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05-29-14

CHEVROLET IMPLEMENTS EXCITING CHANGES FOR THE IMPALA, IN 2015

 

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala, pictured above and also available here at Landers McLarty Chevrolet, is a definitely a favorite model of Huntsville, AL drivers.

And for the next installment, the 2015 variant, we are excited to announce Chevrolet has implemented a series of changes that promise to make the new Impala the best  yet, and we mean it!

For instance, for the 2015 model year, Chevy is making stop/start technology a standard offering for its Impala base 2.5-liter ECOTEC engine. This change will serve to improve the vehicle's city fuel economy by almost 5 percent or one mile per gallon.

"Stop/start system customer research indicates they want the engine to start up as quickly and smoothly as possible after a stop,"1 says Mark Meyers, Chevrolet Global Vehicle Performance manager.

Mr. Meyer's assertion is just one of the examples of the extensive research done by GM engineers in regards to start/stop technology.

The 2015 Chevrolet Impala is slated to go on sale this summer. If you'd like more information about it, the present version of any of the other new Chevrolet models we carry, please feel free to stop by Landers McLarty Chevrolet, any time.

Source:1http://media.gm.com/media/us/en/chevrolet/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2014/May/0522-impala-startstop.html

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04-24-14

GM RECEIVES FIRST PLACE NOD FOR AMERICAN TIES

 

Each year, the venerable folks over at American University's Kogod School of Business assess new car models on a very interesting qualification.

Yes, instead of measuring vehicles' affordability, cost-of-ownership, safety, or efficiency, for instance, the researches put out what's known as a Made in American Automotive Index which establishes how many vehicles automakers have that are 'made in America.'

So who is the most 'American' automaker of 2014? That would be GM, Chevrolet's parent company! And for the second year in a row, no less!

Now, you may need a little background, so we at Landers McLarty Chevrolet are going to provide it for you:

To be deemed a domestic product, 75 percent of a vehicle's value, or more of a car's parts, must come from the U.S. This is in accordance to a national Labeling Act. Though Chevrolet does admittedly source some of its products from other countries, its vehicles still meet this criterion.

The No. 1 vehicle on the Automotive Index (tied with another) was the Corvette Stingray with 17 other GM models making appearances, as well, within the top 10. Seven other Chevy models that made their way to the top 10 include: the Traverse, Equinox, Express, Malibu, Impala, Suburban and Tahoe.

If you'd like to learn more about the American prowess that is the Chevrolet brand, then we at Landers McLarty Chevrolet kindly invite you to visit our Huntsville, AL dealership, at your convenience.

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