Friday, July 28, 2017

Up-Close and Personal with the Camaro: Charging Through the Streets as an Awarded Champion

The legendary Camaro was built to challenge the most powerful sports coupes in the world. It accomplishes the 0-60 sprint in just 3.5 seconds, and the quarter-mile in just 11.4. Boasting a 650-HP supercharged 6.2-L V-8, it is able to venomously crank out 650 lbs-feet of max torque. The 6-speed manual features a short-throw shifter that feels snug while still being very responsive, while the Active Rev Matching simulates heel/toe shifting, perfectly engaging the throttle to match the wheel speed for the smoothest gear changes possible.

An icon as cool as the Camaro is so stealth that many don't even look over what yearly awards it is able to grab up! Everyone here at Jim Butler pays close attention to its achievements, as it is a vehicle that has been hailed time and time again. Raw power and refined design are the names of the game as far as the Camaro is concerned, and J.D. Powers awarded it the "Most dependable midsize sporty car, five years in a row."

There must be at least three models with 80% of market sales in any given award segment for an award to be presented to a specific model. Chevy has had a strong bounce-back from the auto crisis in general, and our beloved brand has really rivaled moxie against their numerous competitors in the J.D. Powers arena to become the top-awarded brand last year.

Car and Driver celebrated its 50th Anniversary 12 years ago, and is a powerhouse publication located in Ann Arbor , MI. Well-known for doling out the goods on anything auto-related for decades, they took close care to spread the Camaro love last year themselves. Rather than electing a Car of the Year, they get down to business quickly and pick their top ten annually in their own 10Best. The Camaro stole the honors to this award over the course of 2017, and its supercharged performance allows it to dominate heavily in its own class.

Standard engine oil, complex transmission foundations, and coolers within the rear differential serve the purpose of commanding this feisty vessel, while a 36mm high-performance radiator provides the cooling additive to quell the engine after each performance. Kelley's Blue Book also awarded the Camaro "2016 Best Resale Value," solidifying the fact that you can achieve gain in the greenback sector if you ever feel the need to part ways with your beloved possession.

The current Camaro models are known to offer more of everything that will make the driver feel connected to the asphalt, and engaged at every inch of the drive. The available industry-exclusive Performance Data Recorder is a very cool way to log video of your drives, and stores real-time performance data onto an SD memory card. If you are brave enough to let a family member of friend drive your prized possession, this is also a great way to assure that the hands you are leaving your car in are responsible and able.

When you come down to visit us at Jim Butler and check out the Camaro selection on the lot, ask us about Custom Launch Control: it uses Performance Traction Control to keep the rear tires spinning at a healthy rate. Them, it allows you to adjust your launch RPM as well as wheel slippage through the very useful Driver Information Center. It's well-known that Camaros are a cultivated favorite on the drag strip: check out just how powerful and robust the model line really is, before the kiss of summer fades into fall!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Heavy Contender In Awards and Allocations Rack-up: 2017 Chevy Impala's Refinement and Sophistication

The early part of the summer has been phenomenal in the St. Louis Metro: we have enjoyed showing many customers just how great an impact a new car can have on their daily lives. Safety, fuel efficiency and other features are some of the factors that motivate a customer towards a particular brand. Scores of happy customers have told us that owning an Impala has made their busy schedules easier to deal with, and given them the freedom to navigate efficiently through the city or outer areas. Three of the awards the Impala has achieved are front-running quality, and we wanted to give you the scoop on them for the blog.

Kelley's Blue Book ranked the Impala tops this year in the 5-year cost to own category. This sheds light on the total amount of vehicle costs you will likely have to cover during the first 5 years of ownership. Out-of-pocket expenses like fuel and insurance are weighed against depreciation, ultimately guiding you to a sensible auto purchase. U.S. News and World Report gave the Impala the honor of being the "Best Large Car for the Money," and what a sweet honor this is: you will absolutely feel cradled by sheer power yet a sturdy backbone with the Impala, with its spacious interior and innovative safety features.

