06-30-15

CRUZE JOINS THE 2016 LINEUP

There is much anticipation already for the next generation of the most popular models to come out from Chevrolet. From the lighter and hybrid option in the 2016 Malibu to the most recently debuted 2016 Camaro, the lineup is set to be one to watch, and already the competition is starting to feel the heat. Not to be left behind in the 2015 model year, the Chevrolet Cruze is already receiving its own buzz as its future becomes more clear.

A more aggressive face takes on the open road with LED running lights so every other vehicle on the road knows the Cruze is coming this way. A rearview camera will come standard, and with more available features than the competition, you can soon opt for premium features like heated seats in both front and rear seats without paying a premium. The technology on the inside is set to be impressive as well. In other mid-size sedans, the manufacturer only is compatible with one type of smartphone; these days are long gone with the Cruze, which comes equipped with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay so you are free to use your smartphone as you want with the car you are driving. Add the available 4G LTE WiFi and you have one hi-tech car on your hands.

A lighter body structure and enhanced agility is combined with a turbocharged 1.4L engine with direct injection and start/stop technology to help you conserve fuel. The result of all of these efficient technologies is a maximum highway range of over 500 miles. And with class-leading rear leg room and a longer wheelbase, you do not have to stop as much as in a smaller, lesser car.

Come in to Landers McLarty Chevrolet and take a Cruze around Huntsville, AL. The 2016 model is not set to arrive for a few months yet, but stay tuned for more information on the future of the Chevy lineup.

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06-18-15

CAMARO IS GREAT AND ABOUT TO BE GREATER

The landscape of the United States was formed over millennia, wind, water and sand carving out the mountains and smoothing the plains that we know today. With such a varied terrain between sea and shining sea, it makes sense, then, that America is the home of the sports car. No other ride could be as satisfying to explore the curves and straights of the roadways that separate the states, and the leader of the sports car pack continues to be the Chevy Camaro.

Every single year that the Camaro remains on the road includes updates. New technology in the cabin and under the hood allow you to seize the thrill of the standard V6 engine more completely as time wears on. For those who seek an even more exhilarating experience, the ZL1 puts a supercharged V8 at your disposal, so the rest of the neighborhood knows how you like to run things. Test the limits of speed on the track with the Z/28 and its massive 7L V8 engine.

The next generation of the Camaro will debut this fall, and for 2016 the engineers took a nod from trends in the industry to turn towards lighter weight materials. Thanks to the technology of the modern age, new alloys are as rigid if not more so than the traditional steel but the lessened overall weight of the car means more of the power generated under the hood is applied to getting up to speed faster and going farther than you were able to travel previously.

With anywhere from 323 to 580hp, the interior is sculpted to enhance the experience behind the flat-bottomed wheel. Settle in to the high performance seating, while you choose the amount of amenities you want, so you can shave the weight that you deem unnecessary so the drive is even better.

Come in to Landers McLarty Chevrolet and let the Camaro do the talking. Take her out for a test drive around Huntsville, AL and see the American landscape as it was meant to be seen: from behind the wheel of a performance artist.

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06-11-15

MALIBU IS READY FOR SUMMER

There are a few sedans on the market, and it can be confusing to figure out which one is the right choice for you. With style to spare, the Chevy Malibu is more than just good looks, and can claim several accolades, from the most dependable midsize car by J.D. Power and Associates, to being an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

It all starts with Chevrolet intuition. Unlike other manufacturers, the engineers behind the Malibu listened to what drivers like you had to say. They took what worked well and perfected it, and continue to update the Malibu if other aspects need improvement. For 2016, the next model year will feature improved leg room in the second row for increased accessibility and comfort for each passenger.

The current 2015 model is fit and free, with enviable fuel economy, thanks to innovative start/stop technology. When you apply the brake to come to a full stop, the engine shuts off to conserve fuel. Then, when the brake is released, the engine restarts without any action from you. So you drive normally, and the Malibu does all the conservation for you.

Stay connected in the cabin with onboard 4G LTE WiFi, available standard with OnStar so you can communicate with the outside world and use your music and navigation apps over the internet. Voice command technology and steering-wheel mounted controls mean you stay focused on the road ahead while choosing the music you want as the miles tack on.

