This is Your Chance to Name the New Camaro SS Special Edition!

Camaro SS Special Edition
Current Chevy Camaro SS

Chevrolet has announced it will introduce a new Camaro SS Special Edition at the upcoming 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, this November. It’ll feature lovely new Emerald Green Metallic paint and be called the… well, actually, it doesn’t have a name yet.

That’s where you come in. Chevrolet is accepting name suggestions on its Facebook page or on Twitter (hashtag #NameThatCamaro). The winner will then see the special edition Camaro go on sale in the first quarter of 2015 with the name that was chosen. Pretty cool!

When it does go on sale at Bradshaw Chevrolet, the Camaro will be available as either a coupe or convertible in 2SS trim. It’ll get a ground effects package, the rear spoiler from the ZL1, 21-inch Chrome Dusk wheels, and Cyber Gray rally stripes down the hood and trunk. It’ll also have the HID headlights from the RS Appearance Package and black upholstery inside.

GM Sponsors Events to Fight Breast Cancer

Events to Fight Breast Cancer
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In order to fight breast cancer, Chevrolet is creating a number of events and promotions during the month of October.  The events are varied and numerous, so as many people as possible can get involved.  Funds will go to the American Cancer Society.

Employees populating GM facilities–plants and warehouses–will hit the pavement, walking to raise funds.  One of these walks took place a stone’s throw from Chevrolet headquarters in Detroit on October 11th.

Also, Chevrolet has agreed to donate $10 to fight breast cancer for every Chevrolet test-driven during the month of October.  The maximum caps at $130,000.

This is the fourth year in a row that Chevrolet has helped out and it’s made a difference.  Jill Elder, vice president of corporate partners for ACS, says, “The money we raise and support we receive from Chevrolet nationwide helps us save more lives from breast cancer faster.”

Chevrolet hopes to do their part to top the 1.1 million dollars raised last year for the American Cancer Society.  We at Bradshaw Chevrolet are very proud of GM’s efforts through so many events to fight breast cancer.

Chevy Camaro Z28 Snags 2014 Best Driver’s Car Award

Best Driver's Car Award
2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28

When it comes to car awards, some stand out above others. For instance, the 100 Best Cupholders Award isn’t quite as impressive as being named to a list of the 10 Best Interiors. Okay, we might have invented the cupholder award, but you get the point. So when Chevy’s Camaro Z/28 received Motor Trend’s 2014 Best Driver’s Car award, you can understand our excitement in being recognized as the best when it really counts.

Motor Trend selects the nominees from a field of all-new or significantly-updated performance models. These cars are put to the test, racing both on the track and off for the coveted spot as Best Driver’s Car.

Best Driver's Car AwardIn choosing the Z/28, the first American car to win in the award’s seven-year history, Motor Trend editors said the following: “The transformation of the fifth-generation Camaro from ‘muscle car that handles pretty well’ to Best Driver’s Car winner is astounding. You feel the superior engineering in how the car responds to inputs both internal and external. From within, the car reacts immediately and precisely to your commands but doesn’t punish your mistakes. From the outside, the Z/28’s suspension attacks bumps and dips with an unbridled passion for keeping the tires on the pavement.”

If you find yourself looking for the best car on the road for the driving enthusiast, now you know to contact us here at Bradshaw Chevy for more information on how to get behind the wheel of the 2014 Camaro Z/28.

Chevrolet’s 2015 Lineup: A Year of Opportunity and Upgrades for Chevy

A new year on the way means consumers can expect to see a bunch of fresh and updated vehicles at dealerships like Bradshaw Chevrolet. If you’re wondering what to anticipate, here is Chevrolet’s 2015 lineup:

Colorado- The new edition includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, upgraded body and interior, and a choice of rear or four-wheel drive.

Corvette- A new eight-speed automatic transmission is available in multiple models, along with a manual mode accompanied by a precise clutch and torque-converter.

