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!

2014 Chevrolet Volt Receives 2014 Top Safety Pick+ Award

The 2014 Chevrolet Volt has received a 2014 Top Safety Pick+ award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It is the only vehicle among 12 small cars tested to have earned the recognition, making it one of the safest small cars—whether gas-powered or electric—on the road.

To earn a Top Safety Pick+ award, the 2014 Volt scored the highest possible rating of “Good” in multiple IIHS crash tests, including moderate front overlap, side, roof strength, head restraints, and seats.

2014 Chevrolet Volt
The IIHS recently named the 2014 Chevrolet Volt a Top Safety Pick+.

It also scored the 2nd highest possible rating of “Acceptable” in the small overlap front test, the most difficult of any head-on tests performed by either the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the IIHS.

“The Volt’s crashworthiness performance puts it in the top tier for small car safety,” said Joe Nolan, IIHS senior vice president for vehicle research. “GM should be commended for the Volt’s performance in the small overlap front test because this car was designed before that challenging test was introduced.”

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2015 Cadillac ATS Release is Very Soon!

Do you remember a few weeks ago when we told you that the 2015 Cadillac ATS would feature an all new revamped steering system featuring ZF Lenksysteme GmbH steering technology? Do you recall your excitement as we explained the new system’s positive effects on the fuel economy for the ATS, or its smooth driving experience and power assist?

We’re sure you could not contain your anticipation for too long after we shared the news with you. Heck, neither could we! Which is why we’re all in luck –  the 2015 Cadillac ATS is on its way to Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Greer, South Carolina as we speak!

2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan
The 2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan is on its way to Bradshaw Automotive right now!

While the huge news for the ATS this year is the addition of the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe, a sporty new 2-door member of the ATS line, the Sedan also receives its fair share of tweaks and upgrades for 2015, including the aforementioned steering enhancement. Outside, you’ll see a few sleek design changes, while the interior of the ATS maintains the comfort and space you have come to know and love from a Cadillac luxury car.

The Sedan is available right now from Bradshaw – contact us to schedule a test drive right now – while the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe release will occur later this Summer. Head on over to Bradshaw Automotive in upstate South Carolina to take a look at our whole vehicle lineup today!

Records of 1918 Cadillac Type 57 Added to Historic Registries

The countless historic records in the Library of Congress Archives have a new member. A 1918 Cadillac Type 57, which served in World War I, was recently added to these important archives, after the vehicle became the fourth added to the Historic Vehicle Associations new National Historic Vehicle Register. This vehicle was also added to the U.S. Department of the Interior Historic American Engineering Record.

Throughout its long life, this particular 1918 Cadillac Type 57 played an important part in history. Not only was it used during the Second Battle of the Marne to support French and American troops near the front, but it was also used by Eleanor Butler Roosevelt, the wife of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. It acted as her mode of transportation during a two-month mission to create locations for soldiers to enjoy time off.

“The Cadillac Type 57—U.S. 1257X is a great example of a rare survivor—a vehicle that saw extraordinary used during its active life yet has survived to the present day,” said Richard O’Connor, chief of Heritage Documentation Programs with the National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior. “Recognized the Cadillac military vehicle at the 100th anniversary of WWI commemorates America’s participation in the Great War and illustrates one of the many contributions the automobile has made to U.S. history.”

For a glimpse into the historic car’s complete history, see the story here. Also, make sure to stop in to Bradshaw Automotive to create a history of your own with a new Cadillac!

Cadillac Will Get Fashionable at New York Men’s Day Fashion Show

At the upcoming New York Men’s Day fashion show on September 3, Cadillac will get fashionable with ten unique exterior wraps for the 2015 ATS Coupe.

The popular men’s magazine GQ writes, “Wrapped in inspirations behind the soon-to-be-seen collections, or prints actually from them, the one-off vehicles are a sneak peek at what’s to come from guys like tailoring maestro Antonio Azzuolo.”

Ten ATS Coupes will take the stage wearing new exterior colors. Check out the GQ article for a small taste of what’s to come. The designs will vary from 1950s-era inspired art deco to more contemporary modern art.

This will be the second year Cadillac has participated in the New York Men’s Day show, but is the first where the cars will become part of the fashion.

While these designs will of course never make it to a showroom floor, it’s great to see Cadillac finding creative ways to express its luxurious and fashionable side.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Greer, South Carolina is eagerly anticipating the release of the all new Cadillac ATS Coupe, a 2-door cousin to the popular ATS luxury sedan. For more information, visit our website and stay tuned to our blog and Facebook page!

2015 Cadillac ATS Models Built with Improved Electronic Steering

Cadillac continues to expand its lineup of quality vehicles as it makes a splash in the luxury auto industry, reclaiming its fame as a top automaker. Most recently, the brand announced it is adding new and improved electronic steering for 2015 Cadillac ATS models.

The enhanced system promises a more dynamic driving experience, made possible by ZF Lenksysteme GmbH’s electronic power assist steering system.

“It means that you don’t have to sacrifice parking lot feel for spirited driving feel,” said Kevin Woodward, global key account for ZF Lenksysteme. “The new software change illustrates our ability to balance the goal of spirited performance, nimble and quick-responding steering with the premium luxury feel expected by Cadillac owners.”

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe
The 2015 Cadillac ATS will feature updated steering technology.

The electronic control unit’s updated programming allows for a wider range of steering assist for the vehicle at both high and low speeds.

“Premium electric power steering by ZF Lenksysteme steering gear has great torsional stiffness and low operating friction to enhance the steering feel with almost perfect linear response,” said Woodward.

Oh yea, Cadillac is back to show the auto world what it can do; and we at Bradshaw Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the new 2015 Cadillac ATS models.

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