Chevrolet Offers Most Top NHTSA Safety Vehicles

Chevrolet’s commitment to safety shows in the ratings for its 2014 vehicle line: the automaker offers seven total vehicles with National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-Star Overall Vehicle Scores, more than any other car manufacturer!

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SCBeating out the safety ratings for both Toyota’s and Ford’s 2014 vehicle lines combined, The Chevrolet Cruze, Impala, Silverado 1500, Sonic, Volt, Camaro Coupe and Traverse each received the top score in NHTSA safety testing. A variety of factors led to Chevrolet’s top ratings, including innovative technologies like Forward Collision Warning, Safety Alert Seat and Lane Departure Warning.

“We design safety and crashworthiness into our vehicles very early in development,” said Gay Kent, a GM spokesperson. “All of our vehicles are designed to provide continuous protection for customers before, during and after a crash.”

One of the primary organizations for determining auto industry safety standards, the NHTSA tests vehicles each year for a various safety aspects, including stability, collision performance and air bag effectiveness and placement.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is proud to offer top-safety-rated Chevrolet vehicles like the 2014 Silverado and Impala. To view our entire inventory of new Chevrolet vehicles, be sure to visit our website or stop by our dealership in Greer, SC. You can also like Bradshaw on Facebook for more GM news and information on dealership events and vehicles!

Adaptive Cruise Control Revolutionizes 2014 Chevy Impala

Cruise control has become more common than a preteen girl who likes Justin Bieber and is utilized in almost every car on the market. Since it’s introduction to the automotive world, cruise control has become more and more adaptive, gaining the ability to slow down and speed up in sync with another vehicle. While this innovation makes driving a long distance easier, the technology doesn’t slow down your car if the car in front of you stops suddenly.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SCChevrolet has decided to change this with the introduction of its ground-breaking Adaptive Cruise Control system, which will be implemented in the 2014 Chevy Impala. This new system will be able to stop your car completely when it senses a sudden stop from the car you’re following, therefore keeping you safer than ever before. The system will also be paired with a second system that is capable of stopping the car if a hazard suddenly appears in the roadway.

“Results indicated that brake-apply rates were 25 times lower under freeway conditions relative to manual driving,” said James Sayers, a research scientist with the Human Factors Group, in a statement. “These results suggest that Adaptive Cruise Control can substantially reduce the workload and stress associated with the everyday task of car following.”

A car that can greatly reduce its drivers’ stress? Consider us signed up! Come check out the 2014 Chevy Impala, featuring Adaptive Cruise Control, here at Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac today!

2014 Silverado Named Best in Class by Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports recently ranked the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup as the top truck of the year, narrowly beating out the 2013 Dodge Ram.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SCThe 2014 Silverado, which scored a top score of 81 in the Consumer Reports testing, was named the best pickup choice based on many of the truck’s positive qualities. The report listed the Silverado’s large bed, excellent fuel economy, high towing and loading capacities and smooth, comfortable handling as key factors in the pickup truck’s overall top ranking. The Dodge Ram, by comparison, scored a 78-point score in the report, while Ford’s F Series was beat out by both models.

Long a popular full-size pickup truck, the Silverado has been revamped for 2014 with a redesigned interior and innovative new engine options.

For more information on Consumer Reports pickup truck rankings, visit Consumer Reports online.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SC is proud to offer the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck for test drive and purchase! For more information, stop by our dealership or website, or contact our Sales Department to schedule a meeting.

Our 2014 vehicle inventory is growing! Stop by our dealership today to view our great selection of exciting new cars like the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, Buick Enclave or Cadillac CTS! To stay up-to-date on more new GM releases and dealership news, follow Bradshaw on Facebook!

New Vehicle Profile: 2014 Buick Enclave

The 2014 Buick Enclave is available now from Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SC!

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SCSeating up to eight passengers with its spacious three rows of seating, the 2014 Buick Enclave offers all the comfort and luxury you could ask for in a compact crossover SUV. The Enclave also boasts up to 68.9 cubic feet of storage space, impressive GM safety features like Traction Control and Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a host of convenience features like Quiettuning noise reduction technology, making it a perfect luxury family vehicle for all to enjoy.

For a full list of the 2014 Buck Enclave’s features and accessories, visit Buick online.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is excited to share the all new 2014 Buick Enclave crossover SUV with new car buyers in upstate Greer, SC. For more information on the new Enclave, or to schedule a test drive in a new GM vehicle such as the 2014 Cadillac CTS or Chevrolet Impala, visit our website or contact Bradshaw’s Sales Department at (864) 416-7397. Also be sure to check out our excellent service department, sure to help keep your GM vehicle safe and in top condition on the road this autumn.

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The History of the Chevrolet Bowtie

In honor of this week’s National Bowtie Day (celebrated each year on August 28th), Bradshaw Automotive is looking into the history of Chevrolet’s iconic emblem.

Officially debuting in 1913 on two Chevrolet models, the 1914 H-2 Royal Mail and the 1914 H-4 Baby grand, much mystery surrounds the actual origin of the Chevrolet Bowtie. While the most widely accepted story claims that Chevrolet co-founder William C. Durant was inspired to adopt the bowtie design after seeing the pattern on his hotel room wallpaper in Paris, France, several other items have been cited as the emblems inspiration, including a newspaper advertisement , the Swiss flag and a dinner-table doodle made by Durant himself.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC CadillacOver the past 100 years, the Chevrolet Bowtie has adapted to the times, going through a wide range of styles and changes that eventually led to the gold version we all know and love today.

To learn more about the classic symbol in all its variations, check out Chevrolet’s interactive bowtie history!

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac wishes you a happy National Bowtie Day, and hopes you celebrate the holiday in a Chevrolet vehicle! Don’t have a Chevrolet to celebrate in? Contact Bradshaw’s sales department at (864) 416-739! We offer a great selection of new and used Chevrolet vehicles for buyers in Upstate South Carolina. Don’t forget to follow Bradshaw Automotive on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ for more Chevrolet history and dealership news!

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+!

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