Chevrolet’s Appeal Increases for Young Drivers

Chevrolet compact car and small car sales have increased by over 229 percent in the last 3 years, according to a recent General Motors press release.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SCThis dramatic increase represents Chevy’s increasing appeal to drivers under the age of 35. Sales of small vehicles like the Cruze, Sonic and Spark, all very popular first-time-driver cars, have shown increases over the past few years. A quarter of all new Sonic and Spark buyers is under the age of 25, while almost 40 percent of “millennial” drivers look to compact cars as their vehicles of choice.

Many factors have led to Chevrolet’s young-driver appeal, including fuel economy and technology features.

“The opportunity this new generation represents is enormous,” said Cristi Landy,  a Chevrolet marketing representative. “The only way for Chevrolet to deliver the products, technology and services they want most is to really listen to what is important in their lives today and help enable them to reach their full potential.”

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is proud to announce Chevrolet’s continued success with younger drivers, and welcomes first-time drivers and shoppers of all ages to visit our dealership and test drive a brand new Chevrolet Spark, Sonic or Cruze. We also offer a great selection of used vehicles in various models and makes! For more Bradshaw information, and Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac news, be sure to check out our dealership on Google+!

Corvette Stingray Features New Themed Display Cluster

Most new cars have a screen display that can be used to do just about anything you’d want to do in a car other than drive. They’ll show media information for the radio or your MP3 device, offer access to Bluetooth and GPS, give you control over specific car configurations ranging from the air conditioning to the suspension, and more. Over time, display screens have become somewhat of a mixed blessing, as the increased complexity and sheer scope of what they can do has plagued some in-car technology systems with usability issues.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SCThe advanced cluster display in the new 2014 Corvette Stingray aims to find a solution by offering “themes,” 10 different configurable display features designed to fulfill different drivers’ expectations from the display—and, at the same time, enhance the driving experience.

The main three themes are Tour, Sport, and Track. Tour mode provides essential vehicle information and multimedia displays for commuting drivers; Sports mode features a radial tachometer designed to recall the classic sports-car experience; and Track mode puts an emphasis on information vital for a successful track outing.

Other themes include a lap timer, an acceleration timer, and a G-force indicator. Check them out at the Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac dealership in Greer, SC, to see what it’s like to drive one of the most iconic sports car in America.

The 2014 Corvette – “Best Sports Car You Can Buy”

Nowadays, many car reviews find niche categories by which to classify new cars. Maybe you’re a student returning to school in a few weeks? Check out this list of the best “Back to School Cars.” If you’ve got kids, there are endless lists for the best family cars on the market. Bank robbers even got a recent shout-out from Cars.com in its “Top 10 Bank Heist Cars” list!

The most recent Edmunds car list, however, is short, sweet and to the point: “The 17 Best Cars You Can Buy.” The review sums up the absolute best car in each market segment, without any extra frills.

The simplicity of this review makes it even more important that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette was named the “Best Sports Car” for this year by the respected review site. Citing the car’s top performance, incredible design and incredible feel, Edmunds was quick to name the Corvette as the top spot in its segment.

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“The all-new C7 Corvette has been transformed into a 100-percent genuine, world-class sports car that looks great, goes like hell and is built to a standard that now warrants its price,” said James Riswick, the author of the Edmunds article. “Even if the new ‘Vette didn’t put down incredible numbers, it would still be a hugely desirable weekend car for anyone with a heartbeat.”

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is proud to announce that the Corvette continues to break ground year after year! To learn more about brand new Chevrolet cars, including the all-new Impala and Silverado, contact us today!

GM Supports Heatstroke Prevention

This week, General Motors has teamed up with the Safe Kids Worldwide Foundation to promote “National Heatstroke Awareness Day.”

The awareness day, which takes place on Wednesday, July 31st, is part of the Safe Kids Worldwide “Never Leave Your Child in a Car” campaign created to spread information on the perils of leaving children unattended in vehicles on hot days. In keeping with its high regard for driver and passenger safety both on and off the road, GM has donated $200,000 to the Safe Kids Worldwide Foundation to support the campaign.

