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Best Cars for First-Time Buyers: 2014 Chevrolet Spark

Are you a first-time car buyer looking the right vehicle to serve your lifestyle needs? Chances are, you’re already overwhelmed with all the options currently available on the automobile market. So many factors can influence the car that you choose; interior space, safety features, entertainment technologies, fuel economy and overall price are important to consider when car shopping.

2014 Chevrolet Spark
The 2014 Chevrolet Spark is the perfect car for the first-time buyer!

Luckily, there’s a car on the market today that covers all the needs of new car drivers: the Chevrolet Spark. Here is a list of reasons the Spark is perfect car for the first-time buyer.

  1. Great Fuel Economy: As a first-time car buyer, money is likely tight for you. Between paying bills, buying food, housing yourself and repaying college loans, spending a fortune on gas is the last thing you want to worry about. With its 31 MPG city and 39 mpg highway EPA-estimated fuel economy, the Chevrolet Spark will help you save greatly at the pump, allowing for one less stress item in your monthly budget.
  2. Compact Size: The Spark’s compact size makes it both fuel efficient and easy-to-handle, making it a great choice for new car buyers. Foregoing the extended second- and third-row seating that is typically reserved for family vehicles, the Spark’s hatchback design still offers plenty of cargo space and seating for up to four passengers.
  3. Great Features: Standard safety, comfort and entertainment features on the 2014 Spark include a Driver Information Center with vehicle stats and tips, an AM/FM audio system, anti-lock brakes, Hill Start Assist, stability control and OnStar. Upgraded trim levels include other great features like Chevrolet Mylink, Bluetooth, Remote Keyless Entry, cruise control and much more!
  4. Affordable Price: The base-level 2014 Chevrolet Spark has an MSRP of just $13,480, a price that is sure to fit into your budget without breaking your bank account!

Don’t step into your first car-buying experience before checking out the facts! Call Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Greer, SC today or visit our website to schedule a test drive in a new Chevrolet Spark and find out all the Spark can offer you!

New CUV Profile: 2014 GMC Terrain

The 2014 GMC Terrain crossover SUV has joined Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac’s extensive inventory of new General Motors vehicles in Upstate South Carolina!

2014 GMC Terrain
The 2014 GMC Terrain is available for test drive and purchase from Bradshaw!

The GMC Terrain is a crossover SUV that offers drivers the best of both worlds: the interior space and power of a large vehicle combined with the handling and fuel economy of a smaller car. This year available with great features like a 7-inch touch display screen, a rear vision camera and Bluetooth stereo integration, the 2014 Terrain is sure to please drivers with many different needs and requirements!

The 2014 GMC Terrain is available in 5 trim levels offering a variety of options and features: SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1, SLT-2 and the top-level Denali.

For more information on specs, EPA fuel economy ratings and available options for the 2014 GMC Terrain, visit GMC online.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is proud to offer a wide selection of new GM cars, which includes the 2014 GMC Terrain, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark and the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, in Greer, SC! Head over to our website to check out our new cars; you can also visit us online to see our great selection of used cars in many makes and models.

To stay up on more Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac news in Upstate South Carolina, including new car releases and future vehicle news, follow our dealership on Google+!

GM Truck Lineup Earns 5-Star Overall Safety Scores

One of GM’s biggest ongoing projects over the last couple years has been the complete redesign of the GM truck lineup. It’s been a massive and expensive undertaking, but all GM’s work is beginning to pay off. As of now, all the various cab models of the 2014 Silverado and Sierra 1500 series pickup trucks have earned 5-Star Overall Vehicle Scores from the NHTSA.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra earned 5-Star NHTSA Safety ratings this year.

“Our incredibly capable trucks have been engineered to be some of the safest,” said Gay Kent, GM general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness. “We’ve designed the vehicle structure, strategically placed high-strength steel and developed the occupant restraint system to achieve high levels of safety performance.“This level of vehicle performance is complemented by a full array of other advanced safety features to help protect our customers, no matter which new Silverado or Sierra they choose.”

The new model editions of the Silverado and Sierra come with segment-exclusive safety features like Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Safety Alert Seat. Plus, all GMC trucks are made from incredibly high-strength steel.

If you’re looking for a truck that’s capable but also capable of keeping you safe, look no further than GMC’s newly redesigned trucks. And look no further than Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac when it comes to choosing the exact GMC truck that’s right for you.

IIHS Names 2014 Chevrolet Spark Top Safety Pick

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark remains a pioneer for the minicar segment, becoming the first of its class to be named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) after only being eligible for the award for one year.

In order to be considered a Top Safety Pick, the 2014 Spark needed to achieve the highest possible “good” score on the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints tests, while also scoring an “acceptable” score on the new small overlap test.

2014 Chevrolet Spark
The 2014 Chevrolet Spark was named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS.

“Spark’s impressive performance in IIHS’s most stringent test yet demonstrates the intensive efforts of our global safety team to deliver big safety in a small package,” said Gay Kent, General Motors general director of Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness. “Spark’s safety structure makes extensive use of high strength and ultra-high-strength steels and its robust passenger protection package includes 10 standard airbags.”

