Monday, July 25, 2016

Chevrolet SS May Be Going Out With A Bang

Though it may simply be a rumor, we’ve been hearing that the Chevrolet SS could be going out with a bang. Entering its last year of production, the word on the street is that the 2017 SS may be getting a bit of an engine boost...and said engine is something most Camaro fanatics are familiar with.

A source that apparently spoke to GM Authority says that there have been “mumblings” around the Elizabeth assembly- which is the home of production for the Chevy SS and Holden Commodore. If you’re not aware, the Holden Commodore is basically the Australian version of the SS and, ironically enough, will be receiving a new engine before it also enters its last year of production… so, we’re not positive but there may be some truth behind these “mumblings”.

Interested in where the power will come from? The supercharged 6.2 LSA V8- adding 121 ponies, accumulating to 536 hp- this engine was used to power the Chevrolet Camaro from 2012 to 2015.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated! In the meantime, don’t hesitate to stop by your St. Louis dealer, Jim Butler Chevrolet to check out our current Chevy lineup.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Jim Butler Chevrolet Is Proud To Sponsor The Fenton Athletic Association


Here at Jim Butler Chevrolet, we know that being a part of a team at a young age is a great way to learn how to effectively work with others, build confidence and gain an understanding of commitment. That is why this year, we are a sponsor of the Fenton Athletic Association youth baseball team through the Chevy Youth Baseball Program.

The Chevy Youth Baseball Program is a great way for local dealers to build relationships with the communities they serve, providing both monetary and equipment donations throughout the season. Jim Butler Chevrolet is proud to contribute to the Fenton Athletic Association this year! Go Wildcats!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Mid-Engine Corvette Is Becoming A Reality


Attention St. Louis Corvette enthusiasts: Although this rumor is always floating around, it seems this time there may be some truth behind it. After a recent string of spy photos, it looks as if the next Chevrolet Corvette won’t be your typical C7 Stingray, but rather a mid-engine Corvette.
Caught in action at GM’s Milford Proving Grounds, the new Corvette was camouflaged heavily- C7 body panels and all. However, a few things point to the fact that this one may be different. For example, the vehicle’s rear hatch looks as if it is missing its glass cover- this could be so that the engine, located behind the seats, is receiving enough cool air.

GM engineers and executives have taken on many attempts to make a mid-engine Corvette- just last year they were caught testing a prototype that combined the C7 Corvette and the Holden Commodore SSV. So, it seems as if this could be coming a reality for many ‘Vette fanatics within the next few years!

We’ll be sure to keep you posted. In the meantime, be sure to stop by Jim Butler Chevrolet in St. Louis, MO to check out the New 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe!

Friday, July 1, 2016

"See The Future" With Chevrolet

Cars are becoming smarter and smarter these days, as are most things we use on a daily basis- smartphones, smart televisions, smart watches- the list goes on. But Chevrolet is taking it a step further this year with predictive technology, enabling your vehicle to “see the future” and notify you when it may potentially need maintenance...before the problem actually occurs.

The predictive technology being used by Chevrolet is very similar to that on the Boeing 787. This aircraft has the ability to send in-flight messages to ground crews alerting them of parts that need to be inspected when the plane lands. In Chevrolet’s case, OnStar Proactive Alerts uses an intricate set of algorithms that will constantly monitor three things- the starter motor, fuel pump and 12-volt battery. If an imminent problem is detected, drivers will be notified by OnStar via email, text message, or in-vehicle alert, urging them to take the vehicle in for service.

Steve Holland, chief technologist for Vehicle Health at General Motors, stated “Accuracy is key to our prediction algorithms. We will be able to inform dealer service departments so they can spend less time testing for a condition we have already diagnosed. They can replace the necessary part quicker and minimize the amount of time a customer’s vehicle is at the dealership.”

This predictive technology is available to OnStar subscribers who own a 2016 Chevy Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, Equinox and Corvette.

To test drive any of these cars for yourself and get more information about OnStar Proactive Alerts, stop by and see us at Jim Butler Chevrolet in St. Louis, MO!