 LTZ equipped with a Z71 package, the Silverado Realtree Edition is built for off-roading capability. However, the truck shirks the expected full-camouflage body paint, instead opting for an all-black look with small patches of camouflage on the hood, tailgate, and front doors. Notable features include underbody protection, monotube Rancho shocks, and 20-inch wheels.

The Silverado Realtree Edition will be released around the same time as the Special Ops that debuted at SEMA and was confirmed for production shortly after. However, people into outdoor recreation may be more attracted to the collaboration with Realtree, especially since it launches in the springtime — right at the beginning of hunting season.  Learn more at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paitnsville, KY!

Things to do at Paintsville Lake – A Fun Outdoor Vacation

There are so many great things to do at Paintsville Lake!

There are so many great things to do at Paintsville Lake!

Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC knows how important it is to find activities that the whole family can enjoy. We also recognize the critical component of finding valuable places to visit on a budget.

If you are looking for a place that has many affordable options for outdoor fun, look no further than Paintsville Lake. Located in Staffordsville, Kentucky, this 242-acre Lake State Park has been open to the public since 1984. The lake itself is about 26 miles long and has some places of depth over 100 feet.

Fishing is a favorite activity at the lake. This mountain lake features many catfish, rainbow trout, sunfish, walleye, as well as largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass. A full service marina is available along with a four-lane launching ramp. Bring your own boat or rent one a houseboat, pontoon, or fishing boat.

There are rugged hills and valleys which have inspired poets and singers for years. Take a hike along one of the many trails to experience the scenic beauty for yourself. While walking, keep an eye out for wildlife which can be found in the woods surrounding the park.

After hiking or boating, relax in the campground which features 32 developed sites. Hookups are available for RVs and restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are provided. For those wanting more primitive camping, there are 10 sites for tent camping. Recreational features of the camp ground include a horseshoe pit, sand volleyball court, and a basketball court.

We at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC know that there are many exciting things to do at Paintsville Lake. If you need a vehicle to get you there, stop by and we will help you find the perfect vehicle for your outdoor vacation needs.

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!

Prepare for the Cold with These Winter Car Necessities

Prepare for winter with these winter car necessities!

Prepare for winter with these winter car necessities!

Winter is by far the toughest season of the year for driving. Be prepared this year, with these winter car necessities you should keep in your trunk in case of an emergency.

  1. Blankets. If you get stuck in your car, keeping yourself warm will be your primary concern. Blankets are the easiest way to do this. Have enough so that everyone in your family can be covered (you can share blankets).
  2. Spare cell phone. That old cell phone you have laying in your junk drawer can be put to good use. Charge it up and wrap it the blankets. That way it won’t get damaged in a crash and you can use it to call 911, if needed.
  3. Empty cup or bottle. In the summertime, having a few bottles of water in the car is recommended. This isn’t true in the winter, since they can freeze and explode. Instead, keep an empty cup or bottle in the car. You can fill this with snow and when the snow has melted, drink up.
  4. First-aid kit. You want to be able to help if someone is hurt in an accident. Get a first-aid kit and learn how to use everything in it.
  5. Nutrient-dense food. Your body can’t keep itself warm if it doesn’t have any energy. Keep a supply of food, like nuts, dried fruits, granola bars, etc., in the car to keep you going while you wait for help to arrive.

What supplies do you keep in your car during the winter? Let us know at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY!

2017 Canyon Denali has Added Premium Features

This 2016 Canyon hints at what the 2017 Canyon Denali will be like!

This 2016 Canyon hints at what the 2017 Canyon Denali will be like!

The Denali line has long been known for its premium features, style, and capabilities. Now, GMC is bringing that level of luxury to the 2017 Canyon Denali.

“Canyon is the segment’s first and only premium midsize truck, offering unparalleled capability and efficiency matched with maneuverability and refinement,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing, in a statement. “The all-new Canyon Denali builds on that award-winning combination with the distinctive styling, luxurious interior and elevated content that has defined the Denali nameplate since its introduction nearly 17 years ago.”

The Canyon Denali will continue in the same tradition as other Denali models with a unique chrome grille and unique wheels, 20-inch ultra-bright-machined aluminum wheels with painted accents. It will also distinguish itself with chrome fog lamp bezels, five-inch-diameter rectangular chrome assist steps, a polished exhaust tip, and a standard spray-in bed liner.

This standout luxury model will go on sale late next year. To 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.

2016 GMC Sierra Revealed at Last

We cannot wait for the 2016 GMC Sierra to grace our lot!

We cannot wait for the 2016 GMC Sierra to grace our lot!

Speculation has run wild for the past year as to how the new take on the GMC Sierra would look. Just on the heels of its best June sales in nine years for the pickup—and its 12th straight month of year-over-year sales increases—GMC put that speculation to bed by revealing the new-look 2016 GMC Sierra.

GMC certainly did a beautiful job with the exterior of the Sierra, updating the face of its best-selling truck to add LED “C-shaped” daytime running lights and headlights; a new grille at each trim level; new bumper, and new fog lamps. In the rear, the Sierra will also receive C-shaped taillights and a new rear bumper.

Apart from these tidbits and some tantalizing images, GMC isn’t letting on about what else will grace the 2016 Sierra. It has been confirmed that the Sierra will be released sometime in the fourth quarter of this year, adding that more information will follow in the months ahead.

We here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY can’t wait to share, so be sure to watch this space for the latest updates!