Kelley Blue Book has long been a source for letting customers know what the best options for cars are, and this Irvine California-based valuation and automotive research company has a very high level of recognition. What they do is reporting on fair market value prices for new and used autos of all types, and expert vehicle ratings with reviews to boot. They named the Impala one of the 10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30K, and eagerly urge you to check out just how loaded with features and prowess this exciting car is. You are acquiring a great model here with a very athletic stance, that you can't help but notice instantly. Inside, you'll discover chrome touches with an unexpected touch of flair, and wood grain accents that have a bit of a warm and nostalgic effect.

With enough space to seat five adults, you'll have plenty of company along for the ride and to enjoy the entertainment options that the built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi can bring you. With Chevrolet MyLink Touch-Screen display, you can send and receive texts, play music and stream all of your favorite shows. 10 standard air bags, available rear vision camera, and a 5-star NHTSA overall vehicle score for safety are some of the elements that can sway your decision towards your next purchase.

Available Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are all on board to assure that you won't be worrying about a drastic event while completing your work day commute. Come talk to us soon at Jim Butler about how one of Chevy's absolute coolest models can help you own the streets, highway and every road in between. Chevy ensures commitment to owner satisfaction for all 2017 vehicles, and is excited to do what it takes to win over new business throughout the St. Louis sector.

Trending Newsbeat: Awards Accolades + Achievement Close-Up on the Chevy Bolt

The genre of electric cars is one of those that is more than a little bit difficult to navigate. Once deemed a nearly impossible feat, Chevy now is the proud manufacturer of the electric car with more accolades and "Best Buy" awards than any other. Among the awards the Volt has snagged up are the 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick: to qualify, a vehicle must earn good safety ratings in five crashworthiness tests -- small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. The awarded vehicles also have to have an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.

Anyone who is shopping for an electric car contender in the St. Louis Metro will also be glad to know that the Volt also achieved the Autobytel 2016 Car of the Year: every year their editorial team puts their heads together, and decides their absolute tops in terms of car and truck of the year. The Volt proudly snagged up the 2016 Green Car of the Year Award, which is allocated from the well-touted Green Car Journal itself.

Praising the best of the best in terms of higher efficiency and improved environmental impact, these honors take place at the LA Auto Show, and have been handed out for 12 years now. Be it all-electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or a combination of powertrains and engines with conventional gasoline, electrification is going to rapidly become a necessary technology for current and future high-efficiency cars.

It's no surprise that the Volt had such a high level of achievement over the past year: it offers a breakthrough EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a full electric charge, the first production vehicle ever to achieve a 200-plus mile driving range. Also featuring a large array of very advanced and connected technologies designed to perfect the driving experience, it reaches the top of the haughty heap in a very high-tech final list of eligible autos.

You'll love the Regen on Demand Feature, which allows the driver to use a steering wheel paddle to create a more aggressive braking pattern. This amazing technology does so while transferring electrical energy back to the battery, just another reason for the Volt's mastery of achievement in the electrical realm.

This car ultimately allows you to make fewer stops, giving you a greater ability to focus on your commute. Making the gas station a thing of the past is the main objective for Chevy owners as they are able to complete their daily duties and revamp with a charge where it is the most convenient. With the 1.5L direct-injected high-efficiency engine, the Volt is the prime electric vehicle with a well-though through master backup plan.

While it runs on an electric charge, the Volt generates additional energy through a gas-powered generator if the battery does happen to run out. Come visit us at Jim Butler today to check out how amazing this car that is powered by two electric motors is, and you'll soon become an integral part of the movement to maximize the Earth's remaining environmental potential!

The Proof is in the Pricing: Equinox Diesel Set to Move + Offer High Efficiency

As St. Louis swelters during the peak of mid-summer heat, many living here are taking trips short and long, and looking to get the most out of their new vehicle. The 2018 Equinox Diesel is expected to have a 32 mg average, and able to reap up to 40 mpg on the highway. If you feel the urge to quickly switch to all-wheel drive, you're only going to lose 1 mpg, and you are bound to enjoy your driving stints in this fun and punchy crossover. Pricing is set to hover at just over $31,000, a feasible and attractive entry point.

There will be numerous discounts, incentives and financing deals that will wet the appetites of m any to purchase the Equinox, and we believe that this front-wheel drive vehicle may become the most fuel-efficient compact crossover on sale in the current auto landscape. With other options popping up such as the 2018 Mazda CX-5, Chevy is full aware that consumers have many choices, and is also fully aware of the high level of skepticism that abounds with current diesel models. The various design elements used for the Equinox had the consumer in mind who really "wants it all," and was meant to be a versatile crossover that offers the complete package for any savvy driver.