With a short wheelbase of only 93.5 inches, the Spark design team resorted to using a stronger front-end structure than ever before, allowing it to better absorb the impact when a crash occurs. Over 62% of the car’s under body is lightweight, high-strength steels, while 42% of its upper body is made of the material.

Along with this high-strength body, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark has a rollover sensing system, driver and passenger front knee airbags, and a multitude of other safety technologies, making it no surprise that the Spark was the first minicar to receive the IIHS Top Safety Pick rating.

New Car Profile: 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

The 2014 all-new Chevrolet Malibu is available now for test drive and purchase from Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SC!

2014 Chevrolet Malibu
The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu is available now from Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SC.

Receiving a variety of updated and changes for 2014, including a new center console, increased rear seat legroom, a tweaked exterior design and an engine start-stop system for an average fuel economy boost; the Chevrolet Malibu maintains its status this year as a reliable and safe mid-size sedan. Available this year in four trims and offering great features like MyLink, OnStar and Stabilitrak, the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu will surprise drivers with its upscale interior feel and smooth handling at an affordable price.

For more information about the new 2014 Chevrolet Malibu sedan, including specs, safety features and available options, visit Chevrolet’s website.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is thrilled to offer the new Chevrolet Malibu as part of our wide selection of new GM cars, which also includes the 2014 Chevy Camaro, Cadillac Escalade and GMC Sierra! Visit bradshaw online to learn more about our Greer, South Carolina dealership, which also provides a great variety of used cars in many makes and models. Be sure to stay tuned to our blog for more new vehicle information!

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Cadillac October Sales Best Since 2007

The Cadillac October sales numbers are in and things are looking good. The American automaker enjoyed its best October month since 2007 with a 10% increase in sales that made it the fastest-growing full-line luxury auto brand in the world. By increasing its sales compared to last year’s October, Cadillac also recorded its 17th consecutive month of growing sales.

2014 Cadillac CTS
The 2014 Cadillac CTS helped provide Cadillac October sales increases.

The biggest leaders in the brand’s lineup were the ATS compact sport sedan, SRX crossover, and XTS large luxury sedan, all of which you can find at Bradshaw Cadillac. The ATS in particular performed phenomenally, with sales increasing by 119% and earning the Consumer Reports Recommended Buy in October alone.

SRX sales increased by a record 23% and the XTS, now available in a brand new 410 horsepower Vsport edition, jumped by 8%.

In addition to being an incredible sales month, October also marked the arrival of the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS, now available at the Bradshaw Cadillac dealership, which has already received more than its fair share of positive reviews from critics and buyers alike. Come visit our dealership today and check out the new CTS, along with the rest of the great new Cadillac lineup!

Celebrating 40 Years of the Buick Regal!

2013 marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most popular and strongest vehicles in the Buick family: the Buick Regal mid-size sedan!

Now in its 5th generation of production, the Regal originally debuted in 1973 as the Century Regal, a sporty mid-size luxury car with a swooping exterior and a fuel-efficient V-6 engine that drove like a V-8. The car revitalized the Buick line, leading the automaker to break its all-time sales record set in 1955.

Buick Regal Mid-Size Luxury Sedan
Bradshaw celebrates 40 years of the Buick Regal mid size-luxury sedan.

Today, the 2014 Buick Regal has dropped the Century name but still maintains top performance (2-liter turbocharged engine generating 259 hp), great fuel efficiency and swooping design that made the luxury mid-size sedan so popular 40 years ago. Don’t be fooled, though; the Regal has updated considerably for the times, offering great safety and comfort features like Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and IntelliLink in-vehicle connectivity to help ensure the best ride possible.

For more information on the Buick Regal’s four-decade history, visit General Motors online.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac celebrates the incredible 40-year history of the Regal, and welcomes interested drivers to visit our Greer, SC dealership to test drive an all new 2014 Buick Regal. In our 25 years as a Buick dealership, Bradshaw’s sales staff has become very familiar with the Regal and other great Buick cars – we can help you find the car that best suits your needs!

To learn more about Bradshaw, you can visit our website or check us out on Facebook!

New SUV Profile: 2014 Cadillac Escalade

When you think of top-of-the-line luxury SUVs, what is the first vehicle that pops into your mind? If you thought of the Cadillac Escalade (and we know you did!), we’ve got good news for you: the 2014 Escalade is available now from Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SC!

New Cadillac Escalade
The 2014 Cadillac Escalade is available now from Bradshaw Automotive in Greer, SC!

The widely popular Cadillac Escalade luxury SUV is back in 2014 with a long list of convenience innovations and safety technologies, including a rear view backup camera, tri-zone climate control and heated and cooled seats. The Escalade doesn’t skimp at all under the hood, either: with a 6.2 liter V8 engine that produces 403 hp and can accelerate from 0 to 60 in under 7 seconds, the new Escalade is sure to get you from A to B comfortable and efficiently.

For a full list of specs, available safety features and performance notes for the 2014 Cadillac Escalade, visit Cadillac’s website.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Upstate South Carolina is proud to announce the release of the all-new 2014 Escalade! The luxury SUV will join our inventory of great new 2014 GM cars like the Chevrolet Silverado and Buick Enclave. You can stop by our website for more information, or follow Bradshaw Automotive on Twitter to stay up on GM cars and dealership news!

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!

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!