According to the national Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of 37 children dies each year from heatstroke.

“Even one death is too many, so we are grateful to have support from the GM Foundation to raise awareness about heatstroke prevention,” said Kate Carr, CEO of the Safe Kids Worldwide Foundation.

For more information on summer safety and heatstroke prevention, visit the Safe Kids Worldwide Foundation online.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac fully support’s GM’s efforts to protect children from heatstroke, and encourages everyone to be wary of children left in cars on hot days. To stay up-to-date on other General Motors charity and safety news, plus dealership updates from Bradshaw Automotive, follow us on Google+! You can also visit our website to view our great selection of GM cars in Upstate South Carolina!

2014 Impala Ranks High in Consumer Report

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala was recently rated by Consumer Reports as the best-scoring sedan available for 2014, making it the first domestic car to ever top this rating.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC CadillacEarning a 95-point score in the Consumer Report, the Impala beat out every sedan tested this year and scored higher than every 2014 car but the Tesla Model S and the BMW 1 Series. The Impala’s top rating was based on a variety of factors, including its spacious cabin, which is outfitted with top-level materials and much trunk and back seat space; its impressive handing, complete with light steering and great braking; and its 22 miles per gallon fuel economy.

The new Impala comes with a choice between a 3.6-liter V6 engine, a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and a 2.4-liter engine with eAssist.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SC is excited to announce the new Impala’s top rating, and invites you to come test drive a new Impala today! For more information on the all-new 2014 Impala, contact Bradshaw at (866) 419-9345 or visit our dealership online. We also maintain an excellent selection of used cars in a variety of makes at affordable prices. For more Chevrolet news and GM updates, follow our dealership on Google+!

New Corvette Stingray Offers Top Efficiency

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will offer drivers an EPA-estimated 17 city and 29 highway miles per gallon and 455 horsepower when equipped with an available 7-speed manual transmission. This rating makes the Stingray the most efficient sports car on the market for 2014.

Bradshaw Automotive of Greer, SCWith its 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine and a host of fuel-saving features like “Eco” mode, the all new Corvette Stingray boasts an 11 percent increase in highway fuel economy and a 6 percent increase in horsepower over the 2013 Corvette. The new Stingray is unique in providing both great fuel economy and top horsepower: cars with high power tend to guzzle gas, and those with great gas mileage usually don’t deliver great power. The new Stingray also maintains the classic Corvette design and style that has made it a top-performing sports car for over 60 years.

The car’s innovative technology is likely to inspire more cars in the sports car segment to improve their fuel economies.

“The Corvette Stingray establishes the benchmark for modern performance cars by using technologies to deliver more performance and more miles per gallon,” said Tadge Juechter, a Corvette spokesperson. “We expect more and more performance cars will follow Corvette’s example.”

The new Stingray also maintains the classic Corvette design and style that has made it a top-performing sports car for over 60 years.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buck GMC Cadillac, located in Upstate SC, looks forward to the release of the all new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray later this fall. To learn more about currently available 2014 Chevrolet cars like the all-new Impala, Silverado and Traverse, contact Bradshaw at (864) 416-7397! You can also visit our dealership online to view our great selection of used cars in a variety of makes and models. For more OEM news and dealership updates, be sure to follow us on Google+!

2014 XTS and CTS Vsport Arriving this Fall

If you liked the 2013 Cadillac XTS and CTS but wanted a little extra oomph under the hood, you’ll love the 2014 models. Cadillac is planning to introduce the Vsport model this year and the 2014 XTS will be the first model to offer it, followed closely by the CTS.

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The XTS Vsport model will include a host of new power and performance enhancements to accompany the notorious 3.6 liter V-6 engine with twin turbo power. Check out the list below for full details:

  • New cylinder block casting
  • Performance enhanced connecting rods and pistons
  • Overhauled direct injection fuel injection system
  • New cooling, ducting and covering system to keep the engine quiet and cooled

With all of these enhancements, the 2014 XTS Vsport has been verified to get 410 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque!