Opt for leather appointed seats and indulge your senses while on the road. Sport sculpted seats afford each person more room within the cabin as well as improved comfort. The rear row features a 60/40 split so you can increase the cargo space from 16.3 cubic feet to take along larger items.

Come in to Landers McLarty Chevrolet and take the new Malibu out for a test drive aroundHuntsville, AL today. See for yourself all the reasons why the Malibu is beating the competition in the sedan segment.

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05-28-15

CHEVY SS EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

You like the style of the sedan. It is versatile, and because it is smaller in size and stature than other utility vehicles, you feel a different sense of freedom when you close the driver's door and settle in behind the wheel. Not all sedans are created equal, however, and if you have a flair for the dramatic and seek out adventure, it is high time you took a closer look at the sedan that is redefining performance for the everyday driver: the Chevrolet SS.

People are able to walk and run because of the strong, rigid bone structure that supports the muscles. The same framework is applied to vehicles. The more rigid body structure allows the power to be more efficiently channeled from the engine to the wheels, as it isolates the road inputs and improves handling and the ride. In the SS, a sport-tuned suspension works in combination with a sophisticated multi-link system and electronic steering so you experience a refined ride behind the wheel. The weight is distributed as close to perfectly evenly as possible, with capitalizes on the refined handling.

When we break it down to numbers, the Chevy SS is even more impressive. With over 400 horsepower generated from the 6.2L V8 engine, the car gets from zero to sixty in just five seconds. Electronic stability control works continuously to maximize traction and performance, even at high speeds.  The SS truly is, in every way, the one and only Sport Sedan.

The interior was designed for you to feel relaxed and comfortable while the Chevy SS does all the hard work. Sporty accents and a soft cabin mean you can go the extra mile in a quiet ride, thanks to acoustic laminated glass. For the full view into the SS, come on in to Landers McLarty Chevrolet and take a test drive in this sport sedan around Huntsville, AL. Push your own limits with a new car that is always redefining the expectation.

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04-28-15

THE STORY BEHIND THE CITY EXPRESS

The world used to be made up of small businesses and small business owners, but now the landscape is more favorable to large business and corporations than the small businesses that get trampled. That is not top say there are no successful small-scale companies, it is merely more difficult to have a successful one. One of the key factors that any small business owner knows is mobility, because your clientele is a moving demographic, or is spread out. Take your business to the people, or merely increase your own transportation abilities behind the scenes with the Chevy City Express van.

The demands of the business world has always been the same: perform to the expectations of your customers while being as efficient and cost-effective as possible. When you are thinking about your own business, take a closer look at the numbers in the City Express. At an affordable price, you get a small van with an estimated 24 gallons in the city, making it one of the most efficient vans in its class.

The history of the City Express begins in 1936, when the Canopy Express vehicle has roll-up sides made of canvas so vendors could easily display their wares or food while on the move. The same principle of created the vehicle to the needs of the customer still holds true. "To this day, small business owners need to remain nimble in a crowded business environment and still be able to reach their customers in a timely manner," said Ed Peper, the vice president f GM Fleet & Commercial. When it comes to small business, no other company has a legacy to match Chevrolet.

Come in to Landers McLarty Chevrolet today and take a closer look at the Chevy City Express. Our doors are open in Huntsville, AL seven days a week.

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04-16-15

SILVERADO 1500 ALLOWS YOU TO TREAT YOURSELF ON THE JOB

A work truck is defined by how you use it. You need a truck with the proper payload and towing maximum in order to carry out the jobs as they come in, and in anything less than the ideal combination of performance and capability, the job cannot be done as efficiently. When it comes to a solid performance in the field and an exceptional ride quality, you cannot beat the comfort and power of the Chevy Silverado.

There are three engines available, so you can get the right amount of power and efficiency for the work you do. Choose whether you want to optimize efficiency with the V6 engine that leads its category and class for fuel efficiency, or maximum towing in the class at a whopping 12,000 lbs of towing with the 6.2L V8. You also benefit from the storage and accessibility innovations that are only available on the Silverado, like the CornerStep that is integrated into the rear bumper and the EZ-Lift and Lower tailgate. And like other new Chevy models for the 2015 model year, you have a vehicle equipped with 4G LTE WiFi, so you can stay connected when on the go. Being able to take phone calls and answer pressing questions can make all the difference in the middle of the work day, and now you can take your productivity to a whole new level.

