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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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05-25-14

GM ADDS NEW SAFETY TECHNOLOGY FOR ELDERLY DRIVERS

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Some automakers have safety initiatives that only target young drivers such as those who just barely started driving. But with that, there is a whole, large demographic that is being ignored: the elderly.

General Motors (Chevrolet's parent company), however, is offering active safety technologies, even more convenient OnStar services access and more roomy cabins just to better serve aging drivers.

"The safety of all our customers is our utmost concern," says Gay Kent, director, GM global vehicle safety. "The great thing about many of our active safety technologies is that some, like the vibrating haptic seat, provide intuitive, non-visual cues to avoid startling the driver and prevent information overload or confusion."1

Examples of specific technologies that GM has implemented in its strategy include: a rearview back-up camera, front par assist, rear park assist, side blind zone indicators, lane departure warning system, collision alert systems, front automatic braking, rear cross traffic alert and more.

If you'd like to learn more about the many safety options of the new Chevrolet lineup, then we at Landers McLarty Chevrolet invite you to visit our conveniently-located Huntsville, AL dealership, any time.

1http://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2014/May/0514-cameras.html

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