Truly a display of a finished product create when appealing style elements and function merged perfectly, the Equinox features a sculpted exterior that is completely revamped, from front to back. You're going to love the dual cockpit design with an integrated center stack, which provides all of the controls you need right at your fingertips. With 63.5 cu. ft. of cargo space, you can prepare for your drive with confidence: It may be a summer outing to a golf course, concert, or prime time for someone like a professional photographer to load up their gear and get ready for the big event.

Crossovers were developed to assure that the passenger would have sheer confidence with every single mile they travel, and there are numerous excellent safety technologies that will help at every step of the way. When the Equinox is traveling below 50 mph, and the system senses that a front-end collision may occur, Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking can quickly reduce the severity level of any crash.

If you happen to unintentionally drift from your lane, Available Land Keep Assist can help you with alerts, and gentle turns on the steering wheel to gradually get your vehicle back in place. Rear Cross Traffic Alert is one of our personal favorites in the safety feature department: it utilizes radar sensors to monitor approaching traffic passing behind the vehicle, and avidly provides notifications through a screen with a rear vision camera. The available Surround Vision feature gives you a bird's eye view of your vehicle, on the 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen. There are four cameras that work in sync to assist you, and this is the type of well-planned safety feature that could save a life within a matter of seconds.

You may be a St. Louis design or marketing firm worker, someone who lives for weekend getaways and needs quick and reliable towing power, or a sales guru who plans to put a high number of miles on your vehicle. When you do need to access the raw power the diesel provides, it just takes the touch of a button, tapping into the abilities of a 1.6L turbocharged engine. If you have a teen driver in the family, come on down to Jim Butler and see just how sufficiently we have you covered: you can even access a comprehensive in-vehicle report that shows how your teen performed. We can all benefit from a bit of coaching, but don't wait around home plate for too long: the deals on the 2018 diesel Equinox are going to be revving up to full speed within weeks!

Web-Surfer's Delight: Chevy Owners Now have Pre-Paid Unlimited Data Plan Option

From the Bissell Street Water Tower to the healthy 1,371 acres of Forest Park, everyone who has purchased a brand new Chevy from Jim Butler in St. Louis loves their new sense of mobility and freedom. It's not just the teens who are excited to have web access during the drive: paying bills, checking scores, and locating your destination are all tasks that you can use the web for in motion. During 2016, Chevy owners used more than 4 million gigabytes of data, so it's obvious that there is a heavy desire among the tribe to get down and consume. Chevy will offer a groundbreaking plan enabled at AT&T across its entire retail offerings, beginning at just $20 per month.

With the ease of using their OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot minus the fear of running out of data, this is going to give Chevy owners a large surge of inspiration to blast off one more email, make dinner reservations, or even browse for a match in the dating realm! This is significant even in terms of affordability: from contractors that are bidding jobs and surveying roof damage to families that are entertaining their kids as they haul cross-country, the most affordable streaming plan out there is going to give passengers the world at their fingertips. The biggest pet peeve of many who are on any type of mobile device is having to constantly monitor the time spent on it, and this is a great solution.

Last year, Chevrolet customers used almost 200 percent more on OnStar 4G LTE data in their vehicles compared to 2015, and during the second half of the year, Chevy owners used almost as much data as was consumed during the two years prior to OnStar's 4G LTE Launch. Basically, around 17.5 million hours of video were streamed during 2016, and OnStar 4G LTE has connected more than 3.1 users to the web over the past three years. The OnStar Basic Plan comes standard with the all-new Chevrolet retail models, and includes select remote vehicle services a well as the AtYourService marketplace.

Launched in 1996, OnStar is a subsidiary of GM Holdings, and is the offering medium for navigation, security, and vehicle manager services for Chevrolet as well as Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Opel, and Vauxhall makes. More than 11 million customers worldwide glean from their offerings of standard subscription, and stand-alone services. Long gone have been the days of pulling over and asking how to get somewhere, and having to bring DVD players for pre-programmed entertainment on the drive. Come and see us on the lot soon, and check out the wide variety of cars that you can choose from with this awesome wireless accessibility plan.