When you sync your smartphone with the infotainment center, you can use voice command and communicate wirelessly to your phone, but it would be a moot point if you couldn't be heard above the endless noise of the pavement. Now you can revel in the relaxing cabin of the Silverado, the quietest truck in its class. Triple-sealed doors and laminated windows mean that all of the extraneous noise that can drive you mad stays on the outside of the cabin. You can listen to music, field phone calls, or enjoy the quiet.

For more information on the Chevy Silverado 1500, come in Landers McLarty Chevrolet. Come in and take the new Silverado out for a test drive around Huntsville, AL today.

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03-27-15

THE MALIBU BECOMES ELECTRIFYING

Have you ever wondered what the fuss about an electric vehicle is? After all, part of the joy of driving is all about the low growl of the engine as it turns over, accelerating to bring you to your final destination. If you take the engine out of the car, you lose the thrill, right? To an extent, there is no substitute for the throbbing power of a gasoline engine, but the electric vehicles that are currently produced by Chevrolet save you time and money at the gas station, and provide a smooth and even acceleration. But we are the first to admit, electric isn't for everyone. But what about a hybrid?

You have seen a few of the electric vehicles on the roads around Huntsville, AL, but one new model is set to receive a hybrid driving system in the coming months. The Chevy Malibu is the perfect midsize sedan as it is, providing seating for five in comfort with ample cargo room in a very maneuverable size. The technology is being taken from the Volt propulsion system, and the new Malibu hybrid should have an exceptional drive quality. That means all the power you expect under the hood, while achieving better fuel economy than other sedans in the hybrid market, like the Toyota Camry or Ford Fusion.

The beauty of the Malibu is that is packs everything you are looking for in a car in an attractive, fun-to-drive body. Soft-touch materials line the cabin, so you can sink into the soft upholstery and relax. Stay as connected as you want, with the available wealth of technological features, including Siri voice command when you sync your compatible smart phone. For a complete tour of the new, conventional gasoline V6 Malibu, stop by Landers McLarty Chevrolet today.

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03-24-15

TAKE THE MALIBU FOR A SMOOTH RIDE

You lead a busy life. In the middle of your work week and commuting schedule, you do not have any spare time in case you current car decides to kick the bucket. The last thing you need on the morning of a conference call is to be stranded on the side of the road, and the only solution is to get into a new car that is notably reliable. That's where the affordable and efficient Chevrolet Malibu comes in.

If you want some hard proof first, there are two recent awards in the Malibu's arsenal to speak towards it reputable character. J.D. Power and Associates awarded the Malibu the "Highest Ranked Midsize Car in Initial Quality" as well as "Most Dependable Midsize Car", so you know there is merit under the lustered paint. Each angle of the Malibu has been redesigned for aerodynamic efficiency, so no matter where you look, this sedan catches the eye of any passerby.

Two available engines allow you to choose between a powerful and efficiency four cylinder or a turbo charged engine for increased horsepower. Whichever suits your driving style best, both achieve remarkable fuel economy with an enjoyable experience behind the wheel. In terms of safety technologies, now the first step is to help prevent an accident from happening in the first place. New technologies like traction control and electronic stability control allow you to stay in control even when the driving conditions are less than perfect.

With a roomy interior, the Chevrolet Malibu is impossible to overlook. Premium materials indulge the senses for an overall comfortable experience for all passengers. Enjoy a quiet ride, as noise stays outside the laminated glass windshield as you all settle in to the supportive cushioning of the seats. Keep your cargo in check with innovative storage solutions all around the cabin. And of course, the rear bench features a 60/40 split so you can gain space for large cargo without sacrificing all of your seating.

Come in to Landers McLarty Chevrolet and take the new Malibu out for a test drive today. Once you have gotten a test for its smooth ride during a test drive around Huntsville, AL, you may not be able to endure a lesser sedan. Get the guaranteed performance that only a Chevy can provide.

