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This summer promises to be a very exciting time in Chevrolet marketing as our preferred brand will roll out its new campaign for the built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi that will be available in several new Chevy models.

"Bringing 4G LTE Wi-Fi to customers through Chevrolet cars, trucks and crossovers allows an entirely new level of connectivity in transportation," says Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing."1

On the 4th of July, Chevrolet celebrated with a fireworks display in Philadelphia. On August 2 it will also participate in the Guinness Cup match between Manchester United and Real Madrid at Michigan Stadium.

If you'd like to follow along with more interesting updates from Chevrolet as well as happenings at our Huntsville, AL dealership, we recommend adding the Landers McLarty Chevrolet blog to your RSS feed.

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With so many choices in the SUV segment, we at Landers McLarty Chevrolet are continuously impressed with how popular the Chevy Tahoe is, and has been, since its introduction to the new Chevrolet lineup back in 1995.

If we had to cite the main reason we believe the Tahoe remains so popular, we'd have to say it's its versatility. After all, the Tahoe can accommodate anywhere between one and nine passengers and is offered in three distinct trim grades.

Furthermore, the staying-power of the Tahoe is only complemented by the fact that is alsoreinvents itself, frequently. In fact, for 2015, the Chevrolet Tahoe has undergone a complete revamp with major updates including new safety and technology features, improved fuel economy, new seating configurations and increased towing capacity.

Yes, it's not hard to see why the Chevy Tahoe is such a popular choice: and its popularity is just one of the many reasons we're proud to offer it under manufacturer's price. If you'd like to learn more about the available Tahoe models we carry as well as take one for a test drive, Landers McLarty Chevrolet invites you stop by our Huntsville, AL dealership, today.

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With so many choices inside the compact SUV segment, sometimes it can be difficult to choose exactly the right vehicle for you. That's why, we at Landers McLarty Chevrolet thought it'd be a great opportunity to discuss one of our favorite compact SUVs out there, the Chevy Equinox.

The Chevrolet Equinox has a lot of fun-to-drive appeal but it is also safe, efficient and practical making it a great choice for families in Athens, Decatur and Cullman, AL.

Available for less than $25,000 MSRP, the Chevrolet Equinox is quite versatile boasting four distinct trim levels, an exterior color range of 11 shades, multiple wheel designs and engine options, as well.

The efficiency of the Chevy Equinox is quite remarkable, as well, with the model able to reach up to 32 miles per gallon, on the highway: quite the accomplishment for an utility vehicle!

If you'd like to learn more about the Chevy Equinox as well as take one of the models we have in stock for a spin, then we at Landers McLarty Chevrolet invite you to visit our conveniently locatedHuntsville, AL dealership, any time.

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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.


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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.


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Everyone knows Chevrolet has rides like the Corvette that deliver incredible speed and trucks like the Silverado that offer size and hardworking versatility.  However, within the overall Chevy lineup there are some sprightly little underdogs lurking in our lot that also deserve some attention.

Today we are here to show you these compact nimble machines, everyone of them from the brand-new Trax all the way to the efficient and speedy Sonic.  To do this Chevrolet made a quick video highlighting each small car in their exciting lineup, so check it out below to learn more:

With efficient compact capabilities and some surprising power, what these cars lack in size they make up for tenfold with features, engineering and technology.  The variety this lineup brings to the table delivers a ride for all of your needs and wants, so you do not have to make any compromises by choosing a vehicle that really is not fit for you.

If you want an affordable ride that can tackle the growing urban maze in style then meet your match with these new Chevrolet models.

Our dealership is backed right up against the Oakwood University campus here in Huntsville, Alabama, so if you are in the area and want to check out the rides from the video above pay us a visit today.

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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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If you're looking for the utmost in value from your pickup brand and truck, then we at Landers McLarty Chevrolet wholeheartedly recommend the Chevrolet brand and specifically, the Chevy Silverado.

Now, understandably, you may be thinking that we're coming from a place of bias. However, we aren't the only ones who have such commendations for the Chevrolet brand. No, actually, a neutral third party, Vincentric, has incidentally named Chevrolet the Best Value Truck Brand in America and its Silverado 2500HD, the lowest cost to own of any full-size pickup.

Speaking to the honor, John Fitzpatrick, marketing manager for the Silverado, says, "With the average age of trucks on the road now more than 11 years, we know that customers hold on to their trucks for a long time. With the lowest cost of ownership of any full-size truck in the segment, the Silverado makes it easiest on our customers to do so."1

In order to be recognized by Vincentric, a pickup must be able to excel in several measurable cost-of-ownership analytics including: depreciations, fees, taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost and repairs.

"We found that Chevrolet trucks cost less to own and operate than would be expected, providing great value to truck buyers," says David Wurster, Vincentric president. "Chevrolet and the Silverado have a long history of providing high-value trucks, and the 2014 offerings continue this heritage."2

If you'd like to learn more about the Chevy Silverado, or any of the other new Chevrolet models we carry, please feel free to visit Landers McLarty Chevrolet in Huntsville, AL, any time!

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Chevrolet has always been known for being an innovative automaker. And now, Chevy is taking its modern, next-generation to a whole new level with the integration of an all-new Beats Music streaming service into the Chevrolet AppShop. It will be available on select new Chevrolet models before the end of the year.

Beats Music provides listeners with the opportunity to enjoy personalized, tailored playlists created by music experts across a variety of genres. Beats Music promises to offer the right songs at the right time for all listeners: a truly unique experience.

So, how does Beats Music stream through your Chevy vehicle?

It's thanks to the connection provided by the Chevrolet AppShop and the high-speed 4G LTE connectivity and data plans available via OnStar.

"Our customers are looking for choice and we’re giving them a great opportunity to customize their music by bringing the Beats Music app into our vehicles," says Cristi Landy, Chevrolet marketing director. "Beats is a well-established brand, and its music service brings unique capabilities to the table that our customers will really enjoy."

If you'd like to learn more about OnStar, Chevrolet Apps, Beats Music or other available technology of the new Chevrolet lineup, then we at Landers McLarty Chevrolet invite you to stop by our conveniently located Huntsville, AL dealership and Chevrolet service center, any time.

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