Cruze- This popular car will debut a new frontal design, along with a more stylish-looking inside cabin.

Impala- The biggest upgrade the Impala receives for 2015 is improved gas mileage, which is something that everyone can appreciate!

Silverado HD- The vehicle will show off a new interior, a softer body design, and the newest technology and connectivity upgrades.

SS- While Chevrolet has yet to officially confirm it, the SS will likely be getting a new manual transmission to pair the car’s V8.

Suburban/Tahoe- Both are full-sized SUV’s that are jam packed with new features, including new and improved interiors to give them a luxury feel, and V8 engines.

Trax- A mini crossover with the latest technology, this vehicle now includes 4G LTE and a touchscreen used for both music and other apps.

Chevrolet's 2015 lineup
2015 Chevy Trax

See full specs on all these models at Caranddriver.com.

Configure Your 2015 Colorado, Then Schedule a Test Drive

At Bradshaw Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac, we’ve been hot to get customers behind the wheel of the 2015 Chevy Colorado since it first appeared all the way back in November at the LA Auto Show.

Imagine our excitement when we got the chance to tinker around with the various options of the Colorado when Chevrolet launched its “Build Your 2015 Colorado” page earlier this month, giving us the chance to option the handsome midsize pickup just the way we like it.

Does it get any better than playing with the configurator?

Actually, wait. Don’t answer that. It does get better: the 2015 Colorado is shipping now.

That’s right, folks. You can build your own Colorado online, roll your bones over to our showroom, and talk to our friendly salespeople about getting the real deal. Before you know it, you’ll be able to schedule a test drive at the wheel of what can be considered an early favorite to pick up the mantle of 2015 North American Truck of the Year.

“The Colorado was designed to meet the demands of the modern midsized truck buyer, and now we’re fulfilling the demand they’ve placed on us,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet. “Chevrolet and everyone at the Wentzville [Missouri] plant has worked hard to get the truck out on time to fulfill as soon as possible the orders our dealers have placed.”

Want to show your appreciation for all of Chevrolet’s hard work? Schedule your test drive now. We have a feeling that the Colorado will sell fast.

Canyon Fuel Economy

2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon Fuel Economy Leads Segment

General Motors has released the EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon and they will both offer segment-leading numbers for V-6 midsize pickups. Both trucks beat their competitors with V-6 engines and automatic transmissions by 3 to 5 mpg.

Canyon Fuel Economy
2015 Chevy Colorado coming soon to Bradshaw Automotive!

“The all-new 2015 GMC Canyon adds segment-leading fuel economy to its winning resume,” said Kenn Bakowski, Canyon marketing manager, in a statement. “Innovations such as available active grille shutters combine with an aerodynamic design in a smaller, more maneuverable package to set a new standard for fuel economy in midsize trucks.”

Both trucks will use the same engines and have the same fuel economy ratings. For the 3.6-liter V-6 with direct fuel injection and continuously variable valve timing, two-wheel drive models are rated at 18 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined. 4×4 models get 17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined.

What do you think of the Colorado and Canyon fuel economy? Are you looking forward to saving money at the pump?

Both trucks will be coming to Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac very soon.

Three Reasons Why You Should Buy General Motors

Over the past couple years, General Motors has been taking some heat when it comes to their reputation. As Mary Barra has taken the helm of this automotive group, though, it appears that its brands are shaping up. Here is why you should buy General Motors vehicles, in three easy bullets:

  • Plenty of options to choose from. In the General Motors lineup, variety is key. Whether you are looking for a dependable pickup truck—enter the Chevrolet Silverado—or a fuel-efficient subcompact, the options are endless. General Motors even offers a variety of luxury, from the entry-level brands to the more premium models you would see in the Buick or Cadillac lineup. There is really no reason why you can’t find what you are looking for in the
  • Top-notch technology. When it comes to technology, General Motors is where to look. In the Buick brand, technology has become such a focal point that the American carmaker has recently announced that they will be offering WiFi hotspots in select 2015 models, making it easier to stay connected than ever before. Whether its technology that will help you stream music or the kind that will keep you from stopping at the gas pump frequently, GM has plenty of innovative ideas.
  • Still award-winning, despite recall difficulties. Regardless of the brand under GM’s name, you are going to find a variety of awards. Whether they are safety awards from institutions like the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or awards based on overall performance, like those from J.D. Power and Associates, General Motors’ trophy shelves are lined with them, and for good reason, too. While the company is getting a lot of flack for numerous recalls, many of its newer models offer superior quality for a low price, making it an easy decision to buy.

With top-notch technology and terrific options, there’s nothing barring you from buying a General Motors’ vehicle. Make sure to stop in to Bradshaw Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac today and see what options are available to you!

New Cadillac Flagship Sedan to Debut in 2015

Next year, Cadillac will have a new car joining the model line, and it will be big one. The new sedan will be a flagship to lead all Cadillacs in both size and features.

According to Cadillac spokesman David Caldwell, “We are in development of a top-of-the-range car for Cadillac. It is a new architecture, rear-wheel drive, and, of course, all-wheel drive will be offered.”

Although no official name has been announced yet, the car with the codename LTS has had rumors spread about it for years, ever since the Cadillac Sixteen concept was introduced in 2003 and the Elmiraj was unveiled at Pebble Beach in 2013.

Bob Ferguson, Senior Vice President of Global Cadillac, said, “The Elmiraj was designed to be more than a concept car. It was designed to go out and test the market to see if there is an appetite for something like that.

It seems Cadillac found what they were looking for in its tests. You can expect to see the new sedan at Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac as soon as it is available. For now, head to our website and browse our inventory of 2015 models like the ATS, SRX and Escalade!

Do You Know the Best Month to Buy a New Car?

If you had to guess, when would you say is the best month to buy a new car? If you said December, you’re not alone. However, according to new data published by TrueCar.com, August reports the lowest average car prices of the year.

The study calculated the average price per transaction per month for the past five years. During August, new cars sold for an average of $29,296, while December defied popular belief with the highest average of the year at $31,146.

TrueCar.com attributes August’s lower prices to the exchange of older inventory for the new models which often debut around this time.

2015 Chevy Tahoe
August is the best time to buy a new car, like the 2015 Chevy Tahoe!

“This is a great example of the power of data, which shows dealers are clearing out older inventory in August,” said Scott Painter, TrueCar founder and CEO.

With only a few days left in August, the only other question we have for you is this: Why aren’t you on your way to Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac yet? Bradshaw offers plenty of new 2015 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac cars for Upstate South Carolina buyers! We’ll see you soon!

Next-Gen Chevrolet Volt Will Debut at 2015 Detroit Auto Show

The next-generation successor to the award-winning 2014 Chevrolet Volt will debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The 2016 Volt will aim to build on the strong foundation of its predecessor’s technology innovation. The current Volt has received multiple customer satisfaction awards from leading third-parties and was the highest-rated compact car under $55,000.

On average, Volt owners drive about 63 percent of their overall miles in electric vehicle mode, which has helped save more than 25 million gallons of gasoline since the car’s debut in 2010. It has also helped Volt owners collectively log more than 500 million gas-free miles.

The best part? Volt owners who charge regularly typically drive more than 970 miles between fill-ups, with only the occasionally monthly gas station visit.

“Volt is the perfect example of the ingenuity that drives everything we do at Chevrolet,” Mahoney said at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefings. “Volt fully delivers on the promises of Find New Roads and will continue to provide consumers with the transportation solutions they need and deserve in the future.”

Get ready for the 2016 Volt reveal at Bradshaw Chevy! Be sure to stay tuned to our blog, website and Facebook page for more information about upcoming cars in the Greenville, Greer and Spartanburg areas!

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