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02-27-15

STAY IN THE FAST LANE WITH THE CHEVY CORVETTE

After you have been around the block a few times, you start to realize that as much as you may want time to go more slowly, it speeds up as the years wear on. This time around, fight the normal signs of aging my traveling faster than you ever have before. The secret to youth is not some mythical drink that pours forth from a fountain, but rather the thrill you get when you are behind the wheel of the Chevrolet Corvette.

2015 is the year of the most aerodynamic Corvette ever. The iconic name is now made even better, as technology and new engineering has opened new avenues to explore. The exterior is sculpted to perfection, with just enough drag to counteract the lifting forces as the car revs up to its top speed of 200 miles per hour. All 460 horsepower in the LT1 engine make for a dynamic performance on the roadways, so whether your drive is flat and straight or has a few twists and turns, you will never find yourself being bored.

This is the best American sports car. With decades of its legacy to testify, the Chevy Corvetteallows you to push the limits unlike you ever thought you would be able to. And with many bright and daring colors to choose from, you can suit the Corvette's skin to suit your mood.

Come in to Landers McLarty Chevrolet and add to the history of the Corvette with one of your own. Come take a test drive around Huntsville, AL, and see how quickly you feel time start to slow down once you get in the fast lane.

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02-24-15

DEFINE COOL WITH THE CHEVY CAMARO

Here in Huntsville, AL, we know a thing or two about keeping our cool. Whether it means knowing where to go to beat the heat, or setting the standard for style on the streets, we have it on lock. With the Chevrolet Camaro you can do it all, with looks to spare.

There is a reason the Camaro is the modern twist on the American classic. The body is sculpted; strong lines produce an aerodynamic V shape to allow the car to cut through the air for a dynamic performance. The difference between a sports car and a regular coupe or sedan is not just the handling and a finely tuned suspension that elevates the ride, but also the overall experience it produces for you as the driver.

Within the Camaro, you feel the full command of the 323 horsepower within the direct injection V6 engine. The cabin becomes your cockpit, lined for your comfort and convenience while on the road. The center infotainment center features a seven inch screen so you can clearly utilize the touch screen easily without taking any attention away from the drive. The beauty of the sleek interior is all about the details, like the sueded microfiber and dual stitching that gives it sport-inspired design and attitude so you can more fully immerse yourself within the experience behind the wheel. The steering wheel has mounted controls so you can still command the music or field phone calls without taking your eyes on the pavement.

Whether you opt for a top of the line trim model so you have a home away from home experience while gripping the steering wheel, or go with a more classic, streamlined machine that is rough and raw, as a car was meant to be, we have a wide selection here at Landers McLarty Chevrolet. The price alone is enough reason for you to take a closer look at the new Camaro, and once you see how spacious the interior is, you might bring a friend or two along for the ride. Come in and take a test drive or two, and just try to picture yourself without a Camaro. Isn't it time you allowed yourself to have some fun?

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01-06-15

TAKE THE TRAVERSE OUT AROUND BIRMINGHAM

The secret to a quality family trip is the vehicle you take to get there. And if you are one of the many parents in Birmingham, AL that need new advice on making a family road trip, we think the Chevrolet Traverse has just the thing.

It all begins with its size. As a midsize SUV, it is nimble on its wheels around tight city streets, while providing comfortable seating for up to eight passengers when you need it. It leads its class with 116 cubic feet of cargo room, so every member of the family can reclaim some personal space, which is always important when on the road. The interior is designed for maximum comfort, with available premium materials to indulge all the senses, like wood trim accents and leather-appointed seats.

You remember the fights that ensued when choosing music for the whole car, and now those squabbles can be silenced forever more. With the intelligent infotainment system and steering wheel mounted controls, you as the driver get final say on what plays and what doesn't. Conveniently sync your smartphone, and you can even field important phone calls hands-free when on the move.

When it comes to performance, the Traverse meets its eye-catching style with strength under the hood and efficiency to take you further. Now all you need to do is convince the rest of the family, but a simple test drive here at Landers McLarty Chevrolet, we serve customers from Birmingham as well as our neighbors in Huntsville, AL. Come in to see us today, and redefine how your family takes a road trip.

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