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New GM Safety Technologies Get New Testing Ground

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Interior
2015 Chevrolet Colorado Interior

Unlike consumers, automakers often don’t have instruction manuals when it comes to figuring out their new technologies. Instead, they have to rely on their own innovative thinking. When an automaker is developing advanced safety features, like General Motors, then you need plenty of room and resources to ensure everything works perfectly.

To ensure that GM safety technology is the best, the American carmaker has made a $14 million investment on a new 52-acre research facility. In this facility, they will test their new, cool safety gadgets. The new testing ground is an addition to GM’s Milford Proving Ground. This testing ground will provide plenty of space and resources to significantly change the way safety technology is tested.

An observation building is outfitted with technology allowing engineers to remotely control vehicles as they maneuver around a 16-acre testing area, allowing GM engineers to basically turn real cars into the remote-controlled toys of your childhood dreams. There is also a tunnel simulator and areas designated to test parking and pedestrian technologies.

The new GM safety technologies that will be tested at the new GM testing grounds include automated braking and pedestrian recognition. Tell us at Bradshaw Automotive what you think of GM’s new investment in the testing of safety technologies below in the comments!

2015 Cadillac Escalade Is Epitome of Craftsmanship

The history of the Cadillac Escalade includes some incredible “pimped out” models owned by rock stars and other celebrities. But now, with the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, high-class luxury will come standard.

2015 Cadillac Escalade
The fourth-generation 2015 Cadillac Escalade will be available later this year!

With the fourth-generation Escalade, designers were inspired by high-end furniture when it came to the interior design. They wanted the Escalade to feel handcrafted—and it is.

“An exceptional level of craftsmanship is found in the 2015 Escalade, and it all centers on the premium, layered materials and extensive use of cut-and-sew live stitching – the way fine furniture is produced,” said Eric Clough, director of design, Cadillac Interiors, in a statement. “We designed Escalade with what we call the beauty of contrast – a distinctive combination of bold, SUV character, but also the refinement of the Cadillac form vocabulary and technology.”

2015 Cadillac Escalade Interior
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade’s interior is comfortable and luxurious.

Inside, passengers will find real wood along with suede accents and ambient lighting. And it won’t just look good—it will feel good too. The seats use dual-firmness foam that will keep all passengers comfortable, even on long trips.

The luxurious 2015 Cadillac Escalade will be arriving at Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac later this year. Give us a call and we’ll keep you updated on all the details.

New Truck Profile: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD pickup truck is available now at Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Upstate South Carolina!

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
The Silverado 2500HD has been redesigned for the 2015 model year!

Long one of the auto industry’s top heavy-duty pickup choices, both American-made and worldwide, the Silverado 2500HD has been redesigned for 2015 with a hot new exterior and a refined interior. Available with either a gasoline or turbodiesel V8 engine (the latter of which offers a maximum towing capacity of 17,900 lbs.) and a wide variety of cab (Regular, Double and Crew) and bed sizes (Standard or Long Box), the Silverado suits drivers of all needs. Plus, the truck’s comfortable new interior offers better comfort and security, along with a long list of features that includes Chevy MyLink, a 4.2-inch Driver Information Center and an available rearview camera.

For a full list of models, specs and available features for the 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, head over to Chevrolet’s website.

We at Bradshaw Automotive are excited to announce that the first vehicles in the 2015 Chevrolet line are available now at our Greer, SC dealership! Stay tuned – in the coming weeks we’ll be highlighting several other new 2015 GM vehicles, including the Chevy 3500HD and Tahoe and the GMC Yukon! You can also visit our website to view our extensive inventory of 2014 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac cars, as well as our great selection of used cars in many makes and models!

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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.

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New SUV Profile: 2014 Chevrolet Traverse

The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse mid-size SUV is available now from Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SC!

2014 Chevrolet Traverse
The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse mid-size SUV is available now!

The Chevrolet Traverse is back in 2014 with several interior tweaks and changes, maintaining all the great elements that have made it one of the best mid-size SUVs on the market: excellent cargo space, smooth handling, seating for up to eight passengers and a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. With great connectivity and safety features like a rearview monitor, a 6.5-inch infotainment display and available Chevrolet MyLink, the Traverse is a great SUV both for families and the individual driver.

To learn more about the available options, accessories and safety features for the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, visit General Motors online.

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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.

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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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!