Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark EV is named the Best Plug-In Vehicle by Kbb.com

For the second year in a row, the Chevrolet Spark EV won the 5-Year Cost to Own in the Plug-In Vehicle category. The 2016 Spark has seen a few changes since its total revamp in 2015, including: a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder that powers a 98 horsepower and 94 lb-ft torque, forward-collision alert, parking sensors, and a power sunroof. The Spark’s liquid-cooled 19kWh lithium-ion battery provides up to 82 miles of range in normal mode and a little less in sport mode. Charging the battery takes about 17 hours on a 120v outlet using the on-board recharger, but less than seven hours on a 240V dedicated unit with optional DC Fast Charging offering an 80-percent refuel in just 20 minutes.

Jim Butler Chevrolet carries over ten 2016 Chevrolet Sparks and is one of the smartest economically responsible choices for any consumer.

Not only is the 2016 Spark a great economic pick, but it has fun features, including: 7-inch color touchscreen, Bluetooth phone/audio connectivity, OnStar 4G LTE with available WiFi hotspot, cruise control, a full array of power assists and 10 airbags.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

KBB.com names 2016 Chevrolet Impala Best Full-Size Car

Jim Butler Chevrolet was not surprised at all when Kbb.com placed the 2016 Impala as one of the 2016 Best Buy winners, and also included it in the Best Family Cars for 2016. The Impala tends to be a common vehicle seen on the road, but inside, it feels like a premium or even luxury sedan. The interior is upscale and features a large dashboard, leather seats, soft trim and an 8-inch touch-screen command system in the center dashboard.

The 2016 Impala has three engine options available, all which send power to the front wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission: the 305 horsepower V6, a bi-fuel version that can run on gasoline or natural gas (CNG), and the 4-cylinder engine.

Jim Butler Chevrolet promises that the 2016 Chevy Impala treats its’ owners in a first-class fashion, while keeping your finances under control.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

2016 Camaro named lowest 5-Year Cost to Own Sports Car

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro was named the lowest 5-Year Cost to Own in Kbb.com sport car category. Fiscal responsibility is usually not the first term that comes to mind when thinking about buying a sports car, but stretching the dollars’ worth still matters.

The 2016 Camaro is a seriously improved car; it is lighter than the previous models and has a new platform making it the most refined Camaro yet. Jim Butler Chevrolet is a big fan of the 4-cylinder engine powering the turbocharged 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The V6 and V8 engines are also available for the traditionalists; but regardless of which engine you choose, the 2016 Camaro is fun to drive.

Jim Butler Chevrolet has over twenty 2016 Camaros with many different packages and the best deals in the St. Louis area. If you’re looking for a fun sports car, look no further and head to Jim Butler Chevrolet!

Thursday, March 10, 2016


Displaying JBC Chevy Dealer of the Year.jpgDisplaying JBC Chevy Dealer of the Year.jpg(St. Louis, MO), March 4, 2016 – The St. Louis region’s top-selling Chevrolet dealership has just been selected as a 2015 Chevrolet Dealer of the Year. Jim Butler Chevrolet's Brad Sowers received notification of the award, which will be presented in April at GM’s headquarters in Detroit.

Jim Butler Chevrolet is one of the Top 21 dealerships nationwide for annual new car sales. It is also the largest new and certified pre-owned dealer in the state of Missouri. However, the award is about more than just hitting sales records. The award honors dealers’ performance in sales, service, customer satisfaction and community involvement.

Sowers, co-owner and president of Jim Butler Auto Group, said the award was long coveted by the dealership.

“After 12 years of continuously improving our customer service ratings and increasing sales year after year, we are proud to be recognized by Chevrolet as Dealer of the Year,” Sowers said. “Because of the hard work of our employees and a strong focus on our customers, we are now considered one of the ‘best of the best’ Chevrolet dealers in the world.”

Jim Butler Chevrolet has earned numerous accolades including the General Motors “Mark of Excellence” award for six years in a row and the Women’s Choice Award. The Better Business Bureau has recognized the dealership with its Torch Award for outstanding customer service and exceptional standards for ethical business practices.

Sowers said that Jim Butler Auto Group is proud to support a number of charities including Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Louis and the local activities of the American Cancer Society. The company also launched a teen safe driving campaign throughout the St. Louis region in 2014 that encourages young drivers not to text or use smart phone functions while driving, and to avoid drowsy and impaired driving.

Sowers is optimistic that 2016 will be a banner year for Chevy sales, both nationwide and at his dealership. He recently introduced two new programs to draw even more customers. SNAP (Simple New Auto Plan) is designed to attract Millenials by offering a new car with the latest technology, affordable lease payments, and free oil changes and tire rotations. Business Elite is a program for business customers that includes priority maintenance services, free loaner vehicles during maintenance, fleet management and other customer incentives.

Chevrolet continues as the industry’s fastest growing brand. In 2015, Chevrolet had its best sales year since 2007. Nationwide, GM has 3,800 dealers across its numerous brands, and only 56 have been recognized as a Dealer of the Year.

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About Jim Butler Auto Group

Jim Butler Auto Group has served the St. Louis region with new and pre-owned sales and service for more than 30 years. It is comprised of six dealerships: Jim Butler Chevrolet, St. Louis’ largest Chevrolet dealer and one of the top 25 dealers nationwide; Jim Butler Kia, the fastest-growing Kia dealership in the St. Louis region; Jim Butler Auto Plaza, selling all makes and models of pre-owned vehicles, and Jim Butler Maserati, Jim Butler FIAT, Jim Butler Linn Chevrolet, all of which opened in 2015. In addition to the dealerships, Jim Butler Collision Center offers comprehensive auto body repair services. For more information please visit www.JimButlerAutoGroup.com.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Camaro Celebrates 50th Anniversay

2017 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary EditionThe Chevrolet Camaro has reached another milestone, after being introduced in 1966. After six generations the Chevrolet Camaro will be celebrating its’ 50th Anniversary, with the Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversay Edition. The Chevrolet Camaro has always been a top seller here at Jim Butler Chevrolet, and we could not be more excited for the new addition to the Chevrolet Camaro’s.

This 50th Anniversary Edition is said to sport a special black and orange stripe package on top of a Nightfall Gray metallic paint. The Chevy Camaro will have special 20-inch wheels with 50th Anniversary center caps, satin chrome grille inserts, a front splitter, and “Fifty” fender badges. The interior will feature 50th Anniversary references, black leather and suede with orange stitching on the seats, steering wheel, and backlit doorsill plates. You can get the 50th Anniversary addition with a V-6-powered 2LT or a V-8-powered 2SS model. Both the V-6 and V-8 are available in coupe and convertible forms.

The price of the Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary has not been released, but Chevy tweeted that the special-edition “...is just the beginning.