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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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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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07-31-14

3 USED CHEVROLET MODELS RECOGNIZED FOR SAFETY BY IIHS

Recently, the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) published its first-ever list of recommended used vehicles for teen drivers (based, of course, on safety).

Well, for this inaugural list, we at Landers McLarty Chevrolet are quite proud to announce that threeused Chevy models have made the cut. Specifically, newer model versions of the Chevy Malibumidsize sedan, the Equinox midsize crossover and the Traverse large crossover have received recommendations from the IIHS.

In addition to its list, the IIHS also released the results of a survey taken by 500 parents depicting the unsafe, older vehicles their teens drive. In fact, the survey points to the fact that many teens don't have cars equipped with modern technology that is very important for safety.

The three Chevy models listed are all available for less than $20,000 and have earned respectable ratings from the IIHS.

If you'd like to see for yourself the safe new and used Chevrolet models we have here at Landers McLarty Chevrolet, we invite you to stop by our Huntsville, AL dealership, any time.

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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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