The CTS will show up shortly after the XTS with a similar Vsport model. Both models will see a considerable price increase. For more details stop into Bradshaw Buick Chevrolet GMC Cadillac or contact us at (864) 416-7397! We currently offer a great selection of new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac cars, including the all-new 2014 Cadillac ATS and CTS Coupe. For more information, as well as GM car updates and news, be sure to follow our dealership on Facebook and Twitter!

John Legend Stars in Chevy Commercial

Grammy-winning R&B musician John Legend is featured in a new commercial for the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, along with Legend’s new song “Made to Love.”

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The commercial, which aired last week during Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals, shows Legend struggling for songwriting inspiration, only to find it behind the wheel of a 2014 Impala. The commercial draws in part from Legend’s own automobile history: his first car was a Chevy, and he is an active supporter of the United States automobile industry.

“I see a lot of parallels between the renaissance of a classic brand like the Impala and what I try to do as an artist,” Legend said. “I strive to make my music innovative while grounded in a classic style. The Impala is a true classic, yet its understated elegance appeals to me today.”

A longtime Chevrolet dealer, Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is happy to see the manufacturer’s ongoing success and support from the entertainment community. To view the 2014 Chevrolet cars currently available in Upstate South Carolina, including the all-new Impala and Silverado, visit our dealership online! We also maintain a wide inventory of certified pre-owned GM cars and used cars in other makes and models. For more information, follow Bradshaw Automotive on Facebook and Google+!

Chevrolet Cars Named Best in Initial Quality

This week, five Chevrolet cars were named segment winners for the annual J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study, making Chevrolet the automaker with the most cars at the top of their sections in the study.

The J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study examines the average number of problems per car that users experience in the first 90 days following the purchase of a vehicle. According to J.D. Power, a majority of the problems experienced in this time frame relate to a vehicle’s design and technology; for example, users could find a navigation system or safety technology confusing or difficult to use. The study is designed to award the cars with the most user-friendly technologies for each vehicle class and to provide feedback to the automobile industry.

All-New Chevrolet Avalanche

This year, five 2013 Chevrolet vehicles were named for having the least reported problems in their segments: the Avalanche (Large Light-Duty Pickup), Camaro (Midsize Sporty Car), Impala (Large Car), Silverado HD (Large Heavy Duty Pickup) and Tahoe (Large CUV). The Cadillac Escalade was also names the top Premium CUV, beating out the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, and the new Buick Encore and GMC Sierra 1500 each topped its respective category.

The volume of GM cars include in the Initial Quality Report demonstrates the automaker’s devotion to reliable, user-friendly cars. For more information about the report, visit J.D. Power and Associates online.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is proud to announce yet another achievement for GM vehicles. For more information about new Chevrolet cars in Upstate SC, including the 2013 Camaro and the all new 2014 Impala and Malibu, contact Bradshaw at (864) 416-7397 or visit our dealership online. We also boast an expert finance department to help you find the vehicle you’re looking for at the right price!

Chevrolet Announces 2014 Malibu

Chevrolet recently revealed the design and specs for the all-new 2014 Malibu midsize sedan. Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac eagerly anticipates the release of the 2014 Malibu this fall!

All-New Chevrolet malibuThe 2014 Malibu builds upon the foundation set by the impressive 2013 sedan, adding subtle changes like roomier rear passenger seats and an updated front that draws influence from the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. The Malibu also comes standard with a new 2.5 liter engine for 2014, adding a fuel-saving start/stop feature and improving the car’s torque. Other updates for the new Malibu include a redesigned center console and optional safety technologies like Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

For more information on the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, read the original Chevrolet news release.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac looks forward to the release of the 2014 Malibu, along with other great GM models, later this year. To find new Chevrolet cars currently available in Upstate South Carolina, including the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Impala, visit our dealership online! We also offer an expert service department to assist you with everything from routine service to detailed repairs. For more Chevrolet news and information on dealership events, be sure to follow Bradshaw on Twitter and Facebook!